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Volume 14, Number 49

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Protest at puppy business not warranted, owner says

Hip hop at Heartbreak Hotel

By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

Citizen photo by Olivia L. Lawrence

As the camera rolls, hip hop song and dance diva Dani Arranka, at center, back to, performs with dance troupe Equilibrium during the filming of a video at the Deylin Motor Lodge on the Berlin Turnpike last week. To see the flip side of the artist, go to page 3.

Making plans for a Farmington Avenue police station By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen Preliminary plans for a new police station on Farmington Avenue are in the works. A purchase-sale agreement for the site, with contingencies pending more investigation by the town, was signed Nov. 22. Project status and timeframe The plans remain “flexible — a lot can still happen,” said police Chief Paul Fitzgerald. If all goes well, the project could reach completion in three to five years, he estimated. The property consists of: two former Kensington Furniture sites — 903 Farmington Ave. and 913

A small group of protesters gathered outside HomeRaised Puppies, a business on New Britain Road, Saturday. The group said practices at the site are in violation of codes regulating the transport and sale of dogs. The owner said he is in compliance with all regulations and that anyone with a problem with a dog purchased at his business is welcome to call and discuss it. About a dozen people gathered for the protest, carrying signs with slogans, such as Barbara Rudnick’s sign that read: “puppies are lives, not products.” Home-Raised Puppies sells primarily boxers and bulldogs. Chris Peck, owner, said the protesters were animal activists and that he didn’t recognize any of them as customers. “I never had any prob-

lems,” Peck said, adding that he is licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture for breeding and transporting animals and also has state certification necessary for the business. Jess Winkler, a veterinary technician, said that “by peacefully protesting we all hoped to educate the public on the risks associated with purchasing a pet store dog. These puppies are living creatures who need constant interaction, a clean environment to live in and multiple vet checks in order to be healthy and well socialized. They are simply not a plastic toy product one would stock their shelves with and forget about until purchased.” Protesters acknowledged that every pet store will have a sick puppy from time to time, due to puppy mill

See Protest, page 16

Citizen photo by Olivia L. Lawrence

The town plans to turn this site into a modern, accessible police station that will help drive downtown improvements on Farmington Avenue. Farmington Ave. — with a total of about 2.4 acres of land; and a half-acre of town-owned land at 889 Farmington Ave., which the town acquired due to a fore-

closure (which consists, in total, of about 1.65 acres.) The police department and Police Commission See Station, page 4

Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

Barbara Rudnick along with several other activists carried signs during a protest Dec. 4 on New Britain Road.


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, December 9, 2010

Salina tapped for governor-elect’s transition team By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

Correction In the Dec. 2 edition of The Citizen, the story “Monument, roads, development plan on council agenda” should have stated that a vote on the Civil War Monument Refurbishment plan was postponed pending the receipt of further information.

will begin reviewing the applicants. “Anyone can be considered. There are (applicants) I know and those I don’t know. It’s a completely open process,” he said. However, “there are more resumes than there are positions.” Salina said the policy and steering committees will be look to cut down the number of existing positions in keeping with Malloy’s campaign message that there needs to

be more consolidation of agencies and responsibilities. This is part of the approach as the new regime

“delves into ways to deal with the budget deficit.” See Salina, page 11

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Governor-elect Dan Malloy and Lieutenant Gove r n o r- e l e c t N a n c y W y m a n named members of their Transition S t e e r i n g Salina Committee last week and Mayor Adam Salina is among those who will be helping set up the new administration. Inauguration Day is Jan. 5. Salina is one of five members of the transition team’s personnel committee. There is also a policy committee and a steering committee. “I’m privileged to serve,” Salina said. “There’s a lot of work ahead and I want to carry Berlin’s voice into the process.” “I’ve chosen people from

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Thursday, December 9, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen

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A local motel was used as a set during the filming of a music video last week. The filming took place over two days at the Deylin Motor Lodge on the Berlin Turnpike. Musical artist Dani Arranka, who stars in the

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Thursday, December 9, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen

Continued from page 3 “Some say I’m the offspring of Lady Gaga, Elton John and Boy George — doesn’t sound too bad does it? I try my best to be myself, which is basically this high-fashion,

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, December 9, 2010

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people all day. I’m having a good time. I’m not grinding every day.” Center Station Pub & Grill is Selander’s first foray into business-ownership. Most recently he worked as a service manager in the automotive industry. Selander said it was exciting to take his life in a new direction. “You always get that

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Take a holiday light drive and vote for your favorite

It’s the Junior Woman’s Club and The Citizen decorating contest. Voting begins Dec. 12 and you’ll be the judge. Local residents have been decking their homes with holiday finery. Now the Berlin Citizen and the Junior Woman’s Club of The Berlin, Inc. invite the public to vote for their favorite home.

President of Berlin Juniors, Karen Pagliaro, said “This is a perfect event for the whole family. Drive by the beautifully decorated and lit homes and then head home for hot chocolate and voting. My family, our club members, the participants and the staff of The Citizen enjoyed this event last year. This year we hope the resi-

dents of Berlin will enjoy it too.� Participants in this year’s contest will have their Christmas lights and decorations lit between 5 and 9 p.m. beginning Dec. 12. Residents are encouraged to drive by each home and vote for their favorite. Voting ends Dec. 17. See Vote, page 16

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

Senior Social at the Pineloft

Senior Social is scheduled for the second Tuesday of the

month at the Pineloft Restaurant, 1474 Berlin Turnpike, from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. The evening includes supper and light entertainment. For more information and cost, call (860) 828-9797.

AARP Meetings The Berlin AARP Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. The monthly Chapter meeting is the annual Christmas program, scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 1:15 at the Senior Center. The Berlin High School Madrigal Singers, in costume, are

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CitizenFaith Kensington Congregational The Kensington Congregational Church Men’s club has scheduled its monthly Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. in the church hall. The menu includes USDA prime roast beef with mashed potatoes, green beans and bread and a choice of warm apple or peach crumb with vanilla ice cream. An option of macaroni and cheese is available for children. Reservations can be made by calling the church at (860) 828-4511; walk-ins will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. 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 Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. The playgroup is open to all who care for children from infants to preschoolers. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.

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The Kensington United Methodist Church, 103 Hotchkiss St., has scheduled a concert of holiday music for Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. The Travelin’ Prayer Choir, an interfaith group, and the Sound Express, an after school choral group of McGee Middle School students, are scheduled to perform. The concert is open to the public; a free-will offering will be accepted. The Kensington United

Methodist Church has scheduled a performance by the Berlin High School Madrigal Singers for Sunday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. The program will include a sing-a-long. The concert is open to the public; a free-will offering will be accepted to benefit town charities.

Church of St. Dominic Church of Saint Dominic has scheduled a production of “The Story of the Nativity: The Birth of Jesus, King and Savior” for Sunday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. The H.I.S. contemporary music group, chorus and cast will close the program with a selection of favorite Christmas Carols. The program is open to the public, free of charge. No reservations required. All are welcome to attend.

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

Taize service The Kensington United Methodist Church offers a Taize service Tuesdays at 7 p.m. A Taize service combines silent meditation, prayer and simple music. Silence is a central part of this service and is a gift to those leading busy, hectic lives. It provides an opportunity to commune with God through the heart and bring a measure of peace to one’s mind and spirit. The service is open to everyone seeking spiritual refreshment and renewal.


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Salina

Obituaries

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Stanley P. Ligas, 82, of Bristol, loving husband of the late Irene (Waskiewicz) died Nov. 19, 2010, at his home. Born in Meriden to the late Jan and Sophie (Pula) Ligas, he lived in New Britain for over 45 years before moving to Bristol 15 years ago. A member of Sacred Heart Church in New Britain, he retired from Stanley Works as a comptroller. He adored his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and cherished the times that he spent with them. He loved getting away to his lake house in New Hampshire where could enjoy his peaceful surroundings. He leaves his children Stephen Ligas and Jean Murphy of California, Paul Ligas of Kensington, Peter Ligas and Joanne Ligas of East Haddam and Susan Yudkin and her husband Robert of Plainville; his grandchildren Adam Ligas and his wife Jaime of East Berlin, Justin Ligas of Kensington, Jessica Hess and her husband Jeffrey of Willow Grove, Pa., Melissa Hurley and her husband Steven of Torrington, Bryan and Kevin Yudkin of Plainville, and Kristen LaMontagne and her mother Audrey of Bristol; his greatgrandchildren, Nathan and

Sarah Hess and Olivia Hurley; his brother Jake Ligas; and his companion Nanette Breault. In addition to his wife Irene, he was pre-deceased by his longtime partner Joyce Breault; his brother Walter Ligas; his sister Mary Kleczkowski; and his daughter-in-law Patricia Ligas. Services were held Nov. 24, 2010 at the Burritt Hill Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, New Britain. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria VA 22312. To share a memory with Stanley’s family, visit www.burritthill.com.

Mildred Gabany Mildred (Percival) Gabany, 98, of Middletown, died peacefully at home on Dec. 1, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Frederick Percival and Clara Kalish Percival Morway and beloved wife of the late Jacob Gabany. She was predeceased by her brothers Howard, Paul, Wesley and Arnold, and her sisters Barbara and Lois. She will be dearly missed by her sister-in-law Helen Percival and by many nieces,

nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was born Sept. 2, 1912 in Avon. She graduated from Bristol High School in 1931. She worked for Tuttle and Bailey for 31 years, before retiring in 1973. She will always be remembered for hew love of the outdoors. She was an active farmer who enjoyed selling (or giving away) her garden’s produce at the stand in front of her house. For years, Millie and her late husband Jake, hosted many 4H groups. She was a member of

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CitizenOpinion Letters to the Editor

Lighting the way

To the editor: Saturday, Nov. 27 turned out to be a magnificent way to welcome in the holiday season of 2010. The Tree Lighting Ceremony at the VFW, sponsored by Raising Berlin, was truly spectacular. We would like to thank all the people and businesses that helped Raising Berlin make this event possible. Raising Berlin would also like to extend our sincerest wishes for a safe, healthy and joyous holiday season. Lisa Toussaint President, Raising Berlin

Why not Brent?

To the editor: The Stan Trojanowski Northern Junior Golf Tournament, held at Timberlin each year, started 10 years ago in conjunction with the CT PGA Section. The tourna-

ment became the largest junior tournament in Connecticut. Two years ago the tournament became a national two-day championship attracting players from many states, and Canada. Titliest, AJGA, Golfstat provided sponsorship. The tournament president is the very qualified Brent Paladino, interim head golf professional at Timberlin, until recently. Many cannot understand why Mr. Paladino was not hired for the position of head golf professional at Timberlin. His work ethic and qualifications were just what Timberlin needed especially after the last head professional hired by the town a few years ago. Another course will prosper from his talents. Part of that loss is the tournament relocation. This is a community event. The committee is comprised of approximately 15 Berlin residents, all under the age of 25.

It’s amazing how well this tournament runs and how wonderful for our town to showcase its youth. The tournament brings 170 families to Berlin for three days to spend money in Berlin. Discounts were organized with town restaurants and hotels. Those families spend money in Berlin businesses and at the golf course. What town doesn’t need that in this economy? I planned to volunteer for the tournament this year but the tournament will relocate. It’s a good feeling to be part of something for the benefit of our community. Community members worked together to make this event the largest national junior tournament in the Northeast. Imagine that, national recognition for Berlin, something to be proud of at a time when the world seems full of events we’d rather not See Letters, next page

Government Meetings

Monday, Dec. 13 Economic Development, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 Conservation Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 Police Commission, BPD conference room, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 Planning & Zoning Commission, Town

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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, December 9, 2010

Commentary Student voices

Musical dreams may come true — with your help By Shannon Williams Special to The Citizen This spring, the Berlin High School band is headed to the most magical place on earth. In just a few short months, Berlin’s talented young musicians will be soaking up the sun in Orlando, Florida. While touring the place Mickey Mouse calls home, the band will visit Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Universal Studios. However, this year’s band trip to the sunshine state promises much more than healthy tans and unpleasant sunburns. The Redcoat Band will have a one of a kind musical experience while participating in Disney’s Magic Music Days 2011. To kickoff the trip, the Redcoats will perform in a parade through a Disney theme park. Although the ex-

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act location of where students will perform is currently unknown, in the coming months, the band will send an audition CD to Disney in order to determine the setting. This performance gives students an opportunity to publicly perform on a much wider scale than any football game ever would. The band will play for tourists from around the world. Additionally, the band will have a chance to witness and learn from performances and techniques of other bands from across the country also participating in the Magic Music Days event. The next day the band will attend a “You’re Instrumental” workshop, to give members a chance to learn about professional musicianship. In this workshop, students will visit a Disney recording studio where they will be treated as if they were professional studio musicians. They will sight-read and rehearse a piece of music with a Disney sound engineer and, at the workshop’s conclusion, their final performance will be recorded and set to a Disney animated feature. This exciting glimpse into the music business will certainly be an experience students will never forget. It could even shape future careers. In order to defray the high cost of the trip, the band will hold many fundraisers over the course of the school year. The Band Parents Association will sell poinsettias during the holidays, as well as other items. Additionally, the association is looking for business-sponsors to help directly offset the cost of the trip. With a lot of work and

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Commentary

Monumental clutter spoils photos and history Restoration of Civil War memorial planned, but is that enough?

Photo by Maura Gaffney

The dignity of the Civil War monument in East Berlin is slighted by clutter.

By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen I call this photo “Monumental Clutter”. If you take photos you know what I’m talking about. It’s impossible to get a decent shot at a site such as this. There’s a pile of wires overhead, miscellaneous posts and poles and signs and other undesirable stuff that ruins the picture. Sure, there’s Photoshop. But just how much can you take out of a photo and still call it reality? Yes, progress marches on and takes its toll and nobody wants to live in the 1800s which had its own version of pollution. But visual pollution like this is a darn shame.

Letters Continued from page 12 talk about. Mayor Salina, you were the guest speaker at this event last year. How could you let this happen? Janet Healy Berlin

A huge loss To the editor: Many residents echo the sentiments succinctly expressed by Kevin T. Jospehson, in last week’s editorial regarding Mr. Brent Paladino. The Paladino name is synonymous with Timberlin and Berlin golf excellence. His poise, work ethic, dedication and passion are exactly the kind of qualities we need in a golf professional to teach our juniors and seniors how to improve their golf skills while experiencing the quality golf course on which Brent developed his

Looking at this photo of the Civil War monument, erected in East Berlin in 1871, at the intersection of

Main and Grove streets, it’s easy to see what happened over time. Way back when, the monument was set on a

own enormous talents. The kind of passion he displayed for the course and the game is rare. Brent demonstrated his loyalty and dedication by efficiently stepping up as head pro as the course entered its busiest season and was left short on staff due to the departure of the previous head pro and the very unfortunate, untimely, passing of Mr. Phil Ferriguto. Brent worked tirelessly to make sure the course continued to run with efficiency. Like many, I observed Brent’s excellent teaching skills with my son, a junior golfer, who admires Brent’s accomplishments on many levels. The professionally run Trojanowski Northern Jr. tournament, which Brent has organized and run over the last ten years, also exemplified Brent’s management capabilities, attention to detail, and dedication to Berlin. This tournament

brought national exposure to Timberlin by drawing in the best junior players from as far as Canada. Brent utilized his computer science degree from William & Mary, a Division 1 golf college, to develop a detailed website for Timberlin that he managed while working as assistant pro and then as acting head pro at the end of this last golf season. What a huge loss for the town of Berlin, that this dedicated, hard-working, and gifted talent was not selected as head pro at Timberlin by the Berlin town manager. Those of us who have spent many years patronizing the course feel strongly that given the opportunity Brent would have grown the course to its fullest potential. What a terrible loss for Berlin and fortunate gain for a town astute enough to acquire his services. Dawn Stepensky Berlin

little green in the midst of a sleepy intersection next to Wilcox Cemetery. As the years went by, and traffic increased, no doubt people cut corners, threatening to topple the stone, and so up went the concrete posts and chain fence. Then there are the utility wires (which hang low enough to cut across the top of the monument) and, of course several street signs, plopped right on the green, to help people sort out which way to go. (Main and Grove is a confusing intersection, did the design come from Massachusetts DOT?) The monument commemorates battles soldiers

fought in during the Civil War from Antietam and Gettysburg to the “Wilderness” and Petersburg. The names of 12 local Civil War soldiers are chisled there. It’s quite a beautiful thing. I’m sure, when the monument was installed, organizers didn’t envision a mess such as this. The country’s first Civil War Memorial, located on Percival Avenue, was erected in 1863. It was refurbished in the fall. The stone restoration crew said that, even though it was older, the monument was in better condition than the one in East Berlin. The Percival Avenue one looks a lot better, too. It has a nice, tidy corner as a setting. The Town Council has plans to add the Civil War Monument Refurbishment Project to the town’s Capital Improvement Plan. The Veterans Commission had requested funds to fix See Clutter, page 26

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Musical Continued from page 12 the support of the community, the band will be flying off to Florida to represent Berlin in Disney World next spring. (Shannon Williams is a senior at Berlin High School and student band member in charge of publicity. She is also executive assistant of the BHS Band.)

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breeding. However, they claim this particular pet store has too many negative stories to be ignored. The group urged potential owners to save a shelter dog or buy from an AKC registered reputable breeder. Peck said at one time he bred dogs himself but currently uses local breeders as well as a breeding facility in South Carolina. He said he’s been in the business for about 20 years; eight in the current location. “We wouldn’t have been around for so long if we didn’t have a good business” and sell good animals, he said. Scott Robbins happened to pass by the protest on his way to the Tinsel Fun Run and decided to join in with the protesters. He’d purchased Roxie, an Old English bulldog, at the store about 20 months ago. Robbins said the dog is “shy, not playful” and has “behavioral and psychological” problems. Although her breeding documents checked out, he had concerns about

Citizen photo by Nick Carroll.

A man illustrates a point with a sign during Saturday’s protest. the transaction as the dog’s parents were not on the premises. Robbins paid $1,300 for the dog and said, in part, he purchased her because “I felt bad for her, in a way.” If a dog owner has any problem with an animal purchased at Home-Raised Puppies, “Just call me and we’ll try to rectify the problem,” Peck said. “It does happen from time to time” that an issue will arise. A pet shop on the premises

is licensed, according to the state Department of Agriculture office. The puppy facility is inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture. The facility has had several USDA inspections over the past year. Among the findings in a March 3 pre-licensing report were: incomplete paperwork, lack of identification of individual dogs and some sanitation issues. A second pre-licensing inspection, March 8, stated that the

“facility met all standards and regulations at this time.” During a routine inspection Sept. 1, the business was cited for incomplete paperwork in regards to dates of acquisition as well as concerns about unlicensed suppliers. “The licensee has been informed that he cannot buy animals from people that have three or more breeding females, acquisition paperwork shows that there are a few sellers that clearly have more than three breeding females. This activity will need to be stopped.” The report also cited the facility for: “a few areas that need to be cleaned or made inaccessible to the puppies” and for surfaces that need to be repainted to ensure these are impervious to moisture. Also, puppies were sometimes held at “a friend’s address” during transport and those locations need to be detailed and accessible for inspection. The report noted that the acquisition documents were corrected before the inspector left the premises.

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Gingerbread Contest Create a gingerbread house and bring it to the library Monday, Dec. 13 through noon on Thursday, Dec. 16. Entries can be submitted in adult, teen or family categories. Gingerbread houses will be judged on their holiday spirit, creativity and overall appearance. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Contact library for further details. BHS Madrigals The Berlin High School Madrigals are scheduled to perform Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at the library. Refreshments will be served.

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To vote, rate the homes one through fourteen: No.1 equals first place. Be sure to vote for each house. Votes should be emailed to Berlin.juniors@yahoo.com or mailed to the Junior Woman’s Club of Berlin, Inc, P.O. Box 322, Kensington, CT 06037. Votes must be received no later than Dec.17. Gift certificates to local Berlin based business will be awarded to the three families who receive the greatest number of votes. Here are the addresses of the participating homes: 64 Elizabeth Road 222 Tollgate Road 34 Middletown Road 263 Sunset Lane 147 Ledge Drive 14 Galpin Lane 54 Woodbine Court 55 Northfield Lane 30 Skyview Drive 1071 High Road 363 Percival Avenue 64 Old Brickyard Lane 304 Four Rod Road

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HOLIDAY Train exhibit Amato’s Toy and Hobby, 395 Main St., Middletown, has opened its holiday model train exhibit to the public for the holiday season. The exhibit showcases the antique toy and train collection of Vincent Amato, owner, as well as a Lionel layout, a G gauge layout from local model railroad club, and a new exhibit of operating an-

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lice station on Farmington avenue, “this will give the town a presence on a main street,” Fitzgerald said. Plus, it would provide “a sense of security to commuters.” The project could be sub-

ject to referendum, if a petition from residents initiated that course of action. Site and facility possibilities Facing the property, from Farmington Avenue, the for-

mer store is on the right. This would be demolished to make room for 40 public parking spaces. The building cannot support a second See Station, page 24

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estimate of final costs won’t be known until later in the process. There is no outside funding source or subsidies for local police facilities and the cost will be to the town. However, the department will search for any grants that might offset some of the cost, Fitzgerald said. Construction of the new police station at this location would contribute to the town’s ongoing effort to redevelop the area around the Berlin train station, according Jim Mahoney, director of economic development, who handles negotiations for land purchases for the town. Mahoney said continued due diligence, in assessing the property, will likely take until next March or April. Consultants for areas such as

a geo-technical review and environmental review will be brought in during this time to assess the sites’ appropriateness and recommend any remediation that might be needed. At that time, the results of the investigation along with a recommendation, on the purchase, would be made to the council. Mahoney said at this time it appears that “the property meets the needs of the police department and the town is trying to redevelop that area (including) the train station… and this is a step that will help. The police want to be visible and this is in keeping with (the practice of) community policing.” Being accessible to the community and visitors is critical, officials said. Typically, towns have public buildings on a main street, while Berlin has a complex that is tucked away. With a po-

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Girls Basketball Preview

New-look Lady Redcoats expect to be competitive By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

The Berlin High School girls basketball team opened its season this week. The following takes a look at the 2010-11 Lady Redcoats: Coach: Sheila King (seventh year). Assistants: Ken Skoglund, Todd Lentini. Last year: The Lady Redcoats claimed the Central Connecticut Conference South Division championship and rolled up a record of 22-3. Berlin fell to eventual state champion Hillhouse, 54-47, in the CIAC Class L state semifinals. Key losses: Katelyn Zarotney (15.6 points, 9.6 rebounds per-game last year, BHS alltime scoring leader), Alexys Vazquez (10.8 points, 2.3 assists per-game, BHS all-time 3-point leader), Kaitlyn Bovee (9.6 points, 7.2 rebounds per-game), Kim Rasmussen (9.6 points, 3.4 assists per-game).

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and junior Chelsea Vujs. A 6-foot-1 inside player, St. Jarre averaged 3.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per-game

Berlin got a tough draw in Hillhouse 8th seed Academics to play for Class M crown By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

At closer inspection, top-seed Berlin’s 33-30 loss to eighth-seed Hillhouse in the quarterfinals of the CIAC Class M state playoffs last week may not be so shocking after all. Ponder this: Two of Hillhouse’s three regular season losses were to Class LL schools, Xavier and Cheshire. And Hillhouse held undefeated Xavier, widely regarded as the state’s top team, to just nine points. Hillhouse’s only other regular season defeat was to Lyman Hall, a Class M playoff team with eight wins. So perhaps Berlin’s loss to Hillhouse was not the earthshattering event it was made out to be.

“You’ve got to keep it in perspective,” BHS coach John Capodice said. Berlin got off to a shaky start in the Class M quarterfinals and trailed Hillhouse 13-0 in the second quarter. The locals sliced their deficit to five points by halftime. Max DeLorenzo accounted for his team’s lone TD in the first half, a rushing score. Considering the way his team performed at times during the first two periods, Capodice said “I was thrilled to be down 13-8 at halftime.” The Redcoats looked much better after the break. DeLorenzo ran for two long touchdowns in the third and Berlin headed into the fourth leading 22-13. But Hillhouse, which went on to blast No. 4 seed Gilbert/Northwest Regional, 42-

14, in the Class M semifinals, refused to go away. In the fourth, Berlin quarterback Zach Zulkewicz connected with Mason Powers for a TD, but Hillhouse struck for three touchdowns in the final frame to take the lead for good. The goahead score came with just 30 seconds to play. On top 30-27 with 2:09 remaining in regulation, the Redcoats attempted a fake punt at the See Crown, next page Photo by Matt Leidemer

Berlin High School’s Frank Murphy attempts to knock down a Hillhouse pass in the CIAC Class M state quarterfinals last week at Scalise Field.

as a junior. Barrett, a 5-6 guard, netted 3.7 points and grabbed 1.6 rebounds pergame last winter. A 5-9 forward, Vujs was good for 4.6 points and 2.8 rebounds pergame as a sophomore. Other experienced returnees include sophomore Ashley Malloy (3 points, 1.4 rebounds per-game), and seniors Jessica Szczepanik and Stephanie LaPierre. The team’s top newcomer is Paige Young. Barrett and Szczepanik are team captains. Outlook: Berlin has plenty of speed and intensity, decent size, and a core of varsity-tested players to lean on. However, Coach King is concerned about her team’s consistency. Still, she expects the Lady Redcoats to be very competitive. “Despite the loss of some great players, the team anxiously awaits the start of the 2011 season. They will focus

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The 26th annual Berlin-Kensington YMCA Tinsel Fun Run was held Saturday. More than 200 runners and walkers — many in festive costumes — completed the twomile course. Brian Graca, of Rocky Hill, won the race in a time of 10:07. Berlin’s Jason Dascher clocked a time of 11:09 and finished second. Tinsel Fun Run results are posted online at nesportstiming.com.

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lot,” Capodice said of the group, pointing out, among other things, the team’s 2009 Class M state championship and its back-to-back CCC Division III titles. “They were a great, great group of kids to coach.” “Obviously, those football players will be difficult to replace,” Capodice added. “Now

Lady Continued from page 19 on continuing the tradition of excellent basketball, team unity, and another winning season,” King said. “I am confident these players will use their experiences from state tournament play in 2009 and 2010 to get themselves into the CCC tournament, and postseason play. Driven by heart and desire, matched with talent, they will be exciting to watch.” Platt, Maloney and Bristol Eastern appear to be Berlin’s stiffest competition in the CCC South.

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Property to the left of the expanded warehouse would Continued from page 18 be used for numerous parking facilities: staff, officials, floor and was deemed unsuitvehicle impound, and a covable for the police facility. ered parking area. Two existThe proposed station ing buildings at 889 Farmingwould consist of a wareton Ave. (rear lot) would be house, back and left of the demolished for this purpose. store, which would be rehaThe size is based on the bilitated and expanded. This projection of manpower would include a two-story staffing will require in years (12,300 square feet), addition to come and on the archibuilt incorporated into the tect’s recommendation. existing building (17,400 “It’s being built for the fusquare feet). ture,” said Deputy Chief The new station would John Klett said, “and the have about 30,000 square feet needs of the town 20 years compared to the 10,000 square from now.” feet in the current facility un“Over all there is a shortder Town Hall. age of space for doing day-to-

day business,” Fitzgerald said. Dispatch is “terribly overcrowded” as technology has been layered in over the years. The same is true in the locker rooms. The bars on cells are archaic and ventilation, in this mostly interior space, is poor. The current space is “unfriendly to our customers,” Fitzgerald said. People come in with sensitive issues that require privacy and that’s difficult to find in a cubicle or lobby which now serve as interview spaces. The new facility would have a public lobby where the dispatch center was located.

It is also an opportunity to create “a secure station”. The design includes a secure corridors, covered parking areas, as well as work areas that maximize the efficiency of staff. In the new design, there is a firing range on site. The range located at the Town Hall facility was shut down a couple of years ago due to ventilation problems. Now officers train offsite and this typically requires overtime. There is currently no facility for the canine division (two police dogs); the new design provides a canine run and storage area. A second story, in the new facility,

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Berlin residents named to the first quarter honor roll at Northwest Catholic High School are: First honors Michael Burek, Andrew Dornfried, Sarah Dotter, Tyler Stites. Second honors Peter Armetta.

Mercy High

Sister Mary A. McCarthy, principal of Mercy High School in Middletown has announced the names of the following students as honor roll students for the first marking period. High honors Shannon Carabetta, Taylor Carson, Alina Gallupe, Molly Majewicz, Amanda Starr, Jillian Wollman, Nicole Muzio. First honors Michelle Corriveau, Emily Cunningham, Chelsey Curren, Katherine Roux, Kara Sienkiewicz, Danielle Veronneau, Jaime Clark, Lauren Fazzino. Second honors Ashley Golebiewski, Jenna Lynch, Angela Panagopoulos, Taylor Strobino, Meghan Begley, Elizabeth Bellandese, Kendall McKinnon, Carly Michaels, D’Ana Rocco.

All Night Graduation Party

Pizza fundraiser Dine in or take out at Bill’s Pizza on Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. A portion of proceeds benefit the BHS All Night Graduation Party. Reflective house signs The Berlin High School Class of 2011 All Night Graduation Committee has blue reflective house sign for sale. The reflective signs can help emergency vehicles to quickly locate your house. They’re easy to install and make great gifts. For more information and cost, call Rhonda Lapierre at (860) 829-1958 or rhonlap@sbcglobal.net. Flamingo Flocking The Berlin High School Class of 2011 All Nigh Graduation Committee has coordinated a Flamingo Flocking

fundraiser. To arrange to have a flock of bright pink flamingos fly to a Berlin family or friend, call (860) 8286986. The All Night Graduation Party is a fun, safe and memorable drug and alcohol free event for graduating seniors. Parent donation request The Berlin High School Class of 2011 All Night Graduation Party Committee is asking each family of senior students to donate $50 to help offset the expense of the evening. This is not mandatory, and no child will be turned away; however, this event is very costly and the committee appreciates any and all support. The All Night Graduation Party provides a safe and fun evening for graduating seniors on their graduation night. Donations may be sent to Ellen Calafiore, 33 Round Hill Rd, Kensington, CT 06037. Checks may be made payable to: BHS Grad Party. For more information, contact Ellen Calafiore at (860) 223-6313 or ecalafiore@comcast.net

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Sunday

Breakfast with Santa – the Knights of Columbus has scheduled Breakfast with Santa for Sunday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon in the St. Paul School gym. An admission fee will be charged. All proceeds benefit charity. Bake sale – Friends of Berlin Animals Control have scheduled a bake sale for Sunday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion, 154 Porters Pass. Proceeds benefit foster and shelter animals.

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Monday

VFW Auxiliary 10732 – The Berlin VFW Post and

Scrivo-Parafati Deborah Scrivo and Salvatore Parafati were married on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 at Daniel L. Marsh Chapel in Boston, Mass. The bride is the daughter of Pamela Scrivo of Portland and the late Wayne Scrivo of Higganum. The groom is the son of Bruno and Lina Parafati of Berlin. The bride’s sister, Heather Lemieux was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kerry Scrivo, sister-in-law of the bride; Cathy Parafati, sister of the groom and Katie Parafati, sister-in-law of the groom. Sophie Scrivo, niece of the bride was the flower girl. The best man was the groom’s brother Enzo Parafati. Groomsmen were Kurt Scrivo, brother of the bride; Mike Bassermann, future brother-in-law of the groom and Kevin Lemieux, brother-in-law of the bride. The ring bearer was nephew of the bride, Tyler Lemieux. Readers at the ceremony were Meg Vancott, friend of the bride and Dave Francalangia, friend of the

Auxiliary 10732 have scheduled a Christmas celebration for Monday, Dec. 13 at noon at the Post home. Those planning to attend are requested to donate $2 for the Cancer fund and also bring a nonperishable food donation for the Berlin food pantry. Please RSVP to Anne Wilchynsky at (860) 829-8086. All Night Grad Party – The 2010 Berlin High School All Night Graduation Party Parents meeting is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Willard Elementary School all purpose room. All parents are welcome. Join the Berlin All Night Grad Party Facebook group to keep up to date on all of the upcoming events.

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Tuesday

Pasta supper – The American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, hosts a pas-

groom. The reception was held at The State Room, Boston, Mass. The bride and groom honeymooned in Mauai,

Oahu and Kauai, HI.

ta supper every Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information, call the post at (860) 828-9102 after 5 p.m. All Night Grad Party Decorating – The 2011 All Night Graduation Party Decorating committee meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Willard Elementary School. Help as often as you can. Drop-ins are welcome. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse. For more information, call Ed Alicea, scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. For more information, call Troop Committee Chair at (860) 829-1832. Kensington-Berlin Rotary – The Kensington-

Berlin Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Community Center. Members of the club are dedicated to doing good works in the community. Guests are invited to attend any meeting. For more information, call Elaine Pavasaris at (860) 4639193.

The couple are both em-

ployed with Aetna, Hartford and reside in Berlin.

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Wednesday

Shingles vaccine clinic Stop & Shop Pharmacy, 1135 Farmington Ave., has scheduled a shingles vaccine clinic for adults 60 and older on Wednesday, Dec. 15. A prescription is required.For more information, appointments and cost, call (860) 828-0772 to speak to a pharmacist.

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TRUCKS & VANS JEEP LIBERTY 2003- 4wd, excellent, Bargain $4950. FORD Taurus Wagon 1994 - 58K original. 1 owner. $1950. NISSAN Altima 1998 - 4dr, clean! $1750. (203) 213-1142

FORD TAURUS 1999 $3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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FORD ESCORT SE 1998 $2,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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SUV’S

DODGE Grand Caravan LE 1998 Very good condition. Runs great! Loaded! 187k miles. New tires, battery, muffler, brakes, serpentine belt and recently had the transmission serviced (shifts smooth). 3.3 Liter 6 Cyl. Red/Gray Trim. Have to see it! Asking $2650 Call Jim 860-538-6390 Southington

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

FREE Dog to loving home. Brittany spaniel/beagle mix. 40 lbs. 10 yrs old. Moving & can’t take him with us. Great with kids. Call 860-518-4571 SUBARU Forester 2009 2.5X, mint condition, garage kept, awd,autotrans, moonroof, heated seats + side mirrors,windshield wiper deicer,am/fm/CD, A/C, pwr wndws+lox, 41k miles. $19,500/bo. Call 860.614.9369

AUTOMOBILES WANTED

Extra Cash for Christmas! Junk cars, trucks, motorcycles. Free Pickup. Free Removal. Dead or Alive!

203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510

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

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

860-930-4001

JEEP Cherokee ‘98 4 liter w/82K mls, 2 sets of tires winter & summer mounted on rims, w/snowplow & plowing custs. $6,000/OBO. 860-828-3979

FORD ESCORT 2002 $2,888 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

SUV’S

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LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

JEEP Wrangler 2004 - 100k miles. air conditioning, cd, automatic, good shape, must sell! $9,000 or best offer. 203238-0198.

Don't know what to give… How bout a gift certificate to: “Christmas with Horses at Rap A Pony Farms” Mon.-Thurs., 12/27-12/30 - $150 Call 203-265-3596

Looking for a friend? Find litters of critters in Marketplace.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

7’ Aspen Xmas Tree With “never out” lights & stand. Still in box. Used once. $50. 14” Band Saw on stand. Must see. $100. (860) 349-2137 BARBIE Bissell upright vacuum with charge cord, great condition. Asking $20 203-235-2784. BLACK Metal Computer Desk Great condition. $50. Please call (203) 379-0662 BUREAU - Solid oak. 2 mirrors. 62” long. 8 drawers. Perfect condition! $350. Call (203) 6265340 GARDEN KOI 12 inches long. Asking $25. Please call (203) 265-9380

RAGDOLL kittens, (4) males Blue-eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, Tica-Sbt reg, (2)blues and (2)seals, first shots, $350. 860329-9893

GIRL’S white ice skates, like new, size 2, includes blade guards. Asking $20. Call 203235-2784.

REPTILE TANK 75 gallons, with heat lamp and extra bulb. $50. 203-686-1047

GIRL’S white ice skates, never worn, size 2, includes blade guards. Asking $10. Call 203235-2784.

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

SUBARU Legacy Outback 1997 Standard, AWD. Good cond. $1,600. Call 203-565-7318

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

MORKIE SILKIES 2 males. Vet checked, 1st shots. Ready to go. $350. Call (203) 500-1762

AFFORDABLE GOT JUNK? Looking for Classic, Muscle Cars or parts. Any Condition. Fast pick up! I'll take your junk and get you some Holiday Cash! Call 860349-1170 Anytime.

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

LABRADOR PUPPIES - AKC, Black & yellow. Males & females. $600. Taking deposits. Ready Christmas. Call (860) 347-9388 leave message.

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

PETS & LIVESTOCK CHEVROLET MALIBU LS 1999 $3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

PETS & LIVESTOCK 155 GALLON Aquarium with cabinets below with 400 gallon pump plus extras in tank. $450 firm. $3000 value. Call 203265-7509 John or Patti

TO BE SOLD AT DEALER AUCTION on DEC. 16, 2010 2001 HONDA 2HKRL18621H009834 Statewide Auto Auction 1756 No. Broad St, Meriden, CT DEALERS ONLY

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

ACURA Integra 1990 sedan. 4cyl. 5-spd. PW. AM/FM/ cass. Alarm. New battery, brakes & tires. Non-smoker. 1 owner. Very clean. Exc cond. $2295. Russ 203-634-9340, 203-623-5763

AUTOMOBILES

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver

203-284-8986 CHAIR, boudoir. off-white good cond. $25. Meriden (203)2358229

ENTERTAINMENT Center, black Ikea Expedit model: $99 w/ lights & 5 drawers; White PC desk w/ hutch, rolling cart, Ikea model: $55 w/ free chair. Call 203-235-4693

GOAT Live meat goats available. Intact males, various ages. Steady supply. Call 203 560-7428 LADIES Luggage Amelia Earhart. Red. Two for $10. (203) 235-6015 OIL painting 3 piece set. All have floral arrangement picture in pastel colors. All frames are granite gray. 1 large is approximately 20x24, and the 2 small are approximately 8x10. Asking $100 or best offer. Call 203-235-2784 TOILET Safety Frame Rail $20. (203) 294-0631 TWO Crystal Lamps. No shades. 24 inches. Asking $75. (203) 235-3506

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT

FREE - beige w/ flowers chair and ottoman, you pick up call 203-623-1699

CAST IRON pellet stove (Auster-Flaum) fireplace insert. $750. Call 203-238-2095 after 5pm or leave message.

FULL size bed & nightstand $500. (Sold)-Treadmill $100. HE Washer $200/OBO. 42” oak ceiling fan, $20. 52” cherry ceiling fan, $30. 203-232-6311

ELECTRIC Fireplace with remote. Will heat large room. Excellent condition. $750. Call (203) 530-1484

OAK Double dresser, mirror, twin headboard & frame. Very good condtion. $150. Call 203-235-7446

SEASONED Firewood $200 per cord Delivery available 203-376-2805

TV- 27 inch console. $40. Large oak bathroom medicine chest. $20. Both in excellent condition. Call (203) 237-6807

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 14 Shirley Temple Videos and video cassette recorder. $70 for all. Call (860) 463-6815 7’ Artificial Christmas Tree, Stand, Ornaments, Angels, Icicle Lights. $100. 860- 628-5791

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

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144


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Thursday, Thursday, December 9, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH BOWFLEX XTL - All attachments. Best offer. Call (203) 626-5340 TREADMILL - Nordictrak C1800 - Asking $650. Please call 203-430-4174

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

ANNALEE Dolls Made in USA. Good selection. Mint condition. 203-599-0011

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS. Many different instruments offered. Beginners to Advanced. Experienced music teachers. Call Sarah or Mark 203-235-1546 Fall openings available. SIGN up now for music lessons for the winter session. Experienced musical teachers for drums, piano and Pro Tools recording. Safe, heated lesson spaces in Wlfd. Close to hwys. Call 203-265-7563 ask for B.J.

DEPT 56 - Snow Village. Large collection. $250 for everything. Call (203) 235-3065

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

Swords & Daggers.

Piano Lessons

203-238-3308

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

COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT

HOUSES FOR RENT SCANNER, Visioneer 7100 One Touch. $10.00 203-634-8286

WANTED TO BUY 1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

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

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

203-238-3499 Always Buying Everything Old or Collectible. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731

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

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

MERIDEN Charming MUST SEE 2 bedroom, 1 bath ranch on quiet eastside. Partially finished basement possible 3rd bedroom. Sec 8 welcome. Borgnine Properties @ 203-848-0360. MERIDEN Small 3BR house. WD hookup. Deck. Gas heat. $1175/mo. First & security. Available immediately. Call 203-918-9035 or 203-832-2328 MERIDEN- 2 BR House for rent. Off st. parking. Small pet ok. Available immediately. $975/mo. Call (860) 478-2617

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. No smoking. $875 (203) 235-4853 MERIDEN-2BR, 1 1/2 bath townhouse, end unit, natural gas baseboard heat/hot water. Located close to routes 691, 91, 84, 66 & Berlin Tpke. Call for details 860-267-2834

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 3 BR apts From $900 + sec. & utils. Avail. Immed. 203-938-3789 MER-1BR, 3rd flr, remodeled, sep utils. Refs & good credit. $550/mo. Call Jeff Owner /Agent 860-621-7503 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd flr Studio, $758/mo+ sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 1BR, 3rms, small apt., 2nd flr, Stove & refrigerator. Carpet. New tilt windows. Parking. No pets. Refs. & sec. dep. $500. 860-276-0552 MERIDEN - 2BR, 5Rms, 2nd flr, Newly redecorated, WW carp, appls. No utils. No pets. Sec. $850/mo. Garage available. 203-631-9929 MERIDEN - 2BR, New appliances. Hardwood floors. Off st parking. No smoking/pets. Heat & HW included. $900/mo. (203) 444-5722 MERIDEN - 54 North Ave, 2 bdrm. No pets. Two months security deposit. Good credit. $690 Call 203-223-3983 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 1BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $650 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 BR. 1st Floor. 91 Lincoln St. Stove & refrigerator Section 8 Approved. $650 plus security. Interested? Call 203-927-8215

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Clean. $850. 31 Twiss St. (203) 235-0274-leave message.

MERIDEN- 1BR, quiet apt in S. Meriden. $645 incl. electricity W/D facilities. 203-235-1468

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

MERIDEN 3 LG BR, 1st Fl. Stove & refrig. WD hookup right in unit. Off st. parking. Section 8 approved. 203-284-5843

PLANTSVILLE Mansion -Two 1BR apts, New appls. Pergo flrs. Porch. Inexpensive utils. Big yard. $700-$800. Reduced winter rent. Sm. pet Ok. 203-910-4349

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

Meriden

SOUTHINGTON Updated 1 BR, 2nd fl. Very Clean. Hdwd flrs. Appl’s. Off st parking. No utils. No pets. Sec & refs. $650/mo. (860) 621-4463 (860)302-6051

80 East Main St. $425 - SMALL STUDIO $450 LARGE STUDIO $600 - 2 BEDROOM Property Max 203-843-8006

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Ask about 1 month free rent. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2 BR, Gravel St. Appliances. Nice, clean, quiet. Laundry room. $750. Available now. Call 203-630-6999 MERIDEN 2-3BRs Apts Starting at $670. 404 Center St; 53 Prospect St. Off st parking. 1st mont rent FREE w/1yr lease. Sec & ref. Mike (203) 537-6137 MERIDEN 3 BR Clean, 1st floor. Stove & refrigerator included. WD hookup. Private yard, full basement. Small pets at discretion of landlord. Bunker Ave. $980 per month. Section 8 approved. 203-671-3112

WALLINGFORD 1 BR 3rd Fl. Remodeled, C-Air & heat. EIK, new appls & cabinets. Off st parking. Washer & Dryer. No pets. $750 + sec 203-272-3855

MERIDEN Clean, recently updated apartments. Off street parking. WD hookup. 3 BR - $900 ** 3/4 BRs $1100 203-417-1675 MERIDEN Cook Avenue 1 BR. 2nd fl. Renovated. $775 includes heat, hot water and electric. (203) 265-4664 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd fl, sunny, cheerful. Great location. South Whittlesey St. area. W/D hkups, off st-parking. No smoking/pets. $800/mo+sec. Call 203-265-1070 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd flr, appliances, central location, $750 a month, 1 month security. No pets. Call 203-317-9824 WALLINGFORD 1st floor, 1Br, Appl, full basement, off St parking, near I91, no smoking, credit check, Ref’s, $775 plus Sec. 203-499-9453

MERIDEN Studio Apartment- $500. 530 East Main Street Call Mike (646) 642-4334 MERIDEN- Crown Village. 2BR, newly remodeled, large unit. Heat & Hot Water included. Laundry, pool, off st. parking. Sec. 8 approved. 203-269-1508. MERIDEN- Fully Furnished 3 Rooms, 1 BR, LR, kitchen. Private bath. $675 per month. Lease & security deposit required. Call 203-238-9772 MERIDEN- Spacious 2 BR apartment, $850. 2BR Townhouse. $1000. Ennis Realty 203-6399092 MERIDEN-1BR apartments. Offst parking. Hot water incld. No pets. $625/mo. + sec. Call 203634-4634 MERIDEN-1BR lovely end unit, E. side complex. Large & modern. Appls. incl. Deck, off st. park. Secure bldg. $695 incl. HW. 203-269-0763 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR + DR, LD, kit, pantry. Large 2nd flr apt w/private entry. $850/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hookup. No pets, utils or smoking. 1 year lease, credit check & refs. req. Sec. & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348

WALLINGFORD 1st flr, 1BR $750+sec. 162 S Colony St. No utils. No pets. Good credit. Call 203-553-5555 WALLINGFORD 2 bdrm. Near center.Clean. Nice yard. Quiet. Off st parking, deck. $955+ 203-243-3505

WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1 Bath in apartment complex. WD Hookup. Carpet, hardwood & vinyl floors. Plus Utilities. Pets OK. Call Grace (203) 464-8066. WALLINGFORD 2 or3 BR, 1st Floor. All nice & clean. Hardwood floors. Off street parking. W/D hookup. No pets, no smoking. Call 203-269-5733 WALLINGFORD 2BR 1BA 1st FL Pets OK Off-ST PRKG. HDWD Flr Eat-in Kit w/Crmc New Apl W/D HK-UP $950 (203) 213-6829 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 2ND FL Carpet, stove & Fridge. Pets negotiable. No utilities. $775/mo plus security deposit. Call (203) 284-1607 after 3 pm WALLINGFORD 2BR, LR, DR in 2 family, 1st flr, off st. parking. No pets. Credit check. $850 + utils. 203-284-1853

MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr. Avail now! No pets. $675/mo. Section 8 approved. 203-427-7706

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

MERIDEN-Spacious 4BR in quiet residential area, near highways, off-st-parking. $1350/mo. Call 203-624-0355 or 203-710-2000

WALLINGFORD 2nd Floor Remodeled. New bath, kit & flrs. 2 BR. WD. Stove, refrig. Fence in yard. Garage extra. $900. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348

MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868

WALLINGFORD Cozy 2 BR, 2nd Floor Convenient location. Off street parking. $825/month. No pets. 203-269-9585

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

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

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD Lg. full sized 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Quiet, central loc. Stove & refrigerator. Pantry, walk-in closets, front porch. No pets/smoking. 203-269-0123

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD - 2 BR, lg kitch, 2nd flr, off-str pkg, $950 incl utils, Meadow St, 203-530-1840

ROOMS FOR RENT

WALLINGFORD STUDIO Totally remodeled. $600 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Off st parking. Laundry Room with washer and dryer. (203) 889-1940

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

WALLINGFORD-1BR inclds heat & HW. Lease & security. No pets. $795/mo. Call 203265-7101 JJ Bennett Realty

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

WALLINGFORD-1BR inclds heat & HW. Lease & security. No pets. $795/mo. Call 203265-7101 JJ Bennett Realty

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

WALLINGFORD-East Side quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. Washer/Dryer in unit. No pets. $900/mo. + utils. Call 203-269-6297 WALLINGFORD-YMCA area. 1st flr ranch unit, 1BR, LR, DR, Kit., Appl, off st parking. $745/mo + sec. Refs. 203-269-2575

NORTH HAVEN

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WALLINGFORD Garage for rent. 1 car garage avail. 14x19ft $95. Storage only!Cement floor, new roof. Dead end street. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348

WANTED TO RENT

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

WANTED 4 or 5 room house or apt. Meriden area. Middle age, section 8, clean, 1 cat. $850 per month. (203) 238-9756

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, December 9, 2010 STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT

MERIDEN For Lease 1250 SF of Office Space Call 203-272-8530

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

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

Pete In The Pickup For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110

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

HANDYPERSONS

Bankruptcy Free Consultation

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. DON’T MOVE - IMPROVE! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmts, Gar, Yard. Snow Plowing. ***FREE ESTIMATES*** 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

C&M CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE RES SERVICE Gen. carpentry, plumbing, elec., painting,i nsulation Free Est. 10% DISCOUNT Lic 551212 - 860-628-4748

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

LANDSCAPING

CARPENTRY HEATING & COOLING WINTERIZATION - WINDOW & Door Replacement Repairs of all types. Additions, Decks, Garages, Finish bsmt, Complete Home Improvement. Free est. 203-238-1449 # 578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

CONCRETE & CEMENT NICHOLAS J MURANO, LLC Complete Concrete Construction Beautiful stamped work. Visit www.icefighters.org (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

ELECTRICAL SERVICE

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

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

203-237-2122 BOB A. Old house wiring, remodels, service changes. Lic & ins. 203-265-5063 or 203-376-7888

ELDERLY CARE COMPANION/CNA Low rates. Reliable. Good heart. FT/PT. Light cleaning, appts, etc. CT# NA9992203 Rose 203-430-5881

FENCING

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

LANDSCAPING

ROOFING

ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276 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

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall Cleanups - Gutter Cleaning Snow Removal Top Quality Work. Fully Licensed & Insured. CT Reg #616311

203-213-6528 A & A Lawn Care-Call now for fall cleanups & snowplowing. Hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638

A & A Lawn Care- Free Estimiates. Fall cleanups, mulch. Snowplowing. Tree, shrub, debris removal. Dumpster rentals. #584101 Jim 203-237-6638 L & E SNOW PLOWING Now accepting new clients. Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 www.landeprop.com Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

203-294-9889 www.ICEFIGHTERS.org

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 www.landeprop.com Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PLUMBING DE CA Home Improvement Kitchen & Bath Flooring, Painiting Roofing & Siding We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

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J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

HOUSE CLEANING

FALL Clean up service we do it all for you curb pick up, hedges, pruning, weeding, gutters Ins Lic 0619909 203-715-2301 biggreenhomeimprovement.com GARY Wodatch Lawn & Landscaping Complete Fall clean-ups. Quick Courteous Srv. Est ‘85. All calls returned. Lic ins. #566326. 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

POLISH/English speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885

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

HOUSECLEANING with passion. Insured. Please call Renata 860-828-1338

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

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD SNOW PLOWING, Leaf & Yard Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

TREE SERVICES

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

SERVICES OFFERED

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

SIDING

FIDERIO & SONS

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

WLFD $1250/month Great oppty to be in center of town. 1500 sq. ft. of retail space perfect for office. Front open space, conf rm, utility area, cair, prvt back office & bath w/full bstmt to finish or for storage. Kathy 203-265-5618

HOUSES FOR SALE

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 www.lavignestree servicellc.com GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 YARDLEY TREE SERVICE.com Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. Firewood Available 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

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

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

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

J Hall Construction Siding, Roofing, Decks, Additions, Replacement Windows, Remodeling, New Construction. All work is performed by owners. Contact Jeremy 203 537-2534 HIC.0575625

SNOW PLOWING

PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD This newspaper makes every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when you handle thousands of ads, mistakes do slip through. We ask therefore, that you check your ad on the FIRST day of publication. If you find an error, report it to the

WALLINGFORD Convenient in town Col w/updated, improved mechanicals, walk-up attic for future expansion, 3BRs, LR, DR and lg eat-in kit, fenced yard w/work shed & more. $189,900. Kathy 203-265-5618

BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING

Marketplace IMMEDIATELY by calling

MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC. Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr srv. Benny Medina 203-909-1099

ROOFING BEAUTIFUL Day Cleaning Services. It’s always a Beautiful Day when we are cleaning for you! We guarantee your satisfaction! New customer discount. (203)788-4266

Roofing, Siding & Gutters

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

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM

MASONRY JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. Family owned for 90+yrs # 623849 (203) 537-3572

SNOW PLOWING SALT - $130/Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 DOT mix, $59 per yard, picked up. 100% magnesium chloride icemelt - Safest for concrete! $16/50lb. bag. Pallets prices avail. 24/7. 203-238-9846

DE CA LANDSCAPING ● Patios & Decks ● Walkways ● Leaf & Snow Removal We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

LEAF CLEAN-UP

ATTORNEYS

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

JUNK REMOVAL

203-238-1953 before 5pm Mon-Fri

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 RESIDENTIAL ONLY Snow Removal. Fully insured. #581867. Meriden, Cheshire, Wlfd area. Bella 203-605-0258

We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.

MERIDEN, Beautiful Colonial 2,434 sq ft 4bds (all very large), 2.5 bth, open floor plan, in New SubDivision, Marina Court. $355,000 Directions: Hanover to Prospect Ave to Marina CT. Call Central CT Realtors 203-687-5535 for details.


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Thursday, Thursday, December 9, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen HOUSES FOR SALE

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

Can You Put "Sales" into Our

ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER POSITION? A recent and rare opening has occurred at this family owned and operated multi media company, which has been serving the Central Connecticut market since 1867.

MERIDEN. $195,900. Completely redone from studs in. 7 rm, 4 BR, 2 bath Col. Almost 2000 sq. ft. of open floor plan, appl. kit. Ray Valenti, ReMax 203-238-1977

MERIDEN. $224,900. Immaculate Ranch 3 BRs, 1 1/2 baths, LR w/fireplace, c/air, fenced lot and more. Call Ray Valenti at ReMax (203) 238-1977

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized self starter to lead a sales staff in selling our daily, Sunday, weekly and online products. In addition to quality of life, you will inherit a staff of seasoned veterans, all with long term relationships with their clients and award winning products. The ideal candidate will have a background of proven success in sales management, preferably in media; a portfolio of demonstrated creative solutions; promotional projects that provide value for advertisers and interest to the reader, budgets and planning experience, web savvy, and willing to represent our company at community and industry functions.

Send your resume to: mkillian@record-journal.com

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE SOUTHINGTON - BY OWNER $125,000 Move in today! 2BR, 1 1/2 bath condo on Rte 322. By Appointment Only 860-841-9412

HELP WANTED

BUS DRIVERS HELP WANTED

Now Hiring/Training No Experience Necessary

ADMISSION DIRECTOR - LONG TERM CARE Seeking an Admission Director to maintain census and quality mix by developing the market, and providing prospective candidates with appropriate information and assistance in choosing the appropriate level of care within our long term care continuum. In addition to excellent written/verbal communication, problem solving and decision making abilities, our candidate will possess experience in long term care and knowledge of state and federal regs. In return for your expertise, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume and salary requirements to JOBS@ctbaptisthomes.org Or apply in person, M-F, 9-5 at CT Baptist Homes 292 Thorpe Ave. Meriden, CT. 06450 EOE.

$ 5 0 0 Sign-On Bonus For applicants holding CDL-B with PS Endorsement

FREE Training Average 20-35 Hrs Per Week Benefits Available Some Paid Holidays

Call 203-269-4171 Apply online at:

www.durham schoolservices.com or in person at: 990 Northrup Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492 or at: 647 Cromwell Ave Rocky Hill, CT 06067

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE For dinnerware distributor looking for well organized, detail-oriented team player. Qualified candidates should have 2 plus years exp., good communication (oral and written skills) and be Microsoft Word and Excel proficient. Credit/claims experience a plus. Excellent benefit package including 401K plan. Fax resume to 1212-889-3813

Professional in a fast-paced environment to recruit, interview and place volunteers and community service clients into various agencies. Excellent verbal & written skills including abilities to work with social networking. Some evening hours required. Applicants must be MS Word & Excel proficient, include salary requirements and have own transportation.

Fax resume to 203-235-4404 or email jijr@unitedwaymw.org

Inside/Outside Sales Associates Needed Privately owned company with over 30 years in the industry is now looking to put together an inside and an outside sales force to help grow this company to be the largest in the nation. Skills of Ideal Candidate: ● TEAM PLAYER ● Organized ● Leadership Skills ● Independent Worker ● Highly Motivated Job Duties: ● Help follow up with and generate new sales from an existing client base of over 40,000. ● Meet personal goals and work effectively with other members of team. Compensation: Aggressive, competitive pay plan based on experience & PERFORMANCE. Medical, dental & matching retirement plan. Apply in person, Monday thru Friday, or fax resume to 860-621-3258:

HELP WANTED AUTO TECH/DISMANTLER Auto Mechanic needed to disassemble vehicles. Must be reliable, exp’d & have tools. Exc pay & benefits inc med/ dent/vaca/IRA plan. Call Bishop’s Auto Parts 860-301-2330 DENTAL OFFICE Full Time Insurance/Treatment Cooordinator. Must be very personable and have experience dealing with patients. Dental office exp preferred, but not a must. We will train. Send resume to Record-Journal Box 99D, 11 Crown Street, Meriden, CT 06450 DENTAL OFFICE PT Front Desk/Patient coordinator. 3 afternoons/evenings per week and every other Saturday morning. Experience pref, but will train. A real team player who is friendly and personalble. Send resume to RecordJournal Box 99D, 11 Crown Street, Meriden, CT 06450 FRONT DESK and Night Auditor. Experienced person preferred. Apply in person, no phone calls. Econolodge, 1845 Meriden Waterbury Rd (behind Dunkin Donuts), Milldale. ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

APARTMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Maintenance Technician position for apartment community in Hamden area. Must live on site. Duties include: apartment turnover, fulfilling work orders, general property maintenance and 24-hour on-call rotation. Experience preferred in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and HVAC. Competitive pay and benefits. A thorough background check and drug screening is required for employment. Qualified Candidate Please Fax Resume to 203-4070390 or e-mail to: joanna@tagcos.com

COORDINATOR Volunteer Center/Community Service

Hot Off The Press PERMANENT AND CHRISTMAS WORK Start Immediately Christmas is here and we are busy. Local maintenacne outlet is looking to fill 18-35 positions this week. Positions available in Customer Service Appt Setters Display Makers No exp needed We train here $800-$1900/mo to start CALL TODAY FOR INTERVIEW 1-860-329-0316 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

120 West Main St, Plantsville, CT 06489

MEDICAL CAREERS DENTAL ASSISTANT Part Time Outgoing, energetic individual needed for progressive, friendly office. Fax resume to 203-686-0378.

Always a sale in Marketplace

PER DIEM POSITIONS AVAILABLE! Social Worker (Temporary) Therapeutic Recreation Director Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential health care services, is seeking qualified and compassionate candidates for the following positions: Social Worker - This is a temporary role, responsible for the short term rehab unit. Responsibilities include: social service assessments, MDS 3.0/interviews and discharge planning. Hours vary weekly depending on census. Requirements are: Bachelor's degree in Social Work (Master's pref); experience in short-term rehab discharge planning; thorough understanding of state/fed nursing home regulations and services for the aged; Social Work experience in a nursing home environment. Therapeutic Recreation Director - Candidate will assist the T.R.D. Manager with planning and assisting recreational programs for residents of long term care and short term rehabilitation facility, created by Miller's Therapeutic Recreation Department. Hours vary weekly depending on census and may include some evenings/wkends. The successful candidate will have at minimum: Therapeutic Recreation certification and/or an Associate's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field, plus two years or more of long term care experience. Drug testing & criminal background check required. Please apply to:

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HOMEMAKERS/Companions needed in Meriden & surrounding areas. BiLingual a plus. Call 860-828-3396

HVAC Balancing Technician Exp required. Send inquiries to rmckay@tagcfm.com or PO Box 1924, Wfld, CT 06492

Looking For a Change?

INSULATION Installers needed Exp preferred. Valid form of ID req’d. Call 860-829-8881

Then The Orchards at Southington Assisted Living might be for you! CNA positions available: Per diem all shifts w/potential to become PT/FT. Send resume to : ingrisellis@ southingtonorchards.org or come in to fill out an application at 34 Hobart St, Southington or call 860-628-5656.

RN Part-Time CHOATE ROSEMARY HALL RN needed part-time for interesting and challenging work with adolescents in our health care facility. This position is scheduled for approximately 20 hours/ week, working 8am-12noon Mon, Tues., and Fri. and 3pm-11pm every other Wed and Sun during the academic year. We require at least 3 years experience as an RN in a Health Center, office or clinic and the proven ability to work independently. Send resume and salary history to Choate Rosemary Hall, attn: HR Manager, 333 Christian St., Wallingford, CT 06492 or email to: hresources@choate.edu. Choate Rosemary Hall is an equal opportunity employer.

Looking for extra money for the Holiday$$$? Contact HCMWe have General Labor Jobs available! 203-634-8427 OFFICE Assistant - Temporary. From Jan til April. 9-3. Duties include answering phones & scheduling appointments, assembling tax returns and some filing. Send resume to: mgustavson@dmp-cpa.com OFFICE ASSISTANT PT Applicant must have proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Quickbooks. Send resume to: Record-Journal Box #1, 11 Crown St., Meriden CT 06450

Technology Assistant Part time position Troubleshoot problems within the district with respect to the technology infrastructure & software. Associates degree preferred. Excellent computer skills required. MAC experience preferred. $13.00 per hour, Grant Funded for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year. Please submit your application through our website: https://jobs. southingtonschools.org

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email: hfparisi@emmci.org EOE

HELP WANTED PART TIME Cashier/Kitchen Prep needed for corporate dining cafeteria in Meriden, CT. Mon-Fri. 9:30am-1:30pm. Please send resume to: unit805@epicureanfeast.com

Therapeutic Recreation FT position - Must be enthusiastic, creative, and work as part of the overall Recreation team in State of the art Continuing Care Retirement Community Must enjoy working with elderly population. Assists in scheduling, organizing and leading recreational activities. 60 bed long term care, 30 bed sub acute Rehab, 42 bed Residential Care Unit. Benefits including medical and dental, life insurance, 401K, Safe attractive grounds, café, Wellness Center. Apply in person: Elim Park Baptist Home, Inc, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT, weekdays 8a - 7p, weekends 10a- 2p or fax resume to HR at 203-271-7794. EOE, AA,D/V, M/F.

HELP WANTED NOW Hiring PT winter staffPlow Drivers and Bobcat Operators. Call 203-537-7060 or fax resume to 203-440-4186 SLIDERS GRILL & BAR New Location Opening in Wallingford! Now Hiring Bartenders, Line Cooks, Servers. 860-7475199 www.slidersgrillbar.com SUSHI-DO Cheshire CT Part time or Full time, Over night job. Sushi chef are welcome. Call 203-430-1629 UNITED INDUSTRIAL SERVICES One of the premier environmental contracting firms in the northeast has immediate openings for 2nd Shift Class B CDL Drivers. Tanker & HazMat endorsements are req’d. Attractive benefit package offered. Call our job hotline 866-896-5794 or send resume to apps@ unitedindustrialservices.com EOE

Warehouse1st & 2nd shift Exp. with Forklift, Machine Op or Hand tools a plus. Drug test/background check req.

Contact HCM@ 203-634-8427


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