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Cit itiz ize en Volume 13, Number 53

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year in Review

A welcome surprise Christmas gift

Berlin faced with critical decisions in otherwise quiet year By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

Berlin native Brian Malloy surprised his family as they sat down to Christmas eve dinner by returning from serving as a Marine in Iraq. “I told my mother (Carol Malloy, pictured above) and my girlfriend but that was it.” Ryan Malloy said. “It’s all tentative so you never know exactly when you’re going to come back. My girlfriend walked in and I waited until everybody sat down to dinner and then walked in and yelled ‘Merry Christmas.’ My sister Katie choked on her food, my sister Kelly started crying and I thought my grandparents were going to have a heart attack.” Malloy, a 2005 Berlin High School grad, became a reservist in 2006. He had been in Iraq since May of this year working as a diesel mechanic. His full-time job here is as a computer technician at Pratt & Whitney. “I’m so excited to be home,” he added. “The homecoming reaction was everything I hoped for and then some. It’s something I’ll never forget.”

The year gone by — 2009 — was quiet in many respects. Longtime town employee Denise McNair, (hired in November 2008) settled into her position as town manager and a revolving door era for that office ended. Election season came and went with hardly a hiccup and only one bad caricature of Adam Salina — courtesy of the Berlin Republican Town Committee. The Board of Education ramped up its public awareness campaign about the condition of the schools and its push for a new high school. The Police Commission also moved forward with its state-

ment of need for a new facility. And a major communications “umbrella” was built over the town as a way to improve police, fire and other safety communications. But for the most part, large projects were kept on hold as officials moved cautiously through a tough economic time. But there was one dominant down and dirty controversary that affected virtually everyone in town — an uproar that could be dubbed The Great Trash War. The switch from manual to automatic collection caused a major flap as Berlin headed into summer. Anti-automatic protesters contended that the

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Town has seen major changes in decade By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

A look back

The first decade of the new millennium is past — so say farewell to all of 2000 through 2009. Those 10 years cover a lot of Berlin ground. There was plenty of progress, a smattering of scandals and a few national trends experienced at the community level. Some activities spanned the decade making headlines along the way like the overhaul of the Worthington Meeting House that at one point was in danger of being added to the town’s blight

list. Over time, and with the help of grants and the unwavering dedication of the Worthington Meeting House committee, the old building gained new life and emerged as a centerpiece of the historical district. Other projects, like a skate park approved in August 2000, sputtered to life and then died before ever making it to fruition. Here are a few highlights beginning in January 2000. The year began with an architect hired for the expan-

sion of Timberlin golf course. A blight ordinance is approved. (Later, the council declines to have town properties placed on the blight list.) In February, the council authorizes a strategic study of what Berlin will look like in 15 years and over the next year encourages input from the public. Berlin appears to temporarily lose its identity as, during an address search, a zip code glitch on the “World Wide Web” only brings up the Kensington Post Office. In March, the Community Center located

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2009 Continued from page 1 Town Council had authorized the change without properly consulting the people. The council said it was a costeffective move and that there were no other viable options, anyway. Many people just shook their heads and said doesn’t Berlin have something better to worry about than waste disposal? A referendum on the question didn’t do much to smooth things over. That’s the year in a nutshell — here are a few other month-to-month highlights. January The 2009-2020 budget is “trickier than in the past” states The Citizen’s Jan. 8 headline. Officials grapple with how to pay the bills as revenues are down and the whole economy is in a slump. The early rumblings are a precursor to a “spending freeze” later instituted by the council. Most municipal employees agree to a voluntary pay freeze. Inauguration mania sets in as local students head off to see Barack Obama sworn in as 44th president. “It’s a great opportunity, a once in a lifetime event to see

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The proposed VIP store at 717 Berlin Turnpike continued to grab headline as the legal battle wound its way through the court system. The Town Council voted to change residential trash collection to an automated collection system. Town veterans showed up at a public meeting in regards to Berlin Veterans Memorial Park with their own drawings of what the site should look like. “We feel left out,” said Tom Chesery, chairman of the Berlin Veterans Commission. Officials said the design of the park had many phases and the veterans ideas would be incorporated as the plans

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budget. The assistant town manager position is eliminated, as well as other minor personnel cuts, as part of the budget trimming. Tammi Saddler had held that position for three years. April The town’s finance director Delois Johnson resigns as the budget season headed towards its conclusion. “I didn’t want to leave (the Town Manager) high and dry,” Johnson said. “I completed everything I needed to complete.” The Town Council recommends a zero increase in the mill rate as the budget heads toward referendum. May Six percent of residents vote on the budget and it passes. A petition drive by residents seeks to take the switch



the inauguration of the first African American president,” said Olivia Hall, then aBerlin High School freshman, who attended the event. February The town hopped on the economic stimulus opportunity and forwarded a list of “shovel ready” projects to state offices administering the grants. “We’re looking at things that generate jobs,” said Town Manager Denise McNair, explaining that infrastructure projects were high priority.

evolved. March Hatchery Brook Community Garden plans began gaining even more momentum when organizer Pat Bigelow gives the council a detailed report on its progress. The garden is located on Orchard Road. “Community gardening is getting to be really popular,” Bigelow said. The installation of new cell towers is approved as the town moved forward with a wireless public safety communications network to enhance emergency communications, especially for police and fire departments. Mary Labieniec celebrates her 101 birthday with a big bash at McDonald’s restaurant where she dances up a storm. Working to trim the budget, the Town Council instructs the school board to make cuts in its $37 million

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numerous problems in the districts’ buildings. “Berlin residents are entitled to be informed,” said Gary Brochu, board president, warning that the high school could lose its accreditation. The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library begins to celebrate two anniversaries. The library has been at its current location for 20 years and also marks 180 years of official operations this year. October The 61st Annual Berlin Fair is a success despite a deluge complete with thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon. “The skies opened up. It


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to automated trash collection to referendum. Town Councilor Robert McGee announces he is leaving the Republican Party and returning his affiliation “to my native Independent.” A rash of fire calls at McGee Middle School keeps fire departments busy; however, no immediate threats are identified. “We’d rather err on the side of caution,” said Deputy Fire Marshal Matt Odishoo. Some of the alarms were related to HVAC air quality issues. The council approves $1 million for portable classrooms at Griswold Elementary School to relieve overcrowding issues. June A huge turnout of voters rejects the new automated trash system at referendum. The Town Council is now required to seek out new bids for a manual collection. Trash cans for the new system are already being distributed. July The council explores the possibility that residents may have to carry their own trash to dumpsters at sites around town as it could take a while to get a new trash company. That idea is quickly rejected due to safety and insurance concerns. TrashAway agrees to extend its manual collection and concurrently offer the automated system. A separate charge is made for any manual pick-up. By mid-July officials say there are no bids for manual. “As of today, we are fully

automated,” the town manager said adding she sympathized with those who were unhappy with the outcome. “We’ll get through all this, too, and become a better town.” VIP of Berlin wins a court decision that allows it to open its Berlin Turnpike store. The town immediately files an appeal. August “VIP forced to close” is the Aug. 6 headline. The court grants a “motion to stay” until other aspects of the various court cases between the town and VIP are resolved. “Sex shops and swing sets” don’t belong in neighborhoods, Mayor Adam Salina said. Meanwhile, VIP brings in a truck sporting a billboard that reads “Relax, it’s just sex, everyone’s doing it.” Sherwood Falls breaks ground. The renovations to the old mill at Paper Goods Pond are underway. The plan is to turn the site into 72 loftstyle residential units. Town Councilor William Watson III drops off the Democrats’ slate of candidates for the fall election. William Rasmussen is named as Watson’s replacement. September School officials begin publicizing a status report on the school facilities that details

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in the basement of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library opens its doors. The town’s budget for the year is $47.5 million. In April, the big headline in The Citizen heralds a new era in technology: “Town employees now have email.” In July a headline reads: “Gas prices headed down – but for how long?” The price per gallon is $1.79. In August, a skate park is approved, but a site is still needed. In November, residents elect to maintain Timberlin Park for activities other than golf. 2001 In February, a townfunded study concludes that a second floor can be added to Berlin High School. A March headline announces “Northeast Utilities/ Con-Ed merger collapses.” Later that year: a poll finds that quality of life is “good” or “very good” in Berlin. Some town leaders deem that the animal shelter is “a disaster.” Officials decide that the name of the Sebethe River will not be changed. 2002 The year begins with a redistricting that “fractures Berlin” in terms of where residents vote. In April, there’s a groundbreaking for Friendship Place at Willard Elementary School and in August the new town center plans are reported to be moving ahead. That November, the Department of Transportation presents a bridge improvement plan for the underpass on Farmington Avenue. In December, a Berlin Housing Authority official resigns amid allegations she misused over $50,000 in funds. 2003 As the year begins, a plan to restore the Mattabassett is launched. In March, Town Manager Bonnie Therrien announces her resignation and in May 2003 Paul Fitzgerald is introduced as the new police chief. In August, Richard Haberman is selected as the new town manager. That September, police shut down “Mingles”, a swingers club on Mill Street.

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The Berlin Democratic Party has scheduled a caucus for all registered members for Thursday, Jan 7 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers. The caucus is to endorse candidates for Democratic Town Committee and to transact other business.

The Berlin Citizen has placed distribution boxes on Brook Street, next to the Kensington post office and at A&P Foodmart on Webster Square Road, in addition to the regular mailed home delivery. There is no charge for the newspaper at these boxes. Customers can continue to pick up newspapers at Roger’s Marketplace and at The Citizen’s office at 979 Farmington Avenue.

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December Persistent air-quality problems at McGee Middle School will require a $6.8 million fix. The council approves the project. “We have to fix it,” said John Pajor.


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A caucus of all enrolled Republican electors of the town of Berlin is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall Council Chambers. The caucus is to endorse candidates for the Berlin Republican Town Committee.


was unbelievable. We survived it…we closed nothing down,” said fair President Jeff Glatz. Superintendent of Schools Michael Cicchetti tells the school board that he is leaving for another job after four years in Berlin. Cicchetti was hired by Educational Region 9 which serves Easton and Redding. He will earn a base salary of $210,000 at his new job. November The Democrats retain their majority presence on the Town Council and Mayor Adam Salina begins his fourth term. Republican Joan Carey loses her seat when David Evans and Kari Maier Drost are elected as minority representatives. The council approves funds to help the building maintenance department move forward with renovations at the former Pistol Creek golf course clubhouse.

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In October, town officials announce that a Super Stop & Shop will be built. In November, a new mayor, Adam Salina, “is ready to lead.” 2004 As January begins, The Citizen reports “Animal shelter plan discussed.” As the year progresses the Stop & Shop application grows increasingly controversial. Other hot topics include naked karaoke and the bright yellow paint job (an authentic early New England color) on the Worthington Meeting House. Work begins on the $10 million bridge reconstruction on Farmington Avenue. Town and Country Furniture and Gifts is demolished to make room for more parking for Dairy Queen. Town Manager Haberman quits abruptly just a year into the job and Superintendent of Schools Richard Paskiewicz gives his resignation. 2005 State Representative Jim Abrams resigns from

the house after 10 years and just after winning reelection. Interim Town Manager Herman Middlebrooks takes over the job on a permanent basis. Plans for a new animal control shelter get testy as Friends of Berlin Animal Control and Chief Fitzgerald disagree on how to proceed with developing the project. A skirmish between two politicians on Election Day leads to rampant speculation as to who did what to whom. A developer seeks to build a major residential project at the former Pistol Creek golf course. The Scarecrow Contest has it debut. 2006 The Citizen dubbed this a “tumultuous year.” Large housing projects opened, such as: Sage Pond Place, The Regency, Beckley Farms. More seemed destined to chew up Berlin’s farming heritage. Broadview was the tipping point for residents who fought to keep the huge Orchard Road project from getting a shovel in the ground. VIP was another unwelcome guest. The adults’ only store wanted to open up on the Berlin Turnpike next to residential streets. The animal shelter contro-

versy continues with the firing, then rehiring, of the animal control officer by the Police Commission. The town acquired major parcels of open space include 450 acres from Meriden Gas Turbines. Middlebrooks quits after just 13 months as town manager and officials express surprise. Roger Kemp, a former Meriden city manager, is named as interim town manager. 2007 A big passage for The Citizen as the newspaper celebrates 10 years of delivering “hyper-local coverage” to every household in town. After serving 12 years, Paul Argazzi announces he will not run for another term on the Town Council. The downtown bridge project is completed. A bird sanctuary on Peck Street behind the historical museum is dedicated to Marjorie Moore. Kemp faces a dilemma of not meeting requirements of the Town Charter to live in town. He lives in Meriden. An attempt at a charter revision to change that requirement fails at the polls. 2008 “Rio Vista” the housing development slated for

Pistol Creek loses its court battles with the town over certain development requirements. The town steps in and buys the old golf course. VIP keeps up the fight to open its store but the town keeps pushing back in court. Starbucks’ bid to open a coffee shop on Farmington Avenue gets rejected. Plans for Sherwood Mill and Depot Crossing are launched. Kemp decides not to move to Berlin and quits. The town’s former tax collector, Denise McNair, is hired to replace him. The Town Council institutes a spending freeze due to the economy. A new monument at the Civil War Memorial on Worthington Ridge is dedicated to Gulf War veterans. The FBI comes to town looking for a murder and kidnapping suspect who may have attended Berlin High School. 2009 See story page 1.

Berlin Brief Preschool RoundUp

The Berlin Public School System has announced a town wide preschool screening. Berlin residents who are between the ages of 2 years 4 months and 4 years 6 months by Jan. 29, 2010, are eligible to participate. Screening is in the areas of hearing, language, motor and social skills and provides parents with information about your child’s development, strengths and weaknesses. The screening will also assist the school district to identify children who may be in need of additional evaluation. The screening will serve as part of Berlin’s CHILD FIND, a state-mandated activity that seeks to identify children with physical, mental and/or emotional problems which would impair a child’s ability to learn. The Preschool Round-up is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Berlin Community Center. Time and date will be dependent upon the child’s age. Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To schedule an appointment for screening, call Lisa or JoAnn at (860) 828-6581 from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. between Jan. 4 and Jan. 22.

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The Forever Young Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature a piano concert by Rick D’Addario at Sacred Heart Church, East Berlin. D’Addario was a past music director at Sacred Heart and is known for his concerts in the New Britain area and participation in concerts with local musicians. Refreshments will follow the concert. Guests and the public are welcome to attend.

Edward Morelli, 88, of Plainville, passed away peacefully on Dec. 20, 2009. He was born in Southington on Sept. 13, 1921, the son of Josephine (Fabrizio) and Angelo Morelli. He graduated from Southington schools and received a Bachelor’s degree in education from the Teacher’s College of Connecticut and a Master’s degree from Wesleyan University. Retired from teaching at Plainville Junior High School, he was also a United States Marine Corps veteran having served during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He played semi-pro baseball in his youth and was a member of the Southington Elks Club for many years. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna Madia Morelli. He is survived by a brother, John Morelli of Southington; a sister-in-law Victoria Madia of Plainville; his four children, Joanne Gleba and her husband Jeffrey of Niskayuna, N.Y., Edward Morelli of South Windsor, John Morelli and his wife Iris of Plainville and Stephen Morelli and his wife Margaret of Berlin; eight grandchildren, James Hunter Harris, Annie Gleba, Katherine Morelli, Stephen Morelli, Jessica Morelli, Elizabeth Connelly, James Connelly and Emma Morelli and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter-in-law Sarina Morelli; brothers Anthony, Sisto, Alphonse, Marshall and several other siblings. A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for Jan. 2, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 94 Broad Street, Plainville. Burial will be private. The Kenney-Luddy Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

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Obituaries Mary Zytka M a r y (Palasek) Z y t k a , beloved mother and devoted wife, died Dec. 18, 2009 at Bradley Memorial Hospital. Born in Pultusk, Poland on July 25, 1939, she was a Southington resident for over 30 years and prior to that lived in New Britain. She is survived by her husband John, and her children Amy and Walt Henderson of Berlin and Jason and Sara Jane Zytka of Burlington. She was predeceased by a son, David Grazulwich, and her mother and father Edward and Zofia Palasek. She leaves four brothers, Stanley and his wife Ellen of Matthews, N.C., Joseph and his wife Kathy of Richardson, Texas, Henry and his wife Janie of Southington, Edward and his wife Christine of Kensington, as well as several nieces and nephews. Mary was a wonderful cook who enjoyed hosting regular family dinners for her husband and children. She enjoyed working in the prepared food section of Stop and Shop for 18 years. She also loved movies - especially musicals - and spent many years collecting a wonderful collection for her family to enjoy. She loved to go danc-

ing, and was a spirited, generous and vivacious woman who loved her family immensely and whose greatest wish was her children’s happiness. Services were held Dec. 28, 2009 at New Britain Memorial-Sagarino Funeral Home. Burial was at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery in New Britain.

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Felice Lupia Felice “Felix” Lupia, 79, of Berlin, the loving husband and best friend o f Jo s e p h i n e

(Frazzetta) Lupia, died Dec. 22, 2009 at Kimberly Hall in Windsor. Born in Scigliano, Province of Calabria, Italy, the son of the late Luigi and the late Maria (Mirabelli) Lupia, he received an Associate’s degree in accounting and owned and operated Lupia Renovating Company, Inc. He was a member of St. Paul Church, a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, Monsignor Greylish Council, a member of the Berlin Lions Club, a member of Calabria Mia Society, and a member of Generale Amelia. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Anthony Lupia of Berlin; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Frank Dzen of South Windsor; two grandchildren, Felix Lupia and Amanda Dzen and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Antonio Lupia, and two sisters, Michelina Arcuri and Rachelina Golia. Services were held Dec. 28, 2009 from Porter’s Funeral Home, Kensington, followed by a funeral liturgy at St. Paul Church. Burial was in Maple Cemetery, Berlin.

John “Jack” M. Stanton, 93, of Berlin, died Dec. 21, 2009 at a local convalescent home. He was the beloved husband of Helen (McNally) Stanton for over 66 years. Born in New Britain, he was the son of the late John F. and Jane (Kenny) Stanton. He was a former New Britain resident moving to Berlin 39 years ago. He retired from Northeast Utilities after 40 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael J. and Barbara Stanton of Sun City West, Ariz. and Attorney John F. and Karen Stanton of Kensington; a grandson, Sean P. Stanton and two great-grandchildren, Greyson and Ivy Erin Stanton. He was predeceased by a brother Donald Stanton and a sister Eileen King. Services were held Dec. 24, 2009 at Kenney-Luddy Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul Church. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery.




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The Town of Berlin is seeking applicants for the position of Maintainer IV - Truck Driver in the Highway Department. This is a full time, 40 hour per week position. Must have a high school diploma and at least 5 years directly related experience, or 2 years of college or Associate’s Degree and less than 2 years directly related experience, and a current Connecticut Commercial Driver’s License as Class B, or be able to obtain one within 3 months. The individual must possess knowledge of the safe and efficient operation, care, maintenance and repair of tools, materials, and equipment and knowledge of traffic laws and Division regulations, and have the ability to meet the public in a pleasant and courteous manner. Applications and a full job description are available at the Town Manager’s Office, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037. Applications will be accepted at the Town Manager’s Office, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037 until 4:00 p.m. on January 14, 2010.

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Joyce G. Recck, 72, of Kensington, died Dec. 24, 2009 at Hartford Hospital. Born in N e w Britain, the daughter of the late William Gooby and the late Muriel (Stockwell) Davis, she graduated from Berlin High School in 1954, received her Associate’s degree from Becker Junior College in Worcester, Mass. and was employed as a bookkeeper at United Paint and Wallpaper until her retirement. She was a member of Kensington United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir, directed the bell choir, and was an active volunteer in the barbeque chicken booth at the Berlin Fair. Her hobbies included stamping and quilting. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shari and

David Provost of Manteca, Calif., four sons and two daughters-in-law, George Recck and his wife Catherine Carswell of Natick, Mass., Francis Recck of Berlin, Anthony and Shelly Recck of Berlin and Thomas Recck of Harwinton; ten grandchildren, Liana, Zachary, and Julia Provost, and Calli, Charles, Kayla, Marcus, Taylor, Mackenzie, and Connor Recck, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Dec. 31, 2009 at Kensington United Methodist Church, Kensington. Burial was in West Lane Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1 Evergreen Avenue, Suite 20, Hamden, CT 06518. Porter’s Funeral Home, Kensington, assisted the family.


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Government Meetings Tuesday, Jan 5 Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Town Council, Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 Conservation Commission, Town Hall, room 6, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Library Board room, 7 p.m. Housing Authority, Marjorie Moore Vil-

lage, 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 Parks & Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Youth Advisory Board, Caucus Room, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m.

To the editor: I wanted to start out with a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, but on second thought, so that I may be politically correct, I guess I’ll just say, happy holidays. That being said in a way that I hope pleases everyone let me get down to the meat and potatoes of my article. It has to do with, I guess you could say, money. That’s right, money. Everyone’s favorite subject. For those that have it, they don’t think about it. For those that don’t have it, that’s all we/they think about. History shows that in modern times, all of the politicians in Washington are either millionaires or so close to it you couldn’t tell the difference. And as we have seen in recent days, they are spending money as thought it grows on trees. Well I, for one, living in a very wooded area have yet to find that elusive money tree. So now, our own Town Council has apparently found the money tree. I don’t know where it is, but it most definitely is well hidden. Makes me think it might be somewhere behind Slopers Fence. Notice over the years how they keep that fence in such good repair. The town, several years ago decided to spend a certain amount of money each year to invest, if you will, in open space property. An old friend of mine, years ago advised me to stop buying cars and invest in real estate. I didn’t listen to him then. Today after following his own advice, he is a multimillionaire. So I do believe that the town should continue purchasing open space, but. This property that our council is looking at to purchase, namely the Petoe farm on Kensington Road, is a big expensive undertaking. And to make matters worse, you can already hear the BOE talking about which direction the students’ vehicles will enter the new high school. I do not want it to be said that I am against our children, schools, sports and anything else having to do with schools. I only ask the council to please exhaust all other possibilities of adding on to our present high school; either go up or expand. We own the property across from the high school. Put that to some use, such as a parking lot. That way the present high school could add on. To buy this property, will cost the taxpayers, millions of dollars that we can ill afford at this time. Times will get better, of that I’m certain, but now is not the time to spend what we do not have. National unemployment presently is running around 10 percent. I imagine here in Berlin, we are near that. The cost of buying the property and building a new high school will be so expensive that the students that will attend will probably be paying for it themselves. Presently, our children are the best educated in the area and that is due, not to the building but to the teachers. They can and will continue to teach at their highest level, no matter where the school is. I only ask that the council give this some very serious consideration, for the sake of our present taxpayers and our future taxpayers, our children. Richard A. Rampone Kensington

Are Dems hiding something?

To the editor: Back when the campaign for Town Council was going on our newly elected councilor Kari Maier Drost promised she would keep the public informed of the goings on at council meetings and other items that we should know about. She did just that with an informative letter in the Berlin Citizen for

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Berlin High School Honor Roll High Honors Grade 12 - Ryan Bisson, Danielle Bourgoin, Kaitlyn Bovee, Allison Brochu, Katherine Caplik, Sharon Carpenter, Kailin Cornwall, Edward Courchaine, Tessa Cugno, Samantha DeGroff, Ashley DeMarco, Elizabeth Dunham, Monique Duong, Lindsay Erickson, Molly Goldberger, Alyssa Hayes, Beata Kaminska, Joseph Kierwiak, Nikki Kureczka, Krystie Luczynski, Bailey Mariner, Margaret Murphy, Paulina Nastyn, Kacper Nedza, Vincent Pandolfo, Pooja Patel, Vinit Patel, Allison Pucci, Brian Quinn, Sean Roche, Joshua Rubin, Jessica Sampson, John Sayers, Kerry Scalora, Lauren Schaller, Jane Sylvester, Fiona Tamburini, Mariko Taricani, Andrew Thurston, Lauren Weiss, Sarah Wilkenson, Heather Zisk. Grade 11 Jenna Brousseau, Caitlyn Budnick, Rebecca Calafiore, Alex Camosci, Kaitlyn Cantafi, Kristen Cavaliere, Ethan Cope, Joseph Dellaquila, Nicole Dunham, Franz Grunbaum, Katherine Harrison, Kevin Kozikowski, Krista Langevin, Kimberly Lapierre, Stephanie Lapierre, Elizabeth Long, Qin Han Lu, Paulina Mielicka, Ryan Morrison, James Nolan, Bhavik Patel, Deepali Patel, Vipra Patel, Lauren Prior, Tessa Rawlings, April Regan,

Michelle Ritchie, Jaclyn Rubin, Emma Rustico, Colleen Schmalberger, Monique St. Jarre, Igor Turetskyy, Shannon Williams Grade 10 - Deanna Barrett, Jessica Bosco, Kinberly Bosse, Connor Bowen, Sarah Brochu, Kimberly Brown, Morgan Budney, Amanda Calderone, Alexandra Carbonell, Briana Cass, William Cavedon, Aneta Chorzepa, Lia D’Amato, Samantha DeFrancesco, Stephanie DelConte, Jessica DiMattia, Chelsea Farrington, Mackenzie Freeland, Danielle Gemmell, Nicole Gerrow, Olivia Hale, Robert Hall, Jonathan Hauptfeld, Dana Hebert, Connor Hilbie, Emma Johnson, Nicole Johnson, Shannon Jones, Aleksandra Kaminska, Samantha Kelley, Daniyal Khan, Kevin Knopf, Christopher Kolodziej, Allen Kozloski, Brittany Labbadia, Kyle Lavoie, Matthew Lea, Meghan Long, Lia McNamara, Shannon Membrino, Robert Morrin, Jessica Naples, Malgorzata Nawalaniec, Teagan O’Donnell, Joanna Omilanowski, Cora Ottaviani, Jennifer Petrario, Megan Pitkin, Ashley Pulaski, Robyn Riggott, Holly Robillard, Brittany Robitaille, Michael Rocco, Akanksha Singh, Julia Spencer, Emily Stickel, Melissa Swiatek, IuWei Sze, Sage Szymanski, Meaghan Trzasko, Amber Vi-


members? I hope they are not of the same opinion as she is. Anyway, I want to thank Kari for keeping her campaign promise and keeping us up to date on town matters that affect our tax dollars and I hope you will continue to do so. Not only I, but most everyone I talk to around town are pleased with this and hope it continues and for Councilor Rochette to think that Kari would mislead us and distort the truth for her own benefit are the most disgusting words I ever heard from an elected town official. Did Ms. Rochette ever hear of Freedom of Speech and Press? Until it is repealed, I will continue to voice my opinion in letters to the editor. Happy New Year to all. Frank Masselle Kensington

Continued from page 10 all of us to read. But for some reason Councilor Rachael Rochette thought this was not a good idea. Not a good idea to keep us taxpayers informed. Why, I ask? Do you have something to hide? Are deals being made that you are afraid the citizens might find out about that you don’t want them to know? I sure hope not. I know you didn’t like to read that you voted to spend five million dollars for some property valued at three million dollars. How dumb is that? I wonder if this is only Councilor Rochette’s opinion or was she just a letter writer for the other council

teri, Taylor Welch, Nicole Whitehill, Rebecca Worsham Grade 9 - Melina Accarpio, Elizabeth Asal, Amanda Aziz, Carolyn Bernucca, Lawrence Betterini, Joseph Bosco, Katherine Burek, Emily Charbonneau, Demis Christodlous, Madeline Cirullo, Courtney Cloutier, Olivia Constantine, Lauren Criniti, Caroline D’Attilio, Nicole Damboise, Thomas deRito, Emily-Anne Deutsch, Sylvia Dobrowolski, Rachel Droste, Tom Drozdzowski, Benjamin Durao, Daniel Fasciano, Kaitlyn Fisette, Meghan Foy, Nathan Giaccone, Taylor Gilleran, Nicholas Ginotti, Alexandra Giove, Cassidy Goodwin, Kristina Hagmeier, Emily Hamel, Nicole Harris, Jaclyn Hoffman, Yaryna Hrynyukh, Tobias Hull, Morgan Imossi, Evelyn Juchniewicz, Matthew Kall, Mujtaba Khan, Sana Khan, Julia Kipphut, Sabrina Labadia, Robert Ladas, Morrisa Luddy, Geoffrey Magisano, Shannon Mahoney, Nicole Maroon, Ryan Marquis, Emily Michaud, Emma Morelli, Brittany Nemphos, Brie Nickerson, Madeline Onofrio, Avery Ortega, John Parillo, Stefanie Parillo, Leah Pawelczyk, Karlee Pedemonti, Jessica Petitti, Kevin Pirruccio, Kailene Rampone, David Roccapriore, Gina Root, Megan Rugar, Emily Russo, Eric Schmitt, Nicholas Seguljic, James Shemeth, Carly Simonides, Kaley Sokolowski, Gabrielle St. Jarre, Daniel Stafstrom, Lindsey Stefens, Nicholas Strain, Tyler Stritch, Ian Tamburini, Courtney Trzasko, Tyler Undercuffler, Carly Vernacatola, Catherine Voelpel, Christopher Von Achen, James Wall, Rebecca Wassil, Dominika Wejda, Kristina Wezdenko, Cameron Wilhelm, Joanna Wojtun, Paige Young, Stephanie Zembko Honors Grade 12 - Taylor Anderson, Nicole Baccaro, Jack Banks, Jenna Bell, Theodore Benoit, Karen Boucher, Keith Busch, Briana Calafiore, Michael Campisi, Nicole Carlone, Keith Casserino, Chrystina Christodlous, Michael Condon, Jodi Cyr, Carina D’Amato, Dylan Dabkowski, Victoria Daigle, Timothy Dean, Anthony DeFranco, Marc DelValle, Margaret Doyle, Nicole Egan, Abigail Fischer, Anthony Gagliardi, Nicholas Galo, Victoria Gancarczyk, Samantha Garfi, Jerrod Greider, Jason Gundry,

Daniel Hackett, Kyle Hamilton, Mark Hannon, Kelsey Hare, Joseph Harrington, Eric Hillemeir, Mark Jolley, Kevin Juchniewicz, Farah Kader, Chad Keyworth, Dominick Kielbowicz, Kevin La, Anthony Lapila, Katelyn Lavette, David Legnani, Scott LeMaire, Lauren Lisitano, Kevin Little, Kyleigh Makowski, Brian Malloy, Kara Mavis, Chelsea McLoughlin, Zachary Mildrum, Kathleen Mullins, Timothy Murphy, Lauren Nappi, Valerie Nygren, Blaine O’Donnell, Zachary Parsons, Regan Pulaski, Kimberly Rasmussen, George Rigas, Kaitlin Rivera, Joseph Rocco, Cody Scott, Karen Serravalle, Samantha Shirley, Daniel Skowronek, Alexander Steele, Glenn Swantek, Jennifer Trinh, Jordan Urso, Alexys Vazquez, Guilherme Vieira, Scott Williams, Jillian Young, Yao Zheng, Alyssa Zipadelli Grade 11 - Leanne Ayotte, David Balfore, Alyssa Barrett, Laine Blankenburg, Mallory Brochu, Kelsey Budnick, Carley Calafiore, Jacqueline Carlson, Vivian Carlson, Camilia Chrzan, Richard Conway, Samantha Cooper, Jake Cyr, Jessica Cyr, Kathryn Darling, Nicole Dean, Maximillian DeLorenzo, Paulina Drozdzowski, Michael Fiorillo, Jennifer Flannery, Francis Germano, Zachary Giaccone, Dawn Grabowski, Dylan Grasso, Nicholas Gurrieri, Samantha Hall, Alexander Joslyn, Kyle Kureczka, Jessica La, Joseph Labadia, Jessica Lavoie, Kendra Manthey, Michael Markiewicz, Theresa McCurdy, Amanda McLeod, Monica Meucci, Frank Murphy, Kyle Nelson, Huy Nguyen, Matthew Padykula, Matthew Papke, Ankit Patel, Allison Ponte, Ryan Rampone, Erin Roccapriore, Stephanie Russo, Adam Salwocki, Alyssa Scheyd, Anne Scionti, Woodrow Shattuck, Hailie Shaw, Kevin Shea, Daniel Slomski, Antonio Squitieri, Kevin Stewart, Shaun Sullivan, Stephanie Swiatek, Ryan Szalaty, Rebecca Taylor, Bobbi Temple, Michael Tenore, Karissa Tirinzoni, Samantha Tsun, Natalie VonAchen, Andrew Wnuk, Travis Wood, Sara Zukowski Grade 10 - Alexandra Asal, Gina Aziz, Jamie Barber, Emily Baroni, Conner Bernard, Kyle Bolduc, Patrick Bostrom, Matthew Bove, Kelly Byrnes, Mary Kate Carlson, Daniel

Caron, Emily Carroll, Madeleine Christiana, Carly Cohen, Stephanie Cohen, Sabrina Couceiro, Jakub Cwieka, Garrett Daigle, Frank Davila, Matthew deRito, Victoria Fagan, Ashley Friday, Emily Frigeri, Shane Garfi, Tori Giannini, Kelly Josephson, Thais Kano, Kelly Kasulis, Kelly Kennedy, Colin King, Carol Kolc, Daniel Laviana, Daniel Lojko, Chelsea Longo, Caitlyn Mangiafico, Amanda Maule, Alison Mazurkiewicz, Carli Mazzarella, Braden McGrath, Erin McKinnon, Abigail Mendaros, Erica Messina, Joanna Miklosz, Kamila Nowak, Elizabeth Orsini, Dana Ottaviani, Erika Park, Ritesh Patel , Shimoli Patel, Vishnu Patel, Sarah Paul, Alexander Pietruszewski, Kate Piotrowicz, Shawna Rosol, Kristin Salimeno, Darryl Shaw, Olivia Sherman, Brandon Slater, Samuel Stanton, Joseph Starosz, Anna Switzer, Kaylene Sylvain, Catherine Tencza, Thomas Undercuffler, Anthony Vernacatola, Samuel Vreeland, Anthony Walentukonis, Kelly Walsh, Bridget White, Kaitlyn Willametz, Rachel Zelek, Shayna Zuk, Amanda Zup Grade 9 - Danielle Ayotte, Michael Baroni, Fazli Bozal, Kimberly Caplik, Elsa Chase, Isabella Cialfi, Charlotte Cichowski, Gabrielle Cyr, Peter Czepiga, Thomas DeGroff, Jerry DeJesus, Jillian Ferraguto, Ashley Gable, Nathan Galas, Justin Gombotz, Jessica Heckman, Brandon Iozzo, Bianca Jacques, Ramsha Khan, Jordan Kinney, Daniel Klotz, Laura Kuzoian, May La, Luann Landon, Avery Lewandowski, Michael Lisitano, Alexander Little, Julia Lombardo, Olivia Lombardo, Rebecca Lunt, Madison Macke, Alejandra Madrid, Nicholas Mangiafico, Courtney McCloskey, Quinn McCurdy, Brendan McLarty, Scott McLeod, Briana McLoughlin, Christopher Meucci, Megan Morrison, Heather Napier, Angela Panagopoulos, Jaydip Patel, Sanjiv Patel, Mason Paul, John Pedemonti, Lauren Petry, Michael Pomian, Victoria Prokop, Julian Ramsey, Dominik Rokita, Sol Salcedo, Nicole Sapko, Gina Squitieri, Jeffrey Sylvester, Gabriel Szczygla, Nicholas Tara, Kayla Tenore, Michael Tirinzoni, David Wilcox, Adrian Wojcik, Daniel Wrona, Wojtus Zak, Caroline Zembko, Jordan Zima



Jan. 2


Boys Basketball – BHS at Newington, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball – BHS at Northwest Catholic, 7 p.m. Wrestling – Maloney quad meet, TBA.



Eskimo Breakfast – The SVEA Social Club, 999 Kensington Rd., has scheduled Eskimo Breakfast for Sunday, Jan. 1 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. The public is welcome.

Pet adoption

Krypton is a very handsome buff tabby. He is peaceful and enjoys being held. Krypton is very shy and in need of a quiet home that will continue to work on his social skills. For more information about Krypton or other animals available for adoption, call (860) 8285287.



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. Boys Basketball – BHS vs. Plainville at BHS, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball – BHS at Plainville, 7 p.m. Boys Swimming – BHS vs. Hall at Cornerstone, W. Hartford, 3:30 p.m.



Wrestling – BHS at Simsbury, 6 p.m. Ice Hockey – BHS vs. E.O. Smith-Tolland-Windam at UConn, 7 p.m.



Forever Young Club The Forever Young Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature a piano concert by Rick D’Addario at Sacred Heart Church, East Berlin. D’Addario was a past music director at Sacred Heart and is well known for his many concerts in the New Britain regional area and participation in concerts with other well known local musi-

cians. Refreshments will follow the concert. Guests and the public are welcome to attend. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in rooms 1–3 at the community center. Troop 24 enjoys many activities and camping throughout the year. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boys Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored and chartered by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Bethany Covenant. Boys 11 years and older are welcome to join Troop 41. For more information, call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email Decorating – The Class of 2010 All Night Graduation Party is scheduled to work on decorations 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.



The Berlin Citizen Thursday, December 31, 2009

7 p.m. Boys Swimming – BHS vs. E.O. Smith/Tolland at Platt, 3:45 p.m.



Wrestling – BHS vs. Plainville at BHS, 6 p.m. Ice Hockey – BHS vs. Rocky Hill, RHAM, Middletown at Newington Arena, 8 p.m.



Indoor Track and Field – BHS at Glastonbury, 4:30 p.m.



Boys Basketball – BHS at Platt, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball – BHS vs. Platt at BHS, 7 p.m. Indoor Track and Field – Yale Invitational at Yale, New Haven, TBA.



Boys Basketball – BHS at Bristol Central, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball – BHS vs. Bristol Central at BHS, 7 p.m. Boys Swimming – BHS vs. Wethersfield, 5 p.m.

Wrestling – Art Powers Duals at BHS, 9 a.m. Indoor Track and Field – Yale Invitational at Yale, New Haven, TBA. Ice Hockey – BHS vs. Northwest Catholic at XL Center, Hartford, 3:15 p.m.




Wrestling – BHS at Windham Duais, 9 a.m. Indoor Track and Field – Hartford Public Invitational at Wesleyan Middletown, 9:30 a.m. Ice Hockey – BHS vs. Hall-Southington at Newington Arena, 8 p.m.



Boys Basketball – BHS at Bristol Eastern, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball – BHS vs. Bristol Eastern at BHS,


Ice Hockey – BHS vs. Rockville-Manchester at Bolton Ice Palace, 4 p.m.



Boys Basketball – BHS vs. Bulkeley at BHS, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball – BHS at Bulkeley, 7 p.m.



Wrestling - BHS at Bris-

tol Central, 6 p.m.



Boys Basketball – BHS vs. Middletown at BHS, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball – BHS at Middletown, 7 p.m. Boys Swimming – BHS at Hartford Public, 3:45 p.m.



Wrestling – Eagle Classic at E. Catholic, Manchester, TBA. Ice Hockey – BHS vs. Enfield at Newington Arena, 8 p.m.



Boys Basketball – BHS vs. Glastonbury at BHS, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball – BHS at Windsor, 7 p.m. Boys Swimming – BHS vs. Bristol Central/Bristol Eastern at Malone, Bristol, 3:45 p.m.



Wrestling - BHS vs. Bristol Eastern at BHS, 6 p.m. Ice Hockey – BHS vs. Windsor-East Granby at Newington Arena, 8:30 p.m.



Boys Basketball – BHS vs. Maloney at BHS, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball – BHS at Maloney, 7 p.m.



Boys Swimming – BHS vs. Simsbury at Platt, 3:45 p.m.


Thursday, December 31, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

The Buzz Around Berlin

True Christmas spirit Rotary donates dictionaries

Dawn and Chelsea Stepensky enjoyed spending Christmas Day as elves for the Gary Craig We Are The Children Christmas Party at the CT. Expo Center. The event provides live entertainment, lunch, rides arts and crafts, and many toys through the generous doThe Kensington-Berlin nations of many central Connecticut businesses. Sunrise Rotary Club recently completed its third annual distribution of over 350 free dictionary to every third grade student at Griswold, Hubbard and Willard Elementary Schools, St. Paul School in Berlin, the Klingberg Family Center School in New Britain, and the Connecticut Children’s Hospital in Hartford. More than two dozen local businesses, organizations and parents donated funds to

purchase the dictionaries. Rotary clubs through out the world support the literary development of young students and the Kensington-Berlin Sunrise Rotary Club is honored to be able to provide this special learning tool to the children and their teachers.

Paying a visit to Stew’s Girl Scout Troop 66513 recently toured Stew Leonard’s in Newington. The tour included activity books, educational information, story time and tasty samples. The girls earned their Healthy Habits Try-It. Troop members, from left: Ishanee Patel, Caitlin Heffernan, Suhanee Patel, Niah Samboy, Ashley Winters, and Emily Mazzotta.

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The Hubbard Elementary School fifth grade chorus recently presented its December Winter Concert. Students are holding mugs as the final song was called “Hot Chocolate” and featured special choreography. The chorus also sponsored a food drive and collected over 150 canned goods for the Berlin food pantry.


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Catalyst grant funds mobile kiosk for seniors Lack of access to critical services is one of the biggest challenges facing the region’s growing older adult population and their adult caregivers. In response to this challenge, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s Catalyst Fund members will give a $10,000 grant to Central Connecticut Senior Health Services for a mobile kiosk designed to reach seniors who are isolated or otherwise unaware of services available to them, and their families. The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging plans to combine the grant with funding from other sources to launch a new mobile kiosk, which will enable the Center to serve seniors and those caring for them who might otherwise fall through the cracks. Marc Levesque, Senior Resource Care Manager with the Center, recently told Catalyst members that the professionally-staffed van will visit grocery stores, food pantries, senior centers and other public sites in the four towns offering critical information and free assessments. “Our staff will ask questions such as ‘How are things going at home?’ in order to establish relationships that will open doors for people in times of need,” he explained. Catalyst Fund members selected Central Connecticut Senior Health Services to receive their annual grant after reviewing proposals from three area nonprofits

to meet a need in the Community Foundation’s service area of Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. Other applicants for the Catalyst grant were Catholic Charities, which proposed to use the award to expand their community outreach support group to seniors in the Hispanic population who do not speak English, and Connecticut Community Care, Inc., which sought the funding to expand their capacity to offer comprehensive in-home assessments and access to resources designed to help people remain at home as long as possible. “Our Catalyst Fund members looked at three very worthy causes as contenders for this year’s grant and learned so much about the challenges facing this population during the process,” said Cori Humes, chair of the Catalyst Fund Steering Committee. The Catalyst Fund, created in 2003 with the support of the Robert C. Vance Foundation, is a grass roots community service initiative that provides a means by which citizens from all walks of life can participate in the philanthropic process. For a modest annual investment, Catalyst Fund members select a charitable focus, convene educational sessions to learn about their issue and, at the end of each year, choose a nonprofit recipient specializing in the issue of choice to receive a grant.

UConn trips The Senior Center has scheduled two bus trips to the UConn Women Huskies basketball games. Saturday, Jan. 2 — UConn vs. Seton Hall at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Game time is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 — UConn is Villanova at the Pavilion on the campus of Villonova, Philadelphia. Game time is 2 p.m. For more information, cost and bus departures, call the Senior Center at (860) 8287006.

AARP trips 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.

Senior Menu Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. To order or cancel a meal, call Perry at (860) 670-8546 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A donation is requested. Following is a list of lunches for the week of Jan. 4 at the Senior Center. Monday, Jan. 4: BBQ pork ribs, baked beans, corn nibblets, corn muffin, topped banana pudding. Tuesday, Jan. 5: Split pea soup with crackers, sandwich, rye bread, coleslaw, fresh fruit. Wednesday, Jan. 6: Beef stew, biscuit, marinated cucumber salad, topped fruited Jell-O. Thursday, Jan. 7: Turkey breast with gravy, rice pilaf, Oriental vegetables, dinner roll, mandarin oranges. Friday, Jan. 8: Baked salmon fillet with dill sauce, baked potato wedges, chopped spinach, white bread, fresh baked oatmeal raisin cookies.

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Year In Review

Local fans had much to cheer about in ’09 By Nick Carroll Sports Editor Champions were crowned. Milestones were reached. New coaches emerged. The following takes a look back at some of the sports stories locals were talking about in 2009. Alas!: After coming up empty-handed in its previous 12 playoff appearances, the Berlin High School football team claimed the program’s first state championship. The Redcoats defeated Bethel 46-6 in the CIAC Class M title game. Berlin was 10-2 on the year. Record-breaker: Berlin High School junior Max DeLorenzo surpassed Class of 2002 alum Maurice Humphrey’s seemingly safe BHS football rushing record of 2,939 yards. DeLorenzo set Berlin’s single-game rushing record, single-season rushing record, and single-game record for carries as well. World Series: The Berlin Post 68 American Legion baseball team won the Zone 3, state and regional championships and advanced to the World Series in North Dakota — a first for the storied program. The 2009 Post 68 club rolled up a record of 34-8. Draft day: Berlin High School alumnus Kyle Vazquez was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 15th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft … BHS’s Matt Carasiti, now at St. John’s University, was taken by the Texas Rangers in the 36th round. Honors: Berlin High School pitcher Matt Carasiti was named Connecticut’s Gatorade Player of the Year … BHS forward Kerry Scalora earned All-America status in girls soccer … BHS football coach John Capodice was named Coach

The Berlin High School football team prepares to take the field for the CIAC Class M state championship game earlier this month. The Redcoats defeated Bethel 46-6 to capture the program’s first state title. This year marked Berlin’s 13th playoff appearance. Photo by Matt Leidemer

Above: 2009 was a good year for Matt Carasiti, pictured. The pitcher was named Connecticut’s Gatorade Player of the Year and was drafted by the Texas Rangers. Also, Carasiti helped lead Berlin High School to the CIAC Class L state finals, and Berlin Post 68 to the American Legion World Series. Right: BHS’s Katelyn Zarotney puts up a shot during the Class M state title game at Mohegan Sun Arena. Currently, the BHS girls basketball squad is the No. 1 team in the state. Photos by Matt Leidemer

of Year by the National Football Foundation … Former BHS wrestling coach Jim Day was selected for enshrinement in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum — Connecticut Chapter … BHS baseball coach Leo Veleas notched his 400th career victory ... BHS girls soccer coach Steve Yanosy collected his 100th career victory ... BHS’s fall sports teams earned the Central Connecticut Conference South Division sportsmanship award ... the 2009-10 BHS girls basketball team earned the No. 1 ranking in a recent state poll. Conference champs: In their first year in the Central Connecticut Conference, the Berlin High School football and girls soccer teams claimed the Division III and South Division titles respectively … The BHS girls basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, boys and girls track and field and boys and girls golf teams captured the final Northwest Conference championship. Memorable seasons: The Berlin High School girls soccer team ran up an undefeated regular season record and was knocked out of the CIAC Class L state tournament in the quarterfinal round … The BHS girls basketball team advanced to the Class M state championship game for just the second time in program history … BHS wrestler Kevin Moss claimed the Northwest Conference and Class M championships at 135 pounds … BHS sprinter Nikki Kureczka placed first in the 400 at both the Northwest Conference and Class MM meets … The BHS baseball team earned a spot in the finals of the Class L state tournament. During the season, Berlin took on its old rival Plainville at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Abn-

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Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Deb Larson 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 Trevethan, Adam Salina and Edward Hrubiec. Also being inducted into the Hall are coaches Don Bates and Bill Gibney and assisLarson tant coaches Art Kevorkian Sr. and Roy Fabian. This week, The Citizen takes a look at the athletic career of Deb Larson. When she graduated in 1989, Deb Larson was considered the finest female athlete ever to come through Berlin High School. She was a two-time All-Stater in basketball, she was All-State in softball three times. She played volleyball as well. During her basketball career, Larson averaged 15.2 points, 6 rebounds, and 7.8 assists, and was the second BHS girl to score more than 1,000 points (1,127). Her senior year, the Lady Redcoats went undefeated during the regular season and advanced to the state title game. In softball, Larson was a four-year starter at catcher. During her career, she batted .422, with 12 homeruns and 84 RBI. With Larson in the lineup, Berlin won three state championships. Larson represented Connecticut on two Junior Olympic softball teams. During the 1988-89 school year, Larson was named Connecticut’s Female Athlete of the Year by USA Today. The state’s Male Athlete of the Year was Hamden’s Scott Burrell, who later was selected in the first round of both the MLB and NBA drafts. Larson accepted a full athletic scholarship to Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, where she continued her softball career and received a degree in physical education. Currently, Larson is in her 10th year teaching physical education in pre-K through eighth grade. She resides in Leominster, Mass.

Review Continued from page 17 er Doubleday Field. The Redcoats won 8-2. Red Sea rising: Berlin High School’s student cheering section, the Red Sea, came out in force as the wins piled up for both the boys and girls basketball teams. D-1 signings: The Berlin High School Class of 2010’s Blair Ferry (soccer, University of Massachusetts), Kerry Scalora (soccer, Yale University), Nikki Kureczka (soccer, Central Connecticut State University), Katelyn Zarotney (basketball, Siena College), Alexys Vazquez (basketball, Fairfield University), Anthony Marzi (baseball, University of Connecticut) and Sam DeGroff (swimming, Providence College) accepted NCAA Division I scholarships … Local basketball player Steven Glowiak, a senior at New Britain High School, will continue his career at Sacred Heart University … BHS Class of 2009 alum Ryan Lee accepted a scholarship to continue his golf career at Long Island University. Coaching moves: Berlin High School girls golf coach Jim Bryers resigned and was replaced by Jim Barnes … Mike Veneziano took the

reins of the BHS boys basketball program from John Fote … Amanda McCarthy replaced Eileen Thurston at the helm of the BHS girls swim team … BHS cross country coach Steve Soucy took over for Dave Scannell. More changes: When the final sporting events finished up last spring, the Northwest Conference officially faded away. The majority of its schools, including Berlin, now compete in the Central Connecticut Conference … The CIAC Board of Control accepted 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). Beginning next fall, eight teams in each division will qualify for the playoffs … Berlin Midget Football moved from Pop Warner to the Connecticut Youth Football League. Brand new: The BHS mountain bike, ice hockey and girls lacrosse teams completed their inaugural varsity campaigns … BHS hosted its first meet at its newly refurbished track and field complex. The track got a new synthetic surface, the jumping runways were resurfaced, the jumping pits

were upgraded and a new discus cage was installed. Hall of Fame: 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 Barretta. And from the 19812000 era: Pam Wallace, Deb Larson, Robyn 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. Basebrawl: Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jesse Carlson, a Berlin High School alumnus, was suspended three games and fined by Major League Baseball for his role in a fight with the New York Yankees’ Jorge Posada at Yankee Stadium. Gaining speed: Local driver Ryan Preece ended the Whelen Modified season with second-place points. Kings of swing: Local golfers Brent and Cody Paladino had another memorable year. Cody qualified for the NCAA tournament as an individual, and Brent began his career as a professional. Happy New Year!

The Hall of Fame induction banquet will be held March 21 at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell.

Bulletin Board Hoop shoot The local level of the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship will be held Sunday, Jan. 10 at St. Paul School in Kensington. Boys and girls age 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the free contest. Registration will take place at 1:15 p.m. The competition begins

at 1:30 p.m. Winners will move on to the district competition.

Post 68 baseball Berlin Post 68 American Legion Baseball will hold an informational meeting for potential Junior and Senior League players Sunday, Jan. 3, 6 p.m., at Legion Hall.

Photo by Matt Leidemer

Kim Rasmussen, pictured, and the Berlin High School girls soccer team turned in an undefeated regular season en route to claiming the CCC South Division title.


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Youth Sports Wrestling In their first match of the year, a young Minutemen squad traveled to Cheshire and almost came away with a win, falling 41-39. Winning by pin for the Minutemen were Luke Mangiafico, Daniel Veleas, Ronnie Watson and Nathan Orde. Wrestling in their first match, and winning, were Minutemen Sahnserae Brownlee (9-7) and Ryan Kolodziej (6-3). Bobby A’Drianna (6-0) earned a victory for the locals, as well. Also wrestling tough on the night for the Minutemen were Matt Bouchard, Zachary Martin, Lorenzo Buccheri, Calvin Johnson, Michael Formica, J.P. Gorneault and Anthony Veneziano. “I was real happy with the effort, as some of these young wrestlers have only been on the mat for three weeks,” assistant coach Mark Mangiafico said. The Traveling Minutemen also competed in Cheshire that night and earned a 55-32 victory to remain undefeated (3-0). Paul Prior started things off for the Minutemen with a 16-4 win. Joshua Veleas then prevailed 12-0. Next up was Anthony Buccheri, who earned a

pin. Joseph Pettinelli and Matt Cote kept things rolling for the Minutemen, each winning by pin. From there, Michael Patterson pulled out a 9-3 decision and Ryan DeVivo earned a pin. After Zachary Veleas was out-pointed, Jared Zima got the Minutemen back on track with a first-period pin. In the match of the evening, Richie Schlichting earned a pin late in the third period. Teammate Ryan Ogden went on to lose in a decision.

Basketball Third/fourth grade Parks and Recreation Tarheels 32, Knicks 23: Tarheels scorers — Kevin Stafstrom (16), David Boscoglio (4), John Addamo (2), Domenic Biello Jr. (2), Donny Cervoni (2), John Downes (2), Garrett Jacques (2). Knicks scorers — Andrew Leary (8), Michael Constantine (7), Nicholas Carroll (4), Jaden O’Brien (2). Blue Devils 29, Huskies 14: Blue Devils scorers — Michael McCarthy (17), Ethan Skinner (4), Anthony Veneziano (4), Andrew Brochu (2), Matt Wojciehowski (2). Huskies scorers — Chaz

The Berlin United U14 boys travel soccer team finished first in the CJSA North Central Division for the 2009 fall season. Berlin United is pictured, front row, from left: Nathan Ruscito, Kevin Kennure, Geoffrey Damato and Michael Moriarty. Second row, from left: Matthew Heimlich, Kenneth Beardsley, Nick Vreeland, Brandon Rocco, Noah Bergren and Jason Corriveau. Back row, from left: Coach Marc Heimlich, Richard Schlichting, Ben Tencza, Brenton Cantliffe, Steve Petrario, Brian Bostrom, Kevin Roberts, Nathan Aroian, Mike Vanderspek, Brian Kennure, Coach Carlo Ruscito and Coach Keith Bostrom. Blake (4), Ryan Jenkins (4), Daniel Valdesi (4), Giancarlo Tufano (2). Spartans 26, Cardinals 24: Spartans scorers — Jake Fascione (12), T.J. Beardsley (8), Kyle Chant (2), Adam Guzauckas (2), Billy Hagmeier (1),

Ryan Toce (1). Cardinals scorers — Dylan Frisk (14), Tyler Cop (6), Wesley Cantiliffe (2), Gregory Carson (2). Celtics 33, Spartans 22: Celtics scorers — Raylend Wilson (16), William Salwocki (11), Justin Rocco (2), James

Mazzerella (3), Nicholas Grant (2). Spartans scorers — T.J Beardsley (12), Kyle Chant (8), Jake Fascione (6), Ryan Hyde (4), Ryan Toce (2), Adam Guzauckas (2).

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Julie Relyea, of Kensington, spent the fall 2009 semester studying abroad in Dharamsala, India through a program run by Saint Michael’s College. Relyea was a student at Tibetan and Himalayan Studies program. She is a junior education and religious studies double major at Saint Michael’s, a liberal arts, residential Catholic, college located in Vermont. Relyea, a graduate of Berlin High School, is the daughter of Roberta Ross and Michael Relyea.


The Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance is accepting applications from high school seniors for the seventh annual Bohdan Kolin-

sky Memorial Journalism Scholarship. The award is $1,000. Applications must be received by Jan. 25, 2010. Named for a longtime scholastic sports editor of the Hartford Courant who died in 2003, the Kolinsky Scholarship supports college study leading to a career in sports journalism. The scholarship is renewable annually and at increasing amounts if the student meets certain standards. Grants over four years may total $6,500. Every applicant must submit a completed application form, a personal history, an essay, academic transcripts and test scores, a letter of reference and three published samples of his or her writing. Details and forms are available at, the Alliance’s web site.


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All Night graduation party Reflective Sign Sale The Berlin High School Class of 2010 All Night Graduation Committee has blue reflective house signs for mailboxes for sale. You’ve seen them all over Berlin. These reflective signs can help emergency responders quickly locate your house in the case of an emergency. They’re simple to install. For more information and cost, call Kellie Nygren at (860) 829-9304. 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. For more information, call Lynn Schreiner at (860) 828-8660.

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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. Fundraiser The Berlin High School Class of 2010 All Night Graduation Committee has partnered with Debbie Alderman, Silpada Design representative. For more information, call (860) 582-9228.

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Library News Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Storytime Storytime is a four week series of 30 minute programs with stories, flannel boards, fingerplays and a short film. It is scheduled as follows: Mondays: 10:30 a.m. for 2 ½ to 3 ½ years with parent (registration required). Mondays: 11:30 a.m. for 1 ½ to 2 ½ years with parents (registration required). Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. for 2 ½ to 3 ½ years (registration required). Tuesdays: 1:30 p.m. for 3 ½ to 6 years – drop-in. Wednesdays: 10:30 for 3 years – drop in. Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. for 1 ½ to 2 ½ with parent (registration required). Thursdays: 6:30 p.m. all

ages – drop-in. Playtime Playtime is an opportunity for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to play and socialize together with parents in the meeting room of the library. It is held every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. No registration is necessary. Online Employment Help Need help writing a resume or cover letter or interested in receiving online interview coaching? The library subscribes to JobNow, an online job coaching service. This service can be accessed from the library’s website New Magazines Come and check out some of the new magazine subscriptions beginning in 2010:



Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine, Coin World, Eating Well, Elle, Food Network Magazine, Knit Simple, Men’s Health, More, Popular Photography, This Old House and Vanity Fair. Magazines for Teens The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library subscribes to magazines for middle school and high school aged students. These include Game Pro, Nintendo Power, Girls Life, Mad, Shonen Jump, Seventeen and Teen Vogue.

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

Tiny repairs-Major renovations Custom Carpentry, plumbing, elec. Since 1949 203-639-8389 CT 573358. Credit Cards OK


CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

The Jewish Childrens Fund



HARLEY-DAVIDSON 1997 SXGL Low rider - Rides like new, looks like new. $8000 or best offer. 203-915-9856

PETS & LIVESTOCK BLACK lab puppies M/F. We are 4 weeks old NOW come see us & take 1 of us in 4 weeks to a LOVELY HOME. $700 papers. Call Maryann 860-829-1578 BOXER PUPPIES Male/Female - All brindle litter. (860) 329-4210 COCKER Spaniel Puppies 3 Males. 1 Black & Silver. 1 Silver & Black. 1 Brown & White. $300 ea. Purebreds, no papers. Parents on site. (203) 265-6843

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Snowplowing. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 10% off if you mention this ad


ROOFING SPECIALISTS & SNOWPLOWING QUALITY, EXPERIENCE & AFFORDABILITY ● New Roofs ● Restoration Work ● All Types of Repairs ● Emergency Repairs

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


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

MASONRY JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572

For All Your Junk Removal Needs Single Family ● Multi-Families ● Construction Clean-Ups ●Realtor - Property Mgrs ● Bank-Owned/Foreclosed Properties ●Junk Car Removal ● Dumpster Services Available

Edwin Cordero PAINTING Int/Ext. Local, established, reliable craftsman. Call (203) 537-2411 CT#614827 MIRKEL PAINTING Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125. All work fully warrantied. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE PARKER Compound Bow & Accessories, $225. Also deluxe tree stand, $75. All items new, never used. Call 203-440-2498

ARIENS Zero turn, 36in cut. $1,250. Excellent condtion! Low usage. Call 203-715-6530


WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT SEASONED firewood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in. $225/cord; $135/half cord. 203-294-1775.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES GIVE a gift of love for the holidays. English Mastiff puppies. $850/ea. Ready to go Dec 20th. (5) males, (2) females. Call 203-314-0004 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves LAB Ret pups AKC & OFA, reg., vet. cert. healt guar. $950. Parents used in therapy Sire hunts. Call (860) 681-5402

CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986


Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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


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


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

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


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

203-238-3499 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

Since 1949. Siding, roof repairs, windows. 203-6398389 CT #573358. Sr. discount. Credit card OK.


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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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

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


Professional Violin Lessons & String Instruments Repaired! For Children & Adults $25 per 1/2 hour. First lesson FREE! 30 yrs exp. We repair: Violins ● Violas ● Cellos ● Bass Bow Rehairing 203-294-0888

All Ages and Levels Welcome


Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY

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

Especially Napier 203-464-0477

203-238-3308 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS

HOT TUB 2005, 6 person with 21 jets and waterfall. Chemical-free Aquaclara purification system. Leveling pad and lift cover included. $2,500 or best offer. Call 203-238-4515. HOT TUB 6 person, 35 jets,3 pumps w/all options, full warr, NEW in wrapper cost $7000 sell $3800 203-988-9915

Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn POLAR EXPRESS Driveways, walks. Residential /commercial. Insured. Call mobile number 203-715-8850. 24 hr service.


LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

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.

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.

203-272-4216 WINTER SPECIALS!! Safety Pruning & Removals! Licensed Arborist. 75ft bucket Precise Tree 203-272-4216


MERIDEN-Crown Village, 1BR, appl’s, washer & dryer on-site. Parking, heat incld. $725/mo + 2 mo sec. No pets. Credit check Call 203-634-9149 NEW BRITAIN- Near CCSU 2 BR 2BA, w to w, new tile, C/A, appl. $900/mo. 860-828-8114 SOUTHINGTON 2BR, 1 1/2 bath twnhse. New appls. Newly remod. w/w carp; full bsmt; CAIR. $1100/month. No pets. 860-628-8811


Voice Lessons

CHERRY Rocker $95. Entertainment Center $40. Call (203) 237-5821

REFRIGERATOR Hot Point cream 20.7 cu ft good used did re-model Pick up Good condition $75. Call Dory or Jeannine, 860-667-4861





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

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319



ABSOLUTELY Beautiful Brand New Pug Puppies For Christmas. Special price - $650. Can be delivered to the home on Christmas Day. 203-213-5189

ZK Construction

Junk removal 203-886-5110



Fully insured & licensed Free estimates CT Reg. #573871

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

BERLIN Lake Dr 2 BR Twnhse. Attached gar. On cul-de-sac. Access to Rt 15., I 84, I91. 1.5 baths, WD hookup, $1000 + sec. No pets. (203) 272-1263


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

203-235-8431 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

MERIDEN 1BR, heat included. Off-st-parking. Very clean. $675/mo. 1 month deposit. Call 203-238-9254. MERIDEN- Meetinghouse Village- 2BR townhouse, C/A, Garage. $1100. Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

Always a sale in Marketplace

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 1BR apt Heat & HW included. $725. 251 West Main. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden- 3BR, Recently renovated, Available immediately. $1125/mo. HEAT & HW incl!!! 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 3rd fl studio, $160/wk+sec. 1BR, 2nd fl, $210/wk+sec. 203-630-3823 12p-8p


Thursday, December 31, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….



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

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e SOUTHINGTON $275,000. Priced to sell! Spacious 8room Raised Ranch. 4BRS, 2 baths, 2 fireplaces, 2car garage on 1/2 acre. Exceptional property w/loads of curb appeal! Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618


Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin

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

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 MERIDEN - 2BR apts $850/mo, appls incl, w/d hookup. Rooms also avail, $500/ mo. All newly remod. Off st. parking. Must See! Avail. Now! Susan 203-500-0608 MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1BR, 1st flr, lg rms Heat, HW, Elec incld. W. Side, Off-st park. $950/mo + sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm. MERIDEN, 54 North ave. 1 bdrm. No pets, $560/month. $1000 security deposit. Call 203-223-3983

MERIDEN 1BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2/2 bdrm’s. 1rst apt. 5rm 1rst fl large rooms $900/mo. 2nd is a small 4rm house $850/mo. Both w/d hkup & been recently renovated. Sect 8 approved. Please call 203-600-0988 for more info.

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016

Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751

Meriden 2 BR at Tracy Gardens $750 Heat & HW incl. Move in by 1/31 and receive a new flat screen 37” TV. 203-639-8751 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 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- 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR - $750 & UP Heat & HW, Off st. parking. Limited Time - 1 mo free rent. Call 203-886-7016 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 Winter Special $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 1st flr, 3BR, 6 rms, $900/mo. + security. Appls. No utilities. No pets. Call 203-6058591 MERIDEN- 2BR Apts. One on North Colony Rd; One on Crown St. Both $700. No utilities incl and req. 1 mo. sec. 203-815-5399 MERIDEN- 3BR apt for rent. 213 Camp St. (917) 833-3478 or 516-263-3569 MERIDEN- East side, 2BR, 2nd flr, off st. parking. $900 + 1 mo. security. (203) 686-1479 MERIDEN- Hubbard Park 1-2 BR, CAIR/heat. 775 W. Main St. $780-$925 month. Sect 8 approved. Call Chino 203-907-9276 203-296-4975 MERIDEN-1 & 2 BR Apartments Clean, quiet, newly remodeled. W/D hookup. Off st parking. Avail Jan 1. Call (203) 641-8483 MERIDEN-1BR, Huge rooms, walk-in closet, parking, w/d hookup, 1st class! $600/mo. Credit check + 2 mos. sec. req. No pets. 203-284-0597

CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs and Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 months experience for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically and emotionally challenged children preferred. All shifts available. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

800-286-6300 ext. 3902 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

Visit us on the web at APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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, 5Rms, 1st flr. replacement windows, stove, refrig, laundry rm & storage area, gar. avail. No pets. Sec & refs. $800. 860-276-0552 MERIDEN-3BR, 1st flr, 2 family house, off-street parking 1 car. $730/month, 24 Garden Street. 860-302-1304 or 860-621-2430 MERIDEN-East Side. Great 2 BR. Penthouse floor. Central air. All appls. On flr laundry. Credit + 2 mos. security. $800/mo. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

SENIORS 62 PLUS More than a rental, a lifestyle • One BR SUITES • One & Two BR COTTAGES • Immediate Availability • Affordable monthly rates • No buy in • No lease • Pet friendly Call for appointment or info 203-237-8815 360 Broad Street, Meriden

SOUTHINGTON 2BR. small 2nd bdrm. Convenient location. Off-street parking. appl. incl. w/d hook-up 860-276-8285 Clean. $800/mo, $1600 s/d

ROOMS FOR RENT 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, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 12p8p


MERIDEN A perfect gift! Enjoy the comfort of this split level vinyl sided Duplex, featuring 2BR, new kitchens & baths, new roof & windows, wood floors & 2 car garage. $229,900. Call Sue 203-235-3300

PLAINVILLE Personal office space available. $4 per sq ft. Each office space includes 8x8 work area, desk, heat, electricity, AC, internet available for $25/mo. 860-819-8103. email

ASSISTANT UNDERWRITER Full time position for insurance E&S Wholesaler. Processing endorsements, reviewing inspections, rating, quoting & binding. Insurance experience a plus. Good people skills. Organized. People friendly. Reliable. Vacation/health benefits. Fax resume to 203-6301504. Great opportunity!

PRIME Office space. 35 Pleasant St, Meriden. 525 sq. ft. $600/mo includes all utils. Call 203-237-5501

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 1 bedroom Apts. Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $700-$735/mo. Call 203-265-3718 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 2nd flr. 5 RMs, 2 BR. New kitchen, bath, paint, floors, appliances. Avail Jan 1. 1 mo sec & 1st mo rent. $850/mo. (203) 619-3292 WALLINGFORD STUDIO Semi-furnished. Newly renovated. Hardwood floors. Private driveway & private yard. No pets. 203-284-2077/203-654-6190 WALLINGFORD-2BR, Choate area, off-st-parking. W/D hkup, 3rd flr, appls, hdwd flrs. $825/mo. Credit check. Call 203-265-9871 or 203-269-9755 WLFD-Quiet 2nd FL. Large kitchen, BR/LR combo. Patio. Off st. parking. Great location. No pets /smoking. $700. Good credit. (203) 269-9755

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-3rd fl, 4 sm. rms, appl’s, clean, quiet. Newly painted. Dead-end st. Sec. $650/mo. No pets. Credit check. Owner /Agent. 203-269-7348 WLFD-48 Allen Ave, 2nd flr, 4Rm, 2BR, off st parking, $850/ mo, 1-1/2 mo sec. Easy access I-91/Merrit Pkwy. 203 430 6896 //

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 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

FINANCIAL Co. looking to expand locally. Will provide training and allow you to own your office. Can start partTime. Call to set up appointment: 203-464-9785 LOCAL Insurance Agency seeking Assistant to take payments, make deposits, inbound & outbound phone calls, assist Manager with projects. Insurance experience preferred. Fax resume to 860-760-8211

NEW LIBERTY TAX STORE IN Southington needs part-time help: Tax Preparers, Marketing, Wavers, Receptionist. WILL TRAIN. 860-276-5569 or

HOUSES FOR SALE WLFD Reduced! Multi family near train station 2 family w/store front, easily converted to 3 family with ok from town of Wallingford. Separate utilities, corner lot. $149,900. Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

WLFD $219,900 Small 2BR Bungalow on 1.28 level acre in area of fine homes. House needs major renovations-property is beautiful! Bring your ideas! Linda 203-265-5618


Millions of people look to Marketplace everyday. It’s used news.

OFFICE POSITION - Fast paced Fuel and Service Co. looking for Customer Service Person. Experience in Data Entry and Billing. Send Resume w/Salary to: RecordJournal Box 79P, 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450 SERVICE TECH Must have license, experience in oil & installations. AC a + On-call night rotation, company van, full benefit pkg. Drug Screen req. Apply: Tuxis Ohrs, 80 Britannia St., Meriden, CT Attn: Helen.

TAX PREPARERS No experience necessary. North Haven location. Please call 203-234-2889


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, December 31, 2009


Ocean State 150 New Titles

Digital Bath Scales

All Movies & Exercise DVDs

Assorted brand names available

Comp. $40-$50



Super Cozy Hoodie Blanket Comp. $20


1 Pair Foot Warmers

Thunder Bay®

Famous Mall Store Closeout!

Mens & Ladies Winter Fleece Loungewear



Adult Snow Shoes

WITH POLES AND CARRY BAG • Poles extend from 19” to 29” • 250 lb capacity • Aircraft aluminum frames • Quick-release straps




Bonus: Ab straps included

Comp. $89



Comp. $99.99 ...............................................$35

Kettle Bells



Comp. $40



Comp. $40



Medicine Balls Tone & strengthen

18 $ 11 $14 $


Hexagonal shape prevents rolling


Deluxe Yoga Mat




Fitness Balls

68" x 24" Non-slip foam with reinforced core

30”, 26” or 22”

10 $ 9







Comp. $15

Great for building core strength & balance enhancement.





Coffee Table

99 lbs

20 lb Ice & Snow Melter


Calcium Chloride Premium Ice & Snow Melter



50 lb Fast Acting. Effective to -25º

A. B.

B. 42” Extendable Snowbroom with Ice Chisel® Scraper









9’3”x12’6” 9’3”x12’10” 8’9”x12’3”

Imported by Concord Global







Made in Turkey



Selection varies by store

25 $ 25

Body Moisturizer Daily Therapeutic Lotion



Digital Ceramic Oscillating Heater Hand Warmers


Your Choice:



Comp. $37

Residential & Commercial Area Rugs at the Lowest Possible Prices! 3’x5’................$12 4’x6’................$18 5’x8’................$30 6’x9’................$40 9’x12’ ....$80-$90



All Purpose Tarps

5' x 7'

10' x 20'

6' x 8'

12' x 25'

20' x 40'

8' x 10'

16' x 20'

25' x 45'

10'x 12'

18' x 20'

30' x 50'

12' x 16'

15' x 30'

30' x 60'

2.19 2.99 4.99 7.49

12.49 18.79 19.99 22.49

20' x 30'

37.49 43.99 61.89 92.99

11.99 27.99 98.99 Industrial Grade Tarps

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







10'x12' 10'x20'


71.99 76.99


Twin...........Comp $50............$17 Full .............Comp $70............$20 Queen......Comp $70...........$24 King...........Comp $80...........$25





Patented Triple Riveted Corner Grommets



Comp. $70

• 2 heat settings

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


with lighted control

Oscillating Heater/Fan


Flannel Sheet Sets

Arlington™ by Sunbeam® Heated Blankets




2 pack

or Single Body Warmer

2 $



• Tower heater • 750/1500 watts


2’x6’ Runner

• 750/1500 watts

25'x40' 30'x50'

Industrial Tarps Twice as Strong™ New technology stops rips


Coral Fleece Blankets Twin................ ................$15 Twin Full/Queen... ...$18 Full/Queen King................ ................$20 King




We now accept Cash Benefit EBT Cards







Fleece Sheet Sets


OR Body Emulsion Intensive Therapeutic Lotion

Your Choice:


Queen................ $18

15.2 oz Fragrance free or original

10.5 oz Fragrance free Comp. $7.99 - $9.99




Comp. $80


Comp. $10

2’x 7’3”


Salon retails $10 - $30 ea

Digital LED

Comp. $50

• 750/1500 watts


Winter Lined LatexDipped Gloves


Shampoos, Conditioners & Stylers


Comp. $37



Your Choice

Oil Filled Radiators • 700 watts

25 lbs Thistle Comp. $30 - $35 Your Choice


Genoa Collection Area Rugs



(Contains 60% Sunflower)








50 lbs Black Sunflower 40 lbs Signature Blend


with Ice Scraper

336,000 Points of Yarn Per Square Meter



Your Choice

Your Choice

Single Tube Comp. $19.97


Your Choice

Snow Brush

Windshield Ice Scraper

These classic rugs sell nationally at $675.00

Hard to find mansion size 1,000,000 Point area rugs at $375 savings

C. 48” Extender Snowbroom & Ice Scraper

Emergency Car Shovel

SquirrelProof Bird Feeder

Single Cake Suet Feeder....2.25


Folds flat for storage

Finest Quality Million Point Hard to find rounds at spectacular prices

Limited amount of mens

$15 Premium Kids Winter Gloves

$20 Premium Mens & Ladies Winter Gloves


• Largest cake made! More Value For Your Money • 4 popular flavors


A. 54” Pivoting Snow Broom




Jumbo 13 oz Suet Cakes


83 lbs


12 8 $ 4 $ 16



Comp. $8


18” Poly Snow Shovel......

60”L x 23” W x 17”H

74”L x 34” W x 36”H


Comp. $28

Assorted blends

Your Choice



18” Poly Snow Shovel with Built-in Wear-Strip

Solid Cherry Tables Raised Top Dining Table

$25 Mens & Ladies Genuine Leather Gloves

Your Choice

Comp. $20

Balance Cushion

#5 Weight Ball

Push-Up Bars

Soft, comfortable cozy knit

Comp. $25

3 pk - 48” x 6” Comp. $20

Comp. $8


$10 Ladies Plush Scarves



Biopedic Memory Foam Womens Slippers

Mens Elder® Thermals


• Includes pump


Body Bands


Your choice

lb ................................1.59 lb ................................2.69 lb ................................3.69 lb ................................5.99 lb ................................9.59

Comp. $6-$8


Lots of moisture management styles Comp. $25

Neoprene Coated Dumbbells

1 2 3 5 8

Men’s & Ladies Fleece Socks

Crews & Pants

12 lb ..................10.99 15 lb ..................12.69 20 lb ..................15.99


8lb Comp. $35

Comp. $25

Short Resistance Tubes

Hexagon Weights


Huge Assortment Ladies Cozy Loungers


Famous Maker Heavyweight Sweats

Neoprene and Hex Weights

12lb Comp. $40





Comp. $20

8 $16 $22 $30


• Crew neck top - pull-on pant • Mix, match & coordinate

Your choice


Includes step-by-step exercise chart & workout DVD

Comp. $50

Ladies Fruit of the Loom® Sweats

100% cotton flannel or knit Comp.$10 - $24

Gold’s Gym Short Series Resistance Tube Kit Comp. $30



Mens & Ladies Dorm Pants

Gold’s Gym® Mat


Comp. $15

Super soft & comfortable cotton knit 3/4 & long sleeves Comp. $20

Your choice

Perfect PullupTM

$ with poles

Ladies Better Tops

100% polyester microfleece - Anti-pill Comp. $20 - $24

Comp. $159.99

Kid’s Snow Shoes

STORE HOURS! Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 9am-8pm Sale Dates: Thurs. Dec. 31 - Wed. Jan. 6, 2010




Body Fat Scales $ Comp. $50-$80........... 25



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