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Volume 16, Number 6

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Berlin trip a positive experience for teens from Brazil By Akanksha Singh and Holly Robillard Special to The Citizen

Gabriela and Ana Flavia Costa, two students from Brazil, recently spent some time in Berlin with their aunt Miriam Skwiot and her husband, Paul. On one day during of their visit, Gabriela visited Berlin High School and shadowed an eleventh grade student while Ana visited the Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital. The Costa sisters live in Londrina, Parana (city and state) which is about 300 miles west of San Paulo. When asked how she felt about the school system in See Trip, page 7

Spotlight on the schools This ongoing series highlights the status of and activities of schools throughout town. Through interviews with administrators, the spotlight gives each of the schools a chance to show what’s new, what’s challenging and what’s great about its people, programs and facility. Look for your school in an upcoming spotlight; this week the focus is on:

Hubbard Elementary School “Students remain at the center of everything we do, everything we represent, and every decision we make.”

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Sisters Anna, left, and Gabriella Costa of Brazil.

Kilimanjaro conquered by cancer survivor

Donna Boehm, of Berlin, recently hiked 19,340 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Connecticut. “It was probably one of the

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hardest things I’ve done, physically,” she says. “But it was awesome.” She was among a dozen hikers, including her stepdaughter, Kristeena McDonough of Seymour, who

made the trek through Tusker Trail, a company that leads climbs and trips throughout the world. Boehm is a breast cancer survivor. She is the oncology program development manager at the Hospital of Central. Because she works with cancer patients at the hospital, she said she did the climb See Kilimanjaro, page 7

Donna Boehm of Berlin, right, and her stepdaughter, Kristeena McDonough of Seymour, are pictured at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The women made the climb in January to help raise money in the fight against breast cancer.

Hubbard Elementary School, 139 Grove St., East Berlin, serves students from kindergarten through fifth grade. There are 245 students enrolled. Alfred Souza III is the school’s principal and its newest administrator. He has been principal for five years. What’s new at your facility? While there are currently no major facility updates to report, the school has added a swing set that accommodates eight children. The new playground equipment was acquired through efforts of the PTO. In addition, efforts have been made to infuse technology into classrooms

with the continued installation of interactive white boards (SMARTBoards) and the purchase of document cameras. One of the primary curricular initiatives this year has been the implementation of the Writing Workshop. This is an interdisciplinary approach to writing which can build students’ fluency in this content area. The workshop occurs daily as students choose a writing topic with emphasis on writing for an authentic audience. The lesson opens with a highenergy mini-lesson that either expands the possibilities for writing topics/genSee Hubbard, page 9


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Legacy and future of Willard house remain elusive By Amy Prescher Special to The Citizen

Photo by Amy Prescher

A handwritten sign at the old Willard place cries out for attention.

ing the yard. Archival photos show that the house looked even humbler in the 19th century. It was probably dressed up in conjunction with the efforts of the DAR to create a shrine to their heroine in 1913. Twelve-over-twelve double-hung sash windows replaced six-over-six, and high lintels were added to make the house look more distinguished. The addition on the west side of the house has historical interest for anothSee Willard, page 9

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Passersby may have noticed a mysterious sign on the fence of what is believed to be the former residence of Emma Hart Willard at 446 Lower Lane on the corner of Norton Road. The yellow clapboard house, which has been deteriorating over several years, appears to be invoking the ghost of the famous educator to save its life. The sign reads. “I need help. Please don’t let me go to potts [sic] (the house)! I am part of Colonial Row. Help me, Emma Willard.” The so-called Willard house began its descent into dereliction when the previous owner stopped making payments and the house was forced into foreclosure. It remained vacant for one or two years before it was sold to the present owner at auction in 2010. Its fate now hangs in the balance as the new owner weighs a costly renovation or decides to rebuild. Town zoning laws may have an impact on the decision, because it can only keep its two-family designation if it is renovated. If the house is demolished, it must be rebuilt as a single family home. A granite boulder on the far north side of the property (visible from Lower Lane)

marks the birthplace of Emma Hart Willard and her sister, Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, who was also an educator and author of science textbooks. This commemorative stone was set in 1913 by the Daughters of the American Revolution, who had named one of their local chapters after Willard. However, despite the proximity of the stone to the house, it was probably never occupied by Emma Hart as a young girl. Historical sources indicate that the Hart family home was no longer standing by the middle of the 19th century. The present house was built on Hart property, but several years after Emma had left Berlin to marry and launch her career. A well on the south side of the house was used by the Harts until the current house was set between it and the Hart home. According to Sallie Caliandri, a member of the Berlin Historical Society, the style of the house suggests that it was built in circa 1840. No matter what the historical records say, a public attachment to the house seems to have grown out of its longstanding association with the historical site and the nearby elementary school named in her honor. Its historical character is defined by the simple Federal style and an old-fashioned picket fence surround-

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As costs rise, high school renovation plans scaled back By Amy Prescher Special to The Citizen

Fans of the Berlin High School expansion and renovation plan have been dealt a blow by the news that several cuts must be made to the preliminary designs presented for referendum. The estimate presented to the public

building commission in December indicated that building costs would exceed the budget of $69.95 million by $4 million. Among the cuts is the science wing addition, one of the most compelling features of the project. Apparently, the feasibility study prepared by Silver,

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maximum reimbursement, and for this reason it is more palatable to eliminate the addition. “We may not have them in the science wing,” said Mayor Adam Salina, “but we are going to have brand new science classrooms.” Silver, Petrucelli and Associates, who declined to comment on this story, submitted a revised plan in January which locates the science classrooms in the southwest corner of the building. The entire second floor and part of the first floor had to be redesigned to accommodate the changes. The science labs will be smaller and several departments will lose one or two classrooms; the amphitheater and several storage rooms will be eliminated and other spaces will be relocated or reduced in size. According to Simonian, there is no additional cost for altering the plans. To date, Silver, Petrucelli have been paid nearly $340,000 for its



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Take Your Child to the Library Day was a success at the Berlin Peck Memorial Library Saturday. The common thread among subjects is that their trips to the library are not only frequent, but part of their weekly routine. Jillian Alessandra and her mom Trish, at left, search the stacks for some good reads. Jillian is a student at Hubbard Elementary School, and a trip to the library is a Saturday morning ritual. Maria Butrimas and her dad Tony know that going to the library can mean more than just finding good books. It’s an opportunity to get some work done on one of the library’s personal computers. Maria is a student at Griswold Elementary School, and gets to the library every Saturday. Aidan, left, and Cameron Garneau listen intently as their dad Tim reads a story. Aidan and Cameron are pre-school students at St. Paul School, and they make many enjoyable trips to the library to hear stories and play games.

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Kilimanjaro Continued from page 1 in honor of people who have battled breast cancer and those, like her aunt and cousin, who died of the disease. Remembering those people is what helped push Boehm on the last and most difficult day of the trip, she said. Boehm is an experienced hiker and was prepared for the climb – but the altitude on the mountain was challenging. For most of the seven-day trip, the group climbed about 2,000 feet per day. On the last day, they climbed 4,000 feet. At the

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rience that she will always remember. Overall, she said that her time at the hospital helped her gain valuable knowledge that will be useful in her career. The teenagers had a chance to try a variety of other American activities. Each morning started with a hearty breakfast, including bacon and eggs, which they said is typically a lunch in Brazil. The girls enjoyed watching television in English and listening to popular music to relax. “We didn’t want to interrupt our aunt and Paul’s lifestyle,” Gabriela and Ana said, adding, “We wanted to live like regular Americans.” They agreed that their trip to New York City was the most exciting American activity they experienced. Ana noted that the buildings, lights, and sounds were similar to San Paulo’s, a city near their hometown, but also indescribably different; unlike anything they’d ever seen before. Although Ana and Gabriela admit they were fearful Americans might be stereotypically rude, they were pleasantly surprised to find people respectful and interested in their lives and both agreed they had a wonderful time visiting Berlin.

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summit, many hikers needed oxygen. “Somebody in the group said, ‘When it gets really tough, think about all the people who had breast cancer and couldn’t do this,’” Boehm recalls. “That’s what kept me going that last day, when every step was painful. But this hike was special, because we were doing it in honor of people with breast cancer and in memory of those we’ve lost.” Boehm and her stepdaughter raised almost $5,000 for the Connecticut Komen organization. (Submitted by Hospital of Central Connecticut.)

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Hubbard Elementary School students recently earned a “Hubbard Husky” award for demonstrating the character trait of “responsibility”. Each month, a different character trait is featured. Also at Hubbard, fifth grade students involved in the CPK Club (Children Promoting Kindness) have developed a TV format news show where they introduce the character trait for the month. The show, called “139 Kindness News,” is taped and shown on closed-circuit TV in each classroom. Bottom row: Tristan Ferguson, Piper Bassett, Erica Lavoie, Shazia Sayed. Middle row: Kyle Parisi, Emily Zieba, Sophia Fazzina, Bret Maynard. Top Row: Fikret Abidovic, Rebecca Mayer, Victoria Adler, Nicholas Gendron. Missing from the photo is afternoon kindergarten student Calvin DeLude.

David A. Roccapriore, of Berlin, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts. Ro c c a p r i - Roccapriore ore has been a Scout since 2000. He started as a Tiger Cub in Pack 41, Den 5 at Griswold Elementary School and achieved all the ranks of Cub Scouts as well as the Parvuli Dei Religious Award, Arrow of Light Award and the Webelos Super Achiever Award. As a member of Boy Scout Troop 44, he earned the Ad Altare Dei Religious Award and achieved 43 merit badges while holding various leadership positions. Roccapriore’s Eagle project was the renovation of an old cabin, located on the Scheer property in Berlin. The cabin and grounds were cleared of overgrown vegetation and insects. Electrical wiring was updated, window frames and doors were cemented, and interior and exterior walls were repaired and painted. A fire pit and lean-to for wood storage were constructed and with the addition of a picnic table, the area was made suitable for camping. With these improvements, the general public and youth groups are now able to use the site. The project took more than 207 combined hours to complete with the help of 24 volunteers. Roccapriore has been recognized by the Connecticut State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Berlin Schools for achieving the Advanced level on mathematics, reading, writing and science on the 2011 Connecticut Academic Performance Test. This achievement has earned him the distinction of being among the elite of Connecticut high school ctudents. Roccapriore is the son of David M. and Lynn Roccapriore and is in his junior year at the Hartford Academy of Aerospace and Engineering.


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mulberry tree orchard behind the Elishama Brandegee House at 840 Worthington Ridge. It was described as weather-beaten without paint or varnish or decoration. Later, both sisters taught at the first Worthington Academy at 801 Worthington Ridge, and Almira even used her parent’s home on Lower Lane as a boarding school for a brief period in 1814.

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noon of books and pizza. The Nutmeg Books are ten books selected by Connecticut Children’s and School librarians. The new titles will be available. Magic show with Steve Wronker - Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1:30 p.m. for children 4 and


older; 2:30 p.m. for children 8 and older. Registration for each show is required. Dinosaur storytime - Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 1:30 p.m. for all ages. An actual dinosaur footprint fossil will be available to view. Storytimes Storytimes is a half-hour program featuring stories, fingerplays, songs and a short movie. Each week an early literacy skill will be highlighted. There are six literacy skills: print awareness, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, vocabulary, print motivation and narrative skills. No registration is needed. Storytime meets as follows: Tuesday – 1:30 p.m. for 3-6 years old. Wednesday – 10:30 a.m. for 18 months through 35 months. Thursday – 10:30 a.m. for all ages. The theme for the week of Feb. 13 is clothing. Programs How to raise a money smart child - Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Learn tools and techniques for talking with children and grandchildren about money, how to teach

children to set financial goals, use self-discipline and make wise financial choices. Call the library at (860) 7125 to register. Nutmeg Books - Children in grades 4 through 8 who have read all ten Nutmeg books should contact the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library to reserve their trophy. The Nutmeg Books are ten books selected by Connecticut Children’s and School librarians. Trophies will be awarded in March. Mother Goose Time Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. A special storytime for babies ages 0-24 months and their families. Share books, music, bounces and fun with babies. No registration is needed. Older siblings are welcome. Playtime - Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. Playtime is an informal gathering where babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can play and socialize together. Parents must attend. No registration is needed. AARP Tax-Aide AARP Tax-Aide, a free tax preparation assistance for low and middle income taxpayers of all ages (with special attention to those 60 and older) is taking appointments for Tuesdays at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library starting Feb. 7 and continuing through tax season. Call the library at (860) 8287125 to schedule an appointment.

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The East Berlin United Methodist Church has scheduled a chicken pot pie dinner for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A fee is charged.

For more information, call (860) 828-5440.

Bethany Covenant Bethany Covenant Church

has scheduled Lego Club for Wednesdays in March from 6:15 to 7 p.m. for children ages 6 to 9 years old. Come for one or all sessions. Legos are provided. Registration is free. Please RSVP early as space is limited to 20 participants. For more information and to download a registration form, visit www.beth

St. Paul Parents Night Out is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Paul School. This night is designed for parents to get some alone time. Go shopping, out to dinner or an early movie. Responsible VIRTUS trained adults and confirmation candidates will monitor children through an evening of kid friendly events, games, arts and crafts, movie times and more. Children independently potty trained through grade 5 are welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Amy Kurnik at families@stpaul Playtime, for mothers and caregivers with their children, is scheduled at St. Paul Church on Mondays from 10

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, February 9, 2012 a.m. to noon. in the church hall. This free, new program is designed for socialization and open playtime. For all ages through 5 years old. No registration is required. For more information, contact Amy Kurnik at families@

Berlin Congregational The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled free Tot Time for Thursdays for parents with children 1 to 5 years old from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. through May 24. Tot Time includes crafts, play session, snacks and holiday parties. No registration is required. For more information, call (860) 828-6586.

Kensington Congregational The Christian Education program offers a Parent/Child Playgroup every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. in the Reeves Center. The playgroup is on a drop-in basis for children from infants to preschoolers.

Saint Gabriel’s Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church has scheduled Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. The

worship service is dignified but informal. Saint Gabriel’s includes children of all ages in worship and welcome their joyful noise. The services feature music from the 1982 Hymnal and on occasion they enjoy an anthem or instrumental offering from one of our congregation’s musicians, in addition to the prepared prelude and postlude offered by the organist.

Taize service

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

Prayer shawls

The Kensington United Methodist Church prayer shawl ministry meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. While most shawls are prepared independently, the group meets once a month for fellowship and prayer. Knitters and crocheters of all faiths are welcome. Call the church, (860) 8284222, for the meeting location.

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Richard F. Skinner, 84, of East Berlin passed away peacefully Jan. 31, 2012. Richard is the beloved husband of Rita (Orsie) Skinner. He was born in New Britain, son of the late Theodore and Florence (Humason) Skinner. He attended local schools and graduated from New Britain Senior High School Class of 1945. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 1st Class.. He

Regina A. (Spisak) Frazier, 69, of Kensington was welcomed into heaven in the arms of an angel surrounded by her family on Jan. 29, 2012. She had been the loving wife of the late Irving Frazier, Sr. for nearly 50 years. She was born in New Britain on Sept. 7, 1942 to the late John and Mary (Ondrick) Spisak. Regina lived and breathed for her family. She was a woman who never asked for anything but gave her all every day to her children and her family. She loved animals, especially her dog Bianca. She is survived by two sons, Sonny Jr. Frazier and his wife Maureen of Southington and Steve Frazier and his partner Corbett Compel of Plainville; three daughters, Carol Nolan and husband Donald of Southington, Rosemarie Booker and her husband Wayne of Wolcott and Mary Cianciolo and her husband

Richard Krajewski Lt. Col. Richard Joseph Krajewski, Ret., 60, of Kensington, the loving husband of Kathleen (Ziegler) Krajewski, died Feb. 3, 2012 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. Born in New Britain, the son of the late Henry and the

late Veronica (Gryzenia) Krajewski, he graduated from New Britain High School in 1969, received his B.S.N. from Columbia University, his M.S.N. and family nurse practitioner APRN from UCONN Graduate School, his M.S. in anesthesia (CRNA) from Central Connecticut State University, was a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, after 30 years of service, and was employed at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. He was a member of St. Paul Church, The Knights of Columbus Monsignor Greylish Council where he was a 4th degree Knight and Chancelor, V.F.W. Post 10732, Elks Lodge 957 B.P.O.E., Thursday Night Setback League in East Berlin, and was an Eagle Scout who became Scout Master of Troop 96 in New Britain from 1969 to the present. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Matthew Krajewski of Kensington and Richard E. Krajewski and his wife Shannon of California; two daughters, Erin Krajewski of Kensington and Laura Krajewski of Wallingford; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Diane Bass-

ingthwaite of New Britain and Suzanne and Scott Rodrigue of Cromwell; and a nephew, Kristofer Bassingthwaite. Services were held Feb. 9, 2012 at Porter’s Funeral Home, Kensington, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at St. Paul Church, Kensington. Burial, with full military honors, was in South Burying Ground, Kensington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boy Scout Troop 96, c/o Franz Koch, 1129 Slater Road, New Britain, CT 06053.

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To the editor: We’ve been reading and enjoying the U.S.A. series written by Dave Kobus. Many of us here at Mickey Finn’s are lifelong Berlin residents and avid readers of The Berlin Citizen. We think Dave might be interested to know that we do carry a big selection of Made in the U.S.A. footwear and apparel items right here in Berlin, in our work apparel and footwear store on the Berlin Turnpike. Many work boot manufactures are very aware that their customers look for the Made in the U.S.A. label. Chippewa, Thorogood, Red Wing, are just a few of the brands that we have in stock

that are Made in the U.S.A. Carhartt also has a series of apparel Made in the U.S.A. as do several sock vendors. As an apparel retailer we make every effort to provide our customers with a good selection of Made in the U.S.A. products whenever it is available. We listen to our customers every day and realize that this is an important factor when they are choosing work wear. We work with our vendors on a daily basis, so we are very in-tune with this issue. We think it is important to spread the word that there is product out there if you know where to look. Laurie Wilson Mickey Finn Stores

Get efficient To the editor: In a follow-up to resident Michele Janota’s letter regarding town recycling collection bins (“Bigger Bins Please”), I would promote the business aspects of her

recommendation. While it has already been established that tipping fees for recyclable materials is lower than that of standard refuse, and some level of recycling effort is “mandatory” to our residents, the greatest net savings of this effort can only be realized when residents are both encouraged and enabled to participate. In agreement with Ms. Janota’s letter, a change in the recycling collection service is what we are recommending. Use of the higher capacity rolling bins will enable more residents to move recyclables to the curb. Many of our aged population are unwilling or unable to lift and carry full bins, limiting their participation. As we have adopted the green, rolling bins for ordinary refuse, using blue versions of the same would lessen the labor for all involved — think of the collection staff who lift them daily, all across town! See Letters, next page

Government Meetings

Thursday, Feb. 9 Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Youth Services Advisory Board, Town Hall 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 Board of Education, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Economic Development Commission,

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Berlin chamber to merge with New Britain organization The New Britain and Berlin Chamber of Commerce will affiliate in a historic regional partnership. According to William F. Millerick, president of the New Britain Chamber, the groundbreaking new partnership will mean that area businesses can belong to a larger, local Chamber with one membership fee. “It won’t cost members any more, but they’ll get a larger, regional business market and all the benefits of a full-service Chamber as part of their membership, “ Millerick said. In November, the Berlin Chamber had announced that due to the economy, it would not be able to continue operating on a day to day basis and was closing its doors. “For many businesses and non-profit organizations, Chamber membership is critical to their success and the potential loss of the Berlin Chamber was a troubling development, not only for Berlin but for the region,” Millerick said. “We began discussions with Berlin leadership, and also encouraged them to speak with other Chambers to ensure they looked at all of their options. To me, what always drove the discussions was simply, what would be best for member businesses. My feeling was that a regional Chamber, that has a local flavor and gives members a greater footprint and all

the services at the same price is perfect,” Millerick said. The new affiliation will mean modifying the name of the organizations. It will now be the Greater New Britain Chamber – New Britain, Berlin. “We are all very proud of our communities, so we didn’t want to lose the identity,” he said. Millerick also announced that to launch the new affiliation, Berlin businesses will be offered a special, half price membership incentive for the first year. “It’s called “100 for $100” and it will mean that the first 100 Berlin businesses that join the new affiliation can join for half price, just $100 for the first year,” he said. “Berlin members have gone through a lot in the past year and leadership from both organizations thought it would be helpful to offer an incentive to let them know not only that we appreciate their loyalty but to help them see all the benefits of a full service Chamber that they may not be aware of,” Millerick said. “My sense is that Berlin businesses will discover that being part of a regional Chamber with a local flaSee Merge, next page

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vor can be an enormous benefit, especially in this economy. I think we’ll see not only a lot of Berlin members support this affiliation but we’ll see a lot of businesses that may have been on the sidelines join in the effort.” “In this economy, the tools and services of Chambers like ours can be a tremendous boost, a relatively small investment,” he said. Millerick credited the leadership of both Chambers’ Boards of Directors and the support of the two Boards in bringing the two organizations together. “Ron Buccilli, chair in New Britain, and Atty. Richard Pentore, chair in Berlin have been wise and patient and thorough. The support of board leadership, John Miller in New Britain and Paul Smith and Tom Satalino in Berlin, has been critical in ironing out details and identifying areas that needed to be addressed. “Along with other Board members, they have been in regular contact and have crafted a unique, pioneering business partnership.” A group of Board members from each Chamber will form an advisory committee to oversee the partnership going forward. Additionally, the New Britain Chamber Board of Directors will now be expanded to include Berlin representatives. Buccilli said one of the critical factors in the future partnership was expanding the networking opportunities for member businesses. “We think our already successful networking tools will

be boosted immeasurably for all of the members,” Buccilli said. Miller credited the experience and professionalism of the Berlin Chamber leadership in helping to successfully craft the agreement. “Berlin businesses should know that their representatives really worked hard to ensure that the Berlin Chamber would be a part of the region in coming years. They have been a pleasure to work with.” Pentore, chair of the Berlin Board said, “We are enthusiastic about the prospects of the affiliation and the resources that will be available to our members. The Berlin and New Britain communities have a historical link, making this merger both logical and convenient for our members.” Longtime Berlin Chamber member and Board member, Paul Smith said, “Being involved in the Berlin Chamber for more than 10 years, this is a natural fit for us and our Chamber members. The Greater New Britain Chamber will have more people for our Berlin members to network with. I am so looking forward to this new opportunity for all of us.” The affiliation takes place immediately. For more information on the affiliation or the special “100 for $100” Berlin business membership incentive, contact Teresa Riccio, Membership Coordinator, (860) 229-1665, ext. 210 or (Submitted by William F. Millerick, president Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce)

AARP free tax-aide AARP has scheduled free tax assistance, for low and middle income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call the Senior Center at (860) 828-7006 or the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library at (860) 828-7125.

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Nixle reports on 2011 alerts to inform residents Nixle alerts are available from the Berlin Police Department and residents are encouraged to sign up for these free email or text reports on public safety issues occurring in their town. You can sign up for all alerts or just for those that occur in your neighborhood. These might include topics such as criminal activity or traffic, construction and weather concerns. You can register at or text your zip code to 888777 to receive information by email, text/SMS or online. iPhone users can download the Nixle application and take advantage of real-time location updating and other up-to-the minute services. The Berlin Police Department’s website has a link to Nixle services. Nixle provided the following report on its activities in 2011, offering a few examples of how Nixle and public safety agencies teamed up to help keep communities

across the country informed in 2011: *Sent real-time storm updates and evacuation notices during Hurricane Irene to residents across the East Coast *Notified residents in the Northeast of road closures and power outages during a major ice storm. * Alerted communities in Texas when wildfires threatened their homes, property, and businesses. *Kept Los Angeles informed when a severe windstorm closed roads, businesses and schools, and updated residents on power outages *In addition, last year police and fire departments and other municipal agencies used Nixle to disseminate information on missing children and elderly citizens, wanted criminals, and to deliver crucial community news, such as safety tips and traffic conditions. All of this was done at no cost to the taxpayer.

Volunteers make a difference Each week The Berlin Citizen features a page focused on volunteer activities in our c o m m u n i t y. This is the place where your organization can post notices looking for volunteer help. It is the place where you can find opportunities to help others in your community. This is also the place where we publish photos and stories about local volunteer efforts that have made a difference. Tell us more about your organization and what part volunteers play in its success. Contact us at

is looking for volunteers to deliver food to the homebound elderly one day a week from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers on Mondays are especially n e e d e d . Training and mileage reimbursement is provided. For more information, contact Judy Nimro at (860) 229-7700, ext. 201.


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Letters Continued from page 14 For those of us who keep our recyclables outdoors, the rolling bins foil animals and do not allow rain, ice, or snow to make things heavier... less tonnage, more recyclables, lower tipping costs conferred to all of us. Efficiencies in automated collection will reduce the carting company’s costs.

YMCA The Berlin-New Britain YMCA is looking for volunteers between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to assist the infant/toddler room. Duties include bottle-feeding, reading, rocking and playing with children.

The mechanized trucks take less than 30 seconds to raise, tip, and lower one of the rolling bins, with the operator not having to set the brake and exit the cab at each stop. Perhaps the company can use the same collection trucks as they do for ordinary refuse? Would it be a stretch to say collection could be performed half as frequently, due to the larger gallonage of the rolling bins? And why not allow residents

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Senior Happenings


Senior Social

The Berlin AARP Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. The monthly Chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 1:15 p.m. at the Senior Center. Refreshments will be served after the program.

The Senior Boomer Social is scheduled for the second Monday of the month (Feb. 13) at Pineloft Restaurant, 1474 Berlin Turnpike from 4:45 to 7 p.m. The evening includes dinner and a show with live entertainment by Justin Kaace and friends. For more information and cost, call (860) 828-9797.

Valentine’s Day

Strikette Bowling League from Jan. 31: Marie Kaczynski, 161; Alice Ming, 158; Sue Rogers, 154. Senior Bowling League results from Feb. 3: Walt Wallace, 182; Sam D’Amato, 166; Liz Rugens, 160; Irene Willametz, 157; Rockwell Roberts, 156.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Senior Center, Tuesday, Feb. 14, with lunch at noon, followed by musical entertainment by singer John Paul. Program is limited to 100 people. Sign up at the Senior Center.

Golf breakfast The Timberlin Senior Men Golf Association has scheduled its annual breakfast for Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 8:30 a.m. at the Senior Center.

Health clinics The Berlin Visiting Nurse Association and Central Connecticut Health Center offer monthly health clinics at the Senior Center. The

clinics are free of charge and no appointments are necessary. The schedule for February is as follows: Tuesday, Feb. 14 – 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Blood pressure screening. Tuesday, Feb. 21 – 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Blood pressure screening. Tuesday, Feb. 28 – 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Blood pressure screening. For more information, call the Berlin VNA at (860) 8287030.

Foot care Low cost foot care, provided by a specially trained registered nurse, is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16 and Friday, Feb. 17 by appointment only at the Senior Center. Services are provided by Catherine Brennan, RN, and include general assessment of the feet and lower extremities, trimming, filing, and cleaning toenails, reducing of corns and calluses, massaging, lotioning and powdering of feet. Referrals are made to a doctor or Podiatrist when necessary. For fee information and to schedules an appointment, call the Senior Center at (860)

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Senior trips Feb. 23 - Connecticut Flower and Garden Show. March 12 - St. Patrick’s Day at Westport. April 19 - Peabody Museum and PEZ Visitor Center. May 15 - Lobsterfest at The Newport Playhouse. June 11 - Suffolk Downs. June 13 - NYC Heritage. July 2 - Harborfest (Tall Ships) in Boston.

July 24 - Rhode Island lighthouse cruise. Aug. 9 - Highlights of the Hudson. Aug. 22 - Culinary Institute - American Bounty. Sept. 19 - Big E. Sept 27 - Newport train. Oct. 2 - 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Oct. 19 - Vermont wine and cheese. Nov. 7 - Mt. Haven. Dec. 6 - Christmas lights. Cruises March 3-10 - Eastern Caribbean on Holland America’s Eurodam. May 6-10 - Bermuda. Sept. 3-8 - Atlantic Canada. Air and land May 19-25 - Myrtle Beach. June 6-12 - Canyon Country. June 29-July 11 - New

Senior Lunch Menu Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Doretha Dixon at (860) 670-8546 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A donation is requested. Monday, Feb. 13: Chicken gumbo soup with oyster crackers, Salisbury steak with brown gravy, mashed potatoes, Prince Edward vegetables, white bread, fruit cocktail. Tuesday, Feb. 14: Chicken cordon bleu with chicken gravy, harvest rice, petite peas, dinner roll, ice cream social. Wednesday, Feb. 15: Baked stuffed clams with cocktail sauce, baked potato wedges, country blend vegetables, white bread, fresh fruit. Thursday, Feb. 16: Beef stroganoff with buttered noodles, Scandinavian vegetables, rye bread, tapioca pudding. Friday, Feb. 17: All beef franks, oven fried potatoes, garden salad, fruit ambrosia.

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Cancer survivors, patients and caregivers may attend “Cancer Survivors Can Thrive!” a presentation about a free strength and fitness program on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from6 to 7 p.m. at the Hospital of Central Connecticut New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St, New Britain. Free parking is available in the Quigley parking garage. For more information and to register, call (860) 224-5299.


Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education has scheduled an orientation for its spring programs on Friday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. in Chapman Hall, on the campus of Middlesex Community College. Adults 50 and over are welcome to hear brief overviews of the coming sessions. The eight week spring term is scheduled for Monday, March 5 through Friday, April 27. Several programs that had been canceled from the fall term are included as well as many new offerings. Special presentations by Kandie Karle, Regency Lady and Phil Steele, son of radio icon Bob Steele will take place. Other programs in the areas of computers, travel, music, food, gardening, history, religion and more are offered. Mini-trips are scheduled to Harlem, Glastonbury, St. Joseph’s College, Hindu temple and the Trash Museum. To become a member of MILE and sign up for programs, call (860) 343-5863 or visit . Enrollment at the Feb. 17 orientation is also available. Snow date is Monday, Feb. 20.

vances in minimally invasive surgeries for a variety of problems and conditions and the benefits which include quicker recovery time and less pain. For more information and to register, call (203) 235-0181. Lunch & Learn! Preventing Heart Disease with Aspirin Therapy Tuesday, Feb. 21 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Village at Kensington Place. Learn the risks and benefits of aspirin therapy to prevent heart disease in adults, as well as possible side effects. For more information and to register, call (203) 235-0181. Pre-diabetes & Women’s Health - Thursday, Feb. 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St. Learn what pre-diabetes is, how it can affect women’s health and what can be done to minimize your risk.

Childbirth classes The Hospital of Central Connecticut has scheduled education and support programs for partents-to-be, new parents and siblings. There is a fee for classes; support groups are free. Classes include: Childbirth classes for new expec-

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

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tant parents; accelerated refresher class for those with children and are pregnant again; sibling involvement class, and newborn care class. Support groups include: Breastfeeding support group and Baby and Me support group. For more information or to register, call (860) 224-5433.


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Volunteers Continued from page 15 comforting human touch. Muscles may be contracted and stiff. Patients may spend their days immobile in a recliner or bed. Knowledgeable massage therapists and Reiki volunteers offer compassionate touch, relaxation, a sense of well-being and emotional health. For the volunteer, getting to know someone at the end of life is a gift in itself. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Connecticut is looking for licensed massage therapists or Reiki practitioners to visit patients in their homes and nursing facilities in southeastern Connecticut. All VITAS volunteers receive orientation in end-oflife care. VITAS massagetherapy volunteers must have a current massage license. VITAS Reiki volunteers must have a level 1 Reiki certificate. For more information or to volunteer, call VITAS Manager of Volunteer Services Pat Wilson at (860) 494-4600.

We’re helping women get healthy with robotics The Hospital of Central Connecticut is using advanced robotic surgery to treat a variety of gynecological conditions in women. These include hysterectomies, cancers of the female reproductive system and non cancerous conditions including endometriosis and uterine fibroid removal. The robot’s tiny little tools allow our surgeons to make the smallest possible incisions, and to more easily access difficult-to-reach areas. Patients may recover faster, have fewer side effects, and experience less pain and scarring. For more information, visit For a physician referral, call 800-321-6244.

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The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive cancer patients to their treatment appointments, through its Road to Recovery program. Treatments patients are often too sick to drive. A cancer patient who receives radiation therapy might require between 20 to 30 trips to the clinic within six weeks. Chemotherapy patients might receive weekly treatments for up to a year. Volunteers receive training, orientation and are asked to volunteer for at least one hour, one day, once a month. The Road to Recovery program will match drivers’ availability with the needs of patients. For more information or to volunteer, contact Bonnie Baldwin at (203) 563-1529 or

Hospice Rachel Lamonica, M.D.; Clare Zhou, M.D.; Danielle E. Luciano, M.D.; Anthony A. Luciano, M.D.; Gerard M. Roy, M.D.; and Richard J. Driess, M.D.

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VNA HealthCare Hospice volunteers play an important role in terms of being directly involved in patient care. Volunteers perform tasks such as staying with a patient so the family can take a break, providing companionship to hospice patients and their caregivers, running errands for a patient and/or family members, providing administrative office support among other things. Training classes are available for those interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. The goal of the training is to help define the role of a hospice volunteer, and it covers the history and philosophy of hospice, team building, help with communicating effectively, ways to manage death, dying, and bereavement, and concepts of spirituality. For more information about the VNA HealthCare Hospice Volunteer program, call Donna Gordon at (860) 493-7349 or

Medical center Volunteers provide invaluable assistance and support to all areas of MidState Medical Center. Volunteers are needed in the nursing units to assist patients with meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner time. Special training is provided for those accepted into this special “Meal Mates” volunteer program. There is also high demand for volunteers in our newly expanded Emergency Department in both clinical and non-clinical areas. Book Cart volunteers visit patients, offer free books and magazines as well as friendly conversation. These volunteers are also trained as “Fall Prevention Safety” volunteers who check bed and chair alarms to ensure they are in proper working order and encourage the patient to use the call button to “call before you fall”. Patients at MidState are treated to relaxing “Soft Touch” hand rubs and foot rubs by well-trained MidState volunteers. If you are interested in this very specialized volunteer role, there will be training in the techSee Volunteers, page 22

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Two more Redcoats set to make the leap to college game By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

In what has become a regular event in recent years, last week, friends and fans of Berlin High School athletics gathered at the BHS video amphitheater to honor local athletes who will be taking their skills to the NCAA Division I or II level. This time it was football players Tommy Undercuffler’s and Devin Silverman’s chance to bask in the spotlight. A defensive back, Undercuffler will continue his career at Yale University. Silverman, a kicker, will play for Southern Connecticut State University. While family members looked on, and members of the media converged, the senior duo signed their National Letter of Intent Feb. 1, the first day football players are allowed to do so.

The Berlin High School girls basketball team handled host Bristol Eastern, 4029, Friday and in doing so secured the Central Connecticut Conference South Division championship. Chelsea Vujs and Courtney Trzasko scored 12 and 11 points respectively to pace the victors. With the win, the Lady Redcoats improved to 13-3 overall and to 11-0 in the division. “First goal set by the team was to secure the CCC South title,” Berlin coach Sheila King pointed out. “The girls worked hard to get this done.” Without much height, or many veterans to lean on, the Lady Redcoats certainly were not a consensus pick to capture the division championship this season. However, King knew her

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Berlin High School football players Devin Silverman and Tommy Undercuffler, backed by family members, solidified their college plans last week during a ceremony at BHS. “It’s definitely a great honor and a great opportunity,” Undercuffler said of joining

the Bulldogs. “I couldn’t have asked for anything more, and I’m really excited for every-

thing, and I can’t wait.” “Everyone has been very supportive; my family, my teammates, my coaches,” said Undercuffler. “I couldn’t have done it without them. I truly have been blessed.” Undercuffler dreamed from a very young age about playing college football. For Silverman, the idea didn’t cross his mind until eighth grade – his first year in the sport. Up to that point, soccer had been his focus athletically. “Once I made that switch I realized I wanted to play football at the highest level possible,” said Silverman. “I truly enjoy the team comaraderie. I also enjoy training to be the best kicker I can be. I look forward to the challenges of playing at the collegiate level and possibly kicking in the pros some day.” Silverman said Southern Connecticut offers a lot that he is looking for as both a

student and an athlete. The school’s proximity to home is another plus. “After my official visit, the size of the campus felt right. I was pleased with the coaching staff ’s philosophies, and particularly, the importance placed on balancing the sport along with education,” he said. “As for location, I could not ask for better. SCSU is far enough from the best parents in the world, who I absolutely love, but close enough for them to be able to come and watch me kick.” Undercuffler and Silverman were part of some magical seasons with the Redcoats. During their careers, Berlin claimed its first state championship, and three Central Connecticut Conference divisional titles. This past season, the Redcoats earned their first-ever home

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Coats’ Notes troops had potential. “Whether they could work hard enough to get it done with enough consistency was in question,” said the coach. “They proved they could. Good for them.” “They value the reputation of the program and have stepped up to the challenge of continuing its success,” said King. “They have accomplished their first team goal, and look forward to finishing the season strong and moving on to the postseason.” It is said that history tends to repeat itself. There won’t be any argument from the Berlin High School cheerleading team. The Redcoats won their fifth consecutive conferencelevel title, claiming the South Division crown, this past weekend at the Central Connecticut Conference

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The Berlin High School cheerleaders shined this past weekend at the Central Connecticut Conference competition. championships. The competition, held at Bristol Eastern, drew 19 teams in four divisions. Berlin placed ahead of Plainville, Bristol Eastern and Middletown in the South Division.

Berlin won the Conference Grand Champion title as well, having the highest overall score of all teams. This is the second straight year Berlin has earned the Grand Champion distinc-

tion. “It’s very exciting,” Berlin coach Debi Muzio said of her team’s repeat performance. “It’s a great honor.” The Redcoats overcame some early difficulties in their routine at the CCC competition, but managed to continue without missing a beat. “They are trained to do that,” Muzio said. “They know that if they have a fall, they need to keep going, keep smiling. I’m really glad that they were able to stay focused and keep going.” In addition to the team successes, the Redcoats took home several individual honors at the competition. Berlin placed five cheerleaders on the 10-member AllCCC South team: seniors Samantha Kelley and Lia McNamara, juniors Natalie Hornberger and Quinn Mc-

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, February 9, 2012

Youth Sports

Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame Press Release Entering the Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012 will be athletes Joseph Simeone (Class of 1936), Lino “Chick” Girone (1936), Paul Kornichuk (1949), Dan Roberts (1967), Tammy Borkowski (1989), Jennifer Baccaro (1991), Kyle Gallo (1993), Susan Church Zibell (1993) and Jesse Carlson (1999), coaches George Hall and Ken Parciak, and contributor Bob Peckrul. Also, the 1986 BHS wrestling team will be honored. This week, The Citizen takes a look at the career of Joseph Simeone, who is being honored posthumously: Joseph Simeone (Class of 1936) According to Hall of Fame inductee Vic Baccaro: “Joe Simeone was a natural born leader that transcended into sports.” Simeone was the class president of the first graduating class at BHS. He designed the class ring with the lamp of knowledge in-

signia, which is still being used today. He played on the school’s varsity baseball Simeone team and caught for outstanding pitchers George Kanupka and George Walowski. All three went on to play semipro ball. Simeone played for the East Berlin Mohawk A.C. team and Mildrum Jewels in the New Britain Industrial League, competing before crowds of 2,000 people and winning the league championship. Simeone also played varsity and intramural basketball at BHS, starting with the school’s first team. Simeone graduated from Laurel Business College in Meriden, playing on the school’s basketball team during 1937 and 1938. He enlisted in the Army in June of 1941 and was honorably discharged in Sep-


tember 1945. He was a combat soldier with the Third Army in Europe and fought in the Battle of the Bulge under General George Patton. He was awarded the Bronze Star and distinguished himself by meritorious service during the period 8/15/44 to 12/15/44 in France. In 1948, Simeone married 1937 BHS graduate Helen Kriwacki. The couple had eight children. Simeone was a part of the group that established the Berlin Little League in 1950. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service and worked in the Kensington Post Office for 26 years. In 1974, Simeone was recognized as “Man of the Year” for his service to the community by the Kiwanis Club of Berlin. He passed away on June 22, 1987. The Hall of Fame induction dinner will be held Sunday, April 29 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. For ticket information, contact Marie Siegal at (860) 828-1115;

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Curdy, and sophomore Mayleen Perduta. With a 49-26 drubbing of visiting Bristol Eastern last week, the Berlin High School boys basketball team improved to 11-4 and kept its Central Connecticut Conference South Division title hopes alive. Heading into this week, the Redcoats were 7-3 in the CCC South, and with a break here and there, could climb to the top of the division standings. Darrin Gilbert had a career night against Bristol Eastern, knocking down nine of his 11 shots, including five 3-pointers, to finish with 23 points. Tommy Undercuffler and Bobby Mozzicato had eight rebounds apiece for Berlin, and dished out a combined seven assists. Connor Bowen and Colin King also turned in good work for the Redcoats. Bowen scored a career-high nine points off the bench, and King was a defensive stalwart, making three steals and collecting four rebounds. Berlin’s defense was stellar overall against Bristol Eastern, as the Redcoats held See Notes, page 26

The Berlin Minutemen were well-represented at a tournament at Oxford High School recently. In the Intermediate Division, Connor Gileau placed second, and Vinny DeFrancesco was third. Mighty Mite Michael Litke finished third. Gabriel Nazario was fourth in the Bantam Division. Another group of Minutemen travelled to Somers High School that day. Berlin’s Braden Shea finished first, with three pins. J.P. Gorneault was third in the Novice Division. In the Middle School Division, first place finishes were earned by Jared Zima and Seth Pelletier. Michael Patterson and Marcus Alleyne were second and third respectively.

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Signings Continued from page 19 playoff victory, the young team’s 10th win of the year. “It is great to see two more Redcoat football players continuing on to play college football,” said BHS football coach John Capodice, pointing out that 30 local gridders have made the leap to the college game since he took the reins of the program in 2004. “We continue to preach the importance of academics to our players. Our goal is to develop student-athletes. By achieving in the classroom, the opportunities for playing college football increase.” Undercuffler will be the second BHS football alum to suit up for an Ivy League School. The first, Nate Tarsi, played for Cornell University. For Capodice, having a former player take the field as a Bulldog is somewhat of a dream come true. “Ten years ago, I worked with the Yale staff on im-

scoring - Michael Parzych 10, Andrew Celella 8, Aaron Senz 7, Joseph Gaffney 6. Florida scoring - Paul D’Amore 12, Aidan Jones 6, Ryan Guidice 4, Justin Piskorski 2. Huskies 23, #1’s 18: Huskies scoring - Zachary Hrubiec 11, Tyler DeGroff 4, Neil Tighe 2, Vincenzo Dastoli 2. #1’s scoring - Connor Therrein 12, Dominic Miele 2, Nathaniel Hansen 2, Michael Demato 2. Tar Heels 29, Knicks 15: Tar Heels scoring - Danny Lynch 7, Camden Murphy 7, Ryan Salee 4, Zack Murray 4. Knicks scoring - Sam Nogiec 6, Christopher Gendron 3, Jake Holmes 2, Jeffrey Madeia 2. Bulls 22, Celtics 8: Bulls scoring - Xander Devoe 14, Mark Addamo 4, Anthony Undercuffler 4. Celtics scoring Benjamin Schultz 6, Justin Chyra 2.

proving our passing game,” said Capodice. “At the time, Coach (Tony) Reno was on staff as an assistant Yale coach, before leaving to Harvard. I thought ‘how great would it be to have a Redcoat football player play football for Yale University?’” Reno has since taken over as head coach at Yale, which ran up a record of 5-5 in 2011. “Tommy will play for an outstanding head coach,” said Capodice. The BHS football program’s connection with Southern Connecticut is much more solidified. Former Redcoats A.J. Marsiglia, Ras Morgan and Jack Cooper currently play for the Owls. “We have an excellent relationship with the coaching staff at Southern Connecticut,” said Capodice, “and I am thrilled Devin will be joining their program.” Southern Connecticut finished 7-3 last season and was named ECAC Division II Football Team of the Year.

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Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the church. For more information, call Scoutmaster KC Jones at (860) 829-1148 or email Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Community Center. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boys basketball - BHS vs. Bulkeley at Bulkeley, 7 p.m.



Pet Meet & Greet preview - Friends of Berlin Animals Control has scheduled a pet preview for Friday, Feb. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at PetSmart, 278 New Britain Ave., Plainville. For more information, call (860) 8285287. Girls basketball - BHS vs. Bulkeley at BHS, 7 p.m. Boys Swimming - BHS vs. Bulkeley at Bulkeley, 3:45 p.m.



Pet Meet & Greet Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled a Meet & Greet for Saturday. Feb. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the PetSmart in Plainville, 278 New Britain Ave. from 57. Meet the friendly, beautiful cats that are in need of loving, permanent homes. Please bring vet and/or personal references if we are meeting you for the first time. For more information, call (860) 828-5287. Open house - Mooreland Hill School, 166 Lincoln St., has scheduled an open house for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. Meet administrators,


Poppi is a beautiful and affectionate eight-month old girl. She is a tortoiseshell with a tabby stripes which results in a very colorful and dramatic coat. She is very loving and likes lots of attention. Poppi does not care for other cats. Poppi is eager to meet everyone Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Pet Meet & Greet, at PetSmart, 278 New Britain Ave., Plainville. For more information about Poppi or other animals available for adoption, call (860) 8285287. faculty, students and take a tour. Please RSVP to (860) 223-6428 or Mooreland Hill School currently serves students in grades four through nine and will add kindergarten through grade three in the fall 2012. Church dinner - The East Berlin United Methodist Church has scheduled a chicken pot pie dinner for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A fee is charged. For more information, call (860) 828-5440. Mardi Gras - Xavier High School, Middletown, has scheduled a Mardi Gras auction fundraiser for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 6 to 10 p.m. Several restaurants will be represented. The event also features a silent and live auction. For more information and tickets, email Wrestling - BHS vs. Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, Maloney, Plainville at Bristol Central. Ice hockey - NewingtonBerlin vs. E.O. Smith-Tolland-Windham at Newing-

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Post at (860) 828-9102 after 5 p.m. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse. For information, call Ed Alicea, scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Kensington-Berlin Rotary – The KensingtonBerlin Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Community Center. Guests are invited to attend any meeting. For more information, call Ryan Zelek at (860) 9445222. Boys basketball - BHS vs. Maloney at BHS, 7 p.m. Boys Swimming - BHS vs. Platt/Maloney at Platt, 6 p.m.




604-9473 or Proceeds benefit Raising Berlin, a non-profit organization supporting the Berlin community. Wrestling - Class M State Championships at Windham High School. Indoor track - State Open at Hillhouse High School. Ice hockey - NewingtonBerlin vs. Rocky HillRHAM-Middletown at Newington, 8:30 p.m.



Boys basketball - BHS vs. Plainville at Wood gymnasium, 7 p.m.



BHS band fundraiser Bella Pizza will donate a portion of their sales on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. to the Berlin High School Redcoat Marching Band. Be sure to mention the band when ordering.

Bingo - Franco American War Veterans Post 68, 209 Smalley St., New Britain, hosts Bingo games every Wednesday from 6:50 to 9:30 p.m. A fee is charged. Proceeds benefit scholarships, veterans assistance, Salvation Army and more. The public is welcome. Ice hockey - NewingtonBerlin vs. Rocky HillRHAM-Middletown at Champions Rink, 8 p.m.

Open house - Mooreland Hill School, 166 Lincoln St., has scheduled an open house for prospective students and their families on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. Meet administrators, faculty, students and take a tour. Please RSVP to (860) 223-6428 or Mooreland Hill School currently serves students in grades four through nine and will add kindergarten through grade three in the fall 2012.




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Girls basketball - BHS vs. Plainville at BHS, 7 p.m.



Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. For information, call Troop Committee Chair at (860) 829-1832. Pasta supper – American Legion Post 68, 154 Porter’s Pass, schedules “all you can eat” pasta supper for every Tuesday. Supper is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information, call the


Boys basketball - BHS vs. Tolland at Tolland, 7 p.m. Wrestling - Class M State Championships at Windham High School.



Dance - Raising Berlin has scheduled a FUNdraising Dance for Saturday, Feb. 18 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the IPIC Italian Club, 16 Harding St. Come as a couple, or make it a girls night out. Tickets include appetizers, DJ and cash bar. Raffle prizes will be available. For more information and tickets, contact Celine at (860)


Ice hockey - NewingtonBerlin vs. North Branford at Northford Ice Pavillion, 8:15 p.m.



Wrestling - 2012 State Open Championships at Hillhouse Field House, New Haven.



Ice hockey - NewingtonBerlin vs. Fitch-East LymeLedyard at Newington, 8:40 p.m.


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Police Blotter

Information provided by the Berlin Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions. Jan. 3 Shakelia Nettles, 23, 67 Inverness Lane, Middletown, issuing a bad check. Edward Bula, 42, 20 Fairview Dr., disorderly conduct/assault. Jan. 7 Mark Lowery, 43, 1191 Berlin Turnpike, disorderly conduct by intimidation. Nicole Bellorini, 25, 124 Benson St., New Britain, second-degree failure to appear, violation of probation. Jan. 10 Ebenezer Appiah, 45, 912 E. 178th St., Bronx, NY, interfer-

ing with officer, second-degree forgery, criminal impersonation, operating a motor vehicle other than a motorcycle without a license, failure to display number plate, insufficient insurance, operating or towing an unregistered vehicle. Jan. 12 Cassandra Johnson, 32, 262 Maple St., New Britain, issuing a bad check, sixth-degree larceny all others. Anthony Jones, 48, 21 Mitchell St., Bloomfield, thirddegree forgery, issuing a bad check, fifth-degree larceny all others. Daniel Brown, 23, 155 Country Club Lane, Panoma, N.Y., first-degree failure to appear, interfering with an officer, Office (860) 828-7877 Fax (860) 828-5797 Cell (860) 883-7091




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ricating evidence. Jan. 16 Ethan Turney, 22, 46 Crescent Dr., Bristol, operating a motor vehicle other than a motorcycle without a license, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Jan. 17 Frank Edward Biggs, 53, 38 Lander St., Hamden, third-degree conspiracy/robbery, second-degree con/larceny all others, third degree robbery, second-degree larceny all others, engaging the police in pursuit.


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Jan. 15 Ramon Vargas, 44, 15 Full Circle, Glastonbury, failure to drive in proper lane multi-lane highway, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, operation while operator’s license is refused, suspended or revoked. Ethan Allan Scott, 23, 30 Wilcox Ave., East Berlin, falsely reporting an incident concerning serious physical injury or death, interfering with officer/simple assault, second-degree false statement/fraudulent intent, tampering with/fab-


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criminal impersonation. Jan. 13 Kurt Bedard, 49, 960 Farmington Ave., third-degree assault. Michael Cancel, 44, 136 Collins St., West Haven, thirddegree forgery, issuing a bad check, sixth-degree larceny false promise or pretense. Jan. 14 Alvin R. Green Jr., 24, 233 Stanwood Dr., New Britain, failure to drive in proper land multi-lane hwy, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol.



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Wollman Realty is pleased to announce that John Yacovino has joined our team. John lives in Berlin with his wife Rebecca and 2 daughters. John will be working in the residential market along with our property management team. If your looking for professional service give John a call 860-221-8993.

The Board of Education and Services for the blind seek volunteers to read, shop, drive or sort mail for blind neighbors. Volunteers are also needed for office work, computer projects and reading on tape. For an application, call (860) 602-4129, toll-free (800) 842-4510, ext. 4129, or e-mail

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Stitchers from the Heart, a nationwide group of volunteers that love to knit, is looking for volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, little sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to 570 hospitals throughout the country. Patterns are available. Yarn is needed for seniors and children’s knitting programs. For more information, call (877) 985-9212, or e-mail

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Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration forms for all children who will reach the age of five years old on or before Jan. 1, 2013 and other children already five and not registered in school have been mailed. Anyone who has not received a registration form should contact the Board of Education office at (860) 8286581. All forms should be returned as soon as possible.

After School Academy at BHS

Students looking to improve their grades, or searching for a place to dedicate themselves, should check out the After School Academy at Berlin High School. The After School Academy is open Monday through Thursday, from 2:25 to 3:25

p.m. in room 219. A group of student tutors, specializing in a wide variety of subjects, are available. The relaxed atmosphere allows students to use cell phones, lap tops and iPods while they work. For more information, contact Karen Pappas at (860) 828-6577, ext. 219.

Expanded programs of studies at BHS Berlin High School has released its 2012-13 program of studies, the course-listing catalog for the next school year, according the Board of Education. The program of studies includes 18 Advanced Placement and/or UConn Early College Experience course in mathematics, science, English, social studies, world language, art and family/consumer science. These


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Dean’s list Bay Path College, Massachusetts - Bobbi Temple of Berlin. Bryant University, Rhode Island - Cory Schroder of Berlin. Central Connecticut State University - Jacquelyn Adams, Jessica Balaban, Joseph Barrett, Scot Boccia,

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, February 9, 2012 Timothy Boto, Brittany Brochetti, Sean Buehler, Elizabeth Bujda, Carley Calafiore, Kaitlyn Cantafi, Cara Cavallari, Michael Condon, Samantha Cooper, Jessica Cullen, Jonathan Fiorillo, Taylor Friedmann, Ashley Griffo, Michael Hrubiec, Kaitlyn Jensen, Robert Johnson, Shelby Johnson, Kevin Josephson, Eggie Jovsisa, Ashley Lanza, Amanda Lentini, Andrew Mildrum, Kristen Negrelli, Huy Nguyen, Michael Neilsen, Nidhi Patel, Bethany Perzanowski, Jamie Petronis, Kathryn Sanderson, Michael Spyros, Ryan Sternal, Ryan Szalaty, Theodore Szmurlo, Melissa Trigilio, James Walonoski, Mitchell Cyr, Dominic Fischer, Amanda Hamilton, Chelsea Black, Olivia Hornberger, Michael Imundo, Katie Jambard, Sabrina Kania, Kelley Manning, Sarah Pensiero, Nina Raczkowski, Alexander Rec-

ck, Mary Sylvester, Breanne Wacker. Champlain College, Vermont - Nicole Egan of Berlin. Clarkson University, New York - Brian Freeland of East Berlin. DePaul University, Illinois - Andrew Wnuk of Berlin. Emmanuel College, Massachusetts - Eric Sachs or Berlin. Hofstra University, New York - Theresa Mccurdy of Berlin. Sacred Heart University - Kathleen Perzanowski, Allison Thurston, Lisa Dauphin of Berlin. Saint Joseph College Christina DelConte, Breana Vessichio of Berlin; Scarlett Carroll, Elisa Ithier of East Berlin; Katherine Vandrilla of Kensington. Springfield College,

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Mr. and Mrs. William Kohl of Berlin and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Klebart of New Hartford announce the engagement of their children, Amy Kohl and Tom Klebart. The bride-tobe is a graduate of Berlin High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Stonehill College and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of New England. She is employed by the Madison Public School system. Her fiancé is a graduate of Northwestern Region 7 High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from the University of Vermont. He is the owner of Better Blades Landscaping. A June wedding at St. Paul Church, with a reception at The Riverhouse in Haddam, is planned.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Byrne and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff DiCosimo announce the engagement of their children, Candace DiCosimo and Sean Byrne. The brideto-be is a graduate of New Britain High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Hartford. She is employed by Premier Portraits Studio. Her fiancé recently was discharged as a Corporal from the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He is employed by Premier Portraits Studio. A July wedding at Kensington Congregational Church is planned.

Martha E. Hall and M. Brandon Horton were married June 11, 2011 at the Brethren in Christ Church, Martinsburg, Pa. The Rev. Earl Herr and The Rev. Michael Abell officiated. The bride is the daughter of Heather and Theodore Hall of Berlin. The groom is the son of Beverly and Merle Horton. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Matron of honor was Rebekah Grose. Bridesmaid was Shannon Persons and flower girl was Aleah Loose. Best man was M. Landon Horton, brother of the groom. Groomsman was Adam Replogle and usher was Andrew Hall, brother of the bride. After a reception at Morrison Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg, Pa., the couple honeymooned in the Poconos. The bride is a graduate of Berlin High School and Messiah College, Grantham, Pa. with a degree in communications and minors in education and children and youth services. The groom is a graduate of Northern Bedford High School, Loysburg, Pa. and Messiah College, Grantham, Pa. with a teaching degree in social sciences, majoring in history. The couple resides in Martinsburg, Pa.





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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, February 9, 2012 Paulina Nastyn, Sarah Wilksinson, Andrew Zelek, Jenna Brousseau, MacKenzie Friedmann of Berlin. Western New England University, Massachusetts - Zachary Chyra of Kensington. Wheaton College, Massachusetts - Hiliary Little of Berlin.

Schools Continued from page 24 Massachusetts Samantha Shirley, Danielle Bourgoin, Courtney Caswell, Allyson Martin, Kevin Moss of Berlin. Stonehill College, Massachusetts - Ryan Morrison of Kensington. The College of William and Mary, Virginia - Alanna Karanian of Kensington. Trinity College - Alexander Plochocki of Berlin. Tufts University, Massachusetts - Kevin Kozikowski of Kensington. University of Connecticut Colleen Schmalberger of East Berlin. University of Hartford - Sami Alami, Austin Barnes, Emily Birdsall, Brittany Bolduc, Emily Cole, Carson Collier, Alexander Gavelek, Chelsea Gemmell, Eric Hillemeir,

President’s list Clemson University, South Carolina - Margaret Murphy of Kensington. Western New England University, Massachusetts - Alexander Joslyn of Berlin.

Scholastic achievements John Stepensky III and Colby A. Carlone of Berlin have been named to the fall semester honor roll at Kingswood Oxford School, West Hartford. Michael Samulenas of Berlin

fourth Saturday at the Richard Hastings Duals in Newington. “We had some young men who really got to experience their first key wins for us in dual meets,” said BHS coach Jim Day, pointing to Billy Conticello and Bao Le. “Having them come through, and having the guys that have been the core of our lineup come through, enabled us to pull off those wins.” Earlier in the year, Berlin had been going into battle with several holes in its roster. Those spots could have been filled, but Day chose to keep many of his guys at the junior varsity level while they gained experience. That’s exactly what happened. “It worked out the way I hoped it would,” said Day. The wrestlers who spent time at the junior varsity level are “much more aware of position, and are much more confident in the techniques that they know, and they’re hitting those hard.” The Redcoats were slated to cap

Notes Continued from page 20 Eli Rodriquez to a pedestrian eight points. In his previous outing, against Middletown, Rodriquez pumped in a school record 46 points. “I thought we communicated very well on defense,” said BHS coach Mike Veneziano. “It was by far our best defensive performance of the year.” “Overall, a very good win,” the coach added. “Hopefully we can build on that down the stretch.” The Newington-Berlin High School ice hockey team topped visiting Watertown-Pomperaug, 3-1, Saturday to improve to 11-2. Brandon Ralph scored and Jeff Smolicz had two assists. The Berlin High School wrestling team appears to be hitting its stride, and just in time for the postseason tournaments. The Redcoats earned a pair of victories and finished a solid



has been named to the second semester honor roll at Notre Dame High School, Fairfield.

BHS band fundraiser Bella Pizza will donate a portion of their sales on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. to the Berlin High School Redcoat Marching Band. Be sure to mention the band when ordering.

All Night Graduation Party Casino bus trip A bus trip fundraiser to Mohegan Sun is scheduled for Saturday, March 31. Bus leaves Berlin High School parking lot at 5 p.m. to return at midnight. Vouchers for food and gaming are included. For more information and cost, contact Deb Lojko at or Wendy Zuk at


their regular season slate Wednesday against Plainville. From there, Berlin will compete in the conference and state tournaments. “I’m pleased with where we are,” said Day. Sure, the Berlin High School boys swim team is down this year. Even so, for Plainville, it’s always nice to knock off its old rival. “They’re rebuilding this year, but a win is a win,” PHS coach Randy Doucette said after his team topped the visiting Redcoats 103-77 last week. The win was just the second of the season for Plainville, a young squad. “It’s been a long time since we’ve had a season like this, but it’s okay,” said Doucette. “I love the way our kids are performing right now. It’s very gratifying to see. We’re hanging in there.” The loss to the Blue Devils kept Berlin winless on the year. Doucette indicated the Redcoats aren’t white flag-wavers, however. “They’re a very spirited team,” he said. “They encourage every swimmer that’s in the water. They cheer them on.” Doucette was impressed with Berlin’s Dan Klotz. “He’s an excellent swimmer,” he said. “He swam very well.” Klotz won two individual events that day; the 200 freestyle, and the 100 butterfly. Also, he helped lead the 400 freestyle relay team to victory. Klotz went on to break a pair of school records (100, 200 freestyle) Friday in a 98-80 loss to Avon. -- Nick Carroll and Matt Leidemer

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WANTED TO BUY SEASONED hardwood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in (mostly 18). $225/cord; $145/half cord. 203-294-1775.

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH EXERCISE Equipment in great condition. Techrod cable exercise machine (similar to a Bow flex) has lat-bar and 2 separate handles, up to 100lb. resistance for each arm. Power tower calestetic exercise machine for chin ups, push ups and dips. Everlast punching bag with stand. Asking $75 for each or best offer. Moving out of state. Call (203) 4275827 between 8am and 5pm


$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

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

203-238-3499 Always Buying 1 Item to the Entire Contents of Estates Antique, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & So Forth. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

To our little Valentine....Tamara We yov you so much!!!!! Happy Valentine’s Day Boom Boom Mommy & Daddy

Dear BB, Lu Mu Nu Wu Hu Ku Hu Fu Toy Always Forever, Babe

2ND GENERATION Buying estate items - entire contents. CF Monroe Wavecrest, Matzow Paintings, Old Dolls, China & Glass 203-639-1002


Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350


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


WALLINGFORD 3 BR, 1.50 baths. Near Center of Town. $1500 + utilities. Good credit. (203) 269-2575

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


Swords, Helmets, etc

203-238-3308 WANTED Fishing & Hunting Tackle - Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave any time 860-463-4359

WANTED TO BUY: Adult 3 wheel bike for special needs adult. Must be reasonable. (203) 235-2736

APARTMENTS FOR RENT BERLIN 2 BR, 1st Floor. Large living room. Extra clean. All appliances included. Garage. No smoking. No pets. $1100 per month. Call 860-234-0289 CHESHIRE Lg upstairs I BR in quiet country setting, near Rt 10, minutes from I-691. Outside patio, on-site laundry, off street parking. $850. incl. heat & hot water. Sec. & references. No pets. Call 860-398-5425.

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

MOM, You’re the very best and we love you so. We hope this Valentine’s Day is like gold to you. Love, Sam & Kyle KIM, I love you so much. Until I met you I had no idea what it was like to love and be loved. We have been together for 23 great years and it’s been simply fantastic. Would yo continue to be mine forever? Happy Valentine’s Day, Sweetie. Love, Your Best Friend and Partner, Tony


HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden 3 BR apt. Recently renovated! Avail. Immed. $995. per month, H & H included! Call 203-240-4688

Happy Valentine’s Day CHRISTY & JAYDEN We Love You! Love, Grandpa & Grandma and GG’s HAPPY




KENNY, Your the love of my life! Happy“25”Wedding Anniversary “Handsome” All My Love, Graceann



MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st Floor Large 5 Room Renovated Apt. Appliances, W/D Hookups. No Smoking/Pets. $850 month. 203-444-5722

SOUTHINGTON Updated 1 BR, 2nd fl. Very Clean. Hdwd floors, Appls. Off st parking. No utils. No pets. Sec & refs. $650/mo. 860-621-4463 or 860-302-6051

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MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

MERIDEN furnished studio , free utilities, fully equip kitchen, on site laundry. 30 day min length of stay. $799. mnth plus tax. Call Frank Chase 860-989-7205

Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden Studio, 1 & 2 bdrm apts. From $625, some H & H included. Call 203-240-4688


MERIDEN 1, 2, 3 & 4 BR Apts. Great Locations. Newly Renovated. Below Market Rents. Great Service. Sec 8 Approved. No pets. Call Mike 203-537-6137

2 BR HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden 4BR apt. Recently renovated! Avail. Immed. $1,175.. per month + sec & utils. Call 203-240-4688

PIERETTE “Jackie” To My Life’s Manager With Love, John

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751

MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $795-$950/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-4403483 or Steve 203-537-4072


MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large,2 BR Luxury Condos. Laundry. No pets. $875 + utilities Call 203-245-9493

MERIDEN 2 bdrm, 1st Fl apt. Off st parking, wash /dryer hook up. 91 Hobart St. $750 per month. Call 203-223-0333, 860990-8303, or 203-685-2836.

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

MERIDEN Studio apt, $475/mo. Utilities not included. Downtown on busline. No pets. Call 203-982-3042 MERIDEN- West side, 4 rms, 2nd FL. Includes Heat, HW & Elec. Oak Flooring. Very Clean! $950 / mo+sec 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or

WALLINGFORD !ST fl. 2br/5rm. Good locale. Fully appl. W to W. No pets. Util not incl. Lease & security required. $875mo. Call 203-848-7955 in the evening.

MERIDEN-1BR, 2nd flr w/kit/LR combo, wall to wall carpet/ linoleum. Off st. parking. Exc cond/loc. $600 + utils. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. No Pets. 860-663-1229

WALLINGFORD 2 BR, YMCA Area. Off st parking. 2nd Fl. $1100 + utilities. (203) 2692575

MERIDEN-2BR apt. Nice area w/parking. Freshly painted. Reduced to $795/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hkup, coin op. w/d. Storage area. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Cr. check & refs. req’d. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN. 1 BR apt, quiet east side street, off st parking, hdwd flrs, $800 including elec, avail 3/1. (203) 639-8903

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

MERIDEN 2BR, 1st Floor. Freshly painted. $800 per month + security. Section 8 approved. 11 Putnam St. Call 203-927-8215

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

MERIDEN Crown Vlg 2 BR 1st flr, heat & hw incl. New paint & carpeting throughout. Sec & ref. Section 8 approved. Call 203-269-1508.

MERIDEN Studios & 1 BRs We are offering a special 1ST Month’s Rent Free with a credit score of 600 or over. Please call 203-630-2841

SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 Room Efficiency. Ideal for seniors and all others. Near I-84. $140/wk. Includes Heat & HW, A/C, Appliances. No smoking. Sec dep & refs req. 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON Large 1 Bedroom with extra room. Great location WD hookup, Off St parking, $750/mo $1500 sec dep. 860-681-5233

WALLINGFORD 3 BR, 1st Floor. Remodeled bath. $1100/month plus security. 203-269-2562 or 203-668-1694 WALLINGFORD 3 BR, 2 Bath 1500 sq ft, 2 flrs, light & bright, 1st month rent and security deposit due at lease signing, $1300/mo No pets 203 234-8082. WALLINGFORD 3 BR House. Country setting. Private area. $1200 + utilities. Refs & security. 203-284-8890 WALLINGFORD Cute 2 BR Townhouse. Full basement. WD hookup. Private entrance. Off street parking. Walk to school. $850/mo 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. 203-284-0597 WALLINGFORD Historic District 2nd Floor. 3 Rooms. Off St. Parking. No Smoking. No pets. $850 Including Heat. Call 203-488-7163

29 Anvil Place Apts.

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GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

CARPENTRY MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678

GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430


DUMPSTER Rentals starting at $199. 2 weeks rental included. 203-481-8324 Or visit us online @

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


INCOME TAX PREPARATION CPA-prepared income tax returns. Other financial services available. In Southington for over 30 yrs. Call 203-340-6395. Allen E Horner, CPA 216 Belleview Ave Southington, CT


Placing a Marketplace ad is an easy and affordable way to let your items take centerstage to hundreds of potential buyers. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start turning the stuff you don’t want into something you do want:


PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING L & E PAINTING. Professional and Affordable. Lic & ins. Call Trevor 203-938-3789. CT Reg #623250.

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

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

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

Year Round Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110




CT Reg #606277 Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325 MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

203-237-0350 HEATING & COOLING

DO NOT Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. Call 203379-8944 #400335-S1

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ALBERTS HOME REPAIRS Remodeling, Windows, Doors, Siding, Decks, Floors Lic & ins #623837 203-592-1148

CT Reg. #516790

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

LANDSCAPING PROPERTY TREE REMOVAL SERVICE offers stump grinding, hazardous removal, hangers, chipping, crane service. 20 yrs exp. We’ll beat any written estimate. Fully ins. Serving all towns. Call for a free estimate 203-509-9408.

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


HOME Solutions $500 off a new roof w/ this ad. Snow removal available 20% off w/ neighbors. Great prices, free estimates. LIC & INS HIC #0631419. 203-631-2991 HOME Solutions $500 off a new roof w/ this ad. Snow removal available 20% off w/ neighbors. Great prices, free estimates. LIC & INS HIC #0631419. 203-631-2991

$900-$925. Fully applianced with washer/dryer. Wall to wall carpet, central air, parking garage, community room, elevators.

FIRST MONTH RENT FREE! Please call 860-257-1330 or 860-223-0546


MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apartments. 657 East Main St. Call 203-376-8114 or 203-630-9481. Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions



CT Reg. #516790

CT Reg. #516790

ALEX HOME IMPROVEMENT Roofing, Siding, Windows & Kitchens. WE DO IT ALL! Free est 203-631-8810 CT#583177

Gonzalez Construction

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

203-639-0032 joe@ Fully license/insured. Reg #HIC577319

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


203-237-2122 SATELLITE/CABLE TV SERVICES SWITCH FROM CABLE TO DISH AND SAVE! HDTV Special. $24.99/mo. Incl. HD & Local Free Installation! Res. & Bus. Please call Orbitech Satellite. 860 747-4868. www. SWITCH to Dish and Save! HDTV Special. $24.99/ mo. Incl. Free Install! Orbitech Satellite Svs. Plainville 860-747-4868 www. DUMPSTER Rentals starting at $199. 2 weeks rental included. 203-481-8324 Or visit us online @ Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060

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

Newly constructed 2 bedroom apts for active adults over 55.


T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC We take pride in our work and in pleasing the customer. Call Tim (203) 715-1925 for all your plumbing & heating needs. Licensed & Insured # 0285945P-1

HAVE DUMP TRUCK- Will carry out junk, debris, furniture, appliances, etc. We Take It All! Free Estimates. Call Ed.



Pete In The Pickup

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions CT Reg. #516790

TREE PROBLEMS? Broken limbs, hangers, we specialize in difficult takedowns. Professional climbers. Fully licensed & Ins. Call for your free quote. Ask for Jimmy. Accelerated Landscaping, Inc. Celebrating our 25th yr in business. 860-982-4819.






203-237-2122 REPAIRS Large or Small. Stairs, railing, interior, exterior, entry door & window replacement done by owner. Also provide addition, finish bsmnt, decks & complete home improvements. Free est. 203-238-1449 #578107

SPECIAL! Income Tax Prep $89 by appt. 1/31 - 2/15 Form 1040 (no business/ Sched. C returns) New clients only. US Tax Centers 166 Queen St. Southington 860-426-2022


T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC CARPENTRY

POLISH LADY with good cleaning experience looking for more houses to clean. References available. Call 860-869-0876


Pete In The Pickup Year Round Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110


New Britain




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

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

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

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

203-639-0032 Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319


HOME Solutions $500 off new roof w/ this ad. Snow removal & roof shoveling avail. 20% off w/neighbors. Great prices, free est. LIC & INS HIC #0631419. 203-631-2991 SALT - $130 per Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 DOT mix, $65 per yard, picked up. 100% Calcium chloride icemelt - Safest for concrete! $16.50 per 50lb. bag. Pallet prices available. 24/7. Call 203-238-9846

TILE AGOSTINO’S Tile, LLC Lowest installation prices around. Over 20 yrs experience. Your tile or mine. CT#6069696 Free est. 203 879-8648 or 203-910-9283

TREE SERVICES PROPERTY TREE REMOVAL SERVICE offers stump grinding, hazardous removal, hangers, chipping, crane service. 20 yrs exp. We’ll beat any written estimate. Fully ins. Serving all towns. Call for a free estimate 203-509-9408.

WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WALLINGFORD. 3 BR, 2nd flr, off st parking, hardwood flrs, 239 Center St. $1200 + sec. Call (203) 294-1229 WINTER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868 WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $135 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-213-2054 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or MERIDEN-$110. per week. Clean, safe, 1st floor. Furnished room, utils incl. Share kit & bath. 203-238-3369. Leave message.

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT MERIDEN STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT 800 S 2nd FL - $200. 1800 Sq Ft, 3rd FL $350. Call Jim At 203-238-4555 WALLINGFORD Garages/Storage Units. Gated Property. Various sizes available. Please call for pricing. 203-269-0384 or 203-430-6078


TREE PROBLEMS? Broken limbs, hangers, we specialize in difficult takedowns. Professional climbers, Fully licensed & Ins. Call for your free quote. Ask for Jimmy. Accelerated Landscaping, Inc. Celebrating our 25th Yr in business. 860-982-4819. GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Registered. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 TREE Service, 40 yrs exp. Crane service also avail. Call for quotes. Parking for 3 cars. Very quiet 860-234-0289 or Mike 860-637-1009

WALLINGFORD-Nestled on a private country setting sits a 4BR colonial featuring formal DR, welcoming living room w/ fireplace, beautiful hardwood floors & spacious rooms. Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, February 9, 2012




Will work classroom setting and/or resource room, or with an individual student. Experience assisting with implementation of behavioral intervention plans and assistive technology /desired. Personal care and/or lifting may be required. QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma. Two years higher education preferred. CLOSING DATE: February 22, 2012 (4:00 p.m.) SEND LETTER OF INTENT, CURRENT RESUME: CTJOBS 1 3x5

Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410

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HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN 3BR, 3 Bath Ranch. Mint condition. Mrs. Clean lives here. Hardwood floors. Must see. Qualified buyers only. $215,700. (203) 639-9600

MERIDEN-$299,900 3BR, 2.5 bath Colonial on cul-de-sac in So. Meriden. Very spacious open fl plan is perfect for entertaining. Has walk-out bsmt, great size bdrms, & nice yard. Call Toni 203-235-3300

BOOKKEEPER PT Position. Must have at least 10 years experience. Please fax resume to 203237-1514

DRIVER Experienced Reefer Drivers & Independent Contractors needed for Regional Positions. Top of the line equipment and plenty of freight. Call Today! 877-491-1112 or


WALLINGFORD-$498,000 Stunning colonial in a sought after community. Gorgeous master bedroom suite and 3 additional spacious bedrooms. Open floor plan, hardwood floors, professional finished playroom. Call Linda Diana 203-265-5618

Find your dream home in Marketplace

WALLINGFORD Totally renovated. Move-in condition. In-town 3 BR, 1.5 Bath 2 story home. Walk-up attic/full basement. Detached garage. All hdwd flrs. Updated mechanicals. Must see to appreciate. PRICE REDUCED $169,900 Call 203-265-1070

A Marketplace ad is an easy way to sell your merchandise, and it’s easy on your wallet, too.

The Record-Journal Publishing Company is looking for a Part Time Administrative Assistant to perform various administrative and clerical responsibilities including payroll, accounts payable, personnel information processing, various reports, general correspondence, filing, typing and maintaining of various files.


CERTIFIED diesel auto technician for Durham based construction Co. Must be able to diagnose & repair light & heavy duty trucks & equip w/minimal supervision. Must have complete set of tools. Pre employment drug testing is required. Forward resume to Pools by Murphy 21 Ozick Dr, Durham, Ct, or fax to 860-349-6579. WALLINGFORD 3 Bed., 1 Bath, Ranch Completly remodeled, tile kitchen, stainless appl, central air, new windows, new siding, new driveway, and huge 2 car garage. 239,000. 860-944-5814. MUST SEE

Administrative Assistant Part Time 20 hours

Experienced reporter/ editor wanted for weekly community newspaper to oversee day-today news operation, including all aspects of news gathering and reporting for The Plainville Citizen weekly publication and website. Flexible, 32-hour per week work schedule, including some nights and weekends. Strong reporting and organizational skills required. Send cover letter, resume and clips to: olawrence@ or Olivia Lawrence Record-Journal 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT 06450

The right candidate will have payroll processing and reporting experience, preferably with Paychex. Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Attention to detail and accuracy a must, comfortable with multi-tasking; good communication, organizational and typing skills. Please email resumes to: No phone calls please.

806 Farmington Ave, Kensington We want you to be part of our team at Dairy Queen. We are always looking for friendly & fun associates. We offer flexible scheduling & competitive salary. PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: The Miller Company is a fully integrated manufacturer of copper base alloys such as Phosphor Bronze, Nickel Silver, Leaded Nickel Silver and Copper Alloy Strip. The Miller Company is part of the Diehl Corporation ( We are accepting applications for a

MECHANICAL REPAIR Certificate for Machinist, Millwright, Tool or Die Maker, Mold Maker required with interview. Routine tasks are repairing and servicing heavy-industrial production equipment, such as horizontal Casting Furnaces, Rolling Mills, Chemical Degreasing Lines, Metal Slitters, Stamping Press and Packing Line. Welding, Pump Repair, Hydraulic Troubleshooting and Repair Skills necessary. Night shift position, 12 hour shifts (10 hrs straight time, 2 hrs OT), 4 days on, 4 days off. Pay: $ 23.31-25.20 / hour Rich Benefits Package: 401k and Company Pension, Medical, Dental, Disability, 11 paid holidays.


DRIVER’S Assistant Immediate opening for a Driver’s helper/driver trainee/ Class B. Must be capable of lifting 50#'s. Must have a positive attitude, clean legal/driving history. Efficient communication with customers a must. Success in this job will lead to growth within the co. as a driving professional. Please reply via e-mail with resume or letter of work history to: lisa.cunningham@ DRIVERS wanted. Valley Cab Co is offering both ft/pt driver positions. Must have public service license. Please call 860-479-1555 leave message, or 860-793-0300.

HAVE OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER? Willing to do brain scans or a medication study? (HIC614,2100,3626) Pays up to $500. Please call Yale OCD Research Clinic: 203-974-7523

HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED Early Childhood Teacher needed for our growing program. Tuition reimbursment, F/T hours and benefits. Call Steffanie or Melissa at KinderCare of Meriden 203-634-4465 L O C A L I M P O R T D I S T R I B U TO R Looking for a self motivated, responsible individual to work in a multi tasking position at our warehouse. Experience gained in this position can lead to future advancement within our org. Duties include picking/packing orders, processing UPS & Fed Ex shipments via computerized systems. Analyze customer routing & packaging requirements to update our computer files. Storage & handling of stock. must be proficient w/computers, detail oriented & able to lift up to 60lbs. Send resume Attention Ray at 203-284-0886. NATIONAL FILTER MEDIA Industrial sewing machine operator. Must have experience. M-F, 6:30am - 3:00pm. Benefits; 401K. Apply in person 9 Fairfield Blvd., Wallingford

Claudia Groten, Human Resources 275 Pratt St, Meriden, CT 06450 fax: 203-639-5205 HELP WANTED NORTHEASTERN SHAPED WIRE Is now taking applications for Machine Operators on 1st & 2nd shift. Must have good mechanical background. Previous exp preferred but not necessary. 5 day work week w/OT as req. Full benefits. successful candidates must be able to pass pre employment drug testing. O.D. GRINDER P/T Position. Previous grinding & set up exp pref, but not necessary. Hours flexible days/ nights. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT P/T seeking individual with excellent communication & organizational skills. Phones, faxing, filing, etc. hrs flexible. Days. Apply in person: Northeastern shaped Wire 411 North main st. Southington, CT

PART TIME: Reception/Therapist in Cheshire Drs Office. Mon, Wed, Fri apprx 12n-7:30p $9.50/hr to start. Fax resume (203) 699-8253


PUBLIC Safety officer needed for Lincoln College of NE, 2279 Mt Vernon Rd, Southington. Part time position, flexible hours. Please stop by to fill out an application. TEACHERS Needed at NAEYC ACCRED Child Care Center in Wlfd. Exp. in ECE a must. CDA, AS pref. Send resume to or call 203-677-7027

TURBINE ENGINE MECHANIC WITH LYCOMING T55, TF40, ALF502 EXPERIENCE DUTIES: Inspect, Test, Replace, Dismantle, Repair, and Reassemble Industrial TURBINE engines. COMPUTER OPERATION REQUIRED Ability to lift 75lbs. High school diploma or equivalent. GOOD STARTING PAY FAX RESUME TO 203 235 0177 OR EMAIL JOHN@AUX-PWR.COM


Thursday, February 9, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen


INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DELIVERY CARRIERS WANTED Come join our fast growing team of contracted adult carriers who earn up to $13,000.00 annually delivering newspapers for up to 2 hours in the early morning. It is a great way to subsidize your annual income without interfering with your regular job or quality time at home.


(203) 634-3933

Greater New Haven, Middletown & Waterbury Areas 2nd & 3rd Shifts



(Doors Close at 6:30)

We are looking for candidates who are willing to work rotating shifts which would require working both day and night shifts in a drug free environment.

538 Preston Ave • Meriden

Most positions in our steel plant require moderate to heavy lifting and can be physically demanding including working in extreme temperatures. We offer competitive pay and benefits including Health Insurance and 401K Plan. Individuals interested in learning more about Nucor Steel Connecticut should register at and enter NSCTP10. Individuals who register should be prepared to complete a brief questionnaire. Previous registrants will need to take the questionnaire again to be considered. The registration period ends February 15, 2012. Responses to the questionnaire will determine who receives an instructional letter regarding a scheduled assessment. Each individual should submit only one questionnaire related to this job posting.

IPP is seeking Residential Instructors to assist residents in our Group Homes with personal care and daily living activities in their home and in the community. Experience working in a residential setting is preferred but not mandatory. We offer competitive wages and an excellent benefit plan. A HS diploma/GED, reliable transportation and a valid drivers license are required. IPP does conduct DMV and criminal background checks as well as drug screening. Applicants will be required to complete an application and present a valid drivers license prior to an interview. To request an application in advance please e-mail agyllensten@ippi. org or call 203.317.2700 x110. EOE


If you are interested in being contracted on a route or being a substitute in Wallingford, Meriden, Southington or Cheshire Please call Record-Journal Circulation

Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc., a division of the nation's largest steel and steel products manufacturer and largest recycler is seeking to assemble a hiring pool of qualified applicants for entry level jobs in:

Nucor Steel Connecticut does not accept unsolicited resumes. No phone calls please. Nucor is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

A growing Central CT ISO and ITAR certified Class A die house, with expanding metal stamping and CNC/ WIRE EDM machining and turning operations is looking to fulfill the below positions.

CNC / Wire EDM Manager The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years experience, be self-motivated with good communication skills. Responsibilities include production planning, managing operators, setting up and editing and/or programming 4th and 5th axis vertical mills using Mastercam 10, and ordering tooling and supplies.

Tool & Die Maker Immediate opening for a first shift tool and die maker. Must be able to build and repair progressive and secondary tooling. A minimum of 3 years experience is required. Must be able to work with limited supervision.

CNC Swiss Operator Looking for a skilled CNC Swiss Style Lathe machinist with 3-4 years experience. Must be a self starter able to produce parts from blueprint and work with minor supervision. Multi axis lathe and Master Cam programming experience a plus.

Design Engineer Seeking an articulate, highly motivated, self starter to design progressive dies, tools, and fixtures. Organizational and communication skills required. Must be a team player. Must have solid understanding of progressive and secondary tool design, manufacturing processes and techniques, tool and product material selection, and current CAD software. Ideal candidate will have 5+ years experience, a diversified background in medical, military, aerospace and other commercial industries and work with various steel.

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS DIRECTOR OF PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES The primary role of a the Director of Pupil Personnel Services is to provide leadership, oversight and delivery of the educational programs for all students with disabilities, and to provide supervision of the teaching and learning process for special education and related service personnel. In addition, the Director will develop and manage a district budget; establish and maintain excellent relations and communications with parents and the community, and provide leadership for the school district in all matters concerning special education and related services including oversight for all outplacements. The Director will also be the administrator for the Humiston Alternative High School Program. Candidates will have five (5) years administrative experience in a public school system, and experience as a special education or related service professional. Candidates should possess or be eligible for Connecticut Certification endorsement #092. COMPENSATION AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT The expected salary range extended to a successful candidate will be $119,040 - $132,755 dependent upon experience and qualifications. Competitive benefits will be offered. This is a 12 month position. SIGNIFICANT DATES

We offer competitive wages and excellent benefits. This includes: ● A Profit Sharing Plan ● Employer 401k Match Program ● Vacation Benefits ● Medical, Dental, Short Term Disability, and Group Life Serious and Qualified Applicants Only! Apply in person, e-mail or fax resume to 203-269-1357

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Deadline for Receipt of Application Materials: Friday, March 23, 2012 (4:00 pm) To receive an application packet, please e-mail, call, write or fax your interest to: Greg J. Florio, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools Cheshire Public Schools 29 Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410 E-Mail: Phone: (203) 250-2429 Fax: (203) 250-2438


DARCEY SCHOOL (Birth to Three/Early Intervention Center/Kindergarten) PRINCIPAL Description: This is an outstanding instructional leadership position that requires the continued development of a positive collaborative relationship with a large, progressive faculty, administrative colleagues and parents in an on-going effort to improve student learning. This position requires a person who is a true instructional leader able to simultaneously master the daily functions of school management. The successful candidate will possess a strong background in early childhood education, special education and developmentally appropriate practices, including Responsive Classroom strategies. Knowledge of special education regulations and experience with a continuum of special education services are essential. Teacher evaluation that leads to sustained professional growth and guiding staff to integrate technology into instruction is important initiatives expected of the person in this position. Also essential is a demonstrated commitment to team-building, serving as a liaison with community nursery schools and daycare centers, and a multi-faceted approach to student assessment. Qualifications: Candidate will have five (5) years administrative experience in a public school system. Experience in a position as a leader in curriculum/instruction and special education administration at the early childhood and kindergarten school level is preferred. Candidates should possess or be eligible for Connecticut Certification endorsement #092. An earned doctorate is desirable. Salary: In accordance with the Agreement between the Cheshire Board of Education and Cheshire Administrative Personnel. (Level III) Effective Date:

July 2012

Closing Date:

March 9, 2012 (4:00 p.m.)

To Receive Application Contact: Greg J. Florio, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools Cheshire Public Schools 29 Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410


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