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Volume 16, Number 13

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

McMahon visits Berlin

High school renovations delayed again By Melissa Chicker The Berlin Citizen

Citizen photo by Melissa Chicker

President and CEO of Advanced Torque, George Castle, talks with Linda McMahon about the company. See story on page 6.

Referendum planned on Town Council $73.5 million budget By Melissa Chicker The Berlin Citizen

More concern for potential delays for the high school renovation project has the Town Council proposing more communication between parties involved and the council. At the council’s March 21 meeting, the current status and ongoing progress of the renovations was discussed after it was said the project would again cost more than proposed and delays continue to be an issue. Councilor Steve Morelli asked for the item to be a standing agenda item because of concern with the status of the project.

Just last month the Board of Education has unanimously approved the newest renovation plans for the high school to be taken to the Public Building Commission. At the PCB’s March 8 meeting, Public Works Director Art Simonian discussed the need for a commissioning agent for the project, which he said they are to have by April. Tom Smith, project manager, said the pre-fabricated tech ed building would cost more than the estimated $2.4 million that was presented to the BOE and PBC. Chairman Jim Ouellette questioned FIP Construction as to what the costs actually

are for the project and expressed concern that not everyone is on the same page with regards to the cost constraints. The job is already behind schedule after consultants ran over the $69.9 million budget and had to rework the project plans, last month. Residents are concerned about the delay in construction, many voicing their dismay to the Town Council. “I am frustrated with where we are. We are hearing everything is within budget, then come to find out it’s not,” said Donna Morelli,

See Delayed, page 7

Public Building Commission monthly report The Public Building Commission has released its annual high school renovation summary. Activities Last Month – Design & Field Progress Overview: • The design team continues to refine the plans for the initial phase of the work including the pre-engineered building to house most of tech ed and the demolition and abatement of the entire existing building. Approval of those plans by the state to go out to bid will allow the pre-engineered building and select demolition and abatement work to be bid late spring or early summer. • The design team was authorized to continue on the design development phase of the documents for the work to renovate the school. Documents should be ready to go to the state late this year. • Abatement plans for PCBs were submitted to the Environmental Protection

Agency. 30 Day Look Ahead: • Finalize construction documents for Phase 1 environmental and tech ed preengineered building and present to state for approval to proceed with the bidding process.

• Continue work on design development phase for the main building. • Preparation for review with Board of Education and Public Building Commission the school construction

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The Town Council adopted the budget of $73.5 and will hold a hearing on the plan April 10. The Town Council adopted the budget at its meeting on March 20 after a series of budget meetings held throughout the month. If the budget is approved, a tax increase of .71 mills would bring a tax rate of 25.21 mills to the town, an increase just under three percent. If adopted, spending will

go up $3 million from last year. The measure passed with a 5-2, in favor. Republican members David Evans and Eric Buhrendorf, voted against. A public referendum on the budget is planned for April 24. Reductions include capital improvement projects, town contingency fund, new equipment requested by town departments and the Board of Education’s operations budget was reduced by about $366,000, according to Mayor Adam Salina.

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Good Friday town schedule

All departments in the Town of Berlin are scheduled to close Thursday, April 5, at 4:30 p.m. and remain closed Friday, April 6, in observance of Good Friday. The normal refuse and recycling schedule will apply.

Techo-nuts awarded grant

Berlin High School and McGee Middle School FIRST Robotics Techno-nuts is one of 24 teams to be awarded a grant from Connecticut Light & Power and Yankee Gas to help fund their efforts in the 2012 FIRST (For Inspiration

and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Northeast Utilities FIRST Connecticut Regional. In January, teams were invited to apply for the grants. “It is really exciting to see that the teams are from all over the state,” said Jim Muntz, president and chief operating officer, CL&P. “These are students who see the value in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These are skills that are vital to this country’s future.” Applications were judged on team diversity, what types of fundraising the teams were involved with, how these teams have helped mentor other FIRST Robotics teams, and commitment and involvement in community service. Over 1,500 high school students are expected to compete in the competition scheduled for March 29 - 31 at Hartford’s Connecticut Convention Center. Northeast Utilities, CL&P and Yankee Gas’ parent company, is the

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Best places to work award Comcast was honored recently as one of 30 companies selected as the Best Places to Work, in the Hartford Business Journal, in Connecticut for 2012. The winners were determined through a national survey to rank businesses with the most satisfied employees conducted by The Best Companies Group, which worked with local partners to identify and recognize those companies

which have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. “We are happy to have recognized the Best Places to Work in Connecticut,” said Gail Lebert, publisher of the Hartford Business Journal. “Companies that have suc-

Readers’ Poll Here are the Berlin Citizen Poll results from last week: The question was: Do you think the high school renovations will start on schedule as promised? No, I think we will be waiting months, maybe another year. 68% Yes, I am confident they will start this summer as planned. 2% As long as the school is being renovated I don’t mind when they start. 20% I still believe a brand new school should be built. 10% This week’s poll question asks: Do you enjoy eating out or having a dinner at home with the family?

Inside Calendar ...................24 Faith..........................14 Health .......................23 Marketplace ..............31 Obituaries .................15 Opinion .....................16 Real Estate ...............30 Schools .....................20 Seniors .....................22 Sports .......................25

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Town implements automated single stream recycling By Melissa Chicker The Berlin Citizen

The Town Council moved to extend its existing contract, the collection of recyclables, with Trash Away Inc. of New Britain, including the implementation of automated recycling collection system through June 30,

2018. The single stream recycling containers are being used by many surrounding towns. Since the implementation of automated recycling in June 2009, the Public Works Department has received numerous inquiries from residents interested in the single stream recycling

system. At the Town Council’s Feb. 28 meeting, Public Works Director Art Simonian discussed implementing the single stream recycling containers and how these would be beneficial to Berlin. The process of the automated single stream recycling is that all recyclable

On the trail Members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 66442 and their mothers recently spent an overnight at Camp Timber Trails in Massachusetts. While attending the “Sweet Escape Program”, they letterboxed in a snowstorm, participated in crafts and fun activities, created their own skits and made s’mores. Pictured are: Olivia Cyr, Anna Sarrazin, Maria Butrimas, Maddie Holt, Ashlynn Montanez, Jillian Santana, Jenna Smalley and Alex Kumm.

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materials are placed in a 65 or 96 gallon container without the need for sorting. Statistics show each ton of material recycled versus trash disposal will yield a cost savings of $62.50 a ton. Berlin is currently a member of the Tunxis Recycling Region, located in Bristol, along with 13 other communities. Simonian told the council the proposal to extend a contract with Trash Away would be cost effective on town savings. Trash Away Inc. also will take ownership for the current bins if the contract is extended, which eliminates having to worry about storage, repairs, and maintenance at the end of the current contract, expiring in 2014. The contract would go in effect July 2012 and would

eliminate tipping fees for the town, the lowest fee in TROC Region’s history. The largest obstacle to implementing the single stream is the cost to purchase and distribute the containers. According to Simonian, Public Works has approached existing recycling vendors for a proposal purchase to distribute and maintain the containers for the town. Town officials asked Simonian if residents would get to decide on what size bins they could receive, the 65 or 96 gallon. Simonian said they have a choice but if they do not decide will be given the standard 96 gallon bin. The town is currently using small blue bins to store recyclable materials. The automated single stream recycling means larger bin with wheels to take curbside.

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, March 29, 2012

McMahon tours Berlin manufacturing business By Melissa Chicker The Berlin Citizen

Republican candidate for the 2012 U.S. State Senate, Linda McMahon, visited Berlin business Advanced Torque Produces, LLC, on March 26. McMahon’s visit is a part of a small business tour to promote her plan to put America back to work. “Small businesses drive the creation of most jobs and that is what I like to see,” McMahon said. McMahon is seeking the senate seat held by Joseph Leiberman, a former Democrat who gained that seat running as an independent and who has announced he will not run again.


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one of the parents active in making the renovations happen. “My question is if we should continue with the architects. I know it would put is behind, but we are already behind.” Another concern expressed by council members was the architects, Silver/Petrucelli + Associates, are not moving fast enough to begin the project. Simonian said the 10 month delay by architects to do more design work, which has worried many residents, is nothing new, and would have happened regardless of the budget. Simonian told the council the only delay to the project is finding a commissioning agent, which the Public Building Commission should have by April. The renovation plans to be taken to the state on April 23 is still on schedule. The plans must be approved so the bidding process can begin for the removal of hazardous materi-

als, scheduled to begin early spring or late summer of this year. It’s still unclear when construction will begin. “The council is all on board to make sure this process is on track,” said Mayor Adam Salina. Counselors suggested getting more information to the public quicker so residents can understand what is going on with the project and having committee representative attend Public Building Commission, Town Council, and Board of Education meetings.

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As part of a comprehensive plan to increase reliability and reduce future power outages, Connecticut Light & Power has launched an expanded tree work program that includes significantly more routine and enhanced tree trimming in 2012 across the state.

This year, CL&P plans to spend $53.5 million on tree trimming, an increase of $27 million over 2011. The expanded tree work will be performed along 4,900 miles of the company’s utility poles and wires. The additional tree work includes 1,100 additional miles of rou-

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Consent forms and details about enhanced tree trimming will be delivered to each property owner in advance of any work performed. Property owner consent is required in writing. Property owners are notified by mail and are asked to respond within 15 days before routine work begins. CL&P has begun hiring approximately 100 additional contractor tree crews to perform the expanded tree work, expected to continue

Chris Benson Rose of ERA SargisBreen Real Estate in Berlin has earned ERA’s coveted Jim Jackson Memorial Award for being #1 ERA Sales Associate Nationwide in Customer Satisfaction from ERA Franchise Systems LLC at the 2012 ERA® International Business Conference held recently in New Orleans. The Jim Jackson Memorial Award is Rose one of the greatest honors ERA sales professionals can achieve. Rose is an unprecedented three time winner of this award, having also won in 2004 and 2006. This award is given to the Sales Associate who has received the highest percentage of returned client surveys with the highest satisfaction rating based on expertise, performance and steps going above and beyond what would normally be required of a sales associate. “Chris exemplifies how ERA sales associates around the globe are willing to go the extra mile to help people achieve their dream of home ownership,” said Charlie Young, president and chief executive officer, ERA Franchise Systems LLC. “We’re proud that she represents the ERA brand.” “No one deserves this more. Chris always treats her clients like family—putting their needs first,” said Joanne Breen, managing partner of ERA Sargis-Breen “Sam Sargis and I feel very proud and fortunate to have Chris as a member of our Berlin team.”


ages,” said Bill Quinlan, CL&P’s vice president of Emergency Preparedness. “Emergency preparedness is a top priority at CL&P, and significantly increasing our tree-trimming program is one way we’re demonstrating that commitment to our customers. We’ll be working closely with our municipal partners to coordinate our efforts.” Quinlan said the criteria for identifying areas where increased tree work is needed includes, electrical circuits with poor performance during the last three years, major segments of circuits with a large number of customers, and sections of circuits where enhanced tree trimming has not been performed in the past.

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Classic fairy tale is brought to life on McGee stage By Melissa Chicker The Berlin Citizen

The stage is set, the lights are on, and the McGee Middle School Drama Club is ready to take the stage with Beauty and the Beast Junior. The play, while still keeping to the traditional story of Beauty and the Beast, is kept kid friendly for the young cast and audience watching. The cast and ensemble of 80 students, made up of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, at show time completely run the play on their own; with students acting,

dancing, singing, running sounds, lights, and music. “They are super kids and very responsible,” said play Director Kate Hansen. This is Hansen’s second year directing a McGee Drama Club play. Last year’s performance of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory sold out two of its three shows. Hansen is hoping for the same response from Beauty and the Beast Junior. The students auditioned for the parts the third week of December with parts assigned the week before Christmas vacation, accord-

ing to Hansen. When students returned from break, rehearsals began. The students have been rehearsing up to three times a week for two hours to make sure the performance runs smoothly.

Hansen double cast some of the roles, including Belle, the Beast, Lumiere, and Mrs. Potts. “There are just so many talented students I wanted to spread a part the talent so

they all had their chance,” Hansen said. Not only is there talent found in the students, but the

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Lisitano earns Eagle

Senator visits Scouts

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal honored Boy Scout Troop 44’s newest Eagle Scout, Michael Lisitano, at his Court of Honor March 18 at Bethany Covenant Church. In his remarks, the senator said he loved to go to events such as this where deserving young people are honored. He joked that it is one of the few things everyone in the Senate can agree upon on a bipartisan basis.

Camp registration begins

The New Britain-Berlin YMCA is scheduled to accept registrations for YMCA Camp Thundermoon on Monday, April 2. YMCA Camp Thundermoon is available for boys and girls in grades 1 thru 8. A Counselor in Training program, for 14 and 15 year olds, is offered. For more information and to register, visit the YMCA office at 365 Main Street or call (860) 828-6559.

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privilege. Lisitano is a junior at Berlin High School, and has been awarded the BHS Technical Education Award twice. He has been involved in the Berlin Soccer program and is the manager for the BHS Men’s soccer and is on the track team. He is the son of Sebastian and Donna Lisitano of Berlin.

The South Kensington Volunteer Fire Department is seeking new members to help serve the community. Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years old, hold a valid driver’s license, and be willing to attend State of CT mandated firefighter training. We provide all State Certified training, personal protective equipment and uniforms. There is also have a need for volunteers to help us with paper work including fire call, training documentation and more. SKFD membership is rewarding and creates friendships that last a lifetime. For more information, call Assistant Chief Mike Blais at (860) 329-7738 or email




belt loops and the Arrow of Light in 2006. Continuing to Boy Scouts, Michael joined Troop 44. He advanced through the ranks and has earned 74 Merit Badges. He was elected by his fellow scouts to the Order of the Arrow (Scouting’s National Honor Society) where he advanced to Brotherhood. The Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII Religious Emblems were earned, as well as the BSA National 100 Nights and Days of Camping and the World Conservation Award. He held leadership positions as librarian, assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, senior patrol leader and is currently a Troop 44 junior assistant scoutmaster. He also participated in the 62-mile hike at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, considered by many as the epitome of the scouting experience. To train with the crew of 10, hike (50 Miler) and be their Wilderness Pledge Guia is a

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Michael Lisitano, of Berlin Boy Scout Troop 44, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouting. The winter of 2010-11 was harsh. East Berlin fire hydrants were barely visible in the day light, impossible to see at night and easy to miss in an emergency situation. For Lisitano’s Eagle Project, he directed the clean-up and painting of hydrants in the Berlin Water Control District. He raised money to purchase paint and supplies. With other scouts, he inspected each hydrant, evaluated its location and chose to paint it based on safety factors and road conditions. Troop 44 scouts, leaders and parents painted 56 fire hydrants. Lisitano began his scouting experience in 2001 with Cub Scout Pack 13 Den 1 at Hubbard Elementary School. He earned many

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plan events to celebrate its 300 year anniversary as follows: Sunday, April 15 - A concert, “Faith of our Fathers”, is scheduled for 3 p.m. followed by a roast beef dinner in the parish hall. The concert was composed by Pawel Jura (former music director) who will be joined by Corbin Beisner (music director) and the church choir. 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.

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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, March 29, 2012 scheduled for April 6 at 7 p.m. The Easter service, April 8, is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. The public is welcome to worship at Prince of Peace Church. For more information, call (860) 828-5079.

Ladies Guild The Ladies Guild of St, Paul Church are scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the church hall. The program will be making Easter butter lambs. Members are asked to bring a pound of butter, margarine or unsalted butter, a plate for the lamb, and a ricer (if available) to make the curls. Toothpicks and a small knife are helpful. A short business meeting will be held. Tickets for the Polish Supper, April 21, will be available for sale. The food pantry item this month is tuna fish or canned fruit. All ladies of the parish are welcome.

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Donations are being accepted for the annual tag sale at the East Berlin United Methodist Church, 139 Main St., East Berlin. Collection days are Saturday, April 7 and 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. To make other arrangements, call Pat at (860) 8283850. Televisions, electronics and anything corded cannot be accepted. Proceeds benefit community outreach. For more information, call (860) 202-7569.

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Obituaries Burton J. Underwood Burton J. Underwood of Wallingford, husband of Eleanor W. Underwood, died March 18, 2012, at the Masonicare Health Center. Surrounded by his family, he passed away quietly after a brief illness. Born in Meriden, he attended Meriden schools. He then served in the 9th in-

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Olivia Abbate; several sisters and brothers-in-law and several nieces and nephews. Services were held March 24, 2012 at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington. Burial with military honors was at the Veterans

Cemetery in Middletown. The family would like to thank the staff at Ledgecrest Health Care Center for the wonderful care they gave to their husband and father.

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Donald G. Yuniskis, 85, of Kensington, passed away March 20, 2012 at Ledgecrest Nursing Home with his loving family by his side. Born in New Britain, Donald was the husband of Mary (Franco) Yuniskis, formerly of Middletown. He was employed by Fafnir Bearing as a machinist for 33 years. He was resident in the Kensington area for 61 years. Donald was a Private First Class in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1951 and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal. He was previously very active with the Boy Scouts of America Troop 24 in Kensington, and was a member of Saint Paul Church. In addition to his wife Mary, he is survived by a daughter Mary Abbate and a son Donald Yuniskis Jr.; two grandchildren Dominic and

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fantry of the United States Army at the age of 18. Burton was a veteran of World War II where he earned the rank of Sergeant while serving in the European theatre of World War II. He was a proud member of the “Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge”, and was awarded two purple hearts and the bronze star for his courageous service in World War II. Burton had a special appreciation for music, gardening, the outdoors, and reading about history of the war. He worked for the State of Connecticut’s Department of Transportation for over 40 years. Burt, a gentle man, always enjoyed being with family, and had a genuine, warm sense of humor. Burt is survived by his wife Eleanor Wilcox Underwood; his two sons Tom and Scott, and daughter-in-law Mary Moynihan Underwood. Burt also had a wonderful bond with his four grandchildren Lindsay, Connor, Trafford and Abbie. Burt also leaves behind a sister-in-law Patty Buchko. In addition, he leaves behind nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Norm Underwood; his sister Betty Steinreich, and daughter-inlaw, Carleen Underwood. The family would like to thank the staff at Masonicare’s inpatient hospice unit for their compassionate care during Burt’s stay. A funeral liturgy was held March 23, 2012 at the Masonic Chapel, 22 Masonic Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Masonicare Home Health

and Hospice. 33 North Plains Road, Wallingford, or the First United Methodist Church, 159 East Main Street, Meriden, CT.



Cookie Fix

To the Editor: Uh-oh. You just finished off your last box of Girl Scout cookies, and you’ve got a craving for just one more Samoa. Well, maybe three or four more Samoas. It’s a dilemma many of us face this time of year. Those happy, smiling Girl Scouts are not going to come a-knocking at your door again until next year. Cookies are sold for only a short time each year. (They call it cookie season, but it’s for only about a month. A month is not a season, is it? What if baseball season were only a month? Or football season? A month is more like a moment in time. They should call it cookie moment.) You know you should have

ordered a whole bunch more cookies than you did. Now, they’re gone and withdrawal symptoms are clawing at you. Wait! All is not lost. In addition to door-to-door sales, the Girl Scouts also set up cookie booths in front of various merchant outlets. There are still some cookie booths where you can replenish your supply. For those of you who are loyal to Berlin Girl Scouts, you have but one chance to support the local girls. Roger’s Marketplace on the Chamberlain Highway

will host a Girl Scout cookie booth from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31. There will also be cookie booths at various locations in Newington, Middletown and Cheshire. And if you’ve really waited until the last minute to replenish, there are cookie booths in Bristol, Sunday, April 1. For specific times and locations, you can Google Girl Scouts Connecticut Cookies, and follow the directions at the website. And save me a Samoa. Jay R. Worsham Berlin

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Government Meetings

Monday, April 2 Historic District, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Veterans Commission, American Legion Post 68, 7 p.m. Monday, April 9 Board of Education, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Economic Development Commission,

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Town Hall, 7 p.m. Public Health Nursing Services VNA, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Library Board Room, 7 p.m. Housing Authority, Marjorie Moore Village Community Room, 5 p.m. CONTACT US Advertising: ............Main - (860) 620-5960 Direct - (203) 317-2303 Fax - (203) 235-4048 News and Sports: ...............(203) 317-2256 Fax - (203) 639-0210 Marketplace:.......................(877) 238-1953 Published every Thursday. Delivered by mail to all of the homes and businesses in the two ZIP codes serving Berlin – 06037 and 06023. The Berlin Citizen is published by the Record-Journal Publishing Co.

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, March 29, 2012

Governor Malloy announces brownfield project grants Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced last week, that the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has awarded more than $16 million in loans and grants for several brownfield projects throughout the state, including $382,500 grant to Berlin for remediation on train station development. “Cleaning up Connecticut brownfields is an important component of our economic development agenda. These contaminated sites are a blight to their communities and significantly damper development and prosperity for adjacent sites,” said Gover-

nor Malloy. “Investing in these redevelopment efforts is smart policy—we create jobs and thriving communities, expand our tax base, and clean up pollution in Connecticut.” This round of awards includes $8,689,000 in loans and $7,500,000 in grants for projects encompassing commercial and industrial remediation and expansion; affordable, disabled, student, and workforce housing; train stations and transit oriented development; and mixed-use developments with hotel, residential and

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Beware of lead poisoning Do you know what is colorless, odorless and tasteless, and can affect both children and adults alike? If you thought of lead, you are correct. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young children are the most at risk for lead poisoning because of the harmful effects on the developing nerves and brain of a child. In fact, the younger the child, the more damaging exposure can be. For these reasons, the Central Connecticut Health District is urging all residents to take precaution and do their part to prevent lead poisoning in their homes. Lead is a highly toxic metal that occurs naturally in the Earth’s crust. It can be used in paint and gasoline, and can be found in contaminated soil, household dust, toys, and drinking water, lead glazed pottery and some metal jewelry. Lead-based paint and lead contaminated dust are the main sources for lead in U.S. children. Lead gets into the bodies of children when lead objects are placed in a child’s mouth or

by particles of lead dust in the air. Both adults and children can suffer from lead poisoning. Most adults with lead poisoning are exposed in their work environment or while remodeling their home. Some hobbies, such as making stained glass or refinishing furniture, also offer opportunities for lead exposure. Adults with lead poisoning may experience high blood pressure, digestive problems, nerve disorders, memory and concentration problems, muscle and joint pain, cataracts, and fertility problems, especially in men. Women who are pregnant when exposed to lead can pass the lead to their unborn fetus. Lead poisoning commonly builds up over time through repeated exposure to small amounts of lead. Unfortunately, the signs and symptoms in children are non-specific, so children may be exposed for prolonged periods of time before anyone discovers they have lead poisoning. The symptoms of lead poiSee Lead, next page


Thursday, March 29, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen

Just two thoughts as spring arrives Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

Spring certainly showed up this year without any lollygagging or foot dragging. There wasn’t a moment’s delay between the calendar’s final day of winter and the arrival of 80 degree weather (and is that a spring or summer temperature?) and flowering crab trees in full bloom overnight. That barely gave me time to ponder the change of seasons and the miracle of spring. Therefore, I have just two thoughts as we cross into the time of longer days and warmer ways. Sunshine laws Everywhere I went these past few weeks people were hacking and coughing. You could hear it from one end of the building to the other at work, from every room in the house at home, and in stores, schools and doctors’ waiting rooms. Like most years, even if you escaped the bulk of winter without a cold, bout of flu or poor spell, sure enough, before winter lost its grip, it has to visit upon us one last plague, one final indignity. My mother (and her mother) had a remedy for that last mean sickness that invariably struck after months of

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soning may include: abdominal pain and cramping (usually the first sign of a high, toxic dose of lead poison), aggressive behavior, anemia, constipation, difficulty sleeping, headaches, irritability, loss of previous developmental skills, low appetite and energy and reduced sensations. However, very high levels of lead may cause vomiting, staggering walk, muscle weakness, seizures or coma. Possible complications of lead poisoning include behavior and attention problems, failure at school, hearing problems, kidney damage, reduced IQ and slowed body growth. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, childhood lead poisoning is the most common

issue was: if you could alternate good and bad winters: for instance endure the winter of 2011 in order to have a winter like this past 2012 season - would that be a good trade off ? In 2011, we were encased in ice, our roofs sagged under 10 inches of solid water, our driveways had to be chiseled out by hand to create even a meager parking spot. Fuel bills soared and you couldn’t leave the house without your mittens. Conversely, in 2012, we barely hoisted a shovel, didn’t worry about losing our mittens, saved a bundle on fuel and gave nary a thought to weather conditions as we struck off for a stroll more days than not. So would it be worth it to dig in for a brutal siege one

year in order to enjoy the following year sans winter? Or would you prefer a classic New England version, reasonable snow fall, a few cold snaps, a thaw here and there, and only a few rotten storm events but nothing we can’t handle. Nothing too extreme one way or the other? After a lot of discussion, we concluded that yes, alternate years of mild and miserable struck a good balance. Of course, once spring arrives, the reality of winter fades fast, and the long-ago winter of ’11 is now light years away from the warmth that surrounds us. And I have to wonder if we really will ever be ready for another one of those mini ice ages, no matter how sweet the reprieve of these past few months has been.


be used for environmental assessment, planning, design, remediation, demolition, construction and acquisition. The state also offers a third party liability protection program for eligible developers of brownfields. “There is a renewed commitment for brownfield rede-

being inside. Get out in the sunshine, let a dose of fresh, warm air permeate your lungs and clear out all that gunk. There’s nothing like the heat that comes from the center of our solar system to chase away the remnants of winter malaise. Mothers and grandmothers would go so far as to hoist mattresses out into the sunlight, along with the bedding, to purge any remaining germs. Sunlight is a great disinfectant, they’d say. While washing machines and driers and detergents (with God knows what for ingredients) might be worth something, nothing compares to the fresh, free cleansing an afternoon in the

sunshine brings. Does anybody bother with this environmentally safe and effective solution anymore? It’s interesting that “Sunshine Laws” designed to bring the light of day to murky government machinations are just a metaphorical concept. But the oldtimey sunshine laws of dragging winter-weary goods out to bake in the solar rays of spring are as effective as they were centuries, or even millennia, ago and worth the trouble. Table talk We had a pretty good topic of conversation at our dinner table recently, one that ignited a friendly debate. The

retail space. It is estimated the state funding will leverage over $300 million in additional private and public investment. Funding will go directly to municipalities, businesses, developers and regional development agencies and can

pediatric public health problem, yet it is entirely preventable. It is important to determine the construction year of the house or the dwelling where your child may spend a large amount of time. In housing built before 1978, assume that the paint has lead unless tests show otherwise. To prevent exposure to lead, it is recommended that the following be done: -Make sure your child does not have access to peeling paint or chewable surfaces painted with leadbased paint. -Pregnant women and children should not be present in housing built before 1978 that is undergoing renovation. -Create barriers between living/play areas and lead sources. -Regularly wash chil-

dren’s hands and toys, as both are sources of lead and can become contaminated from household dust or exterior soil. -Prevent children from playing in bare soil; if possible, provide them with sandboxes. -Let tap water run for a minute before drinking it or cooking with it. -Throw out old painted toys if you do not know whether the paint contains lead. To determine if a person has lead poisoning, a simple blood test is administered. The CDC recommends that children should be tested at 6 months of age, and once each year thereafter if the risk of exposure is high. The risk of lead poisoning can be reduced by following certain safety practices. In the case of small children,

caregivers should wash the child’s hands after they play outside, before eating, and before going to bed. Children should not be allowed to play near major roads and bridges. Providing nutritious, low-fat meals that are high in iron and calcium is important, because these minerals help to prevent the absorption of lead. Dusty surfaces should be cleaned with a wet mop and a damp cloth, and children’s toys, bottles and pacifiers should be washed often. If you suspect your home may contain lead-based paint, a lead inspector can be hired to test all of the paint. To determine if your home has any lead-contaminated dust, a risk assessor or sampling technician may be employed to take samples and submit to a laboratory for analysis. Additional infor-

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mation about lead poisoning is available from the National Institute of Environmental Health Services at; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at; and the Consumer Product Safety Commission at To obtain further information about this or any other public health concerns, contact the Central Connecticut Health District at (860) 721-2822 or by visiting our website at -Press release from the Central Connecticut Health District

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Kentucky/GT Tire & Service Center Iowa St./Sals Apizza UConn/Avanti Restaurant

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Syracuse/YMCA-Wallingford UNC Ashville/Interstate Glass & Mirror Kansas St./Colony Street Auto

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Kentucky/GT Tire & Service Center

Kansas St./Colony Street Auto So. Miss./Valentin Karate


Witchita St./Civali’s Auto Service

Vanderbilt/Duchess Restaurant VCU/Aresco’s Superette

Vanderbilt/Duchess Restaurant

VCU/Aresco’s Superette

Harvard/Horton Insurance Wisconsin/Silver City Sports Bar & Grill

Indiana/Amore Apizza

Wisconsin/Silver City Sports Bar & Grill

Indiana/Amore Apizza Indiana/Amore Apizza


New Mex. St./Danby’s A-1 Service UNLV/Valencia Liquor

Round Five Kentucky/GT Tire & Service Center

Wisconsin/Silver City Sports Bar & Grill

Round Five


Ohio St./Berlin Bicycle

Colorado/Vine’s Distinctive Wines

Montana/Meriden Hyundai Cincinnati/Meriden Self Storage Cincinnati/Meriden Self Storage Texas/Durham Healthmart Pharmacy

Colorado/Vine’s Distinctive Wines Cincinnati/Meriden Self Storage

Baylor/Steven Toyota Baylor/Steven Toyota

Florida St./K Lamays Steamed Cheeseburgers

Baylor/Steven Toyota

Florida St./K Lamays Steamed Cheeseburgers

S. Dakota St./Uncle Bob’s Florist

Baylor/Steven Toyota

St. Bonav./Billings Sports

Ohio St./Berlin Bicycle

Notre Dame/Dowling Ford

Gonzaga/Hunter’s Pool Xavier/First Base Sports Cards

Gonzaga/Hunter’s Pool

Xavier/First Base Sports Cards Duke/Dino’s Seafood

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Lehigh/Lido’s Restaurant Lehigh/Lido’s Restaurant

Michigan St./Lino’s Market

Ohio St./Berlin Bicycle

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Ohio St./Berlin Bicycle Loyola/Phil’s Lockshop

Round Two Michigan St./Lino’s Market

LIU Brooklyn/Paul’s Deli & Catering

W. Virginia/Darrell’s Automotive

Ohio St./Berlin Bicycle

Xavier/First Base Sports Cards

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Memphis/CT Rental Center

Round Four

St. Louis/Durham Market St. Louis/Durham Market

Lamar-Vermont/John J. Kovac’s Insurance Creighton/Wireless Zone of Meriden

Round Four

Louisville/Giacco Oil

Creighton/Wireless Zone of Meriden Alabama/Tuxis Ohr’s Fuel

N. Carolina/Carlton’s Interiors

Temple/Catherine & Co. So. Florida/Star Auto Sales

New Mexico/AJ’s Oasis Cafe

Cal.-So. Florida/Star Auto Sales

Long Beach St./Ted’s Restaurant Louisville/Giacco Oil

Ohio/Grand Slam Sports Michigan/Moran’s TV & Appliance

Louisville/Giacco Oil Louisville/Giacco Oil Davidson/Primo Pizza Murray St./Suzio Insurance


Round Five Louisville/Giacco Oil

Round Five Kansas/Denya’s Auto Body


Murray St./Suzio Insurance

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Colo. St./Four Points By Sheraton

N.C. State/Miller Chiropractic & Acupuncture Marquette/Ives Road Wine

N.C. State/Miller Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Marquette/Ives Road Wine

Georgetown/Squire Travel Georgetown/Squire Travel

Marquette/Ives Road Wine BYU-Iona/Marianna’s Belltop Bakery

Florida/Josie’s Hair Salon

Belmont/Executive Kia

Kansas/Denya’s Auto Body

Florida/Josie’s Hair Salon

Saint Mary’s/Bella Luna Pizza Purdue/TJ’s Auto Body

Florida/Josie’s Hair Salon

Purdue/TJ’s Auto Body

Kansas/Denya’s Auto Body

Florida/Josie’s Hair Salon 1239741

N. Carolina/Carlton’s Interiors

N. Carolina/Carlton’s Interiors

New Mexico/AJ’s Oasis Cafe

Missouri/Quality Time Food & Spirits

Kansas/Denya’s Auto Body Kansas/Denya’s Auto Body

Norfolk St./Prestige Cleaners Norfolk St./Prestige Cleaners

Round One

N. Carolina/Carlton’s Interiors

Michigan St./Lino’s Market

Virginia/Ace Oil

Round One Syracuse/YMCA-Wallingford


Round Four

Iowa St./Sals Apizza

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School News

Dean’s list

Iona College, New York Chelsea Mariano of Berlin. Lesley College, Massachusetts - Brian Cameron of Berlin. Northeastern University, Massachusetts - Amanda McKenzie, Jaclyn Rubin of Berlin; Sara Collins of Kensington. University of Rochester, New York - Justin Roncaioli of Kensington; Pooja Patel of Berlin.

Scholastic achievements

Shelby Pinkerton, Richard Conway of Berlin have been named to the winter honor roll at Loomis Chaffee School.

All Night Graduation Party Clothing collection The All-Night Graduation Party Committee has scheduled a clothing collection for Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Berlin High School. Clothes, shoes, sneakers, coats, jackets, hats, belts, handbags, gym bags, sheets, blankets, quilts, pillows, towels, rugs and stuffed animals are accepted in large plastic bags. Proceeds benefit the All Night Graduation Party. For more information, contact Kathy Scalise at (860) 329-7510, or Caryn LaPointe at (860) 402-8847, Browns77@

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McGee Middle School Honor Roll McGee Middle School announced the second quarter honor roll. Spencer Duke and Cheyenne Inturri were mistakenly omitted from the first quarter outstanding honor roll, according to school staff. Superior Grade 7 - Ali, Sumara; Arute, Jaclyn M.; Ashe, Ryan; Barton, Samuel D.; Bengiovanni, Samantha H.; Blanchette, Corinne; Boninsegna, Kara A.; Bordonaro, Steven M.; Chorzepa, Paulina; Cialfi, Olivia V.; Colby, Calvin Y.; Daddario, Sarah E.; DiValentino, Darien; Duke, Spencer; Ezzo, Chloe; Fox, Bridget; Giana, Kelly L.; Giana, Rachel L.; Grieco, Lisa; Halkias, Nickolaos M.; Hamel, Jack R.; Hauptfeld, Haley C.; Humen, Stephanie; Jha, Jessica R.; Jones, Sandra; Kall, Benjamin; Khan, Sania A.; Klotz, Kevin; Lattarulo, Mary V.; Lavoie, Hannah; Leary, Joseph P.; Lee, Amanda P.; Luu, Michael S.; Maslowski, Mitchel; McNamara, Caitlee J.; McQuillan,

Maeve; Miano, Steven; Midura, Katarzyna N.; Naughton, Madison; Oates, Meghan R.; Patel, Pooja; Porczak, Alexandra; Reed, Theodore L.; Reimer, Grace; Reimer, Jared; Reimer, Vanessa; Rigas, Maria; Rossi, Alec; Rossi, Matthew; Sagan, Amber; Schulz, Hannah K.; Skinner, Ashley T.; Swiatek, Julia A.; Tsun, Michelle; Tyburski, Karlena J.; Vasi, Gabriella F.; Weiss, Max A.; Whiteside, Caylie M.; Wojcicki, Mark; Zovich, Claudia. Outstanding Grade 7 - Addamo, Lucia A.; Barlow, Julie A.; Bednarczyk, Brad; Betterini, Eve; Bevacqua, Ryan; Brochu, Bailey; Burns, Quinlan; Burr, Andrew N.; Calafiore, Michael C.; Carlone, Zachary; Chiarizio, John P.; Cooney, Emily V.; Curtin, Alex D.; Curtin, Olivia D.; D’Amato, Nina T.; D’Amore, Marc A.; D’Angelone, Danielle A.; DelVecchio, Julia R.; Desroches, Emily; Dumond, Celine M.; Formica, Michael J.; Gallagher, Shannon S.; Garrison, Kathryn R.; Glabau, Alex K; Grant, Alyssa N.; Hamilton, Morgan C.;


Haynes, Troy; Hilbie, Evan; Hood, Morgan; Johnson, Amanda E.; Johnson, Kiara L.; Jones, Lauren; Kajda, Sebastian J.; Khan, Shaheera S.; Klepacki, Macie L.; Klett, Rebecca; Kopacz, Angelica K.; Kornas, Nina; Kozak, Jared; Landeo, Kiara A.; Lin, Kelly; Lowe, Dylan M.; Luddy, Matthew R.; Lynch, Jack; Matug, Matthew J.; McCann, Grace; McGrath, Brett M.; Morelli, Matthew; Moss, Jeffrey J.; Nappi, Ricky; Nguyen, Lauren K; Pagliaruli, Cassandra; Paszczuk, Michael; Paszkowski, Marlen; Patel, Aniket B.; Patel, Arya D.; Patel, Dhruvi; Patel, Sohum; Perduta, Adrick A.; Platosz, Gregory R.; Puzio, Brittany; Ruszczyk, Cody; Sanders, Stephanie C.; Sapko, Drew A.; Saraceno, Jacqueline; Skates, Danielle; Smolicz, Taylor M.; Spencer, Zachary L.; Strazzulla, Nicholas R.; Strobino, Brooke; Sullivan, Heather L.; Trinh, Rocky H.; Trowbridge, Darby A.; Varley, Maegan F.; Vasil, Nicole K.; Vernacatola, Matthew N; Villella, Noah V.; Wilcox, Emma L.; Wilson, Catherine S.; Withycombe, Austin; Wood, Jeremy A.; Yousef, Sarah; Zhang, Justin S.; Zielinski. Monika. Superior Grade 8 - Adamcewicz, Anthony E.; Allocca, Anthony R.; Aresco, Rachael K.; Bosco, Andrew R.; Bowen, Mackenzie P.; Brennan, Christian T.; Brochu, Lindsey M.; Chant, Brian J.; Conticello, Emily J.; Cornwall, Evan A.; DiCicco, Jody l.; Drain, Shawn T.; Dymczyk, Emily M.; Flaherty, Nicole F.; Foertsch, Nicole C.; Getsie, Ashley J.; Giardina, Samantha N.; Gombotz, Emily A.; Grieco, Michelle A.; Guild, Alan A.; Guzauckas, Alec J.; Hansen, Ethan J.; Harris, Jacob R.; Hauptfeld, Christopher E.; Hendrickson, Livia R.; Jenkins, Madeline N.; Kasulis, Jamie L.; Ladd, Connor M.; Lagace, Julia M.; Lapierre, Jacob R.; Lawrence, Athena N.; Lynes, Samantha R.; Mahoney, Kyle J.; Makris, Efrosini; Miano, Alexa P.; Norton, Olivia; Patel, Jay M.; Patel, Shyam D.; Perrone, Alexandria L.; Perrone, Angelique M.; Portal, Sophia R.; Pskowski, Megan N.; Reinert, Cynthia; Rich, Alec; Rose, Kevin M.; Salgado, Mia 0.; Scalaro, Courtney M.; Souza, Allison G.; Spilka,

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Justin J.; Patel, Keshav R.; Patel, Monil S.; Perrelli, Julia F.; Perrone, Nicholas M.; Perzanowski, Valerie M.; Pskowski, Sarah N.; Quigley, McKenna L.; Raynock, Mark C.; Rich, Andrew D.; Roccapriore, Sara L.; Roy, Kevin E.; Ruscito,

Jillian; Russell, Kevin; Ruszczyk, Connor; Rutledge, Ashley M.; Salee, Jacob A.; Salimeno, Kelli E.; Salmon, Alexis G.; Simonides, Cassie D.; Skinner, Noah M.; Slimskey, Valerie E.; Steck, Ryan; Stewart, Katelin E.; Thibodeau, Nicholas; Toma-

sitis, Sergiy J.; Urso, Nina; Veronneau, Alex C.; Wade, Emma R.; Wagner, Zoe S.; Waldrop, Megan B.; Wilhelm, Hayley A.; Williams, Callie A.; Wnuk, Matthew J.; Wojciechowski, Michael; Zieba, Nicole; Zima, Jared K.; Zisk, Michael P.

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Casey; Steck, Rachael; Stickel, Carolyn R.; Stites, Haley B.; Tencza, Kimberly J.; Vasil, Alyssa M.; Veley, Erica E.; Veronesi, Nicole K.; Ward, Bailey H.; Whitehill, Samantha A.; Wojtun, Adrian B.; Zliczewski, Sara E.; Zoccoli, Jonathan L. Outstanding Grade 8 - Ali, Hiba F.; Bacon, Michael A.; Baedor, Eric; Baretta, Nathaniel W.; Baroni, Matthew J.; Barrows, Skyler D.; Baruffi, Nicholas A.; Beach, Jacob E.; Beckman, Jonathan R.; Beckman, Matthew C.; Benoit, Shaun P.; Biscoglio, Vincent F.; Blake, Madison; Bourgoin, Mikaela M.; Boyer, Emma S.; Braga, Ashley M.; Brown, Allison E.; Budney, Taylor N.; Cabral, Alexis M.; Cappa, Kelly L.; Chambrello, Nicole A.; Choma, Paul M.; Chyra, Jordan E; Colossale, Jaclyn A.; Cop, Ryan J.; Dastoli, Alexander J.; DeFrancesco, Eric J.; Degling,

Tyler A.; DeGroff, Olivia A.; Dehm, Michaela A.; deRito, Christopher P.; Desroches, Danny P.; Dornfried, Kelsey R.; Drost, Joshua; Dumond, Shauna A.; Ebert, Brendan T.; Errico, Michael A.; Esposito, Charles 0.; Fasciano, Krista M.; Gable, Alyssa A.; Gagnon, Trevor J.; Giaccone, Victoria H.; Giana, Mikayla H.; Gilbert, Noah W.; Guite, Garrett J.; Heath, Luke J.; Heimlich, William J; lnturri, Cheyenne T.; Jahn, Jonathan C.; Kane, Joseph P.; Kelly, Ariana R.; King, Julianna M.; Kozak, Benjamin; Kozon, Kelsey M.; Kuzoian, Samantha A.; Ladas, Alexander J.; Langlois, Kaileen T.; Loiselle, Jake T.; Long, John E.; Mader, Heather L.; Marin, Alyssa M.; McKinnon, Evan C.; Mitchell, Emily P.; Mozzicato, Nicholas J.; Naples, Nicholas J.; Negri, Lauren N.; Nelson, Megan; Niro, Gabriella R.; Ondo, Jordan X.; Pagliaruli, Joseph F.; Pajor, Zachary R.; Pampuro, Zachary T.; Pappalardo, Vincenzo A.; Parisi, Gregory M.; Park,

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Senior Happenings

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.


Newsletter Copies of the Chapter newsletter are available at the Senior Center, BerlinPeck Memorial Library and the Community Center. To have the newsletter mailed, contact Ann Gamelin at (860) 828-6700. You must provide postage. Safe driver class A Seniors Safe Driver class is scheduled for Thursday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center. Attendance at this one-day class

provides a certificate that entitles a discount on car insurance premium. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Barbara Dixon at (860) 828-6295.

Computer programs The Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington, offers computer programs for Berlin seniors. Registration is scheduled for Monday, April 2 at 9 a.m. The classes will be held from April 17 through June 7. Classes offered are Basics for Beginners 1 and 2, Introduction to Computers, Practical Web Use, Word Processing, Computer Tune Up,Basic Digital Photography, and Spreadsheet Basics. For more about Computer Learning Center @ Calendar House activities, visit

Senior trips 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 Insti-

tute - 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 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 Foundland. July 20-22 - Fireworks and Fountains at Longwood Gardens. Aug. 21-24 - Quebec City. Sept. 4-7 - Chicago. Sept. 16-21 - Wine, Rail and Redwoods. Sept. 30-Oct. 6 - Sierra Parks by train. Oct. 14-18 - Virginia Beach USO.

AARP trips The Berlins AARP has scheduled the following trips. For information or to make reservations, call Phyllis Fecteau at (860) 828-4934. April 24 — NYC 911 memorial at Ground Zero. May 5 — Newport Dinner Train. May 14 — Mother’s Day Brunch at the Delaney House. June — Canadian Rockies. TBA.

July 22 — Lighthouse Cruise. Narragansett Bay. Aug. 8 — The Hu Ke Lau. Dinner and Hawaiian show. Sept. 18-20 — Three day Pennsylvania Dutch tour. October — Cranberry Bog tour. TBA.

Appointments with Shelly Polo, LCSW, program supervisor, are required. Home appointments are also available. For more information and to make an appointment, call (860) 225-3561.

Programs Exercise for Wellness – Meets Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The class follows exercises designed to maintain strength, flexibility, energy and mobility. Photography Group – Fridays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This informal group of beginners to experienced photographers for camera and photography questions and discussions. All kinds of cameras are welcome.

Catholic Charities Catholic Charities Counseling services are offered free of charge on Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Senior Center.

Strikette Bowling League from March 20: Irene Willametz, 172; Jo Panico, 160; Marie Kaczynski, 157. Senior Bowling League results from March 23: Walt Wallace, 210; Jan Bennett, 189; Irene Willametz, 178; Sam D’Amato, 175; Ed Picard, 166; Charles Snetro, 165; Chuck Leonhardt, 160; Ron Picard, 159; Joe Sytulek, 159; Gene Lemery, 153; Craig Clarke, 151.

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National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week is April 2-8, 2012 and the Central Connecticut Health District reminds residents that public health plays an important role in every individual’s life. With its emphasis on the prevention of disease and the promotion of health of communities and populations at risk, public health is uniquely qualified to play a major role in the reform of our healthcare system. Public health works to protect and improve the health of a community through preventive medicine, health education, control of communicable diseases, emergency preparedness coordination, application of sanitary measures, and monitoring of environmental hazards. Throughout history, public health has made tremendous strides in food safety, occupational safety, motor vehicle safety, control of infectious diseases, vaccination, fluoridation of water, infant and maternal health, and modifying behavior to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The theme for this year’s National Public Health Week is “A Healthier America: Join the Movement�. For more information about the Health District’s events, visit or call the Health District at (860) 721-2822. Additional information can also be found on the National Public Health Week website at

Health Wisdom Lecture Series

Cancer survivors The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s George Bray Cancer Center has scheduled a free talk, “Resetting Your Funny Bone: Men, Humor and a Path to Managing the Stress of a Family Cancer Diagnosis� for Saturday, April 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. Izzy Gesell, MA, an author, professional speaker and prostate cancer survivor, is scheduled to speak. The event is open to male survivors of all types of cancer, and men with a loved one

who has been diagnosed with cancer. The event will include a buffet breakfast and free parking in the Quigley Garage. For more information or to register, call (860) 224-5299.

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

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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Musical - McGee Middle School is scheduled to present Beauty and the Beast on

Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. For more information and tickets, call (860) 828-0323 or email 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.



Musical - McGee Middle School is scheduled to present Beauty and the Beast on Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. For more information and tickets, call (860) 828-0323 or email



Tag Sale - The Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Ave., has scheduled a tag sale for Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Antiques, clothing and jewelry, housewares, electronics, small furniture, children’s items, crafts and decorations and more. Spring Fling dance - The Ladies Auxiliary of East Berlin Volunteer Fire Department has scheduled a Spring Fling dance for Saturday, March 31 from 7:30

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Mason is a big teddy bear and is very loving and affectionate. He is mellow, gentle and likes lots of attention. Mason is a lap cat. Mason is FIV positive. Sharing a litter box, food bowl, minor scuffles or grooming each other, does not pass FIV from one cat to another. A significant puncture wound or multiple wounds would have to occur for an infected cat to transfer FIV to an uninfected cat. This type of fight is rare and only common with male cats that are outside and not neutered. More information on FIV is available at For more information about Mason or other animals available for adoption, call (860) 828-5287. View a video of Mason and all of the adoptable pets on ‘Adoptable Pet Links’ on p.m. to midnight at the East Berlin Firehouse, 80 Main St., East Berlin. Music is by The JD Band. BYOB and snacks. Tickets available at the door. A fee is charged. Musical - McGee Middle School is scheduled to present Beauty and the Beast on Saturday, March 31 at 2 and 7 p.m. For more information

and tickets, call (860) 8280323 or email Magic show - The New Britain-Berlin YMCA has scheduled a magic show for Saturday, March 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the New Britain YMCA, 50 High St. The event begins with a pizza supper followed by a magic show. The program is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. For more information and cost, call (860) 828-6559. Ukrainian Easter Festival - St. May’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 54 Winter St., has scheduled its 18th annual Ukrainian Easter Festival on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall. Snow date is Saturday, April 7. The festival features Ukrainian Easter bread, a cookbook, Ukrainian Easter eggs, (pysanky), embroidery, tag sale, baked goods, raffle, girts and cards and ethnic foods. Eat in or carry out. Admission is free. Parking is available behind the church. For more information, call (860) 229-3833 or (860) 677-2138.



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Former BHS soccer goalie now playing in Poland By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen While most of his contemporaries are a long way off from settling on a career, Kamil Kaminski, 18, already has landed his dream job — professional soccer player. A 6-foot-5 goalie, Kaminski has signed a one-year contract with the Polish club Legia Warszawa. “Hard work gets you there,” said Kaminski, who played three years of soccer at Berlin High School. “Never give up your dreams.” Legia Warszawa liked what they saw on a Kaminski highlight reel and brought him in for a tryout. The teenager impressed in person as well, was offered a deal, and is with the team currently. “It’s a full-time job,” said Kaminski, who speaks fluent Polish. “I’m

fourth-, fifth-string right now. But I’ll be playing scrimmages with the reserve team, and hopefully I’ll be playing on T.V. someday.” BHS soccer coach Dave Francalangia saw the potential in Kaminski Kaminski early on. “We used to call him Spiderman his freshman year because he’d go up for these saves that would have us saying ‘holy cow, how the heck did he get that,’” said the coach. “Three or four of the coaches at the JV level said the same exact thing to me that season.” With the gifts he possesses, Francalangia is not surprised a pro team took a chance on Kaminski. “He definitely has the ability and the physical strength,” he said. “And

from what he has been doing this past year, it seems like his mental strength is better. He definitely has all the qualities to become an even better goalkeeper than what they’re projecting.” Kaminski was back in the United States recently to take part in a training camp with the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team in Florida. Team scouts had seen him in action with Legia Warszawa and wanted him at the camp. “They have a lot of scouts in Europe,” Kaminski said. “They thought I had great physical ability, great talent, and they called me up.” The U-20 World Cup takes place next year, and Kaminski plans to be a part of it. “Hopefully, I’ll be officially on the team,” he said. Kaminski took up soccer at a very young age, but said it wasn’t until

“years later” that he realized he may have a future in the sport. “When I was 13 or 14 a lot of parents were saying I was a good goalie. Coaches, too,” he said. “Then colleges started looking at me.” It’s not surprising that Kaminski has blossomed into a top-notch player; he has good genetics. Not only is he blessed with size, but his father, Jaroslaw Kaminski, was a professional goalie. “My dad taught me how to be a goalie,” the younger Kaminski pointed out. “That’s one of the big reasons” he embraced the position. The elder Kaminski, who moved to the U.S. two decades ago, is, rightfully, proud of his son, and has high hopes for him. “I’m just glad I came to the U.S. and produced a guy who can play for the national team,” he said.

It’s time for a change in the boys hoop tournament By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

Eight boys basketball teams battled it out for state titles at Mohegan Sun Arena this season. Of those eight finalists, five were parochial, magnet or preparatory schools (Immaculate, Capital Prep, Northwest Catholic, Career Magnet, St. Joseph). In 2011, six such schools advanced to the finals (Classical Magnet, Career Magnet, Trinity Catholic, Northwest Catholic, St. Joseph, Fairfield Prep). Considering that the vast majority of state tournament qualifiers represent traditional public schools, how is it that so many tuition and magnet schools end up in state title games? From my perspective, the answer is obvious; schools of choice draw players from many towns and cities, and that, clearly, gives them a leg up on the typical public school team, which does not. It’s as simple as that. Now, there are years when traditional public schools dominate the state tournaments, including in 2010. But as we saw in 2011 and 2012,

schools of choice are not kept down for long. The CIAC, to its credit, has done several things in recent years to dissuade the postseason dominance of schools of choice. In 2003, it enacted a state tournament system which placed teams in divisions based, not on the size of the school, but rather on the amount of power points they accumulated during the regular season. The more victories a team rolled up, the more power points it earned. Victories over larger schools meant even more power points. Teams with the most power points were put in Division I, the next tier of power point earners played in Division II, and so on. Two area schools — Berlin and Plainville — earned state championships in 2006 under the format, proving that medium-size public schools likely benefitted from the move to power points. That version of March Madness had many detractors, however, and was soon abandoned. Some believed the power point system opened the door for teams to intentional-

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Plainville High School’s Tony Lo Pizzo defends Berlin’s Jeremy Desimone this past season. Berlin and Plainville each claimed a state championship in boys basketball in 2006, but lately, the postseason has been dominated by schools of choice. ly lose games in order to stay in a lower — less competitive — division. Others argued that the system punished talented small school teams and awarded mediocre large school teams. With the power point system done away with, in 2007, the CIAC returned to its longstanding state tournament format, which puts teams in one of four classes – LL, L, M and S – based on the number of male students in the school. Except this time, schools of choice had their enrollment number doubled in order to create more parity in the state tournament. Along with school enrollSee Hoop, page 27


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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), Tammi 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 careers of Susan Church Zibell and Jesse Carlson. Susan Church Zibell (Class of 1993) Susan Church was a four-year starter at BHS in soccer, gymnastics and softball. In soccer, she was a captain her senior year. She was a captain in softball as

well, and played on state championship softballteams in 1990, 1991 and 1992, while collecting four Northwest Conference championships. Church was named allconference, academic allconference and secondteam all-state in both soccer and softball. In gymnastics, Church was all-conference, academic all-conference and all-state, qualifying for all five events at the State Open, medaling in vault. She holds four of five school records in gymnastics. Church went on to attend Trinity College where she played soccer and softball while studying Comparative Religions. She was a recipient of the Richard Ellis

Award for leadership and sportsmanship, and captained the softball team for two years. In 2000, Church received her Master’s in Education from the University of Bridgeport, and will graduate from Quinnipiac University this May with a sixth-year studies certificate in Educational Leadership. Church resides in Kensington with her husband, Joe, and two children, John Patrick and Katherine Mary. She has taught in the Berlin school system for 11 years. Jesse Carlson (Class of 1999) Jesse Carlson was a three-sport athlete at BHS. He played soccer in 1995 and 1996 and starred on the

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Longtime Berlin resident Ed Grady served as master of ceremonies at the 31st annual Meriden Sports Reunion dinner March 20 at the Meriden Elks Club. A 2010 Sportsman of Distinction, Grady was a standout athlete at Platt High School in Meriden, earning all-conference status in football and basketball and run-

ning the quarter-mile on the 1969 CCL championship track team. He still ranks third alltime on the Panthers’ football list for total offense. After graduating Platt in 1970, Grady played football at Bowdoin College, where he earned three letters in football. A quarterback, Grady ranks fourth on the school’s

all-time list for career completion percentage (.519). Grady, a father of two, has served as a guidance counselor at Platt since 1979. He has coached football, basketball, baseball, track and softball at the school. He has also played, coached and officiated for numerous Meriden recreational leagues.

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The Berlin Baseball Camp will be held June 26-29, 9 a.m. to noon, at McGee Middle School. The camp is open to players ages 5 to 13 and is overseen by Mark Centurelli, Steve Matyczyk, John Capodice, Bryan Plona and Aaron Reich. For more information, or to obtain an application, contact Mark Centurelli at (860) 539-6453.

Senior golf The Timberlin Senior Golf

Association’s annual membership meeting will be held Wednesday, April 4, 1:30 p.m., at the Senior Center. Dues will be accepted at the meeting and must be paid before May 1 to be eligible for regular league play. The association welcomes new members, regardless of skill level. Prospective members must be retired male residents 60 years of age and over. An initiation fee and yearly dues cover the cost of the annual picnic and awards dinner.

Nine-hole rounds are played Mondays or Tuesdays, 7 to 9 a.m.

Lady Niners The Timberlin Lady Niners are looking for new members. The Lady Niners meet Thursday mornings, beginning April 19. For more information, contact Patti at (860) 828-1998.

basketball team, where he received the Redcoat and Coaches Award in 1998. However, it was on the baseball field where he really stood out. Carlson’s senior year, he was selected all-conference and all-state after leading the Redcoats to a state championship. He pitched Berlin past Seymour in the title game. Carlson went on to play three seasons for the University of Connecticut, and earned Big East Rookie of the Year honors. Carlson was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2002 and played in the minor leagues for seven seasons with four different organizations before making his Major League debut with the Toronto Blue Jays on April 10, 2008. He entered the game in the top of the 12th with the bases loaded and two outs, and earned a strike out to end the in-

ning. A few days later, on April 16, Carlson came on in the 11th with the bases loaded and no one out, and in a rare feat, struck out the side on 12 pitches. That performance marked the first time since 1960 that a reliever came into a game in extra innings with the bases loaded and no outs and struck out the side. That season, Carlson earned the most victories by a Blue Jays reliever since Paul Quantrill’s 11 wins in 2001. The BHS alum was named Rookie of the Year by the Toronto Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Carlson is currently in the Boston Red Sox organization. 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) 8281115;

College Corner Recently, former Berlin and New Britain High School basketball player Steven Glowiak wrapped up his first season as a member of the Sacred Heart University men’s basketball team, a NCAA Division I program. A red-shirt freshman, Glowiak appeared in 31 games this winter, averaged 4.5 points, and was one of the team leaders in 3-pointers with 24. Sacred Heart qualified for the league tournament and was knocked out by the eventual champion, LIU. Glowiak led the team in scoring with 16 against Glowiak Hampton in the Cancun Challenge, and also had 16 points against Robert Morris. Glowiak played behind Shane Gibson, the fourth leading scorer in the nation. Do you know a local athlete competing at the college level? Share his or her accomplishments with the community. E-mail

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Well done Left: The Blue Devils turned in a near-perfect 10-1 season in the Parks and Recreation’s fifth-sixth grade division. Leading the Blue Devils were Jenna Conney, Jackie Cooper, Jennifer Errico, Kaitlyn DeCamp, Kaylin DeGroff, Julia Ladd, Jillian Parmelee, Cara Wade and Lauren Wusterbarth. The team was coached by Todd DeCamp and John Ladd. Right: Local players Capers Shaw and Matthew Kraus recently traveled to Lake Placid, New York with the Central Connecticut Capitals Mite A team and earned a gold medal at the CAN/AM Challenge Cup Hockey Tournament.

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Eleven Berlin Minutemen traveled to Hillhouse High School in New Haven Feb. 26 with visions of a state title in their minds. Four would make it to the finals, ultimately earning runner-up status at the highly-competitive tournament. Placing second was Berlin’s Vinny DeFrancesco (Interme-

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diate Division), Joshua Veleas and J.P. Gorneault (Novice Division) and Seth Pelletier (Middle School Division). In the Middle School Division, Minutemen Jared Zima and Marcus Alleyne placed fourth and fifth respectively. Also wrestling tough at the tournament was Berlin’s Nicholas Arborio, Serge Duquette, Michael Patterson, Daniel Veleas and Elijah Wat-

son. DeFrancesco went on to compete in the New England’s in Cranston, Rhode Island, and placed a strong fourth. Minutemen coach Roger Moss wishes to thank all the Berlin coaches for their hard work this season. The group includes Mark Mangiafico, Fred Orde, Mike Litke, Pete Hanson, Pete Veleas and Phil Gorneault.

four years, its enrollment figure gets bumped up. All this is done to get more schools of choice into the LL and L – the large school — state tournaments, where they will face the stiffest competition. But judging by the slate of state finalists the past two sea-

sons, the attempt to make the road to Mohegan Sun more rugged for schools of choice has done little to slow their march. It’s time for the CIAC to come up with a bold play. Check us out:

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Obituary Evelyn S. Mangan Evelyn S. Mangan, of Kensington, died March 15, 2012 at home, surrounding by members her family. She was born in New Britain May 2, 1914, the daughter of the late William and Olive Smith. Evelyn was a resident of Kensington since 1955. Her husband,

William F. Mangan, died in 1986. She was predeceased by two sisters, Irene Goodwin and Olive Sullivan. Evelyn was an avid Yankee fan, an enthusiastic game player, companion to her energetic pug, “Molly”, and enjoyed life to its fullest through her extensive family. She is survived by three children Lawrence J. Mangan and his wife Clare of South Windsor, Ann Marie Wells and her husband Donald of Clinton, and Karen King and her husband Ken-

neth of Southington. She had 11 grandchildren Gayle Kassal, Christine Mangan, Brian Mangan, Donald Wells, Jr., Karey Wells, Mary Wells Lunn, William Wells, Steven Wells, Amy Wells, Kenneth King, Jr. and Ann Marie King. In addition Evelyn leaves 21 great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters Irene Goodwin and Olive Sullivan. A special thanks must be given to Svetlana Kordanashwili, who provided


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Veterans program - Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans is scheduled for Saturday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at Central Connecticut State University. Food and cash bar. The event features USA entertainment, music, and readings from the letters and diaries of Vietnam Veterans. For more information, call (860) 832-2976 or

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Evening Niners – The Tuesday Timberlin Evening Niners Golf League has scheduled a membership meeting for Tuesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. at Timberlin Golf Course. All current, as well as perspective members, are welcome. For more information, call Joyce Dabrowski at (860) 985-0631. Boy Scouts - Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions Club, 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 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information, call the Post at (860) 828-9102 after 5 p.m.


Litter committee - The Berlin Litter Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. For more information, call Paul Chester at (860) 471-3496.




To earn the Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can receive, Junior Girl Scout Troop 66232 planned and hosted a pajama party for the kindergarten and first grade girl scouts of Griswold Elementary School. The price to attend was a donation of a new, warm pair of pajamas, all of which are donated to the Pajama Program, a non-profit organization that will distribute the pajamas to local children in need. Scouts collected 86 pairs of pajamas. Pictured are: Kelly Walsh, Jessica Naples, McKenzie Cyr, Lindsay Walsh, Melanie Bosco, Jillian Parmelee, Julia Ladd, Rachael Cavanagh, Danielle Messina, Kelsei Zliczsewski, Nikki Baedor, Emma Klepacki, Emma Arroyo, McKenna Naughton and Ashley and Emily Rutledge of Troop 90006.

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Eskimo breakfast SVEA Social Club, 999 Kensington Rd., has scheduled its Eskimo Breakfast for Sunday, April 1 at 1 a.m. For more information, call (860) 828-9447. Pancake breakfast - Boy Scout Troop 256 has scheduled its 5th annual “All you can eat” Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny for Sunday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kensington firehouse, 880 Farmington Ave. The breakfast includes face painting, coloring contest, raffles and photos with the Easter Bunny. For more information and cost, call Catherine at (860) 829-0772 or Lisa at (860) 829-8223. Open house – Mooreland Hill School, 166 Lincoln St., has scheduled an open house for Sunday, April 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. Prospective students and their families are welcome to tour the school, meet the faculty and learn about the new programs. For more information, call (860) 223-6428 or visit www.moore-


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, March 29, 2012 open Mondays and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The library can be reached at (860) 828-3123.

Kensington Open House Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 Lovingly cared for home bordering Shuttle Meadow Country Club has best of both worlds - a fantastic entertaining floor plan with a well thought out addition of a gourmet kitchen, open to eating area and family room, still maintaining absolute charm & character throughout!! 9 rooms also includes 4 BRs, office, formal DR and formal LR w/built-ins & fireplace!! 2 1/2 BAs & hardwood throughout. View with Wendi. 860-836-8022. Dir: Lincoln St. to Randecker Lane.


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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

Library News East Berlin Library Hours The East Berlin Library, 240 Main St., East Berlin, is

Programs Saturdays at the Library Movies - Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. The Muppet Treasure Island Movie. Bring your own comfortable chair or blanket and snacks. Drop-in for all ages. Office (860) 828-7877 Fax (860) 828-5797 Cell (860) 883-7091




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3 Bdrm. 1 bth DR. FP in LR..Wd. flrs. Plenty of storage. 2 car oversized garage. Level lot..Walk to Paper Goods Pond. $199,900 Betsy Cooney 966-4296



Gracious living at it’s best is the only way to describe this immaculate 10 room home. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac with endless privacy! This 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home is in pristine condition and must be seen. Gorgeous kitchen with stainless steel appliances - Master bedroom boasts a master/spa like bathroom. Custom cabinets abound! Professionally landscaped yard with a sweeping deck to enjoy the view. There are too many amenities to mention - A definite must see! $489,900.

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Brick Cape,2 bdrm 2.1 bth. front to back Liv Rm w/FP, remodeled kit. Formal Din.Rm. 3 season sun rm. 1st flr in law apt with sep entrance.$220,000 Kathy Bialek 860 205-3351

Beautiful luxury 2008 Col. w/all the trimmings. Gourmet kit. Frml Livrm & Dinrm,15x22 Fam.Rm w/ FP. Outstanding Master Suite. 4 Bdrms 2.1 bth. 3 car gar. Sound system. Ingrnd Htd Pool. Patio. Great location..$579,900 Derek Jutras 860 883-7091



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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. Thursday - 6:30 p.m. for all ages. The theme for the week of April 2 is bunnies, chicks and Easter eggs. An Evening with Linda Stamm - Tuesday, April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. Stamm, principal appraiser for Winter Associates, will provide an on-site appraisal for pre-registered patrons. People may bring one, self-transportable item. No coins, guns, stamps or fine gemstones will be allowed. Call the library at (860) 828-7125 to register. The Berlin Turnpike: A true Story of Human Trafficking in America - Meet author Raymond Bechard on Monday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. as he discusses his book on the Berlin Turnpike. Call the library at (860) 8287125 to register.

velopment in Connecticut, and DECD is leading the way,” said Catherine Smith, commissioner of DECD. “In the last six months alone, we’ve gotten more than $33 million in brownfield funding out the door to our cities and towns and other parties that are helping to capitalize on the economic potential of these sites. Cleaning up these sites so they are ready for redevelopment is vital to our efforts to spur economic activity and make our communities more vibrant and accessible.” -Press release from Governor Dannel P. Malloy Check us out:

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Drama Continued from page 10 entire play is brought together with elaborate costumes, like the tea cups, whose ensembles were hand crafted by costume designer and family and consumer science teacher Gail Dwyer, with the help of parents. The set was designed by a former McGee alumnus, Magge Gagliardi, with the help of Nick D’Angelo. Prodcustion staff includes, set designer and art teacher Marianne Metcalfe, vocal director music Teacher Corinne Terlecky, instrumental direc-


tor and band teacher Marline Bradshaw, and choreography by Chris Kuzia all helped bring the play together. “Last year was a good experience,” said students. “Mrs. Hansen is a great director.” The McGee Drama Club is completely self funded; Hansen, with the help of Assistant Director Katie Griswold, and the cast and crews family helped fundraise to help the play come together. The play runs Thursday, March 29 to Saturday, March 31. For times of shows go to the Berlin Citizen Calendar on page 24.



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McGee Drama Club students perform Beauty and the Beast Junior.

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Chevrolet Malibu LS 2009 Auto, 4 Cylinder. One Owner $14,994 Stock# C7276 (203) 237-5561

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FORD ESCORT 2002 $3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, March 29, 2012 AUTOMOBILES

BUICK LeSabre 98 Limited. 1 owner, beige, 4dr, excellent cond/well maintained. $800. Call 203-237-6857.

LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1988 84K original miles. Always garaged. Black w/ gray leather interior. Excellent condition in and out. Loaded. Runs well. Asking $4,000 (860) 829-0688 Let Us Give You A Fresh Start

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24 month/24000 Miles Warranty Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

24 Month/2400 Mile Warranty LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now 203-232-2600 Darrell

MERCURY Sable 1989 Sedan 6-cyl. Auto engine. Very good. 87K original miles, good for parts and motor. Body fair. Great fixer upper! Asking $700. Call Mark 203-631-7471 NISSAN Maxima GLE 2000 Leather, Sunroof, Wheels, CD, Heated Seats. Excellent. $3850. (203) 213-1142

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


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

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



SUBARU Forester 2003

MAZDA 3 2009


THERRIEN REMODELING Garages, Additions, Roofing, Windows, Doors. References, Ins. CT#544609 203-238-9264 Celebrating our 25th Year!

2.5 XS AWD Wagon 4 Cylinder, Sun Roof, Alloy, Leather, Heated Seats Stock#893 $9,800 203-634-7878

Fully Equipped. Auto, Power Windows/Locks, AM/FM/CD, Premium Sound, Alloy Wheels. $15,494 Stock# C7169 (203) 237-5561

GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127. Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

4 Door, Auto, Very Low Miles. Showroom Stock# 12479A $8990 (203) 235-1669

SUBARU LEGACY 2002 5 Door Outback Ltd 4 Cyl, Moon Roof, Heated Seats Stock# 857 $8,995 203-634-7878

DAVE’S CARPENTRY Repairs,roofing,siding, additions & foundations. 860-628-7795 or 860-302-4778. #623748 Free est & reas rates. 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 MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678


NISSAN Altima 2008 HONDA CIVIC 2009 EX-L, Leather, Navigation $19,491 Stock# C7228 (203) 237-5561

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

2.5SL 4 Door Sedan, 4 Cylinders $14,994 Stock# C7248 (203) 237-5561

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Accepting all credit cards. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084


92’ Ford Crown Victoria

Hardscapes,Pavers,Ret Walls Pro Concrete Craftsman Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

ELECTRICAL SERVICE 99’ Chrysler Siebring Convertible

Sunroof, Auto. Fully Equipped. Stock# 12418AA $5990 (203) 235-1669


HOUSECLEANING With a Passion. Small offices. Insured. Please call Renata Home 860828-1338 Cell 860-796-5222 RELIABLE, Experienced person to clean homes. Detailed cleaning with a personal touch. Over 20 years experience. Excellent refs. Call Beth (203) 639-1870 POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 3rd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885

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95’ Volvo Station Wagon

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service



91’ Chevy S-10 PU


1 OWNER 76K $2,995.

94’ Ford Station Wagon $1,995.

2000 Neon 1 Owner $2,600. Can be seen at:

G.T. Tire 155 Colony St. Meriden, CT Mon-Thur 7am-3:30pm Fri. 7am-2pm

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


JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Top Quality Work. Full Lawn Maintenance. Spring is here call for your free estimates today! Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 Reg #616311



MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW!” CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029 MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678

Brush, Branches, Leaves, winter mess...Make your yard shine!!


THE FAMOUS EL GUAPO’S JUNK REMOVAL As seen on TV and You Tube. 203-440-0239 or 860-324-0874

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 BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair and much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. CT# 601857 203-754-5034 or 203-565-7129

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

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. Veteran & Senior discounts. Calll 860-982-4819.

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

DAVE’S CARPENTRY Repairs,roofing,siding, additions & foundations. 860-628-7795 or 860-302-4778. #623748 Free est & reas rates. MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW!” CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029

Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

JM LAWNCARE Spring Cleanups, Lawn Mowing, Trimming, mulching, planting and more. Comm & Res. Call for free est 860-796-8168

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A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325


OLDSMOBILE ALERO GL 1999 $2,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $788 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

DE CA Home Improvement Kitchen & Bath Flooring, Painting Roofing & Siding We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716 HOME Improvement Contractor Interior/Exterior Painting, Siding, Roofing, Decking, Flooring, Remodeling, Powerwashing and General Repair. Call John (860) 690-2855 CT# 0581478


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JUNK REMOVAL &MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes*Sheds* Estates* Attics, Basements *Garages, & more. **Spring Yard Clean-ups.** Call for a Free Estimate 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

LAWN & LANDSCAPE SVCS COMMERCIAL ,Condos, Apts 203-294-9889 CT Lic 006150 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Landscape Design & Renovations, Retaining Walls, Walkways, Patios, Drainage & Backhoe Work. In Business 40 Yrs. Free Est, Reasonable Rates. Lic #563661. Call 203-237-9577.


Thursday, March 29, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen AUTOMOBILES



CHEVY SILVERADO, 1997 Black, Short Bed, Step Side, 4X4, Bedliner, Rear Sliding Window, 180,000 Miles. Asking $3200. Call 203-235-0056 after 5pm.

LANDSCAPING RICK’S AFFORDABLE MOWING, CLEAN-UPS, MULCH, BRUSH, PRICKER & SMALL TREE REMOVAL. TRIM HEDGES. CLEAN GUTT ER S AND P O W E R W A S H . SPRING CLEAN UPS Starting now! NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460 EXTREME LANDSCAPING Fall Cleanups, Vac Truck, Hedge Trim & more. Snowplowing. Com /Res. Great rates. Free estimates. Call Walter 203-619-2877 DE CA LANDSCAPING ● Patios & Walks ● Spring Clean Up ● Lawn Mowing, Mulching We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716 SPRING Clean Ups Mowing, hedge trimming, brush, shrub & tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318 JOE’S LAWN CARE, LLC Spring clean up, mowing, mulching, landscape work. Res/Com 203-631-7444 Licensed, fully insured. #563805 A KYLE LANDSCAPING Affordable lawn care in Meriden & Wallingford.Ins.CT # 622733. Call for est (860) 637-7294 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430 A&A Property Maintenance Spring Clean-Ups. Tree Removal. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-305-9112 or 203-499-9813

LAWN & GARDEN SPRING CLEANUPS Lawn Mowing. Weekly, biweekly, monthly. You decide. Please call 203-630-2152.

MASONRY CHIMNEY Cleaning. Masonry repairs, re-lining, caps, dampers. Free est. Ins. Lic. #575553. Strictly Chimneys LLC 860-829-0128 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 27 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair and much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. CT# 601857 203-754-5034 or 203-565-7129 LULO'S MASONRY - Walkways, stairs, patios, swimming pools, chimneys, and more. Repairs. Free estimates. Licensed. CT Reg #0608431. 203-271-2411 PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaceS. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 ANTHONY’’S Masonry Lic & Ins. Chimneys, stone work, pavers, r et a i n i n g w al l s , co n c r e t e , walks. 203-808-2129 #617425

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING L & E PAINTING. Professional and Affordable. Lic & ins. Call Trevor 203-938-3789. CT Reg #623250. RAINBOW PAINTING Rental Property turnover repaints, int, ext, commercial. Popcorn ceiling repairs. Powerwashing, wallpaper removal. Quality work at fair prices. HIC#0564831 Scott 203-623-2941.

A-1 QUALITY PAINTING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008


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

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

SAVE NOW- Spring Special We do it all! Roofing, siding & more. Alex Home Improvement Free est. 203-631-8810 #583177 To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

Only 60K. Leather, Sunroof, Heated Seats. Local. Just Traded. Stock# P3975A $11,999 (203) 235-1669

203-634-7878 DODGE CARAVAN 2005 4 Door Grand SXT V6, 4 Cylinder, Auto. All Power. Leather Seats. AC. Cruise. Stock #870 $9,995


CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

HYUNDAI Santa Fe 2004

SUBARU Outback Legacy 2000 Station Wagon, 5 Door 4 Speed Automatic. AC, Cruise. Stock #873 $5,500

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






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

Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 HOME Solutions $500 off a new roof w/ this ad. Great prices, free est. LIC & INS HIC #0631419. 203-631-2991 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

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

The Powerwashing Kings Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES Call Dennis 203-630-0008


203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521


Apply Now 1-866-879-1616 Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

One Owner. EX-L w/DVD. Auto, 6 Cylinder $20,994 Stock# C7279 (203) 237-5561


Roofing, Siding & Gutters Accepting all credit cards. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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

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

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Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions



CT Reg. #516790

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. Veteran & Senior discounts. Calll 860-982-4819.

AUTOMOBILES WANTED CASH for your Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Any Condition! Running or not! Will consider other makes & models, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc. 203-600-4431 FORD T-Bird 56’, Peacock blue (matching Vin). Hard top (porthole)/soft top, excellent condition, exterior/interior. Contact after 4 pm. 203-213-6888.

IN BUSINESS 31 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

SMALL JOBS WELCOME THERRIEN REMODELING Garages, Additions, Roofing, Windows, Doors. References, Ins. CT#544609 203-238-9264 Celebrating our 25th Year!

V6, Leather, Sunroof. Heated Seats. Very Sharp! Stock# 12480A $11,990 (203) 235-1669

HONDA Odyssey 2008



On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES.#569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279 POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Insured. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699

TREE SERVICES GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

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

POWER WASHING Is Spring Cleaning

NISSAN Pathfinder 2003 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

BOATS & MOTORS JON Boat 14 Ft w/6HP Evinrudet elec, Trolling Motor, Trailer & extras. $2,000.00 Neg. Also 6HP Mercury, like new $800. Call 203-237-6645 or cell at 203-631-1938.

CHEVROLET Colorado 2006 Quad Cab. Black Beauty. Z-71 Package. Stock# 12352A $16,999 (203) 235-1669

CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MONTH 24000 MILES WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or too small. 11 yrs experience. 203-530-4447

PETS & LIVESTOCK ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience Classes starting April 9 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti & Phil Huntington, Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm call 203-235-4852.

NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 570899. Call (203) 699-TREE PROPERTY TREE REMOVAL SERVICE Stump grinding, hazardous removal, hangers, chipping, crane service. 20 yrs exp. We’ll beat any written est. Fully ins. Free est 203-509-9408 A&A Property Maintenance Spring Clean-Ups. Tree Removal. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-305-9112 or 203-499-9813 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Registered. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

Chevrolet S-10 2003 V6 Pickup, Long Bed, AC, Auto, Bed Cover, Pwr Steering Stock# 859 $6,500 203-634-7878

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

BOARD & LESSON SPECIALS Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden 203-238-1600 BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Schnoodles, Boston Terrier, J Russells, Dachshund, Chihuahua, Shih Tzu, Labs, Boxers & mixed breeds. $250+. 860-930-4001

34 PETS & LIVESTOCK BOXER Puppies, pure breed, ready 3/16/12. Registered & shots. Fernando 203-710-7912

The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, March 29, 2012 FURNITURE & APPLIANCES RECLINING SOFA Beige/Brown Plaid With Matching Rocker Recliner Good Condition $250. 203-269-0742 REFRIGERATOR Apartment size, by HotPoint, beige color, in excellent condition. $200 or best offer. Call 203-935-7202

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE DASCHUND puppies for sale, five, 2 fem, 3 male. Pieball and black & tan. 38 yrs breeding exp. Ready to go, 8 wks old. $595 each. 203-891-7084 FREE Cat to loving home VERY sweet, 5yr. old, male, short-haired, grey/black tiger, shots, neutered. Moving, can’t take. Salena 860-302-8348 GERMAN Shepard & Husky mix Puppies! $650. or $750. for blue eyes. Call for info 203915-7950

3 PAIRS men’s shoes. Size 8M Brown/Black/White.Selling for $30. Value $200. 203-237-9325 COMPACT Portable AmplifierMixer, 4 Channel, 120 Watt Output QM4 Audio Choice by Sound Tech PA System Created for music projection. Comes with all matching components. Used, but not abused. $400. 860 276-8822 for explicit details. COUNTER TOP, Stainless Steel Sink & Hutch. 1 yr old. 59 square feet. $400. Call for more details, 203-213-1409 DOWN Comforter Dubet, Pillows & Shams. King. Cleaned. $350 Value - $80. 203 235-4755

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Top quality. Working lines. 4 Males, 1 Female, taking deposits now. Ready March 26th. Shots, tattooed. AKC reg. Guaranteed. $1000. Serious inquiries please. (860) 655-0889

TIRES (4): P225/60R16, $100 203-265-5321


LAWN & GARDEN AGWAY Riding lawn mower. 12 1/2HP, 38” cut. With bagger attachments. Needs motor work. $100. Call (203) 265-6166


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

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver


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Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-322-4367 BUYING Old machinist tools, lathes, bench tools, hand tools, much more. (203) 525-0608

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

HOME SWEET HOMES Meriden 2, 3 Br apts. From $695. Off St. parking, recently rennovated. Call 203-886-8808.

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

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

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


All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

HOUSES FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 2BR RANCH 1.5 bath. Stove & refrig. Finished bsmt. $1,300/mo+sec & utils. 203-410-3980 or 203-265-7546

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 3rd Fl apt. $1175. per month + Sec & Utils. Call 203-886-8808. MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $795-$925/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 1 bd. Ideal for 1 person. Incl H & H , AC & electric. No pets. $800 per mnth + sec. Call 203-213-5000. MERIDEN 1 Bdrm, 1 bath. Contact john at 203-715-9200 or 1-yr lease. MERIDEN 1 Bdrm. 54 North Ave. Credit Check. Refrences req. No pets. $550/month. $1000 security. (716) 597-9287

MERIDEN 1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 1 BR, 3rd Floor - $625 2 BR, 1st Floor - $775 Plus deposit. Off-street parking. No pets. Call 203-605-5691 MERIDEN 1 BR, LR, Kitchen, Bath. 2nd Fl. Lease & sec deposit req. No pets. $695/ monthly. Call 203 238-9772 MERIDEN 1 BR. Big rooms. Big Closets. Nice and clean. Broad Street. Walk to Stop & Shop. Shared laundry. 2 mos security + application fee. No pets. $650/mo. Call 203-284-0597

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

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Buys old paintings & prints, lamps, jewelry, Meriden & Winchester items. Old advertisement, estate items. 203-639-1002 2ND GENERATION Buys old toys, lamps & lamp parts, jewelry, estate items, glass, China, sterling. 203-639-1002


BERLIN. 2 BR apt, recently remodeled, hdwd flrs, new appliances, $800. Steve 860205-5999.

Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 3+ BR 2 Baths, 2 LRs Laundry Rm. Newly Remodeled Townhouse. All Hardwood flrs. Off street parking, WD hookups, Franklin Street. 203-634-6550

WOLCOTT Waterfront, Vacation Living, 3 BR, 2 Bath, Gourmet Kitchen, Garage. Yard, Great Views: Boat Fish Swim $1,650/mo 860 877 3988


MERIDEN. 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath condo, $1000 monthly. Both w/garages. Call Re/Max Ray Valenti 203-238-1977. WALLINGFORD Evergreene condo. 2 Br, quiet end unit. W/D hookup, appliances & newer carpet. $850. per mnth. No dogs. 203-284-3757.



Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2 BR, 5RMs, 1st FL Lg Rooms. W/D. $850 per mo. No utils. Sec 8 App No smoking. 203-886-5983 MERIDEN 2 BR. Available May 1. 203-537-9093 MERIDEN 3 BR - 1st Fl, 6 Rms. Appliances. WD Hookup. Off street parking for 1 vehicle. No pets. $900 per month plus security. Call 203-605-8591



YALESVILLE 1 BR, 1st FL. Appliances included. No pets. $600 per month + security. (203) 284-9100 Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.



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SPRING Vacation with horses. Rap A Pony Farm, Mon-Thurs 9noon, April 16 thru 19. Program includes daily lessons, safety around horses, grooming, mini trail rides. $200/wk. 203-2653596. Special English & Western lessons $350 for 10 lessons.

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

Swords, Daggers, etc HOT TUB: 2012 Model, 6 Person, 46 Jets, Waterfall, LED Lighting, Ozonator, All Options W/Cover, Brand New - Still In Package, Never Hooked Up. Full Warranty. Original Cost $8000, Sacrifice $3500. Can Deliver. 203-232-8778

HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL Riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. 203-213-8833 or 203-272-6593


MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR 1st Floor. Heat & Hot Water included. New paint & Carpeting throughout. Sec & ref. Section 8 approved. 203-269-1508. MERIDEN Large 2 BR Apartment 2nd Floor. Hdwd floors, WD Hookup, Off St Parking. 38 Summer Street. (203) 223-0333 MERIDEN- East side 1 BR furn, 2nd FL. Includes Heat, HW & Elec. Oak Flooring. Very Clean! $845/ mo+sec 203-630-3823, 12-8pm or MERIDEN-1, 3 & 4 BR apts. Quiet bldg, off St park. Security based on rental history. Available now! Call 203-9036413 or 203-641-8483. MERIDEN. Lge studio apt, private entrance, $625/mo includes heat and electric. On bus line. No pets. 203-982-3042. MERIDEN: 3BR, New paint, New Carpet, New Windows, Off street parking. Washer/dryer hook up. $975/mo. Randolph Ave near Hanover Ave. Busline. 203-996-7379 NEW BRITAIN 1 MONTH FREE RENT Ask for details. 1, 2 & 3 BRs available. Totally remodeled Townhouses. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry facility on site. We accept Section 8 and small pets. Call 860-224-4366 SOUTH Meriden 1st Floor Be the first to live in this newly remodeled apt. Kitchen with tile floor and new appliances, including washer & dryer. Dining room & Living room, both with hdwd flrs. 2 BR, carpeted. 1 Bath w/tile floors. $1100/ month with deposit & 1st month rent. Call 203-235-5653 WALLINGFORD 1 BR. Kitchen w/All new appls, incl Dishwasher & Micro. New bath. Hdwd flrs. Off st parking. HW incl. $795. No dogs. (203) 430-0340 WALLINGFORD 1st fl, 2BR. Appls, hookups. Off st. parking. Dead end st. No pets. Very clean! $875 Garage extra. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 4 Rooms, 2nd floor. Recently remodeled. Stove/Fridge, Porches, Hookups. No smoking. No pets. $895 + Security. 860-663-1389 WALLINGFORD 2nd Fl. Quiet, great location. Lg kitchen. BR/LR combo. Patio, parking. Avail 5/1. No pets or smoking. $700 + utils. (203) 269-9755

WALLINGFORD 5 rm (1st fl) Clean. Good location. Fully applianced. Wall to wall. Util not incl. Cred, ref, lease, sec. NO pets. $900/neg. 203-848-7955 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 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. WLFD. 5 large rooms, hdwd flrs, w/d hookups, 1st & 2nd flrs avail, parking. No pets. Good credit. Lease, sec. $795. Kowalski Co. Realtors (203) 265-5671

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. Clean and quiet, on bus line. $500/mo includes utils. No pets. (203) 982-3042


SOUTHINGTON. This wonderful 3-4 BR, 1.5 bath Cape boasts new kitchen, ss appliances, hw flooring, 3 seas. porch. Quiet neighborhoodminutes to shopping/ highways. nothing to do but unpack. Call Fred Gettner 203265-5618

CANCUN, MEXICO 2 Bed., 2 1/2 Baths. Presidental Suite, up to six people. Oceanfront view. Balcony. Great for spring break. All inclusive. All the drinks and food you want, 24 hrs a day. For 6 people. $155 day each or $6,500 for 7 nights 8 days. Call 860-628-0057 and leave message.

WANTED TO RENT GARAGE to store car in year round. Must be reasonable. Preferably on the East side of Meriden. 203-235-1518. MERIDEN- Family of 3 looking to rent house with driveway in Meriden area. 3 BRs, 2 Baths, Finished Bsmt. Willing to pay $1450 /mo. 860-343-8496

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MIDDLEFIELD Turnkey office space in occupied, newly renovated com bldg. Utilities incl. Units from 90 to 1,300 sq.ft. Call 860-349-3559.

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



WALLINGFORD. $119,900. 3BR 1.5 BA Twnhs. End unit, hw flrs, LR, eat-in-kitchen, finished lower level. Condo fee includes heat, hot water/water, sewer, trash, snow. Come on! Great Price! Kathy 203-265-5618 100 Poplar Dr, Cheshire Colonial 3 BR, 1.5 baths, 1 car gar, 1,676 sq. ft. .14 acres, lge deck central air/vac. Move in cond. Outdoor patio FP. $259,900. Dir: Cheshire/ Plantsville townline-Rt. 322 (Meriden/Wtby Tpke) to Honey Rd. to Poplar Dr. By owner 203-271-7917

WALLINGFORD-$424,900. Move right in! 4BR custom Colonial in cul-de-sac neighborhood. Bright and open floor plan, floor to Ceiling FP, granite and newer appliances.1 acre on east side. Call Linda Diana 203-265-5618


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Strong organizational skills. Should be able to develop and implement a system to produce effectiveness. Must be an effective communicator with strong computer skills. Requires data base management skills. Requires an Associate’s Degree or combination of education and experience. Must possess Project Management skills. We are a 5-star, Planetreeaffiliated leader in healthcare and ready to partner with someone looking to join with the best. Em ai l r es um e to : M ay era nG @ s o u t h in g t o n c a r e .o r g BAKER’S HELPER Part-Time. Over nights. Apply in person: Neil’s Donuts, 83 No. Turnpike Rd., Wallingford


Thursday, March 29, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen HELP WANTED CHESHIRE LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR Seeks person for full time, strenuous, diversified outdoor work. (No mowing). Experience is helpful. Good work record, drive standard shift required. Reply: Record-Journal Box 23, 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT. COUNTER HELP Fast paced. Apply in person at Neil’s Donuts, 83 No. Turnpike Rd, Wlfd, Ct.

Customer Service Representative The Record-Journal is seeking a part time Customer Service Representative to join our Circulation team. Excellent communication skills and ability to multi task are needed. Position includes data entry, posting payments, inbound and outbound sales and service calls. Please apply in person between the hours of 8:30am–4:30pm at:

Record-Journal Circulation Office 11 Crown St. Meriden, CT 06450 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER Industrial Plant Tired of traveling & want to work from a single location industrial plant or just seeking greater responsibility? This 1st shift opportunity with a well established rolling mill in North Haven,CT may be for you. Outstanding opportunity for someone familiar with Rolling Mills, Slitters & Furnaces. Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics & automated equipment, utilizing 480vac, VFD & PLS Control Logic. Ideal candidate: BS Electrical Engineering with 5+ yrs of exp in theory, design,programming & troubleshooting. PLC circuits, machine drives & control systems. Network equipment interface a plus. Location in easily commutable North Haven, CT. Highly professional & friendly work atmosphere. Attractive compensation & benefits. EOE Send resume:

Candidates must be willing to work any shift & weekends as necessary. Career opportunity, easily commutable location in North Haven, Ct, friendly atmosphere. Send resume to corporate recruiter: EOE

DO YOU HAVE OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER? Willing to do brain scans or a medication study? (HIC614,2100,3626) Pays up to $400. Please call Yale OCD Research Clinic: 203-974-7523 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 DRIVER/LABORER Class A CDL lic. Exp. in asphalt paving a must. Laborers must to know how to rake, roll, etc. 203-294-0657 Great People. Great Service. Great Results. Morrison Senior Living, is the leading contract food service company dedicated exclusively to Food & Nutrition services, has a dynamic opportunity available in Wallingford, CT. Dining Room Manager Fine dining exp. in a full svc. environment. ServSafe or Dept. of Health certified. We offer competitive salaries & comprehensive benefits. Must pass background/ drug screen. Please email resume to: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry. Compass Group North America is a diversity growth-oriented organization. Our goal is to improve the quality of work life by using fair and consistent treatment and providing equal growth opportunities for ALL associates. EOE & AA Employer M/F/D/V HINDINGER FARM, HAMDEN, CT needs 3 temporary workers 4/15/2012 to 12/5/2012, work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.56 per hr. Applicants to apply contact the CT Department of Labor at 860-2636020. Or apply for the job at the nearest local office of the SWA. Job order #4558971. May perform any combination of tasks related to the planting, cultivating, and processing of fruit and vegetables crops including, but not limited to, driving, operating, adjusts and maintains farm machines, preparing soil, planting, pruning, weeding, thinning, spraying, irrigating, mowing, harvesting, grading, packing. May use hand tools such as shovel, pruning saw, and hoe. 1 months experience in duties listed required. Intl Student Coordinator/Asst Dir of Admissions (Intl) Advise prospective & newlymatriculating international students on academic & practical matters. Evaluate & advise on students’ ESL skills. Requires a master’s degree in Teaching of English as a second Language (or an equivalent like a counseling degree concentrating on counseling foreign secondary school students). Send resume to Cheshire Academy, Attn: PW, 10 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410. No calls please.

Requirements: ● Dependable transportation. ● Managed a crew in a previous job. ● Take photos w/camera and upload them to the Internet. ● Doesn't mind getting hands dirty. ● Pay will start between $12.00 and $13.50 depending on experience. ● Must be AVAILABLE work from 7-6 M-F and weekends. Email or fax Work Experience/Resume to: Joshua Ezzo Heritage Real Estate Services, LLC Property Management Division Cheshire, CT 06410 Fax: (866) 397-1673 Email:

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.

JOB FAIR To join the DATTCO Team! DATTCO is hiring part time van & school bus drivers! If you are retired but not tired, a parent with kids, or just looking for good work with good people, come see us. We provide free training to get your Commercial Drivers License. To learn more about these exciting opportunities join us at CT Works at 85 West Main Street, Meriden on March 28th from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. For more information contact Carleen Keith at 860-229-4878 ext 658 AA/EEO


ALL TOWNS NOW AVAILABLE 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

(203) 634-3933 HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED JANITORIAL position available pt for both of our locations in Meriden & Plainville. Call Heather to obtain an application at 203-238-1467 or 860747-4405. LANDSCAPE LABORER Strenuous, diversified, outdoor work. Exp or we will train. Send resume to jeffandlinda@ No phone calls or walk-ins. LANDSCAPING Professional needed. Reliable & experienced with valid driver’s license. Great pay. Call 203-272-4216. LAWN CARE Clean ups, Shrubs, Hydro Mower exp. Call Tom 203-235-0399 MANUFACTURING Monroe Staffing is currently accepting applications for: ●Machine Ops (secondary/ CNC) ●Production Workers ●Mechanical Inspectors ●CNC Set Up/Operators ●Shipping and Receiving ●Mechanical Assemblers ●Order Selectors All shifts available. Full time work. Competitive wages. Medical, dental, vision, direct deposit available! Please contact our Staffing Specialists at 203-265-6699 to schedule an interview.

Now Hiring!! 2nd Shift Machine Operators Aerospace exp. and mill turn exp. preferred. We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits, 401K, pension plan, shift differential for 2nd shift, and more!!

HELP WANTED LOCAL Trucking Company looking for CDL A Dump Driver and Northeast Regional drivers. 3 years exp required. Clean driving record. Health Benefits available. Call 203-484-9793 MACHINE OPERATOR for production work on centerless grinding machines. Exp preferred but not necessary. Apply in person at Quality Centerless Grinding, 47 Industrial Park Access Road, Middlefield Nurse, Substitute Connecticut Technical High School System Sub School Nurses: New Britain, Hartford, Manchester, Middletown, Meriden, Hamden, Bristol, Waterbury, Torrington & other locations. RN w/2 years experience; at least 1 year exp. w/ children/ adolescents. $30.49/hr. Visit our website: career-ops/career-ops.htm. Contact: AA/EOE


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RESTAURANT Server Day and evening shifts available. Experienced only. Apply in person: Time Out Tavern, 100 New Haven Road, Durham ***************************

Sales Rep Cheshire, CT Motivated person to make onepitch sales presentations. Flexible hrs. $50 per sign-up. Interested candidates contact: Email: bmolnar@ Tel: (888) 434-7232 ***************************

OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, March 28th 4pm-7pm 8 Fairfield Boulevard Wallingford HUMAN SERVICES ACORD, Inc. is recruiting Program Instructors FT/PT /Subs to provide support to adults with developmental disabilities in the New Haven, Milford, Wallingford & Meriden areas. FT Res Mgr and PT HR Clerk positions also available. Human Services exp pref, but will train desirable candidates. To learn more about these exciting opportunities join us at ACORD, Inc. Call 203-269-3599 for more information Visit out website: for more openings! ACORD, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

TOWN PLANNER Seeking an experienced professional to perform highly responsible and complex planning and zoning work in the management of a municipal planning department. Some evening work involved. Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or related field plus 4 years of responsible experience in municipal planning and zoning enforcement work or an equivalent combination of experience and training substituting on a year-for-year basis. Salary; $83,379 to $106,682 annually plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Applications or resumes will be accepted until april 11, 2012, (or the date of receipt of the 50th application, whichever occurs first) at the following address; Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main St., Wallingford, CT 06492, (203) 2942084. EOE

PT/TIME Office/Receptionist Wlfd Car Dealership (203) 284-8989 Fax 203-269-1114

WELDER - 5yrs exp. GTAW/ GMAW, large product repair work. Berlin. T2H Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242.

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PUBLIC Safety Officer needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. P/T position. Day shift, weekday and weekends. Please stop by to fill out an application or email resume to

MEDICAL CAREERS CNAS The Orchards at Southington seeks CNAs for 7-3 every other weekend, 24 hr 11-7 shift which includes every other weekend. Per Diem for all shifts. Call Sandy Ingriselli (860) 628-5656 or email resume to ingrisellis@

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ELECTRO-MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Outstanding opportunity for a qualified candidate with E-2 license & very strong troubleshooting skills to diagnose & correct electrical & mechanical problems of heavy manufacturing machinery (i.e., Rolling Mills, Slitters & Furnaces ). Specifically: The ability to understand & work w/hydraulics, pneumatics & automated equipment, utilizing 480vac, VFD & PLS Control Logic. Duties: Complete plant work orders & preventive maintenance work orders & ensure plant equipment is functioning safely & at optimum levels.

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Community Residences, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides services to individuals with disabilities in a community based environment. We are looking for dedicated Direct Care professionals to work with and assist intellectually disabled adults and adolescents in our group homes. ● F/T, P/T and per diem positions available ● All shifts ● Competitive Salary ● Benefits package, 401K & pension ● Weekend differential ● On the Job Training Provided Interested? Submit your resume to: CRI, Attn: Recruiter 732 West St., Suite 12 Southington, CT 06489 Or Fax: (860)628-7606 Or you may apply on-line at EOE

R.N. 16 hours position available to include every other weekend. Long term care experience a must. Supervisory experienced preferred. We are a 5-star, Planetreeaffiliated leader in healthcare and ready to partner with someone looking to join with the best. E m a i l r e su m e t o : M ay eranG @ s out hi ng ton c ar e. or g


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, March 29, 2012

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Zero Gravity Multi-Position Recliner




Missy & lots of plus sizes Compare $42-$50

• Total 60,000 BTU includes side burner • Heavy porcelainized cast iron grates Compare $299

Selection varies by store. Available in most stores

Available in most stores

Ladies Jeans

27” X 30” Kettle Grill.......


2 Cu. Ft. Mulch

.75 CF Tree & Shrub Garden Soil

Famous Maker




Tie dyed, attitude & more! Mens‘s, ladies, unisex Compare $8-$20

Choose from hundreds of straps or snaps to change ........ the look!

Picked as Oprah’s “Best of the Best”!




Available in most stores

SAVE up to $10

with mfg. mail in rebate details in store




4 Pc All Weather Resin Wicker Set

Hiback Chair Cushion Comp. $35 ....$20 Chaise Lounge Cushion Comp. $45... $35

So® Dog Treats

Cushions sold separately



Includes mosquito netting


Also available



• Heavy duty commercial grade polyester top • Rust resistant galvanized steel poles • 10 perimeter poles, 2 center poles • Integrated zippered mesh screens can be rolled up • Heavy duty ground stakes • Transport bag

Rocking Chair

Disposable Aluminum Pans

Party Pavillion 20’ x 30’ Compare $1299.99


Comp. $5-$8



SO Holistic Freeze-dried Comp. $6-$9


Comp. $249



Bagless Powernozzle Compare$159



Regency 10’x12’

Compare $300



Pagoda 13’x13’

Compare $200



65 Pint Electronic Digital Dehumidifier



Bagless Upright

Comp. $9-$10


25 Pint Electronic Digital Dehumidifier $ Comp. $179....................................




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24”x16” Comp. $29.99



Utility Pan 13"x9"x2" .................50¢ 21⁄2" Deep Roaster.....................60¢ Square Decorative Pan ................60¢ Cookie Sheet .............................70¢ Chafing Fluid .............................79¢ 4" Deep Roaster .......................90¢ Large Roaster Pan......................$1

SO Natural

Pet Carrier

Windtunnel Cyclonic Vacuums

Giant Lasagna Pan


Small Loaf Pan ............................20¢ 7” Slim Round Pan ...................20¢ Deep Pie Pan ...............................22¢ Deep Cake Pan ...........................22¢ Square Cake Pan ........................25¢ Large Loaf Pan ............................27¢ Deluxe Broiler Pan .....................40¢



We now accept Cash Benefit EBT Cards




3-29-2012 Berlin Citizen  

Berlin Citizen published 3-29-2012