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Volume 15, Number 9

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Activity intensifies as high school referendum nears Charging ahead Photo by Matt Leidemer

Alyssa Barrett, pictured, scored 13 points to help lead the Berlin High School girls basketball team past visiting Lyman Hall, 56-40, Monday night in the opening round of the CIAC Class L state tournament. The Lady Redcoats will face Daniel HandMadison in Round 2. See page 23 for more.

By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen March 15, known in the classics as the Ides of March, is a day of reckoning, which shouldn’t be ignored. That’s the day a seer foretold that Julius Caesar would meet his death. The emperor, misjudging his enemies, wasn’t overly concerned; a big mistake. Before he met his doom, the ides were just another midmonth day on the calendar, but after Caesar’s assassination, philosopher Cicero said, “This changes everything.” In Berlin, people are paying a lot of attention to the date and taking no chances. March 15 is referendum day for Berlin High School, when

voters will have a chance to decide whether or not to approve a $69,950,000 million bond for a renovate-as-new project. State reimbursements are expected to reduce taxpayers’ burden to about $47 million. Many in town would agree with Cicero — that what happens on that day will, some respects, “change everything.” Consequently, over the last few weeks, activity related to the referendum has heated up with a number of initiatives designed to sway the vote one way or the other. Mailings, ads, advocacy groups, Letters to the Editor, tours, and a proposed debate are among the ways

See Referendum, page 4

Welcoming wildlife at the community garden By Robin Veronesi Special to The Citizen

With a core of 34 plots, the Hatchery Brook Community Garden, on Orchard Road, is ripe with opportunity. And not just for growing vegetables. It might earn Berlin certification as a Community Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation, but only if more residents are willing to get their hands dirty. “The goal is to involve any interested resident in creating wildlife habitats to surround our existing garden and other open space areas,” said Pat Bigelow, HBCG coordinator and a member of the Berlin Conservation Commission. Kids are welcome,

as are clubs and organizations such as the boy and girl Scouts, Berlin Upbeat, church groups, schools and even individual classrooms. “Our existing gardeners do a good job taking care of their plots,” Bigelow said. It requires a lot of time and effort, so most are not able to extend their care to the borders and beyond. However, “that area is rich with wildlife,” Bigelow said, explaining that wild turkey, birds, deer, smaller animals and beneficial insects already call the area home. Already, there is one volunteer who builds bluebird houses to make the area more hospitable for that species.

Hatchery Brook Community Garden is set to expand its purpose. The hardy purple catmint plant, just visible in the photo, attracts a large number of bees, is easy to grow, and is deer resistant. It is a good example of a plant that would work well in See Garden, page 9 a wildlife habitat.


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, March 3, 2011 make sure it gets to the food pantry. For more information, call Antoinette Pajor at (860) 8287006.

Student video in Top 20

Briefs

Donate to the food pantry

Stop & Shop in Berlin has pre-packed bags available to donate to the Berlin food pantry, according to Antoinette Pajor, Director of Social Services. Participants may choose a bag, pay for it, and the supermarket will

Inside Calendar.................14 Marketplace............28 Faith .......................16 Letters ....................18 Obituaries...............17 Opinion...................19 Real Estate ............25 Seniors ...................20 Sports.....................22

“Discovering Hydrogen”, a video by a Berlin High School junior, was recently selected as one of the top 20 videos in a nationwide contest. Daniyal Khan’s video was submitted to the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s Nationwide “It’s Elemental” contest. The Berlin High School science department is now eligible to win a Dow Chemical grant of $5,000 to be used for equipment and

supplies. Daniyal’s advisor on the project, chemistry teacher Morgan Hanna, will now submit a 500 word essay on how BHS would use the proposed equipment to enhance its science curriculum. To vote for this video go to: dnkglobalstudios.com/Discovering Hydrogen-It's Elemental

BOE schedules BHS tour The Berlin Board of Education has scheduled a tour of Berlin High School on Monday, March 7 at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. School officials will conduct the tours and answer questions. Superintendent David Er-

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win said “We’re happy to invite the public into the high school so that they can see it for themselves.” Residents who cannot make either of the scheduled tours may contact Berlin High School to arrange for a time to visit.

A high five for ‘What is it?’ Last week, The Citizen ran a photo asking readers to specifically identify the “where and what” of a photo. A high five goes out to Joan Kingsbury who correctly answered that the photo was of steps, located on Worthington Ridge, which were used to help people step into a carriage or mount a horse. Look for more “What is it?” photos in upcoming editions.

Good morning Berlin! That’s the greeting to welcome you each day to new information about your town available only on The Citizen website, www. berlincitizen.com. Best of Berlin Today gives you weather, community activities and tidbits about what’s happening here and now. Make sure to check out the website for breaking stories, daily news updates, property transfers, police reports and photos you won’t see anywhere else.

Readers’ poll Here are The Berlin Citizen online poll results for last week. The question was: Do you think the town should own and operate a golf course? Yes, overall it’s a positive. 45% Only if it’s profitable. 29% No, the town should focus on government concerns. 26% This week’s poll question asks: What activities take you out to the Berlin Turnpike?

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Gerratana sworn in after brief respite from campaign By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

State senator-elect Terry Gerratana answered the phone at her house Feb. 23, the morning after she was elected, sounding cheerful and ready to get to work at her new job. The New Britain Democrat was looking forward to being sworn in as the 6th District representative Feb. 25. A special election had her squeaking out a victory over her Republican opponent New Britain Mayor Timothy Stewart. She won by less than 300 votes. Gerratana represents New Britain, Berlin and a portion of Farmington. Voters in Berlin and Farmington favored Stewart, but New Britain delivered the win. She was sworn in by Secretary of the State Denise Mer-

Terry Gerratana, left, is sworn in as state senator by Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. rill during a special ceremony in Hartford. Besides, Gerratana, six new House members were sworn in and two

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House. Gerratana was appointed to chair the joint standing committee which deals with all programs and matters related to the state Departments of Public Health, Mental Health and Addiction Services and Developmental Services and the Office of Health Care Access. The committee has cognizance over health issues including emergency medical services, licensing, nursing homes, food and drugs and controlled substances, including substance abuse treatment. “I was very proud today to take the oath of office representing the people of New Britain, Berlin and Farmington,” Gerratana said. “These are very tough times in the State of Connecticut, and we as a General Assembly have a lot of hard work ahead of us. I’m ready to begin that

work and to continue what I see as my purpose as a leader and a lawmaker: to better the lives of others—those in my community, my district and across our great state.”

Blood drive honors Miller The Knights of Columbus Msgr. Thomas L. Greyish Council 3675 has scheduled a blood drive to honor the late John Miller on Tuesday, March 29 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the St. Paul Church activities room. The Msgr. Thomas L. Greylish Council includes both St. Paul and Sacred Heart Church. Miller was a fourth-degree Knight who served for 54 years. For more information and an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

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Referendum Continued from page 1

those involved with the debate are trying to get the word out to voters. A parent who spoke at a recent Town Council meeting, Vonda Tencza said “I feel like a victim of a political fight that I’m not part of.” The Berlin Republican Town Committee distributed about 3,000 absentee ballot applications. The applications were mailed to about 2,000 households along with a list of concerns about the proposed renovation. Republican leaders, including Paul Argazzi, said the purpose is to ensure that everyone who is eligible has an opportunity

Opponent John Kilian poses with a sign promoting the idea that the new plan isn’t a big savings over the previous one. to vote. “YES for BHS”, an advocacy group registered with the Town Clerk’s office, organized to support the project. One of the leaders, Donna Morelli, said “For us this is not a political issue.” The group just “wants to see our

community finally address the problems with the high school.” Voters turned down an $83 million high school renovate-as-new plan in June 2010 by 133 votes. Now, less than a year later, the plan has been reduced in scope and cost,

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Proponents used a recent leaky roof situation at the high school to heighten awareness of problems at the facility. with about $13 million worth of cuts. Everyone appears to agree that the school needs to be upgraded. There are educational inadequacies, such as outdated science labs, as well as Office of Civil Rights violations that have to be addressed. Proponents say the latest proposal will meet the needs of the community for the

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next 20 years, at least, and ultimately be the most cost-effective way to proceed, characterizing other options as “band-aid” solutions. Opponents fall into various camps, however, many say another option can be found, one that costs less and is less wasteful, and that still meets the needs. The PTOs from the elementary schools and McGee Middle School have been hosting tours of the high school. The Board of Education hosted a media tour and also invited any interested resident to contact the superintendent of schools’ office for more information or to arrange a tour. The PTOs also invited the school board and the Republican Town Committee to provide representatives for a forum or debate on the issue. BOE President Gary Brochu accepted stating “We are committed to continuing this transparency by making ourselves available to the public.” BRTC chairman George Millerd, said “we do not view this vote as a political issue and feel it is inappropriate for the BRTC to present ourselves as the voice of those opposed to the current plan…we can not possibly represent all these people and their viewpoints.” At this time the PTO has not scheduled a forum.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

Adult education classes can enrich life in many ways By Karen Brancato Special to The Citizen

Enrichment teachers are found in a variety of ways. Contact the office if you have a particular passion or expertise which you would like to share. Testori said “We also get word of mouth referrals about someone who teaches in another town, or people who come into the high school for a sports event and see our office will stop in” to

make a suggestion. Most of the instructors are not certified teachers, but may be experts in their field. One such person is Barbara Gay Nicholson, who teaches three classes. “The AngelForce”,“Meditation”, and “Astrology for Everyone”. Nicholson’s career journey began as an actuary at Aetna. After taking class-

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Want to learn about computers, make pottery, or “habla espanol”? Need to learn English or prepare for the GED? Look no further: Berlin Adult Education has you covered. Two 14-week semesters, September through December and January through May, follow the Berlin public schools’ calendar. All classes meet at Berlin High School in the evenings, and may meet over several weeks or only once or twice. Free classes in English as a Second Language, General Educational Development, Citizenship and Basic Skills are offered each semester. The ESL and GED classes are taught by “teachers who have a valid Connecticut teaching certificate,” said Director Nancy Testori. The GED test itself is not given at BHS, but students are registered to take it in other towns. Testori points out that ESL students are often theparents of ESL chil-

dren in the public schools. There are beginning and intermediate ESL levels and there is a small ratio of teachers to students. Non-credit enrichment classes are open to residents and non-residents ages 16 and up. Some examples of current classes are yoga, arts and crafts, boating, computers, guitar, meditation, and conversational Spanish.

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No changes to customer services planned for post offices

Brandegee Lane blaze Citizen photo by Olivia L. Lawrence

Fire fighters were on the scene at 32 Brandegee Lane Feb. 24 when a “roaring” garage fire threatened the attached house. Berlin fire companies, with mutual aid from several surrounding towns on standby, fought a stubborn blaze and a lot of smoke as they worked to contain the damage to the secondary building.

By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

We’re pleased to have these physicians join our medical staff

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Hospitalist Practice: The Hospital of Central Connecticut Education and experience: University of Connecticut School of Medicine; internal medicine internship/residency, University of Connecticut. Most recently, Baker was chief of Hospitalist Services and chief of Medicine at Noble Hospital, Westfield, Mass. Prior to that he worked as a primary care physician (PCP) at College Highway Medical Associates in Southwick, Mass; and before that as a PCP with ProHealth Physicians, P.C., in Bloomfield, Conn.

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Mayor Adam Salina says Berlin’s post offices will remain open with the same customer services residents are accustomed to receiving — and that includes post office boxes. Salina said this information comes from recent discussions with Congressman John Larson and his staff about the issue. Local congressional offices must be informed of any United States Post Office facility closures. At this time, the only change planned is for distribution to move to New Britain and for postal carriers to collect mail there, Salina said. “There is no change to other functions.” Mail pick-up, mailing letters and packages, purchases of stamps and other supplies — “all the standard stops” one makes at the post office will remain, Salina said. Moving the distribution function to New Britain is part of a statewide and nationwide consolidation and cut-backs aimed at saving money, according to USPO press releases. Several other post offices in the state are

experiencing similar changes. Several unofficial sources, within the postal system, told The Citizen they believe there will be a reduction in some customer services such as: pick-up of vacation mail, pick-up of perishable goods, and posting bulk mail. Maureen Marion, manager for the post office, Northeast Area Public Affairs and Communications, said letter carriers at the East Berlin and Kensington post offices will be affected as their headquarters will be relocated to New Britain in mid-April. She emphasized that “customer apparent” services will remain the same, for example: window services, stamps and other purchases, pre-sorted mail and post office boxes. The consolidation is part of a national effort to reduce costs, especially in facilityrelated areas, she said. In the rare case of a closing, public hearings typically are held. Salina said that his No. 1 priority was to ensure that the post offices “are not going to close.” “For the majority of day-to-day services, people will not notice a difference,” he said.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen Political Advertisement

Vote YES for BHS on March 15. —It’s the Fiscally Responsible Position. What a “Yes” vote means:

What a “No” vote means:

• 58 year old Berlin High School Renovated as NEW

• 58 year old Berlin High School – NO RENOVATION

• Building entrance modified to provide adequate security and provide handicap access

• Doesn’t provide a secure entrance

• Science wing will be updated and modernized from original 1952 design

• Leaves our science students behind

• Accreditation concerns addressed

• Doesn’t remove the asbestos or toxic chemicals 58 year old roof • Doesn’t fix or replace the 56

• Safety issues addressed

• Doesn’t address an inadequate ventilation system

• Asbestos and toxic chemicals removed

• Does not alleviate the overcrowded cafeteria

• New roof for the entire building

• The $25 million plan does NOT exist

• Updated ventilation system for cleaner air • Cafeteria expanded to alleviate overcrowding • State of CT share toward project is $22.6 million

• $47 million

• Doesn’t provide handicap access

• The Public Building Commission, Town Council and Board of Education ALL rejected the $25 million plan as inadequate

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

Garden Continued from page 1

There are also hiking trails and a brook. These factors meet many of the NWF’s requirements for wildlife habit, which include: providing food, water, cover and places to raise young. HBCG educates residents about sustainable gardening practices, which is another criterion for certification. So far, only two other Connecticut towns have worked towards this goal. In February 2010, Colchester became the only town to earn certification and Willimantic began the process in the fall. “Last year we had the good fortune to have a master gardener,” Bigelow said. Barbara Sheldon of Middletown spent the summer at HBCG as part of an internship. She compiled a list of native plants that were both low maintenance and adaptable. It was too late to plant, so volunteers

prepped some of the perimeter and covered it with mulch. Bigelow proposes dividing the border into four gardens, which could be further broken down into rows to be adopted by an individual or group. It will take roughly 85 shrubs — as well as numerous grasses, perennials, and some annuals — to fill the 1,900 square feet of border garden beds. “These would attract pollinators and beneficial insects and act as a buffer between field weeds and the garden,” Bigelow said. Bark mulch is needed to minimize weed growth. It also conserves water by reducing evaporation. A deer fence is in place and no chemicals are used on the plants. “The entire project would expand to other areas in town,” Bigelow said. “We are hoping that there is some interest out there and that people think that this is a worth-

while project for the Town of Berlin.” Bigelow’s work with the HBCG prevents her from managing the wildlife habitat effort, but she is willing to get it started. “If there is enough interest, we’ll have a meeting and determine who can take the lead.” “Get involved in a worthwhile outdoor project,” Bigelow said, adding this is ideal family time, especially if you want to pry your kids away from cell phones and video games. Interested parties may contact Bigelow at hatcherybrookcommunitygardens@g mail.com or (860) 205-6723. For more information go to http://www.nwf.org/GetO u t s i d e / O u t d o o r- A c t iv i t i e s / G a r d e n - f o rWildlife/Community-Habitats.asp and http://www.colchesterct.gov /Pages/ColchesterCT_WebDocs/PopularLinks/CCWH/ index.

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Taylor Grace Nadeau Kevin and Cori Nadeau of Kensington announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Grace, on Oct. 1, 2010, at Hospital of Central CT New Britain. She joins her brother, Kyle Evan, 21 months old. Taylor’s grandparents are Lori Levesque of East Berlin and the late Robert Levesque (formerly of Bristol) and Kenneth and Sandra Nadeau of Berlin.

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Family Film Fun Star Wars movies are scheduled to be shown at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library as follows: Saturday, March 5 at 1 p.m. – The Phantom Menace. Saturday March 12 at 1 p.m. – Attack of the Clones. Saturday, March 19 – Revenge of the Sith. Popcorn will be served.

Bring a cushion or blanket. Other Star Wars movies are scheduled for April. Storytime Storytime is an early literacy program that highlights the six skills needed for prereaders and reading readiness. The storytime scheduled is: Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. for 3 to 6 years old. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for 18 months to 2 ½ years old. Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for

all ages Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for all ages. Genealogical study of U.S. presidents The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library recently obtained a three-volume genealogical study of United States presidents. Berlin resident and professional genealogist Milton Freeman researched the ancestors of all 44 presidents. The set is available in the local history room at BerlinPeck Memorial Library. OverDrive Do you have an ebook reader? Do you have an iPad, iPod or other smart phone? These are just a few of the many services that can be used with the Berlin-Peck Li-

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brary’s OverDrive download service. ( Kindle is not compatible with OverDrive.) All you need is your Berlin library card. With OverDrive, you have free access to audiobooks, ebooks and videos that can be viewed with your computer or other hand-held devices. It’s easy to use. Visit www.berlinpeck.lib.ct.us, and click on OverDrive. The library has scheduled an OverDrive demonstration by Max Rowe of Library Connection, Inc. and Carrie Tyszka, Berlin-Peck Reference Librarian on Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. If you bring your portable device, please synch it with OverDrive from your home computer, using the library’s website, prior to the program. For more information and to register, call (860) 8287125. Universal classes The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library offers the opportunity for Berlin residents to take several classes, free of charge, in the Universal Class database. Accessed from home or at the library, Universal Class has hundreds of lasses available. Each class is instructorled and self-paced. Participants can enroll in up to five

classes and have six months to complete them. If the participant has not completed the class, he or she can re-enroll and pick up where they left off. Classes do not count for college credit but UC is an authorized International Association for Continuing Education and Training provider, so classes may count for Continuing Educational Units in your required field. For more information, contact the library at (860) 828-7125. Wii The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library now has Wii games! Lego Star Wars, Goosebumps HorrorLand, NASCAR Kart Racing, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and more. Visit the library and see the collection. Yearbooks needed The Local History Room of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is in need of the following Berlin High School yearbooks: 2002, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988. The library appreciates any and all donations. Playtime Playtime is an opportunity for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to play and soSee Library, page 13

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Future scientists St. Paul School held its annual middle school science fair during Catholic Schools Week recently. The top two winners in seventh and eighth grades will advance to the CT State Science Fair held at Quinnipiac University in March. Pictured are the winners: Sixth grade — Honorable Mention: Stains by Sharpie- Household Products vs. Sharpie Stains by Sierra Poggio; Third Place: Crazy Coffee -Type of Laundry Detergent vs. Amount of Coffee Stain Removal by Francesca Link and Hanna Gagnon; Second Place: Violet Variables - Type of Fertilizer vs. African Violet by Brett Myskowski; First Place: Designing an Eco-Friendly Hybrid Diaper- The Type of Cloth vs. The Amount of Water Absorbed by Elizabeth LoPreiato. Seventh grade — Third Place: Moldy Bread - How Much Light vs. How Quickly Bread Molds by Brianna Cheng; Second Place: Speed Up-Power Up - The Speed Rotation of Magnets vs. How Much Voltage Produced by Christian Lapierre; First Place: Freshen It Up!! - Temperature vs. Amount Left by Victoria Drumski and Marin Sisson. Eighth grade — Third Place: Glow N’ Grow- Light Source vs. Height of Plant by Kaitlin Moriarty; Second Place: Here a Germ, There a Germ, Everywhere a Germ Germ - Cleansing vs. Amount of Bacteria Present by Audra Rocco; First Place: Solar Power: Vastly Abundant Light Intensity vs. Electrical Potential by Anthony Plochocki .

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Bentley University, Rhode Island — Timothy Dean, Lindsey Roeder, Mark Wagoner of Berlin. Boston College — Emily Thurston of Berlin. Clark University, Massachusetts — Leah Carvalho of Berlin. College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts — Jenna Campagna of Kensington. Lesley College, Massachusetts — Brian Cameron of Berlin. Roger Williams University — Kimberly Camosci, Jessica Kipphut of Berlin. Sacred Heart University — Allison Thurston of Berlin. St. Joseph College — Christina DelConte, Kristin Karoll, Kyra Kulas, Kylee Mowel, Brenna Vessichio of Berlin; Scarlett Carroll of East Berlin; Melissa Depietro, Katherine Vandrilla of Kensington. Southern Connecticut State University — Tara Laviana of Kensington. University of Massachusetts — Andrew Thurston of Berlin. Villanova University, Pennsylvania — Stephanie

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Scholastic achievements Nasr Maswood of Berlin has been named to the honor roll for the fall term at Northfield Mount Hermon School.

St. Paul honor roll St. Paul School announced its second quarter honor roll. High honors Grade 8 - Kaitlin Moriarty, Lindsey Paszczuk, Anthony Plochocki. Grade 7 – Maia Dilzer, Jonathan Galati. Grade 6 – Hannah ChuaReyes, Francesca Link, Elizabeth LoPreaito, Brett Myskowski. Honors Grade 8 – Katherine Bray, Matthew Cyr, Daniel Garofalo, Christine Hedberg, Audra Rocco, Emily Szozdowski, Robert Veneziano. Grace 7 – Victoria Drumski, Haley Gagnon, Leila Gallupe, Christian Lapierre, Carl Mann, Jacob Palmieri, Evan Rigsby, Gabriella Robertson, Marin Sisson, Emma Sokolowski, Brendan Tierney, Haley

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Fundraisers Bill’s Pizza – The BHS All Night Graduation Party Committee has scheduled a fundraiser at Bill’s Pizza on Tuesday, March 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the All Night Graduation Party. Butter braids, cookie dough - The Berlin High School Class of 2011 All Night Graduation Committee has scheduled its Butter Braids and cookie dough fundraiser. Orders are due Wednesday, March 23; delivery is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6 between 4 and 6 p.m. at the high school. For more information, a list of available flavors and to place an order, contact Patti Mangiafico at (860) 828-0414. Casino Bus Trip The Berlin High School Class of 2011 All Night Graduation Committee has scheduled a bus trip to Mohegan Sun on Saturday, March 26. Buses pick up and return from Berlin High School. Buses leave at 5 p.m. and arrive back at the high school at approximately midnight. Price per person includes round trip motor coach transportation, gaming vouchers, food voucher and tip for bus driver. For more information and to reserve a seat, contact Manny Germano at (860) 273-1263 or e m a i l germanoEF@aetna.com. Clothing collection The 2011 Berlin High School Graduation Party Committee has scheduled a clothing collection for Saturday, April 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school gym entrance. Proceeds benefit the All See School, next page


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cialize together with parents in the meeting room of the library. It is held every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. No registration is necessary. Health Information The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library subscribes to Consumer Reports on Health and The Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Both are great resources for up-to-date medical information and advice and are available for patrons in our reference department. Online Employment Help Need help writing a re-

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Berlin High School Class of 1981 and 1982 are planning a joint reunion for the fall of 2011. Classmates that

The Berlin Police Department reports items that have been found in Berlin. The most recent item includes a 1998 East Hartford Middle School Class ring. For more information, contact Marlene Way at (860) 8287093. The Berlin Police Department reported the following arrests. Jan. 28 Rachel Groll, 21, 178 Buena Vista Ave., Newington, criminal impersonation, third-degree identity theft/obtain/use personal into w/o, illegal use of

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“like” the Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/bhs81 will be provided with updated reunion plans, can post comments to the site and reconnect with classmates. Berlin High School Class of 1971 reunion is in the planning stages. To make this event a night to remember, contact Nancy at (860) 6042134. Leave you name, phone number and best time to call. Hartford Public High School Class of 1961 is looking for classmates names and addresses for the 50th reunion. Please email hphs61@gmail.com or call (860) 667-0578.

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sume or cover letter or interested in receiving online interview coaching? The library subscribes to JobNow, an online job coaching service. This service can be accessed from the library’s website www.berlinpeck.lib.ct.us Book sale Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library sponsors an “almost new” book sale at the Community Center, located in the lower level of the library. The book sale is open Mondays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, noon to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Most books are only $1.

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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. 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 Joe Greco at

(860) 828-8579 or email joe@betterbooksltd.com. Berlin Junior Woman’s Club –The Berlin Junior Woman’s Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at Sage Pond Place.

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Maple Sugaring Day –The New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park, 191 Farmington Ave., has scheduled its annual Maple Sugaring Day and Pancake Breakfast for Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Price includes

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mation, call Troop Committee Chair at (860) 829-1832. Kensington-Berlin Rotary – The KensingtonBerlin Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Community Center. Members of the club are dedicated to doing good works in the community. Guests are invited to attend any meeting. For information, call Elaine Pavasaris at (860) 463-9193.

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Willard PTO –Willard Elementary School PTO is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 9 at Berlin High School. A tour of the high school will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the business meeting. All parents are invited to attend.

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Open house - Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled an Open House at the Berlin Municipal Shelter, 600 Christian Lane, on Sunday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet the friendly, beautiful cats and dogs that are waiting for loving, permanent homes. Please bring vet and/or personal references. Food donations will also be accepted. For more information, call 860-8285287.


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Celebrate release from winter with mini-programs for adults 50+ with MILE, Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education, meeting at Middlesex Community College from March 14 to April 22. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House is scheduled for March 14 and Scot Haney, meteorologist, will discuss the weather on March 16. Also scheduled is a week of computer classes, and presentations in the fields of literature, travel, self protection and history. Three trips are planned to various locations in Connecticut and the Great Decisions series is scheduled. For more information or to receive a brochure, call (860) 343-5863 or visit www.mileonline.org.

Literacy volunteers

English tutors are needed. No experience is necessary. Training, observations and support are provided. Literacy Volunteers of Central CT has many adult students waiting for tutors to help them with reading, writing and speaking English.

Tutor Trainings in March are scheduled as follows: Morning sessions are scheduled to at the United Way of West Central CT, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on March 15, 18, 22, 25. Evening sessions are scheduled at the Bristol Public Library, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on March 14, 17, 21, 24. For more information or to register, call (860) 229-7323, e-mail Sue @ lvccoffice@gmail.com or visit www.literacycentral.org.

Prescription drug counseling The Central Connecticut Health District and the Wethersfield Senior Center have scheduled a prescription drug counseling program for residents of Berlin. The program sessions offer individualized drug counseling and provide information about supplements and over the counter drugs. Participants can discuss their medications in a confidential, one-on-one session with a pharmacist, who will provide information about the best way and time to take particular medications, drug interactions, vitamin supplements, possible side effects,

and potential alternatives such as the use of generic medications. Pharmacist John F. Aforismo, of RJ Health Systems, Inc., in Wethersfield conducts the counseling sessions free of charge. The program is held monthly from September through June. The next clinic dates are scheduled for Friday, April 1 and Wednesday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to noon in Room F-1 at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St., Wethersfield. Appointments are required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Central Connecticut Health District at (860) 721-2818.

Free Wellness screenings Tunxis Community College, Farmington, has scheduled the following free screenings: March 10 from noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Screenings are to help identify gambling problems in recognition of National Problem Gambling Awareness Week. Screenings provide information for those who are con-

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Bethany Covenant Church has scheduled free Lego Club on Mondays in March from 6 to 7 p.m. for children ages 5 to 9 years old. Come once or for all four nights. Please RSVP early as registration is limited to 20 participants. For more information and to download a registration form, visit www.bethanycovenant.org. Legos are provided.

Dream On brings Christian messages of hope and guidance to teenage girls, ages 12 to 18. It is an exciting, high energy event that features music from the awardwinning Group 1 Crew, speakers like Chad Eastham and Jenna Lucado Bishop, and skits from the Revolve drama team. Messages about self image, friendship and dating, love, and life are shared from the Biblical per-

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spective and a relationship with God is encouraged. This is a great opportunity for mothers to share their faith with their daughters. The area event is scheduled for Friday, April 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hartford XL Center. The cost includes nine hours of music and messages and Saturday’s box lunch. For more information and cost, contact Diane Roncaioli at (860) 828-7912. Additional information is available at RevolveTour.com. Check us out: www.berlincitizen.com

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St. Paul summer camp St. Paul Church has scheduled summer camp sessions for children entering first through sixth grade. The eight, week long programs offer both half and full day sessions. Half day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon. Full day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Before and after care is available. The first session begins June 20 and the last session ends Aug. 12. Registration is required. For more information and cost, call (860) 828-4343, email summercamp@stpaulkensington.org or visit www.stpaulkensington.org.

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

Taize service

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

Prayer shawl ministry

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

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Obituaries Harry W. Hillstrand

Ruth (Moran) Dornfried, 80, of Kensington, the widow of Frank Dornfried, died Feb. 21, 2011 at Southington Care Center. Born in Bristol, the daughter of the late Lewis and the late Gladys (Barnes) Moran, she lived in Kensington and was a member of St. Paul Church where she was a member of the Ladies Guild. She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael and Lisa Marie Dornfried of Berlin and F. Paul Dornfried in Hawaii; three daughters and sons-inlaw, Faye and Edward McBriarty of Canton, Maureen

and Regan Cote of Kensington and Lisa and Thomas DiPinto of Southington; a brother, Brian Moran of Bristol; a sister and brotherin-law, Joyce and William Martino of Southington; ten grandchildren, Tess, Kate, and Hannah Dornfried, Jennifer and Molly McBriarty, Lisa and Reid Cote, and Sarah, Sean, and Adam DiPinto; two great-grandchildren, Kristi Halloway and Anthony Bedard; and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Liturgy was held Feb. 25, 2011 at St. Paul Church. Burial was in Wilcox Cemetery, East Berlin. Memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, New England Division, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Porter’s Funeral Home, Kensington was in charge of arrangements.

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Harry W. Hillstrand of Kensington, beloved husband of I r e n e (Bandzes) Hillstrand, died Feb. 24, 2011 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. Born in New Britain, son of the late Harry W. Hillstrand and the late Sarah (Stringefellow) Hillstrand, he graduated from New Britain High School, served in the U.S. Navy in World War II in the Asiatic-European and Pacific theaters. He was employed at New Britain Machine for 34 years and Sherwood Tools for three years before retiring from Raymond Engineering after 10 years. He was an active member of the Berlin Lions Club for 39 years where he served as president and a trustee, and was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow and Knight of the Blind. He enjoyed mowing the grass at the Berlin Fairgrounds for the past 28 years, and was proud to be a Lion, getting great pleasure in being part of the Berlin Fair, Lions Clubs International, and the Lions Memorial Pool. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, the Berlin Senior Center, V.F.W. Post 10732, the Svea Social Club, and the Y.M.C.A. and loved his many friends there. He was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He leaves behind four children and their spouses, Mark and Pam Hillstrand, Karen Thorkildsen, LeAnn and Richard Klemyk and Kris and Lori Hillstrand; four step-children and spouses, Robert and Patricia Bandzes,

Debra Zurka, Susan and Scott Gerrick, and Julie and Richard Papscoe; five grandchildren, Jody, Hugh, Lily, Eliot, and Reid; six stepgrandchildren, Aaron, Alec, Stephen, Kevin, Kathryn, and Grace, who were the joy of his life, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Jean (Lanza) Hillstrand; a sister, Dorothy Bertz; a son-in-law, Roger Thorkildsen; and a step-son-in-law, Robert Zurka. A Funeral Liturgy was held Feb. 28, 2011 at St. Paul Church. Memorial donations may be made to Berlin Agricultural Lions Museum (BALM), c/o Berlin Lions Club, P.O. Box 23, Kensington, CT 06037. Porter’s Funeral Hone, Kensington was in charge of arrangements.


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CitizenOpinion

(Due to the large amount of letters we received on the high school issue, space did not allow all submissions to be published here. Letters appear in the order in which they were received. To see all the letters go to www.berlincitizen.com. If you submitted a letter on another topic, it will be published in an upcoming edition.)

How much more?

To the editor: More state income tax, more sales tax, more gas tax, more town tax – more-moremore. How much more of your hard earned money will you allow to be taken from you? In addition, Malloy has just handed you a minimum $500 income tax increase by

eliminating the property tax exemption. At this point there is not much you can do about the recent increases in State and Federal taxes. But right now you have the power to stop Councilors Morelli, Dacey, Rochette, Rasmussen and Salina from shoving down your throats an unaffordable, unrealistic $70 million BHS renovation project that will cost you $350.00 more in town taxes every year for the next 20 to 30 years. This is only the beginning. These five councilors are on their way to bonding a staggering $100 million for future projects they have on tap. Salina’s “only a cup of coffee a day” analogy that in his mind justified the first of his many tax increases has now ballooned to dinners out with the family, a weekend get away or a mortgage payment. Looking at the whole picture, in the next two to five years you could see a 40 percent increase in your total tax liability. The question re-

mains, are you willing to allow more of your hard earned money to be taken from you? You can stop some of the incompetent spending now. On Tuesday March 15 advise all your friends to vote “no” on the exorbitant $70 million BHS renovation. Scott Veley Berlin

A blank check To the editor: The $70 million proposal to tear down Berlin High School and rebuild it is essentially no different than the $83 million proposal that was defeated last year. It will still raise taxes on every homeowner by several hundreds of dollars per year for decades. It still hands the Board of Education a blank check without any concrete plan in place to limit the scope of the project. It still needlessly demolishes the entire school down to the beams, wasting millions of dollars in perfectly good winSee Letters, next page

Government Meetings

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State helps towns build schools — why not take our turn? By Adam Salina Special to The Citizen I wholeheartedly support the planned high school renovation project in the amount of $47,000,000 Salina (after state reimbursement). I believe that this fiscally sound investment in the town’s largest capital asset is in the best interest of our community not just for this generation, but for generations to come. We have spent the majority of our working years sending thousands of tax dollars to the state. Now we have the opportunity to recoup $23,000,000 of these funds through the state’s school building reimbursement program if we renovate the entire school as proposed. The Berlin Republican Town Committee is proposing that we spend $25,000,000

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now to renovate only eight percent of the high school, and leave the remaining 92 percent to be renovated and repaired in piecemeal fashion, all with no reimbursement from the state. I am tired of sending our tax dollars to Hartford just to see our neighboring communities of New Britain, Southington, Plainville and Meriden take advantage of it. Those communities have invested in their school infrastructure utilizing the state’s reimbursement funds. There is a reason the governor’s budget does not reduce the “renovate as new” state reimbursement program — the State encourages this approach because it makes fiscal sense. The time has come for Berlin to take advantage of this opportunity. As elected officials, voters entrust its leaders to make these kinds of long-range and fiscally responsible decisions and I am proud to do so. I read with amusement as BRTC Chair George Millerd said that they “do not view this vote as a political issue and feel it is inappropriate for the BRTC to present ourselves as the voice of those opposed to the current plan.” Yet, he sent a letter on behalf of the BRTC to thousands of town voters encouraging them to vote “no”. He admits in that same newspaper article that the current “renovate as new” proposal is the “smartest, logical” option, so I must question his motivation. I understand that the goal of his political party is to regain the majority on the Town Council, but please do not play these political games with the future of our children and our high school. Let’s leave the elecSee State, page 27


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dows and doors, ceilings and walls, lockers and sports equipment, all of which will get thrown away. It still puts more emphasis on fancy office suites for administrators than classrooms for students. All this proposal really does is eliminate the contingency funds, meaning that when the Board of Education runs out of money, it will have to ask for more. This will have to be added to our bonded debt, which by then will be approaching $100 million. That’s about $15,000 for each and every household in Berlin. What an unnecessary and astonishing waste. It doesn’t take $70 million to fix Berlin High School. Vote no on the referendum question. Again. Paul Argazzi Kensington

Drastic need

To the editor: We are writing in support of the $69.95 million Berlin High School renovation project. The school which was constructed in the 1950s – and has basically gone untouched since – is in drastic need of attention and upgrading. We can debate the costs of improvements – and continue to believe that a phantom “Option 1,” which would address eight percent of the existing building and does not actually exist – is going to fix everything. It doesn’t even touch the ceiling of the English classroom that collapsed and made headlines last month. Even the most fiscally-conservative among us has to agree that having to pay for improvements as they are needed, and will have to be addressed in the future, is a waste of money and resources. We need to approach this matter realistically and make a true investment in Berlin’s future. That’s why we support the $69.95 million Berlin High School renovation project and plan to vote “yes” on March 15. Berlin’s future depends on it. Paul and Susan Oates Berlin

Must approve

Disappointed

To the editor: I am currently preparing to vote in the March 15 referendum to approve the Berlin High School renovate-as-new plan. I have several reasons that make it essential to approve this plan now. First, we need to ensure that our high school facility is fully renovated, to be up to date, and to correct safety and accessibility issues. These include roof replacement, asbestos abatement, and accessibility for all to provide a safe and productive educational environment. Second, we must approve this plan now to enable our community to secure state funding while it is available so that Berlin’s taxpayers will not have to foot the full bill of this renovation. Considering the current State budget, these funds will not likely be available much longer. If approved now, the total $69.9 million plan would be supported with approximately $22.9 million in state funds. The bottom line to the taxpayers would be $47 million for the complete project, which is guaranteed for 20 years. For me, the cost for this tax increase would amount to between $5 and $6.75 per week. Any renovation other than renovate-as-new will result in more expenditure from taxpayers without state subsidy. When thinking about the $25 million discarded baseline plan, costs such as roof replacement, heating ventilation and air conditioning, ceilings, and asbestos removal, to name a few were, not included in the cost quote. These and other omissions are all needed and the unsubsidized costs for them would be added to the $25 million figure. Ultimately, this plan will cost us more than the current renovateas-new plan. I urge you to vote “yes” for the Berlin High School renovate-as-new plan on March 15 to be fiscally responsible and to ensure a cost-effective solution. Lois Campanelli Berlin

To the editor: I would first like to state that I am a registered Republican. In addition, I am a past member of the Southington Republican Town Committee and past elected official from that community. That may surprise some when they see the last name. That said, I find it hard to describe how disappointed I am with the Berlin Republican Town Committee, as well as the Republican town council members. Their lack of foresight, as well as their apparent lack of concern for the well being of the children of Berlin is quite disturbing. Frankly, I’m embarrassed to share the same affiliation with these individuals. They’ve apparently decided to put politics ahead of what’s best for the children of Berlin. As a Republican I certainly believe in being fiscally responsible; however, I do not believe in being fiscally foolish and shortsighted. We can argue there are many ways government wastes money. Investing in the children of Berlin, assuring their safety, and maintaining Berlin as a great town is not wasting money. I moved to Berlin 15 years ago because I knew Berlin was a great town, with great schools. I moved here because I knew it was a wonderful place to start a family and raise children. I think we’d all agree we would like to keep Berlin a vibrant community, where people want to live, not leave. Let’s invest in the kids, their future, and the future of Berlin. I will be voting “yes” on March 15. Dave Morelli Kensington

Seniors targeted To the editor: I received an absentee ballot application from the Berlin Republican Town Committee. Also enclosed was a highly political letter urging us to vote “no” to renovating the high school as new. Seniors have been targeted with this mailing, using threats of high taxes. Our taxes will increase no matter which option we choose. A new school at $70 million,

less $25 million from the state is an actual cost to us of $45 million. We are actually considering a difference of $20 million between the “band aid” approach and new. If we just repair the old, we will not receive anything from the state, and taxes will only increase a little. In a few years, something else will have to be repaired in the old school, another increase. Eventually, we will probably spend $70 million with no help from the state and still have an old school. Do the math. Phyllis Chiodo Berlin

Prove it To the editor: Whether you spend $70 million to repair the high school or $25 million, how will that improve the S.A.T. and test scores of the students? If the Town Council and the Board of Education can prove to the tax paying public that a $70 million versus a $25 million restoration will significantly improve S.A.T. and test scores, I might consider voting for the plan. I’ve listened and read all the arguments from both sides and I am convinced that regardless of the amount spent on the high school that isn’t the secret to improving test scores. I am voting “no” on March 15 and urge all taxpayers to do the same. Cynthia Ruta Kensington

Common sense To the editor: This letter is to correct a number of misconceptions contained in Ms. Mazzotta’s Letter to the Editor in last week’s Citizen. She is correct that the Board of Education recently adopted a new program of studies for Berlin High School (not a new curriculum). However, the cost of this new program of studies involves an additional 1.5 teachers and some new equipment, not the $2 million figure that she cites. And yes, the high school is revising its science curriculum, including gerry-rigging a classroom to create additional lab space for instruction on a short-term basis. But I’m not sure which meet-

ing Ms. Mazzotta attended, because it was made very clear by the school administration that, even with this temporary expansion of space, our science instructional space is still inadequate. Finally, Ms. Mazzotta refers to the possibility of a “fantastic renovation,” pointing to the rejected (not overlooked) $25 million option. Far from being “fantastic,” this proposal wouldn’t even repair the roof, let alone leaving virtually the entire existing space unrenovated and untouched. Ms. Mazzotta asks for a common sense proposal. Fortunately for her and us, such a common sense proposal exists. For $47 million we can get, not just the 12 science classrooms contained in the $25 million option, but the renovation as new of the entire, 59 year old building. Vote for common sense. Vote “yes” on March 15. Julie Erickson Board of Education

Step up

To the editor: Webster defines politics as “the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing government policy.” Recently, Berlin Republican Town Committee Chairman George Millerd rejected a request by the PTOs to hold a forum on the $47 million (net cost to the town) plan to renovate Berlin High School as new. Millerd said the BRTC “does not view this as a political issue and feel it is inappropriate for the BRTC to present ourselves as the voice of those opposed to the current plan.” This is utter nonsense. Shortly afterwards, Millerd and the BRTC sent a letter to thousands of Berlin households along with absentee ballot applications. The key message was “The Berlin Republican Town Committee urges you to vote no on this proposal as we do not believe it to be in the best interest our residents.” Millerd has stated that renovating as new may be the smartest, logical thing to do, but we cannot afford it. Should we wait until over $20

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Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Doretha Dixon at (860) 6708546 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A donation is requested. Monday, March 7: Baked chicken quarter with honey mustard sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, cauliflower, dinner roll, oatmeal raisin cookies. Tuesday, March 8: BBQ pork ribs, black beans and rice, salad, corn muffin, pineapple cake.

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Letters Continued from page 19 million in state reimbursement is gone for good? Or until interest rates come off alltime lows and start to spike up again. Or should we wait until inflation returns and construction costs increase? And while we are waiting hundreds and hundreds of Berlin kids will continue to be educated in a sub-standard facility. In the Berlin I grew up in, taxpayers always stepped up to the plate when it came to education. They understood it is the most important investment a community makes, and how it has a positive impact on property value. The sad part is that many of those fortunate enough to attend a brand new Berlin High School in the fifties are now opposed to giving the current generation of students the same opportunity. I would like to make my own political statement. On behalf of the Berlin Democratic Town Committee, I urge all residents to vote “yes” for BHS and the future of our community. Fred Jortner Democratic Town Committee

Forget Option 1

Compromise possible To the editor: As the debate over the high school renovation project continues, please take time to consider another perspective. Most people have never been against the renovation of the high school. They just cannot afford the full-scale renovation proposed. Most people have no doubt that a compromise exists that fixes the high school, but does not bankrupt the town. These facts need to be evaluated by taxpayers: The town has doubled its long term debt in the past year (currently $13.8 million) The town’s five year capital plan adds $80 million in future bonding; including $15 million for a new police station, $3 million for town hall improvements, $17 million for a new community center, and $7 million for road and bridge improvements. When all of these needs are evaluated, how can this town afford to spend $70 million for the high school project alone? This proposed debt

is definitely more than one cup of coffee per day and easily doubles our f inance director’s estimate of $300 per year for the average homeowner. As many people have said, we must be fiscally responsible with our tax dollars. The high school renovation must be scaled back to an affordable level because the town has more than one need. Learning success is about curriculum, students, teachers, and community. A pretty building will only impress the visiting team on game day: it will not make our children smarter or get them into better colleges. Berlin High School students score below the state average in two out of three SAT categories and many college recruiters will not seriously consider our students because they are not prepared for college. Yet all we ever hear about is the building. How about we concentrate more on what goes on inside that building? Because a $70 million renovation will not improve our students academically and that should be our primary concern. Kari Drost Town Councilor

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To the editor: I am voting “yes” on March 15. I am tired of hearing about Option 1. Those promoting it as the least costly option are doing everyone in town a disservice with their misinformation. Why was Option 1 never considered? Because while it sounds less costly, $25 million vs. $7 million (net cost of $22 million and $47 million respectively) it will actually cost more in the long run. Why? Because it only renovates 12 rooms of the building; leaving almost 92 percent untouched. Option 1 does not fix the 60 year-old roof, the horrid ventilation systems nor the lack of air conditioning, the asbestos and toxic chemicals in the building, the cafeteria which forces students to eat lunch in the hallways, and it does not guarantee us being removed from the NEASC warning list. Where is that 100 percent fix? Under Option 1 these

necessary repairs will be paid for solely on the backs of taxpayers with little or no state reimbursement. No one can put a true price tag on Option 1 without adding the foreseeable future repairs needed. Under renovate as new, state regulations require that everything is examined and anything with a guaranteed useful life over 20 years remains intact. Why 20 years? Because if I am going to spend $47 million to renovate, I want to be sure BHS will need no major repairs for at least 20 years. Option 1 does not guarantee this. We should not stall this project any longer, for it is not “if ” we fix the entire school but rather “when” and at what cost to the taxpayers of Berlin. I urge everyone to understand what a yes or no vote means and not to vote “no” without visiting the high school and seeing firsthand what needs to be done. We all have to vote our conscience, but we should also know the facts before we decide. Joanne Humen Berlin

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Center offer a glucose screening program to residents of Berlin, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill and Newington who are 65 years of age and older on the second Tuesday of each month in Wethersfield and the fourth Tuesday of each month in Rocky Hill. Residents may participate at the location of their choice. Glucose screenings are scheduled for Tuesdays, March 8 and April 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St., Wethersfield and Tuesdays, March 22 and April 26 from10 a.m. to noon at the Rocky Hill Community Center, 55 Church St., Rocky Hill. Appointments are required. For more information, directions, and to schedule an appointment, call the Central Connecticut Health District at (860) 721-2818.

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Hoopsters look to keep the good times rolling By Mark Pukalo Special to The Citizen

Berlin had a very solid regular season, winning its final eight games and finishing second in the CCC South. After splitting two contests in the CCC tournament last week, the Redcoats now face one more big challenge. Berlin (17-5) is expected to be the fifth seed in the CIAC Class L boys basketball tournament. Pairings were released Wednesday, after press time (check casciac.org). “Hopefully, the regular season has prepared us for this,” Berlin coach Mike Veneziano said. “We’re a junior-senior team, so we have experience. I think the kids will handle it all. In the [CCC tournament] games, they played like it was any other game. “I love this group of kids. They’ve overachieved all year. That’s a credit to them and the way they have played as a team for 22 games. If they continue to play as a team, we have a chance to win a game or two or make a serious run.” Unless something unforeseen with the pairings happens, Veneziano said the Redcoats will host CCC South rival Platt in the first round

Lancers. “We played really good defense for 32 minutes,” Veneziano said. “We got after it early. They’re a tough team and we wanted to get out to a lead, dictate tempo, and we were able to do that.” The Redcoats led 22-15 at the half and held the Lancers to just one point in the third quarter to take a 15-point advantage. “The third quarter has been our weakest,” Veneziano said. “We talked about it at halftime and the kids came out and played their best of the year.” Bobby Mozzicato led the way with 14 points and eight rebounds and Max DeLorenzo had nine points and eight rebounds. Michael Rector and Tommy Undercuffler (five steals) added eight points each, and Kevin Stritch had nine rebounds, Photo by Matt Leidemer four assists and three steals. Kevin Stritch, pictured, and the Berlin High School Mozzicato, a 6-foot-5 junboys basketball team begin play in the CIAC Class L ior, has raised his play down the stretch, averaging just state tournament next week. over 10 points in the last sevTuesday. Berlin beat Platt Middletown to gain the fifth en games. “He’s getting more twice, but was taken to two seed in the CCC tournament. confident,” Veneziano said. Berlin kept it going with a “He’s really improved his inovertimes at home in midsolid 49-34 victory over Bris- side game a lot the last 10 January. The Redcoats finished the tol Eastern in the first round games. He’s a big kid and he’s regular season with victo- Thursday at home, making it using his body better. From ries over Manchester and three for three against the the first game to now, he’s the

most improved player on our team in all facets.” Veneziano praised the work of Dave Balfore (four assists), Jeremy Desimone and Colin King off the bench against Eastern in an effort that he said was “all around one of our better games of the year.” The task got a lot tougher in the quarterfinals Saturday at Windsor. Berlin hung in throughout, trailing by six in the fourth quarter, but ended up with a season-high 17 turnovers as the Warriors moved on with a 50-39 victory. “Their half-court defense is like nothing we’ve seen or will see the rest of the season,” Veneziano said. “They trap aggressively, but their backside rotations are even better. Our guys were frustrated.” Rector had 14 points to pace Berlin, Mozzicato had 10 points and eight rebounds and DeLorenzo nine points and four assists. Undercuffler had 10 rebounds. “In a weird way, it will be very helpful for us to see that defense going into the state tournament,” Veneziano said. “We’re not going to see a team like that in Class L.”

Berlin goes away quietly Matuszak wrestling team’s only place-winner at Open By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

Without a lot of fanfare, Will Matuszak pieced together a memorable senior campaign. Competing at 140 pounds, the Berlin High School wrestler collected his 100th career victory during the regular season and went on to finish first at the Central Connecticut Conference South Division tournament and third at the CIAC Class M state meet. Matuszak capped his scholastic career with a team-best fifth place showing at the State Open, held this past weekend in New Haven.

The Redcoats’ Class M champions, seniors Mason Powers (215) and Mike Fiorillo (171), did not place at the Open, nor did Class M runner-up Ethan Greider (103), a freshman. “As hard as Will has worked his butt off, I’m happy for him to take fifth,” BHS first-year coach C.J. McCormack said. Amazingly, wrestling is not even Matuszak’s top sport; baseball is. “Will’s not really a ‘wrestler.’ He’s just an athlete,” said McCormack. “For someone like him to come and give the effort that he gave this season, it goes to show a lot about him and the senior class overall.” Matuszak won his first two match-

es at the Open before being knocked into the wrestle-back bracket. There, after suffering another loss, he topped Westbrook/Old Saybrook’s Dalton Ahern to secure fifth place. “Everything he did was with technique,” McCormack said of Matuszak. “He out-smarted two of his opponents. Any time you’re beating kids you shouldn’t beat, it’s a good thing.” Powers, undefeated heading into the weekend, earned two victories at the Open and finished one win shy of placing. Fiorillo lost both his matches. Greider picked up one win. Berlin’s other Open qualifier, freshman Jake Eliades, generated two vic-

tories and ended up one win short of placing. “We had some high expectations coming in there, but not everything is going to go your way every single time. But overall, although we only placed one kid, I thought we had a decent tournament,” said McCormack. “None of the kids wrestled to their maximum potential. When I look back at the day I have to take a little bit of the blame on myself. Maybe there were a few things I could have done differently to get the kids more ready to wrestle.” The Redcoats lose a lot of proven

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Balanced scoring attack propels Berlin into Round 2 Lady Redcoats to face Hand-Madison tonight By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

out with a bang.” Although pleased to be moving on, Berlin coach Sheila King was not impressed with her team’s play in Round 1. “We came out very, very cold. Tournament jitters; I don’t know what it was,” King said. “We’ll have to do better than that on Thursday night.” Against Lyman Hall “I think the throttle was down too hard,” King added. “They were going 101 and they only needed to go 100. The pacing was off, for sure.” Berlin dominated the boards in the first quarter Monday and carried a 10-5 lead into the second. The Lady Redcoats’ Ashley Malloy tallied five of her 11 points in the opening frame. Lyman Hall’s Felicia Ferraro scored four of her game-high 15 points in the second period and teammate Noelle Thurston (10 points)

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Berlin responded. Jess Szczepanik (10 points) scored six quick points and Monique St. Jarre converted inside as the Lady Redcoats pushed their advantage to 2922. St. Jarre, a force on the boards all night, scored five of her 13 points in the third, which ended with Berlin on top 37-25.

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For the fourth year in a row, Berlin survived the opening round of the state tournament. For the fifth straight winter, Lyman Hall did not. No. 8 Berlin, the host team, used it size advantage and four double-digit scoring performances to run away from No. 25 Lyman Hall, 5640, Monday night in the first round of the CIAC Class L girls basketball state tournament. Lyman Hall coach Tom Lipka conceded: “It just wasn’t our night.” “It was tough to get any kind of consistency going,” Lipka said. “They really got us on the rebounds, especially in the first half. We struggled offensively. They did a good job pressuring our guards. We rushed too many shots. We didn’t try to set things up. We missed a lot of

easy shots.” Lyman Hall wrapped up its 2010-11 campaign with a mark of 8-13. Berlin improved to 16-6 and advanced to face No. 24 Daniel Hand tonight, March 3 at BHS. Having graduated four starters — arguably the most talented girls basketball class ever to come through BHS — expectations were not particularly high for the latest version of the Lady Redcoats. But senior Alyssa Barrett knew Berlin would be just fine this season. “The last three years, we played against those top players. And we improved,” said Barrett, who netted 13 points against Lyman Hall. “I really do think we have a chance of going all the way, because we have had the best competition the last couple of years. Now it’s our turn. “Us seniors, these will be our last games, and we want to go out and do our best; go

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Entering the Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame this year will be former BHS coaches Al Pelligrinelli and Jim Day, and athletes Robert McCann (Class of 1956), Mauro Gozzo (Class of 1984), Rocky Urso (Class of 1987), Ken Pera (Class of 1989), Monica Earley (Class of 1990), Forrest

The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, March 3, 2011

Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame Between 1991 and 1995, currently works as a psyConoly (Class of 1991), Dave Forrest Conoly He Swanson pitched in the michologist and does a spot on Swanson (Class of 1991) and Lindsey Pulito (Class of 2000). The 1958 state championship BHS baseball team will be immortalized in the Hall as well. This week, The Citizen takes a look at the careers of Forrest Conoly and David Swanson.

A 1991 graduate of Berlin High School, Forrest Conoly — nicknamed “The Berlin Wall” — was a team captain in football, basketConoly ball and track and field. He was an all-conference performer in all three sports, and a state champion in shot put. But on the football field is where Conoly is most remembered. He was named the No. 1 offensive lineman in New England and was No. 3 in the country. A FirstTeam Parade All-American, Conoly was heavily recruited in high school, and chose Florida State over Syracuse, Miami, Florida, and Penn State. According to the FSU media guide, he was one of the school’s biggest signees. Conoly was a three-year starter at FSU and a USA Today All-American. In 1993, FSU won the national championship. Conoly, who lives in Georgia, earned a BA and MA from FSU and is pursuing a PhD in sports management.

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Dave Swanson A 1991 graduate of Berlin High School, Dave Swanson excelled in both basketball and baseball. A four-year varsity basketball player, in 1989 and 1990, Swanson earned the Redcoats’ Foul Shooting Award. In 1990 and 1991, he garnered All-Northwest Conference and Coaches Award honors. But Swanson was best Swanson known for his work on the baseball diamond. A pitcher and four-year varsity player, Swanson was a two-time all-conference selection and the 1991Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year. He was also the Gatorade Northeast Region Player of the Year, and an All-State pick. In 1991, Swanson was drafted by the New York Mets in the ninth round — the 252nd overall selection.

nor leagues with the Mets and the Colorado Rockies. From 1999 to 2001, he played in the Independent League. In eight minor league seasons, Swanson compiled a record of 44-37, appeared in 171 games and had a 3.72 earned-run average. In 2002, Swanson started “Swanson’s Professional Baseball and Softball Instructional School.” Along with that, he produces the KZone for ESPN’s Sunday and Wednesday Night Baseball, and is the pitching coach at Northwest Catholic High School. The Hall of Fame induction dinner will be held Sunday, March 20 at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell. For ticket information, contact Marie Siegal at (860) 828-1115; mvs7581@yahoo.com.

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“She gave us a nice boost. She played well,” King said of St. Jarre. In the final stanza, Malloy followed a Barrett 3-pointer with a bucket in the lane to bump the Lady Redcoats’ lead to 49-32. Berlin’s cushion soon reached 18 and Lyman Hall got no closer than 15 down the stretch.

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obey control signal, disobeying signal of officer. Joseph Grondin, 25, 38 Olive St., New Britain, sixth-degree larceny

under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Jan. 31 Chelsea Stokarski, 19, 514 New Britain Rd., second-degree threatening, disorderly conduct by intimidation. Luis Valentin, 24, 481 South St., New Britain, second-de-

gree failure to appear. Jamall Wynn, 25, 185 Pine Square, Manchester, seconddegree unlawful restraint, second-degree breach of peace. Feb. 1 Raymond Bryant, 49, 14 Beatty St., New Britain, failure to pay/plead.

Feb. 3 Ryan Vujs, 20, 402 Norton Rd., failure to pay/plead. Rodney Lockwood, 45, 1191 Berlin Turnpike, fourthdegree sexual assault, secSee Police, next page

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BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS TOWN OF BERLIN Notice is hereby given that in accordance with C.G.S. Section 12-110(a) the Board of Assessment Appeals of the Town of Berlin will meet on Tuesday, March 15, 2011; Wednesday, March 16, 2011; and if needed Thursday March 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm at the Berlin Town Hall, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, Connecticut, in Caucus Room A for the purpose of hearing appeals related to the assessment of Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicles.

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Eight members of Boy Scout Troop 41 recently spent a weekend at Camp William Hinds in Raymond, Maine in a winter wilderness program called OKPIK. After an orientation by professional guides, the boys and their guides snow shoed into the forest and across a lake. They then reached an area where they were required to build an igloo-type shelter called a quinzee. It took over four hours to create a giant pile of snow, compact it, and hollow it out according to safety specifications. The quinzee was their sleeping shelter for the weekend. Scouts that attended were Mason Paul, Garrett Daigle, Connor Jones, Anthony Vernacatola, Robert Hall, Eric Schmitt, Toby Hull and Braedan McGrath. The camping event was held in preparation for a trip to Philmont, New Mexico this summer where they will hike and camp in the desert.

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less endangerment, seconddegree breach of peace, risk of injury/family violence related. Feb. 7 Krystal M. Prokop, 23, 466 Lower Lane, risk of injury/family violence related, possession of marijuana less than 4 oz., illegal sale narcotics non-drug dependent, drug paraphernalia, second-degree failure to appear. Eric Melton, 33, 134 Concord St., Bristol, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Feb. 8 Georgina Smith, 26, 2189 Berlin Turnpike, third-degree assault, violation of protective order/threatening/trespass, disorderly conduct/assault, risk of injury/family violence related. Feb. 9 Daniel Rivera, 19, 308 Farm-

ington Ave., second-degree failure to appear. Michael Banaszek, 24, 67 Brooke St., Bristol, failure to drive in proper lane multi lane highway, refusal to submit to chemical test, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Feb. 11 James Bramley, 62, 202 Newington Ave., Hartford, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Feb. 12 Seth Kiemba, 29, 34 S. Third St., Meriden, second-degree failure to appear. Feb. 13 Jocelin Maisto, 21, 123 Daley Ave., New Britain, failure to obey stop sign, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, evading responsibility. Feb.15 Sossi Derian, 56, 26 Trout Brook Terrace, West Hartford, second-degree harassment/intimidation, disorderly conduct by intimidation.

Feb. 17 Hector Aponte, 28, 165 Division St., Ansonia, sixth-degree con/larceny shoplifting, sixthdegree larceny shoplifting. John Demorais Jr., 46, 89 Renn Lane, second-degree breach of peace. Pedro Valdez, 21, 45 Overhill Rd., New Britain, sixth-degree larceny all others. Feb. 18 Eric Scott Davis, 19, 400 Percival Ave., second-degree failure to appear. Andrie Mayfield, 30, 92 Timber Ridge Rd., Middletown, operating under suspension, failure to display plates/stickerimprop loc stick. Feb. 19 Luis Cordero, 25, 149 Sherman Ave., Meriden, no passing zone disregarding stc sign/marking, misuse of plates, operating or towing unregistered motor vehicle.

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L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 2 & 3 BR apts From $725 + sec. & utils. Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688 MER 1BR, 2nd fl, hdwd flrs, heat, hot water, elec incld. W. Side, refrig, stove incld. $240/wkly+sec. Call 203-6303823 12pm-8pm MER 1BR, 2nd fl, hdwd flrs, heat, hot water, elec incld. W. Side, refrig, stove incld. $240/wkly+sec. Call 203-6303823 12pm-8pm

MERIDEN 2 bdrm. 224 Crown St. 2nd fl. Recently renovated, big and bright with new appliances, off street parking, $800 mo + gas heat and electric utilities. Security deposit. Call 203-630-2186 MERIDEN 2 BEDRM, 2nd floor apt. 1 bath, appliances included. 110 Colony St. off St. parking, sec 8 approved. $800 & sec. Call 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 3BR, 1.5 bath, basmt W/D hookup, $1200/m + utils. 1m sec. No pets. Avail 3/1. Call 203-631-8421 or 203-440-1290


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Thursday, March 3, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT

ROOMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN 3BR, 2 full BA, lg rms w/much closet space, W/D in bsmt, off-st-park, $1200/mo + sec & utils. Sect 8 appr’d. No pets. Avail now. 203-537-1772

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

MERIDEN Lg 1BR, 1 bath, onsite laundry, balcony, pool, no pets. $725/mo +sec. 860-810-5971

MERIDEN-$100 per week. Clean, safe, 1st flr, furn. rm, utils incld Share kit & bath. 203-238-3369 leave message.

MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN- Nice 1BR, 72 North First St., Apt 4. Parking, appliances, $595. Credit, references. No pets. 203-238-1890 MERIDEN-1BR. large. 2nd fl new appliances, newly renovated $775 per mo plus security hot water included call Natalie 203-671-2672 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR, quiet bldg. 3rd flr. Off-st-parking. Avail now! $750/mo. 1 car gar optional. W/D hkup 203-641-8483 MERIDEN-3BR, nice size 2nd flr apt, $850/mo incl. new refrig., new stove, w/d hookup in unit. No pets, utils or smoking. 1 yr lease, credit chk & refs req. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-6088348 MERIDEN-4BR 2 floor unit. Nice, new carpet, paint, etc. Available immediately. $1,250 per month. Call 203-440-1003 MERIDEN. 1 BR $600. Studio $500. Utilities not included. On bus line, downtown. Call 203982-3042. MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD LINE 2nd Floor. 5 large rooms. WD, Stove, Refrigerator. Private porch, off st parking, wall to wall rugs. Spotless, quiet area. No pets. Avail April. 203-686-0818

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

WANTED Studio Apt for a clean, non smoking, non drinking sr citizen. Only hope is that there is a W/D hookup. Robert 203-265-2666 or 203-393-8931

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS WLFD $54,000 a year for prime pad site on busy RT 5 in Wlfd. Enjoy the heavy traffic just down the road from McDonalds. Property is level. Perfect for 3500 sq. ft. restaurant. Call today! Brian 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD. 1 BR, Judd Sq., new carpet/paint, c/a, no pets. $740. (203) 265-3718 WALLINGFORD. 1 BR, Spacious apt. Appls, laundry hookups, storage area. Off st parking. 1 mo sec. 1 yr lease. No pets/ smoking. $800. 203-631-5219

ROOMMATES RELIABLE ROOMMATE Female to share w/same in Meriden condo. $650/mo incl utils. Newly built 3 story townhouse, only 3 yrs old. Hdwd flrs thru-out. Share DR, LR, kitch, 1.5 baths. 1st mo. rent req’d. No pets. Call (917) 886-1740 leave message.

WALLINGFORD Convenient in town Col w/updated, improved mechanicals, walk-up attic for future expansion, 3BRs, LR, DR and lg eat-in kit, fenced yard w/work shed & more. $184,900. Kathy 203-265-5618

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE BERLIN 2 BR, 2 Bath Townhouse at Stony Mill. LR w/FP. Attached garage. Fully finished lower level. Stainless steel appliances. $249,900. The Buyer’s Broker 860- 829-1213 MERIDEN Spring Village Phase 2. New 1726 SF. Townhouse w/3BR, 2.5BA, huge LR, 2 car gar, trek deck. Starts at $220,000. Galleria RE Call 203-671-2223.

HOUSES FOR SALE

MYRTLE BEACH, SC

REDUCED! $79,500 1st floor, ground level, ranch, 2BR, 2 bath, furnished! On Island Green Golf Course. Pool, large fitness room. Call 203-271-3172

HELP WANTED

Settle down make a home for your family in this 3 family. FEATURING: 8 BEDROOMS & 3 BTHS This traditional floor plan delivers a casual livingroom with hardwood floors, eat in kitchen & appliances.

Call Sue 203-265-5618.

The Town of Wallingford is seeking responsible candidates to perform 911, police, fire and EMS emergency dispatching duties. Must be able to work under stressful conditions and be able to type information with a high rate of speed and accuracy. Must be able to work all three shifts including weekends and holidays and be able to work additional shifts beyond the regular shift schedule. Requires a H.S. or business school diploma with courses in typing and 2 years of responsible office work experience. $19.77 to $23.58 hourly plus shift differential and excellent fringe benefits. Closing date is March 9, 2011 or the date of receipt of the 50th application, whichever occurs first. Apply: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main St., Wallingford, CT 06492. EOE

EXTRA INCOME NEEDED? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ EARLY MORNING HOURS AVAILABLE FOR Delivery of local morning newspaper Seven days a week. Routes available in Wallingford, but Accepting names for routes in all areas.

FT & PT Teachers Needed. Must have daycare exp., Love working with children and Early Childhood Education. Please call Precious Cargo 203-265-0055 FT MECHANIC: Exp in hydraulics, body installation or electronics a plus. Welding exp helpful. Must have tools. Willing to train. Benefits avail. Competitive salary. Apply in person NETE, 1155 So. Broad St., Wlfd.

CALL TODAY 203-634-3933 Wallingford Route 3088 - Profit up to $4,800 annually Route 1009 - Profit up to $6,600 annually

INSTRUCTORS Developmental disabilities day/res. services. FT/PT all shifts. Meriden to Milford. Call (203) 269-3599 for info. ACORD, Inc. NATIONAL FILTER MEDIA Industrial sewing machine operator. Must have experience. M-F, 6:30am - 3:00pm. Benefits; 401K. Apply in person 9 Fairfield Blvd., Wallingford NATIONAL Logistics Company is currently seeking Customer Service Representative for their Wallingford, CT location. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Please forward resume & salary requirements to customerservicedispatchjob posting@hotmail.com NEW YEAR ★★ NEW CAREER BRING IN 2011 By Getting A ★ NEW POSITION ★ In a Growing Industry 23 Limited Positions Available In: ★Customer Service ★General Labor ★Retail/Sales ★2nd Line Mgmt. (Students & all others welcome to apply) Must be able to start ASAP Call to Schedule your interview! Call Now 860-329-0330 Or 913-948-4119 Email resume to: fredfat4@aol.com

AUTO MECHANICS needed Full time. Salary based on experience. Full benefits package. Apply in person only. Portland Transmission 25 Silver St, Portland 860-342-4273

Dispatcher

WALLINGFORD $135,000

CARPENTER With at least 10 yrs exp. Must be familiar w/ all phases of Carpentry. Must have tools & reliable trans. Call John 860-426-1578

DRIVER/CHAUFFEUR PT. Flex hrs. Weddings, funerals, airports, etc. Must have clean driving record & PSL. (203) 284-9000

SO. MERIDEN- 8600 sq. ft bldg w/retail exposure. Loaded w/amenities. $4900/mo. (860) 384-4205 anytime. Let’s talk!

MERIDEN. $135,000. Settle down, make a home for your family in this 3 family. Featuring 8 BRs, 3 baths. This traditional floor plan delivers a casual living rm w/ hardwoods, eat in kitchen & appliances. Call Sue 203-265-5618.

HELP WANTED

CARPET CLEANING 10 Immediate Openings $500+ per week. 203-759-1392

WANTED-Kitchen to rent in Wallingford. Willing to share Starting Cake bus 203-3761514 alyssaP021@yahoo.com

WALLINGFORD Choate area. Off No. Main St. Walking distance to library & downtown. 1 BR Apt. Off st. parking. No smoking, no pets. $725 + sec. 203-265-3092 WALLINGFORD-1BR inclds heat & HW. Lease & security. No pets. $795/mo. Call 203265-7101 JJ Bennett Realty

MERIDEN- In four months you could be in your new home at Cobblestone. www.cobblestonect.com Call 203-269-0325

WANTED TO RENT

WALLINGFORD - Beautiful location! North Main St. Remodeled 5 rooms, hdwd flrs, new appls, w/ attic space. 2nd flr. Smoke free. $1200. Sec. & refs. 203-269-7671 WALLINGFORD 1 BR 3rd Fl. Remodeled, C-Air & heat. EIK, new appls & cabinets. Off st parking. Washer & Dryer. No pets. $700 + sec 203-272-3855

HOUSES FOR SALE

Most routes take from one hour to two hours a day.

HELP WANTED SECRETARY BOOKKEEPER Wanted for FT position. Must have good computer experience, office skills and be dependable. Benefits included. Call 203-265-4008 for appt. TEACHER ASSISTANTS Needed F/T & P/T. Must have exp. Please apply See Us Grow Childcare 1052 South Colony Rd., Wlfd. 203-269-5437 TRAIN TO BE A CABLE TECH! Exp Triple Play Techs may earn $2000 BONUS! We are based in CT and Westchester /Ossining NY! Call to see if you qualify for our training program! Omni Engineering 203-647-6510 Wallingford Family YMCA ASSISTANT TEACHER needed for Infant-Toddler room at daycare facility. Must be responsible, have experience and enjoy working with very young children. Hours are 2:30-5:30, Mon-Fri. Apply at: 81 So. Elm St., Wallingford or email: dchappell@ wallingfordymca.org

PLAINVILLE Dairy Queen Now Hiring! We are looking for reliable, responible people to work in our friendly fast-pace food service environment. Flex scheduling. Paid training. Competitive wages. Afternoon, evening & wknd shifts avail. Please call 860- 747-5600 leave msg PRIVATE Country Club accepting applications beginning February 29 for FT/PT Dining Room Staff. Meeting high service standards and Weekends a must. Apply in person at: The Farms Country Club, 180 Cheshire Rd, Wlfd. or email resume to: sue@farmscc.org PT Auto Body Mechanic for various projects. Retirees & all others welcome. 203-269-2598 SALES POSITION Exp. for busy Wlfd dealership. Salary, commission & benefits. Call (203) 284-8989. Fax 203-269-1114

Warehouse 1st & 2nd Shift Loading & Unloading - Must pass criminal background check.

Contact HCI @ 203-634-8427

WELDERS Semi trailer dealership needs certified welders in MIG and TIG. Aluminum and WRECKER DRIVERS Must have clean driving record. Apply in person only: Danbys, 41 High St, Meriden, CT. Ask

MEDICAL CAREERS Therapeutic Recreation Director Per Diem (including some evenings & weekends) Opportunity for qualified candidate to assist the T.R.D. Manager with planning and assisting recreational programs for residents of long term care and short term rehabilitation facility, created by Miller's Therapeutic Recreation Department. The successful candidate will have at minimum: Therapeutic Recreation certification and/or an Associate's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field, plus two years or more of long term care experience. Experience with Dementia Programming preferred. Drug testing and criminal background check required. Please apply to::

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email: hfparisi@emmci.org EOE RN SUPERVISOR APPLE REHAB CROMWELL an 85 bed short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care center is seeking a dynamic RN for 7-3 Supervisor full-time position. We are uniquely different and committed to your personal and professional growth. Let’s do brunch! Call us today for a tour and meet with our Apple Family. Explore our newly renovated center with many opportunities for you to consider. Please contact Mary Strain, DNS at Apple Rehab Cromwell, 156 Berlin Rd., Cromwell, CT 06416. mstrain@apple-rehab.com or call 860-635-1010 EOE

Always a sale in Marketplace

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, March 3, 2011

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