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The Berlin

Cit itiz ize en Volume 13, Number 18

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Arbor Day the original Earth Day By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

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Earth Day is great, but remember Arbor Day was the original consciousness-raising event for the environment. And to celebrate, all fourth graders in Berlin received an Australian pine seedling courtesy of an Arbor Day program sponsored by the Berlin Kiwanis. “We’ve done it for over 40 years,” said Morgan Seelye, secretary. “At least 6,000 trees are out there growing” as a result of the program. He along with club President Richard Rease, his wife Carol Rease, Abby Napier and Norman Margnelli distributed the trees April 24. “I’m going to plant it in my back yard,” said Corinne Blanchette, a fourth grader. She’d never planted a tree before, only flowers, but she was enthusiastic about the task. Arbor Day is the last Fri-

Norman Margnelli, a member of the Kiwanis, gives tree seedlings to fourth graders at Griswold School.

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Team celebrates an amazing life, not ‘horrific’ death By Robert Mayer Managing Editor The reasons to participate in Relay for Life are many. The ones touted by the American Cancer Society are to: Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back. Team Mary Ellen, who will participate in the Berlin Relay for the first time this year, is choosing to do all of those things. Team caption Carol Reed got together a team for the Southington Relay last year but will move to Berlin this year. Reed formed the team

after a “horrific” end to one of her best friend’s life. Mary Ellen Welsh, 62, was killed after a violent home invasion in 2008 in New Britain. Welsh was visiting Carol Larese, 65, on Woodhaven Drive in New Britain when Leslie Williams, 31, a convicted sex offender, admittedly entered the home and shot Larese in the head and hand, according to a police report. Larese ran across the street to call police about an hour later. By that time Williams, Welsh and Welsh’s

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Welsh’s 1996 Honda Passport after a chase from Plymouth to Watertown but Welsh wasn’t in the vehicle. Welsh’s body was found the next day after she suffered a violent death at the hands of Williams. “Last year a few months after her death we decided to do something,” said Reed, who herself was diagnosed with breast cancer Dec. 30, 2008 and underwent a double mastectomy. “Mary Ellen had cancer for two years and still had it when she was killed in See Team, page 9

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Officials say town’s holding its own By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

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U.S. Congressman John B. Larson announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide $30,000 of Recovery Act funding for the construction of the StanChem Dam Fishway on the Mattabesset River in Berlin. The funding will create local jobs and reopen 16.5 miles of habitat on the Mattabesset River for native fish including the American shad, river herring, and alewife. This project is one of over 839 projects nationwide funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to promote job creation, bolster the economy and support wildlife and

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banks. “Randomness is a good deterrent,” Fitzgerald said. Brochu discussed the various facility problems the school district faces. For example, there are air quality problems at McGee Middle School. The facility is “in no way close to being adequate or up to code.” To overhaul the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system will cost about $2.3 million. Crowding at Griswold Elementary School is being addressed, at least temporarily, through the installation of four portable buildings. The high school also has issues that need to be addressed and was recently placed on warning in regards to its accreditation. Among the problems areas are science labs and special education accommodations. There are also Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades needed. Brochu praised the Board of Education and said “I’ll put my team up against any other town.” In planning services with a two percent increase in the budget this year, Brochu said “There are no tricks in it — no threats. We’re not looking at reducing programs.” He said student achievement is the primary goal and described an afternoon program at McGee as an example of a cost-effective approach to attaining that goal. Teachers are paid a stipend to stay later and help students who are struggling in a subject. The result is that 80 percent of the students who participated went up a level on one or more portions of the Connecticut Mastery Test.


The state of the town was the topic at a Berlin Chamber of Commerce breakfast April 22 at Sage Pond Place. A panel of experts gave details on the ups and downs of government, the economy, the schools and the outlook for the future. Mayor Adam Salina, Town Manager Denise McNair, Economic Development Director Jim Mahoney, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Cicchetti, Board of Education President Gary Brochu, Berlin Police Department Chief Paul Fitzgerald and fire Marshal Steve Waznia were on hand to answer questions and provide updates on their services. According to Chamber Director Kate Fuechsel “state of the state” and “state of the town” meetings are a featured event for many chambers. After outlining the challenges of running the town in a sagging economy, Salina got into a lively discussion with an audience member in regards to the new trash collection system to be launched this summer. “It sounds a little cost stupid,” said Christopher Porter who explained his comments were laced “with sarcasm” as he pointed out several concerns with the plan. “What’s stupid is waiting. We’re going to have to have it,” Salina said. McNair talked about the difficulties of trimming the budget and warned that more of the same was on the way. “Next year’s budget is

not looking very good at all.” Providing funding for capital items is the greatest challenge. Director of Economic Development Jim Mahoney said Berlin’s unemployment rate is 7.2 percent and the state’s is eight percent. New projects coming into the planning and zoning office are down. “We’re in the same soup as everyone else,” he said. However, “despite the slow down, we still have continuing development” such as the Comcast expansion, Depot Crossing and the Sherwood Mills rehabilitation. “We’re making progress.” “Berlin has held up well,” Mahoney said. That’s because the town “went into the downturn in a strong position.” Chief Fitzgerald talked about the status of the police department. “The greatest need we have is for a new police station…the needs of the police department have grown.” The department submitted a budget that was less than last year, Fitzgerald said, in accordance with the instructions of the town manager. But calls for service have increased and so have arrests and crime. The chief said with the economy, there has been more crime in the area of bad checks that were issued “knowingly and willingly.” The BPD has implemented a number of programs to get officers out in the community. For instance, officers drop in at the schools and walk around. They also have been taking this approach with


Thursday, April 30, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

New title: Deputy Chief

John Klett and assumes command in the absence of the chief. He is responsible for the public information function, budget preparation and oversight, purchasing, department training and certification programs, supervision of the division commanders and records department, personnel recruitment and testing, policy development and implementation, and planning and research. He also works closely with other town department heads to further the police department’s mission.

The Berlin police reported the following arrests. April 13 Denise Torres, 42, 108 Benson St., New Britain, issuing a bad check. April 14 Kevin Conklin, 21, 9 Ridgecrest Rd., Wallingford, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, refusal to submit to chemical test, reckless driving, speeding violation. Christopher Solek, 19, 95 Apple Lane, thirddegree larceny of vehicle parts. April 15 Alen Alic, 22, 86 Sunrise Ave., New Britain, sixth-degree larceny – shoplifting. April 17 Stephanie Bunnell, 19, 62 Barry Place, Rocky Hill, possession of marijuana less than 4 oz., possession of alcohol by minor. Stephen Palmieri, 18, 22 Whitney Ct., Middletown, possession of marijuana less than 4 oz., possession of alcohol by minor.

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Gregory Margison, 18, 116 Stoneycrest Dr., Middletown, possession of marijuana less than 4 oz., possession of alcohol by minor, violation of passenger restriction by 16-17 year old. Thomas Turner, 46, 4 Lower Lane, first-degree criminal trespass. Ryan McCarthy, 30, 283 Sprucebrook Rd., disorderly conduct/assaultive, attempt – assault on peace officer, etc. April 18 Vadim Kloyzner, 36, 36 Pepper Bush Lane, Newington, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, failure to drive in proper lane, multiple. Valerie B. Lunden, 48, 857 Farmington Ave., second-degree criminal mischief. April 19 David Knight, 18, 453 Commonwealth Ave., New Britain, threatening, second-degree harassment/intimidation, violation of protective order/threatening. Brian Ziegler, 49, 493 Southington Rd., threatening.

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The Berlin Police Commission announced that at its regular meeting on April 16 the commission unanimously voted to replace the rank of captain in the Berlin Police Department with the rank of deputy chief effective July 1, 2009. There is no additional cost to the town as the salary and benefits will remain unchanged, it is simply a change in title. Captain John M. Klett currently holds this position. He is a 21-year veteran of the Department having served as Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Support Services Sergeant, Operations Lieutenant, Support Services Lieutenant, Accreditation Manager, Firearms and Handgun Retention Instructor, Dive Team Member and Honor Guard Commander. He is a graduate of the New England Institute of Law Enforcement Management’s Command Training Program, the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development Program, and the F.B.I. National Academy. This title change more accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities of the number two position in the department as it has evolved over the past 25 years. The deputy chief is second in command of the department

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Challenger Day first of many Lions Club projects By Robert Mayer Managing Editor The Lions Club of Berlin has several activities on the horizon that should signal fun for the entire town. May 2, the Lions, along with the Kiwanis will sponsor Little League Challenger Day for the 12th year at the Petit Baseball Complex from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seven surrounding towns will join the Berlin challenger team for a “Field Day.” The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League Baseball to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 5-18 or the completion of high school, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide. Teams are set up according to abilities, rather than age, and can include as many as 15-20 players, who can par-

ticipate in one of three levels: Tee-Ball, Coach-Pitch or Player Pitch. Each player gets a chance at bat. The side is retired when the offense has batted through the roster, or when a pre-determined number of runs has been scored, or when three outs are recorded. Little League recommends that no score be kept during games. The Challenger players wear the same uniforms, shoulder patches and safety equipment as other Little League players. One of the benefits of having a Challenger Division is that it encourages the use of “buddies” for the Challenger players. The buddies assist the Challenger players on the field but whenever possible, encourage the players to bat and make plays themselves. However, the buddy is always nearby to help when needed. Special appearances by New Britain Rock Cat players and Rocky the Rock Cat are scheduled. There will


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also be carnival-type games, clowns and several other attractions for the teams who are not playing on the baseball field. The public is invited to attend and support the challenger athletes. Music Festival The Berlin Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, rain or shine. Previously known as the Berlin Blues Festival it had been dubbed as “Central Connecticut’s Premier Music Festival.” This years festival will feature a variety of national and local blues, country, and rock and roll bands. Music that everyone will enjoy. The festival is sponsored by the Berlin Lions Club and it’s many sponsors. Lions members from the Berlin Lions Club along with Lions from all over Connecticut gather together to provide a well-kept venue and great

food and snacks. This year the event will be held to benefit the Connecticut Lions Low Vision Center and C.R.I.S. Radio. Advance tickets are priced at $15 with the cost going up to $20 the day of the show. “There are a lot of great things about this festival,” said Lions’ spokesman Lenny Tubbs. “First, we are bringing in bands of all types so if you like any kind of music there will be someone here you’ll love to hear. “We are always trying to help our charities but this year with the economy, we are reaching out to other non-profit groups. Groups like cub scout packs, the Berlin High School Graduation Party, Fidelco and PTO’s are all selling tickets for the festival. If they sell a ticket, they get to keep $5 for their organization. If someone wants to buy a ticket they can help a lot of people by

Berlin Briefs Berlin Garden Club The Berlin Garden Club has scheduled a container gardening program for May 21 at 1 p.m. at the Community Center. Master gardener Marie Lipski is scheduled to present the program and demonstrate techniques on container gardening (the

planting and growing of such items as herbs, vegetables, and flowers in separate containers). Proceeds from a raffle and bake sale will benefit the Berlin Garden Club scholarship for a Berlin High School seniors as well as local charities. Admission is free. For more information, call (860) 828-1689.







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participate in leadership training weekends and “really become involved in the community,” Mitchell said. They work with seniors, the garden club, the police and numerous others who call and ask students to help out. A recent project has UpBeat kids partnering with fifth and sixth graders on various activities. The UpBeat picnic is scheduled for May 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Berlin High School. For more information or to help, contact Alice Mitchell at (860) 828-6577 x160 or email

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items include: a sailing trip, a fishing trip, a sightseeing plane ride and a ride to school courtesy of the South Kensington Fire Department. There will be memorabilia from the Red Sox, the Bruins, the Celtics and the Toronto Blue Jays. More items along these lines are welcome, Mitchell said. “We’re dependent on the town…it’s one reason we’ve been so successful…the good folks and wonderful kids have made happen,” Mitchell said. All sorts of people pitch in and they’re not just from Berlin. One long-time volunteer will be returning from Iraq just in time to help out again with the picnic, she said. UpBeat began with 45 students and has expanded every year since. The youth


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free. The games and amusements like the bouncy house have a small charge. Local businesses and civic organizations can rent table space and tell the public about their services. There will be a silent auction and raffles. Ronald McDonald and musical groups from all of the schools will perform. “More than any other year we need the picnic this year,” Mitchell said calling the event “uniquely Berlin.” She said there are still plenty of gaps to be filled in order to bring the picnic to the community. Volunteers, money, food, and gifts are still needed. For instance, there are “free raffles” for the little kids and toys and games for gift baskets are needed. Mitchell said donors have been creative with their auction gifts. For instance,


When the name is UpBeat, you’ve got a lot to live up to, especially when the economy takes a big down turn. But weathering the current financial storm will be possible with a little help from a wide array of community supporters, said Alice Mitchell, program director. In its 21st year, the organization provides community involvement opportunities to more than 250 “very active” students. Mitchell’s salary is paid by the school district but, other than that, money to run the program comes from grants, donations and fundraising – all of which are down. It costs about $30,000 a year to operate UpBeat and with the annual town picnic sponsored by UpBeat coming up May 28, the pressure is on to boost the bottom line. “It’s an interesting and traumatizing way to run a program,” Mitchell said. “Even in good times I lose sleep over it. You do what you can with what you’ve got…” There are several stalwart supporters. “We’re very fortunate…the Lions Club and

the Kiwanis continue to support us….they have right from the beginning.” The American Savings Foundation is a major donor, as well. Numerous businesses, individuals and organizations donate time, money and other resources. The community team, which oversees the program, made a conscious decision this year not “to bug” donors with numerous prompts. That’s in recognition that everyone is hurting and doing the best they can, Mitchell said. But with the economy hurting many families, it’s important to remember that UpBeat can fill a role in a child’s life and keep him or her involved in the community and “give them someplace safe to go.” With the picnic just a few weeks away, Mitchell is working out the logistics of planning a party for the town that costs about $3,000 to put on – and that’s UpBeat’s biggest fundraiser. “Every penny goes to the kids,” Mitchell said. “We hope the town thinks UpBeat is worth keeping and that (people) will bring a few dollars to the picnic this year.” The 6,000 hotdogs grilled by town officials, employees and other volunteers are

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No more delays: Shelter set to open in early May By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor There have been delays, but if all goes well the animal control facility on Christian Lane should be operational in May. Director of Public Works Art Simonian, along with members of the Public

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Earlier, officials had projected the facility would open in late February or early March. “There were some scheduling issues in the beginning and some in the winter…subcontractors were busy with other work and the utilities companies were busy with emergency repair work,” Simonian said. When the contractors went to obtain a certificate of occupancy there were a couple of issues, Simonian said. One was electrical and one was a doorway that needed addition glass protection in order for it to be acceptable for wheelchair use. “The CO is ready at this point,” Simonian said. As soon as the contractors complete the interior punchlist items “we’ll occupy the building and get our animals into there.” The move should take place in early May and after that, the site work will get finished, for example, tasks such as hydro-seeding and paving. “Once we take occupancy of the interior the public can go in,” Simonian said. Temporary ramps will be used to provide access to the building. He expects that the facility will be “fully completed by the fourth week in May.” Paving will be the last step and will take place after the top soil and other landscaping tasks are completed. The total budget for the project was $780,000 overall with the contractor’s designbuild cost about $630,000. There were two change orders requested by the town. The project came in under budget, Simonian said, leaving some bond funds available for furnishings and items such as shelving, mops and cleaning equipment. A washer and drier were

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Continued from page 6 donated, but the facility is still in need of interior furniture, such as file cabinets and desk lighting. Also, a modern computer system would be helpful, Simonian said. Anyone wishing to help out can contact Animal Control Officer Jan Lund or Town Manager Denise McNair. The project had to stay within a predetermined budget and so all the amenities one might want to see may not be immediately available, Simonian said. However, “It’ll be a nice building built to be functional and with an expansion capability.”

Suspicious vehicle The Berlin Police Department is investigating a complaint of suspicious persons in the area of Sunmeadow Drive in East Berlin which occurred on Friday April 24 at approximately 2:50 p.m. Two local middle school students were walking from the bus stop to their homes when they saw a white mid-sized car travelling southbound toward them on Sunmeadow Drive. The driver was reportedly a white or Hispanic male and there was a rear seat passenger of similar description. The car stopped and the rear seat passenger exited the vehicle. He approached the two students and asked them if they wanted some chocolate, while extending what they believed was a “chocolate rabbit” toward them. The two students then ran to the respective homes without incident. The car then left the area at a normal rate of

speed. In their haste to exit the area, neither youth was able to provide an accurate description of the “middle aged males.” The incident was observed by a resident walking her dog who described the vehicle as an older model “boxier” white sedan. The department has added patrols in the area in an effort to locate and determine what the white car is doing in the area. These patrols are being conducted in both marked and unmarked police vehicles. As of this time the persons in this car have done nothing illegal. The extra effort is being made in an effort to ensure that our neighborhoods and children are safe. Residents who may have any additional information on this incident or have seen a suspicious vehicle or persons matching this description are asked to call the Berlin Police Department at (860) 828-7080.

Mother’s Day Pasta Supper

The Berlin Republican Town Committee has scheduled a Mothers Day Pasta Super for Friday, May 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Spartan Athletic Club, 191 High Rd. Mothers eat for half price ($6). Adults are $12, children are $6 and children under 3 are free. For more information, call Anne at (860) 829-0260.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen “Relay For Life brings the progress against cancer to the forefront,” commented Annie Salgado, Relay trichair, and cancer survivor. “Many participants are our family, friends, and neighbors who have dealt with cancer themselves. I am urging other survivors to join me and register for the survivor lap and special survivor luncheon following the lap to be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 30. Survivors may contact me directly at”

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Luminaria light the way The Luminaria Ceremony of Hope scheduled for 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, is a moving tribute to remember those who have lost their battle with cancer and to honor and recognize others who live with this disease every day. As the sun sets, the glow of illuminated bags called luminaria light the area, each bag personalized with a special sentiment. Luminaria may be purchased online at nct.

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The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled the 82nd annual May Breakfast for Saturday, May 2 from 8 to 11 a.m. Eggs, bacon, sausage and cod fish cakes are featured. Cod fish cakes are 2 for $4. Adults, $6; children 5 and under, $4. Be sure to visit the Posey Shoppe and Country Store for florals, a Timeless Traditions Booth and the church cookbook table. The Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, has scheduled a tailgate flea market for Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church parking lot, rain or shine. Rental fee is $20 each or two spaces for $30. Space is approximately 9 feet by 18 feet. Admission is free to the public. For more information and an application, call the church office at (860) 828-6586. The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled the 2nd annual 50’s Drive-In for Sunday, May 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Rain date is June 7.

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Faith Briefs Christian Education members will take your hot dog or hamburger dinner order right at your car in 50’s dress. Dinner is $6, milk shakes, $2. Many customers arrive in classic cars to partake in this event. For more information, call (860) 8286586. Free Tot Time is scheduled to meet every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the Berlin Congregational Church. No registration is needed. The morning includes craft time, play time, snacks, juice and holiday parties. For more information any any event at Berlin Congregational Church, call Caroll Cyr at (860) 828-6586.

St. Paul Ladies Guild The St. Paul Ladies Guild is scheduled to meet Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. in the church hall beginning with the Living Rosary. A business meeting, with nominations and election of officers, will be followed by an ice cream social. All members

are reminded to bring nonperishable goods for the town food pantry, especially peanut butter, jellies and spaghetti sauce. All ladies of the parish are invited.

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

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Healing Hands of Jesus

Healing Hands of Jesus has scheduled Bible study every Thursday at the church office, 120 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin. Home cooked dinner is at 7 p.m., study immediately follows. Services are held Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Griswoldville Chapel, Griswold Street in Wethersfield. Children’s ministry is available during services. For more information, call (203) 982-9227.

Shawl ministry

The Kensington United Methodist Church prayer shawl ministry meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Call the church, (860) 828-4222, for the meeting location. While most shawls are prepared independently, the group meets once a month for fellowship and prayer. Knitters and crocheters of all faiths are welcome.

Prayer group

The 13th of the month prayer group at St. Paul Church, Kensington, meets at noon on the 13th day of every month to pray the 15 decades of the rosary. The prayer services begin with a personal consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the immaculate Heart of Mary. Within the rosary, the verses of the Fatima song are sung in remembrance to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. For more information, call John Simeone at (860) 8280794.


Thursday, April 30, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Obituaries Carl F. Kramer Carl F. Kramer, 90, of Kensington died April 26, 2009. He was the widower of Helen (Grzyb) Kramer to whom he had been married for 60 years. A native, longtime New Britain resident, he recently lived with his daughter Diane and family in Kensington. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was employed at Stanley Works for 30 years retiring in 1983. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in New Britain and the VFW Post in Plainville. Carl’s first love was his family. He dearly loved and took great pride in his daughter and grandchildren. He was a lifelong, loyal Red Sox fan and took much joy in seeing them “finally” win two World Series. Surviving are his daughter, Diane and son-in-law Michael of Kensington; four grandchildren Amy, Michael and Jason Wowk, Jennifer Wowk and husband Joseph Gortych; two great-grand-

children Jonathan and Sofia; sisters Anna Greco and husband Louis of Berlin and Caroline Brolin and husband Wilfred of New Britain; a brother Raymond Kramer and wife Irene of Kensington; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Stephanie Carlson and Margaret Tucciarone; brothers “Rudy, Tony, and Franky”. Funeral services will be held May 1, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, New Britain. Burial with military honors will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Calling hours are today, April 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carlson Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice or to Masonicare Hospice, 111 Founders Plaza, E. Hartford 06108.

Britain, moving to Berlin in the late 1970’s. He attended local schools and served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He had been employed for over 40 years at Pratt & Whitney Manufacturing Co. A parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in East Berlin, he was also an avid golfer and member of the Timberlin Se-

nior Golf Group. He is survived by his wife June (Bianco) McCarthy; a daughter Lynn Lewis of Guilford; a son Kevin and his wife Ursula McCarthy of Melrose, Mass.; two grandsons Sean and his wife Dawn Lewis of Altamonte Springs, Fla. and Adam Lewis of Somerville, Mass. and several nieces and nephews He was predeceased

by two brothers Edward McCarthy and Robert McCarthy and a sister Helen Bradlau. A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 30, 2009 at Sacred Heart Church, East Berlin. Burial was in Maple Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 279 New Britain Road, Kensington, CT 06037.

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Berlin Briefs Flushing Notice The Berlin Water Control will be flushing fire hydrants beginning May 1 through June 15. Please excuse any inconvenience caused by this annual maintenance.

Tax Relief filing deadline The Assessors office reminds elderly homeowners and taxpayers who are 100 percent disabled the deadline for filing the state’s property tax relief program is May 15. Homeowners who were 65 as of Dec. 31, 2008, and who meet specific guidelines may be eligible for the program. Those who are 100 percent disabled regardless of age may be also eligible. Residents who meet the eligibility requirements can apply in the Town’s Assessors Office, room 18 in the Town Hall, at 240 Kensington Rd. The filing period is Feb. through May 15 each year. Eligibility guidelines include a maximum annual income of $30,500 for a single person and $37,300 for married couples. The tax benefit works on a sliding scale with a minimum exemption of


Recycling Center The Town of Berlin Recycling Center on Town Farm Lane is scheduled to be open Saturday May 16 and June 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., according the Public Works Department. The center is open Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 3:1 5p.m. The following items are accepted for disposal: large appliances, A/C units, noncombustible metal items,

leaves, grass clippings, car and rechargeable batteries, tires (off the rim), used motor oil, antifreeze, and empty propane tanks., For more information, call the Public Works Department at (860) 828-7022.

Kiddie Karnival

The Kensington Nursery School, 185 Sheldon St., has scheduled its Kiddie Karnival for Saturday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features pony rides, crafts, food and beverages, face painting, prizes, bounce house and more. Admission is free. The event is held rain or shine. Free parking is available in the Kensington Congregational Church parking lots. For more information, visit Molly Majewicz of Berlin is scheduled to appear in the Newington Children’s Theatre Company’s production of “The Hundred Dresses.” The play is scheduled for May Friday, 1 and Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at the theater at 743 North Mountain Rd., Newington. For more information, call (860) 666-6282

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day in April. The nationallycelebrated observance encourages tree planting and care. National Arbor Day was founded by J. Sterling Morton, a member of the Nebraska Board of Agriculture, in 1872. Arbor Day is celebrated in every state and also in many other countries. The first official Earth Day took place nearly 100 years later in 1970 and is celebrated April 22. At least 300 little trees were distributed to students and staff, said Seelye, one of the organizers. Every year the Berlin Kiwanis Club hands out little pine tree seedling to all fourth graders in the public elementary schools Griswold, Hubbard and Willard and at St. Paul School. Seelye told the children the Kiwanis distribute the trees because “we want to make this place a little greener. There’s been a lot of trees planted in Berlin over the years. ” Balsam fir, Frasier fir, hemlock and other varieties are selected year to year to make sure there is a good mix in Berlin, Margnelli said. Margnelli gave the students brief instructions on how to care for their trees. “Take care of it and water it frequently,” he said adding that it was important to find a place with enough room because the tree “will be as tall as you are by the time you graduate from high school.” Karen Mayer, a parent volunteer at Griswold Elementary School said she remembered when she and her sister received trees in the fourth grade. Her grandmother planted them in her

rock garden and “they’re huge now.” “The trees survive,” Seelye said noting that he’s often heard that one of the Arbor Day seedlings reached maturity in someone’s backyard. Seelye said one of the trees he planted many years ago is now over 25 feet tall. Trees are selected for their sturdiness and ability to survive naturally in Connecticut’s climate. The trees come from a Maine nursery. The Kiwanis members had advice for homeowners, too. “Arbor Day is an excellent opportunity to take stock of the trees on your property and plan for the future.” Visiting a local nursery and getting new ideas and observing what others have planted can help residents improve the look of their property and also provide wind and heat protection. The National Arbor Day Foundation states that while many holidays are about past events, Arbor Day is about the future. In introducing the idea of Arbor Day, Morton’s resolution spoke to “the vital importance of tree planting.” Of course, the plains in Nebraska were largely devoid of trees and so he emphasized the beauty and comfort that trees would bring. Over a million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.

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Alzheimer’s support The Alzheimer’s/dementia support group is scheduled to meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at The Village of Kensington Place, 511 Kensington Ave., Meriden. For more information, call (203) 235-0181.

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Where have you gone Video Bug? By Robert Mayer Managing Editor

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Monday, May 4 Historic District, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Monday, May 11 Economic Development, Town Hall Room 7, 7 p.m. Public Health Nursing Services VNA, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 12 Conservation Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 6:30 p.m. Veterans Commission, American Legion, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 13 Housing Authority, Marjorie Moore Village Community Room, 5 p.m. Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Library Board Room, 7 p.m.

With Blockbuster Video closing, it’s time to sing it with me to the melody of “Mrs. Robinson” “Where have you gone, Video Bug? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo woo woo) What’s that you say, Mrs. Robinson, Video Galaxy has left and gone away? (Hey hey hey – hey hey hey)” Growing up in Berlin there were seemingly video stores littered all over town. I know us Berlin residents always joke when a new store is about to open that it has to be a pizza place or a nail-beauty salon, because we have so many around town. But, come on, you must remember those video stores, I even worked in one. I worked at Video Galaxy, which used to be where Cutting Edge is now for owner John Carnemolla, a great guy. Then there was the legendary Video Bug on Farmington Avenue, owned by Chet (what was his last name? We all just knew him as Chet.) I don’t remember all of the names of the stores that set up shop around town. I think Video Galaxy used to be located on High Road in front of the old Kensington Cinema (remember that, later called Cine Fox.) So does that make the Video Galaxy store on Mill Street,

Video Galaxy II? There were two different video stores in the Ferndale Plaza that now is anMayer chored by Roger’s Marketplace and Bella Pizza. There was one where the bank is on one corner and there was also one in the other corner where Kensington Cafe now sits. And then there was Video Bug on Farmington Avenue. Rachel Rice, the Reference and Young Adult Librarian at Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, e-mailed me to give me this story idea. She remembered that when she used to check videos out at Video Bug, all she needed to tell Chet was the last four digits of her phone number because we were all 828something back then. She also made sure to mention that if residents don’t want to use the Red Box at Stop & Shop or Food Mart, the library is the only business in town. BerlinPeck Memorial Library has many videos, including new releases, ready to check out with a library card. So in these trying times, who has the guts to come back and open a video store in our fair town? We can only hope Chet is listening. Do you have memories of the video stores of days gone by? Log onto and comment on this story.

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Letters to The Editor What about the resident’s protest? To the editor: I would like to comment on the commentary by Olivia Lawrence titled “Check out the walking trails at Pistol Creek” (4/16/09). While I agree with Ms. Lawrence that people should go check out the old golf course, enjoy the trails and its beauty, I disagree that “somehow fate (and intense work on the part of town officials) brought the parcel back into control of those who call Berlin home.” Yes, the town officials played an important role in saving Pistol Creek and they should be congratulated for their efforts. What about the residents of Savage Hill Road, Spruce Brook Road and Oak Ridge Drive? Some of them spent countless amounts of time, money and energy, making phone calls, going door to door with information, sending emails to one another and having meetings, fighting to save this open space. They attended town and state legislative meetings and made themselves heard. Some met with town officials. They didn’t want 150 plus condominiums, houses or apartments in their backyards, crowding their schools, putting more of a strain on the fire and police departments, etc. If not for their efforts, who’s to say the town officials would have fought so hard? I don’t call that “fate” Ms. Lawrence. The true victory of Pistol Creek is that even today, a band of well-intentional private citizens can effort real change within our community and that’s what happened here. This was a real grassroots effort to save on of the last open spaces in Berlin. Timothy Skinner Berlin

Stop saluting To the editor: When a person is elected President of the United States of America and he or she does not have military prior service, he or she should not be Commander-

in-Chief of our massive military. They know nothing about military operations. In this case, one of the Joint Chiefs of Staff should be the Commander-in-Chief of our military. Also, any active military personnel should not have to salute the President who has no prior military service. Remember when Bill Clinton was elected President, they had to teach him how to salute? History says that most of our best presidents were prior military personnel. Remember for those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know. Hank Pustelnik Berlin

Filthy locker rooms To the editor: I am a resident of Berlin and I recently attended my first Adult Education class (which was wonderful). The class was held at Berlin High school. During the break, I took a walk around the school. I graduated from Berlin in the early 80’s and I hadn’t been inside the school in over 15 years. Since I participated in multiple sports, I decided to visit the girls locker room, for “old times sake”. Well, I have to say that I don’t know if I was more disgusted or disheartened. When I first walked into the little entry way, there was a bulletin board on the wall. This bulletin board was covered in chewed up chewing gum - there was even gum stretched out to look like a giant spider web - It smelled and was stomach-turning! I proceeded into the locker room itself and I was overcome with a horrible smell. The locker room was dark and dingy. There were lockers with no doors and more chewed gum stuck on them. The mirrors had cracks in them. There was trash in the sinks and in all of the showers. I visited the locker room twice, each Monday of my class at about 8:30 p.m. I thought maybe it would be

different the second time but it wasn’t. I am just so disheartened to see the high school in such poor condition. I know that the high school is old – but what I saw has nothing to do with age. How can any adult or anyone in charge at the school walk by that bulletin board and not want to find a way to clean it or remove it? I follow the Berlin girls sports teams in the newspaper and see how well they are doing. The sports program in a school is usually where the most school spirit and pride is found. Why aren’t the facilities better? Where is the girl’s pride? What do the opposing schools think of Berlin when they use the locker room during games? Maybe I am spoiled right now. I am part of the Griswold Elementary School Parent’s club. It is absolutely amazing how much time and energy the parents put into that school to make it better. The families save cereal box tops to buy electric pencil sharpeners for each teacher. T h i s week, a group of parent volunteers will be cleaning and refurnishing the teacher’s room. They will be using donated equipment and club funds. Yes, the school is old and yes, it is way overcrowded. But it is clean and friendly and bright and cheerful. Why is there no support at the high school level? I see how much is done for the graduation party - the fund raisers, clothing drive, parent donations... Yes, it is a great cause but its only lasts one night - what about the conditions the kids face all year long? I was always proud to say that I lived in Berlin and that Berlin had great schools, but now I don’t feel so comfortable saying that. My oldest daughter is in kindergarten so I have a long road to travel through the schools. I am discouraged to think that my children and my neighbor’s children have this to look forward to. Sue Kozlowski Kensington

Free dinner? To the editor: As you know, I’ve been researching various topics for a new Anthology of Berlin History that Sallie Caliendri and I are working on. I will buy dinner to anyone who can show me or photograph the marker saying the geographic center of Connecticut and where it is located. Meanwhile, I’m photographing other markers and signs in Berlin. Have I missed any? DAR markers for the first meeting house, DAR marker for the stockade of the great swamp settlement, DAR marker for Christian Lane Cemetery and Founder’s Rock, DAR marker for the birthplace of Emma Hart Willard on Lower Lane, sign for the original well of Emma Hart Willard, DAR marker for the Hartford-New Haven path, DAR marker for the site of the old town pump, sign of Worthington Ridge noting the birthplace of Emma Hart Willard, sign on Worthington Ridge noting Edw. Pattison’s tinware-making, the Connecticut Historical Society sign about Berlin on Kensington Road and Main Street, and even the Brandegee dog cemetery stone on Brandegee Lane. Does anyone have any information about the Brandegee marker? I have photographed the Benjamin Franklin milestone marker at the corner of Worthington Ridge and Middletown Road. Are there other milestones? I’ve done some research on George Washington’s visits to Berlin. Did other presidents visit the town? I’m also interested in the people that our schools are named - Does anyone remember or have stories about Catherine McGee and Mary Griswold? Please contact me at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, 234 Kensington Rd., Kensington CT 06037, call me at (860) 828-7125 or email me at Cathy Nelson Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor This is an important trash and recycling update from town hall. The town manager and deputy public works director want to make residents aware of changes to these services. Saturday recycling The municipal recycling center at 19 Town Farm Lane has been open sporadically on Saturdays due to budget constraints, since January until April 4, according to Town Manager Denise McNair. The facility was open every Saturday in April. However, in May and June it will only be open once each month: May 16 and June 20. “Right now, going forward, we can’t afford every Saturday,” McNair said. The facility remains open during its regular weekday hours of 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Automated trash collection begins in July The new automated trash collection service will begin the week of July 6. The last week of the current service is the week of June 29. During the first week of May residents will receive a flier from Trash-Away detailing all the specifics of the service. McNair said it is very important that residents look for the information in the mail as it contains everything they need to know about the upcoming change. She urged them to take the time to read about the new service. About 6,900 households are affected. “We’ve had a few inquiries” from residents about the change, said James Horbal, deputy public works director. He recently gave a presentation at the senior center about the automated system. “I didn’t receive any negative input.” Residents will be given a choice about what size trash can — known as a cart — they want to receive. The first cart is free and comes in three sizes: 95 gallon, 65 gallon and 35 gallon. If a resi-

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dent does not make a choice, the largest size barrel will be dropped off at his or her house. “It you want a smaller one or more than one you need to call Trash-Away,” McNair said. Horbal said old bins will be collected by Trash-Away during the week of June 29 when the last “old-style” collection takes place. Residents should put a large note on the trash cans indicating they want these disposed. Residents will still be able to have non metal bulky items picked up, McNair

Apple Hill Farm’s greenhouse is ready for opening day, scheduled for May 1.

gardens to keep insects and small animals away, so the need for pesticides is non-existent. Elizabeth Orzakowski, the original owner of Apple Hill Farm, expressed her wish that it stay a farm that serves Kensington and surrounding towns. Her nieces and nephews and their children were raised on the farm and have stepped up to keep Apple Farm Hill traditions alive. All vegetable and flower plants are started in the family greenhouse, with no pesticides. Plant order can be made by phone. Apple Hill Farm is scheduled to open for the season on May 1. They can be contacted at (860) 828-4995.


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Berlin Historical Society Museum – The Berlin Historical Society Museum, 305 Main St., (corner of Peck Street), has scheduled Mary Jane Dapkus, Assistant Curator of The American Clock and Watch Museum, for Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. She is scheduled to speak about Berlin and Middletown wooden movement shelf clock makers in the 19th century, such as Elisha and Olcott Cheney, William B. Loomis, Lot Goodspeed and the history of the Spruce Brook Drive area. The event is free. Refreshments will be served. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in rooms 1–3 at the community center. Troop 24 enjoys many activities and camping throughout the year. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boys Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored and chartered by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Bethany Covenant. Boys 11 years and older are welcome to join Troop 41’s Scouting program and participate in camping, skiing, whitewater rafting, backbacking and more. For more information, visit or call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email Open house – Mooreland Hill School, an independent, co-educational day school for grades five through nine, has scheduled a drop-in open house for April 30, May 7 and May 14 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. For more information, visit Varsity Girls Golf – BHS vs. Bunnell, Avon at Blue Fox Run, 3 p.m.

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Meeting — The Berlin Connection Exchange Club networking meeting is scheduled for every Thursday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Route 72 Diner, East Berlin. Join local business owners in exchanging referrals and building their businesses. For more information, call (860) 680-2972. Social Connections – Social Connections, a social group for singles, has scheduled a Singles First Friday event at Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain on Friday, May 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Evening features live jazz music. Admission is $10 and includes light hors d’oeuvres. For more information, call Gail at (860) 582-8229. Fine arts and crafts exhibit – The 8th annual Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibit is scheduled for Friday, May 1 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Calendar House 388 Pleasant St., Southington. The displays of exhibits are by Southington senior citizens and many have won awards. Works include paintings in acrylic and watercolor, drawings in pen and ink, pastel, pencil and charcoal as well as stained glass, woodcarving, decorative arts, quilting and more. For more information, call Cindy at Gilbert (860) 621-3014. Varsity Baseball – BHS vs. St. Paul Catholic at St. Paul Catholic, 3:45 p.m. Varsity Softball – BHS vs. St. Paul Catholic at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Varsity Boys Tennis – BHS vs. Northwest Catholic at BHS, 3:45 p.m. Varsity Girls Tennis – BHS vs. Northwest Catholic at St. Joseph’s College, West Hartford, 3:45 p.m.

Varsity Girls Golf – BHS vs. Newington at Timberlin, 3 p.m.



Kiddie Karnival – The Kensington Nursery School, 185 Sheldon St., has scheduled its Kiddie Karnival for Saturday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pony rides, crafts, food and beverages, face painting, prizes, bounce house and more. Admission is free. The event is held rain or shine. Free parking is available in the Kensington Congregational Church parking lots. For more information, visit Berlin Historical Society Museum – The Berlin Historical Society Museum, 305 Main St., (at the corner of Peck Street), is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. New collections include vintage bridal gowns, antique dolls and art work by noted Berlin residents. Permanent displays include a collection of tinware, bricks and more. Admission is free. Pet Adoptathon 2009 – Friends of Berlin Animal Control will take part in Pet Adoptathon 2009, a national event sponsored by the North Shore Animal League on Saturday, May 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at A.S. Labieniec, 945 Farmington Ave. Meet the many cats that are looking for permanent, loving homes. Please bring vet and/or personal references. For more information or a private consultation, call (860) 828-5287. Decorating CommitteeThe All Night Graduation Party Decorating Committee needs your help! Any parents of seniors are welcome to come and help make decorations for the party. We are scheduled to work each Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and at Willard Elementary School in the basement. For more information, con-

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tact Barb Jurczyszak (860) 829-0169 or Rose Swenton (860) 828-7629/ cell (860) 9442471. Tag sale – Compassionate Care Animal Center has scheduled a tag sale for Saturday, May 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 216 Percival Ave, weather permitting. All proceeds go directly to programs to help animals in need. Donations of gently used items are appreciated. Please no large furniture or clothing. For more information, call (860) 3800415 or Varsity Lacrosse – BHS vs. East Catholic at East Catholic, 10 a.m. Varsity Boys and Girls Track – Middletown Varsity Invite at Middletown, TBA.



May Breakfast – The SVEA Social Club, 999 Kensington Rd., has scheduled its May Breakfast for Sunday, May 3 at 11 a.m. Breakfast includes ham, eggs, home fries, sausage and peppers, corned beef hash, clam chowder, baked beans, fresh bread, coffee and juice. Cost is $10 per person. A raffle will be held. Ride-4-Justin- The fourth annual Ride-4-Justin is scheduled for Sunday, May 3. The ride leaves the Elks Lodge 1669 in Southington at 10:30 a.m. Registration, including dinner, is rider, $25; passenger and non-rider, $15; high school students with ID, $10. For more information, call Joe DiPietro at (860) 983-5021 , Matthew Wisniewski at (860) 983-5445; or To make a donation send checks to Justin Wisniewski Firefights Scholarship Fund Inc., P.O. Box 473, Southington, CT 06489.



Varsity Baseball – BHS vs. Rocky Hill at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Varsity Softball – BHS vs. Rocky Hill at Elm Ridge Park, 6:30 p.m. Varsity Boys Tennis – BHS vs. Rocky Hill at BHS, 3:45 p.m. Varsity Girls Tennis – BHS vs. Rocky Hill at Rocky Hill, 3:45 p.m. Varsity Boys Golf – BHS vs. Wethersfield, Rockville, Simsbury at Wethersfield CC, 3 p.m. Varsity Girls Golf – BHS vs. Middletown at Timberlin, 3 p.m.



Playgroup - The Kensington Congregational Church Christian Education program has scheduled a Parent/Child playgroup for Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The group meets on a “drop in” basis, in the crib room in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. All children, from infants to preschoolers, are welcome. For more information, call (860) 828-4511. Decorating CommitteeThe All Night Graduation Party Decorating Committee needs your help! Any parents of seniors are welcome to come and help make decorations for the party. We are scheduled to work each Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and each Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon at Willard Elementary School in the basement. Come and join us and have some fun! For more information, contact Barb Jurczyszak (860) 8290169 or Rose Swenton (860) 828-7629/ cell (860) 944-2471. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse and camps monthly at a va-


Thursday, April 30, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen riety of places. For more information, call Ed Alicea, Scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. Troop 44 offers a full scouting program including outdoor adventures such as camping, fishing and hiking, as well as opportunities to earn merit badges and pursue advancements towards the Eagle rank. Boys 11 to 18 are eligible to join. For more information, call Troop Committee Chair Ed Como, (860) 8291258.Spaghetti dinner – The American Legion in Berlin has scheduled an allyou-can-eat spaghetti dinner for Tuesday, April 14 from 5:30 top 7 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs or sausage, salad, Italian bread, dessert, and beverages. Profits benefit the Legion’s civic activities. Varsity Lacrosse – BHS vs. Bacon Academy at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Varsity Boys Tennis – BHS vs. Northwest Catholic at BHS, 3:45 p.m. Varsity Girls Tennis – BHS vs. Glastonbury at BHS, 3:45 p.m. Varsity Boys Golf – BHS vs. Rocky Hill, Plainville at Tunxis Plantation, 3:30 p.m. Varsity Girls Golf – BHS vs. Glastonbury at Glastonbury Hills, 3 p.m. Varsity Boys and Girls Track – BHS vs. Middletown, St. Paul Catholic at BHS, 3:45 p.m.


Decorating CommitteeThe All Night Graduation Party Decorating Committee needs your help! Any parents of seniors are welcome to come and help make decorations for the party. We are scheduled to work each Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and each Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon at Willard Elementary School in the basement. Come and join us and have some fun! For more information, contact Barb Jurczyszak (860) 829-0169 or



Open house – Mooreland Hill School, an independent, co-educational day school for grades five through nine, has scheduled a drop-in open house for May 7 and May 14 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. For more information, visit Varsity Boys Tennis – BHS vs. Southington at Southington, 3:45 p.m. Varsity Boys Golf – BHS vs. East Catholic, Cromwell, Xavier at Timberlin, 3:30 p.m. Varsity Boys Track – BHS vs. Fermi, Newington at BHS, 3:45 p.m.


Boss Continued from page 15 Springsteen heckled the crowd, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over and I say it ain’t over,” he said. The band then launched into “Rosalita” to send the crowd into a frenzy and off happily to their next stops. “It was the best I’ve seen him,” said Berlin resident Jim Ferland. “He mixed the old and new and to end with ‘Rosalita’ was the best.” Mark Bordonaro, another Berlin resident, liked the concert but would have liked more up-tempo songs. “I thought there were too many

slow songs this time around,” said Bordonaro, who has seen Springsteen four times. “I thought when the young drummer came out, that was pretty cool and he played my favorite song, ‘Lonesome Day,’ so that was good. He has so many hits I don’t know how he picks what he’s going to play. My dad loved that he ended with ‘Rosalita.’” Southington resident Brian Crowley, who has seen Springsteen many times called the show “Amazing. It was unbelievable. What a great time, stupid good.” Joe Mongillo of Southington admitted that he didn’t know a lot of Springsteen songs before the show but

walked away impressed. “There were a lot more that I knew than I thought I would. He puts on an incredible show, no doubt about that.”

Set List, April 24 XL Center, Hartford Badlands, Outlaw Pete, Jackson Cage, She’s The One, Working On A Dream, Radio Nowhere, Seeds, Johnny 99, Ghost Of Tom Joad, Raise Your Hand, Wild Thing, Rockin’ All Over the World, E Street Shuffle, Waiting On A Sunny Day, The Promised Land, The Wrestler, Kingdom of Days, Lonesome Day, The Rising, Born To Run, Cadillac Ranch, Encore: Hard Times, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Land Of Hope And Dreams, American Land, Rosalita.


Forever Young Club – The Forever Young Club is scheduled to meet Friday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, East Berlin for a Healing Mass. All members and Sacred Heart and St. Paul parishioners are welcome. Refreshments will be served in Father Carroll Hall. A short meeting will follow the Mass. Pasta supper – The BRTC has scheduled a Mother’s Day Pasta Supper for Friday, May 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Spartan Athletic Club, 191 High Rd. Adults are $12; mothers and children 3 to 12 are $6; children under 3 are free. For more information, call Anne at (860) 829-0260. Varsity Baseball – BHS vs. SMSA at Colt Park, 3:45 p.m.



Rose Swenton (860) 8287629/ cell (860) 944-2471.Varsity Baseball – BHS vs. RHAM at RHAM Athletic Complex, 3:45 p.m. Varsity Baseball – BHS vs. Northwest Catholic at Northwest Catholic, 3:45 p.m. Varsity Softball – BHS vs. Northwest Catholic at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Varsity Boys Tennis – BHS vs. Northwest Catholic at St. Joseph’s College, West Hartford, 3:45 p.m. Varsity Girls Golf – BHS vs. Newington at Indian Hill CC, 3 p.m.


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School News Scholastic achievements

James Stachelek of Kensington has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Bonnie Bordwell Beattie memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is administered through the University Health Professionals Local 3837. Stachelek is a student at Bentley University in Massachusetts, where he is a double majoring in Finance and Global Studies. He was named to the University’s President’s List in his first semester of study. He has been accepted into Bentley’s study abroad program and will spend a semester in Barcelona, Spain. Melissa Slusz of Kensington was recently inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society recognizing outstanding academic achievements of students enrolled in collegiate business programs at Fairfield University. She is the daughter of Anthony and Josephine Slusz.

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Community Kids of Griswold Elementary School donate funds to Warm the Children The Community Kids of Griswold School, the elementary school’s community service club, were visited by Mark Bernacki, owner of Sir Speedy Printing and volunteer coordinator of the Warm the Children program for the city of New Britain, recently. As a businessman and community leader, Bernacki spoke about what the program is, how it works, and to accept and thank them for their donation. He also talked about how important it is to be involved and give back to others in their community. The Community Kids of Griswold School chose Warm the Children as their winter project and they individually raised funds for the program by asking to do small, meaningful tasks around their home for a small donation. The 18 members raised $120 during a two week period in January. Two students from each fourth and fifth classroom are selected to serve as the class representatives to the Community Kids. These representatives attend two meetings a month and decide on and help with


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School News St. Paul honor roll St. Paul School in Kensington has announced the honor roll for the third quarter marking period. High honors Grade 8 - Jacqueline Denver, Jeremy Dilzer, Michaela Dolishny, Alexandra Femc, Molly Majewicz, Brittany Nemphos, Gabrielle St. Jarre, Sarah Stokowski. Grade 7 – Peter Dovidaitis, Michael Edmiston, Thaddeus Link, Mary Ranagan. Grade 6 – Kaitlin Moriarty. Honors Grade 8 - Ashley Gable, Alina Gallupe, Alan Harrington, Morgan Imossi, Brandon Iozzo, Kristen Lundebjerg, Nicole Maroon, Kendra Oates, Stephanie Zembko. Grade 7 – Caroline Burke, Katherine Roux, Sean Car-

roll, Megan Samojla, Gabriella DiMaio, Jenna Santangelo, Ryan Gadea, Deana Sobilo, Gina Iozzo, Meghan Stanwicks, Arius Johnson, Callie Veach, Sean McGurgan, Joseph Waida, Kathleen Molski, Matthew Welch, D’Ana Rocco, Haley Zigas, Daniel Rombola. Grade 6 - Katherine Bray, Matthew Cyr, Alexander Ott, Lindsey Paszczuk, Emily Szozdowski. Honorable Mention Grade 8 - Olga Laguna, Morgan Neubieser, Ryan Szozdowski, Caroline Zembko. Grade 7 – Peter Armetta, John Babon. Grade 6 – Anthony Plochocki, Audra Rocco. (Berlin residents noted in italics.)

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Reunions New Britain High School, Class of 1949, is preparing for its 60th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 3 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Shuttle Meadow Country Club. For more information, call (860) 828-3870 or email or Plainville High School Class of ‘84 is planning a 25th class reunion for Friday, Nov 27 and is looking for classmates. If you are from the PHS class of ‘84 or know others from the class of ‘84 please contact us via our Facebook group Plainville High School Class of ’84 or Danielle Coulombe Blanchette at (860) 828-1272 ( or Lisa Laferriere Perrotti at (860) 747-3560 (

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Senior Happenings AARP

Meetings The Berlin AARP Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. The monthly Chapter meeting is scheduled to be the annual banquet on Tuesday, May 19 at San Souci Restaurant. Cost is $17 per person, payable to Berlin AARP Chapter 3035. Note on check entree preference of fish, chicken or roast pork and send to Barbara Dixon, 30 Percival Ave., Kensington 05037 by May 12. Classes The Senior Safe Driver classes, sponsored by Berlin AARP Chapter 3035 are schedule for Wednesday and Thursday, May 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center. Both classes must be attended to receive the coupon for car insurance premium discount. Fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Pre-regis-

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The following is the current trip schedule for the Berlin AARP. For details and reservations, call Phyllis Fecteau, (860) 828-4934. May 14-17 — Ottawa Tulip Festival. May 28 — Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant. June 3-10 — Mackinac Island, Michigan. June 25 — The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York. July 18 — Whale Watch, Boston. Aug. 13 — Ricky Nelson tribute at the Aqua Turf. Sept. 13 — “Sheer Madness” at the Charles Playhouse, Boston. Oct. 15 — Lilly’s on the Pond. Nov. 15 — “Mame” at the Thomaston Opera House.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Senior Menu Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Perry at (860) 670-8546 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Requested donation is $2. Monday, May 4: Chicken vegetable and noodle soup, cracker, burger with lettuce and tomato, sautéed onions, tater tots, fresh fruit. Tuesday, May 5: Crispy fish wedge, Lyonnais potatoes, stewed tomatoes, white bread, peach cup. Wednesday, May 6: Sliced roast beef with mushroom gravy, whipped potatoes, seasoned baby carrots, whole grain bread, fruit garnished tapioca pudding. Thursday, May 7: Baked Kielbasa, sweet and sour red cabbage, seasoned egg noodles, rye bread, garnished fruited Jell-O. Friday, May 8: Stuffed chicken with apple almond sauce, baked potato with sour cream, Prince Edward Isle vegetables, dinner roll, coconut custard pie.

Berlin Briefs Chamber program The Berlin Chamber of Commerce has scheduled an informational session “Starting or Expanding a Business” on Wednesday, May 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Community center. Presentations, by representatives of state and local agencies, include information on business resources, business plans, registering your business, securing a tax number, funding options, creating LLCs and more. The session is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required as seating

is limited and materials will be made available. For more information and to register, call the Chamber at (860) 829-1033.

Electronic recycling event Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee has scheduled a free electronic recycling event for Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot at General Electronic, Rt. 10 and Woodford Avenue, Plainville. Berlin residents will have the opportunity to dispose of televisions, VCRs, cell phone,

computers, notebook or laptop computers, rechargeable batteries, computer monitors, printers and related components. No white goods, liquids, trash, lighting fixtures or lamps, copy machines, fax machines, mainframe computers, radios, microwave ovens, stereo systems, CD players, tape recorders, household appliances, or items from businesses will be accepted. This is the only collection date for the year that will accept old televisions. For more information, call (860) 585-0419, (860) 225-9811

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Blood drive The recent blood drive at Berlin Congregational Church was attended by 33 people with 30 units of productive blood collected, according to the American Red Cross. Because each pint of blood collected can help up to three individuals, 90 hospitals patients may benefit from this blood drive. Red Cross volunteers included Captain, Jeanette Zdankiewicz; reception, Judy Roberts; canteen, Mary Ann Goodell.

Business & Industry Guide 2009 Look for it in our June 11 issue! This special pull-out booklet will feature the names and faces of the area’s business community, plus some interesting facts and features that make Berlin a terrific place to live and do business.

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Matchup of future Big East An emotional day pitchers draws a crowd for Rossi, BHS lacrosse team By Nick Carroll Sports Editor

The Baseball Gods smiled on Plainville last Friday as old rivals Berlin and Plainville High School met up under sunny skies at Alumni Field. To make the scene even sweeter, the teams had their NCAA Division Ibound staff aces on the mound that afternoon. Powered by a complete game, 3-hit, 11-strikeout effort from future St. John’s University pitcher Matt Carasiti, Berlin downed host Plainville 5-1 before a sizeable crowd. University of Connecticut recruit D.J. Voisine pitched six innings, scattered eight hits, struck out 10 and was tagged with the loss. Sure enough, some fans came to Alumni Field just to see the future Big East Conference hurlers in action. The guys in the spotlight were well aware of that. “The first couple of innings were a little shaky, but I got into a rhythm about the third inning and I felt good throughout the whole game,” said Carasiti, a senior. “Plainville’s always the biggest game of the year for us. It’s nice to get a win.” Voisine, of course, was a little less upbeat. The senior was backed by a spotty defense that day. “Our defense killed us,” Voisine said. “If you get them to hit the ball, you expect (the defense) to pick it up. There’s really nothing you can do as a pitcher. We just have to make the plays.” “I knew it would be a close game if we made plays, and if we hit,” Voisine added. “We really didn’t do either.” Although fierce competitors come game day, Carasiti and Voisine have a great deal of respect for one another. The seniors have played on All-Star teams together, and have bumped into each other away from the field, as well.

By Nick Carroll Sports Editor

Photo by Joseph A. Zebzda

Berlin High School’s Matt Carasiti fires in a pitch Friday at Plainville’s Alumni Field. The Redcoats prevailed that afternoon, 5-1. “Our names brought us closer together,” said Voisine. “He’s a good pitcher. He throws the ball hard and he has some good stuff.” “He’s going to UConn, so that’s going to be my rival in college,” Carasiti said with a smile. “He’s a good pitcher.” Berlin jumped out to a 1-0 first-inning lead on Friday on an RBI single by Chris Allen that scored Joe Balowski, who reached base on an error. Plainville would even the score on a homerun by Sam Dostaler (2 hits) in the bottom of the frame. The Redcoats regained the edge for good in the second inning on a solo homerun by Doug Ferraguto. An RBI double by Mark Bordonaro (2 hits), which scored Chris Morin (3 hits, 1 RBI), made it

3-1. Berlin plated its fourth run in the fourth on an RBI single by Morin, which scored Andrew Bell, and its final run in the fifth on a homerun by Balowski. The Redcoats improved to 6-1 with the victory. The Blue Devils fell to 4-3. “They’re a good team,” PHS coach Bob Freimuth said of Berlin. “When you give away things, they’re going to take advantage. You can’t give away anything, especially with a kid like Carasiti on the mound. “I thought we came out with a nice approach in the first inning and hit the ball around on him a little. Then he seemed to find his rhythm and we couldn’t do much with him after that.”

One could say Scott Rossi waited six years for this moment. Rossi’s Berlin High School girls lacrosse team, playing its inaugural varsity campaign after spending two years on the junior varsity level, defeated host Shelton 7-6 last week to notch its first-ever varsity victory. For Rossi, who has trumpeted the sport of lacrosse in Berlin since 2003 when he launched an intramural program at McGee Middle School, beating Shelton was an emotional experience. “My reaction to the Shelton win was truly a mixed bag of emotions. I was overjoyed for the players who have been working towards that moment for three seasons, I was relieved because I could feel the girls pressing for a win and putting a lot of pressure on themselves to have success, and I was proud of my players for not giving in at the half and fighting for a win against an established varsity program,” said Rossi. Not surprisingly, having come up short in their first five matches of the season, Rossi’s players were thrilled to chalk one up in the win column last week. “I will never forget their looks of joy and excitement. They have a lot to be proud of. They have been working hard, and they are finally starting to see more positive results on the field,” said Rossi. “It was great to see them overcome with emotion, because it demonstrates to me how lucky I am to be coaching a group of girls that care so much about each other and the sport we all love. “One lasting image I was left with was a player smiling while she was crying on the sideline. Just seeing that release of raw emotion was very rewarding and touching.” Maggie Murphy, a team captain, has led the Lady Redcoats this season. “She is just a tremendously talented athlete, and she loves lacrosse. Her best quality, however, is her ability to make the players around her better,” Rossi said. “She has been a great role model for the younger girls, and pushes the team to dig deep when it really counts. Whether it’s a game or a practice, Maggie works hard — period.” Berlin’s other captains, Kathleen Mullins and Samantha Shirley, have developed into strong players, as well. Rossi also has been pleased with the work turned in by goalie Jenna Bell. Rounding out Rossi’s roster are Nicole Baccaro, M.J. Ceruti, Emily Cole, Samantha Delconte, Rebecca DiMattia, Abby Fischer, Kellyn Goldberger, Lindsay Hoffman, Kylie Makowski, Emily Onofrio, Evelyn Szczygla, Fiona Tamburini, Robyn Riggott, Malorie Brochu, Kira Eleveld, Shannon Murphy and Bridget White. See Lacrosse, page 29


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, April 30, 2009

Great stretch for Bovee sisters

’Coats Notes

After being forced to reschedule twice due to bad weather, the Berlin and Farmington High School girls golf teams finally faced off last week at Tunxis Plantation. Farmington prevailed, 182-203. Berlin’s Erica Barnes was even par through four holes and finished with a 38 to earn match medalist honors. Rounding out the Lady Redcoat slate were Alyssa Scheyd (45), Victoria Fagan (60), Emily Stickel (60) and Alli Sturgeon (66). “Though we lost, there were many good signs for the rest of the season,” BHS coach Jim Bryers said. “I know that Alli will return to form, Alyssa was 13 strokes better than her first match’s score, and the two freshmen (Fagan and Stickel) have shown a lot more confidence swinging the club in practice on Friday. We will also have Brianna Calafiore back in action this week after not being able to play this past week.”

The Berlin High School boys golf team chalked up two more victories last week, downing RHAM (184) and Middletown (223) at Lyman Orchards. The Redcoats fired a 168 and improved to 6-1 (4-1, Northwest Conference). Despite strong winds, Berlin’s Mike Scheyd continued to play solid golf and carded a field-best 36, which included two birdies. Scheyd’s nearest competition, teammate Jack Rudy, shot a 42. “That he was six shots better than the field indicates how solid a round it was,” BHS coach John Line said. John Scheyd and Ryan Lee each shot 45 for the Redcoats. Rob Straub, making his first varsity start, had a 51. “A mistake in the wind would result in a big score,” Line said. — Nick Carroll Send results and photos from your favorite Berlin High School teams to

By Mark Pukalo Special to The Citizen Rainouts provided the Berlin softball team with a week off from games. With the extra mental and physical rest, the Redcoats hope they are now beginning a winning streak. Berlin rebounded from a disappointing loss to East Catholic with a solid 4-1 victory over St. Paul Friday and pulled out a wild 6-5 win over Middletown in nine innings Monday night. “Maybe it was good to get away for a while,” Berlin coach Jason Pires said. “It certainly turned out okay for us.” The Middletown game could have been a very difficult loss to take, but the Redcoats (5-2) were able to find a way to win. The locals jumped out to a


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Pires said Bovee struggled with her hitting when she was a freshman, but has consistently improved. “Courtney kind of took a back seat to the seniors we had last year, but she’s really taking over this year,” Pires said. “She’s very patient. The thing that she does is when a pitcher makes a mistake, she is not missing it.” Junior Kaitlyn Bovee, also off to a strong start, went 3for-5 with two RBI, including her long fly ball in the ninth that eluded the Middletown defense to end it with one out.

3-0 lead, gave it up in the fourth inning, gained it back on senior shortstop Courtney Bovee’s two-run homer and Middletown tied it and almost took the lead in the seventh. Finally, Kaitlyn Bovee knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. “We didn’t bring our A game,” Pires said. “But we hung in, persevered and lived to fight another day. We can take the positives from the game and go back and try to fix the mistakes we made.” Courtney Bovee continued her torrid pace, going 2-for-2 to raise her average to .550 on the season (11-for-20).

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Berlin High School swimmers, from left, sophomore Kevin Kozikowski and junior Andrew Thurston were honored recently at the All-State banquet at the Aqua Turf. Kozikowski and Thurston led the Redcoats to a third place finish in the Nutmeg League and to a 13th place showing at the Class M state championships this past season. Kozikowski and Thurston both qualified for the 2009 State Open in two individual events and one relay.

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and threw a runner out at the plate from right field. “We did a lot of the little things, such as bunting and stealing, that we need to do to be successful,” Pires said. “It was important that we came back and won a game against a good pitcher after the last two games.”


Freshman Paige Owens and sophomore Stephanie LaPierre, who both had two hits, started the game-winning rally with bunt singles, and a walk loaded the bases. “It could have been over earlier. Middletown had already tied the game 5-5 and had the bases loaded with one out in the top of the seventh, but Lindsay Erickson (eight walks) worked out of the jam. It was the fourth one-run loss for Middletown (1-7). “[Erickson] didn’t have her good stuff,” Pires said. “But she bore down when she had to.” Sophomore Monique St. Jarre came on to pitch well in the final two innings, allowing a walk and one hit to

get the victory. Three days earlier, Berlin scored four runs in its first three at bats to gain a home victory over St. Paul. Erickson was solid, scattering five hits, with three walks and six Ks. Courtney Bovee was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Owens had a hit

“All of the varsity girls have worked hard and improved. I am proud of them all. We have several girls that are true leaders on this team, but we also have a lot of role players that are willing to do whatever is necessary to help the team compete at the highest possible level,” Rossi said. Although it’s competing for attention with well-established sports like baseball and softball, BHS lacrosse has drawn good crowds for its home games. “The support from the community and the school has been amazing,” said Rossi, who oversees a lacrosse club team for boys at BHS, as well. “We’re not drawing sellout crowds yet, but as people realize what an exciting sport lacrosse is, more and more people will start to attend the games.” Clearly, Rossi likes the direction his program is headed, but he is quick to deflect credit to others. The coach

praised the efforts of his junior varsity coach Jen Plis and youth lacrosse coaches in town — including his wife, Melissa — who have volunteered their time over the years. “Sharing my love for the sport has always been my focus, regardless of the level or age group. Having spent close to a decade introducing the sport of lacrosse to the youth in a supportive town like Berlin, a town that takes great pride in its schools and their sports teams, I knew that it was only a matter of time before lacrosse found its way into the high school,” Rossi said. “As the women’s varsity head coach, I feel like all of those years of hard work and sacrifice are starting to pay off. The girls are terrific; they want to get better. They push me, as a coach, to help them improve. They know that the odds are against them. They know that the girls they will be facing on the field are more experienced players, but they refuse to be intimidated. Their desire and passion inspire me on a daily basis.”

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The sixth grade Berlin girls travel basketball team capped a successful season by winning the Sixth Grade CGBL White Division Championship. Berlin beat Glastonbury in the final game, 26-22, in overtime. The champs trailed Glastonbury by five points with 20 seconds to play, but managed to force OT with a long 3-pointer and some clutch free throw shooting. Berlin took control in the overtime period and claimed the tournament championship behind an all-around team effort. Comprising the Berlin squad were, front row, from left: Erin Goodwin, Cara Johnson, Olivia Jacques, Abbie Underwood, Lauren Roe. Back row, from left: Coach Chris Bilinsky, Kelsie Anderson, Gianna Grant, Kristen Gaetgens, Taylor Fascione, Ashley Markow, Samantha Bilinsky, assistant coach Timothy Roe. Missing from the photo: Megan Leavenworth and assistant coach Kathy Anderson.

Youth Sports Baseball Major League Yankees 5, Mets 1: The Yankees’ Derek Yoder scattered six hits and struck out six in five-plus innings on the mound. Yoder also manufactured two hits and two RBI. Zach Pajor delivered an RBI double for the victors. Matt Welch pitched well for the Mets, giving up just four hits. Yankees top Red Sox: The Yankees’ 20-hit attack was led by Alec Norton (3 hits, triple, homerun, 6 RBI) and Billy Conticello (4 hits, 4

runs, 3 RBI). Conticello was the winning pitcher. Brandon Carasiti had three doubles for the Red Sox. Yankees down White Sox: Alec Norton scattered four hits and struck out six to earn the victory on the mound. Derek Yoder and Noah Skinner had two hits and two RBI apiece for the Yankees. Brenden Vessichio homered for the White Sox.

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Alex Comstock scored four goals, Nikki Xiarhos and Lisa Grieco added two scores apiece and Jenna Santana and Maeve McQuillan each netted one as Berlin rolled. Cameron Michalek anchored Berlin’s defense. Berlin 4, Newington 1: Alex Comstock scored two goals and Hannah Schulz and Cara Wade each added one as Berlin held off Newington. Cameron Michalek, Alexa Kavarsky, Macy Cohen, Sara Bengiovanni, Libby Aroian and Jessica Gaetgens played well defensively for the victors.

On Saturday, May 2, a full field of 20 horses will parade before a grandstand of onlookers. The thrilling excitement of the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby will once again take place under the watchful gaze of Churchill Downs’ twin spires. So, how should a horseplayer go about trying to pick a winner in this most contentious race? John Adams once said, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” Though spoken in a Boston courtroom in 1770, the message rings true today for horseplayers trying to pick a winner. After all, deciding on a Derby horse should not be based not on our wishes or our inclinations. On the contrary, we should base our decision on evidence. So let’s examine the facts, stats, and figures that may help us in deciphering the Derby puzzle. Since Spectacular Bid in 1979, only 14 percent of posttime favorites have gone on to win the Kentucky Derby. Therefore, when horseplayers can identify angles that have an accuracy north of 75 percent, they begin to salivate. Here are a few numbers to consider: Ever since Brisnet — an online horse racing information service — began assigning speed figures to measure horses’ performances, no horse has ever won the Derby without achieving at least one speed figure of 100 or higher. That’s 19 winners in 19 years — a stone cold 100 percent. The last horse to win the Derby, after being unraced as a 2-year-old was Apollo in 1882 — since then, horses without a 2-year-old foundation are 0 for 126. Since 1980, only four Derby winners had made less than six career starts prior

to Derby day. Since 1990, 16 Derby winners posted a Brisnet “Late Pace” rating of 100 or higher in their final prep race leading up to the Kentucky Derby—a solid 84%. Over the past 29 years, 23 Kentucky Derby winners — 79 percent — had posted a graded stakes win during their three-year-old campaign prior to scoring in the Derby. Since Daily Racing Form began calculating their Beyer speed figures, 89 percent of Derby winners had posted a Beyer figure of 100 or more prior to Derby day. Now we know what to look for; the Derby winner will most likely be a horse who ran as a 2-year-old, has made at least six career starts, has at least one graded stakes win as a 3-year-old, and has achieved speed figures of 100 or higher. Based on this solid data, we can sift out some of the pretenders. What we are left with are “Saratoga Slim’s Top 10 Jewels.” Friesan Fire, trained by Larry Jones, is coming off of a 7 ¼-length victory in the Louisiana Derby. He received a Beyer figure of 104. However, the Louisana Derby was run on a sloppy, sealed racetrack, and it’s doubtful that Friesan Fire will be able to duplicate this performance on a fast Churchill Downs track. I Want Revenge’s win in the Wood Memorial was quite simply the most impressive performance by any 3-year-old this year. After missing the break, he was See Derby, next page

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He passes the test with regards to many of our criteria — Brisnet figure of 100, Beyer figure of 102, raced as a 2year-old, stakes win as a 3year-old. However, he has not looked particularly sharp in his morning drills since arriving at Churchill. West Side Bernie is entering the Derby off of his most impressive race, a runner-up finish in the Wood Memorial. Although he has posted an exceptional Brisnet speed figure of 107 and a Brisnet “Late Pace” rating of 110, he is still searching for his first

win as a 3-year-old. So, as I stand in the grandstand and peer into the future through my binoculars, I can just make out the horses barreling toward the finish line. This is what I see: I Want Revenge Pioneer of the Nile Desert Party Dunkirk

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hurried along, got stuck behind a wall of horses, got bumped as he started to make his move, but still managed to gun down his competitors. He earned a Brisnet “Late Pace” rating of an eyepopping 112. Chocolate Candy, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, has spent his entire career running on California’s synthetic tracks. He boasts a graded stakes win and an impressive runner-up finish in the Santa Anita Derby. Veteran jockey Mike Smith will be aboard. However, this horse’s speed figures seem to indicate that he’s simply not fast enough to compete with the top horses of his generation. Pioneer of the Nile is not an easy horse to figure out. He’s run all of his races on California’s synthetic “polytrack” surfaces. This Bob Baffert trainee is definitely a winner, as he proved in soundly defeating a tough field in the Santa Anita Derby. He has won four consecutive graded stakes races. The question mark is whether or not he will be able to easily transition to Churchill’s conventional dirt track. So far, judging by his workouts, he has shown an affinity for the Churchill surface.

Desert Party and Regal Ransom are hard to separate. Both are trained by Saeed bin Suroor for Godolphin Stable. These two have spent their entire 3-year-old season in the United Arab Emirates. In their final prep race, Regal Ransom got under the wire a half length ahead of Desert Party in the UAE Derby. Although neither Brisnet nor Daily Racing Form assign speed figures for races run abroad, Europe’s Racing Post gave these horses impressive speed ratings of 112 for Regal Ransom and 111 for Desert Party. Dunkirk, is trainer Todd Pletcher’s best 3-year-old. His final prep race resulted in a hard-fought second place finish in the Florida Derby. This lightly-raced horse is just starting to come into his own and will undoubtedly be a terrific horse down the road. However, since he never raced as a 2-year-old and has failed to win a stakes race as a 3-year-old, I cannot play him to win. Hold Me Back is by the sire Giant’s Causeway and trained by Bill Mott. He’s posted a graded stakes win in the Lane’s End, followed by a second place finish in the Bluegrass Stakes. He has the pedigree to get a 1 ¼, but he’s done his best running on the polytrack. General Quarters is coming off of a first place finish in the Bluegrass on April 11.

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Creating Pride

A New Deal for Artists Robert Brackman, “Somewhere in America,” 1934, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor

A terrible time During this time, about 25 out of every 100 adults needed a job. About the same number were able to work only part-time or were working for lower wages. Although the economy is in bad shape today, it isn’t as bad. Today, about eight out of every 100 adults need a job. In 1934, there were no programs such as food stamps to help people. Hundreds of thousands of people were homeless or hungry. Sometimes whole families might go days without food. It was a scary time. Artists were hit hard by the Depression. About 10,000 artists had no job and lived in poverty. E. Martin Hemmings, “Homeward Bound,” 1933-1934, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor

Paul Kelpe was an immigrant from Germany. This painting, “Machinery (Abstract #2),” shows American progress in technology. Abstract art often takes complicated forms and simplifies them.

Paul Kelpe, “Machinery (Abstract #2),” 1933-1934, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor

Have you learned about the Great Depression? Perhaps you have heard newscasters say something like, “This is the worst time since the Great Depression.” The Great Depression was a bad time for the economy, or money systems, throughout the world. It started 80 years ago, in 1929, in the United States and lasted for about 10 years. As part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plan to fix the economy, he created the Public Works of Art Program, or PWAP. This program gave artists jobs creating art for American communities. In honor of the 75th anniversary of PWAP, The Mini Page and Smithsonian American Art Museum experts look at this historic program.

Robert Brackman, who painted “Somewhere in America,” was a Russian immigrant. Usually he painted portraits of wealthy white people. However, for the Public Works of Art Program, he wanted to paint someone not living in high society. His painting shows how independent and proud this girl is, despite being black, poor and young in America during the Great Depression.

The value of art By 1934, millions of families saw their life savings wiped out when thousands of banks failed. Farmers battled drought, or a long period of dry weather. Many people had a hard time seeing why they should care about art. But Roosevelt knew art would inspire people. It could bring them hope and joy.

“Homeward Bound,” painted by E. Martin Hennings, shows two Native Americans from Taos Pueblo, N.M. The people are wrapped in warm blankets as they walk home in the snow. Hennings wanted to show how traditions continue in spite of hard times.

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CADILLAC DTS ‘06 Was $21,995 - Now $18,868. Lthr, htd seats, rem. start, sunrf, loaded. #119651. Plus 5yr/100K mi PT warr Wallingford Buick Pontiac GMC 877-534-5135

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BUICK LUCERNE CXL ‘06 Was $17,998 - Now $16,733. 6 pass., Lthr, remote start. #194242. Plus 5 yr/100,000 mi. PT Warranty Wallingford Buick Pontiac GMC 877-534-5135

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BUICK LACROSSE CXL ‘09 Was $20,998 - Now $19,678. Lthr, rem. start, dual climate #122510 Plus 5 yr/100,000 mi. PT Warranty Wallingford Buick Pontiac GMC 877-534-5135 CHEVY Monte Carlo LS 2002 70k, excellent throughout. $4,950 TOYOTA Camry 2001 Loaded! Excellent. $5,750. (203) 213-1142 ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111

CHEVY IMPALA LT ‘06 Was $12,998 - Now $9,559. Auto, remote start, V6. #299648. Plus 5 yr/100,000 mi. PT Warranty Wallingford Buick Pontiac GMC 877-534-5135


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, April 30, 2009 AUTOMOBILES

TRUCKS & VANS FORD 2002 F150, V8, 2 wheel drive, automatic, air conditioning, cruise control, runs fine, in very good shape. Asking $4000. Call 203-634-0121


HONDA Shadow 2006 Spirit 1100cc, black with chrome, mint condition, low mileage, many extras. Call for price: 203-294-4371 or 203-915-5060

LAWN & GARDEN CRAFTSMAN Lawn tractor- 2 yrs old. 21 HP, 42” mower, 6 speed. elec. start with 34”x15”x60” steel cart. $1200. (203) 265-0607 QUALITY SCREENED TOPSOIL Wholesale supplier. Large quantities available. We also provide sand, gravel & fill. 860-883-7935

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES TABLE & 5 chairs. Good condition. $30. Call 203-634-7709

MEC 12 ga. progressive reloader. $100. Call 203 284 8890

TASSIMO One cup coffee maker with coffee. Used twice. $55. Paid $149. (203) 235-7903

MILEY Cyrus concert DVD 2disc 3-D movie. Asking $10. Org. $30. Call 203-265-7396

AUTO PARTS CHRYSLER 300 TOURING LTD 06 Was $18,998 - Now $17,969 Lthr, sunroof, chrome. #183517. Plus Cash Back Service/Warrenty Wallingford Buick Pontiac GMC 877-534-5135

PONTIAC VIBE FWD ‘05 Was $12,494 - Now $9,464 Auto, cruise, AC. #448899. Plus Cash Back Service/Warrenty Wallingford Buick Pontiac GMC 877-534-5135

15” X 8” 5 LUG GM CHROME RIMS SET OF 5 $100.00 203-213-2149 FORD F150 4X4 ‘07 Was $21,998. Now $19,669 Lthr sunroof, bedliner. #176041t Plus 5 yr/100,000 mi. PT Warranty Wallingford Buick Pontiac GMC 877-534-5135

4 TIRES Pirelli 205/60R15-less than 500 miles pd $525.00 fall 2008. Asking $350. Call John 203-535-5391 BUMPER jacks & tire irons, old pieces, over thirty. $25/all. Call 203-237-5962

DODGE NEON 2003, asking $6200 Good condition, 60,000 miles, 4 dr black sedan, pw & locks. Sunroof, air, CD player. (203) 269-1566

FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC. FORD Mustang GT Convertible 2001- Excellent condition. Red. Tan top, tan leather, new tires, low miles. $10,000/best offer. (203) 537-9198

PONTIAC G6 V-6 ‘05 Was $11,998 - Now $9,494. Auto, keyless entry. #161709. Plus 5 yr/100,000 mi. PT Warranty Wallingford Buick Pontiac GMC 877-534-5135

SAAB 9-5 2004 sedan. Tan Alarm system. Excellent condition. HTD Leather seats, new tires and wipers, cd, 5 spd 2.3 T 78000 HWY. $4800 or best offer. (860)561-0549 TO BE SOLD AT DEALER AUCTION on MAY 8, 2009 1997 NISSAN 4N2DN1117VD800260 1998 PLYMOUTH 1P4GP44R6WB559281 2002 NISSAN 1N4AL11E92C236522 Statewide Auto Auction 1756 No. Broad St, Meriden, CT DEALERS ONLY

TOYOTA PRIUS HYBRID ‘07 Was $19,998 - Now $17,989. Pwr pkg, backup camera. #618050 Plus 5 yr/100,000 mi. PT Warranty Wallingford Buick Pontiac GMC 877-534-5135


TOYOTA TERCEL 1995 4 DR, low mileage, good condition, 4 new tires. $900. (203) 907-7296


CHEVY EQUINOX LT AWD ‘06 Was $16,494 Now $14,998. Sunroof, leather. #046088. Plus 5 yr/100,000 mi. PT Warranty Wallingford Buick Pontiac GMC 877-534-5135

GMC ENVOY SLE 4X4 ‘05 Was $18,456 Now $13,998. Sunroof, DVD, headrests. #156442. Plus 5 yr/100,000 mi. PT Warranty Wallingford Buick Pontiac GMC 877-534-5135


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1-800-527-3863 PONTIAC GD PRIX GTP ‘05 Was $15,998 - Now $13,998. Lthr, sunrf, competition pkg. #267013. Plus 5 yr/100,000 mi. PT Warranty Wallingford Buick Pontiac GMC 877-534-5135

CHEVY SILVERADO EXT CAB 05 Was $19,987. Now $17,299 4x4, Z71 pkg long bed, pwr seat #171979 Plus 5 yr/100,000 mi. PT Warranty Wallingford Buick Pontiac GMC 877-534-5135


PARTING OUT 81 GMC Sierra 4x4 pickup 92 Nissan Standard 4x4, power, 3.0, V-6 87 Jeep Larado 4x4, 4dr, 6 cyl 77 Olds Cutlass nose 77 or 78 Chevy Malibu Nose, 1 ea. 78 Chevy Malibu 79 Chevy Impala Nose 76 Pontiac Ventura Nose 79 Ford T-bird nose 80 Ford 6 ft. truck bed & 2 fenders & radiator support. 93 GM 4.3 V6 engine 69 Cuda 340 V-8 engine. Some work. Henry 203-317-0173 STARTER 85/89 Chevy Celb. new not used $45.00 203-4437856

BOATS & MOTORS 18FT STARCRAFT boat w/trailer, 5 person fishing, 115HP Evinrude exc cond, fish finder, elec winch, many extras. Good on gas. Must Sell! $1,800. 203907-7296

21 FT BAYLINER cutty cabin 1987 with 130 hp Evinrude ob 1997 and loadrite trailer, low hrs,great shape. Fun boat. $4800 Call Bob @ 203-314-3412

PETS & LIVESTOCK 1 PARAKEET- $10 Call (203) 634-0457 BULLDOGS, Boxers, Chihuahuas, Boston Terrier, ShihTsu, Rat Terrier, Cockapoo, Rottweiler, Labs, Yorkie. $350 plus. Call 860-930-4001.

HARLEY DAVIDSON FLHX 2008105th Anniv. Street Glide. 4,600 miles, Fact. Warr. Dealer serviced, fact. sec. sys., Harman/Kardon audio sys., all detachable hardware w/back rest. $18,900. (203) 634-1996

DOOR- Inside, pine, 6 panel. Light stain. 32”. $40. (860) 621-7145 MAKITA cordless drill/light in case. Mint/new. $90 bo 860632-8666 NEW Delta bench grinder. Variable speed. 50% off. $40. (860) 747-8371

CRAFTSMAN garden tractor. Auto shift, 3 bin bagger, 46in mower, 48in plow. $800. Call 860-276-9607



STAGING planks 2”x 10”x12’14’-16’. Price varies to size. $12-$18/each. 860-349-1844

2 CERAMIC kilns, 24x27, Gair kilns, $300/each. 800 pieces of bisque, some paint, some equipment, negotiable. Call (203) 237-6316, leave message

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 10,000 BTU GE Air conditioner. $35. (860) 747-4849 3 DRAWER Desk, light colored wood. 30” high x 40” wide. $35. (203) 238-9805 4 CUSHION Couch, beige w/light floral print, $75; Maple coffee table w/matching end table, $75; Queen Anne needlepoint chair, $30. (203) 265-0607 ANTIQUE brass 5 globe hanging light fixture. $35.203-630-0841 ANTIQUE Mahogony accent table unique. $60. all 860-426-1214 BABIES crib-oak Excellent condition! $100 203-500-2946

RECORDS-45 & 78, 50’s & 60’s. $1/each. Call 203-294-0631

7 FOOT by 3 foot mirror. $99 or best offer. Call 860-410-0715

RECORDS-all types. 1940’s. $25. Call 203-235-6519

ADULT SCOOTER- $900. Paid $1800. 500 baseball cards, only top players, for sale. Call (203) 317-7181

SINGER sewing floor model 1930 electrified machine. $50. Please call 860-747-6484 L/M

AERO indoor garden. Fresh herbs, veggies, year round, seeds included. $30. 860-223-0494

18 x 21 Door & Anchor Bolt Incl Reg $8,200 Now $4,845 + Code Adj. Other Sizes Avail Big & Small Erection Avail Source #11S Phone #860-237-4588

BABY accessory package. All for $50. Call 860-621-5511

BEANIE Baby collection with tags. Call for info. $35 or best offer. Call 203-440-3919

CHILD’S routop desk. 1950’s Excellent condition. $75. Call 203-237-7434

BED sheets and pillow cases. (8) $1.00 to $5.00. Call 238-4478

COUCH for sale. Asking $350.00. Tan, Suede, like new condition. Used for 6 months. Call 860-480-3120.

BITDEFENDER internet security 2009 New still in box. Call 860-828-4884

PINE FUTON frame $40.00 or B/O. Very solid! Must See. Call Ed 203-631-7603 REFRIGERATOR 23 cubic ft, almond $225; STOVE GE elec, almond w/black flat top $300; DISHWASHER Magic Chef black $125; MICROWAVE Amana black $75. All great condition (renovating kitchen); OR $600 for all. Call 203 694-8497 6am - 4pm; After 4 call 203 494-9154 or 203 238-4136 RUG 5x7 cranberry/seafoam/ taupe, fringed. Exc. $35 (203) 294-9696

PRECIOUS Moments spice rack w/12 tea cup shaped spice holders. $50. 203-605-6398

(6) tiwn sheet sets. New in packages. $6/each. Call 203-440-3919

CHAISE LOUNGE-White, thick pad, rain cover. Excellent $15. 860-620-9106

MICROWAVE-oven range, black w/mounts, self-vent, no wiring, plug-in. $70. 203-630-1866

PLAYSCAPE for sale. 5 years old. Slide, 2 swings, monkey bars rock wall and more. Asking $550.00-take and go! Call 860-480-3120.

(5) NICKEL Back CDs. Excellent condition. $5/each. Call 203-639-0060

BARBIE DOLL From Collectible Series. New In Box $15.00 Call 203-265-5920

CUSHION for chaise lounge 6’ x 2’ Green, beige floral $12 (203)235-2439

MUSH HAGGLERS Heated Indoor Flea Market & Tag Sale. Dealers wanted. Daily or monthly rental. Fri, Sat, Sun. 84. 203-213-1248. 387 S. Colony St, Meriden. (Down the st. Chef’s Hat Pizza). Antiques, furn., hand-made jewelry. Free coffee! New Items Daily! Come in, let’s haggle!

PROFORM 400 GI treadmill, Sportcraft Turbo Air Hockey Table, Everlast Punching Sand Bag, Kenmore Free Standing Freezer I'm moving ... Call Laurie w/ Best Offer @ 203-2342023

CABINET-Wood, 36”H, 45”W, 20”D. Wheels. Exc. bsmt/garage storage. $40. (203) 235-3794

LIGHT Blue thermal backed patio drape. 84” inches long. $20. (860) 349-1376


CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

100 VHS movie videos. Why pay big money for DVDs. $1/each. Call 860-747-0329

FISH TANK 30 gallon with stand. $100. Call (203)-238-0015 HORSE BOARD Wallingford. Self - Full care. Catering to the mature rider. Carriage drivers welcome. Prices start at $300. (203) 294-9313

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves

SEARs 12” 1 1/8 HP, two speed bandsaw, tilting head. $50 or best offer. Call 860-628-7597

GE MICROWAVE oven, $150; Maytag Gemini 2 oven, white, $400. Side by side, almond, refrigerator, 23 cu. ft. $450. (203) 235-7068

Puppy or small animal exercise pen. 42”H. Used once. $50. 203-630-0290

CHEVY UPLANDER LT ‘07 $10,988. 7 passenger, 3rd row seat. Alloy wheels. #120558. Plus 5 yr/100,000 mi. PT Warranty Wallingford Buick Pontiac GMC 877-534-5135

DOOR, outer with frame, half glass. Excellent condition. $50. Call 203-237-1702

FEMALE Cat Small tiger. Abandoned by owners when they moved away. Free to good home. Please call (203) 2693697 before 7pm.

HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833

PONTIAC SOLSTICE GXP ‘07 Was $21,998 - Now $20,944.5spd conv., lther, tuo, alloys #121496 Plus 5 yr/100,000 mi. PT Warranty Wallingford Buick Pontiac GMC 877-534-5135



BURIAL PLOT in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden. Section D, East, Lot 55. Single grave. Current cost $700, will sell for $600. Call (610) 670-4869 CAR SEAT for baby. Good condition. $20. Call 203-213-1093 CARSEAT- Infant/toddler deluxe model Century Encore. Used once. $75. (860) 621-2959 w/box EXCERCYCLE Stationary, 1/4 HP Motor. $35. Call (203) 237-5033 FANTOM vacuum cleaner w/manual, VHS tape extra belts & bulbs. $40. 203-634-9336 GRACO High chair. Excellent condition. $25. (203) 237-4255 KLM unibody dimension specification charts ‘80 to ‘99. Foreign domestic. $99. 860-224-7209

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info.


WHITE Sewing Machine. Works great. $40. 203-265-7186 YAHAMA sub woofer system. 14 months old. $50. Call 203-294-0631

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT FREE-Cast iron wood & coal stove. Need to remove. Call 203-237-8235 after 5pm.

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH BBALL Umpire Chst/arm Protect.Brnd New Condtn. $75.00 Call 860-628-6964 EXERCISE Bicycle- Vitamaster in excellent condition. $20 (203) 237-6807 FISHING hip boots, size 9. Good condition. $15. Call 203-630-2705 GLIDER-outdoor white swinging couch w/cushions. $40. Call 203-238-3774 HOYER Lift-2 rechargable batteries incl. Pick up 600 lbs. $99. 203237-5001 or 203-213-0716 Chris NEW Body by Jake Trainer video tapes. Comp. $75/neg. (203) 269-9195

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144 PREACHER Weight bench, gym quality. Good condition. $100 or best offer. (203) 793-7270


Thursday, April 30, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen 1110783


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



MERIDEN- 2BR condo for rent in Mattabasset. Garage attached. $1300. (203) 3176235 MERIDEN- 3BR Townhouse, garage. $1200. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 MERIDEN- Strawberry Hill 2 BR townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, appls, w/d, AC, deck, 1 car garage. $1035/mo. + utils. (860) 6883238

WANTED: Fishing tackle, local collector looking for old or new, Rods, reels, lures, highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

SOUTHINGTON- Cream puff end unit condo! 2/3BRs, new kit./baths, garage, decks, appls, c/a, gas heat. $1300/mo. Pets ok. (860) 778-1833


WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

20” BASS drum, red sparkle. Only $35. 203-634-0809. Professional Violin Lessons & String Instruments Repaired! For Children & Adults $25 per 1/2 hour. First lesson FREE! 30 yrs exp. We repair: Violins ● Violas ● Cellos ● Bass Bow Rehairing 203-294-0888

YALESVILLE-1 & 2BR, 1 bath, all appls incld W/D, C/Heat & air, exercise facility, patio & BBQ area. Call 203-464-8066


BRANFORD John B. Sliney Apartments, 21 Rice Terrace, Branford. One bedroom units, age 62 & 0ver. Rental assistance available. Utilities included in rent. On-site laundry & parking. Accepting applications for wait list only. Applications processed according to order received.

To request an application, call (203) 481-5632 Merit Properties, Inc. 93 Deming Road, Suite A, Berlin CT 06037 Financed by CHFA

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

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

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio & 1BR apt From $650. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789



SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH WEIGHT BENCH w/weights. great starter. 30.00 or B/O call Ed 203-631-7603


COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT COMPUTER complete; Win 98; Office 97; modem. $75. Call 203288-8790 after 6pm HP DESKJET printer-P1341 black/color. Never used. $45 or best offer. (203) 634-9149

ELECTRONICS ANTIQUE Metal pedal car. 1960’s. Fair condition. $50. (203) 269-2443


PLAYSTATION GAME- Grand Theft Auto. $20. (203) 6390060



$ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30.

203-284-3786 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, revised March 12, 1989, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, or familial status or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination; and is also subject to the State of Connecticut General Statutes Sections 46a64c which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, lawful source of income, familial status, or physical or mental disability, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate or for the sale or rental of residential property which is in violation of these laws.

HOUSES FOR RENT WALLINGFORD -i 91 accessible. Split level. 3 full baths. 3 BRs. 2 car garage. Hardwood floors. Fireplace. Refs & Credit check. $1875/mo 203-265-5729

CONDOMINIUMS HAYWARD D.E. Pool filter, used on 24 ft. aboveground round pool w/connections. Runs well. $100. Leaf net cover for 24 ft. round pool. Used 1 season. Good condition. $75. (860) 6212928


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


SWORDS & DAGGERS Flags, Helmets, Fighting Knives, Bayonets, Medals, etc.


MERIDEN $1150, Heat & hot water included. 2 BR townhouse, 1.50 baths, garage, end unit. Sec dep & credit check. Call 203-2355551

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden- 3BR, Recently renovated, $1200/mo. Heat & HW incl. Available immediately. 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED apts + rms: ALL Incl Heat, Elec, HW. Ground fl furn effic, $210/wk+sec. RMs $130/wk+sec. 203- 630-3823 MERIDEN - 1st flr, 1BR, HW incld. $675. Good credit. No pets. 860-620-9658 leave msg. MERIDEN - 2BR, 3rd flr, w/d hookup, off st. parking. Garage optional. Quiet building. 71-73 Randolph Ave. Avail now. $800 1mo sec. 203-641-8483 MERIDEN - 3BR, new paint, new tile, new carpetm, new appl’s, garage. Springdale. $900/ mo. Lease. 203-996-7379 Jack Regan Realty MERIDEN 1 & 2RM EFFICIENCY $450 & $550. Some incld utils. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN 1 BEDROOM 1-year lease. 581 Crown Village. Available now. $750 per month. Includes heat & hot water. Call Natalie 203-671-2672

MERIDEN 1 BR 53 Washington St. New carpet. New paint. No pets. $625/month. 2 months security. 203-494-2147

MERIDEN 1 BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, security & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-315-7300 MERIDEN 1 BR. Stove & Refrigerator. $775 per month. Includes heat & hot water. Prime location. (203) 213-6175 or 203-376-2160 MERIDEN 1, 2 & 3 BRs Available. $700, $900 & $1,000. Heat & HW included. Off street parking. No pets allowed. Ask for David (203) 630-6661 or 203-444-6901 MERIDEN 1BR, 2nd floor Stove & refrigerator included. $600 plus utilities. Can be used as a 2BR. Call (860) 833-3920 MERIDEN 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. 2nd Floor. $750/mo+Util. No pets. Nice street near MidState. 860-262-2464

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

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

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 3 & 4 BRs avail. Great apts in great locations. 2Mos sec; No pets; app and ref a must. Starting at $925/mo. Call for details (203) 715-1965

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841


Spacious 1 BR Apt.

2 BR $775+/MONTH

New owners, Remodeled. Heat & HW incl. $650+. 203-886-7016

Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off street Parking. Call 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 3BR East side. 1st floor. On a quiet street. $1,175. No pets. (203)440-2779 MERIDEN 3rd fl furnished studio, $700/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Electricity incld. E. Side, very clean. Off-st park. 203-6303823 12pm-8pm

MERIDEN East side 3 BR APARTMENT $750 per month plus security. (203) 901-4000 MERIDEN Lg 1BR. 1 1/2 baths, 2 levels. New appliances, washer & dryer included. Secure Parking. $750 + utils. (860) 214-4852

MERIDEN- 1, 2, 3BR units starting at $745. Some w/heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec dep & crdt ck req'd. MBI 860-347-6919. MERIDEN- 1BR $725/mo. Heat, HW & Electric incl. Private balcony, off st parking, laundry facilities, management & maintenance on site. Section 8. approved. No dogs. Cat w/deposit. For info 203-639-4868 WALLINGFORD - 2 BR, Meadow St, 3rd flr, off-str pkg, $800, 203-288-3743


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, April 30, 2009 APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 2BR,2 bath, Convenient loc, Bright! New paint/carpet! All apliances W/D, Private Balcony. Heat & A/C inc $1250/mo! Call 203395-5886 WALLINGFORD Beautiful Location, N. Main St. Near Choate area. Attractive 5 Rms w/attic space. 2nd flr. Newly decorated w/hdwd flrs. New appliances. WD hookup. Off st. parking. A must see! No smoking. $1300/mo + 1 mo sec & refs. (203) 269-7671 WALLINGFORD- 2BR 2nd flr, 50 Lee Ave. No smoking or pets. $800 per month. (203) 444-5722



YALESVILLE-Hartford Turnpike. Garage Bay for rent. 10ft overhead door, heat & running water avail. Call 203-641-4746

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860347-6919 MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860-347-6919

CHESHIRE $429,900-below market value, orig $629,000. Must see 4BR, 2 1/2 ba, rem kit, LR/DR, fam rm. ingr pool, koi pond, 1.8 acres, level lot. Florals abound, southern wrap porch, horseshoe drvwy, laundry on first. P. Lane (203) 272-1234.

HOUSES FOR SALE WALLINGFORD- Spacious 3rd flr, 2 BR, appliances, $750 + util. Also Available -Sunny spacious 2 BR 1st flr, appls, porch, $950 + utils. W/D in bsmt. Off st parking. No smoking or pets. Security, Good credit. Tom 203-889-1940 WALLINGFORD-1BR, 1st Floor. Stove & refrigerator. $775 includes heat. No pets. 1 month security. Call 203-269-1148

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $695 & up - $750 & up. Also avail 2BR units $775-$795 203-269-5770 1110843

WLFD-2BR, 3rd flr, $750/mo + utils inclds refrig, stove & W/D hkup. Whittlesey Ave. Off-stpark. No smoke/pets. Good credit. 2mos sec. Jerry 508-758-6927

ROOMMATES MERIDEN Quiet non-smoking roommate to share kitchen, living room, bath in 3 bedroom apartment. $400/month. 2 weeks security. Call 440-4036.


WLFD $259,900-Lg Cape for growing family. Over 1900sq ft, 8rms, 5BR, 2 bath, fenced lot, pool, sunrm, FP in LR & more. Call Kathy (203) 265-5618

WALLINGFORD $285,000“Pristine” Ranch. 2+BDRMS, DR, FR, HDWD flrs, C/A, att gar. Total update. Huge levl fnc’d yard/deck/ patio. “Must see”. EZ to twn, Y, Choate, Yale. $8000 tax credit to qualified buyers! Dee (203)265-5618

BERLIN. Two bedrooms available on 2nd floor. Both w/beautiful view of pond & waterfall. Large, shared bath. Seperate entrance. Off-street parking. Quiet neighborhood. $150/week + 1/3 utilities. $500 security deposit required. A must see! 860-306-7598





MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen /bath. $120 per week plus security.

MERIDEN- 5 rms, 3BRs, 2 full baths. Completely remodeled. Section 8 approved. $1150/mo. 2 mo. security deposit. Call (203) 631-6646

MERIDEN-Studio apt. Center of town. $450/mo + utils. 1BR, $575/mo +utils. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042

SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $130/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025

MERIDEN- 2 bdrm, 4 rm, 2nd floor, credit check and security deposit, $750/month. Call 203915-7651

MERIDEN- Spacious 2BR, new appl’s incl. washer, dryer, DW, microwave, yard. Good neighborhood, near school. Off-st park. $1,100 +utils. 860-982-6585

PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 860-347-6919

SOUTHINGTON- 1st flr, newly remodeled, 1-2BRs, w/d, c/a. Lg. deck, utils. included. Near 691 & 84. Avail. now (860) 680-1204

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

SOUTHINGTON-3BR, 2nd flr. LR, big kit & bath, gar, laundry. $850/ mo. 17 Bristol St. No pets. Credit check. Open House Sun 4pm-5pm back dr. 203 699-9143

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

MERIDEN- 2BR unit with dining room or use as 3rd bedroom on the 2nd floor in this quiet area. Newly renovated with parking. 81 Parker Ave North. $900 + sec. Utils. not included. No pets. (203) 537-1278 MERIDEN- 3BR, 3rd flr, Big unit. 92 Franklin St. Newly renovated. Gas heat. No pets. Discounted rent. $895. 203-5371278. MERIDEN- Crown St. Large 1BR, 1st flr, lots of closet space. $700/mo. Section 8 approved. 203-265-4664

MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr, updated, Hdwd floors, gargage incld. $850/mo, 1st/last/sec. Call (203) 686-1016

MERIDEN-60 Prospect St. 2nd Fl. 3BR apt. 1 off-street parking. W/D hookup. $850/mo. Sect 8 approved. 203-376-5599. WALLINGFORD Studio/1BR cln, new appls, carpet, paint. $600mo+util. (203)260-5395

SENIORS 62 PLUS More than a rental, a lifestyle • One BR SUITES • One & Two BR COTTAGES • Immediate Availability • Affordable monthly rates • No buy in • No lease • Pet friendly • Tours daily Call for appointment or info 203-237-8815 330 Broad Street, Meriden SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $130/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025

WALLINGFORD 1 BR, stove & refrigerator. $750 per month. (203) 213-6175 or 203-3762160 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd FL. $725. Stove, refrig & dishwasher. Off street parking. Balcony. No smoking. No pets. Credit check. 203-269-9149 WALLINGFORD 2BR w/FP, garage, storage & W/D hkp. $1500 sec. dep. N/S, $950/month + util. (203)3762918

MERIDEN Ideal corner lot pro landscaped well cared for home in desirable area. Home sits on lg lot w/beautiful mt views. Impressive great rm w/vaulted ceiling & HW flrs. $279,000. Call Vicki (203) 235-3300

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm

MERIDEN- 1BR Clean, newly decorated. 2nd flr, Heat, Hot water & cooking gas incl. $700. Small pet ok. 38 Lincoln St. Call (203) 440-4789

MERIDEN- Wallingford line, Large, Luxury 2BR condo. Laundry. Rent - $850 + utils, no pets. 203-245-9493 x 2.

MERIDEN 7rm 3BR, 1 1/2b Col. w/enclosed front porch, wood flrs, form DR, remod EIK w/island, FP in LR, FR in LL, some updated windows, patio & 1 car gar, all for $169,900. Kathy (203) 235-3300


PLAINVILLE $439,900 Settle your family comfortably into this custom 3-4BR, 4 full bath home in neighborhood. 2BRs have private baths. Perfect for older child or parent. Open floor plan. Call Linda (203) 235-3300.


PLANTSVILLE male roommate to share private home, room furnished. $400 month includes all. Call 860-628-2089

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space-Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$58.29, 5’x15’-$68.89, 10’x10’-$94.33, 10’x15’-$116.59, 10’x20’$132.49, 10’x30’-$206.69. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.

MERIDEN- New construction on 1/3 Acre. 2,000 sq.ft. high efficiency home. 8 rooms featuring 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with a 2 car garage. Starting at $329,900. Call P&M Custom Homes for more information at 203-238-3095.

BERLIN Raised Ranch w/garage. 6 rms, 34BRs, 1.5 baths. 3 season porch. Lg. back yard. Efficient, 2-zone gas heat, new furnace & HW heater. $249,900. The Buyer’s Broker 860-965-8668 MERIDEN Our builder will buy your home at fair market value if it qualifies for our program, when you buy one of his homes. You can also find other homes for sale on our website. Visit us at Galleria Real Estate 203-671-2223.

NO BANK QUALIFYING! 3BR, 1 bath Colonial Off st parking in Meriden For more info, go to: Homes R Us


Thursday, April 30, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen HOUSES FOR SALE



City of Meriden Needs Firefighters

Michelle Wininger Realtor/Residential Specialist Let me explain the new tax credit of up to $8,000 for first time buyers. This is NOT a loan, you pay nothing back on purchases from now to Nov 30th.

NEW HAMPSHIRE-Franklin Pierce Lake 2BR,loft, 1 bath. Vacation home for sale. Lakeside living. boating, swimming, fishing, snowmobiling. Deck. Patio. Private dock. septic & drilled well Like new. Low maintenance. $299,000. Call 603-478-1518

860-707-5389 Michelle@

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL PROP. MERIDEN- For sale by owner. Commercial property. 4 1BR units - fully rented, plus restaurant - currently vacant but fully equipped. New roof, new electricity. 133 Hanover St. $325,000. (203) 912-9045

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WLFD No place like home! Enjoy comfortable lifestyle in this 3BR Colonial featuring new kitchen & bath, tile & wood floors, family rm, dining rm, wrap around deck & more. $189,900. Sue 203-265-5618

SOUTHINGTON Chance of a lifetime. Take over as owner of this successful 30+ year old, year round landscaping and yard maintenance business. Owner retiring. All equipment and customer info going. Asking $225,000. Call Paul R. Mastrianni (860) 621-6332 Also available landscape approved lot with storage trailers, mulch bins, etc. Asking $350,000.

WALLINGFORD “NEW LISTING” $259,900-Lg Cape for growing family. Over 1900sq ft, 8rms, 5BR, 2 bath, fenced lot, pool, sunrm, FP in LR & more. Call Kathy (203)265-5618

FACTORY OPENINGS. Some exp required. Industrial Sewing Machine Operators, Table Cutter, Material Packer. Apply in person: National Filter Media, 9 Fairfield Blvd, Wallingford

Fatherhood Facilitator/ Administrator Recruit fathers and provide support in building healthy relationships with their families for New Opportunities of Greater Meriden.

Proficient in Word, Outlook and Data Entry. $11.25 per hr; 15 hrs/wk. WLFD Take over this Filipino store, restaurant, catering and take in $$$. Great Rt. 150 location, parking, frontage. Low rent, many established clients. $135,000. Maria 203-265-5618

Email your resume to or apply @

New Opportunities of Greater Meriden (NOGM) 191 Pratt Street, Meriden, CT 06450 EOE



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

Women/Minorities Urged to Apply EOE

H.S. Diploma/GED or equivalent work experience. Valid CT Driver’s license/Insurance/ Transportation required.


“Gorgeous 7rm Condo”. Everything new within 4 years. Features 3BR, LR, kit, DR, 1 full bath, 2 half baths, finished lower level, first flr laundry. Too many extras to list. $194,900 Call Sil Sala for details (203)235-3300

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have valid Green Cards; high school diploma or equiv; must pass a background check; become a certified firefighter, EMT-B and obtain a CT license to drive fire apparatus within one year of appointment. Exam procedure includes a written test, interview and must have a State CPAT card valid on or after September 1, 2008. $35.00 application fee payable to City of Meriden for the written exam. Cash, or Money Order (NO PERSONAL CHECKS) MUST APPLY IN PERSON, Personnel Dept., Rm. #235, Meriden City Hall, 142 East Main St by Friday June 5, 2009. Limited to the first 250 applicants.

GRAND OPENING!! HELP WANTED ANALYZE business and all other data processing problems for application to electronic data processing systems particular to the health care insurance industry. Insure all procedures comply with requirements of Free Rider System. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. Analyze and recommend commercially available software. May work at unknown future job sites anywhere in the U.S Requires Bachelor’s + 5 yrs of exp. in programming and software development. Including Free Rider System. Will accept MS in CS. Reply to HR, Dhansol Solutions, LLC. 42 Summerhill Rd. Wallingford, CT 06492. DRIVERS: School Bus. $12.88/hr! P/T. CDL w/P/S End. 990 Northrop Rd. Wallingford, CT. 866-568-1683

$1000 Sign-on bonus after 30 days of FT work All depts. hiring International co. operates Full Co. Training FT & PT work available. Cust Srv★Sales Srv★Packing

$450-525/WK! Call Today! Start Tomorrow!

860-329-0316 P/T QUALITY ASSURANCE With aerospace background. Retirees welcome to apply. Please submit resume to P/T QUALITY ASSURANCE With aerospace background. Retirees welcome to apply. Please submit resume to PART TIME- Office cleaning. Evenings. Mon-Fri. Wallingford area. Call (203) 729-5754 PT OR FT OUTSIDE SALES POSITION Co seeking responsible, experienced outside sales professional. If you want flexible hours and would like to earn $100-$900 per sale, call Bill at (860) 770-9851 or forward resume to fax 860-667-8310.



MANUFACTURING Profitable & historical metal working company in the shooting sports business seeks the following:

Adults Wanted!

● CNC Operator - CNC Machin-

ing Centers and lathes lst or 2nd shift Experienced Machine Operators - 1st or 2nd shift ● Experienced shipper ●

Full or part-time positions. 4 day work week with excellent benefits, including 401k. Please apply in person or send resume to:

Come join our fast growing team of adult newspaper carriers for the Record-Journal! It's an excellent way to supplement your income during early morning hours without interfering with day jobs, family and other obligations. Looking for carriers in all areas, Meriden, Wallingford, Southington & Cheshire

Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 Fax - 860-632-1699 Email:

Stepping up to a bigger bike? Sell the smaller one with a Marketplace ad.

Those interested should call 203-634-3933

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SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM Site Supervisors (PT/Seasonal) - Summer Food Service Program - Responsible for accurate accounting of meals served daily; verify number delivered daily; maintain records; Coordinate/document meal transfers with Van Driver; ensure every eligible child served proper meal; maintain cleanliness of site. Experience in working with children, general math/writing skills, transportation and communication skills required. CT Driver's license a plus. $8.15hr/10-20 hrs/wk Asst. Site Supervisors (PT/Seasonal) - Summer Food Service Program - Assist in counting meals daily; fill in when Supervisor is unavailable; ensure every eligible child served a proper meal; maintain cleanliness of site. Experience in working with children, general math/writing skills, transportation and good communication skills required. CT Driver's license a plus. $8.00hr/10-20 hrs/wk

Monitor (FT/Seasonal) - Summer Food Service Program -To ensure food sites operate smoothly in accordance with program guidelines and requirements; Visit and monitor sites; Maintain communications with SFSP staff; Maintain records; Ensure cleanliness of site; High school Diploma or GED, Valid Ct Drivers License required, Knowledge of SFSP or similar work exp. $10.00 hr/35hrs/wk

Monitor Aide (PT/Seasonal)- Summer Food Service Program - Provide additional support to the Monitor to ensure food sites run smoothly in accordance with program guidelines and requirements. H.S. Diploma or GED, Valid Ct Drivers License required, Knowledge of SFSP or similar work exp. $9.25 hr/20 hrs/wk.

Van Driver (FT/Seasonal) - Summer Food Service Program - Responsible for delivery of daily meals at scheduled times to sites as determined throughout Meriden; Collect and remove trash from sites. Maintain records. HS Diploma/GED Valid CT Drivers License; Familiarity with Meriden's roads; $9.00 hr/35hrs/wk

Asst. Van Driver (PT/Seasonal) - Summer Food Service Program - Assist Van Driver with daily delivery of meals to sites in Meriden; Assists with collection and removal of trash from sites; Basic math skills and familiarity with Meriden roads; light lifting required. Valid CT Drivers License. $8.00hr/20hrs/wk

Kitchen Aides (PT/Seasonal) - Summer Food Service Program - Assist in the kitchen to prepare breakfast and lunch meals for the feeding of children ages 1-18 yrs of age during the summer months. The ability to lift and handling cold food items in the kitchen. Must be able to read, write and verbally communicate with staff and non-staff. $8.25 hr/10-20 hrs/wk

Kitchen Supervisor (FT/Seasonal) - Summer Food Service Program - Minimum of 2 yrs Supervisory experience and experience in food services. Excellent management and interpersonal skills. The ability to lift and handling cold food items in the kitchen. Must be able to read, write and verbally communicate with staff and non-staff. $12.36/hr/ 35 hrs/wk.

The closing date for the above positions will be on May 8, 2009. Email your resume to or apply @ New Opportunities of Greater Meriden (NOGM) 191 Pratt Street, Meriden, CT 06450 EOE


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, April 30, 2009


HELP WANTED PART TIME- Inside Sales/ Tele-prospector Immediate opening for experienced inside sales/ teleprospector in Wallingford. Candidate must posses positive attitude and excellent communication skills. Flexible hours, comfortable environment and generous commission package awaits ideal candidate. Please e-mail resume to:


MAINTENANCE & REPAIR PERSON To maintain 300-880 Ton Molding Machines. Working knowledge of 460 volt 3 phase electric, hydraulic pumps, valves. Good mechanical skills necessary. Please Apply:

MEDICAL CAREERS Residential Rehab Technician Gaylord- Connecticut’s premier long-term acute care hospital specializing in medically complex patient care, rehabilitation and sleep medicine-seeks an individual to join its residential patient care team. This 32 hour/week evening position will assist transitional living care residents in the functional tasks needed to reintegrate into the community. Requirements include a minimum of two years related experience-nursing assistant, or recreational therapy aide preferred. Working knowledge of daily living tasks, and experience with traumatically brain-injured persons a plus. Must be/become CPR and medication administration certified. Valid CT driver’s license and good driving record required. Every other weekend required.

Email to: or mail to P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492

CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs and Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 months experience for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically and emotionally challenged children preferred. All shifts available. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call: or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

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See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace.


The bargains to be found in Marketplace are real heart stoppers!

P/T MEDICAL BILLER Growing Medical Billing Company seeking a Medical Biller with a Minimum of 3 years experience, Highly Motivated, with Strong Organizational and Communication Skills. If you are reliable, efficient and motivated with a Can-do attitude, please forward your resume to

RN Part Time positions. 3p-11p & 11p7a including every other wknd. Competitive rate & benefits. Apply in person or fax resume to: MERIDIAN MANOR 1132 Meriden Rd Waterbury, CT 06705 Fax: 203-757-0634 Attn: Ms. Smith

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


15 & 20 Yard Roll-Offs. Home, Business or Job Site We do clean-outs too! Empire Construction, LLC 203-269-3559


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


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING

BICO FENCE - All types of quality fencing & repairs available. Professional installations. 20 years exp. Lic’d & ins’d. 203715-0567. CT Reg# 616240

REPAIRS Additions, Sunrooms, Finish Bsmnt, Decks & Porches 203-238-1449 #578107 Free est.

MORGAN Fence Co. Installation & Repair. No job to small! Owner operated. #HIC-623033 Call 203-886-8029 CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060

MALE/FEMALE: Appointment Scheduler bustling Orthopaedic Office! Excellent customer service skills are necessary and a “can do” positive attitude and high enthusiasm. Minimum two years experience doing similar work in a physician’s office.

GARAGE DOORS BENJAMIN BUILDERS LLC Compared to major competitors. ROOFS, SIDING, WINDOWS, ADDT’S, KIT, BATHS, DECK, more 203-671-7415 Ct. Reg. #622755


Operators are ready to take your ad now

Call 24 Hours-a-Day 7 Days-a-Week (203) 238-1953 or 1-800-228-6915 x2393 It’s About Time

GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-2389846 MC/Visa Accepted

All repairs small to large. Carpentry. 41 yrs exp. 203-639-8389 CT #573358

Therapeutic Recreation Director

CNAseveral per diem positions For Assisted Living Services. State of the Art, JCAHO accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community. Responsible, dependable, and able to work well independently. Safe and attractive environment! Certification required from approved programs. Position available immediately! No Phone Calls! Apply in person Mon - Fri - 8am -7p.m. or weekends 10-3. Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT. A/A, M/F, D/V, EOE.

K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Reg# 571435. ins. 203-379-0193


Green Planet Remodeling

For Adult Day Center. FT with benefits, experience preferred, passenger license or willing to obtain (employer paid). Contact Linda Ricciardi, RN, Center Director @ (860) 378-3902

Call 24 Hours-a-Day 7 Days-a-Week

(203) 238-1953 or 1-800-228-6915 x2393 It’s About Time

DEBRIS removal of anykind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430


Free Consultation

800-286-6300 ext. 3902


One Man’s Junk REMOVAL. Free est. Call Ed.


PT Customer Service Rep Needed for heavy incoming/outgoing phone calls and data entry. Must possess excellent phone, computer, and people skills, and be willing to work as part of a team. Need to be able to handle extensive scheduling software and multi- phone lines. Hours must be flexible. Please email resume to:


JUNK REMOVAL & MORE We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817

Please fax resumes to: 203-284-2733;

All Molded Plastics Co. 3 (B) Fairfield Blvd. Wallingford, CT 06492 From 9AM- 3PM Monday-Friday


Carpentry, repairs. No job too small or large. Member BBB.

203-235-8180 CT Reg #564042

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER PROBLEMS? Upgrades, installs, repairs & viruses fixed at your home. DMT Computer Services. 203599-1097. After 5 - 860-424-1177

A2Z GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865

CENTRAL CT OVERHEAD DOOR Sales/ Service. Reg # 565116 203-630-1058 or 860-349-3372


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

DECKS MATTSON Home Improvement Affordable, quality decks. Free estimates. Insured. CT Reg 581924. (203) 631-7459

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


Thursday, April 30, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen






Seamless gutters/leaders. 13 colors. Free estimates. Ct #612964 Steve 860 426-0045

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Comm/resid Mowing. Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.


Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co. Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325


DON’T Sweat It this Summer! Call Duane, Plumbing, heating & cooling. Quality work. Low rates. 203-3798944 Lic. #0389224.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS E & D HOME ImprovementsComplete home services. Electric, plumbing, kitchens, baths, etc. (203) 376-7532 CT Reg# 616307. VINCENZO D’ONOFRIO BATHROOM Remodeling, Concrete, Carpentry, Tile, Painting, Patio & Sidewalk Paving. CT Reg. #559333. (860) 628-2236

JUNK REMOVAL COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL Clean Outs. Free estimates. Affordable rates. Call 203-715-2301



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

LANDSCAPING A KYLE LANDSCAPING Affordable lawn care in Meriden/ Wlfd. Lic & ins. CT Reg #622733. Call for est (860) 637-7294 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Spring clean-up. Quick, courteous service. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING Spring Cleanup, Lawn Care, Hedge Trimming. Great pricing on seasonal or year contract. CT#619909 Call 203-715-2301 ALLEGRO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LLC. Specializing in sm. lawn maintenance, property clearing & seasonal clean-up. Full landscaping services including design & installation. Retaining walls & patios, stone/paver walkways, driveways, mulching & excavating #0965092. 203-687-1347 Silver City Landscaping LLC Lawn Mowing/Spring Clean-up Lawn Power Seeding/Mulch Reliable Service 20yrs exp 203-537-8106 CT Reg# 622655 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 JOE’S LAWN CARE, LLC Spring clean up, mowing, mulching, landscape work & irrigation service. 203-631-7444 Licensed, fully insured. #563805 BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Paver walkways & patios, retaining walls, landscape design, water features, planter bed renovations, drainage work backhoe work. Est 1972. Free est. #563661 (203) 237-9577 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring cleanups, Grass cutting, lawn maint. Comm/Res Top quality work. Ins., Free est. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

Quality Landscaping, LLC Spring Clean-ups, mowing, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

HEDGE TRIMMING No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

WE WEED GARDENS Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 A & A Lawn Care-Cuts, spring clean-ups, hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal #584101 Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638 BUDGET Friendly lawn mowing. Call (203) 314-7693, EBK Property Services.

ACE PROPERTIES MGT. Estate Services, Property Maintenance, Lawn Service, Attic, Basement & Garage Cleanout. Gardens Roto-Tilled. Free est. Fully insured. (203) 440-4280 ALLEGRO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LLC. Specializing in sm. lawn maintenance, property clearing & seasonal clean-up. Full landscaping services including design & installation. Retaining walls & patios, stone/paver walkways, driveways, mulching & excavating. #0965092. 203-687-1347


Fully insured & licensed Free estimates CT Reg. #573871

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

ZK Construction



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

● New Roofs ● Restoration Work ● All Types of Repairs ● Emergency Repairs

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



JOHN Biafore and Son Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 549071 (203) 537-3572 BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping paver walkways, patios, retaining wall. Free estimates. #563661 . Call 203-237-9577 CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 25 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498


A-1 QUALITY PAINTING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008 MIRKEL PAINTING Int./Ext. Popcorn ceilings. Rms from $75. Exteriors from $899. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446



(203) 237-5409 CT Reg #503554 SANDBLASTING We come to you. Snowplows, trailers, truck bodies, etc. Reasonable prices. Bill Coleman. 203-715-0567. CT Reg# 616240

ROOFS R US WE BEAT ANY QUOTE! Siding, windows, gutters, carpentry. 41yrs exp. (203) 639-8389 CT #573358 CARABETTA’S GRADER SERVICE Sweeping Division For All Your Commercial Sweeping Needs. 203-214-6247 or 860-306-9970

Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co PLUMBING PLUMBING & Piping Contractor Specializing in small jobs. Capable of doing new & large jobs. Lic# 204060. John 203-284-9744 or 203-500-5224 cell. DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 #389224

CARABETTA’S GRADER SERVICE Sweeping Division For All Your Commercial Sweeping Needs. 203-214-6247 or 860-306-9970

OFFICE Cleaning All your cleaning needs also provide floor refinishing and carpet cleaning Fully insured. I guarantee your satisfaction! Family owned. Upfront pricing.Jeff Ross 860919-7562 Owner Reliable, Office, Service, Specialist

CENTRAL CT OVERHEAD DOOR Sales/ Service. Reg # 565116 203-630-1058 or 860-349-3372



203-284-0137 Reg #558927

FAHEY Plumbing & Heating Quality ● Clean/Neat ● Honest! A guaranteed job at a good price! Days, Nights, Wknds - Same Price

203-235-1383 POWER WASHING

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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS ALL Types pool & spa serv. Complete service on pools & spas, above and inground liner replacement. Lic & ins. CT Reg 622885. Call (203) 537-9188

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL SCREENED & UNSCREENED Top Soil. Bank run gravel, fill. Picked up or delivered. D. Brescia Construction Co. 860-667-0090 or 860-209-2366 (cell) HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991

YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 STUMP Grinding, tree removal. Spring Clean-up. Free est. CT Reg# 616391. 203-440-3142

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447. GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

Empire Construction, LLC


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

IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

$1000 Off Your Lowest Estimate.

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



POWERWASHING Spring Clean-up. Houses, RV’s, boats, etc. We clean it all! CT Reg# 616391. Call 203-235-7916



Reg #558927

Gonzalez Construction

IS Spring cleaning on the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279 APOLLO PAINTING Int/Ext, Popcorn Ceilings, Powerwashing. Call Mike 203-974-2097 or 860-347-1355 CT# 613892

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


LaRosa Construction Co. Inc.

YARD WORK - Strong ambitious 17 year old looking for yard work. 860-349-3552



Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

SPRING IS HERE! - The grass is riz - I wonder how your driveway is? Call for free estimate.

GARDEN TILLING Insured. CT Reg#0603313 Call Kurt 203-376-7324

ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Built, no garden too small. 203-294-1160

Gonzalez Construction


GAF LIFETIME WARRANTY 3 of 100 are Master-Elite certified. Go over, repairs. MC/Visa. 203-671-7415 Ct. Reg. #572776

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

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

TREE Cutting, stump grinding, wood chipping, bucket work. Fully ins’d & free estimates. Call anytime. 860-628-8830

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, April 30, 2009

Join Us For Our

8th Annual Open House • Saturday, May 2nd Come to Enjoy Good Company & Good Food FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY ...


• Pool School throughout the Day “How to Open Your Above-Ground Pool” Free Eco-Bag w/Value envelope over $1000.00 in Savings To Pool School Attendees (one per family) Register at our website, or call 203-265-5980 • Monster Slide All Day Long for the Kids • Flowers the Clown & Family 12 noon til 3:00 (Face Painting & Treats) • Breakfast, Lunch & Goodies All Day • Vendors Available 9:30 to 3:00 Free Raffles to answer all product questions 10% OFF & Door Non sale • Don’t Forget About Our Referral Program ... “Bring a Friend” Prizes items • Many Specials throughout the Day $1.00 OFF Ultra Blue

$1.00 OFF Algaeside

Buy 3 Thermo Swim,

(Limit 3) Expires 5/2/09

(Limit 3) Expires 5/2/09

Get 1 FREE

$2.99 per gallon Liquid Shock 12%

Expires 5/2/09

May 2nd, 2009 Only

Liquid Solar Blank

6 Months No Payments No Interest ➢ 25%

• Vinyl Lined or Fiberglass Inground Pools • Stamped Concrete, Plain Concrete & Pavers • All Types of Fencing FREE PATIO w/Inground Pkg. • Retaining Walls

Only w/Accessory Pkg.) ➢ Upgraded Liner ($300.00 Value) (While Supplies Last) ➢ Extended

We will Beat any Prize by 10% - expires 5/2/09

CALL NOW FOR FREE ESTIMATE Pool Openings, Cleanings, Liner Replacements & Repairs

FREE Solar Blanket w/Heater Purchase Expires 5/2/09

OFF Pool (2008 Models, In Stock

Labor Warranty

($2900 Value) ➢ FREE Delivery ($100.00 Value) ➢ Eco Value Package ($1000.00 Value) (See Store for Details) 2008 Installation Pricing

• Offer expires 5/2/09 • FREE Heat, Energy Efficient • Color LED Light • 110 Volt “Plug & Play” • Delivery • Hard Cover • Waterfall

SPA DEMO DEALS X-400...........$2,999...... NOW $2,699 X-500...........$3,499...... NOW $3,099 Fantasy.......$3,199...... NOW $2,899 Plus Delivery, Save up to $500

1 lb. Bags Shock Buy 12, Get 1 FREE

50 lb. White Filter Sand

D.E. $4.99 10 lbs. $ 11.99 25 lbs.

Expires 5/2/09

Expires 5/2/09

Expires 5/2/09



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