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Volume 15, Number 21

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

150th Anniversary

Berlin’s compelling Civil War history recounted By Cathy Nelson Special to The Citizen

(The following information is from presentations at The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library by Cathy Nelson, assistant director and local historian.) It’s 150 years later, yet the Civil War — or as it was then known, the War of Rebellion — still fascinates us. Recently, my husband and I visited Fort Sumter – very interesting trip. I had not realized that the issues around Fort Sumter had been simmering for several months, since December 1860, and then… Sunday, April 14, 1861 The first shots in the Southern rebellion or war between the states had been fired. The line in the sand

had been crossed. The War of Rebellion had begun. At Kensington Congregational Church, people took immediate action. “Rev. Hilliard was standing at the door of the church when Mr. Samuel Upson, Citizen photos by Olivia L. Lawrence church member and village postmaster, A scrapbook page about the flag came in, bringing at Kensington Congregational the news that Fort Church. Sumter had been fired upon. The story goes 1909 and also Connecticut that Rev. Hillard entered the Magazine September-Octopulpit, laid away his pre- ber 1900.) pared sermon, and delivered “During the following a stirring patriotic address week, the ladies of the whose echoes rang in the church held a meeting and, town for many a day.” (According to accounts in The See History, page 4 Hartford Courant, Nov. 12,

Who kept the faith

The hand-sewn Civil War era flag on display at the Kensington Congregational Church.

Local Marine befriended Iwo Jima flag-raiser By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

“Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours,” goes a quote, by Wallace Bruce, often heard on Memorial Day. The sentiment seems to apply as Maxine Muscatello, 10, places an American flag on a soldier’s grave. Maxine along with other members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 66478, Cadette Troop 66492, and other volunteers, assisted the Berlin Veterans Commission by placing flags at over 400 veterans’ graves in local cemeteries last weekend.

Most everyone has seen the iconic World War II photograph of U.S. servicemen raising the American flag at Iwo Jima. But far fewer are aware that hours before photographer Joe Rosenthal snapped his famous shot on Mount Suribachi, a group of Marines had already erected the stars and stripes there. The guys in Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize winning photo were replacing that U.S. flag with a larger one. See Local, page 7

Berlin resident and former Marine Robert Quarti struck up a friendship with one of the original flag-raisers at Iwo Jima, Charles W. Lindberg, pictured in the foreground.


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Here are The Berlin Citizen online poll results for last week. The question was: How do you like the new street signs the town installed downtown? They’re great! 37% They’re OK. 25% I don’t like them. 27% I haven’t noticed. 11% This week’s poll question asks: Should lights be installed at the Bill Petit Little League complex?

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The Knights of Columbus Council 3675 has scheduled a breakfast in honor of military veterans for Sunday, May 29, 8 a.m. to noon, at the VFW Hall on Massirio Drive. The breakfast is free for military veterans. A fee is charged for the public. All proceeds from the breakfast benefit the maintenance of the Veterans Memorial Park.

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Father Michael of St. Paul Church. Musical selections will be performed by the Berlin High School Redcoat Marching Band, the McGee School Spartan Band and the Berlin High School Chorus. The rifle volley will be by the joint members of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10732 and members of the American Legion Post 68. Berlin High School trumpeters will play “TAPS”. Guest speaker is scheduled to be state Rep. Joseph Aresimowicz of Berlin. Aresimowicz served in the United States Army Reserve from 1990 to 1997 as a Combat Medic and was stationed at the 819th Station Hospital in West Hartford. He received an honorable discharge with a rank of corporal E-4. He was elected as state representative of the 30th District (Berlin and Southington) in 2004. He co-sponsored an event on Dec. 14, 2010 to honor Berlin Veterans with a Connecticut Wartime Service Medal. On Sept. 27, 2010, a bill introduced by Aresimowicz, prohibiting nursing home facilities from restricting veterans from accessing prescription drug benefits offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs became a new state law. In the event of rain, the exercises will take place in the VFW Hall Post 10732, Massirio Drive at 9 a.m.

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by mitigating potential tax revenue volatility. The outlook also reflects our expectation that the town’s financial position will remain favorable, bolstered by good management practices and policies.” Mayor Salina further commented that, “Berlin’s financial position continues to be solid. Our approach to debt

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Continued from page 1 without the aid of sewing machines, made the grand old flag which was hung from the belfry of the church at its completion, and continued to float in the breeze throughout the war,” said Rev. Carleton Hazen. (Quotes from “200th Anniversary of the Kensington Congregational Church”.) The finished flag was 18 feet by 10 feet. It has 33 stars. Hazen said “The flag is still carefully preserved, and is an honored relic which no longer stirs personal or sectional feeling, as in those days of the Civil War, but tells now of a unified country that knows no North or South.” After the war, the flag was displayed in the sanctuary, hanging from the balcony on Memorial Day and on the Fourth of July. In 2002, the flag was restored by the Kensington Congregational Church and put on display in the church parlor. Other enormous flags were made during the Civil War. In Berlin, on public occasions, a large flag hung over the road on Worthington Ridge, purchased by Berlin residents. The flag has 35 stars. For years it was kept by the Galpin family. A newspaper photo shows a parade marching toward the Berlin Town Hall on Worthington Ridge with the flag hanging by ropes in front of the Galpin store on May 2, 1890. In 1859 the 33rd star was added when Oregon joined the Union. On

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July 1, 1861 a star was added when Kansas joined the Union. Then on July 1, 1863 a 35th star was added when West Virginia joined the Union. Therefore, the Kensington church flag with 33 stars and the Berlin flag with 35 stars are both Civil War flags. The First Regiments Almost immediately, the men of Berlin responded to the recruitment notices after President Lincoln issued the first notice on April 15, 1861. On April 20, the First Connecticut Infantry assembled with four Berlin men: Private John Connell, Private Henry Cook, Private Curtiss Ralph and Private Bernard Woodford. On April 24, the Third Connecticut Infantry assembled with two Berlin men: Privates Edwin Clark and Fernando Welch. Both of these regiments were for an enlistment of 90 days. Both groups participated in the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861. The Battle of Bull Run was the first major land battle. The North was shocked by the defeat of its army and it quickly became clear to both sides that the war would be long and take a deadly toll. On July 22, President Lincoln signed a bill that provided for the enlistment of another 500,000 men for up to three years of service.” (From Wikipedia: The first battle of Bull Run – from James A. Rawley, “Turning Points of the Civil War” Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1966.)

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen Regiments, death toll Berlin men were involved Continued from page 4 in nearly every Connecticut regiment, but nearly half the Bernard Woodford re- men were in three regiceived a disability discharge. ments: First Heavy Artillery, The other five men re-enlist- Company H 14th, and Comed into other regiments and pany F 16th. continued their service. Of the 209 Berlin men who There were 209 soldiers in served in Connecticut regiConnecticut regiments from ments 49, or roughly oneBerlin, plus Berlin men in quarter, died. other state militia, in the First to die was August Navy, and those from other Brandt of dysentery in Septowns who put the town as tember 1861. First to die in residence — and the reverse battle was James Bailey at is equally true as Berlin men signed up from other towns. The population in Berlin (including Kensington and East Berlin) in 1860 was 2,146 — so over 10 percent of the population participated in the war.


Cedar Run, Va. in August 1862. All told, 13 Berlin soldiers died on battlefields. Besides Bailey, those who gave their lives include: William North, Wadsworth Washburn, Henry Allen, Birdsey Beckley, John Cogan, Danforth Davis, John Donnelly, Elijah Bacon, Charles Stanley, James Ringwood, Henry Moore and William Sidney. Those who were wounded and later died are: Linus Porter, George Barnard,

Charles Penfield, James Francis, James Smith, William Morrison, and Roswell Root. Others died from diseases such as typhoid, dysentery and other now obscure maladies such as “swamp fever” and “black vomit”: August Brandt, William Skelley, Leverett Gladding, Samuel Woodruff, Burrage Deming, Richard Ringwood, Henry Tibbals, William Tibbals, Charles Richardson, George Horton, Charles Whittlesey,



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Plan to install ball park lights sparks old controversy By Daniel Jackson Special to The Citizen

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Rosenthal photo. The way he This is the most famous saw it, they all took part in photograph taken at Iwo Continued from page 1 the same bloody battle. Jima, but the U.S. serviceThe American death toll at Charles W. Lindberg, one men pictured were not the Iwo Jima was a staggering of the Marines who took part 6,800. Six of the 12 men who first to raise the American in raising the original flag at raised the flags on Mount flag on Mount Suribachi. Iwo Jima, spent decades Suribachi were killed on the The original flag-raisers, pointing out that his patrol island. erected the stars and was the first up Mount SuribAfter reading a magazine stripes there earlier in the achi as U.S. forces fought to article about Lindberg, Quartake the Japanese island. ti was fascinated by the veter- day. “Two of our men found an’s story and decided to get this big, long pipe there,” Flags of Our Fathers, which in touch with him. Lindberg told The Associated “It got to be an interest that Lindberg returned to him Press in 2003. “We tied the I had. And I wanted to meet signed, per request. flag to it, took it to the highest The two then began speakhim,” said Quarti. “The rest spot we could find and we of them are all gone; he was ing on the phone. Lindberg raised it. the last one” of the Iwo Jima lived in Minnesota. “Down below, the troops “We carried on a regular flag-raisers. started to cheer, the ship’s Quarti sent a letter to Lindwhistles went off. It was just berg along with the book See Local, next page something you would never forget.” Lindberg, then just 24, carried a cumbersome flamethrower up Mount Suribachi Erin, formerly of Creations Hair & Spa, while bullets flew. He was invites you to her new hair salon at awarded a Silver Star Medal 195 Central Street, Bristol for bravery. receive Some 10 years ago, Berlin resident and former Marine Robert Quarti struck up a your 1st visit! friendship with Lindberg, who passed away in 2007 two Please mention ad when you arrive days shy of his 87th birthday. “He was very upset, the fact that his group of guys never got the recognition. They never got the recognition that the famous one (patrol) got,” said Quarti. The Berlin Water Control will be flushing “You can understand” where he’s coming from, Fire Hydrants Beginning May 12, 2011 Quarti added. “And he spent a through June 1, 2011 great deal of his life trying to get recognition for all those guys.” Please excuse any inconvenience caused However, Quarti said Lindby this annual maintenance berg had no hard feelings toward the five Marines and Berlin Water Control one Navy Corpsman in the


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Casner’s legacy lives on Moss is beginning to cover the grave of Officer Jeffery Casner, but his memory remains fresh in the hearts of those who knew him. “Every year, it’s tough,” said Sergeant John McCormack. Every year, the Berlin Police Department lays a wreath on Casner’s grave. May 18, under a cold spring rain, they laid another

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conversation. I’d call him periodically; every few weeks,” said Quarti. Unfortunately, the longdistance buddies never had the occasion to meet. In stoic fashion, Lindberg didn’t mention to Quarti that he was in failing health. “I called that Sunday and his daughter answered the phone. She said he was in the hospital. Right after that, he died,” said Quarti, who keeps in touch with Lindberg’s widow. With all the Iwo Jima flagraisers now deceased, Quarti does his part to spread the word about what occurred on Mount Suribachi. Speaking of World War II veterans in general, Quarti said “I just feel that many of those guys didn’t get the recognition. They did so much. “They gave up everything they had; school, whatever. They were really patriotic.”


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Orchard Road subdivision proposes ‘green living’ plan By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

A plan to create a green subdivision on 125 acres, with a main entrance off Orchard Road, is slowly taking shape. The developer says the intent, at Summerlin Trails, is to create a quality, environmentally sensitive, energy-efficient place to live. The houses are “not huge, the McMansion era is over — far over,” said Johnny Carrier, architect and vice president of J.F.C. Endeavors Inc, a division of By Carrier Inc. He is the second generation of Carriers in the housing development business. At least 60 single-family houses are planned. The house would: have at least three bedrooms with an addi-

tional room for a computer room or nursery; be between 2,500 and 3,000 square feet; and cost in the range of $425,000 to $525,000. The development is “in the very beginning stages,” Carrier said explaining that the project first needs to be reviewed for sewer and water access. “We’ve had initial meetings with the town staff to lay the ground work. It’s been very informal.” The town’s planning department Director Hellyn Riggins said she had not received an application from the Carrier project and therefore has no comment. A hard copy of the proposal is available at the town’s development services office See Plan, page 19


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Matthew Odishoo, who lives near the sports comContinued from page 6 plex, said he played in Berlin Little League when he was chairman of Housing Auyounger. While he doesn’t thority, speaking at the counmind the sound of Berlin cil meeting. Percival kids playing their opponents, Heights, next door to the Lithe doesn’t want to hear a tle League complex, is home tournament game between to many seniors and is under Montvillle and New Haven. Housing Authority rule. This Mayor Adam Salina said plan is happening too fast, residents can voice concerns Bajorski said, later adding, when the Planning and Zon“There is nothing in the stating Commission conducts ues that prohibit the chair from calling a public hearing.”

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Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 301 West Main St., has scheduled Dionysos 2011 Greek Festival for Friday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, noon to 10 p.m. Festival includes music, dance performances, food, crafts and more. All activities indoors.

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Kensington Congregational Kensington Congregational Church has scheduled the following special Sunday services. Sunday, June 5 – Confirmation Day at 10 a.m. preceded by a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 12 – Senior Recognition Day at 10 a.m. For more information, call (860) 828-4511. The Kensington Congregational Church holds its worship service every Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday school and

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Forever Young Club The Forever Young Club has scheduled a trip to the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven on Tuesday, June 7. This is the last event for the 2010/2011 club year. The trip includes a buffet lunch at Abate Restaurant in New Haven, bus transportation, and a guided tour of the Blessed Pope John Paul II exhibit. The bus will depart from Sacred Heart Church, East Berlin at 10 a.m. to return approximately 3 p.m. For more information, cost and reservations, contact Dick Colamussi at (860) 229-9137 or Carol Dauphin at (860) 828-9964.

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child care is available. Chapel in the Woods, a half hour casual worship at 8:30 a.m. service in a natural setting is scheduled to begin for the season Sunday, June 19.

The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled “Panda Mania” Vacation Bible School for June 27 through July 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. The event is for children in Kindergarten through

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, May 26, 2011 grade 5 and features crafts, games, stories, songs and snacks. Free registration. For more information, call Meg Coffey at (860) 828-6586 or email The annual Craft Fair is scheduled for Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spaces are available for rent on a first come, first serve basis. Handmade crafts only. For more information, call Tina at (860) 284-9782.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

Obituaries Dennis Wolfer Dennis Joseph Wolfer, 59, of Kensington, entered into eternal rest on May 19, 2011 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford with his brothers and sister by his side. He was born in New Britain to the late Raymond James and Mary (O’Sullivan) Wolfer. He was a graduate of New Britain High School Class of 1970 and was employed at Sears Corbins Corner for 40 years, retiring in 2008. After his retirement, he was employed as a part-time parking

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his four nephews and a niece, Andrew, Stephen and Daniel of Wallingford and Michael and Elizabeth of Kensington; his many dear friends including his traveling buddies Jack, Al, Don, John and Helen. Dennis will be truly missed. He was a compassionate person who was always willing to help others. Services were held May 25, 2011 from the Paul A. Shaker / Farmingdale Funeral Home, New Britain, Ct. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church, New Britain,. Committal service and final rest-

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The Berlin Republican Town Committee is looking for individuals who are interested in getting involved in local politics and making a difference for the citizens of Berlin. The BRTC is recruiting candidates interested in running for public office, individuals who wish to volunteer for town commissions, and men and women who wish to become part of the BRTC. The nominating committee will meeting to review potential candidates for Town Council and other positions. Registered Republicans who would like to be considered for an endorsement should contact George Millerd at (860) 828-9722 or

attendant at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General, a job he truly enjoyed. He was a member of the New Britain Housing Board of Appeals and the New Britain Fire Board under the leadership of Mayor William McNamara. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Kensington Council 3675, the Berlin Lions, the Spartan Vets, the Eighth Ward Club, the Austrian Hungarian Club and the New Britain Elks Lodge 957. While a member of the Elks he received the following awards: Volunteer of the year, Elk Man of the Year, Swedish Man of the Year, Polish Man of the Year and was the Exalted Ruler 20102011. He was a member of the PER Association and the Elks National Foundation. He had worked tirelessly in many state programs benefiting veterans, children, and the Special Olympics. He loved working each year at the Berlin Fair doing many different jobs but working the sausage booth was his fa-



The Berlin Citizen Thursday, May 26, 2011

Student voices

Berlin band hits high note during Disney visit By Shannon Williams Special to The Citizen

At 10 a.m. April 30, the Berlin High School Redcoat Band stepped onto Main Street, USA in Magic Kingdom. In front of tourists from around the globe, BHS musicians paraded up Main Street to Cinderella’s castle and out through Frontierland playing Estancia, a number from the school’s half-time show. Drum major Natalie Von Achen, a senior, reflected on the band’s performance. “The most rewarding part of the trip for me was the completion of the parade. I could see the looks on everyone’s faces when we finished. Everyone was proud of what we accomplished.” Band members had a right to feel satisfied. Although it was relatively cool weather for Florida, march-

ing a half-mile in 80-degree heat in wool uniforms is an arduous feat for anyone. Freshman Karen Baldus said “It was hot and so were the uniforms, but we were able to overcome it.” Senior Nick Crenella echoed this sentiment. “The most difficult part of the trip was marching in the parade. While the route wasn’t long, maintaining good marching posture and tonal quality in the stifling heat and humidity was challenging. But through our determination, we made it.” The band got a backstage glimpse into the world of professional musicians. Composer, arranger, and Disney staff member Allen Gray led the band in a rigorous musical workshop. The group was treated like professional studio musicians and developed vital musical skills. Crenella said, “Being

The Berlin High School Redcoat Marching Band after marching in the daily parade down Disney’s Main Street USA. able to rehearse under a master clinician was a oneof-a-kind experience that allowed us to rehearse at a higher level, and served to

Government Meetings

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improve not only our playing ability, but also our mental approach to our playing.” Baldus said, “Although I already knew that you need to play every time like you’re performing, it really drove that idea into my head. It also made me realize how big a difference accidentals in music can make.” Over the course of those hours, the band navigated their way through Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, I Can Go the

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Distance, and Trust in Me. For the grand finale, the group performed a medley from Tarzan and set it to a video trailer for the movie. This assignment required precise timing, swift stylistic changes, and strict focus in order for the music to match with the visual cues in the trailer. Crenella said, “My favorite part was getting to record music to clips from Tarzan. It was like getting a little taste of what it would be like to be a professional orchestral musician for Disney. Knowing that we were recording a soundtrack from an actual movie was both exciting and enjoyable.” At the end of the day Gray and the Disney staff awarded the band with a recording of the trailer and a photo montage set to the pieces it recorded. BHS band Director Mark Bowling praised his students for their efforts. “Not even professional musicians march a parade and record a soundtrack on the same day. That was phenomenal.” This trip would not have been possible without the contributions of countless

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Relay for Life

Continued from page 14 fundraisers and munificent members of the community. The Berlin High School Band would like to thank all its sponsors for their generous

donations. Their gifts helped create an unforgettable experience for many student musicians. The band has scheduled a pops concert for 7 p.m. May 31 at the Berlin High School gymnasium.

All smiles

Citizen photo by Olivia L. Lawrence

Photos by Lee Roski

Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society fundraising event, was held over the weekend at the Berlin Lions Club fairgrounds. Bottom right, luminarias glow during the candle lit rememberance walk which was led by a bagpiper. At left, the survivor lap. Top right, the rains came, but did not deter Relay volunteers.

A memorial rises

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The East Berlin Civil War-era Soldiers Monument, at the intersection of Main and Berlin streets, was restored recently. This early photo, from the Berlin Historical Society archives, shows a site free of utility wires, fencing, traffic signs and other clutter that currently surrounds the site.

May is Older American Month, a time to celebrate the gifts of longevity. These women were all smiles at a recent Spring Social at the Berlin Senior Center. From left: Rita Hutchings, Mary Hendrickson, Gilda Alberti, Helen Morrissey, and P.J. Pomerenke.

Local Dems support Murphy bid Mayor Adam Salina, state Rep. Joe Aresimowicz, Democratic Town Committee Chairman Fred Jortner and Democratic State Central Committeeman Kevin Murphy announced their support for Chris Murphy’s campaign for United States Senate this week. Murphy announced his candidacy in January in a bid to replace retiring Senator Joe Lieberman. Murphy has raised $1.1 million and won endorsements from Democrats throughout the state. “I am so grateful to have the support of these four Berlin leaders,” Murphy said. “Our campaign is growing an unmatched team of local supporters around the state. Whether it was knocking off a 14 year incumbent state representative at age 25, or upsetting Nancy Johnson in 2006, I’ve learned that tough races are won at the grassroots level, and that’s where we’re building the strength of our campaign.”

Salina said “I’ve seen him fighting hard for the towns he represents next door in the Fifth District and I know he will do the same for us.”

Aresimowicz said “I know he will be a great senator for Berlin and Southington and I am proud to be supporting him.”

Celebrating 15 Years Of Local History

All this summer, take a trip through time with The Berlin Citizen — a special retrospective starts next week in our June 2 edition. The Citizen series will feature our local news coverage of the community over the years. Each week we’ll take a look back at stories that took place during that same week over time – the headlines and top events, sports highlights and small stories, too. It should be an interesting excursion. We anticipate that some stories may show that “the more things change the more they stay the same”, while others may shake loose memories of news events you’ve forgotten. Some may make you laugh or even give you a sentimental shiver. We’re looking forward to researching “the way we were” and hope you enjoy the results.



Scholastic achievements

Thomas Quinn of Berlin was recently inducted into the chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national honor society for mathematics at Providence College.

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ly Germain, Alexander Swenton, Chelsea Stepensky of Berlin. Marlboro College, Vermont — Elizabeth Hull of Berlin. Quinnipiac University — Lindsay Marut of East Berlin; Lauren Lukowsky of Kensington; Melissa Morant, Christopher Puzio, Raghunath Ramanarasimhaiah, Jennifer Wethje of Berlin. Saint Michael’s College, Vermont — Julie Relyea of Kensington.


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Bryant University, Rhode Island — Colleen Freeland of East Berlin; Matthew Griswold, Abigail Tarbell of Berlin. Columbia University, New York — Jonathan G. Schaller of Berlin. Eastern Connecticut State University — Kimber-

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Senior Happenings

Men’s Golf

The Timberlin Senior Men’s Golf Association has openings for new members. All handicaps and skill levels are welcome. The group plays Monday or Tuesday mornings until October. For more information, call Rich at (860) 828-5560 or Tony at (860) 828-1087.


The Berlin AARP June Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Monday,

June 13 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. The chapter meeting is scheduled at the annual picnic at the VFW pavilion on Massirio Drive on Tuesday, June 21. Choose the dish you plan to bring and register with Barbara Dixon at (860) 828-6295. No payment will be received at the picnic.

Health clinics The Berlin Visiting Nurse Association and Central Connecticut Health Center offer monthly health clinics

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for their needs. Among the design concerns developers expect to address with the town is lot size. Carrier said Berlin’s regulations do not allow for density in this zone and require one acre lots. However, developers want to trade off slightly smaller lots in order to provide more open space. “I’ve been doing this for 16 years and people don’t want the bigger lots” to mow and care for and would prefer to have “more open space around,” he said. The Summerlin project would site houses on a minimum half-acre lot to threequarters of an acre, frontage would be about 80 feet minimum to 100 feet average. Carrier said the site has several natural protections. The original parcel was 160 acres of farmland, however, the owner kept 35 acres. In addition, there is a mountain zone with old-growth forest that is not suitable for devel-


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Coats’ Notes

At press time, the Berlin High School baseball team owned a record of 14-3. Win No. 14 came Sunday, a 9-0 thrashing of Bulkeley at Zipadelli Field. Mike Perno was the gamewinner, and Brendan Germano and Zach Zulkiewicz powered the Redcoats at the plate. Zulkiewicz had a three-RBI homer. Due to the recent wet weather, the Berlin High School softball team was scheduled to play six games in six days. At press time,

the Lady Redcoats had prevailed in the first three games of that set. It has been a rugged stretch, but Coach Jason Pires said “the weather has not had a bad impact on our performance. That is all credit to the kids, who have persevered through the conditions to succeed.” Berlin played two games during senior prom weekend — Saturday morning and Sunday night. Pires pointed out, even that “didn’t affect the players ability to per-

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The Berlin High School boys track and field team chalked up its first victory of the season last week, an 88-61 decision over The Morgan School. Pictured: The Redcoats’ Shaun Sullivan competes in triple jump that afternoon.

Girls tennis claims division title With a 7-0 victory over Middletown last week, the Berlin High School girls tennis team secured the Central Connecticut Conference South Division championship. It’s the program’s first conference title in five years. The Lady Redcoats improved to 13-1 form.” The Lady Redcoats’ Brittany Labbadia, Paige Owens, Stephanie Lapierre and Monique St. Jarre have excelled as of late, but Pires said, “honestly, everyone is doing very well right now. Hopefully we can keep it up.” Berlin (13-4) can clinch the Central Connecticut Conference South Division title with a win over Bristol Central tonight, May 26. Still perfect. The Berlin High School girls golf team topped Newington, 173-206, last week at Timberlin to improve to 11-0. The Lady Redcoats, ranked No. 1 in the state, were led by Alyssa Scheyd’s 39. The senior’s round — her first sub-40 performance of the season — included a pair of birdies. “I knew it was just a matter of time before she broke the magic 40 barrier,” BHS coach Jim Barnes said. “Alyssa has all of the talent necessary to consistently break into the 30s. Now that she has the ‘breaking 40 monkey’ off her back — watch out. She is going to be very tough to beat.”

overall and 7-0 in the CCC South. Chalking up wins against Middletown were Eva Rybka, Jen Flannery, April Regan and Shawna Rosol, and the doubles teams of Kristen Cavaliere and Kelly Josephson, Sam Cooper and Kelly Byrnes, and Megan Pitkin and Emma Johnson.

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Brendon Hull, pictured, and the Berlin High School boys golf team bested host Platt, 164-247, last week. The Redcoats’ Jeremy Desimone was match medalist with a 39. Following Scheyd against Newington was Victoria Fagan (44), Emily Stickel (44) and Emily Deutsch (46). Berlin made it 12 straight

wins without a defeat with a 190-212 victory over Northwest Catholic Monday at

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Veteran coaches join Capodice’s staff By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

John Capodice has bulked up his staff. The Berlin High School football coach announced Friday that Rob Levesque and Rocky Gagliardi have been brought on. The duo will oversee the Redcoat defense, among other duties. Levesque played at BHS and later assisted Capodice. The past couple of

seasons he coached at Southington. Berlin would scrimmage Southington when Levesque was with the Blue Knights. “I’d always tease him and say ‘you look a lot better in red’,” said Capodice. “We’re just happy to have him back home.” Gagliardi is another well-known commodity in Connecticut football. In recent years he has held coaching positions at New Britain, Plainville, Cromwell and Hartford Public. He worked at the college level as well. Gagliardi’s enthusiasm is his

trademark. “He was someone that I jumped at pretty quickly, just because I know his character, how hard he works, and his passion for football,” Capodice said. “I don’t know anybody who loves football more than that guy … I know we’re all going to feed off his passion.” Capodice said Gagliardi is thrilled to have become a Redcoat — and for good reason. The BHS football program’s long resume includes a state title in 2009 and Central Connecticut Conference division championships

in 2009 and 2010. “I’m ecstatic. I’m excited,” Capodice said of the addition of Levesque and Gagliardi. “I’m real selective in who I bring onto our staff. I make sure it’s a real good fit for the kids and the program.” The BHS football team’s previous defensive coordinator, Josh Rosek, has joined the coaching staff at Middletown. Spring football practice begins May 31.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, May 26, 2011 Jud (41). With time running out to do so, last week the Berlin High School boys track and field team chalked up its first victory of the season. The Redcoats defeated The Morgan School, 88-61, at BHS. Connor Hilbie and Jake Cyr had a big day for Berlin. Hilbie won the 1,600 and 3,200, while Cyr bested the field in shot put and discus. The Berlin High School girls track and field team closed out the regular season last week with a 99-44 victory over The Morgan School at BHS. The Lady Redcoats improved to 7-2 with the win.

Coats’ Continued from page 21

Gillette Ridge. Stickel and Scheyd were co-match medalists with 45s. Deutsch and Fagan carded 49 and 51 respectively. Thanks to the rain, the Berlin High School boys golf team got just one match in last week, a 164-247 victory over Platt at Hunter. Despite a triple bogey on the second hole, Berlin’s Jeremy Desimone managed to fire a 39 to earn match medalist honors that afternoon. Also turning in good rounds for the Redcoats were Pat Bostrom (40) and Kevin

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Middle School McGee tops Cromwell: Alec Norton earned the win on the mound, pitching four hitless innings. Jonathan Platosz and Andrew Charboneau also pitched well. The McGee offense was led by Matt Rocco, Logan Taricani, Kyle Wollman, Brandon Carasiti and Kyle Wollman. Jared Zima played well defensively for the victors. Bumbera leads McGee: Austin Bumbera threw six terrific innings backed by the defense of Jared Zima and Matt Rocco as McGee downed Rocky Hill. Evan Michalek, Anthony Sisti, Logan Taricani and See Coats’, next page Alec Norton hit well for the Spartans. McGee 6, RHAM 4: McGee 9 battled back from a 2-0 deficit 7 7 9-1 2 late to pull out the win. 8 860 Jared Gallagher was the T C LIN, winning pitcher. Alec Norton BER E recorded the first save of the PIK



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Among Berlin’s 11 firstplace finishers were Jacqueline Carlson (javelin), Heather Levack (pole vault), Catherine Voelpel (400, 200), Kate Piotrowicz (discus, shot put). Kaylene Sylvain (1,600), Alex Carbonell (800) and Nicole Sylvain (3,200). Voelpel ended the dual meet season undefeated in the 400. The Lady Redcoats also prevailed in two relays against The Morgan School: the 4x800 (Voelpel, Stef Parillo, Kaylene Sylvain, Car-

bonell), and the 4x400 (Voelpel, Parillo, Kaylene Sylvain, Carbonell). With a 6-1 victory over Middletown last week, the Berlin High School boys tennis team punched its ticket to the CIAC Class M state tournament. The Redcoats improved to 7-5 with the win. Prevailing in singles play against Middletown was Alex Chrya, Peter Hogan and Nick Gurrieri, and the doubles teams of Adam Salwocki and Mike Voelpel, Dave Balfore and Kevin Stritch, and Ethan Cope and Jaydip Patel. — Nick Carroll

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(860) 828-7125. Berlin history Wednesday, June 8 - Mary Donohue of the CT Department of Tourism is scheduled to share her research about the Berlin Turnpike, know during the 1950s as “gasoline alley” at 7 p.m. Presentation includes history of the turnpike with postcard images, menus and maps.

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BERLIN 2600 sq. ft., 4 bdrm., 2.5 bth., Split Level home! New Roof & Wndws. in 10’, hw htr. 09’, vinyl sided, gas utilities, Cvac. Plenty of closet space/storage. Oversize 2 car gar. Hot tub & sauna. Fantastic yard & location. Great price & low taxes $309,900. Derek Jutras 883-7091.



Beautiful 4 bdrm. Cape in great location. Only one owner, well maintained. Refinished wd. flrs., brand new carpet, large updated eat-in kit., frmal. din. rm., fireplc. in liv. rm., blt-ins., part. fin. approx. 500 sq. ft. basement, vinyl sided, roof 6.5 yrs. old. Move-in condition. $239,900. Derek Jutras 860-883-7091.

Fantastic completely updated 3 BR Ranch. Beautiful wide open kitchen w/breakfast bar, newer appl., LR w/FP & blt-ins. CA, newer roof, 2-car garage, nice yard. Move-in condition! $199,900. Derek Jutras, 860-883-7091.



CT Cabaret Theatre – The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31-33 Webster Square Rd., has scheduled The Last of the Red Hot Lovers for Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m. For more information and ticket, call (860)829-1248 or visit


The Berlin Citizen Thursday, May 26, 2011


Car wash – The Berlin High School Band and the Band Parents Association has scheduled a car wash for Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the high school parking lot. Proceeds benefit uniforms, equipment, future trips and event support. Historical Society Museum – The Berlin Historical Society Museum, corner of Peck and Main Streets, is open Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. View new displays celebrating “Laundry Day the Old Way”, vintage rag dolls, and “Grandma Aprons” in addition to extensive permanent displays of tinware, bricks, local industry, clocks, toys, street histories and the Leather Man. Bring your old Berlin photos to be scanned. Watch local history inspired DVDs and share your memories. CT Cabaret Theatre – The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31-33 Webster Square Rd., has scheduled

Koda is a beautiful, young calico. She was a proud mother and is now ready to find her own loving permanent home. She is easy going, social, friendly and good with other cats and children. For more information about Koda and other animals available for adoption, call (860) 8285287. The Last of the Red Hot Lovers for Saturday, May 28 at 8 p.m. For more information and ticket, call (860)8291248 or visit



Veterans breakfast The Knights of Columbus Council 3675 has scheduled a breakfast in honor of all military veterans for Sunday, May 29 from 8 a.m. to noon at the VFW Hall on Massirio Drive. The breakfast is free for all military veterans. A fee is charged for the public. All proceeds from the breakfast benefit the maintenance of the Veterans Memorial Park. Check us out:



Parade – The Memorial Day parade is scheduled for Monday, May 30 at 9 a.m. The parade route begins at St. Paul Church and follows Farmington Avenue to VFW Post 10732 on Massirio Drive. State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz is scheduled to speak.



All Night Grad Party Decorating – The 2011 All Night Graduation Party Decorating committee meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Willard Elementary School.

See Calendar, next page

INDUSTRIAL SPACE FOR LEASE Tax and Moving Incentives! security camera on site. Centrally located in downtown Meriden, CT. Convenient access to major highways and railroad/bus terminal. (Rt. 5, I-91, Rt. 15, Rt. 66 are within a mile of location.)

Total Space Available: 7,500 SF Rental Rate: $5.50 /SF/Year Min. Divisible: 3,600 SF Property Type: Industrial Property Sub-type: Warehouse Zoning Description: Enterprise zone

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Located in Meriden, CT on property zoned c-1, Enterprise Zone with potential tax incentives & moving expense incentives. This 3,600 sq. ft space is expandable into adjacent space for a total of 7,500 sq ft of space. Some of the features are covered loading docks, 24 hour tractor trailer access, up to 20’ ceilings, high voltage available, office / bathroom /


Thursday, May 26, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

School Continued from page 16 Berlin. Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor Club – Carol Crowley of Berlin. Business Administration Academic Award – Alicia Lewis of Kensington.

Reunions Berlin High School Class of 1961 has scheduled its class reunion for Saturday, Oct. 22. For more information, contact Agnes Calicchio Laperuta at (860) 346-7693 or Berlin High School Class of 1971 reunion is in the planning stages. To make this event a night to remember,

Continued from page 26 Drop-ins welcome. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse. For information, call Ed Alicea, scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout

BIG SINGLES Memorial Day Party

SUN., MAY 29th•7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. in the ballroom of

U.S.S. Chowder Pot IV 165 Brainard Rd., Hartford 06114 (Dance music appealing to ages 35+)


(x27 Brainard Rd. off I-91)

Cheese & Crackers Coffee & Dessert • Cash Bar Club Attire/Jeans O.K. • Adm. $10.00

SEXY JEANS CONTEST WIN FREE DANCE PASSES “for SINGLES only ...” dances Info: (860) 633-0600 • 1-800-824-3083 (inc. map)




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WORTHINGTON FIRE DISTRICT 1400 Berlin Turnpike, P.O. Box 8066 Berlin, CT 06037-8066



LOST dog, small,white and light brown dog (French Papillion) lost at 10 PM on Monday 5/16/ near Four Rod Road and Norton. Dog’s name is Mickey. If found or seen please call right away: (860) 518-4884.

Voters of the Worthington Fire District are hereby warned and notified, the Annual Meeting of the Worthington Fire District will be held at the Berlin Town Hall, Council Chambers, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, Connecticut, Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. for the following: 1. Election of one Committee member for a term of three (3) years 2. To act upon reports of: Collector District Committee Auditor (June 30, 2010) 3. To increase water and sewer rates to $3.12/100 c.f. 4. To adopt a Budget for Fiscal Year 2011/2012 5. To lay the Annual Tax upon the Grand List 6. And for no other purpose


CADILLAC CTS 2004 ONLY 30,000 MILES Stock# 5505A $14,995

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District Committee Peter Niro Arthur Powers Frank Lombardo


Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. For information, call Troop Committee Chair at (860) 829-1832. Kensington-Berlin Rotary – The KensingtonBerlin Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Community Center. Guests are invited to attend any meeting. For information, call Elaine Pavasaris at (860) 4639193. Blood drive – The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive for Tuesday, May 31 at the FVW, 152 Massirio Dr., from 1:45 to 6:34 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Boys Golf – BHS vs. New Britain, Goodwin Tech at Stanley, 3 p.m. Girls Golf – BHS vs. New Britain, Goodwin Tech, TBA, 3 p.m.


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contact Nancy at (860) 6042134. Leave your name, phone number and best time to call. Berlin High School Class of 1976 reunion committee is forming for the 35th class reunion to be held in the fall of 2011. For more information and to participate in the planning, contact Ellen Fitzsimmons Mahan at (860) 674-1017 or fitzmaha@gmail. com. Berlin High School Class of 1981 and 1982 are planning a joint reunion for the fall of 2011. Classmates that “like” the Facebook page at will be provided with updated reunion plans, can post comments to the site and reconnect with classmates.

You”ll like the low cost of a Marketplace ad.


CADILLAC CTS 2006 Automatic. 6 cyl. 4 Door Sedan. Stock#5476A $15,995

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IMPOUNDED Pit Bull, male, brindle, vic. Chamberlain Hwy; Calico cat, Main St, E. Berlin. Call Berlin Animal Control 860828-7055



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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, May 26, 2011 AUTOMOBILES

HARLEY SPRINGER SOFT TAIL 1994 Many extras. $9000. 203-915-9856 Chevy Impala LT 2009 AUTOMOBILES


Leather, Sunroof, GM Certified $15,969 Stock# 17921

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CADILLAC CTS 2008 AWD, 6 Cylinder, Sunroof. 34,780 mi. #9533P $27,990

CADILLAC DTS 2006 Northstar Engine New brakes, tires. Excellent cond! $11,995. Call 203-237-1397 or 203-886-9987

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ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED 4 GUYS AUCTION, INC-Estates bought & sold. Consignments, antiques, clean-outs, gold, silver, jewelry. Full Service Wkly Auctions. Gary 860-301-9054 GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

CARPENTRY CUSTOM CARPENTRY Family rooms, kitchens, baths, siding, framing, tile. Ext/Int. Family Run Since 1949. #573358. Call 203-715-8850 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 REPAIRS Large or Small entry door & window replacement done by owner, also provide additions, finish basments, deck & complete home improvements. Free est. 203238-1449 CT REG. #578107


EXCAVATING GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted

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


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

Dodge Avenger 2008 C H E V R O L E T P R I Z M 2 00 1 $3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

SXT, 4 Cylinder, Automatic 39,916 mi. #9528P $15,488

(203) 235-1667 HAVE DUMP TRUCK- Will carry out junk, debris, furniture, appliances, etc. We Take It All! Free Estimates. Call Ed.



ROOFING & Repairs, Flat/ Shingle, Siding, Windows, Decks, Flooring, Painting, Carp. Lic & Ins. #572776 CALL BEN (203) 200-9861

4 Door. 4 speed Automatic. Only 39,000 One-Owner Miles! Stock#5489A $13,750

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CHEVROLET Prizm 2002 sedan. 4-cyl. 5-spd. manual. Tan w/tan interior. AM/FM radio. Air cond. Very clean. 92,000k Minor scratches. $2295.00 OBO Call 203-235-6902

DODGE STRATUS 2003 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

CADILLAC STS 2007 AWD, Leather, Navigation $22,692 Stock# C7080 (203) 237-5561

PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD This newspaper makes every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when you handle thousands of ads, mistakes do slip through. We ask therefore, that you check your ad on the FIRST day of publication. If you find an error, report it to the

Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887 SIDEWALKS - CURBS Garage Floor Replacements 30 years of safe, professional craftsmanship. COMPLETE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. Slabs, Stamped Pool Decks, Stamped Patios, Pavers, Walks, Retaining Walls. Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

DECKS DECKS R US Custom built decks, walkways, pavers, fireplaces, stone work. Family Run Since 1949. #573358 Call 203-715-8850 FROM your basic to your custom designed deck or give your old deck a facelift. Quality work. Lic’d journeyman carpenter. Reg. #0626386. Call 203-671-8950 DECK REPAIR & REPLACEMENT Call JP Wolfe Contracting Established 1983 CT Reg #0629780 203-269-5175


Chevy Impala LS 2003


Super Clean! 79k Miles. $6,995 Stock# 11018RA

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

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

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All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service



We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.

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

HOUSE CLEANING HOUSECLEANING Home, office, res/com. Insured Done by an exp’d lady. Good refs. Call Ilda 203-234-7958/ 203-848-4781 I WOULD like to help you keep your home clean & tidy. Please call for a quote 203-238-0566 (Mature Woman/U.S Citizen) HOUSECLEANING With a Passion. Small offices. Insured. Please call Renata Home 860828-1338 Cell 860-796-5222 YOUR HOME or office will be sparkling clean. Free estimate. Good references. Insured. 10 yrs of exp. Call (203) 815-6630 POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885


HANDYPERSONS A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325 MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678 HOME DOCTOR All repairs A-Z Addt’s, kit., baths remod, water dam, seamless gut. Since ‘49. Credit & debit cards accepted. #573358 203-639-8389/715-8850

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmt, Gar, Yard, Appliances ***FREE ESTIMATES*** 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218


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

HARDWOOD FLOORING LANDSCAPING RC HARDWOOD FLOORS, LLC Install, finish & refinishing. All repairs. Big & Small jobs. Free estimates. HIC. #0612038. Call (203) 723-2175

HEATING & COOLING DON’T Wait til it’s too late. Annual AC tune-up. Call Duane Co. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-379-8944 #400335-S1

HOME IMPROVEMENTS MATURE Reliable woman, certified CNA and private duty Nanny looking to take care of your loved ones. NA00855845. (203) 265-1985; 203-444-0011

FOR ALL Your Home Improvement Needs Call JP Wolfe Contracting Established 1983 CT Reg #0629780 203-269-5175

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs No Job Too Small. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084


before 5pm Mon-Fri


J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair and much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. CT# 601857 203-754-5034 or 203-565-7129

WE WEED GARDENS Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430 STUMP GRINDING Multiple stump discounts. Fully insured. Call Mark at Eagle Stump Grinding 203-704-0821 COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681

MOWING Precision Cut Lawns Owner Operated since 1982 Southington, Meriden, Wlfd Reliable, affordable, free est. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Res/Comm Fully ins. CT566423 203-715-0101 or 860-621-6822


Thursday, May 26, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen AUTOMOBILES

AUTOMOBILES JUNK VEHICLES WANTED Big or Small - We Haul It All. Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Farm Equipment, Scrap Metal. 203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510

LANDSCAPING RETAINING Walls, Paver Walkways and Patios. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. CT#615434 For all your landscape needs call 203-927-2681 LAWNMOWING, Spring Cleanups, hedge trimming, brush & tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING DANIEL PAINTING Exterior/Interior *interior work @$35/hr plus material Established 1986 CT Lic #561725 203-9 27-6191 SUNNY’S Painting & Powerwashing 20% Senior Discount. (203) 500-2537 CT#536257 Steven K. Sundberg

ROOFING CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Spring Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage, Appliances, Furniture. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring clean-ups & all your landscaping needs. Top Quality Work Fully Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Paver walkways, retaining walls, drainage, shrub replacement, lawn repairs. Landscape design. Sidewalk renovation. Free Est. Lic #563661 203-237-9577 RICK’S AFFORDABLE Mowing, clean-ups, mulch, brush, pricker & small tree removal. Trim hedges. Clean Gutters & Power wash. 203530-4447.

LAWN & GARDEN ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160

MASONRY JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355 PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair and much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. CT# 601857 203-754-5034 or 203-565-7129 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 FAZO Masonry Free est. 28 Yrs exp. Pool decks, patio, pavers, stone wall, steps, walks, stucco, chimneys. Repairs. 10% off. 203-759-0879 CT Reg# 568080 EGLIS Masonry Brick walls, stone walls, walkways, patios, chimneys, retaining walls. CT# 611784 (203) 465-9806

HALLMARK PAINTING & Wallpapering & Pressure Washing. Since 1985. Now booking for Spring & Summer Iinterior & exterior painting & pressure washing. Free estimates. Fully insured. CT REG #0560720. 203-269-3369

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

O’CONNOR HOME IMPROVEMENT, LLC 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

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


Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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

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

On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES

Roofing, Siding & Gutters Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084 To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

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

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790 Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 ROOFS R US Resid/comm. Repairs also. Windows, Siding, Seamless gutters, we beat any quote. Family owned since ‘49. Member BBB. 203-715-8850 #573358 Credit/ Debit cards accepted.


ABOVE ALL MAINTENANCE Pressure washing, gutter cleaning, mowing & yard cleanups. (A Step Above For Less) #0622864 Paul 860-620-4745

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

JEEP Grand Cherokee, 2001, 120,000 miles, leather, sunroof, V8, excellent condition. Heated seats, 1 owner. $6900. or best offer. John (860) 638-9088

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.



BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846

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


KIA OPTIMA 2009 LX, Automatic $12,194 Stock# C7044 (203) 237-5561

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

PONTIAC GRAND AM 2001 $3,888 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106


GOT STUMPS? Stump grinding done at reasonable prices. Extra discount for 3 or more. Call (203) 671-8950 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 30 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

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


ROOFING & Repairs, Flat/ Shingle, Siding, Windows, Decks, Flooring, Painting, Carp. Lic & Ins. #572776 CALL BEN (203) 200-9861

(203) 235-1686

Automatic, Power $11,792 Stock# C7083 (203) 237-5561


Call Dennis 203-630-0008


VOLVO V50 2005 2.5L Turbo Charged Wagon. Auto. Stock #5568A $13,995



POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning

(203) 235-1686

CT Reg. #516790



CONVERTIBLE SE, V6, 2 Door Only 23,000 Miles! Stock#5512B $17,995

203-237-0350 V. NANFITO

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

TOYOTA SOLARA 2006 PLYMOUTH NEON 2001 $2,788 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

H Y U N D A I S O N A T A 2 00 1 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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


A1 QUALITY ROOTER SEWER/DRAIN CLEANING SERVICE Family owned & operated since 1981. John Rees 203-235-8504, 860-223-1197 or 203-294-1421

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.


Over 25 yrs exp. Paving, seal coating, concrete work. CT Reg#0577005. 203-237-6058

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

CHEVY Monte Carlo 1997 w/rag top roof. Clean. $1,895. Call 860-621-5181 for more info

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319


CHEVY Trailblazer 2006 58k, $14,000. (860) 309-1810 JEEP Liberty 2006 with 19k, $14,700. (860) 309-1810







Apply Now 1-866-879-1616

MAZDA 6 2007 4 Door. 4 Cylinder. Automatic. 53,963 mi. #11204C $11,988

(203) 235-1667

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 15 yrs exp. 203-5304447.

TOYOTA Camry LE 1998 - Very reliable, remote starter. Rides like new. Interior like new. 184,000 miles. $3500. Call 860916-9705

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


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, May 26, 2011 TRUCKS & VANS



FREE!! Three Short haired Cats, 2 males and 1 female. 203-2654428

CHEVY Pick up truck 1500, 1997, 4x4 with plow, runs exc,. new trans in 09. Good work truck. $2800. (203) 537-0364


CHEVY Pickup 1994 Low mileage Good shape! Too many extra’s to list. Asking $2,600 or best offer. Call 203-440-4903

(203) 235-1667

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

HONDA CR-V EX 2008 AWD, Sunroof, Low Miles. $18,969 Stock# 11402SA

SLT Cab w/Cap. 4x4, 6 Cylinder. 38,445 mi. #9535P $14,990


(203) 272-7241 FORD 1990 E350 Club Wagon, El Dorado 10 passenger van with wheelchair lift. 33,000 miles, $500/OBO. For info. Call 203237-8815 x 307.

CARPENTER Tools, over 20 power tools: drills, circular saws, sanders, etc. All very good cond. $1500. firm for all. Call (203) 317-1859, 1pm-6pm

JET DRUM SANDER Model 10-20 Plus REDUCED TO $300 (203) 238-2460 MFG./MACHINES FOR SALE: Kurak: KV2000 Vertical Machining Center (x= 78 1/2 y= 31 1/2 z= 31 1/2 travels.) Torit VS3000 7.5 HP, Dust Collector; Atlas Copco 10 HP GA7 air compressor. All excellent condition. Call (203) 272-4899 for further info.

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

PUGGLE. 12 month old Female. Current shots. Spayed. Good w/other dogs and kids. House broken. asking $550.00 203910-0729



RAGDOLL kittens, Blue-eyed beauties, Tica-Sbt reg, Seals and Blues & Flames. Taking Deposits. $550. 860-329-9893

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT NESTOR MARTIN CAST IRON COAL OR WOOD STOVE - Very attractive, glass front door, 3 feed doors, self feeding coal chute and 2 heat exchangers included. $1100. 860-628-2469 or 860-919-7171


FORD F-150 2010 Lariat Super Crew 4x4, 8 Cyl, Automatic w/Overdrive 21,667 mi. #9526A $37,588

23 PEOPLE NEEDED To Lose 5-100 Pounds! DR. RECOMMENDED! GUARANTEED! CALL 860-410-1080

Chevy Trailblazer LT 2003 One Owner. Sunroof. $6,995 Stock# 11212A

HUMMER H3 2008

Nissan Rogue 2008

(203) 272-7241

Leather, Sunroof, GM Certified $21,969 Stock# 17890

SL, AWD, Sunroof $18,994 Stock# C7058 (203) 237-5561

(203) 272-7241

(203) 235-1667

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144

ELECTRONICS SONY Big TV 32 inch, $150 Call 203-235-0875





ONLY 28K MILES! $21,969 Stock# 11308SSA

Limited, Leather, Sunroof $20,692 Stock# C7078 (203) 237-5561

(203) 272-7241

The Jewish Childrens Fund Let Us Give You A Fresh Start

Cars Starting At $199 Down 24 month/24000 Miles Warranty Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616


SUMMER RIDING PROGRAMS Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden 203-238-1600


JET DRUM SANDER HARLEY DAVIDSON 2005 1200 Sportster Roadster. Black in color. Accessories: sissy bar, king/queen seat, luggage rack, under 4000 miles. Excellent condition. $5200. (203) 439-7700

$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Antiques, Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025



Model 10-20 Plus REDUCED TO $300 (203) 238-2460


Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

203-238-3499 Always Buying 1 Item to the Entire Contents of Estates Antique, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & So Forth. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

AUTO PARTS CHROME Push Bar. (203) 213-1409



LEXUS RX300 2002

18K Miles, 3rd Row Seat $21,969 Stock# 11610A

Limited, Loaded. Low Miles. $19,969 Stock# 17913A

Leather, Sunroof $9,969 Stock# 11431B

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MAYTAG washer & dryer. Excellent condition. Large capacity. Moving Must Sell! Both $300. Call 203-634-6592 PIER 1 Wicker Love Seat, 2 Chairs and Table. Leather Maroon Sectional. Curio Cabinet. Wicker BR Set. Pier 1 Blue Overstuffed Chair. Cedar Chest. Dry Sink. Ceramic Tile & wood Kitchen Table and 4 Blue Cloth Chairs on Rollers. 2 Large Office Desks. (203) 284-3440

BOUNCING PONY FARM A Safe Learning Experience. Lessons /Summer Fun Program call: Deb @ 203.927.6189

DRUM LESSONS Beginner - Intermediate (203) 668-2924

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN - RENT/SALE. 2/3 BR, 1.5 BA, FP, hdwds, 3 season porch, fin bsmt, WD, DW, gar $1275. Pet ok 714-738-6000. Drive by: 117 Carter Ave Ext. MERIDEN- Small 2BR house with garage, deck, basement. No utils. $1000. Call (203) 6300636 after 5


MERIDEN-2BR, 1 1/2 bath condo located in Mattabassett 1car gar, appls incld C/Air. No pets/smoking. $1100/mo. Call 203-631-0448 WALLINGFORD Elm Garden, 2 bedroom condo, clean. $920/ month. No pets. Ready to go. Call 203-804-0169


SUMMER HORSE PROGRAMS Mon-Thurs. 9am-12pm $200 Weeks Available: June 27, July 4, July 18, July 25, Aug. 1. Rap-A-Pony Farms 203-265-3596

CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call


SOFA & LOVESEAT -matching set olive green w/pillows, wood frame around the edges. Exc cond! $400 FIRM COFFEE TABLE-beige, rectangular w/glass, on wheels. Good cond! $30/OBO 203-935-1049

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

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

MER 2 BR 1st Fl apt. Large kitchen. Renovated, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $910/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 3rd flr 2RMs, $190/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, newly remodeled, off street parking, w/d hookups, no pets, $850 plus utilities, references. 203-671-9644 MERIDEN - EAST SIDE - 3BR, Townhouse style Apt, hardwood floors, newly renovated with off street parking & gas heat. $1200/Mo. Avail June 1st. Ale 203-676-7512 MERIDEN -1 ROOM Private Bath. Clean. Stove, fridge. Broad Street. No pets. 2 mos security. Credit check req. $450. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $900 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apartments Available. Clean. Hardwood floors. Spacious. Off street parking, extra storage, section 8 approved. $800-$1,000. Contact 203-379-0454

203-235-8431 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

MERIDEN 1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 1 BR, Broad Street. Near monument. Skylight, Sunken DR & Kitchen. Hdwd flrs. Decorative FP, Garage. $750. Call 203-272-6593 evenings.


Thursday, May 26, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen 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

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Room in private home. Off st. parking. Private bath. Cable, phone, use of kitchen. $135/wk. 203-634-8924 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

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


WALLINGFORD $99,900 3BR slab home in need of EXTENSIVE rehab or tear down. Structural crack in foundation. Value in land. Nice lot, 2car garage. Eastside neighborhood. L i n da 2 0 3 - 2 6 5 - 5 6 1 8


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

SEEKING 4 or 5 Room House or 1st Fl Apartment. Have section 8. Quiet, clean, with one cat, trained. Call (203) 238-9756

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT PLANTSVILLE - Small office or business building. 2400 sf. Central air, detached garage. For rent or for sale. Call (860) 621-2693

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!

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 151 Hobart St. 2BR, new cabinets and flooring. Credit & refs. $700/mo. Pets negotiable. Call (203) 980-1456 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st FL - $850. 1 BR, 3rd Fl. $700. Good loc. Newly Remodeled. Off-st parking. Appls. No pets. WD Hkup, Sec 8 appr. Call 203-379-7817 MERIDEN East Side. Large 2nd fl, 1 BR, 1 bath, $750./mo includes heat. 203-675-6902 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN- Crown Village. 2BR, updated apt, appls, large unit. Heat & Hot Water incl. Laundry, pool, off st. parking. $995/mo. Sec. 8 approved. 203-269-1508. MERIDEN-1BRS. apt, $700 & up. No pets. All appliances & hot water incl. 1 1/2 mo. sec. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR apt. Nice area w/parking. Freshly painted. Reduced to $795/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hkup, coin op. w/d. Storage area. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Cr. check & refs. req’d. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr. Avail now! No pets. $700/mo. Section 8 approved. 203-427-7706 MERIDEN-3BR 2nd flr & 3rd flr. Liberty St. Recently renovated Stove & refrig, W/D hkup, offst parking, yard, storage. Sect 8 appr’d. $1100. 203-506-6398

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-Summer St. 2BR, clean BA, kit & BRs, great cond! W/D, refs, $850/mo. sec. Avail. Now! Sect 8 appr’d. 203-213-5585 MERIDEN. 1, 2 & 3 BR apts avail. Sec & ref required. Call Ray Valenti, Remax Professionals for details (203) 238-1977 MERIDEN. 1, 2 & 3 BR apts avail. Sec & ref required. Call Ray Valenti, Remax Professionals for details (203) 238-1977 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868 WALLINGFORD - (2) 1BR apts. No utils. $775 & $875/mo. 37 Academy St. Call 203-641-3182 WALLINGFORD - 1BR Apt. 3rd flr. Newly renovated. No pets. 1 mo. sec. & refs. $700. Call 203265-9898 WALLINGFORD 2 bdrm, 1’st floor, new hardwood, carpet, windows, paint & refrigerator. Washer-dryer hookup. Offstreet parking, nice yard, Choate Vicinity, convenient location, No pets. Available now, $925.00 per month plus security. Call (203) 640-6308 WALLINGFORD 2nd Fl Remodeled. New bath, kit & flrs. 2 BR. WD. Stove, refrig. Glassed-in porch. Garage extra. $850. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD-1BR, North Main St. $720 includes all utils. 4th flr. No pets. Call 203-269-4421 WALLINGFORD-EFFICIENCY Third Floor. Appliances. Nice neighborhood. $600/month + 1 month sec. No pets. Avail June 1st. Please call 203-741-0468

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE YALESVILLE In Loring Court, an over 55 adult park. A 1988 14’x52’, 1 BR, 1 Bath. CA, full patio awning and storage shed. Asking $59,900. Also available 3 new lots. Pick your own floor plan for new home. Call Bill Loring, Park Owner for more info 203-269-8808

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MERIDEN Spring Village Phase 2. New 1726 SF. Townhouse w/3BR, 2.5BA, huge LR, 2 car gar, trek deck. Starts at $220,000. Galleria RE Call 203-671-2223.


(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA


HELP WANTED $185,000 Bring the family! Something for everyone. Both levels of this gracious Ranch are sure to please! 3 or 4 bdrms 3 bths. Very spectacular sunroom just off DR, deck, modern kit w/built-ins, C/Air & nice yard w/shed. Call Brian 203235-3300

$299,900 Exceptional opportunity! 3 family home in excellent condition! Updated interior, new and separate utilities. 2 car garage and central air. Linda 203-265-5618

BERLIN-$259,500 Newly listed. Start the day off in the breakfast area of this RR. Has 3BR 1.5 baths, casual living room WFP and carpeting. Casual FR, large eat in kitchen with DW. Call Fred 203-265-5618

DONDERO ORCHARDS S. GLASTONBURY, CT Needs 2 temporary workers 6/1/2011 to 12/15/2011, work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.25 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Department of Labor at 860-2636020. Job order # CT 4558973. Plant, cultivate and harvest various crops such as, but not limited to vegetables, fruits, horticultural specialties and field crops. Use hand tools such as but not limited to shovels, hoes, pruning shears, knives and ladders. Duties may include but are not limited to tilling the soil, applying fertilizer, transplanting, weeding, thinning, pruning, applying pesticides, picking, cutting, cleaning, sorting, packing, processing and handling harvested products. May set up, operate and repair farm machinery, repair fences and farm buildings, also may participate in irrigation activities. Work is usually performed outdoors, sometimes under extremely hot or cold conditions. Work is physically demanding requiring workers to bend, stoop, lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a frequent basis. Duties may require working off the ground at heights up to 20 ft using ladders or climbing.

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AGC Job Fair 9am -12pm Friday, May 20 Department of Labor 85 West Main St., Meriden Several Warehouse Openings. CDL-A DRIVERS WANTED 3 yrs exp needed Clean MVR in last 24 mos.

Contact HCM@ 203-634-8427 COOK/PIZZA MAKER: Exp. Req, part or full time. Apply in person, Friend’s Cafe, 15 North Liberty St, Southington ENGINEER Mechanical degree grad prefer ASAP for fastpaced Meriden wire manuf to QC products & improve manuf processes; starting $40K+ DOE & ben with great growth opp; fax 203-2372701 or email cpetersen@

OKAY INDUSTRIES is a wellestablished, successful, growing and highly regarded manufacturer of precision stamped components and assemblies is currently hiring for the following positions: TOOL AND DIE MAKERS: Candidates must have proven ability to troubleshoot complex progressive dies and be an authority in making tooling components efficiently. Must be capable of assembling the most complex progressive dies and have leadership skills to lead a group through new complex tool builds. 10+ years exp. a must. PROD SUPPORT TOOLMAKER 2ND SHIFT: Successful Candidates must have ability to support production by maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing progressive die tooling in press production. Candidates must also be able to build and maintain spare parts for tooling and communicate with others to coordinate activities necessary to maintain production. CNC OPERATORS: Successful candidates must be familiar w/operation of CNC machining centers in a fast paced environment. Must also be capable of using measuring tools such as micrometers and Micro-Hites. Ability to change tools and make offsets a plus. CNC SET-UP/PROGRAMMER: Successful candidates must be capable of setting up, troubleshooting, and programming CNC machining centers using MASTERCAM Mill , level 2 or 3. Send resumes to: Human Resources OKAY INDUSTRIES, INC. PO Box 2470 New Britain, CT 06050 Fax: 860-225-7047 OR E-mail:

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HELP WANTED HELPER/Laborer/Roofer wanted for busy home improvement contractor. Call 860-349-6597 HINDINGER FARM, HAMDEN, CT needs 2 temporary workers 6/1/2011 to 12/5/2011, work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.25 per hr. Applicants to apply contact the CT Department of Labor at 860-2636020. Job order #4558971. May perform any combination of tasks related to the planting, cultivating, and processing of fruit and vegetables crops including, but not limited to, driving, operating, adjusts and maintains farm machines, preparing soil, planting, pruning, weeding, thinning, spraying, irrigating, mowing, harvesting, grading, packing. May use hand tools such as shovel, pruning saw, and hoe. 1 months experience in duties listed required. IF you are looking for a great place to work, an opportunity to earn money and learn a little about insurance, Apply at: Also fax resume to 203-269-9331 ATTN: Tatia Winecoff, Agent State Farm Insurance Wallingford Fluency in English and Spanish are a Plus! Equal Opportunity Employer LINE COOK/KITCHEN HELP needed. Italian Pizza restaurant. Experience Necessary. FT/PT. Se habla espanol. 203-996-1959

Public Health Senior Sanitarian Seeking a highly qualified professional to oversee the inspection work relating to the enforcement of public and environmental health statutes and regulations. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in environmental health, biology, public health or closely related field plus 2 years of experience in a regulatory environmental public health capacity. Must possess and maintain State of Connecticut ceftifications in Food Service Inspection, Subsurface Sewage Phase I/II and be able to obtain within six (6) months of hire certification as a Registered Sanitarian from the State of Connecticut, or be a Registered Environmental Health Specialist with the National Environmental Health Association. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Connecticut Lead Inspector or Risk Assessor certification or obtain the same within one (1) year of hire. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Salary: $65,774 $84,153 (currently under negotiation) plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply to:

Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Fax #: (203) 294-2084 Closing date will be June 6, 2011 or the date the 50th application is received, whichever occurs first. EOE.

HELP WANTED PART TIME: LIGHT ASSEMBLY. Year round and summer opportunities available. Flexible hours 9AM-2PM, 10-20 hours per week. $10/HR. Comfortable, Air Conditioned facility. Precision Graphics, East Berlin CT call 860-248-2048 ROOFER Commercial w/5 years experience in EPDM or hot. Must pass drug test. New England Masonry 146 Sheridan Drive, Naugatuck (203) 729-2266 AA/EOE ROOFING FOREMAN(M/F): Prestige Construction, Meriden. 2yrs. exp, CT licensed req’d. Fax resume: 203-238-3130

SALES REP We need an outgoing, self motivated sales rep to call on local companies to help them build their business through advertising with our many media options.

Must have a telemarketer’s mentality with great customer service and the confidence/expertise to close a sale. Sales experience required We provide an hourly wage with a great commission program. Please email resume to: hcianciullo@ or mail to Record-Journal Heather Cianciullo Business Development Sales Manager 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT 06450 No phone calls please

Summer Help Ideal for College Students A n d A l l Ot h e r s Full/Part Time position in Maint., Assembly, General Production and Shipping. 4 day work week. Apply in person at: Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 TEACHER ASSITANT Preschool two’s classroom. Northwest Children’s Center, Cromwell. Must have or be working on Associate Degree in ECE-CD NAEYC accredited, full-time, benefits. EOE. August train, Sept start. Call Suzanne 860-635-3485 TELESALES Rep Growing company seeking energetic outbound salespersons. Computer exp nec. Candidates must have sales experience and a nose for the close. Forward resumes to VET Tech With Experience. Full time for small animal veterinary clinic in Cheshire. Please fax resume to 203-439-0961

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT WOMAN w/29 yrs exp. & lots of love will watch your child in your home, FT/PT, before/after school & vac. CPR cert. Will transport. 203-237-1534


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, May 26, 2011

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Berlin Citizen published 5-25-2011