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Volume 16, Number 24

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Philosophical ideas change Town Council meetings By Daniel Jackson The Berlin Citizen

In years past, the Town Council consistently passed a resolution to waive the light fee to allow the women’s softball league to use Hubbard Field after dark. At its June 5 meeting, the Town Council discussed this request, questioned Park and Recreation Director Stephen Kelly and eventually voted against paying $222 to keep the softball lights burning. Mayor Adam Salina said the council has moved resolutions dealing with small fund appropriations and fee waivers from the consent agenda to part of normal

business in order to have an opportunity to debate those resolutions. “This is a relatively new council,” Salina said, and with new members come different philosophies about government. At the beginning of its meetings, the council votes on its consent agenda, small resolutions that the town must approve and that usually don’t need discussion. For example, the council needs to formally accept donations given to, say, the library. Some councilmembers say the town shouldn’t be waiving fees or donating money in some instances. “A government body isn’t

Dreams do come true A pair of former Berlin High School pitching stars was selected last week during the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Matt Carasiti was chosen by the Colorado Rockies, and Mark Bordonaro was drafted by the Seattle Mariners. Read more about the former teammates on page 21.

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supposed to be charitable,” Councilmember Eric Buhrendorf said. Last November, the Republican councilmember replaced Karen Drost, also a Republican, in the general election. At the recent council meeting, Buhrendorf abstained from voting on two resolutions regarding waiving fees at Timberlin Golf Course. In the first, the Hospital of Central Connecticut asked the town to donate a round of golf so that they could raffle it off during one of their fundraisers. The second, the town waived the green and cart fees for an expected 16 realtors as part of a meeting in Berlin of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, one of the premiere associations for commercial realtors. Both resolutions passed. He argues that while these actions are well and good, they are not the council’s job. The government’s job is to collect tax and provide essential services, he said. In waiving fees and picking up tabs, Buhrendorf said the town is forcibly collecting money from residents and then giving it away based on emotion. “We shouldn’t be lobbied See Council, page 10



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Berlin High School By Karen Brancato Special to the Citizen Berlin High School educates nearly 1,000 in grades nine through 12. Berlin high’s new principal is Francis Kennedy, who began his service to Berlin High School on August 1, 2011. Prior to this, he was principal of Stafford High

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state will subsidize the rail line to lower short trip fares. For example, a train ticket from the Berlin station to Meriden currently costs $4 online and $6 if purchased 15 minutes before the train arrives. “That’s being worked out,” said Bernick. CTDOT is currently exploring models on how to best subsidize the rail. The NHHS line, projected to open for service in 2016, will cost $647 million in a mix of federal grants and




John Bernick, Connecticut Department of Transportation project manager for the New Haven, Hartford Springfield rail line, explains the proposed rail project at the hearing held June 7.

tration and the Federal Transportation Administration at the end of the year. CTDOT expects the federal government to issue a “Finding of No Significant Impact” (FONSI). After that, the project will head to final design and then eventual construction.



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shift the track would costmore money than the project currently has, Bernick said. By building on the existing infrastructure, “you get the absolute most bang for your buck,” he said The results from public input will be submitted to the Federal Railroad Adminis-


John Bernick, project manager for the New Haven to Springfield rail project, said the low turnout of residents at the public hearing June 7 showed most people are in favor of the project. “There really weren’t any dissenters.” “When you hold these hearings, typically you only hear from the people who are against the project. The people who are for the project, they look at the notice and they go ‘hey, I like this. I don’t need to show up.’” About 30 people attended the environmental impact hearing for the New Haven to Springfield rail line at Central Connecticut State University to discuss the environmental impact of the rail. Held in Torp Theater, the room had the potential to hold 360 people. Some residents offered suggestions for the rail line: lower the cost of short trips, place bike racks at each station, create a station in New Britain and extend continuous service to the Greenwich area. Bernick said many of the comments fell outside the scope of the project but the

state money. Designers plan to build a double track from New Haven to Springfield which will carry trains making 25 round trips up and down the line at faster speeds—up to 110 mph. These funds do not include the purchase of trains and the upgrade of stations. The funding to build the double track through Berlin will cost $60 million dollars and was some of the first funds appropriated for the project. The federal government granted the state $40 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009. The remaining $20 million for the construction in Berlin was funded by the state of Connecticut. While in support of the rail, Yvette Ghannam said there were many opportunities for New Britain if a station were put in. People would travel up from New York City and students attending CCSU would have more transportation options. “We need the opportunity for jobs. We need the opportunity for education,” she said. Because she commutes to Greenwich by train to her job, she drives to New Haven to use the Metro North Trains because they are more reliable. She lives close to the Berlin border. “But in my case, I would go to Berlin,” she said. New Britain cannot have a train station because the rail line does not run through the city, according to CTDOT. To


Thursday, July 14, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen

Feds search Hawthorne Inn and owner’s houses By Russell Blair Record-Journal

family had owned the restaurant and a lodge, adjacent to the restaurant, since 1945. In 2007, the Grelaks sold the lodge for $3.2 million to the Kanji Partners LLC, which is owned by Sagar Shah and family. Glenna Grelak said that she was aware of the presence of agents at the Hawthorne Inn but that she doesn’t keep in touch with Bokhari.


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week in Berlin, but declined to say what the ATF was investigating and where or how big the federal operation was in town. The ATF was conducting simultaneous operations in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Besides searching in Berlin, the ATF conducted operations in Hamden, Danbury, Hartford, Middletown, Seymour, Spring-


Agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms searched the Hawthorne Inn last week, as well as two homes belonging to its owner Syed Bokhari, neighbors and employees confirmed. According to city property records, Bokhari owns two houses at 175 and 314 Old Farms West in Middletown. Neighbors on the street confirmed that federal agents searched the properties last week. An employee at the Hawthorne Inn, who declined to give his name, also confirmed the presence of agents at the restaurant. Richie Cyr was doing construction work on a home on Old Farms West when agents descended on the area on June 5.

“They were out there with bulletproof vests on,” Cyr said. “Nobody came over here to tell us what was going on.” Cyr said agents seized several high-end cars from the home at 314 Old Farms West. Police also blocked off the street, only allowing residents in. A woman who answered the door at 175 Old Farms West said that Bokhari did not live there, and a woman at 314 Old Farms West said he was not home. Neighbors said Bokhari kept to himself and that they didn’t know him very well. The Hawthorne Inn remained open Tuesday afternoon. A message left there for Bokhari was not immediately returned. James McNally, a spokesman for the ATF in Boston, said there were “enforcement operations,” last



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The Berlin High School valedictorian for the class of 2012 is Holly A. Robillard, daughter of Ellen and Roland Robillard. Robillard T h ro u g h out her high school career, Holly has excelled in a rigorous coursework in all subject areas. “Teachers comment on her exceptional effort, insightful class participation, and positive attitude,” a statement by the high school said.

For her, earning a 4.0 GPA0 was not enough. “I wanted to go higher than that,” she said. Becoming valedictorian was a life-long goal for the Berlin high student. She remembers telling her mom in first grade that she wanted the honor. She was bullied in middle school which only added to the motivation to prove herself academically, she said. Holly is a member of the Drama Club and co-captain of the Debate Team. She also volunteers her time to community service, such as the



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over four years, taking the h i g h e s t course levels in each subject throughout his tenure, while taking an interest in the fields of biolCavedon ogy and forensics. William augments his academic rigor with an interest in band, playing the trumpet as a section leader in the marching band, concert band, and the Redcoat Jazz Band. Cavedon, as well, has focused hard on academics throughout his time in Berlin schools. He did well in elementary school and decided to see how far he could go. “If I got a 90, I always wondered what I did not do to earn a 100,” he said. William leads by example in his activities. He has attended Boys’ State, a national youth leadership forum in Washington, D.C., and he has earned the Eagle Scout Award. He is a three sport

athlete, participating on the cross-country, indoor, and outdoor track teams, and has served as the captain of the cross country team since his junior year. He has earned recognition in all three sports through All-Academic and All-Conference awards. He is a five year member of the school’s FIRST Robotics Team, and a four year member of the Upbeat Peer Leadership program, serving as coordinator this year. Cavedon also is a peer tutor in the high school writing and math labs. William plans to major in biology at Providence College this fall. “It’s tough to leave so many people behind,” he said. While he says his college is a tight-knit community like Berlin high, he’s going to miss spending time with friends. For example, he goes out with friends about once a month to get his burrito fill at the No Name Grill. “I’m definitely going to miss the No Name Burrito Grill,” he said.


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The Berlin Police Department conducted a “Click it or Ticket” high visibility seat belt Campaign starting on May 21, through June 3. This was in conjunction with the statewide “Click it or Ticket” campaign sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. During this period Berlin police officers conducted occupant safety belt checks at various locations in town. The intent of this enforcement effort was to remind motorists to use good highway safety sense, especially during this highly traveled holiday season. During this safe driving campaign, 247 infractions and written warnings were issued of which 151 were for seat belt violations. In addition 4 driving under the influence arrests were made. Motorists are reminded that state and local police will be enforcing speed and DUI laws troughout the summer.

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Kensington Fire District Kensington, CT PWSID CT0070011 CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT JANUARY 1, 2010 TO DECEMBER 31, 2010 LEGAL NOTICE We’re pleased to present to you our Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report. This report, a requirement of the 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act, is designed to inform you about the quality of water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water.

Water Source Our water source consists of a consecutive supply from the New Britain Water Department, New Britain, CT. Our daily water production averages around 475,000 gallons, with an estimated yearly withdrawal of 173,439,000 gallons. We maintain approximately 44 miles of water main and our system serves a population of 9,180 residents and maintains 3,080 service connections. Our certified lab is New Britain Water Laboratory. Since we purchase our water from the New Britain Water Department, we are not required to treat our water. Over the past year we have completed some improvements to our system. They consisted of replacing ten of our older fire hydrants. We also began installing a radio-read metering system. Some future improvements will include the replacement of the Everett Street, Fairview Drive, and Mattabassett Street water mains, and additional radio read meters. We have meetings every Monday at 6 pm at 947 Farmington Ave. (rear), Kensington, CT 06037. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water system, please contact Daniel McKeon, Superintendent, at mailing address PO Box 2, Kensington, CT 06037 or telephone 860-828-9781. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water system.

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Microbiological Contaminants Total Coliform Bacteria (2011) Total Organic Carbon (2006) Turbidity (12/13/11)


0 absent

Highest monthly # of positive samples

0 absent
















Naturally occurring radioactivity in bedrock






Erosion of natural deposits; runoff from orchards; runoff from glass and electronics production wastes

1 positive Naturally present in the environment Naturally present in the environment Soil runoff

Radioactive Contaminants Combined Radium (2006) Inorganic Contaminants Arsenic (2006)

2 Barium N 2 0.009 ppm Erosion of natural deposits (2006) AL=1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems Copper* 1.3 ppm 0.049 N (2006) Fluoride 4 ppm 4 N Erosion of natural deposits 1.04 (2006) Lead* AL=15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems N ppb 0 12.80 (2006) *=Reported results are the 90th percentile value (the value that 90% of all samples are less than). Disinfection By-Products Chlorine MRDLG= MRDL= ppm N RAA=0.29 Water additive used to control microbes (2011) (0.0-1.1) 4 4 HAA5 RAA=5.68 By-product of drinking water chlorination [Total Haloacetic Acids] N (1.20-10.30) ppb 0 60 (2008)


RAA=23.13 (9.23-43.10)



By-product of drinking water chlorination


Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE) Data** Contaminant

Level Detected

Unit Measurement

Likely Source of Contamination

HAA5 RAA=7.18 [Total Haloacetic Acids] ppb By-product of drinking water chlorination (2.6-12.0) (2008) TTHM RAA = 30.68 ppb [Total Trihalomethanes] By-product of drinking water chlorination (8.1-48.0) (2008) **In 2007, under the EPA Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR) our water system was required to conduct an Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE). The IDSE is a one-time evaluation to determine the levels of disinfection byproducts (TTHM & HAA) in the distribution system for future requlations. Disinfection byproducts are the result of the disinfection of your drinking water. They form when the disinfectants combine with naturally occurring organic matter in the water. The IDSE data was not used for compliance purposes by the CT Department of Public Health-Drinking Water Section, and test results were not required to meet the MCL of 60 ppb for HAA and 80 ppb for TTHM.

Unregulated Contaminants (contaminants with a health advisory) Contaminant Sulfate (2006)

Level Detected

Unit Measurement


Likely Source of Contamination




Erosion of natural deposits, urban storm runoff

Note: The state allows us to monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently. Not all contaminants are tested for every year due to monitoring waivers and therefore we must use the most recent round of sampling. Some of our data is more than one year old, however, it is limited to no older than 5 years. Units: Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) - one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000. Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter - one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000. Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) - picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water. Micrograms per Liter (ug/l) - a measure of radioactivity in water. Millirems per year (mrem/year) - a measure of radiation absorbed by the water. Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) - nephelometric turbidity unit is a measure of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person. Definitions: Action Level (AL) - The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. Treatment Technique (TT) - A treatment technique is a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. Million Fibers per Liter (MFL) - Million fibers per liter is a measure of the presence of asbestos fibers that are longer than 10 micrometers. Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) - The MCL is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) - The MCLG is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. Drinking Water Equivalent Level (DWEL) - A lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, non-cancer health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from a drinking water source. Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) - The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) - The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. Running Annual Average (RAA) - The average of all monthly or quarterly samples for the last year at all sample locations. Non Detect (ND) - The contaminant was not detected. Not Applicable, Not Established (N/A) IMPORTANT INFORMATION Lead - Major Sources in Drinking Water: Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits. Health Effects Statement: Infants and children who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level could experience delays in their physical or mental development. Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities. Adults who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure. Copper - Major Sources in Drinking Water: Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives Health Effects Statement: Copper is an essential nutrient, but some people who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over a relatively short amount of time could experience gastrointestinal distress. Some people who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over many years could, suffer liver or kidney damage. People with Wilson’s Disease should consult their personal doctor. Arsenic: The U.S. EPA adopted the new MCL standard of 10 ppb in October 2001. Water systems must meet this new standard by January 2006. Fluoride: Fluoride levels must be maintained between 1-2 ppm, for those water systems that fluoridate the water. Lead/Copper: Action levels are measured at consumer’s tap. 90% of the test must be equal to or below the action level; therefore, the listed results above have been calculated and are listed as the 90th percentile. Total Coliform Bacteria - Reported as the highest monthly number of positive samples, for water systems that take <40 samples per month. Coliforms are bacteria which are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful bacteria may be present. Our tests have all been negative. TTHM/HAA5: Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) and Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) are formed as a by-product of drinking water chlorination. This chemical reaction occurs when chlorine combines with naturally occurring organic matter in water. Turbidity: Turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. For most people, the health benefits of drinking plenty of water outweigh any possible health risk from these contaminants. However, some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. We are responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for thirty (30) seconds to two (2) minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at httlp:// Water Conservation Tips Water conservation measures are an important first step in protecting our water supply. Such measures not only save the supply of our source water, but can also save you money by reducing your water bill. Water is a limited resource so it is vital that we all work together to maintain it and use it wisely. Here are a few tips you can follow to help conserve. Additional information on water conservation may be obtained by accessing EPA’s “Water Use Efficiency Program” webpage: • Check for leaky toilets (put a drop of food coloring in the tank, let it sit, if the water in the bowl turns color, you have a leak). A leaking faucet or toilet can dribble away thousands of gallons of water a year. • Consider replacing your 5-gallon per flush toilet with an efficient 1.6 gallon per flush unit. This will permanently cut your water consumption by 25%. • Run only full loads in dishwashers and washing machines. Rinse all hand-washed dishes at once. • Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth, or shaving. • Store a jug of ice water in the refrigerator for a cold drink. • Water lawn and plants in the early morning or evening hours to avoid excess evaporation. Don’t water on a windy, rainy or very hot day. • Water shrubs and gardens using a slow trickle around the roots. A slow soaking encourages deep root growth, reduces leaf burn or mildew and prevents water loss. Select low-water demanding plants that provide an attractive landscape without high water use. • Apply mulch around flowers, shrubs, vegetables and trees to reduce evaporation, promote plant growth and control weeds. Shrubs and ground covers require less maintenance, less water and provide year-round greenery. • Be sure that your hose has a shut-off nozzle. Hoses without a nozzle can spout 10 gallons more per minute. • When washing your car, wet it quickly, turn on the spray, wash it with soapy water from the bucket, rinse quickly. • Be sure sprinklers water only your lawn, not the pavement. • Never use the hose to clean debris off your driveway. Use a broom. • Rinse other items, such as bicycles or trash, on the lawn to give your grass an extra drink. We, at Kensington Fire District, work hard to provide top quality water to every tap. Water is a limited resource so it is vital that we all work together to maintain it and use it wisely. We ask that all our customers help us protect and preserve our drinking water resources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life, and our children’s future. Please contact us with any questions. Thank you for working together for safe drinking water.


Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, can be naturally occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. Pesticides and herbicides may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems. Radioactive contaminants can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

TTHM [Total Trihalomethanes] (2008)


Thursday, July 14, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen

Local man involved in fatal collision A Newington woman died Monday night after being ejected from a vehicle during a collision on Interstate 91 in Rocky Hill. State police say Kevin Allen, 28, of East Haven and Richard Lewicki, 28, of Kensington, were both driving south on I-91 in the area of exit 24 and 23 when Lewicki veered to the right for an unknown reason and struck Allen’s vehicle. Lewicki’s vehicle rolled several times before coming to a stop off the road and shoulder, according to state police. While the vehicle was rolling, Jessica Zderkiewicz, 23, of Newington, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries, according to state police. Allen’s vehicle spun out of control before also coming to a stop off the roadway. Lewicki was taken to Hartford Hospital with minor injuries and Allen was not injured during the crash, according to state police. -Richie Rathsack, Record-Journal

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leagues up there.â&#x20AC;? While Salina disagrees Continued from page 1 with Buhrendorf â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s philosophy, he restructured the meetfor fundraising efforts,â&#x20AC;? he ings to allow for debate on said. more resolutions. According to Buhrendorf, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will certainly debate the council has been too ready the topics,â&#x20AC;? he said. to waive fees and donate monSalina believes government ey in the past. He believes in is a service and should be used free-markets, he said, which to provide assistance to organmeans he wants the govern- izations or people so that they ment to stay out of situations can contribute to the commuas much as possible. nity and the overall benefit to Buhrendorf said he do- the town is greater. nates thousands of dollars to For example, the green and charities personally and cart fees for 16 realtors attendthrough his business. He said ing their meeting in town tohe wants to make decisions in taled $840. the best interest of taxpayers. In order to attract businessBut while Buhrendorf dis- es to town, especially in the agrees with some of the other current economy, the town members, the meeting â&#x20AC;&#x153;was needs to play the part of a constructive. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all col- salesperson, said Salina. While the town doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t advertize directly to businesses, they go through brokers and realtors. Councilmember Rachel Rochette said even if one of the brokers decided to relocate in Berlin or decided to bring a commercial business to the town, the fees associated with the golf game would pay for itself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To me, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a charity, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an investment,â&#x20AC;? Salina said.


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Engagement Paradis -Lowe Gerry and Marian Paradis of Kensington happily announced the engagement of their daughter Melanie to Alexander Lowe, son of Cameron Lowe of North Andover, Mass. and Betsy Lowe of Concord, Mass. The bride-to-be holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Connecticut and her fiancé holds a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Colgate University. Zander is employed by Burst Media in New York City. A July 2012 wedding is planned.

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Senior Happenings Peck Memorial Library and the Community Center. To have the newsletter mailed, contact Ann Gamelin at (860) 828-6700. You must provide postage.


Meetings The Berlin AARP monthly Chapter meetings is scheduled to be the annual picnic, Tuesday, June 19 at noon at the VFW Pavilion on Massirio Drive. Food will be catered. Desserts may be brought. For more information, call Barbara Dixon at (860) 828-6295 by June 11. Newsletter Copies of the chapter newsletter are available at the Senior Center, Berlin-

Senior trips June 13 - NYC Heritage. July 2 - Harborfest (Tall Ships) in Boston. July 24 - Rhode Island lighthouse cruise. Aug. 9 - Highlights of the Hudson. Aug. 21 - Culinary Insti-

tute - American Bounty. Aug. 21-24 - Quebec City. Sept. 19 - Big E. Sept 27 - Newport train. Oct. 2 - 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Oct. 19 - Vermont wine and cheese. Nov. 7 - Mt. Haven Resort. Dec. 6 - Christmas lights. Cruises Sept. 3-8 - Atlantic Canada. Air and land July 20-22 - Fireworks and Fountains at Longwood Gardens. Sept. 4-7 - Chicago.

Sept. 16-21 - Wine, Rail and Redwoods. Sept. 30-Oct. 6 - Sierra Parks by train.

AARP trips The Berlin AARP has scheduled the following trips. For information or to make reservations, call Phyllis Fecteau at (860) 828-4934. July 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lighthouse Cruise. Narragansett Bay. Aug. 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Hu Ke Lau. Dinner and Hawaiian show. Sept. 18-20 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Three day Pennsylvania Dutch tour.

Senior Bowling League results from June 8: Ferd Brochu, 247; Walt Wallace, 210; Stan Dziob, 191; Ed Picard, 186; Sam Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amato, 183; Jan Bennett, 172; Irene Willametz, 171; Marie Kaczynski, 167; Don Maitz, 167; Gene Lemery, 165; Craig Clarke, 157; John Nappi, 156; Rockwell Roberts, 156; Dot Breski, 155; Al Pollard, 154. Check us out:

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Flag Day ceremony American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, has sched-

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Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the church. For more information, call Scoutmaster KC Jones at (860) 829-1148 or email Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Community Center. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Concert - Farmington Bank has scheduled Simply Swing to kick off its free concert series on Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Veteran’s Park. Rain site is the Senior Center. For more information, visit



Golf tournament - The Joseph Manzi Foundation has scheduled its 10th annual golf tournament for Friday, June 15 at Timberlin Golf Course. The 4-man scramble begins at noon with a shotgun start. Event includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, player gift, entertainment and raffle. For more information, visit Theatre - The Connecti-

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Hammer and Zammer are two adorable adolescent brothers. They have always been together so they can’t imagine not ever being best buddies. The boys are typical teenagers: energetic, playful and busy. They are very personable and social, affectionate and loving. For more information about these boys or other animals available for adoption, call (860) 828-5287. View all of the adoptable pets on the ‘Adoptable Pet Link’ at cut Cabaret Theatre, 31-33 Webster Square Rd., has scheduled “Barefoot in the Park” for Friday, June 15 at 8 p.m. For more information and tickets, call (860) 8291248 or visit



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open Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. New exhibits include Berlin’s participation in the Civil War and a display case full of playthings from the 1930s. Admission is free. Silent auction and dance - The Prudence Crandall Center has scheduled its 7th annual Silent No More Auction and dance for Saturday, June 16 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Central Connecticut State University. For more information and tickets, call (860) 225-5187, ext. 23, email or visit Theatre - The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31-33 Webster Square Rd., has scheduled “Barefoot in the Park” for Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m. For more information and tickets, call (860) 829-1248 or visit Motorcar Festival - The 20th annual Vintage Motorcar Festival at Klingberg Family Center, 370 Linwood St., New Britain, is scheduled for Saturday, June 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features vintage autos, music, entertainment and more. A fee is charged. Free shuttle bus from the Rock Cats Stadium is available. For more information, call (860) 832-5526 or visit www.KlingbergAutoShow. org.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen

Obituaries Maria Munoz Maria (Aloy) Munoz, 75, of Kensington, died June 5, 2012 at her home. Born in Betera, S p a i n , daughter of the late Juan

Sacred Heart Church Sacred Heart Church has scheduled a one-day pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass. for Thursday, June 28. A fee is charged and includes transportation and lunch. For more information and reservations, call Fr. Nadolny at (860) 828-0154.

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Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church has scheduled Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. The worship service is dignified but informal. Saint Gabriel’s includes children of all ages in worship and welcome their joyful noise. The services feature music from the 1982 Hymnal and on occasion they enjoy an anthem or instrumental offering from one of our congregation’s musicians, in addition to the prepared prelude and postlude offered by the organist.

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

Bernard “Bernie” Pelkey, 90, of Kensington, husband of Mary (Gelmini) Pelkey, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Born in Island Falls, Maine, he was the son of the late James and Delvina Pelkey. Bernie was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving in Guadalcanal, Kenya, Saipan, and Tarawa, where he was wounded and later awarded the Purple Heart. He moved to Kensington in 1945 and was formerly employed at Rogers Sash and Door for 38

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years, retiring in 1987. He was later employed at Roger’s Marketplace for 13 years where he was well known for his friendly and outgoing personality. Bernie was a member of St. Paul Church, the VFW and the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid Red Sox Fan. Above all, Bernie adored his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife Mary (Gelmini) Pelkey; a son Gregory Pelkey and his wife Clarice of Kensington; a brother, Ronald Pelkey and his wife Betty of Bath, Maine; two grandchildren, Gregory Pelkey and his wife Alison and Jeffrey Pelkey and his wife Kristen; and four great-grandchildren, Samuel, Henry, Emma and Madison. His family would like to thank the staff at Wal-


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ther and Bryan Miller of New Britain; a son and daughterin-law, Rafael and Christine Munoz of Manchester; a brother and sister-in-law, Juan and Ligia Aloy of Betera, Spain; four grandchildren, Robert and Stephanie Miller, and Matthew and Ashley Munoz, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Rafael Pons. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 10 a.m. directly at St. Paul Church, 467 Alling Street, Kensington. Burial in Spain will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Connecticut, 2139 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 103, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-2339. Porter’s Funeral Service in Kensington is assisting his family with arrangements.


The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled a tailgate tag sale for Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. For more information and an application, contact Linda Tencza at (86) 344-1455. Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled free Vacation Bible School for Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the church. For more information, call (860) 828-6586. The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled its annual craft fair for Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis with completed application and payment. The event is for handmade crafts only. For more information, call (860) 261-4321.

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To the editor: Now that the latest version of “Condogedom” and the Kensington Grammar School are over its time for St. Paul Church and school to put up or shut up. St. Paul can’t standby any longer; they need to purchase this property now. I’d rather see my offerings go to something worthwhile, instead of paying off numerous lawsuits plaguing the Catholic church. As St. Paul did some years ago to build its addition, asking for donations to fund the project the same

way should be done to purchase KGS. Another way to defer cost is the parishioners, some of which are contractors, landscapers, etc., could volunteer their services. Imagine the parcel of land put to use for some overflow parking but mostly a beautiful recreation field for the kids of St. Paul to play on. Or imagine an area of flowering trees, shrubs and plants for picture taking after a first communion, confirmation or wedding . To the leaders of St. Paul: it’s too important to pass up. Look into town grants, state grants and federal grants. Every time the KGS school is purchased the excuses of children in danger, gridlock and property values been played out. David Milewski Kensington

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Dad, dandelions, DNA and destiny By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen Most of us have a favorite tool and mine is a little device I call the pokey-weeder. It’s magnificently simple. A long handle like a shovel or rake might have with a twotined fork on the end. Stick it into the soil at a slight angle to the root system of a weed, a quarter turn and viola you’ve made the extraction. In my case, the target is always a dandelion. I’ve easily done 10,000 removals; that’s with no bending and no dirt on my hands. Love my pokey-weeder, the ultimate low-tech tool. Sometime, around my 2,000 or 3,000 dandelion kill, I was struck by my crazed, single-minded focus on this aspect of lawn care; the distain I feel for those who freely yield their property to

Government Meetings

Thursday, June 14 Parks & Recreation Commission, Timberlin Golf Course, 6 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Youth Services Advisory Board, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 4 p.m. Monday, June 18 Commission for the Aging, Senior Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 Town Council, Town Hall Council Cham-

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bers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21 Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Police Commission, BPD Station Conference Room, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 Water Control Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m.

the yellow plague. How I pull into the driveway and immediately spot a neon yellow offender, shamelessly waving about on the far side of the house. Rather than rushing to greet my family, including a lonely mutt, I throw my work bag down on the steps grab the pokey-weeder (always at the ready by the front door) and full-throttle head towards my target. And so I became aware of my dedication to this War on Dandelions because it was remarkably like the one my Dad waged 50 years ago when I was a kid. Only my Dad (now passed on) didn’t use an environmentallyfriendly pokey-weeder. He was strictly a weapons of mass destruction kind of guy. Why take chances and use a hand grenade when an atomic bomb would guarantee results. He had a spray bottle with a home-made label and he’d walk around the yard for hours dousing each offender with curses and the deadly elixir, something he’d concocted in his workroom back in the barn where he liked to hang out by himself with a radio and beer cooler no one was allowed to touch. I’m guessing his secret dandelion juice definitely contained DDT, cigarette ashes

and hootch, or whatever combination of poisons is most likely to reduce a dandelion to toxic waste that will take nature eight billion millennia to reclaim. My Dad wasn’t big on nature having a say in these matters. Man’s manifest destiny was to control and contain nature - especially those dastardly dandelions. Tomato hornworms were also on his must-kill list. I grew up thinking tomato plants were white, that’s how much death-powder he put on them. I’d guess my mother was horrified, but there was no point in saying anything. My Dad knew everything and everyone else knew squat. So I walk around my yard, extracting dandelions, pondering nature versus nurture. Do I have a genetic predisposition to kill dandies or did watching my Dad stalk and spray them all those years of my youth seal my fate? There are no clear answers and I don’t claim it’s a pretty picture. But my Dad was my Dad, faults and all, and every time I jab my pokey-weeder in the ground and hear a dandelion scream, I know a little part of him is there with me.

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Clark University, Massachusetts - Leah Carvalho of Berlin. College of William and Mary, Virginia - Alanna Karanian of Kensington. Bentley University, Massachusetts - James Stachelek of Kensington. Marist College, New York - Kaley Skoglund of Berlin. Naugatuck Valley Community College - David Cyr of Berlin. Washington and Lee University, Virginia - James V. Paldino II of Kensington.

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Alfred University, New York - Katherine Harrison of Kensington. College of William and Mary, Virginia - Alanna Karanian of Kensington. Eastern Connecticut State University - Danielle Berube, Sarah Byrnes of Kensington, Erica Norton, Ellen Swol of Kensington. Middlesex Community College - Alyssa Bozzuto, Agnieszka Fijalkowska, Jennifer Glatz, Kristen Lundebjerg, Jaimie Wisniowski of Berlin;

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some classrooms have SmartBoards and some have Easyteach boards, while others will not have interactive boards until the renovation is complete. In order for the implementation of technology to be consistent, each classroom will need to be equipped with the same technology. What is new curriculum-wise? In the BHS 2012-2011 Program of Studies, we have added new courses, including: advanced placement world history, an AP course organized around key concepts and themes, covering six chronological periods of world history from 600 BCE to the present. Secondly, the course “catastrophic events in science” features topics of current interest such as: asteroid impacts, black holes, gamma ray bursts, super-volcanoes, climate change, epidemics, super-earthquakes, and tsunamis.

Finally, “busting myths in science” is a project and labbased course based on the hit TV show MythBusters. By using scientific method students prove or debunk advertising claims, online videos, and myths in science. What is the biggest challenge this school year? The biggest challenge at BHS also is the most exciting theme, which is change. Changes have been implemented in our program of studies, staffing, teaching techniques, bell schedule, planning models, and, of course, in the renovate-asnew plan for our building. Nevertheless, all of the changes are synonymous with improvement, which is most inspiring for teachers, students, and parents. While BHS has been able to celebrate a plethora of great successes over the decades, we are united in our belief that the best is yet to come.
















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about learning, resulting in an educational climate that is more student driven than ever before in the history of American public education.” Kennedy talked to The Berlin Citizen about what is new at Berlin high: What is new facilitywise? The board of education recently approved the latest scheme for the high school’s renovate-as-new project, which will soon be underway. The project will result in, essentially, a new school contained within the existing perimeter—or footprint—of BHS, with the exception of technical education workshops, which will be housed in a new connected exterior building. Project updates are available on the school district webpage. Also, many classrooms have technology in them:

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Clinical trials

MidState Medical Center together with Hartford Hospital and in partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has scheduled a community program open to the public on clinical trials for cancer treatment and how to make informed choices about standards of care. The program is scheduled for Monday, June 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at MidState Medical Center’s main campus on Lewis Avenue, conference rooms 2 and 3. Registration and a light complimentary dinner is at 5:30 p.m. The presentation, delivered by oncologist Gerard Fumo, DO, of Medical Oncology & Hematology Specialists, will cover topics such as the steps to take to help patients make treatment decisions, questions to ask about benefits/risks of treatment under clinical trials, how new blood cancer treatments are developed and approved, how to sort out myths from facts and how to locate clinical trials that may be right for you. For more information and to sign up, contact Jennifer McGarry by June 22 at (203) 427-2046.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut has scheduled its 2012 Health Wisdom Lecture Series. Lectures are free and scheduled at 6:30 the cafeteria at the New Britain General campus. To reserve a seat, call 1-888-2244440. Strategies for healthy again - for seniors and caregivers. Wednesday, June 20. With age comes wisdom - but sometimes even the most knowledge seniors need help. Join Marc (203) 317-2303 FAX (203) 235-4048

Stroke survivors MidState Medical Center has scheduled a Stroke Support Group, an interactive group designed to assist stroke survivors and their caregivers in learning more about stroke and recovery issues, as well as share common challenges and experiences. The group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in conference room 7 at MidState Medical Center.

Al-Anon Al-Anon, for families and friends of someone suffering from alcoholism, is scheduled to meet Mondays at 10 a.m. at the Plainville Congregational Church, 130 Main St., Plainville; Mondays at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist of Plainville, 55 Redstone Hill Rd. and Fridays at 8 p.m. at Wheeler Clinic, 91 North-

west Dr. For more information and additional meeting locations in Connecticut, call 888-8252666 or visit

Support groups Living with Chronic Medical Illness, Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Counseling Center, 50 Griswold St., Insurance required. (860) 224-5804. Anger Management Support Group, Tuesdays at 4 p.m., Counseling Center, 50 Griswold St., Insurance required. (860) 224-5804. Depression Therapy Group, Wednesdays at 4 p.m., Counseling Center, 50 Griswold St., Insurance required. (860) 224-5804. Eating Disorder Therapy Group, Wednesdays at 4 p.m., Counseling Center, 50 Gris-

wold St., Insurance required. (860) 224-5804. Quitting Time: Smoking Cessation group, Mondays, dining room A, 5:30 -6:45 p.m., (860) 224-5433. Bereavement Support Group, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7 p.m. (860) 224-5900, x6573.

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

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Boy Scouts - Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions Club, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. For information, call Troop Committee Chair at (860) 829-1832. Boys Scouts - Boy Scouts Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday

evenings at the Kensington Firehouse. For more information, call Ed Alicia, scoutmaster, at (860) 828-8693.



Blood drive - The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive for Tuesday, June 26 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 66 Cottage St., East Berlin. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1800-733-2767).

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Lady Redcoats repeat as state champs Coach: Team ‘the best ever’ By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

This spring, Berlin High School girls golf coach Jim Barnes never let on just how good he believed the 2012 Lady Redcoats were, or could be. But now that the team has secured its second straight state championship, and the season is in the books, Barnes is speaking candidly about his squad. “I went back and looked at the history of the CIAC tournament. You look at the winning totals of the teams that won the state championship, and nobody broke 360. Well, this team just shot 348 at the state tournament on a par-74 course,” the second-year coach pointed out. “I really think this team has to be recognized as probably the best girls high school golf team ever in Connecticut. The numbers bear it out. These girls really have distinguished themselves. They’re the best ever.” Berlin carded the stunning 348 June 5 at Orange Country Club. The locals’ nearest competition at the state tournament, Farmington, finished seven strokes back. Heading into the season, prognosticators pegged Farmington — led by sisters Jen and Kelly Whaley — as the team to beat in the state.

The BHS girls golf team claimed its second straight state championship this spring. The champs are pictured with the 2011 and 2012 championship plaques, standing, from left: freshman Ashley D’Attilio, senior co-captain Victoria Fagan, senior co-captain Emily Stickel and freshman Julia Kemmling. Kneeling: junior Emily Deutsch. Kelly Whaley was match medalist at the state tournament with a 78. “Everyone was talking about Farmington, and rightfully so. The Whaleys are just phenomenal,” said

Barnes. “But the thing that made us so special was our depth. That was our key.” Farmington handed the Lady Redcoats their only loss this year, but

Berlin got the best of its old foe three times down the homestretch, including at the Central Connecticut Conference tournament. “We were riding pretty high, and we went over there and got smacked,” Barnes said, referring to his team’s lone defeat. “Since that match, I think the girls realized ‘whoa, we need to step this up a little bit.’ And we did.” Having lost its top player, Alyssa Scheyd, to graduation, Barnes was not sure what kind of season the Lady Redcoats may be looking at this time around. He knew the team would be solid, just maybe not championship-caliber. “We knew if we were going to repeat, we’d have to come up with something to fill the lineup out,” said Barnes. “And I got a couple of wonderful gifts from the freshmen class.” Freshmen Julia Kemmling and Ashley D’Attilio broke into the starting lineup and impressed from the outset. Kemmling, an All-State performer, shot 80 at the state tournament, which landed her in second place. “I knew she was going to be good. I didn’t know how good,” Barnes said of Kemmling. “She just turned out to be outstanding.”

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Carasiti, Bordonaro get the call Press Release

Former Berlin High School pitching stars and teammates Matt Carasiti and Mark Bordonaro were selected during the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft last week. Carasiti, out of St. John’s University, was taken by the Colorado Rockies in the sixth round. Bordonaro was scooped up by the Seattle Mariners in the 25th round. He plays for Fairfield University. The Jack Kaiser Award winner as the Most Outstanding Player at the 2012 Big East Tournament, Carasiti was 7-5 this season with a 3.98 ERA. The righty made 18

appearances, including 14 starts, and has 64 strikeouts in 83.2 innings of work. Carasiti, who has Carasiti worked as both a starter and a reliever in his career, is 16-11 in three seasons with eight saves and a 4.19 earned-run average in 66 appearances, 22 starts. Serving as the closer as a sophomore in 2011, the righty went 2-2 with eight saves and a 2.47 ERA. Carasiti was one of four St. John’s players taken in the first six rounds of this year’s MLB draft.

“I am very happy and excited for this group and it is a true testament to the success of the program to have four players selected in the top six rounds,” said St. John’s coach Ed Blankmeyer. “They have worked hard and performed consistently at a high level and have earned this opportunity.” St. John’s rolled up a record of 40-23 this season and advanced to the Super Regional of the NCAA tournament for the first time in the history of the program. Bordonaro, a righty, made 22 appearances for Fairfield in 2012, posting a 5-4 record. He struck out 31 batters in 42.2 innings of work and yielded a 5.70 ERA.

“We’re very happy for Mark,” Fairfield coach Bill Currier said. “He’s a very talented player that Bordonaro would be a great asset to any professional organization. As he continues to grow and develop, he will only get better.” In just three seasons as a Stag, Bordonaro has put his mark on the Fairfield record books. He is currently second all-time in career appearances with 65 and second alltime in saves with 12. Bordonaro, who has a career record of 12-9, has col-

lected 104 strikeouts in 131.1 innings and has a career ERA of 5.69. Bordonaro is the 14th player in program history to be drafted and the first since 2010 when Rob Gariano was taken in the 36th round by the San Diego Padres. Bordonaro’s selection is the highest since 2001 when Ryan Holsten was taken in the 22nd Round by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Fairfield went 27-28 overall and 14-10 in league play this spring and secured its first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament berth in more than a decade. -Nick Carroll contributed to this article


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It’s on to track nationals for Voelpel; Rombola impresses at tennis tourney

In an incredible feat, Berlin High School junior Catherine Voelpel ran to a third-place finish in the 400 at the New England track and field championships. Her time of 56.52

bested her own school record. Voelpel’s performance at the New England’s qualified her for nationals in North Carolina, where she will compete Friday.

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Manzo: Legion program at a crossroads By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

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The Redcoat Soccer Clinic will be held June 25 to 28 at Sage Park. Players age 4 to 7 will attend from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Players age 8 to 14 will attend from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, or to obtain an application, contact Steve Yanosy, (860) 655-5957, or Dave Francalangia, (860) 841-1659.

to travel teams. “It’s happening all over the state. There’s a lot of competition out there to keep kids in town. “I don’t know if people understand that college scouts and professional scouts are going to find you no matter where you are.” Seven members of the 2012 Berlin High School varsity squad are suiting up for Post 68 this year. They are: Jeff Sylvester, Tim Norton, Alec Norton, Colin King, Connor Bennett, Kyle Naples and Jordan Zima. The Legion roster also includes Northwest Catholic’s Andrew Dornfried, and college guys Brendan Germano, Will Matuszak, Mike Perno and Kevin DeVivo. The team is rounded out by Matt Rocco, Dante Vasi, Dan Wrona, Brandon Carasiti, Hunter Tralli and Dan Garafalo. Zone 3 looks tough. “No one’s feeling sorry for us,” said Manzo, who has led Post 68 to two state titles, six zone championships, and a trip to the American Legion

World Series. “We’re working with the kids that showed up to play. It’s hard to predict how well we’re going to do. We have four college guys that are going to kind of have to carry us. We’ll go as those guys go.” According to Manzo, the Berlin American Legion program is at a crossroads. If numbers don’t pick up, he sees a day when Post 68 is forced to merge with another Legion team, or perhaps disappear entirely. “It’s kind of up to the people in town to make the decision,” said Manzo. “I tell the

players – ‘This is your program.’ We’re too small a town to have kids go to different places and still expect to be competitive” at the Legion level. “It affected the high school team this year having kids not play together in the summer,” he continued. “We’re trying to keep kids playing together, and they all want to do their own thing. It should be about playing for your town, and taking pride in that. Maybe those days are gone. Maybe I’m too sentimental and old school.”



It’s a new season, but for the Berlin Post 68 American Legion team, the issue remains the same – numbers are low. At a glance, Berlin’s 18man roster looks pretty healthy, but skipper Rob Manzo points out that several of his guys are quite young and would be better served competing against kids their own age this summer. “It’s great that they’re with us. They’ll learn a lot. But they’re not ready, now,” said Manzo, in his 15th year

at the helm. “That’s kind of what we’re running in to.” So why have Post 68’s numbers dipped in recent years? Manzo said out-oftown travel teams have something to do with it. “There are a lot of different options out there. I know the guys in the feeder program are battling the same thing I am; trying to keep kids in town,” the veteran coach said. “There are some good coaches in the feeder system. I just don’t know if we’re given a fair shot to show what we can do.” Manzo said Berlin is not alone when it comes to losing potential Legion players

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Barnes. With Kemmling, D’Attilio and Deutsch returning in 2013, Berlin looks to be in very good shape moving forward. Also back next year will be current junior Caroline D’Attilio, an All-CCC performer as a sophomore. “It’s going to be next to impossible to fill Victoria’s and Emily’s shoes. They’re just great kids and great players,” said Barnes. “But the upside is we have a shot to be real good next year, again.”

Continued from page 21 D’Attilio was more of a sleeper. “I knew she played, but I had no idea she had this much potential,” said the coach. “She just came in and was wonderful.” The freshmen duo earned All-CCC accolades and qualified for the New England tournament. Berlin’s lineup included


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EL GUAPO’S JUNK REMOVAL Small Electrical Jobs Welcome CT #E10194715. Insured 203-440-0239 or 860-324-0874

PROFESSIONAL Landscaping Service. We provide landscape design, planting, hedge trimming, mowing, clean ups & more. #0619909. 203-715-2301

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

MOWING RICK’S AFFORDABLE CleanUps, Mulch, Brush, Pricker & Small Tree Removal. Trim Hedges. Clean Gutters & Powerwash. Top Soil/Seed . 203-530-4447

LENA’S MASONRY Family tradition, Over 25 yrs experience. Walkways, stone walls, veneer, brick, concrete, stucco & repairs. Free estimates. Lic. & ins. CT #600890 (203) 732-4544



PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaceS. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaces. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

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

JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 27 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498


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

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

J&J Lawn Services- Res & Comm. Lawn cutting. Spring & fall cleanup. Weekly or bi-weekly svs. Neighborhood discounts given. Shrub clipping & flower bed maint. Owner operated. Fully ins. Call John 203-376-6764

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


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



M e r c e d e s - Be n z 2 0 0 1 E-Class E320 4 Matic


JM Lawncare Lawn Mowing, Trimming, mulching, planting, Junk Removal and much more. Call for free est 860-796-8168


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

Subaru Impreza Brighton 1997 $2,988 Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE Warranty BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $788 Plus Tax & Reg.

(203) 269-1106


EL GUAPO’S JUNK REMOVAL Small Electrical Jobs Welcome CT #E10194715. Insured 203-440-0239 or 860-324-0874

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

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD SPRING YARD CLEAN-UPS Brush, Branches, Leaves, winter mess...Make your yard shine!!

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

MNA SERVICES CHIMNEY and MASONRY work. Fully insured and licensed. Inspections, Repair & Const. Paver Patios, Steps, Walls, etc. CT Reg #0674024 (203)714-7143 Or Cell (203)600-9439 FREE est. SENIOR DISCOUNTS


Thursday, June 14, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen AUTOMOBILES BUYING JUNK CARS Motorcycles, Scrap Metal, etc. Free Pick-Up Call Warren Pope (203) 537-5392

AUTOMOBILES HYUNDAI Elanta GL 2001, good condition, 78,000 miles. Contact Joel (860) 729-3288

TRUCKS & VANS FORD F150, 1994, 4x4, red, 132,000 miles, very clean. $2000 or best offer. Call (203) 715-0298 or 203-630-0863


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.




W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139


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

AMERICAN MASONRY Stone Wall, Brick block, Repairs, Stairs, Patios, Chimney’s, Sidewalks, Stucco. Free Est. #0577098 Jimmy 203-982-3087


Edwin Cordero PAINTING Int/Ext. Local, Established, Reliable Craftsman. Call (203) 537-2411 CT#614827

2 WD, 5 Spd Manual, 90K $5,999 Stock #110419SA

Your Job is Your Credit

TRUCKS & VANS 1 OWNER 76K $2,995 FREE Gutter Cleaning w/exterior housewash. Add deck, patio, walkways, walls, windows and receive 10% OFF! 15% off senior discount. Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301


POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Insured. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699

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

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES

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

CADILLAC DeVILLE 1979 2-door. 425 V8 Automatic. Copper exterior & interior. 68,000 miles. Excellent condition. $11,500 or best offer. Call Freddie at (860)621-0657

91’ C hevy S-10 PU

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING PAINTING INTERIOR/ EXTERIOR Wallpaper Removal. Low rates! CT Reg. #562908 Peter Lilienthal 203-630-9190

NISSAN FRONTIER XE 2000 SUBARU Outback LTD 2003 Excellent! $5,900 NISSAN Maxim 2000 Loaded, Excellent. $3,450 (203) 213-1142

Call Dennis 203-630-0008

$1000 OFF Contracts Signed in June (203) 284-0137 Reg #558927

94’ Ford Station Wagon $1,995

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


01 Ford Taurus 4 Door $2,995 ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899


99 Saturn Standard shift, great cond. Needs motor. $850.

Go Kart With Extra Tires $595

joe@ Fully license/insured. Reg #HIC577319


G.T. Tire

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

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


Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

6 Cylinder, Automatic, AWD Stock# 5695A



(203) 235-1686

CT Reg. #516790


PROFESSIONAL ROOFER New Roofs, Re-roofs, Tear-offs. ASPHALT Repair & Seal Coating Comm & Res Properties Patching driveways, crack filling, grading, drainage, line painting, excavation. Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301

Chevrolet Colorado 2007

Dry farm screened topsoil. Your Job is Your Credit

TREE SERVICES Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790 ROOF CLEANING Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. FULLY LIC’D & INS CT#0619909. 203-715-2301

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



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


203-237-2122 Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060

PLUMBING & HEAT Family owned small co. Clean, Professional. Call-Frontline Plumbing & FireSprinks llc.203-213-0691


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

VO L K S W A G EN Je t t a 20 03 Sunroof, Leather, Auto, Alloys Stock #6020A (203) 630-0088


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

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

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


203-269-3559 CT#565514



ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

ROOFING, Siding, Decks, Gutters Lifetime Warranties Available Accepting all credit cards. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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

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

2 WD Extended Cab Work Truck Stock# 12-872AA Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

GMC Yukon Denali XL 2009 8 Cylinder, Automatic. $39,994 Stock# C7273 (203) 237-5561

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

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 31 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 570899. Call (203) 699-TREE TREE PROBLEMS? Broken limbs, hangers, we specialize in difficult takedowns. Professional climbers, Fully licensed & Ins. Call for your free quote. Ask for Jimmy. Accelerated Landscaping, Inc. Celebrating our 25th Yr in business. Veteran & Senior discounts. Calll 860-982-4819.

VOLVO S60 2005 2.5T Automatic $9,993 Stock# C7468 (203) 237-5561

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2008 Extended Cab Pickup 4x4 8 Cylinder $20,794 Stock# C7358 (203) 237-5561

IT’S SO CONVENIENT! Pay for your RecordJournal subscription with your credit card. For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover & American Express. Call (203) 634-3933 to order your Record-Journal subscription today.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, June 14, 2012 SUV’S



AKC LABRADOR Retriever Puppies. 8 weeks old. Black. Male and Female. Raised w/children. $500. Ready now. Craig 203 631-9386

H O N D A P IL O T E X 2 0 0 3

Jeep Wrangler 2011

90K. 5 Speed, V6, Automatic Very clean. Well Maintained. Stock #120226A $10,500

Unlimited, 4WD, 4 Door Sport Stock# 5666A

(203) 235-1686

(203) 630-0088

Your Job is Your Credit

ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience Classes starting July 9 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti, Phil Huntington, & Kathy Queen - Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm call 203-235-4852. BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Schnoodles, Chihuahua, Poodles, Boxers, Puggle, German Shepherd, Shih Tzu & mixed breeds. $250+. 860-930-4001 PEEKAPOO Puppy, Male. Cream & White Markings. Rare, Non shedding. Parents are registered. Puppy Can be registered. $750 or best offer. Please call 203-715-3647

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES DINING Room Set - Mahogany. 4 Chairs, Plus 2 Captain’s Chairs. 2 Leaves. Seats 12. Like New. Best Offer. (203) 440-9963

DINING Room Table, 6 Chairs & Hutch. 6 yrs old. Exc cond $1200 Telescope Mead Model 285 $125 China Closet excellent $400 Table & 4 Chairs. Solid Brass Bed $100. (203) 269-2213 FUTON, Coffee Table, 2 end Tables, Desk & Lamp. $200. 203-631-7202

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 4 JEEP WRANGLER Rims With Tires. 225/75R/15. $200 or best offer. Call (203) 265-6166 BEAUTIFUL Colored Frame Suitable for paintings, etc. $10. (203) 235-3120 BLACK & DECKER 18 ga nailer Like new with manual. $25 (203) 265-1948

Pontiac Grand Prix 2002 FWD, 6 Cylinder, Automatic Stock# 5649A $6,495

(203) 235-1686

Lincoln Navigator 2002 SUV, 4X4, Automatic $8,414 Stock# C7490 (203) 237-5561


RAP A PONY Summer program begins Mon July 2, 9am-12 noon. Lessons every day MonThurs. Fun & safety with horses. We cater to beginners. $150. Call ASAP 203-265-3596

CASH for your Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Any Condition! Running or not! Will consider other makes & models, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc. 203-600-4431


2006 TRAVEL TRAILER CAMPER Max Lite by R-Vision. 26 Footer. Sleeps 6. Excellent condition. $9,000. Call (203) 237-6743

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

VALLEY Horse Trailer 16’ Stock. $1500. Excellent shape. Starcraft Camper 27’. Sleeps 6. Excellent Shape-$5,500. Treadmill for sale - Excellent Shape $100. (860) 276-9157


Summer Programs & Lessons Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden 203-238-1600


FREE AGWAY Riding lawn mower. 12 1/2HP, 38” cut. With bagger attachments. Needs motor work. 203 265-6166


FOLDING Metal Dog Crate, 30x34x48. For large dogs. Very good condition. $60.00 Also, two adjustable pet gates, each fits 42 inch opening. $20.00 for both. 203-265-3427. KENMORE 1200w 1.2 cu.ft Microwave. Excellent condition. $75 or best offer. 203 235-3844 POOL Accessories, Hayward Pump & Filter, Vacuum, Ladder, Skimmer, Chemicals and Toys. Good Condition. $300 or best offer. 860-306-9156 TRAINING CAGE Only $5. call for details and location. (203) 634-0474 TWIN Mattress and Box Spring (still in plastic). $50. Call 860-982-2508 VERIWAVE Air mattress by Pegasus, electrical unit included, $150, exc. cond. Invacare wheel chair, tilts in 5 positions, has head rest, air inflated seat, $250. (860) 828-5529

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH 12 GAUGE Shotgun reloading supplies. Many extras. $350 or best offer Ask for Joe (203) 630-2599


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

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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Buys Napier Jewelry, Sterling, Old Lamps & Lamp Parts, Old Dolls, Collectibles, Dep Glass. One Item to Entire Estate. 203 639-1002 Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-322-4367

CASH For WWII Military Items


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

203-235-8431 NORDITRAK Eliptical Exercise Machine. Excellent Cond $99 picked up. Call 203 269 2213 Wallingford, CT


Voice Lessons

AFFORDABLE Is your merchandise "blending in?"

19 ' Chaparral 198 F OPN 1987 Open water. Blue/White Mercruises Engine $2750.00 Comes with 1988 shore trailer model 2900 Please call Dan 203-265-4674

Placing a Marketplace ad is an easy and affordable way to whip up some interest among potential buyers. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start turning the stuff you don’t want into something you do want:


Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver

203-284-8986 Cindy’s Unique Shop

OUTBOARD ENGINES 5hp-$250-2hp-200-elec-50All running good (860) 704-8065

CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 269-9341 Two levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home decor & Furnishings 30 Day Layaways Available $5 Off a purchase of $25 or more $10 off a purchase of $100 or more Check us out on Facebook Ample Free Parking in Our Lot Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4

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


All Ages and Levels Welcome

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



MERIDEN. 2 BR homes available starting at $1200/mo. Sec & refs req. Call Ray at Remax Professionals 203-238-1977


SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS ABOVE Ground Pool, 18ft, Pump, 1.5hp, filter, heater, gate ladder, new liner, must be removed, 4 years old, $850, 203-626-5325 or 203-200-9582

SO. MERIDEN-VILLAGE VIEW. 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath Townhouse, hdwd flrs, granite, quiet neighborhood. $1450/ mo. Avail July. 1 mo rent plus security. Credit check. Owner/ agent. Call Josh 203-996-1719.


Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable Housing for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older. Amenities Include: Computer Learning Center, TV/ Games Lounge, Laundry Facilities, Off Street Parking, Free Bus Service to local shopping ctrs. On site: Resident Serv. Coord. Small Pets Accepted Please call 860-621-3954 for information. TTY: 711

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or MERIDEN - 1 BEDROOM Kitchen, Living Room, 3rd Floor. $650 per month plus utilities. Call 203-980-6184 MERIDEN - 2 BR, New appliances. Hardwood floors. Off st parking. No smoking/pets. Heat & HW included. $850/mo. (203) 444-5722 MERIDEN -Studio, 1 & 2 BR apts. $750-$950. Call (203) 376-2160 or (203) 213-6175 MERIDEN 1 BR Spacious, secure bldg. Stove and refrig incl. Ample parking. W& D available. No pets. $750 + security. (203) 376-1259

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 2 BR, Heat & Hot Water Included. $875 plus security. Good Credit. No pets. Available July 1. Private parking. (203) 715-7818 MERIDEN 2 BR, Heat & Hot Water Included. $875 plus security. Good Credit. No pets. Available July 1. Private parking. (203) 715-7818

MERIDEN BRADLEY ESTATES I & II 200 Pratt Street The Waitlist for Bradley Estates I & II 2 BEDROOMS will be closed on May 25, 2012 until further notice, we will not accept Applications for housing for Bradley I & II. Carabetta Management Company 203 237-7400

MERIDEN Cook Avenue 1 BR. 2nd fl. Renovated. New paint. $775 includes heat, hot water and electric. (203) 265-4664 MERIDEN Furnished Apt with full bath, kitchen, BR/LR Combo. $575/mo. ALSO - 3 Rms at $675/mo. No pets. Lease & sec dep required. (203) 238-9772 MERIDEN- Nice renovated 2 bdrm. No pets. $795. per mo, deposit, credit & references. Please call 203-317-7222 . MERIDEN- West side, 1 BR, 2nd FL. Includes Heat, HW & Elec. Oak Flooring. Very Clean! $860/ mo+sec 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or MERIDEN. 1, 2, 3 BR apts avail. Newly remodeled, off st parking, storage. $700-$925/mo. Call (203) 430-7228

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN. 2nd flr, 5 rm, 2 BR, sec & refs. $975/ mo. Call owner/agent, 203-238-1977. MERIDEN. 2nd flr, 5 rm, 2 BR, sec & refs. $975/ mo. Call owner/agent, 203-238-1977. MIDDLETOWN. 1st flr, 2 BR, 2 bath, sec & ref. Completely redone. $1100 monthly. Call Ray 203-238-1977, Remax. MIDDLETOWN. 1st flr, 2 BR, 2 bath, sec & ref. Completely redone. $1100 monthly. Call Ray 203-238-1977, Remax. SOUTHINGTON Farmstead Apts. Lge 2 story 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath end unit. $1300/mo includes heat & hw. 2 mos sec. W/D hookups in cellar. No pets. Fresh paint. Wooded view, quiet area, near downtown/exit 31 I84. Kelley Elementary School. Owner at site. Fridge, electric range, dw, disposal. Also 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath, $1050/mo. (860) 833-3311 SPRING SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868 WALLINGFORD 1 BR apt $750. 2 BR + office $950/mo. Sec req. Off st parking. No utils. No smoking. No pets. Good credit. Call 203-376-8418

WALLINGFORD 1 BR Apts. $665-$800 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 5 Rooms in Two-Family 2nd Floor, Off Street Parking No Pets. Credit Check $800 + utilities. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD Choate Area Quiet 1 BR, 3rd Floor. Appliances. $675/month. 2 Months Security and lease. No smoking. No pets. (203) 269-9642

WALLINGFORD SILVER POND APTS Community for Seniors 62+. 2 BR apts, $900/mo. Heat, hot water & electric included. Call 203-265-2147. WALLINGFORD TOWNHOUSE 2 BR, 1.50 baths. Appls. AC. Lg gar w/ laundry rm. WD hookup. Lease, credit, sec. No pets/ smoking. $1300 203 238-2558 WALLINGFORD- 2BR, 1st fl, MUST SEE! 5 rooms, bathroom EIK, HW fl, 2 porches, w/d hkup, off-st park. Heat, HW & trash pickup incl. $1300. 203-464-1847 WALLINGFORD-1 & 2 BR apts & Townhouses starting at $795. NO PETS. JJ Bennett 203-2657101

ROOMMATES MERIDEN Male seeks same to share 3 BR home. $400/mo, plus sec. Utilities included. (203) 503-4611

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or MERIDEN Fully furnished 1 BR Incl heat, electric, hot water, off st parking. On bus & train line. $150/wk + sec. or $550/mo + sec. Susan 203-500-0608


Thursday, June 14, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen ROOMS FOR RENT


MERIDEN Room Available First Week Free! Utilities included! $115/Week. Available Now. Off Street Lighted Parking 203-213-8589 MERIDEN ROOM FOR RENT In Private Home North Broad Street Area 203-235-0010 or 860-797-1561

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT GARAGE for rent with remote opener. $50/mo. 404 So. Main St, Wallingford. 203-269-8619. MERIDEN - Garage for Rent $80 per month. 203-554-3377

WANTED TO RENT 2 BR in good area. Good credit. Call (203) 630-2340 WANTED 2 or 3 BR Apartment in Southington or Plainville. Prefer duplex or multi-family. Contact Bruce (860) 747-3307

MERIDEN 128 Gale Avenue. 2 Family, Highly desirable location, property sold as is. 1520 sq ft, under .5 acre. Each floor has kitchen, bedroom, living room, bathroom. $160,000. 203-710-6661 MERIDEN Mrs. Clean lives here 3BR, 3 Bath east side remod Kit, SS Appls, Possible In-Law, Hdwd Floors. Paver stone patio. Neg. $205,700. Call (203) 639-9600



806 Farmington Ave, Kensington NOW HIRING All Shifts - Great Pay Scholarship & Bonus Programs Apply (860) 828-9610

MERIDEN. $249,900 Country living w/o sacrificing convenience! 4 Bed. Custom cape offers hw flrs, EIK w/ sunroom, 2fps, LL w/ kit, wine cellar greenhouse windows & more! Quiet 1 acre lot- a gardeners dream! Call Nicky Waltzer 203265-5618

WALLINGFORD-Move right in! Everything new roof, furnace, deck, slider, windows, carpet ect. 3 Bed, 2 bath Cape on level lo. Approved for 2 car garage. FR with FP and slider to 16x18 deck. New shed. $259,900. Call Eileen Dellaselva 203-265-5618

Advertising Sales Representative Record-Journal Publishing Company’s Classified Department is seeking an Advertising Sales Representative who is ready to achieve success. Must be highly motivated and goal oriented in a multi-media capacity. In addition to taking classified ads via phone, fax, email and in person, this position also requires contacting local businesses both over the phone and in person for the development of new business. This individual must provide excellent service to our clients selling advertising in our daily and weekly newspapers, specialty publications, and other online products. The successful candidate must possess a reliable vehicle, good oral and written communication skills, type at least 45wpm, be well organized, and have excellent follow-through skills. Sales experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate. Please email resume to: kboath@

MERIDEN. $99,900 Lovely updated 3br col. Home has updated furnace, heating, hw heater, floors, some windows, roof, paint & much more! Call Kathy Thuerling 203-265-5618

You name it. With Marketplace, anything goes.

HELP WANTED APPLIANCE REPAIR Full time. Great opportunity! Growing company. Central CT Area Vacation/holiday pay. EPA Certified Certification required. Previous experience required. EOE employer. Good people Skills Competitive Pay Send Resume to BOOKKEEPER PT Position Must have at least 10 years experience. Please fax resume to 203-237-1514

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

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

Tool & Die Maker CANBERRA Industries, Inc. (Meriden, CT): Seek Sr Softwre Engnr to anlyze, desgn, implemnt, documnt, coordint & supervse devlpmnt of multitier/multi-threaded/client server applictn develpmnt in areas of instrumnt contrl & data anlsis. Req deg in Comptr Scs, Engg or rel & 3 years exp as Softwre Engnr/Softwre Develpr. Reqrs exp w/ C++, Windows SDK, MFC, ATL, OLE, WTL, Active-X, COM, DCOM, DHTML, Java Script, Windows (95/98/2000/NT/CE etc) & UNIX. Strong problm-solvng & comm skills. Travel 5%. To apply, please visit, click on Careers and apply to position #MK0212RP. DRIVER Experienced Reefer Drivers & Independent Contractors needed for Regional Positions. Top of the line equipment and plenty of freight. Call Today! 877-491-1112 or DRIVERS. CDL Class “A” Drivers Needed For Local Grocery Hauler Home Daily, 3 yrs Driving Exp w/Clean Record. Please Call: 800-397-1813 ENGINEER, PROTECTION & CONTROLS Plan, coordinate, and engineer the design of protective relay and controls systems utilizing software programs for systematic fault calculation. Design protection of power systems for utility substation applications including one-line and three-line diagrams, AC and DC control schematics, SCADA control, operating instructions and relay settings. Select and design protection related equipment including loop scheme line reclosers, customer automatic transfer switchgear, and automatic line sectionalizing devices. Direct applications to: Northeast Utilities Service Company, ATTN: PCE1, 107 Selden Street, Berlin, CT 06037. 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 - 203-269-9330 Fluency in English and Spanish are a Plus! Equal Opportunity Employer LEGRAND/Wiremold in West Hartford, CT has a great opportunity for a 2nd shift Electrician. Qualifications: 6 years of experience, Industrial experience, must be familiar with relay logic, PLC experience is preferred. Must possess and maintain a minimum of a Connecticut E-2 License. Apply online at: or contact 860-263-3293.

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

2nd Shift Pressroom Help Immediate opening for second shift (4:30pm-12:30am) Pressroom help. Must be able to work with limited supervision. We offer competitive wages and excellent benefits. This includes: ● A Profit Sharing Plan ● Employer 401k Match Program ● Vacation Benefits ● Medical, Dental, Short Term Disability, and Group Life Serious and Qualified Applicants Only! Apply in person, e-mail or fax to 203-269-1357

Component Engineers, Inc. 108 N. Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

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

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

(203) 634-3933 HELP WANTED

GARDEN Center looking for responsible person for plant care and customer service. Also, person with reliable pickup truck or SUV available to travel in CT 2-3 days per week. Apply in Person: Geremia Gardens 1720 West St, Southington


PRECISION SHEET METAL MECHANIC Looking for exp’d Precision Sheet Metal Mechanic. Must have experience in manufacturing and reading blueprints. This is not HVAC. Located in North Haven. (203) 239-6349

MEDICAL CAREERS MEDICAL ASSISTANT-Seeking a high energy individual to assist doctor in growing vision clinic. Desire strong people skills and technical ability. Duties include patient reception, examination and pretesting. Competitive starting pay plus paid training. Experience welcome, but not necessary. Send resume to PO Box 4571, Wallingford, CT 06492. NURSE PRACTITIONER Choate Rosemary Hall, an established co-ed boarding school of 850 students, grades 9-12, is looking for a full-time (most of the summer off) Nurse Practitioner to start August 27, 2012. The successful candidate will be experienced in adolescent health care, especially women’s health, with a strong clinical background. Primary responsibilities include direct patient care, health education of students and supervision of the nursing staff. This position reports to and works with the full-time school pediatrician in our modern, fully equipped health center. Competitive salary and benefits. Please reply with CV and cover letter to Kathy White, Assistant to the Dean of Faculty, at or Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian Street, Wallingford, CT 06492 by June 24, 2012. Choate Rosemary Hall is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


SECRETARIAL Executive Secretary Performs a wide variety of responsible clerical duties of a confidential nature to the Personnel Department of the Town of Wallingford. The position requires 6 years of responsible office work experience, some of which must have been in a supervisory capacity or 2 years of the above experience and a college degree in business administration or an equivalent combination of experience and training substituted on a yearfor-year basis. Experience with benefits administration desirable. $23.97 to $29.05 hourly (35 hours per week) plus an excellent fringe benefits package. Apply: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. The closing date will be that date the 75th application form/resume is received or June 22, 2012, whichever occurs first. EOE.

HELP WANTED HVAC INSTALLER 10 years min. exp., licensed journeyman only. Looking for a career - not a job? Then fax your resume to: 203-237-1514.

SHIPPING And receiving. Busy GM parts dept is looking for an energetic warehouse clerk. Clean driving record a must. Outstanding company benefits including 401K. Call 203-2720453 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.

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

YARD JOCKEY Exp with Tractor Trailers.12 Hr shifts. EOE. Call Kevin 203-741-0019 between 10am & 2pm.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, July 14, 2012

Voted Best Consignment Store UPTOWN PAYS YOU BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 2 2010-2012

First Place Best Consignment


FOR DESIGNER FASHIONS WE SELL MORE - WE PAY MORE! Consignors receive 55% of the selling price on our popular label list and all items priced $75 or more. Receive 40% on items originally priced less than $75 and non popular labels. Extra Bonus: Use the money on your account and receive a 10% store credit discount bonus.

WE SELL AND ACCEPT ON CONSIGNMENT • Ladies, Children’s, Men’s Fashions and Accessories • Home Decor • Fine Giftware • Jewelry • Children’s Toys • Hardcover Books

All of our inventory is new or like new and must be freshly laundered. We do not accept or sell items that are thrift store of “donation type” quality. You can check your Uptown account balance on line!

NOW ACCEPTING SUMMER CONSIGNMENTS Store Hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-6, Thurs. & Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5 Consignment Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-4 Thursdays 10-6


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6-14-2012 Berlin Citizen  

Berlin Citizen published 6-14-2012