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Cit itiz ize en Volume 13, Number 25

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Will trash collection be interrupted?

Missed it by that much

It depends on who you believe By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor If the automated trash switch gets voted down, will there be a disruption in services? That and other sticky questions are being thoroughly thrashed over by officials. Those opposed to the change say that scenario is an empty threat. The head of the trash company said he has a contract and has to be prepared to begin work July 1. “It’s very likely it would occur,” said Art Simonian, director of public works, of a potential temporary gap in pick-up. Once the current contract expires June 30, Town Manager Denise McNair said there’s a chance the town would not immediately “have anyone ready, willing and able to step in” to provide manual pick-up. Trash-Away currently provides conventional service and it was awarded the contract to provide automated collection. “They are not willing to bid on conventional any longer,” McNair said. Peter Lombardo, president of Trash-Away, said, on June

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15, his company began delivering the carts for the automated system. He said a few people asked why that was happening before the vote. But Lombardo said he had no choice but to gear-up for the change, otherwise he’s going to look bad if he can’t fulfill his contract come July 1. “We have to perform.” “It’s very frustrating. I’ve been in business since 1971 and I’ve never had anything like this before,” Lombardo said. “I’ve entered into a contract with the town. It’s taken several months to get the equipment. It’s important that’s done early before the start date.” Lombardo said “I ordered carts in various sizes and ordered special trucks” that take several months to build. “I can’t turn back. It’s water over the dam.” Paul Argazzi is one of the

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The Ballot Question

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The Branford runner was called out on this play, but still, the Berlin High School baseball team came up short in its bid for the program’s seventh state championship, falling to the Hornets, 4-2. For complete game coverage, and more photos, see page 25 and go to

Explanatory text for referendum on June 23 Question on the ballot: “Shall Ordinance No. 5-99, adopted March 30, 1999, as codified in Sections 46-31 through 46-73 of the Berlin Municipal Code, concerning the collection of Solid Waste including Recycling be amended?” Yes vote – A “Yes” vote would mean that you are in favor of the manual trash collection system, provided it is available to the town. No vote – A “No” vote would mean that you are in favor of the automated trash collection contract, which was approved by the Town Council on Feb. 3, 2009.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, June 18, 2009

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ceive the Connecticut High School Coaches scholar-athlete scholarship and also the Regional High School Coaches scholarship. His name will be placed in nomination for a national scholar-athlete scholarship. The Connecticut Association of Boards of Education Student Leadership Awards were given to Breana Vessichio and Carson Collier. The Student Council was introduced: President Breana Vessichio; Vice President Valerie Nygren (class of 2010); Corresponding Secretary Mariko Taricani (class of 2010); Recording Secretary Danielle Bourgoin (Class of 2010); and Treasurer Ruchi Patel. Class of 2009 officers were introduced: President Jonathan Mercier; Vice Presidents John McNair and Brianna Zuk; Secretary Kelly Cantafi; Treasurer Tim Cote. Assistant Superintendent Rena Klebart introduced students selected for the Senior Portfolio Awards. “This is the pride of our schools and teachers and students, but it is also the pride

of our community and represents years of work,” Klebart said. Portfolios of Distinction are recognized as representing a body of work. Students in this category are: Hannah Furlong, Joanna Guziewicz, Joseph Harrison, Amy Tenenbaum, Katherine Vandrilla, Arielle Wezdenko and Kelly Wilcox. Students recognized for Commended Papers were: Scarlett Carroll, Christine Maroon, Nidhi Patel, Rina Patel and Chanel Traboldt. Four students volunteered to read their papers for the audience. Maroon described how, after she got to high school, she learned to “to dance all her troubles away.” Traboldt spoke about how she’d learned about “the power of music” when she participated in a program with musicians in Cape Verde, Africa. Patel talked about her experiences when her family moved to Berlin from India in 2004. Vandrilla read a memoir about auditioning for a show at The Bushnell in Hartford.

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The Berlin Board of Education held a special awards meeting June 8 at the high school to recognize excellence in students and staff. One highlight of the event was an announcement for the district’s Teacher of the Year for 2010. The board also named a new assistant principal for McGee Middle School. June is “a month long celebration of students and staff,” said Gary Brochu, president of the school board. A special presentation was made to Berlin High School English Teacher Thomas Warburton in recognition of his 30 years of services as an advisor to the National Honor Society. “It’s extraordinary to devote that much time to the National Honor Society,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael Cicchetti. Warburton’s contributions include instilling a desire for public spirit and scholarly pursuits in his students. “All of us are in his debt — the entire Brochu family is in his debt — the community is in his debt,” Brochu said. “Berlin High School would be a less friendly and warm place without him.” Cicchetti introduced the district’s Teacher of the Year, Laurie Averill, who has worked as a library media specialist at McGee Middle School since 2001. She has served on numerous districtwide committees. “She has a commitment to learning across every content area,” Cicchetti said. The school board voted to appoint Barbara Ventura, social studies department chair at McGee Middle School, as assistant principal at the school. Student recognition included introduction of BHS Class of 2009 Valedictorian Justin L. Roncaioli and Salutatorian Arielle L. Wezdenko. The Connecticut Association of Schools Scholar Athlete awards went to Courtney Bovee and Justin Roncaioli. Roncaioli was also recognized for his selection to re-

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Will the public come out to vote in trash referendum? By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

public works officials say if the town switches to the automated system now — it was scheduled to start the first week of July — it will save money on several fronts. Officials in favor of the plan say the manual systems are on the way out and by being pro-active the town can get a better deal at this time from contractor Trash-Away. The new system will be cleaner and should cost the town less in “tipping fees” charged at the disposal site. Nearby cities and towns have been satisfied with the automated system, Salina

said. The automated collection system has been in existence for over 20 years and proven successful in surrounding communities such as Rocky Hill, Newington, Wethersfield, Cromwell, Portland, Middletown, New Britain, Meriden, Southington, Bristol and Farmington. After having discussed the topic for several years, Feb. 3 the Town Council passed the measure to switch to an automated system. A citizen petition drive certified May 6 brought the topic to rederendum. Opponents of the




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change such as Paul Argazzi, a former mayor and town councilor, say the council should have held a public hearing on the matter and that changing the collection system is in this way was in violation of the existing ordinance. Opponents contend that the new trash cans will be difficult for some people to manage, that there will be more restrictions on what and how things are disposed of and that there is no gaurantee that it will be more cost-effective than the exisisting system.




It’s been a while since an issue in Berlin raised so much passion, excitement and debate. Trash collection is taking center stage and voters soon will have a chance to decide if they want to try a new way of disposal or stick with the old system. A special election on the issue will be held June 23 using one one poll, the American Legion, 154 Porters Pass, for all five voting districts. The council voted June 2 to add an explanatory text posting to the referendum materials available to the public in order to clarify what a “yes” and “no” vote means. (See box for details page 1) Town Clerk Kathryn J. Wall said the question was taken from the petition and an inititiave has to be stated as a “yes” vote, according to the Town Charter. The charter also states that an ordinance will be adopted if a majority of those voting, vote in the affirmative, and such majority consists of 10 percent or more of the qualified electors. The registrars’ office said there are 13,892 voters at this point (that number changes slightly from day to day due to deaths, moves or new registrations.) Therefore, using that approximate number, the question would need to pass with a minimum of 1,389 votes.

“I’ve never seen so much ballyhoo about trash,” said Councilor Robert McGee at the June 2 Town Council meeting. He said manual collection services won’t be available much longer so the switch is “a slam dunk — don’t worry about the weight you can put anything you want in there.” A poll on The Citizen website asking readers if they plan to vote on the topic June 23 yielded the following results: “Yes” 63 percent: “No” five percent: and “Nope, it’s ridiculous” 32 percent. Mayor Adam Salina and


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Several options still open for old Grange Hall parking, so that limits certain uses. But money is not the main issue, she said. “I would give it away to a group that wanted to preserve it.” “My idea is to re-invent it with the idea that it can stay with a focus on the town. Maybe it’s a good time to try something new,” DeMarco said. “Most agricultural communities had a grange hall,” she said. Those who belonged to the organization were known a grangers and local chapters were part of a national organization that still

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The old grange hall, at 1528 Farmington Ave., is on the market, but its owner says she’s still considering a number of options for its future. Among these is creating a cultural arts center for talented people throughout central Connecticut — particulary targeting children, youth, and young adults — but open to all. Cathy DeMarco ran the Worthington School for Young Children program out of the building since shortly after she purchased the place about 10 years ago. She ran the school until it became no longer financially feasible and the program closed abruptly at the end of last summer. It had come close to closing before, but parents rallied and raised the money to keep it going. The property borders the historical district but does not have an official designation as an historical site. But it does have significance to the community, she said. “When I became the most recent ‘keeper’ of the grange, in 1998, I realized that the building was unique, beautiful and historically significant. During 1998-1999 the building was completely updated, renovated and turned into a work of art.” Those renovations contributed to the ongoing financial strains on the school. Since closing as a school in August 2008, the grange has been available for sale or lease. The property is listed with Realty Plus in Newington for $399,000. That listing will stay active until August. DeMarco said she’s received several low-ball offers – as much as 60 percent below asking price. But in addition to the financial loss, she hasn’t been satisfied with the proposed uses, such as light manufacturing, which she believes would change the physical appearance and historical presence of the grange. In addition, there’s not a lot of

exists. The building served as the meeting place for business and social events for people living in farming communities. “People would share ideas and resources.” According to DeMarco, the previous owners discovered numerous documents from the building’s past as a grange hall. Many of these have been turned over to the Berlin Historical Society. Over the past several decades, Berlin became more developed and the number of grangers dwindled. But De-

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‘Raising Berlin’ hopes to foster community servants By Nicole Pac Special to The Citizen

A new civic group shows Berlin what being a community really means by involving mothers and their children to give back to the town. “Raising Berlin” was formed three months ago to “better” the town and get residents more involved in the

community by hosting charitable events. The truly one of a kind group acknowledges the importance of helping those in need and improving the community, while keeping up with the routines of busy lives. They hope to set an example for their children with their positive actions so they can raise them to be the next generation of outstand-


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that other residents share the same compassionate interest. Vice President, co-founder, and sister, Sharon Pinchera helped establish the group and enjoys working with her sister to collaborate on ideas to extend to the growing support network. “To really establish a sense of community in the town for moms of young children really brings together women that are actually raising Berlin with common goals and interest,” said Pinchera. “It feels like the sky is the limit.” To make sure everything goes back to the community, Toussaint and her group members have created a wish list of beneficial ideas they would like to see put in place. Profits earned by the

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ing citizens. “I lived in Kensington for 10 years and I felt like I had to be part of the community a little more, but felt I should do something charitable,” said president and founder, Lisa Toussaint. “Now that my kids are getting older and learn by watching others I thought we should start something for them to learn by through example and to help others in need. That’s what being part of a town means.” Toussaint is thrilled to receive the feedback in response to the group that has already had a great turnout with about 50 members participating. She said she finds the results of those who joined such a new group just getting off the ground rewarding and hopes it reflects

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group will go directly to the town towards playgrounds, libraries, the community center, and specifically a new town green, which will serve as the central location for organized events. During meetings, members work together to organize their events, as well as having guest speakers come in. Topics such as recycling are discussed to learn how the town can increase its green contributions and mother’s can take away information to pass on to their children. They also have speakers from programs like D.A.R.E. in order to learn what their kids are learning. The group is in the process of becoming a non-profit organization and has several upcoming events in the works. The main project currently in production is a fall festival around Thanksgiving Day, where group members will put on a food drive to donate goods to a local food bank. One of Toussaint’s goals for winter is to organize a tree lighting ceremony with a clothing drive. A second goal is to collaborate with another group to hold a giant tag sale next spring and use half of the profits to check

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Grange Continued from page 5 Marco said the grange hall has remained a landmark and she’s looking for ways to preserve its use as a community gathering place. Throughout its use, the grange has been a place where people met. Several churches have used it for services. Catering services

have been located there. Even when one owner offered it as rental club for parties – a use which was not well-received by neighbors — at least that use was in keeping with the building’s past to a certain extent. At that time there was a stage for bands and a disco ball and at least it remained in the realm of a meeting hall, she said. Several summers the space was used by the local community theater. The place is zoned for a

childcare center and DeMarco made renovations to support that use. It is handicap accessible and there is an elevator. There are murals which were designed for the school. However, she said she no longer thinks a pre-school is the best use. Many other childcare facilities in town have opened, she said. “I’ve had some pressure to reopen…but I don’t want to go back,” DeMarco said. Instead she has been considering other ways to keep the grange spirit alive. Her main

concept is “not to sell it but to create a coop of owners…and create a beautiful and very unique central Connecticut cultural center for children.” DeMarco said that her intent is to provide an opportunity with a focus on children, youth and young adults. However, the facility will be open to a wide variety of groups or individuals seeking a place to teach, practice, perform or display their creative interests. While the concept is still


in the formative stages, DeMarco is looking for others who share her vision. The general idea is to have space available to those who may want to offer music or art lessons, for example, or to artists who can’t afford to lease a permanent space. “I came up with the idea of a co-op and thought it would make it possible for all of these locally talented people use this space – to teach yoga, music, painting, pot-

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News in Brief Ventura assistant principal

The Berlin Board of Education announced the appointment of Barbara Ventura as the new assistant principal of Catherine M. McGee School, effective July 1. Since 2003, Ventura has served as a social studies teacher at Catherine M. McGee School and as social studies department chair since 2005. “I’m very excited at this new adventure,” Ventura said after the BOE voted on her candidacy at its June 8 meeting. As a seventh and eighth grade teacher of United States history and world geography, Ventura developed creative learning activities that resulted in high levels of

student engagement and understanding; utilized current technologies to enhance student learning experiences; and planned out-of-state field trips tying curriculum to real life experience. In her role as department chair, she worked with colleagues to create common formative and summative assessments, analyzed data from the assessments in order to guide instruction, revised curriculum, secured five interactive white boards, and supported staff with technology integration. Prior to serving in the Berlin Public Schools, Ventura was employed by the Travelers Insurance Company for ten years as an associate administrative assistant. In this position, she provided administrative support to a

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checkpoints have been shown to be the most effective method to detect and apprehend under the influence drivers. Additional DUI patrols will be conducted on Wednesday through Saturday nights through on selected dates and times during the coming year. These patrols will specifically target DUI operation but will also enforce any other violations observed during the course of this operation. The purpose of these patrols and checkpoints is to reduce accidents and injuries related to DUI drivers and help provide safe travel. A DUI sobriety checkpoint will be conducted on the evening of June 19-20, 2009. The checkpoint will be set up on Route 5 & 15 in the vicinity of Middletown Road.

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tery, sculpting, one-on-one lessons – and have shows in a beautiful atmosphere.” Ultimately, the plan would call for creating a nonprofit entity. “I thought it would be a chance to preserve the space and give talented local people a place to do stuff they wanted to do at an affordable rate,” DeMarco said adding that she is seeking to ensure the property’s “future use for the community.” DeMarco said her vision for the cultural center is to make it available to the widest range of people. “One of my big regrets is that some people had wanted to send child to the Worthington School but couldn’t afford it.” The tuition was raised higher than expected as the renovations cost more than anticipated and “we struggled to cover expenses. Going forward, I don’t want to have the perception that (the cultural center) caters to wealthy people.” If there is enough interest, DeMarco will set a meeting to discuss the possibilities. Those interested can reach her at (860) 810-8478.


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a public works statement, the refuse contractor has already purchased two vehicles and approximately 7,000 collection carts. Termination of the contract at this point will potentially incur expenses to the town in excess of $800,000. Argazzi said “The Public Works Department obviously wants the change. They’ve been convinced by TrashAway that it’s better for our residents when it’s only better for Trash-Away. (Town officials) are only trying to raise this issue because it will scare people. Most people don’t want the change. Most want to vote ‘yes.’” Town hall officials said based upon the number of

questions it received from residents regarding information published in the June 11 edition of The Citizen, the Public Works Department prepared additional information on the automated refuse collection system. Here are excerpts from that document. Berlin has executed a new automated refuse contract as approved by Council on February 3. Due to the expiration of the current contract on June 30, if the proposed ordinance were to pass, “the town will have no available collection service as of July 1, 2009 because Trash-Away will no longer offer conventional collection.”

According to a public works document, when bids were opened in January 2009 “the analysis showed that automated collection is less costly.” The contract value for the existing refuse collection service is $550,719. “It’s important to understand, however, that the new proposal received for curbside collection service is $584,340 based on same number of households. The new executed contract for automated refuse collection is $604,440 based on the same number of households and other services included as in the current contract. This $604,440 figure includes the purchase of the

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leaders of a political action group which petitioned to bring the issue to the public in a referendum vote. He disputed officials take on the status of the trash contract. Argazzi said Trash-Away also submitted a conventional proposal at the same time it submitted a proposal for the automated service. “They submitted two proposals at the Town Council meeting of Jan. 13, 2009.” Argazzi said the pricing for both conventional and automated included a five-year commitment. “If the council had voted for conventional we’d still have that contract with Trash-Away.” Argazzi contends that the new contract can be changed. “They can stick with the conventional…there’s no risk at all. All the council has to do is adopt the conventional proposal and there will be no change. It will continue another five years as it is.” While it’s true that the company submitted two bids, that was back in January, Lombardo said. Now it’s July and he’s had to raise bonds to pay for the switch and he estimated $1 million in damages if the deal fell through. “I have a signed contract. It’s legitimate.” That contract is not dependant on what residents vote to do, he said. “It’s not like no one knew about this — if it’s such a bad system why do your neighboring towns have it?” Lombardo said adding “let someone else do curbside.” As for automated — “it’s the future.” Lombardo said automated is safer for his employees. He’s had staff lose fingers,

limbs and workers have been hit by cars. “It’s just not worth it. It’s not an easy business — we’re obligated five days a week. If there’s an ice storm or a snow storm — with automated your driver is protected. I’m not interested in going back.” Simonian said “They extended the (conventional) trash contract for one year once already…but since the vote in February they’ve been getting ready for July” to make the switch to automated. “They’re not going to give us an extra year. There’s a chance refuse could go uncollected for a period of time if we’re not able to negotiate on the contract.” Additionally, according to

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Container gardening has become a popular pastime. It’s a great alternative to the toil and trouble of managing larger plots — and it’s also a good way to dress up a porch or create a personalized gift. The Berlin Garden Club offered a special program on the topic led by Master Gardner Marie Lipski. More than 50 people attended the May 21 event. Held at the Community Center, it was free and open to the public. Participants received a free packet of seeds and were treated to sandwiches and desserts. Creating containers that look “retail ready” was the goal of the seminar. The audience learned that the basic principle to choosing plants for a container is to pick from the categories of “thrillers, fillers, and spillers.” The “10 commandments of container gardening” were the basis of Lipski’s presentation which was full of good humor as well as advice. Among her tenets was “Thou shalt not returneth from a two week vacation in Aruba in August and expecteth to see the container plants alive.” There are many reasons a plant-lover might choose container gardening. Some have poor soil or limited space. It gives people in apartments or condos an option. An elderly or disabled person might have limited

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Obituaries Francis A. Joyce

Vi n c e n t Thomas Durante, 70, of Kensington, died unexpectedly June 9, 2009 at the Hospital of Central CT at New Britain. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Rosalind (DeCarlo) Durante for 46 years. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Thomas and Dorothy (Cangiano) Durante. He has been a Kensington resident for over 37 years, formerly residing in Rocky Hill and Yonkers, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was member of St. Paul Church. He enjoyed model trains, playing golf and fishing. He loved life, was always happy, loved his family and friends, and was a great handyman around the house. Besides his wife, he is survived by his three daughters and a son-in-law, Cheryl and Jerry Tarnowski of Bristol, Denise Durante of Plainville, Nicole Durante of Southington; his grandchildren, Amanda Mae and Robert Vincent Tarnowski; a brother, Thomas Durante and his wife Lorraine of White Plains, N.Y.; his nieces, Gabriella Durante, Caileen Fitzgerald, Kara Falcone; a nephew, Bobby Durante; his mother-in-law Anna DeCarlo of Belmont, Mass.; a sisterin-law Donna Fitzgerald of Arlington, Mass.; and was nonno Vincenzo to Nicholas and Jessica Colino. A brother, Michael Durante, predeceased him. Services were held June 12, 2009 at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul Church. Burial was in Maple Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 N. Halsted St., Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60642. Please share a memory with the family in the on line guest book at

Francis A. Joyce, 87, of New Britain, died June 10, 2009 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. He was the husband of the late Marie (O’Brien) Joyce, who died March 18, 2002. Born in New Britain and a life long resident, he was employed at the New Britain Post Office for many years before retiring in 1972. At that time, he became president and CEO of the Connecticut Postal Federal Credit Union, which he had been associated with since 1940. The Order of Elks was a very important part of Fran’s life. He was initiated into the Order of Elks on Dec. 4, 1952 at the New Britain Lodge 957. He was immediately involved with the committees of the lodge and not long after became an officer, serving as exalted ruler in 1960 to 1961 and again in 1962 to 1963. He spent many years in other positions of the lodge that included five years as treasurer and well over a decade as secretary. His total of 35 years of service as an officer of the lodge will never be matched. He was honored for his dedication and service to the lodge, the State Association, and the Grand Lodge by the lodge membership and elected as an Honorary Life member in 1981. He became involved with the State Association on several committees. He served as an officer for many

years and was elected and served as the Connecticut Elks State Association President from 1976 to 1977. He currently continues to hold the position as chairman of the State Advisory Board and the Committee on Laws. Recognized for his contributions by the Grand Lodge he was appointed District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler to oversee the lodges of the Northwest District. His service to the Grand Lodge continued with the appointment to the G/L Youth Activities Committee from 1983 to 1987 and then as chairman from 1987 to 1989. He was appointed to high position of Special Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler in 1989 to oversee the operation of lodges in the State of Connecticut. He served in that capacity until retiring in July 2005 much to the regret of the leaders of our Fraternal Order. He also had the distinct honor of being elected by the delegates at the Grand Lodge convention to the position of Grand Loyal Knight, serving in 1991 to 1992. Over the years he has continued to counsel exalted rulers, district deputies, and State Presidents in promoting Grand Lodge programs and community involvement. He has led by example in proposing new members, fund raising, active committee member and the support of the National Foundation of which he is an Honorary Founder. One of the highlights of Fran’s many ambitious projects was the creation of the “Elk Soccer Shoot”, a dream that started over 25 years ago. He developed a soccerkicking contest used by lodges across the country

and Sarah Joyce and Kelly and Meghan Foy; two greatgrandchildren Alexis and Jordan; a sister-in-law Martha Joyce of New Britain and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son Donald Joyce. Funeral services were held June 15, 2009 from the Farrell Funeral Home, New Britain with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Church, New Britain. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. The Connecticut State Elks Association’s Past State Presidents conducted the Elks Ritual Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Oncology Department (2-J) 12 Charter Oak Place, Hartford, CT 06106. The family would like to thank Theresa Karama for all her care and support given to Fran. To light a memorial candle or send a condolence please visit

that is recognized by the Grand Lodge and under the direction of the G/L Youth Activities Committee. His idea was to promote an activity for the youth of our communities in which ALL could participate. The second, of many, highlights in his career with the Elks is his establishment of the Silver Girl Scouts Award. Because of this, he was made an Honorary Girl Scout, which he was very proud. There is no finer example of an elk that lives the words “Elks CareElks Share”. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, served on the Finance Board for the City of New Britain, was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served in World War II and had been inducted into the VFW Sports Hall of Fame. Fran is survived by his daughter, Erin and her husband Tom Foy of Berlin; two sons, Alan and his wife Margaret Joyce of Maine and Michael and his wife Michele Joyce of Bristol; a daughterin-law, Mary Ann and her husband George Bartus of Michigan; 10 grandchildren, Raymond and Wayne Joyce, Brien, Shannon and Cory Joyce and Shawna and spouse Natanel Lewis, Kerry

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Editor’s Note: Per our Berlin Citizen and Meriden RecordJournal policy, any letters pertaining to the referendum on Tuesday will not run as the opposing sides would have no recourse to rebut or respond to claims.

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Monday, June 22 Board of Education, B.O.E. Room, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 Water Control Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Council Chambers or Room 8, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25 Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall,

Room 8, 7 p.m. Monday, July 6 Historic District, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7 Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 Housing Authority, Marjorie Moore Village Community Room, 5 p.m. Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Library Board Room, 7 p.m.

To the editor: I am responding to the letter in last week’s Berlin Citizen from Chris Rose about her father being given a flag from a Cub Scout at the Memorial Day Parade. Cub Scout Pack 13 hands out flags at the Memorial Day parade every year. The scouts are told to look for our older citizens, many of whom have served our country. The letter from Ms. Rose describing her 90-year-old father’s reaction to receiving a flag brought tears to my eyes. Pack 13 is incredibly honored by the letter. We would like to invite Ms. Rose and her father to our next pack meeting in September (tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Church on Main St., East Berlin.) Serving as a volunteer with Cub Scouts can be challenging at times and often becomes just another commitment on our busy family calendar. I would like to thank Ms. Rose for reminding me and other parent volunteers why we have taken on the responsibility of leading our scouting community in East Berlin. Pack 13 is fortunate to have a wonderful group of families who take pride in teaching our children the core values of scouting. Through example the parents in the pack participate along side their boys in service activities which include raising funds for the Holiday Adopt a Family program, contributing to the Berlin Food Pantry, hosting a holiday party at the State Veteran’s Home and performing yearly grounds clean-up for our charter host, St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church. Honoring our Veterans and respect for our flag are important values taught in scouting. Our scouts were recently impressed when the Marine Corps League presented their Detachment Flag Etiquette Program at our April Pack Meeting. I would like to thank Duane Knowles, Sr. Vice Commandant, Dept. of Connecticut; Rhonda Knowles, President, Ladies Auxiliary Torrington; Don Ostertag, Jr. Vice Commndant, Hardware City Detachment and Richard Wearne, Past Commandant, Hardware City Detachment for their compelling program. I will be forwarding each of them the letter by Ms. Rose so they can also see that their work is incredibly meaningful. Please keep up with Pack 13 at We are open to all interested boys in grades 1-5. Carol Davis Committee Chairperson, Cub Scouts Pack 13, East Berlin

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To the editor: We’d like to thank the members of Boy Scout Troop 24, Moose Patrol for their help at the Berlin Relay for Life. The boys assisted the Luminaria Committee by lining the track with the Luminaria bags. This years’ Relay significantly surpassed last years with regard to luminaria sales. We had 786 luminaria lining the track thanks to their efforts. Again, thanks for all you help and support. Luminaria chairs: Andra Lou Millerd, George Millerd, Bob Smith. Christina B. Mrachek Berlin

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Vicious or poorly-trained? To the editor: In response to the letter written last week about vicious animals, I felt I had to respond. I read the article about Elsa and felt sad to hear that any animal was harmed by another; no one, especially me, would want to see that happen. The problem, however, is that the author of the letter seemed to want to blame others for her own error (that could happen to any owner) as well as make something that was mostly private into a “be careful if you come into our neighborhood because you might be attacked” message. If you wanted to warn friends and neighbors, send an email. Did you talk to the owners of the dogs at all? The term vicious animals was used to describe apparently poorly trained dogs or poorly trained owners, I’m not sure of which, nor would I care to figure it out. But neither of those breeds is hardly vicious. I grew up with animals, mostly dogs, all of my life. The dog I have now, Ali, is the best one hands down I’ve ever had. We rescued her from the Meriden Humane Society over four years ago now and she has been an absolute wonder to me and my family. She is kind, happy, and greets us at the door with a wagging tail and a sniff everyday. And…. Well… she’s a pit bull who is deaf…. AAHHHHHHHH!!! Oh my gosh, an apparent vicious animal in your mind. We work with her all the time to understand and reinforce her signs and to treat other animals and people with respect. Is she perfect? No. Does she sometimes bark at a squirrel or jump a little if someone comes over? Yep. Do I stay with her while outside in our completely fenced-in backyard? Yep. Do I always keep her on her 100 foot runner? Of course. It’s called being a responsible owner. I can’t say that the other owners were or were not responsible; I can’t say whether they trained and worked with their dogs in the proper way. But making a blatant statement that a pit bull and a German shepherd are vicious animals is both ignorant and crude. Stating that I should be careful walking in your neighborhood is also ignorant. The local police here in Berlin have German shepherd dogs that ride with them and assist in police work. Should there be a warning message on all canine cruisers stating vicious dog?

Look online at any number of resources and you’ll find most often is the dog owners who are at fault and the animals are acting out of what they were taught or they were poorly taken care of. Now, do certain breeds have more aggression than others? Sure. Do certain breeds require more work and less play/exercise time than others? Sure. Does that mean that all dogs in these breeds are bad or should be condemned or should be illegal? Absolutely not. Should the owners of any cat, dog, ferret, rabbit, chicken, etc be held accountable for their animals and their actions, you bet! I would invite you to come to our house anytime to see Ali and understand that she is perhaps the biggest baby in the entire world. She lies with us at night, snuggles with my wife on the couch with her head in weird and funny positions, and loves to play ball in the yard. She enjoys two mile walks down much of Farmington Avenue in the early morning or in the evening. Perhaps I should have a sign placed on Farmington Avenue warning of vicious dogs? Hmmm…. I think not. Jeff Pajor Kensington

Karnival a success To the editor: The Kensington Nursery held its annual Kiddie Karnival on Saturday, May 2. Once again, we had a successful event due in part to the support of many local businesses, KNS families and the Berlin community. On behalf of the Kensington Nursery School, I would like to express our most sincere thanks to the following businesses: Vital Signs and Graphics, Sam’s Club, Angelo’s Market, Stop & Shop, Roger’s Marketplace, Martin Rosol, Kensington Market, New Britain Rock Cats, Boy Scout Troop 44, Sunny Border, Frink’s, Nutmeg Gardens, Kablik & Leary, P.C., and the Kiwanis Club of Berlin. Huge thanks also go out to Alice Mitchell at the Berlin High School for supplying us with incredibly hardworking and respectful UpBeat volunteers. The volunteers were wonderful role models for our children throughout the day. The Kiddie Karnival is our school’s largest fundraiser and much support is needed every year. Whether you were able to donate time, money, goods or services, we are extremely grateful for your continued support. Laura Leary Kiddie Karnival Chairperson Kensington Nursery School

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Voices from Berlin Schools

Testing is just part of the puzzle By Megan Sirois Special to The Citizen

(This article is one in a series of periodic Op-Ed pieces about the Berlin Public Schools.) Testing! It’s a word that resonates with all of us in different ways. We have all taken tests. Educational testing has become increasingly high stakes in our society. There is certainly a place for testing. Teachers are constantly using formative assessments to collect and analyze group and individual data. These data are used to substantiate the teacher’s efficacy and to document student progress to ensure instruction is differentiated to meet students’ needs. The high stakes testing I’m referring to is the state test students take annually in grades 3-8. It makes the news headlines when the scores are released over the summer. Districts and schools are ranked for the purpose of comparison without the consideration of other influential variables. Although Berlin’s scores are good, how much do we let these scores influence our perception of what is occurring in our schools on a daily basis? Are we allowing them to be the sole indicator of the system’s success or are we considering variables that may not be measured on the tests? I have had the privilege of teaching in Berlin for the past 12 years. A book I was reading to my students, The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Birney, inspired me to reflect on our school system and the “wonders” occurring on a daily basis. I quickly realized how little I knew about all of the wonderful things taking place. I set out to learn more and paint a more comprehensive picture of our schools with the help of administrators, teachers, staff and students. My hope in sharing a sampling of these “wonders” with you is that you will learn something new that helps you to create a comprehensive vision of our school system. Our district has been working to develop and refine written curriculum in many subject areas. Last year, K-12 vertical teams for literacy, math and science were formed. Each team, comprised of kindergarten through grade 12 teachers, worked to prioritize the State of Connecticut’s Grade Level Expectations for each grade and align them along a continuum. Over the next couple of years we will continue to develop and enhance a guaranteed and viable curriculum for our students. Continuing on the academic front, it is easy to find instances of student success due to the collaborative efforts of staff members. These successes may come in a variety of forms and can range from the elementary student who begins to read for the first time, to the special education student that is able to find success in the classroom in and among peers and the shy student who is able to stand up and give an oral presentation. Some observers may not be aware of the magnitude of these accomplishments, but the educators are. The Salmon River Project is an activity that takes place at McGee Middle School. Students and staff work together to raise salmon from eggs and release them in native waters. More than 20 parent volunteers accompany students to the Salmon River where they participate in learning stations. The stations include a study of plant life surrounding the river, collection of aquatic arthropods and a scavenger hunt. This activity represents an authentic hands-on experience students will remember for years to come. Did you know about the many fundraising efforts that take place among the district’s staff and students each year? Last year, our schools supported families involved in a fire, collected food for the local food pantry, and raised money for See Voices, page 18



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Berlin Spirits, Lions team up for first-ever Wine Tasting By Nicole Pac Special to The Citizen

Berlin Spirits and the Berlin Lions will host the first annual wine and beer tasting event June 27 at the Berlin Fairgrounds to raise money for local charities. The wine and beer tasting will be from 7 to 10 p.m. in the commercial building at the fairgrounds. Doors will open at 6:30 for a preview of the selections. There will be 33 vendors, each with a representative from the company to sample about 100 types of wine and about 50 types of beer. Proceeds raised will be donated to several charities


such as the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, CT Lions Low Vision Center, Dare, and Juvenile Diabetes. Local youth organizations like Little League, American Legion Baseball, youth soccer and football will also receive a portion of the proceeds. Berlin Spirits owners Frank Facciolo and John Maher are excited to host the first annual wine and beer tasting. The two have previous experience with this type of event and have always had an excellent turnout. They are expecting 500 to 600 people to attend. Facciolo recognizes a good crowd will bring generous money to the Lion’s

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Three Emmys for Berlin native The National Television Academy held their annual Emmy Awards on Saturday, May 30 and Fox 61 won eight including the prestigious Team Coverage Award. The station, which was nominated for 23 awards, took home more awards than all of the other news organizations in Connecticut combined. Richard Graziano, vice president & general manager of Fox 61 and publisher, president & CEO of the Hartford Courant, is proud of the honors the station received. “The awards reiterate what we do every day at Fox 61 – gather and deliver the news like no other television news station in Connecticut. Without a doubt, we have the right team all the time and I am very proud of the station’s achievements.” Chief Photographer Michael Piskorski, a Berlin native won Best News Pho-

tographer Within 24 Hours and Best News Editor Within 24 Hours. He also shared an Emmy with Reporter Sarah Cody in the Feature News Report/Light Feature (Amphicar) category. Fox 61 WTIC-TV was the only Connecticut station nominated for Best News Team Coverage for which it won. Reporters Jim Altman and John Charlton both received the Best On-Camera Talent for a Feature/Human Interest Story. Presented annually, the Emmy Awards honor the advancements of creative, artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. Chapter members of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in the Northwest, Lower Great Lakes, Heartland and San Francisco selected the winners.


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Integrity and honesty, the secret to Dynasty Jewelers’ success By Robin Vinci Special to The Citizen Integrity and honesty are the keys to being in business 25 years, according to Frank Fazio, owner of Dynasty Jewelry. “Honesty and word of mouth is what makes a business work.” said Fazio, a master goldsmith and master watchmaker. “My father told me to keep my integrity in everything I do.” Fazio has lived up to those words as Dynasty Jewelers, 1064 Farmington Avenue, celebrates 25 years in business in 2009. His success also took a bit of skill as Fazio, born in Sicily, has been making jewelry since he was a young boy. He started selling his craft in the Italian section of Hartford out of a tray. “My dream was to have my own store,” he added. Fazio said early days in Berlin were tough but, once he earned the trust of customers, Berlin has been good to him. “Even in this economy, we are okay,” he said. One reason is unlike many jewelry stores, Fazio only

Dynasty Jewelers’ Marc Fantozzi, left, and Frank Fazio. sells jewelry he makes. “It’s hard work,” he said. “I work 14, 15, 16 hours a day. It may not make me a millionaire, but it’s a living.” Although Fazio has been doing this alone for many years, he has a new apprentice helping him in the trade. His future son-in-law Mark Fantozzi is working with him to learn the trade and will eventually take over the family business. “I have a lot to learn,” said Fantozzi, who has been working in the store for about a year. “I know a lot but he

(Fazio) knows everything. He’s amazing.” Fazio said he takes no shortcuts in anything he makes. “You must always do it right,” he said, “and stand by your work.” Fazio also fixes jewelry on the premises. In fact, he has become so good at his craft, clients come to him from all over the country for his help. According to Fazio, one customer brought in a valuable antique pocket watch. He had searched for years to find someone to fix it. The



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Health clinics

The Berlin Visiting Nurse Association and Central Connecticut Health Center offer monthly health clinics at the Senior Center. The clinics are free of charge and no appointments are necessary. The schedule for June is as follows: Tuesday, June 23 – 12:45 to 1:45 Blood pressure screening. Tuesday, June 30 – 12:45 to 1:45 Blood pressure screening. For more information, call the Berlin VNA at (860) 8287030.

An irrevocable funeral trust program is scheduled for Monday, June 22 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Presented by the Mystic Shore Financial Group, the program will discuss how to protect your assets for final expenses and the benefits of an irrevocable trust. Refreshments will be served. Sign up at the Senior Center.

ley & Me.” A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog. Based on the memoir by John Grogan. Rated PG. Tuesday, June 30 — “Australia” In northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. Rated PG-13.


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Movies are shown at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Tuesday, June 23 — “Mar-

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McGee Middle School and the Berlin High School Madrigals, an acapella group. These groups have taught her the importance of working together to ensure pitch, tempo and beat to create beautiful music. Lia D’Amato spoke of the McGee Milers, a team of students who work together to complete the 26.2 mile Hartford Marathon. Students run one or two miles with a partner and an adult delivers them to the marker where the next team of students is waiting. Lia also stated the significance of teamwork during this event. The Photography Club created a lasting image for Olivia Constantine. The club works in teams to take pictures at sporting events. The pictures are displayed on school walls and some are sent to The Berlin Citizen. The photography club has allowed Olivia to meet new people and “get comfortable with the school and teachers and become more confident about being there.” Finally, Alex Veronneau spoke about the Hubbard School Play. Alex said “Being in the play was an outstanding experience.” He stated the importance of teamwork and went on to say, “You need good timing for lines so no one cuts another person off. You also need to communicate with one another and practice a lot. You can’t talk too fast or too slow.” This small sampling of “wonders” is not short on demonstrating the dedication and commitment our staff in Berlin has to fostering the social, emotional and academic needs of students. Many of these valuable experiences are not measured on tests, but serve to enrich and promote growth and learning. Next time you hear about test scores remember, testing is a piece of the pie, not the pie. (Megan Sirois, second grade teacher at Hubbard Elementary School, was Berlin Teacher of the Year in 2008.)


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Senior Calendar Monday, June 22 Mahjong, 10 a.m.; Exercise class, 10 a.m.; Bridge tournament, 1 p.m. Bridge tournament, 1 p.m.; Setback drop in, 1 p.m.; Irrevocable funeral trust program, 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 Painters drop in, 9:30 a.m.; Exercise class, 10 a.m.; Blood pressure screening, 12:45 p.m.; Movie, “Marley & Me� 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 Ceramics class, 9:30 a.m.; Crafters group, 10 a.m.; Cribbage drop in, 1 p.m.; Quilters drop in, 1 p.m. Thursday, June 25 Country/Western line dancing, 10 a.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Renters Rebate (by appt. only). Friday, June 26 Yoga class 9:30 a.m.; Wii Bowling, 11:15 a.m.; Whacky Whist, 12:45 p.m.; Bridge drop in, 1 p.m.

Senior Bowling Results of the Senior Bowling League from June 12: Mike Koval, 204; Walt Wallace, 192; Irene Willametz, 192; Ferd Brochu, 186; Charles Snetro, 172; Al Pollard, 171; Paul Dadrowski, 167; Joe Sytulek, 166; Don Maitz, 163; Liz Rugens, 154; Ed Picard, 152; John Nappi, 151.

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Library News Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Prayer Shawl program Victoria Cole-Gallo, co-author of The Prayer Shawl Companion, is scheduled to present a Prayer Shawl program on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Her presentation will explain the history and craft of the prayer shawl. Knitters of all skill levels will be inspired. To reserve a seat, call (860) 8287125 or email Adult summer reading Reading programs are not

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June 18


Kensington Garden Club – The Kensington Garden Club has scheduled a luncheon and installation of officers for today, June 18 at the Indian Hill Country Club in Newington. Members should meet at the Community Center at 11 a.m. to car pool. For more information, call (860) 828-6760. Country Nite dinner – The New Britain Museum at Hungerford Park has scheduled a “Country Nite” dinner for today, June 18 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Menu includes Nodines smokehouse ham, beans, potato salad, Lyman Orchard pies, and complimentary glass of wine or beer. The event, sponsored by M&M Liquors, Nodines Smokehouse and Lyman’s Orchards, benefits Hungerford’s animals. Adults, $10; children two to 13, $5 and children under two are free. For more information, call (860) 827-9064 or visit Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in rooms 1–3 at the community center. Troop 24 enjoys many activities and camping throughout the year. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boys Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored and chartered by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Bethany Covenant. Boys 11 years and older are welcome to join Troop 41. For more information, visit us or call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email



Meeting — The Berlin Connection Exchange Club networking meeting is scheduled for every Thursday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Route 72 Diner, East Berlin. Join local business owners in exchanging referrals and building their businesses. For more information, call (860) 680-2972.



Berlin Farmers’ Market – The Berlin Farmers’ Market is scheduled every Saturday through Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion, 154 Porters Pass. Berlin Historical Society Museum – The Berlin Historical Society Museum, 305 Main St., (at the corner of Peck Street), is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. New collections include vintage bridal gowns, antique dolls and art work by noted Berlin residents. Permanent displays include a collection of tinware, bricks and more. Admission is free. Family Nature & Heritage Day – The New Britain Museum at Hungerford Park, 191 Farmington Ave., has scheduled Family Nature & Heritage Day for Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features live animal programs by experts on birds of prey, reptiles and exotic animals as well as heritage and cultural programs. Door prizes, food for sale and children crafts are available. Admission is adults, $5; seniors, $4; children, $2 (members and children under 2 are free.) Rain or shine. For more information, call (860) 827-9064 or visit Pig Roast – The SVEA Social Club, 999 Kensington Rd., has scheduled a pig roast for Saturday, June 20 at 1 p.m. The event features

hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, corn, potatoes, and keg beer as well as a raffle and horseshoe tournament. Tickets, available at the club, are $20. For more information, call (860) 8289447.



All Night Graduation Party preview – The public is welcome to view the All Night Graduation Party Decorations on Sunday, June 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Berlin High School.



Referendum vote - The Town of Berlin has scheduled a referendum vote on the trash collection issue on Tuesday, June 23 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Baseball fundraiser – The Berlin Lions Club has scheduled Disability Awareness Night at New Britain Stadium for Tuesday, June 23. Rock Cats will host the Harrisburg Senators at 6:35 p.m. Gates open at 5:35 p.m. The Rock Cats will honor members of the Berlin Challenger League with a pre-game ceremony. For more information, call Bob Christensen at (860) 828-4280 or Lenny Tubbs at (860) 829-7377. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse and camps monthly at a variety of places. For more information, call Ed Alicea, Scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. Troop 44 offers a full scouting program including outdoor adventures such as camping, fishing and hiking, as well as opportunities to earn merit badges and pursue advancements towards the

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Eagle rank. Boys 11 to 18 are eligible to join. For more information, call Troop Committee Chair Ed Como, (860) 829-1258. Prayer Shawl program – The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library has scheduled Victoria Cole-Galo, co-author of The Prayer Shawl Companion, for Tuesday, June 23 at 7 p.m. She plans to speak about the history and craft of the prayer shawl. Please reserve a seat by calling (860) 828-7125 or email



Golf Tournament - The Joseph Manzi Foundation has scheduled the 2009 golf tournament for Friday, June 26 at Timberlin Golf Course. The event is a 4man scramble with team and individual prizes. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Cocktails and dinner will be served at the course. Registration fee is $150 per golfer or dinner only, $40. For more information, to purchase tickets, sponsorships, call Beverly Manzi at (860) 828-4595 or visit Social Connections – Social Connections, a social club for singles, has scheduled a singles dance for Friday, June 26 at Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. DJ and buffet from 8 to 9:30 p.m. are featured. Dress to impress. Admission is $15. Admission is $8. For more information, call Gail at (860) 582-8229.



Wine and Beer Tasting - The Berlin Lions Club and Berlin Spirits have scheduled the first annual Wine and Beer Tasting for Saturday, June 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Berlin fairgrounds. Tickets are $20 and are available at Berlin Spirits, Kensington Auto, Roger’s Marketplace and Kensington Opticians.

Tag and bake sale The VFW Ladies Auxiliary has scheduled a tag and bake sale for Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the VFW parking lot, 152 Massirio Drive. Rental space is $10; with a table, $15. For more information and reserve a space, call Anne Wilchynsky at (860) 829-8086. Free DNA testing for children will be available.

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Timberlin Senior Golf — The Timberlin Senior Golf Association has scheduled its monthly league tournament for Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14 at the Timberlin Golf Course. For more information, call Bob Stein at (860) 828-6112.



Grandparent-grandchild golf outing – The annual grandparent-grandchild golf outing is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29 at Timberlin Golf Course. The event is open to grandparents and grandchildren ages 8 to 18. The format is not a tournament, but an opportunity for grandparents to play golf with junior family and friends. For more information, call Bob Stein at (860) 828-6112. Baseball Camp - The Berlin Baseball Camp is scheduled for June 29 to July 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at McGee Middle School. The cost is $100. The camp is operated by McGee baseball coach Mark Centurelli and Southington High School basball coach Steve Matyczyk. For more information and to register, contact Centurelli at (860) 8280323, ext. 211.


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The Buzz Around Berlin Bless this playground

Fr. Mark Curesky blessed the new playscape at St. Paul School recently.

Award-winning grads Community Gardens opens

The Hatchery Brook Community Gardens was dedicated June 13. Town officials praised the cooperative efforts of all those involved.

Trash Continued from page 9 refuse containers over a five year period at an approximate annual cost of $100,000.” At the end of the five year contract, the collection carts will become town property

and “we will no longer incur this $100,000 annual cost.” “The $604,440 figure does not reflect the anticipated savings of approximately five percent in tipping fees realized in other towns that have automated collection.” That savings of about $28,000 brings the cost of the automated method down to $576,000. “It’s only proper and fair

Courtney Scalaro, above, was awarded first place for her essay at the recent Hubbard Elementary School DARE graduation. She is pictured with DARE Officer Jeff Veach. Willard Elementary School recently held its DARE graduation for fifth grade students. Victoria Drumski, left, received first place for her DARE essay. Pictured with Victoria is DARE officer Amy Krzykowski.

The first-ever Hubbard School PTO Carnival was a huge success. The dunking booth was a big hit with kids. Mr. Souza, principal and Ms. Deblasio, PE teacher, were good sports about being dunked.

to compare these two figures when analyzing curbside manual collection versus automated: $584,340 for curbside versus $576,440 (the contractual amount of $604,440 minus a $28,000 savings from disposal reduction). The initial difference is less than $8,000.00 and the savings after the first five years is $100,000 per year.” Assistant Director Jim

Horbal addressed one of the main concerns people have about the switch. “People will still be able to put out oversize items. It’s just the procedure that’s changed.” Horbal said the difference will be that arrangements must be made in advance before putting out items that do not fit in the cart. “Change is difficult for anything. I’m not sure we

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had a lot of choice,” McNair said. Simonian said the automated system is a proven cost-effective method of refuse collection and that the state is moving towards more regionalization of trash services in the future. “We’ll be in the right position. They have to know what they are voting on,” Simonian said.


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VFW Scholarship winners

VFW Post 10732 Scholarship winners, from left, Katie Vandrilla, Justin Roncaioli and Tim Cote, are picturd with LTC Gary Barwikowski, Committee Co-Chairman, Bob Dornfried, Commander, and Paul Scalora, Committee co-chairman.

Brownies play bingo with seniors Hubbard Brownies Troop 6497 visited the Marjorie Moore Senior Center recently and played Bingo with the residents. The Brownies provided refreshments and helped run the games. Members of the troop are Leah Rozanski, Kailyn DeGroff, Kelly Sparmer, Celi Flores, Rianne Mayer, Brianna Lennehan, Cailyn Barnes, Madison CusickHowatt, Lauren Woznica and Kelley Johnson.

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The Greater Hartford Lyme Disease Support and Action Group, which includes Berlin, meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Farmington-Unionville Community Center, 321 New Britain Ave., Unionville. For more information, call

Christopher Montes at (860) 673-8759; Randy Sykes at (860) 658-9938 or Tammy Szczepanski at (860) 793-1764.

Alzheimer’s support

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

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Red Cross Wheels, a transportation program, is looking for volunteers who will use their own vehicle to help transport the elderly and disabled who don’t drive. For more information, call Michele Sweet, American Red Cross, at (860) 229-1631.

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School News Graduates Colby-Sawyer College, Connecticut — Allison B. Allen of Kensington. Lehigh University, Pennsylvania — Brian Pollock of Berlin. Paier College of Art, Connecticut — Magge Gagliardi of Berlin. Towson University, Maryland — Sara Maher of Berlin.

Dean’s list Catawba College, North Carolina — Sarah Matulis of Berlin. Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania — Melinda Loiselle of Kensington. Keene State College, New Hampshire — Kristen Aniolowski, Nicole DiPierdomenico, Laura Klotz, Veronica Roche of Berlin. Long Island University – C.W. Post — Angelica Fadrowski of Berlin. Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania — Kate Ponte of Berlin. Paier College of Art, Connecticut — Vincent Vernacatola of Berlin. Quinnipiac University — Mark Bouchard of Berlin. Springfield College, Massachusetts — Vivian Maslowski, Karen Pausig, Courtney Caswell of Berlin;

Rachel DiMattia of Kensington. Tunxis Community College — Marcin Bakula, Brooke Barbero, Dale Bernucca, Lisa Calvo, Shara Camosci-Rocco, James Cassidy, Piotr Drozdzowski, Michele Fischer-Paul, Pamela Graves, Michelle Hartel, Terry Jensen, Tanya Kazak, Jolanta Kolc, Kate McCloskey, Karalyn McKeon, Anesa Mrvoljak, Eric O’Neill, Charles Pagano Jr., Jitendrakumar Patel, Michael Putnam, Danielle Sarra, Kaitlyn Schaller, Thomas Sparks, Scott Thomson, Lucian Vinci. Jennifer Wyllie, Amy Zera, Katherine Ziegenhagen; Brandon Gonzalez, Amanda Hamilton, Matthew Marrero; Tiana Caruso, Robert Chase, Maria Colangelo, Kevin Devery, Deidre Iliadis, Alyson Milardo, Edyta Wolanin of Kensington. University of Hartford — Lauren Dwyer, Andrew Zelek, Ryan Zelek of Berlin; Michalina Dzierlatka, Quang Duong of East Berlin; Courtney Sak, Christian Coughlin, Alexander Gavelek, David Lewis, Thomas Casasanta Jr. of Kensington. University of Connecticut — Ethan Beschler, James Bosse, Kelly Foy, Paul Griswold, Lauren Heslin, Westley

Kipphut, Andrew Kiss, Kaitlyn Moss, Kathleen Page, Christie Petrossi, Christian Wilkie of Berlin; Molly Blasco, Sarah Carlson, Joseph DelCegno, Alexander Dimitruck, Chelsea Dodds, David Fiorillo, James Luczynski, Garrett Manthey, Ian McColl, Lauren Pucci of Kensington. Villanova University — Spencer Polaske of Berlin. Washington and Lee University, Virginia — James Paldino II of Kensington.

Scholastic achievements Kelley Tevlin of Berlin

was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, The international honor society in education and Alpha Upsilon Alpha, the honor society of international reading at Central Connecticut State University. Invitation is based on outstanding academic achievement, commendable personal qualities and worthy educational ideals. Lauren Dwyer of Berlin has been elected a member of Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society. Kimberly Cavaliere of Kensington recently graduated magna cum laude from Providence College. She was also a member and officer of

the Alpha-Epsilon Delta, the National Pre-Medical Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She will be working with Dr. Kevin Haigis at the Harvard Medical School on the study of colon cancer.


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CitizenSports Veleas: ‘We didn’t have enough’

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, June 18, 2009

Berlin falls in Class L title game

Seniors proud of season

By Nick Carroll Sports Editor

By Nick Carroll Sports Editor

If a team plays up to its ability and loses, a coach doesn’t have much to complain about. For Leo Veleas and the Berlin High School baseball team, Friday night was not one of those instances. The Redcoats made several miscues and stranded five runners as they fell to Branford, 4-2, in the finals of the CIAC Class L state tournament last week at Palmer Field in Middletown. “I always said ‘if you play your best, and you get beat, there’s nothing to cry about,’” Veleas said. “Tonight there might have been a question mark there … There might have been a question mark.” Berlin committed three errors in the title game. The locals made some other costly mistakes, as well. In the first inning, a Redcoat runner was picked off at first base. Berlin starter Anthony Marzi did a fine job on the mound, but a hit batter in the fourth set up a run for Branford. In the sixth, a passed ball later resulted in another Branford run. “We didn’t do enough to win,” Veleas said. “I’ve said it since Day 1; little mistakes that don’t show up in the scoring book come back to bite you.” Marzi pitched into the seventh inning. The junior scattered six hits, struck out six and walked one. Branford got all its runs with Marzi on the hill; three were earned. Marzi was replaced by Mark Bordonaro (one hit, one walk, one strikeout) one out shy of a complete game. “It’s tough to go out and ask

While the Branford High School baseball team celebrated just feet away, Berlin players quietly, stoically packed up their equipment at Palmer Field and congratulated one another on a super season. “We pulled together through the whole entire season, as a team,” senior captain Matt Carasiti said following his team’s 4-2 loss to Branford Friday night in the finals of the CIAC Class L state tournament. “When you lose to a good team, and you play good, it puts you down, but you know you played your best.” “Great season; I have no regrets about it at all. I think we all did great,” added Carasiti, a pitcher/shortstop. The senior-heavy Redcoats captured the Northwest Conference championship this spring and wrapped up the season with a sparkling mark of 20-4. BHS coach Leo Veleas collected his 400th victory during the season. “Clearly, it’s been the experience of a lifetime,” said senior pitcher/right fielder Mark Bordonaro. “I’ve been with these kids since I was eight years-old. It’s been a pleasure to play with all of them. It’s unfortunate it ends like this, but somebody’s got to win, somebody’s got to lose. That’s the game of baseball.” Like Carasiti, Bordonaro tipped his hat to Branford. “That’s another thing that makes it somewhat easier; they earned it,” he said. “It didn’t come easy for them.”

The Berlin High School baseball team fell to Branford, 4-2, in the finals of the CIAC Class L state tournament Friday night at Palmer Field in Middletown. Top photo: Joe Balowski takes a cut in the championship game. Left: Starting pitcher Anthony Marzi works a Branford batter. Photos by Matt Leidemer

your pitcher ‘don’t give them any runs.’ It’s tough to do that,” said Veleas. “Marz pitched good enough to win. He pitched pretty well.” Game-winner Jeff Stoddard pitched five innings, gave up seven hits, had one strikeout and no walks. He was replaced by Pat Simone (no hits, four strikeouts), who shut Berlin down the rest of the way. “You’ve got to give those guys credit. Their guy (Stod-

dard) pitched real well, kept us off balance,” Veleas said. “We didn’t have enough tonight. It’s as simple as that.” Branford, a 14th seed, put two runs on the board in the fourth. A triple and sacrifice fly brought them in. Top-seed Berlin went on to knot the score in the fifth when Bordonaro, Chris Allen and Matt Carasiti doubled with two away. Carasiti drove in the runs.

Just when the momentum appeared to be shifting in the Redcoats’ favor, in the sixth, Branford plated a pair of runs on a groundout and a double. That two-run lead proved more than enough for Branford, as Simone put Northwest Conference champion Berlin down in order in the sixth and seventh. The Redcoats ended the year with a mark of 20-4. Branford improved to 17-8.

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Dreams come true: Vazquez signs pro contract Carasiti drafted, opts for college

By Nick Carroll Sports Editor

A lifelong dream came true for Kyle Vazquez last week as the Berlin High School product signed a professional baseball contract. The 6-foot, 3-inch, 175pound righthanded pitcher was selected by the San Francisco Giants, June 10, in the 15th round of the Vazquez Major League Baseball FirstYear Player Draft. The following day a team representative arrived at Vazquez’ door with a contract. Vazquez was slated to leave for Arizona on Sunday for a two- to three-day workout with other rookies. From there, he was to move on to

Oregon to play for the Giants’ Single-A affiliate, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. The soon-to-be 21-year-old, understandably, had a lot on his mind as he prepared to begin his pro career. “Just a ton of stuff,” Vazquez said. “I’m kind of nervous, but just really excited to get started.” Vazquez recently wrapped up a sensational junior season at New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce, a NCAA Division II school. He ran up a record of 8-1 and owned a 1.93 ERA. Among his many accolades this spring, Vazquez was selected to the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association AllAmerica Third Team, and to the Daktronics All-America Second Team. Also, he was

named Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team and Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Year. After the season he turned in, Vazquez was confident he would be drafted in the Top 20 rounds. He spent last Wednesday at home with his parents watching and listening as team’s made their selections. “I was real nervous. And as the rounds went by, I was getting more and more nervous,” Vazquez said with a laugh. Early in the afternoon, after 446 players were taken, Vazquez’ name was announced. “I didn’t know what to think at first,” he said. “A bunch of stuff hit me at once.” Within minutes, the Giants called to make it offi-

cial. “It was one of my dreams ever since I was a kid,” Vazquez said of getting that call. “To actually have that happen is pretty exciting.” Vazquez celebrated with family that night. Not surprisingly, since draft day, Vazquez’ cell phone has gotten a workout. “It’s actually been pretty hectic from that second on … 100s of text messages and phone calls.” He could be forgiven for wanting to go on a spending spree, but Vazquez plans to be smart with his contract money. “I’ll probably bank it,” he said. Carasiti heading to college: Berlin High School’s Matt Carasiti was drafted by the Texas Rangers June 11 in the 36th round of the Major


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Local team brought lots of cheer to autism walk By Matt Leidemer Special to The Citizen

Cheerleaders support not only athletic teams, but community as well The Berlin High cheerleaders have supported various teams throughout the years; football in the fall, men’s and women’s basketball in the winter. Add “Team Autism” to the list. The Berlin High cheerleaders volunteered their time to cheer at Walk Now For Autism. The walk was held June 7 at Walnut Hill Park in New Britain. Berlin coach Deb Muzio wanted her team to become more involved in the community. “We feel it’s very important that the girls not only do their competitions and cheer on their school at games, but that they support the community as well,” she said. For Muzio, being able to

Mariko Taricani and the Berlin High School cheerleaders perform at Walk Now For Autism in New Britain. Photo by Matt Leidemer

promote autism awareness was more than just community support. “It’s near and dear to my heart because I have a family member who is autistic,” she said. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder, characterized by exhibiting problems communicating and interacting with others. One in every 150 children is diagnosed with autism. It is four

times more prevalent in boys than girls. When the day began at Walk Now For Autism, the Berlin cheerleaders performed for participants at the starting line. As teams went past, the cheerleaders modified their cheers. “It turned into its own little phenomenon,” Muzio said. “Each group would stop and wait for their cheer and

[the cheerleaders] did a personal cheer for everyone. Then it turned into a cheer and a photo op.” “I think that the kids who were walking really felt special because they had cheerleaders cheering for them personally,” Muzio added. “I think next year they’ll be looking forward to their cheer from the cheerleaders.”

“It was really fun to cheer for the little kids,” Berlin junior Tessa Cugno said. “You can tell they really enjoyed it a lot.” The Redcoats passed out medals at the finish line. The day not only strengthened the relationship between the squad and the community, but the team as a whole. “I think it was a great way to start the season,” said junior Briana Calafiore. “We have so many girls who just started cheerleading, so it’s a good way to bond with people we don’t really know from the younger program.”


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Celebrate Father’s Day

The Fathers of … Supreme Court all keep a watch on each other. When he was elected to the U.S. Congress, he helped write the Bill of Rights, making human rights a stronger part of the Constitution.

People who invent something, have a new idea, make a dream come true, or are the first to do something are often called the “father” or “mother” of that new thing. For example, we often call George Washington the “father of our country.” The Mini Page celebrates Father’s Day, June 21, by remembering some famous men who many believe led the way in their field.

James Madison (17511836) was born in Virginia as the oldest of 12 kids. Five of his siblings died. He later married the lively and popular Dolley Todd.

George Washington (1732-1799) was born in Virginia. His family were well-off farmers. He worked as a surveyor and joined the British Colonial army. Before the Revolutionary War, he served in the Virginia House of Burgesses, or the Colonial legislature.

Father of the Constitution James Madison helped write the Virginia Constitution in 1776. He was later the main author of the U.S. Constitution. He also helped write articles persuading Americans to adopt it. Madison helped set up the country’s system of checks and balances. This means the president, Congress and the

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He was elected as the fourth president of the U.S. in 1808. In 1812, because Britain was seizing ships and sailors, Madison declared war on Britain. He had to flee when the British set fire to the Capitol and the White House.

Father of biology Aristotle (ARE-ihSTAHT-uhl) is known as one of the greatest philosophers, or thinkers, of all time. He founded a school for science and collected much information about plants and animals. Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) was born in Greece. His father was the doctor for a king.

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George Washington not only led the Colonies in the fight for independence from Britain, but also guided the country through its birth. He helped create a new kind of country, one ruled by the people. Washington was a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses. They met to decide how to deal with Britain’s growing unfairness. In 1775, delegates elected Washington commander in chief of the Continental Army. Every president since has also been the commander in chief. After leading America to victory, Washington pushed the new country to adopt a constitution. When he was elected America’s first president, Washington set the pattern for future presidents. He refused to serve a third term. He was so popular that he could have had as much power as a king. But he thought this went against the principles of America.

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More Fathers of … Father of American literature

Capt. John Paul Jones (1747-1792) was born in Scotland. He went to sea at age 13.

Father of science fiction

Experts believe Sun Tzu (soon zu) wrote “The Art of War,” a book about military strategy. It is still studied today by the military and by business people. His tips include: “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.”

In his novels from the mid-1800s, Jules Verne predicted airplanes, space flight, TV, movies and submarines. His writing includes “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” and “Around the World in Eighty Jules Verne (1828-1905) Days.”

Sun Tzu (about 500 B.C.) was a Chinese general.

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Mini Spy loves making gifts and cards for Father’s Day. See if you can find: • man in the moon • exclamation mark • ice cream cone • carrot • football • cat • lips • ladder • letter D • candy cane • comb • bell • word MINI • safety pin • letter A • heart • lima bean

Mark Twain is famous for his sharp humor about society. His most famous books include “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Adventures of Mark Twain (1835-1910) was Huckleberry born in Missouri and named Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Finn.” He used speech that was true to the way people really talked. This made his books different from European literature. This realistic speech also upset many people. For example, Twain’s character Huckleberry Finn is a runaway who uses racist language because he doesn’t know any better. But the book shows that after spending time with a runaway slave, Huck begins to question whether slavery is right. photo A.F. Bradley, New York, copyright, Mark Twain, courtesy Library of Congress

Commodore John Barry (1745-1803) was born in Ireland. He went to sea when he was a young boy.

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Commodore John Barry and Capt. John Paul Jones both played big roles in the founding of the U.S. Navy. Barry commanded a Continental Navy ship in the Revolutionary War. Later, he commanded a Continental Navy ship defending the Philadelphia area. In 1794 he was named senior captain of the new U.S. Navy. Jones became an officer on a Continental Navy ship in 1775. In 1779, a British ship bombarded Jones’ ship. When the British captain asked if Jones wanted to surrender, he yelled, “I have not yet begun to fight!” The U.S. won.

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Words that remind us of famous fathers are hidden in the block below. Some words are hidden backward or diagonally. See if you can find: TWAIN, ARISTOTLE, BABBAGE, WASHINGTON, BAER, VIDEO, BOOKS, VERNE, CONSTITUTION, REVOLUTIONARY, WAR, TZU, NAVY, JONES, INTERNET, COMPUTERS, BASKETBALL, BERRY, ROCK, KID. A C B R L L L A B T E K S A B MY DAD IS GREAT!












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Very true. Branford, a 14th seed, defeated three higher ranked teams en route to the finals. There, it jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning. No. 1 seed Berlin would even things up in the fifth, but the eventual champs kept their composure and plated another pair of runs in the sixth to knock the wind out of the Redcoats. “I thought that once we got that two, we were going to win it,” Carasiti said. “But they’re a good team and they came back.” “Usually our team comes around in the fourth, fifth inning; we see their pitcher a few times. Usually we start getting some multi-base hits,” Bordonaro said. “When we were tied 2-2, I was pretty confident … I figured Matty (Carasiti) would come in to close and it would all fall into place; the pieces of the puzzle would start coming together. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen.” Berlin hit the ball hard all night, but usually, right at Branford players. The Redcoats generated seven hits and stranded five runners. Berlin got all its hits off Branford starter, game-winner Jeff Stoddard. Stoddard lasted five innings and had one strikeout. He was replaced by Pat Simone, who kept the Redcoats off the base paths in the sixth and seventh. “It’s a disappointing loss today. We didn’t get the clutch hits like we were getting all season,” said senior shortstop Joe Balowski, a team captain. “Their first pitcher, I thought we should have got on him fast. He was throwing straight fast balls. We felt confident that we

were going to swing it against him.” Berlin starter Anthony Marzi pitched into the seventh inning. The junior scattered six hits, struck out six and walked one. One of his four runs was unearned. Bordonaro took the mound with two away in the seventh. The Redcoats made three errors on the night. “Marzi stepped it up; he pitched well. He just got a few bad breaks,” Carasiti said. Their high school playing days are over, but Carasiti, Bordonaro and Balowski will continue their careers at the college level. Carasiti is headed to St. John’s, Bordonaro will play for Fairfield, and Balowski will suit up for Eastern Connecticut. Carasiti, Connecticut’s Gatorade Player of the Year, was drafted by the Texas Rangers last week in the 36th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The hard-throwing righty drew a lot of attention this spring, but Bordonaro indicated that his teammate remained humble. “Matt doesn’t think he’s any better than us. We rarely talk about it (the attention). We don’t ask too many questions; it’s personal to him,” Bordonaro said. “Obviously, he’s an amazing player, but he doesn’t act like it. He’s never condescending at all, so it really didn’t affect our team that much.” Rounding out Berlin’s senior class are John Bergman, Chris Morin, Tim Cote, Andrew Bell, Chris Allen and Doug Ferraguto. “We lose nine guys. It’s going to be tough next year,” Berlin coach Leo Veleas said. “They’re all good kids,” Veleas said of his seniors. “It’s unfortunate. They took it pretty hard — you’re supposed to.”

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The summer playground program is scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 24. The program is held at Percival Field and Willard School. The playgrounds are open Monday through Friday, on a drop-in basis, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. and will end on Aug. 11. The program includes arts and crafts, con-

tests, games, sports, special events, swimming, field trips and more. Children are not to be left at the playgrounds without staff being present. The program is open to Berlin youth 5-12 years old, as of June 24. The fee after June 25 on is $100. No registrations for summer playgrounds will be accepted at playgrounds. Special Events/Field Trips Registration Nights

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AUTOMOBILES CHEVY Impala 2001, New transmission and other new parts, runs good. $2700. Call for info 203-317-7181 ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111

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VW JETTA 1998 GL, 4 dr, 5 spd, 2.0L engine, red w/black int, runs well, $1600 takes it! Call (203) 634-7879 CHEVROLET HHR 2006 wagon. 4-cyl. 5-spd. manual. Red w/gray interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. New brakes. Well maintained. 84,500 mostly highway miles Excellent condition. Garage kept. Minor scratches. $6,500 860 573-2434 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS EXT 2005 Silver, 48,000 miles, CD player, 4 wheel drive. Runs great. Auto, air conditioning, sunroof. Very clean. $10,200. Call 203-631-8449 DONATE YOUR CAR to SPECIAL KIDS FUND. Help Disabled Children With Camp and Education. Non-Runners OK. Quickest Free Towing. Free Cruise/Hotel Voucher. Tax Deductible. Call 1-866-4483254.

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. FOR SALE AT BEST OFFER SUZUKI GS 450T Motorcycle 1981 FORD Thunderbird 1969 COLUMBIAN Celebrity 16’ Boat 1965 Call Val (203) 634-0077 FORD Taurus 1999 Loaded, very good cond. $1750. SATURN 4 door 2002. 77k. Runs great! $3350. PLYMOUTH Sundance 1991 58k $1650. ( 203) 213-1142

NISSAN 2006 ALTIMA 3.5 SE V6, 27,000 miles, CD, A/C, electric windows, black, excellent condition. Beautiful car. Will negotiate. 203-239-0887


CHEVROLET Venture mini-van 2001. High mileage. Runs very well. Reliable. Good brakes. Good battery. Needs some mechanical work. $1,200 or best offer. Call Mike (203) 269-4929. FREE-Dodge Caravan seats. (2) captains, (1) bench. Call 203238-4748 TRUCK CAP Dodge Ram. Shortbed. Excellent condition. $400 Or best offer. (203) 284-9258


NISSAN Exterra SE 2002 - V6, 3.3L, AT, AC, alloy rims, running boards, remote starter, CD player. Excellent condition. $6000. Call 860-209-2739


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‘01 HARLEY Road King Classic under 12K miles, org. owner, Stage 2 1550cc. Extras! Mint! $13,750. Call 860-508-3268


Thursday, June 18, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen LAWN & GARDEN

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE AERO BED Cozy Top Queen. New, never used. $99.99 Firm 203-238-7276

CRAFTSMAN GARDEN TRACTOR 26HP, 54” cut, auto. transmission. Electric start. Bucket loader. Grader. Much more! 1 yr old. Paid over $5000. Make an offer. Call (203) 237-0646

FIG TREES Excellent specimens. 4-5 feet tall. Several varieties . Will fruit this season. $40 ea. Wallingford 203-804-0947 HOSTAS, $3.50/pot, 2 plants per pot. Call 860-621-2928, leave message. KUBOTA garden tractor-1989 model B5200, 4WD, 3PT hitch, front loader. $5,000 obo. (203) 294-0038 RIDING mower MTD 12HP 38” cut 7 speed. Great for parts. $125. Call 203-237-5033 WHEELHORSE Garden tractor— 1964 model 1054, 10 HP. New tires & seat. Mower deck runs great. Snow plow - chains. $1000 obo. (203) 294-0038

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS STARRETT T230XRL Micrometer. Like new. $75. Call (203) 269-6265 1117050

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 2 AIR CONDITIONERS- $50 each. 5000 BTU. (203) 237-9235 4 PIECE Modular computer desk. Made of natural wood and veneers. Keyboard and locking drawer. Asking $60. 203-235-2784. CRIB-Sturdy light wood $40. Call (203)915-4039 DREXEL Heritage Sofa- excellent condition, floral pattern $950.00. Call 203.248.5982 FULL SIZE Baby’s Crib. Oak-with mattress. $75 203-500-2946

BOSTON Red Sox Bus Trips Friday July 3 Seattle/7pm game/ Right field Box 88 /Saturday August 29 Toronto/Roof box 37/ 7pm Both trips depart Wallingford @3pm. They include Dattco motor coach, Box seat,Bus parking, snacks, Non Alcoholic drinks. $100.00 per person Please call Roger @203-605-2087 for More Information. BURIAL PLOT in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden. Section 26, Lot 24. 2 plot grave. Current value - $1500, will sell for $1200. Call (203) 235-6789 COMPUTER GAMES Prison Tycoon 3 & 4. $20 for both. 203 284 9255 CRAFTSMAN 16” scroll saw and table. Used once. $90. Call 203-630-0841. DOONEY & Bourke vintage bag: $50 each Call 203-213-5193


MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE STEEL BUILDINGS RECESSION DISC. 18 x 21 Reg $6,279 Now $4,186 36x51 Reg $15,047 Now $10,031 105x105 Reg $87,362 Now $58,241 + Code Adj Erection Avail Source #11S Phone #860-237-4588 TRAILER For lawn tractor. Steel, 2’x3’. Dumps. $50. (203) 235-1188 WOODEN Cabinet 24” wide, 38” High, 21” Deep. $10. Call after 4pm. (203) 235-6990

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH CARDIO CRUISER -Body By Jake. rarely, if ever used. $75 or best offer. 203-687-9786 GOLF CLUBS W/BAG Junior, left handed. $50.00 265-3726 GOLF CLUBS- Practically brand new. 1 mo. old. Complete set Walter Hagen golf clubs & carrying case. Yellow & black. $150. (203) 630-1161 PAIR OF SKIS. Boots and Poles included. $50. Call 203-4277237.

Call 860-346-3226 FOUR Large, beautiful glass bowls. Varied designs. $25 for all. Storage Bins with covers. Varied sizes. Twelve. Good shape. $3 each. (203) 440-3919

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144

FP SMART Bounce & Spin Pony, like new, $20, 203-294-1220 11am-8pm

ROLLERBLADES Youth size 1-4, knee & wrist pads incl. $15. Call 203-639-0835


TREE STAND w/screw pegs $25 203-440-4368

GRILL: Electric outdoor grill. Nice for condo/porch. $60 860828-3251.


HEADSET USB WIRED USED FOR PS2/3 $20. (203) 535-2582 HOT TUB Park Avenue Executive, 118 jets. Paid $15,000, asking $7.400. Call 203-2695533

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


Genuine Disney 40” Plush Mickey & Minnie $60 for set. Call (203) 715-8537



AUTO PARTS TIRES (5) P185 75 R14, 3 less than 2000 miles. On GM 5 lug rims. Steve (203) 440-0288 $195.

2008 SCOOTER less than 200 miles $1,200 FIRM Call 203-269-7984 GO KART 6 Years old. Runs good. $100. For more info call (203) 686-0552

TIRES 2 NEW Firestone P195 /75R14 Mtd&Bal on GM midsize car rims. $75 (203) 269-8610

HONDA Shadow Areo 2005 Cruiser. 750 V-twin. Blue & Black, High flow air filter. Saddlebags. Windshield. Adult driven. Less than 4500 miles Showroom. $ 4,900 (860) 349-0521 or 727-288-7352

AUTO PARTS 97 PLY Breeze 14” spare tire donut. Never used $15. Call 203-631-0316 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHRS Road King Cstm 2005 Blk Pearl, Rineharts, loaded, mint, over $7000. extras. Asking $16500. 203-537-6202, Jim

CHEVY 350 Chrome Valve Covers $100 (203)464-9085 CHEVY 350 Truck Headers $80 (203) 464-9087

WEATHERTECH CargoLiner Excellent Condition. $95. Call (203) 265-5321

PETS & LIVESTOCK BLACK RABBIT 9 months old. Includes cage. $100. (203) 440-0488 BOXER PUPPIES Male/Female Fawn & brindle. Ready to go. (860) 329-4210 BULLDOGS, Beagles, Boxers, Poodles & Cockapoos, Chiapoos, Shi-poos. Chihuahuas, Mini Bulldogs, Rotts, Yorkie. $350+ 860930-4001.


CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Beatuiful male Chihuahua puppy. 9wks old. 1st shots, dewormed. $500/best. Parents on premises. (203) 715-0796 FREE to good home. 2 kittens, 1 male, 1 female. 8 weeks, longhaired grey tiger striped. Call 203-715-3455 LAB PUPPIES. Yellow, Chocolate & Black, AKC, raised with children. Ready June 22, $700. Call (203) 631-9386 LOST-6/11/09. Black kitten, 4 months old. Vicinity of Bailey Ave & Hanover St, Yalesville. Call 203-265-0249 PLAY Top Wrought Iron Bird Cage Overall Dimensions: 24W x 22D x 60H, sand color, like new. Org $250, on sale $150 203-686-1402 POMERANIAN Puppy, female. 9 weeks old. Vet checked. Registered. $1,000 or best offer. (203) 284-9395

HOME OFFICE U shaped Executive Desk and Hutch. Made by HON Natural Maple laminate. New over $5000. Older but great condition. Bargain at $500. OBO. 203-671-6979 MAPLE TOY CHEST 1950’S $40 860-426-1214 REFRIGERATOR, white, $50. Glasstop electric stove, $50. Call 203-379-0025 SOLID oak entertainment center Excellent condition. Org. $600. Asking $300 or best offer. Call 203-237-6497 SONY 32” TV Trinitron XBR w/PIP in cabinet 36x21x43 nice $95. Call 203.238.7753

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. NASCAR Race Tickets (4) June 28, Loudon, NH. Face value/$110 each. Turn 4, top two rows, Aisle Seats. Call 203-376-1007 PATIO furniture glider & lounge plus more from (porch & patio) Never outside. $275. Call 203634—0765 after 4pm RECORDS 33LP Frank Sinatra original. All 1953-1962 in original jackets. $2.00 each. Call John (203) 265-5770 RECORDS 33LP Frank Sinatra original. All 1953-1962 in original jackets. $2.00 each. Call John (203) 265-5770 SCOOTER 3ft high 3ft wide blue, brand Torker $50. Call 203-639-0587 STANLEY Steel Door (Used) 32x80. Free. Call 860-621-3269

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS “A” STYLE ladder for above ground pool. Used one season. Good Cond. $95. (203)639-8151 HAYWARD NAVIGATOR Automatic inground vinyl pool vac. New in the box w/instruction manual and video. $250. (860) 637-6566

COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT A NEW COMPUTER NOW. Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO Credit - No Problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW. 800-3177891 A NEW COMPUTER NOW. Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO Credit - No Problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW. 800-6183765

STEP 2 Tug Boat Wading Pool/Sandbox $35.00 Call 203634-8389(4x)until 7 pm

COMPUTER Monitor in good working condition $25. Call 203-886-8115

STORM DOOR 36x80, brown triple track. New in box $75. 860-628-8811

GLASS and metal “L” shaped computer desk $100 obo. (203) 686-0689


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, June 18, 2009 CT & FEDERAL FAIR HOUSING LAW



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

HOUSES FOR RENT DURHAM House for rent, 1800 s.f. 4 bedroom, $1650.00 per month, good credit necessary, William Raveis Real Estate 860614-0666 Lori DURHAM Ranch, 3 bedrm, 2 bath, 1000 sq ft, 2 decks, 2 car garage, lrg private yard, scenic views. $1500 mth, 2 mths sec + util (all electr). No pets. 860.663.2566 8am-10am WLFD 3-4BR. 2 full baths. Hdwd flrs, WD hkup, DW. Nice loc., double driveway. No pets. 203- 284-2077 or 203-654-6190




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

203-238-3499 $ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30.



FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

Especially Napier. 203-530-8109


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

203-235-8431 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025


ESTATE LIQUIDATIONS Pottery, oil paintings, clocks, jewelry, toys, silver, anything old. (203) 639-1002

Bass drum and pedal. Only $100. Call 203-634-0809.

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

MERIDEN STUDIO Appliances, Galley Kitchen. Tile and Carpet. Heat & hot water incl. $625/mo. Secure building. (203)317-9638 MERIDEN. 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath condo. $1200/mo. DW, w/d, fp, gar, open floor plan, storage. Amenities include pool & fitness center. No pets. (860) 716-7947 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $750. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR, access to courtyard. No pets. $950. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE-4Rms, appls, 1 level, deck, garage. No pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1175/mo inclds heat. 203-393-1117 MERIDEN & WLFD 1BR apts for rent. Starting at $625 and $785 some include heat & hot water. (203)213-6175 or 203-376-2160


HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 4BR, 1st flr, recently renovated, 2 full baths. $1275 + utils & sec. Avail. immediately. 230 West Main St. 203-938-3789 MERIDEN - 2 BR Plenty of parking at this 2 family. 1st fl. Comfortably htd with new boiler. Carpeted BRs. $800. Call (203) 440-4789 MERIDEN - 815 Broad Street Studio $575. HT/HW included No pets. 860-246-0613 MERIDEN - Large 3 bedroom apartment. Available immediately. 127 Liberty St., 1st floor. No pets. Section 8 OK. 203-2691508. MERIDEN - Newly remodeled 4 bedroom apartment. Clean & extra large. Stove & refrigerator. 203-238-3908. MERIDEN 1 & 2 ROOM EFFICIENCIES $450 & $550. Some include utils. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN 1 LG BR 4 Rms 3rd flr, Broad St. Newer kit & bath. Painted, new carpet, off st. parking, balcony. $650 + utils. Rob 203-639-9238

BERLIN HOUSING AUTHORITY 250 KENSINGTON ROAD KENSINGTON, CT 06037 Currently taking applications for the waiting list at our Section 8/Affordable Elderly complexes called Marjorie Moore Village and Percival Heights. We will be accepting applications from July 1, 2009 to September 28, 2009. To qualify you must be elderly (62 or older) or disabled, with a maximum gross of $44,800 (1 person) or $51,200 (2 people). Interested parties may pick up a pre application at 250 Kensington Rd. or may have one mailed. Completed pre application must be post marked NO LATER THAN September 28, 2009. For more information Call (860) 828-4500. Equal Housing Opportunity

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MERIDEN 108 Maple St. 2 1/2 BR. 2nd flr, recent remodel, new appliances, washer/dryer hk up in base't. $900/mo inc H/HW. 888-520-6786 X101

Meriden 2 BR $750 Sm Studio-$525 Fully renovated, secure bldg. HW incl. New appls, on site laundromat & off st parking. Close to train station. Sec 8 Approved. Property Max 203-843-8006 MERIDEN 2BR, 3rd fl. Off street parking. No pets. $750/mo, plus 1 mo sec. Utils not incld. Credit check. Tom 203-772-2227 MERIDEN 2nd Floor. 2BR, 5 RMs. 45 S. Second St. Completely remodeled. Heat & appls incl. Washer hookup. No pets. $850 & 1 mo sec. 203-841-7591

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3BR, 2nd floor. Off street parking. No pets. $950 per month, plus 1 month securuity. Utils not included. Credit check. Call Tom 203-772-2227 MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN LRG 4BR, lg kit, dishwasher, WD hkup. Good, quiet neighborhood, off-st park, yard. No pets. Near school. $1,475. Sect 8 approved. 860-982-6585 MERIDEN Newly remodeled 5 BR, 2 Bath - $1400 3 BR, 1 Bath-$950 Spacious 2 BR, 1 Bath-$800 (203) 417-1675 MERIDEN- 1 & 2BR apts. 657 East Main St. Call (917) 4683909

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

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

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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 1BR $725/mo. Heat, HW & Electric incl. Private balcony, off st parking, laundry facilities, management & maintenance on site. Section 8. approved. No dogs. Cat w/deposit. For info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, stove & refrig., new carpet. Nice Yard. No pets. $750/mo. Sec & ref. (860) 227-6363 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, w/appls. Excellent condition. Off st. parking. No pets. $900 + sec. & utils. (860) 663-1229 SOUTHINGTON 3BR, 2 bath. Call 860-637-2344

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 2BR, 2nd flr, quiet, new paint, w/d hookup. $775/mo. + sec. No pets. Call (203) 284-9461 MERIDEN- 2BR, large, ground floor apt. Refrig. & stove, w/d hookup. No pets, smoking or utilities. 1 yr lease. Credit check & refs. req’d. Sec. & 1st mo. rent. $750/mo. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN- 4BR apt, appls incl. Apply in person only. No calls. Modern Formals. 113 Broad St, Meriden, CT. MERIDEN-2BR, 4RM Duplex. Appliances, lease. 2 months security. $850 per month. Call (203) 284-0583


Thursday, June 18, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

STORAGE SPACE We have 3,800 square feet of storage space available for short or long term rental. Centrally located in Meriden and convenient to all major highways. 12’ ceilings with heat and air conditioning. Tractor trailer access with a covered dock. 24 hour access, security camera for extra protection, office and bathroom. Plenty of parking. Call today for more information and tour.





2 CLINTON COTTAGES Private beach. 2 & 3 BRs. No pets. Call (203) 272-3087 LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE- Weirs Beach, N.H. Channel Waterfront Cottages. 1,2 & 3BR, A/C, Full Kitchens, Sandy Beach, Dock Space. Walk to everything! Pets Welcome **Wi-fi! 1-603-366-4673 SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. 1-866-708-3690

DURHAM Country living. Beautiful Colonial. Manicured lawn, 3BRS, 2 1/2 baths, 18 x32 bonus rm, 3car garage, FP, heated pool, utility shed with generator. $520,000. Call Pat Burke (203) 265-5618



MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016

MERIDEN-3BR, 2nd Fl., W/D hookup, off-street parking,60 Prospect St. $850/mo. Sec. 8 approved. Call 203-376-5599 MERIDEN-Free Rent 1st month. 1BR $575/mo + utils. Studio $495/mo + utils. On busline downtown. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042 PLANTSIVLLE Mansion- (2) 1 BR Apts, priv porch. Newly renovated. Small Pet Ok! Cheap Util. Huge Yard, Bike Path, Parking. Clean, Quiet. $700 & $800/mo. 203-910-4349 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $130/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON- Apts now avail. $850/mo. Easy access to 84 & 691. Credit check required. For more details call Alex or Mat at 860-276-8208 WALLINGFORD - 1 BR, 3 rooms, 2nd flr of 2 story house, Yalesville, off-str pkg, $775 incl all utils, no dogs, 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD 1 & 2 bedroom Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $730-$925/mo. Call 203-265-3718 WALLINGFORD 1 BR, 1st floor. All utilities included. No pets. $845 per month. Call (203) 269-9585 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd FL. $685. Stove, refrig & dishwasher. Off street parking. Balcony. No smoking. No pets. Credit check. 203-269-9149

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 3BR, unfurnished. Large. 1-yr lease. Water included. Recently remodeled! Available now. $895. Call 203-430-2847 WALLINGFORD Beautiful Location, N. Main St. Attractive 5 Rms w/attic space. 2nd flr. A must see! No smoking. $1300 /mo, sec & refs. (203) 269-7671 WALLINGFORD ROBIN HILL APARTMENTS Great location! 1 BRs starting at $750. 203-294-9110 for more info WALLINGFORD- 1BR, studio, kitchen. Stove & refrigerator included. Centrally located. $525. No pets. 2 mo security + refs. 203-265-0698

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Wallingford/Durham 20’ X 45’ with electricity. Available July 1. 203-751-1977 WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space-Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$58.29, 5’x15’-$68.89, 10’x10’-$94.33, 10’x15’-$116.59, 10’x20’$132.49, 10’x30’-$206.69. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.


$375,000-2,275 sq.ft. newly built Elevated Ranch on a 1/2 acre. 3 bdrms., 3 full baths, central air, formal DR, hdwd flrs., plus a fin. bsmt. MERIDEN 38 Dryden Dr. By owner, 2 BR Cape, 1.5 baths, finished rec. rm., 3 seasons porch, c/a, large beautifully landscaped yard. $269,900. For full details of updates and inside/outside slide shows visit: dalegreenbacker (203) 634-0013

MERIDEN $169,900-7/3/1.5b Col. Many updates done; remod EIK, some newer windows, 1st fl laundry. Home features form DR, LR w/FP, FR in LL, enclosed porch & patio. Kathy (203) 235-3300

HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN HOMES $279,900-Newly built 1700 sq.ft. Colonial plus an additional 700 sq.ft. fin. walk-out bsmt. 3 bdrms, 2 1/2 baths, formal DR, central air, 1 car garage..


WALLINGFORD- Sunny spacious 2 BR 1st flr, appls, porch, $850 + utils. W/D in bsmt. Off st parking. No smoking or pets. Security, Good credit. Tom 203-889-1940

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

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WALLINGFORD-North Main St. $100 per month + security. (203) 269-1426

WALLINGFORD- 2nd flr, 5 rms, freshly painted & updated. W/D hookup in basement. $1000/mo. + sec. No pets. Call (203) 2843561 or 203-640-5249

WEST MERIDEN - 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor. $1100 plus utilities. (917) 887-4092

Place your ad at 877-238-1953.

MERIDEN- Storage space for boxes, medical records, etc. No cars. Call (917) 386-3630

WALLINGFORD “Cute, immaculate & affordable! ” Freshly painted 6rm, 3BR, 1BA Cape, built in 1989, form DR opening to EIK, full bsmt, paved driveway. All for under 200K.

$379,900-4,000 sq.ft. Ranch incl 1800 sq.ft. fin. walk-out fin bsmt w/2nd kitchen. 3-4 bdrms, 3 full baths, formal DR, central air, 2 car gar., all on 1.15 acres

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN- Clean, safe furn. rm. All utils. incld. Cable. Share kit. & bath. Very reasonable. Please leave message 203-238-3369

WLFD No place like home! Enjoy comfortable lifestyle in this 3BR Colonial featuring new kitchen & bath, tile & wood floors, family rm, dining rm, wrap around deck & more. $179,900. Sue 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse Apt. LR/DR Combo. W/D Hookup. Deck. Sec Dep $925 Available July 1st 203-535-3487

MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse end unit. Beautiful area, yard. Granite counters, DW. WD hookup, garage, porch. No pets. $1100/mo + sec. (203) 631-6057

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

WLFD $259,900-Lg Cape for growing family. Over 1900sq ft, 8rms, 5BR, 2 bath, fenced lot, pool, sunrm, FP in LR & more. Call Kathy (203) 265-5618 WLFD Move right in! 3BR, 1 1/2BA Split in Cook Hill area. HW floors, updated kitchen w/stainless appliances. Large level lot. Great for summer picnics. $315,000. Call Fred 203-265-5618 NC MOUNTAINS. NEW! E-Z Finish Log Cabin Shell Financing Available!! With Loft & Full Basement. Includes acreage. $99,900 Warm Winters/Cool Summers 828-247-9966 code 45

MERIDEN “Exceptional well maintained Col” offers 3BR, 1.5BTH, formal DR with a great rm w/FP w/French doors that walk out to patio & private level backyard. Make this home yours! $239,900.

Call Dawn (203) 235-3300


WLFD. OVERSIZED Tri-level, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-2657101.

WALLINGFORD 2 BR Spacious with Character. HW floors. Porch, Dining Rm, lots of windows. Great Location, Choate area. 2 Apts avail- 2nd floor- $1125. 3rd floor $850. 203-671-6979


WLFD $234,900-2BR Townhouse, Pilgrim Harbor. End unit, very clean, FP, HW floors, bright, CAIR, CVAC. Lots of closet space. Move in condition. Pat Burke (203) 265-5618

$425,000-Gorgeous Colonial with Victorian flair. 2,284 sq.ft., 4 bdrms., 2 1/2 baths, plenty of upgrades incl hdwd flrs, granite wrapped fp., wraparound porch, fin. walk-out bsmt., 2 car gar., all of 1 acre CALL FOR DETAILS GALLERIA REAL ESTATE 203.671.2223

Kathy (203) 265-5618

YALESVILLE 1BR apt in small complex. Off st. parking. Appliances. No dogs. $750 + sec. Call Don at ERA Property World 203-272-6969


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Nearly 2 acres with street to street access. Come see before owners list. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Move in ready. 941 N. Farms Rd. $314,000. Call for details 941-223-0213

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MERIDEN Lovely top flr remodeled 2BR Ranch, East side, open flr plan, remod bath, master w/walk in closet & dressing area, CAIR, sliders to deck & pool. $89,990. Kathy (203) 235-3300

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE BRANFORD- New spaces available for new single wide & double wide mobile homes. From $59,900. 10% down. Long term financing available. Plaza Homes (860) 828-8692 MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD BRAND NEW 2BR DELUXE HOME IN UPSCALE PARK ON NICE LOT. FINANCING AVAIL. 10% DOWN $69,900.



The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, June 18, 2009


MEDICAL CAREERS Home Health Aide / CNA Interim HealthCare has many opportunities available chances are we have the right position for you. Call 203-2304786 today, we look forward to hearing from you!

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Home Care Agency Are you an experienced bi-lingual Home Care RN, HHA, OT or PT working in your community in the Waterbury or Meriden area? Come join our Homecare Agency, that is owned and operated by Registered Nurses, that offers our staff a family friendly flexible schedule. Computerized notes, competitive benefit package and matching 401K are just some of our fantastic incentives we offer to work for our team. Come join our dynamic and rapidly growing agency! ALL ABOUT YOU HOME CARE 21 Church St, 2nd Floor Naugatuck, CT 06770 203-720-9383 203-720-1113 (Fax)

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



Free Float - No Weekends - Full Benefits

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email: EOE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

MERIDEN “New Listing ” $325,000 4 1BDRM units. Two of the apts are completely remod. Building has updated electric & plumbing and a new roof. Please see MLS#N291329 for more details.

Call Annemarie (203) 235-3300


DRIVERS/ SCHOOL BUS DATTCO, is accepting applications for P/T school bus drivers. If you are tired of paying high daycare bills, then join us as a school bus driver and bring your children to work with you! CDL a plus but not a must. We will provide the training you need to be successful. Starting pay as high as $14.00 per hour, benefits available. Call DATTCO for more info

Cheshire 203-699-8877 An Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer


DRIVERS - Full time, 3rd shift. Must have valid CT drivers license. Will train. 203-510-2372 DRIVERS: School Bus P/T. Free CDL Training! No Exp. Nec. 866-496-2726. Apply online at:


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

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FREE ESTIMATES Garages, Attics, Basements, Brush, Pools, Decks, etc. Senior discounts. 203-238-0106


203-494-1526 One Man’s Junk

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RN Supervisor Miller Memorial Community, Inc., offers very competitive wages and benefits (including pension plan and non-contributory health and dental for the employee, life, and disability insurances). Drug testing and criminal background check required. Applicants must be Connecticut licensed. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients and are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to:

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

Those interested should call 203-634-3933


32 hrs, 3pm-11pm


FACTORY ASSISTANT: Sm. Mfg. Co. in Wlfd. looking for f/t, independent thinker, self-starter, motivated apprentice willing to learn a trade in the metals industry, duties to include: machinery setups, fork-lifting, castings, stamping of metals, inventory control, all-around factory person. HS graduate/degree a must. Apprentice training, Health Insurance, 2 Wks Vacation, 7 pd. Holidays, Salary based upon exp.

SEND RESUME TO: 866-607-7783 HOTEL - Houseperson/Maintenance - PT hours, nights & weekends, w/full time potential. PT Front Desk- Nights & Weekend. Exc. customer service skills. Must be flexible. Please Apply at: Hampton Inn, 10 Bee St, Meriden MYSTERY Shoppers Needed. Earn up to $150 per day. Undercover Shoppers needed to Judge Retail & Dining Establishments Exp Not Required. Call Now 1-877-218-6211

PARALEGAL Cheshire law firm seeks paralegal with 1-3 years of defense litigation experience to join our insurance coverage, insurance bad faith and professional liability team. Must be detail-oriented, organized, possess strong written, verbal and computer skills, and have a solid understanding of the Rules of Practice for both state and federal court. Experience with Summation and/or managing, organizing and summarizing document intensive files is a plus. Email resume and cover letter to or fax to 203-250-3131 Attn: PLM. No Phone Calls Please. PET GROOMER- Part time. 2-3 years experience. Please contact Linda at Yaleville Veterinary Hospital (203) 265-1646

ROOFING FOREMAN $23.73/hr. Slate & Wood shingle, copper welding, asphalt or fiberglass shingles, hammer, chisel, measure, cut fit roofing materials. Access to Dewalt gas or 150 phi compressor, 4-point hornet equip. Good balance & physical condition. 2 yrs. exp. req. Send res & ref to: Prestige Construction Home Improvement, 51 Bradley Ave, Meriden, CT 06450, Fax: 203-886-9183

TEACHING POSITION Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for Athletic Director w/2 teaching classes. Certification endorsement 092 strongly preferred. Visit our website @ for an application and mail to: Mr. Dale Wilson Personnel Office Wallingford Public Schools 142 Hope Hill Road Wallingford, CT 06492 or fax to (203) 949-6551

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Computers, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 800-4880386

BARTENDING 1 or 2 week course Job Placement Assistance

203-754-6000 Bartenders Academy 663 Lakewood Rd, Wtby, CT HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA!! Fast, Affordable, Accredited. FREE Brochure. Call NOW! 1-888-532-6546 ext 96

REMOVAL. Free est. Call Ed. JUNK REMOVAL & MORE We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817 DEBRIS removal of anykind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430


DISCRIMINATION, DISABILITY RIGHTS & GENERAL LAW. There are Laws to Protect You in Case of Job Loss, a Child’s Need for School Services, or Other Cases of Discrimination. Free 30 Minute Consultation. David Seaver, Attorney and Counselor At Law. Your Advocate for Your Rights. Wallingford, 203-774-4925


DRIVEWAYS BUILT TO LAST Reasonable rates. CT Reg 575852 203-238-1708

DUMPSTERS 15 & 20 Yard Roll-Offs. Home, Business or Job Site We do clean-outs too! Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

203-235-8180 CT Reg #564042


COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER PROBLEMS? Upgrades, installs, repairs & viruses fixed at your home. DMT Computer Services. 203599-1097. After 5 - 860-424-1177 COMPUTER trouble? My Computer Works your personal Help Desk. Fast, safe and secure help 24/7 Sign up now get 6 months free back up. Call 888-375-8686

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

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


Thursday, June 18, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen


DOW GUTTERS Seamless gutters/leaders. GUTTER cleaning. Free est. #612964 Steve 860 426-0045




C&M CONSTRUCTION Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co. A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325


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


WE WEED GARDENS Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460

BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING Full service lawn care: Landscape design, pavers, retaining walls, planting, weeding flower beds, mulch, new lawns, lot clearing, yard cleanup. CT#619909 203-715-2301

All home improvements needs & masonry. Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Wlfd Cell-203-376-0355

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

LAWN MOWING Full lawn maintenance, lawn repair, clean-ups more. H. J.’s Lawn Service. 203-213-6316 GREAT PRICES! Full service landscaping & property maintenance. Irrigation srv avail. Call Presise Now

203-272-4216 BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Paver walkways & patios, retaining walls, landscape design, water features, planter bed renovations, drainage work backhoe work. Est 1972. Free est. #563661 (203) 237-9577 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Grass cutting, hedge trimming, full lawn maint. Top quality work. Ins’d. Free est. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

HOUSE CLEANING IF YOU NEED HELP CLEANING Your Home (or Office) Please Call Roberta at (203) 238-0566 (U.S. Citizen)

GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

203-237-4124 an LLC co O’CONNOR ROOFING


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


203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521 BIG GREEN POWERWASHING SERVICE Residential, Commercial. Quality work done. Gutters cleaned at time of power wash. CT# 619909. Call Today. Call 203-715-2301


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


Empire Construction, LLC

CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223

JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 25 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 549071 (203) 537-3572 BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping paver walkways, patios, retaining wall. Free estimates. #563661 . Call 203-237-9577

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING MDV PAINTING, int/ext, custom painting at competitive prices. Mark (203) 269-8309. CT Reg #0622739


HALLMARK PAINTING Pressure Washing. Int/Ext Res & Comm. Fully Insured. CT REG HIC #0560720. 203-269-3369

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


Gonzalez Construction Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

BENJAMIN BUILDERS LLC Payment plans & credit cards ROOFS, SIDING, WINDOWS, ADDT’S, KIT, BATHS, DECKS 203-671-7415 Ct Reg #622755

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790


DRIVEWAYS BUILT TO LAST Reasonable rates. CT Reg 575852 203-238-1708

JOE’S POOLS Installations, liner changes & repairs. CT#54932 Call 203-725-2555 or 860-280-7867


DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 #389224


PLUMBING & Piping Contractor Specializing in small jobs. Capable of doing new & large jobs. Lic# 204060. John 203-284-9744 or 203-500-5224 cell.

THE POWERWASHING KINGS Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000

POWER WASHING IS Spring cleaning on the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

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

Whether you’ve lost a ring, wallet or a Cocker Spaniel, a Marketplace ad can help track it.

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991



Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008 MIRKEL PAINTING Int./Ext. Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125 Exteriors from $899 CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446



203-639-0032 Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs. We fix leaks too! 203-269-3559 CT Reg#565514


S & H MASONRY LLC StoneWalls*Steps*Chimneys Retaining Walls *FPs*Patios Walkways*Concrete Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell 203-376-0355



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

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


Shamock Roofing

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

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

Quality Work - Reasonable Rates Complete home services. Electric, plumbing, kitchens, baths, etc. (203) 376-7532 CT Reg# 616307.


Fully insured & licensed Free estimates CT Reg. #573871


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

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



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

75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.

Gonzalez Construction

YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159


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

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



DOW GUTTERS Seamless gutters/leaders. GUTTER cleaning. Free est. #612964 Steve 860 426-0045




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

R 11 Crown St., Meriden


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, June 18, 2009


Ocean State Ames® Landscape Fabric

Remington® Rechargeable Shaver


50’ & 100’ length in 3’, 4’ & 6’ widths

Comp. $11 - $42

Comp. $39.95

Preference Dream Blonde Haircolor System

Original German Shammy

Comp. $ 14.99

Comp. $19.95

6- 28




3-pack jumbo; super absorbent

Assorted shades




Selection varies by store



Steel construction with porcelain finish


Your Choice:



7 lbs.........29.99 15 lbs ......59.99 25 lbs ......79.99

Comp. $125






• Pump spray

• 20 ct For the entire family

or Skinsations® or Prevent® Mosquito Repellent

Choose from a variety of colors & prints! Selection varies by store; fits most patio furniture

Hi-back Chair Comp. $39.99


Your Choice:

Chaise Lounge Comp. $59.99





Wicker Furniture Cushions


15 25 $

Calabria 7 Pc Patio Set

Compare to $500





25 lb $ Umbrella Base......


Comp. $159

Performance Shorts

Moisture management styles!



3 Yearty n Warra

Forget $9.95 Your Choice:




2750 ft coverage

Memory Foam Pillow with velour cover............... 10 $ Allergy Pillow....................................................... 8 $ Springmaid Jumbo Slick Poly Pillow. . . . . . . . . . 5 $

Mens Outer Banks Golf Shirts

400 Thread Ct. Sheets

Comp. $30



Ladies Plus Size Capris

Comp. $11-$12





Your Choice

Gottex Swimsuits & Coverups Comp. $100 - $250

15' Round

18’ Round

24’ Round

16’x32’ Rect.

18’x36’ Rect.

20’x40’ Rect.

33 $ 75

48 $ 82


73 $ 97

4 Position Easy In-Easy Out High Back Chair

Comp. $49.99



7.4’ Tilt Beach Umbrella



Hyundai 8000 BTU Air Conditioner



All National Brand Suncare

Sunblock, Sport, Oil, Lotions, Kids, Ultra Mist or Continuous Sprays 6 oz - 8 oz Comp. $8.99 - $10.99



65 Pint Electronic Dehumidifier




5 Piece Patio Sets



Comp. $250


3999 5 Piece Patio Set


Rust Free Aluminum

Comp. $699



Comp. $48 - $80



Comp. $89


Baltex & Christina Swimsuits



Adjustable 5 Position Folding Sling Lounge

Zero Gravity Multi-Position Recliner


with Round OR Rectangular Table

Rust Resistant Steel

8000 BTU Electronic Air Conditioner with Remote

• Humidity setting • Hose drain option

Highback Patio Chair



Comp. $200


Folding Sling Chair

Comp. $59.99




Comp. $230


5 Position Lightweight Easy-Carrying Aluminum Beach Chair



Full.................Comp. $89.99 Queen..........Comp. $99.99 King............Comp. $129.99

• Raises water temperature during the day • Extends your swimming season • Saves on chemicals • Prevents water evaporation




Springmaid Gel Down Alternative 300 Thread Ct Pillow


Your Choice: Comp. $15 - $40

Comp. $20 - $25 Your Choice:

Solar Pool Covers

Nelson® Oscillating Sprinkler

Ladies Russell Performance Wear Tops or Shorts


40 50

OR 8 Pc Magic Hanger Set


Great $5 Deals

Mens Russell Tech T-Shirts


Comp. $14.95

Selection varies by store



All With Moisture Management Stay Dry & Play Dry! 100% Polyester


7.5’ Comp. $90


Water Globe 2 Pk

FLEXON® 60’X5/8” Year Round Garden Hose



at 55-68% savings!



20 Ct. Plant Food Packs


Hunter Green Tilting Aluminum Market Umbrella

Forget $9.95



• Just add premeasured pack to 1 gal. of water • Easy to use for all your indoor & outdoor plants

Comp. $15

Special Purchase

Mend It

Wasp & Hornet Killer


Covers 5,000 sq. ft.

Not available in N. Scituate




Comp. $15





Covers 5,000 sq. ft.

Forget $9.95

50 oz

URI #2 Grass Seed Comp. $9.99

STA-Green Winterizer Fertilizer 22-4-11 Umbrella & base sold



Selection varies by store

GRO-FINE Weed & Feed Fertilizer 28-3-5



Silky Smooth Hair Remover/ Exfoliator

Citronella Oil

Your Choice:



Assorted styles Love Seat Chair



Ant & Roach Killer

28 oz

Forget $9.95


OR The Original Electric Bug ZapperTM Comp. $12.99


Citronella Candle Bucket


Includes 4 mosquito coil

32 oz Ready to spray



24 LED Magnetic Handi Light


Ceramic Bamboo Mosquito Coil Burner


Comp. $9.95

5’ Fancy Bamboo Patio Torch


Bugfree Backyard Mosquito Killer

Fashion Magnets

5’ Metal Patio Torch





2 Pk Fiberglass Replacement Torch Wicks


Forget $9.95 Your Choice:


7 lbs............19.99


47% more for your money than leading national brands 11 oz economy size Contains 25% deet, repels biting flies & bugs




Forget $8.95

OR Classic Comb

pH Lower 6 lbs


Advanced™ Wipes

7.5 oz. Bonus Size

All-Weather Outdoor Cushions


Chlorine Stabilizer 1.75 lb..........6.99


Strap Away Bra Clips


Your Choice:

4 lbs..............11.99

Save on Your Favorite TV Items!

pH Rise 5 lbs

Save on Insect Repellents


Selection varies by store Not available in North Scituate

As Shown on TV

One Gallon Algaecide OR One Gallon Clarifier

One Gallon Shock OR 1Lb Shock

3" Jumbo Tabs Quick Tabs or Sticks - 4 lbs

Wood Burning Outdoor Fireplace

STORE HOURS! Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 9am-8pm Sale Dates: Thurs. June 18 - Wed. June 24, 2009



99 3999

Rust Resistant Steel

7 Piece Patio Set Comp. $600

Ladies Swim Covers

Comp. $30 & more



Mad Iguana Mens Swimwear Comp. $28 - $30





Comp. $400-$450

Lotions & Creams SPF 4 - 50 6 oz - 10.64 oz Comp. $6.99 - $8.99



Ladies Fashion Flip Flops




Umbrella & base sold separately

S, M, L & XL

Comp. $15 - $20

6 Foot Super Deluxe Double Jaquard Towel



Comp. $20



Mens & Ladies Stay Cool! Stay Protected! Durable Cotton Fabric with Polyester Mesh Band for Flow Through ventilation

Comp. $12


6 Foot Standard Heavyweight Towel

Comp. $10



10’x10’ Dome IITM Gazebo

12’x12’ Regency Gazebo Sets up in seconds

With handy roller bag

• E-Z to use pull pin sliders • Polyester top with silver coating blocks 99% of harmful UV rays * Measured from bottom to leg bottom

Comp. $139



BBQ Match



• Straight leg reinforced design • Huge 144 sq.feet of shade • Adjustable height •Comes with handy roller bag • Two year limited warranty

* Measured from bottom to leg bottom

Comp. $199



10’x10’ Express II Gazebo Commercial grade instant shelter Solar Stake Light Stainless Steel or Copper Finish Comp. $9.97


• Straight leg design • 100 sq. feet of shade • Adjustable height • Comes with handyroller bag • Two year limited warranty

5 Pc Aluminum Camping/ Bottle Set S, M, L & XL

Comp. $14

* Measured from bottom to leg bottom

Comp. $199




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Missed it by that much Referendum Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper Thursday, June 18, 2009 Volume 13, Number 25 The Branford runner was call...