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Volume 14 Number 25

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

On to ‘the Three Rs’ of life for close-knit Class of 2010 By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen Having completed 12 years of schooling, the 234 members of the Berlin High School Class of 2010 are quite familiar with the “Three Rs” of education: reading, writing and arithmetic. Now, valedictorian Lauren Weiss would like her fellow graduates to embrace her “Three Rs” for living. “Remember, realize and remain,” Weiss said during her June 20 commencement speech at Welte Hall on the campus of Central Connecticut State University. “By remembering our past, we are essentially remembering ourselves,” said Weiss, who plans to further her education at Mount

Holyoke College. Weiss’ second “R” is “realizing our future goals”. She said that is important to do whether graduates move on to college, the military, the work force, or take another route entirely. “Only by looking forward to the future, can you believe in, and achieve, a better tomorrow.” The third “R”, remain, “puts everything into perspective,” said Weiss, who urged her classmates to “seize the day” and “live in the moment.” With commencement exercises falling on Father’s Day, Weiss began her speech by thanking the dads in attendance. She went on to discuss some of the major changes that have occurred in the world in recent years,

including the rapid advancements in technology. Gadgets are getting smaller, while doing more and more. “Cleary a sign that size is not everything,” the diminutive Weiss said with a smile. Salutatorian Heather Zisk’s speech got the crowd laughing as well. Zisk discussed the downside of having a last name that starts with the letter Z. While attending her cousin’s graduation several years back, Zisk said she asked her mother: “‘At my graduation, am I really going to be the last one to receive my diploma?’ And the unfortunate answer was ‘yes’”, she recalled. “People like me have been

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Maule makes the grade as Teacher of the Year By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

Celebration was in the air and everywhere June 20 as members of the Berlin High School 2010 graduating class gathered outside Welte Hall at the Central Connecticut State University Campus. For more photos and a list of graduates see inside. Photos by Matt Leidemer

Timothy Maule, a fourth grade teacher at Hubbard Elementary School, has been selected as the 2011 Teacher of the Year for Berlin Public Schools. The announcement was made at the June 14 Board of Education meeting. Maule said he learned from the best. One of his earliest inCitizen photo by Olivia L. Lawrence fluences was a teacher at HubTeacher Tim Maule and his class of fifth-graders. bard school, when Maule was a student there in the 1980s. Joe Konivshesky, a fifth grade made to at Hubbard, “there was thunderous teacher, took Maule under his wing and en- applause and a true appreciation, warmth couraged him to consider teaching elemen- and respect for Tim and all he has done.” tary education at a time when male teachers Maule described the most important asat that grade level were rare. pect of being a good teacher. “The relationKonivshesky was Berlin’s first Teacher of ship to students must be a good quality one. the Year the year the award was initiated. It You need to build trust; they need to know appears that his legacy of excellence lives on that you care. That inspires them to do their in Maule’s classroom. best.” According to Superintendent of Schools David Erwin, when the announcement was See Maule, page 12


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Bicentennial Park parking plan has neighbors riled By Susan Kondracki Special to The Citizen

said Jay Gaffney of Winesap Road. “Adults are reluctant to use the park because of loose dogs,” said Paul Marier. “We are not saying dogs are horrible creatures, but dogs have no restraint or control. They need to run free, but people are afraid to go to the park because an unleashed dog might come running up to them,” Marier added. Karen Zovich of 206 Winesap Road agreed. Since the dogs and dog owners have taken over the park, she has not brought her small children there in five years. “I love dogs, but I am afraid for my children’s safety. It would be nice for the residents of Berlin to enjoy the park again.” Mayor Adam Salina said the town plans to consider solutions to this problem including a leash law ordinance and a fenced in part of the park just for dogs. During other business the board discussed the recent

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results of the Berlin High School referendum vote. After 44.5 percent of Berlin voters turned out on June 8, the town has voted “no”, causing the council to reconsider its plans. “The turnout was phenomenal,” Salina said. “It was a long day, but at least a


More than a dozen residents, from the Winesap Road area, angry about plans to expand parking at Bicentennial Park, came to the June 15 Town Council meeting to complain. “Based on the recent developments with Bicentennial Park and Winesap Road, neighbors have come here tonight to voice their concerns,” said David Cyr of Cole Lane. “The neighborhood is not in favor of a parking lot within Bicentennial Park with access to Winesap Road. We stand united and opposed.” This previous weekend a petition, in regards to disapproval of the parking lot. was circulated along Winesap Road and surrounding neighborhoods. For several years, residents in the area have voiced issues with traffic and dogs and asked the council to enact a leash law for the property. At this time,

dogs can be unleashed in the park. In 2005, proponents of keeping the park organized a group, “Responsible Dog Owners”, to provide cleanup, post rules for park etiquette as well as patrols to enforce rules for dog-owners. Police also initiated more patrols of the area. Park visitors now park on the street, which is a dead-end. The town wants to put a parking lot within the boundaries of the park. Dog owner, and a member of Responsible Dog Owners, Pat Kozikowski said “We have a clean-up every month and signs posted, but not everyone follows the rules. It’s a never-ending battle, but we are working on it.” Kozikowski said having a law that dogs should be leashed from the parking lot to the park and back would be help the situation for all concerned. “The parking lot is a horrible idea because it will only increase speeding and traffic on Winesap Road,”


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was valuable. The board’s research into the issue showed that the risk factor was far less than the FDA standard of one in a million — a point at which the FDA requires warning. What the board learned was, she said, is that it appears that those who suffered strokes after chiroprac-

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Teachers lauded for outstanding contributions and club advisor for WERB radio. In addition, he serves as a cooperating teacher for student teachers interested in technology. Mark Wicander, his colleague, highlighted Wofe’s contributions. “Chris is the consummate professional. He brings out great things in all kids. And while not a public figure, he is the go to guy when things need to get done. He works collaboratively with staff and motivates others. This is recognition of his lifetime achievements; he is a great teacher who does a good job every day.” Bryan Plona is a longtime physical education teacher at McGee Middle School. He has served with distinction during the past 18 years, is associated with numerous professional organi-

Superintendent of Schools David Erwin announced the Teachers of the Year at the June 14 Board of Education meeting. Timothy Maule, of Hubbard Elementary School was selected as Teacher of the Year for the school district (see story on page 1). The following teachers were recognized as Teachers of the Year for their buildings. Christopher Wolfe, a teacher at Berlin High School for the past 26 years, currently serving as a technology education teacher. He worked for a number of years as the high school’s media specialist and audiovisual coordinator. He currently team teaches a broadcast journalism class with one of the English teachers. He is the station manager

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time and support to teachers, often beginning a discussion with these words: ‘How can I help you?’ ” Mary MacFarland, at Willard Elementary School, is finishing her sixth year as a teacher in Berlin, having taught special education in grades one through five. She has been instrumental in working with paraprofessionals and has offered numerous training sessions. Currently, she is assisting on the committee to find a new director of pupil personnel services. Colleague Allison Deane said, “Mary is positive, professional and dedicated. She demonstrates patience even when working with the most difficult students. She extends herself beyond the classroom, helping teachers and paraprofessionals to shape their instruction.” (Information provided by the Superintendent of Schools office.)

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support a healthy lifestyle; he participates in the activities serving as a role model for his students. He is responsible for McGee Milers, Invitational Wrestling, and March Madness, to name but a few. He connects with students.” Christian Strickland has been a member of the Griswold Elelmentary School staff since 2004, initially serving as a third and fourth grade teacher. Since 2008, he has served as the math instructional support teacher at Griswold and Willard Elementary School. He has presented numerous professional development activities and co-presented a workshop on reading and male students entitled “Boys and Books” in the Berlin Public School’s Teacher Academy. Colleague, James Dlugokinski said: “Chris is nurturing and kind; he is a model for his students. He is simply a good man. He offers


Thursday, June 24, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen

Valitsky served in The Forgotten War Korean War began 60 years ago this month Sgt. Joseph J Valitsky Sr. a resident of Berlin, formerly of West Hartford, was one of nearly 1.8 million members of the United States armed forces who served in the Korean War from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. June 25 also happens to be Valitsky’s birthday, so it’s a date he won’t forget on either count. In 1952, Valitsky enlisted in the military at age 19. He was assigned to the 3rd Divi-

sion 65th Infantry, Love Company, and was shipped to Korea as an infantry man. Valitsky was placed on the front line of combat during the war, earning the Combat Infantry medal, Good Conduct Medal and Army Commendation medal. With the cease fire on July 27, 1953, Valitsky

was asked to supervise the battalion mess hall. He used his skills, having learned the art of homecooking and baking from his mother Katherine. Valitsky also upgraded sanitation standards for the mess hall, which led the way for other sanitation standards to be implemented.

Later, he received an award for food service and sanitation. Valitsky returned to the United States and was honorably discharged in 1955. He went on to dedicate 33 years of service to the Town of

In 1953, Sgt. Joseph J Valitsky Sr., stationed in KoSee Valitsky, page 22 rea.

Honors for Korean War vets planned The Town Clerk’s office is looking for any Korean War veterans who are interested in a Public Service Award program that is coming soon

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The Town of Berlin is notifying the public that the above referenced annual report is available for thirty (30) day review and comments by those interested. The 2009 Draft MS4 Report was prepared by a professional consulting firm for the Town of Berlin meeting the requirements in the Annual Report section 6 (i)(2) of the CTDEP General Permit for the discharge of Stormwater from Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer Systems. The report includes annual stormwater sampling data from six locations, control measures, and Best Management Practices for 2009. Stormwater discharges from areas throughout the town streets including catch basins, drainage swales and culverts that are within the Town’s responsibility as part of this permit. The permit does not cover stormwater discharges from town operated buildings/facilities which are under a separate permit registration. Draft copies of the Report will be available for review (after June 28, 2010) at the Town Clerk’s Office (Room 19), the Engineering Office (Room 8), 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, and on the Town’s website ( under Departments & Officials, Public Works. If you have any comments or questions please address them to the Town Engineer (860-828-7022) at the following address or via email: Town Engineer’s Office 240 Kensington Road Berlin, CT 06037 “Comments for MS4 2009 Stormwater Report” BERLIN CITIZEN JUNE 24, 2010


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The Christian Rock Band, Damascus Revelation, at St. Paul Church is looking for new members for the 2010 – 2011 school year. The band rehearses once a week and performs at the 5 p.m. Life Teen Mass each Sunday. Currently there are openings for percussion, guitar and vocals. Interested teens and adults should contact Bud Volz for more information and to set up an audition at (860) 681-8355 or

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Holy Grounds Coffeehouse, 146 Hudson St., schedules Christian Karaoke for the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Admission is free For more information, call (860) 828-3822.

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Amy Ziegler, 33, of Berlin died unexpectedly June 14, 2010. Born in New Britain, she graduated from Berlin High School, received her Certified Nurses Assistant Certificate from Briarwood College, and was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was a member of St. Paul Church. She is survived by her father Raymond Ziegler Jr. of Kensington; her mother Ann Marie (Nesta) Davis and her husband Orlando of East Hampton; a brother Raymond Ziegler III of Cromwell; her paternal grandparents Raymond Ziegler Sr. and his wife Constance of Kensington; her maternal grandparents Alfonso and Celina Nesta of Kensington; a niece Taylor Marie Ziegler and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A private funeral service was held June 19, 2010 at Porter’s Funeral Home, Kensington. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Share Our Strength, c/o Raymond Ziegler, 306 Mooreland Road, Kensington, CT 06037. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be used for food for the homeless.

Frederick Peplau, 79, of Berlin died June 20, 2010 at Bel-Air Manor, Newington. He was the son of the late Rudolph and Mary (Oslander) Peplau. He is survived by a brother, John Peplau and his wife Lillian of Southington and a sister-in-law, Marge Peplau of Southington. He was pre-deceased by two brothers, Irving and George; and four sisters Bertha, Emma, Elsie and Josephine. Services were held June 24, 2010 from the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington. Burial was at Wilcox Cemetery. For a printable version of obituaries, visit The obituaries section features, an online provider of obituaries, guestbook and funeral home information.

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called last for attendance, forced to sit in the back of the classrooms, and experienced other disadvantages due to the dreaded alphabetical order,” Zisk joked. However, Zisk, who will attend the University of Connecticut, pointed out one advantage of having a Z name.

At award ceremonies, or other functions where attendees are asked to hold their applause until all names have been called, “everyone cheers after my name.” Zisk closed by saying, whatever name graduates carry, they should “make it shine.” Prior to the ceremony, some soon-to-be graduates discussed their thoughts about the Class of 2010, and the future.


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“I’m really excited. I’m going to miss Berlin High School, but I’m looking forward to college,” said Alex Williams. Williams believes BHS has prepared him to make the leap to Marist College. “I’m very confident in what Berlin High has taught me,” he said. Brian Quinn, who is headed to the University of Maryland-College Park, agreed. “It pretty much is a college preparatory school now,” he said of BHS. Abby Fischer will attend Manchester Community College before moving on to study nursing. “I’m excited. I want to start my life,” she said with a laugh. Williams and Quinn agree that the Class of 2010 had a family-feel. “Everybody knows everybody. That led to a lot of different friendships,” Williams said. “I’d say it was pretty tight,” Quinn said. “I can say that I’m friends with most of these people. Through all our senior activities, and through all the ways that we’ve built our relationships

together, we’ve really come together as a class.” “For us, it’s more of a ‘class’ feeling,” he continued. “Instead of all the cliques that you usually see, where everyone is off with their own group of friends; we basically can intermix with anybody and have a good time.” Molly Goldberger, who will continue her education at Springfield College, discussed the closeness of the Class of 2010, as well. “It’s really easy to get along with everyone, and that has made it smooth.” Graduation day was a bittersweet occasion for Principal George Synnott, who retires this month after 24 years at the school. Before certifying the Class of 2010, Synnott expressed his gratitude to the Town of Berlin, and to students’ families, and praised the BHS staff, describing it as “the greatest group of professional educators I have known.” Synnott then thanked the thousands of students who’d passed through the halls of BHS during his tenure, in-

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cluding those in the Class of 2010. “They have been outstanding individuals and have contributed, and will continue to contribute, to their society,” said Synnott, who received his own diploma keepsake that day. “It has been an absolute honor to have been given the opportunity to serve all of you. Thank you very much.”

Maule Continued from page 1 He summed up the reason he’s been successful in the classroom. “I just like to work with kids.” Maule said he has the “perfect job.” A lifelong resident of Berlin, he was a student at Hubbard and now lives just a quarter mile from the school. His daughter is a student there. Maule began his career in Berlin 17 years ago as a grade three teacher and served with distinction in that position for 13 years. For the last four years, he has taught grade four. Erwin said Maule has distinguished himself previously and at a young age — he’s an Eagle Scout, having earned this honor back in 1985. Parents praised Maule’s work, with statements such as: “Mr. Maule inspires and encourages his students to work toward their greatest potential.” And, “He is not only a teacher who must truly love what he does but is also an outstanding role model.” Fellow teacher Jeff Tarigo said “Tim is a dedicated teacher. He establishes lasting relationships with his students and his love for teaching shines through his students.” Maule was described by the superintendent “as an advocate of teaching and learning.” who has attended numerous professional development activities to enhance his vast repertoire of existing skills.” Previously, Maule received the Hubbard School Parent of the Year Award from the Connecticut Association of Schools.


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To the editor: As we write this letter, we are finalizing the details for what we believe will be a memorable All Night Graduation Party for the 2010 BHS senior class. The Berlin community has supported this annual event for many years and this year was no exception. First and foremost, we would like to thank the businesses and civic groups for their very generous donations, which make the party a success. Please take a look at the back page of this week’s Citizen and we ask that you continue to do business in Berlin and support these community-oriented businesses and civic groups. They deserve your business and we thank them for their continued support. In addition, many parents chaired various committees during the year that resulted in a magical All Night Graduation Party. You were the

glue that kept the focus and it was our privilege to work side by side with all of you. A big thank you to all of the other volunteers that joined us during the night of the party and spent countless hours on Friday and Saturday decorating the high school and supporting decorations and the fundraisers throughout the year. Special thanks to the Town of Berlin, especially John Pajor and the entire Building Maintenance Department, the Police Department, the Board of Education, and the Fire Marshall’s office which guided us through to make this a safe and fun event for the graduates. To the BHS class of 2010 – Take a moment to reflect on the amount of time and energy that the community invested in making this party a success to enable you to have an enjoyable and safe lasting memory of your high school

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years. We hope that this will encourage you to get involved in whatever community you call home in the future. There is no better community than Berlin when it comes to supporting the All Night Graduation Party. Thank you all. Donna Bovee Dan Doyle 2010 All Night Graduation Party Co-Chairs

Callousness condemned To the editor: I question the ethics and sensitivity of The Berlin Citizen with its publication of the African hunting safari by Paul J. Prior and his 10year old son. Per the article, this father and son team successfully hunted five different species which indicates the slaughter of several in-

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To 2010 BHS grads: Who knows where the time goes? By Chris Benson Rose It was 40 years ago this month that the Berlin High School Class of 1970 gathered at CCSU’s Welte Hall Auditorium for their high school graduation. As most graduates feel, we were excited and happy to have this day “finally” be here — at last, the dreaded four years of high school was soon to be a memory and we looked to life with all the wonder and confidence an 18 year old could imagine. Parents, grandparents, friends and relatives packed into the auditorium to capture this momentous occasion. I was especially blessed and grateful that day because my brother, Dick Benson, was able to be there. He had been severely wounded in Viet Nam in January of that year. After losing a leg and most use of his left arm, he was determined to be in attendance, even if it was in a wheelchair pushed by our proud and humbled mother and father. I remember gazing out at the audience and being overcome with emotion seeing my brother in that chair. Instantly, the last four years of high school ran like a fast running movie in my head. I wondered what my life would become in years to come and I wondered if my brother ever had felt, at his high school graduation, that he’d be a victim of war. At 18, we thought we had it all! But really, we had nothing at all because life for us was just about to happen. Over the years we married, divorced, had children, lost children, endured tragedies, suffered illnesses, read about classmates passing away and in a blink of an eye, these last 40 years are gone and today we would give anything to be standing on that stage accepting our high school diploma and asking for one more chance at life. Our class had a few reunions over these last 40 years but on a recent spring weekend, we had the best one — over 100 people attended our affair at The Hawthorne Inn. Classmates flew in from Germany and California. Some drove from Maryland, Arizona, West Virginia, Cape Cod and New Hampshire. After 40 years some classmates we couldn’t recognize. We laughed and we cried as we stood looking over the board of “lost” classmates and wondered where have these last 40 years gone? They were so young when they were taken — and we asked ourselves “could it possibly be that we’re at the short end of the life’s stick?” No one cared that some may have gained weight, hadn’t become a super success, or had mostly gray hair or no hair at all. We just embraced the abundance of friendship and gratefulness that we could all be together in one room, waiting for life to happen, yet again. This time, we were smarter, stronger, more enlightened to the imperfections of life and wondering in five years, when we have our 45th, how many more beautiful faces of classmates will not be with us because life had happened.

See Rose, page 22


Thursday, June 24, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen

Letters Continued from page 14 nocent animals whose only crime was to exist. Shame on Mr. Prior for teaching and encouraging his young son that life, regardless of its form, is not precious. The death of these animals by a callous individual should not be applauded but rather condemned. Patricia Fox Kensington

Heed the Charter To the editor: Would someone please explain to me how our local government works? The way I understand it, if the Democrat controlled council is in favor of a project and it is brought to a vote by the citizens of the town and is voted down, they then are willing to compromise on the scope and price of the project. If the same project was passed by the voters would they be willing to compromise on a less costly plan? I suggest they take a week off, read our Charter and start complying with it. Adam Salina is a big spender who follows what he is told by the old guard. Gary is a person who just does not care what the people think

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or want. Fred, the chairman of the Democrat Town Committee calls the Republican Party the party of “no”. They are all starting to get under my skin and I believe a great number of other citizens as well. Start doing what the people want and carry out the wishes of the majority who took the time to turn out to vote. We are not the party of “no”, we are the party of “enough”. Bob Peters Kensington

Strategy needed To the editor: So, the Town of Berlin is the recipient of a significant donation of money and volunteer resources (over 200 volunteers from Connecticut towns) to improve the townowned former Pistol Creek Clubhouse. The YMCA of Berlin/Kensington will use the property for its summer camp program. In Berlin, between four to eight percent of schoolchildren qualify for free or reduced price lunches, an indication of the level of financial need in a community (October, 2008 CT DOE statistics) and the YMCA provides services to all regardless of their ability to pay. By comparison, in Cromwell and New Britain the percentages approach 12 percent and 86 percent, respectively. My reaction to this gift is ambivalent. I know that there are needy children who will benefit from the YMCA’s and town’s good fortune, but this was another reminder that Berlin does not properly fund the maintenance of its public buildings. When will Berlin get serious about addressing in a creative and bipartisan manner its dysfunctional politics? What about sitting down with the Town Council, the Public Building Commission, the disgruntled Republican Town Committee members and an arbitrator to work out a high school renovation plan that makes no one happy, and therefore, is the right plan? What about alternative taxing strategies for residents on a fixed income budget who can no longer afford the taxes? You get what you pay for. If we

want better school facilities and curriculum, maintained or new public buildings, smooth roads and new businesses other than sex shops and consignment stores, we cannot rely on charity. The YMCA provides important services, needs donations and would not consider looking a gift horse in the mouth. However, with widespread news coverage of McGee’s carbon dioxide issues and leaky roof, as well as the high school’s woes, the donation is a reminder of our town’s decade long inability to properly maintain, execute plans for, and fund its public buildings. Jackie Stites Berlin

Not news To the editor: So, this is what makes news in the town of Berlin…a father and son African Safari where the majestic animals are not “shot” and captured on camera for all to see, but by gun, published in the June 17 edition. OK, let’s not get started on the Right to Bear Arms, that is not the issue I debate. Perhaps I am more puzzled with why the Prior father chose to take a once in a lifetime trip, that usually ends up on a person’s Bucket List, with his 10year old son and submit a photo proudly displaying the one dead animal brought down in the name of sport rather than a photo journal of all the amazing animals seen on their amazing trip. What kind of sport other than hunting does the member of the other team end up dead? I am sure the Prior’s family health, well being and survival didn’t depend on this amimal as a food source but rather an impressive trophy head to mount at home and a big thing to brag about. I, myself, have a father and uncles that hunt deer. I knew we ate the meat they hunted but I never made the actual connection with him being instrumental in another living being’s death until seeing the deer’s lifeless body tied to the hood of my father’s car. From then on, to me, dad was the man that killed Bambi. Sue Helm Kensington


Berlin: truly at the heart of Nutmeg state By Sally Caliandri The town of Berlin hits a milestone this year, celebrating 225 years of incorporation as a town. This is the first of a number of anniversaries coming in the next few years. 2011 will mark the 325th anniversary of the settlement at Christian Lane; 2012 is the 300th anniversary of the establishment of the ecclesiastical society at Great Swamp, now known as the Kensington Congregational Church; and 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the first Civil War monument in the country, which happens to be at the same Kensington Congregational Church. We have a lot of history in this town, and much to be proud of. The years following the American Revolution were full of growing pains for the town of Farmington. The enormous area consisted of what is now Farmington proper, Avon, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, part of Berlin, Plainville, and Southington. Southington was the first to break away in 1779. Berlin and Bristol came next, in 1785, Burlington in 1806, Avon in 1835, New Britain in 1850, and lastly, Plainville in 1869. The original settlers of Farmington, incorporated in 1645 mostly by settlers who had come to Hartford with Rev. Thomas Hooker. They had prospered and had large families which in the next generation spread out to the surrounding areas and formed new communities. They were 8-10 miles from Farmington center, which made for a difficult journey to conduct town business, and even though they were related, the various areas had differing priorities. The parishes of Kensington and New Britain had their roots in the Great Swamp Society, as did part of the Worthington church. Indeed, even

though much of Worthington Parish belonged to Wethersfield or Middletown politically, they had been a part of the Kensington parish for close to 70 years. As early as 1779 the three ecclesiastical societies met and resolved to petition the General Assembly to become a separate township. In May of 1781, “upon the memorial of the inhabitants of Kensington and New Britain and part of the society of Worthington in the town of Farmington, praying to be made a distinct town contrary to the opinion of the first society and the society of Northington (Avon) in said Farmington, as per memorial on file.” Finally, in May of 1785, the Legislature passed an act “incorporating the Town of Berlin. Upon the memorial of the inhabitants of the societies of Kensington, New Britain, and Worthington, showing to this assembly the many difficulties and inconveniences they are subject to for want of being incorporated into a separate and distinct Town by themselves, and the great necessity thereof, praying that the same may be done, accordingly as per memorial on file, Resolved by this assembly, that all lands lying within the limits hereafter described, with the inhabitants residing thereon, be and the same are hereby constituted a separate distinct town by themselves & entitled to have & enjoy all the rights, privileges and immunities that other towns in this state have and do enjoy all the rights and privileges and immunities that other towns in this state have and do enjoy… and the said town of Berlin shall hold their first town meeting at the meeting house in the society of Kensington on the second Monday of June next, at ten o’clock in the forenoon” The first town meeting

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ect came from a district-wide effort to teach Berlin students 21st Century skills, a nation-wide effort by educators to prepare students for their rapidly changing world. One facet of 21st Century skills is business and entrepreneurial literacy, and these eighth graders were hard at work learning everything from recycling techniques to writing a business plan and pitching it to venture capitalists. Following the project’s guidelines, students set out collect materials, design a product, build a prototype, seek out investors and advertise their wares. The product was structured around an artificial economy with phony money, but the lessons were real.

Alicia Maule was part of a team of students that produced a “Junk to Funk” product line from recycled floppy discs. She learned that, “To be successful in the business world, you have to have a great product, and people in the business world have to be thick-skinned.” “This project was an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about how the real world works. They were marketing their products; they were balancing finance sheets; they were learning about payrolls and working with a team towards a common goal,” said Ted Mangi, one of six teachers who helped run the project. “Hopefully they learned that with the right values and a good work ethic, they can earn a living while also making a difference.” (Submitted by McGee Middle School.)

Decision Continued from page 3 tic care are usually younger and women. They sought care due to headache and neck pain — symptoms of a rare subset of stroke, known as vertebrobasilar stroke, mostly seen in younger women. Therefore, the reason they sought care may also be an indicator of their predisposition to a certain type of stroke. (This information is contained in the Rothwell Study, a research project that looked at the entire population of Ontario, Canada.) The Canadian Medical Association Journal put the risk of VBA stroke after chiropractic care at 1 in 5.85 million in a 2001 study. For the population most likely to experience stroke, those over 45, there was no

association found between stroke and chiropractic adjustment, Imossi said, adding that this group showed a lower incidence of stroke. “The most useful information I gleamed from these hearings was the fact that patients presenting with the early stages of vertebrobasilar stroke are being missed,” Imossi said.

The examining board heard more than 15 testimonies and acknowledged the suffering of stroke victims and their families. Imossi said it’s not unusual for chiropractors to get inquiries from worried patients about the risk of stroke and “we do discuss it.”


The secretary noted that “Thousands of Korean War veterans in Connecticut made great sacrifices to fight Communist tyranny and protect democracy on the other side of the world, and they deserve to be honored and recognized for their patriotism.” The town clerk needs to provide Bysiewicz with a list of all living Korean War veterans who reside in town along with addresses, and branch of service for each veteran, if that is available. The period of service is from June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955. For more information call the Town Clerk’s office at (860) 828-7035.(Submitted by the Town Clerk’s office.)

Continued from page 5 The Korean War tribute will be similar to the World War II tributes that Bysiewicz hosted. The Public Service Award program previously paid tribute to World War II veterans in over 130 communities in Connecticut. “Given the tremendous response to the World War II program and the overwhelming requests we have had to honor those veterans that served during the Korean War, I am delighted that you are interested in arranging one in your community,” Bysiewicz wrote in a letter to Wall.

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Caliandri Continued from page 15 took place Monday morning, June 13, 1785. Officials were elected, including a selectman form each of the three parishes; Selah Hart of Kensington, Elias Beckley of Worthington, and David Mather of New Britain. Sylvester Wells became town clerk, Selah Hart, treasurer, and Jonathan Belden, tax collector. Committees to reconcile accounts with the mother towns of Farmington, Middletown and Wethersfield were also chosen. Another committee was created to establish the town boundaries and post markers. It was important to have a signpost to post notices, and there was a decision to build this and also stocks at a point “between Mrs. Percival’s and Steep Hill Lane”. This may have been somewhere between the birthplace of James Percival on Percival Avenue and Robbins Road. The first town tax was also levied at this meeting: one half penny per £. General Selah Hart of Kensington was directed to preside over the meeting until a moderator was elected. Hart had a reputation for leadership. He was 53 years

old, a lifelong Kensington resident, who had been born in a house on Four Rod Road which still stands a little north of a house he was probably in the process of building at the time of the incorporation. He was active in the Kensington Congregational Church, and served honorably during the war for independence. During the revolution he was captured and then ransomed. In 1777 he supervised a lead mine to provide bullets for the war effort. Later, in 1789, he would be a delegate from Berlin to the state constitutional convention. Another selectman elected at that first meeting was Elias Beckley. He was a descendant of Richard Beckley, Berlin’s first European settler, whose family owned land in the area behind Home Depot until ca. 1917. Elias was 50 years old, a veteran of the American Revolution with the rank of captain. His home was on Wethersfield Rd. For a time he operated a blacksmith shop, making tools used in the tinware trade. One of his duties along with being a selectman was to work with a committee in establishing the boundary between Berlin and Wethersfield. Part of that boundary had been established in 1670. In 1770, before the separation of Kens-

ington and Worthington, he was part of a group selected to protect the meeting house from vandalism. This meeting house was on the northeast corner of Farmington Avenue and Porter’s Pass. The third selectman to be chosen was David Mather of New Britain. Yes, folks, New Britain was a part of the original town of Berlin until 1850, when Kensington and Worthington residents voted to separate the borough of New Britain, because it was getting so large that it could outvote the other two parishes. David Mather was another veteran of the Revolution, seeing action in a battle near Greenwich and lived somewhere near the foot of Osgood Hill. He also inherited his father’s farm near South Main St. and Park St. in New Britain. He taught school in New Britain, and was active in the church there. The Berlin that existed in 1785 was based largely on agriculture. It has been said that not much of import has happened here, but I disagree. The Yankee Peddler had his birth in Berlin. One could say the term “nutmeg state” had its birth here, springing from the mythical “wooden nutmegs” that unscrupulous vendors foisted upon unsuspecting victims — or were those “victims” unaware that nutmegs were

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Scholastic achievements

Allison Sullivan of Berlin has been named to the Suffield Academy honor roll for the spring term. Teresa Pandolfo of Kensington was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society at Smith College, Mass. She is employed as a corps member of the Teach For American program. Cody Rutkowski of Berlin has been named to the spring 2010 President’s List at Champlain College, Vermont.

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Students from Hubbard Elementary School recently sang the National Anthem before a Rock Cats-Mets game at New Britain Stadium. drew Kiss of Berlin; Thomas McLellan of East Berlin; Michael Arciszewski, Timothy Rosol, David Fiorillo, Krista Grabeck, James Lerro, Lauren Urso, Christopher Brodeur, Lauren Casasanta, Julianne Ceruti, Chelsea Dodds, Ashley Hamel, Westley Kipphut, Brian Miga, Megan Miller, Lydia Norton, Ashley-Marie Hunting of Kensington.


Colby College, Maine — Matthew Reilly of Berlin. Emmanuel College, Massachusetts — Matthew Catalano of Berlin. Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania — J. Meskill of Kensington. Lincoln College — Betsy K. Wells. Quinnipiac University — Mark Bouchard, Phong Xuan Nguyen, Michael Pindar, Melissa Salonia of Berlin. Smith College, Massachusetts — Teresa Pandolfo of Kensington. Southern Connecticut State University — Christopher Schroder of Berlin. Tufts University, Massachusetts — Casey Sullivan of Berlin. University of Connecticut — Vaneesha Patel, Ethan Beschler, Tyson Carter, Elizabeth Connelly, Paul Griswold, Nataliya Protsiv, Kevin Vellturo, Gregory Horbal, An-

University of New Haven — Sage Meehan of Berlin; Lauren Dimitruck, Molly Matuszak of Kensington. Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts — Kevin Neilan of Kensington.

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Bentley University, Massachusetts — Lindsey Roeder of Berlin; James Stachelek of Kensington. College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts — Rob Dornfried of Berlin. Iona College — Cherie Ball of Berlin. Southern Connecticut State University — Juliana Farrington, Anthony Hrenko, Emmanuel Kouzelis, Paulina Ogibowski of Berlin; Amanda Morin of East Berlin; Jillian Berube of Kensington. St. Joseph College — Kate Dornfried, Mary Sue Guite, Kristen Karroll, Kyra Kulas, Ana Morant, Carly Shapiro, Breana Vessichio of Berlin; Scarlett Carroll of East Berlin; Katherine Vandrilla of Kensington. Tufts University, Massachusetts — Casey Sullivan of Berlin. University of Connecticut — Michael Baczewski, Ethan Beschler, Caitlyn Brodeur, Kelly Cantafi, Kelly Foy, Michael Griswold, Paul Griswold, Gregory Horbal, Andrew Kiss, Alexander Konefal, Katrina Nygren, Kathleen Page, Michelle Roberts, David Trinh, Christian Wilkie of Berlin; Joanna Guziewicz, Thomas McLellan of East Berlin; Shayne Anderson, Sarah Carlson, Lauren Casasanta, Julianne Ceruti, David Fiorillo, Ashley-Marie Hunting, Brian Jud, Westley Kipphut, Michael Makucin, Christopher Neckermann, Lauren

Pucci, Michael Soneson of Kensington. University of Hartford — Nancy M. Rubera, Andrew Mukon, Lauren Dwyer of Berlin; Courtney Sak, Tomasz Dyrkacz, Christopher Carlone, Carson Collier of Kensington. Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts — Gabriel Rivera of East Berlin.




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Senior Happenings

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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 final screening scheduled for June is blood pressure screening on Tuesday, June 29 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. For more information, call the Berlin VNA at (860) 8287030.

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Members of the Berlin VFW Post 10723 Ladies Auxiliary gathered recently to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

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Catholic Charities Counseling services are offered free of charge on Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Senior Center. Appointments with Cheryl Eiderdown, MSW Intern, are required. Eiderdown also will schedule home appointments. For more information and to make an appointment, call (860) 225-3561, ext. 335.

Day at the Big E. Oct. 19 — Hunt’s Landing – Oktoberfest. Nov. 3 — Tutankhamun – New York City

AARP trips

The Berlins AARP has scheduled the following trips. For information or to make reservations, call Phyllis Fecteau at (860) 828-4934. July 20 — All you can eat lobster and comedy show at the Delaney House. Aug. 12—Bobby Vinton at the Aqua Turf. Aug. 26 — Lady Katherine lunch cruise and Science Center, Hartford. Sept. 23 — Dutch Apple Cruise, lunch and tour on Hudson River. Oct. 4— Adams Farm, Vermont.

Lending library

Seniors are welcome to borrow two books per visit (on the honor system) from the Senior Center library The books may be borrowed as long as needed. Library hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Computer use

Thanks to a donation of a computer and printer from the Friends of Berlin Public Health Nursing Services, seniors are invited to use this equipment free of charge. Sign up at scheduled computer time at the Senior Center.

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Senior Bowling League results from June 18: Liz Rugens, 186; Walt Wallace, 181; Ferd Brochu, 180; Stan Dziob, 179; Ed Picard, 166; Chuck Leonhardt, 163; Joe Aziz, 162; Laura Brochu, 159; John Nappi, 159; Marie Kaczynski, 162; Nancy Dumond, 150.


Thursday, June 24, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen Martin Adamkiewicz Nicholas Paul Addamo Alex F. Agostini Brooke A. Ahlquist Taylor J. Anderson Marc A. Ayotte Nicole Veronica Baccaro Julie Ann Baldyga Michael Robert Ball Jack A. Banks Eric Robert Becker Jenna Nicole Bell Theodore John Benoit Ryan G. Bisson Jacqueline Borysewicz Karen M. Boucher Danielle Diane Bourgoin Kaitlyn Marie Bovee Corey Alexander Brix Alison Rejeanne Brochu Nicole Elizabeth Bugella Matthew Peter Burbula Jennifer Michelle Burrows Keith Alexander Busch Briana Marie Calafiore Nicholas R. Calvo David Matteo Campagna Douglas Joseph Campbell Ryan W. Campbell Michael Paul Campisi Katherine A. Caplik Elizabeth Ann Capodagli 3 Nicole Marie Carlone Sharon Carolanne Carpenter Keith Stanley Casserino Marijane Alane Ceruti Rachel Michelle Chartier Christina Maria Chogurian Chrystina Eleni Christodlous Daniel Caruso Cirullo Joseph John Colossale Michael P. Condon Kyle Gavin Connolly Joseph Michael Cooper Kailin Elizabeth Cornwall Sierra Rose Coughlin Edward Michael Courchaine Tessa O’Neill Cugno Aldin Custovic David Lionel Strazzulla Cyr Jodi L. Cyr Carina Rose D’Amato Dylan A. Dabkowski Victoria Alexandra Daigle Deven Joseph D’Aleo Justin Daniel Damato Jaden Alston Davis Timothy Chapman Dean Anthony Michael DeFranco Samantha Ann DeGroff Nicholas Anthony DeEoia Ashley Ann DeMarco


Berlin High School Class of 2010 Nikki Kureczka Kevin Ve La Zakary David Labieniec Liana Laguna Anthony James Lapila Katelyn Rose Lavette David Anthony Legnani Scott Francis LeMaire Richard Z. Lewandowski Jake Liberatore Lauren Gill Lisitano Kevin Peter Little Andrew D. Lomaglio Krystie Anne Luczynski Allyse Marie Madey Kyleigh Amber Makowski Dovile Malinauskas Brian K. Malloy Bailey Sonia Mariner Anthony James Marsiglia Anthony Michael Marzi Kara Mavis Chelsea Rose McLoughlin Catherine Rose Michaels Zachary Michael Mildrum Daniel Joseph Modifica James D. Molski Lori Ann Morin Madeleine Joy Morrin Kathleen E. Mullins Charles A. Munson Elizabeth Munson Kyle S. Munson Margaret Anne Murphy Timothy Paul Murphy Lauren Grace Nappi Paulina N. Nastyn

Samantha Marie DelConte Marc Anthony DelValle Rebecca Kathryn DiMattia Philip R. DiPietro Michael Stanley DiPace Sean Michael Dodds Margaret Helen Doyle Brittany E. Dudics Elizabeth Ann Dunham Monique Aimee Minh Chau Nguyen Duong Matthew S. Dygus David J. Edwards Nicole Jacqueline Egan Lindsay Catherine Erickson Rebecca Marie Farr Blair Alexandra Ferry Abigail Christine Fischer Christopher Joseph Freeman Paige Nicole Fucello Anthony Gregory Gagliardi Nicholas Anthony Galo Victoria Maria Gancarczyk Samantha Lee Garfi Brian George Garrison Genta Gilani Kellyn Ann Goldberger Molly Jean Goldberger Euis Alberto Gonzalez JerrodA. Greider Jason Thomas Gundry Daniel Thomas Hackett Kyle Morgan Hamilton Mark Walter Hannon, Jr. Scott W. Hans Kelsey Jean Hare Joseph Sean Harrington Alyssa Marie Hayes Emily Taylor Hayes Eric Robert Hillemeir Lindsey Elizabeth Hoffman Katlynn Holzman Eric Jason Jalbert Maksym Piotr Jaworecki Mark Stewart Jolley Daniel Antonio Jose Kevin Lukasz Juchniewicz Farah Kader Sandra Agnieszka Kaliski Beata Kaminska Ross Peter Karoll Spencer Edward Karoll Patrick Karwowski Chad P. Keyworth Dominick Anthony Kielbowicz Joseph R. Kierwiak, IV Timothy William King Daniel Ryan Knopf 1

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Valitsky Continued from page 6

West Hartford and is currently retired. A member of the Connecticut Chapter of the Korean War Veterans, Valitsky has participated in pa-

rades and memorial services. He resides in Berlin with his wife Anne. The Korean War is known as the Forgotten War. Valitsky said any who served should never be forgotten. He looks forward to the 60th anniversay of the Korean War, when all who served will be remembered. (Submitted by Joe Valitsky’s daughter, Patrese Bielinski.)

Rose Continued from page 14 Beth Clemens Campanelli is the one that made this all possible. Although she wasn’t a classmate, her husband Pete is. Beth offered to help as she had the time to dive into the multitude of names and seek out each classmate like a bloodhound to be sure

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they didn’t miss this opportunity. Her relentless commitment to working the computer, making phone calls, sending out emails, calling again to give classmates who hadn’t responded an additional push to come, was so endearing to our entire class and we can’t thank her enough for all the love that she put into this effort. Classmate Jim Welch from Massachusetts did a terrific job bringing in sound equipment and seeking out all the great songs of our era so we could take a dance back in time — you know how you feel when that song comes on the radio from years ago? You may not remember what happened yesterday but that song immediately transforms you to a place and time that everything you said, wore or did at that moment, makes you sit and smile or sometimes cry and reflect back. So it is that today, some of us are feeling a little melancholy. We want to turn the clock back not only to this past Saturday night but to 40

years ago. I thought turning 58 would take forever— I thought none of our classmates would die so young. If there are any seniors who graduated from high school that may be reading this, here’s a thought, take a good long look in the mirror — look at your classmates with the same intensity — capture that picture, because I promise you, there will be a day that you too look back and ask, “Where did the years go?”. Life is such a gift that we take for granted. It’s important to worry about the big stuff. One of my favorite sayings is “remember to enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things”. So I wait with anticipation and pray with God’s grace that I, along with all my classmates, will be able to reunite again in five years at our 45th. Thank you Beth, Jimmy, the reunion committee and our class and as the great song goes, thanks for the memories!

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Kim Rasmussen competed in soccer, basketball and track and field every year during her time at Berlin High School, and earned 12 varsity letters.

Rasmussen was ‘special’ without specializing By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen In this age of specialization, when young athletes often put all their focus and energy into one sport, Kim Rasmussen was an anomaly. A member of the Berlin High School Class of 2010, Rasmussen competed in soccer, basketball and track and field every year during her scholastic career, and accumulated 12 varsity letters along the way. Being a three-sport athlete was taxing on her body, but Rasmussen indicated that the bangs and bruises and soreness were worth it. “Playing in three sports definitely gets tiring. I really start to feel it in March because I don’t have any break between the soccer and basketball season,” said Rasmussen. “Basketball tires me out the most because of the length of the season and the level of commitment required. However, even when my body is ready to shut down, my love of sports, and competitive spirit never allows my drive to succeed to dwindle.” It was that competitive spirit and drive that made Rasmussen a favorite among local fans, and in the locker room. “I love everything there is to love about competition. Whenever I step out onto the court or the field, the adrenaline takes

over me as soon as the whistle blows,” Rasmussen said. “The feeling I get playing sports and competing in games is the greatest feeling in the world, and nothing could ever replace that. I love the fight, the battle, the determination, the drive, and the satisfaction of defeating the opponent.” Also, Rasmussen enjoys the camaraderie that athletics provides. “My teammates have been a very important part of my high school sports experience,” she said, “and being able to walk onto the field or the court along with my teammates, and know that we are all going to give everything we have, is one of the best parts about competition.” BHS girls basketball coach Sheila King has referred to Rasmussen as a lost breed. “I think she did it right,” said King. “Too many young athletes are specializing and missing out on sports in high school … There is nothing like playing for your high school team, or your town, and no other sport programs can duplicate that.” “Kimmie wore many Berlin uniforms, wore them with pride, and represented them with dignity, heart and hustle,” King continued. “I hope many young girls follow in her footsteps and enjoy competition, and all sports, to their fullest.” See Rasmussen, page 26

Incoming Berlin High School senior Mike Rector was named boys basketball Player of the Year at the Connecticut AAU awards banquet, held June 16 in New Haven. Rector plays for CT Premiere. “Mike has done an amazing job leading by example this year,” said his AAU coach John Vieira. “He has matured immensely throughout the four years he has played for us. Mike is determined to play in college, and it shows from his work ethic in practice.” As a member of CT Premiere, Rector has gone up against some of the topranked guards in New England and the tri-state area, and has held his own. “Four years ago I told Mike we would make him a college player,” said Vieira, “and he has certainly lived up to expectations, utilizing all the fundamental skill sets learned in practice, as well as adhering to our tough, disciplined style of play.” The Berlin High School athletics department has been selected as the No. 1 athletics department in the CIAC Class MM division. BHS is now in the running to be named the top athletics department in the entire state.

The BHS athletics department will be honored at a ceremony to be held Sept. 23 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. “An honor like this is a reflection of our Redcoat academic and athletic community,” BHS athletics director Jim Day wrote in an e-mail to his coaching staff and to school administrators. “I can’t express how proud I am of all of you and your consistent positive approach to our program. As I have said many times, I’m a lucky guy to serve as your athletic director. Once again, thank you for your efforts.” Incoming Berlin High School seniors Monique St. Jarre and Max DeLorenzo earned the 2010 Berlin Lions Club C. Howard Goding Award. Each year, the Berlin Lions award the scholarships to an outstanding male and female student-athlete in their junior year at BHS. The Goding Award’s namesake passed away in 1979. The C. Howard Goding Scholarship Fund was started through the efforts of Goding’s friend, neighbor, and fellow Lion Ralph King.

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Incoming Berlin High School senior Mike Rector was named Connecticut’s AAU boys basketball Player of the Year.


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UConn wins DeLorenzo Berlin Legion stumbles out of the gate sweepstakes By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen

By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen Incoming Berlin High School senior Max DeLorenzo will continue his football career at the University of Connecticut. The running back committed to the Huskies on June 21. He will attend UConn on a full scholarship. BHS’s all-time rushing leader, DeLorenzo led the Redcoats to their first state championship this past season. “We are very happy for Max and his family,” BHS football coach John Capodice said. “Max has worked extremely hard on the football field and in the classroom. It was exciting to receive the phone call from (UConn head football coach) Randy Edsall offering Max a full athletic football scholarship. Coach Edsall spoke very highly of Max and our Berlin High School football program.”

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Berlin High School’s Max DeLorenzo, in action in 2009. DeLorenzo joins a growing list of BHS football players that have gone on to play for big-time college teams. Former Redcoats have suited up for such programs as Stanford, South Carolina, Penn State and Rutgers. UConn is seen as a program on the rise. The Huskies have played in four bowl games, winning three.

It’s a Brave New World for the Berlin American Legion baseball club. After a perfect storm year in 2009 in which Rob Manzo’s team won the Zone 3 championship, the Connecticut State Championship and the Northeast Regional crown and played in the Legion World Series, this year’s club is — in a word — rebuilding. That hasn’t happened very often in this baseball-rich town. “It’s the first time in 13 years we’ve had this kind of trouble out of the gate,” said Manzo, whose club was 1-4 in Zone 3 and 2-8 overall at press time. “We have in many respects a brand new team, a team without a lot of Legion experience.” Except for returning pitchers Taylor Anderson and Sean Sylvester, many of the players have little Legion experience. No question the club was hurt by the injury

and subsequent unavailability of Anthony Marzi, who would have been the club’s No. 1 pitcher. “If we had Anthony, he would have stepped in as No. 1,” said Manzo of last year’s State Tourney MVP. “Taylor would have been No, 2, Sean No. 3 and we could have gone from there. But while that would have meant maybe a couple more wins at this point, I’m not sure the overall situation would have been much different. “I don’t like to use the word rebuilding, but it is what it is.” Berlin got its first Zone 3 win Monday night when it beat Meriden 3-2. The winners got a run on an error in the top of the seventh to break a 2-2 tie and Anderson, who had nine strikeouts, made it stand up. Anderson also pitched well in the club’s recent 4-1 loss to Middletown. He gave up seven hits and struck out six of the Post 75ers. The game was 1-1 gong to the seventh, but



Middletown’s Kyle Krajewski got a two-run single. Berlin threw the ball all over creation on the play and Krajewski kept on running and scored for the fourth Middletown run. “We had a couple of chances against [Tom Ryan] their pitcher,” said Manzo. “But you’re only going to get a couple against him. They got the big hit and we didn’t.” Manzo said that among his other players, Brendan Germano is having a nice season hitting .308 at second base, Mike Cowperthwaite has pitched well and played a good third base and Will Matuszak has pitched to an earned run average of 1.74. The hectic Legion season continued for Berlin this week. The club played at Madison Wednesday, is slated to play at East Haddam Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and hosts Westbrook in a double header at Sage Park Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. Berlin will take a break from Zone 3 play when it hosts Cumberland, R.I. Post 14 at noon Saturday, then goes right back into zone play Sunday at Meriden at 11 a.m. See Legion, page 26

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Youth Sports Baseball Major League Hadfield’s Sport Shop White Sox 12, Kiwanis Red Sox 6: Alan Guild had three hits, including a homerun, and scored three runs, and Zach Veleas scored three runs of his own as the White Sox topped the Red Sox. Hunter Tralli picked up the win on the mound. Hadfield’s Sport Shop White Sox 10, Arkema Giants 8: Hunter Tralli hit a grand slam, and Brendan Ebert earned the pitching victory as the White Sox bested the Giants. Hadfield’s Sport Shop White Sox 3, Beautified Cabinet Yankees 2 (7 innings): Evan Cornwall homered, and Nick Perrone scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Relief pitcher Alan Guild picked up the win. Hadfield’s Sport Shop White Sox 8, Kiwanis Red Sox 0: Brendan Ebert, Alan Guild and Joey Leary combined for the shutout. Nick Mozzicato led the White Sox offense with two hits. Hadfield’s Sport Shop White Sox 7, Roger’s Marketplace Orioles 0: Hunter Tralli and Brendan Ebert combined on the shutout. Tralli had

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Shooting ‘Stars’ The CONN Rising Stars U13 AAU boys basketball team won the Brewster Memorial Day Tournament in Brewster, New York. Comprised of area players, the Rising Stars won all three of their games at the seven-team event. The champs are, front row, from left: Kyle Wollman and Ryan Oliva. Middle row, from left: Brenden Vessichio, Ryan Stefens, R.J. Veneziano and Pat Murphy. Back row, from left: Club Director Mike Veneziano, Ryan Deblasio, Jack Murphy, Travis Frisk, Jack Stafstrom, Head Coach John McNair and Assistant Coach Andy Stephens.

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Softball Major League Academy Printing 16, Visual Perceptions 3: Gamewinner Nina D’Amato pitched a complete game two-hitter with 11 strikeouts as Academy claimed the league playoff title. D’Amato was backed by the defensive play of Vanessa Reimer, Grace Reimer, Emily

Summer league baseball registration for players age 8 to 11 will be held today, June 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Dennehy Field. Players must have participated in Berlin Little League this past season. There is a fee to try out.


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Conticello, Sarah Yousef, Kasha Kolc, Sare Zliczewski and catcher Arian Silas. Gabby Strain led the Academy offense with two hits. D’Amato scored three runs. Conticello, Rianne Mayer and Grace and Vanessa Reimer scored two runs each. Academy Printing 5, Hadfield’s 2: Academy trailed 2-0 before scoring five runs in the


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rasmussen Continued from page 23 BHS girls track and field coach Steve Soucy echoed King’s praise of Rasmussen. “Kim is a really special kid. She has a good head on her shoulders, works extremely hard and has everything in perspective,” said Soucy. “It has been a trend for kids to become really specialized into one sport at a young age. And Kim excelled at three. She was able to do this, partly, because she just played for the enjoyment of each sport, rather than only playing one year-round simply to try for a scholarship. It is really nice to see people like Kim buck that trend and play because it’s fun.” Rasmussen earned AllConference honors five times while at BHS, and was part of seven conference championship teams. She served as a team captain in each of her sports. She was a top-notch student as well, and also managed to hold down a parttime job.

“Kim is the ultimate student-athlete,” said BHS girls soccer coach Steve Yanosy. “She is a competitor, and is one of a kind. To play three sports and letter in them all four years is truly an achievement.” Rasmussen will attend Springfield College where she will compete in soccer and basketball. No surprise here, she will major in Physical Education. With her high school career in the books, Rasmussen would like to be remembered

as a leader, a positive role model, and as someone who gave it her all and never quit. “I hope people just remember me as a high school athlete who loved the game and would do anything for my teammates or to help us win, no matter which sport it was,” she said. “Through high school sports I have learned to play with a ‘refuse to lose’ mentality, and I think that this is something that will definitely benefit me through college and beyond.”


with a solid 21st place showing. Voelpel, a freshman, entered the second, and final, day of the competition in 32nd place. “We are very excited about the future with Catherine,” said BHS coach Steve Soucy. In other recent action, Berlin’s Kate Piotrowicz finished sixth in the CIAC Hammer Throw. With her strong showing at the event, Piotrowicz, a sophomore, earned a spot in the New England competition, where she placed 16th. — Nick Carroll

Continued from page 23 The scholarship fund memorializes Goding’s longtime contributions to the Berlin Lions Club, including many years on the Berlin Fair Committee and as its President in 1951. Also, the awards recognize Goding’s life, and love of sports. Berlin High School track and field standout Catherine Voelpel finished her season at the CIAC Heptathlon

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Berlin 2, Farmington 1: Nikki Xiarhos and Maeve McQuillan scored for Berlin. HanContinued from page 25 nah Schulz and Julia Sisti contributed assists. Macy Cohen and Lisa Grieco also played fourth inning to propel it into the well for the victors. league finals. Callie Beatman and Saman- Lacrosse tha D’Anna led off the fourth Senior girls with walks. Grace Reimer West Hartford 15, Berlin 5: knocked them in with a single. Berlin goalie Kas Colasanti After Rianne Mayer was hit by stopped 18 shots. Michelle a pitch, Arian Silas came Corriveau sparked Berlin’s ofthrough with a triple to score fense with two goals. Bry CoReimer and Mayer. Nina D’Am- lasanti and Erin Goodwin ato then drove in Silas for the chipped in one goal apiece. fifth run. Gaby Bierwirth, Caitlyn DiVanessa Reimer, Gabby Cioccio, Taylor Budney, Ali Strain and Emily Conticello Souza, Ashley D’Attilio, Livia also had hits for the victors. Hendrickson and McKenna Academy pitchers allowed Quigley also contributed offenjust two hits and struck out sively for Berlin. Anchoring the nine. locals’ defense were Athena Lawrence, Jess Karwowski, Soccer Erin Levack, Julia Ferraguto, Val Slimskey and Heather U-11 girls Berlin Bash 2, Suffield-A 1: Mader. Berlin secured its second straight Central/North Central District A Division League title with the win. Continued from page 24 Suffield got off to a fast start, scoring at the 15-minute mark, but the Bash answered quickly “It’s a crucial week for on a direct kick by Olivia Nor- us,” said Manzo. “It’s early, ton. Sophia Morell gave Berlin but we’re really playing for its winning margin in the sec- our play-in lives right now.” ond half. Teams must finish with Sammy Giardina stopped eight shots for the victors. An- records that are at least two choring the defense for the lo- games over .500 to qualify for cals were Kirsten Armetta, the Legion play-in round Grace McCann, Sarah Dad- July 20-21. In a 24-game zone schedule, that means teams dario and Tess Atkinson. Also playing well for Berlin must be at least 13-11 to get were midfielders Olivia Cialfi in. and Danielle Skates and forWinners of the single wards Carolyn Stickel, Alexis elimination play-in round Cabral and Cheyenne Inturri. advance to the double elimiU-10 girls nation state tournament Berlin 3, West Hartford 2: which opens July 24 at TorBerlin’s goals were scored by Nikki Xiarhos, Courtney Vogel rington and South Windsor. and Julia Sisti. Sisti added an The winner of that event assist. Jess Gaetgens and will join Middletown Post 75, Cara Wade were solid in goal the host team, in the Northfor the victors. Macy Cohen, east Regional at Palmer Lisa Grieco and Olivia Curtin Field in Middletown Aug. 5also played well for the locals. 9.





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Library News

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Summer programs Water Your Mind: READ is the theme of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library’s Adult Summer Reading program this year. Sign up online. Receive a coupon for a free Praline’s ice cream just for signing up. Participate and be eligible for great prizes throughout the summer. Make Waves @ Your Library is the theme of the BerlinPeck Memorial Library’s Teen Summer Reading program this year. Sign up online. Receive a coupon for a free McDonald’s ice cream or French fries just for signing up. Participate and be eligible for great prizes throughout the summer. Storytimes will be held on Thursdays at 10:30 and 6:30 throughout the summer. Decorate flip flops on Tuesday, June 29. Adults, teens, and children are invited to bring their own flip flops to decorate. Children may also paint ducks or beach balls (while supplies last). Rock-Cats will visit storytime on Thursday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m. Come for baseball stories and take your picture with a baseball mascot. Family Movie Night is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6 and Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Titles will be announced. Sidewalk art for all ages is scheduled for Monday, July 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. (Rain date is July 19.) Create your chalk drawing in front of the library. Mystic Aquarium’s touch tank is scheduled to visit on Tuesday, July 13 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Children ages 5 and up may register for their spot beginning June 28.

Over 130 children and parents attended Camp Thundermoon’s recent open house, which included guided facility tours, arts and crafts, theatre activities, archery demonstrations, fun games and activities, a bounce house and cotton candy machine. For more information about Camp Thundermoon, call the Berlin-Kensington YMCA at (860) 828-6559.


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Parks and Recreation

The meaning of music

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The Berlin Parks and Recreation summer playground program has scheduled a Tie-Dye Day for Tuesday, June 29 and an outing to Putter’s Paradise on Thursday, July 1. Registration for the field trips and special events at Willard playground is scheduled for tonight, June 24 at the Community Center. For more information, call Jack Rudy at (860) 828-7061 or email

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English tutors are needed. No experience is necessary – training, observations and support are provided. Literacy Volunteers of Central CT has many adult students waiting for tutors to help them with reading, writing and speaking English. Tutor training is scheduled for July 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 at the New Britain Public Library, from 9:30 a.m. to

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

Berlin students are acknowledged by the New Britain Symphony for their “What Music Means to Me” essays or posters at a special performance for fifth grade students in Berlin, New Britain and Plainville. From left: Haley Hauptfeld of Willard Elementary School; Stephanie Humen of Griswold Elementary School; Caylie Whiteside of Hubbard Elementary School; Max Weiss of Willard Elementary School.

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Bokhari, of 91 Schraffts Drive, Waterbury, is listed as president. The restaurant liquor application was filed May 31 with the liquor control commission, a division of the state’s Department of Consumer Protection. Objections to the application must be filed with the commission by July 11. The applicant’s sign also listed conditions of: “disc jockeys” and “live bands.” Syed Sons attorney, Bruce G. Temkin, of Hartford said the matter was confidential and he was not able to comment at this time. Owner Glenna Grelak said she had no comment at this time. For many years, the Grelak siblings, Glenna Grelak, Bob Grelak (now deceased), Winnie LaMothe (along with her husband Steve LaMothe) have been involved in various roles running the inn and restaurant their father John Grelak bought in 1945. In 2007, the Grelaks sold the lodge next door at 2387 Berlin Turnpike, for $3.2 million to the Kanji Partners LLC, which is owned by Sagar Shah and family. At that time, Grelak said it was difficult to keep up with both businesses and that there was no younger generation to take over when the current generation retired. Since then, Winnie LaMothe has retired.


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The Buzz Around Berlin Tarentella ballerina

Scouts gather at Sage Park

Girl Scout Troop 66308 recently went to Sage Park to learn how to letterbox. Pictured are troop members Marissa Pettinelli, Jessica Gaetgens, Tina Petry, Cara Wade, Gabriella Bonfiglio, Sara Bengiovanni, Calli Beatman, Danielle Taglucop, Kella Psilla, Melanie Sullivan, Kailey Lacasse, Maria Funk, and Nicole Perrotta.

Griswold art gallery Margot Paul, 11, of Kensington, performed recently in the Ballet Theatre of West Hartfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performances of Tarentella and La Bayadere. Margot, a student at McGee Middle School, is a member of the Ballet Theatre Junior Company and CONNetic Dance Company.

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Jake Kaplan, a first grade student at Hubbard Elementary School, releases a ladybug into the school garden as part of a library unit of study on the lady bug life cycle.

The Berlin Public Schools held an art exhibit at the New Britain Museum of American Art recently. Art teachers from each school displayed works from 20 students. Pictured is Chloe Ezzo, a fifth student at Griswold Elementary School, in front of art created by Griswold students.


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LOST & FOUND LOST - Green bucket with fishing gear inside lost at Black Pond parking lot. Please call (203) 237-6586


All persons liable to pay taxes on Real Estate, Motor Vehicles and Personal Property in and to the town of Berlin, Connecticut, are hereby notified that taxes on the Grand List of October 1, 2009, are due and payable in full by August 2, 2010.

HONDA Civic Coupe 2002 #917 In these tough economic times we understand how difficult it is to finance a new or used vehicle. Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now Brian 1-866-879-1616

Collection Place: Tax Collector’s Office Room 22 Berlin Town Hall 240 Kensington Road Berlin, CT 06037 Office Hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 8:30 am-4:30 pm Thursdays 8:30 am-7:00 pm Fridays 8:30 am-1:00 pm


Loehmann-Blasius ChevroletCadillac Has Been Helping Customers and Our Community for Over 75 Years. Let Us Help Rebuild Your Future and Your Credit, Together. We Change Lives. Call Cindy 888-879-1616






ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111

TOYOTA CAMRY 2000 $3,488 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

JEEP LIBERTY 2003 FREEDOM EDITION 88K, 4x4, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Alloy Wheels, Cruise Control, CD Player, Automatic Trans and more... $8,995 #588 (203) 634-7878

SUBARU Impreza 2.5i Premium 2009 4 door AWD. Automatic. 12,787 mi #P1650 $17,595 (203) 949-1104

FORD ESCORT 2002 4 speed, Auto. 4 Cylinder. #DR1037 $2,988 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

TOYOTA COROLLA 2010 Silver. Leather. Auto. All Power. 9,000 mi #P1648A $15,900 (203) 949-1104

MITSUBISHI LANCER 2003 OZ Rally Edition One Owner, 103K, 5 speed, Leather Seats, Pwr Windows, Pwr Locks, Sun Roof, CD, Cruise Ctrl, Alloy Wheels $6,995 #585 (203) 634-7878

It's all here! ACURA TL 4 Door Sedan #2329 Filed bankruptcy or even a repo, we at Loehmann-Blasius Chevrolet Cadillac can help. Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now Darrell 1-866-879-1616


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.

SCION TC 2009 One Owner. 5 Speed. Low Miles Only 22,000. Great Gas Mileage w/2.4 Liter 4 Cylinder, Multiple Sunroofs. Like New. #601 Only $15,995 (203) 634-7878

4 Cylinder, 4 speed, Automatic. #DR1056 $3,488 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106


CADILLAC DTS #2289 We have many loan programs available regardless of credit problems. Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now Woody 1-866-879-1616



MERCURY Stable 1994 wagon 77K orginal. $1950 Mercury Cougar 2002 68K, excellent. $3450. Chevy Blazer 1996 4DR, clean. $2550. (203) 213-1142

4 speed, Auto. V6. #DR1199 $3,488 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

Any person liable for these taxes who does not receive a bill or bills, should contact the Tax Collector’s Office at once, by phone at 860-8287023 or in person at 240 Kensington Road, as failure to receive a bill does not relieve one from the liability therefrom for payment.



CHEVROLET Malibu 2002 sedan. Auto. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. A/C. ABS brakes. Keyless entry. 127K $3,500 Cheshire 203-272-6130

CHEVY MALIBU 2002 Interest at the rate of 1.5% per month shall be charged from July 1, 2010, on all taxes not paid on or before August 2, 2010, subject to a minimum interest charge of $2.00. Any and all unpaid back taxes, interest and other charges must be paid in full before payment may be made on the 2009 Grand List taxes.




Said taxes become delinquent if not paid on or before August 2, 2010.

Caroline M. Glabau Collector of Revenue Town of Berlin



Marketplace Ads (203) 238-1953

SUBARU OUTBACK 2007 2.5i Limited Wagon AWD, 4 Door, 4 cylinder. 52,263 mi #P1664 $19,995 (203) 949-1104 CHEVROLET Malibu 2000 4 door sedan. Automatic, 6 cyl. Excellent cond. New tires. 76k miles. Must see. $3995. (203) 439-4220

FORD MUSTANG GT 2006 Mint cond. 5 spd. V8. 32k miles. Garaged. Premium interior. All maintenance records. $19,000. 860-426-9929 or 860-681-4531

Always a sale in Marketplace

VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT 2007 5 Door Hatchback, 5 cyl auto. 28,752 mi #S10307A $13,995 (203) 949-1104


Thursday, June 24, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen AUTOMOBILES TOYOTA Camry 1992 Very Clean. $2350 Hyundai Elantra 2001 leather, CD, $2950. Dodge Caravan 1997 runs exc. $1975. (203) 213-1142


AIR CONDITIONER 5,000 BTU. Like new. $60. (203) 237-9235 Junk cars, trucks, motorcycles. Free Pickup. Free Removal. Running or not.

203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510 AUTO PARTS

BUYING VOLVO S60 2.5T 2004 One Owner, Automatic, Sunroof, Nice Color Combo, 72K, Loaded, All Service Done By Volvo Dealer. Cheap - Only $10,500 #582 (203) 634-7878


Cheap, used affordable cars and trucks.

Call (203) 631-0800 or 203-630-2510 BOATS & MOTORS

COUCH, beige/gray tweed, $275 OBO and black leather swivel accent chair, $150, like new, call 860-349-8544 or 203804-0971 MUST See! Beautiful DR set. Aico Monte Carlo collection. Double pedestal table. Opens to 138in w/3 18in leaves, 6 side chairs & 2 lthr arm chairs. Lg hutch w/glass drs & touch dimmer switch. 5yrs young. Retail $10,000. Asking 3,500. Call Sharon 203-376-7772 REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool - $400 Double Oven - Whirlpool -$400 Dishwasher Maytag $50 Couch Grey Sectional $200 Appliances-black. 203-213-0512 SELLING House-Lots of small stuff Solid wood DR table, oak, 6 chairs & matching hutch, solid wood, 63.5L, 79H, 14.5W. 860-877-0825 or 860-212-5406

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves

TRUCKS & VANS FORD Ecoline 2002 Superduty E350 Diesel 7.3, 193K, ladder racks, tow package. Asking $3,400. Call 203-237-3833

16FT LUND Rebel SS 2005, Suzuki 30 hp 4 stroke, Minkoto trolling motor with quick mount, fish finder, trailer with rollers, spare tire, boat cover and more. Excellent condition $10,500. 203-265-0695

PETS & LIVESTOCK BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, $350+. 860-930-4001

GMC JIMMY 1998 4 Speed Automatic, 6 cylinder. $2,988 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

COCKER Spaniel Puppies Ready to go! Purebred. 5 males, brown & white, black & white, 1 all black. No papers. $300 each. Parents on site. (203) 887-9767 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833


PET SITTING BY KAREN In the comfort of your pets home. Visit or call Karen @ 860-770-8731. RAGDOLL KITTENS- Blue eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, TICA registered. SBT. Vet checked. 1st shots. Ready to go! $650$450. Please call 860-329-9893

CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 WINDOW air conditioner Carrier 8000 BTU, 110 volts. $50. Call 860-426-0199

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE (2) WALNUT dressers, $100. Twin bed, cherry wood, $75. Quilt rack, $20. Microwave cart, $35. Treadmill, $100. Glassware. Call 203-440-2629

COFFEE table & 2 end tables, oak All for $40. Folding dog crate, large, $50. Exc cond. Call 203-237-6807 MEN’S Pants - New, 6 pairs, 34S. Variety. $5 each or best offer for all. (203) 440-3919 PLAYSCAPE - Large, wooden w/ picnic table, 8’ slide, climbing rock wall, swings & clubhouse. Paid $900, asking $300. You pick up and take away. 860-349-0941 RASCAL SCOOTER 245, 2004 purchase. Less than 1 mile use, paid $1600 + $300 freight, asking $1500 or best offer. Call (860) 349-3845




SUMMER FUN! Horseback Riding Lessons & Summer Programs Birthday Parties/Pony Rides Rosehaven Stables 203-238-1600



SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH 4 NASCAR Tix, 6/27 Louden NH section SF row 20, $320 for all 4 Call Dan @ 203-213-1051

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

The Jewish Childrens Fund


Free Towing!

BURGUNDY Color leather sofa, with chair & ottoman $1100. Berkline Heavy-Duty Recliner, color Burgundy $200. Call 203-903-7075

SONY 34” Widescreen HD TV. Model #KD34XBR960 Includes stand & Sony DVD Home theater system. This is a tube TV not LCD or plasma. Asking $300 or best offer. Call 203-314-6393


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

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

203-238-3499 $ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Antiques ● Collectibles Costume Jewelry ● Furniture Call or stop by Frank’s 18 South Orchard Street Wallingford Monday-Saturday 9-5 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731

Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY Especially Napier 203-464-0477

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


Factory Deals - Save thousands 18x21 - 60x80 Can erect / Will deliver Source# 1G4 866-609-4321 SUBARU B9 TRIBECA 2007 AWD. 6 cylinder, 3.0. Automatic. 46,646 mi #P1656 $22,995 (203) 949-1104




FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641 WANTED European & American cars. Pre 1974. Cash waiting. Running or not. (203) 294-9745

HOUSES FOR RENT SOUTHINGTON 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath for rent. Excellent condition ranch style duplex with private driveway and deck. Refrigerator, stove, central air, washer dryer hook ups. Call 860-919-0292. No pets. $1200 plus security deposit 2/3 BR Ranch on cul-de-sac. Available July 1. $1400/mo. Call 860-628-9999 SOUTHINGTON 3-4BR, new windows/doors, cozy, clean, close schools & town, most pets ok 136 Berlin St Available now. 860-302-4719


Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting! MERIDEN **Broadview 2 BR. Quiet clean cool bright. Laundry dishwasher C/A $995/mo 203-213-4081 MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. No smoking. $875 (203) 235-4853 MERIDEN-Crown Village, 1BR, Bldg #7, 1st flr, heat & HW incld. Very good cond. Pool & laundry rm. $735/mo Sec & refs. No pets. 203-631-1534 WALLINGFORD - 2BR, 1 1/2 bath townhouse. Completely remodeled. New carpet, appls, paint & more! No smoking, no pets. 2 mos. sec. $1150 (203) 265-0089 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, clean, CA. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR. No pets. $900. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 CHESHIRE: Lg 1 BR in quiet country setting, near Route 10, minutes from I-691. $850.00, including heat & hot water. Security & references. No pets. Call Lynne at 203-213-5577.

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

Voice Lessons

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 3 BR apt, 3rd flr $895 + sec. & utils. 387 Center St. Avail. Immed. 203-938-3789 MERIDEN - 1BR, 2nd flr, stove & fridge incl. Secure building. Spacious, quiet complex. $700 + sec. dep. No pets. (203) 3761259 MERIDEN - 3 or 4BR apt in duplex w/private entrance. Newly renovated. Stove, fridge, w/d hookup. Starting at $1100/mo. Section 8 approved. Call (860) 930-4050 MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN Cape on dead end st. 2 BR, 1 Bath. 12x12 deck. 1300 Sf. 2 car gar. Avail 8/1. $1400. Refs plus sec. 203-671-4299. MERIDEN-Cape, 3BR, 2 full baths, deck, 1 car gar. Avail 8/1. $1,500/mo. Refs + sec. Call 203-619-2767

For Active Adults 55 and better

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

Call Now!

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

HAMDEN 55+ - 1 BR ($695) & 2 BR ($805) Apartments. Convenient location. Spacious, Fully Applianced, W/D hookup, Community Rm. No pets. 203-288-9992

Piano Lessons

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin


PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS. Many different instruments offered. Beginners to Advanced. Experienced music teachers. Call Sarah or Mark 203-235-1546 Summer openings available.

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

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



All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

MERIDEN - 199 Hobart St. 3BR townhouse, 2BA, washer/dryer hook up, 2 months plus security, $1050/mo. 203-284-9016 MERIDEN - spacious 3 BR, 1st Fl Newly renovated, hardwood floors, washer/dryer. No pets, first/last $1100. Section 8 approved. 203-715-5829

MERIDEN 1 & 2BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1 BR, 3 Rms, 3rd fl. Off st parking. Stove & refrigerator. $595 per month. Security required. (203) 627-5633 MERIDEN 1BR newly renovated. Off-st-park., yd, storage. Will consider pets. W/D hkup. Lndlrd next dr. $700/mo+sec. Credit ck. 203-235-5987 MERIDEN 2 bdrm., 1 bath. A beauty! 2nd Fl w/ private deck and laundry. 775/mo. sec dep. 203-715-1965 MERIDEN 2 BR - 2nd Floor So Colony St. Updated. Attic storage. WD hookups. Yard. No pets. Separate utilities. $800/ month + security. 203-809-4627 MERIDEN 2 BR apts. Quiet area. 1st & 2nd FL available. $900 / mo + sec. Off st parking. Section 8 approved. Near I95 & 691. 203-589-1147 or 203-305-0123 MERIDEN 2BR 3rd Fl. Newly renv. Off st. parking. W/D hookup. New appl. 1yr lease. $775 per mo.+ sec. Available now. Call Natalie 203-671-2672 MERIDEN 2BR, 1st fl, Good, quiet neighborhood Dishwasher, microwave, W/D hkup, off st park, backyard. $1000/mo. Sect 8 appr’d. No pets. 39 Oak St. Near school. 860-982-6585 MERIDEN 3 BR. Clean, 1st floor. With fridge & stove. WD hookup. Private yard, full basement. Bunker Ave. $1025/mo. Sec 8 approved. (203) 671-3112

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2BR, 4rms, 1st flr. 317 Broad St. Newly remodeled. No smoking. No pets. $895/mo + sec, 1st months. 203-237-9074

MERIDEN 32 Cook Avenue

1 BR Apts & Studios $595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 4 BRs, 7 Rooms, 1st Floor Eat-In Kitchen. W/D hookup. Off street parking. $1200/month Plus security. Call 860-508-6877 MERIDEN 54 North Ave 2 bdrm. $750/month Call 203-223-3983 MERIDEN Lg 1BR, 4 rms, Heat /Hot Water Included, Many Updates, Hardwood floors & appls. Off St Parking, No pets. $850 Mo + Sec. 203-631-6057 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751

Meriden Studio Apartments Available 80 East Main St. $500 Property Max 203-843-8006 MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 2BR TOWNHOUSE 11/2 Bath, Full Basement, WD Hookup. Cul-de-sac. $875. 2 mos sec. Credit check req’d. No pets. (203) 284-0597



The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, June 24, 2010

CONCRETE & CEMENT NILES CONSTRUCTION Specialists in concrete work, garage & room additions foundations. Monolithic pouring. Fully insured. 50 years in business. #0625778 203-269-6240


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

ELECTRICAL SERVICE HOME IMPROVEMENTS T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Clean Estates, home, attic, bsmt, gar, yd. Free estimate. Spring C/U. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING

HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed. JUNK REMOVAL- Estates, House cleanouts, garages, attics, yards, basements. Sr. Discounts. You point, we take! Lowest price guaranteed! Don 203-235-1318

GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

HOUSE CLEANING Offers complete excavation services, drainage, underground utilities. 50+ yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554 GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted

POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885 CLEANING - Residential & small business. Exp’d, dependable, affordable rates. Call Mary Ann 203-639-7297


Bankruptcy Free Consultation 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

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

To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887 HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Call today for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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

AFFORDABLE HANDYMAN SERVICES - Siding, Patios, kit., baths & more. 203-886-8227 CT Reg #455709. Local and Insured.

Lawn Care/Mowing ●Junk/Debris Removal ● Mulch ●General Cleanups ● Light Hauling ● Power Washing. Will beat your current price! Call for your free estimate. 203-410-3328 LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS 25% OFF ANY LANDSCAPE JOB Junk removal, Mowing, Rototilling 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511 LAWN mowing, yard clean-ups, hedge trimming, brush, shrub pricker & tree removal. Gutters cleaned, Junk Removal. Free written est. Don 203-235-1318

CT Reg #606277 GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free estimates. 203-631-1325 SCOTT SHOP Handyman Service “Honey-Do List Specialist” Mowing, Home & Yard Maint., Painting, Powerwash, Small Repairs, etc. (203) 715-2951 CT #839824

HEATING & COOLING ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing and Heating 25 Years Experience Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276

L & E LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 Bill Rudolph Landscaping Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, landscape design, waterscapes, edging, mulch, stone, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577 JM TRELLA, LLC Comm./Resid. Mowing, cleanups, hedge trimming. Call John 203-889-8731

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

POWER WASHING PROF roof clean srv We remove unwanted black streaks mold mildew moss from your roof shingles. 203-715-2301

WE work well with com and res property owners. We wash decks, walls, walkways, vinyl siding, wood & alum siding. Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301

Call Dennis 203-630-0008

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

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

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

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

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

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


UPDATE your home with a fresh new paint job! Small jobs welcome. Call Paul for a prompt free est 203-238-4320. Reg#582770

CT Reg. #516790


PAVING HOUSE Wash/Pressure Washing Deck Restoration & Refinishing Lic, Ins. Certified 203-675-8710 or 860-267-4843 CT #0616406

Gonzalez Construction


S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, pavers, walkways, patios, tiling Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell-203-376-0355 Bill Rudolph Contractor Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139

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

Gonzalez Construction


Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430



A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Hedge trimming & all your landscape needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Lic’d & ins’d. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311



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





JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572 ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808 PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281


Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

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




For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110



J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880


Pete In The Pickup


Quality Landscaping, LLC Spring clean-ups, Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. Jim. CT Reg #620306 WWW.QLSLLC.COM 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

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

GARY wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

DAVE’S CARPENTRY Roofing, Additions & Garages built. Foundations installed. Best prices in town. Free estimates. (860) 628-7795 CT# 0623748

WALTER’S LANDSCAPING Mowing, Clean-ups, Hedge Trimming & more. Comm/Res. Free estimates. 203-619-2877

ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808


CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER! Garages, Attics, Basements, Lawn Maint., Brush, Pools, Decks, etc. Sr discounts. 203-238-0106

J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880


★★★★★★★★ Driveways/parking lots/ concrete. Free estimates. 50+yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

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



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

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319


STEVENS PAVING All asphalt maintenance. Sealing & crack fillling. Comm & Resid. 10% Sealing discount. No job to big or small. work guaranteed! Ct Reg #625979 860-816-2020

Fahey Plumbing


ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing and Heating 25 Years Experience Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276

Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846

TREE SERVICES PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 LANDSCAPING AND MORE Tree Removal & much more. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511



All Plumbing & Heating Repairs. My promise is to leave you w/a clean, neat, quality job done at a fair price giving you the PEACE OF MIND you deserve. Days, nights, wknds-SAME PRICE!



Roofing, Siding & Gutters Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

EVANS ROOFING We install Flat or Pitched Roofs. Res/Com. We got you COVERED! Licensed & insured. #622795 10% & Sr. Discount 203-235-1861

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

IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

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


Thursday, June 24, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- Clean & spacious studio. Downtown on busline. $525/mo + utils. No pets. Security. 203-982-3042 MERIDEN- Clean & spacious studio. Downtown on busline. $525/mo + utils. No pets. Security. 203-982-3042 MERIDEN-1BR, stove & refrig. All utils incld. Close I-84, I-91, Merrit Pkwy. Pet neg. Call Janice 203-686-0011/203-314-8909 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2RM efficiency , 1st flr. $550/mo+sec. 186 Grove St. Call 203-887-4032 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025 WALLINGFORD - 2BR End unit. Beautiful yard. Quiet st. Washer/dryer hookups. 2 car off st parking. $975/mo + sec. Call 203-631-6057 WALLINGFORD - Large beautiful 4 room, 3rd floor. $775. ALSO: 5 large rooms, 2nd floor. Christian St. $975. No pets. 203-868-1087 WALLINGFORD - Quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. Washer/Dryer in unit. No pets. $950/mo. + utils. Call 203-269-6297 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 50 Lee Ave. 2nd floor. Appliances, on st parking, no W/D hookups. No pets/smoking. $750/mo. 203-444-5722 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Floor 81 Williams St. New carpets. No pets. Good refs. $900. Call 203-809-7013 or 203-410-9464 WALLINGFORD Available North Main Street Victorian 3RMs, 1BR. 3rd Fl. $750 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-269-5973 WALLINGFORD-1st flr, 2BR, remodeled, glass porch, $900/mo. 3rd FL 4 Sm Rms Sec. $650/mo. No pets. Credit ck. Owner/Agent. 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD-Masonic home area, 2BR, 1st flr, stove & refrig, dishwasher, washer & dryer avail. Avail 7/1. No pets. 203-2840741

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-Cozy 2BR, 4Rms, 1st flr, centrally located. Stove & refrig. Hdwd flrs, storage, hookups, parking. No smoking. No pets. $895 + sec. 860-575-4915 WLFD. 1BR w/stove & refrig including heat & hw. Starting at $695. No pets. Lease, sec. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101 WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-537-6284 MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen /bath. $115 per week plus security. MERIDEN-Safe, clean furnihsed rooms. Starting at 140/weekly Cable, phone, off-st-parking. 4wks security. (860) 712-1684

PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON Duties include, but are not limited to, answering E911, emergency medical dispatching, answering non-emergency phone calls, dispatching police officers, firefighters and interacting with the public.Applicants must be age 18 or older with a high school diploma/GED and hold a valid CT driver's license. Applications available at the Police Department starting on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 69 Lazy Lane Southington, CT or found on the Department's website at Application deadline: Before Midnight on Sat, July 17, 2010 Typing Test: July 26-27, 2010 Written Test: August 7, 2010 Oral Board: August 14, 2010 The written test & oral interview will be invitation only & will depend upon the ranking within the typing test. EOE



NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WLFD- Furnished room. Separate entrance. Private bath. Incl. utils, cable, Wi-Fi, off st. parking, laundry. No smoking. $600/mo + 1 mo. sec. 203-623-7778.

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT MERIDEN- 20 x 40 Garage with 2 overhead doors & 1 walk through door for work area. Prefer storage use. Excellent location. $250/mo. 860-663-1229

Warehouse Coordinator - Hartford Henry Schein Dental is the Nation’s largest provider of equipment, products and services to the dental profession. We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our team in the Hartford area! The Warehouse Coordinator position’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: ● Manages the rental inventory and billings. ● Maintains files and documentation and creates correspondence as necessary. ● Types proposals for the equipment sales group. ● Performs weekly mailings to the Equipment Sales Specialists, Field Sales Consultants, and Equipment Service Technicians. ● Maintains the equipment/merchandise brochures. ● Maintains an equipment inventory for the center. ● Utilizes the fork lift and pallet jack in a warehouse environment. ● Answering phones and directing calls as appropriate. Qualifications: ● Strong desire and ability to network both internally as well as with external customers. ● Proven ability to prioritize a varied workload to meet critical deadlines. ● Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs and Internet Explorer. All candidates for this position must apply online via the Career Opportunities page of the Henry Schein website

( Please apply to Job Number 887. WALLINGFORD Enjoy this great Ranch. Features convenient 1st flr fam rm & enclosed breezeway, HDWD flrs thruout, part fin basement w/bilco. Nice lot w/mature landscaping. $244,900 Annemarie 203-265-5618


CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE SOUTHINGTON-RT 322 2BR Townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, EIK, lrg rms, prvt deck, easy access to I-84 & I-691. $135,000. Call Owner 860-523-7984

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE MERIDEN- Owner Anxious! All offers considered. 2BR. 2 bath, Handicap access. Many options. Asking $69,900. 90% financing avail. Plaza Homes 860-828-8692 MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD BRAND NEW DELUXE 2BR HOME IN UPSCALE PARK! FINANCING AVAILABLE! $69,900 MIDDLEFIELD. 81 Long Hill Rd. Gorgeous, newly-renovated, 13 yr old Col, 2250 Sq ft, 3 BRs, 2.5 BA; 2 car gar; 1.3 AC. Turn-key! $449,900 OPEN HOUSE 6/26, 27. 2-4.


MERIDEN $369,900 Stately 4-5 bedroom Colonial on West side. Spacious rooms, formal LR and DR, 3 full remodeled baths, 3FPS. Gleaming HW floors. Indoor kitchen grill. Newer roof, windows, siding. Linda 203-235-3300

203-799-7731 WLFD - 96 CASS Ave. Must See Brick RR 3 beds, 2 baths, cul de sac. Move-in condition, NEW ROOF! Open 6/27 12-2. CHRIS GAETANO 203-6057620 Realty World Clayton


WALLINGFORD Desirable first level 1 bedroom corner unit. 1.5 baths with add’l bedroom. 1586 liveable sq. ft. Upgraded SS appls, lg master BR, amp closets. Pvt wooded back yard. $185,000. Al 203-265-5618


Al Criscuolo (203) 235-3300

Assembly Bristol, CT- All shifts 2+ yrs experience required! Up to $11/hr

Contact HCI@ 203-634-8427 BJ’s Wholesale Club is looking for Sales Representatives to sell memberships for our soonto-open club in Southington. BJ’s offers attractive base compensation, an excellent commission scale, qualified leads, training and mileage reimbursement. For immediate consideration, please call Debbie Boganski at 203-814-7444; fax your resume to 203-632-1032 or email: At BJ’s, we value diversity in our organization, and we are an equal employment opportunity employer.


“Custom Built” Cape set on rear lot. Move right in. 1875 sq. ft. Beautifully landscaped, 2 full baths, 2 car gar, in ground pool. $325,000


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SALES REP (30 hour position) We need an outgoing, self motivated P/T sales rep to call on local companies to help them build their business through advertising with our many media options. This is an entry level position, 30 hour work week.

Must have a telemarketer’s mentality with great customer service and the confidence/expertise to close a sale. Newspaper experience helpful, but not required. We provide an hourly wage w/commission potential, paid vacation & sick days. Please email resume to: hcianciullo@ or mail to Record-Journal Heather Cianciullo Business Development Sales Manager 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT 06450 No phone calls please

HELP WANTED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Immediate openings for 2 technicians due to increased business demand. Prefer A or B ratings with Ford-Lincoln-Mercury experience. 40-hour week, paid uniforms, 401k, benefits, competitive wages. Reply to Mike Gay, Service Manager at or apply in person. BOB THOMAS FORD 2215 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT CALL CENTER - Wallingford Looking for Full-Time, Reliable, ambitious, independent worker with attention to detail. Must be able to adjust to change quickly, have Microsoft Office knowledge and previous phone and problem solving customer service experience (not retail). Please contact Valerie 203.284.6040 Ext 112 CARPET CLEANERS 18 Needed. No exp needed. $400-$1500/week. Call Mon. or Tues. 203-759-0577 CHILD CARE INFANT/TODDLER TEACHER For full time accredited program. ECE Degree req. + exp. preferred. Excellent benefit package. Fax resume to: 203741-0896. EOE.

CHILDCARE DIRECTOR: Provide leadership to a large licensed/accredited program (multiple locations in Meriden & Waterbury). M.S. in Early Childhood Ed / related fields. Min 5 years experience as Director. Knowledge of NAEYC/School Readiness requirements and experience with curriculum and assessment systems. Excellent salary, health, disability & life ins. + 401(k) pension with match. Send resume to: Human Resources, Easter Seals 22 Tompkins St. Waterbury, CT 06708. Equal Opportunity Employer. DATA PROCESSING - Full Time position for Insurance Agency with benefits. Please fax resume: 203-630-1504. ELDER CARE Assistants & Homemakers To work w/the elderly in their homes. Flex hrs. Must have own transp. Pleasant work environment. Good starting salary. Meriden, Wallingford, Southington areas. Assisted Living Services, Inc 203-634-8668 EOE

MEDICAL CAREERS CNA Full time, 11-7 Includes EOW. No phone calls. Apply in person: Mulberry Gardens 58 Mulberry Street Plantsville, CT 06479

DENTIST Fo r G e n e r a l P r a c t i c e FT position. Salary & benefits. Fax resume to 203-799-9937

HELP WANTED DRIVERS: Co & O/OP’s Family medical-benefits with a reasonable payroll deduction. Average earnings $1023/week. Home most weekends. CDL-A 1 Yr. OTR req. 877-538-7712 x18 Apply @ FARMWORKER- P/T Serious individual for fruit orchard. Good for 2nd job, young retiree or others. Call Fred 8-9:30pm 203-2726593 or cell 203-213-8833. HVAC TECHNICIAN Service Tech for commercial & industrial work. D-2 or S-2 lic req. Great pay & benefits. 401k, medical. Paid sick, personal, vacation & holiday. (860) 628-9999 INSTRUCTORS Developmental disabilities day/res. services. FT/PT all shifts. Meriden to Milford. Call (203) 269-3599 for info. ACORD, Inc. LOCAL Insurance Agency seeking Assistant to take payments, make deposits, inbound & outbound phone calls, assist Manager with projects. Insurance experience preferred. Fax resume to 860-760-8211

MAINTAINER 1 Entry-level position involving a variety of maintenance, repair and construction work. Must have a valid State of CT driver’s license and a clean driving record, a CDL is desirable. Requires 3 years experience in construction, grounds or building maintenance or in work involving the operation and care of mechanical equipment. Pay rate: $17.45 to $20.69 hourly (wages under negotiation) plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. The closing date will be that date the 50th application form/resume is received, or June 30, 2010 whichever occurs first. EOE NOW HIRING LINE COOKS Sliders Grill & Bar. Apply at or call 860-747-5199 PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS Wanted for disabled adult day program. Call 203-272-5607 or apply in person at C.O.C.O. 615 West Johnson Ave, Cheshire. UTILITY Construction Company looking for strong individual for labor work. Must be very dependable and have valid driver’s license & DOT medical card. Please call (860) 349-2208 ext 22


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, June 24, 2010


The BHS Class of 2010 and the All Night Graduation Committee would like to extend their sincere thank you to the following program sponsors for their contributions. Their generosity helped make the event truly enjoyable for this years’ graduating class. Edro Corporation ERA Sargis Breen Real Estate Griswold Elementary School PTO Hershcopf Orthodontics Hero’s Bar & Grill Hitchcock Printers Institute of Cosmetology Joe’s Guitars Laborers’ Int. Union of NA Local 611 Lakeview Auto, Inc. McGee Middle School PTO Richard J. Paskiewicz Robert Fischer Fine Woodworking Sirois Tool Company South Kensington Fire Dept. The Berlin Citizen Thurston Foods Tilcon Connecticut, Inc. TOMZ Corporation Uptown Consignment Woman’s Auxiliary Friends Academy Printing ADF Industries Aqua Turf Club Arkema, Inc. Attorney Richard H. Pentore Avery Soda Bella Pizza Bergers Nursery Berlin Pizza Bertucci’s BHS Sunshine Club Bob’s Discount Furniture Central Pizza Country Farms Dr. Michael Cicchetti Dr. Richard G.Viagrande, DMD Even Stephen’s Farr Builders, LLC

Gary Brochu General Mills Corp. Greg O. Dehm Painting Guida Dairy Hubbard Elementary School PTO Islamic Assoc. of Greater Htfd. J Timothy’s Taverne Joey Garlic’s John and Antoinette Pajor Junior Women’s of Berlin Kensington Cafe Kensington Glass & Framing Kensington Market Kevin F. O’Rourke CPA, LLC McDonalds New Britain Rock Cats No Name Tortilla Palmer Property Mgmt. Pep Boys Pine Loft Portofino’s Powerhouse Gym Pralines Price Rite Roger’s Market San Remo Bakery Saratogo Water Senator Donald DeFronzo Sliders Cafe Small Miracles S. Kensington Poultry Farm Springbrook Ice Suburban Stationers, Inc. Subway Tracy & Co. Village Pizza Visual Perceptions Eyecare Wah Wah Kitchen Whole Donut

The BHS All Night Graduation Par ty is a safe, drug and alcohol free event held on Graduation Night in the high school. This event is the culmination of many volunteer hours from parents, family and friends. The All Night Graduation Par ty is the last momentous event as the graduates end their Berlin School careers .


Platinum Sponsors American Legion Post 68 Berlin Lions Agricultural Fair, Inc. Town of Berlin Gold Sponsors Attorney Kevin C. Ferry BHS Boosters Assoc Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. Farr Builders, LLC Tri-Star Industries, Inc. Unitech Sound & Security Systems, LLC Silver Sponsors Beth Hackett Cambridge Specialty Co., Inc. Central CT Lawn Service Connecticut Tire, Inc. Mack Fire Protection MBA Engineering, Inc. McDonalds Berlin River Run Kennels Willard School School/PTO Bronze Sponsors Absolute Auto Achieve Financial Credit Union Animal Hospital of Berlin, LLC Beacon Prescriptions Berlin Police Department Berlin Police Union Berlin Polish Political Club BHS Band Parent Assoc. Bill’s Pizza CARSTAR of Berlin Central Mechanical Services, Inc. Ciardiello Insurance Agency Consignment Originals Dairy Queen Deburring House eBenefits Group Northeast, LLC Echo Consignment

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Berlin Citizen Newspaper for June 24, 2010

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