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Volume 15, Number 26

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Council okays $2M for police station site purchase and clean-up By Daniel Jackson Special to The Citizen In a few months, the former Kensington Furniture storefront and warehouse, which sits along the Farmington Avenue, will be no more. At its June 21 meeting, the Town Council took the next step in acquiring the property for the future police station. The council approved the move to prepare documents to eventually close on two properties that make up Kensington Furniture. The town will spend $2 million dollars on purchasing and preparing the sites. This move comes after years of planning. Police Chief Paul Fitzgerald said “My predecessor, even, demonstrated the need (for a

Patriot honored Sean Cass, a 2009 Berlin High School graduate, is an MS2 in the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Boston University. He recently received several awards at an ROTC Recognition Ceremony. Cass was the recipient of the Sojourner’s Award which recognizes a student with the highest attributes of Americanism and support of the United States as a member of ROTC, and a citation for the Superior Cadet Decoration Award for outstanding cadet in the class for the academic 2010-2011 year. Cass, 2010 Commander of Color Guard for the Charles River Battalion, was also elected to the National Scabbard and Blade joint service honor society recognizing military excellence, and was named to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars based in Washington D.C. Additionally, Cass received a Cultural Understanding Language & Proficiency Recognition scholarship to study Arabic and African culture. He is currently on assignment in Africa and is pursuing a degree in International Relations. Cass is the son of Michael and Rebecca Cass of Berlin.

new police station) back years ago.” Mayor Adam Salina said this development is exciting. After years of planning, the town is beginning to see something actually happening, he said. The new police station is part of a larger project to revitalize the area around the train station. At the June 7 council meeting, the panel was updated by Economic Development Director Jim Mahoney about four projects that will transform the train station area. After the projects are completed, a road will curve past the police station, behind businesses on Farmington Avenue, and to the renovated train station, which includes

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She’s one Tough Mudder Local woman tests mind, body in rugged event By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen When you’re in your 40s, married for two-plus decades, and have grown kids, a good job, it’s easy to settle into a sedentary lifestyle. Kensington’s Deb Paradis doesn’t accept that fate. This past spring, the 46year-old married mother of two completed a grueling Tough Mudder competition at Vermont’s Mount Snow. Billed as “the toughest oneday event on the planet”, Tough Mudder participants encounter numerous British Special Forces-designed obstacles along a rugged 10 to 12-mile course. “I can honestly say this challenged me physically and mentally, and is one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life,” Paradis said. “It’s amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it.” Due to the physically and mentally-demanding nature of the event, the majority of

Kensington resident Deb Paradis, left, makes her way through an obstacle during a Tough Mudder competition at Mount Snow in Vermont. “It’s amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it,” said Paradis, 46. Tough Mudder participants — including Paradis — chose to join a team. Navigating the Tough Mudder course with Paradis were fellow Average Joe’s 24

Hour Fitness gym members Mark Brester, Craig Holland, Karen Shaw, Collin Sideranko, Kelly Gilchrist, Beth

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stafford High principal to take over at BHS

The Board of Education has hired a new high school principal. Francis Kennedy, principal at Stafford High School will begin work in Berlin July 18, according to the Berlin High School website. The announcement was made at the June 27 BOE meeting. Kennedy was at Stafford for 15 years. During that time, he oversaw a renovateas-new construction project, a plus, since a renovate-asnew plan is underway for Berlin High School. Kennedy replaces Matthew Harnett who left the post, after one school year, in order to take the principal’s position at Region One School District’s Housatonic

Valley Regional High School in Falls Village. Harnett said he wanted to be closer to Torrington, where he lives. Kennedy lives in Tolland. Stafford High School has approximately 530 students. It has won several distinctions, including being ranked as one of the nation’s top high schools in a 2008 U.S. News and World Report analysis. According to Kennedy’s “Principal’s Corner” on the SHS website, “Stafford High School is an institution on the rise, with our participation on the SAT up to 80 percent, while having 90 percent of our graduates enrolling in college after high school.”

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Here are The Berlin Citizen online poll results for last week. The question was: How well do you know your way around Berlin? I know this town inside and out. 37% Pretty well, there are a few areas that aren’t familiar to me. 47% Mostly I just know my neighborhood and usual routes. 10% I still get lost sometimes. 6% This week’s poll question asks: How do you react when someone mispronounces the name of the town?



All departments in the Town of Berlin are scheduled to be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, July 4. Trash and recycling will be picked up one day later than normally scheduled.

Berlin have mailed their annual letter of appeal to all homes and businesses in town. The departments ask residents to be as generous as possible, as this is their only fundraiser.

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Ratchford Eye Care Center. Mellocrest was a wholesale business that distributed names like Sealtest, and products from local manufacturers such as Naugatuck Dairy, throughout Hartford County, according to Carmen Gagliardi, whose uncle, also named Carmen Gagliardi, was the founder.

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The enterprise began in the late 1940s, when the elder Gagliardi left Crown Dairy in New Britain to start up his own business, in Berlin, at the corner of Farmington Avenue and Lower Lane. In recent years, the building has been vacant, used on occasion as political headquarters during local election years. In those days, “every one of the businesses located on Farmington Avenue was owned by a local business man,” Gagliardi said. Mellowcrest was a family business, Gagliardi said, adding that while his uncle never married, his three nephews came on board, including the younger Carmen, his brother and a cousin. “As we got out of the service — the Korean War — we went to work there,” Gagliardi said. He and his brother and the cousin were the principal employees but lots of local high school kids had parttime jobs there. Three refrigerator trucks were used to take the product


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, June 30, 2011 ing. “We made assumptions, where we didn’t have information. Particularly in areas like roofing asbestos — and it turns out that we were too conservative,” Mahoney said, adding that the hazardous materials’ assessment was better than initially reported. Mahoney said the town will not need to undertake as much remediation at the site as contamination levels for materials such as asbestos and PCBs are below the levels established by the state. Although the site is relatively clean from hazardous materials produced from old buildings and manufacturing processes, it will still be necessary to abate some hazardous materials; about a half a million dollars is allocated for this. The buildings were erected before the present building codes were in place and it would be difficult and costly to renovate them into a

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260 parking spaces. At the June 21 meeting, Mahoney said the town will close on the Kensington Furniture sometime in the fall. The sellers have reduced the price of the property by $200,000 to offset the cost to remediate the hazardous material. The town will use almost half the total amount of money allocated to acquire the property: $900,000 dollars for land and $33,000 to close, according to June 7 council minutes. The rest of the money will be used to prepare the site for build-


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A fundraiser in memory of Amy Ziegler is scheduled for Saturday, July 9 from 2:30 to 10 p.m. at the VFW, 152 Massirio Drive, rain or shine. The event features food, beer, wine and live bands. A fee is charged. All proceeds benefit Share Our Strength, a non-profit organization that feeds hungry children. Donations are accepted. Make checks payable to Share Our Strength and mail to Ray Ziegler, 306 Mooreland Rd., Berlin CT 06037.




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police station. When the property is owned by the town, the old Kensington Furniture buildings will be razed. At a prior council meeting Chief Fitzgerald said this was best route to take because it would prevent criminal activity in the buildings and a lawsuit if someone trespassed into the buildings and got hurt. Mahoney said quotes he gathered put the cost of the demolition at $380,000. No timeline has been set for the project. After clearing the site of rubble, the town plans to spend $15,000 dollars to temporarily restore the site. Architect Brian Humes presented a conceptual map of the new police station and emphasized two design features. The parking lot is behind the building, allowing for the creation of a greenway between the building and Farmington Avenue. This would improve the aesthetics of the area. Also, the police parking lot would have two entrances. “When developing police departments, I try to give two access points,” he said. That way, if there was an obstruction on Farmington Avenue, officers can drive around it. The proposed police station would be a two story building of 30,000 square feet, built on a concrete slab, as water levels at the site rise close to the ground surface.

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Shakes, sandwiches, sundaes and salads — Main Street Deli has it all By Amy Prescher Special to The Citizen

Al Mortensen, retired coowner of Mortensen Ice Cream and Restaurant in Newington, along with Jimi Traver and Jed Baker, have re-opened the restaurant at 114 Main St., East Berlin. “It is its own little town. Everyone knows each other

and all are friendly,” said Mortenson of his experience in the village. A grand opening is planned for July 1 when a 10 percent discount will be offered to customers. Mortenson took over the business from a relative who closed the place about six weeks ago. Since then, a significant investment in the faSee Deli, page 11

Library News Berlin Free Library Programs The Berlin Free Library has scheduled the following children’s programs: Friday, July 8 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — make drums. Hours Adult hours: Monday, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 2:30 to 5 p.m. Children’s hours:

Wednesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. (preschool program 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.); 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Kindergarten through grade 5 program 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.); Friday, 3 to 5 p.m. (monthly program.)

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Summer happenings Family storytimes are scheduled weekly on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30

p.m. Children of all ages may come. There is no registration. This summer the theme is animals from around the world. The theme for the week of July 7 is monkeys and South American animals. Family Film Nights: Tuesday, July 5 at 6:30 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules will be shown. Popcorn will be served. Children of all ages may attend. Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 6:30 Tangled. Construction Club featuring lego plastic bricks is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6 and Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. for children in

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The Kensington Congregational Church holds its worship service every Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday school and child care is available. Chapel in the Woods, a half hour casual worship at 8:30 a.m. service in a natural setting is scheduled to begin for the season Sunday, July 10. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.

monies collected. A raffle is included. For more information and to sign up, call June Heffernan at (860) 828-3868 or

Berlin Congregational The annual Craft Fair is scheduled for Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spaces are available for rent on a first come, first serve basis. Handmade crafts only. For more information, call Tina at (860) 284-9782.

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The Kensington United Methodist Church offers a Taize service Tuesdays at 7 p.m. A Taize service combines silent meditation, prayer and simple music. Silence is a central part of this service and is a gift to those

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leading busy, hectic lives. It provides an opportunity to commune with God through the heart and bring a measure of peace to one’s mind and spirit. The service is open to everyone seeking spiritual refreshment and renewal.

Prayer shawls The Kensington United Methodist Church prayer shawl ministry meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. While most shawls are prepared independently, the group meets once a month for fellowship and prayer. Knitters and crocheters of all faiths are welcome. Call the church, (860) 8284222, for the meeting location.

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Holy Grounds Coffeehouse Holy Grounds Coffeehouse, 146 Hudson St., has scheduled Christian Karaoke for the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Admission is free; free coffee, tea and shacks are offered. For more information call (860) 8283822 or holy-grounds@

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Grab a book and head for the hammock

(This summer, The Citizen is running a variety of stories around the theme of “summer reading.” It’s a great time to kick back and pick up a book. We’ve been asking folks around town what’s on their summer reading list. In this week’s edition two town leaders share their suggestions.) Steve Morelli, deputy mayor I’m reading a book called

Doc: A Novel, which, as is implied, is historical fiction. It’s very good, it’s written by Mary Doria Russell, Morelli and is about the life and times of Doc Holliday. It’s well-written, portrays him as a very educated

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Roy C. Davies Roy C. Davies, 65, of Oxford, passed away, June 8, 2011 at Hartford Hospital. Roy was the son of the late Robert and Nora (McKellar) Davies. He was employed in manufacturing as a tool maker. Roy is survived by a son, Robert C. Davies of San Diego, Calif. Services and burial will be held in California. The Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington is assisting with arrange-

40,000) from the Nazis during the last couple of years of World War II. It is also a novel, but like Doc, historical fiction based on factual events. I enjoy reading historical fiction, if it is well-written and reasonably well researched, it’s a good way to take in history without the textbook nature of much non-fiction. Gary Brochu, president, Board of Education “Now the trick will be finding the time.” Fiction suggestions The Known World by Ed-

ward Jones American Pastoral by Philip Roth Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Selected Stories by Brochu Alice Munro Non-Fiction suggestions Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracey Kidder What Hath God Wrought by Daniel Walker Howe Big Trouble by J. Anthony Lukas

Berlin Briefs Berlin man elected to board The University of Connecticut Alumni Association recently announced members of the Board of Directors for fiscal year Onofrio 2011-2012 which includes Francis Onofrio, of Kensington, a member of the class of 1981. The board is the governing body of the Alumni Association and is elected by its members. Three new members were elected and three incumbents were re-elected. All board members are elected to serve a three-year term and may be re-elected to serve for an additional consecutive term. Onofrio was

re-elected, and will serve until 2014. Officers of the board are elected annually in June and serve for one year. “I am excited to have such an experienced board that will bring their time and talents to our organization,” said Lisa Lewis, executive director of alumni relations. “I am confident that they will represent the UConn Alumni Association’s mission and help

us continue on our path to success.”

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Audrey F. Roby, 85, of Berlin, died June 17, 2011 at Newington Health Care. Audrey was the daughter of the late Edgar and Margaret (Ullberg) Farrow and was the widow of Richard S. Roby. She was employed at the New Britain YMCA as an executive secretary for many years. She was a charter member of Prince of Peace Church, Kensington. Audrey is survived by a daughter Kathryn Bryers and her husband James of Berlin; three sons, James Roby of Berlin and Dr. David Roby of Philadelphia, Penn. and Mark Roby of Florida; three sisters; seven grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. In addition to her parents

and husband, she was predeceased by a brother and a sister. Services will be held July 23, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace, Chamberlain Highway, Kensington. Burial at Wilcox Cemetery will follow the service. The Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington is in charge of arrangements.

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Splendid sight

To the editor: Job well done to the Town of Berlin Veteran’s Commission on the dedication ceremony held on Flag Day 2011. The Veteran’s Commission, Town Council and Economic Development Commission joined forces to complete the park, adjacent to Stop & Shop, which was appropriately dedicated last Tuesday. It was great to see our veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and recent conflicts participate in raising the flag for each branch of service. Some of the teams were father and son tandems (Kip and Dick Benson and Vic and John Baccaro). Among the many town residents present were family

members and children. It was great to have the McGee Middle School band playing the song of each branch of service and strong representation from the Boy Scouts Troops of Berlin. The Veterans Memorial, the dedication ceremony and resident participation was a great sight to see. All involved in this splendid project, its planning, and dedication should be very proud of such a tremendous outcome. Thanks to all. Brad Parsons Commander VFW Post 10732

Sneaker success To the editor: The Junior Woman’s Club of Berlin would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who contributed old, stinky sneakers to our recent collection of worn out athletic shoes. With the assistance of everyone who donated, we were able to keep a few pairs of sneakers from clogging our landfills. Every

year, millions of pairs of athletic shoes are thrown away, wasting good recyclable material. As part of Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program, worn out athletic shoes are collected, processed, and recycled into material used in sports surfaces like basketball courts, tennis courts, athletic fields, running tracks, and playgrounds around the world. We collected 559 sneakers – not sure what happened to the mate of sneaker number 559. It took one minivan, with all the seats down and stuffed to the max, to get the sneakers to the drop off point at the Middletown recycling center. That’s a lot of sneakers. We would like to thank Superintendent of Schools David Erwin for allowing us to use school facilities to conduct the collection. Along with this, a big thank you to the office staff at Hubbard, Griswold, and Willard Elementary Schools and McGee See Letters, next page

Government Meetings

July 5 Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, July 11 Economic Development, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Historic District, Town Hall 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 Conservation Commission, Town Hall, Room 8, 6:30 p.m.

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July 13 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Library Board Room, 7 p.m. Housing Authority, Marjorie Moore Village, 5 p.m. Thursday, July 14 Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 Police Commission, Police Station Conference Room, 6:30 p.m.

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Student voices

Living with cancer, playing sports, Balfore keeps it real By David Balfore (Each year a select group of Berlin High School seniors have their “exemplary pieces” of writing presented, to the Board of Education. This year’s senior selections include: “commended portfolios” by Caitlyn Budnick and Stephanie Swiatek; and “papers of distinction” by David Balfore, Mallory Brochu, Jennifer Flannery, Kevin Kosikowski and Samantha Tsun. Over the next few weeks, The Citizen will publish some of these writings or excerpts from them. This week’s essay is from a Relay for Life speech by David Balfore.) Hello, my Name is 31075 and I am battling cancer. On June 8, 2008, I was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma at the end of my freshman year. I found out I had this diagnoses when I was at spring football practice competing for a varsity spot. I felt very tired and just wanted to sleep because I also had a splitting headache. My Mom knew something was wrong so she brought me to the emergency room at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. My

first two times going to the emergency room I was only diagnosed with Bells Palsy — but on my third visit the doctor came in and told me I, in fact, had leukemia. At first I did not know what to think. The first question I asked the doctor was if I would be able to play sports. When he replied “not this year”, I felt crushed. But I did not give up. I told myself I would be out on that field again and will just fight this disease right now. I always told myself I have to stay positive no matter what and I will be able to overcome this challenge set before me. I took each day one step at a time. I had a two month stay at Hartford’s Children’s Hospital and the nurses and doctors there made me as comfortable as I could be, and I am so grateful for that. With their help it made my stay at the Children’s Hospital much easier. God has helped me during my time with my sickness. I feel very fortunate knowing how lucky I am that I am able to go through everyday knowing that I will be okay. I feel like God has watched over me and has kept me safe during my See Writing, next page

Letters policy — E-mail letters to news@theberlincitizen; mail to 979 Farmington Ave., Kensington, CT 06037 or fax to (860) 829-5733. — The Citizen will print only one letter per person each month. — Letters should be approximately 300 words. We reserve the right to edit letters. — Letters must be signed and names will appear in print. — Include a phone number so The Citizen can contact you for verification. — Letters must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday to be considered for publication for the following Thursday.


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Middle School for distributing flyers and keeping an eye on the collection boxes. The biggest thank you goes to my mother, Stanislawa Supinski, for once again helping to collect sneakers from the schools and deliver them to the final collection point. Helen deRito Junior Woman’s Club of Berlin, Inc.

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time at the Children’s Hospital. I believe he has a plan for me in the future to do something good with my life. Today I know I would very much like to help people and I am pursuing a nursing career because I care about people. I don’t know where I would be today without my family, friends, coaches and my wonderful girlfriend. The first eight months of treatment were rough but I found a way to overcome that and still do normal everyday things. After getting out of the hospital, from when I was first diagnosed about two months later, I had to go back to the hospital once a week for treatment. 1 had my down days which I’m sure many other cancer survivors or people still battling cancer can relate to, but I did not let that get to me. I remember people thinking I was crazy trying to play AAU basketball when still going through some intense chemo. It was tough getting up and down the court because I would get winded very easily. Also I couldn’t even reach the hoop when I first started shooting because I did not have the strength yet. I did not give up though because I knew if I kept running and lifting eventually it would get easier and easier and all of my strength would return to me as long as I never gave up. What I told myself everyday was to not let my illness get

McDowell’s “stealing” an education for her son by enrolling him in the wrong school district by using a false address, how do we know that it is not happening in our town? How does the Board of Education verify enrollment information? It’s easy to give a grandparent’s or friend’s address who lives in Berlin or if parent works in town to use that address. It’s been done before and could be going on now. How far is the information that is given really checked? MaryJane Mason Kensington

the best of me. All the hard work and determination paid off for me. By the end of the season I was able to make three-pointers and run up and down the court without getting as tired as when I first started playing. By the time football season came around I was only going for treatment once a month. I was excited for football though because I really did miss playing with all my friends and was eager to get back out there with all the members of the football team because they are like family to me. I could have taken the easy way out and waited until my senior year to play again but I was determined and willing to fight back and not let leukemia stop me from having fun. I played mostly JV but I was okay with that because I was just happy to be playing again. I was willing to do anything to help my team out. When I got to go in and play varsity I never felt happier in my life. I can remember racking up 11 tackles vs. Tolland and recovering a fumble vs. Weaver. My favorite moment was feeling emotional just because I was extremely happy and I loved the cheers I received from all the fans at Sage Park that night. I will probably always remember that night and appreciate the town of Berlin because I think in their hearts they were rooting for me to do something good.

Camera shy? Citizen photo by Olivia L. Lawrence

This pony at Ferndale Farm on Robbins Road seems a bit bashful, but we hope Berlin’s amatuer photographers won’t be as shy. If you’d like to see your work published in The Citizen send us your best shot and we’ll put it on our website or in the newspaper. This summer’s theme for submissions is “Beautiful Berlin.” Sunsets, gardens, kids, wildlife, family fun, birds and butterflies are all possible subjects. Send photos to by July 29.

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What is it? From time to time, The Citizen runs a “guess what this is” photo. We’re looking for a brief description, where it was located (it’s no longer there), and its place in Berlin history. (Naming these iconic American images is not sufficient, give us some details.) If you know what this is send an email to The first correct reply gets a high-five in the next edition.



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Senior Happenings

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The Timberlin Senior Men’s Golf Association has openings for new members. All handicaps and skill levels are welcome. The group plays Monday or Tuesday mornings until October. For more information, call Rich at (860) 828-5560 or Tony at (860) 8281087.

Exercise for Wellness – Meets Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The class follows exercises designed to maintain strength, flexibility, energy and mobility. Photography Group – Fridays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This informal group of beginners to experienced photographers for camera and photography questions and discussions. All kinds of cameras are welcome.

Senior trips

Results of the Senior Bowling League from June 24: Audrey Zelek, 195; Ferd Brochu, 183; Mike Koval, 175; Joe Sytulek, 167; Laura Brochu, 164; Ron Picard, 164; Stan Dziob, 161; John Nappi, 161; Gene Lemery, 158; Liz Rugens, 158; Sam D’Amato, 156; Rockwell Roberts, 154; Chuck Leonhardt, 153; Irene Willametz, 152.

The Senior Center has scheduled the following trips. For more information, call (860) 828-7006. July 12 — Foxwoods casino. July 13 — Suffolk Downs. July 23-31 — National Parks of the West. Aug. 11 — Quidnessett Country Club with Mohegan Sun. Sept. 1-2 — Mohegan Sun overnight. Sept. 9 — Bateaux, New York. Sept. 28 — Wicked on Broadway. Oct. 19 — Bennington, Vermont.

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Nov. 14 — Salute to the Services, The Aqua Turf Club. Nov. 14-16 — Christmas at Indian Head Resort. Nov. 16 — Radio City Christmas Spectacualr. Dec. 7-9 — Christmas in the Amish Country.

AARP trips The Berlins AARP has scheduled the following trips. For information or to make reservations, call Phyllis Fecteau at (860) 828-4934. July 22 — All you can eat lobster at Delaney House. July 27 — Spirit of Boston. Aug. 11 and 12 — Saratoga Racetrack and the historic Queensbury Hotel. Sept. 27 — Rob Zappulla, of Berlin, at Grand Oak Villa. Oct. 12 — Oktoberfest at the Platzl Brauhas, in the Hudson River highlands. Oct. 25 — The Crooners and their music at the Aqua Turf.

Key keeper The key keeper program is sponsored by the Senior Center in cooperation with the Berlin Police Department. This free program provides assistance when seniors mis-

Senior Lunch Menu Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Doretha Dixon at (860) 670-8546 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A donation is requested. Monday, July 4: Independence Day. Senior Center closed. Tuesday, July 5: Meat filled Ravioli, tomato sauce, seasoned chopped spinach, salad, garlic toast, ice cream sandwich. Wednesday, July 6: Clam Chowder with oyster crackers, seafood salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and olives, tri-colored pasta salad, dinner roll, fresh peach. Thursday, July 7: Roast pork with apple cranberry gravy, baked sweet potato, petite peas, rye bread, chocolate cake. Friday, July 8: Open faced turkey sandwich with gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, summer squash, white bread, fruited Jell-O.

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r Seniors are welcome tod borrow two books per visit“ (on the honor system) frome the Senior Center libraryp The books may be borrowedG as long as needed. Library hours are Monday throughg Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30— m p.m. H l p Thanks to a donation of a a computer and printer from o the Friends of Berlin Public c 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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Nov. 8 — Foxwoods Casino and Cornerstone Theatre Holiday Cabaret Show, Mystic. Dec. 8 — White Christmas at Aqua Turf.

G p w place or lose their houset and/or car keys. For more in-a formation and an applicationt call the Senior Center at (860)b 828-7006. P

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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

Genealogical study of U.S. presidents The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library recently obtained a three-volume genealogical study of United States presidents. Berlin resident and professional genealogist Milton Freeman researched the ancestors of all 44 presidents. The set is available in the local history room at BerlinPeck Memorial Library.

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Hours The East Berlin Library, 240 Main St., East Berlin, is open Mondays and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The library can be reached at (860) 828-3123.


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Gagliardi said. “The business perked up. Before, the pint was big” but with the invention of freezers on top, and as appliance size grew, so did the desire for half-gallons and boxes of product, such as Popsicles. By the 1970s, larger corporations were beginning to dominate the market and as “the little man and independent business,” it was time to phase out the Mellocrest era, Gagliardi said. Although the business is gone — and now the building — Gagliardi keeps a reminder of that era with him. His license plate reads “Mello” and it’s not unusual for people in town to stop him and ask if that’s related to the old ice-cream distributorship company.

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The Literacy Volunteers of Central CT, Inc. needs English tutors. No experience is needed. Training, observations and support is provided. Tutor training is scheduled in July at the New Britain Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28. For more information and to register, call (860) 229-7323, email Sue at or visit

Free mammograms Free mammograms are available to women in the central Connecticut area who are over 40 and have little or no insurance. The program, VNACC Breast Health Project: A Multicultural Approach is funded by a grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Connecticut Affiliate. For more information, call (860) 826-4516.

The Middlesex Central CT Chapter of the American Red Cross has openings for volunteer drivers for the senior transportation program. Drivers are needed afternoons and will drive Red Cross vehicles. The program serves Berlin, New Britain and Plainville. For more information and to volunteer, call Becky at (860) 229-1631.

suffered a severe loss. It meets once a week and also offers phone and email support during other times when you need someone to listen or can be of help to someone. There is no fee and this is not a professional counseling service, but peo-

Volunteers needed The Board of Education and Services for the Blind seek volunteers to read, shop, drive or sort mail for blind neighbors. Volunteers are also needed for office work, computer projects and reading on tape. For an application, call (860) 602-4129, toll-free (800) 842-4510, ext. 4129, or e-mail

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School News

Honor society

Berlin High School announced the admittance of the following students into the Berlin High School Chapter of the National Honor Society on May 24. Seniors - Austin Barnes, Dylan Grasso, Alexander Joslyn, Amber Mascola, Huy Q. Nguyen, Matthew Papke, and Anne Scionti. Juniors - Emily Baroni, Patrick Bostrom, Connor Bowen, Sarah Brochu, Kelly Byrnes, Alexandra Carbonell, Briana Cass, Carly Cohen, Samantha DeFrancesco, Jessica DiMattia, Nicole Dolan, Mackenzie Freeland, Ashley Friday, Emily Frigeri, Danielle Gemmell, Jonathan Hauptfeld, Dana Hebert, Emma John-

son, Kelly Josephson, Samantha Kelly, Daniyal Khan, Allen Kozloski, Amanda Maule, Carli Mazzarella, Lia McNamara, Shannon Murphy, Jessica Naples, Malgorzata Nawalaniec, Erika Park, Jennifer Petrario, Robyn Riggott, Kristin Salimeno, Olivia Sherman, Akanksha Singh, Brandon Slater, Julia Spencer, Emily Stickel, Iu-Wei Sze, Meaghan Trzasko, Samuel Vreeland, and Nicole Whitehill.

Scholarship The Town of Berlin will award two $500 scholarships to a graduating senior residing in Berlin. Applicants must be in pursuit of a career in government or community related serves such

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as finance, law enforcement, public administration, planning or land, use, economics, nursing, public policy and social services areas. Applications are available at the guidance office at Berlin High School and the Town Clerk’s office at Town Hall. Application must be submitted to Berlin Town Hall Scholarship Committee, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037, postmarked by July 13.

Nice work

Dean’s list Bentley University, Massachusetts — Daniel Carlson of Kensington. Bryant University, Rhode Island — Colleen Freeland of East Berlin; Nicole Baccaro, Catherine Heslin, Patrick McCandless, Fan Zhou of Berlin; Jacqueline Polumbo of Kensington. Eastern Connecticut State University — Danielle

Griswold Elementary School Volunteers were honored recently by the Connecticut Association of Schools. The association celebrates this event annually to acknowledge the work of parents and other volunteers for their contributions to schools across the state. From left, first row: Donna Salwocki, parent volunteer, Angela Michalek, parent volunteer; Kelly Tralli, parent volunteer. Back row: Lisa Michetti, fifth grade teacher; Martha Hershey, reading consultant and Christian Strickland, assistant principal, and Laurie A. Gjerpen, principal of Griswold Elementary School.

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Mooreland commencement

The Cooperative Nursery School of New Britain recently held its graduation ceremony. Students from Berlin, New Britain and other surrounding towns participated. The graduates’ future employment aspirations include jobs as construction workers, fire fighters, police officers, ballerinas, artists and a ninja.

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Berube, Erica Norton of Kensington; Alexander Swenton, Ellen Swol of Berlin. Dickinson College, Pennsylvania — Mary Dickinson of Kensington. Miami University, Ohio — Lauren Sanders of Berlin. Southern Connecticut State University — Lindsay Casasanta, Rebecca Dimattia, Kaitlin Zarotney of Kensington; Gabrielle Sobilo of East Berlin; Brittany Whitely, Juliana Farrington of Berlin. Southwest Minnesota State University — David Legnani of Berlin.

College, Massachusetts — Danielle Wisniowski of Berlin.

Xavier honor roll Xavier High School, Middletown, announced the local students named to its fourth quarter honor roll. High honors Jason Corriveau, Ryan Gradea of Berlin. Honors Jeremy Dilzer, Nicholas Zoccoli, Brenton Cantliffe, Peter Dovidaitis of Berlin; Colin Cunningham of East Berlin.

Reunions Berlin High School Class of 1948 has scheduled its 63th class reunion for Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Shuttle Meadow Country Club. A letter, with details, will be sent soon. Help is needed to locate Barbara Knowles, Russ McCain, Phil See School, page 20

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Nineteen Mooreland Hill School students received diplomas in ceremonies at the Kensington school’s 78th commencement. First row, from left: Tyree Burns, Dahnique Brown, Mary Sisson, and Gregory Gay. Second row: Sarah LeDuc, Mary Truitt, Anna Kamradt, and Mei-Li Cellino-Jacques. Third row: Alizae Wineglass, Olivia Fischer, Zoe Lavoie, Erin Conry, and Madison Hunter. Back row: Hamish Clark, Dennis Villanueva, Christopher Martin, Jonathan Plourde, Corey Beecher, and Sean Kenney.

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Julia Rose Wiley and Thomas Paul Schweitzer were married on March 5, 2011 at Christ Church in Warwick, N.Y. The ceremony was officiated by the Reverend J. Scott Barker. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Edwin O. Wiley of Vernon, N.J. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Schweitzer of Berlin. Maids of honor were Emily and Jane Wiley, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Carolyn Wiley, cousin of the bride and Christine Hoffman, friend of the bride. Best man was Michael Schweitzer, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Peter Kern, Chris Lima and James Matroni. The reception was held at the Crystal Springs Country Club in Hamburg, N.J and the couple honeymooned in Italy. The bride holds a Bachelor’s degree from Drew University as well as her M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from Quinnipiac University. The groom holds a Bachelor’s degree and M.B.A. degree from Quinnipiac University and is employed at Webster Financial in Waterbury. The couple resides in Bristol.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whelan of Falmouth, Mass. and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Gonsalves of Kensington announce the engagement of their children, Allison Whelan and Daniel Gonsalves. The bride-to-be holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Providence College and a Masters degree from the University of Connecticut. She is employed by Dataxu, Boston, Mass. Her fiancé holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Providence College. He is employed by Eaton Vance, Boston, Mass. A summer wedding in Falmouth, Mass. is planned.

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James and Pamela Szymanoski of Kensington announce of the engagement of their daughter Amy Elizabeth to Peter Powojski, son of Peter and Sophie Powojski of Berlin. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Berlin High School and holds a Masters of Science degree in criminology from Central Connecticut State University. She is employed by The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc. Her fiancé is a graduate of Berlin High School and New England Technical Institute for Electrical. He is employed by Professional Electrical Contractors of Connecticut. A September wedding at Cascades in Hamden is planned.

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Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Community Center. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the church. For more information, call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email

CitizenCalendar Abby is a lovely Abyssinian mix. She was left in a barn in Berlin, with her kittens, but this beauty is not a barn cat. She is vocal, social, friendly and loves attention. Abby resides at PetSmart in Plainville. For more information about Abby or other animals available for adoption, call (860) 828-5287.

Peck and Main Streets, is open Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. View new displays celebrating “Laundry Day the Old Way”, vintage rag dolls, and “Grandma Aprons” in addition to extensive permanent displays of tinware, Saturday bricks, local industry, clocks, toys, street histories Historical Society Muse- and the Leather Man. Bring your old Berlin photos to be um – The Berlin Historical Society Museum, corner of scanned. Watch local histo-

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Pet Meet & Greet – Friends of Berlin Animal Control have scheduled a Pet Meet & Greet for Sunday, July 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. at PetSmart, 278 New Britain,

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Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse. For information, call Ed Alicea, scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. For information, call Troop Committee Chair at (860) 829-1832. Kensington-Berlin Rotary – The KensingtonBerlin Sunrise Rotary Club


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Sports Rewind: ‘Coats started school year in style By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

The Citizen is taking a look back at the year in Berlin High School athletics, a year when championships were claimed, history was made and records were broken. This week …. Fall 2010: FOOTBALL: Back-to-back state titles were not to be, but, for the most part, Berlin still dominated. The senior-led Redcoats rolled through their regular season schedule, captured the Central Connecticut Conference Division III championship and earned the No. 1 seed in the CIAC Class M state playoffs. That’s where the locals hit the wall. Berlin fell to eighth-seed and eventual Class M champion Hillhouse, 3330, in the quarterfinals. “You’re just so disappointed for the kids. You really feel for them. You want them to have success and achieve all their goals. You’re disappointed for them,” BHS coach John Capodice said following the Hillhouse loss. “But only four teams will finish the season happy. You have to be realistic.” The Redcoats wrapped up their 2010 campaign with a record of 10-1. BOYS SOCCER: The Redcoats made history as they battled their way to the state semifinals, a first for the program.

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This past season was an historic one for Jimmy Nolan and the Berlin High School boys soccer program.

A modest 13th seed, Berlin defeated Torrington, Bacon Academy and Wilton before bowing out of the CIAC Class L tournament. The Red-

Nutmeg Games coming to town By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

Berlin will host several events during the 2011 Nutmeg State Games, July 23 to August 7. Softball, baseball, lacrosse and soccer will be played at Sage Park, more baseball will take place at the Bill Petit Little League Complex, and Connecticut Amateur Jai-Alai will house the jai-alai competition. The Nutmeg Games are a multisport, Olympic-style event open to Connecticut residents age 6 to 18. According to Patrick Fisher, associate executive director of the Games, the annual competition seeks to “contribute positively to the physical, mental and emotional growth of our athletes.” “Competitive athletics lays the foundation for positive, life-long

habits that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and teaches team work, sportsmanship and respect for others,” Fisher added. Scores of athletes, fans, volunteers and college scouts will be coming through Berlin for the Games. That bodes well for local businesses. “The Nutmeg State Games will bring over 6,000 participants, plus parents, family members, spectators, high school coaches and numerous college coaches to Central Connecticut and the Town of Berlin during the two-week long event,” said Fisher. New Britain is the host city for the 2011 Games.

coats fell to top seed Bunnell-Stratford, 2-1, in the Final Four. The game came down to penalty kicks. “All of the kids worked extremely hard throughout the course of the first half, second half, OT. They gave it their all. They left everything out

on the field,” BHS coach Dave Francalangia said. “You don’t want to look back 10, 15 years down the road and say to yourself ‘what could have been? Could I have worked harder?’ And I don’t think they’re going to have to do that.” GIRLS SOCCER: The Lady Redcoats shook off the graduation of a ton of talent and turned in a solid campaign. Berlin earned the 12th seed in the CIAC Class L state tournament and advanced to the second round where it fell to No. 5 Daniel HandMadison, 1-0, in overtime. The locals rolled up an overall record of 11-5-1, a so-so year by Lady Redcoat standards. “We pride ourselves on running a program, not just a team each year,” BHS coach Steve Yanosy said. “I can’t say enough about how hard these kids worked this year. They knew it was their time.” VOLLEYBALL: This was a memorable year for veteran Berlin coach Bob Tarigo, in his 29th year at the helm, as the Lady Redcoats handed him his 400th career victory. “I’m very honored. The 400th win is nice. I never thought about doing See Rewind, page 19

Golfer with ‘Berlin blood’ wins New Englands By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen One could say The Town of Berlin dominated the New England High School Girls Golf Regional Championship last week. Berlin High School’s representatives at the tournament, Alyssa Scheyd and Victoria Fagan, both shot 79 and finished in the Top 10 at the event, held June 20 in New Hampshire. BHS coach Jim Barnes said his girls did “very well.” But another golfer with local ties shone bright-

est that day. Westborough, Massachusetts’ Ali Reed won the New England tournament with a 75, besting the runner-up by one stroke. Reed’s parents, Bruce Reed and Debi Poppel, are Berlin High School alumni, and Ali lived in town as a baby. Reed graduated from high school last week and will attend Merrimack College on a golf scholarship. Scheyd will continue her career at Lehigh University. Fagan is entering her senior year at BHS.


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Post 68 dealing with growing pains By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen

See Post 68, page 19

Top left: Recent Berlin High School graduates, from left, Matthew Papke, Austin Barnes and Will Matuszak were honored at the Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s All-State Baseball Awards Banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. Papke was named Academic AllState. Barnes and Matuszak earned All-State recognition for their work on the field. Top right: Berlin High School’s Brittany Labbadia, Monique St. Jarre and Stephanie Lapierre were All-State selections in softball. The trio was honored at the Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s All-State Softball Awards Banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. Labbadia, a soon-to-be senior, and Lapierre, who just graduated, were All-State players. This was Labbadia’s second straight All-State nod. St. Jarre, an incoming senior, earned Academic All-State honors. Bottom: Recent Berlin High School graduates Elizabeth Long and Zachary Giaccone were recognized as top scholar-athletes at the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet, sponsored by McDonald’s. 1204451


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The Berlin Post 68 American Legion baseball team is three years r e m ove d from its Northeast Regional Championship and World Series appearance, and it’s a Brave New World for Rob Manzo’s team. “We’re starting four players who haven’t played at this level, and it’s different,” said Manzo, whose club was 3-5 in Zone 3 at the start of the week. “We have some veterans, but the other kids have to get used to the speed of the game at the Legion level. That maybe explains some of our tough losses, but the guys need to play.” Berlin has lost four winnable Zone 3 games, each in excruciating fashion. Post 68 lost to Guilford when it scored twice in the top of the seventh, and lost to Madison on a wild pitch the catcher couldn’t find and the runner scored all the way from second. Berlin also lost 4-3 to Guilford and 2-1 to Zone leader Middletown when what would have been a game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh was six inches foul down the right field line. On the next pitch, that hitter struck out and Middletown escaped with the win. “We had a lot of chances” in the Middletown game, said Manzo. “But we weren’t tough in big situations at the plate. We’re competitive, but we’re not getting the big hit, and we didn’t tonight. We held a good team to two runs, and lost.” Against Middletown, which began its week 9-1, Berlin took a 1-0 lead in the second, but left the bases loaded when Colin Sledzik struck out Austin Barnes. Berlin got the leadoff man on in the third, but Middletown turned a double play to end that inning. Berlin, 3-7-1 overall, had runners on second and third

with one out in the fourth, but couldn’t score as Sledzik got Andrew Dornfried to bounce to second with the infield in, and struck out losing pitcher Will Matuszak. Manzo’s team had a runner at second with no one out in the fifth, but the next three hitters went quietly. Then in the seventh, Berlin had runners on second and third with two outs, but Mike Perno, after just missing the foul line with his line drive, took a called third strike to end the game. “[Jeff] Sylvester, Dornfried, Perno and [Kyle] Naples are all playing at this level for the first time. And Kevin Devivo, my catcher, was a backup last year. So, really, half of our starters are new,” said Manzo. “I have a good core of veterans in Matuszak, Barnes, Brendan Germano and Sean Sylvester, but it takes time. The newer kids are learning on the fly. That’s the overall scenario we’re dealing with.” Berlin, like most Legion teams, has little time to rest. The 24-game zone schedule

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Paradis participated in a “boot camp” at Average Joe’s, Continued from page 1 and would run on her own. Paradis also spent time Frugale and Theresa Vallera. preparing her mind; she Paradis’ husband Paul also watched Tough Mudder competed. videos, read testimonials Paradis’ initial reaction to hearing about Tough Mudder from past participants, and at Average Joe’s was that the tried “to imagine what it event was “way out” of her would be like that day.” “It’s very hard to prepare league. Her curiosity had been piqued, however. “The for the unexpected,” she said. In all, Paradis dedicated obstacles drew me in, and even though it was 10 miles, eight weeks to getting primed which is more than I have for Tough Mudder. That ever run, there were 28 obsta- turned out to be enough to get cles in between, which made her over the finish line, but it seem very interesting to Paradis admits she wasn’t me,” she said. “Lots of mud, 100 percent ready for what fire, ice, electric shock, freez- she faced at Mount Snow. “Those mountains were ing cold water — and did I brutal. The mountains were mention mud?” To train for Tough Mudder, steep,” she said. “There were


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it. But those 400 wins were done by a lot of girls,” Tarigo said. “Obviously, you only win if the girls play well enough … Players should get all the credit.” Tarigo’s charges compiled a record of 9-10 in 2010 and earned the 18th seed in the CIAC Class L state tournament. The locals were bested by 15th seed North Haven, 31, in Round 1. GIRLS SWIMMING: They were young, but not pushovers. The Lady Redcoats, competing with just one senior, generated a healthy 189 points and finished ninth at the CIAC Class M state championships. Berlin also had a good showing at the Central Connecticut Conference divisional meet. BHS coach Amanda McCarthy was proud of her girls’ work at divisionals. “We had tons of best times and I couldn’t be happier with how the team did,” she said. During the regular season, sophomore Leah Pawelczyk set the BHS diving record. CROSS COUNTRY: Coach Steve Soucy was pleased with the work turned in by his runners. Speaking of his girls team, Soucy said “We had a great season. The improvements were fantastic and the team should improve again next year as we don’t graduate any of our top nine runners.” As for the BHS boys, Soucy said they “far-exceeded where I thought they would be at the beginning of the season.” The Lady Redcoats tied for second in the Central Connecticut Conference South Division and had a 10th place showing at the CIAC Class MM state meet. The Berlin boys finished third in the CCC South and were 13th at the Class MM meet.

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New Citizen Linnea Grace Perzan Five generations gathered to celebrate Linnea Perzan’s first Easter. From left, holding Linnea, is her mother, Lindsay Perzan of Kensington; her great-great-grandmother Greta Wennberg and her great-grandfather, Roy Wennberg. Behind them is Sharon Orlich, Linnea’s grandmother.

David and Lindsay Perzan of Kensington announce the birth of their daughter Linnea Grace on April 13, 2011 at Hospital of Central Connecticut. Linnea’s grandparents are Daryl and Sharon Orlich of Kensington, Michael and Susan Powers of Kensington and David Perzan of New Britain. Her great-grandparents are Roy and Grace Wennberg of Kensington, Henry and Grace Perzan of New Britain and Dorothy Viccaro of Rocky Hill.


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Stockwell, Ed Reynolds, Rita Roy. For more information, call Charles Vigra at (868) 8265537. Berlin High School Class of 1961 has scheduled its class reunion for Saturday, Oct. 22. For more information, contact Agnes Calicchio Laperuta at (860) 346-7693 or Berlin High School Class of 1976 reunion committee is forming for the 35th class reunion to be held in the fall of 2011. For more informa-

Club, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. For more information, call Oke Wennberg at (860) 276-9199. New Britain High School Class of 1966 has scheduled its 45-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Mountain Ridge Resort in Wallingford. Invitations have been mailed to classmates for whom we had current addresses. If you did not receive an invitation, or know of a classmate who hasn’t, please contact us via email at, or call Committee Chairperson Jane Holmstrom at (860) 7478899. Please send in your reservations as soon as pos-

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Police Blotter The Berlin Police Department reported the following arrests. May 27 Antonio Torres, 36, 168 West St., New Britain, arrest w/o warrant (fugitive from justice). May 28 Richard Almonte, 25, 7 Heath St., Hartford, seconddegree failure to appear. Charles Fillmore, 55, 81 Brookwood Dr., Rocky Hill, DUI, driving wrong way on divided highway. May 30 Katherine Caplik, 19, 23 Old Wood Rd., second-degree

reckless endangerment, second-degree threatening, thirddegree assault, breach of peace/assault. May 31 Richard Adjei, 51, 24 Norton St., N. Haven, failure to play/plead. Nikolaos J Spaniotis, 22, 811 Berlin Tnpk., violation of protective order/threatening/ trespass. Dwayne Anthony Rios, 21, 18 Kensington Ave. Meriden, second-degree larceny possess/recv/sale/transport. June 1 Jason Tailey, 31, 86 Swampscott St., West Haven, no

passing zone disregarding stc sign/marking, evading responsibility in operation of motor vehicle, reckless driving. Mitchell Anthony Whicker, 23, 2253 Berlin Tnpk, risk of injury/impairing morals of minor, failure to drive reasonable distance apart by motor vehicle other comm. vehicle, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, evading responsibility in operation of motor vehicle, failure to meet minimum insurance requirements, transport child under 4-40 lbs w/o restraint, failure to have seatbelts in motor vehicle.

June 4 Lonniee Bossie, 48, 150 Jubilee St., New Britain, risk of injury, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. June 7 Gregory Drezek, 24, 189 Alden St., New Britain, first-degree criminal trespass. June 9 Nirav Patel, 21, 55 Langdon Ct, fifth-degree larceny all others. David V. DiValentino, 47, 811 Berlin Tnpk., sixth-degree larceny from motor vehicle, theft of motor number plate or insert.

June 10 Joseph Konior, 35, 534 Lower Lane, second-degree assault. Steven Ficara, 46, 37 Bacon Lane, disorderly conduct/assault. June 11 Eric Buhrendorf, 28, 440 New Britain Rd., third-degree assault. Wanda Monsanto, 44, 464 Liberty St., Meriden, failure to drive improper lane multi lane highway, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol.

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, June 30, 2011

Property Transfers

The following property transfers were recorded in the town clerk’s office. Eleonore E. Dimugno to William J. and Kari A. Watson,

168 Blue Ridge Road, $460,000. Smith Children T and James D. Smith to Michael R. and Despina Palmeri, 110 Butternut Lane, $305,000. Dennis C. and M. Kevin Fahey to Gilbert S. and Maria C. Clement, 28 Glenview Drive, $265,000. Joyce L. Seagren to Andrew J. Tierney, 35 Beckley Road, $196,000. Cil Dev. of Kensington Inc. ot Lauren J. Wotherspoon, 10 Main St., Unit 304, $194,900. Rita C. Caterino to Mark R. McMahon, 536 Worthington Ridge, $115,000.

CitizenReal Estate

Celebrating 15 Years Of Local History

From The Citizen archives, last week of June, first week of July July 2, 1997 The ‘Tiger Woods effect’ comes to Timberlin Golf Course — There is no question. Since Tiger Woods started playing on the PGA tour, the sport of golf has increased in popularity among the youth of America. The town of Berlin is a microcosm of that effect.

July 8, 1998 Officer joins youth division — Officer Donna Manning, who joined the Berlin Police department in 1988, was transferred last week from the patrol division to the youth division. “The work load has incrased dramatically in the number of cases involving youth as either a victim or perpertrator,” police Chief Gerald Charamut said.

July 5, 2000 Office (860) 828-7877 Fax (860) 828-5797 Cell (860) 883-7091



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KENSINGTON Best priced/sq. ft. in complex...1102 sq. ft. Master Suite Loft... Full bath plus 1/2 bath. Free Standing Unit... No Hallways... Must See... $149,900. Dennis Phaneuf 944-0282.



“Trust the Experts”

Derek Jutras Broker/Owner

Town pursues land for new community center — In May, a town-funded poll revealed that residents are in favor of building a new community center with an indoor pool and gymnasium.

July 2, 2003 Council members say vote was legal — Former Mayor Arthur Powers has questioned the legality of the Town Council’s June 3 vote regarding plans for a new community center. Jortner takes over as Dems chairman — After nearly a decade of leading the Democratic Town Committee, Charles Warner is handing the job over to one of his close friends.

June 30, 2004

SOUTHINGTON Custom built home, great cul-de-sac location. Org. owner. Open flr. Pln, with frml LR & DR. Beautiful kit. Lg. family rm w/wet bar. 2 gas firplc (could convert back to wood) Ingrd pool. Cair. $399,900 Dennis Phaneuf 944-0282

Sage Park field to be ready by summer’s end — If everything goes as planned, town officials say that residents will be able to play sports on a new artificial turf field at Sage Park by the end of the summer.

July 3, 2008 Kemp in no hurry to relocate — As of Monday June 30, Mayor Adam Salina said the town and the town manager were still “going back and forth” to come up with a mutually satisfactory agreement to resolve Roger Kemp’s long-term employment in Berlin.

KENSINGTON Beautiful 4 bdrm. Cape in great location. Only one owner, well maintained. Refinished wd. flrs., brand new carpet, large updated eat-in kit., frmal. din. rm., fireplc. in liv. rm., blt-ins., part. fin. approx. 500 sq. ft. basement, vinyl sided, roof 6.5 yrs. old. Move-in condition. $224,900. Derek Jutras 860-883-7091.

BERLIN Exceptional Ranch with all the extras. Open kit., granite, sunroom, fam. rm. with cath. ceilings and FP. Bsmt. is full in-law w/add. 1024 sq. ft. & 2 additional bdrms. Walkout screened porch. $339,900. Betsy Cooney 860-966-4296.

July 2, 2009 Council approves interim trash pick-up system — After a second emergency special meeting by the Town Council June 29, Mayor Adam Salina encouraged residents to use the newly-delivered automated trash cans for refuse pick-up beginning July 6.

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

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

Call: 203-317-2330 for more information or search our listing on (11 Crown Street, Meriden, CT)


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


Thursday, June 30, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

Message received

Cleaning up

Lauren Veronneau, a fifth grade student at Hubbard Elementary School, was selected as a D.A.R.E. essay winner. Her essay focused on not drinking or doing drugs. Lauren is shown at the D.A.R.E. ceremony with Berlin Police Department Detective Catherine Griffin.

Weather report

Members of “Raising Berlin” and their children recently helped clean the park on Worthington Ridge. Raising Berlin is a non-profit civic group. Their next event is a free Summer Outdoor Family Movie Night scheduled for Friday, July 8, at Sage Park. The show, Despicable Me, is open to the public.


sault. Orlando Rodriguez, 35, 24 Middletown Rd., disorderly conduct/assault. June 14 Dylan Saradeth, 18, 293 New Britain Ave., Newington, sixth-degree larceny all others. Susan Ann Serio, 45, 35 Oakwood Dr., second-degree harassment/intimidation.

Continued from page 21

Jennilynne Bernard, 32, 478 Amherst Rd., South Hadley, Mass., assault on peace offcier, etc, (minor, simple assault). June 13 Nikolas Rumery, 23, 80 Sea Green Dr., third-degree assault, disorderly conduct/as-



Meteorologist Darren Sweeney gave Willard Elementary School Brownie Troop 66024 a tour of the NBC studio in West Hartford recently. The scouts earned the ‘Earth and Sky’ patch, were given an opportunity to stand in front of the green screen and present the weather forecast in their own words. From left: Lanna Bruce, McKenzie Kane, Noelle Konior, Victoria Mayette, Amanda Moss, Emma Johnson, Ally Ross, Bella Crossley and Darren Sweeney.

Special assignment Officer Aimee Krzykowski of the Berlin Police Department and police dog, Titan, recently visited Lisa Michetti’s fifth grade class at Griswold Elem e n t a r y School.



The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, June 30, 2011


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, June 30, 2011 TRUCKS & VANS



PIT BULL puppy very sweet(No papers)Gentle. Gorgeous. 13 week old Female. 1st shots. Brindle. $350 Call 203 599-8299

FORD Freestyle 2007 - All power, incl. heated front seats, low mileage, garaged. 3rd row seat, all season thru-out! DVD. $15,500 or best offer. Call (203) 440-0701 or leave message!

FORD Expedition 2000- Fully loaded, excellent condition. Runs perfectly. Many new parts. $3500. Call (203) 3796180



SNOODLE 1yr, 3 months old. All shots. Spayed. $500. Call 203-238-0206

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

POPUP Starcraft 1996, fully loaded, extras. Mint, must see. B.O.A. $2200. (203) 935-6081

Toyota Sienna LE 2004 BOATS & MOTORS

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CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 Month/2400 Mile Warranty LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now 203-232-2600 Darrell


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

SEA-DOO Jetski XP-600 1996 with life vests. 2 person, green/white, Very clean! Runs good, just serviced! Fun on the open water. $1,000. 203-213-



AGWAY Riding lawn mower. 12HP, 38” cut. With bagger set up. $350 or best offer. Call (203) 265-6166


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

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MAYTAG ELECTRIC COOK TOP (Black) ...$200 or best offer CALL (203) 686-0108

SOFA, 95”, brown fabric w/leather arms, $375. Brown vinyl rocker recliner, $25. 2 blonde end tables, $25 each. Queen bedding w/frame, $275. White 4 drawer chest, $30. 34” white corner desk & chair, $50. 4 tires w/chrome rims, P215/55R17, $275. Fuji 10speed Touring Bike, 27in rims, $175. (203) 494-9217


THREE PIECE Antique white wicker furniture set: rocking chair, sofa and chair. Excellent condition. $300. For information, call (203) 238-2460 after 3:30 p.m.

JEFFERSON Direct vent propane fireplace w/remote. Call for details. (860) 309-7636

TWIN bedroom set, excellent condition, Walnut, new mattresses and box springs, double dresser with beveled mirror, asking $350. 203-272-6010

FITNESS Equipment For sale, new and used. Treadmills, Ellitical, Bikes, Free Weights, Multistations. 203-288-0407

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE AVON Spend $30 Get a $5 item FREE of yourchoice I.S.R. Sue Demkowych 203-520-7442


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2ND GENERATION Buying old items from your house, attic or basement. One call we do it all. 203-639-1002

MOVING SALE! Pool table, regulation size, $1000 firm; Budweiser pool table light, $500 firm. Shuffle board table, $250/bo. Air hockey table, full size, $250/bo. Black leather sectional couch, exc. cond., $650/bo. 3 pc entertainment center, Brazilian wood, orig, $1500; asking $500/bo. Cedar playscape, $500 - you take apart. Call 203-213-0873


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NAPIER Jewelry. Earrings, pins, necklaces, broaches, bracelets, sets, etc. (203) 235-6176

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





YAMAHA Virago 750 1992 Excellent condition. Lots of chrome! Runs great! Comes with windshield & saddlebags. Left in storage for many years. $2850. Call (203) 379-6180

Touring, GPS, TV, DVD #11293A $25,989


Pay for your RecordJournal Marketplace ad with your credit card. For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discove r & American Express. Just call (203) 238-1953 to place your Marketplace ad and have your credit card # ready for the advisor.

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

Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-613-1108

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

203-235-8431 WANTED Hunting & Fishing Tackle Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave anytime 860-463-4359


Thursday, June 30, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

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

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

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

Call Now!

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

HOUSES FOR RENT WALLINGFORD - 3BRs, appliances, $1400/mo. 1 mo. sec. dep. req. Credit check. Call 203-671-9309 WALLINGFORD - 4BR house 1 1/2 BA, lg. backyd. New kit & new bath. Exc. neighborhood. 1 mo. plus sec. Pets neg. $1650. 16 Shady Dr. (203) 679-2137


MERIDEN-3BR Townhouse, gar, FP, pools open. No pets. 2mo sec. Utils not included. $1465/mo. Call 203-631-2983 WALLINGFORD Elm Garden, 2 bedroom condo, clean. $920/ month. No pets. Ready to go. Call 203-804-0169

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MER 1BR, 2nd fl, new carpeting, W. Side, prvt backyard, +2 attic rms, Washer, dryer, stove & refrig, incld. $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm Call 203-630-3823 MER 2 BR 1st Fl apt. Large kitchen. Renovated, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $910/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd fl studio $180/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 2 BR., 2nd floor, off Street parking, utilities not included, credit check and Sec. Dep. Req., $750/ Mo. Call 203915-7651 MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apartments Available. Clean. Hardwood floors. Spacious. Off street parking, extra storage, section 8 approved. $750-$950. Contact 203-379-0454


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

MERIDEN 1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 1BR, 2nd flr . 1 bath, Appliances Incl. 110 Colony St. Off St. Parking. Section 8 Approved. $650/mo + sec. Call 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 2 BR, 3rd Floor $650 per month. Includes hot water. 31 Twiss St. 1st & last month’s rent + security. 203-235-0274 MERIDEN 2BR, 3rd fl & 3BR, 2nd fl. $775-$1000. Off-st-park. No pets. Utils not incld. Credit ck. 1mo sec. Tom 203-772-2227 MERIDEN EFFICIENCY CUTE 2 ROOMS Off street parking. Broad Street. $550. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $700 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN- 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, first floor. Call (203) 213-7714 MERIDEN-2 BR, 2ba, living & kit. Utilities, heat, gas included. $1100/mo. No pets. No laundry. Chris 203-238-9411 19 Gold St MERIDEN-3BR 2nd flr & 3rd flr. Liberty St. Recently renovated Stove & refrig, W/D hkup, offst parking, yard, storage. Sect 8 appr’d. $1100. 203-506-6398 MERIDEN. 1 BR apt, downtown on bus line, $500/mo, utils not included. Sec & ref. No pets. 203-982-3042. MERIDEN. 1, 2 & 3 BR apts avail. Sec & ref required. Call Ray Valenti, Remax Professionals for details (203) 238-1977 PLANTSVILLE-2BR, 2nd flr, nice location, near walking trail & I-84. W/D hkup, off St. parking. Sm pets allowed. Avail now. $950. 860-869-9911 WALLINGFORD 1BR Effiency Apartment. Stove & refrigerator. Utilities not included. Central location. No pets. $730 per month+security. 203-317-9824 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 5 rms in 2 family, 2nd flr, off st. parking. No pets. Credit check. $775 + utils. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD. So Colony St. 3 BR, 2nd floor, washer/ dryer hookup, Appls, deck, porch, driveway. $1000 + utilities. 1st mo/1 mo sec 203-843-5264

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 1BR, 2nd Fl. Utilities Included. Off street parking. $850/month. Available now. Call Will 203-213-2639



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

MERIDEN-Settle down make a home for your family. Featuring 8 Brs 3 baths. This traditional floor plan delivers a casual living rm w/hardwoods, eat in kitchen & appliances. $135,000. Sue 203-265-5618 $185,000 Bring the family! Something for everyone. Both levels of this gracious Ranch are sure to please! 3 or 4 bdrms 3 bths. Very spectacular sunroom just off DR, deck, modern kit w/built-ins, C/Air & nice yard w/shed. Call Brian 203235-3300

AUTO TECH/DISMANTLER Auto Mechanic needed to disassemble vehicles. Must be reliable, exp’d & have tools. Exc pay & benefits inc med/ dent/vaca/IRA plan. Call Bishop’s Auto Parts 860-301-2330

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

CARPET CLEANING 10 Immediate Openings $500+ per week. 203-759-1392 DRIVERS-CDL A & B Hourly pay Local routes. 2yrs min. exp. Call or email CTS 413-583-2658

WALLINGFORD -$199,900 This charming house sits on a dead end st. Includes 4BRs, 2BAs, eat in kit, screened in porch walk out bsmt. Yard is fenced in. Great starter home! Call Toni 203-265-5618


FULL TIME/PART TIME - Foreign Engine repair/mechanic. Excellent wages & benefits. 203-284-8989. General

Grand Opening! All depts hiring in Southington and New Office in Meriden. FULL COMPANY TRAINING FT & PT work available Customer Service Sales Service Packing


WALLINGFORD $224,900 3BR, 2 full bath cape. Remodeled kitchen with pantry, living room with pellet stove, and formal dining room. Spacious bedroooms, hardwood flooring. 1car garage. Call Linda 203-265-5618

CHESHIRE Located on mini farm. Off street parking. Kitchen privileges. No smoking. No drugs. $480 per month. (475) 201-8894 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or


INCOME OPPORTUNITY! No upfront fees. For more information call 203-440-3722 between 4:30 & 7:30

ADMIN SECRETARY FT 5yrs healthcare experience preferred. Computer literate. Fax cover letter, resume & salary req to 203-272-6968 or mail PO Box 1056, Cheshire, CT 06410

SOUTHINGTON-$199,900 Affordable 2BR cape w/HW flrs updated bath & gally kit, sliders LL fr, 2c gar, .5 acre. Call Kathy or Roy 203-265-5618

CHESHIRE - $228,900 Beautiful Quarry Village. Ranch style end unit. Spacious eat in kit. w/newer appls, DR, French doors leading out to deck overlooking lg. back yard. LR w/FP, 2BRs - master w/walk-in closet, 2 full baths, C/A, plenty of closet space throughout. Full bsmt w/washer/dryer. 1 car garage. Call 203-996-0001 MERIDEN Spring Village Phase 2. New 1726 SF. Townhouse w/3BR, 2.5BA, huge LR, 2 car gar, trek deck. Starts at $220,000. Galleria RE Call 203-671-2223.

WALLINGFORD-$249,900 What a lovely home. 4BR, 2BA, newer C/Air and roof. FP in LR, sunken DR, 1C under garage, circular driveway, over 1600 sqft all on .43 acre, quiet street. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

SOUTHINGTON Condo for sale by owner - 30 Prosperity Court, #14 located in Prosperity Park, 55+ adult community. Built 2009prime location. Immaculate 2 BR, 2 full bath Ranch Unit w/attached garage, offering main level laundry, cathedral ceilings, hdwd flrs, granite countertops, composite deck, tiled baths with marble sinks. Full bsmnt, C/A, gas heat. $257,900 Call 860-426-1673





Furnished rm w/cable & fridge. Kit privileges. (203) 824-7401 MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $125/week. 2 wks sec. $50 key dep. (203) 605-8591

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


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

Meriden- 4 FREE Weeks MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688


Start Immediately Meriden 203-440-9222 or Southington 860-329-0316 HOMEMAKERS/Companions needed in Meriden & surrounding areas. BiLingual a plus. Call 860-828-3396 HVAC TECH License required for burner service work. AC & Installation helpful. Send resume or apply to: Helen/John Tunxis-Ohr’s 80 Brittania Street, Meriden. LOOKING for a qualified person over 18 years old to do layout of jobs and run Total Station. Must have at least 2 years experience in site construction, and a valid drivers license. Please send resume to Machine Operators - 2nd & 3rd shifts. Wallingford. MUST HAVE manufacturing experience & STABLE work history. Call (203) 949-4242 or send resume to MASON-Min 3yrs experience in commercial tuckpointing, waterproofing, brick replacement, painting, swing scaffolding etc for 64yr old restoration co. Top Pay/Benefit, New England Masonry, Naugatuck 203729-2266 AA/EOE PART-TIME DRIVER Middletown location. Must have clean driving record. Apply in person: Town Fair Tire, 860 Washington St, Middletown

Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant Full Time - Come be part of the Elim Park rehabilitation team in our state of the art Short-term Rehabilitation and Health Care Center providing inpatient, outpatient and aquatic therapy services. Full-time position and per-diem opportunities available. Must possess CT license. Please send resume to Elim Park Baptist Home 140 Cook Hill Road Cheshire, CT 06410 or fax resume to 203-271-7794 or e-mail to EOE, A/A, MF, DV.

HELP WANTED PART TIME Accounts Payable/ Accounts Receivable Clerk. Must be proficient in Quickbooks. 203-284-8989 PART-TIME Office Position 810hrs/week. Strong communication skills- both written and oral, strong work ethic and computer skills, work independently and well organized. Interested send resume attn: Holly at: or fax to 203.272.8894 PERSONABLE AND COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVERS Wanted for non-medical in-home care for the elderly. Live-in for 3, 4, or 5 days plus hourly. Our caregivers are as important to us as our clients. Visiting Angels 860-349-7016. SHEETMETAL MECHANICCommercial roofing, ornamental/ architectural, MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE and ability to climb, Top Pay/Benefits, New England Masonry, Naugatuck 203-729-2266 AA/EOE

TELLER POSITIONS available in new Meriden & Hamden branches of Naugatuck Savings Bank. Fax resume to 203720-5398, attn: D.Teixeira. EOE TPO ROOFERS Needed. Must have a strong knowledge of TPO roofing. Car a must. 10 years experience a must. OSHA training a plus. Call 845353-3000. WAREHOUSE PERSONNEL needed. Entry level position with possible advancement. Must be responsible and detail oriented with experience in warehouse activities. Loading & unloading trucks, pick & pack orders and use of FedEx and UPS computer shipping systems, capable of lifting up to 65 lbs and mechanical lift experience.

Fax resume to Ray 203-284-0886 or apply at 235 Washington St, Wallingford


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, June 30, 2011

Health Continued from page 11

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

Friends give support Pat Baxa, left, of the Friends of the BerlinPeck Memorial Library presented Tyler Mayer and Leanne Ayotte with scholarship awards sponsored by the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. At right is Helen Aveline, library director. Mayer and Ayotte are 2011 Berlin High School graduates.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut Support groups Living with Chronic Medical Illness, Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Counseling Center, 50 Griswold St., Insurance required. (860) 224-5804. Anger Management Support Group, Tuesdays at 4 p.m., Counseling Center, 50 Griswold St., Insurance required. (860) 224-5804. Depression Therapy

Group, Wednesdays at 4 p.m., Counseling Center, 50 Griswold St., Insurance required. (860) 224-5804. Eating Disorder Therapy Group, Wednesdays at 4 p.m., Counseling Center, 50 Griswold St., Insurance required. (860) 224-5804. Quitting Time: Smoking Cessation group, Mondays, dining room A, 5:30 -6:45 p.m., (860) 224-5433. Bereavement Support Group, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7 p.m. (860) 224-5900, x6573.

Lyme disease

The Greater Hartford Lyme Disease Support and Action Group, which includes Berlin, meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Farmington-Unionville Community Center, 321 New Britain Ave., Unionville. For more information, call Christopher Montes at (860) 673-8759; Randy Sykes at (860) 658-9938 or Tammy Szczepanski at (860) 793-1764.

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