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Volume 15, Number 29

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Democrats meet to set slate of candidates All council incumbents, except Dacey, expected to return By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

The chairman of the Berlin Democratic Town Committee said there’s been a lot of soul-searching by Town Council incumbents over the past few weeks, but it appears most are ready to roll up their sleeves for another run.

“T here’s been a lot of mixed emotions,” said Fred Jortner, BDTC chairman. Democrats meet tonight, July Jortner 21, at the Italian Club, to formalize their slate of candidates. Any resgistered Democrat is eligible to attend. Steve Morelli, Rachel Rochette, Bill Rasmussen, Adam Salina and Bob Dacey have all been assessing job and family obligations as well as other factors, in re-

gards to how those fit with a commitment to serving the community. But in the end, “They all felt good about the ways things have gone the last several years,” Jortner said. The only incumbent to bow out is Dacey who has served on the council for three terms. Dacey, who will be 81 when he leaves office, said “It was time to move on.” (See story, this page, for more on Dacey’s decision.) “Bob will be sorely missed,” Jortner said, calling Dacey’s contributions over the years “immeasurable.” Dacey has led the coun-

Berloni receives Tony for his work with animal actors BHS grad known for his humane training methods By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

Bill Berloni has enjoyed a storied career in show biz thanks to his exceptional ways with animals. Now the

Berlin High School graduate — he was class president for all four high school years — is the recipient of the Tony “Honors for Excellence in the Theatre” award. The award was established in 1990 to recognize institutions, individuals or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theater, but

Bill Berloni poses with some of the animal actors he’s trained.

are not eligible in any of the established Tony Award categories. After more than 30 years in theater, the award took Berloni “completely by surprise.” The Tony Awards took place June 12, in New York, at the Beacon Theatre. “I’m proud my industry recognized my work with animals” and along with that the acknowlegdement that the animals are an important part of the presentation and “not just a prop,” he said. Berloni has trained all sorts of animals including rats, birds, pigs, dogs and cats. One of his recent challenges was finding and training a seven pound Chihuahua to open the Broadway version of Legally Blonde. The pup needed to take the stage and begin furiously barking before thousands of people. Berloni is currently the behavior consultant for the Humane Society of New York, a See Berloni, page 24

cil’s finance committee during his time on the panel. As to who will fill Dacey’s slot as a candidate, Jortner said “We’re talking to several peo-

ple right now (and all) have some degree of experience.” Earlier this summer, May-

See Democrats, page 8

Dacey declines another run By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen I’ve been doing this on and off for close to 50 years,” said Robert Dacey, Democratic town councilor, recalling his years in private sector management as well as his involvement with local government. When he agreed to run for Town Council in 2005, he said it would be just for one term. That proved to be a rare miscalculation on

Dacey’s part. He has served as an influential member of the council over the past six years, taking on the Dacey job of chairman of the council’s finance committee; the person who oversees the complex and of-

See Dacey, page 7

Dog days have arrived

Photo by Daniel Jackson

Contributing writer Daniel Jackson, above, puts a new twist on the “dog days of summer.” As National Hot Dog Day arrives July 22, Jackson investigates the many Berlin-style options for filling a bun. See story page 6.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, July 21, 2011

Policeman’s ball The Berlin Police Association is conducting its fundraising drive in conjunction with the annual Policeman’s Ball, according to Sergeant Thomas Hodolitz, president. Through the fundraising, contributions benefit Upbeat, the fishing Derby, Project Graduation, youth sports and more. Checks should be made payable to the Berlin Police Association. For more information, call Sergeant Hololitz at (860) 828-7193.

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Saturday, July 16, the Shuttle Meadow neighborhood was abuzz with speculation that members of the British royal family quietly had arrived in Berlin to attend a private wedding at the Shuttle Meadow Country Club. When approached by The Citizen, the family who hosted the wedding for their

daughter said the wedding was a happy event but preferred not to comment further. A source close to the event did confirm the presence of members of the royal family at the wedding. Neighbors said the Princesses of York, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, attended the wedding. The sisters are fifth and sixth in line for the English throne and the daughters of

Shuttle Meadow Country Club was the site of a wedding last weekend that caused a royal stir in the neighborhood.

As part of the festivities, fireworks were set off around 10 p.m. Neighbors watched as the fireworks burst overhead into stars of white just above the trees. —Daniel Jackson

Craigslist concern investigated A Berlin woman is keeping a close watch for a Craigslist poster who she believes misrepresented his in-

tentions when he posted an ad. Nancye Frank contacted the Berlin Police Department about her suspicions and, according to police, the matter was referred to the detective division where it remains under investigation. The post first appeared about a year ago and then again this spring. Frank flagged the post and it has since been removed “by the

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Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew. Word spread along Mooreland Drive, Randeckers Lane and Lincoln Street about the wedding and the distinguished guests. Dennis Morrell, who lives on Randeckers Lane, recalls hearing rental trucks, food delivery trucks and shuttle buses until 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning driving down his road, dismantling the wedding. According to Deputy Chief John Klett, four officers were hired to direct traffic and people to the wedding from 7 to 11 p.m. Another officer was kept from 11 p.m. until the wedding ended. The wedding organizers hired their own private security for the event. The police department could not confirm if any dignitaries attended the wedding. Bus drivers waiting with their vehicles said they’d transported a religious figure with a bodyguard to the site.

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author.” Police warn residents to use caution and commonsense when contacting online services such as Craigslist. Frank said a family mem-

ber, who is a college student, answered an ad about a year ago from a Craigslist poster who stated he ran a landscaping company and needed part-time help. Craigslist is a free online classified service, where, for example, the public can post goods and services for sale as

well as connect with social groups. The student answered the ad expressing interest in the job but also noted: “In today’s world, I would like to validate your business before I release any additional information” and asked the poster to call.


Email correspondence, which Frank provided to The Citizen, from the poster, asked questions such as (uncorrected): “sounds good where abouts in berlin are you” and “iam intrested in hearing from you let me know whats up”. These replies didn’t seem professional and raised concerns, Frank said, adding that these came unsolicited as the student did not correspond with the poster after receiving the first reply seeking more specific information. Frank said about the same time, someone posted an ad in Craigslist, stating for people to beware of this poster. Frank said she also called the landscape company, and learned the company previously had experienced similar inappropriate use of its name. “I would hate to find out that this posting was endangering women in Berlin…I

Route 9 fatality Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal car accident that took place on the northbound lane of Route 9 on July 14 around 6:30 p.m. The incident took place near exit 22 and Life Star, as well as ambulance assistance, was called in. The car hit a guard rail and flipped over. No other vehicles were involved. The driver of the vehicle died and the passenger was injured in the incident. Berlin emergency crews assisted at the scene. State Police ask any witnesses to contact Trooper Douglas Sackett at (860) 534-1000.

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Hot dogs, weiners, franks and ‘the nightmare’ By Daniel Jackson Special to The Citizen

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council declares Friday, July 22, as National Hot Dog Day. A casual internet search gives the impression that Berlin lacks notable hot dog stands — however, the reality is our town is filled with places serving up and dishing out Connecticut-style dogs. Although each establishment puts a different spin on the dog, most use a hot dog crafted in Connecticut, made from pork and beef and en-

cased in a Freihofer’s bun. According to hot dog restaurant owners in Berlin, the most popular topping is a meat sauce, or chili, with mustard and onions. In honor of National Hot Dog Day, here are five places to grab a hot dog in town. The Dairy Queen Experience Dairy Queen offers a hot dog taste unique to Berlin. According to Gary Somerset, owner of the Berlin Dairy Queen located in the center of town, at 806 Farmington Ave., the hot dogs he serves are made to Dairy Queen specifications.

The Underground Hot Dog Lair That’s how Mitch Egazarian, son of Ed Egazarian, describes his father’s business: Delicious Dogs. The spot, located at 1400 Berlin Turn-

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Dairy Queen was the only establishment to serve an allbeef hot dog. Its foot-long skinless frankfurter is steamed before being placed in a golden-brown bun and served. Somerset said his hot dog is unique because, “It’s not only the hot dog, it’s the Dairy Queen itself.” Part of the Dairy Queen experience in Berlin is sitting on the patio overlooking the center of town. Somerset says during the weekend, the patio is filled with people. It’s not unusual for a first date to include a stop at DQ for a treat.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

Dacey Continued from page 1 ten controversial process of preparing a budget. Now he’s decided to call it a day, although his party invited him to re-up. Berlin Democratic Town Committee Chairman Fred Jortner said, “He’ll be impossible to replace.” “I’m getting up there,” said Dacey, who will be 81 when this term ends in November. He freely acknowledged the difficulty of dealing with hearing loss and said it was time “to pass the baton.” In discussing his time on the council, Dacey was quick

to praise fellow council member Mayor Adam Salina, especially his standing with business leaders in the region. “He’s the finest face of Berlin in the last several years.” Dacey described his time on the council as “tumultuous” in that, during those six years, he worked with three town managers and three finance directors, as various hires did not work out or chose to move on. The current people in those positions, Town Manager Denise McNair and Finance Director Jim Wren, are “great managers” to work with on projects, Dacey said. Retired from Hartford Financial, Dacey spent his ca-


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While he may not speak at every audience of citizens which takes place at the opening of the council meeting, Dacey said it’s likely there will be issues he’ll weigh in on from time to time. “I’m an activist.” Dacey said one issue he’d like to see addressed is giving town staff more flexibility when it comes to working on projects. For instance, if expenditure is over $10,000, the item has to come before the council; even if the difference is $1,000 and the expense is part of an already approved goal. The spending ceiling is “archaic” and dates from the 1995 charter, he said.

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the middle of winter, he said. Knocking on doors during campaign season is another task he’s glad to put behind him. Invariably, that strategy would lead to numerous complaints about streets needing repairs. Dacey said the town has “serious infrastructure” needs, however, over the past several years $8.5 million has been approved for road repair and a plan is underway. “I wish more people would attend (council meetings) to get a view of what the council has to do to keep the town running. We need more participation,” he said, recalling the town meeting form of government. It wasn’t unusual for 200 people to come out for a regular meeting and as many as 400 when a hot topic was on the agenda.


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reer in management. That job knowledge transferred well to council tasks he undertook, Dacey said. Problem solving and conflict resolution are some of the skills he brought to the table. Dacey could also be counted on to make long, impassioned, and at times colorful remarks, in regards to issues he felt strongly about — such as funding town projects or lending council support to recommendations from staff. It’s okay to disagree and debate an issue, Dacey said, but “once an issue has been identified, and a solution found, you must move forward.” “We accomplished a lot, but not as much as I would have liked,” Dacey said. The hardest part of the job was coming out to meetings in


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recipe for meat sauce. With his business partners, he opened a hot dog stand where the parking lot now sits for Dairy Queen. The stand was called Mad Dogs. Mad Dogs closed, but Lavorgna entered the hot dog business again serving the same style of dogs that he did before. His wife and sister came up with the new name. The Other Place grills its dogs, hand rolling them “’til plump.” They offer two variations of meat sauce: mild and spicy. The Nightmare Contrary to what the name implies, Berlin Pizza, 196 Wilbur Cross Highway, mostly sells hot dogs, say owners Effie and Fotis Tsagdis. Their sign bears witness to that fact as, instead of a pizza, a large hot dog dominates the sign. Berlin Pizza starts by scor-

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set up the spot just like the hot dog truck he operated for years. He uses Martin Rosol’s hot dogs made in New Britain. Egazarian steams both the dogs and rolls, in small batches. According to Mitch Egazarian, steam heats up quickly and, if the hot dogs burst, the flavor is lost in the steam. The Delicious Dog chili is mild. “The sauce was created 35 years ago before Connecticut knew what spicy was,” Ed Egazarian said. Egazarian says Delicious Dogs is unique because “this place is hot dogs, hot dogs and hot dogs.” Delicious Dogs is the only restaurant in town that exclusively serves franks. The new kid in town While these other eatery owners have at least 20 years of experience serving up dogs, Main St. Deli opened for business, at 114 Main Street in East Berlin, on June 1. They’ve already found their own take on the hot dog. Al Mortensen, who retired from running Mortensens on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington, owns this new startup. “We got our training at Mortensens,” he said, “but we do it our own way.” Jim-

my Traver, the deli’s cook, splits the hot dogs lengthwise and presses them on the grill. Dogs are cooked to order. Main St. Deli uses nineinch Grote Weigel dogs made in Bloomfield. It’s a sweeter hot dog than the rest of the places in town. Traver says he cooks with cased dogs and the casing makes the dogs better for grilling as it then can handle the searing. Then there is The Other Place… The Other Place, located at 224 Berlin Turnpike, has been around for a year and a half, but owner Mike Lavorgna brings 20 years of hot dog experience to the restaurant. Two decades ago, Lavorgna sat down with five other guys to taste test hot dogs. After oodles of combinations, they decided on a Muckies hot dog, made in Hartford — and a homemade

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ing a footlong Martin Rosol hot dog. That improves the flavor of the meat on the grill. The chili has an Italian flavor. “It’s mild,” said Fotis Tsagdis. “It’s not too spicy. It’s not too plain.” The nightmare, Berlin Pizza’s most distinctive hot dog, was developed around 1972. “The nightmare was an accident,” said Steve Ferrara, whose parents owned the restaurant at that time. His brother would make himself a hot dog with everything on it: mustard, chili sauce, onions, peppers, sauerkraut and relish. His mother called it a nightmare. She didn’t like it. But truck drivers hauling along the turnpike back then did, and Ferrara’s mother

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worship service at 8:30 a.m. Child care is available. The Kensington Congregational Church has scheduled a summer parenting book group for Thursdays at 8 p.m. in the church parlor. Books for discussion include How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk and Playful Parenting. It is not necessary to attend every meeting. For more information, contact Pam Baclaski at or (860) 829-8833.


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Carmel (Vumbaco) Rancourt, 95, of Meriden, left this world peacefully on July 12, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Rocco and Rose (Galuzzo) Vumbaco and was the widow of Arthur Rancourt. Widowed at an early age, she faced life’s challenges with courage and determination and became well known in Meriden as an accomplished seamstress. Carmel had been employed in Meriden at Cherniack’s, Genung’s and J.C. Penney. She was a member of St. Laurent Church and a member of the St. Anne’s Society. Carmel was a friend to all who met her and her laughter will be missed by everyone, including her friends at Hanover Towers. Carmel is survived by two daughters, Rosalie Zigmund of Kensington and Carol Hall and her husband Jim of Wethersfield; a sister Sophia Fitzmaurice of Calif,; five grandchildren Lawrence, Andrew, and Christine Zigmund, Christopher Hall and Cathy Ryan; four greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Carmel was very proud of her family, all of whom loved her dearly. In addition to her husband Arthur, Carmel was pre-deceased by three brothers Frank, James and Joseph; and a sister Marie Simon. A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 18, 2011 at St. Laurent Church, Meriden. Burial will be private. Donations in Carmel’s name may be made to St. Laurent Church, 121 Camp Street, Meriden, CT. 06450 The Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington was in charge of arrangements.

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Ann “Mena” ( Esernia ) Maglio, 82, of Kensington died July 12, 2011. A native and long time resident of New Britain, she attended New Britain schools and was a member of St. Joseph Church. She is survived by her son,

Ralph Maglio; her daughters Linda Gorneault and Terry Ann Romeiko all of Kensington; her sister Jackie Etheridge of Florida; four grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial was held July 19, 2011 at St. Joseph Church. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Britain. The Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington has been entrusted with arrangements.


Audrey Farrow Roby, 85, of Berlin passed away June 17, 2011 at Newington Health Care Center. She was predeceased by her husband Richard S. Roby of Berlin, her sister Phyllis Pierce of Middletown and brother Dale Farrow of San Diego. Audrey was the beloved mother of Mark Roby of Florida, Dr. David and Lorre Roby of Philadelphia, Kathryn and James Bryers and James Roby and Annalisa Russell Smith of Berlin, and mother in law to Joanne Roby of Rhode Island, three loving sisters, Jean Delegan of Middletown, Lynn Peters of Vernon and Sherrill Goswell of Guilford. She leaves behind seven adored grandchildren, Peter and Lara Roby of New Jersey, Noel Roby and Erin and Harvey Hohl of Rhode Island, Adam and Emily Bryers of New Britain, Robyn Bryers of California, and Allison and Michael Roby of Philadelphia. She was also blessed with nine great grandchildren. Audrey worked at the New Britain YMCA for many years as an executive secretary. She was a charter member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Kensington, where she devoted many pre-

cious hours arranging the altar flowers according to the seasons of the church year. She loved to read her Bible and garden. She was an especially loving care giver to all of her family. Audrey experienced 70 years of her life at the farm on Orchard Road in Berlin, where she welcomed many young people in need of a home. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Audrey’s memory to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1103 Chamberlain Hwy, Kensington, CT 06037. A celebration of her life is planned for July 23, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Kensington.

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To the editor: I would like to thank all the people that came to my daughter’s memorial on July 9. It was a great success for “Share Our Strength” which was my daughter’s Memorial Fund. We raised over $7,900 which will feed a lot of children. I thank all the people who mailed in donations (many who didn’t know me or my daughter). It was very heart

warming. I also want to thank the Farmington Fire Department for their generous donation and John Ziegler for his tireless efforts. I especially wish to thank Angela Piccerillo for her moral support and help in coordinating this event. Ray Ziegler Berlin

Excellent event To the editor: The Joseph Manzi Foundation’s 9th annual tournament held at Timberlin Golf Course on Friday, June 10 was a huge success. The tournament committee and the Manzi family would like to thank all the golfers, volunteers, sponsors and dinner guests that participated this year. We would especially like to thank our

title sponsor, Porter’s Funeral Home, who has sponsored our tournament every year. Thank you to the new golf pro who did an excellent job for us and to Avenue Groove for performing. We are very grateful for the support that has been given to our organization over the past nine years. The continued involvement by all the participants and sponsors is spectacular. With your support the Joseph Manzi Foundation will continue to give back to the community for many years to come. We will host the 10th annual tournament next year and we look forward to the event being even bigger and better. Anthony Marzi Joseph Manzi Foundation

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Student Voices

Disney deludes girls into looking for a prince By Stephanie Swiatek (Each year a select group of Berlin High School seniors have their “exemplary pieces” of writing presented to the Board of Education. This summer, The Citizen is publishing some of these writings or excerpts from them. This week’s selection is from a speech Stephanie Swiatek wrote for her 11th grade honors English class.) For decades Disney classics such as Cinderella and The Little Mermaid have warmed the hearts of countless young girls throughout the world. These innocent, precious girls pined for gorgeous ball gowns, cascading curls, a beautiful palace, and most important, their very own prince charming. A young lady could watch any Disney classic and witness “love at first sight” within the comfort of her own living room. The movies left girls hoping that someday their prince would come and save them from the dangerous world with a magic kiss. This lovely fantasy quickly becomes a problem when these girls reach their

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teenage years. The Disney Corporation is to blame for leading girls to believe that a man can complete them and that love is perfect. Love is great; however, it is almost never perfect. Girls’ high expectations have led to countless disappointments and heartbreaks. The Disney princes are perfect. They do not possess a single flaw. Girls who loved Disney classics most likely grew up to believe that their perfect prince would have a perfect appearance and personality. While every woman on this planet would like to believe men are perfect, they are not. They are people and people aren’t perfect. Disney movies are fairytales. The classic princess stories are great to watch if a girl has had an awful day and just wants to escape reality. However, no girl, no matter what age, should ever look to a Disney movie for dating advice. What do Prince Charming, Prince Eric, and John Smith have in common? All of these “cartoon” men have perfectly volumized hair, glistening smiles, and rich, deep voices. While nothing is wrong with possessing these characteristics, it is not common that a living person will have each and every one. Just as modern celebrities have seemed to set an unrealistic standard of beauty for women, Disney movies have done the same for men. What is considered attractive is truly in the eye of the beholder. In Disney movies, a princess would always fall madly in love with the first hot guy she spotted. If the prince happened to be a jerk, it wasn’t a big deal because he was so charming and attractive. In the real world, a person may be beautiful, but that does not make him a good person. A girl should give a guy a chance be-

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

Getting to know all about you, Berlin

Over the past few weeks, The Citizen has run a series of poll questions, on its website, geared at gauging just how Berlin residents assess their knowledge of the community. Of course, this is far from a scientific study, it’s really all in fun and we won’t read a lot into it — yet we found it interesting to see the responses. The questions got to the heart of whether one merely lives in a town (such as bedroom communities and similar municipalities without a sense of place) or whether one is part of town. Your answers seem to indicate that for most of you, living in Berlin (Kensington or East Berlin, too) is more than just an address. For instance when asked “How do you react when someone mispronounces the name of the town?” More than 50 percent of respondents said “I correct it.” Seems like it matters to most of you — people ought to say the name of the town right!

(Just 11 percent claimed to cringe upon hearing the corrupted version: BerLIN. That percentage seemed a little low to us.) When asked, “How well do you know your way around Berlin?” nearly 85 percent said they had good knowledge of the town’s highways and byways. Only six percent fessed up to getting lost now and then. When it comes to the question “What grade would you give your knowledge of Berlin’s history, government and community life?” the results also are impressive: 28 percent gave themselves an A-plus for “truly excellent”; and 48 percent ranked their knowledge at at least average, somewhere between a C and a B. Although, 25 percent gave themselves only a borderline grade of D — which the poll described as “I should pay more attention.” The other item we’ve been See Know, page 18

What is it?

From time to time, The Citizen runs a “guess what this is” photo. It’s obvious this is a map of Berlin. But what kind of map, circa when, and where might one find it? We admit, this “what is it” is tricky and a perfect answer could be hard to come by. Give it your best effort and you could earn a “high five” in the next edition of The Citizen. Send answers to

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Nick Carroll

Meet The Citizen staff Nick is sports editor for the Berlin and Plainville Citizens. He has been part of the staff for almost nine years and likes the fact that he’s his own boss. “I know my job and am trusted to do it,” he said. Nick enjoys camping in his spare time. “Anytime I can get outdoors is a good thing.” His favorite holiday is Halloween, because of the fall season, and he claims to carve a mean pumpkin. When asked where he sees himself in five years, Nick said, “Still writing and raising a family with my wife.” — Melissa Chicker

fore rejecting him. Although Disney may not approve of a princess dating someone lacking a perfect appearance, real girls should not rule it out. When a girl believes she must date a gorgeous prince charming, she may find that she is missing out. Sometimes, a boy a girl thinks is “geeky” may turn out to be the boy that will treat her best. After all, in the “real world” people age; eventually a person cannot rely on their looks for love. If Disney movies concluded with the prince choosing to dump the pretty princess, Disney would not be the multi-billion dollar corporation it is today. The love birds live happily ever after because it is the perfect ending for a two hour long movie. Life is much longer than two hours. Real relationships are also much more complicated than those in fairytales. No event in life causes more pain than heartbreak. It leaves a girl

feeling lonely, depressed, and sick to her stomach. Heartbreak results in a girl wondering what she did wrong and how she could have fixed it. Her dreams of a future with her prince have been shattered. It may take time to realize she deserves better, but eventually she’ll be ready to find someone who appreciates her for who she is. She will find a boy that treats her like a princess and also respects her as an individual. A person will not always live happily ever after with their first love, but that does not mean they will nev-

er live happily ever after. While little girls cannot help but envy the love stories of Disney princesses, Disney should warn them what they’re about to see is not always reality. Women everywhere should protest and pressure Disney to create a disclaimer that reads: “Little girls, you should understand that you will encounter boys that may not act like Prince Charming. However, eventually after your share of heartbreaks, you will find the love of your life and live happily after.”

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Grandparentgrandchild golf The annual GrandparentGrandchild golf event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27 at Timberlin Golf Course. The 8 a.m. shotgun start is open to all Berlin senior residents and their grandchildren as well as other relatives and friends. For more information, call Bob Stein at (860) 828-6112.

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Parks and Recreation

The Berlin Parks and Recreation Department’s third session for free swim lessons is scheduled for Monday, July 25 through Friday, Aug. 5. The schedule of classes that still have openings at Demore, Dinda, Bittner Jr. Memorial Pool is: 9-9:25 a.m. - LTS 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills 9-9:25 a.m. - LTS 4 - Stroke Improvement 9:30-9:55 a.m. - LTS 6 - Personal Water Safety 10-10:25 a.m. - Preschool Level 1 10-10:25 a.m. - LTS 5 Stroke Refinement 10:30-10:55 a.m. Parent/Child 1&2 10:30-10:55 a.m. - LTS 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills 11-11:25 a.m. - LTS 1 - Intro-

duction to Water Skills 110-11:25 am.-Preschool Level 3 11:30-11:55 a.m. - LTS 3 Stroke Development 11:30-11:55 a.m. - Preschool Level 2 The schedule of classes at Percival Pool that still have openings is: 9-9:25 a.m. - LTS 3 - Stroke Development 9:30-9:55 a.m. - LTS 5 Stroke Refinement 10-10:25 a.m. - LTS 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills 10-10:25 a.m. - LTS 3 Stroke Development 10:30-10:55 a.m. - Preschool Level 3 11-11:25 a.m. Parent/Child 1&2 11-11:25 a.m. - Preschool Level 2

BPD survey The Berlin Police Department is soliciting feedback from the community regarding the services provided by the department. This is in an effort to better understand how the department is perceived by the community and to improve the quality of police services provided. It is an opportunity for citizens to let us know how we’re doing. The Citizen Survey can be submitted on-line via the department’s web-site at by clicking on the Citizen Survey link under “Recent News”. Paper copies are also available in the police department lobby, Town Hall rotunda, the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, the Community Center, and the Town Clerk’s office.

11:30-11:55 a.m. - Preschool Level 1 11:30-11:55 a.m. - LTS 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills In order to sign up for free swim lessons, participants must be a member of the pool pass program. For more information and requirements, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (860) 828-7009.

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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



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

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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 meets every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Community Center. Guests are invited to attend any meet-

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Dean’s list

Bentley University, Massachusetts — Lindsey Roeder of Berlin. Central Connecticut State University — Jessica Balaban, Scot Boccia, Elizabeth Bujda, Jeffrey Carpenter, Julie Carpenter, James Catalano, Alexa Chamberlin, Michael Condon, Marc DelValle, Kevin Devery, Michelle Drouin, Stephen Fetera, Shannon Fischer, Taylor Friedmann, Ashley Griffo, Robert Johnson, Ashley Lanza, Amanda Lavette, Kristina Mattera, Karalyn McKeon, Andrew Mildrum, Nathan Mildrum, Marlena Mniuch, Kristen Negrelli, Bethany Perzanowski, Terrance Regan, Edward Stettmeier, Theodore Szmurio, Melissa Tynik, James

Walonoski of Berlin; Mitchell Cyr, Victor Durao, Amanda Hamilton of East Berlin; Stephanie Boguslawski, Courtney Galotti, Michael Imundo, Christopher LaRosa, Christina Meagher, Sarah Pensiero, Alexander Recck, Mary Sylvester, Breanne Wacker of Kensington. Goodwin College — Jennifer Chartier, Kate Friday, Christine Gagliardi, Lee Housley, Rachel Repaci, Katorah Sanchez of Berlin; Agnes Matug of East Berlin. Marist College, New York — Hannah Furlong of East Berlin. Providence College, Rhode Island — Roseann Colangelo, Scott Waskiewicz, Arielle Wezdenko of Kensington; Robert Ford, Thomas Quinn of Berlin.

Saint Joseph College — Christina DelConte, Kristen Karoll, Kylee Mowel of Berlin; Scarlett Carroll of East Berlin; Melissa Dipietro, Chelsea McLoughlin, Katherine Vandrilla of Kensington. Salve Regina University, Rhode Island — Alison Brochu of East Berlin. University of Hartford — Paulina Nastyn, Andrew Zelek of Berlin; Tomasz Dyrkacz, Alexander Gavelek, Christopher Carlone, Sarah Wilkinson, Carson Collier of Kensington.

lege — Marcin Bakula, Brandon Barrett, Janice Boucher, Ashley Calafiore, Meghan Faust, Shelby Johnson, Alicia Lewis, Eric O’Neill, Christine Cugno, Jitendrakumar Patel of Berlin.

Reunions Berlin High School Class of 1948 has scheduled its 63th class reunion for Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Shuttle Meadow Country Club. Help is needed to locate Barbara Knowles, Russ McCain, Phil Stockwell, Ed Reynolds, Rita Roy. For more information, call Charles Vi-

Graduates Fairfield University — Joel Burgos, Jennifer Chase of Berlin; Benjamin Heslin of Kensington. Tunxis Community Col-

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running is a “What is it?” photo featuring interesting, notable and even obscure things that help illustrate some aspect of Berlin’s story. The response has been great and clearly people like to share their knowledge.

In keeping with this topic, this week, we offer a new “What is it?” photo on page 13. All in all, it seems fair to unscientifically conclude, that people don’t merely hang their hats on Berlin’s bedposts. They want to know their town. — Olivia L. Lawrence

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Obituaries Dominic DelConte Dominic Maurice DelConte, husband of J o A n n e D’Amato DelConte of Kensington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Hospital of Central Connecticut on July 16, 2011. Born in New Britain, he was the son of Domenic and Josephine (D’Agata) DelConte. Educated in local schools, he was a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Fairfield University. He achieved his Masters and Degree sixth year certificate from Central Connecticut State University and Southern Connecticut State University. He began his teaching career in New Britain and then in Berlin as a school counselor at Berlin High School. He spent many enjoyable and productive years helping thousands of students in a career that spanned over 40 years. Mr. DelConte was well known in the community and took pride in his Italian heritage. A member of the Sons of Italy, Angelo Tomasso Sr. Lodge, he was an officer and took part in their charitable endeavors for many years. A man of deep religious faith, he served many years as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Maurice Church where he was also a Charter member and regular communicant. Dominic married JoAnne D’Amato of New Britain in 1988 and they reside in Kensington with their children, Matthew DelConte, a senior

at Trinity College and Christina DelConte, a junior at St. Joseph College. He took great pride in his children and their accomplishments. He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother Thomas DelConte and sister Sophie D. D’Avirro. In addition to many friends, colleagues, former students and his wife and children, he is survived by his sister Angela Troy of Yonkers, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. Services were held July 20, 2011 from the Farrell Funeral Home, New Britain, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maurice Church, New Britain. Entombment was in the St. Mary Cemetery Mausoleum, New Britain. While the expression of sympathy through the use of flowers is appreciated, the family respectfully asks that a memorial contribution be made to the “Dominic M. DelConte Scholarship Fund’ to be established at the Berlin High School. Please send contributions in care of Attorney Stephen L. Mangan at Ericson, Scalise & Mangan PC, 35 Pearl Street, Suite 301, New Britain, CT 06051. To light a candle or send a condolence, please visit www.FarrellFuneralHome.c om.

William Batchelor Jr. Wi l l i a m L o r i n g Batchelor Jr., 86, of Kensington, husband of B e t t e (Porter) Batchelor for 64 years, died peacefully July 13, 2011 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain.





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Born in Chicago, Ill., the son of the late William Loring Batchelor Sr. and the late Anna (Denneny) Batchelor, he graduated from J. Hayes High School in Cleveland, Ohio, served as an ensign on a PT boat in the US Navy in World War II, and graduated from Yale University in 1949. He began his career at the engineering lab at Tuttle & Bailey in New Britain before becoming vice-president of the engineering department, and then started The William L. Batchelor Air Conditioning & Heating Company until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of Kensington Congregational Church, Shuttle Meadow Country Club where he was past president, The New Britain Museum of American Art where he served on the board of directors, and the board of directors of New Britain General Hospital. Bill loved skiing, swimming, golf and tennis, and spent part of his winters at his home in Vermont, and summers in Charlestown, Rhode Island. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a grandson, Tyson James of Kensington; a daughter, Elizabeth James in California; a sister, Marilyn Spencer of Euclid, Ohio; a nephew, Gary Spencer and his three sons of Manila, Philippines; a sister-in-law, Lois O’Brien and her husband Charles of New Britain; a niece, Shelly O’Brien and her husband James Petersen of New Britain; a nephew, Steven O’Brien; two grandnephews, Dylan Petersen of New Britain and Liam O’Brien of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and a grandniece, Chloe O’Brien of Brooklyn, N.Y. He was predeceased by a nephew, Scott O’Brien. Services were held July 18, 2011 at Kensington Congregational Church, Kensington. Burial in Center Cemetery in Newington will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donors choice.




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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, July 21, 2011

‘Quite an accomplishment’


District darlings

Young Legion club qualifies for tournament By Mark Pukalo Special to The Citizen

Berlin Post 68 turned what looked like an ordinary American Legion baseball season into a memorable one last week. Needing to go at least 7-1 in its final eight games to qualify for the postseason, Berlin put together a stunning seven-game win streak in a seven-day period. “It was quite an accomplishment for this team,” Berlin coach Rob Manzo said. “The guys grew up a lot over the last couple weeks and learned how to win.” Berlin finished 13-11 in Zone 3 after losing a 3-2 decision Sunday to Meriden, which finished second at 1410. Post 68 lost a 3-0 lead and fell 4-3 to Zone 1 champ Bristol later Sunday to finish 0-31 in non-zone games. Among the seven straight victories, four were by a run

and Austin Barnes pitched a no-hitter. Manzo said Zone 3 champion Middletown finished 9-1 in one-run games. “That’s what separates the really good teams,” Manzo said. “You have to be able to win those games to succeed at this level. There are no gimmies here. Every night, it’s a battle.” Berlin had already won three straight before the July 12 game against Cheshire, a team it had beaten three days earlier. Cheshire took a 1-0 lead into the sixth inning before Berlin struck. Mike Perno delivered a two-out, RBI double and Jeff Sylvester plated the winning run with a single for a 2-1 win. “I was hoping we wouldn’t have a letdown,” Manzo said. “It’s very tough to beat a team like that twice in a few days. We just didn’t give up.” Sean Sylvester got the victory, throwing 71 pitches.

“He was just throwing everything for a strike,” Manzo said. “Cheshire’s one of the better hitting teams we face and he did a great job.” Cheshire ended up 12-12 in the zone, missing the playoffs. Berlin played an inning and a half the following day against Meriden before the game was suspended due to rain. The game was finished Sunday. That set up a crucial doubleheader against pesky Madison, which took the first game to the ninth tied 11. But luck was on Berlin’s side. Madison’s center fielder and right fielder collided on Jamie Brancato’s liner to the gap, the ball bounded 30 feet away and Kevin Devivo scored the winning run for a 2-1 victory. Connor Bennett was outstanding on the mound for Berlin. Madison had runners

The Berlin Little League 12-year-old All-Stars claimed the District 5 championship Friday night with a 5-3 victory over Farmington. Brendan Ebert (8 strikeouts) was the winning pitcher. Jack Lynch earned the save. Berlin’s runs came on a three-run home run by Vin Biscoglio and a two-run shot by Jake Loiselle. The Berlin All-Stars were slated to begin sectional tournament play this week. at second and third with one out in the seventh and Bennett got the final two batters on pop outs. Berlin followed that with 14 hits in the second game for

an 8-3 victory. Brancato had a huge two-out, two-run single, giving Berlin a 6-2 lead. Colin King and Sean Sylvester also

See Legion, page 21

Ava’s Mom Foundation teams with NASCAR By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

Ava’s Mom Foundation continues to pick up speed. In existence just a handful of months, the local non-profit has generated some $40,000 for cancer research, and the team bearing its name shattered the American Cancer Society-Berlin Relay For Life fund-raising record. As if that wouldn’t make for a memorable enough inaugural year for the foundation, this past weekend the emblem for the Ava’s Mom website was displayed on the No. 36 Golden Corral Chevrolet during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Vin Biscoglio, who started Ava’s Mom Foundation this year after his wife, Ceil, was diagnosed with breast cancer, was on hand for the race. Ceil stayed behind with the couple’s four children, of

whom Ava is the youngest girl. Biscoglio said the race was “great”, pointing out that he watched some of it from the pit, next to the crew chief. The opportunity for Ava’s Mom Foundation to link up with the No. 36 car came to be because neighbors of the

Biscoglio’s have an in with the owners of the machine. “I mentioned that it would be great to put the logo right on the front of the car,” Biscoglio said. “I got a phone call within a week: ‘Hey, can you send us the logo over?’ … To see that on there is phenomenal.”

Currently, Ceil is undergoing radiation treatments. She completed chemotherapy in the spring. “She got through it with a great, positive attitude,” said Biscoglio, pointing out that his wife’s prognosis is “good.” Biscoglio said the idea behind Ava’s Mom Foundation was simple — “Just trying to take a negative and make it into a positive.” The Biscoglio’s feel it is their duty to give back since Ceil is benefiting from the hard work and selflessness of others. “Her prognosis is so good because of the generations before us that went out and did their part and raised money,” Biscoglio said. “Obviously, breast cancer and cancer research has gotten us to a point where it’s not a death sentence any more. And I’m just looking to do my part and help future generations.” Biscoglio shares his

thoughts and keeps friends, family and other visitors up to date on Ceil’s condition via the Ava’s Mom Foundation blog. “We put out there the whole journey,” he said. Biscoglio wishes he and Ceil had such an online source to turn to when they first learned of her cancer diagnosis. “I remember the day we found out. We didn’t know what the heck was to come of it,” he said. Through the blog, “even people that don’t know us, if they ever, unfortunately, get the diagnosis, there’s something out there that they can read and see: ‘Stay with a positive attitude. It’s not the end,’” Biscoglio said. As for the car carrying the Ava’s Mom Foundation emblem, it finished a so-so 29th in New Hampshire. Undoubtedly, the Biscoglio’s would tell driver Dave Blaney to keep on fighting.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, July 21, 2011

Around town …

Left: Connecticut routed Rhode Island, 37-6, in the annual Governor’s Cup high school football game. Berlin High School had two recent graduates selected to play: UConn-bound Max DeLorenzo and Marist-bound Joe Dellaquila. DeLorenzo scored on a 15-yard run in the third to put Connecticut up 24-6. Center: Longtime Berlin High School assistant baseball coach Nick Pepe was named the CHSCA 2011 Assistant Baseball Coach of the Year. Right: Bob Mayer, right, presents a check to Andrea Fiori-Brandl, Dialysis Department nurse; and President and CEO of The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Clarence J. Silvia from the proceeds of th Berlin VFW Scalise-Mayer Memorial Golf Tournament.

More than 3,500 hit the road for GE/Petit race By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

The General Electric/Petit Foundation Road Race continues to gain speed. The fourth installment of the event, held Sunday, drew more than 3,500 runners and walkers to Plainville, including a sizeable Berlin contingent. James Matthew was the first local across the finish line that morning. The 25year-old completed the 3.1mile course in 17:42 and finished 12th. Paul Kusek, 53, was the next resident in, placing 24th in a time of 18:47. Following the race, Dr. William Petit thanked the crowd for coming out on a “beautiful summer day.” Petit was the lone survivor

of the 2007 Cheshire home invasion in which his wife and their two daughters were killed. All proceeds from the GE/Petit race go to the Petit Family Foundation, which honors the memories of Jennifer, Hayley and Michaela Petit by benefiting causes close to their heart. In his post-race remarks to the crowd, Dr. Petit — who ran the 3.1-mile course — said it was inspiring to see the “community come together to do good things, selflessly, for other people.” “You must be the change you wish to see in the world,” he said, quoting Mahatma Gandhi. Haley Petit would have graduated from Dartmouth College this past spring. To mark the occasion, several of

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The starting line at the fourth annual General Electric/Petit Foundation Road Race, held Sunday in Plainville. her classmates from Farmington’s Miss Porter’s School came out to the GE/Petit race, some traveling great distances for the reunion. Haley’s crew coach left a hospital bed to be at the GE/Petit race. Just days before the race, the coach found out he had multiple blood clots in his lung. “He came down here in the 90 degree

heat just to support us,” Dr. Petit pointed out. Others said they too felt compelled to be part of the GE/Petit race, including Tony Romano, of Plainville. Romano’s not a “runner”, but he laces up his sneakers each July. “I just feel it’s something I should do for Dr. Petit, just to help him out, support him,

and show him that we’re here for him and never forget,” Romano said. Farmington’s Jon Krell won the 5K in a time of 15:38. Emily D’Addario, also of Farmington, was the first female across the finish line. She finished 34th overall with a time of 19:04. For complete race results, visit


Thursday, July 21, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

Well done Left: The Berlin U-11 boys soccer team went 4-0 and finished first in the U-12 Bronze Division at the Green Mountain Challenge in Weston, Vermont. Berlin is: Daniel Hersey, Chris Mroczkowski, Tommy Wejda, Joe Pettinelli, Ryan McCarthy, Ryan Jenkins, Nico Sznaj, Ben Kennure, Justin Rocco, Dominic Biello, Noah Silverman, Wesley Cantliffe and Garrett Jacques. The team is coached by Dino Rocco, Jay Silverman and George Sznaj. Right: The Berlin 9- 10-year-old All-Star softball team ended district tournament play with a 22-7 victory over Bristol. The Berlin All-Stars were Alexa Lanteri, Phoebe Hurd, Michelle Cohen, Rianne Mayer, Mallory Marino, Nikki Strobino, Julia Ladd, Lindsay Walsh, Jenna Cooney, Amanda Funari and Jillian Price. The team was coached by John Walsh and assisted by Paul Cohen and Bob Mayer.

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had big hits to support Will Matuszak’s pitching. “We’re talented enough to do that offensively,” Manzo said. “We just haven’t done it enough this summer. It was good to see us take a little pressure off our pitching and defense.” All Berlin needed was one more victory to reach the playoffs and it wasted no time Friday, riding Barnes’ no-hitter. He struck out five and walked four for a 6-0 victory at East Haddam. “That was his best performance, dating back to last year,” Manzo said.

Brendan Germano had three hits, including a double and triple, to lead the Berlin offense. With the playoff berth secured, Berlin had a chance to earn second place in the zone Sunday. Matuszak’s basesloaded walk and Sylvester’s RBI single gave Berlin the 2-1 lead through six, but Meriden scored one in the seventh and one in the eighth. The two Sunday losses took nothing away from a fantastic run. Berlin started the postseason Tuesday, after press time, against Wethersfield. “We’ve got our work cut out for us,” Manzo said. “But our state tournament started two weeks ago.”

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Chirico, Holly M.; Cichowski, Benjamin; Cirullo, Francis M.; Clavette, Peter J.; Cohen, Laura G.; Criniti, Cameron N.; Daigle, Kyra J.; Davis, Sara M.; DeGroff, Robert E.; DiCioccio, Caitlyn P.; Drumpus, Vincenzo R.; Fascione, Taylor N.; Faselle, Charles A.; Fisette, Kenneth E.; Germano, Alyssa N.; Goodwin, Erin G.; Grant, Gianna M.; Greider, Riley L.;

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Plainville $298,500

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3 bdrm. Cape 1300+ SF all mechanicals updated in 2002. Renovated country kitchen, all stainless steel appliances, 6 foot Jacuzzi tub in bathroom, sitting on 3/4+ acre lot. 2 car detached garage has 18x16 garage door & 100 amp electrical with additional garage space under house.

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New Britain 4 Unit $114,900 Updated 4 Family home in good condition. This is a great property for investor or owner occupant, centrally located, close to bus line and shops. This is not a short-sale or foreclosure.

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Plainville $369,900 Location! Location! Location! Very large Split Level in great condition, Newer roof & Anderson windows, over 3000 SF, 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath, huge 24x42 great room with FP and bar, MBR suite with FP. Oversized 25x35 2 car garage, nice 21x37 deck, CAIR, CVAC & more!

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

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

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

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1-3 Farmington Ave., Berlin 1201 SUN N (860) 828-3230 OPE 276 N. Main St., .Southington (860) 621-7323



under the influence of drugs/alcohol. July 5 Ramon A. Rios-Correa, 37, 114 Grandview Ter., Hartford, sixth-degree larceny from building. July 7 Edwin Rodriguez, 51, 236 Oakland Ave., New Britain,

July 3 Marc Anthony Amenta, 21, 9 Beachwood Lane, failure to obey traffic signal, refusal to submit to chemical test, operatin under the influence of drugs/alcohol. July 4 John Lumbruno, 45, 107 Knollwood Rd., West Hartford, failure to drive in proper lane multi lane highway, operating

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BERLIN - New Price!! This 4 BR, 3-1/2 BA Colonial is being offered for only $329,900. Interior freshly painted, updated kitchen, finished LL & screened in porch. DR and Kitchen offer hdwd floors, newer carpeting throughout. Custom built atrium provides active solar heating in winter. Walking distance to all schools. 2-car attached garage.


BERLIN - Located within Beckley Farms, a 55 and over community. Spacious 2BR, 2BA ranch all ready to move right into to. Ideal for entertaining. Benefits include cathedral ceilings, gas FP, handicapped accessible showers hdwd floors and deck w/ exquisite views. Walkout basement offers potential for more living space. Attached 2-car garage. Mint condition! Asking $324,900. Price is negotiable!! Also available for rent.

If you are interested in seeing either of these lovely homes, please contact Leslie A. Bajorski of The Bajorski Real Estate Team 860-223-4804 or







Move-in ready, newer windows, some new carpets, eatin kitchen, 2 good size bedrooms, nice slider to patio that looks out at the pool. Family room lower level. Newly priced at $149,900. Call Phil Amato (860) 828-3230 x356.

Lovely Brick Contemporary home on 7+ acres with spr ingfed pond and bar n. Enjoy views form all over. Great home for enter taining. Owner built himself. $479,900. Call Liz Scalise (860) 828-3230 x353.

New Listing! Builder’s waterfront home, you can have it all; 29’ cathedral ceilings, floor to ceiling fireplace, granite kitchen, HW floors, radiant heat, first floor master with stone fireplace, in-law set-up, multi level deck to above ground pool, private and convenient. Owner is an agent. $749,000. Call Elizabeth Markow (860) 828-3230 x306.

Cute star ter or empty nester home. 3-4 bedrooms, fireplaced living room, hardwood throughout, walkout finished lower level. $189,900. Call Nancie Casalengo (860) 8283230 x308.

New Listing! Many extras in this great 4 BR, 2 bath Cape! This home has new siding and energy efficient windows, new kitchen counters & new deck, private & flat back yard. Some of the other extras include central vac, C/Air upstairs and a gas FP insert. $249,900. Call Lynn Blomberg (860) 828-3230 x313.





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The Berlin Police DepartRonette M. Marino-Sergei to Edward M. and Joanna A. Hol- ment reported the following ubek, 5 Cedarwood Road, arrests. $241,000. June 27 Elizabeth Jane Crowder to Hannah Johnson, 22, 376 Traci Bortolussi, 61 Cole Lane, Orchard Rd., disorderly con$210,000. duct by intimidation. Silver Island Homes LLC to July 1 Lovely Dev. Inc., 93 Silver IsSean Warren, 20, 1C Counland Way, $160,000. try Squire Dr., Cromwell, thirdBarbara R. Manthey RET degree larceny and Barbara R. Manthey to possess/recv/sale/transport. Crossfire Construction LLC, July 2 David Paskewich, 57, 78 Continued from page 22 877 4 Rod Road, $125,000. Steven P. Jeske to Wiktor Columbus Blvd, New Britain, Jeske and Mary Jeske, 27 operating under the influence lia F.; Perrone, Nicholas M.; Lake Drive, $100,000. of drugs/alcohol. Perzanowski, Valerie M.; Jeffrey Justin Zevallos, 22, Quigley, McKenna L.; Rich, Andrew D.; Robitaille, Christopher Check us out: 223 Charter Rd., Rocky Hill, second-degree failure to apJ.; Rohan, Christopher J.; Roy, Kevin E.; Ruszczyk, Connor; Salee, Jacob A.; Salmon, Alexis G.; Shoplick, Kaitlyn R.; Simonides, Cassie D.; Skinner, 4294 SF updated 11 rm. Noah M.; Souza, Allison G.; Brick Colonial w/room for Spilka, Casey; Steck, Ryan; everyone! Flexible floor Sternberg, Valerie L.; Stewart, plan, 5 BRs, 2.1 baths, 1st Katelin E.; Taylor, Owen P.; fl. laundry, 6 FPs! Urso, Nina; Vasil, Alyssa M.; Waas, Chevy J.; Wade, Oversized 2 car detached Maxwell A.; Wagner, Zoe S.; garage w/loft, bsmt., elec. Ward, Bailey H.; Waznia, Shel& plumbing! On 3.74 acre. by N.; Whitehill, Samantha A.; $349,900. Andrea Hayes, Williams, Callie A.; Zima, Jared 860-573-7456 K.; Zliczewski, Sara E.; Zoccoli, PRUDENTIAL CONNECTICUT REALTY • Independently Owned, EHO Jonathan L.

The following property transfers were recorded in the town clerk’s office. L&L Land Co. LLC to James A. and Megan V. Carlson, 63 Pepin Lane, $483,000. Thomas A. Ellis to Brent Lewchik and Jami Snyder, 204 Hudson St., $275,000.






Beautiful 4 bdrm. Cape, great location. Only one owner & well maintained... refin. wd. flrs. Brand new carpet, lg. updated eat-in kit., frml. drm. Fireplace in lrm., blt-ins, part fin. basement... Approx 500 sq. ft. vinyl sided, roof 6.5 yrs. old. Move in condition... $219,900. Derek Jutras 883-7091.

Imm. 3,050 sq. ft. oversized RR. 5 bdrms., 3 BA. Cath. ceilings, lower level offers complete in-law apt. Wraparound deck. 2 covered porches too!.... $299,900. Julie Maguder 637-4456.

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 9440282.

Custom built home, great cul-desac location. Original owner. Open flr. pln. with frml. LR & DR. Beautiful kitchen, lg. family rm. w/wet bar, 2 gas log frpl. (could convert back to wd.) Ingrd. pool, Cair. $399,900. Dennis Phaneuf 944-0282.

Adorabl e B u n g alow in Kensington. Main level is LR/center DR, 2 bdrms. and kitchen. Second Level is one large bdrm. New front porch, roof is 5 yrs. old. $199,900. Betsy Cooney 966-4296

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no-kill shelter that supports rescued animals in New York City, and he also is an advisor to, an internet site that helps rescue groups place animals. Berloni may be familiar to locals for his career at Berlin High School. Although he was “a shy kid” and not athletic, he ended up as class president (his nomination began as a joke) serving for four years until he graduated in 1974.

The drama department was his favorite place to be. “I loved theater” and soon he was starring in high school productions such as Harvey and Blithe Spirit as well as variety shows. “I was lucky the school had an arts department.” His success can partly be pinned to “the wonderful educators I had at that time.” Later Berloni would take an apprenticeship at Goodspeed Theater. His second season there, the company put on Annie and gave him $35 to obtain a dog for the show along with a small part in the play in exchange for training the animal. Sandy

became a star and later performed in more than 2,000 performances of the play. Berloni said his methods are founded on the principle that “I create a situation where the (animal) wants to do what I ask” based on positive feedback. More difficult to work with are actors who are scared of animals or have other behaviors towards animals that make Berloni’s work more difficult. He has worked with hundreds of animals and written several books on his experiences, including one title, Sandy, about the scruffy res-

cue that would become a famous mutt. Berloni has also written an autobiography, Broadway Tails. Among the favorite shows he’s worked on is The Wizard of Oz, a Broadway version of the movie which delighted him as a kid. Berloni made a conscious decision not to go to Hollywood, preferring the environment he found working on Broadway — but he never thought receiving a Tony would ever be part of his experience there.

Memorial bricks for sale The Veterans Commission is taking orders for memorial bricks to be used in the paving at the site of the new memorial at Veterans Park. The cost of the bricks will be used to maintain parks in town, including the Veterans Park. Applications are available at Town Hall, The Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion or from any member of the Veterans Commission.


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did not receive an invitation, or know of a classmate who Continued from page 17 hasn’t, please contact us via email at nbhsclassof1966@ya674-1017 or fitzmaha@, or call Committee Chairperson Jane HolmNew Britain High School strom at (860) 747-8899. Please Class of 1956 has scheduled send in your reservations as its 55th class reunion for Sat- soon as possible. There will urday, Sept. 17 at the Aqua be no tickets sold at the door. Turf Country Club, 556 Mul- This event is open to classberry St., Plantsville. For mates, spouses, friends and more information, call Oke guests of classmates. Wennberg at (860) 276-9199. Hartford Public High New Britain High School School Class of 1961 is Class of 1966 has scheduled looking for classmates names its 45-year reunion on Satur- and addresses for the 50th reday, Aug. 27 at the Mountain union. Please email Ridge Resort in Wallingford. or call Invitations have been mailed (860) 667-0578. to classmates for whom we had current addresses. If you


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rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.; Talent Show is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27 at 7 p.m. Family Film Nights: Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 6:30 Tangled. Popcorn will be served. Children of all ages may attend. Construction Club featuring Lego plastic bricks is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. for children in grades 1-4. The hour program features a group challenge. Around the World in 6

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 are welcome. There is no registration. This summer the theme is animals from around the world. The theme for July 28 is Panda bears and Chinese stories. Berlin’s Talent Show returns for children ages 5-18. Sing, act, do magic, show a yoyo trick, read a poem! Registration is required. Dress

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Amanda Aziz is the recipient of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award. One sophomore per school throughout the state of Connecticut was selected. School officials selected Amanda to represent Berlin High School for outstanding leadership demonstrated in school and in outstanding citizenship within the community. Aziz attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar in June at the University of Bridgeport to discuss present and future issues while interacting with leaders of business, government and education. Participating students are encouraged to share their ideas with their communities.

Stagecoach Rd., Meriden, failure to drive in proper lane multi lane highway, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Eriton Heitor, 30, 22 Avalon Rd., West Hartford, leaving motor vehicle without setting brakes, evading responsibility. July 11 Madeline Vardilos, 25, 53 Apple Tree, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct/assault.

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first-degree unlawful restraint, third-degree sexual assault/ forcible contact w/o intercourse, third-degree assault. July 9 Brian Mikoeit, 40, 21 Hickory Lane, Rocky Hill, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. July 10 Mary Beth Alcott, 27, 176 Old



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Thursday, July 21, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

Obituaries Helen L. Farrell Helen L. Farrell, 61, wife of the late Shannon Farrell, died on July 16, 2011 in New Britain. Born on May 22, 1650, she was the daughter of the late Albert Landa Sr. and Helen Galonski Landa. A longtime resident of Meriden, Helen was a graduate of St. Stanislaus School and Mercy High School. She was employed by the VFW Auxiliary Post 992 and was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church. Helen is survived by her

brother Albert Landa Jr.; her family, cousins, close friends Adele Caffery and Bernard Lee and her two cats, Boots and Carver. Graveside services were held July 21, 2011 at the chapel at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Helen may be made to the VFW Auxiliary Post 992, 83 South St., West Hartford, CT 06110. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden.

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The Mad Scientist, Professor Reacto, recently visited the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library as part of the library’s summer programs.

Library Continued from page 26 weeks – Tuesdays from 2-3 for children in grades 1-4. Visit a different country each week with crafts, snacks, stories and fun. Registration is required, as passports will be

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Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned. Comes with a balance of 6 years or 80,000 miles of powertrain warranty.

(203) 235-1667 Chrysler Town & Country LX 2008 Mini Van, Automatic, 6 Cyl #11400B $14,988


Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned. Comes with a balance of 6 years or 80,000 miles of powertrain warranty.

TOYOTA CAMRY 1998-00 body kit, primed $250. Factory bumpers, front & back $150. Bumper bra $75. Chevy Tire rimes, 6 lugs, P235/750R15, 4 tires, $200. 203-530-5293

(203) 235-1667


Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2003 2 Door Convertible AT, AC, Custom Alloys, PW, PDL, PM. 4 cyl. Good gas mileage. Stock# 12-009A $7,990

Toyota Camry LE 1997 Automatic, 4 Cylinder $4,692 Stock# C7114 (203) 237-5561

VOLKSWAGEN Passat GLS 2005 1.8T, Leather, Moonroof, AT, Monsoon Sound System, Alloys. Stock# 111003A $9,990 DODGE Ram 2011 1500, 5.7 liter V8, 20 inch tires, 6 foot bed, regular cab, hunter green. $35,000. Call 203-949-9474

Jeep Commander 2006

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

14FT alum Starcraft boat w/cox e-z load trailer, 6HP Johnson motor, (2) elec. motors 17lbs & 54lbs thrust, all accessories. $2,500 firm. 203-269-3701

(203) 235-1667 DODGE Ram B350 Extended Cab 1994 - 165,000miles. Very Good Condition. Asking $1200. Call Gregg 203-318-4288.

AUTOMOBILES WANTED BUYING JUNK VEHICLES Cars, trucks, motorcycles Paying Cash! Free pickup 203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510

4 Door, Automatic $28,491 Stock# C7135 (203) 237-5561

Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 2001 Auto, Fully Loaded. PW, PDL, Cruise, Alloys, Premium Stereo. Stock# 11963A $7,990

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


Limited, GPS, Navi, Sunroof, 4x4. #11224B $18,988 Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned. Comes with a balance of 6 years or 80,000 miles of powertrain warranty.


12’ Lightweight 1971 camp trailer, newly remodeled bathroom, heater, cook top, lots of storage. $500 or best offer. Call (203) 949-9976

Toyota Sienna LE 2004 5 Door, 7 Passenger $11,991 Stock# C7126A (203) 237-5561

Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005

2003 Key West 17 Ft Center Console. 50 HP, Four Stroke Yamaha. All Electronics Plus Roll On Trailer. $9900.00. (203) 235-7641

It's all here!

Like New. Stock #5605B $12,995

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JET SKI: 1999 Seadoo GSX Limited red and black 951CC. Comes complete with new Karavan trailer. $3200 obo. Call (203) 7156489 leave message.


Thursday, July 21, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience classes starting July 11 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti & Phil Huntington, Instructors. Call 203-2722743 9am-4pm. After 6pm call 203-235-4852.

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES BABY crib-full size, maple comes w/mattress. Good cond! $50. Call 203-238-2460 COFFEE Table, oak, $40. Bureau, wood, has 4 drawers. $50. Both excellent condition. Call (203) 237-6807 GAS Dryer, $75. GE. Good condition. (860) 828-6433 MOVING - Must Sell! Green Loveseat/Sleeper $125. Antique Oak Dresser w/Mirror $75. Walnut Wardrobe Chest $65. Call (203) 440-1542

BOUNCING PONY FARM A Safe Learning Experience. Lessons /Summer Fun Program call: Deb @ 203.927.6189 BULLDOGS, BOXERS, Boston Terrier, Chihuahuas, Yorkie, Shih-Tzu, Buggle, Cane Corso, Blue Pit, Poodle mixes, Bull Mastiff, Yorkie-Poo. $350+. 860-930-4001 FOR SALE 1 male Yorkie, 1 1/2yr old, neutered, $300. 1 female Mini-Schnauzer, spayed w/papers, $800. 1 male Shih-Tzu 6yrs old, neutered, $400. Can’t keep. 203-639-1162 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL Riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. 203-213-8833 or 203-272-6593

LAWN & GARDEN 48” Walk behind commercial lawn mower. 20 HP Kohler w/Sulky attachment. All hydraulic. Used as riding mower. Private use only. $3500. Call (203) 634-1760 JOHN DEERE lawn tractor Model LX255 15HP w/42in mower deck, 42in snowblower. Suitcase weight, chains. Well maintained. This is not a Home Depot Model. Exc Cond! $1,600 Call 860-839-3138


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



SLEEP NUMBER BED- Twin Long. Like new. Head and foot elevation and massage with remotes. Two sheet sets and mattress pads included. Asking $1500. (203) 235-0604 THREE PIECE Antique white wicker furniture set: rocking chair, sofa and chair. Excellent condition. $200. For information, call (203) 238-2460 after 3:30 p.m. TV CABINET - $15. VCR, RCA, $12. Both excellent condition. Call (203) 237-6807

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE AVON Spend $30 Get a $5 item FREE of yourchoice I.S.R. Sue Demkowych 203-520-7442 DELTA 10” Mitre Saw - $30. 15” Penn Stat Scroll Saw $50. Garrett Metal Detector $75. (860) 828-9592

Will Deliver

203-284-8986 BEAT THE HEAT! 2 Air Conditioners for sale ~ Great working order. Kenmore AC 10,000 BUT $100. Frigidare 8,000 BTU used once! $80.00. Call 203237-2949 leave message

JET DRUM SANDER Model 10-20 Plus REDUCED TO $300 (203) 238-2460 MOVING SALE! Pool table, regulation size, $1000 firm; Budweiser pool table light, $500 firm. 3 pc entertainment center, Brazilian wood, orig, $1500; asking $475/bo. Call 203-213-0873 USED ladders & planks, stabilizers & ladder jacks. Call 203-440-9221

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

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


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.

HOME SWEET HOMES offers Meriden - 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688 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 - 1BR, Sunny, updated. Broad St. 3rd flr. Master BR w/walk-in closet, storage & parking. $650/mo. + utils. Robert 203639-9238

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

2ND GENERATION Buys old toys, lamps, jewelry, pottery, Estate items, glass, China, sterling. 203-639-1002


55+ Only 3 Apts Left! City Living at its Best! New Britain's Newest Community for Active Adults over 55! 55 West Main Street New Britain, CT


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 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. $675 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN - 3BR, 2nd flr, LR, Kitchen. Includes heat. $950. For more information, call (203) 3798344 or (203) 589-4016

MERIDEN Well maintained 3 BR apt. Stove & refrigerator. Off st parking. 1 mo sec. $975. Call (203) 284-0583

OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

MERIDEN - Newly updated 3BR loft apt. Avail. Aug. 1. Hdwd & tile throughout. SS appls & granite counters. With garage. $1100. Call (203) 676-7512

MERIDEN- Spacious 2BR, off st. parking. Quiet house. No pets. $850. 60 Pleasant St. 203-6686066.

WANTED Antiques & Old Stuff Looking for old tools, toys, glassware, anything. 1 item or entire estate. Highest prices paid. Dave 860-463-4359

MERIDEN - Spacious 5 rm, 2bedrm, 2nd floor, stove, ref. w/d hookup, front porch, lrg. yard. Clean, nice area. $825/ mo. 860-690-5555


KENSINGTON. 131 Main St, 5 rm 2 BR Ranch, lge kit w/dining area, lge LR w/fp, 2 car gar, very priv, $1300. 860-306-0147 MERIDEN 3BR, 2 bath. Built 2006. Cath ceiling, Cental air, 2 car garage. Credit check & sec required $1800/mo. 1 yr lease 203-376-3084 MIDDLEFIELD - Quiet 1BR w/appls, w/d, AC, hdwd flrs, well kept, efficient heat, lake, $925 + utils & sec. Call (860) 349-8530


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

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2BR. 53 Washington St. 3rd Fl. New carpet, paint. $725/month + 2 mos sec. Call 203-494-2147

MERIDEN Sterling Village 2BR. PETS OK. Avail now! $1275+ utils & dep. Call Carmine @ 203-273-7630 MERIDEN. Completely redone 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath Townhouse with garage, $1100 monthly. Sec & ref. Call Ray Valenti, 203-2381977. ReMax Professionals.

MERIDEN 2BR. Free Heat. Off Street Parking, On Site Laundry. Good Condition. Please Call VINNY 203-283-3943 $825/mo.

WALLINGFORD - Judd Square 2 BR, 1st flr, C/A, clean. $950. Call Quality Realty, LLC (203) 949-1904

MERIDEN 2BR., 1 bath. 3rd fl. W/D hook. Off ST. parking Lge kitchen Newly remodeled $775/mo + Security No Pets Call Nat 203-671-2672

WALLINGFORD Elm Garden 2 bedroom condo clean. $920/month. No pets. Ready to go. Call 203-804-0169


Flanders West Apts

203-238-3499 BLACK metal Futon with mattress. Good condition, $50. Entertainment center 48' wide, fits 36" TV. $35. Call (203) 2653877 after 5 PM.

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


HOUSES FOR RENT DELTA Bassinet, neutral colors, like new, $40 and Alpha Omega car seat with 5 point harness, $40. Contact 203-238-1701 after 5pm weekdays for more information.

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs


Anvil Place Apts.


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

MERIDEN-2 BR, 1st fl apt for rent. Very quiet area located near park. Fully remodeled apt w/washer & dryer incld. $1000/ mo. Contact 203-631-6875 MERIDEN-5Rm apt avail 2nd flr, 100 Paddock Ave. Lrg Rms offst-parking. Heat & HW incld. $1100/mo+sec. 203-269-4156 or 203-430-1623 MERIDEN-Completely Remodeled 4BR, 2nd & 3rd flr - $1100 1st Fl also avail. 2BR-$700. New appls, WD hkup, off st parking. Owner/Agent 203-996-1719 MERIDEN. 1 BR apt, downtown on bus line, $500/mo, utils not included. Sec & ref. No pets. 203-982-3042. MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868

WALLINGFORD-3rd flr, 2BR, near library. No smoking/pets. Sec dep. Refs req’d. $800/mo+utils. 203-269-1426 WALLINGFORD-Large 2BR, 3rd flr, North Whittlesey Ave. No pets. $850/mo. Call 203-3170186 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

MERIDEN 3BR. Washer/dryer hookup. Off-street parking. 92 Twiss St $1,000/mo 203-430-5083

WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse End unit. Beautiful yard. Quiet street. WD hookup. 2 car off st parking. No pets. $1025/ mo plus security. 203-626-2320

MERIDEN Lrg 2BR 2nd Flr HW flrs. No pets. Sec. sys, prvt Offst-park. Huge closet space $875/mo + sec. Must be seen. MHA Apprd. Call 203-537-1730

WALLINGFORD 2BR Townhouse, very neat & very clean. 1 1/2BA, Off st park. Appls, laundry hkups. No pets/smok. 1mo sec. 1 yr lease. $1100. 203-631-5219

$299,900 Spacious 3 familyexceptional Condition! Newer kitchens and baths, up-dated plumbing, heating and electrical. All separate utilities. Wood flooring and CAIR. Linda 203265-5618

WLFD Furnished Apt 1BR, heat, HW, cable TV, Internet. Prvt deck. Washer/Dryer. 2TVs No pets/smoking. Prvt parking. $975/mo+sec. (203) 626-5786

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-1st fl, MUST SEE! 2BR, 5rm, EIK, bathrm, HW fl, 2 porches, w/d hkup, off-st parking. Heat, HW & trash pickup incl. $1250/mo. 203-464-1847


$674,900 Custom 3700 sq. ft. Victorian w/expansion possibilities. Brazilian cherry heated floors, 2 story turret. In-law, 3 car garage. Linda 203-265-5618

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

Meriden- 4 FREE Weeks Furnished rm w/cable & fridge. Kit privileges. (203) 824-7401

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV. Short Stay/ Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WALLINGFORD - Single room efficiency apt. Heat & Air included. 18 So. Orchard St. (Off Center St) $145/wk + 1 wk security. (203) 284-3786 or (203) 269-4975

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WALLINGFORD-Garage for rent 12x22 with 10ft doors. 24hour access. Long term rates avail. Please call 203-239-1144

WANTED TO RENT SEEKING 5-6Rm house, condo or apartment in Southington for quiet 55+ woman, 1 cat (trained—answer to “here kitty” or can opener) Call 860621-2280


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


ASSEMBLY Manufacturer seeks a full time assembler, electrical and mechanical skills a plus. 4 day work week, excellent benefits including a 401k Plan. Please apply in person at: Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 AUTO/TRUCK MECHANIC - FT Experienced. Class A CDL & Towing exp. a plus. Call 860747-1659 CARPET CLEANING 10 Immediate Openings $500+ per week. 203-759-1392 CHILDCARE- Looking for FT staff to work with toddlers. Experience Preferred. Please call Cheshire Stork Club. 203272-1637.

WALLINGFORD - Historic district. 2nd flr. 3 rooms. Off st. parking. No smoking, no pets. $850 incl. heat. Call 203-4887163 WALLINGFORD 1 BR. Hot water included. $750. Call (203) 376-2160 or 203-213-6175.


WALLINGFORD-1st flr, 2 or 3BR, newly remodeled kit. & bath, hdwd flrs, off-st-parking, W/D hkup in bsmt. No pets/smoking. 203-269-5733

WALLINGFORD - 1BR, Center of town. Off st. parking. No pets. $875 incl. utils. 203-2652856 or 203-915-9919

MERIDEN 3BR, Spacious 1st flr apt. 1 bath, W/D hookup. Hdwd flrs/carpet. 6 Prescott St. Off St. Parking. Section 8 approved. $1100/mo + sec. 203-927-8215


Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts

MERIDEN-1BR, W/W carpet, appls, off-st-parking. Heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec & refs req’d. $760/mo. Avail immediately. Call 203-238-7133


IT’S SO CONVENIENT! $209,900 Rare Find! Spacious 7 rm ranch w/additional living space in basement. 1 car detached gar-newer replacement windows-lovely country setting. Property has many different fruit trees! Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, July 21, 2011


CLASS A/B DRIVERS Wanted for Durham based construction company. Must have constrution exp. Fax resume to 860349-9891 or call 860-349-9774

Clerk Typist Performs a wide variety of clerical duties requiring excellent computer and interpersonal skills. The position requires 1 year of office work experience of a responsible nature and a H.S. G.E.D. or business diploma. $16.69 to $20.66 hourly plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main St. Wallingford, CT 06492 The closing date will be that date the 50th application form/resume is received, or July 27, 2011, whichever comes first. EOE

POLICE OFFICER The Wallingford Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for Police Officer. $1,090.40 weekly plus an excellent fringe benefit package. The initial exam phases consist of physical performance, written and oral exams. Other requirements for Police Officer can be obtained with the application materials at the following locations: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492; Wallingford Police Department, 135 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492; South Central Criminal Justice Administration, 675 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. C o m p l e t ed ap p l i c a ti o n s along with a $40.00 application fee must be returned to the South Central Criminal J u s t i c e A d m i n i s t r a ti o n b y Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 4:30 P.M.


Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal & Odd Jobs 203-886-5110 GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

CARPENTRY REPAIRS Large or Small entry door & window replacement done by owner, also provide additions, finish basments, deck & complete home improvements. Free est. 203238-1449 CT REG. #578107 MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

Full time - Weekdays Premier Continuing Care Retirement Community Work in building servicesopen and close work orders accurately and efficiently. Positive and professional customer service, dispatching related jobs and areas of responsibility, assists in maintaining inventories, keep records and generates reports as needed, good computer skills a must! Preferred experience in building services operations. Must be able to multi task and manage a high volume of calls, prioritize and assess calls for urgency. Follow up for customer satisfaction. Apply in person Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT weekdays 8a-7p, weekends 10a3p. No phone calls! A/A, EOE, D/V,M/F.

CENTRAL CT Home Improvement Decks, multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 30 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #673083. Call 203-414-9399


HOME IMPROVEMENTS J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 CENTRAL CT Home Improvement Decks, multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 30 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #673083. Call 203-414-9399

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING

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

POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 ANNA’S Special Cleanings. Summer Discounts. Com & Res. 50% off 2nd cleaning. Call Anna 860-505-7720


Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal & Odd Jobs 203-886-5110



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

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

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

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

YARD CLEANUPS, Hedge trimming, brush & small tree removal. Odd jobs. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318 T.L.G. LANDSCAPING: Stone, mulch, topsoil. Meticulous Lawn mowing. Hedge trimming/pruning. Spring/ Fall cleanups. Landscape installation. Walkways/ patios. 860302-6220 HIC #0630132/Ins.

HANDYPERSONS 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.

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

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


IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Yard Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage, Appliances, Furniture. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430 COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Paver walkways, retaining walls, drainage, shrub replacement, lawn repairs. Landscape design. Sidewalk renovation. Free Est. Lic #563661 203-237-9577






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

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

SIDEWALKS - CURBS Garage Floor Replacements 30 years of safe, professional craftsmanship. COMPLETE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. Slabs, Stamped Pool Decks, Stamped Patios, Pavers, Walks, Retaining Walls. Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218



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


The Powerwashing Kings T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC


The Town of Wallingford is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Service Response Line Coordinator


A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325


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

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Mowing, clean-ups, mulch, brush, pricker & small tree removal. Trim hedges. Clean Gutters & Power wash. 203530-4447. RETAINING Walls, Paver Walkways and Patios. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. CT#615434 For all your landscape needs call 203-927-2681 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Shrub & tree pruning, all your landscaping needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

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

Gonzalez Construction

POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning

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

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

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

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



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

203-237-0350 ROOFING

CT Reg. #516790

P-N-P Roofing, Siding, Decks, Gutters, Windows & Repairs. 20 yrs exp. Se Habla Espanol. Fully Ins. Reg #607007 P. Muniz 203-213-6232 or 203-238-3131

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

Gonzalez Construction


★★★★★★★★ W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355 PAUL’S MASONRY. New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING RAINBOW PAINTING Rental Property re-paints, int, ext, commercial. Popcorn ceiling repairs, smoke damage. Powerwashing, wallpaper removal. Quality work at fair prices. HIC#0564831 Scott 203-623-2941

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

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

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Addtions ●Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

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





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

Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.


FILL, Topsoil & Trucking Available. Call 860-346-3226 BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846

TREE SERVICES YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 T.L.G. LANDSCAPING: Stone, mulch, topsoil. Meticulous Lawn mowing. Hedge trimming/pruning. Spring/ Fall cleanups. Landscape installation. Walkways/ patios. 860302-6220 HIC #0630132/Ins.


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





RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 15 years experience. 203-530-4447 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430


Thursday, July 21, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc., a division of the nation's largest steel and steel products manufacturer and largest recycler is seeking to assemble a hiring pool of qualified applicants for entry level jobs in:

Production We are looking for candidates who are willing to work rotating shifts which would require working both day and night shifts in a drug free environment. Most positions in our steel plant require moderate to heavy lifting and can be physically demanding including working in extreme temperatures. We offer competitive pay and benefits including Health Insurance and 401K Plan.

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Residential Account Executive Earn over $90-110K Annually at Goal L Base Salary L No Cap Commission Plan L Paid Training L Great Benefits We need highly motivated sales reps with the ability to perform effective in-home presentations featuring our award-winning Optimum products. This lucrative opportunity offers great reward$. Our top Sales Representatives enjoy earning a six figure income and we offer a competitive benefits package.

Individuals interested in learning more about Nucor Steel Connecticut should register at and enter NSCTP6. Individuals who register should be prepared to complete a brief questionnaire. Previous registrants will need to take the questionnaire again to be considered. The registration period ends July 18, 2011. Responses to the questionnaire will determine who receives an instructional letter regarding scheduled testing. Each individual should submit only one questionnaire related to this job posting. Nucor Steel Connecticut does not accept unsolicited resumes. No phone calls please. Nucor is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

We will provide you with all the tools you need to succeed including a base salary, no-cap commission plan and paid training. All you need to provide is a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and previous sales experience, which is preferred.

EDUCATION CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS LITERACY COACH 30 WEEKS/20 HOURS PER WEEK ELEMENTARY LEVEL This group of adults provides additional instruction to students who are not yet reading at grade level. They work with individual students or small groups and follow a schedule and protocol provided by certified teachers and the building principal. They are also responsible for administering progress monitoring assessments & data entry. QUALIFICATIONS: College degree or teaching certification (English/Reading) preferred Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills Knowledge of reading skill development Exp working w/elementary school students in small groups CLOSING DATE:

August 5, 2011

TO APPLY: Send a Letter of Intent and Current Resume to:

Cheshire Public Schools Human Resource Department 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 You name it. With Marketplace, anything goes.

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EOE M/F/D/V and A Drug-Free and Smoke Free Workplace


DRIVER With Class A Hazmat, TWIC Card, Medical and Experience. Apply at Tuxis-Ohrs, 80 Britannia St, Meriden. General

Open for New Hires! Co. expansion into Central CT has alot of new openings in Customer Service Retail Call Center Sales Immediate interviews are being held on first come first serve basis Call 860-329-0316

EXPERIENCED Professional Bucket Operator & Tree Climber. Reliable, self-starter. Valid lic & CDL. 203-272-4216 FULL Time & Part Time Teachers Needed. Only serious applicants with experience need apply. Please contact Michele or Phyllis 203-265-0055 LIBRARIAN II Town of Cheshire is seeking qualified applicants for 35hr/wk position. Emphasis on providing programming, reference and other services for children, birth to teen. ALA/MLS required. See the Town¹s web site at: <> for additional information. A letter of interest and resume must be submitted by the close of business on 8/5/11 to Louis A. Zullo, Personnel Director/ Assistant Town Manager. The Town of Cheshire is an EEOE, M/F/D/V.



HABASIT AMERICA (Middletown) seeks F/T Customer Service Rep. Please fax resumes to 860-371-3000 or apply at: INSTALLERS Overhead Doors Res & Comm. 3-5yrs exp with garage door Co. only. FT with benefits. Clean driving record. 203-755-5334 PT (18 HRS/WK) Smoking Cessation Counselor Degree preferred, direct counseling experience, bilingual/ bicultural a plus. Send resume by 8/3/11 to Meriden Personnel Department, 142 East Main St., Meriden. EOE

RECEPTIONIST Part Time/Full Time Apply in person at: Yalesville Veterinary Hospital, 322 Church St, Yalesville. Ask for Linda.


CLINICIAN FT Includes 2 evenings per wk. Must have MSW plus 2 yrs exp. LCSW preferred. Exp required providing individual, child, family & group out-patient services. Supervisory exp req. EOE /AAA Email:


Your budget will go further with a discount - treat yourself, buy a gift for that someone special or family and friends!

Apply online at: Applicants who complete their on-line application will be screened for an “Invitation Only” job fair. Applicants are welcome to apply at our distribution center at 475 Knotter Drive in Cheshire between 1PM and 4PM Monday through Friday.

Applicants must be 18 yrs old, submit to pre-employment drug testing and a criminal background check. Macy’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.


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


PET Sitting svc. hiring pet lovers for 6AM-9PM, flex. & weekend hrs. Earn $12+ caring for pets. Must have refs, car & exp.


PIZZAMAKER F/T in Wallingford. Exp needed. Must be able to answer phones Call 203-215-1821

MEDICAL CAREERS CARDIOLOGY OFFICE M-F 7:45am-5:00pm. Clerical support for busy cardiolgy section. Medical background (MA or admin asst.) and experience required. Please fax resume to (203)265-8085. MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Happy, energetic & outgoing self motivated individual w/exc. phone skills. Duties incl. verifying insurance, scheduling appts & data entry. Please mail resume to: PO Box 4571, Wlfd, CT 06492


SALES Help, experienced. Full or part time. Apply in person Carolyn Adams Country Barn, 352 Main St, Durham. SEASONAL Retail help wanted starting mid-august for local farm stand. Weekday hrs available with some weekend hours a must. Call (203) 980-4404 SECURITY OFFICERS needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. All shifts, days & weekends. Please fax your resume to 860-628-6444, Attn: Dave Alling, or pick up an application at the College. or email TEACHER FT Head teacher working with ages 3 and up. Must meet state requirements. Contact Cindy at 860-276-8806 VETERINARY Hospital Openings: Receptionist, Technicians and Kennel Assistants. Fax Resume: 203-265-3641


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, July 21, 2011

SALE DATES: Thurs. July 21 - July 27, 2011 Fill with your favorite beverage & add ice. Includes built-in lanyard with bottle opener. Compare $19


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4 Position Easy-In Easy-Out Aluminum High Back Chair


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in 600 Thread Count packaging!

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*Measured from leg to leg





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Liquid Shock 1 Gallon 12.5% strength

Premium Plus (2 Yr)..................$15 Airport Grade (4 Yr)................. $19 Optimum Pro No stir formula (8 Yr)..................................... $24

Comp. $130




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9’ Adjustable Tilt Market Umbrella

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Extra Chairs Our Reg $50...Now $33 ea






Patriot Tees

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Patio Umbrella Light....

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30” Steel Fire Pit

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SAVE $60


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Flex® Kayak


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48” Citronella Candle Torch

250 $ 4

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32 oz



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5 lbs Challenger 3 Boat Kit

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6 lbs

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1 Piece, Tankini or Bikini Compare $50 -$100



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Berlin Citizen published 7-21-2011


Berlin Citizen published 7-21-2011