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The Berlin

Cit itiz ize en Volume 13, Number 30

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

VIP wins injunction, will open on ’Pike By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor A judge has ruled that VIP of Berlin LLC can be permitted, at least for now, to open with 12 percent or less of its inventory in sexually-oriented material. While town officials say they must comply, they also plan to re-strategize in the wake of this recent decision. Judge Stefan R. Underhill, of the U.S. District Court, made the ruling to allow the business to open at 717 Berlin Turnpike, the site of a former furniture store. Basically, the ruling said that Berlin’s sexually-oriented business ordinance is too vague in its language about what constitutes “substantial or significant stock.”

Therefore, the SOB forces an applicant into a trial-and-error approach as to whether or not its business is subject to the ordinance “I conclude that…VIP will suffer irreparable harm and has demonstrated a clear likelihood of success on the merits of its as-applied vagueness challenge,” Underhill wrote in his ruling. “I’m extremely disappointed with the judge’s decision,” said Mayor Adam Salina. The mayor said whether the town agrees or not, it must comply or else be held in contempt. Attorney Daniel Silver who represents VIP said “It was a long time coming, but from the beginning we had a strong position. The town was

Referendum cost town more than $4K By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor The June 24 referendum to decide on the automated versus manual trash question cost approximately $4,300 to stage. Registrars Elizabeth Tedeschi and Charles Warner recently discussed their perspectives on what it takes to run a voting operation. “You have to pay what you have to pay — this is the price of democracy,” Warner said. Tedeschi said overall “Berlin hasn’t had very many referendums.” For many years, the town only held the budget referendum. However, since the charter changed there have been more as people can bring certain items forward through a petition. Tedeschi said using just one location, as was done for the last referendum where

voters went to the American Legion to cast their ballots, is much less expensive than opening the five polls. The budget the registrars use of five locations is $7,700. During regular elections the town opens all five, during some referendums, if approved by the Town Council, only one poll is used. The American Legion charges rent but the other polls are in town buildings and do not require a fee. “That’s over $3,000 in savings when we use one location,” Tedeschi said. Each poll must be equipped with a telephone and staffed. Ballots aren’t cheap, either. These cost between 25 cents and 65 cents each, depending on the complexity. The cost of ballots for the last referendum was $1,325. For the presidential election the cost was over See Cost, page 4

totally unreasonable. I think my client has been vindicated.” Silver said the town’s zoning officer has issued a certificate of zoning. While he couldn’t provide a specific timeline as to when the doors would open, he said “My client is ready to open and is moving in that direction.” The judge’s decision came out of a June 23 hearing at which VIP presented a motion for a preliminary injunction. The judge’s decision was ordered July 2. Silver said a motion filed by the town to stay the injunction was rejected. The town’s corporation counsel did not return a phone call seeking comment. Neighbors from what is known as Webster Heights have fought long

and hard against VIP. Their disappointment in the decision was palpable. “This is truly a sad time for Berlin. This affects the whole town,” one of the Webster Heights residents said. “I cannot express how saddened I am that this somehow slipped by us and we were not there to defend ourselves. I need to know more of how this happened. Do we all have ourselves to blame for becoming complacent? Now, we look like fools to have fought the hard fight and had this slip right by us? “There are more questions than answers right now and I think we all should be thinking of what we want

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Berlin Little League All-Star softball coach Scott Calderone talks to his infielders during the first inning of their 7-1 loss to Milford Monday night in Wallingford. With the loss, the all-stars were eliminated from the sectional state tournament. For story, additional photos, see pages 21 and 22.


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a pioneer,” Hrubiec said. Woods were cleared and the first plantings covered about 1.5 acres, then in 1952, they increased the blueberry acreage and today there are five acres in blueberry fields. The sandy soil is perfect for blueberries, Hrubiec said, and the roots of some of the plants are 57 years old as the roots stay while the tops get cut back. Bushes are kept trimmed to an easy picking height. Publicity in recent years about the health benefits of blueberries has increased interest in the fruit, he said. His farm offers chemicalfree produce. In addition to the blueberries, there is a large garden and vegetables are offered for sale at the farm stand. In the winter time, Christmas trees are available. While Berlin residents frequent the farm, customers come from all over: Southington, Bristol, Waterbury and New Britain. Hrubiec speaks Polish and carries on lively conversations with many customers for whom that is their preferred language. Guy Grenier of Waterbury was picking several quarts on a recent day. “It’s great. I take them home, put them in the ‘fridge and use them for a snack.”


A bumper crop of beautiful Berlin-grown blueberries are ripening by the bucketfuls at Hrubiec Farms, 421 Southington Road. It’s a blast to pick your own, says the owner who’s been in the business for more than 40 years. Ted Hrubiec said this year’s rainy weather made for a great growing season on his five acres of blueberry fields. He, along with his wife Helen Hrubiec, have offered the pick-your-own opportunity since 1967 and prior to that they sold the product wholesale. “The rain is not bad for blueberries. Blueberries love it, they grow better and puff right up,” Hrubiec said. Earlier, in the spring, he thought he might have to set up his irrigation system, but the rain saved him from that chore. Hrubiec Farms is open for picking approximately seven weeks from early July up to Labor Day. The farm is open six days a week and closed on Sunday. Picking is generally available during weekday mornings and all day Saturday, however, bad weather may alter the hours. The farm is a popular destination this time of year. On

a recent morning more than 50 people had been out picking before noon. Families, especially those with children, make a field trip out of a visit. Customers can bring their own bucket or pick up a container once there. The farm has 10 varieties of blues and although all the varieties bloom at the same time, they ripen at different rates. Hrubiec laughed as he described the irresistible temptation customers face as they begin to pick — and one reason it’s a really good deal to pick your own. “They put one in the mouth and two in the basket.” His father bought the Southington Road place in 1928 the same year Hrubiec was born. There were five brothers in the family and over time the family owned several major farms, including a 290 acre farm in Massachusetts. When Hrubiec’s father and siblings died within a short period of time, he down-sized his interest to focus solely on the farm on Southington Road. Hrubiec will be familiar to some residents from when he served the town as the public grounds supervisor from 1970 until 1990. His father started with blueberries in the late 1940s and back then “everyone was


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It was the day the earth stood still in Berlin when Synthetic Cinema International came to town to film its alien epic at Pandolfe’s Auto Parts on Christian Lane. The film crew for “Opponent” was out on the set all day July 14 and 15 and plans to return for additional shoots later this month. Centerfolds, on the Berlin Turnpike, Makris Diner in Wethersfield and an abandoned mill property in Rocky Hill are among other local settings. The movie stars former professional wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper, who was filming his big scenes last week as a priest armed with a machine gun and ready to do

battle with the thing from outer space. Despite brutal mid-day heat, amplified by the unshaded desolation of the outer limits of the junk yard, Piper went through his paces as Director Colin Theys and Producer Andrew Gernhard structured the scene. Gernhard and other crew members posed for pictures with Piper and universally declared that “he’s great — a really nice guy.” The cast also features actor Jeremy London, of “Party of Five”, who plays against type as “a slime ball.” Dave Lounder, a Berlin actor, also has a small but pivotal role. (See story, page 3.) The movie, based on a script written by John Doolan of Waterbury, revolves around a 7-foot tall

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$5,000, however, the state pays for those since it’s a federal election. For this last referendum, there was one voting machine in use and one on hand as a spare. Poll workers are paid with the head moderator earning $200 for the day that begins before 6 a.m. and ends after 8 p.m. whenever the ballots have been tabulated. While the registrars are always interested in identifying people willing to be trained as poll workers, Warner said that typically there is no problem finding people willing to work. Currently, there are about 60 people on the call roster. Some elections or referendums are quiet and that’s boring for poll workers, Tedeschi said. But, “This last one they were busy” with nearly 4,000 people pouring into one poll right up until 7:59 p.m. when the last voters rushed through the door. Now that the town, along with the rest of the state, has moved to the new computerized voting machines, there is a cost to keeping them programmed which the state initially picked up. With the old mechanical machines, once they were set up, there was no cost except standard maintenance.

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, July 23, 2009 gizing and continue to fight.” Town Manager Denise McNair said “We were given an inventory list” of products to be stocked at the Berlin VIP and this list will be reviewed at some point. In its March 26 application for a certificate of zoning compliance, VIP stated it did not intend to operate as an adult-oriented store because no more than 12 percent of its stock would be considered adult videos, novelties and books. Berlin’s zoning officer denied the application on the grounds that McNair said the use fell within the definition of the town’s sexuallyoriented business ordinance. Because VIP’s premises are within 250 feet of a residentially zoned area, Berlin determined it was not eligible for an SOB license. According to court documents, VIP Principal Dominick DeMartino said “his only intent in applying for a zoning permit is to operate a lawful, non-adult general retail establishment” and that he purposely chose to carry only 12 percent adult products because he doesn’t want

VIP Continued from page 1 to ask and how we are going to handle the answers. I believe our rights have been violated here. Somebody better have some answers that we can live with because this is not how I planned on spending my retirement. With a stock market in the toilet and now my property, I am not going to wait and see.” VIP (Very Intimate Pleasures) purchased the Huffman Koos chain of furniture stores in order to expand throughout the state. The company’s decision to locate to Berlin met with resistance as people from nearby residential neighborhoods, as well as officials and others throughout town, protested the plan. “We’ve been fighting this for three years and gone to great lengths on the state and federal level and with each and every case we continue to appeal decisions” that adversely affect the town, Salina said. “We’ll be re-strate-

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permissible amount of adult media, according to Underhill. Furthermore, the judge said Berlin has employed a “trial and error enforcement mechanism.” The ruling notes that McNair’s testimony “demonstrates that she has complete discretion as the town manager to decide what she considers ‘a substantial or significant’ portion of stock in trade.” The ruling states that the vagueness of the law is evidenced by VIPs several failed attempts to obtain a certificate of zoning compliance and the town’s inability to enunciate any standard by which a business could figure out what portion of its stock is allowed to be of an adult nature. McNair testified that a prospective business owner could either read the ordinance or schedule a meeting with her to work out the details. “Neither option provides the necessary clarity demanded of statutes operating in areas of First Amendment-protected expression,” Underhill said. He said the broad range of discretion the town manager has in these matters are subjective determinations that “have no place in the enforcement of statutes in the realm of First Amendment protected expression. At least eight towns in Connecticut have adopted an objective percentage for what constitutes “significant” stock. Bethel, Ansonia, Shel-

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VIP’s proposed inventory list represented a substantial or significant portion of its stock. While “she did not have an absolute number of adult items that would necessarily trigger the need for an SOB license, she nevertheless determined that VIP’s proposed 8,000-plus adult items were “definitely” a substantial portion of its stock, according to the court documents. According to the judge, Berlin’s “I-know-it-when-Isee-it” enforcement is not a constitutionally sound standard for a town to employ in interpreting an SOB ordinance that has the potential to infringe on First Amendment protected sexual expression. According to the judge’s ruling, “When pressed to explain how a new business seeking to open in Berlin would know whether it would require an SOB license…McNair testified that she believed most businesses would know one way or the other.” However, there are no published guidelines or publicly available instructions or other guidance that businesses could review in advance, the judge stated. Merely arguing that 8,242 adult items is “a lot” of sexually explicit material does not resolve the issue for VIP as to what would constitute a

to operate as an adult business at this time. He testified that although he wants to eventually open a “fully” adult store at the Berlin site, pending the outcome of other litigation, he is trying to comply with the SOB by keeping his stock below the substantially standard. DeMartino testified that, in practice, he planned to stock about 10 percent adult items in order to give himself some leeway in compliance with his zoning certificate. In responding to the judge’s decision, Salina said one concern is that the town has a larger case in federal court that involves whether or not the town can enforce its sexually-oriented business ordinance. It would have been better to wait until that case was settled before moving forward with a permit for VIP, he said. Underhill is hearing this larger case as well. Silver said he couldn’t comment on what may or may not happen with the pending case. He said at this point his client plans to open according to “a certain business plan” and if the larger case proves successful for VIP “we’re prepared to move forward.” McNair testified that she did not employ a mathematical definition for determining that adult products on

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Kid’s Krusade The “Kid’s Krusade” annual Bible adventure is scheduled at Crossroads Church of God, 146 Hudson St., for Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31 from 6:30 p.m. until approximately 9:00 p.m. in the church gymnasium. This year’s theme is “Boomerang Express.” Children may attend any or all nights free of charge. Parents who wish to accompany their children are invited to attend. For more information, call the church at (860) 8283822.



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Edwina Kriwacki Edwina Kriwacki, 84, of Kensington, died unexpectedly July 16, 2009 at home. Born June 14, 1925 in Middletown, the daughter of the late Peter and the late Frances (Platowicz) Krzywacki, she made her home in Kensington since 1929, attended Kensington Grammar School, graduated from Berlin High School in 1943, and was Administrative Assistant/Financial Clerk to the Director of University of Connecticut Insurance Education Program until her retirement in 1984. She was a member of St. Paul Church where she belonged to Children of Mary Sodality in her teens and had the honor of crowning the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1944, and was a member of the Berlin Senior Citizens. She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and David Pagini of Meriden; a brother and sister-inlaw, Peter and Rosalie Kriwacki of Middletown; nieces

and nephews, John Pagini and his wife Kathy, Donald Pagini and his wife Janet, Elizabeth Torchia, Robert Pagini and his wife Marcie, Claire Pagini, Tom Kriwacki, Richard Kriwacki and his wife Doreen, George McIntyre, John Simeone and his wife Cathy, Cathy Lapollo, Terri Noyes and her husband Larry, Tina Doyle and her husband Dan, Chris Simeone and his wife Sue and several grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, and great-grandnephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Helen (Kriwacki) and Joseph A. Simeone, and nieces and nephews, James Torchia, Judith McIntyre, Mark Lapollo, and Marie Simeone. Services were held July 21, 2009 at Porter’s Funeral Home, Kensington followed by a funeral liturgy at St. Paul Church. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Church, 467 Alling Street, Kensington, CT 06037, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101-9087, or to a charity of the donor‘s choice.

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George V. Keithan, Sr. George V. Keithan, Sr., 85, of East Berlin, formerly of Middletown, beloved husband of 62 years to Rose (Sca-

ta) Keithan, died July 7, 2009 at Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. He was born in Fall River, Mass., the son of the late George E. and Rose (Englehardt) Keithan. A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army and was also a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was a 37 year officer with the Middletown Police Department, retiring at the rank of Sergeant with the Middletown Police’s Community Relations Department. During that time, he was an instructor at the Meriden Police Academy, a founder and organizer of the Police Explorer group, and a driving instructor with Big A Driving School. After his retirement, he served as a State Marshall for 14 years, and most recently was the corporate photographer for CES. He was a member of the Lions’ Club, the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 771, KFC Council 3, VFW, American Legion, and many police organizations.

Alfred, and Thomas; and two sisters, Kathleen and Henrietta. Services were held July 11, 2009 from Biega Funeral Home, Middletown followed by a Funeral Liturgy at St. John’s Church, Middletown. Burial, with Military Honors, was in the State Veteran’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s School, 5 St. John’s Square, Middletown, CT 06457. Sympathy messages may be sent to CES, Attn: Rose Keithan, 81 Middle St., Middletown, CT 06457.

Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, Susan Peak of Wethersfield, Richard J. Keithan and his wife Jacqueline of Cromwell, Rosemary Launay and her husband Patrick of France, Nancy Casey and her husband Christopher of East Berlin and George V. Keithan, Jr. and his wife Mary of Killingworth; two brothers, Peter and John; four sisters, Emily, Edith, Eleanor, and Margaret; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Howard, Paul,

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Government Meetings Thursday, July 23 Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall, Room 8, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 28 Water Control Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 Historic District, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4

Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10 Economic Development, Town Hall, Room 7, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 Conservation Commission, Town Hall, Room 8, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 Housing Authority, Marjorie Moore Village Community Room, 5 p.m.

To the editor: Having been a resident of Berlin for over 20 years and now living in Florida since retiring in 2007, I am at a loss to try and comprehend why and how do the elected officials from Berlin keep getting elected and re-elected. Ever since the early 80’s all I’ve heard and saw were the “good old boy” network, the affluent “NIMBY” network and the “politically backed undeserving getting their way” network. The money spent correcting mistakes caused by these groups could have been used to offer a better quality of life and lower taxes for the citizens of Berlin. I remember walking into the Town Hall and being turned down as a volunteer because I did not donate to the political machine in power at the time. I was turned down as a candidate for Justice of the Peace for the same reason. Had it not been for the “NIMBY” crowd, the financial windfall that Berlin may have enjoyed had the “Golden Triangle” been developed, had the Berlin Turnpike been allowed to develop as Newington’s and Wethersfield’s portions had, maybe some of the adult establishments would not have moved in. Developers always had a hard time dealing with Town Hall, the Zoning Board and the Building Department. How many lawsuits did the Town of Berlin go through? Who is the Einstein that sold the idea for a town manager? The first one really lasted long, didn’t she? How about the second? The third? And cost for searching for a new town manager, where does that come from? Wake up!!! It’s time to go back to a mayor form of government. In the long run, it’s cheaper. And now the latest controversy about the trash pickup. Who is paying for that goof ? Is there a secret society in Berlin that meets in the pre-dawn hours that plans all this stupidity and then hopes that no one will notice? Where are the Ann Dandrows of this world? She was instrumental in having the Camel’s Back bridge replaced, the famous train overpass replaced (notice the domino effect that it produced), better quality of life for seniors and many more projects that Mrs. Dandrow spearheaded. It is sad that the ones that produce results are often forgotten and replaced with duds. Wake up Berlin! Michael Kopinja Port Charlotte, Fla.

ALS benefit tag sale a success

To the editor: We held our 7th annual Tag Sale Benefit on Saturday, June 20. In recent years, our final total has been dropping. I am assuming this has been due to the rising prices of fuel and deteriorating state of the economy. However, I am proud to announce that a donation was made to Friends For ALS in the amount of $622.80 this year. This amount was indeed an increase from last year! Family, friends, neighbors, the Berlin Little League parents, LBNA and the Fairview Neighborhood Association all pulled together to generate an enormous pile of items to sell at our event. We also added a new twist to our benefit by listing it as an ‘event’ on Atlas Quest, the online resource for letterboxing. We carved many beautiful stamps to lure the boxers over for the day. Dozens of letterboxers attended. We also received many emails from letterboxing folks across the country in support of our event. The ALS Benefit is already listed on the

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Thursday, July 23, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Letters Continued from page 10 event section at I think there is an opportunity for much heightened awareness and support through the letterboxing community. I am already hopeful and excited for next year’s benefit! This is also the third year in a row that we have fought off rainy weather! It stayed dry long enough for us to hold the event and get cleaned up. In the end, I sum up the 2009 benefit as a huge success! This donation of $622.80 has been made in the memory/name of Anna Marie Borysewicz, who died from ALS in 2004. Prior to her death, she selected Friends For ALS as the ALS charity of her choice. I offer a huge thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and donated items. Our collective efforts proved to be fruitful! Christine Mazzotta Berlin


Help is needed for families with autistic children By Cathy Abercrombie Special to The Citizen I have a very good friend, Dylan, who is in seventh grade. I first met Dylan when he was in elementary school. He is an exceptional young man. Dylan also has Autism. When I was first elected to Connecticut General Assembly in 2005, I called Dylan’s mom (Robin) and asked what I could do to help Dylan and other kids who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). I was shocked to discover how much was needed to help those who are diagnosed with ASD and their families. Autism is a Neurological disorder that affects approximately one in every 150 children, and recent studies suggest that it may be as low as one in 124 children. ASD affects an estimated 22,000 Connecticut residents. Males are four times more likely to have autism than females — 1 in 94 boys are on the Autism spectrum. ASD is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems

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The registrars have since purchased memory cards for $1,600 that allow the new machines to be programmed each time without the need for technical support. The registrars knew since May that the trash referendum was on the way and that gave them plenty of time to get ready, Tedeschi said. She said years ago when Berlin had a town meeting form of government, there were times a referendum was ordered with just two weeks of lead time. Handling the ballots also requires a security system with large cabinets where sealed bags of ballots for each district are kept under lock and key. The tabulators from the voting machines are also kept in the cabinet; sealed and placed in a separate compartment. “There’s tight security,” Tedeschi said. “It’s the law.”

with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests Experts agree that there are several things that really help in treating ASD. Early intervention is the most important. Intensive intervention is better than a slower

approach, because stopping certain repetitive habits, which can cause serious self injuries, requires more than a few hours on a weekly basis. Close to half of all autistic children who receive behavioral interventions will improve enough to be mainstreamed at school, play

sports and make friends, in other words they can have a “normal” childhood. Eventually these children will grow up and hold jobs. Sadly cost has stood in the way of too many those affected by the disorder from getting the appropriate care.

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Are referendums now meaningless? By Paul Argazzi Speical to The Citizen On behalf of the Committee to Save Our Trash Service, I want to thank the nearly 4,000 residents who voted in the recent referendum on trash removal. It is regrettable that even though the vote was in favor of keeping our present system, the Town Council simply ignored the referendum and never intended to abide by the vote. The adopted ordinance required the town to conduct a “diligent search” for a conventional trash hauler. In fact, there are such haulers currently headquartered in Farmington, Cheshire, Wolcott, and Wallingford. None of these companies were contacted. Rather, the Town Council relied on a tiny legal notice in the back of a local newspaper. The excuse offered for this was that it would have been unfair to request bids from conventional haulers in the state because some outof-state haulers may have gotten upset. Yet, during my 12 years on the Town Council the town routinely sent notices to contractors inviting them to bid on various contracts so that we would have a wider selection of bids to choose from and get a better deal. The Town Council ignored this longstanding practice to ensure the town would not receive any bids. Town officials failed to put together any contingency plan in the event the people rejected automated trash. The town had nearly three

months to do so, from April 1 when the petition to allow a vote on the matter was taken out from the town clerk and became public information, to June 23, the date of the referendum. Instead, the town entered into the now infamous contract with Trash Away on April 23. The Town Council knew a referendum was coming and yet locked us into a five year contract with a 12.8 percent increase from the previous one based on only one bid and without any public input. The mayor then showed his contempt for the people by trying to convince us the annual budget hearing was really a public hearing on trash removal. How many people went to the annual budget hearing to talk about trash removal? Later, in an attempt to influence the vote, town officials and Trash Away started delivering the new trash carts before the referendum date, making some people believe the vote was pointless. They continued to have the carts delivered even after the vote. This is “in your face” arrogance and evidence the mayor and Town Council intended to make the switch no matter what the people wanted. It is increasingly evident in Berlin, under the Salinaled Democrats’ six year reign, your vote no longer matters. Remember when the town budget was voted down by 41 percentage points in 2008, 1,400 votes to 581 votes? Practically nothing was reduced, leaving nearly 80 percent of homeowners with tax increases, many substantial (of course,

the mayor’s taxes were cut by more than $500). Remember when the “computer” and “toilet” spending bonds were defeated by large margins in 2007? Many of the items were purchased anyway. Even those of you who voted “No” on the trash referendum should be concerned that referendum results have essentially become meaningless. Although next time you may be on the winning side, you will actually lose if the mayor and council don’t like the result. Mayor Salina recently stated on a local radio program that those who did not vote at the trash referendum did so because the vote was a “no-brainer” and that the 1,964 people who voted “Yes” for the ordinance got confused and really meant to vote “No”. Berlin residents, we have been sold out by a mayor and Town Council that no longer have any connection to the people who put them there. They simply think that they are better and smarter than the rest of us, and therefore can ignore us. We are now stuck with a trash removal system that only benefits the trash company and violates the law. It’s time for a change. Your vote will continue to be meaningless until people are elected to the Town Council who respect others and the democratic process. (Paul Argazzi is a former Republican Mayor of Berlin. The Citizen invites all former mayors and the current Mayor of the town to submit their views for the editorial page and commentary section.)



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Family fitness fair showcases local health professionals By Nicole Pac Special to The Citizen Average Joe’s 24-Hour Fitness, 1227 Farmington Ave., held a family fitness fair Saturday, July 18, to showcase local health professionals and teach the community about healthy living. Owner Joe Forsyth organized the fair as a way for local health professionals in Berlin, such as fitness trainers and therapists, to promote their services. He felt it was important for healthcare professionals to be acknowledged, even in the stiff economy. “I hope people take advantage of the local healthcare providers and learn what they have to offer,” said Forsyth.

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Obituary Arlene Johnson Arlene (Fancher) Johnson, 92, of Kensington died July 18, 2009 at Highl a n d s Health Care Center in Cheshire. She was the widow of Lester G. Johnson, who passed away in 2003. Born in Torrington, she grew up in New Britain and lived in Kensington since 1943. She was a graduate of New Britain High School, class of 1935 and worked at the Bates Company in New Britain for 13 years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of the Three Angels Seventh Day Adventist Church in Newington. Surviving are two sons, David L. Johnson of New Britain and Gary Johnson

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Autism Continued from page 11 Working families cannot afford the $25,000 - $100,000 a year it costs to provide the needed treatment. ASD for many families is financially devastating. Some families are forced to spend retirement money or even take out second and third mortgages to give their children the services they need. In 2006 I started working with my colleagues at the legislature to provide much needed services. We established a pilot program for young adults who have ASD. The pilot program provides

a coordinated system of supports and services. The program was started in New Haven County and was so successful that in 2008 we expanded the services to include Hartford County. We also created a new agency division, similar to services for the blind, called the Division of Autism Spectrum Disorders within the state Department of Developmental Disabilities. It gives people with Autism and their families a central coordinating office for services. In 2008 we required improved training for teachers and paraprofessionals on dealing with children with autism to be incorporated into certification require-

ments and professional development for teachers and paraprofessionals. In addition, insurance policies are now required to provide therapies for people with ASD. Starting in January 2009, insurance policies must cover physical, speech and occupational therapy services to treat autism if the policies already cover such therapies for other diseases and conditions. But that was not enough, because most insurers and some in the medical community continued not to recognize autism as a medical condition. This means insurance companies will not pay for certain prescription drugs like Ritalin if it is to be used to treat ASD. Imag-

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The McGee Middle School has scheduled its Grade 6 open house and parent orientation for Thursday, Aug. 27. Letters will be mailed during the first week of August with the students’s team and special time of the orientation. Parents and students will have the opportunity to obtain a wide variety of information related to the school available to them including; school counseling services, curriculum guides, co-curricular and extra curricular activities, team concept and transition to middle school. Students also have the opportunity to meet their team of teachers and tour the school. For more information, contact the school office at (860) 828-0323 during the summer hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Obituaries Peter Pace

their children to Catholic secondary schools, college and graduate school. Through his words and actions, throughout his life he instilled in his family the importance of hard work, integrity, respect and personal responsibility. He will also be remembered by all those who knew him for his strong work ethic, perseverance, loyalty, compassion, generosity, wonderful sense of humor, and zest for life. His family misses him more than words can express. Services were held July 22, 2009 at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ann’s Church, New Britain. Entombment, with military honors, will was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Britain. Please share a memory of Peter with the family in the on line guest book @

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On his return from serving in the military he was employed by the Tomasso Construction Company of New Britain where he became a member of the 478 Union and retired after 39 years. To honor all of his hard work, he was featured in many different magazines, with his gruff, cigar smoking face. He was a loving role model for his three children Diane, Louis and Sandy who will miss him dearly. Hobbies he enjoyed included growing flowers and vegetables in the greenhouse that remains in use today, Lou’s Greenhouse in Newington where his family has supported the garden for over 100 years. His second love was supporting midget racing for kids. He is survived by two 1121816

P e t e r “Pietro” Pace, 67, of N e w Britain, who was a m o s t beloved husband, father and grandfather, died July 17, 2009 surrounded by his immediate family at Hartford Hospital after a heartrelated illness. He was born on July 20, 1941 in the Town of Turi, Province of Bari, Region of La Puglia, Italy. He was the son of the late Matteo Vito Pace and Angela (Cistulli) Pace. He was educated in Italy, and in June 1962 at the age of 21 he immigrated to the United States. In August 1966, he married his beloved and devoted wife, Maria L. (Spada) Pace, with whom he enjoyed almost 43 years of marriage. Maria, who was also born in Turi, Italy, was the love of Peter’s life. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968 and the U.S. Army Reserve from 1968 to 1972. He was employed for 29 years by the Fafnir Bearing Company in New Britain and Newington and for 11 years by Vir-

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Berlin Community Theatre – The Berlin Community Theatre, Inc. has scheduled the musical Damn Yankees for Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Berlin High School Long auditorium. Net proceeds benefit the Berlin UpBeat program. All tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling (860) 829-0091. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in rooms 1–3 at the community center. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boys Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored and chartered by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Bethany Covenant. For more information, call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email



Berlin Community Theatre – The Berlin Community Theatre, Inc. has scheduled the musical Damn Yankees for Friday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Berlin High School Long auditorium. Net proceeds benefit the Berlin UpBeat program. All tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling (860) 829-0091.



Berlin Community Theatre – The Berlin Community Theatre, Inc. has scheduled the musical Damn Yankees for Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Berlin High School Long auditorium. Net proceeds benefit the Berlin UpBeat program. All tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by call-

ing (860) 829-0091. Berlin Farmers’ Market – The Berlin Farmers’ Market is scheduled every Saturday through Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion, 154 Porters Pass. Berlin Historical Society Museum – The Berlin Historical Society Museum, 305 Main St., (at the corner of Peck Street), is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. New collections include vintage bridal gowns, antique dolls and art work by noted Berlin residents. Permanent displays include a collection of tinware, bricks and more. Admission is free. Kayak program – Suburban Sports offers a kayak rental program at Crescent Lake in Southington on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Labor Day weekend. For more information, call (860) 828-5808. Recycling Center – The Town of Berlin Recycling Center on Town Farm Lane is scheduled to be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in July and August. The center continues to be open Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Items that may accepted are large appliances, A/C units, non-combustible metal items, leaves, grass clippings, car and rechargeable batteries, tires (off the rim), used motor oil, antifreeze and empty propane tanks. For more information, call the Public Works Department at (860) 8287022.



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Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the

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Golf tournament — The 23rd Annual Berlin VFW William B. Scalise-William J. Mayer Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 12 at Timberlin Golf Course in Berlin with the dinner to follow at The Aqua Turf Club in Southington. The entry fee is $125 and includes greens fees, carts, lunch, dinner at The Aqua Turf and all on-course contests. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Berlin VFW, a scholarship in the name of William B. Scalise and the Hospital of Central Connecticut Dialysis Unit. For more information,contact Bob Mayer at (860) 829-6805 or



The Berlin Citizen Thursday, July 23, 2009

Berlin UpBeat Summer Theater to present ‘Damn Yankees’ By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

Baseball takes center stage in the musical comedy “Damn Yankees” a beloved piece of theater, built around the national pastime, that opens tonight in Berlin. The Berlin UpBeat Summer Theater and the Berlin Community Theatre Inc. are staging the play based on the novel by Douglas Wallop “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant.” The show runs July 23, July 24 and July 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Long Auditorium at Berlin High School. For tickets or information call (860) 829-0091. All proceeds from the performances benefit UpBeat. Last year’s BCT performance of “Oklahoma” provided $1,500 for UpBeat programs. “Baseball and the summer just go together,” said Christopher Coté , producer and chairman of the BCT board. “It’s something light for the summer.” He said the play is one his son Justin Coté, who is the director, “has wanted to do for a number of years.” Berlin Community Theater is celebrating 13 years of bringing summer musical theater in Berlin. “Damn Yankees” is the only successful musical comedy built around baseball “neatly combined with the age-old Faust theme” of selling ones soul to the devil in order to get ahead, according to the producer’s notes. “Damn Yankees” was first produced at the 46th Street Theater on May 5, 19555 with Stephen Douglass as “Shoeless Joe from Hannibal MO”, Gwen Verdon as “Lola” the temptress, and Ray Walston as “Applegate” the devil. The book was written by Wallop and George Abbott and the lyrics and music are by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The Berlin show features approximately 25 cast members. In the local production, Joe Hardy is played by Tim King. Joe Boyd (the older version of Joe Hardy) is played by Robert Cote and his wife Meg Boyd is played by Ashley DeMarco. Other main characters include: Applegate played by Jeff Sirois; Lola played by Stephanie Witz; and Coach Van Buren played by Connor Hilbie. The play tells the story of Joe (Hardy) Boyd, a baseball fan, who would give anything for his favorite team the Washington Senators to have a winning streak. As it turns out, Joe gets tat chance when the devil visits him and offers him a World Series pennant in exchange for one little thing — his soul. The play features some of the best-loved songs from theater history. “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets” and “(You Gotta Have) Heart.”

Open house - The McGee Middle School has scheduled its Grade 6 open house and parent orientation for Thursday, Aug. 27. Parents and students will have the opportunity to opportunity to meet their team of teachers and tour the school. For more information, contact the school office at (860) 8280323 during the summer hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

The Buzz Around Berlin New Citizens

‘Better Connecticut’ at Dirty Dawg

Bennett Ian Race, Paxton Leo Kelly Bennett Ian Race, above, was welcomed into his family on June 3, 2009. Bennett’s parents are Kris-Ann and Ian Race of Waltham, Mass. Bennett joins his brother Max, 2. Bennett and Max are the grandsons of Dan and Gail Race of Berlin and the great-grandsons of Donald and Dorothy Race of Oxford, N.Y. and Josephine Mercier of Berlin. Bennett was joined by his cousin, Paxton Leo Kelly, below, born on June 28, 2009. Paxton’s parents are Patrick and Erin Kelly of Cromwell. Paxton is the grandson of Audrey Kelly of Plainfield and John and Deb Kelly of Coppell, Texas. Bennett, Max, and Paxton are the grandsons of John and Linda Beaudoin of Berlin, the great grandsons of Normand and Gilberte Beaudoin of Granby, Canada and Leo and Lois Ustanowski of Berlin and the great-great grandsons of Mary Labieniec, also of Berlin.

Scot Haney recently filmed a segment for the WFSB television show “Better Connecticut” at The Dirty Dawg on Mill Street in Berlin. During his visit with owner Janet (Reeser) Leitao, Haney donned an apron to see how the dog washing process works. Not satisfied, Haney stripped down to his briefs, above, and climbed in one of the doggy tubs. He then asked Leitao to give him the works. If you missed the episode, go to to see archived video.

Going to the show Faith Marseli won two concert tickets to see Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson at Rock Cats Stadium as part of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library adult summer reading program. The reading programs continue throughout the summer with various prizes awarded just for reading. The concert tickets were purchased by the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Pictured are Carrie Tyszka, reference Librarian, and Faith Marseli.




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Movies are scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Tuesday, July 28 – “The Pink Panther 2” The worlds most valuable treasures are being stolen, including the Pink Panther diamond.

Whacky Whist card games are scheduled for Friday, July 31 at 12:45 p.m. at the Senior Center. It’s easy and fun to play. Score sheets and directions are provided. Prizes are awarded and refreshments will be served. Sign up Thursday, July 30 for the July 31 games. At least 12 people are needed to play, why not give it a try? To sign up, call at (860) 828-7006 or stop by the front desk.

The Berlin Visiting Nurse Association and Central Connecticut Health Center offer monthly health clinics at the Senior Center. The clinics are free of charge and no appointments are necessary. The final clinic for July is: Tuesday, July 28 – 12:45 to 1:45 Blood pressure screening. For more information, call the Berlin VNA at (860) 8287030.

Residents, who rent and are 65 or older (by Dec. 31, 2008) or are totally disabled, must be under the income limits to qualify for the Renters Rebate program. Applicants must bring documented proof of income, rent and utility payments for the calendar year of 2008. Residents who qualify will receive a financial rebate form the State of Connecticut. The deadline for applications is Sept. 15. Income limit is $30,500 per year for a single person; $37,300 per year for a married couple. Appointments are required. Call Tina or Jane at the Senior Center at (860) 828-7006 to schedule an appointment.

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AARP trips The following is the current trip schedule for the Berlin AARP. For details and reservations, call Phyllis Fecteau, (860) 828-4934. July 26 — “Goodbye Charlie” at The Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant. Aug. 13 — Ricky Nelson tribute at the Aqua Turf. Sept. 13 — “Sheer Madness” at the Charles Playhouse, Boston. Oct. 15 — Lilly’s on the Pond. Nov. 15 — “Mame” at the Thomaston Opera House.

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Zone 3 champs looking for another crown By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen Berlin is back to make another run at a State American Legion Baseball Championship. Last summer, the Zone 3 champions went to the final game, but lost to Waterford which advanced to the Northeast Regional which was held at Muzzy Field in Bristol. The host team, Bristol, which finished second in Zone 1 at 20-4 last year and played well in the state tournament, won the regional and advanced to the World Series in Shelby, N.C. This summer, Berlin coach Rob Manzo’s club took command early in the season and breezed to the zone crown with a 20-4 record, four games ahead of 16-8 Madison. Berlin won the season series from every team in the zone except Middletown, which won two of three games from the champions. The other zone champions are Bristol (25-1) from Zone 1, Milford (23-4) from Zone 2, Trumbull (25-2) from Zone 4,

Oakville (26-1) from Zone 5, New London (25-2) from Zone 6, West Hartford (20-4) from Zone 7 and Windsor Locks (19-7) from Zone 8. Some 30 other American Legion teams qualified for the postseason and began play in the play-in round this week. Zone 3 teams that qualified included East Haddam (15-9), Middletown (14-10) and Meriden (13-11). One of the interesting matchups was Middletown (14-10) vs. Plainville (13-11) of Zone 7. For either of those teams to make the 16-team state tournament field, they would have to win three games this week. Middletown and Plainville are similar clubs in that they feature good pitching, but not overpowering hitting. Other Zone 7 teams that qualified included New Britain (17-6), Hebron (17-7) and defending champion RCP (14-10). Games are played at four sites around the state in the play-in round: Brinly Field in Orange, Veterans Field in Windsor Locks, Memorial

Berlin Post 68 is the 2009 American Legion Zone 3 champion. The champs are, front row, from left: Fanol Prevalla, Jacob Matuszak, Adam Romegialli, Zachary Parsons, Mark Bordonaro, Chris Morin, Jamie Paldino, Pat Dornfried and Assistant Coach Matt Giana. Back row, from left: Manager Rob Manzo, Sean Sylvester, Matt Carasiti, Taylor Anderson, Doug Ferraguto, Christopher Allen, Joe Balowski, Anthony Marzi and Assistant Coach Cory Carlson. Field in Simsbury and Rotary Field in South Windsor. Two teams will come out of those four sites, for a total

of eight, and they will be seeded by record and matched up with the eight zone champions, which will

Slow start dooms Berlin All-Stars Emily Ference takes a big swing Monday in Wallingford. Ference and the Berlin Major League AllStar softball team, the District 5 champion, fell to Milford, 7-1, that night and was eliminated from the sectional tournament. See page 22 for more. Citizen photo by Robert Mayer

also be seeded by record. The matchups will then be 1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15, 3 vs. 14 and so on to complete the opening day pairings. The State Legion will then assign four games to Palmer Field in Middletown and four games to Muzzy Field in Bristol. In each case, the zone champion will be home team. Berlin’s opponent and assigned ballpark won’t be known until the eight teams have emerged from the playin round. But Berlin will be tied for the sixth seed with West Hartford at 20-4 and if it is seeded sixth, it would play the 11th seed. If it is seeded seventh — the Legion breaks ties by lot and/or to avoid matchups of teams from the same zone — it would play the 10th seed. Pitching depth is crucial in the tournament and Berlin with Matt Carasiti, Anthony Marzi and Mark Bordonaro would appear to be well-positioned to make a strong run.

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, July 23, 2009

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By Nick Carroll Sports Editor Like in any tournament, the longer a team sticks around, the tougher the road gets. The Berlin Major League All-Star softball team made it through the District 5 tourney with an unblemished record of 6-0. But, as expected, the locals found the next phase of the postseason — the state sectionals — far more challenging. Berlin went 2-2 in the sectionals, and was eliminated from the tournament Monday with a 7-1 loss to Milford in Wallingford. Berlin gave up five runs and committed four errors in the first inning that night and never recovered. “We threw the ball around a little bit,” Berlin manager Scott Calderone said. “But we settled in after that and held them pretty well.” Annie Asal went the distance on the mound for Berlin. She gave up nine hits, struck out six and allowed just one walk. Milford’s pitcher was dominant. The game-winner fanned 12 and forfeited just three hits. “We went up there aggressive. We went up there

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Berlin NewAlliance Bank dropped its first game of the season recently, but the locals also rattled off five wins to improve to 13-1. Berlin knocked off South Windsor twice last week — 15-5, 11-5. In Game 1, game-winner Ryan DeGroff allowed just two runs. DeGroff generated four hits, as well. Also coming through for the victors were Teddy Rosol (3 hits, 4 RBI), Jimmy Marzi (3 hits) and Cameron Johnson (4 stolen bases). In Game 2, game-winner John Guzze pitched four strong innings. Also, Guzze had two hits, including a bases-loaded, three-RBI double. John Bergman and Cameron Johnson had two hits, as well. Mike Spyros had a run-scoring double. Game-winner Jack Cooper struck out 12 in a complete game effort against South Meriden. Mitch DeLorenzo had a grand slam and Ryan DeGroff knocked in three runs for the victors. In a rain-shortened, four-inning contest, Berlin fell to Newington, 2-0. Jimmy Marzi allowed one hit and struck out five. John Guzze manufactured his team’s lone hit. Berlin bounced back with a 16-1 win over Cromwell. Bobby Ford earned the pitching victory and Anthony Pascuzzi had four hits and drove in four runs. C.J. Ziegler, Ryan DeGroff, John Guzze, John Bergman and Teddy Rosol had multi-hit games as well. Berlin capped the week with a 10-9 victory over Glastonbury. Ryan DeGroff pitched five strong innings and John Guzze, Bobby Ford and Cameron Johnson had three hits apiece.


Thursday, July 23, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen


Tourney champs

Continued from page 21



The play-in round is singleelimination — one and done. But the State Tournament is double elimination, as is the regional tournaments and the World Series. All postseason games are nine innings. The State Tournament opens Saturday with four games beginning at 10 a.m. at Palmer Field in Middletown and Muzzy Field in Bristol. Middletown is the secondary site with 13 games slated for Palmer Field. There will be four games Saturday, four Sunday, three Monday and two Tuesday in Middletown. In Bristol there will be four games Saturday, four Sunday, three Monday, two Tuesday, two Wednesday, one Thursday and a potential title game Friday. The Friday game will

match an undefeated team and a team with one loss. Should the team with a loss win, the title game would be Saturday, Aug. 1, in Bristol. The winner advances to the Northeast Regional at Manchester, N.H., Aug. 6-10. Seven other regional tournaments are held throughout the nation on those dates. The eight regional winners advance to the American Legion World Series in Fargo, N.D. from Aug. 13-17.

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, July 23, 2009

Numbers, spirits high at second annual GE/Petit race By Nick Carroll Sports Editor

Addressing the crowd after the second annual General Electric/Petit Foundation Road Race Sunday in Plainville, Dr. William Petit told the story of a former patient, Brian MacCallum, who managed to get his diabetes in check and went on to complete a triathlon and a marathon. McCallum took part in the GE/Petit race, as well. Although the 3.1-mile course was child’s play for him in terms of length, he traveled from out-of-state to support his one-time doctor. MacCallum and Dr. Petit ran together on Sunday. “He was a nice enough guy to run at about half-pace and pace me around the course,” Dr. Petit said with a smile. “And for those people with diabetes, he came across the finish line with a blood sugar of 79. So that was pretty cool,” he added to a round of applause. MacCallum was just one of the nearly 3,000 participants who felt compelled to run/walk alongside Dr. Petit this past weekend. Dr. Petit, a Plainville High School alumnus, was the lone survivor of the 2007 Cheshire home invasion in which his wife and daughters were killed.

Dr. William Petit prepares to cross the finish line at the second annual General Electric/Petit Foundation Road Race, held Sunday in Plainville. Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

All proceeds from the GE/Petit race go to the Petit Family Foundation. The foundation honors the memories of the Petit women by continuing the kindness, idealism and activism that defined their lives. In his closing remarks to

the crowd on Sunday, Dr. Petit quoted from The Bible. “‘I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith,’” he said. “Everybody go forward and try to do things to be the change.” “Be the change”, taken



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from a quote by Mahatma Gandhi, is the theme of the GE/Petit race. Berlin was well-represented at the race. Justin Roncaioli was the town’s top performer. The recent Berlin High School graduate finished 13th in a time of 17:22. Richard Klauber, of Thomaston, won the race, finishing in a blistering time of 15:19. Former Plainville High School cross country star Ewelina Czekaj was the first female Plainville resident to cross the finish line on Sunday. Czekaj, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute student, no longer runs competitively, but felt the GE/Petit race was a perfect opportunity for her to make a comeback. “I walked it last year with my mom and my cousin, and I told myself that I would definitely run it this year,” she said. Czekaj talked about the family-atmosphere at the

event, which included raffles, complimentary food and drink, post-race massages, and activities for kids. “With a community that’s so close, everyone just comes together. It feels so nice to see everyone from Plainville. Everyone is here for one reason,” she said. “I’m going to make my best effort to come every year.” One of Plainville’s favorite sons, NFL veteran Niko Koutouvides, was on hand to support Dr. Petit and to mingle with the public. The Plainville High School alumnus came out to the inaugural race, as well. “We all know it’s for a great cause, something we all believe in,” said Koutouvides, who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the off-season. “We’ve got to support the people that come out of this town. I’ll do anything for Mr. Petit … I think there’s 3,000-plus people here. It’s just fantastic. It’s got to make him feel so good that he’s got this much support behind him. And we’re happy to be here.” For complete race results, visit

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A Giant Leap for Mankind

From the Earth to the Moon Forty years ago, on July 20, 1969, humans set foot on another world for the first time. That day, Neil Armstrong and Edwin (“Buzz”) Aldrin walked on the moon. Astronaut Michael Collins orbited overhead in the space capsule. The Mini Page celebrates this anniversary by looking back on our amazing first journey to the moon. When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon, he announced: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” He meant what he said. This victory belonged to the whole world. Hundreds of thousands of people worked to make the moon landing happen. They built on knowledge that people had discovered throughout history. Experts estimate that from 1961 to 1972, about one American in every 10 had some involvement with the space program. For instance, although they might not have actually worked on a rocket, they might have worked for a factory that made the bolts for the rocket.

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Stepping onto a new land

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin puts up a solar wind experiment during the first moon landing, July 20, 1969. About 1 billion people all over the world watched the moon landing live on TV. Your parents or grandparents might have watched this important event on television when they were younger. There were six missions that landed men on the moon: Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17, running from 1969 to 1972. Only 12 men have ever stepped onto another world.


A gift of hope

The moon missions were launched on May 25, 1961, when President John F. Kennedy announced the goal of sending astronauts to the moon. His challenge sent people on a journey unlike any other in human history. For the first time, people would leave our home planet to travel to another world. But exploration wasn’t Kennedy’s first goal. In April 1961, the Soviet Union* sent the first human into space. The United States wanted to prove the Soviets could not beat us. The U.S. was in the middle of the Cold War** with the Soviets, where both sides felt threatened by the other.

The moon landing took place in the middle of great difficulties in the U.S. The Vietnam War and anti-war protests were raging. Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated a year earlier. There was racial unrest. But in the summer of 1969, millions of people stopped and watched in awe as humans did something wonderful. For a brief time, the moon landing brought the world together.

*The Soviet Union was a big, powerful country. In 1991, it split into several smaller countries, including Russia. **In a cold war, violence has not yet begun.

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The Apollo 11 astronauts are honored in one of many tickertape parades throughout the world.



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Apollo Milestones The crew of Apollo 8 were the first humans to witness the Earth rising over the moon. This photo, “Earthrise,” inspired the world.

A tragic beginning

The Apollo 1 crew, from left, were: Edward H. White II, Virgil I. Grissom and Roger B. Chaffee. They lost their lives when fire broke out during a pre-flight test. The astronauts were unable to escape.

photos courtesy NASA

Two earlier U.S. space programs, Mercury and Gemini, paved the way for the Apollo moon missions. The moon missions were named after the Greek god Apollo, the god of light, music and the sun. Apollo 1 ended in tragedy when the astronauts were killed in a fire on the launch pad in January 1967. The Apollo program was delayed for about a year while scientists worked to fix the problems that had caused the deadly fire in Apollo 1.


A dangerous journey

Apollo 8 was the first mission with humans aboard to orbit the moon. In 1968, the astronauts took a color picture of the Earth from space, “Earthrise.” This picture changed the way people looked at the world. It showed our beautiful blue planet alone in the dark skies of the universe. People saw one world with no country boundaries. The photo also sharpened people’s concerns about the environment. It showed how fragile our planet was.

The Apollo 13 crew had to make an emergency return to Earth after an oxygen tank explosion. Only the quick thinking of astronauts and scientists on Earth saved their lives.

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The Apollo 13 crew waits for recovery aboard life rafts after the splashdown.

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Moon Landing

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Thursday, July 23, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Softball Continued from page 22 Calderone’s troops were heart-broken after the loss. Berlin players had their sights set on a state championship. “They had a great goal and were focused on getting there; we just came up a little short,” Calderone said. “It’s been a blast. I love this team. I’m going to miss it; that’s for sure.” Berlin opened sectional play with an 11-3 victory over Darien. Asal was the winning pitcher. Berlin manufactured a hefty 12 hits against Darien. Leading the offensive attack were Brittany Sullivan (2-for-3, 2 runs), Tess Repaci (3-for-4, 2 runs), Haley Longo (2-for-2) and Patterson (2-for-2). Berlin suffered its first loss in its next outing, falling to Seymour, 11-0. Calderone made no excuses for his team’s showing in that one. “Give Seymour a lot of credit, they’re a good team,” he

said. “We fell apart in the top of the sixth.” Decimated by injury, Berlin allowed seven runs and six straight hits in the final frame. Kaitlyn Guild was tagged with the loss. Sullivan, Repaci and Asal had Berlin’s only hits. But Berlin rebounded to beat Blackrock, 6-1. Calderone was not at all surprised his troops bounced back. “They keep their composure,” he said. “That’s one of their strong points.” Backed by a near flawless defense, Guild got the win against Blackrock. Powering the victors at the plate were Sullivan (2-for-3, 3 runs), Repaci (2-for-3, 2 triples) and Patterson (2-for-4). Rounding out Berlin’s roster were Ashley Jensen, Olivia Dellaquila, Emily Ference and Megan Wicander. Calderone wished to thank the parents, fans and Berlin Little League officials who added to his team’s memorable run. “Their support really meant a lot to the girls,” he said.

Selling lemonade to help homeless animals

Library News Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Special programs Special summer programs scheduled at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library include: Talent showcase for children and teens age five through 18 is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29. Sign-ups are accepted at the library. A rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28. Nutmeg and pizza is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Children in grades 4 to 6 are invited to discuss the 10 Nutmeg books. Registration is requested. Bee Creative is the summer reading theme at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Reading forms and prizes are available at the library. The summer reading program is part of the Governor’s Reading Challenge.

Lauren Jones and Bailey Brochu, of Berlin, both 9, have sold lemonade all summer to raise money for homeless animals. During their first stand, the girls stood out for seven hours straight and sold brownies and lemonade to make $55, all of which they donated. The second stand made about the same amount. They hope to raise over $300 by the end of the summer. 1099131


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Parks and Recreation News

The Berlin Parks and Recreation Department’s third session for swim lessons are scheduled to be held Monday, July 27 through Friday, August 7. The classes that still have openings at Demore, Dinda, Bittner Jr. Memorial Pool are: 9-9:25 a.m. - Level 6 - Fundamentals of Diving 9:30-9:55 a.m. - Level 5 Stroke Refinement

10-10:25 a.m. - Level 3 Stroke Development 10:30-10:55 a.m. - Level 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills 11-11:25 a.m. - Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills 11:30-11:55 a.m. -Level 4 Stroke Improvement The classes at Percival Pool that still have openings are: 9-9:25 a.m. - Level 3 - Stroke Development

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Thursday, July 23, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Berlin Briefs Open house The McGee Middle School has scheduled its Grade 6 open house and parent orientation for Thursday, Aug. 27. Letters will be mailed during the first week of August with the students’s team and special time of the orientation. Parents and students will

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PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD LOST- Green Amazon Parrot w/ yellow head on Wednesday, March 25 from 156 Sherman Avenue, Meriden. Responds to Kelby, speaks English & Spanish. Reward if returned. Call (203) 440-1551 LOST-Female Maine Coon cat. Grey/white on bottom. Approx 10 lbs. Vicinity of Midland Dr, Meriden. Call 203-634-7704 LOST-Generous Reward with return or information leading to the return of our family pet. 5yr old yellow lab. Name “Blonde” Lost in Berlin April 21st. Please call Tony 860-829-0744 LOST-Grey tiger male cat, approx 16lbs. Missing since July 10th. Vicinity of Maple Ave & Bull Ave, Wallingford. Answers to “Fergie”. Call 203-294-0611 LOST-very friendly grey and white male cat approximately 1 1/2 years old. Missing since 7/15/09 in the vicinity of Laning St. Southington. Please call 860621-2221 he is microchipped.

This newspaper makes every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when you handle thousands of ads, mistakes do slip through. We ask therefore, that you check your ad on the FIRST day of publication. If you find an error, report it to the MARKETPLACE DEPARTMENT

IMMEDIATELY by calling

203-238-1953 before 5pm Mon-Fri We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.

LOST: White parakeet in vincinity of Long Hill Rd., Wallingford. Name is Starlight. Reward. Please call with any information 203-265-7989 MISSING since 7/9 - Black and white female cat, about 5 years old, 15-20 lbs. No collar. Vicinity of Holy Angels Church, South Meriden. Answers to Kylie. 203-641-9358.

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CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1989 1 owner, runs good, $1500 or best offer. Call (203) 634-0598 CADILLAC Deville Concord 1998, clean, excellent cond, 86,000 mi, $5400 or best offer. Call (203) 237-1631 CHEVROLET Caprice 1989 Must be seen. $6,500. (860) 628-2007 CHEVY Lumina LTZ 1998, white, 6 cyl, 96,000 miles, well maintained, runs great. $2500 or best offer. Call 203-980-9808


CHRYSLER SEBRING 2001 LXI 6cyl. Convertible. Tan w/Brown top, Tan leather CD. 86k excellent condition $5,300.00 OBO 235-3920

DODGE 1999 Stratus, 4 door sedan, tan, 137,000 miles, power windows, power door locks, A/C, clean, runs excellent. $2500 or best offer. Contact Peter 860-573-2269 DODGE NEON 2000 $2,988. Finance with $788 plus tax & reg down. Pay $50/week for 44 weeks. No credit check. Buy Here, Pay Here! 203-269-1106 Dealer. DONATE YOUR CAR to SPECIAL KIDS FUND. Help Disabled Children With Camp and Education. Non-Runners OK. Quickest Free Towing. Free Cruise/Hotel Voucher. Tax Deductible. Call 1-866-4483254.

FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC. FORD ESCORT 1997 $2,288. Finance with $588 plus tax & reg down. Pay $50/week for 34 weeks. No credit check. Buy Here, Pay Here! 203-269-1106 Dealer. FORD ESCORT 2000 $2,788. Finance with $588 plus tax & reg down. Pay $50/week for 44 weeks. No credit check. Buy Here, Pay Here! 203-269-1106 Dealer. FORD TAURUS 2000 $3,488. Finance with $1,288 plus tax & reg down. Pay $50/week for 44 weeks. No credit check. Buy Here, Pay Here! 203-269-1106 Dealer. KIA SEPHIA 1998 $2,288. Finance with $588 plus tax & reg down. Pay $50/week for 34 weeks. No credit check. Buy Here, Pay Here! 203-269-1106 Dealer.

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Cit itiz ize en AUTOMOBILES MERCEDES BENZ S Class 430 2001 Midnight blue, camel leather interior. Excellent condition. Single owner. 167k. Always garaged. $9,000. Call 203-488-0307 or 203-631-0063

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


Thursday, July 23, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen AUTOMOBILES





OLDSMOBILE Achieva 1994- 4 door, automatic. 6 cyl. Runs well. 125,000 miles. $700/best offer. BUICK Century 1999 Needs engine. SOLD Call (203) 237-0771 HONDA CIVIC 2003 coupe. 5spd. manual. Silver w/gray interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. Air cond. Well maintained. 150K 32/37 MPG! $5300 Call Nick (860) 209-6073

NISSAN Versa SL 2007 silver/ grey inter 4dr auto 4cy 39miles p/g sunroof bluetooth 6cd keyless ent. Exc cond. Low mil. 20K $12,999. 203-440-1416 or 203-631-0484

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TO BE SOLD AT DEALER AUCTION on AUG. 6, 2009 2003 CHRYSLER 1C4GJ25B43B173269 Statewide Auto Auction 1756 No. Broad St, Meriden, CT DEALERS ONLY

Looking for a friend? Find litters of critters in Marketplace.

SAAB 900S 1989 Sedan. 4-cyl. 5-speed manual. Silver, with alloy wheels, no rust. Driver airbag. Well maintained. Runs great! $1,000. (860) 349-3970


ETON SPORT 50cc ETON 50cc 2009 Red. Recent tune-up. 00376 $1100 or best offer cell 203-500-9549 Sportbike. Moped. Excellent runs good. WANTED: Beast Rider medium dog seat with medium K-Noggles, used. Must be excellent condition & reasonably priced. Must include harness. Call (203) 235-2736

AUTO PARTS BMW Z3 16” Rim w/Michelin tire. 225/50ZR1692W. $100 firm. (203) 634-9336


AIR CONDITIONERS - 1 Maytag 8,000 BTU's - $50.00; 1 Whirlpool 11,600 BTU's - $75.00; Both For $100. Call 203-235-6860

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves

ALL WOOD. Kitchen table w/2 leafs & 6 chairs, $90. Tempole &Stuart Hutch, $95. 860-3422287.

CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

AMANA washer/dryer, electric, great working condition. $50 for the set, can email photo. Must be able to pick up. Call 860-788-2985. COMPUTER STATION OAK & BLACK. EXC! ASSEMBLED. $100. CALL 203-265-5576 COUCH 6’ white floral, 50’s era Excellent condition! Call 203-23-7-7174 COUCH, L shaped sectional, good condition, beautiful plaid. Must sell! Must see! $250. Please call 203-430-8630

BOATS & MOTORS DODGE Caravan 2007, V6, at, silver, loaded. Low mileage. Excellent shape. $9,995. (860) 747-5647 or 860-874-5005 FORD FREESTAR SE 2004- Beige, loaded, 1 owner, 6 cylinder, 3.0L. Mint condition. $6800. 203-2356694 leave message.


CHEVY TAHOE 1999 4X4140,000 miles, full power, leather, barn doors, good tires. $2500 OBO. Call (203) 2843595

CANOE- 14 foot. 2 life jackets & 1 oar. New, never been in water. $350. (860) 621-5922




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Free Towing! MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC. 2009 Harley Davidson Street Glide Touring Pearl black with pin striping. Immaculate can’t keep medical reason. $19,000. Call 203-645-1617

BEAGLE male mix, 10 months old, all shots up to date. Not fixed. House dog. Moving! $300. Call 860-349-1588

FREE-Sofa bed pullout. Must pick up. Call 203-284-9430

BULLDOGS, Schnoodles, Chihuahuas, Mini Bulldogs, Yorkie, Chiapoos, Labs, Pugs, Puggles, Boston Terrier. $150+ 860-9304001

FREEZER Kelvinator upright 21.2cf. Exc cond. $75. Queen size maple colonial reproduction head & foot board w/frame-a beauty! $85. Call 203-630-3625

FREE KITTENS To Good Homes (203) 537-7547

GE SELF cleaning glass top oven. Beige. Excellent condition. $95. Call (860) 628-6971

FREe to good home friendly 3 years old Black Lab mix. Wonderful with Children, spade, and up to date on veteray care. If interested, please contact 203-886-5124

JENNIFER CONVERTIBLES Love Seat Sleeper Sofa. 63”x 35”. White & green stripes. Like new. Never slept on. $350. (203) 630-0864

LAB PUPPIES. 1 yellow female. AKC, raised with children. Ready to go, $550. Call (203) 631-9386

KENMORE Upright Large Freezer Works. $50. Call 203-379-0971

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS DOOR- Inside, pine, 6 panel. Light stain. 32”. $25. (860) 621-7145 FREE FOR HANIDMAN Craftsman radial 100 saw, mounted on steel cabinet, 10in blade w/vacuum system. 203-238-4136 or 203-494-9565/203-494-9154

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 2 AIR CONDITIONERS- $50 each. 5000 BTU. (203) 237-9235

50 Inch LG Plasma TV HARLEY 2002 Dyna Wide Gld Drag Bars, Revtec Pipes, Hyper Charger Luxury Blue and Diamond Ice. Only 6,500 miles. $12,500 OBO. 203-631-6173

Center Wood 39”Tx40”Wx20”D. $30. Call 860-276-9657

FREE Living Room Couch & Chair; 2 sets-Brown, Green. Call (203)631-0627

YORKIE-BIJON Spayed. 9 months old. 10 lb female with many accessories. $600 or best offer. Call (203) 238-0410 CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

DRYER - Clothes Gas Dryer, Hotpoint; New Condition, $75.00 203-440-2608

BABY BUNNY!!! Mini Lop. $25. Ready after 7/23. (860) 3423522

FISH TANK 55-gal w/black cabinet stand. Incl. everything even fish! You take down & haul away. $85 860-747-4516.

JEEP Wrangler Sahara 1989 4X4, Automatic, 51267 miles,6 cyl 4.2L mopar fuel injected engine. Price: $2,300 - Email me for more details at: ELAYREICHARD@AOL.COM

DREXEL Heritage Sofa- excellent condition, floral pattern $700.00. Paid $2000 new. Call 203.248.5982

AMERICAN YELLOW LAB ENTERTAINMENT Pedigree with papers, all shots, neutered, $800. (860) 829-2925

With Bose Surroundsound and all glass stand. Like new. $1500 Firm. Call (203) 823-6891 BRAUN Deluxe food processor. Never used. $85. (203) 2696265


MAGIC CHEF Dryer, Super Capacity. And GE Profile Electric Washing Machine. Easy Touch Push Button Wash. $450 for both or best offer. Porcelain Lamp $120. (203) 886-9811

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE ADVERTISE your product or service nationwide or by region in up to 12 million households in North America’s best suburbs! Place your classified ad in over 1000 suburban newspapers just like this one. Call Classified Avenue at 888-4862466 or go to: BOUNCE Bounce Baby Infant seat. Like new. $20. Call 203294-1220 11am-8pm

CEMETERY PLOT available for two with double depth vault at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meriden. $1450. (203) 686-1927 COMEDY & Tragedy 3-D puzzle. $20.00 (203) 238-1610 CORONA Kerosene Heater. Very good cond. $20 OBO. Call 860-919-8873 DRY ERASE BOARDS 3x5 & 4x6. For home or office! $45/both. (860) 575-3276


INVICARE Hospital Bed, 120 volt, 60 hz, 450 pound capacity, includes mattress, side rails and controls, $500. Contact Peter 860-573-2269. KLM unibody dimension specification charts ‘80 to ‘99. Foreign domestic. $99. 860-224-7209

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info.

NEW QUEEN Mattress set in original plastic. $240.00 Call 860 584-5298 MUST SELL two Peavey Subcompact 18" subs. $99 apiece. 203-213-2799 QUALITY Used furniture. Library cabinet, Old World dining cabinets, console table, couch, loveseat, dining table & hutch, much more. Please call 203-3790690 for details and viewings. SOLID MAPLE dresser w/mirror, $95. Tempole & Stuart dry sink, $80. 860-342-2287. TRUNDLE Pop Up Daybed Like new. White metal frame, with all bedding & cover. Ideal for a girl’s room. $200. Dresser - Washed Pine $20. Two outdoor swing chairs Both for $60. Sm coffee table - $20. (203) 237-9714

STAIR LIFT, Sterling, 950 series, brand new, never used, includes paperwork, installation manuals and user guide, $2000. Contact Peter 860-5732269.



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

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES ANTIQUE Child’s Sled With Runners and Wheels $50.00 Call 203-265-5920

The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, July 23, 2009 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS SPA for sale: 2-3 person JACUZZI, shell in good condition, needs mechanical work. $250. Please call 203-237-3378

ELECTRONICS BLACK IPOD Nano Chromatic 8GB Like New w/charger in orig. box Asking $95 (860) 628-9885 SUBWOOFER/Harman & Speakers $60. 203-294-1872


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


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



ORGAN- Freestanding, wood frame. $40. 860-919-9900 2ND GENERATION BUYS clocks, silverware, paintings, glass, china, old dolls, jewelry, pottery, toys, Meriden items. 203-639-1002

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


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

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CASH PAID FOR ALL COSTUME JEWELRY Especially Napier. 203-530-8109 LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

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

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS. Many different instruments offered. Exp’d. music teacher. Call Miss Sarah at 203-235-1546 Summer openings avail.

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

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203-235-8431 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

WANTED: Beast Rider medium dog seat with medium K-Noggles, used. Must be excellent condition & reasonably priced. Must include harness. Call (203) 235-2736

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

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

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

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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT EAST HAVEN Charming country village w/ 1, 2 & 3 BR apts starting at $1170. Appls, WD hookup, swimming pool & fitness ctr. Call about bonus specials. 203-466-6000

HOUSES FOR RENT BERLIN- 3BR, 2 full baths, att. garage. Deck, utility room. $1200/mo + utils. Call evenings. (860) 828-5498 WLFD 3BR. 2 full baths. Hdwd flrs, WD hkup, DW. Nice loc., double driveway. No pets. 203- 284-2077 or 203-654-6190


MERIDEN Crown Village 1 BR, 3rd flr. Heat & HW incl. $775/mo. Sec & refs. No pets. Call Andrea, Maier Property Management (203) 235-1000 1121409

MERIDEN- 2BD townhouse, LR, DR, kitchen, laundry rm, 1 car gar., AC, no pets. 2 mos. sec. $950/mo. Call (203) 235-9214 WALLINGFORD - Clean 1 & 2 BR condos. All redone, hdwd flrs. Hillside & Elm Garden. 2 mos. sec. No pets. (203) 804-0169 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $730. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR, access to courtyard. No pets. $950. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MER. FURNISHED apts + rms: ALL Incl Heat, Elec, HW. Ground fl furn studio, $170/wk+sec. RMs $130/wk+sec. 203- 630-3823

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd flr. Brand new. Must see. 1 1/2 months sec. Credit check, no pets. Sec 8 approved. $850. 216 Hobart St. (203) 265-5980 Ask for Lisa MERIDEN 2-3BR, 1st flr, Spacious, nicely remodeled. Hdwd fls. Laundry rm., appls incld. Off street park. Sherman Ave. 203634-6550

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio apts From $650. Heat & HW incl. + sec. 3BR apts from $850 + utils & sec. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

MERIDEN 2nd Floor. 2BR, 5 RMs. 45 S. Second St. Completely remodeled. Heat & appls incl. Washer hkup. No pets/smoking. $850 & 1 mo sec. 203-841-7591

MERIDEN - 2BR, 1ST FL-$750. 3BR, 2ND FL-$850. 1 1/2 Mth Sec. No Pets. No Utils. 187 Crown St. Call 646 713-4933

MERIDEN 3 room apt, stove & frig $625; Efficiency apt, 1 person, stove, frig, heat & light incl. 860-523-4135 before 8AM or after 6PM.

MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN - Gale Avenue 2 BR 1.50 baths. 1st flr. $875. 2 BR, 3rd flr. $800/mo. utils incl. Both require 1 mo sec. No pets. (203) 634-1314 MERIDEN 1 LG BR 4 Rms 3rd flr, Broad St. Newer kit & bath. Painted, new carpet, off st. parking, balcony. $595 + utils. Peter 617-696-9390 MERIDEN 1BR- $680 & 3BR w/WD hookup- $900. Sect 8 approved. 1st month, Sec & Refs. (203) 927-6827 MERIDEN 2 bdrm., unfurnished. Half-off first month’s rent. Lots of closet space! off street parking $800/month Plus Util., or $700/Month plus util. for 1BR 203-238-1747 or 860-833-5535 MERIDEN 3BR, LR, Kitchen. 3rd flr. Clean. Storage, balcony. No pets. $950 + sec. Off st parking. Sec 8 approved. 203-440-0751.

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3rd fl furn studio, $700/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm. MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Newly remodeled lge spacious 2 BR, 1 Bath, new kit, new flrs. Off st parking. $800. (203) 417-1675 MERIDEN- 1, 2, 3BR units starting at $745. Some w/heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec dep & crdt ck req'd. MBI 860-347-6919. MERIDEN- Spacious 2nd flr, 1BR apt. off st. parking. $650. 110 Colony St Leave message (860) 426-0658


Thursday, July 23, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 1BR $725/mo. Heat, HW & Electric incl. Private balcony, off st parking, laundry facilities, management & maintenance on site. Section 8. approved. No dogs. Cat w/deposit. For info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 1BR Summer Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires August 31. Open House July 18, 10am-6pm. For info 203-639-4868

MERIDEN- 2BR Spacious, new apt. Off st. parking. $950/mo. 1 mo. security. No pets. Call 203317-0360 MERIDEN- 5 rms, 2BRs, completely remodeled. Deck, off st. parking. $900/mo. Avail. 8/1. Section 8 approved. Craig (203) 876-7957

MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN-Clean, quiet 1BR. $550/mo + utils. 1RM efficiecny, $475/mo + utils. On busline downtown. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042 MERIDEN-Large clean 5Rm, 2BR, 1st floor. W/D hookup, stove & refrig, front & rear porch. Off-st parking w/gar. Must See! $895 /month + security. 860-690-5555 MERIDEN. 5 rms, 2 BRs, 2nd flr, large kit, stove, refrigerator & washing machine, enclosed sunporch, garage, no pets. Sec dep. $900. (860) 276-0552 MIDDLEFIELD- Small 1BR cottage. Walking distance to Lake Beseck. Short term or long term. Pets negotiable. $850. (860) 349-7056 PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 860-347-6919

SENIORS 62 PLUS More than a rental, a lifestyle • One BR SUITES • One & Two BR COTTAGES • Immediate Availability • Affordable monthly rates • No buy in • No lease • Pet friendly • Tours daily Call for appointment or info 203-237-8815 360 Broad Street, Meriden SOUTHINGTON 3 or 4BR, 2 bath. Call 860-637-2344 SOUTHINGTON- Apts now avail. $850/mo. Easy access to 84 & 691. Credit check required. For more details call Alex or Mat at 860-276-8208 WALLINGFORD - Townhouse, 2 bedrooms, $885/month. Also, 2 bedroom Ranch Style, $875/ month. Call 203-213-6175/ 203376-2160 WALLINGFORD 1 BR, 2nd Floor. WD Hookup, Off Street Parking, Trash Pickup. No pets. $680 per month. Call (203) 269-5333 WALLINGFORD 2 bedroom Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $925/mo. Call 203-265-3718 WLFD. 1 BR apts including heat & hw. Lease, sec, no pets. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Flr, Lg rms, Clean, Laundry Rm, Trash Pick-Up. 1 1/2 mos sec, credit check. No pets. Sec 8 approved. $900. 24 Meadow St. (203) 265-5980 Ask for Lisa

WALLINGFORD 2BR, 1 bath, unfurnished. Bright. Hardwood floors. Washer/dryer hookup. Near Choate. Available now. $875 per month. 203-284-1952 or WALLINGFORD 3rd flr. Sunny spacious 1 BR. Kit, LR, Office. New bath. Porch, W/D RM, off st parking. No smoking /pets. Credit ck. $725 + utils. 203-889-1940

WALLINGFORD Beautiful 2 bedrooms third floor apartment $900 per month. Living room, eat-in-kitchen, bonus room, refinished hardwood floors, intercom, air-condition, small balcony. Lower floor laundry, seven screened windows and off-street parking. Convenient downtown location. Call (203) 509-1794. WALLINGFORD Fair Street. 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, quiet area, garage, patio. Christian Street, 3rd floor, 4 rooms, new hardwood floors. Please call 203868-1087 WALLINGFORD YMCA Area 3 Rooms, 3rd Flr. 1 BR. $650 including heat. Security, refs. 203-488-5409 or 203-687-6788 WALLINGFORD- 2BR, 1st flr, 5 rooms, central AC, W/D hookup, no smoking/pets. Credit check plus refs. $950 + utils. 203-376-2007 WALLINGFORD-2 BR, 1ST FLR No smoking. No pets. Security, references. $850. Available August 1. 203-215-9077 WALLINGFORD-4 Rms, newly painted, Hardwood flrs re-done. $800/month + utils & sec deposit. No smoking. No pets. 203-269-1426

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-1st fl, MUST SEE! 2BR, 5 rm, EIK, remodeled bathrm, HW fl, 2 porches, w/d hkup, off-st parking. Heat, HW & trash pickup incl. $1250/mo. 203-464-1847 WLFD-2BR units at Historic Parker Place, $975 including HW. Aug 1st occupancy. Well maintained apt. complex. C/Air, close to all major hwys & train. No dogs. 203-284-3601 WLFD-Studio at Historic Parker Place, $685 including HW. Top floor. Aug 1st occupancy. Cozy, comfortable & quiet. Vaulted beamed ceiling, large windows, C/Air. No dogs. 203-284-3601 WLFD. 2 BR, no pets, no smoking, off st parking, w/d hookups in bsmt. Call (203) 269-5733 WLFD. OVERSIZED Tri-level, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-2657101. YALESVILLE 1BR apt in small complex. Off st. parking. Appliances. No dogs. $750 + sec. Call Don at ERA Property World 203-272-6969






MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MERIDEN- Private rooms, share kitchen/dining room/living room. 2 bathrooms. Utilities included. $125-$150/week. Call (203) 435-3529

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


WLFD $199,900 Large 2 family w/store front. Possible 3 family house R6 zone. Separate utilities, corner lot with some yard. Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

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

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space-Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$58.29, 5’x15’-$68.89, 10’x10’-$94.33, 10’x15’-$116.59, 10’x20’$132.49, 10’x30’-$206.69. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.

WALLINGFORD Great for 1st time homebuyer or empty nesters. Expandable Ranch. Beautiful corner lot, mature landscaping, 3BR, EIK, HW flrs thruout, AC, wall unit, attic, fan, pfin basement. $222,000. Annemarie (203) 265-5618

$219,900 Make a home for your family in this 3BR remodeled Colonial on East side. New windows, siding, kitchen, baths and flooring. Walk-out from finished LL to beautifully landscaped yard. PLAINVILLE $439,900 Simple elegance throughout this custom 3-4BR, 4 full bath home. Gleaming HW floors, spacious, bright & sensible open floor plan. Double staircase. Linda (203) 235-3300.

Linda (203) 235-3300

Move those you love into this 3BR well maintained home. Great features include gleaming hardwood flrs, accessible kitchen w/dining area, manicured level yard & non thru street. $239,900.

Wallingford New Listing! 2BR, 1 1/2 bath Townhouse in Brentwood Village. Close to tennis courts & clubhouse or the pool. Freshly painted & pergo in LR, BRS and tile in baths & kit. $185,900.

Call Sue (203) 265-5618

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WLFD REDUCED $675,000 “Magnificient view & privacy”. Cust Cape on 2AC, 4+BR, 3.1BTH. 9’ ceils, Crown molding, French drs galore! Granite, marble. Many more amenities! Must see! Mins to I91/I95, town, country club. Dee (203) 265-5618

MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860-347-6919

WLFD The key to your futureopen the front door of this well maintained home. Enjoy a comfortable lifestyle in this Split. Floor plan featuring 3BRs, hardwood flrs, dining area, deck, level & manicured yd. $239,900. Call Sue (203) 265-5618


CHESHIRE “Highly sought after” 1st fl unit w/prime pkg steps away, 1BR, 1ba Condo in 55+ complex. Quaint wooded area, park-like setting. Close to town, shopping, banks, etc. Heat & hot water in condo fee. A must see. $109,900

YALESVILLE In Loring Court, an over 55 adult park. 3 homes for sale. New 20x36, 1 BR - $94,900. Used 14x68, 2 BR - $69,900. Used 12x44, 2 BR - $46,900. Call Bill Loring, Broker for more information. 203-269-8808

Fred (203) 272-1234

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WALLINGFORD- Center of town, great location. Ideal for retail business. Call Bob Sprafke (203) 444-3407

SOUTHINGTON- Comm. bldg for rent. 2000SF indus. bldg w/heat in bath & office. Two 10’ overhead doors. I-2 zone. Fenced in yard & security cameras. Close to all major hwys. $1500/mo. plus util. Call Mon-Fri 7:30-5. (860) 628-5066

Linda (203) 265-5618

WLFD 2 bdrm 1 bathrm, porch, gar, refin hw flrs, fence, immac bsmt, C/A. Showcase Properties, LLC $199K Paul 203-2150507.

Wallingford NC MOUNTAINS. NEW! E-Z Finish Log Cabin Shell With Loft & Full Basement. Includes acreage. $99,900 Financing Available. 828-247-9966 code 45

MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860347-6919


”New Listing” $169,900 Spacious 2BR, 1 1/2 bath Townhouse with 2car garage! Balcony overlooks wooded area for privacy. Fully applianced including washer and dryer.

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LOOKING To rent small home in the Willard School District of Berlin at the end of September. Call (860) 874-3225

MERIDEN - 618 E. Main, 800 square feet, off street parking. Call and Leave Message, 860628-0112





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

MERIDEN Awesome Condo, 5 rooms. Featuring 2BRs, kit, LR, family room in lower level, bath and a half. Beautifully landscaped park-like setting. Priced to sell at $159,900. For details, call Sue Farone (203) 235-3300

MERIDEN 7rm 3BR, 1 1/2b Col. w/enclosed front porch, wood flrs, form DR, remod EIK w/island, FP in LR, FR in LL, some updated windows, patio & 1 car gar, all for $169,900. Kathy (203) 235-3300

LOTS & ACREAGE TEXAS 20 acres ONLY $13,5000- down $135.00 monthly. No credit check. Roads- Surveyed. That’s only 1.5cents per sq. ft.! Free Info. 1-800-887-3006

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Nuzzo & Roberts, a law firm in Cheshire, is seeking an Administrative Assistant for our Workers’ Compensation and our legal malpractice team. Responsibilities include processing mail, scheduling, docketing, filing, routine correspondence, opening/closing files, short calendar, preparing motions and forms, electronic filing, special projects, etc. Must be a team player with a can-do attitude, a desire to learn, and exceptional administrative, organizational, prioritization and computer skills. Attention to detail a must. One to three years legal experience preferred. F/T with benefits. Please email resume to: or fax to 203-250-3131 Attn: PLM. Aerospace Quality Assurance PT - hrs may vary for more info call 203-379-0507 or email resume

ASSISTANT UNDERWRITER Full time position for insurance E&S Wholesaler. Processing endorsements, reviewing inspections, rating, quoting & binding. Insurance experience a plus. High school education required. Good people skills. Organized. People friendly. Reliable. Vacation/health benefits. Fax resume to 203-6301504. Great opportunity! COOK-FT/PT. Exp needed. Apply in person Archie Moore’s, 39 North Main St, Wallingford. DRIVERS: School Bus - P/T. No Experience necessary/Will Train. 866-496-2726. Apply online at:

FACTORY LABOR $10 to $12/hr + benefits - FT, 1st shift, 6-2:30, plus some OT. Some carpentry or assembly exp. required. Must be motivated and reliable. Call Chris 203-284-1116 at CSM Cabinetry, LLC. GENTLE Jungle Pet Store in the Westfield Shopping Town (Meriden Mall) is looking for enthusiatic animal lovers. FT/PT positions available in Pet Sales & Animal Care. Call Darcie or Connie at 203-238-0507 HAIRSTYLISTS - PT/FT For Cheshire Salon. Benefits plus health. Danni 860-983-9471 or 1-800-216-5979 HVAC Tech Must have license, experience in oil, A/C, & installs. On-call night rotation, company van, full benefit package. Apply to Tuxis Ohrs, 80 Britannia St., Meriden, Ct. Attn: Helen.


CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS LITERACY COACH 30 Weeks - 20 hours per week ELEMENTARY LEVEL This program is designed to help students learn and apply the decoding and comprehension strategies used by effective readers. This position will require the delivery of the reading strategy instruction daily to small groups of elementary school students. Close communication with the students' classroom teachers and parents is essential. This position will include training to prepare the Literacy Coach to assess and to instruct students. Qualifications: College degree or teaching certification preferred. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of reading, comprehension and phonics skills preferred. Experience working with elementary school students in small groups. SALARY: $14.25/HR CLOSING DATE: Aug. 5, 2009 4:00 p.m. Send Letter of Intent & Current Resume to: Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources Dept. 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 HELP WANTED HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES, Meriden, CT, needs qualified front desk associates/night auditor. Forward resume to fax: 203-443-5709 or email:

LABORER: The Town of Southington will be accepting applications for a job opening for a Laborer Position for the Highway Department. Applications are available at the Southington Highway Garage Office, Della Bitta Drive (off Mulberry Street), Plantsville, CT between 8:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. The close date for all applications is Wednesday, July 29, 2009. MEDICAL RECORDS PT Clerical Position. 5 days per week, afternoons preferred. Competitive salary. Fax: 203-639-0809 email:

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SHIPPING/RECEIVING CLERK for Cheshire Co. PT 10am-4pm. Duties incl. shipping, packing parts & systems, building crates, loading & handling all shipments. Receiving parts daily in computer system. Must have experience w/forklift, UPS, power & hand tools. Fax resume to 203-272-9860 Attn: Theresa

MEDICAL CAREERS CNA/ HOMEMAKER Local retirement ctr. needs experienced p/t & f/t employees. Top wages, benefits.

John @ 860-829-4500 or MEDICAL RECEPTIONIIST/ BILLING Experience preferred Full Time. Reply to: Record Journal, Box 68P, 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450.

NOW HIRING!! Entry level customer service telemarketing, warehouse and general office. $425$515 depending on position/per company agreement. No experience necessary. Lots of room for advancement. Fun work environment.

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TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVERS S y s t e m F r e i g h t , a D e d i c a t ed Carrier in the Northeast, is reentering the New England mar ket. We will need CDL-A driv ers for the Meriden, CT. area. Local routes, home daily, late mo d e l e q u ip m e n t , n o t o u c h freight. Benefits after 90 days. Steady work, paid weekly. If you are interested, please contact Curt Briggs at 1-888-7978377 or via email at:


WAREHOUSE MANAGER Must have manager experience. Immed. FT with benefits for auto parts distributor. Responsible for managing all warehouse activities: receiving, shipping, and warehousing of inventory, hiring and training of personnel. Must be able to operate a forklift and have a clean DMV. Apply at 20 N. Plains Industrial Rd., Suite 10, Wallingford, CT 06492 or fax to 203-949-0857

FT RN’S Full time RN’s needed in the Southington, Meriden area. Previous homecare experience is required. Must be a registered nurse in the state of practice and possess a valid license in that state. We offer comprehensive benefits and health plans. Please apply online @ EOE

CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs and Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 months experience for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically and emotionally challenged children preferred. All shifts available. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

800-286-6300 ext. 3902 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

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The Argen Corporation, world leader in dental alloy mfg, is currently seeking a FT Packer/ Inspector. Responsibilities include: cleaning, visually inspecting, weighing & packaging very small metal items. Must be detail oriented, able to read/follow written instructions, adhere to safety requirements, possess basic computer skills, reliable & motivated. The Argen Corp promotes a drug free environment. Random testing may be conducted. (EOE) Apply in person or submit resume to: The Argen Corp 22 No. Plains Industrial Rd #2 Wallingford, CT 06492 Ph: 203-269-3400

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JUNK REMOVAL & MORE We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd, appls. Spring C/U. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

JT CONSTRUCTION One call does it all. Siding, Roofing, Additions, Windows. Fully insured. (203) 379-0064 CT Reg #607116

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

203-235-8180 CT Reg #564042

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

203-494-1526 One Man’s Junk REMOVAL. Free est. Call Ed. DEBRIS removal of anykind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS, Discrimination, Health Care Denials & General Law. There are Laws to Protect You When Your Rights are Violated. Free 30 Minute Consultation. David Seaver, Attorney and Counselor At Law. Your Advocate for Your Rights. Wallingford. 203-774-4925

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

Tiny repairs-Major renovations Carpentry, plumbing, elec, painting. 42 yrs exp. 203-639-8389 CT #573358 REPAIRS Additions, Sunrooms, Finish Bsmnt, Decks & Porches 203-238-1449 #578107 Free est.

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER trouble? My Computer Works your personal Help Desk. Fast, safe and secure help 24/7 Sign up now get 6 months free back up. Call 888-375-8686

CONCRETE & CEMENT FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493

DECKS MATTSON Home Improvement Affordable, quality decks. Free estimates. Insured. CT Reg 581924. (203) 631-7459 CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS All types remodeling & repair. Interior/exterior, decks & more. 25 yrs exp. Free est. Licensed& insured. #0673083 203-213-0033


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

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

ATTORNEYS ATTORNEY WANTED! Looking for lawyer to pursue legal actions. Must have backbone as well as brains. (203) 886-5110



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


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




Thursday, July 23, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen


K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193 GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Grading & Lawn renovations, Free estimates. #563661 . Call 203-237-9577 FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493

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

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


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

Fully insured & licensed Free estimates CT Reg. #573871

ZK Construction ROOFING SPECIALISTS & SNOWPLOWING QUALITY, EXPERIENCE & AFFORDABILITY ● New Roofs ● Restoration Work ● All Types of Repairs ● Emergency Repairs

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



JUNK REMOVAL. 203-886-5110


Offers complete excavation services, drainage, underground utilities. 50+ yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

FENCING CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060


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

On Complete Bathroom Remodeling or Bath Liner Systems-installs over your old tub!

ROOF CLEANING Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301

800-890-8638 Ct Reg#569528

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


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


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.


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

203-237-4124 an LLC co.

CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS All types remodeling & repair. Interior/exterior, decks & more. 25 yrs exp. Free est. Licensed& insured. #0673083 203-213-0033 ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808

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

HOUSE and office cleaning, Always professional. Flexible & efficient! Affordable pricing. Vanessa (203)715-8588

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

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

JT CONSTRUCTION Siding, Roofing, Additions & Windows. 25 yrs experience. Fully insured. (203) 379-0064 CT Reg #607116

PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 RH MASONRY SERVICES ALL YOUR MASONRY NEEDS. Stone walls, patios, walkways, pool decks, etc. Fully Lic & ins. Free est. 860-483-0139 #584436 ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808


A-1 QUALITY PAINTING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008 MIRKEL PAINTING Int./Ext. Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125 Exteriors from $899 CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

FIDERIO & SONS BIG GREEN POWERWASHING SERVICE Residential, Commercial. Quality work done. Gutters cleaned at time of power wash. CT# 619909. Call Today. Call 203-715-2301


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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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

203-639-0032 C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319


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

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



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

203-237-4124 an LLC co

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.



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



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

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

Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301

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

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

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


JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572


HOUSE CLEANING ALLEGRO Professional Services, LLC Office, House & Condo Cleaning Services. Real Estate property maintenance/photography. Experienced & insured. Free estimates. 203-687-1347


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




A&D MASONS, LLC - Brick, block, stone. Chimney repair, sidewalks, patios. Free estimate. Call 860-573-8091 Ct. Reg#611930 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 25 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

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

POWER WASHING T HE P O W E R W A S H I N G K I N G S Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000

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

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

Roofs R Us Family run for 42yrs Siding, seamless gutters, windows. We Beat Any Quote! 203-639-8389 CT #573358

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

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

Gonzalez Construction



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

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

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

203-272-4216 Safety Pruning & Removals! Special storm season pricing Licensed Arborist. 75ft bucket Precise Tree


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

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

The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, July 23, 2009

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