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The Berlin

Cit itiz ize en Volume 13, Number 33

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

‘Sex shops and swing sets’ don’t belong in same neighborhood By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor Mayor Adam Salina says “sex shops and swing sets” do not belong in the same neighborhood and last week he got support on this stance from the state’s attorney general. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal held a press conference at town hall Aug. 5 to announce he has filed a formal brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to overturn a recent U.S. District Court preliminarily ruling. That ruling contends that Berlin’s ordinance defining an adult oriented store is unconstitutionally vague. The ruling allowed VIP of Berlin LLC to open a store at 717 Berlin Turnpike. That site is within 250 feet of the Webster Heights neighborhood that contains almost 200 homes. Berlin is appealing the decision and in the meantime has won a stay from the court forcing the store to close after being open only two days. Flanked by Salina and

Town Manager Denise McNair, Blumenthal said he “strongly disagreed” with Judge Stefan R. Underhill’s decision — a decision that may jeopardize the ability of all towns and cities to regulate sexually oriented businesses. “We will fight as long and hard at Berlin’s side as it takes,” Blumenthal said explaining that the decision goes to the core of towns’ ability to control sexually oriented business within their borders and consequently a town’s ability to protect the health, safety and general welfare of its residents. (To read the attorney general’s statement in its entirety go to The Citizen’s website For more on the amicus brief see page 16) While not happy that the VIP case has put Berlin in the spotlight, Salina welcomed the attorney general’s support. Blumenthal previously came to town in February 2007 on this issue. “This

Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Doug Ferraguto is congratulated by teammates after scoring a run for the Berlin American Legion team in a Northeast Regional tournament game. Berlin beat Portland, Maine twice on Monday, 9-4 and 8-5, to earn a berth in the American Legion World Series in Fargo, North Dakota. Ferraguto and teammate Chris Morin will be blogging live daily on during their trip to the World Series.

See VIP, page 7

Casandra Rivera of East Berlin

Rivera gets her big break in Disney movie By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor Casandra Rivera has gotten her big break. The 22 year-old dancer from East Berlin has a principal role in a new Disney flick that will be out in August 2010. The 2005 Berlin High School graduate currently at-

tends the Art Institute of New York City and uses the stage name Bgirl Defy. A b-girl or b-boy refers to a person who practices break dancing a street dance style that evolved as part of the hip hop movement among African American and Puer-

See Rivera, page 7


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kensington Fire District moves office By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

The Kensington Fire District has moved its office operations from 460 New Britain Road to 947 Farmington Avenue as a cost-cutting measure. There’s only one little problem — it could throw customers off stride for a minute or two. The new location is “quite difficult to spot” said KFD Tax Collector Maureen Liegeot, who wanted to publicize the Aug. 12 move in an effort to inform customers of the change. “Very few people know it’s there.” The new location is in a small brick building, now used by KFD maintenance crew, that is just behind A.S. Labieniec Inc., a farm, pet and garden supply store, located in a big red building at 945 Farmington Avenue. The new KFD office is accessed by a driveway that runs between Labieniec’s and Heritage Plaza.

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that the Board of Education welcomed new individuals who are committed to improving Berlin’s schools. “The Board of Education works very hard at educating new members so that they can contribute to the school improvement process,” said Hartel. Adding, “As we get closer to the election we will provide a number of orientation opportunities for candidates so that they can become more familiar with our schools and the Board.” “We hope that intelligent individuals who are committed to working to improve our schools come out and run for the board,” said Hartel.



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partisan board. Each member is elected to a three year term and the terms are staggered so that each year three positions are up for election. Since candidates are not nominated by political parties, all Berlin voters are eligible to appear on the ballot, and candidates appear on the ballot without a political party designation. Potential candidates need only to go to the Town’s Clerk office on or after Aug. 3 when the petition forms become available, collect the signatures of 133 Berlin voters, and return the completed petition to the Town Clerk by Sept. 8. Board of Education Secretary Michelle Hartel stated


As with every election season, this November there are three open positions on the Board of Education. The Berlin Board of Education is a nine member, non-

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Kensington Fire District Superintendent Dan McKeon stands next to a sign at the new location of the KFD.

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The Friends of Berlin Animal Control (FOBAC), has been holding a food drive for the past few weeks. Due to the generous number of pet food donations, FOBAC has decided to open a pet food pantry, which will remain open as long as the donations continue and the need is there. Those in the community in need of animal food may call the number below; all information will remain confidential. Residents may request certain brands, but we can not guarantee we will have them. After your information has been obtained we will schedule a time for you to come down, to our pet food pantry, and pick up your supplies. We know that times are hard and that money is not always available to buy your animal the food it needs. This is why FOBAC wants to help keep, not only your wallets full, but also the tummies of your pets. To schedule a pick up or for any other inquires please call (860) 828-5287 extension-1.

The KFD building is situated in a scenic spot next to an old quarry pond. The main part of the building was originally constructed in the 1930s as a pump station. KFD sewer lines came into the site on their way to the Mattabesset sewer main on Christian Lane. That system has since been rerouted. The wing, to the right of the KFD maintenance door, is about 30 years old. That’s where customers will find a side door when they come in to do business. The wing has been “spiffed up” in advance of opening to the public, Liegeot said. Ciammella Construction Company Inc., of Kensington, remodeled the space complete with a conference area, a counter and office area. The new conference nook used to be a tool storage area. Tools have been moved to other storage areas, according to Superintendent Dan McKeon, who along with Dave


Thursday, August 13, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Bogus foreclosure company had office in East Berlin By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor The attorney general issued “an urgent warning” to consumers Aug. 10 in regards to an alleged scam by foreclosure rescue companies — one of which operated out of an office in East Berlin. According to a press release from Attorney General

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tomer is presented with a personalized consultation with our experienced staff and or attorneys. Our oneon-one consultation and respect for individual circumstances attributes to our high rate of success and completion ratio. Our flexibility allows us to offer more comprehensive solutions to suit your individual needs.” Blumenthal said “These legal imposters may have taken $750,000 or more from at least 200 Connecticut homeowners in distress — providing virtually no legal help. Our message about these fakes: forewarned is forearmed. “Countless consumers — victims of the mortgage crisis — already may have been duped in to paying $2,000 to $4,000 to a bogus Connecticut law firm for foreclosure legal

services. We urgently warn al consumers about these companies and urge victims to call us, because many deserve their money back.” Furthermore, Blumenthal contends,” This bogus law firm operating nationwide took money from Connecticut consumers to do foreclosure mediation — a service already provided free of charge by the courts. Mediation can be critically important in saving homeowners from foreclosure, but no one should be charged for it under the false guise of legal services by non-lawyers.” The attorney general said imposters data-mine court records for foreclosure actions and then use direct mail and other marketing tactics to solicit homeown-

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Potanka, comprises the maintenance crew. A new sign announcing the “Kensington Fire District Tax Office and Maintenance Dept.” was created by Dave Contino and it has been erected outside the building. However, there is no sign on Farmington Avenue. The town has strict ordinances regarding signs on Farmington Avenue and hence, KFD does not, at this time have a sign at the street, Liegeot said. Discussion is underway about getting a sign posted on the Heritage Plaza marquee. The decision to move was a financial one. “We’ll be saving the monthly rent” paid to the New Britain Road location, Liegeot said. “Everyone is tightening up these days.” A “surprising amount of people” do come in person to pay their tax bill, Liegeot said. This is a busy time of year as KFD tax bills were issued July 1. Sept. 1 the quarterly water and sewer bills will be mailed out and that bill will include a reminder that the water company has moved to a new location. While it may take customers a while to adjust to the new address, Liegeot said, “once they find us, they’ll know where we are in the future.” The mailing address remains the same —Kensington Fire District, P.O. Box 2, Kensington, CT 06037. To reach the tax collector call

necticut lawyers who did virtually no work for consumers. They appear to have been operating in Connecticut, Florida and six other states. The company’s website calls the East Berlin location its Northeast Regional Office and describes its service as an attorney based firm that specializes in loan modifications, bankruptcy and foreclosure defense solutions. “Want results? Allow our attorneys to negotiate with your lender or creditors. Let our expertise help you SAVE your home,” states the website. The website states that “First Legal Group, P.A. is a full service law firm that specializes in helping our clients avoid foreclosure and find working solutions for both the homeowner and the mortgage lender. Our help may consist of a multi-phase loan modification, forbearance plan bankruptcy or even a short sale. We understand there are many reasons why today’s homeowners struggle making payments on their mortgages and we recognize everyone’s situation is very unique. At First Legal Group, P.A. we take the time to meet with our clients in an effort to explain all options. We can assist in determining the affordability of keeping your home versus your decision of selling in order to avoid foreclosure. Each customer is unique; therefore each cus-

Richard Blumenthal, it appears that two foreclosure companies have allegedly been masquerading as a law firm in Connecticut. An investigation is underway through Blumenthal’s office in coordination with the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel which has filed a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order and other legal remedies against the firms and associated individuals, including: Kent Gross, Hazen Sturtevant and Nicola L. Zagarolo. On Monday, an assistant to Gross said First Legal will be issuing a statement shortly in regards to the allegations. A call to the company’s office at the business complex at1224 Mill St. was answered by a message machine that stated that “all HUD appointments were cancelled” and that there would be “no more booking of HUD appointments”. HUD is the federal Housing and Urban Development authority. The message referred clients with questions to a toll-free number. A call to the toll-free number advised callers that voice mailboxes were full and that it was not possible to leave a message. The OCDC alleges that these individuals, doing business as First Legal Group P.A. and Nationwide Home Relief Law Group, P.A., operated a law office in East Berlin without a Connecticut law license. The operators allegedly hired Con-

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Community Garden has thrived in first year By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

The first year for Berlin’s community garden has been challenging and productive, say participants in the new project. The garden, located on Orchard Road, is part of the town’s open space known as the Hatchery Brook Conservation Area at the former Scheer Farm property. Peter Tordanato is one of approximately 30 gardeners taking advantage of the rented plots. These days, Tordanato lives at Sage Pond Place. But while he has a condo now, for many years he had a house and garden. “I always had a garden and I almost ran down (to town hall) when I heard about this. I got the last plot. I miss my garden more than my home.” He stops by the community garden most days to check on the progress of the vegetables growing on the mediumsized plot he rented. Plots come in three sizes: small,

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Peter Tordanato prunes his crops at Berlin’s new community garden on Orchard Road. medium and large. The plots are all rented and one is assigned to the senior center and another to the school lunch program. “I like to putter and watch them grow,” Tordanato said. This summer he’s had a good crop of cukes, squash, basil, peppers and parsley. But like gardeners everywhere, he’s had his troubles too. “It’s always too much rain or not enough,” Tordanato said. The weather this year has taken its toll on tomato plants and Tordanato’s stand has suffered, but not as much as some. “The late tomato blight has taken its toll here as it has across the region,” said Pat Bigelow who is one of the

principal organizers of the community garden. In late July, Master Gardener Evelyn Anderson and Bigelow inspected the garden. “Unfortunately, quite a few plants have to go,” Bigelow said. “It’s hard to avoid with multiple plants in an area. We’re telling people, don’t be discouraged. It’s all part of gardening and the weather.” Bigelow said there are plenty of beans, squash and other garden produce; even if tomatoes will be scarce this year. She said “the gardeners took the news well and understand that there’s a lot of growing season left and plenty more successes to come.” “Overall, the garden has



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been very well received by people and the town,” Bigelow said. “People pitched in and got it done.” Tordanato praised Bigelow for her contributions. “She’s a worker,” he said. Bigelow said the area was plowed in March by Steve Karp from Kensington “a kind and generous guy” who used his John Deere tractor to get the area in shape for the gardeners. The garden also received a $1,500 grant from Fiskers to purchase tools. A shed the town is providing (left over from the old animal shelter) will be “dressed up a bit” for use as a tool shed. A deer fence has been erected and flowers planted along the perimeter to help attract pollinators and other beneficial insects. “The landscaping still has a ways to go,” Bigelow said, but significant progress has been made. There are barrels filled with water and the South Kensington Fire Department fills these from time to time. Bigelow said in the future a well point with a hand pump may be installed. There is a portable toilet on site. The garden leaders are still looking for someone to help with organizing food donations gardeners will make to local social services. Anyone who would like more information can e-mail Bigelow at

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Berlin Brief Rotary Food Drive

The Kensington-Berlin Sunrise Rotary Club has scheduled its summer food drive to benefit the Berlin food pantry. The food pantry is in need of the following items – mayonnaise, canned tuna, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit, peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese and juice boxes. Items may be dropped off at the Berlin Chamber of Commerce or UBI-A Community Federal Credit Union, both at 40 Chamberlain Highway; Achieve Financial Credit Union at 279 New Britain Rd.; Home Sweet Home Realty, 359 Main St.; both Webster Bank locations (Main Street in Kensington and Webster Square Road in Berlin) or at the food pantry located on the lower level of the Berlin Municipal Center. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at (860) 829-1033.


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ers. They pose as a law firm specializing in home rescue services and hit homeowners when they are most vulnerable and frightened by foreclosure. Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell Jr. said, “I am very concerned that consumers may have been mislead about the legal capabilities of these two firms.” Farrell recommended that consumers check on an attorney’s background before hiring him or her at the state’s judicial branch website:http://civilinquiry.j “We will fight to retrieve ill-gotten gains and return money to victims,” Blumenthal said. Consumers with information or concerns in regards to these companies are urged to contact the attorney general’s office at (860) 808-5420.


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Plainville for the price of $23,157. The council also approved the purchase of a 60 inch rotary mower and Ultra VAC collection system for the Parks and Recreation Department. The equipment will be purchased from the state low bidder Butler Power Equipment Inc., of West Hartford, for $11,771 The council also awarded a contract to Marc’s Landscaping at a cost not to exceed $17,800 annually for three years, for a total cost of $53,400 for seasonal lawn care. This is for maintenance of cemeteries, cul-de-sacs, roadside strips, and miniparks. The company has been performing work for the public grounds department since April and responded to a request for proposals for this contract. The town received six bids for the work and Marc’s Landscaping was the lowest. Mayor Adam Salina said the town has acquired over 1,000 acres of land, over the past 10 years, but only one employee has been added to the crew that maintains town-owned properties. He said it costs less to have an outside company do the work than to do it in-house. Seasonal workers are no longer available, McNair said.

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The Town Council approved a number of purchases and service contracts over the course of its July meetings. These included new police vehicles, lawn services, and a continuation of the Beckley Road bridge rental. A temporary bridge installed over Spruce Brook on Beckley Road will remain in place as the process for acquiring permits “is taking a lot longer than anticipated,” according to Public Works Director Art Simonian. The monthly rental fee from Mabey Bridges and Shore, Inc., of Worcester, Mass., is $3,300. The long range plan is to replace the old bridge, but there have been delays. The 19 foot long bridge was inspected by the state’s Department of Transportation in May 2007 for sufficiency in areas such as age, traffic volume and load carrying. The structure was determined to need “some very significant work”, according to Town Manger Denise McNair. In order to minimize traffic disruption to local traffic, emergency personnel and the Berlin Fair, the temporary bridge was installed by the highway department in September 2008. The temporary bridge extends beyond the old bridge and can withstand heavier truck traffic, school buses and emergency equipment, all of which frequently use the road. Simonian said the process for the permits from the different departments is taking a lot longer than anticipated. He asked the council to approve extending the rental of the temporary bridge for about another 12 months. Simonian said the town had an opportunity to apply for certain state funding but the process would require additional permitting and a more extensive process and it would be more cost effective for the town to do the project on its own. The estimate was close to $1 million

if the project was done through the state, but by doing it in-house the cost will be approximately $300,000, of which $200,000 would be the actual out-of-pocket expenses for the town. Public works continues to pursue the possibility of state funding for the temporary rental. The Berlin Police Department will purchase four 2010 Ford Crown Victorias from Morande Ford of Berlin. The town had considered making the purchase using the state’s contract with Warnock Ford of East Hanover, New Jersey for $92,655.40. However, Fleet Manager James Simons contacted Morande Ford of Berlin to see if they could meet the state bid price on the vehicles and the local dealership responded with the price of $23,100 per vehicle to be delivered for a total cost of $92,400. Funds are available within the 2009-2010 budget to replace four police vehicles, according to Town Manager Denise McNair. This is the first order for this fiscal year and that four police vehicles were purchased from the 2008-2009 budget, according to Simons. The police department will also purchase a Ford Taurus from Crowley Ford of

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Playgrounds wrap up summer season with carnival and cookout By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

While all good things must come to an end, going out in style seemed to be the philosophy for the Parks and Recreation Department’s summer playground program as it wrapped up its 2009 season with a carnival and a cookout. “I love it!” said Haley Tralli, 9, a participant at the Percival Field site. “I like the face painting and you get prizes.” Haley’s enthusiasm seemed representative of the more than 70 kids who were enjoying a summer carnival

last week at Percival Field and the Willard Elementary School playground. “You get to play with friends and it’s better than sitting around,” said Spencer Duke, 10, as he checked out the games at the Percival Field carnival. There was Simon Says, a kiddie pool with rubber ducks, a ping-pong ball game and of course, the ever-popular face-painting. Counselors said during regular sessions the children play cards, ball games and work on arts and crafts projects. Program Director Katie Doyle said the summer has gone “very well — it’s been a

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nesses have no business being where localities legitimately bar them,” Blumenthal said. In the case of VIP of Berlin, LLC versus Berlin, he filed an amicus brief, Aug. 4, in support of Berlin’s appeal. The case could have significant ramifications statewide, affecting the ability of all municipalities to regulate sexually oriented businesses

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track professionally. In the role of a Ninja, she’s a principal dancer in the new Disney film, directed by Jon Chu that just wrapped at the end of July: “Step Up 3-D.” As Disney controls the publicity aspects of its films, Rivera could not divulge further details. Chu also directed Step Up 2: The Streets, a 2008 movie with the tagline “It’s not where you’re from. It’s where you’re at.” Rivera also was one of 30 dancers chosen from a field of more than 10,000 participants in a Red Bull contest. She has filmed segments for programs on MTV and Canadian Television.

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Town Manager Denise McNair and Mayor Adam Salina look on as Attorney General Richard Blumenthal addresses the media at a press conference last week. Blumenthal pledged the support of his office to the town’s fight against VIP.


brief bolsters Berlin’s critical fight to protect our community from the well-documented harm of sexually oriented businesses. “These businesses should be barred from operating near residential homes where they may attract crime and detract the quality of neighborhoods. We are grateful that Attorney General Blumenthal has fought by our side from the start, and we are committed to continue this fight as far as necessary,” Salina said. Some members of the press quizzed Blumenthal as to why VIP presented any more difficulties than other kinds of business or, for example, Phantom Fireworks, the previous occupant. Blumenthal was unequivocal in his response that the secondary effects of an SOB are hazardous to the safety, value and quality of life in

neighborhoods. With more than 8,000 items with sexual content, the issue of materials and litter left lying around constitutes a real problem, Blumenthal said. “The harms are well documented and demonstrated…Regulating sex-related businesses goes to core local public safety functions. Connecticut municipalities have rightfully restricted sexually oriented businesses, barring them from residential neighborhoods or other areas where they undermine property values and safety,” he said. “This battle is bigger than Berlin — because all towns and cities have rights and responsibilities to protect their citizens from businesses that sell sex material,” Blumenthal said adding that such businesses bring serious crime, reduced property values and lower quality of life. “We’re asking the federal appeals court to restore and preserve essential rights by reversing the judge’s decision.” “Sexually oriented busi-



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The Kensington Congregational Church offers an early Summer Service at 8:30 a.m. in the “Chapel in the Woods”, behind the Reeves Education Center. The 30-minute service is held weekly through Sept. 6. Dress is very casual and children are welcome. In case of rain either on Sunday morning or any time on the preceding Saturday evening, this service will be held in Parish Hall. The Traditional Service will continue to be held at 10 a.m. every Sunday throughout the summer. Crib room for children up to age 4, and summer story hour for children ages 5 and up will be provided. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.

Josephine S. (Dorio) Dimeo, 97, of Kensington, died Aug. 4, 2009 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in N e w Britain. Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Sebastian and Maria Dorio, she lived in Kensington since 1934. She had worked many years at Prentice Manufacturing, Landers, Frary and Clark and General Electric and was also a member of St. Paul Church. She is survived by two daughters, Antoinette Henshaw of Lisbon and Marie and her husband Jeffrey Arute of Berlin; five grandchildren, Cheryl Pomerenke, Darcy Arute, Sandra Prestash, William and his wife Lisa Arute and Kathy and her husband Craig Albert; ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Peter Dimeo; her grandson Michael Henshaw; a sister Theresa Cavallo and a brother Sam Dorio. Services were held Aug. 7, 2009 from the Farrell Funeral Home, New Britain followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul Church. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. To light a candle or send a condolence, please visit m.


Wellspring, with other area congregations, co-sponsor weekly gatherings at Wellspring for worship, intercession and opportunities for ministry. The summer Wednesday night worship service is scheduled for 7 p.m. at 222 Lincoln St. These are not preaching or teaching meetings, though there may be an occasional word shared. We simply are seeking to create a venue to host the Lord’s presence and extend our praise. Summer nights has scheduled a special concert featuring Robin Mark on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Harvest Festival

The Holy Cross Church of New Britain has scheduled a Parish Festival for Sunday, Sept. 13 from 1 to 6 p.m., at Pope John Paul II School grounds, rain or shine. Crafter vendors are wanted. All proceeds benefit Holy Cross Church. Space is available on a first come-first serve basis. Space is one 8x10 foot table with two chairs for $20. For more information and to reserve, call Barbara at (860) 223-3170.

Taize service

The Kensington United Methodist Church offers a Taize service Tuesdays at 7 p.m. A Taize service combines silent meditation, prayer and simple music. Silence is a central part of this service and is a gift to those leading busy, hectic lives. It provides an opportunity to commune with God through the heart and bring a measure of peace to one’s mind and spirit. The service is open to everyone seeking spiritual refreshment and renewal.

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Robert D. “Robbie” Ingerson, Jr., 58, of Berlin died Aug. 3, 2009 at an area convalescent home. “Life’s truest happiness is found in friendships we make along the way.” A great brother and son to Robert and Grace Ingerson and brother Kerry, of Kensington. A normal boy who received E-coli Meningitis, from New Britain General Hospital. Hospitalized for eight weeks left him deaf and epileptic for life. Thanks to many doctors and nurses and care givers who gave him a great life. Dr. Dwight Bernstein and Dr. Barry Spass of New Britain, and all in Walnut Hill Health Care Center, and Hospice. Enrolled in American School for the Deaf of West Hartford from three years old to 19 and graduated in 1970. A member’s son at Shuttle Meadow Country Club of New Britain, with his dad and mom being both avid golfers all their lives. In 1986 Rob was employed by Acme Monaco Corp. as a shipping department and worked until Feb. 20, 2009 with 23+ years perfect job attendance. Through snow, rain, ice, good weather, and bad he rode his bike a.m. and p.m. Thanks to the Berlin Bike Shop Guys - lights flashing, helmet glowing, his reflective coat shining he rode forth from 5 a.m.. or earlier



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down Corbin Avenue five days a week, on Saturdays too. His employer Mr. Michael Karabin, owner of Acme Monaco and Karabin Farms Southington and scores of fellow employees, he will be missed. He loved his life and always had time to help anyone or talk to anyone he could. “In winter when he was 13, Rob use to pull me around on our sled for miles not caring for himself just loved me, his brother and always had time for me.” Oct. 14, 2006 American School for the Deaf awarded him an “Hall of Fame” award for “Excellence.” Oct. 6, 2000 the state of CT awarded Rob the “National Disability Employment Awareness Award” for “Employee of the Year” by Mayor Pawlak of New Britain. My brother was the best brother anyone could ever have, his illness made him stronger than anyone else could ever be both in kindness and love. Rob never asked for anything from anyone just a kind ear to fill and a heart to listen to him. He stood tall above others but gladly sat down to listen to all. He will miss Saturday at the movies in Plainville and all friends and strangers he met everyday. A Memorial service for Robbie was held Aug. 7, 2009 at the Farrell Funeral Home, New Britain. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American School for the Deaf, 139 N. Main St., West Hartford CT 06107. To light a candle or send a memorial condolence, please visit We all will someday soon look upon his face again, Jehovah God, promises! Amen.

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Obituary William Perrelli Wi l l i a m Norbito Perrelli, 67, of Farmington, died July 31, 2009 with the love of his family and friends at the Hospital of Central CT at New Britain General. He was born Feb. 9, 1942 in New Haven and spent his first years proudly living on Wooster Street. He was the son of the late Michael Perrelli and Mary Edna Angels. He was a renowned hair stylist and owner of William Perrie Hair Salon in Farmington. In addition to being a great businessman he was an active volunteer at Berlin Congregational Church, and more recently at Kensington Congregational Church. His love of cooking brought him many fans and he appeared on local cooking shows. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a constant entertainer, magician, storyteller, chef, Pasta Bowl referee and medical guru to family and friends. His love of traveling brought him great happi-

ness, especially when with The Aquarelle Offshore Racing Team. He has shown those he knew how important love is and he loved and cared about others with all of himself. He made sure that no one was ever turned away and he went above and beyond to help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed and we will honor him by continuing the love he showed to all. He is survived by his loving wife, Terry Briggs Perrelli of Farmington; his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Karen Perrelli of Berlin and his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Kathy Perrelli of Southington; his daughter and son-in-law, Myka (Perrelli) and Craig McCarthy of West Hartford and the bright lights in his life, his loving granddaughters, Julia and Angela Perrelli of Berlin. He will remain in loving memory by his sister-in-law, Anne Perrelli; his niece and her husband, Debbie and Eddie Wooldrige and his nephew and his wife, Nicholas and Eileen Perrelli. He was predeceased by his older brother, Nicholas Perrelli and his best friend, Attorney Joseph Fazzano. He is also survived by his closest friends, Tiago Senna of East Hartford, Frank

Morgan of West Hartford, Jeffrey and Marlene Fox of Chester, Gary Santorso of Farmington and many, many others. A celebration of William’s life was held Aug. 8, 2009 at Kensington Congregational Church. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450 or to Kensington Congregational Church. To extend condolences to the Perrelli Family or to share a memory of William, visit


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Senior Happenings Lunch and Learn

The Central Connecticut Health District and the American Lung Association have scheduled a free “Lunch and Learn” workshop on Monday, Aug. 24 at noon at the Senior Center. The program is for seniors regarding influenza and pneumonia vaccinations. The Lung Association has received a grant from the Anthem Foundation to increase vaccination rates for seasonal flu among people aged 65 and older. Following a brief informational session, health educators from the Lung Association and the Health District will be available to answer questions about seasonal flu and pneuW N NE TIO A C LO


monia, and will provide the latest information about the novel strain of H1N1 flu that began circulating last spring. To sign up, call the Senior Center at (860) 828-7006.

Diabetic shoe program Joyce Abrahams from Paradigm Medical is scheduled to be at the Senior Center Friday, Aug. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Diabetics can learn how to be healthier and stay safe. It’s also a good time to get new shoes. Shoes are available in many different styles and colors. Shoes are covered by Medicare Part B and secondary insurance. The Senior Center will do the paperwork and billing for you. Bring your Medicare Card, secondary insurance card and doctor’s business or appointment card. For more information, call 1-800-354-8167.

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The Berlin Visiting Nurse Association and Central Connecticut Health Center offer monthly health clinics at the Senior Center. The clinics are free of charge and no appointments are necessary. The schedule for August is as follows: Tuesday, Aug. 18 – 12:45 to 1:45 Blood pressure screening. Tuesday, Aug. 25 – 12:45 to 1:45 Blood pressure screening. For more information, call the Berlin VNA at (860) 8287030.

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Whacky Whist card games are scheduled for Friday, July 21 at 12:45 p.m. It’s fun and easy! Score sheets and directions are supplied. Refreshments will be served and prizes are awarded. Sign up at the front desk or call (860) 828-7006.

Ice Cream Social The Senior Center has scheduled its annual Ice Cream Social for Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. “The Dreadnaughts” will provide musical entertainment. The program is limited to 84 people.



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Senior Calendar Monday, Aug. 17 Mahjong, 10 a.m.; Exercise class, 10 p.m.; Bridge tournament, 12:30 p.m. Setback drop in, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 Painters drop in, 9:30 a.m.; Exercise class, 10 a.m.; Blood pressure screening, 12:45 p.m.; Scrabble drop in, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 Crafters group, 10 a.m.; Ice Cream Social, 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 Country/Western line dancing, 10 a.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Foot care (by appt. only), Renters Rebate (by appt. only). Friday, Aug. 21 Yoga class 9:30 a.m.; Wii Bowling, 11:15 a.m.; Whacky Whist, 12:45 p.m.; Bridge drop in, 1 p.m.

Senior Menu Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Perry at (860) 670-8546 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Requested donation is $2. Monday, Aug. 17: Sliced roast pork with gravy, baked sweet potato, green and yellow squash, rye bread, topped apple brown betty. Tuesday, Aug. 18: Baked ziti and sauce, Italian meatballs, salad with cherry tomatoes and olives, Italian bread, sherbet. Wednesday, Aug. 19: Cream of broccoli soup with crackers, ham slices, American cheese, rye bread, tri-colored pasta salad, strawberry shortcake. Thursday, Aug. 20: Pot roast with beef gravy, roasted new potatoes, baby carrots, wheat bread, fresh summer fruit. Friday, Aug. 21: Seafood salad on croissant, sweet potato salad, cabbage slaw, iced banana cake.

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At the Kensington-Berlin Sunrise Rotary Club 3rd Annual Meeting, Past President Stephen J. Anderson was awarded Rotary’s most prestigious award named after Rotary International’s founder, the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Presenting the award was Rotary’s outgoing District Governor Jim Dusza. Outgoing Club President Tim Peterson passed the gavel on to incoming president Scott Skates for the 2009-2010 year beginning July 1. The Kensington Berlin Rotary Sunrise club was founded by longtime Rotarian, Kyong Wilson and chartered in August 2004. The club meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the Berlin Community Center. Since their first year, the Kensington Berlin Rotary Sunrise club holds several Amber Alert Identification sessions throughout the year within the Berlin schools and other venues in Berlin. Currently, the Rotary Club is sponsoring a Summer Food Drive to restock the Berlin Food Pantry with items that are in short supply. The club also raises funds to build clean wells in Ghana, to purchase Shelter Boxes to be distributed to disaster victims around the world, along with other projects. For information on attending a meeting, becoming a member or any of the club’s projects, call the Berlin Chamber of Commerce at 860-829-1033.




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YMCA helps children stay active as they head back to school schools teach and measure learning outcomes. “Non-academic does not mean non-educational. Activities that strengthen, expand and provide real life context to information learned in the classroom are important to children’s learning,” said Leisa Hollerbach, Child Care Director. “Soccer helps to develop an understanding of geometry, cooking projects help to teach fractions and journal writing helps to improve writing skills ” With nearly 60 million adults and 9 million children obese or overweight, increas-

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sure they do not become one of the rising number of inactive, out of shape and overweight kids,” Leisa Hollerbach, Child Care Director. “A healthy snack, physically fit body, positive self-esteem and feelings of personal security can have a hugely positive effect on learning.” The nation’s YMCAs have been engaging children in safe, quality afterschool programs that complement and supplement children’s inschool learning for more than 50 years. Today with more than 9,000 afterschool programs across the country,

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Police Blotter The Berlin police reported the following arrests. July 24 Virgilio Ramos, 63, 28 Union St., Meriden, operation under the influence of drugs/alcohol, failure to drive in proper land, multiple. July 26 Mark Gove, 30, 76 Mountain View Ave., Bristol, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, traffic violation. Nicholas Longo, 52, 292 Deming Rd., threatening, second-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct – other. July 28 Philip McDermott, 23, 8 Ju-

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As kids across Berlin head back to school—to sitting at their desks for six or more hours a day—it is critically important that parents find additional ways for their children to stay active before, during and afterschool. Experts agree that school-age children need to be moderately to vigorously active for a minimum of 60 minutes a day. While increased focus on academic testing has prompted many organizations to focus their afterschool programming solely on academics, the alarming rise in childhood obesity and the elimination of physical education at many schools, make it increasingly important for parents to strike a balance between academic enrichment and playful, recreational activities for their children before, during and afterschool. “YMCA programs do not emphasize academics exclusively at the expense of time spent socializing with peers and engaging in games and activities in the gym or on the playground,” said Leisa Hollerbach, Child Care Director. “Instead, we focus on developing the whole child through programs that support children’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development. YMCAs aim to build self-esteem through programs that focus on the abilities of youth rather than their shortcomings and provide the tools they need to be happy and productive in life.” YMCA programs help youth develop communication, problem solving, negotiation and critical thinking skills that make learning easier. And, because YMCAs operate from a unique mission and focus on a holistic approach to children’s learning, YMCA programs are often better designed to attract and engage youth who are disenchanted with school, harder to reach or who do not excel in the traditional ways


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New Britain High School, Class of 1949, is preparing for its 60th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 3 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Shuttle Meadow Country Club. For more information, call (860) 828-3870 or email or St. Thomas Aquinas High School class of 1959 is planning it 50th reunion for September in New Britain. Reunion festivities will begin with an informal gathering on Friday, Sept. 18. On Saturday, classmate Robert Colaresi, O.Carm.,

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Library News Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Summer 2009 Bee Creative is the summer reading theme at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. There is still time to participate. Reading forms and prizes are available at the library. The summer reading program is part of

the Governor’s Reading Challenge. Prizes include having your photo taken, paperback books and a choice from the treasure chest. Summer stories are scheduled to Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. The halfhour program includes stories, films, flannel boards

and fun. Children of all ages are welcome. No registration is needed. The story theme for Aug. 20 at 10:30 a.m. is summer fun surprise. I Love the Library/Happy 20th Birthday – Draw or write about what you love about the library. Bring in entries by Friday, Aug. 21 and be entered in a drawing for a children’s T-shirt.

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. Berlin’s Top Chef The library has scheduled an exciting cooking contest this summer! Choose a library cookbook, pick a

recipe (an appetizer or a dessert), fill out an entry form before Thursday, Aug. 20 and bring your dish in to the library on Tuesday, Aug. 25. First place prizes are gift certificates to local restaurants. Runners’ up will receive a cookbook. For more information, visit the library or call (860) 828-7125.

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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, August 13, 2009


Point, counterpoint in the VIP argument By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

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Cit itiz ize en The Berlin Citizen 979 Farmington Ave. Kensington, CT 06037 Managing Editor – Robert Mayer Asst. Managing Editor – Robin Michel Associate Editor – Olivia L. Lawrence Sports Editor – Nick Carroll Advertising Director – Brian Monroe Sales Consultant – Annemarie Goulet

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Government Meetings

Thursday, Aug. 13 Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 Zoning Board of Appeals, Town Hall Council Chambers or Room 8, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1

Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 Board of Education, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Library Board Room, 7 p.m. Housing Authority, Marjorie Moore Village Community Room, 5 p.m.

The state’s Attorney General Richard Blumenthal filed an amicus curiae brief Aug. 4 , in support of Berlin in its case against VIP of Berlin LLC at 717 Berlin Turnpike. The brief outlines several arguments in regards to VIP’s intent to open a store within 250 feet of a residential neighborhood. Here are the main points of those arguments: The First Amendment does not prohibit towns from regulating sexuallyoriented businesses and defining such businesses in the same manner as Berlin has defined them. In Renton v. Playtime Theatres Inc. (1986) the Supreme Court said the city zoning ordinance could restrict the location of adult movie theaters as the ordinance was designed “to prevent crime, protect the city’s retail trade, maintain property values and generally protect and preserve the quality of the city’s neighborhoods.” The ordinance did not target speech, but instead justified the city’s interest in preventing negative secondary effects. The court found no First Amendment violation. Sexually-oriented businesses cause significant negative secondary effects. Berlin’s SOB ordinance is intended to “promote the health, safety and general welfare of residents.” Secondary-effects include increased crime, decreased property values, blight and threats to public health through the spread of communicable and social disease. “Crime rates are significantly higher in areas with one or more SOBs” than in

area without, according to numerous studies referenced in the argument. An Indianapolis study (1984) by the Department of Metropolitan Development found that major crimes occurred at a rate 23 percent higher in an area with one or more SOBs. Sexrelated crimes occurred at a rate that was 77 percent higher. The brief also cites numerous studies that detail a decline in commercial and residential values. In the Indianapolis study, 75 percent of real estate appraisers said an adult bookstore would have a significant negative effect on the value of all properties within one block of the store. In Connecticut, “the negative secondary effects of SOBs plague many communities,” according to police statistics and news reports. Quality of life issues are also affected. In Manchester, where VIP currently operates an adult bookstore, “it has made little effort to be a good neighbor.” The store has been painted non yellow and this has provoked outrage from residents. “Such experiences further underscore Berlin’s wellfounded concern” that VIP will have a detrimental effect on community standards. Municipalities across the state have ordinances similar to Berlin’s. Listing numerous area communities with similar SOBs, the brief states “Municipalities across the country use similar language…and the courts have repeatedly rejected arguments that such language is void for vagueness.” The use of the phrase “substantial or significant portion” is common in Con-

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

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Berlin Briefs Farm, forest, open space applications Application forms for classification of property as farm, forest land and open space are available at the Berlin Town Hall Assessor’s Office. The filing period is from Sept. 1, 2009 through Oct. 31, 2009. The completed application must be filed by Oct. 31, 2009, to be considered for the 2009 grand list. Those who have filed with the Assessor’s Office for farm and forest land and are receiving the benefits under the law need not apply again this year unless they are leasing farm land or status of their land has changed. The only individuals who need to file are those whose land has changed or those who have added or sold land from their holdings. Individuals who lease their farm land must also file annually to confirm that their land is still being farmed. Open space land classification was new for the Grand List of 2003. Failure to file an application within the time limit and in the manner and form prescribed is considered a waiver of the right to have the land classified as farm, forest or open space land on the current assessment list. Tax exemption for buildings used in farming Application forms for Tax Exemption for Buildings Used in Farming are available at the Berlin Town Hall Assessor’s Office. This exemption must be filed annually. The filing period is from Sept. 1, 2009 through Oct. 31, 2009. The completed applica-

tion must be filed by Oct. 31, 2009, to be considered for the 2009 grand list. Tax Exemption for Buildings Used in Farming was new for the Grand List of 2007. Failure to file an application within the time limit and in the manner and form prescribed is considered a waiver of the right to the exemption. Filing of disabled veterans disability certificate The Assessor’s Office reminds disabled Veterans that they must file their Disability Certificate from the Veterans Administration with the Assessor’s Office by Oct. 1, 2009. The Disability Certificate must be filed only if the disability rating has changed until the Veteran reaches age 65. At age 65, filing is no longer required. The Veteran must notify the Assessor’s Office when they turn age 65. Deadline for filing veteran discharge DD-214 paper Honorably discharged Veterans and active duty military personnel may be eligible for exemptions that could decrease their local taxes. A Veteran’s Discharge DD-214 paper must be on file in the Town Clerk’s Office on or before Sept. 30 2009 to qualify for the Oct. 2009 Grand List. Resident veterans who have already filed with the Town for their exemptions do not need to file again. Veterans must have served 90 days of active duty during a war period and file an original or certified copy of their Discharge DD214 paper. Questions may be directed to the Assessor’ Office at (860) 828-7105 or (860) 828-7039.

Arvid and Doris (Seipal) Ritchie of Kensington recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. The couple married June 6, 1959. The Ritchie’s children include: Stephen and his wife Barbara and Bob and his wife Rachel and two grandchildren, Michelle and Taylor.

Point Continued from page 16 necticut town ordinance. “If 8,242 adult items (VIP’s inventory) is insufficient to render a store an adult establishment, the store will be

wholly unregulated and may be located next to schools and residences where children will likely be exposed to the stores hard core pornographic and sexually explicit products.” “It is vitally important that the District Court’s decision be reversed and Berlin’s SOB ordinance be upheld.”

New Citizens

Ryan John Sorrentino John and Betty (Glabau) Sorrentino of Berlin announce the birth of their son, Ryan John, on March 2, 2009 at Hospital of Central CT. Ryan’s maternal grandparents are Robert and Barbara Glabau of East Berlin. His paternal grandparents are Sebastian and Linda Sorrentino of Berlin. His maternal great-grandparents are John and Ann Godzyk of Kensington and Gloria Glabau of Berlin.

Kyle Evan Nadeau

Kevin and Cori (Levesque) Nadeau of Berlin announce the birth of their son Kyle Evan on May 1, 2009 at Hospital of Central CT – New Britain. Kyle’s maternal grandmother is Lori Levesque of East Berlin. His paternal grandparents are Sandra and Kenneth Nadeau of Berlin.



Aug. 13


Summer stories – Summer stories are scheduled every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. The half-hour program includes stories, films, flannel boards and fun. Children of ages are welcome. No registration is needed. The theme for the Aug. 13 stories is Let’s go to the beach. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in rooms 1–3 at the community center. Troop 24 enjoys many activities and camping throughout the year. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boys Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored and chartered by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Bethany Covenant. Boys 11 years and older are welcome. For more information, visit, call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email



Pet Meet & Greet – Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled a Meet & Greet for Saturday, Aug. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at A.S. Labieniec, 945 Farmington Ave. Meet the friendly, beautiful cats and kittens that are in need of loving, permanent homes. Bojangles, the Berlin homeless kitten that was shot in the face with a BB gun will be there. FOBAC will accept donations for Bojangles surgery at this time or donations may be sent to FOBAC, P.O. Box 1, Kensington, CT 0637. For more information, call (860) 8285287. Family picnic – SVEA

Social Club, 999 Kensington Rd., has scheduled a family picnic for Saturday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. Chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn, baked potato, salads and keg beer are offered. Price is $12 for family members (immediate only), $20 for non-members family and $8 for individuals (per person.) Kids games, horseshoes and a raffle are featured. For more information, call (860) 828-9447 or (860) 836-5338. 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 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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urban Sports offers a kayak rental program at Crescent Lake in Southington on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. through Labor Day weekend. For more information, call (860) 828-5808.



Summer stories – Summer stories are scheduled every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. The half-hour program includes stories, films, flannel boards and fun. Children of ages are welcome. No registration is needed. The theme for the Aug. 20 stories is summer fun surprise at 10:30 only.


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Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse and camps monthly at a variety of places. For more information, call (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. Troop 44 offers a full scouting program. Boys 11 to 18 are eligible to join. For more information, call Troop Committee Chair Ed Como, (860) 829-1258.


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Blood drive - The Gacek family, with the American Red Cross, has scheduled the 7th annual blood drive in memory of Steven Gacek for Sunday, Aug. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St. For more information or to make an appointment, call Kathy Gacek at (860) 8292704 or 1-800 GIVE LIFE.

At a recent Boy Scout Troop 44 Court of Honor, troop members, from left, Joshua Marzi, Jacob Beach, Jonathan Zoccoli and Jacob Topliff obtained the Scout Badge. The four boys recently joined Troop 44. They’ve participated in several activities and have completed the requirements for the Scout Badge. As new scouts they have demonstrated their understanding of the Boy Scout oath, law, motto and slogan.



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 obtain information 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. Summer stories – Summer stories are scheduled every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. The half-hour program includes stories, films, flannel boards and fun. Children of ages are welcome. No registration is needed. The theme for the Aug. 27 stories is going to school at 10:30 only.

Sept. 5


Chicken Barbecue— The East Berlin Volunteer Fire Department has scheduled its annual Old Fashion Chicken BBQ for Saturday, Sept. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the firehouse at 80 Main St., East Berlin, rain or shine. Come and enjoy a great dinner with your family, friends and neighbors. The adult menu is a half chicken, cole slaw, pasta salad, corn on the cob, roll and a piece of pie for $9. The children’s menu (age 5-12), is two chicken legs, a choice of two sides, roll and a piece of pie for $6. Take-out will be provided. Tickets are available from any East Berlin Fire Department member or at the door.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Berlin Citizen

The Buzz Around Berlin

Timberlin GC and the Paladino family hosted the Stan Trojanowski Northern Junior Golf Tournament, August 5-6. See page 23 for more.

Photos by Peter DeFazio



The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, August 13, 2009

Parks and Recreation News Dog obedience

Dog obedience classes are held at 143 Percival Ave. (the former Knights of Columbus building). Scheduled instructors are professional dog trainer Wendy McGurgan and assistant trainer Lori Odishoo. Dog handlers must be at least 16 years old. Each class is limited to a maximum of 12 participants. The exception is Dog Handler’s class, with a maximum of 10 participants. Registration is accepted at the Parks and Recreation Department. Kindergarten Puppy Training – The class is for

puppies ages 2 ½ months to 6 months old. We will work on leash walking and the come, sit and down commands. Puppies will also develop social skills and confidence. Learn how to praise and correct your puppy appropriately. Class will address chewing, housebreaking and create training. A six-foot leash is required. First class is held without dogs. Bring a copy of your puppy’s current vaccinations to the first class. Fee is $55 for residents; $65 for non-residents. Classes meet on Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m., from Sept. 17 to Oct. 29. Basic Dog Obedience

Course – The class covers basic commands for the family dog. Commands include sit, down, stay, heel, come and stand. Learn to praise, correct and discipline your dog appropriately. Dogs must be at least six months old. A six-foot leash if required. First class is held without dogs. A copy of your dog’s current vaccinations including Bordetella is required at the first class. Fee is $55 for residents; $65 for non-residents. Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., from Sept. 15 to Oct. 27. Better Basic Dog Obedience – The class is for dogs

and handlers that have completed the Basic Dog Obedience class. Emphasis is on improving and sharpening the skills learned in basic class. Class concentrates on the stay, heel, come and recall exercises. We will work with a greater level of distraction and on skills you and your dog need help on by giving more insight into your dog’s behavior. A six-foot leash is required. Learn of reward dogs with verbal and physical praise, not food. A copy of your dog’s vaccinations is required at the first class (if not already on file with the instructor). Fee is $55 for residents: $65 for non-residents. Classes meet Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m., from Sept. 14 to Oct. 19. Dog Handler’s Class — The class aims to challenge the dog handlers as well as the dogs. Become a better handler and your dog will gain more confidence in the obedience exercises. Participants will handle each other’s dogs as well as their own throughout the class. Dogs and handlers must be knowl-

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edgeable in the skills learned in the Basic Obedience and Better Basic classes. This class will further the handler’s skills and let the dog experience working with other people. A copy of your dog’s vaccinations is required at the first class (if not already on file with the instructor). Fee is $50 for resident; $60 for non-residents. Classes meet on Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., from Sept. 16 to Oct. 14.


Pilates classes, co-ed for participants 18 years of age and up, are offered for beginners through intermediate, no ball class. Participants must bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes. Pilates are scheduled as follows: Session 1: September - October Mondays, 6 – 7 p.m., Room 3 at the Community Center, from Sept. 14 to Oct. 26. No class on Oct. 12. Limit of 10 participants. Fee is $42, residents; $52, non-residents. Mondays, 7 – 8 p.m., Room 3 at the Community Center, from Sept. 14 to Oct. 26. No class on Oct. 12. Limit of 10 participants. Fee is $42, residents; $52, non-residents. Wednesdays, 6 – 7 p.m., Room 3 at the Community Center, from Sept. 9 to Oct. 28. Limit of 10 participants. Fee is $55, residents; $65, non-residents. Wednesdays, 7 – 8 p.m., Room 3 at the Community Center, from Sep. 9 to Oct. 28. Limit of 10 participants. Fee is $55, residents; $65, non-residents. Session 2: November - December Mondays, 6 – 7 p.m., Multipurpose Room at the Community Center, from Nov. 2 to Dec. 21. No class on Nov. 30. Limit of 15 participants. Fee is $49, residents; $59, non-residents. Mondays, 7 – 8 p.m., Multipurpose Room at the Community Center from Nov. 2 to Dec. 21. No class on Nov. 30. Limit of 15 participants. Fee is $49, residents; $59, non-residents. Saturdays, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., Multi-purpose Room at the Community Center, from Nov. 7 to Dec. 19. No class on Nov. 28. Limit of 10 participants. Fee is $42, residents; $52, non-residents.

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Northeast Regional champs Post 68 earns trip to World Series By Nick Carroll Sports Editor The 2009 season continues for just eight American Legion baseball teams in the entire United States. Berlin Post 68 is one of the elite eight. Berlin, representing Connecticut, pulled off a pair of do-or-die victories over Maine on Monday to claim the Northeast Regional championship and advance to the American Legion World Series in Fargo, North Dakota. “It hasn’t hit me yet,” Post 68 manager Rob Manzo said Tuesday morning from New Hampshire, site of the regional tournament. “It may hit me a little later today.” “It’s been a little hectic. The kids haven’t been home in a week. We just want to get to North Dakota and get settled,” Manzo added. “I was on the phone with a travel agent during the trophy presentation.” Facing expulsion in the double-elimination style regional tournament, having already suffered a loss, Berlin knocked off favored Maine, 9-5, Monday afternoon in a championship round game. Because Maine, up to that point, had been undefeated, a winner-take-all matchup was held that night. Post 68 prevailed, 8-5, to earn its first-ever trip to the World Series. Berlin, now representing the Northeast, will face Las Vegas, Nevada, the Western Regional champion, Friday, Aug. 14, in Fargo. The World Series is a double-elimination tournament. Games will be broadcast online at

How they did it ...

Game 1 Berlin/Connecticut 1, New Hampshire 0: Matt Carasiti pitched 8 1/3 innings and struck out 17 to help Berlin hold off the host team. Carasiti allowed a lead-off triple in the eighth with Berlin clinging to a 1-0 lead, but struck out the next three batters. The ninth inning was the toughest for the starter, as he allowed a hit, and a walk, and hit a batter to load the bases. Mark Bordonaro relieved Carsiti with the bases loaded and one out. Bordonaro induced a ground ball to the left of second baseman Pat Dornfried, who spun and fed shortsop Jamie Paldino, who promptly threw to first for the game-ending out. Game 2 Berlin/Connecticut 3, Photos by Matt Leidemer Massachusetts 1: Behind the Berlin Post 68 claimed the Northeast Regional championship in New Hampshire pitching of Anthony Marzi, and will now go after the American Legion national title in North Dakota. Top pho- Berlin handed Massachusetts to: Northeast Regional MVP Jake Matuszak takes a cut in New Hampshire. Below: its first loss of the season. Marzi pitched seven shutout inJamie Paldino makes a play during the regional tournament. nings before giving way to Mark Bordonaro. Jake Matuszak led the locals’ offense with two hits. The teams combined for just eight hits. Massachusetts featured a starting nine of all college players, but Berlin never trailed in the game. Game 3 Maine 13, Berlin/Connecticut 3: Joe Balowski started on the mound for Berlin but did not have much luck. He was relieved by Sean Sylvester. Jake Matuszak had a triple and Adam Romegialli added a RBI double to lead Berlin’s offense. Game 4 Berlin/Connecticut 8, Rhode Island 4: Mark Bordonaro came out of his usual role as a reliever and started on A Berlin baseball team has With Berlin’s top three Manzo sensed his guys may the mound. He was touched for not advanced to a World Se- arms worn out, Taylor An- have been thinking their 14 hits but scattered them out ries event since Berlin Babe derson got the pitching start summer run was nearing an over the nine innings to lead Ruth did so in 1989. Berlin Monday in the early game end. “I think that was the Berlin into the championship Babe Ruth made it in 1987, as against Maine. mentality when we got to the round. The game-winner struck out three and walked two. well. Manzo was a member of Having been blasted by field,” he said. “But I told that team. “It’s nice to be Maine, 13-3, two days prior, See Legion, next page See Recap, next page back there,” he said. heading into the rematch,


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Players to blog from World Series

Recap Continued from page 21

FOLLOW BERLIN BASEBALL! Chris Morin and Doug Ferraguto will be blogging live from the American Legion World Series in North Dakota.


Soon after Berlin Post 68 punched its ticket to the American Legion World Series in North Dakota Monday night, Post 68 players Doug Ferraguto and Chris Morin shared their thoughts on the accomplishment with The Citizen. To keep the town up to date with the goings-on at the World Series, Ferraguto and Morin have agreed to blog from North Dakota. Check out their writings at “I never thought this dream could become a reality. I’m still in shock that we finally won our state championship, and it was an amazing feeling to just represent the state of Connecticut. But now, after tonight’s win, were representing the entire Northeast of the United States of America,” Ferraguto wrote. “It was always my dream, like every kid, to be in the Little League World Series and play against teams and kids from across the country. Now I’m going halfway across the country in two days to play a team from Las Vegas. It really is the greatest feeling I’ve ever felt in my entire life, and to have my entire family there supporting me, and almost in tears, as I sprinted in from left field to jump onto the pig pile just made it that much more special. This really is


You can follow them with all of their inside details and baseball postings at something I’m going to remember for the rest of my life. And it’s even better to know that we are now the best baseball team to ever come out of the town of Berlin.” Morin echoed that sentiment. “It’s weird. To think that we’re the best team to ever come from Berlin. The best group of players to ever come from a legendary baseball town with great names like Dave Swanson, Jesse Carlson, Jason Maule, and more,” Morin wrote. “After the game today I looked up into the stands and saw all of our families screaming and yelling for us; I couldn’t believe that we ac-

Maine 5: After winning the first game of the day over Maine, Berlin came back to prevail in the rematch that night to capture the Northeast Regional championship, which earned it a berth in the American Legion World Series in Fargo, North Dakota. Anthony Marzi started on the mound for Berlin and lasted into the sixth. Mark Bordonaro went an inning in relief and Matt Carasiti closed it out, getting the last six outs. Chris Morin and Chris Allen came through with clutch lategame RBI hits for the champs. Jake Matuszak, who batted .526 for the tournament, was named the Most Valuable Player at the regional.

Jake Matuszak led a first-inning uprising as Berlin jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Chris Allen had two hits for the locals while Chris Morin knocked in two runs. Joe Balowski, Taylor Anderson, Matt Carasiti and Jamie Paldino added run-producing hits. Game 5 Berlin/Connecticut 9, Maine 4: Taylor Anderson gave up two runs in the first inning but settled in and pitched Berlin past previously unbeaten Portland in the first game of the championship round. For Northeast Regional Game 6 boxscores, visit baseball.leBerlin/Connecticut 8,

tually did this. I’m sitting in my hotel room right now and every couple of minutes I say to myself, ‘this is unreal.’ I honestly cannot believe we did this. “I remember just before the Legion season started a bunch of my extended family was giving me crap about playing baseball all summer, because that would mean I wouldn’t be able to see them. I told them time after time that I’m going to be on a team that could have a chance to go to the World Series. But honestly, when I said that, I was kind of joking, because although I knew we had a chance at the state title, I never really thought we could do this. But we did. We’ve been through so much. The group of guys on this team that are headed to the Legion World Series were part of the team that, just three years ago, experienced a losing season — probably the first that any of us have ever experienced, as we’ve all grown up in such a prestigious baseball town. “I still cannot believe this is happening. We’ve come so far.”

Photo by Matt Leidemer

Berlin Post 68 pitcher Mark Bordonaro celebrates with catcher Chris Morin during the Northeast Regional tournament in New Hampshire. Berlin won the regional and advanced to the American Legion World Series.

Legion Continued from page 21 them ‘don’t play scared. We have nothing to lose.’” Anderson kept Maine batters off balance and earned the complete-game victory. “He wanted the ball,” Manzo said. Berlin plated four runs in the fifth to take control. Jamie Paldino came through with a two-run single in that decisive frame. Anthony Marzi took the hill in the nightcap. The game-winner performed

well, pitching on two days rest. Marzi gave way to Mark Bordonaro, who in turn, was replaced by Matt Carasiti. Berlin raced out to a fourrun lead in the deciding game. Maine sliced its deficit to one before Chris Allen and Chris Morin came through with RBI hits in the eighth to help Berlin surge ahead for good. Manzo praised the work of his pitching staff throughout the regional tournament. Also, he lauded the play of tournament MVP Jake Matuszak, who went 15for-28 during the regional, including a 7-for-11 day on Monday.

Bulletin Board Softball tryout Tryouts for the Central Connecticut Comet’s Fastpitch Softball 14U and 16U teams will be held Saturday, Aug. 15 at Centurelli Field in Berlin. The 14U tryout will be from 9 to 11 a.m. The 16U tryout will be from noon to 2 p.m. Players should bring appropriate equipment. The rain date is Aug. 16. Make-up dates and potential call backs are scheduled for Aug. 19 and 20, 5:30 p.m.


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He has been away from coaching for more than two years, but the honors keep coming for Jim Day. The former Berlin High School wrestling coach has been selected for enshrinement in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum — Connecticut Chapter. The National Wrestling Hall of Fame, opened in 1976, is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on the campus of Oklahoma State University. “I really don’t have words to express how I feel,” Day said of the honor. “I know I’m very fortunate to have people believe I have attained that kind of honor.” Day, who retired from coaching in 2007, led the BHS wrestling team to 20 conference championships, nine state titles, and nearly 450 victories during his 26 years at the helm. In 2004, he was inducted into the New England Wrestling Hall of Fame. Several people wrote nomination letters to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in support of Day’s induction. BHS wrestling great Ken Pera wrote in his nomination letter: “Coach Day is one of the most highly successful, technically proficient, and passionate wrestling coaches in the country. His contributions to the sport of wrestling more than merit a permanent place alongside the greats of our beloved sport. “Jim often told his wrestlers that the sport of wrestling gave more to him than he could ever give back to it. Because of Jim, I love wrestling and understand its essence. So it is with the utmost solemnity that I say it is time the sport lets Jim know that he has more than paid back his debt to it. And since this can be said of so few, it is clear that Jim Day belongs in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.” In his nomination letter, former Berlin Mayor Art Powers, himself a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, said of Day: “While Jim was admired for his coaching abilities, he was also admired for his complete integrity, fairness, and his love of the sport, and what the sport was able to provide in the nurturing process for 100s of young men who wrestled for him.

The PGA Tour came to Berlin last week. Oh wait...what? That wasn’t a PGA Tour event held last week at Timberlin Golf Course? Of course the PGA Tour didn’t stop in Berlin, but you would have a tough time telling the players who participated in the two-day Stan Trojanowski Northern Junior Golf Tournament at Timberlin last week. The Paladino family has run the tournament for the last eight years, but this year was different in a big way. The tournament honors the grandfather of star golfers Brent and Cody Paladino. “We have played in a lot of big tournaments, and if you play in them, sometimes you take some things for granted,” said tournament director Brent Paladino, who just turned pro and will likely attend PGA Tour Qualifying School this fall. “We wanted the kids who came here to our tournament to feel like they were playing in a major tournament. We wanted to run it as a first class event and give the players something to remember.” Players were treated to gifts at the registration table, roped off tees, chairs where spectators could watch the golf action, live scoring complete with large flat screen TV’s and standard bearers who walked with the lead groups for the second round. It was first class all the way.

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an e-mail player survey and almost every one said it was the best tournament they had played in New England.” The Paladinos enlisted the help of their mom, grandmother, every friend who would work, and any volunteer who could help out in any capacity. Some were scorers, others shuttled water and drinks to spots out on the course, some held standards on the second day. It all added up to an amazingly well-run tournament. “The Section PGA and the CSGA could learn a lot from these two kids,” said one longtime golfer. His thoughts were echoed by several onlookers who are familiar with the state golf tournament scene.

Cody and Brent play in big tournaments, but there really aren’t great junior tournaments in New England unless you play in AJGA events. Golfers have to qualify for those. “We wanted to give it a major feel,” Cody Paladino said. “When the golfers came off the ninth green and were able to see where they stood on the TV, it was pretty cool to watch their faces. They were happy, surprised or upset after seeing the scores.” The Connecticut Section PGA and CSGA helped the family run the tournament in years past. There were officials from both organizations on site for the tournament but, unlike in the past, they did none of the work leading up to the tournament. “They did a lot of the work so we just ended up running things the day of the tourney,” Brent said. “This year we had to do all the work, like the pairings and starting times. When we did it in the past it was one day and it was just like a fun day. This year it had the feel of a major junior championship. We were out there after the first round until about 9 p.m. filling divots with sand so nobody got a bad lie in the fairway. We sent out

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The fall sports season at Berlin High School is fast approaching. The following information is very important for potential athletes: Athletes must have a current physical on file in order to participate in practice (The physical is current if less than 13 months old). Athletes must have a permission slip and training rules on file, as well. Forms are available in the main office at BHS. Also, in order to take part in a competition, athletes and a parent/guardian must attend the Fall Sports Meeting, Sept. 3, 7 p.m. at BHS (A Gym). Start times for fall sports are as follows: Football, Aug. 24, 4:30 p.m., BHS; cross country, Aug. 29, 8 a.m. to noon, BHS; women’s soccer, Aug. 29, 9 to 11 a.m./3 to 5 p.m., Sage Park; swimming, Aug. 29, TBA; volleyball, Aug. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., BHS-A Gym; men’s soccer, Aug. 29, 8 to 10 a.m./2 to 4 p.m., Sage Park; cheerleading, Aug. 17, 9 to 11 a.m., BHS; Unified soccer, Sept. 14, 2:45 to 4 p.m., BHS. For more information, contact BHS athletics director Jim Day at (860) 828-8731, or via e-mail at

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The tournament also provides Timberlin a chance to show off its wealth of young talented junior golfers. On the boys side, Ryan Lee attempted to defend his backto-back titles but fell just short. Alex DiClemente, who plays out of Timberlin, also played well as did Mike Scheyd and Kevin Jud on Day 2. Hofstra-bound Berlin High star Erica Barnes shot a career low 74 in the second round but fell one stroke short and finished second. Also playing in the girls draw were Alyssa Scheyd, Victoria Fagan and up and coming player Julia Kemmling, just a seventh grader. “We only had one score under par on the first day so we tried to set up the course a little easier in the second round,” Brent Paladino said. “We had a 68 for the boys and a 74 for the girls, which are great scores. But the scoring average for the leaders was actually higher on the second day. I think that was because there were people following the leaders and you could see what the other top players were shooting because we had scorers walking with them. I think some of those guys got nervous, which is pretty cool that we could put

“As one who was elected to the Hall of Fame years ago, I would be proud to have Jim as a co-member of this exclusive association.” Day was understandably moved by the nomination letters. His longtime assistant Barb Breslin, and another one of his former wrestlers, Peter Veleas, took the time to write the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, as well. “One of the greatest gifts in this process is getting to see the letters that Ken Pera, Peter Veleas, Art Powers and Barb Breslin wrote supporting my nomination,” Day said. “Their words will boost me for the rest of my life. The

Recent Berlin High School graduate Erica Barnes rolls a putt during the 2009 Stan Trojanowski Northern Junior Golf Tournament. Photo by Peter DeFazio

those players in that situation.” So what is the future of this tournament? Does it continue to improve and get bigger and even classier as Brent Paladino looks to establish his professional career and Cody Paladino finishes his college career? “We’ve talked about this and we want this to become the premier event on the east coast,” Brent Paladino said. “We are going to try to model it like the Scott Robertson Memorial, which is probably the best one now. It’s in Roanoke, Virginia in May. They get an international field there. Can you imagine that? International and nationally-ranked players coming to Timberlin? That would be awesome. But we would always hold spots for

our Timberlin juniors so they could test themselves against the best. Our next goal is to have our champion get an exemption into an AJGA event.” Brent Paladino said he can run the pre-tournament stuff from his laptop and his phone. “He’s a genius with computers,” said Cody of Brent. “He does so much stuff on the computer. It’s amazing. People at school think I’m pretty good with computers but I don’t know a tenth of what he does. “I think in the future, wherever we are; we would take time off to run the tournament because it’s that important to us.” Junior golfers who play in the tournament are the better for that.

kindness expressed in those letters was overwhelming.” Day said plenty of people will enter the Hall of Fame with him — in spirit. “When the induction occurs, there will be many people who will be on stage with me, ranging from my high school wrestling coach, Joe Arotti, my college coach, George Redman, and college teammates, and to all those who have made up the Berlin Wrestling community.” Also, Day indicated that without the support of his family, including his wife Lynne and son Shane, the guidance of former BHS football coach Al Pelligrinelli, and, of course, the guys who wrestled for him, his induction to the Hall of Fame would not have been possible. “I am a composite of hun-

dreds of people who have made a difference in my life and in my professional career,” he said. “I will take the next year to thank each and every one who has played a role in this honor.” In his typical self-deprecating way, Day added: “It does seem strange that an individual who never won a single tournament, and who now is not even the best wrestler in his home, would receive such an honor.” Day and his fellow National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum — Connecticut Chapter nominees will officially be inducted at a ceremony at Foxwoods Resort Casino, April 10, 2010. The Connecticut honorees will be permanently recognized at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum.


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Free or reduced price school lunch guidelines Students enrolled in Berlin Schools may be eligible to receive free or reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs or free milk served under the Special Milk Program if a household member becomes unemployed or if household income or size changes at any time. The following income guidelines will be used in Connecticut from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 for determining eligibility of par-

ticipants for free and reduced price meals and free milk in the Child Nutrition Program. Children from families whose income is at or below the levels are eligible for free or reduced price meals or free milk. To apply, households should fill out an application and return it to the school. Applications are available at the principal’s office at each school, at the Board of Education office, or online at The

information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purposes of determining eligibility, and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program officials. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Application forms for food stamp/TFA households require the child’s name, the child’s food stamp/TFA case number and the signature of an adult household member. Applica-

tion forms for all other households require a statement of total household income, household size and names of all household members. The social security number of an adult household member must be included or a statement that the household member does not possess one. The adult household member must also sign the application certifying that the information provided is correct. In certain cases, foster children are also eligible for these

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HONDA Accord 1997 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 1994 $1,695 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. 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.

$2,395 Can be seen at G.T. Tire, 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

FORD FOCUS 2007 4 Door SE AC/CD player Low Miles, GOOD on gas Excellent condition $11,000.00 Please call 203 317-2252

Ford Taurus 1995 $1,660 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

FORD TAURUS 1998- 85,000 miles, new trans, new brakes & tires. Maroon, 4 dr. Great shape! $2500 or best offer. call (203) 213-3077

FORD MUSTANG 2006 convertible. 6-cyl. Auto. Firered w/tan interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. ABS brakes. Compass. Well maintained. 18,000 Excellent condition. $16,500 Call (203) 2652738 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. ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111



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.

$2,295 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. SATURN 2002. 4 DOOR, AT, AIR, 77K. $3350. PLYMOUTH Sundance 1991 58k orig., like new. $1650. BUICK 2001 - Loaded, excellent, $2950. ( 203) 213-1142 NISSAN Sentra 2004 1.8S 4D Blue AM/FM/CD New tires. Ex cond. A/C Auto. Pwd wind/locks Dual airbags. 75K $6999. Mike @ (860) 620-0549

HONDA CIVIC 2003 coupe. 5spd. manual. Silver w/gray interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. Air cond. Well maintained. 150K 32/37 MPG! $4300 Call Nick (860) 209-6073

MERCURY Cougar 1993 $1,860 Can be seen at G.T. Tire, 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.


MERCEDES C320 2005 4matic AWD sedan. Pristine condition. 57,000 road miles, original owner, non-smoker, LOADED... Navigation, sun roof, front/rear side air bags, in car phone, multi CD, leather, new tires, just serviced. $18,500. 203-376-2245

Toyota Corolla 1991 $1,195 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.


DODGE Pick Up 1990 With Plow $3,100 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

MERCURY Sable 2000


$3,450 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

MITSUBISHI Diamante 1997 V6, Auto, loaded, leather int., moonroof, CD, full power. White/tan. 135K. $2995. (203) 671-4225 or 860-754-8195

NISSAN Versa SL 2007 silver/ grey inter 4dr auto 4cy 39miles p/g sunroof bluetooth 6cd keyless ent. Exc cond. Low mil. 20K $10,900. 203-440-1416 or 203-631-0484





Handicap chair lift Restrain straps included. Good cond! New A/C. $3,500/OBO. Call 203-237-8527

Olds Cutlass Supreme 1996

FORD Windstar 1997

$1,395 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

$3,195 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.


OIL TRUCK FOR SALE 2800 Gallons. Various makes. Call Helen at Tuxis Ohrs (203) 6393513

SUV’S 4 GOODYEAR Wranglers 26570-16 tires. $90 for all 4. Call 203-235-3337.

JEEP Grand Cherokee Ltm 2000 AWD, V8, power htd seats, sunroof, 127,500 miles. Exc cond! Asking 4,950. 203-235-2288

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Free Towing! MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC. HONDA CMX250C Rebel 1985, very clean, nice beginner bike. Fun to ride. $650 or best offer. (203) 288-6066

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HONDA VT600C Shadow VLX, 2004 Black excellent condition. Only 1900 miles. Always garaged. Asking $4,300 OBO. Call Gary at 203-213-7607 HONDA VTX 1300, 2004, excellent condition, extremely low miles, many accessories. $5700. (860) 628-4354


Thursday, August 13, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

MOTOR SCOOTER 49cc Street legal. Helmet & cover incld. As is. $900/OBO. (203) 630-2599


TIRES P215/70R15 [7] $8ea $50/all 203-235-6847


16’ GLASSTRON Seats 6, 65 horse Evinrude, trailer, extra clean. Runs perfect. Tonneau covers. $3950. (203) 213-1142


FOR SALE: Good fishing boat 9ft 1in flat bottom alum Sea Nymph Model 1031, 2HP outboard motor, inclds oars & safety vests. $400/OBO. 860-828-0343 SEA HUNT 20Ft Center Console 2004. 140HP, 4 Stroke Johnson with trailer, In Mint Condition. Great Fishing Boat! $20,000. Please Call 203-265-0466


BALL Python, 1-1/2 yr old with 20 gal tank setup. $100.00 203-671-9297 BOXER PUPS for sale. Raised with children. 3 Brindle, all female. Ready to go. $600. Call (860) 919-5575


GERMAN SHEPHERD pups. AKC, OFA, Best pedigree around. Parents imported from Germany. Guaranteed. $1200. 203-440-0605 HORSE BOARD Wallingford. Geldings only. Self care to full care. Individual turn out. Call (203) 294-9313 KITTEN Adorable Domestic. Free to good home. 3 Months. Black w/touch of white on chest. Wonderful & playful. Please help 203-605-8404 KITTY CONDO 5ft. 6 level; sturdy, good condition. $75. 203-237-3149. MEDIUM size bird cage, Ex.Cond. Very Clean! $20. Call (203)630-2851


PETS & LIVESTOCK PUG PUPPIES - Purebred 1st shots. Parents on premises. Very lovable. Home raised. $850. 203-213-5189 RAGDOLL KITTENS- Blue eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, TICA registered. SBT. Vet checked. 1st shots. Taking deposits. $550. Please call 860-329-9893

LAWN & GARDEN LAWN TRACTOR - Murray, 14.5HPs, 42” cut. $350. Call 860-620-0265 RIDING mower Murray 12hp, 38in cut. Good condition! $500. Call 860-828-9233

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS CHAIN SAW. 16” McCulloch Pro Mac ex cond $100. 860632-8666

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 2 AIR CONDITIONERS- $50 each. 5000 BTU. (203) 237-9235 24 PCS fine China dinnerware trimmed in gold, from Germany. Rothschild Pompadour pattern. $100/BO. 203-687-3859 ANTIQUE bedroom set canopy w/ 2 dressers, white w/goldtrim. Exc cond! Asking $350. Call 203-265-9461 BEDROOM SET - 6pc Queen size, great cond, + box spring, mattress, Armoire, dresser & night stand. Asking $700. 203265-7106

6 Piece Ivory w/Gold Trim Bedroom Set with Queen Sized Mattress and Boxspring - Used but in very good condition. Paid $1000 asking $500. Serious inquiries only. 11 Piece Patio Set - Ivory with Ivy pattern, neutral in color. Excellent Condition! Paid $500 asking $425. Serious inquiries only. Charbroil BBQ Grill with Side Burner - Used a few times but in great condition! Cooking Utensils (stainless steel), Scrubber, cover and propane tank included. Paid $600 asking $500. Serious inquiries only. Must pick up all items. Contact Cynthia at 203-537-1168. All calls will be returned. BEDROOM SET - Twin Bed, Dresser, Desk w/Bookcase Top. $100. (860) 621-5278 BOY’S BEDROOM SET Twin size solid oak trundle bed with bookcase headboard. Dresser and 2 shelf/4 drawer desk with chair. Very good cond. Asking $800. (860) 628-0417 COUCH & chair blue 100.00. Kitchen table 4 chairs 125.00. Kenmore wall unit A/C 13,000 BTU 1 yr old $200.00. Call 978-235-8844



ENT CENTER-solid oak, doors on top, (3) doors on bottom, glass & center door, 2 shelves, 2yrs old. Exc cond! Paid $900/new. Asking $500. 860-620-9574

MOVING! 10 pc patio furn, $250. Leather recliner chair, $100. Gas stove, $100. 3 end tables, $100. Maturity rocker, $75. Washer & dryer, $100/ea. Lawn mower, $100. BBQ griller, $100. Ent. center, light oak, $200 & more! Everything good cond! 203-7527841 weekdays after 4:30pm

ENTERTAINMENT center, solid oak with lights and drawers. $100. Call 860-621-7145

NEW QUEEN Mattress set in original plastic. $240.00 Call 860 584-5298

FILE cabinet, wood look. 20x27x32. 2 drawer, 4 file. $50. Great condition 203-634-8478

SANYO FRIDGE, 3’x20”x20”, Good for dorm, den. $50. Call 203-237-7070

END Tables Black w/baskets. Good cond. 2 avail $30/pair. 203-294-1872

HUGE August Sale at

“Stuff” Estate Liquidations. All Hutches (15) $99 All Entertainment Centers $99 Everything else 1/3 off. Bedroom, livingroom, diningroom, more.

203-774-4830 KENMORE WASHER & DRYERDryer works fine, washer needs minor repair. $75/best offer. (860) 505-0750 LOVE SEAT like new beige with blue flowers $45.00 - 203-2359068

DINING ROOM Set- BroyhillCountry Style. Table, 8 Chairs, Lit Hutch, Server and Custom Table Pads Exc. Condition- Asking $975. 203-265-1197

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

DRESSER 6’. Exc. quality. Dovetail drawers. Hardwood. $90. (203) 238-3671

MAPLE KITCHEN table with four chairs. Asking $30 or best. Tom (203)626-5217

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SHARP 10,000 BTU Portable air conditioners. Model CV-10NH, 1- new in box; $225. 1 -new, out of box, $175. Moving! Tom 860250-0016 (Meriden). WINDOW AC, Amana 6700BTUs. Good condition! $75. Call 860-828-9233

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2005 Mitchell collision estimating reference guides. Complete set. $50. 860-224-7209 BACKPACK: US Ski Team High Sierra. Never used, packaged. (203) 237-2117 PM BALDWIN Brass Chamber Hurricane Lamps $40 set & Votive $20 203/235-9092 CHINA 50 piece. Set of dishes. Excellent condition. $25. Call 203-634-7709 CRAFTERS take notice. Huge bag of fleece fabric scraps. $40. 203-237-7070 CRAFTSMEN 16”Scroll saw and table. Used once. $90. Call 203-630-0841 DISHES, Enoch Wedgewood (Tunstall) LTD, Blue Heritage pattern, hand graving under glaze, $70. Leaf net pool cover for 24” round above ground pool $60. (860) 621-2928 EMERSON Air conditioner, seldom used, $40. (203) 237-2583 FANTOM vacuum cleaner w/manual, VHS tape extra belts & bulbs. $40. 203-634-9336 FREQUENCY COUNTER-DATA PRECISION 5740: $99.99. CALL 203-535-4500


GAS GRILL briquettes, push button start, front/side tables. $40. (860) 677-6809

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GEORGE Foreman Lean Mean Fat Grilling machine. New. $12. Call 203-269-9195 HOSPITAL BED Electric, Adjustable. Good Cond! $75 or best offer. Rick 203-440-0866

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. LEXMARK Color Printer. Photo quality resolution. New In Box. $30. 203-265-0881

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OVER The wall pool ladder, sand filled, $25. Tiffany candle chandelier, asking $30. Call (203) 237-6497

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PEG Perego John Deere childs jeep. $229 orig. $95 or b/o. Call (203)651-9429.


STROLLER. $10. Good condition. (860) 224-1122

WOOD SKIDS free. Good for wood stove. Take. We are moving. 203-440-3973


TABLE saw with stand by Black & Decker, 10in, 15amp. Never used. Already assembled. Still have original box. $75/firm. Call 203-235-1668

YANKEES TICKETS 2 tickets to see the Yankees take on the Texas Rangers Wed. August 26, 7:05pm. Grandstand Section 420c, side by side seats behind home plate. $100. Private seller. 203-507-4259. Serious inquiries only!

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH 20” NEXT Enforcer boys BMX VG cond. $50. 203-237-3121 BOWFLEX “SPORT” Excellent Condition. Hardly used. Leg lift option and shoulder pulldown bars. Asking $450 or best offer. 203-630-6551

The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, August 13, 2009 WANTED TO BUY

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

203-235-8431 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641


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SWORDS HELMETS Flags, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Bayonets, Medals, etc.

203-238-3308 COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT LEXMARK ink cartridges $20/each or best offer. Call 203-238-4131

ELECTRONICS 2 GAMEBOY Adv SP’s-case/ games/ charger. $35/2 for $55. 203-250-1627 P.S.2 Driving Force. Wheel, pedals. $35 203-237-7646 RCA 5 Disc Automatic CD player w/remote $25.00 (203)2849558 evenings


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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION BUYS Buying Meriden & Wallingford items, kitchen bowls, collections, dolls, jewelry & advertisement items. 203-639-1002


203-284-3786 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

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All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing CONDOMINIUMS HOUSES FOR RENT Act of 1968, revised March FOR RENT 12, 1989, which makes it illegal to advertise any MERIDEN. CROWN VILLAGE- 2 preference, limitation, or bedrooms, 1 bath, $895 + 1 discrimination based on month deposit, includes heat and race, color, religion, nationhot water. Call 203-443-7299. al origin, sex, sexual orienWLFD- Judd Square- 2BR, tation, handicap, or familial access to courtyard. No pets. status or intention to make $950. Call Quality Realty, LLC any such preference, limi203-949-1904 tation or discrimination; APARTMENTS and is also subject to the FOR RENT State of Connecticut GenMERIDEN eral Statutes Sections 46a- 4 BR, 1.5 Ba, Lydale Pl, Hdwd 64c which makes it illegal floors. 1-yr lease, W/D, Garage, BERLIN- 1BR, heat & HW incl. All to advertise any prefer- Cen H & AC, Fireplace, Lg Bsmt, appls. Enclosed porch. Large ence, limitation or discrimi- Avail. Sept., $1,350 + Utils & yard. $800/mo. (860) 828-8114 nation based on race, Deposit, (Not Sec 8 apvd) Call CHESHIRE Quiet country setting creed, color, national ori- 203.886.8555 near Rte 10 (Minutes from I-691) gin, ancestry, sex, sexual 1 BR $850, 2 BR $950 both includorientation, marital status, MERIDEN-3BR, 1.5 baths, beau- ing h/hw. Sec & Ref. No pets. tifully remodeled Dutch ColoCall Debbie at 860-398-5425 age, lawful source of nial with private yard/driveincome, familial status, or way. Utils not incld. Pets on CHESHIRE: Beautiful 1 & 2 BRs physical or mental disabili- approval. $1,375/mo. Avail 9/7. near town center. Modern, fully ty, or an intention to make 203-752-7841 after 4:30pm appl’d kit & bath, wood flrs, patio any such preference, limioverlooking estate-like grounds. WALLINGFORD-4BR, 2 full On-site mgmt. Laundry. Parking. tation, or discrimination. baths Victorian. Center of This newspaper will not town. Hdwd flrs, off-st-park- No pets. Dakis Realty 203-245knowingly accept any ing, washer/dryer, prvt yard. 0101 advertising for real estate Call 203-294-4428 DURHAM 2BR, 2nd flr apt for or for the sale or rental of rent. No pets. $900. Security + utilities. Call for details (860) CONDOMINIUMS residential property which FOR RENT 349-9114 is in violation of these laws.


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

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Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

CLARINET Harmony Used 1 year. Exc. condition! $90.00 203-294-0766

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

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

MERIDEN 3BR, unfurnished. Charming. 1-yr lease. Washer/dryer. Off-street parking. 41 Bellevue St. 203-500-3332 Available next month. Private patio. Recently remodeled! $1,700 MERIDEN Extended Raised Ranch 3-4 BRs, 2 baths, Fam rm w/Fireplace. 2 car garage. Huge, private yard, end of cul-de-sac. Exc condition. 203-868- 5908

MERIDEN Crown Village 1 BR, 3rd flr. Heat & HW incl. $775/mo. Sec & refs. No pets. Call Andrea, Maier Property Management (203) 235-1000 MERIDEN Eastgate Commons 2 BR, completely remodeled. $750/month. 2 months security. (203) 605-8591

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

MERIDEN-1BR Crown Vlg. Heat & HW, storage, pool, assign prkg. Freshly painted. New carpeting. Lease & sec. $775 860-664-9608

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio/1BR apts From $650. Heat & HW incl. + sec. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $730. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

MERIDEN-1BR apts available. Storage space available also. 203-213-3162 or 203-630-9481

APARTMENTS FOR RENT SOUTH MERIDEN- 1BR apt, 1st flr, appls, laundry facility. Off st. parking. No utilities. Security deposit. $675/mo. 203-2387562

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

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2-3BR, 1st flr, Spacious, nicely remodeled. Hdwd fls. Laundry rm., appls incld. Off street park. Sherman Ave. 203634-6550

Meriden 2BR $650

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

Sm Studio-$450/ Lg Studio $500 Fully renovated, secure bldg. HW incl. New appls, on site laundromat & off st parking. Close to train station. Sec 8 Approved. Property Max 203-843-8006 860-30 5 -4361

MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644

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 - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN 3 BR LR, DR, Kitchen. 3rd floor. Balcony, storage. Clean. No pets. One month security. $950. 203-440-0751.

MERIDEN - Gale Avenue 2 BR 1.50 baths. 1st flr. $850. 2 BR, 3rd flr. $800/mo. utils incl. Clean, updated area. Both require 1 mo sec. No pets. 203- 634-1314 MERIDEN - Huge, Renovated 3BR apartment. 2nd floor. Clean & spacious. Section 8 approved. No pets. First & last month’s security. $1140 per month. Must see. Call 203-715-5829


MERIDEN 3 BR, 1st FL. Good location. Remodeled. Appliances, WD hookup. Off-st parking. No pets. Sec 8 Approved. $925. References. 203- 237-5802

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016

Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300

MERIDEN 3BR, 1st floor Stove & refrigerator included. $900 plus utilities. Section 8 Approved. (860) 833-3920

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 3rd fl furn studio, $700/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm.

MERIDEN 2 BRs, 5 rms, 2nd flr, large kit, appliances, washer, dryer, enclosed sunporch, garage, many upgrades. No pets. Sec dep. $900. (860) 276-0552

MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841

APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 FULLY FURNISHED 1 BR, Living Room, Kitchen, Private Bath. $675 Security & lease required. Call 203-238-9772 MERIDEN Lrg 1BR & LR, kit. Newly remodeled, HW flrs. $675/mo. No pets. Avail now. 203-500-9080/203-235-5364 MERIDEN Newly remodeled lge spacious 2BR, 1 Bath, new kit, new flrs. Off st parking. $800. (203) 417-1675 MERIDEN room for rent. All utilities, shared kitchen, bath, furnished, yard. $550. Call (203) 265-5980, Lisa. MERIDEN- 160 West Main St. 3BRs. Move right in. $850 per month. 1st mo. rent + security. Call (203) 843-5951 MERIDEN- 1BR & 3BR units starting at $745. Some w/heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec dep & crdt ck req'd. MBI 860-347-6919. MERIDEN- 1BR Summer Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires August 31. For info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 1BR, 1st flr & 3BR, 3rd flr. Off st parking. W/D hookup. Newly remodeled. No pets. Call (203) 641-8483 MERIDEN- 3BR, huge, 1st flr. Hdwd floors. Stove, Fridge, Washer & Dryer incl. Section 8 approved. $1200. (203) 314-4964 MERIDEN- Spacious 2nd flr, 1BR apt. off st. parking. $650. 110 Colony St Leave message (860) 426-0658


Thursday, August 13, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT



2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN- Wallingford line, Large, Luxury 2BR condo. Laundry. Rent - $850, no utils, no pets. 203-245-9493 x 2. MERIDEN-1BR Immaculate- Off st. parking. Close to 691. 2 mos. sec. $600/mo. 203-294-4777 MERIDEN-1BR, large rooms, large windows, off-st-parking. Very nice. 2 months security & credit check required. $675/mo No pets. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-2BR apt. at 22 Merritt Place. Nice area w/parking. $825/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hkup, coin op. w/d. Storage area. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Cr. check & refs. req’d. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN-3BR, HW fl, new windows, BA, newly renovated. $1,000/mo.+sec. Sect 8 appr’d. 917-209-3476 or 347-427-2054 MERIDEN-Clean, quiet 1BR. $495/mo + utils. 1RM efficiecny, $395/mo + utils. On busline downtown. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042 NEW BRITAIN-9 Grandview St. Belleverde area, near Central CT State University. 5Rms, 1st flr. No pets. Call 860-828-0297 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 Call for appointment or info 203-237-8815 360 Broad Street, Meriden

SOUTHINGTON 1 Bedroom Apt. Near I-84. Appliances. security deposit & references. No smoking. No pets. 860-620-7648 SOUTHINGTON- 3BR, 2nd flr, $1075/mo. 2 mos. sec. Avail. 9/1. 860-538-5575 WALLINGFORD 1 BR, 4 Rooms, 2nd Floor. WD hookup. Off street parking. No pets. $750/month. One month security. Available September 1. (203) 464-1620 WALLINGFORD Christian St, 1BR, 4Rms, new hdwd floors. Please call 203-868-1087

Newly Remodeled 1BR - $700, 2 BR - $835 & $865, 3BR - $1025 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse Apt. LR/DR Combo. W/D Hookup. Deck. Sec Dep $925 203-641-7010 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 2 BR, 3rd Floor. Appliances included. No pets. Must have good credit. $780. Call (860) 620-9658 WALLINGFORD- 1BR, studio, kitchen. Stove & refrigerator included. Centrally located. $525. No pets. 2 mo security + refs. 203-265-0698 WALLINGFORD- 2BR, 1st flr, 5 rooms, central AC, W/D hookup, no smoking/pets. Credit check plus refs. $950 + utils. 203-376-2007 WALLINGFORD-1st fl, 2BR, 5 rm, EIK, new bath, HW fl, 2 porches, w/d hkup, off-st parking. Heat, HW & trash pickup incl. No pets/ smoking. $1250 203-464-1847 WALLINGFORD-2 BR, 1ST FLR No smoking. No pets. Security, references. $850. Available now! 203-215-9077 WALLINGFORD-4 Rms, newly painted, Hardwood flrs re-done. $800/month + utils & sec deposit. No smoking. No pets. 203-269-1426 WALLINGFORD-Masonic home area, 2BR, 1st flr, stove & refrig, dishwasher, washer & dryer avail. Avail 9/1. 203-284-0741 WALLINGFORD. 3 BR, 2nd flr, lge rms, clean, off st parking, trash pickup, w/d hookup. Sec, credit ck. No pets. Section 8 approved. $1200. 24 Meadow St. (203) 265-5980, Lisa. WALLINGFORD. 68 Center St, 1 BR, 2nd flr, $730. 53 Cherry St, 1 BR, 2nd flr $750. 9 Guiel Pl, 1st flr, 1 BR, heat included, $775. 203-376-2160, Mike WALLINGFORD. Retail store front, 70 Center St. 1000 sq ft, oak flrs, tin ceiling. $975/mo. 203-376-2160, Mike

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WLFD-2BR 2nd flr. Choate vic. Nice yard, off st parking. W/D hookup. $850 + sec. Available Sept 1st. 203-640-6308 WLFD-5Rms, 1st flr & 4Rms, 3rd flr w/appl’s. No off st-parking. No pets/smoking. 50 Washington St. $930 & $730/mo + utils. 203-915-5515 for appt WLFD. 1 BR apts including heat & hw. Lease, sec, no pets. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101 WLFD. OVERSIZED Tri-level, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-2657101.

ROOMMATES MERIDEN House to share. One BR available Use of kitchen, LR, etc. Deck. Heat, hot water & electric incl. Call 203-235-9492






MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860347-6919 MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860-347-6919 MERIDEN Office Space Utilities, Parking, Internet Included Private Bath Carpet 650 SqFt 203-213-8589. WALLINGFORD- Center of town, great location. Ideal for retail business. Call Bob Sprafke (203) 444-3407

MERIDEN Expectional well maintained Col offers 3BR, 1.5BTH, formal DR with a great rm w/FP w/French doors that walk out to patio & private level backyard. Make this home yours! $219,900. Call Dawn (203) 235-3300

WLFD Move those you love into this 3BR well maintained home. Great features include gleaming hdwd flrs, accessible kitchen w/dining area, manicured level yard & non-thru street. $239,900. Sue 203-265-5618

WLFD $169,900 Spacious 2BR, 1 1/2 bath Townhouse with 2 car garage! Balcony overlooks wooded area for privacy. Fully applianced including washer and dryer. Linda 203-265-5618

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS WALLINGFORD 2,000 Square Feet of Garage Space. 3 Offices. Three 12’ Overhead Doors. Lease, security. 203-415-9886

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


MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-537-6284 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MERIDEN Large Furnished Room in private home. All utilities including cable. Share kitchen & bath. 203-440-0825 MERIDEN Room Available. Utilities included! $115/Wk. Available immediately. 203-2138589. MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY AUG 16TH- 1PM-4PM 38 DRYDEN DR., MERIDEN For full details of updates and inside/outside slide shows visit: dalegreenbacker

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

UNCONDITIONAL 45 DAY LISTING AGREEMENT You can cancel at anytime with no fees to you. I get paid when you get paid. AT CLOSING. Michelle Wininger, Realtor 860-707-5389

MERIDEN Gorgeous 7rm Condo. Everything new within 4 years. Features 3BR, LR, kit, DR, 1 full bath, 2 half baths, finished lower level, first flr laundry. Too many extras to list $183,000. Call Sil Sala for details (203) 235-3300


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

Lovely homes, quiet streets, great neighborhoods. Free list with pictures 203-213-2543 Trish Nunez Odermatt 186 Center St Wallingford

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. 1-866-708-3690

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

WALLINGFORD “New Listing” Use your imagination on this expandable 3BR Bungalow w/2c detached garage & additional lot included. House needs some work, but worth the time! $143,000

Kathy (203) 265-5618

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

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.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FLORIDA - 40 acre parcels Only 10 remaining. 100% useable. MUST SELL. $119,900 ea. Owner Financing from 3 1/2% Call 1-800-FLA-LAND (3525263) Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic. RE Broker.

MERIDEN Houses for sale, rent or lease purchase. Visit our website at or call 203-671-2223 Galleria Real Estate

You”ll like the low cost of a Marketplace ad.

OIL TRUCK FOR SALE 2800 Gallons. Get into the high profit buisness of selling and delivering heating oil. Call Helen at Tuxis Ohrs (203) 639-3513

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HELP WANTED AUTOBODY PAINTER- Experience and certifications a must. 203-238-9846 CHILD PHOTOGRAPHERPUT A SMILE ON A CHILD’S FACE... and a memory in someone’s heart. If you enjoy working with children and have an interest in photography, we’ll train you to assist or take high quality school portraits. Paid training, benefits, fun working environment, seasonal work during the school year, early mornings. Please call 860-6283920 ext. 17

Shift Electrical/ Electronic Technician Preferred qualifications and expectations for the potential candidate are: ●

No experience necessary! CUST SRVC/GENERAL HELP


SUMMER HELP START IMMEDIATELY We Need You! Positions avail in 5 departments for our 3 locations. Must be 18 or older & able to start as soon as tomorrow. CALL NOW!

All Callers Interviewed Positions will fill up Fast!

860-329-0316 DRIVER PT days, flex. schedule, Tues-Fri 10:30-4, Sat. 1-5. Dropping off light paperwork. Your vehicle, gas paid. Hourly + bonuses. 203-774-4916

It's all here!

Must have a working knowledge of safe work practices and have demonstrated safe work practices in the past, with a good safety record. Must have a desire to improve safety throughout the plant. Heavy Industrial electronics technician, a two-year associate degree in an electronics field a plus. Knowledge of PLCs, control systems, DC & AC motors, drives, and computers. Understands and can apply the safe working practices of NFPA 70E. Is a motivated self starter with a positive attitude and always a team player. Ability to interpret electrical and electronics schematics for repair, installation and maintenance of PLC controlled equipment. Have a good understanding of Mechanical and hydraulic systems. Position will work rotating 12 & 8 hr shifts.

This is a rotating shift position. A qualified individual must work all scheduled and non-scheduled (emergency) overtime, most weekends, holidays, and down days as scheduled. Those interested should log on to\careers\opportunities to send resume and complete a questionnaire. HELP WANTED


DRIVERS: School Bus - P/T. No Experience necessary/Will Train. 866-496-2726. Apply online at:

Durham Motor Route 50 mile route with 40 customers and 6 dealer drops. Approximately $200.00 Weekly profit. Call Circulation Department 203-634-3933

HAIRSTYLISTS/BARBERS PT/FT For Cheshire Salon. Benefits plus health. Call Kyle 860-416-4100 or 1-800-216-5979

Marketplace (877) 238-1953

OFFICE POSITION to be avail the end of Sept. for busy office. P/T to F/T. Please apply within Plaza Service, 12 North Plains Industrial Rd, Wallingford

BILLING DEPT- Part time in busy medical office handling insurance rejections and insurance follow-up. Exp. preferred. Please send resume to: Record Journal, Box 70M, 11 Crown St, Meriden CT 06450

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS Wallingford Public Schools is seeking candidates for a CNA position at Parker Farms Elementary School. CNA Certification required. 16 hours per week. $10.25 per hour. Contact the Personnel Office

(203) 949-6510 to receive an application. CNAS/HHAS needed to work ft/pt for Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, Meriden. Transportation and phone essential. Bilingual applicants encouraged. Call 203-238-1441. DENTAL ASSISTANT- PT, Outgoing, energetic individual needed for progressive office. Exp. preferred but will train qualified applicant. Fax resume to 203-686-0378.

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The Best Care Is Coming Home

Looking for fun/exciting guys & gals to work in factory outlet. Full time and perm work avail. No exp. nec. We train. ● Customer Service Reps ● Appointment Setters ● Manager Trainees


HVAC TECH Must have license, experience in oil, A/C, & installs. On-call night rotation, company van, full benefit package. Drug Screen req. Apply: Tuxis Ohrs, 80 Britannia St., Meriden, CT Attn: Helen.


MACHINE OPERATOR, 2nd shift, temp to hire. Wallingford company will train individual with good mechanical skills, strong math aptitude and STABLE work history. $10.50. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242 today.


Manufacturing Branford & Wallingford areas 1st shift ● Manual Lathe (set up & oper) $15-$18/hr ● Mach oper w/Micrometer & Caliper exp $10+ ● Solderer/Assembler $10+

All applicants must be able to provide valid ID & pass all pre employment testing, have diploma or GED & reliable transp. (not bus accessible).

Good housekeeping and home management skills are needed; 6 months homemaking experience preferred. Weekday hours, 8 am - 4 pm, Mon. - Fri. We pay your orientation, mileage (.55 cents per mile), and travel time. MUST HAVE CT driver's license AND your own reliable transportation. For more information on our homemaker positions, please call Lynda Romano, Human Resources, at (203) 573-1231 You may fill out an application at VNA HealthCare, 50 Brookside Rd or fax resume 203- 573-1803; or email your resume to EOE, M/F/D/V. We do background checks.

SURVEY TECHNICIAN Immediate Opening. Experience preferred. Salary based on experience. Call Cardinal Engineering Associates. 203-238-1969 Ext 111

PT Customer Service Rep

WORD Processor for busy law firm. Experienced, FT. Must have excellent typing & proofreading skills and be able to meet deadlines. Exc benefits. Fax resume to 203-639-3569

Needed 10-15 hours a week for phone QA surveys. Must have excellent verbal communication skills. Light data entry may also be required. Email resume to: or fax resume to 203-294-9737 Attn: Danielle. RECEPTIONIST PT For fast paced Hair/tanning salon. Tues, Thurs & Fri 9-5:30 Fax resume 203-634-7906

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


CAREER TRAINING & SCHOOLS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA!! Fast, Affordable, Accredited. FREE Brochure. Call NOW! 1-888-532-6546 ext 96

COMPUTER Set-up, Troubleshooting & repair. System cleanings and updates. Low rates. Call 860-770-4893

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

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


203-494-1526 One Man’s Junk REMOVAL. Free est. Call Ed.


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

DUMPSTERS Roll-Off Dumpsters

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 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

15 yard roll-off - $350 20 yard roll-off - $450 Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360


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


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493


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



Monroe Staffing Services

PAINTING- FT Painters and subcontractors for residential and commercial work. 800-7789885 x 1279

DEBRIS removal of anykind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

HOMEMAKERS -Work 24hrs/wk for 6 months & earn an additional $1.00/hr increase! We need caring, dependable workers to provide housekeeping & care to elderly clients in their homes.

New applicants, please apply in person Mon-Thurs 8:3011am or forward resume to lizz.cryan@ or juan.andujar@



GENERATION X Must enjoy loud music and be able to work with opp. sex

860-329-0316 GYMNASTICS - Team Coaches, Tumbling & Class Instructors. Competitive Pay. CT Gymnastics / Wallingford 203-269-7464


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


203-235-8180 AS ADVERTISED


CT Reg #564042


Tag Sale Signs Are


FREE! When you place and pay for your Tag Sale Ad at

R 11 Crown St., Meriden

CARPET and upholstery cleaning. State of the art equip truck mount units. Call now for scheduling 203-269-9993.

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

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


Thursday, August 13, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

FENCING CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060 CENTRAL FENCE CO. offers a complete line of quality fences for home, industry and commercial applications. Vinyl, wood, chain link and orin metal. CT Reg #560247. Call 860-628-7745 or 860-620-3601 UNITED FENCE Co. All types of fencing. Lic’d & ins’d. Free est. CT Reg 603790. (203) 634-1113



HEDGE TRIMMING S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC All home improvements needs & masonry. Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Wlfd Cell-203-376-0355 ROOF CLEANING Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301

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

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

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


Fully insured & licensed Free estimates CT Reg. #573871

Empire Construction, LLC

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



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

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

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


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.

Home Doctor Tiny repairs-Major renovations Carpentry, plumbing, elec, painting. 42 yrs exp. 203-639-8389 CT #573358



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

SAVE $300 On Complete Bathroom Remodeling or Bath Liner Systems-installs over your old tub!

WESTFORT FARM Screened top soil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered.

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

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING MIRKEL PAINTING Int./Ext. Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125 Exteriors from $899 CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446


203-237-7129 203-530-7041


JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Pruning, Mowing, trimming, hedges. All lawn maint. Top quality work. Ins’d. Free est. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

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

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


Quality Landscaping, LLC

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

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

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

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


203-237-4124 an LLC co

Shamock Roofing


Plumbing & Piping Contractor Specializing in both small & large jobs. CT Reg #204060. John 203-284-9744 Phone/Fax Cell: 203-500-5224

POWER WASHING C A L L FO R A U G U S T S P E C I A L S T H E P O W E R W A S H IN G K IN GS 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

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991 FREE FILL-WALLINGFORD Call Rob at 203-913-4221 for location and details WESTFORT FARM Screened top soil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered.

GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301

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

Roofs R Us

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

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


SAMMY Construction Quality Work. Carpentry, repairs, siding, roofs & more! 203-757-8029 or 203-206-4481 CT# 619246


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


SAMMY Masonry-Since 1977. Concrete, stone, chimney, stucco. All masonry. CT 574337. Ins. 203-757-8029 or 203-206-4481

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

Gonzalez Construction


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

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


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

PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

Gonzalez Construction

203-237-7129 203-530-7041

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


800-890-8638 Ct Reg#569528


MOWING Clean-ups, Hedge Trimming & more. New clients always welcome. Comm /Res. Free est. Walter 203-619-2877

JUNK REMOVAL. 203-886-5110


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

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

FAHEY Plumbing & Heating Quality ● Clean/Neat ● Honest! A guaranteed job at a good price! Days, Nights, Wknds - Same Price


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


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


Call 24 Hours-a-Day 7 Days-a-Week


(203) 238-1953 or 1-800-228-6915 x2393


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

It’s About Time

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


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

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

Operators are ready to take your ad now

CT Reg. #516790


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, August 13, 2009


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Comp. $699

Comp. $400

Comp. $600



Jumbo Suet Cakes



Patio Sets - End of Season Sale! 5 Piece Patio Set



URI #2 Grass Seed


2 Pk Fiberglass $ Replacement Torch Wick........

5 Piece Patio Set

All Hand Towels In Stock

Wash Cloths & Fingertips

Solar Stake Light Stainless Steel or Copper Finish Comp. $9.97

28 oz

10 count towelletes




Cutter Advanced Insect Repellent

Folding Sling Chair



Teknor Apex® 100’x5/8” Hose

Citronella Candle Bucket

Selection varies by store

Your Choice:


6 Foot Super Heavy Weight Bath Sheets


12'x24' ...............................36.99 16'x24' ...............................49.99 16'x32' ...............................59.99 16'x36' ...............................66.99 18'x36' ...............................69.99 20'x40' ...............................89.99 25'x45' ............................112.99 30'x50' ............................149.99



Russell® Ladies Full Zip Jacket




1800 Gallons Per Hour Pool Cover Pump

Residential/ Commercial 4x6 Area Rugs



Russell® Pull-over Hooded Sweatshirt


Comp. $10 & more Your Choice:


Commercial Grade Winter Pool Covers



100% cotton flannel or knit

Comp. $12-$24 Your Choice:



Microfiber Comforter

Comp. $8-$16

Mens & Ladies Dorm Pants

Character Knit OR Airwalk Flannel Lounge Pants


1/2 Price

100% cotton



Wamsutta 300 Thread Ct Twin XL Sheet Set

Hanes® & More! Ladies & Mens Long Sleeve Tees

Ladies Knit Tops



Above Ground Pool Covers

Famous Catalog

Your Choice:

Your Choice:

(includes winch and cable) 15' Round ..................29.99 18' Round ..................39.99 21' Round ..................59.99 24' Round ..................69.99



Sun Bleached Stretch Twill with Bonus Belt

1 Gal Algaecide OR 1 Gal Clarifier

STORE HOURS! Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 9am-8pm Sale Dates: Thurs. Aug. 13 - Wed. Aug. 19, 2009

Comp. $139

Measured from bottom to leg bottom

Famous Maker Capris

7 lbs .................29.99 15 lbs ...............59.99 25 lbs ...............79.99 1 Gal Liquid Shock OR 1Lb Powdered Shock

10’x10’ Dome IITM Gazebo

Waters your plants up to 10 days!

Comp. $29.99

Largest cake made



Save on Back-to-School Items!

Comp. $9.99 - $14.99



Selection varies by store

Rust Resistant Steel

Umbrellas & bases on all three sets sold separately


Great Stuff™ Pro Series Insulating Foam Sealant

Dirt Demon High Performance Pleated Air Filters Selection varies by store

• Over 24 sizes to choose from • MERV 6 & MERV 8 ratings • Selection varies by store

Comp. $6.97 to $9.99 Your Choice:


$ Elite® Rewind™ Vacuum • 24 ft retractable cord • Full feature bagless vac • Lifetime HEPA filter




Duros® Canister Vacuum • Power head with light • Attachments





Folding Beach Chair



5 Position

Lightweight aluminum

Sand Chair • Quick dry nylon fabric • Carry strap






Children's Wet Suit

15.5”x 10.5” 13”x 9” 9” Square Medium 12 Cup Muffin Rectangular Cake, Cookie Cake, or 17”x 11” 9” Round Cake Small Roast Pan Sheet Large Cookie or 11” Tart Pan or Loaf Pan Sheet




599 699

• Assorted sizes • 2.5 mm thick • Superseal collar • Back & leg zippers


2mm Thick


Comp. $1.39….70¢

Heavy Duty View Binders

Comp. $4

1/2” & 1” 3-Ring Binders

Queen Size with Pump

• Papermate Eagle® 12 ct. • RoseArt ComboStix 10 ct. • Uniball, Rollerball & more

98 bright print, copy, fax



Comp. $6 - $7

• Flat-lock stitching for comfort • Padded knee’s for added durability & protection • Extra heavy back zipper • Hook & loop neck closure • Internal key pocket

Comp. $249.99



*MA: Hyannis, Falmouth, S. Yarmouth, Buzzards Bay, Dennisport & Chatham - Sun 9am-9pm; Mon-Sat 8am - 10pm Visit for store locations & hours SIGN UP TO RECEIVE AN ADVANCED COPY OF OUR WEEKLY AD & INTERNET COUPONS

Premium Copy Paper 500 Sheets


Heavy Duty Full Wet Suit


In Black, White & Asst. Colors


20 20

5 mm Thick For Warmth


Your Choice

$ $

Inflates in 2.5 minutes!



Comp. $4


Your Choice:

Scientific OR Note Pad Calculator

Twin Size with Pump



Comp. $4.50


1 Subject


Comp. $100

Comp. $49.99




• 2 mm with flatlock stitching for comfort • Back zipper with loop tie-down



50 50

Full Wet Suit

Comp. $4


Your Choice:

Scotch Tape - 3 Pk

3 Subject

7’4” Beach Umbrella with Tilt


assorted styles

Comp. $2.99…$1.50

$ $




5 Subject Comp. $3.99



Highlighters, Crayons or Dry Erase Markers


Pen Sets

Commercial Grade Non-stick Bakeware 7’ Sun Blocking Umbrella with Tilt


with built-in pump

Comp. $49.99

5 Position



Auto Inflating Queen Hi Rise Air Bed

Inflates in 3 minutes!

Comp. $2 to $4

• 12 ct

Comp. $1.99


• Lays perfectly flat for all-over sunning

Stretch-On Book Covers

Standard or large sizes in prints or solids

or Colored Pencils


Sun Chair


Comp. $180

Comp. $120


• 20 or 8 count

Comp. $29.97

Comp. $9.97



# 2 Pencils



• Extra large 20 oz & 26 oz cans • Assorted styles • Selection varies by store

Comp. $1.99

Colorful Notebooks

• Colorful Marble Composition • 3 Hole Wireless

Insulated Lunch Bags

Child Back Packs Starter® Everlast® Arizona Blue®

• Waterproof • Assorted styles

Assorted brands & styles

Comp. $5.99

Comp. $8 - $10




Childrens’ Back Packs

Brand Name Backpacks & Slings

Several brands & styles to choose from for boys & girls

Comp. $19.99

Comp. $12.99



We now accept Cash Benefit EBT Cards


We accept A M E R I C A N E X P R E S S ® CARDS


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