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Send us your Berlin Fair Memories The Annual Berlin Fair — year 61 — is just around the corner. The fair, sponsored by the Berlin Lions Club, is the focus of local activity all during September through to the big weekend. This year the fair takes place Oct. 2 to Oct. 4. We invite our readers to share their recollections of the fair for publication in The Citizen. What is your favorite memory of the fair? What does The Berlin Fair mean to you? Perhaps you won a big blue ribbon in the jellies and jams division. Or you may have visited the fair on a first date with your future spouse. Outings with grandchildren, eating too many fried Oreo cookies or watching a chick hatch from its shell — all these moments create that intangible experience that makes the fair such a special time for Berlin. It’s not just the tents, the crowds, the shows and the food (but it is all that, too.) It’s See Fair, page 9

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Council approves school projects By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor The Town Council approved three projects to improve conditions at the town’s public schools at its Sept. 1 meeting. Several members of the council emphasized that these “remedial measures” weren’t the best approach to maintaining the district’s facilities. “Clearly, we need more people in Berlin aware of the conditions of our schools,” said Deputy Mayor Steve Morelli, adding that “a shocking number of people” aren’t well-informed on the school facilities issues. “We’ve put band-aids on these problems for too long,” said Mayor Adam Salina. On the council agenda were items to: improve the air quality at McGee Middle School through a new HVAC system; add relocatable classrooms at Griswold Elementary School to ease

space needs; and to address certain code violations and accessibility issues at Berlin High School. Morelli and Salina both spoke of the need to better inform the community and, as Morelli put it, “get people behind us to deal the problems.” To that end, the council discussed the possibility of cable broadcasts of meetings and also of holding a public informational meeting in the near future in regards to facilities issues at the schools. The council awarded a contract for the design of a heating-ventilation-air conditioning system for McGee Middle School to BVH Integrated Services Inc. for $29,500 for the Phase I preliminary design costs. The preliminary design primarily will be to address air quality problems which are most prevalent in one wing (an addition to the building). However, “all classroom (HVAC) units showed is-

sues,” said Roman Czuchta, director of business operations. “We will look at the entire building.” The tentative schedule to complete Phase I is Nov. 12 at which time the project will be brought back to the council for the construction phase of funding. The intent is to minimize the impact on classrooms as the project is phased in over the next year, with interior work scheduled for summer months. However, students may be relocated “if we have to,” Simonian said. The council approved awarding a construction bid for relocatable classrooms at Griswold to ModSpace Corporation of Bristol for $725,775. The entire project cost is $1,061,500. Approximately 48 percent of the cost will be reimbursed by the state. Simonian said the contract calls for the work to be completed in 93 days from the time the conSee Council, page 8


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 10, 2009

Seeking better communication, Molloy reaches out to parents Children with Special Needs. The topic will be “What to say about your child’s special needs when you don’t know what to say.” For more information call (860) 229-1135. Molloy said there have been many changes in the approach to special education over the years. “The responsibility of the school system and the community to address a full range of needs has become broader,” Molloy said. While in the past, the focus was on the academic needs, now special education must address “the needs of the whole child.” This includes areas such as pre-school readiness, physical limitations, and transition into independent living. Molloy said she met with

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Fayne Molloy is the new director of pupil services for the Berlin school district. special needs in her extended family. Molloy said she has met with and joined Berlin’s new SEPTA group. That’s a local chapter of the Special Education Parent Teachers Association. She said the group is

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Fayne M. Molloy, the school district’s new director of pupil personnel services, said reaching out to parents and open communication is the best way to ensure students get what they need. Molloy began with the Berlin public schools July 1 replacing the former director Margaret Butler who retired. Molloy said she was interested in the job as “Berlin has a reputation as a good school district…it was an exciting opportunity.” Molloy oversees services for about 400 students from pre-kindergarten through the senior year at high school. “Berlin has a lot of terrific programs in place and a remarkable variety of program options,” she said. “All of these options are up and running” in the new school year. Before coming to Berlin, Molloy worked in various other school districts such as Plainville, Plymouth, and Watertown where she served as principal for eight years. She was director of pupil personnel services in Salem before taking the Berlin job. Her career includes being a special education teacher, a field she became interested in through experience with

several parents over the summer. The best approach is to get to know the parents and child in order to “make sound recommendations and facilitate the entry of parent and child into the program.” Fostering close communication between the student’s special education teacher, the regular teacher, family and child is important. “The more learning between school and home, the longer the learning is retained.”


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McGee Middle School not meeting ‘No Child Left Behind’ standards progress in all subject areas over the past three years, Benigni said. “Have they moved up? You bet. There is movement across the whole spectrum,” Benigni said. “To say we are a ‘school in need’…” He gestured to indicate this statement does not appear to be an accurate reading on McGee. For example, math and reading scores have doubled for this sub group since 2006 and writing scores have improved as well. Benigni said the next step is to file a plan as to how the school will work to meet AYP for these students. However, much of this work is already in progress. Benigni said it is more important to look at any child in this school and measure his or her progress against him or herself.

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McGee Middle School was one of 406 schools in the state that did not meet the No Child Left Behind standard for adequate yearly progress this year, according to a Sept. 2 press release from the state Department of Education. Principal Brian Benigni said “No Child” standards change from year to year making it difficult to accurately show gains which have been made. All McGee students have made significant progress and findings relate only to a small subgroup — and that group has made excellent progress as well. “Annual yearly progress” is defined as a standard that must be met by the whole school and by each subgroup of 40 or more student. Subgroups include: ethnicity, English as a second language, economically disadvantaged, and students with disabilities. Failing to meet the AYP in one subgroup of students in special education placed the school in the “in need of improvement” category. About 40 percent of the state’s schools were placed in that category, about the same as the previous year. Berlin was placed in this category, in its one subgroup, in the

areas of math and reading. McGee has previously not met AYP goals for this sub group and has in the past been given “safe harbor” status, meaning significant progress was made. McGee, as a whole, met the standards for the Connecticut Mastery Test (on which the AYP is based) and scored high among towns with similar profiles (known as district reference groups). Overall 80 percent of McGee students rank as “at goal” and about 95 percent are ranked as “at proficient.” The NCLB goal is to have 100 percent of students at the proficient level by 2015. “Our scores have never been higher than this year,” Benigni said. “We’re making progress, just not as fast as (NCLB) requires.” He said standards for ranking students and schools was raised last year as well and the formula for producing data changed as well. The special education subgroup of 62 students taking the full standard CMT did not meet the criteria to make AYP. However, these students did make significant

The Berlin police reported the following arrests. Aug. 23 Jason Levesque, 31, 85 Park Place, Plainville, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Tyler Winkler, 21, 1104 Farmington Ave., attempt second-degree assault (aggravated), disorderly conduct – other. Wilson Alamo, 31, 18 Dubek Rd., New Britain, sixth-degree larceny – shoplifting. Jesse Petronis, 195 Porters Pass, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, failure to drive in proper lane, multiple. Aug. 26 Jack Tchorzewski, 26, 71 Mattabassett St., East Berlin, sixthdegree larceny-shoplifting. Jeffrey Boga, 46, 1255 East St., Southington, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Aug. 27 Richard Barillaro, 56, 18 Tremont St., Meriden, DUI, refusal to submit to test, under suspension, failure to stay in established lane. Aug. 29 Veronica Hulme, 47, 184 Somerset Dr., third-degree assault. George Michael Hulme, 44, 184 Somerset Dr., disorderly conduct/assaultive, third-degree criinal mischief.

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Berlin police officers tame the mighty Connecticut By Robert Mayer Managing Editor There must be some lame jokes about being up a river without a paddle that could be made about the canoe trip Berlin police officers John Burns and Jim Gosselin recently made but when considering the grand spectrum of the trip, those jokes would quickly be laughed off. The duo recently completed the second half of a twopart canoe trip of the Connecticut River from the Canadian border to the mouth of the Long Island Sound in Old Saybrook. All totaled, the two traveled nearly 400 miles over 16 days. The first part of the trip was done last summer when the two canoed from central Vermont to the Long Island

Sound. The second part of the trip was just completed as they navigated from the Canadian border to the spot they took off from on the first trip in central Vermont. “I’ve wanted to explore the Connecticut River after years of exploring and studying the Mattabesset River in the Cromwell meadows down to the Connecticut.” Gosselin said. “I have been amazed at the tidal effects on the lower 35 miles of the Connecticut River and started to look at the Connecticut as a gem in my backyard worthy and capable of experiencing from source (Fourth Connecticut Lake, Pittsburgh, N.H. at Canadian Border) to Long Island Sound (Old Saybrook/Old Lyme). “We started last July at the half way point (205 mile

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mark - Sumner Falls, Hartland, VT) last summer because there were only five portages south of the put in and the river seemed tamer. What we found last July was a river running full steam at near flood stage. When we started at Sumner Falls a few serious whitewater kayakers asked what we intended to do since the river was ‘closed.’ The river was flowing at 55,000 cubic feet per second while the norm was 2,000 cfs at that time of year. Well our ride had already left and with no cell service we decided to jump in and go for it. With 17 years of experience, my confidence level allowed me to take a leap of faith and go for it. John never hesitated.” Burns said he was much more the novice of the two but was excited to make the trip. “I’ve done some kayaking and been in a canoe before but Jim is much more expert than I am,” Burns said. “It was amazing to me to see how the river flows in different parts of the ride. There are bends of 180 degrees where you actually paddle back north for miles before you go south. Then there are some pretty stiff rapids to contend with. There was one

time we got swept over and lost all our stuff in the river. We had to gather it all back up and collect ourselves before getting back into the canoe.” The second part of the trip was much tougher for a lot of reasons, according to Gosselin. “We were intent on paddling it the same time frame as last year,” he said. “The toughest parts included long portages carrying gear miles either through downtown areas like Bellows Falls, Vermont or over primitive trails and steep grades such as at the Comerford Reservoir dam in New Hampshire. “We also navigated some class 2-3 whitewater on the upper reaches that tested our canoe and personal mettle. Last year as we approached the Vernon, Vermont Dam and nuclear power plant we had 20-25 knot head winds out of the south with up to two foot swells and white caps. That was dicey paddling. Some of the most tiring paddling was in the upper head waters where the river meandered for miles through farm lands. At the end of the day we may have paddled 25 miles but only advanced south 15 miles.” Along the way, the two

camped out alongside the river. “Sometimes we camped in legit campgrounds and other times we would find a place near the edge of the river and camp there,” Burns said. “We would see sites that you just don’t see every day. We would be in dark places along the river so we could see the stars so vividly. There were no streetlights to take away from the stars brightness. “We’d also see and hear all kinds of wildlife at nights. Sometimes it was peaceful and we’d just hear the river rolling by but other nights we’d hear coyotes howling. You’d see eagles, foxes, and deer. It was amazing. We also took note of all the spots along the river where old cribs were built and still standing, which helped the logging industry move lumber.” Gosselin also enjoyed the wildlife aspect of the trip. He said “A plethora of birds kept us busy watching for eagles, osprey, kingfishers, swallows, great blue herons, red wing black birds, crows, ravens and more along the entire length of the river. We had a coyote baying

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Parks and Recreation News The Berlin Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the following programs. Halloween Monster Bash and Pumpkin Decorating Contest is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23 at McGee Middle School, from 6:308:45 p.m. The annual event is for ages pre-school through fifth grade and their families. There is a $2 fee per child, collected at the door. All children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The department is not responsible for children once they leave the building. Activities include ‘Twin-

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Winners will be announced at 8:15 p.m. The 5th annual Scarecrow Festival, hosted by Berlin Park and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Fall Foliage Festival, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 11 a.m. in Volunteer Park on the corner of Farmington Avenue and Porters Pass. After the opening ceremony, children’s activities are offered in the park until 1 p.m. We encourage businesses, local volunteer, civic organizations, children organizations as well as individuals and families to join us for the 4th annual Festival by creating their own unique scarecrow to enter into the Scarecrow contest. Scarecrow will take up residency on Main Street and Farmington Avenue from October 17 until Oct. 31. We hope to create a fall atmosphere and country setting to the terrific Town of Berlin. Spend a day with your family strolling down Main Street and Farmington Avenue looking at all the creative scarecrows. Stop in and visit our local businesses for a bite to eat or a little shopping. For additional information on the event and how to register contact the Park and


across the river from us one night; saw a doe and two fawns swim across the river, red foxes on the river bank, and two North American river otters. Also the rich river history of river logging that brought commerce to the textile mills in Massachusetts.” Burns was proud of his accomplishment. I view it as an accomplishment,” he said. “Not too many people can say they’ve done what Jim and I did. We paddled six hours a day and we worked hard but that hard work was enjoyable work. It was quite an experience.” Gosselin said next on the travel itinerary may be the Merrimac and Concord Rivers in Massachusetts, made famous by the literary works of Henry David Thoreau.

kles”, “Stardust” and a DJ in the gym, various arts and crafts, games, Halloween Bingo and many more spooky activities. Come in costume and register for a chance to win a prize, random winners will be picked throughout the night, from the following categories; infant-5 years, K and first grade, second and third grade and fourth and fifth grade. Everyone who shows up in a costume has a chance to win! The annual pumpkindecorating contest will also be held Friday, Oct. 23. Preregistration, in person, is required at the Parks and Recreation Department office by Wednesday, Oct. 21 to be eligible. The event is open to all Berlin youth from preschool through fifth grade. Categories include Most Frightening, Most Amusing and Most Creative. Parents please remember this is a contest for the children, please keep any assistance with their pumpkin to a minimum. We will also have the People’s choice pumpkin, where everyone that attends can vote for his or her favorite pumpkin. Pumpkins must be dropped of that night at McGee Middle School between 5:45-6:15 p.m.


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(Letter sent home regarding Obama speech.) On Tuesday, Sept. 8 at noon, President Barack Obama will deliver a national address to students. The President’s educational address will be broadcast live on the White House website; It will also be aired on the CSPAN cable and radio channels and online at I appreciate the historical significance of this event and the importance of the President’s message to our students about working hard, setting educational goals, and taking responsibility for their learning. I am also aware that the plan to deliver a special address directly to children during the school day has raised considerable debate and has become increasingly politicized. As a public school district, we must respect the views and opinions of all members of our school community - students, staff, and parents - and not allow polarized responses to distract us from our focus which is to provide meaningful instruction to our students. Therefore, we will not be making the live event available for viewing during the school day. Certainly, the President’s message to students is relevant. It is consistent with our own intentions as educators and as parents - to challenge our students to become conscientious and purposeful learners. It is my hope that you will take this opportunity to record the event so that you, as a family, can share in this historical and important experience with your child. Sincerely, Michael T. Cicchetti, Ed. D. Superintendent of Schools

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closets, that their science labs would be indistinguishable from classrooms of fifty years ago, that children with disabilities would struggle to have access to their school buildings, and that high school students would eat lunch in the hallways - Berlin voters would rightly reject this candidate and platform as unacceptable. Yet, each year of inaction, each year that we fail to seriously confront these conditions, each year that we refuse to acknowledge what these reports and studies have outlined; we endorse the view that inadequate facilities are acceptable, that antiquated classrooms are appropriate, that instruction in hallways is okay. Each year of inaction says that inadequate is “good enough” for our children. While it is the Board’s hope that this position paper will resonate as a call to action, its intent is not to alarm but to inform. We continue to have faith in the intelligence and good will of Berlin residents; our hope is that, by summarizing and bringing this information to the public, we can begin an informed discussion on how we can intelligently and expediently address the needs of our schools. Copies of this paper are available at all of our schools and the Board of Education office, and at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. The report can also be found online at our webpage, with links to the original reports that are summarized in the paper. We

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fice of Civil Rights (“OCR”) to have numerous code and accessibility deficiencies and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (“NEASC”), a regional accreditation agency, has placed the high school on “warning” status based on the condition of its facilities. These reports and studies, which are summarized in this position paper, highlight and emphasize the urgency of addressing the deficiencies and educational inadequacies of our school facilities. Although our community has not acted to address these needs, these new reports - and the consequences of not timely responding to them - means that inaction is no longer an option. The failure to address these issues will result in consequences, such as the potential loss of the high school’s accreditation and further citations from the Federal Office of Civil Rights. If an elected official running for office was to tell the Berlin community, as part of his or her platform, that he would ensure that Berlin children would be educated in hallways and converted

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Council Continued from page 1 tract is executed. The start of the project was delayed due to code issues which extended the permitting process. Excavations “would have been better to do in the summer,� Simonian said. The site work includes drainage work and constructing “piers� (sonotube forms) to support the relocatable structures. As students will be in class during the construction period, the construction site will be fenced and, if necessary, sight and sound barriers will be used. The council approved funds for an architect for a Phase I review of renovations at BHS that are needed due to code and accessibility issues. The architectural firm selected is Silver Petrucelli and Associates, of Hamden, for a Phase I fee of $57,900. Certain areas of the

school do not comply with the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For example, classrooms need strobe light installed as visual alarms (in addition to existing audio alarms) in order to accommodate students with hearing loss. Phase I will evaluate the school and athletic fields. In addition, The New England Association of Schools and Colleges is requiring an air quality investigation at the high school. Also, the school was assessed this past year by the Office of Civil Rights, which randomly selects facilities for review, and there were several areas of noncompliance.

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a clear case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts — and if you’ve been part of the action, tell us about it! To participate and tell your story, or share a photo, please contact The Berlin Citizen. You can: stop by our office at 979 Farmington Avenue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday: email your story to (please put Fair Memories in the subject line); or you can write to us at The Berlin Citizen, 979 Farmington Ave., P.O. Box 438, Kensington, CT 06037. Any questions, please call (860) 829-5720. Here are a couple of fair memories. The first time I covered the Berlin Fair for The Citizen I was all gung-ho to get some really great photos. I asked the guy running the ferris wheel to give me a free ride so I could shoot some fantastic stuff from aloft. He

had a look on his face like I was trying to con him, but he let me on without a ticket anyway. And as it turned out, going high was a good idea and a lot of fun despite the terrifying combination of height, trying to focus a camera and contorting myself to get a clear view through the metal work of the ferris wheel. I think the birds-eye view shots of the midway were worth it, but I never tried it again. Since then, I stick to down to earth stuff like baby pigs and watching chicks hatch. Olivia Lawrence, reporter Since I began working at The Citizen, The Berlin Fair has gotten a lot more interesting for me. Now when I walk around the grounds after dark, everywhere I look I see Berlin High School athletes — past and present. Seeing the alumnus, often times, I’m reminded of a game at some packed, muggy gymnasium or a chilly night at the football field. I end up telling whoever I’m at the fair with: “That kid was good. I remember him” or “Wow, he’s bulked up quite a bit” or “She was an

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Sacred Heart Church has been selected for the 2009 Best of East Berlin Award in the Places Of Worship category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

The Kensington Congregational Church Christian Education program has scheduled a Parent/Child playgroup for Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The group meets on a “drop in” basis, in the crib room in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. All children, from infants to preschoolers, are welcome. Kensington Congregational Church Rally Sunday is scheduled for Sept. 13. Church School, for children entering kindergarten through eighth grade, will begin and all children are invited to the 10 a.m. worship service. Come and experience the great changes taking place to make the KCC program and church a great place to celebrate God’s love! Kensington Congregational Church has scheduled a Church Picnic and Sunday Sundae on Sept. 13 at 12:30 p.m. The afternoon offers hot dogs, a corn roast, ice cream and family fun. Contact the church office for tickets. The 2009-2010 Kensington Congregational confirmation class is scheduled to meet in an informational session on Sept. 13. Parents are encouraged to contact the church to enroll their child. The classes meet every other Sunday from 5 to7 p.m. except for field trips. Kensington Congregational Church has scheduled Bring a Friend Sunday for Sept. 20. The Diaconate of KCC invites you to come and share the joy. All are welcome


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Taize service The Kensington United Methodist Church offers a Taize service Tuesdays at 7 p.m. The service combines silent meditation, prayer and simple music. Silence 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.

Holy Grounds Coffeehouse Holy Grounds Coffeehouse, 146 Hudson St., has scheduled live music from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month. Patrick DeStoop, a solo acoustic artist, is scheduled for Sept. 11. There is no charge to attend; a free will offering is accepted. Refreshments are offered. For more information,

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Healing Hands of Jesus has scheduled Bible study every Thursday at the church office, 120 Berlin Turnpike. Services are held Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Griswoldville Chapel, Griswold Street in Wethersfield. Children’s ministry is available during services. For more information, call (203) 982-9227.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Obituaries Christine Libretto

all of her daughter’s dance classes and recitals, and her singing career with Charter Oak Bluegrass. She assisted her husband in all community activities, especially with VFW Post 10732 where she was a Patriotic Instructor for the Women’s Auxiliary for many years. She was also a talented singer, avid fisherman, softball player, Yankee fan, loved to play bingo with her friends Hannah Michalski and her best friend, the late Agnes Carney, and was also a bingo caller and on the set-back card team with the Berlin Senior Center. Connie loved life and the people who surrounded her and will be deeply missed by those left behind: her husband Stanley Dziob; daughter Janet and David Jacobson, of Kensington; son Daniel Dziob and Patricia Henderson, of Portland; grandchildren Dana and Bruce Saari of Berlin, Megan Annunziata and Phong Ngo of Eagleville, of Pennsylvania, Lisa and Scott Little of New Britain, Alan D. Dziob and Adam and Jessica Dziob, all of Torrington, and Claudia Velez of New Britain; great-grandchildren, Savannah Dziob, Steven Dzierbinski, Crystal, Dallas, Gemini, Lissa, Katlyn, and Annalisa Little, and Alexzandra Dziob; a sistersin-law, Anna Labritz of Merrimac, Mass., Emelia and Richard Donahue of East Haven, Jennie and John Pelahatch of Top Sail, N.C., and Ruth and Frank Kiczuk of Rocky Hill, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins including a favorite cousin Ann Goguen of Gardner, Mass. A heartfelt thank you to

Adam and Jessica Dziob, Patricia Henderson, Jeffrey Kagan, M.D. and Vitas Hospice who so lovingly and compassionately cared for Connie during her final days. Services were held Sept. 3, 2009 at Porter’s Funeral Services, Kensington, with Father Ronald T. Smith officiating. Burial was in Maple Cemetery, Berlin.

Rose Mary Magnano R o s e Mary Magnano, 94, of Kensington, loving wife of Rosario “Ross” John Magnano for 58 years, died Aug. 30, 2009 at Hospice in Branford after a long battle with cancer. Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Dominic and the late Jesse DeFazio, she was employed at Fafnir Bearing Company where she was a member of their bowling team. She was a life-long member of St. Paul Church where she sang in the choir, and was a member of the St. Ann Society and the Lady Knights of Columbus. She enjoyed attending functions

and trips at the Senior Center in Berlin, and participated in ceramics class for over 20 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, LouAnn and Jim Warren of Kensington; two grandsons and their wives, Major Jason and Lisa Warren and Adam and Jenny Warren; a great-grandson, William Warren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Antoinette and Battiste Russo and Ruth Campanario, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Albert DeFazio; and four sisters, Molly Aldi, Josephine Petruff, Adeline DePalo, and Gloria Carson. Services were held Sept. 5, 2009 at Porter’s Funeral Home, Kensington with a funeral liturgy at St. Paul Church. Burial was in the mausoleum at St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. If you wish to make a m, please consider a gift to St. Mark the Evangelist Religious Education Program, 467 Quaker Lane South, West Hartford, CT 06110.

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Christine (DeBlasio) Libretto, 39, of Newington, daughter of William and Arlene (Dougherty) DeBlasio of Kensington, died Aug. 31, 2009 at Hartford Hospital after a long illness, surrounded by her family. Born in New Britain, she lived in Berlin most of her life, graduated from Berlin High School, received an Associate’s degree from Middlesex Community College, and lived on Long Island for eight years before returning to Newington. She loved family, friends, and holidays, and was an avid Yankees fan. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Nancy DeBlasio of Kensington; a brother and sister-inlaw, William and Lynne DeBlasio of Newington; a niece, Nicole DeBlasio; two nephews, Ryan and Anthony DeBlasio; several aunts, uncles, and cousins, including her favorite aunt, Jean Wieczorek of Newington; her dearest friend, John Wooten of Newington and her two dogs, Shadow and Jaden. y A funeral liturgy was held Sept. 4, 2009 at St. Paul Church. Burial in West Lane Cemetery, Kensington, will be at the convenience of the d family. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 306 Industrial Park Road, Suite 105, Middletown, CT 06457. Porter’s Funeral Home, Kensington, was in charge of arrangements. l t y C o n C. r stance (Lariviere) 83, d Dziob, died peacefully Aug. 30, 2009 at g home after a short illness with her loving family at her side. She was lead on her path by the hands of her sons who predeceased her,

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Schools should have shown President’s address By Robert Mayer Managing Editor

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Government Meetings Thursday, Sept. 10 Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 6:30 p.m. Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 Economic Development, Town Hall Room

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My plan for Tuesday was to pick up my two daughters at Hubbard Elementary School at 11:45 a.m. so they could come home with me and watch the national address from President Barack Obama about education. I would have had to do this since the Superintendent of Schools in town has decided not to allow the event to be shown live in classrooms. Instead, my wife and I printed out the text of the speech, which was released Monday, and read it to our kids. That led to a roughly half hour discussion and a question from my fourth grader. “Why won’t Dr. Cicchetti let us watch the president give this speech?” Her mom and I told her to ask him the next time she saw him. In a letter home to students, Dr. Michael Cicchetti said. “As a public school district, we must respect the views and opinions of all members of our school community – students, staff and parents – and not allow polarized responses to distract us from our focus which is to provide meaningful instruction to our students. Therefore, we will not be making the live event available for viewing during the school day.” Are you absolutely kidding me? What could be more meaningful instruction than the President of the United States talking directly to our students about what is expected of them as they start school? I’ll answer for you — absolutely nothing. My daughters, in fourth and second grade, don’t know anything about politics, but they do know who the president is. Who do you think holds more weight when talking to our children, the teacher they see every day

(no disrespect intended) or the President of the United States? Again, I’ll answer for you — Barack Obama. Mayer The fact that this became so controversial is just an indictment on what is wrong with this country right now. Two sides are out for their own good and the right thing for the country takes a back seat. Say what you want about Obama, think he has done a terrible job running the country since he took the oath of office, but please don’t think he is stupid enough to include things in his speech that would be political. Furthermore, the text of the speech was made available before his address. I have them in front of me and I will tell you there is not one controversial part. There are so many great teaching points for our students that this should be played every year as school starts. If Cicchetti was afraid of backlash for showing the event, he should have given the parents the right to take their students out of class, not the other way around. Plainville is showing the address. Now Plainville has a more enlightened school district than Berlin? Or at least a more enlightened superintendent? Cromwell is not showing it live because it is logistically a problem with lunch waves. Fair enough but they are showing it at a later date. I read the text of the speech on Monday and could not wait for my kids, even my four-year old son, to hear the address. Obama will say, “But at the

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Speech Continued from page 12 end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world – and none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities. Unless you show up to those schools; pay attention to those teachers; listen to your parents, grandparents and other adults; and put in the hard work it takes to succeed.” Blasphemy! “Now I know it’s not always easy to do well in school. I know a lot of you have challenges in your lives right now that can make it hard to focus on your schoolwork. “I get it. I know what that’s like. My father left my family when I was two years old, and I was raised by a single mother who struggled at times to pay the bills and wasn’t always able to give us things the other kids had. There were times when I missed having a father in my life. There were times when I was lonely and felt like I didn’t fit in. “So I wasn’t always as focused as I should have been. I did some things I’m not proud of, and got in more trouble than I should have. And my life could have easily taken a turn for the worse.” What a terrible, political message to use on our students (read my sarcastic tone here.) And now for the worst part... “But the truth is, being successful is hard. You won’t love every subject you study. You won’t click with every teacher. Not every homework assignment will seem completely relevant to your life right this minute. And you won’t necessarily succeed at everything the first time you try. “That’s OK. Some of the most successful people in the world are the ones who’ve had the most failures. JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was rejected twelve times before it was finally published. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, and he lost hundreds of games and

missed thousands of shots during his career. But he once said, “I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” And lastly... “So today, I want to ask you, what’s your contribution going to be? What problems are you going to solve? What discoveries will you make? What will a president who comes here in t20 or 50 or 100 years say about what all of you did for this country?” Why did school children watch as the Apollo 13 space craft meandered helplessly on television? Why did school children watch the space shuttle blow up on television? Why did school children watch similar educational addresses from Presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Regan and George H.W. Bush? The answer is simple, but clearly not so simple that the Berlin School District can figure it out. The president also warned students that if they quit on school, “you’re not just quitting on yourself, you’re quitting on your country.” Doesn’t that sound familiar? “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” These events and these addresses provided the ultimate in meaningful instruction to our students. They provided educational context for their life that could never be re-created by a lesson plan. Cicchetti says in his letter home to parents “Certainly, the President’s message to students is relevant.” Way to state the obvious. So why is is not being shown in our classrooms? Shame on the school district for bowing down to perceived political pressure. And shame on any political group who created a fuss over this incredible, as-farfrom-controversial speech before they even heard it or saw the text. For those parents who did not hear the address and would like their children to see and read the text, it is available at


Election Day is fast approaching Probably no one except candidates, reporters and political operatives are paying any attention yet to the upcoming election. (And I’m not using “political operative” in the perjorative way the term has come to be viewed but in the pure sense of “political campaign staff who formulate and implement the strategy needed to win an election.”) Anyway, like it or not Election Day, Nov. 3, will be here in just eight short weeks. Seven town council slots are at stake as are three board of education slots. How much do you know about the folks who will be representing your tax dollars at work? The party’s council slates were announced in the July 30 edition of The Citizen. The Dems said all their incumbants are coming back, but a week later William Watson dropped out. Bill Rasmussen was tapped to fill that void and he’ll join Adam Salina, Steve Morelli, Rachel Rochette and Robert Dacey on the ballot. The GOP slate consists of Dave Evans, Fran Geschimsky, Kari Drost, Charles Paonessa and incumbant Joan Carey. The Citizen will be running more information on all the candidates. But if you really want to know whether or not you like, trust, admire or think these individuals will do an adequate — or better — job representing your tax dollar, give them call, go to a council meeting, spend some time doing your own research so you’ve got a solid feel for the best men or women for the job. Funny how people spend hours debating the merits of presidential candidates, but when it comes to the people who run your town — who decide the big issues of health, safety, education and even what kind of trash barrel you haul out to the curb each week—would you recognize these folks if you bumped into them at the grocery store? In a recent online poll on

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Commentary by Olivia L. Lawrence The Citizen’s website, people were asked “Are you happy with the recently announced political slates?” The majority of respondants (38 percent) checked the answer “It’s just the same people all over again.” Another 28 percent said “No, I don’t like either party.” Those not keen on the Democrats equalled six percent and — surprise — those not keen on the Republicans equalled six percent, too. Those who are happy with the candidates totaled 22 percent. That’s pretty harsh. Whether you’re with the Dems, the GOP, the Green Party, the purple party or the Lieberman Table-for-One party, you ought to give a high-five to anyone willing to step forward into public life. (On a related note…if you think we need more new faces in government, there are numerous vacancies on the town’s boards and commissions — if you’re interested that’s a good place to start.) Having watched many local campaigns and candidates up close and personal, here and in other towns, I know you have to have the temperment for politics, for sure. And now with these crazy lawless blogs — it’s like “Lord of the Flies” out there in Internet-land. Bloggers will rip a candidate to shreds because he doesn’t have a blueprint for solving every

problem. In my kitchen drawer I have a “re-elect Bob Peters” rubber jar grip, that flat, round, textured thingy you use to open tight lids. I don’t know where I got it or exactly how old it is —it’s from Peters’ run for state representative in District 30, the seat Joe Aresimowicz has now. That grip is pretty beat-up but it still works just fine. It always makes me smile when I use the “re-elect Bob Peters” rubber jar grip to give me a hand with my cooking duties. That rubber grip seems like the perfect metaphor for politics — at least the ideal idea of what politics should be. The obvious message is “get a grip” — take hold of things. But as a metaphor there may be a deeper message. As an item, a rubber grip is useful, cheap, durable and unobtrusive — it stays in a corner of the drawer, hardly taking up any room, but it’s there when you need it. Well, that’s a lot to ask of a political candidate but those qualities may be something to keep in mind as you try to loosen the lid and get some answers this fall.

Letters policy The Berlin Citizen intends to present a forum for the lively exchange of ideas and issues. To facilitate the publication of your contributions, several guidelines should be followed. Letters to the editor must be signed, with a phone number included. The writer will be called to confirm authorship. No anonymous letters will be printed. Letters must be received by 5 p.m. Friday to be considered for publication the following week. For election purposes, letters referring to any candidate, race or party will not be published after the October 15, 2009 edition.



The Berlin Citizen Thursday, September 10, 2009

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The Central Connecticut Health District will hold seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccination clinics in Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield according to the following schedule: Berlin: Community Center, 230 Kensington Road, Friday Oct. 9, 1 to 4 p.m. Newington: Newington Senior and Disabled Center, 120 Cedar Street, Newington â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m, to noon and Friday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Rocky Hill: Rocky Hill Community Center, 55 Church Street, Rocky Hill Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 9 to noon and Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Wethersfield: Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield Street, Wethersfield â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thursday, Sept. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Pneumonia shots also will be available. During the outbreak of the novel H1N1 influenza virus, the CDC has recommended that the following groups of people get a pneumonia shot: all people over age 65, anyone between the ages of 2 and 64 who has certain high-risk medical conditions, all adults age 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 64 years of age who have asthma or who smoke. People at highest risk who received a pneumonia vaccination before the age of 65 should get a single revaccination at least 5 years after the initial shot once they reach age 65. Participants are asked to wear short sleeves or loosesleeved clothes. The fee for a flu shot is $30; the pneumonia shot cost is $40. The Health District will bill all ConnectiCare Plans, Medicare Part B, and the following MEDICARE plans: Aetna (PFFS only), Anthem,

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Health Net, and WellCare. Residents with those plans must bring their card with them to the clinic to receive their flu and/or pneumonia shot at no charge. Although vaccination for seasonal flu will not provide protection from the H1N1 flu, it is important to begin building immunity from the other 3 strains that are predicted to affect us this flu season as soon as possible so that if a person does become ill with H1N1, he or she will not run the risk of catching both the seasonal flu and the novel flu at the same time. The Health District clinics are open to anyone age nine and older, regardless of town of residence. Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield residents who are totally homebound may call the Health District at (860) 7212818 to arrange for a home visit. Additional information about the flu is available by calling 211, or by calling the Lung Association of New England at 1-800-586-4872. Clinics also are listed at

Blood glucose screening The Central Connecticut Health District and the Wethersfield Health Care Center continue to offer a glucose screening program to residents of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Newington, and Berlin who are 65 years of age and older. Jacki Baranowski, R.N. from the Wethersfield Health Care Center, conducts free blood glucose screenings monthly in the towns of Rocky Hill and Wethersfield. The blood sugar test takes only minutes, and time is permitted to allow participants an opportunity to discuss the meaning of the resulting numbers and what to do if the sugar level is too high. Screenings are conducted on the second Tuesday of each month in Wethersfield and the fourth Tuesday of each month in Rocky Hill. Residents of all four health district towns are invited to participate at the location of their choice. The next screening is scheduled for Sept. 22 from 10

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Obituaries Charles Falconeri

Police before retiring. He was a past commander, Post 33 in Plainville and a life member of the D.A.V. Chapter 5 in Bristol. He leaves his beloved son James Buchanan of Plainville and his only grandson Philip R. Buchanan; his three brothers Melvin Buchanan and his wife Marilyn of Bristol, Richard Buchanan of Manchester and John Buchanan of Plainville; several nieces and nephews; two loving stepdaughters Georgia Theriault of Plainville and Terry Delahunty and her husband Jim

of Southington and his former wife and friend Ruth Buchanan of Plainville. He was predeceased by a sister Nancy. Services were held Sept. 9, 2009 at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. Burial, with Military Honors, was in West Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Philip’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave. P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450. For online condolences, visit

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C h a rl e s Falconeri, 92, of Berlin, formerly of N e w Britain, died Sept. 1, 2009 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. He was born in Bridgeport on Aug. 26, 1917, the son of Alexander and Corradina Falconeri. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Okinawa. He worked at Fafnir, Stanley Works, and finally retired from the Emhart Corporation in 1982 after working there for 18 years. He is predeceased by his wife, Ann (Marino) Falconeri. He is survived by three children, Carol Hallbach and her husband Paul of Berlin, Donna Buys of Bristol and her husband Bill of Berlin, and Charles Falconeri Jr. of Meriden; a granddaughter, Kelly Viola and her husband Brian of Bristol; a greatgrandson, Benjamin Viola; a sister, Carmela Lashenka; and two brothers, Joseph Falconeri and Angelo Falconeri. He was also predeceased by two sisters, Angelina Garcia and Jean Sapko and a brother, Nicholas Falconeri. Services were held Sept. 5, 2009 at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maurice Church, New Britain. Burial was in St. Sebastian Cemetery in Middlefield.

country in both the United States Navy during the Korean War and the Air Force Reserves. He received an Associate, Bachelors and a Master’s Degree in Police Administration from the University of New Haven. He was a retired Lieutenant of the Plainville Police Department, one of two officers that started the detective division in Plainville in the 1960’s. In 1978 he became Chief of Police in Berlin and then moved to Sarasota, Fla. where he worked for the Florida State

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There are a variety of eyeglass accessories available today to enhance the performance of eyewear when playing golf, tennis, or other spor ts. Eyewear retainers hold sunglasses snugly on the head during extreme spor ts. Nylon or neoprene cords are recommended over leather cords for situations in which the user can end up dampened by water or snow. The lanyards with adjustable beads work best because the cord can be pulled tight to keep sunglasses in place. Another popular accessory, par ticularly among golfers and tennis player, is the polarized clip-on. It allows the ball to be seen clearly through prescription eyewear. Anti-fog treatments also prevent lens fogging that can compromise vision. At VISUAL PERCEPTIONS EYECARE, we are forward-thinking and use the latest technological breakthroughs. Routine eye health exams are an impor tant par t of maintaining good overall health. Call us at 860-828-1900 to schedule a comprehensive eye health exam that includes a review of your general medical histor y and dilation of the pupils for examination of the retina, blood vessels, and optic ner ve. Our practice is located at 369 New Britain Road, Kensington, next to the Animal Hospital of Berlin.



The Berlin Citizen Thursday, September 10, 2009

Senior Happenings AARP

Meetings The Berlin AARP Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. The monthly Chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 1:15 p.m. at the Senior Center. An ice cream social will follow the meeting.

National Senior Center Month

September is National Senior Center Month. This year’s theme is “Make a Connection”. We believe that senior centers are the place to make a connection through art, movement, technology and interaction between generations and friends. National Senior Center Month programs scheduled include: Monday, Sept 14 at 10:30

a.m. — Keeping Care Giver Stress in Control. Monday, Sept 14 at 1 p.m. — Fall Setback Tournament starts. Tuesday, Sept 15 at 1 p.m. — CVS “Brown Bag” with Pharmacist Todd DeGroff. Wednesday, Sept 23 at 1 p.m. — Protecting your Assets with Sophia Dumansky, New York Life. Wednesday, Sept 23 at 2 p.m. — Dental Education Session. Wednesday, Sept 23 at 8:30 a.m. — “Big E” trip leaves. Friday, Sept 25 at 10:30 a.m. — Lunch Bunch Trip leaves for Lenny & Joe’s, Westbrook. Tuesday, Sept 29 at 1 p.m. — Dr. McEvoy – Chiropractor presentation.

Dental education The Senior Center and the Central Connecticut Health District have scheduled a free dental educational workshop

for Sept. 23 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. The program, Essentials in oral care for seniors - keeping your teeth healthy between cleanings, will be presented by Diane Chupas, licensed dental hygienist. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to (860) 88-7006.

Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation Grant programs The Department of Community Services offers trips to Berlin seniors through a grant from the Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation. The grant pays for all transportation and 50 percent of the event admission/ticket fee for residents age 60 and over who qualify within the following guidelines: individuals $1,733/month; couple -

$2,333/month. Households requesting admission/ticket subsidy must complete an Annual Income Declaration Form. Pumpkin Festival — Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The trip will attend the 19th annual Pumpkin Festival in Keene, N.H. The festival involves substantial walking and includes craft and food vendors and live entertainment on three stages. After dark, over 20,000 pumpkins will be illuminated. All ages are welcome. Transportation is by deluxe motor coach. No refund after Sept. 30 unless a replacement is found for your seat, 26 tickets are available. Cost is Berlin residents (no subsidy), $32; Berlin residents (with subsidy), $16; non-residents (includes bus fare), $51. Sign up at the Senior Center.

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The Senior Center has scheduled the following trips. For more information and to sign up call the Senior Center at (860) 828-7006. Sept. 23 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Eâ&#x20AC;? Connecticut Day. Oct. 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Octoberfest at the Platzl Brauhaus, Ponoma, N.Y. Oct. 16-18 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Indian Head Resort. Nov. 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Radio City, New York City. Dec. 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Williams Inn Christmas.

Thanks to a donation of a computer and printer from the Friends of Berlin Public Health Nursing Services, seniors are invited to use the computer equipment free of charge. A sign-up sheet is posted on the wall next to the computer. Call (860) 828-7006 to schedule computer time.

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Seniors are welcome to borrow two books per visit (on the honor system) from the Senior Center library. The books may be kept as


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Results of the Strikette Bowling League from Sept. 1: Florence Gillette, 190; Irene Willametz, 186; Sue Rogers, 179; Marie Kaczynski, 178; Betty Chiger, 168. Results of the Senior Bowling League from Sept. 4: Charles Snetro, 190; Mike Koval, 189; Ferd Brochu, 178; Walt Wallace, 178; Irene Willametz, 152.

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Mommy & Me expands to include quality consignment goods hours. The new consignment section of the store is called Lazy Daisies and customers can check out the goods at Lazy Daisies offers “everything from gently used cribs to living room and dining room furniture,” she said. In addition, the store will now stock a line of handmade jewelry and gifts for men and women. “We have fun, funky furniture finds,” Eigenraam said.

By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor Sally Eigenraam, owner of one of downtown’s cornerstone establishments, says she’s made some big changes. Customers can expect to find a whole new world of shopping at her 384 Main Street store. A business owner at the Main Street location for more than 10 years, Eigenraam’s Mommy & Me, has earned a strong reputation for service and quality products in the realm of baby and childrens furniture, clothing and accessories. That side of the businesses hasn’t changed, but the shop recently made a major shift to offer high-quality consigment goods — among other things. “We’re now carrying everything — from upscale resale items to a whole range of gifts. It’s not just for those

Gently used consignment furniture has been added to the mix of items available at Mommy & Me, a children’s store on Main Street. shopping for a baby or child any more,” Eigenraam said. “It’s a fun mix of things to appeal to all kinds of people.” The store hours have also

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“Times are tough, with the Lazy Daisies consignment we’ll have more appeal to more kinds of people.” But. Eigenraam emphasized, Mommy and Me will still cater to the needs of parents and children. To make that point, she is offering a special event for the younger set. Playtex donated approximately 50 free teethers for babies to Mommy and Me and these will be distributed during a “teether give-away” at the store Sept. 12.


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BHS Fall Sports Schedules Good luck Redcoats!

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Berlin UpBeat has Berlin Fair ride wristbands for sale. The wristbands are $15 and are good for unlimited rides, all day on Friday, Oct. 2. Both children and adults may use the wristbands. Wristbands are available for purchase as follows: Thursday, Sept. 10 – Griswold open house; Wednesday, Sept. 16 – McGee Middle School open house; Thursday, Sept 24 – Berlin High School open house. During lunch waves at the middle and high school: Thursday, Sept 17; Friday, Sept. 18; Wednesday, Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 25. Berlin High School main lobby: Saturday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

50th wedding anniversary

Lawrence and Sheila (Cutler) Kelleher, were married Oct. 17, 1959 at Saint Peter’s Church in New Britain. They both attended New Britain High School, and soon became high school

sweethearts. After their honeymoon on the island of Bermuda, they built their home in Kensington, where they have lived for over 45 years. The couple has two children, Karen Kelleher of Raleigh, N.C. and Christopher Kelleher, of Berlin. In honor of their anniversary,

their children will host a gathering of close friends and family on Oct. 17. The couple then plans to cruise to their first and favorite vacation spot, Bermuda. We love you mom and dad, and wish you many more happy, healthy years ahead. All our love, Karen and Chris

Ballot lottery

The Registrars of Voters are scheduled to hold a lottery on tonight, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in caucus room A at the Town Hall to determine the placement of names on the ballot for the Nov. 3 town election. The multiple offices include: Town Council, Police Commission, Board of Assessment Appeals and the Board of Education. For more information, contact the Registrars at (860) 8287020.

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Berlin High School Fall Sports Preview This Week: Boys Soccer, Volleyball, Girls Swimming

Hit hard by graduation, teams rebuilding Boys soccer

By Nick Carroll Sports Editor The 2009 fall sports season at Berlin High School gets under way next week. The following takes a brief look at three of the BHS varsity teams that will be competing this season:

Left: The Berlin High School boys soccer team lost a lot of talent to graduation, but the return of goalkeeper Kyle Kureczka, pictured in 2008, should help the Redcoats stay competitive this fall. Below: Defender/server Carina D’Amato, pictured in action last season, is one of just three starters returning for the Berlin High School volleyball team this year.

Volleyball Coach: Bob Tarigo (28th year, 376-145). Assistant: Nancy DeBlasio. Last year: The Lady Redcoats garnered a fourth seed in the CIAC Class M state tournament, where they fell to 13th seed St. Joseph, 3-1, in Round 2. The locals ended the year at 17-4. Key losses: Erica Bukowski, Sarah Byrnes, Emily Cole, Lindsay Roeder. This season: Berlin returns just three varsity-tested players in seniors Carina D’Amato (defense, server), Krystie Luczynski (hitter, defense, server) and Katelyn Zarotney (hitter, defense, server). Unfortunately, only D’Amato and Luczynski are ready for action. Zarotney had shoulder surgery during the off-season and will not be available to play any time soon. Stepping in to fill vacated spots in the Lady Redcoats’ lineup will be junior Karissa Tirinzoni (setter), junior Elizabeth Long (hitter), junior Amanda McLeod (hitter) and sophomore Victoria Fagan (hitter). D’Amato, Luczynski and Zarotney will serve as team captains. Outlook: Having lost 10 players to graduation, Berlin hits the court with a largely inexperienced team. But the locals have decent size around the net, and are pretty upbeat heading into the season.

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Coach Tarigo said, recordwise, anything over .500 he would consider a successful year. The veteran coach is well aware that the competition the Lady Redcoats will face in the Central Connecticut Conference-South Divi-

sion will be a step up from what they had been used to in the Northwest Conference. “This is a better, tougher league than the other one,” he said. But Tarigo is cautiously optimistic about his team’s

chances. “I’m looking forward to the season. I think it will be a challenge, but the girls are working hard together,” he said. “They’re hungry to win. They want to be as good as last year’s team … or better.”

Coach: Dave Francalangia (10th year, 54-68-14). Assistant: Sal Parafati. Last year: The Redcoats earned a 30th seed in the CIAC Class L state tournament and fell to third-seed Avon, 4-1, in the opening round. The locals ended the year with a mark of 6-10-1. Key losses: Eric Pick, Andrew Bell, Kevin Moss, Justin Roncaioli. This season: Berlin graduated five starters and returns a young team. The team’s most experienced players are senior Joey Rocco and juniors Kyle Kureczka and Kamil Kaminski. Rocco is a two-time AllNorthwest Conference defender. Kureczka, an AllNWC performer, and Kaminski are gifted goaltenders, and may split time in net. Senior Drew Salimeno and junior Jimmy Nolan will be counted on to help control the midfield. Others expected to contribute this fall are versatile senior Chad Keyworth, junior defender Zach Giaccone, junior midfielder Alex Joslyn and junior forwards Jared Silverman and Kevin Stritch. An injury may sideline senior defender Max Vreeland for the season. Rocco will serve as team captain. Outlook: The Redcoats are young in spots and have a short bench. But their defense is sound, and their players are well-schooled. If his team can find a way to consistently generate goals, and plays aggressively, Coach Francalangia believes the Redcoats can put together a .500 season. However, competing in the Central Connecticut Conference-

See Fall, next page


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Fall Continued from page 23

South Division for the first time, the coach concedes he is not quite sure what type of challenges lay ahead. “We have a very good foundation this year. The entire team has a great knowledge of the game. But we need a few players to step up their physical play; especially in the CCC,” Francalangia said. “Soccer in America is more than just great touches and passes. Along with the knowledge of the game, and the passes and touches, the

game has evolved to where you need to be strong on and off the ball. You need to work hard and chase everything — ball and player — down.”

Girls swimming Coach: Amanda McCarthy (first year). Assistant: Jan Zagorski (diving), Chris Schroder (strength and conditioning). Last year: Under the direction of Eileen Thurston, the Lady Redcoats finished third at the Nutmeg League meet and ninth in the CIAC Class M state meet.

Key losses: Taylor Friedmann, Denise Jurczycsak. This season: Coach McCarthy begins her first year at the helm with some proven varsity-tested talent to lean on. State meet qualifiers, seniors Sam DeGroff and Jenna Bell, are the Lady Redcoats’ most proven athletes. In 2008, DeGroff, the school record holder in the 100 backstroke, finished second in the 100 backstroke and fourth in the 200 freestyle at the Nutmeg See Fall, page 26

This year, first-year coach Amanda McCarthy and the Berlin High School girls swim team will lean heavily on Sam DeGroff, pictured. Photo by Paul Salina

Fall Sports Preview Next Week: Football, Girls Soccer, Cross Country, and captains photos Berlin All-Stars

The Berlin Babe Ruth/Jaycee-TD Banknorth All-Star team is pictured. The team was comprised of Paul Mariano, Connor Morin, Brenton Cantliffe, Kevin Cowperthwaite, Tyler Undercuffler, Lou Orsini, Reid Hilbie, Michael Veronesi, Scott McLeod, Ben Durao, R.J. Veneziano and Kyle Russell. The team was coached by Mark McLeod, Robert Veronesi and Richard McLeod.

College Corner Berlin resident Rob Dornfried knocked in a pair of field goals in the Holy Cross football team’s 20-7 season-opening victory over Georgetown Saturday in Massachusetts. With Holy Cross trailing 7-0, Dornfried, a junior, connected on a 22-yard field goal to close the gap. Neither team scored in the second quarter, then Dornfried added a 19yard field goal midway through the third quarter to make the score Rob Dornfried 7-6. Holy Cross claimed its first lead of the game at the 14:21 mark of the fourth quarter, when senior quarterback Dominic Randolph hit senior tight end Paul Nielsen with an 18-yard scoring pass. Randolph then found senior wide receiver Bill Edger from seven yards out with 6:52 remaining to conclude the scoring. Along with the two field goals, Dornfried had four punts. Dornfried spent two years at Berlin High School before transferring to Northwest Catholic. Holy Cross is ranked 25th in the nation in this week’s Sports Network poll for the football championship subdivision. Do you know a local resident competing in college athletics? Share their successes with the community! E-mail information to

Golf Briefs This summer, the Timberlin Senior Golf Association held its second annual Tournament of Champions. Ed Daleski took first place honors in the Low Gross division with a 37. Second place went to Dave Fox, who fired a 39, while Ed Dubuc held on to third place with a 42. Bob Galante’s 42 was good enough for fourth. Tony Taschner and Tom Zabek rounded out the top six spots with a 44 and 46, respectively. In the Low Net division, Joe Aziz fired a 32 to come in first. Al Gallnot shot a 32, as well, and finished second. Matt Butera (32), Ralph Steurer (34), Norm Margnelli (35) and Larry Barker (35) rounded out the top six. In August, the TSGA held its Four Club Tournament. Bob Galante took first place in the Flight A Division with a net 34. Ed Dubuc and John Rao also carded 34s, and finished second and third, respectively. Ray Ziegler fired a 35 to land in fourth place. Fifth place went to Ed Daleski, who carded a 36. Dave McLaughlin, also with a 36, rounded out the top six in Flight A. Flight B was won by Joe Aziz, who had a net 33. Andy Biskup’s 34 landed him in second place. Al Gallnot’s and Ed Kordoski’s 35s were good enough for third and fourth, while the 36s fired by Jeff Arute and Willie D’Amato gained fifth and sixth place honors. Rich Luddy fired a 32 to capture first place in Flight C. Mike Linnon was second with a 34. Rounding out the Flight C field were Rich Poudrier (36), Ralph Boissonault (37), Dom DeBaise (37) and Mario Blancaflor (37). The Flight D division was won by Bart Bovee with a net 32. Dom Serafino’s 33 was good enough for second. Completing the Flight D field were Norm Paradis (34), Harold Osborne (35), Al Deiwert (35) and Lee Conti (36).


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Summer Classic

Continued from page 24

The Berlin 9 and 10 year-old All-Stars represented the town in the 12-team Yalesville Summer Classic baseball tournament. The team finished with a record of 5-5-1. The Berlin All-Stars were, front row, from left: Michael Paszczuk, Paul Prior, Alex Curtin, Mitchel Maslowski and Ben Kennure. Back row, from left: Coach Brian Withycombe, Coach Dave Morelli, Michael Patterson, Jose Rivera, Matt Morelli, Austin Withycombe, Justin Kemmling, Kyle Dumont and Manager Dan Curtin. Missing from the photo is Matthew Lewis.

League championships. She went on to place sixth in the 100 backstroke and 12th in the 200 freestyle at the Class M meet. Bell finished sixth in the 500 freestyle and eighth in the 200 freestyle at last year’s Nutmeg League meet. Also, at the league championships, DeGroff and Bell were part of the secondplace 400 freestyle relay team. Berlin’s other key returnees this fall include juniors Shannon Jedrzejczyk and Kate Piotrowicz and sophomore Megan Pitkin. Newcomers Amanda Martino and Leah Pawelczyk could make an impact, as well. DeGroff and fellow sen-

iors Kyleigh Makowski, Molly Goldberger and Kellyn Goldberger will serve as team captains. Outlook: With the graduation of Friedmann, the Lady Redcoats lose their most decorated swimmer, and a ton of points. But with some proven varsity talent returning to the pool this season, and a lot of depth, the locals should remain competitive. In fact, McCarthy expects all of her athletes to qualify for the conference championship meet. “We have a great group of girls who are motivated, hard-working and enthusiastic. I am looking forward to a season of best times, coupled with positive energy,” the first-year coach said. McCarthy said Farmington looks like the team to beat in the Central Connecticut Conference.

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Genealogy Group The Genealogy Group @ The Library, for people interested in learning about genealogy and family history, is scheduled to meet tonight, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. The group is intended for both beginning and experienced genealogists. Drop in Storytime Storytime is a series of 30 minute programs with stories, flannel boards, fingerplays and a short film. It is scheduled as follows: Tuesdays: 1:30 p.m. for 3 ½ to 6 years. Wednesdays: 10:30 for 3 years. Thursdays: 6:30 p.m. all ages. The story theme for the week of Sept. 14 is monkey time. Night at the Library The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library’s Night at the Library, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the library building, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening is for children and their families. Activities include decorating cupcakes, party games, a scavenger hunt, decorating a party hat, face painting with UpBeat, Rocky the Rock Cats mascot, celebrity readers for storytime and more. Please register beginning Sept. 14. Friends of the BerlinPeck Memorial Library program The Friends of the BerlinPeck Memorial Library has scheduled a presentation titled N.C. Wyeth and Son, Andrew: An Intimate and Most Accurate Story of Two Great Figures in American Art for Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. at the library. N.C. Wyeth is famous for his classis storybook illustrations which can be found in Scribner’s Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Last of the Mohicans. His son Andrew is known as a painter of the people. His favorite subjects were the land people around him Chadd’s

Ford, Pa and Cushing, Maine. The program will be presented by Inge Lukens and is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. Playtime Playtime is an opportunity for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to play and socialize together with parents in the meeting room of the library. It is held every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. No registration is necessary. Book sale Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library sponsors an “almost new” book sale at the Community Center, located in the lower level of the library. The book sale is open Mondays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, noon to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Most books are only $1. Donations sought The Friends of the Library is looking for used book donations, especially children’s beginning to read and children’s chapter books. Museum passes The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library provides passes to various local museums at either a free or reduced rate. These passes may be checked out with a library card for a three-day loan period. Available museums passes include Beardsley Zoo, Eric Carle Museum, Florence Griswold Museum, Imagine Nation, New Britain Museum of American Art, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Mystic Aquarium and more. Call (860) 828-7125 or visit the library for more details.



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Campaign Kickoff Hotdog Roast - The Berlin Democratic Town Committee has scheduled its annual “Campaign Kickoff Hotdog Roast” for tonight, Sept. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion on Massirio Drive. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased at the event. All are invited to attend. 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 to join Troop 41. For more information, call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email



Tag sale — Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled a tag sale to benefit the homeless animals in their care and those at the municipal shelter on Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 937 Farmington Ave. For more information, call (860) 828-5287.



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. Tag sale — Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled a tag sale to benefit the homeless animals in their care and those at the municipal shelter on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 937 Farmington Ave. For more information, call (860) 828-5287. Family Health & Safety Day— The Berlin Chamber of Commerce has scheduled is 2nd annual Family Health & Safety Day for Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Berlin Farmers Market, at the American Legion, 154 Porter’s Pass. The event features area businesses offering ideas for a healthy and safe lifestyle as well as the Kensington Rotary Club Amber Alert Photo ID session, the Berlin Police Department car seat safety check and a visit from “Rocky” the New Britain Rock Cats mascot For more information, call (860) 8291033.



Berlin Land Trust– Berlin Land Trust board of directors is scheduled to meet Monday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the board room of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. All meetings are open to members and the public. For more information, call (860) 828-4393 or visit www.berlinlandtrust. org.



Kensington Garden Club – The Kensington Garden Club is scheduled

to meet Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mills St. Business meeting at 5:30 p.m. with a buffet dinner to follow. Ladies Night Out— The Berlin Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a new event, Ladies Night Out, for Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hawthorne Inn. The evening features vendors with products and services of interest to women like jewelry, personal care, nutrition, home goods as well as fun, hors d’oeuvres and networking. The public is welcome. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and UBI-A Community Federal Credit Union, both at 40 Chamberlain Hwy., UBI on Woodford Avenue in Plainville and Definition of Hair, Farmington Avenue. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, call the Chamber at (860) 829-1033. 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 Ed Alicea, Scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. Troop 44 offers a full scouting program including outdoor adventures such as camping, fishing and hiking, as well as opportunities to earn merit badges and pursue advancements towards the Eagle rank. Boys 11 to 18 are eligible to join. For more information, call Troop Committee Chair Ed Como, (860) 829-1258. Girls Soccer – BHS vs. Tolland at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS at Rockville, 3:45 p.m. Cross Country – BHS vs. Platt, Plainville at Plainville, 3:45 p.m. Volleyball – BHS at Maloney, 6 p.m.

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Girl Scout registration— Girl Scout registration and open house is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library meeting room. For more information, call Diana Mahoney at (860) 828-1572 or Annie Salgado at (860) 829-5305.



Berlin Septa – Berlin Septa is scheduled to meet Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Berlin High School. Dr. Michael Powers, of The Center for Children with Special Needs, is scheduled to speak about “What to say about your child’s special needs when you don’t know what to say.” Volleyball – BHS vs. Plainville at BHS, 6 p.m.



Girls Soccer – BHS vs. Maloney at sage Park, 7 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS at Maloney, 3:45 p.m. Cross Country – Blue Dragon Invitational at Veteran’s Park, 4 p.m.



Football - BHS at Wethersfield, noon.



Band Parents - BHS Band Parents Association is scheduled to meet Monday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the band room. Parents of band and color guard members are welcome. For more information, contact Volleyball – BHS vs. Bristol Central at BHS, 5



Boy Scout registration - All boys in first through fifth grades and their families are welcome to attend Cub Scout Pack 13’s September Pack Meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Church, Main St., East Berlin. For more information, contact Andrea Cofrancesco at (860) 8291617. Girls Soccer – BHS vs. Plainville at Sage Park, 5 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS vs. Plainville at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Girls Swimming – BHS vs. Bristol Eastern at Maloney, 3:45 p.m.



Cross Country – BHS vs. Newington, RHAM, Manchester at Sage Park, 4 p.m. Volleyball – BHS vs. Bristol Eastern at BHS, 6 p.m.



Girls Soccer – BHS vs. Bristol Central at BHS, 7 p.m.



Library Family Fun Night - The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library’s Night at the Library, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the library building, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening is for children and their families. Activities include decorating cupcakes, party games, a scavenger hunt, decorating a party hat, face painting with UpBeat, Rocky the Rock Cats mascot, celebrity readers for storytime. Register beginning Sept. 14.


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The Buzz Around Berlin Car cut to benefit CCMC

Project moving along The Lofts at Sherwood Falls project moved forward at the end of August with the demolition of outbuildings at the site of the former Sherwood Tool factory. The Main Street property is being developed into 72 loft style units by CIL Development of Kensington. The top photo shows a view of the mill as environmental remediation begins along the Mattabesset River. The intent is to develop a walking trail that links to town open space on the opposite side of the river. The bottom photo shows the demolition underway.

Tell us about your trip! The Berlin Citizen welcomes submissions for “Citizens on the Go” — articles and photographs of Berlin residents’ visits to interesting places around the state, the country and the world. “Citizens on the Go” can be a day trip in Connecticut or New England. It can be a weekend in New York or Boston, a cruise to the Mediterranean or the Caribbean, or a vacation to Europe or the Far East. In your write-up, tell us who went with you, what you did, when you traveled, where you visited, why you chose that destination. And lend us a picture. Articles and photos can be mailed to The Berlin Citizen, P.O. Box 438, Kensington, CT 06037, or dropped off at our office at 470 New Britain Road.

Modern Plumbing Supply hosted a car cutting on Aug. 22. Lenox Tools cut the car in half in just 38 seconds using 1-Lenox bi-metal blade. WDRC radio entertained during the event. Modern Plumbing donated 10 percent of all sales from the day to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The business has also been collecting new teddy bears to donate to the hospital. Last year, Modern donated over 350 bears and should top that total this year. Anyone can drop off a new teddy bear at the store on the Berlin Turnpike.

Country superstar spreads the love at Mohegan By Chelsea Stepensky Special to The Citizen Taylor Swift took the stage at her sold-out concert on August 28 at Mohegan Sun in support of her album “Fearless.” This was her first headline tour after opening for Rascal Flatts last year. Her opening acts were Gloriana and Kellie Pickler, country singers that I honestly never heard of, but who definitely changed my opinion about the genre of country music, that people either seem to love or hate. I didn’t know what to expect from Pickler, the vivacious southern country singer, but at the end of the show I was in awe about the entire performance and agreed with fans that it was definitely one of the best openers I had ever seen. Taylor Swift used her concert tour to express all of the life lessons that girls experience growing up. It’s hard to believe that at one time Taylor was an outcast at school or that a boy would

Concert Review

Country superstar Taylor Swift was inducted into the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame last week. ever dream to break her heart. The concert was more of an emotional story about boys, breakups, and all of the highs and lows that every teenage girl goes through and can relate to. Of course we cannot write songs and sing them and stage in front of thousands of fans like she does...Oh, if only. Each song had a unique theme and dance to go along with it such as peppy cheer-

leaders, girls in Victorian dresses, a castle and even rain. One of the favorite things that fans found out about Swift during her concert was that all of the names of the guys in her songs are real, along with the stories and emotions. Swift amazed with her energy as she skipped up and down the stage flipping her curly blonde hair around and rocking out with her band. During the middle of the concert, she stopped to play a short film on the big screen called “Crimes of Passion” in which she took the time to bash all of her ex-crushes, boyfriends, and flings, and prove that she most certainly ruined their daily lives by victimizing them in her songs that are heard around the world because now everyone knows what they’ve done to her.

The fans, mostly women, ages 8 to 80, found this extremely amusing and was unquestionably one of the highlights of the night. Swift, who seems otherwise such a sweet and angelic happy-go-lucky type of girl, is certainly passionate about conveying her strongest feelings, definitely showing a darker side. At one point the crowd went so crazy for her that I thought the applause that grew louder and the feet stomping would never end. The crowd response shocked Swift and she was taken back and became emotional. Her tears made us all want to cry. We’ve all experienced some kind of heartbreak whether it was a liar, a cheater, multiple personalities or whatever other kind of issue us wounded females have to put up with these days, but in the end its all “Tied Together with a Smile.” The end of the concert brought lots of heart-shaped confetti, showing that there is love all around us.


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School News Reunions

Berlin High School Class of 1959 has scheduled its 50th reunion for Saturday, Sept. 26 at Carmen Anthony’s. For more information, call Jerry Bittner at (860) 8281003 or email Berlin High School Class of 1989 has scheduled its 20th reunion for Friday, Nov. 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Aqua Turf. For more information and to purchase tick-

ets, contact Ceil Simone Biscoglio at or Jen Miller Chant at by Sept. 30. New Britain High School Class of 1969 has scheduled its 40th reunion for Saturday, Oct.24 at 7 p.m. at the Pine Valley Golf Course in Southington. The event will be a joint reunion with Pulaski High School Class of 1969. Tickets are $40 each. Seating is limited. We are also searching for many missing class-

mates. For more information, please contact Bob Wolf at (860) 225-1355 or email 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 Plainville High School Class of 1960 is planning its 50th reunion. Meetings are

scheduled for tonight, Sept. 10 and Tuesday, Oct 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library. Contact information is needed for missing classmates. Please contact Kathie Lickwar at (860) 548-7489 if you have information for the following: Harlan Blaisdell, Dorothy (Chamberlain) Smith, Thomas Edwards, Gail (Fanion) Kraus, Elaine (Grendell) Schell, Clifton Holt, Sara (Neumann) Jones, Lynda (Little) Lanaro, Carol (Lloyd) Blaisdell, Judith (MacFarland), Fuelhart, Paul

Moschini. Plainville High School Class of ‘84 is planning a 25th class reunion for Friday, Nov 27 and is looking for classmates. If you are from the PHS class of ‘84 or know others from the class of ‘84 please contact us via our Facebook group Plainville High School Class of ’84 or Danielle Coulombe Blanchette at (860) 828-1272 ( or Lisa Laferriere Perrotti at (860) 747-3560 (


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His 1609 Voyage

Henry’s Hudson Henry Hudson made four voyages in search of a way to the Far East from Europe.

Can you imagine yourself as a young Native American boy or girl? You live on the East Coast of the United States in the early 1600s. Your family is part of a tribe called the Mohicans. For food, your family catches fish and birds. You grow vegetables and hunt for nuts and fruits. Sometimes you trade items with other tribes. Members of your tribe walk or use canoes on the rivers and ocean to move around.

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Strange sight One day in early fall, as your family is storing foods to eat during the cold winter months, a ship arrives near your settlement. You’ve never seen a boat of this size. It’s about 85 feet long and 16 feet wide, and it’s made of wood. Tall masts have six sails billowing from them. About 20 grown men come ashore. They look different from your family and friends. They don’t have any women or children with them.

Looking for a route

Earlier failures

The men on the ship were led by Henry Hudson, an English explorer. His ship the Half Moon had left Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, in April 1609 and arrived at Henry Hudson the mouth of the Hudson River in early September. This voyage was the third of four trips Hudson made, in 1607, 1608, 1609 and 1610-11.

In 1607, Hudson was looking for a way to get from Europe to Asia without sailing around the southern coast of Africa. People in Europe liked items brought from India and China, especially spices to help preserve food. At first, Hudson thought he could sail right over the North Pole to get to the Far East. But the ice and freezing temperatures made him turn back. In 1608, he tried a route along the northern coast of Russia. When ice blocked this route, he turned toward North America. But his crew forced him to turn back toward England.

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Heading to North America An offer from the Netherlands

Exploring America

The Half Moon reached the coast near modern Virginia After the 1608 voyage, in August 1609. On Sept. 2, Hudson lost his job with Hudson spotted a large island. his English employer, The It was Manhattan Island, where Muscovy Company. part of New York City is today. But soon, the Dutch East Hudson noted a river flowing India Company offered to send into the bay and thought him exploring again. They made it might be the passage he him promise to sail around the was looking for. The Native north side of Novaya Zemlya, Americans in the area called a group of islands north of the river Muhheakunnuk, which Russia, and if he could not The ship offered to Hudson by the Dutch, the Half Moon, find a passage, to return to was smaller than the English ship he had sailed before. He means “great waters constantly in motion.” Today, we call it the asked for a better ship, but his request was turned down. Amsterdam immediately. Hudson River. Other plans Changing course But after traveling about 150 miles Hudson wanted to explore North Hudson and his crew started north up the river, Hudson had to turn America. In 1608, another explorer, around. The river became too shallow in April 1609. But the Dutch sailors John Smith, had told Hudson he for the ship. on board didn’t like to work in cold believed there was a Hudson wanted to stay through weather. Northwest Passage — the winter and set out again in the When the weather turned bad, a way to sail from the Hudson decided to head west, toward spring. The crew wanted to go back Atlantic Ocean to the to Europe. North America. He promised his Pacific. Hudson was eager In November, the Half Moon sailed crew warmer weather and easier to find such a route. John Smith sailing, and they agreed. into the English port of Dartmouth. from The Mini Page © 2009 Universal Press Syndicate

Ready Resources The Mini Page provides ideas for Web sites, books or other resources that will help you learn more about this week’s topics. On the Web: At the library: “Henry Hudson: Arctic Explorer and North American Adventurer” by Isaac Asimov and Elizabeth Kaplan “Henry Hudson: Discover the Life of an Explorer” by Trish Kline

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School News Sept. 15, 2009.

College students who have successfully completed at least one year of college and have been residents of Berlin for at least two years are eligible to apply for the annual Arthur E. Webster scholarship. Interested college students may obtain an application in the main office of Berlin High School any day between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. The completed applications are due by 3 p.m., on

Circle of Honor St. Paul Catholic High School is accepting nominations for its 2009 Circle of Honor. St. Paul Catholic High School’s Circle of Honor was founded to promote pride in St. Paul Catholic and to honor alumni, faculty, staff, past and current parents and friends who have made outstanding accomplishments in their lives and their com-

Berlin Brief munities. Accomplishments include excellence in scholarship, service, leadership, athletics, community involvement and education. Nomination forms can be found at or in the school’s Main Office. A dinner, honoring all 2009 recipients, is scheduled for Oct. 29 at the Aqua Turf. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the school’s website or call the Advancement Office at (860) 584-0911.

Hungerford fall classes

The New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park, 191 Farmington Ave., is accepting enrollment for fall classes that begin Sept. 23. Various topics, times and days are offered for morning and after school classes for children in pre-school through the fourth grade. Pre-registration and re-payment are required. For more information or a brochure call (860) 827-9064. 1128310



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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with C.G.S. Section 12-110(a), the Board of Assessment Appeals of the Town of Berlin will meet on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Berlin Town Hall, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, Connecticut, in Caucus Room A for the purpose of hearing appeals related to the assessment of MOTOR VEHICLES. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AT 860-828-7039 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. Dated at Berlin, Connecticut, this 10th day of September, 2009 BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS

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HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833

QUEEN SOFA SLEEPER and matching love seat, good condition, white with blue and pink pattern, $525. Call for info 203686-1032

POODLE, AKC, 10 weeks old, 1st shots, cream male, small mini, excellent temperament. 203-272-5108 RAGDOLL KITTENS- Blue eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, TICA registered. SBT. Vet checked. 1st shots. Taking deposits. $550. Please call 860-329-9893

SOFA BED- Sectional. Huge. 1st flr. $40. (203) 630-1866 SOLID mahogany desk style cabinet w/sewing machine. Exc cond! $65. Call 203-269-6729

FILL, TOPSOIL & TRUCKING AVAILABLE 860-346-3226 GAS GRILL Briquettes, push button start, front/side tables. $40. (860) 677-6809

STORAGE Cabinet-45” x 36” x

20”. Great for basement/garage. KENMORE Heavy duty 3 speed SHIH TZU PUPPIES 2 adorable female pups! Wheels. $40 or best offer. 203- 4.2 amp multi-duty floor polisher. $40 neg.. (203) 269-9195 9 weeks old. Vet checked. 235-3794 Wormed. $500. (203)560- TRUNDLE BED frame w/drawer 6622 front. No mattress. $20. (203) 238-3774

LAWN & GARDEN PUSH gas mower. $35. Call 203-634-0457

NISSAN FRONTIER LE 2006 Automatic, Grey, King Cab 4X4, Exc. Cond, Trailer Pkg, Bed Extender, A/C, all power, 85K, $16,500 (860)378-0132 1128003

SUV’S RIMS from ‘06 Hyundai Azera. 17x7 inch multi-spoke alloy wheels in great cond. They incld center caps & lug nuts. They should fit 2006+ Azera, Sonata, Tuscon, Santa Fe, & Tiburon. $299/OBO for the entire set of 4. Note: they do not incld tires. 203-623-8434


CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

The Jewish Childrens Fund


Free Towing!

TORO LAWNMOWER, 22” , 6.5 hp engine. Runs well Free, call 203-237-0194.

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS 48” WIDE lattice top PVC Vinyl gate. $90. (860) 747-4604 or 860-302-0917

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 1.4 CU. ft. Counter-top Microwave good. cond., $25. #203-239-7618. 4 COTS Daycare style, 24” x 44”. Blue color. $12 for all or separate. (203) 634-9149 BEDROOM, Full, large woman’s dresser w/mirror and man’s chest, end table, new, exc. cond., dark cherry, $450. 5 pce kitchen set, good, $150. Country Couch & love seat, blue print, exc. cond., $450. 203-238-9394 BUREAU Good condition. Asking $25. Call (203) 238-2492


AUTO PARTS AURORA TIRES 205 60R16 91H Very good condition. $50/pair. Call (203) 630-3813

HONDA ACCORD 1994 4 dr, blue. AM/FM stereo w/cassette. $1950 or best offer. Call (203) 988-4473

LEXUS ES30 2005 46,000 miles, excellent condition. Like new. Original owner. Asking $18,000. Call (860) 302-6586 ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111

TIRES Used, Firestone FR 710, 235/55/17, 98H. M&S. $50 for 2. 860-224-7209

89k miles. 5 speed, PS, PB, CD. AC, 42 mpg hwy. Silver blue. $4500. Bill (203) 238-1676

VW JETTA VR6 1998 5spd Manual. 130k mi Runs Well. Leather Power door/window Alarm. Bose Stereo. Sun Roof ABS KBB lists $3500 asking$2400. 203-843-4073

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HONDA ACCORD EX 1994, 152K, good condition, lowered suspension, tinted & clean, AC. $3000 or best offer. Contact Jamar (203) 317-7381

NEW TRAILER tires. $50. Load Star 5.30x12 LRC bias ply. 203619-3126

CAMPER & TRAILERS FORD TRAVEL CRAFT Motorhome 1985 $2500 or best offer. Call (860) 349-9194

PETS & LIVESTOCK BULLDOGS, Chihuahuas, Boxers, Boston Terrier, Yorkies, Beagle Basset Hounds. $250+ Call 860-930-4001

TWIN BEDS Moving, must sell $100. Call after 7pm 203-886-8330 UPRIGHT freezer. Excellent condition! $90. Call 860-276-0758

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 WHIRLPOOL Accubake smooth glasstop Whirlpool over the microwave. Both in color. Both exc cond. $400. 203-238-0190

system stove, stove bisque Asking

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 10 BARBIE Dolls & clothes w/case. $20. (860) 828-6433 2 ADJACENT BURIAL PLOTS at St. Stanislaus Cemetary, Meriden. $800 each. Save $400! Call (603) 476-8299

MICROWAVE Works fine. Has turn table inside and I’m asking $40. Paul 203-379-6187 PROMOTION banks Old Santa Claus’s (4) for $25. Call 203-237-5962 RIBBON 10 boxes all types for the holidays-$75. Call 203-269-9042 ROOF RACK for Mini Van. Good condition. $50. CART Metal wagon flower cart for outside. $30. (860) 349-2235 SONY Kids Clock Radio. Multicolored. In Box. $25. (203) 238-1610 TREADMILL Great condition. Asking $100. Call (203) 4273644 5pm-10pm.

YANKEES TICKETS 2 tickets to see the Yankees take on the LA Angels Mon. Sept 14, 7:05pm. Grandstand Section 420c, side by side seats behind home plate. $100. This is the makeup game from May 3rd’s rain out. Private seller. 203-5074259. Serious inquiries only!


50 CLASSIC horror DVD’s. Most of the DVDs never opened. $80. Call 203-634-9336

203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510 AUTOMOBILES

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. LITTLE Tykes outdoor Castle $85. Call 203-630-0220.

CARPENTERS vise, Wilton 12 inch $80.00 203 284 8890

Junk cars, trucks, motorcycles. Free Pickup. Free Removal. Running or not.


TWIN bed frame with attached headboard w/matching 6 drawer dresser. White, great conditon. Suitable for young child. $135. 203-272-7123 leave msg

CAPTAIN'S BED 9 large drawers, 6 storage spaces, original price- $1300. Bought from Kid's Furniture, for Boy or Girl. $600 or B/O. 203-887-3129

AIR CONDITIONER Amana 8600 BTU. Great condition. $50. Call (203) 630-2705 BEAUTY parlor, booth chair, dryer, hydralic chair. $100. Call 860-628-5791

CURIO CABINET Oak w/3 glass shelves. $95. 203-238-3197

BICYCLE rack [holds 2] for camping trailer. Asking $60. Call 203-238-4478

ENT CENTER top extends to fit up to a 54” TV. Very good cond. $80. 203-793-7278

CRAFTSMEN 16”Scroll saw and table. Used once. $90. Call 203-630-0841

GLASS/METAL end tables. Great buy! $35. Call (203) 238-1717

DINOSAUR, Kota, 2.5 feet tall $95 Great for kids, Ex. cond. Call 203.537.4356

KIRBY vacuum 9 month old w/attachments & rug shampooer. Paid $1,700. Will sell $700 or make an offer. 203-235-0628

DRAFTING New scales - 12” & 18”. Drafting Table 21”x26”. $35. (203) 440-3919

FIREWOOD $225 per cord delivered. Quick delivery. All hardwood cut & split to 18in Lengths. 203-439-1253 anytime.

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH BICYCLE Girl’s 16 Inch Very good condition. $10. Call 203-237-6807 OUTDOOR basketball hoop. $20. Call 203-886-9035

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

LOVESEAT, excellent condition, dark gray-blue. Asking $30. 203-237-7174

DRAFTING New scales - 12” & 18”. Drafting Table 21”x26”. $35. (203) 440-3919

REFRIGERATOR Kenmore. Almond. Good cond. $99. 203-269-1881

FLOWER POTS New, X-Large 21x17. Fiberglass inner shell. $40 each. (860) 349-2235

Call for schedule 860-828-6204.

ROLLAWAY Bed Twin, Heavy Duty Steel Frame w/Mattress. Good cond. $100. (203) 284-3417

FORMICA Countertop 53Lx23W 5” thick. Dark speckled grey. Exc cond. $20 (860) 628-4496

PROFESSIONAL Ping Pong table. Like brand new. $99. (203) 237-9015



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Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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



WALLINGFORD - Clean 1 & 2 BR condos. All redone, hdwd flrs. Hillside & Elm Garden. 2 mos. sec. No pets. (203) 804-0169

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

WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

MERIDEN East Side. 1st Fl. 1 BR. Wall to wall carpet. Stove, refrigerator. WD hookup. 1 car off-st parking. No smoking. $675/mo. No utils. 2 mos sec. No pets. (203) 269-1571 after 6.

WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR, access to courtyard. No pets. $900. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

APARTMENTS FOR RENT BERLIN- 1B, heat & HW. All appls, washer & dryer. Porch. Lg yard. $785. (860) 828-8114

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

BERLIN- 1BR walkout bsmt apt. C/A, W/D, appliances & electric included. $650. Avail. immediately. Call Dan 860-416-6581

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

BERLIN/KENSINGTON- Unfurnished, 2nd flr, 4rms, 2 BRs, 1 month security required. No dogs. Gas stove w/heater. No Fridge. Call (860) 828-4464

MERIDEN- 1BR Summer Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires September 31. For info 203-639-4868

CHESHIRE Quiet country setting near Rte 10 (Minutes from I-691) 1 BR $850, 2 BR $950 both including h/hw. Sec & Ref. No pets. Call Debbie at 860-398-5425

MERIDEN- 2BR, 5 Rooms. 1st floor. Stove and refrigerator. Storage area. Yard. Off street parking, quiet. $895. Security req. 860-841-6455.

MERIDEN 3BR, 1.5 bath, basmt W/Dhookup, $1200/m+utils. 1m sec. No pets. Avail 9/1. Call 203-631-8421 or 203-440-1303

PRECIOUS MOMENTS Complete Collection. Collecting since 1976. All boxes. Also, incl. Disney Parks only collection. Over 100 pcs. Best offer for all or will sell separate. (203) 269-4480

COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT COMPUTER Printer. Canon Pixma photo printer; unopened box. $85. 203-288-8790 after 6pm OFFICE mngr’s style chairblack. Exc.condition. $50. 203-671-0104.


SWORDS BAYONETS Helmets, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Flags, Medals, etc.



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


CALCULATOR TI83 plus use for higher math. $80. Call 860-833-1206


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

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS HOT TUB 6 person 35 jets 3 pumps w/ all options, full warr, new in wrapper. Cost $7000 Sell $3800. Call 203-988-9915 POOL STEPS above ground modular with two railings $95 203-269-4258

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

203-238-3499 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025


FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641 STADIUM ANTIQUES & FIREARMS. Always buying! 45 Mill St, Berlin. 860-828-6204


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


FLUTE, Strasser, silver, used, excellent condition. $275. Call 860-916-4007 ZIMMERMAN upright piano. Excellent condition. Walnut finish, beautiful sound. Asking $900. Call 860-828-1165

MERIDEN EFFICIENCY Fully Furnished. BR/LR combination w/full kitchen & private bath. $575/mo. Sec. & lease req. Call 203-238-9772





MERIDEN-Newly renovated 3BR, 1 1/2 bath, office, finished bsmt, gar., FP, fenced in yd. Quiet neighborhood. No pets. $1350/mo. 860-655-3888


MERIDEN Crown Village 1 BR, 3rd flr. Heat & HW incl. $750/mo. Sec & refs. No pets. Call Andrea, Maier Property Management (203) 235-1000 MERIDEN Sunset Ave. Spacious & bright TH 3BR, 1 full 2 half bath, washer & dryer, 2c gar, corner unit, lovely yard. $1275 + util All Star Realty 203-952-1122 MERIDEN- Must see! Immac. 2BR. New carpet & appls, covered parking, central Air. 3 miles from MidState Medical Center. $875. Jim 203-671-1065

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio apts $650. Heat & HW incl. + sec. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED apts + rms: ALL Incl Heat, Elec, HW. Ground fl furn studio, $170/wk+sec. RMs $130/wk+sec. 203- 630-3823 MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644

MERIDEN - 9 Guiel Place 1st Floor. 1 Bedroom. Heat included. $775 per month. 203-213-6175/203-376-2160 Mike MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN- 3BR Apt, Kitchen, Living rm. Newly renovated. Section 8 approved. 213 Camp St. (917) 833-3478 MERIDEN- East side. 2BR, 5 rms, 1st floor, Stove, fridge, washer & dryer. Hardwood floors. 1st mo + security, refs. $875/month. 203-238-4882 or 203-623-8037 MERIDEN- Efficiency Reasonably priced 2 rm apt. incl. heat & hot water. Clean, quiet building. $575. 3rd flr, 199 East Main St. Call 203-440-4789

MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

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.

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

MERIDEN-1BR, Large Rooms, Large Windows, Off-St-Parking. WD Hookup. Very nice. $650 /mo. 2 mos sec & credit check required. No pets. 203-284-0597

MERIDEN 2 APARTMENTS 1st FLR- Large 3 BR - $875 3rd FLR- Moderate size 2 BR - $675 West Main St. Off st parking. (203) 668-5132

MERIDEN-1BRS-Starting @ $665 All appls & hot water incl. 1 & 1 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings Sat’s 9-11am. 203-752-7461

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-2 bdrm apt, own entrance, newly renovated, offst parking. No pets. $850/mo. Sec & refs req’d. 203-238-7133


MERIDEN 3 Bdrm, 2nd fl. No pets. No smoking. Available October 1. Large yard. Recently remodeled! $950/month & 1 month security. Call 203-317-0360 MERIDEN 3 BR LR, DR, Kitchen. 3rd floor. Balcony, storage. Clean. No pets. One month security. $950. 203-440-0751.

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

MERIDEN-1BR Crown Village (16 Unit Bldg). Heat & HW, storage, pool, assigned prkg. Fresh paint /carpeting. Lease & sec. $775. Call after 1pm 860-664-9608

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

SOUTHINGTON-Lrg 2BR TH, full bsmt, W/D hkup, C/Air, 1.5BA. Utils not incld. Easy access to I-84 & 691. Refs & sec. dep req’d. 860-621-2693

MERIDEN 3BR Off-st parking. Clean. Freshly painted. New carpet. Move-in condition. $950 +sec. (203) 237-4000

Studio & 1 BR Apts.

MERIDEN-2BR apt. Nice area w/parking. Reduced! $795/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-2BR, 1st fl, 128 Reservoir Ave. Nice area. $875/mo (negotiable)+ utils (oil heat) & sec. Sect. 8 ok. 203-619-2877/203-630-3378 MERIDEN-3BR, 1st flr, includes elec. EIK, butler pantry, prvt laundry, hdwd flrs, off-st-parking, gar. storage. 19 Cambridge St. $1050. 860-716-7947 MERIDEN-Completley renovated. 3BR or 4BR apts. Dead-end st., quiet neighborhood, 1 parking. Section 8 approved. No pets. $1300-$1350. 203-715-3494 WALLINGFORD-1BR, 2nd Floor. Stove, fridge, heat & HW incl. $775 + sec. Call 203-430-4373


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APARTMENTS FOR RENT WLFD. OVERSIZED Tri-level, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-2657101.



YALESVILLE - 1st flr, 2BR, appls, off st. parking, no hookups, laundry room, no pets. $875. 203265-3939 Wilcox Lane.


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

MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-537-6284

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

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

Call Now!

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


MERIDEN-Studio apt on busline, downtown, W/W carpet. $600/mo inclds heat & elec. No pets. 203-982-3042

WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd flr, appliances, central location, $750 a month, 1 month security. No pets. Call 203-317-9824

MERIDEN. 1BR: $579/mo. Broad St. On site parking & laundry. Meticulously maintained. Utilities NOT included. Near Wallingford. New windows. (914) 347-3208

WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 3rd Floor. Appliances included. No pets. Must have good credit. $780. Call (860) 620-9658

PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 203-671-2223 SOUTHINGTON. LARGE 1 BR apt w/appls, lge jacuzzi, w/d hookup in bsmt, utils not included. Near Hospital of Central CT. Avail Oct. 860-621-2693

WALLINGFORD - 2 BR Large rooms, off-street parking. No dogs, 104 Meadow St. $925 including utils. 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD - 2 BR, 2nd floor, recently renovated, offstreet parking, no dogs, avail now, 104 Meadow St., $850, 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD 1 bdrm., 1 bath. 1st flr., On-site laundry, No pets, $775/mo + 1 mo sec, Credit Chk & Lease. 860-349-5355.

WALLINGFORD 1 Bedroom Apartment $800 2 Bedroom Townhouse $1,125 Private entrances, updated appliances, wall to wall carpeting, close to downtown, easy access to highways, off street parking. No pets allowed. Good credit needed. Please call 203-631-5894. WALLINGFORD 1 or 2 BR Apartments Starting at $650 per month. No pets. Central location. Call (203) 269-9585

WALLINGFORD 2BR/5Rm, 1st Fl. Renovated. W/W, Fully Appl'd. Quiet in town locale. Util not incl. Credit & Ref req. Lease, sec, no pets. $1000/mo Neg. with terms 203-435-6790 pm 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. 86 Meadow St. (203) 265-5980, Lisa. WALLINGFORD-2 BR, 1ST FLR Appliances included, new floors. No smoking/pets. Security, references. $850. Available now! 203-215-9077 WALLINGFORD-2BR, 1st flr, off-st parking. Nice location. $895/mo. Call 203-634-1881 WALLINGFORD-4 Rms, newly painted, Hardwood flrs re-done. $800 per month plus utils & sec deposit. No smoking. No pets. 203-269-1426



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

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MERIDEN- Private rooms, share kitchen, 2 bathrooms. Utilities included. $125/week. Call (203) 435-3529 MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WALLINGFORD Person to share home. $130 per week. No smoking. No drinking. 203-747-1612

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS BUY/SELL/RENT TIMESHARES NOW Luxury Vacations-Up to 90% Discounts Incredible Deals-Why Pay More. No Hidden Fees-Great Track Record. CALL NOW (877) 342-2345. WWW.RESORTVP.COM Licensed/Bonded/BBB/ARDA REDWEEK.COM #1 timeshare marketplace. Rent, buy, sell, revies, NEW full-service exchange! Compare prices at 5000+ resorts. B4U do anything timeshare, visit, consider options. 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

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

Property zoned C-1 for lease, central location w/ample parking. Over 15,000 sq. ft. available. Valued at 8.00 sq. ft. For more details and information call R.E. Broker Harvey Criscuolo (203) 634-1864 or email: GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT SOUTHINGTON Large 3 bay garage, 25x35. 860-621-2693 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.


NORTH HAVEN Commercial Office Condo. 1100 SF. Central AC, Alarm. Plenty of parking $750. Karl 203-623-3911


MERIDEN “Just Listed”

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. Call MBI 203-671-2223 MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 203-671-2223

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. $505,000. Call Pat Burke (203) 265-5618

$199,900 Spacious 3BR 3 full bath home. Master and 2nd bedroom have private baths. Gleaming HW floors, remodeled kitchen, updated mechanicals, windows and vinyl. CAIR.

Diana (203) 235-3300

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

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WLFD Move right in! 3BR, 1 1/2BA Split in Cook Hill area. HW floors, updated kitchen w/stainless appliances. Large level lot. Great for summer picnics. $305,000. Call Fred 203-265-5618

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

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WALLINGFORD. 3 BR duplex, yard, off st parking. $1100 per month. (203) 738-9911

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD. 1 BR apts including heat & hw. Lease, sec, no pets. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101

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

203-235-8180 CT Reg #564042

DRIVEWAYS IF YOU MENTION THIS AD We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817 DEBRIS removal of any kind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

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

DRIVEWAYS BUILT TO LAST Reasonable rates. CT Reg 575852 203-238-1708


A2Z GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865


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

HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed.

CROSS ROADS SERVICES 12 yard Rolloff Dumpsters Avail for home or yard cleanups Labor avail. CT Reg#553037. Call 203-627-8750 for estimate.

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.



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


REPAIRS done by carpenters free estimate to windows, doors, roofing, siding, hatchways, and cellar leaks. Complete home improvements, additions, finish Bsmnt, dormers, porches & decks 203-238-1449 #578107



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

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

Fully insured & licensed Free estimates CT Reg. #573871

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


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325 Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co.

MASONRY S & H MASONRY LLC StoneWalls*Steps*Chimneys Retaining Walls *FPs*Patios Walkways*Concrete* Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 25 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572

ZK Construction


JUNK REMOVAL JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817 10% off if you mention this ad



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

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

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

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

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co O’CONNOR ROOFING 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

LANDSCAPING CROSS ROADS SERVICES Full Service landscaping Co. Hedge trimming, lawn renovation, Bobcat work. #553037. Call 203-627-8750 for estimate.



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

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



UNITED FENCE Co. All types of fencing. Lic’d & ins’d. Free est. CT Reg 603790. (203) 634-1113




SIDING DRIVEWAYS BUILT TO LAST Reasonable rates. CT Reg 575852 203-238-1708

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

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




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

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

CT Reg. #516790

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


203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790



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

DON’T Sweat It this Summer! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-379-8944 #400335-S1


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

A & A Lawn Care-Cuts, hedge trimming, dumpster rental, tree shrub, debris removal, #584101. Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638

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

Commercial Plowing Parking lots, condos, industrial. Loader/Salt. Quality Landscaping, LLC. Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

203-294-9889 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1


POWER WASHING IS Spring cleaning on the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279 Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn

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



Thursday, September 10, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen HOUSES FOR SALE

HELP WANTED CHILD CARE - 3 Part time teachers needed. 3-6pm. Also, van driver needed ASAP. Precious Cargo Daycare, 15 North Plains Industrial Rd, Wlfd. Please call 203-265-0055.

Group Home Positions TOP SOIL SAND & FILL BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991



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

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

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

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.

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

203-272-4216 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159


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RMS (860) 828-8635 Ext. 1 for application. EOE GYMNASTICS - Team Coaches, Tumbling & Class Instructors. Competitive Pay. CT Gymnastics / Wallingford 203-269-7464 NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS Warehouse Worker Assembler Quality Assurance Entry Level Admin For more info call 203-379-0507 CT Personnel PERSONABLE & Compassionate Caregivers needed for in-home, non medical care for elderly in the area. Live-In & Hrly. Our caregivers are as valuable to us as our clients. Call Visiting Angels at 860-349-7016

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WLFD $219,900-2BR Townhouse, Pilgrim Harbor. End unit, very clean, FP, HW floors, bright, CAIR, CVAC. Lots of closet space. Move in condition. Pat Burke (203) 265-5618

Manufacturer seeks experienced production planner to handle MRP for multiple product lines. Knowledge of IBM AS400 with integrated ERP system a plus. Excellent benefits including 401k. Send resume to:

Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 Fax: 860-632-1699


PT Children’s Entertainer Weekends using ride-on walking animals. 3-6 hr events, trans provided & paid. Medical ins avail. 203-284-3475 RESTAURANT - Experienced fast food person, able to coordinate all grill area operations. Must be available nights and weekends. Call Stu, 203-2659431. Duchess of Wlfd MERIDEN Sitting pretty! Attractive 2BR, 1 1/2 bath end unit Townhouse w/low maintenance fees, CAIR & small well cared for complex. Freshly painted & ready to move in. Only $149,900. Call Sue (203) 235-3300

SALES/PROJECT MANAGER Filling 20 Positions Immediately Owens Corning Nationwide Contractor. Specializing in storm restoration. $100k income poss. Will train. Jeremy 866-932-9739 TELEPHONE SALES Self motivated energetic people wanted for Community Service Organization. Weeknights 5:30-8:30, Sat 10:00-2:00. 3-5 days. Hourly & bonuses. 203-269-5138

HELP WANTED WAITSTAFF EXPERIENCED ONLY for banquet facility. Must be able to carry 40 lb tray. IMMEDIATE NEED. 5pm-11pm. $9/hr. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242.


WRECKER DRIVERS Nights & weekends. Must have clean driving record. Also, Dispatchers. Apply in person only: Danbys, 41 High St, Meriden, CT. Ask for Dave. Priority given to certified or experienced drivers.


WAREHOUSE COORDINATOR (Greater New Haven Area) DENTAL RECEPTIONIST CAREER Oversees warehouse operation For oral surgery practice in T RAINING & S CHOOLS including direct supervision Southington. FT position for energetic and reliable person /logistics of drivers and materiinterested in office work and als handling staff. Implements activities concerned with ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from dental assisting. Good telephone receiving, storing, inventory home. Medical, Business, Para- and computer skills necessary. control, issuing, and shipping legal, Computers, Criminal Jus- Call for interview (860) 276-0225 materials, supplies, equipment, tice. Job placement assistance. and parts stored in warehouse Computer available. Financial Healthcare to support a growing retail aid if qualified. Call 800-488operation. Warehouse typically 0386 Apple Rehab Watertown operates seven days per week. We are currently seeking experiMay be required to work weekenced Nurses for our newly renend (i.e. Saturday, Sunday), HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA!! Fast, ovated facility! evening and holiday hours. Affordable, Accredited. FREE Available Positions: Valid driver’s license in good Brochure. Call NOW! 1-888-532-6546 ext 96 RN/Supervisor-32 hour position/ standing and current medical 11pm-7am shift card plus certification to operRN/Staff Development/Infection ate and train personnel in safe Control Nurse/32 hour position operation of tow motor. HS diploma/GED; 1-3 years’ of Please apply @ 35 Bunker Hill related experience and/or trainRoad, Watertown, CT 06795 Tel: ing which includes supervisory 860-274-5428/Fax: 860-945-3736 responsibilities. Pay rate high or email resume to: 30’s - low 40’s DOE w/comp benefits package. Send EOE. An Affliate of resumes to Record-Journal, Box Apple Health Care, Inc. 75, 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT This newspaper makes 06450 EOE/AA - M/F/D/V every effort to avoid MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Water Treatment errors in advertisements. Bilingual. F/T position in a Pumping Operators busy Meriden office. Each ad is carefully Responsible for switchchecked and proofread, The Town of Wallingford Water board, admitting patients, Division is seeking candidates but when you handle scheduling, insurance verto fill vacancies involved in the thousands of ads, ification, data entry and is treatment of the water system. mistakes do slip through. secretary to the programs. We ask therefore, that Fax resume to 203-237Positions may be filled as a 9187 email Level I or Level II operator you check your ad on the depending on qualifications. FIRST day of publication. Level II candidates must have a or mail to Human If you find an error, report H.S. diploma and 3 years expeResources, Easter Seals it to the rience in a water treatment 22 Tompkins plant with 1 year as a superviWaterbury, CT 06708


sor. Level l Candidates must have a H.S. diploma and 1 year experience in the water treatment field. Candidates must have or be eligible for the certifications required for each position indicated in the job postings. Level II: $22.77$27.64 hourly/Level I: $21.53$26.16 hourly plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Applications/resumes will be accepted until October 9, 2009 (or the date of receipt of the 50th application for each position) at the following address: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 (203) 294-2080 Fax: (203) 294-2084 EOE

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