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The Berlin

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Volume 15, Number 37

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Council reviews Irene’s impact, FEMA funds likely By Amy Prescher Special to The Citizen

The Town Council met Sept. 6 and the impact of Hurricane Irene, on the town, was part of the discussion. The council also approved various equipment costs for services around town. Town Manager Denise McNair said she was satisfied

with the town’s response to Hurricane Irene and reported that Berlin was lucky compared to other towns. She expects that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will approve funds to offset significant overtime and other expenses incurred by the town during the storm. McNair said the See Council, page 8

Hotel California, the original Eagles tribute band, is just one of the great entertainment offerings at the 63 Annual Berlin Fair.

Fair brings entertainment galore to town It’s no exaggeration to say that entertainment at the Berlin Fair has it all. But don’t take our word for it — check it out. (The 63rd Annual Berlin Fair is held at the Lions Club fairgrounds, Beckley Road, Sept. 30, Oct.,1 and Oct. 2.)

Day of tribute

Country music star — Lee Brice is right at home playing his music at state fairs. “It’s a great opportunity to reach more and more fans,” Brice said. “I like getting to know them and let them get to know me. I’m just a boy from South Carolina and a lot like them.” Brice will be on the on the Berlin Fair concert stage at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, playing songs from his CD, Love Like Crazy. “I like a lot of different kinds of music — anything that moves me,” said Brice, who just got off a summer tour with Willie Nelson. “I love rock, blues, soul and country. I have a lot of influences. When I do live shows, a lot of that comes out of me.” Berlin fans might be able to relate to this description of Brice’s voice as conjuring a vision of “country girls and redneck boys anticipating the night to come in the sun-

set glow of a Dairy Queen” (Sumter County) and of growing up “on the edge of a cornfield” (Picture of Me). But Brice’s dreams of success include more than country. “Ten years from now I’d love to hear my songs on the radio – on the rap stations, not just country.” Lee’s debut album, Love Like Crazy, made one of the strongest debuts in any genre over the past several years. According to his press release, “That’s when you realize that if anybody can make this happen, it’s this young man from backcountry South Carolina. His voice, his sound, even his wide-open grin are as country as they come – but his view of life is much broader than that.”

Berlin Fair

Photo by Lee Roski

Trumpter Will Cavedon, a student at Berlin High School, plays taps during a 9/11 memorial at Kensington Fire Rescue. For more photos from around town 9/11 events see page 15.

Patriotic chorus — The United States Coast Guard Academy Idlers will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. This select group of 12 male singers is chosen from the Corps of Cadets and the Cadet Glee Club by audition. This group specializes in the performance of sea

Seeing ‘Red’ Inside: A look at the Berlin High School varsity sports teams that will be competing this fall, and season schedules.

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 15, 2011

Medical center needs volunteers

Briefs

Hospice volunteers VNA HealthCare Hospice is recuiting hospice volunteers who are interested in making a positive impact in the lives of local residents facing life-limiting illness Volunteers perform tasks such as staying with a patient so the family can take a break, providing companionship to hospice patients and their caregivers, running errands for a patient and/or family members, providing administrative office support among other things. Training classes are available for those interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. For more information about the VNA HealthCare Hospice Volunteer program, call Donna Gordon at (860) 493-7349 or dgordon@vnahealthcare.org.

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

Stitchers needed Stitchers from the Heart, a nationwide group of volunteers that love to knit, is looking for volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, little sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to 570 hospitals throughout the country. Patterns are available. Yarn is needed for seniors and children’s knitting programs. For more information, call (877) 985-9212, or e-mail StitchFromHeart@ aol.com.

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Volunteers provide invaluable assistance and support to all areas of MidState Medical Center. Volunteers are needed in the nursing units to assist patients with meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner time. Special training is provided for those accepted into this special “ M e a l Mates” volunteer prog r a m . There is also high demand for volunteers in our newly expanded emergency department. Book Cart volunteers visit patients daily, offering free books and magazines as well as friendly conversation. These volunteers are also trained as “fall prevention safety” volunteers. Patients at MidState are treated to relaxing “Soft Touch” hand rubs and foot rubs by well-trained MidState volunteers. If you are interested in this role, there will be training. Pet therapy visits are well received by our pa-

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This week The Berlin Citizen introduces a new feature page focused on volunteer activities in our community. This is the place where your organization can post notices looking for volunteer help. It is the place where you can find opportunities to help others in your community. This is also the place where we will publish photos and s t o r i e s about local volunteer efforts that have made a difference. Tell us more about your o rga n i z a tion and what part volunteers play in its success. Contact us at news@theberlincitizen.com.

tients. If you have a therapy dog that is certified and registered with a national pet therapy organization, please consider joining this program. For more information, contact the Volunteer Office at (203) 694-8275 or email MidStateVolunteers@ midstatemedical.org.

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The program serves Berlin, New Britain and Plainville. For more information and to volunteer, call Becky at (860) 229-1631.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

It’s in the cards

Readers’ poll

Inside Calendar.................23 Marketplace............27 Faith .......................12 Health.....................17 Letters ....................14 Obituaries...............13 Opinion...................14 Real Estate ............22 Seniors ...................16 Sports.....................18

Here are The Berlin Citizen online poll results for last week. The question was: Should parents help kids with homework? Yes, as long as the child is learning. 19% No, it’s the student’s responsibility. 13% Maybe, if the child is really stuck. 4% Guidance is okay, but the child should do the work. 63% This week’s poll question asks: What news story do you think will grab headlines this fall? Vote online at www.BerlinCitizen.com

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It’s National Library Card Sign-up Month and Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Director Helen Aveline invites everyone to come on down to the library during September to sign-up for a library card. In this photo, see if you can spot Town Manager Denise McNair, Mayor Adam Salina as well as many town employees who came to the library recently to show support for the effort — and to emphasize all the opportunities having a card can bring. Aveline reminded the public that “Anyone can have a card, whether you’re age one to 101.” Please bring proof of Berlin residency and apply for a card today.

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 15, 2011

Baczewski won’t run for another BOE term

Board of Education member Michael Baczewski will not seek a second term. Baczewski said he has one year of study left at the University of Connecticut and that is where his focus is at this time; thus he’s decided not to continue with the school board. This November there are three open positions on the Board of Education. There is Baczewski one vacancy on the board at this time, due to the resignation of Anthony Recck, and two board members whose terms have expired: Baczewski and Irene H. Matulis. Three individuals have taken out petitions to appear on the ballot: incumbent Irene Matulis; Timothy Oakes who ran previously; and Mark Holmes. The board is a nine member, non-partisan board. Each member is elected to a three year term and the terms are staggered so that

Unusual rain swamps Lower Lane again

each year three positions are up for election. Since candidates are not nominated by political parties, all Berlin voters are eligible to appear on the ballot, and candidates appear on the ballot without a political party designation. Baczewski said “It was a high privilege to serve on the board. I enjoyed my time there.” He served on the curriculum committee (leadership, accountability and measurement) and the budget committee (resources and capacity.) The board hired Superintendent David Erwin and Berlin High School Principal Fran Kennedy, during Baczewski’s term. As to whether or not he might consider another run, Baczewski said he would have to see where things stood when that possibility arose. Baczewski said the success of the high school referendum, during his term, was a “high mark, to have people come together to accomplish this for the community.”

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An overnight rain storm Sept 7. into the morning of Sept. 8, once again caused the Mattabesset Stream at Lower Lane, to flood forcing the town terporarily to close off the street. At least three inches of rain fell and that was “pretty unusual event,” according to Public Works Director Art Simonian. Simonian’s storm calculations from local data, combined with Department of Transportation data, showed that the storm was a 10 to 25 year event. Tropical Storm Irene that hit at the end of August was a 50 year event. Beckley Mills Road was also temporarily closed during the storm. Simonian said Lower Lane is part of the floodway and takes water from several areas of town and even from the southwest corner of Meriden. A floodway is designed to accommodate the flow, acting, essentially, as a river for excess flow. “It’s such a flat area,” Simonian said adding that an extra culvert has been installed as part of the attempt to improve the situation. Lower Lane, in the vicinity of the river, is constructed to take the flooding. Any other solution would be complicated, Simonian said, involving acquiring property among other considerations. During Irene, the Railroad Pond dam was lowered three feet in order to help regulate the flow of water that would ordinarily impact Burnham Street, where it crosses the river, which often floods the road. This helped by separating the timing of when the water came through, thus reducing the impact of the rain. — Olivia L. Lawrence

POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Berlin Citizen, 979 Farmington Ave., P.O. Box 438, Kensington, CT 06037-0438.


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Thursday, September 15, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

Bobcat roams local farm, stars in impromtu photo shoot By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

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This may cause your water to become discolored for a short time. Although the water is still safe for use, we recommend you don’t do laundry. Should you have laundry discolored due to the disturbance, do not dry. After the water returns to normal, rewash with detergent and 4 oz. of cream of tartar.

See Bobcat, page 10

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After he saw a big cat down near a stream at the back of his house, it took Ronnie Laviana a minute to realize, this was not just an extra-large stray. He ran to grab his camera. It was the Friday before Labor Day, late in the afternoon, on the Lavianas’ farm on the Chamberlain Highway. “He was walking down by the brook,” Laviana said. “He was kind of big. And he had no tail.” Although this was the first time he’d ever seen a bobcat, Laviana was sure that was the correct identification. He quietly left the house, careful not to slam the door, and moved closer to where the big cat was prowling. “He was sitting down” near a greenhouse, at one point, and Laviana started taking photos. The bobcat turned and looked right at him. Laviana said it was tricky trying to get a clear shot of the animal, as the bobcat moved quickly, and every few seconds. “I wasn’t going to pet that cat,” he joked. His neighbors had seen the cat last spring and told him the animal had “walked right down my driveway,” Laviana said. Paul Rego, a wildlife biologist at Sessions Woods, Burlington, with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, talked about the Connecticut’s bobcat population and the ani-

This bobcat was seen recently meandering around a backyard on the Chamberlain Highway.

By attending this event, participant acknowledges and consents to the use of photographic reproductions of his/her likeness for promotion and other purposes.

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thank you. On August 28, Irene produced a destructive storm that uprooted trees, brought down limbs, closed more than 2,000 roads and resulted in power outages that disrupted the lives of more than 700,000 CL&P customers. We understand that, especially in today’s digital world, being without power is frustrating. Our local officials and customers not having timely access to information increases that frustration. Very clearly, we need to do a better job of providing our customers and local officials with the information they need. And we will do better. We’d like to thank you, our customers, for your patience and understanding. We’d also like to thank everyone who helped us weather Irene and safely restore service to our customers: • Local police, fire and emergency crews. • The more than 1,500 line and tree crews who were brought in to assist from as far away as Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia. • Our customer service representatives, who answered more than one million of your calls. • The more than 4,000 CL&P, Public Service of New Hampshire, Western Massachusetts Electric, Yankee Gas and Northeast Utilities employees who came together to help. • The hundreds of Connecticut businesses that provided essential services and supplies to support our restoration efforts. • The media for sharing our important storm preparedness and safety messages. We are especially grateful to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy for his leadership. We also thank the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the state’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Operations, as well as state and municipal officials for their cooperation and support throughout this intensive process. Events like these challenge us all. We understand that restoring power is critical to you, our customers, and our communities. We are committed to continuous improvement, and will take every measure possible to achieve that goal. Sincerely,

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

Berlin’s recycling program works on all counts By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

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Berlin’s Recycling Coordinator Jim Horbal says that, overall, the program is “running smoothly.” The big blue bins are working well and residents are using these properly. “We’ll hear from Trash-Away if there’s a problem,” Horbal said. In that case, the town would make an informal call to the homeowner to resolve the issue. But these situations have been “few and far between,” Horbal said. As to homeowners satisfaction with the system, Horbal said “So far, there have been no complaints.” There is good news on cost, for the system, as well. The tipping fee, through the Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee, has come down from about $34 a few years back, then to $30, and now $20 per ton. Last year the tonnage of recycling was down a tad, possibly people buying less stuff in a tight economy, ac-

cording to Horbal. It costs about $196 per household to collect trash and most towns do not charge separately for trash collection, he said. Materials for recycling are delivered to Automated Material Handling, located on Christian Lane. Household refuse — municipal solid waste — goes through Bristol, through the Bristol Resource Recovery Facility Operating Committee, which contracts with Covanta Bristol, a waste-to-energy plant. In regards to waste delivered to BRRFOC, budget documents state that tipping fees have been reduced to the lowest rate in the project’s history: $64.50 per ton. The 2011-2012 fee charged to Berlin is estimated at about $680,000 to BRRFOC

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 15, 2011

lowing last winter’s snowstorms. Continued from page 1 Mayor Adam Salina said he’d received an e-mail sugtown is well-prepared to presgestion that the town provide ent claims to FEMA having a cellphone/electronics gone through the process fol- charging station for resi-

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sanitary sewer system for the Water Control Commission. The council voted in favor of the Water Control Commission purchasing 200 additional meters and radio transmitters for homes not yet equipped for automatic readers. The bidding requirements will be waived because the distributer of the equipment, Ti-Sales of Sudbury, Mass., is the sole

dents with no car charger. This would be for future emergencies and Salina said it an idea to consider. As to agenda items, the council approved a five-year lease of lawn-care equipment for Timberlin Golf Course from Turf Products Corp., of Enfield. The annual payment will be $24,402. Unit prices are established by state, through the Department of Administrative Services, and Turf Products is the state low bidder. Republican councilors Dave Evans and Karin Drost voted against the measure, while Salina, along with councilors Rachel Rochette, Robert Dacey, and Bill Rasmussen, voted in favor of the lease. Deputy Mayor Steve Morelli arrived after the vote. D&S Sewer Contractors, of Kensington, was awarded a contract for $93,100 for routine repairs and minor construction for the water and

Fair wristbands available Berlin Upbeat is selling Berlin Fair wristbands. The wristbands are good for unlimited rides, all day, on Friday, Sept. 30. Wristbands are $15, for both children and adults. No refunds. Wristbands are available for purchase at public school open houses: Thursday, Sept. 15 at Griswold Elementary School and Hubbard Elementary School open houses; Thursday, Sept. 22 at McGee Middle School open house. They are also available during lunch waves at Berlin High School on Thursday, Sept. 15 and Friday, Sept 16; during lunch waves at McGee Middle School on Thursday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Sept. 23. Wristbands will also be available in the main lobby at Berlin High School on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11a.m. to 1 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 26 from 2 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wristbands are also available at all school offices.

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formers are scheduled for multiple shows throughout Continued from page 9 the weekend. (All shows are subject to change without notertainment for all ages and tice.) families.” The Berlin High School Band and color guard performs 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30. The Southern Comfort Here are a few other entertainment events at the fair — Band is on the concert swtate but not all. For complete list- from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. ings check the fair schedule 30. in the fair book or on its webThere are several Xtreme site ww.ctberlinfair.com. Re- Tean Bull riding events in the member some of these per- horse ring, times to be an-

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Recycling Continued from page 7 Brisol. “Given the state of the economy and the significant portion of municipal budgets dedicated to the disposal of (municipal solid waste), BRRFOC’s ability to hold the line on our tipping fee will be welcome news,” said Bristol Mayor Art Ward, BRRFOC president.

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Mary (Reddy) Vernesoni, 56, of Berlin, wife of Peter J. Veresoni, passed away Sept. 4, 2011 at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. Born in Staton Island, N.Y., she lived in East Lyme and Melbourne, Fla. before moving to Berlin in 1976. A graduate of East Lyme High School in 1972, she received her Bachelors and Masters Degree in Technology Education from CCSU and did work toward her 6th year certificate. Mary taught Technical Education at Haddam-Killingworth High School, retiring in 1990. Prior to that, she taught in the Bristol School System and at McGee Middle School in Berlin. She was a member

of Bethany Covenant Church in Berlin and was a volunteer dispatcher for CT Canine Search and Rescue. Besides her husband Peter, she leaves a daughter, Summer Spaderna and her husband Steven of Bolton; three grandchildren, Austin Vernesoni, Isabella and Sienna Spederna, all of Bolton; two brothers, Richard Reddy in China and Stephen Reddy in Vero Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Ann Reddy of South Kingston, R.I.; Kathie Welch of Lake Wales, Fla. and Ellen Reddy of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Sept. 9, 2011 at Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CT Canine Search and Rescue, PO Box 6, Kensington, CT 06037.

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Lois Siderowf Lois Frances (Mercurio) Siderowf, 70, of Middletown, died unexpectedly, Sept. 3, 2011 at her d a u g h t e r ’s home. Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Michael Pelligino and Frances (Brancato) Mercurio, she was raised in New Britain and graduated from Central Connecticut State University. She began her 30 year teaching career in Northern California and then taught in Los Angeles. She returned to Connecticut and retired from teaching in 1993. She was a member of

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Gaetan Samuel Bedard, 65, of Berlin, loving and devoted husband of Claudette (Paradis) Bedard, passed away Sept. 3, 2011 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain, after his battle with lung cancer. He was born in Lac Megantic, Canada, son of Ida (Fredette) Bedard and the late Roland Bedard. He was employed at Stan-Chem in Berlin and had proudly served in the United States Army. He was a member of St. Paul Church in Kensington and the Societe St. Jean Baptiste in New Britain. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a son, Denis Dean Bedard. In addition to his wife and his mother, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Michael Pascetta of South Glastonbury; a brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Carmen Bedard of Maine; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Gaetane and Roger Ouellette of Florida, Claire and Mitchell Ziolkowski of Plainville and

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To the editor: Prior to Sept. 11, 2001, I took the greatness of America for granted; not anymore. We can sum up the greatness of America in two words: freedom and opportunity. My dad was an immigrant toddler processing through Ellis Island, in about 1900, with his parents, brothers and sisters. They came to New York from Naples, Italy with the hope of a better life. At first they stayed with relatives living in a tenement at 3rd Avenue and 40th Street, New York, within walking distance to Grand Central Station. Eventually, this worked out because my grandfather was a barber

and was able to secure work at a barber shop within Grand Central. The first years were a difficult struggle and there were days that seemed impossible. I can remember my dad’s phrase “at times we lived in dire poverty.” But there were groups of support. The first Italian immigrants tended to live together in the same neighborhood. And so with the support and encouragement of family, friends, and neighbors and with a deep conviction to their Christian faith, these poor immigrants knew they could succeed. My dad embraced these opportunities. As a young man, he graduated from Columbia University as a pharmacist and went to work for a Liggitt Drug Store in New York. He was able to save money and went on to graduate from Vanderbilt University as a dentist. He then opened a dental office on Atlantic Street in Stamford in 1927. He became the first Ital-

ian-American dentist in Connecticut. What other country in the world could offer an immigrant such an extravagant opportunity? There are people within and without America who would like to deny us our great heritage. If anything positive comes out of the terrible events of Sept. 11, it is an awareness that we must constantly protect the great freedom and great opportunities that God and country have so generously given to us. Richard Zaccardo Berlin

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Thursday, Sept. 22 Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 Board of Education, Town Hall 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 Water Control Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Town Hall, 7 p.m.

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tecting our safety in extreme conditions. How privileged we are to have them all. Barbara CesanekSteponaitis Kensington

Local GOP leader prevails in SEEC complaint By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen Former Republican Town Councilor Scott Veley has prevailed in a complaint against the Connecticut Education Association for improper distribution of absentee ballots last winter. Veley, who currently serves Senatorial District 6 representative to the Republican State Central Committee, filed the complaint, in February, with the state’s Election Enforcement Commission. He charged that the CEA violated state statutes regarding the distribution of absentee ballots when, in January, it mailed absentee ballots to 3,626 CEA members prior to a special election scheduled for Feb. 22 without following the re-

quired procedure. The SEEC agreed, with some caveats, with most of the issues outlined in the complaint and the CEA was fined $500 civil penalty for the violation. The law requires that distribution of more than five ballots requires going through the Town Clerk’s office. Furthermore, the ballot distribution must include an absentee ballot fact sheet. The following information is from SEEC documents regarding its decision, issued Aug. 1. Veley’s complaint states that the CEA failed to register distribution of the ballots in the respective towns of the recipients and failed to include a written explaination of absentee See Leader, page 25

Letters to the Editor — policy for political season In keeping with the policy of the Record-Journal, Letters to the Editor regarding any candidates or issues that involve the political season (ends Nov. 8 Election Day), The Berlin Citizen will only accept and publish letters that are 100 words or less. The last edition for which we will publish letters of a political nature is Oct. 27. We ask writers to focus on their candidate’s worthiness for office and refrain from personal attacks on individuals. As always, we reserve the right to edit letters or to not publish a letter. Letters should contain contact information, including, full name, address and phone number. Only your name and town will be published. Letters on other topics will continue to be accepted up to a 300 word limit. Send letters to news@theberlincitizen.com or The Berlin Citizen, 979 Farmington Ave., Kensington, CT 06037.


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Thursday, September 15, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

We remember

Photos by Lee Roski

Above left, a ceremony Sunday, at the Kensington Fire Rescue facility on Farmington Avenue, featured comments by fire Chief Mark Lewandowski, Mayor Adam Salina and others, as well as music by the Berlin High School chorus. Steel from the World Trade Towers will become part of a 9/11 memorial planned for the site. Above right, McGee Middle School Principal Scott Ratchford addresses sixth graders and first responders during last week’s “Tribute to the heros of Sept. 11, 2001.” Later, the class participated in a peace walk led by local emergency services workers. Bottom right, some residents of Winesap Road created this memorial to 9/11. “We will never forget” was designed by Patty Bedard, Chrissy Bacon and Matt Bacon.

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Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Doretha Dixon at (860) 6708546 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A donation is requested. Monday, Sept. 19: Baked manicotti, Italian vegetables, garlic toast, purple plum. Tuesday, Sept. 20: Stuffed clams with red sauce, rice pilaf, seasoned wax and green beans, petite banana. Wednesday, Sept. 21: Salisbury steak with onion

gravy, parsley buttered noodles, blend vegetables, whole wheat bread, tropical fruit blend. Thursday, Sept. 22: Cream of vegetable soup with oyster crackers, seafood salad over bed of greens, cherry tomato, olives, cucumber slice, tri-color pasta salad, dinner roll, ice cream sandwich. Friday, Sept. 23: Roast turkey with gravy, herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, peas, cranberry sauce, roll, cake.

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, September 15, 2011

Senior Happenings AARP Meeting The Berlin AARP Chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 1:15 p.m. at the Senior Center. A speaker from Covenant Village will discuss retirement options. Refreshments will be served. Class Safe Drivers Class, sponsored by the Berlin AARP Chapter 3035, is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center. Class entitles a dis-

count on car insurance premium. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. For more information, call Barbara Dixon at (860) 8286295.

Music program Enjoy the music of David “G” Goclowski, accordion, on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Apple pie will be served after the performance. Program is limited to 84 people. Sign up at the Senior Center.

Health clinics The Berlin Visiting Nurse Association and Central Connecticut Health Center offer monthly health clinics at the Senior Center. The clinics are free of charge and no appointments are necessary. The schedule for September is: Tuesday, Sept. 20 – 9 to 10:30 a.m. Glucose screening. Tuesday, Sept. 20 – 12:45 to

1:45 p.m. Blood pressure screening. Tuesday, Sept. 27 – 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Blood pressure screening. For more information, call the Berlin VNA at (860) 8287030.

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Chris Cote of Berlin will host the movie Singin’ in the Rain followed by a sing along on Friday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Refreshments will be served and Farmington Bank will provide free gifts. Sign up at the Senior Center.

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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, September 15, 2011

Berlin High School Fall Sports Preview

Several teams eyeing titles this season By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

The 2011 fall sports season at Berlin High School kicked off this week. The following takes a look at the BHS varsity teams that will be competing this fall:

Football

Coach: John Capodice (eighth year, 61-17). Assistants: John Paul Demko, Rob Levesque, Mike Mendoza, Bob Mayette, Joe Aresimowicz, Rick DeGroff, Mark McLeod, Don Dellaquila, Rocky Gagliardi, Eric Cruanes.

Last year: The Redcoats claimed the Central Connecticut Conference Division III championship and earned the No. 1 seed in the CIAC Class M state playoffs, where they fell in the quarterfinals. The locals ended the year with a mark of 10-1. Key losses: Berlin graduated 19 players, and with them, virtually its entire starting lineup. This season: To say the 2011 Redcoats are unproven is an understatement. This fall, Berlin has 21 new players on defense and 20 new players on offense. The Redcoats’ only re-

turning starter is Tommy Undercuffler, a senior defensive back/wide receiver. Last year, Undercuffler caught six passes for 129 yards, and made 35 tackles. Undercuffler and fellow senior Dan Laviana, an offensive lineman/linebacker, are team captains. Others expected to pull weight this season are seniors Dan Lojko (offensive line/defensive line) and Devin Silverman (kicker/defensive back), sophomore quarterback Mitch Williams, and juniors Mitch Blanchette (offensive line/defensive line), Kevin Main (running back/defensive back), Tyler Bouchard (linebacker/tight end), Chris Meucci (offensive line/defensive line), Justin Gombotz (running back/defensive back) and Scott McLeod (running back/defensive back). Outlook: Coach Capodice hopes Berlin can make up for its youth with hard work. If his guys play up to his expectations, Capodice believes the Redcoats will be formidable. In fact, Berlin, as usual, plans to be in the hunt for a conference and state title. “These kids have been a pleasure to coach in the preseason,” Capodice said. “They are improving on a daily basis, and we have an outstanding coaching staff to lead them.”

Boys soccer Coach: Dave Francalangia (12th year, 72-87-19). Assistant: Sal Parafati. Last year: A modest 13th seed, the Redcoats advanced to the semifinals of the CIAC Class L state tournament and wrapped up the season with a 12-5-3 record. Berlin’s state tournament Photo by Matt Leidemer Final Four appearance was a With a strong core of seniors, including Lia D’Amato, first for the program. pictured, the Berlin High School volleyball team exKey losses: The Redcoats pects to be very competitive. graduated 11 starters.

Photo by Matt Leidemer

Alex Bednarek, pictured, and the Berlin High School boys soccer team are out to prove last year’s run to the state semifinals was no fluke. This season: Although hit hard by graduation, Berlin returned some proven players, including sophomore midfielder/defenseman Alex Bednarek, who is expected to have a break-out year. The Redcoats also will lean heavily on Connor Hilbie. A senior defenseman, Hilbie knocked in four goals and dished out 11 assists in 2010. Teaming up with Hilbie in the back are fellow veterans, seniors Kyle Lavoie, Sam Vreeland and Carter Scarrozzo. Helping anchor the Berlin midfield are seniors Daniel Caron and Alex Joslyn. Freshman Evan Hale can play in the back or at midfield.

Up front, the Redcoats will rely on senior forward Armand Cano, junior forward Brajan Cano and versatile senior Jake Haynes to put the ball in the net. Hilbie, Lavoie, Vreeland and Caron are captains. Outlook: Coach Francalangia likes his team’s togetherness, but is concerned his guys will not be able to finish, consistently. Still, Francalangia expects the Redcoats to be a plus-,500 club and to contend for the Central Connecticut Conference South Division crown. The race for the division title should be a tight one. Francalangia said the championship is “up for grabs.” See Preview, next page


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Preview Continued from page 18

Girls soccer Coach: Steve Yanosy (10th year, 119-31-8). Assistant: Katie Amenta. Last year: The Lady Redcoats, a 12th seed, were knocked out of the CIAC Class L state tournament in Round 2. The locals rolled up an overall record of 12-5-1. Key losses: Eight lettermen, including four starters. This season: Berlin returned a slew of varsitytested talent, including junior forward Bianca Jacques, who netted 12 goals in 2010. Another offensive threat is senior midfielder Shannon Murphy, a four-year starter. Helping anchor the Lady Redcoat defense are senior Dana Hebert and senior goalie Robyn Riggott, a veteran in net. Berlin’s other key returnees are seniors Emma Johnson (forward), Emily Stickel (forward/midfield), Lisa Andreanna (midfield/defense), Kira Eleveld (midfield) and Olivia Hale (midfield/defense) and junior Catherine Voelpel (midfield).

Outlook: The Lady Redcoats are a senior-heavy team, mixed with some younger talent. Coach Yanosy views that as a positive. However, he concedes the team needs to work on finishing if it is to be a contender.

Girls swimming Coach: Amanda McCarthy (third year). Assistant: Jan Zagorski (diving). Last year: The Lady Redcoats rolled up a mark of 5-5 and finished ninth at the CIAC Class M state meet. Key loss: Shannon Jedrzejczyk. This season: Berlin returned a solid core, highlighted by seniors Kate Piotrowicz (freestyle, butterfly), Briana Cass (freestyle), Taylor Recck (freestyle) and Megan Pitkin (individual medley/butterfly/freestyle), and juniors Joanna Wojtun (individual medley/breaststroke), Katherine Burek (breaststroke) and Leah Pawelczyk (diving). Pawelczyk set the BHS record in diving last year and was a state meet qualifier. Also competing in individual events at the 2010 state meet was Piotrowicz (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle), Cass (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle), Recck (50 freestyle), Pitkin

(200 individual medley), Wojtun (200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke) and Burek (100 breaststroke). Piotrowicz, Cass and Recck will serve as team captains this fall. Freshmen Kelsey Kozikowski, Holly Chirico, Kayla Cervoni and Arian Silas are the Lady Redcoats’ top newcomers. Outlook: With seven returning state meet qualifiers mixing with a strong

freshmen class, Berlin looks tough, and Coach McCarthy is not trying to tamp down expectations. “This team has the depth and talent, and therefore the potential, to be the best swimming and diving team Berlin High School has ever seen,” she said. McCarthy is looking to improve on last year’s record and to get even more girls into the state meet — “a record number.”

The New England Athletic Club in Cromwell is the new home of the BHS girls swim team.

Volleyball Coach: Bob Tarigo (30th year, 400-162). Assistants: Nancy DeBlasio, Jeff Tarigo. Last year: The Lady Redcoats compiled a record of 910 and were knocked out of

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Varsity Football 9/16 9/23 9/29 10/6 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/23

East Catholic Rocky Hill Tolland Weaver Northwest Catholic Rockville Plainville Platt Bloomfield New Britain

Home-Scalise Field Away Home-Scalise Field Home-Scalise Field Home-Scalise Field Away Away Away-Falcon Field, Meriden Home-Scalise Field Away-Veterans Stadium

7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

Varsity Boys Soccer 9/13 9/16 9/19 9/21 9/23 9/26 9/30 10/4 10/6 10/11 10/13 10/18 10/21 10/25 10/28 10/31

East Hartford Middletown Bristol Central Bristol Eastern Platt Bulkeley Maloney Plainville Conard Middletown Bristol Central Bristol Eastern Platt Bulkeley Maloney Plainville

Away Away Away Away Away-Meriden Home-Scalise Field Away-Meriden Home-Scalise Field Home-Scalise Field Home-Scalise Field Home-Scalise Field Home-Scalise Field Home -Scalise Field Away-Hartford Home-Scalise Field Away

3:45 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 7 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m.

Varsity Girls Soccer 9/13 9/17 9/19 9/21 9/23 9/27 10/1 10/4 10/7 10/11 10/14 10/18 10/21 10/25 10/27 10/31

Glastonbury Middletown Bristol Central Bristol Eastern Platt Bulkeley Maloney Plainville Northwest Catholic Middletown Bristol Central Bristol Eastern Platt Bulkeley Maloney Plainville

Home-Scalise Field Home-Scalise Field Home-Scalise Field Home-Scalise Field Home-Scalise Field Away-Hartford Home-Scalise Field Home-Scalise Field Away-West Hartford Away Away Away Away-Meriden Home-Scalise Field Away-Meriden, Falcon Field Away

7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 7 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 7 p.m.

Varsity Cross Country 9/14 9/17 9/20 9/24 9/27 10/1 10/4 10/8 10/11 10/19 10/29

Newington Windham Invitational Maloney, Bristol Central Cromwell Invitational Bulkeley, Bristol Eastern Greater Hartford Meet Platt, Plainville Manhattan Invitational Middletown CCC Meet Class MM Meet

Home-Sage Park 4 p.m. Away-Willimantic TBA Away-Hubbard Park, Meriden 3:45 p.m. Away-TBA TBA Home-Sage Park 3:45 p.m. Away-New Britain, Stanley Park TBA Away-Hubbard Park, Meriden 3:45 p.m. Away-Van Cortlandt Park, NYC TBA Away-Veterans Park 3:45 p.m. Away-Wickham Park, Manchester TBA Away-Wickham Park, Manchester TBA

Continued from page 19 the CIAC Class L state tournament in the opening round. The locals were an 18th seed. Key losses: Berlin graduated seven players, including four starters. Also, senior Victoria Fagan is out for the season with a back injury. This season: The Lady Redcoats are a senior-heavy team. Back in action are seniors Lia D’Amato (outsidehitter/defense), Rachael Zelek (setter), Brittany Labbadia (outside-hitter/defense), Meghan Long (outside-, middle-hitter), McKenzie Freeland (outside-, middle-hitter), Jessica Naples (server/defense) and Kelly Walsh (outside-hitter). D’Amato and Zelek are team captains. Youngsters expected to make an impact for BHS this year are sophomores Alicia Maule (libero/back-up setter/server) and Callie Veach (server/defense). Outlook: The Lady Redcoats don’t have much height, and several girls will be getting substantial varsity minutes for the first time. Still, Coach Tarigo is optimistic. “We’re not going to have an overpowering team. We have to use our heads at the net,” he said. “As long as we don’t panic, we’ll be okay.” Tarigo has been impressed with his team’s defense, serving, and serve-return skills. The Lady Redcoats are quick, too. If all goes well, Tarigo believes Berlin can finish in the Top 2 in the Central Connecticut Conference South Division and qualify for the postseason.

Cross country Coach: Steve Soucy (third year — boys, 22-10; girls, 239). Assistant: Bob Casey. Last year: The BHS boys ran up a record of 9-6, finished third in the Central Connecticut Conference South Division and 13th at the CIAC Class MM state meet. The BHS girls posted a

mark of 12-3 and tied for second in the CCC South. The Lady Redcoats landed in 10th place in Class MM. Key loss: Shaun Sullivan. This season: On the boys side, Berlin’s top returnees are senior co-captain Will Cavedon and junior Brendan McLarty, who takes over the No. 1 spot vacated by Sullivan. Rounding out the Redcoats’ Top 5 are juniors Matt Kall and co-captain Ryan Kliszewski, and sophomore James Dwyer. The Berlin girls welcome back their No. 1 runner in senior Kaylene Sylvain, a co-captain. Sylvain has paced the Lady Redcoats since her freshman year. Also back is Berlin’s No. 2 harrier, sophomore Brittany Sullivan. Others expected to clock good times are junior co-captain Stefanie Parillo, newcomer, senior Alex Carbonell, an accomplished track and field runner, and freshmen Taylor Lupini and Kristen Madeia. Outlook: On the boys side, the locals have some proven runners up front, but are not deep. Still, Coach Soucy sees his guys turning in a plus-.500 campaign. Expectations are much higher for the Berlin girls. The team is very deep, and in recent runs just 30 seconds separated its Nos. 1 and 10 runners. Soucy said the latest edition of the Lady Redcoats are “by far the most competitive” team he has had at BHS. The Berlin girls are looking to challenge for the CCC South and Class MM titles.

Youth hoop Berlin Basketball Association registration for boys and girls in grades 5 through 8 will take place Thursday, Sept. 15, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Community Center.

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Good luck Redcoats! Varsity Volleyball 9/13 9/16 9/19 9/21 9/23 9/28 9/29 10/3 10/5 10/7 10/11 10/12 10/14 10/17 10/19 10/24 10/26 10/28

Middletown Bristol Central Bristol Eastern Platt Windsor Bulkeley Maloney Plainville Middletown East Catholic Platt Bristol Central Conard Bristol Eastern New Britain Bulkeley Maloney Plainville

Away Away Away Away-Meriden Away Home Away-Meriden Home Home Away-Manchester Home Home Home Home Home Away-Hartford Home Away

5 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

Varsity Girls Swimming 9/20 9/27 9/30 10/4 10/7 10/11 10/14 10/18 10/25 10/28

Plainville Bulkeley/Hartford Public/Classical E.O. Smith Newington Holy Cross Farmington Windsor Locks/Ellington Conard Hall Southington

Away 4 p.m. Away-Bulkeley, Hartford 3:45 p.m. Away-Mansfield Community 3:45 p.m. Home-Platt, Meriden 3:45 p.m. Away-Kennedy, Waterbury 7 p.m. Home-Platt, Meriden 3:45 p.m. Away-Windsor Locks 4 p.m. Away-Cornerstone, W. Hartfod 3:30 p.m. Away-Cornerstone, W. Hartford 3:30 p.m. Away-Southington YMCA 3:45 p.m.

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CT RISING STARS AAU BASKETBALL PRE-SEASON TUNE-UP/BASKETBALL LEAGUE FOR BOYS AND GIRLS When: September 24th thru Nov. 5th (runs for 7 weeks) Boys: 12 noon-4:30 - Girls: 8 am-11:30 am Who: Boys: Grades 4/5 12:00 noon-1:20 (Only 40 slots) (Times are tentative and slight adjustments may be necessary TBA) Grades 6/7 1:30-2:50 (Only 40 slots) Grades 8/9 3:10-4:30 (Only 40 slots) Girls: Grades 5/6/7 8:00-9:10 (Only 20 slots) Grades 8/9 9:15-10:25 (Only 20 slots) Grades 10/11/12 10:30-11:40 (Only 20 slots) (Drills will be conducted for all divisions for the first 20 to 30 minutes with games to follow.) Cost: Boys $110.00 per player. Girls $80 per player. All participants will receive reversible jersey uniform. Please send in your payment and application ASAP as spaces will fill up quickly. Where: Boys at New Britain High School - Girls at Mooreland Hill Highlights: • Full Court and Station Drills conducted by high school experienced coaches. • All participants will receive reversible jersey • Great opportunity to get ready for Travel/School teams as well as for recreational players. Please cut and return to the above address with your check payable to CT Rising Stars Inc.

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828-0255. Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the church. For more information, call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email joe@betterbooksltd.com.

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Hubbard open house – The Hubbard Elementary School has scheduled an Open House for parents and guardians of Hubbard students on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 6:30 t 8 p.m. Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Community Center. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860)

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Safety event – Good Cause Gifts, 150 Mill St., has scheduled a Safety Event for Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10

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and “Grandma Aprons” in addition to extensive permanent displays of tinware, bricks, local industry, clocks, toys, street histories and the Leather Man. Bring your old Berlin photos to be scanned. Watch local history inspired DVDs and share your memories. Flea Market - The Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, has scheduled a Tailgate Flea Market for Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. The event is free to the public.

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Picnic — Kensington Congregational Church has scheduled a church picnic for Sunday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m.

at the Reeves Center on Sheldon Street, behind the church. Menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs and roasted corn. A fee is charged. The public is welcome. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.

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Yoga — A free yoga class, led by certified Kripalu yoga instructor Lisa Eberhardt, is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 19 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Prince of Peace Church, 1103 Chamberlain Hwy. For more information, call (860) 990-4315.

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Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire

Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse. For information, call Ed Alicea, scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. For information, call Troop Committee Chair at (860) 829-1832. Kensington-Berlin Rotary – The KensingtonBerlin Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Community Center. Guests are invited to attend any meeting. For more information, call Ryan Zelek at (860) 9445222.

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on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Delaney Room. Dinner is provided. Yearly dues will be collected. For more information, visit www.kensingtongardenclub.net.

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Berlin Garden Club The Berlin Garden Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, Sept. 22 at noon the Timberlin Golf Course. Members will be welcomed and lunch will be served.

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Ballot lottery The Registrars of Voters have scheduled a lottery for today, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. in Caucus room A at Town Hall to determine the placement of names on the ballot for the Nov. 8 town election. The multiple offices include: Town Council, Police Commission, Board of Assesment Appeals and the Board of Education. For more information, call (860) 828-7020.

Republican Patio Party The Berlin Republican Town Committee has scheduled a Patio Party to meet GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola for Saturday, Sept. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Daniele home, 392 Southington Rd. The evening includes a raffle and auction. For more information and cost, contact Kari Drost at (860) 829-6739.

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Leader Continued from page 14 ballot eligibility and what constitutes violations in regards to voting with that type of ballot. The CEA stated it distributed the ballots due to concerns that many of its members would be out of town on that day. The ballots, along with a letter from Phillip Apruzzese, CEA president, encouraging members to vote, but not advocating for any candidate, was dated Jan. 25. The ballots were printed from the Secretary of the

State’s website. Next to that downloadable application is a warning regarding the use and distribution of absentee ballots which must be mailed with the ballot. A CEA representative realized the mistake of not registering with the town clerks’ offices and contacted the Secretary of the State’s office sometime before Feb. 7. The secretary’s office assisted with contacting the town clerks offices in the relevant districts and advised the CEA to provide a list of all the people receiving the ballots to the town clerks. The 17 towns contacted were: Bridgeport, Farmington,

Madison, West Hartford, New Britain, Essex, Haddam, Deep River, Chester, Guilford, East Haven, Middletown, Stamford, Darien, Middlefield, Meriden, and Cheshire. This aspect of the complaint was dismissed as the information, ultimately, was registered with the town clerks in those towns. The SEEC did not take action on the fact that the CEA did not register with town clerks prior to sending the ballots, since the organization made “considerable efforts” to fix the mistake weeks before a complaint was filed. The SEEC said

that while the respondent (CEA president) should have been more dilligent as the “leader of a sophisticated labor organization”, there was no fraudulent intent. According to the SEEC documents, no attempt was made to address the failure to distribute the absenttee ballot fact sheet and warning. However, it did not find evidence of “bad faith” in this oversight. In its haste to get the letters out, it is likely that the CEA “simply failed to consider its statutory obigations carefully enough.”

BHS Back to School Night

Parents of Berlin High School students are invited to Back to School Night on Monday, Sept. 19 at 6:45 p.m. at the high school. A brief welcome presentation by the principal begins in the Gibney Gym. Parents will then follow their student’s Monday schedule, meeting with classroom teachers. Students will complete a copy of their schedule and take it home to their parents, along with information on Teacher-Parent Conferences scheduled for Oct. 27.

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chio Laperuta at (860) 3467693 or myangels777@sbcglobal.net. Berlin High School Class of 1976 has scheduled its 35th class reunion for Saturday, Oct. 1 from 7 p.m. to midnight at Baci Grill Restaurant, 134 Berlin Rd., Cromwell. For more information, contact Ellen Fitzsimmons Mahan at (860) 674-1017 or fitzmaha@gmail.com. Berlin High School Class of 1981 and 1982 are planning a joint reunion for the fall of 2011. Classmates that “like” the Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/bhs81 will be provided with updated reunion plans, can post comments to the site and reconnect with classmates. Southington High School Class of 1971 has scheduled its 40th class reunion for Nov. 26 at Hawks Landing Country Club, Southington. Contact Steve Jardine for more information and to share contact information. A Facebook page will be created soon. Hartford Public High School Class of 1961 is looking for classmates names and addresses for the 50th reunion. Please email hphs61@gmail.com or call (860) 667-0578.

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Connecticut middle school students are invited to enter a contest to express what the heroism and commitment of American veterans mean to them. The top winner of the contest will ride in the 12th annual Connecticut Veterans Parade in Hartford on Sunday, Nov. 6. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students may enter the statewide essay contest that salutes the contributions of U.S. veterans. Entrants will write a one-page essay entitled “Why Should We Honor Veterans?” A panel of judges will select one top essay winner and two runners-up. Contest entry deadline is Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. Essay contest entry rules and applications are available on-line at both www.ctveteransdayparade.o rg or at www.ct.gov/ctva, or by calling (860) 653-4484. The Navy League of the United States – Hartford Council and the State of Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs are sponsoring this special project to encourage middle school students to learn more about the heroism and importance of American servicemen and women throughout our nation’s history.

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The Berlin Free Library, 834 Worthington Ridge, has scheduled a book sale for every Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Donations of gently used adult and children’s books are accepted. High Tea The Berlin Free Library, 834 Worthington Ridge, has planned High Tea for Sunday, Nov. 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. Tea will be served with a selection of sweet treats. For more information and tickets, call the library at (860) 828-3344. Hours Adult hours: Monday, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 2:30 to 5 p.m. Children’s hours: Wednesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. (preschool program 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.); 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Kindergarten through grade 5 program 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.); Friday, 3 to 5 p.m. (monthly program.)

Genealogical study of U.S. presidents The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library recently obtained a three-volume genealogical study of United States presidents. Berlin resident and professional genealogist Milton Freeman researched the ancestors of all 44 presidents. The set is available in the local history room at Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Universal classes The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library offers the opportunity for Berlin residents to take several classes, free of charge, in the Universal Class database. Accessed from home or at the library, Universal Class has hundreds of lasses available. Each class is instructorled and self-paced. Participants can enroll in up to five classes and have six months to complete them. If the participant has not completed the class, he or she can re-enroll and pick up where they left off. Classes do not count for college credit but UC is an authorized International Association for Continuing Education and Training provider, so classes may count for Continuing Educational Units in your required field. For more information, contact the library at (860) 828-7125.

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

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DO DG E CH A RG ER 2 00 7 Automatic. Loaded! Stock #1200B (203) 630-0088

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

H Y U N D A I S O N A T A 20 0 1 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

Special Edition 1.85 Rockford Fosgate Package $8,500 Stock #4524

(203) 238-3889

C h r y s l e r S eb r i n g 2 0 0 3 LXI, 4 Speed Automatic Stock #11256B (203) 630-0088

TO BE SOLD AT DEALER AUCTION on SEPT 22, 2011 2001 VOLKSWAGEN 3VWRK69M51M172689 Statewide Auto Auction 1756 No. Broad St, Meriden, CT DEALERS ONLY

Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

T OY O T A C a m r y 2 0 0 5

Chrysler PT Cruiser 2003 LTD, 4 Speed Automatic Stock #11227D (203) 630-0088

Apply Now BChevynow.com 1-866-879-1616

NISSAN SENTRA 2006

DODGE STRATUS 2003 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

Apply Now BChevynow.com 1-866-879-1616 Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

HYUNDAI Sonata 2003 Honda Accord EX 2005 5 Speed Automatic Stock #PT5771B (203) 630-0088

V6, Automatic. AC, AM/FM/CD. One Owner, PW, PDL, Cruise. Stock# P3891A $5,995

Let Us Give You A Fresh Start

HONDA ACCORD EXL 2004

Cars Starting At $199 Down

V6, Fully Loaded. All power. Leather Interior. Sunroof. $12,500 Stock #3677

24 month/24000 Miles Warranty Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now BChevynow.com Jack 1-866-879-1616

(203) 238-3889

PLYMOUTH NEON 2001 $2,788 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

PONTIAC GRAND AM 2001 $3,888 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

LE, Auto $9,994 Stock# C7147 (203) 237-5561

DODGE Caravan EXT 2005 Dual Sliding Doors. ABS Wheels. Rear Entertainment System. $7,500 Stock #8996

(203) 238-3889

VOLKSWAGEN Passat GLS 2005 1.8T, Leather, Moonroof, AT, Monsoon Sound System, Alloys. One Owner. Stock# 111003A $9,990

D O DG E RA M 25 00 19 97 4x4, 5-Speed Manual Stock #551681 (203) 630-0088


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TRUCKS & VANS

CHEVY Boom Truck 1979 New 427 motor. $1000. 860-246-0613 FORD Ranger 1999 6cyl, 5spd, 150K miles. $2,000 or best offer. Good shape. Runs well! Call 203-235-9097

SUV’S

HONDA CRV 2005 AWD. Red, 4 cyl. Great condition. New tires, new battery. 6 cd player & tape. Sunroof. 94,000 miles. $12,500 or best offer. Call (203) 314-2976

AUTOMOBILES WANTED CASH for your Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Any Condition! Running or not! Will consider other makes & models, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc. 203-600-4431 I WILL PAY YOU CASH For your junk cars, motorcycles, snowplows, trucks, farm equipment. Free Pickup. 203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

PETS & LIVESTOCK MALSHI mix, male, playful, active. Born April 17, 2011. Up to date on shots, call for more info. 860-518-2007 RAGDOLL kittens, Blue-eyed beauties, TICA-SBT Reg. Seals, Blues, Flames & Bi Colors. Vet checked - Ready to go! $300. 860-329-9893 TWO CUTE Grey kittens. One male, one female, inseparable. Rescued together, really want to stay together. Need good home. FREE. (203) 238-9663

16 FT CAROLINA SKIFF J16 25 HP Four Stroke Mercury. Karavan Trailer. $5500 (203) 235-7641

FREE Living Room Set with 1 End Table and Coffee Table. Also, 26 in TV. Just take away! (860) 628-6302 GUITAR Electric, almost new. $80 Firm Call 203 440-3319 LITTLE TYKES Safari wagon with cover. Gently used $35. (203) 379-5012

METAL Cabinet - 2 Door. 72x36 - $25. Moving to Florida Ladies winter coats. Plus sizes 2X & 3X. Call (860) 747-8809 Leave message

HARLEY Davidson Sportster XLC 2009 Black, under 1000 miles, Willie G accessorized, kept in garage. Asking $6,500. Call 203-599-5751

BOATS & MOTORS

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

West Highland White Terrier. Playful. 11 weeks. Female puppies. 1st shots. Raised in home. Non-shedding. Great family pet! Ready to go. Great price, only $250. (860) 944-3972

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

MOVING SALE! Pool table, regulation size, $1000 firm; Budweiser pool table light, $500 firm. 3 pc entertainment center, Brazilian wood, orig, $1500; asking $475/bo. Call 203-213-0873

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT FIREWOOD $225/cord. Sized for stove and fireplace. Multiple cord discount. Call (203) 439-1253

WANTED TO BUY

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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Old Napier and Costume Jewelry, Sterling, Old Lamps & Lamp Parts, Old Dolls, Collectibles. One item to entire estate. (203) 639-1002 Always Buying 1 Item to the Entire Contents of Estates Antique, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & So Forth. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

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

Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Like New. Stock #5605B $12,995

(203) 235-1686

STARCRAFT 16 foot - Galvanized trailer. Very good condition. Please Call 203-235-3784 or 203-444-2533

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs PETS & LIVESTOCK

Will Deliver

203-284-8986 ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience classes starting October 3 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti & Phil Huntington, Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm call 203-235-4852.

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

BOUNCING PONY FARM A great place to learn & have fun Special Lesson Pkg through Sept. 4-Lessons plus a tee shirt for $100. Call Deb for info @ 203-927-6189 We're on the web & facebook

REGAL Electric 30 cup coffee maker. Brand new. $10. (860) 621-1472 SMALL chest freezer $50 Call (203) 235-9097 THREE PIECE Antique white wicker furniture set: rocking chair, sofa and chair. Excellent condition. $200. For information, call (203) 238-2460 after 3:30 p.m.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

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

HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL Riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. 203-213-8833 or 203-272-6593

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

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

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

VISION Fitness, HRC T8200 Folding Treadmill, Excellent Condition. $550 or Best Offer. Located in Southington. Call Ed @ 860-384-2862

PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS Beginning to Advanced Levels Welcome. Certified Music Teacher. Over 10 yrs prof exp. Call Mark 203-235-1546 Fall openings available

HOUSES FOR RENT ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

WWII Military Items 203-238-3308

L & E PROPERTY Mgmt Offers Meriden- Big beautiful 4BR house w/large yard. 2 baths. Recently renovated. 89 Amity St. $1645 + utils. Avail. 9/1. (203) 240-4688

CONDOMINIUMS SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS

FREE KITTENS 8WKS OLD 3BLK/WHT 1GRY/WHT 1GREY CALL JEFF 203 668 0879 LM/OR 203-668-4179 GERMAN Shepherd Pups Champion bloodline. Sire from Germany. 2nd round shots & wormed. Exc dogs. Must see. Sacfirice $700 Flexible. (203) 848-8497

DEE’S ANTIQUES

203-235-8431

LG WASHER & dryer, front loader, red, 1yr old. Moving! Must Sell! Excellent condition! $1,200. Call 203-599-5751

DOG-Adorable, young 15 lb. beagle mix. Friendly, playful, loves kids. Free to good home. 860-621-5466

4 WD, Silver w/grey interior, All Pwr, Luggage Rack, Cruise, Tilt. AM/FM/CD. Very nice cond. One Owner 85 K Miles Stock#11867 $9,990

GE Stove & over stove micro. Stove gently used, w/b, smooth top -$125. Microwave has light & vent-$75 Work GREAT! Call or text 2039037003

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

KENMORE refrig blk, used once. Exc cond, $285/obo LG refrig, white, big size, $290/obo. Porcelain lamp made in Italy. Must see! Make offer. 203-886-9811

BULLDOGS, BOXERS, Boston Terrier, Chihuahuas, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Poodle. $250+. Call 860-930-4001

NISSAN XTERRA XE 2003

ALMOND Kenmore fridge with feezer on top. No ice maker. $100. 203-671-8476

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

FREE 18’ Above Ground pool. All accessories. Swim before you take! Call (860) 793-1223 DINING Room set with 2 leaves and 4 Windsor chairs. $450 or best offer. (860) 828-3979

EXTRA Large White Bird Cage w/stand on wheels. Heavy Cage; 38" L, 20" W, top to bottom 60" tall. Ex. condition. Has shelf. $75 firm. 203-235-6607

MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. No smoking. $875 (203) 235-4853

WANTED TO BUY

$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Antiques, Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-3954 TTY 711

HOME SWEET HOMES offers Meriden - Studio, 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688 MER 1BR, 1st fl, hdwd flrs, W. Side, prvt backyard, + storage, Washer, dryer, stove & refrig, incld. $825/mo+sec. 12pm8pm Call 203-630-3823 MER 1BR, 1st fl, hdwd flrs, W. Side, prvt backyard, + storage, Washer, dryer, stove & refrig, incld. $825/mo+sec. 12pm8pm Call 203-630-3823 MER-Pleasant efficiency. Heat, HW incld. Walk-in kit., sm. storage rm. $575. Quiet bldg. 1st flr. 199 E. Main St. Call 203-440-4789 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd fl studio $180/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 2 BR Hubbard Park . Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $895/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-440-3483 or Steve 203-537-4072 MERIDEN - 3BR apts, 1st flr, $950 & 2nd flr, $875. Stove & refrig. incl. Small pet ok. Security dep req. 203-623-5033 MERIDEN - 4 BR. COMPLETELY RENOVATED, New appliances, off street parking. W/D hookup. Available immediately. $1000 per month. 49 Spingdale Avenue. 203-996-1719 Owner/Agent

CHESHIRE - 1BR, 2nd Floor. Stove & fridge incl. Coin operated laundry. Off st parking. Front porch. Pet OK. $735/mo. + security. On site manager. 386-490-0112 EAST BERLIN - 4 rooms, 2 bedrooms, appliances included, no pets/smoking. 860-829-0380

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 9am to 11am 1BR $700 2BR $900-$925 Come Visit New Britain's Newest Community for Active Adults over 55! 55 West Main Street New Britain, CT 860-257-1330 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN 3 BR Large Apt. Laundry area. 2nd Floor. $900/mo plus security. 860-966-7977 MERIDEN 3 BR Nice Townhouse 1.5 Baths, WD Hookup, Garage, Full Bsmnt. Cul de sac. $1000/ month. 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN 3 BRs, Deck, Garage, Off Street Parking, WD Hookup. $1000. Credit Check & 1 Month Security. No Pets. 130 Cook Ave. Call 203-804-5549 MERIDEN 3 Rooms. Cozy, 1st fl. Broad Street. Fresh paint & new flrs. Inclds off street parking, hot water & electric. $645 /mo. Call Robert 203-639-9238 MERIDEN Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $650 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee required. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN- 2 BR, 1st fl apt. Quiet area located near park. Fully remodeled apt. w/new bath & kit. incl. stainless steel appls. $1000/mo. includes washer & dryer. Call Ken 203-631-6875 MERIDEN- Spacious 2BR, off st. parking. Quiet house. No pets. $850. 60 Pleasant St. 203-6686066.

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

MERIDEN-1BRS. apt, $750 & up. No pets. All appliances & hot water incl. 1 1/2 mo. sec. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. 203-581-3620

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

MERIDEN-2BR, heat incld. Off-stpark. Quiet neighborhood. W/D hkup. Sect 8 approved. No pets. Refs $800+sec. 203-598-1857

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 1BR Spacious. Hdwd floors. Off-street parking, laundry. First Floor. $645 per month. Call Jonah 203-430-0340 MERIDEN 1BR, Broad Street. Near monument. Skylight, Sunken DR & Kitchen. Sunporch, very attractive & private. $750. Call 203-272-6593 or 203-213-8833

FOR RENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Anvil Place Apts.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen

MERIDEN 2 bdrm apts for rent. Off st parking, washer/dryer hook up. call 203-685-2836, 203-710-9474, 860-990-8303. MERIDEN 2 bdrm. 224 Crown St. 2nd fl. Recently renovated, big and bright with new appliances, off street parking, $825 mo + gas heat and electric utilities. Security deposit. Call 203-640-4077 gandtproperties@gmail.com MERIDEN 2BR, 1st Fl, $850. 2BR, 2nd flr, $800. 1BR, 2nd flr, $675. Good loc. Newly Remodeled. Off-st parking. Appls. No pets. WD Hkup, Sec 8 appr. Call 203-379-7817

MERIDEN-3BR w/garage in backyd. Clean & quiet deadend st. Heat & HW incld. Great loc! $1,400. Call 860-426-9819 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868 SOUTHINGTON 2BR, 136 Center St. Downtown. 2nd flr. $1000 per month includes Heat, hot water & garbage. No pets. 860-919-1908 Ask for Mike. WALLINGFORD - 1 OF A KIND! SINGLE FAMILY HOME. 4 rms, 1 BR, off st. parking. C/A, w/d, 2 level. No smoking. $850. Totally remodeled 2BR, 2nd flr, ceiling fans, hdwd flrs, private deck, w/d, lots of storage. Won’t last! Heat included. $1400. Vacancy Busters (203) 464-8066 WALLINGFORD - Clean 4 rms, 2 BR, LR, kit & bath. Stove & ref. You supply heat & elect. Pvt. entry. 2nd flr. Off st. parking. Ref. req. 1 mo. deposit. $850/mo. Call (203) 238-3328 to view. 160 S. Cherry St.


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 15, 2011 APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD - 1st flr, 2 BRs, Very clean and in good condition. No basement, No pets. $950. Call 203-410-9464 or 203-809-7013 WALLINGFORD 1st fl, 2BR. 2 glass porches, appls, hkups. Off st. parking. Dead end st. No pets. Very clean! $925. Garage extra. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 50 Lee Ave. 2nd floor. Appliances, on st parking, no W/D hookups. No pets/smoking. $750/mo. 203-444-5722

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED

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

FENCING

JUNK REMOVAL

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

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING

J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.

FOUNDATIONS For additions and garages. Excavating and drainage. Call Stepping Stones 203-631-3181 CT #604493

CEILING REPAIRS Edwin Cordero Painting (203) 537-2411 CT#614827 HAVE DUMP TRUCK- Will carry out junk, debris, furniture, appliances, etc. We Take It All! Free Estimates. Call Ed.

LANDSCAPING HANDYPERSONS

A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CONCRETE & CEMENT

PAINTING SPECIALS EXT starting $899. INT starting $125 Ceiling repairs/Popcorn Eddie 203-824-0446 Lic 569864

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs No Job Too Small. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY

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

HEATING & COOLING

DUMPSTERS

DUMPSTER RENTALS BROSNAN DUMPSTERS. Storm cleanups, home clean-outs & remodeling jobs. License# 551920. Call Rich, 203-238-2571

EXCAVATING

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

A+ PAINTING - Professional, quality work. Low rates. Free estimates. No job too small. Anthony 203-814-7661 CT631687

PAVING

WE WEED GARDENS

D & G PAVING

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

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

RETAINING Walls, Paver Walkways and Patios. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. CT#615434 For all your landscape needs call 203-927-2681

DON’T Wait til it’s too late. Annual AC tune-up. Call Duane Co. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-379-8944 #400335-S1

ENGINEERING MAJOR Pro Concrete Craftsman Visit www.muranoservices.net (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

FOUNDATION waterproofing, crack injection, floor and yard drains. Excavating and drainage. Call Stepping Stones 203-631-3181 CT Reg #604493

V. NANFITO

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

203-639-0032 HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM

Roofing, Siding & Gutters Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084 GRAHAM Brothers Builders LLC. Resid roofing specialists. Family owned & operated. CT Reg. 571171. Lic & ins (860) 621-7690.

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

HOUSE CLEANING

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

JUNK REMOVAL

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

Yard Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage, Appliances, Furniture. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

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

COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Paver walkways, retaining walls, drainage, shrub replacement, lawn repairs. Landscape design. Sidewalk renovation. Free Est. Lic #563661 203-237-9577 A & A Lawn Care-Call now for free est. on tree, shrub and debris removal. Hurricane Clean-Up. Dumpster rentals. #584101 Jim (203) 237-6638

POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

ROOFING

Service, Install, Inspection www.pumpyourseptic.net 203-294-9889 CT Lic 006150

SERVICES OFFERED

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

V. NANFITO Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 SUMMER Specials- Roofing, Siding, Tree Removal. We do it all. ALEX Home Improvement. Free est. 203-631-8810 CT#583177

WALLINGFORD Cute 2 BR Townhouse. Full bsmnt. WD hookup. Pvt entrance. Off st parking. $900/mo 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. 203-284-0597 WALLINGFORD Large 2BR, 3rd Floor. North Whittlesey Ave. No pets. $800/Month. Call 203-317-0186 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WALLINGFORD-Masonic Home Area. 1BR, 2nd floor. Stove & Refrigerator, dishwasher, washer & dryer. No pets. Available now. 203-284-0741 WATERBURY-1BR near Cheshire line, on bus route. Kit., LR, all appls. Newly painted, new carpet. Prvt front & rear entrance, off-st-park. Avail 10/1. Refs req’d. 203-574-7766

Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

TREE SERVICES

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE

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

SEPTIC LIC-RI & CT

WALLINGFORD 2BR, 5 rms in 2 family, 2nd flr, off st. parking. No pets. Credit check. $850 + utils. 203-284-1853

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING

IN BUSINESS 30 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 lavignestreeservicellc.com

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

CRAZY FALL SPECIALS!!!! Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000 thepowerwashingkings.com

WESTFORT FARM Screened topsoil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered. 203-237-7129 203-530-7041

203-269-0135

SEPTIC SERVICES

The Powerwashing Kings

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL

BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846

PLUMBING

POWER WASHING

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

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

203-639-0032

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

SIDING

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

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

CARPENTRY

TPM SERVICES LLC Carpentry & Home Improvements: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Decks, Doors & Windows, Independent Document Review. Free est. HIC#582204. Call Tom at 203-640-4077 or email: tpm.svcs@gmail.com

ROOFING

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139

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

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

MASONRY

A & A Lawn Care-Call now for free est. on tree, shrub and debris removal. Hurricane Clean-Up. Dumpster rentals. #584101 Jim (203) 237-6638

It's all here! Marketplace Ads (203) 238-1953

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

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $125/week. 2 wks sec. $50 key dep. (203) 605-8591

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV. Short Stay/ Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WALLINGFORD. ONE BR., dble bed, pvt BA., flat screen TV W/ Internet. On bus line, washer, dryer, off St. pkng. $165/wk + 2 wks Sec. 203-626-5786

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS FLORIDA Englewood/Gulf Coast, 2BR Villa, 2 full baths, laundry rm, outside shed, newly decorated. Fully equipped. Sleeps 6. Short or long term. 203-235-3518

WANTED TO RENT WANTED 2BR Apartment in Berlin. Responsible person Reasonable price. Good tenant! Call (860) 508-6854

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS

SHEET ROCK

GALVEZ DRYWALL LLC Sheetrock, taping, painting, power washing. Com/Res. Int/Ext. #0629166 203-631-9086

MIDDLEFIELD Industrial Park 3 Bldgs, 1360-3600sqft Machine/carpentry shop, Landscaping, Warehousing, possibilities. - Call Irwin at 860-347-5823 or 860-573-8884


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Thursday, September 15, 2011 — The Berlin Citizen MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE MERIDEN BRAND NEW 2BR, DELUXE HOME IN UPSCALE PARK! FINANCING AVAILABLE! $64,900

203-799-7731 BUSINESS & INVESTMENT PROP.

MERIDEN-$163,600 Simple & smart scale down & go easy on budget w/this 2BR ranch. Spacious living rm w/fp, EIK, fenced beautiful corner yard w/covered patio & non thru st. Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618

MERIDEN Att: Investors! Small Condo/Townhouse complex Sunset Manor) consisting of (S One Colonial House plus 3 TriLevel Townhouses. 3BRs, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage each. C/A, Lovely Yard, Up and Coming Area! Annual income $60K+. Asking $499,000. Owner/Broker. Brokers protected. 203-358-0100 or 203-952-1122

LOANS & MORTGAGES REVERSE MORTGAGE No more mortgage payments! Free no obligation quote. No income qualifying/credit. Age 62 or older. Low Bank Rate Mortgage, Your reverse mortgage specialist. (203) 269-1508

HELP WANTED WLFD-$399,900 Your own private mini estate. Over 2500 sf, 4BRs, 3b, inground pool, 4 car gar, 1 acre, many updts, 1st fl FR w/FP, & so much more. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

AEROSPACE COMPANY Seeks person with Master Cam experience to do Engineering, Programming, Create Operation and Inspection Sheets. Email resume to: walter@bntool.com or call (860) 665-0134

 Warehouse All Shifts FT/PT Seasonal

Now hiring for the Fall!

LOGISTICS AND OPERATIONS

HOUSES FOR SALE

AUTOMOTIVE Technicians in C o n n e ct i cu t n e e d e d . Ca l l Roland at 860-828-3127 ext 15. BARMAID m/f Wanted Mon-Fri, Part Time days, will train. Call 203-265-2626 for Appointment WALLINGFORD-$189,900 3BR Ranch, affordable put your personal touches on this cozy home w/hw fls, eat in kitchen, fp in LR, newer vinyl siding, 1c att gar. Kathy 203-265-5618

Customer Service/ Management

ATTITUDE OVER RESUME Fall rush is here & we need you! 25 openings must be filled immediately! ● Customer Service/ Appt Setter ● Manager Trainees Must be 18 or older with good attitude.

CALL TODAY, START TOMORROW! $500.00 Base (860) 329-0316 WALLINGFORD-Priced to Sell In-town 3BR, 1.5 bath, renovated ● Walk-up attic/full basement ● 2 car garage, 5 yr- old furnace ● All hdwd flrs, updated Baths, new windows, roof, electrical Move in Condition-Must See $189,000 Call 203-265-1070

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

MERIDEN Spring Village Phase 2. New 1726 SF. Townhouse w/3BR, 2.5BA, huge LR, 2 car gar, trek deck. Starts at $220,000. Galleria RE Call 203-671-2223.

DRIVERS/CHAUFFEURS PT and FT positions avail. Flexible hrs. Must have clean driving record and public service license before applying. Call 203-235-9200

HELP WANTED

Immediate Openings Pickers/Packers Needed ASAP in our warehouse. This job pays $8.25/hr Customer Service Representative Large direct-mail Company has immediate openings for full and part time telephone representatives in their inbound call center. Candidates should have a clear speaking voice, typing and computer skills and a pleasant phone personality. The rate is $10/hr. Apply in person to Speed Staffing LLC located at 500 South Broad St., Meriden, CT between the hours of 10:00 and 2:00 pm. RECRUITER With experience. To work in a quick paced environment. Must be able to multitask. Please submit resume pat ty @s pe ed s taf fi ng l l c . c om Faxed to 203-379-0965 Or telephone Patty at 203-379-0390

FT MECHANIC: Exp in hydraulics, body installation or electronics a plus. Welding exp helpful. Must have tools. Willing to train. Benefits avail. Competitive salary. Apply in person NETE, 1155 So. Broad St., Wlfd.

MONROE STAFFING OPEN HOUSE Monday 9/12 9:30-2:30 Rapidly growing Local companies have immediate needs for skilled: ●1st shift inspection (1st & final) ●2nd shift inspection (GD&T & CMM) ●1st shift polishers ●1st shift press operators ●1st/2nd shift CNC Milling (set up/Op)o ●1st/2nd shift assembly/solder

HAIRSTYLIST - Must be experienced & have clientele. Full time for very busy, large salon. Also, Part time receptionist position. Apply in person at Catherine & Company, 710 E. Main St, Meriden.

Temp to hire opportunities, competitive wages, weekly pay and benefits!!Come visit our staff of professional recruiters to learn more about these exciting opportunities20 N. Plains Industrial Rd, Wallingford, CT 203-265-6699

The Town of Berlin is seeking applicants for the position of

Receptionist (Part Time) Community Services/Berlin Senior Center Division

 Earn extra $$ with our Incentive program

Applications will be accepted at the Town Manager’s Office, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037 until Thursday, September 22, 2011at 4:00 p.m.

Work behind the scenes

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, with at least two years of related office experience with working knowledge of a variety of office equipment including computer applications. Must also possess strong organizational,communication, and interpersonal skills, be flexible with the initiative to perform in a fast-paced environment, and be able to work effectively with diverse groups.

Macy’s Logistics offers a competitive salary, and an energized, experienced fulfillment center that processes customer’s orders for macys.com and bloomingdales.com.

Additional information and applications are available in the Town Manager’s Office, or on our website at http://www.town.berlin.ct.us/content/193/209/default.aspx

Macy’s Discounts

Your budget will go further with a Macy’s discount. You can shop and save this holiday or any time!

MANUFACTURING

Interested?

HOBSON & MOTZER, INC.

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

HELP WANTED CT GYMNASTICS -PT Class Instructors & Team Coaches. Competitive pay. Call for info. Wallingford #203-269-7464 LOOKING for motivated Gymnastics Coach to work w/competitive girl’s team. Levels 4-9. M-F, 5-8:30. Exp req’d. American Gymnastics 860-621-5001 MECHANICS Takiing applications for all positions. Full time. Portland Transmission. 25 Silver St, Portland 860-342-4273 PT - PRINTING COMPANY 11am-4pm. M/F. Excellent hand eye coordination. Operate Slitting Machine, UPS and Clean up. EOE. (203) 269-9696

PUBLIC HOUSING MANAGER The Wallingford Housing Authority is seeking applicants for the position of full time Public Housing Manager. Must have exc computer skills, a valid CT drivers license, and a min of 2 yrs in housing property management or Associates Degree in business administration, knowledge of CHAS public housing software or equivalent, preferred. A full job description can be obtained by request to: wallingfordhousingauthority@ comcast.net Please submit resume with a cover letter to Wallingford Housing Authority Attn: Executive Director 45 Tremper Drive Wallingford CT 06492 fax to 203.269.5150 or email to: wallingfordhousingauthority @comcast.net All resumes must be received no later than Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Wallingford Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

a leading developer of progressive dies, tooling, CNC machining and precision metal stamping is currently seeking candidates for the following positions: ● ●

Toolmaker (Progressive Die Experience) Project/Manufacturing Engineer (BSME and Progressive Die Experience Preferred)

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AUTO Body Tech needed. A or B level. Benefits w/health ins. Pawloski Auto Body 203-284-8111 or pawloskiautobody.com Interviews done by appt.

 Forklift Operators & Quality Control 1st /2nd shift

Applicants must be 18 yrs old, submit to preemployment drug testing and a criminal background check.

APPLIANCE INSTALLER/Plumbers. Exp., tools & van req. Apply at J & A Installations, 290 Pratt St., Meriden or (203) 537-7061

RECEPTIONIST (Part Time) TOWN OF BERLIN An Equal Opportunity Employer

HELP WANTED CHILD CARE Full time position w/benefits. experience preferred. Call (203) 272-1637 RECEPTIONIST Top nitch, multi-tasking receptionist who is a team player but can work independently. Must know PC, prefer sales exp, and happlily work under pressure. Electronic layout knowledge a+. For further details, email letter of interest, including salary expectations and resume to skeeney@cheshireherald.com SALESPEOPLE WANTED No experience necessary! Will train! Career change welcome! Call Guy at 203-630-0088 SEEKING hardworking reliable WAITSTAFF. PT/FT Apply in person at 1333 E. Main St, Meriden SILK SCREENER to run Silk screening machine in T-shirt shop located in Cheshire. F/T. Exp preferred on both manual & automatic presses. Will train the right person. Call 203-6999805 between 9am-noon VAN DRIVER needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. Mon-Thurs afternoons no weekends. Public Service license or CDL Class B with a P endorsement required. Please stop by to fill out an application WE currently have the following opportunities at our Village at Kensington Place location. RN designee must have home care or assistant living exp. Director of Plant Services, maintains and responsible for all maintenance and housekeeping functions within community. CNAs, provides service and care to our residents. Interested candidates apply in person at 511 Kensington Ave, Meriden. 203235-0181

R&D Technician Ability to design, program,

install and debug PLC based automated equipment. (Toolmaking and CNC Experience Preferred) We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental, 401(k) and profitability bonus. Please send resume to:

HOBSON & MOTZER Attn: Human Resources 30 Airline Dr., Durham, CT 06422 or apply in person between 9:00am - 4:30pm daily. M/F EOE

MEDICAL CAREERS CAT SCAN TECH AIDE Assist patients in Radiology Department. Exp transporting patients req. Sat & Sun 5pm11pm. Call Patti 203-694-8260

Physical Therapist Easter Seals Central Ct has immediate, full time, part time or per diem openings in our busy outpatient facility. Join our team of professionals to evaluate and treat adults & children with orthopedic diagnoses. We offer an excellent salary & time-off benefit package. Must possess a current CT license. Call, fax or email resumes to: Beverly Malinowski Easter Seals Central Ct 158 State St., Meriden, CT 06450 Tel # (203) 237-1448 Ext 23, or FAX 203-237-9187 or e-mail Bmalinowski@eswct.com

A Marketplace ad is an easy way to sell your merchandise, and it’s easy on your wallet, too.

ProHealth Physicians Laboratory C l i e n t S e r v i c e R ep r es e n t at i v e ProHealth Physicians Laboratory, located in Wallingford, is seeking an individual to join our Client Service Team. Applicants must be highly motivated and self starters. Excellent keyboard skills required. Must possess excellent phone etiquette skills. Previous experience in a medical office setting preferred. Hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10AM-6PM, and one Saturday a month. No Sunday or holidays.

SPECIMEN PROCESSOR Per diem evening and weekend positions are now available. Excellent keyboards skills a must. Must be a team player. Previous experience in a medical setting preferred. Applicants should email their resume to jczahur@prohealthmd.com or fax to (203) 269-3749 to the attention of James Czahur

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SALE DATES: Thurs. Sept. 15 - Sept. 21, 2011

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9-15-2011 Berlin Citizen  

Berlin Citizen published 9-15-2011