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The Berlin

Cit itiz ize en Volume 13, Number 39

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Library celebrates big milestones By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

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Berlin Fair patrons look forward to whirling rides, like the one pictured here, and many other attractions at the Berlin Fairgrounds.

Lions bring the ‘Funk’ to the Fair By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor (The legendary Grand Funk Railroad takes the big stage at the 61st Annual Berlin Fair Oct. 4 at 2 p.m.) Don Brewer, vocals and drums, has been the face of Grand Funk Railroad since its earliest days. He and bassist Mel Schacher, another original member, come to the Berlin venue as one of the last stops on the band’s “40 Years of Funk” 2009 tour. Can Grand Funk Railroad get Berlin rocking? “We won’t let them sit there,” Brewer promised in a recent interview with The Citizen. “We’re looking forward to coming out there.” The band will be coming in from Bakersfield, Calif. “We’ve been going pretty heavy over the summer,” Brewer said talking about recent gigs in Tulsa, Denver and Pittsburg. The band has

been on tour the past couple of years and typically performs 35 to 40 concerts annually during the festival and fair months, flying to weekend gigs. For the past decade, GFRR has consisted of Brewer and

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Schacher along with singer Max Carl (previously with 38 Special), lead guitarist Bruce Kulick (a 12 year KISS veteran), and keyboardist Tim Cashion who’s played with Bob Seger, the Silver Bullet Band and Robert Palmer. The band has reached the heights of stardom with mega-hits such as We’re An American Band, I’m Your Captain, Locomotion, and Some Kind of Wonderful — songs still in play on classic rock radio stations. Tours around the world have included sold-out concerts in the U.S. Canada, Europe, Japan and South American. A 1971 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium sold out faster than the Beatles. Over its career Grand Funk has had 19 chart singles with eight Top 40 hits and two No. 1 singles. The group has 13 gold and 10 platinum See Fair, page 5

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is celebrating not one, but two anniversaries, and the public is welcome join to staff, supporters and friends for a party Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. To register call (860) 828-7125. “That’s the family fun night,” said Cathy Nelson, assistant director, about the 20th birthday party celebrating the opening of the facility at 234 Kensington Road. The event is one of the many events and activities the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library are sponsoring this fall. In addition to the excitement of 20 years of library services at the “new” facility, the library is also celebrating 180 years of serving the community. The official 20th mark is Oct. 2 and the 180th is in November. It made sense to combine the two milestones for one big cele-

bration. Nelson is more or less the informal keeper of library history — “I’ve been here the longest.” She talked about the library’s longtime presence in the community and how it has grown and changed with Berlin’s needs over the years. She described the essence of a library. “The library is a center for the community and it has grown. When you think of a small town, the library is the core of what is good for a community. And now, we have a computer center and access to the Internet — and it’s a whole new role. “People will come in on a quiet day to see who else is out and about. I remember being shocked one year when (one of our patrons) brought out of town relatives to see the library. She was so proud of it. I hadn’t understood

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The sign outside Berlin-Peck Memorial Library touts the 20th anniversary celebration.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 24, 2009

Schools public forum Sept. 29 ized several projects to deal with these issues in response to statements of need from the Board of Education. Some of the issues are as follows: Berlin High School: In the fall of 2006, an independent analysis of the educational adequacy of the Berlin school facilities was commissioned by the Board of Education, That analysis concluded that Berlin’s five schools were not sufficient to adequately meet the educational needs of Berlin students. In addition, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), a regional accreditation agency, conducted their scheduled accreditation visit in 2007 and issued their findings, which included placing Berlin High School on warning status for the condition of the facilities. Additionally, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) completed a review of Berlin High School in the winter of 2008-2009. This on-site review cited areas of code and accessibility deficiencies. Catherine McGee Middle School: For many years, many people have complained of adverse health reactions in the classrooms at McGee school. While this issue has been addressed in part in the past, problems still exist and the town has worked diligently on solving the problems by performing numerous maintenance functions as time and money

permitted. An in-depth cleaning of heating and cooling unit ventilators in approximately thirty classrooms took place in the fall of 2008. In October, 2008, the Berlin Board of Education, working cooperatively with the town of Berlin commissioned an indoor air quality (IAQ) study of McGee Middle School. The main purpose of the study was to identify a solution to the ongoing IAQ problems at McGee. A secondary purpose of the study was to investigate the nature and extent of floor moisture problems with the new addition. The study identified areas of concerns primarily in the school’s addition related to insufficient outside air and moisture problems. April 13, the BOE voted to approve the educational specifications (Statement of Need) for indoor air quality and ventilation related renovations at Catherine M. McGee Middle School. Subsequently, the Public Building Commission recommended the awarding of the Phase I (Preliminary Design) contract to BVH Integrated Services, Inc. of Bloomfield. The Town Council authorized the contract with BVH Integrated Services, Inc. at its Sept. 1 meeting. Mary E. Griswold Elementary School: During the 20052006 school year, the Board of

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On Tuesday, Sept. 29 the Berlin Town Council, in conjunction with the Berlin Board of Education, will host a public forum on the Status of Facilities in the Berlin Public Schools. The forum will be held at the Berlin High School media center at 7 p.m. Optional public tours of the high school will be offered prior to the forum, at 6:30 p.m. (beginning in the media center). The purpose of the forum is to inform any and all of the residents of Berlin of the current conditions of school buildings and the various issues facing the town with regard to those conditions. These issues have been communicated by the Board of Education in a document entitled “A Position Paper on the Status of Facilities in the Berlin Public Schools.” Copies of the position paper are available on the school district’s website, the Town Hall, the Board of Education offices, the BerlinPeck Memorial Library, the Senior Center, the VFW, the American Legion, and all school offices. It is both the council’s and the school board’s hope that Berlin residents can learn about and understand the issues and the steps needed to address those issues. Those in attendance will be afforded an opportunity to ask questions and offer comments. In recent months, the Town Council has author-


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Thursday, September 24, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

U.S. Court of Appeals hears town’s case against VIP The town’s appeal hearing on the V.I.P. case was heard in appellate court last week and early reaction by Berlin officials is cautiously optimistic. A Sept. 15 hearing, before a three judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit was held in New York City. The purpose was to hear arguments regarding Judge Stefan R. Underhill’s U.S. District Court decision to grant V.I.P. of Berlin LLC a permit to open a store at 717 Berlin Turnpike. The ruling allowed V.I.P. to open a store at 717 Berlin Turnpike which is within 250 feet of a residential neighborhood that contains almost 200 homes. Berlin is appealing the decision and in the meantime

has won a stay from the court that forced the store to close after being open only two days. “It’s an excellent panel. We couldn’t have gotten any better,” said Deputy Mayor Steve Morelli of the appellate court judges. He said it is likely to take between three and six weeks for them to issue a decision. However, to overturn Underhill’s decision “is to say he abused his judicial discretion and that’s a high standard.” Morelli received information from Attorney Thomas R. Gerarde, the town’s representative in the matter, on the proceedings. The chain of VIP stores — “Very Intimate Pleasures” — does not allow individuals under the age of 18 to enter and part of its inventory is adult-oriented. How to define how much of that inven-

tory can be adult-oriented — and how that amount is defined — is one of the main issues before the judges. Judge Underhill said the definition Berlin’s sexuallyoriented business ordinance uses to define inventory as being “substantially” adult is unconstitutionally vague and arbitrary. V.I.P. proposed opening with 12 percent of its inventory in adult-oriented items. Berlin, like many other municipalities that have won similar challenges, wrote its sexually-oriented business ordinance using the term “substantial.” Using a 12 percent threshold could

Morelli said also at issue in the Underhill decision is certain questions asked of Town Manager Denise McNair. McNair was asked to apply the reasoning and response she gave to the V.I.P. application to other business application scenarios. However, the judges’ panel stated that these challenges were irrelevant and involved different facts and circumstances.

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Town seeks to televise council and BOE meetings cal operations manager and master control supervisor at Nutmeg TV, about how Berlin could get involved with the community broadcast network. Nutmeg is “very excited” about the prospect of Berlin coming on board, McNair said adding that Fiedler had offered to come and address the council. She’d also spoken with Superintenent of Schools Michael Cicchetti who indicated the Board of Education was “very interested” in having its meetings taped as well. If a Tuesday council meetings was filmed the broadcast would air the following day. There would be an additional broadcast on the weekend. Nutmeg offers a range of

By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor Lights, cameras — Town Council meetings? It’s a possibility. Taping council meetings for broadcast on cable television was a topic on the Sept. 15 Town Council agenda. At the previous meeting, Sept. 1, Mayor Adam Salina asked Town Manager Denise McNair to gather information on the cost and specifics of production. For several years, councilors have tossed the idea around. The intent is to reach a broader audience of citizens and make it more convenient for residents to catch up on government meetings. McNair said she spoke with Paul Fiedler, the techni-


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the need. Salina also had editing concerns. For instance, if there is a time limit on the broadcast, how would the tape be edited in the event of a long meeting where some portions be less important than others. He referred to a past candidates’ debate shown on Nutmeg that was cut off at the end. McNair said other towns were sucessfully broadcasting meetings. Bristol uses the full Nutmeg package. Plainville does its own taping. Farmington started out doing its own taping and now pays Nutmeg to do the work. The council agreed to explore the option further and have a Nutmeg representative come to a meeting to answer questions.


classrooms for Griswold Elementary School. On May 19, a public hearing was held and the appropriation of $1,015,000 bonded funds for the purchase and construction of the relocatable classrooms was authorized. On September 1, the Town Council awarded the contract for the construction of the relocatable classrooms to ModSpace Corporation of Bristol. and discuss concerns.

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Grand Funk Railroad, including founding member Don Brewer, middle, will perform at the Berlin Fair. band play something besides marches and battle hymns. One day, the teacher asked for a volunteer for the drum corps. The corps was all girls and they needed some muscle to carry the bass drum for the marching band. “Yeah, this is great,” Brewer said, recalling his reaction. “No more clar-

inet and besides — it’s all girls.” And so he started playing drums. He set up his kit in the basement of his parents’ house and learned to play along with records with the help of his father who also was a drummer. “My Mom and Dad were supportive, although my


mom wanted me to get an education and get ready to have a real job,” Brewer said. His Dad died at age 57 and never saw his son reach the fame that would soon follow. His mother, however, was in the wings when her son performed for thousands of fans with GFRR signature rock — a hard driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. “My Mom was able to fly to Madison Square Garden, and my sister was there, too, just off to the side of the stage…and my Mom is pulling out pictures of me as a kid and saying ‘that’s my son’,” Brewer said. She was thrilled. “It was beyond comprehension for her. My Dad would have loved it that I played Madison Square Garden.” But long before those

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records with sales in excess of 25 million copies. In 2002, the band received a gold CD award for their greatest hits package “Grand Funk Railroad The Collectors Series.” Recent Grand Funk concerts have drawn crowds of more than 20,000 at shows such as the Molson Canal Series in Buffalo as well as at shows in New York and Orlando. The Interview Don Brewer recalled the early days of fan frenzy as well as some of the dark times trying to make it in the music business. Now those two extremes have mellowed to a kind of contentment —simply bringing the music he loves to loyal fans and introducing GFRR to the next generation of fans gives Brewer a thrill. “I’m 61 now and still having a good time — there are not many fantasies like that,” Brewer said. “The band has survived a lot through the years, there were some bad times, and here we are entering old age.” (Laughs) Brewer said this rendition of the band has been together for 10 years. “When we first got it together we didn’t know what to expect, but I think we’ve gotten better over the years. The audience is having a good time, we’re having a good time and good run and it’s been like I should just say ‘pinch me again’, this is another rock and roll fantasy. “Just getting on stage and seeing people smile — it’s such a thrill to see kids, and their parents and grandparents all knowing the words to the Funk,” Brewer said. These days the band plays all kinds of venues from smaller scenes with 800 people to festivals like the Moondance Jam in Minnesota. “We go all over the place and sometimes the whole family will be there…and the Dad’s like ‘you’ve got a see Grand Funk Railroad.’ It’s like something right out of Homer Simpson. I just love that…and you hear them af-

ter the show (talking about the concert) and it’s just a good as ever.” Brewer said his life is “pretty normal” now. When he’s off the road, “We like to kick back and relax.” He lives in Florida with his wife and their three cats. “We’re animal lovers and do volunteer work for a local animal shelter called Safe Harbor.” However, he also handles the business end of the band. How did he get in the music business? He credits his Mom and Dad for their support when he was just another Flint, Mich. kid trying to follow his dreams. “I remember being very young, five or six years old, and I saw Elvis on TV doing “Blue Suede Shoes,” Brewer recalled. “I was bitten by rock and roll.” He put together an Elvis impersonation. “My dad, he’d take me to the bars, and put the song on the juke box and I’d do my imitation of Blue Suede Shoes.” Like millions of American kids, Brewer started out in the school band on a “tonette” and finally graduated to a clarinet. “I hated clarinet,” Brewer said. “I started as last chair worked my way up to first chair and then worked my way back to last chair again,” he laughed. He begged the band instructor to let the

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Library Continued from page 1 that impact before…people really do have pride in having such a nice facility. It’s an attractive space, a comfortable space. It’s not too big or too small, it has that balance that you try to do.” The upcoming events at the library are “an opportunity to celebrate the library and the town. We’re so happy and proud of the building and services and we don’t often shout it out — this is a nice way to say, we have something special here and we think you want to be part of it,” Nelson said. The library began at the Kensington Congregational Church. Lending books were kept in a closet or a pew and managed by the Kensington Library Society. This book service was taking place even before the 1829 constitution of library rules became formalized. But that’s the date Berlin-Peck library uses to officially measure its longevity. Marjorie Moore’s grandfather was part of the library society and “that’s the group that we’re descended from and they eventually built Peck Memorial Library in 1901,” Nelson said referring

to the site on the corner of Peck and Main streets that is now the Berlin Historical Museum building. All during this time it was a private subscription library organization as was the norm for libraries at that time. Many people have forgotten that library era, she said. In 1986, the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library was born when the old organization became part of the town. “The town took over with the idea there would be improvement of facilities,” Nelson said. The financing and the politics all came together in a felicitous point in time that made it possible to win the community support and government approvals necessary to get the project — a new library — off the ground. Nelson said the new library was “forward thinking” with a 50 year plan and the intent was to have room to expand into the basement level. However, that level is currently occupied by the Parks and Recreation Department and the community center. The intent was to move those services into their own facility, however, that is not an option at this time. However, the building was designed for a collection of 100,000 books and “we’re ready for our basement,”

Nelson said. The library’s collection is now 102,433 books. And which of those books is Nelson reading these days? “I’m a mystery reader” she said, laughing as she added that she’s been so busy lately that she’s scarcely had time to read. However, she is looking forward to a new novel coming about by Sara Paretsky. It comes as no surprise that plenty has changed in 20 years, especially with the technology revolution that has changed how many people receive information. Nelson ticked off what’s new from 20 years ago. Of course, there’s the webpage, with the library’s catalogue available 24-hours. “You can put a hold on something in the middle of the night.” There are downloadable audio books and online book clubs. “Those didn’t exist 20 years ago,” she said. Also very popular are DVDs and books on CD. But books are still “Our No. 1 thing….it’s 98 percent of what we own,” she said. Despite the arrival of Kindle and other new reading

“equipment”, the technology of books has existed for hundreds of years and isn’t going to go away anytime soon, Nelson said. People like “the portableness of books” and there are places it’s just not practical to take a computer. People like to read fiction on the printed page. Still, books on CD are very popular. “Some things have changed….people tend to go to internet for information. But as far as reading a good book…do you want to curl up with your laptop? And with your child especially, you want to curl up with a book. For beginners there’s nothing like the printed page.” As to privacy issues for patrons, in the age of technological record-keeping, things haven’t changed that much. Libraries have always had pressure to reveal people’s reading habits and have long firmly resisted those attempts. Nelson said it’s not all that different today. Privacy and other policy issues are decided by consortia of libraries. Due in part to space issues, patron records are not kept long. In fact, it’s not unusual for patron to ask “have

I read this book before” and the library has no record of it any more, Nelson said. Two community-oriented people, now deceased, provided the leadership to bring the new library building to fruition. Blanche Delaney was determined to “get us a good library,” Nelson recalled. Delaney had served on the Board of Education and the finance board and knew how to approach the government processes required to get the place built. A meeting room was named in honor of her contributions. David Borthwick, a library board member, also provided strong leadership especially in the areas of the construction process and getting the project through the Public Building Commission. “He was hands on in making sure it was done right,” Nelson said. The library named the local history room in honor of him and his wife, Ann, the first town historian. “These people could see that other libraries in the area had great facilities and they asked ‘why not Berlin?’,” Nelson said.

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CitizenCelebrations Brochetti-Bufano Stephen and Joyce Brochetti of Berlin have announced the engagement of their daughter Stephanie Angelina to Michael Joseph Bufano of Middlefield. He is the son of John and Deborah Sommers of Middlefield and Frank and Sandra Bufano of North Haven. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Berlin High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education/mathematics from Central Connecticut State University. She is pursuing her master’s degree in mathematics for elementary school teachers. She is employed at the Ruth L. Chaffee Elementary School in Newington. Her fiancé is a graduate of Sheehan High School in Wallingford. He holds his e-2 license and is an electrician for IBEW Local 90 in New Haven. A July 2010 wedding is planned.


Ference-Germano Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ference of Berlin are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Lynn, to Anthony James Germano, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Germano of Berlin. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Berlin High School, and Saint Joseph College in West Hartford. She is employed by The Hospital of Central Connecticut. Her fiance is also a graduate of Berlin High School, and a graduate of Clark University in Worcester, Mass. He is employed by Travelers Insurance. A June 2010 wedding is planned.

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The Berlin Fairgrounds has limited onsite parking. The Berlin Lions Club recommends using the free shuttle bus service offered as a convenience for fair patrons. Shuttle busses run continuous routes from all satellite parking areas to the front gate of the fairgrounds and back. Free shuttle bus service is available as follows: Berlin High School, 139 Patterson Way, Friday, noon to 10 p.m. No bus service on Saturday or Sunday. Corbin and Russwin Architectural/Emhart, 225 Episcopal Rd., Berlin – Friday, noon to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. North Utilities/CL&P, Berlin Turnpike, Berlin – Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aetna Insurance Company, 1000 Middle St., Middletown – No bus service on Friday. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Christy Miano, a graduate of Paier College of Art, is NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certified since 2001 and has over 15 years of design experience. Alexa Stevens Interior Design, specializing in commercial and residential design, offers interior design services, custom window treatments, fabrics and decorative accessories. As an interior designer each space is created to reflect and compliment the personality of each client’s needs and budget. Christy Miano and Pam Pethigal recently opened Bee & Hollyhock located at 398 Chamberlain Hwy. Kensington, CT. Bee & Hollyhock offers a unique selection of antiques, custom florals, custom gift baskets, natural and organic specialties. Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 10 - 6pm, Saturday 10 - 4pm and Sunday 11- 3 pm Closed Mondays. Located in Johnsons Garden Plaza.

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Porter’s Funeral Home has provided family to family service for 140 years and one of the owners is a well-known woman involved in its long-time relationship with New Britain/Berlin area families. Peggy Coppe Porter had been employed at Central Connecticut State University retiring this year as Coordinator of Veterans Affairs while also assisting at the funeral home. Retiring from that position permits Peggy to devote more time to working with her husband, Chris, at the funeral home. Born and educated in New Britain, Peggy is a long-time volunteer with numerous organizations such as the Berlin Lions Club, Berlin Clergy Association with Berlin Community Services and the Berlin Historical Society. She is a member of First Church of Christ, New Britain and had been active in the Kensington United Methodist Church. The CCSU Veterans Appreciation Organization established the Peggy Porter Award for outstanding service which is awarded annually in her honor. She is also very proud to have been the recipient of the Hardware City Detachment, Marine Corps League, Inc. Distinguished Citizen Award and was honored by the New Britain YWCA with its Women in Leadership award. She is also a Trustee and Guard of VFW Post 10732 Auxiliary and is on the Board of Directors of the New Britain Boys and Girls Club. Chris and Peggy, along with Porter’s staff, work together to provide sensitive and caring service to all families.

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CERTIFIED COLLEGE PLANNING SPECIALIST College Funding Strategies Principal Cindy Butrimas opened Definitions Of Hair Salon in Kensington in 1990, and is celebrating her nineteenth year in business. Cindy is a graduate of the Creative School of Hairdressing in Rocky Hill, CT, and is certified in Hairdressing and Cosmetology, European Skin Care Esthetics and Flair Nail Sculpture. She began her career in 1984 at Val’s Hairstyling Salon in New Britain as a hairstylist. Then, in 1990, Cindy decided to open her own salon, Definitions Of Hair, and has been in business ever since, at her location at 925 Farmington Avenue in Kensington. Cindy is very proud of her team of hairstylists and receptionists. Definitions Of Hair offers haircutting for men & women, hair styling and coloring, manicuring and spa pedicures, as well as tanning and waxing. We use only the best in hair products: Goldwell color, Matrix, Paul Mitchell, and Graham Webb. Need a permanent wave or straightening? Definitions Of Hair can take care of that for you, too. Cindy and her dedicated staff strive to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest styles and trends by attending many salon shows, conventions and educational programs throughout the year. Cindy is always looking to add new staff to the salon, so feel free to call her for a confidential interview. If you’re a top quality stylist, she would love to speak with you. Check us out on the Web at Definitions Of Hair Salon is a member of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the International Tanning Association. Cindy says, “I love what I do! I have been a hairstylist for 25 years and have enjoyed making my customers my friends.”



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The Berlin Citizen Thursday, September 24, 2009

Faith Briefs Berlin Congregational

Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled a youth rally at the church for grades six through 12 on Sunday, Sept. 27 from noon to 4 p.m. The afternoon of fun features free hot dogs and hamburgers, music by Red Letter Day Band, skits by Cromwell and Berlin churches and a speaker Da Vita McCallister, minister of the united Church of Christ. Please RSVP to (860) 828-6586 or fax (860) 829-6744. The Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, has scheduled Tot Time for Thursdays, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tot Time is free of charge and includes craft time, play sessions, snacks and holiday parties. No registration is needed. For more information, call the church at (860) 828-6586.

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with your culinary masterpiece and share your favorite recipes in the Anniversary Cookbook. Pleas bring serving spoon and utensils. Guest speaker is Michele Imossi. All ladies of the parish are invited. The Ladies Guild of St. Paul is collecting non-perishable foods for the town food pantry.

St. Paul clothing drive The confirmation class of St. Paul Church in Kensington is sponsoring a clothing drive on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clothes may be dropped off prior to Oct. 17 and left under the stairs in the church basement. Acceptable items include all clothing, accessories, shoes, household linens, blankets and stuffed animals. Coats/baby clothes may be placed in a separate trash bag (we will save them for the Knights of Columbus coat drive/baby clothing drive). Please place all items in trash bags and drop off in the church basement under the stairs on or before Oct. 17. The clothing

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St. Gabriel’s St. Gabriel’s Church, 68 Main St., East Berlin, has scheduled a flue shot clinic for Tuesday, Oct. 20 from noon to 2 p.m. The shots are free with Medicare B (no HMOs, PPOs), or $25 each. For more information, call (860) 828-3735.

Kensington Congregational The Kensington Congregational Church Christian Education program has scheduled a Parent/Child playgroup for Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The group meets on a “drop in” basis, in the crib room in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. All children, from infants to preschoolers, are welcome. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.

Attention musicians and vocalists Saint Paul’s Life Teen Program is seeking new band members, especially a drummer, keyboard and vocals. If you or someone you know are musically inclined and would like to join the Christian rock band “Damascus Revelation” (teenagers and adults welcomed to audition), please contact Ken and Karen Martin at (860) 828-8650 or email @

While most shawls are prepared independently, the group meets once a month for Holy Grounds Coffee- fellowship and prayer. Knithouse, 146 Hudson St., has ters and crocheters of all scheduled live music from 7 faiths are welcome. to 8:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month. Spirit ‘n’ 3D, an acoustic rock band, is The 13th of the month scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9. prayer group at St. Paul There is no charge to attend; Church, Kensington, meets a free will offering is accept- at noon on the 13th day of ed at the coffeehouse. A vari- every month to pray the 15 ety of coffees, hot chocolate, decades of the rosary. The punch and baked goods are prayer services begin with a offered. personal consecration to the For more information, call Sacred Heart of Jesus and (860) 828-3822 or holy- the immaculate Heart of Mary. Within the rosary, the verses of the Fatima song are sung in remembrance to The Kensington United three shepherd children in Methodist Church offers a Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. For Taize service Tuesdays at 7 more information, call John p.m. A Taize service com- Simeone at (860) 828-0794. bines silent meditation, prayer and simple music. Silence is a central part of this service and is a gift to those leading busy, hectic lives. It provides an opportunity to commune with God through the heart and bring a measure of peace to one’s mind and spirit. The service is The Board of Edcuation open to everyone seeking has invited candidates for spiritual refreshment and re- elected office to take a tour of newal. the district’s schools. A letter sent to all candidates for Town Council and the Board of Education, outlined the Healing Hands of Jesus objectives of a tour to be givhas scheduled Bible study en Oct. 6. The tour will be led every Thursday at the church by the principals of the five office, 120 Berlin Turnpike, schools and the SuperintenBerlin. Home cooked dinner dent of Schools Michael Cicis at 7 p.m., study immediate- chetti. The BOE has offered tours ly follows. Services are held Satur- during the last two council days at 7:30 p.m. at the Gris- elections. The district has woldville Chapel, Griswold been dispensing information Street in Wethersfield. Chil- about the status of its facilidren’s ministry is available ties, in a position paper that during services. outlines various issues and For more information, call accredidation concerns, in (203) 982-9227. an effort to inform the public about those problems. “It is essential that all canThe Kensington United didates for office have a firstMethodist Church prayer hand knowledge of our shawl ministry meets the sec- school facilities and underond Thursday of every standing of these issues,” month at 7 p.m. Call the said Gary Brcochu, board church, (860) 828-4222, for the president. meeting location.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

Obituaries Anna Weatherbee

Dennis Ronald Perreault, 65, loving husband of Maria (Giarratana) Per reault o f Southington, died unexpectedly Sept. 14, 2009 at home. Born in New Britain, son of the late Arthur and the late Antoinette (Guilmette) Perreault, he served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam and was employed at IBM for 42 years. He was a member of St. Ann Church, St. Jean Baptiste Societe, the Berlin Lions Club, the American Legion, and the Irish Hibernians. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Concetta “Tina” PerreaultPrado of Southington; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Rachel Perreault of Kensington; three grandsons, Ronald, Lucas, and Salvatore Prado and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Ronald Joseph Perreault. Services were held Sept. 18, 2009 from Porter‘s Funeral Home, Kensington, followed by a funeral liturgy at St. Ann Church, New Britain. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cooley‘s Anemia Foundation, 330 Seventh Avenue, Suite 900, New York, NY 10001.

A n n a ( T i n t i ) Weatherbee, 92, of Kensington, died Sept. 14, 2009 at a local convalescent home. Born in Simsbury, the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Domenica (Veronesi) Tinti, she served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, and was employed at Cigna Insurance until her retirement. She is survived by three sisters, Leonora Giana of Kensington, Margaret Rosa of Wolcott, and Josephine Guerrera of Wolcott, and several nieces and nephews including Natalie Giana with whom she made her home. A funeral liturgy was held Sept. 21, 2009 at St. Paul Church. Burial with military honors was in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of St. Paul Church, 467 Alling Street, Kensington, CT 06037. Porter’s Funeral Service, Kensington, is assisting her family.

She was a 1960 graduate of Mary Immaculate Academy in New Britain. After high school, she worked for Traveler’s Insurance for five years before spending the rest of her life as a homemaker. She was the beloved wife of 48 years of John Richard Allison of Kensington. She is survived by her mother, Jean (Zendzian) Bartose of Kensington; two sons Michael Allison and his wife Natalia of New Britain and David Allison of Kensington; a sister and brother-in-law Suzanne and Edward Yandow of Farmington; a special niece Christine Yandow of Farmington, several cousins, aunts; and a cherished friend Regina Kemmling, and also Jean Madore, our neighbor, for her kindness. She was predeceased by her father Michael Bartose. Special thanks to the staff of the ER and Bliss 101 of Hartford Hospital. Services were held Sept. 18, 2009 at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington, followed by burial at Saint Mary’s Cemetery in New Britain. Donations in Gerrie’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Associa-

tion, P.O. Box 11454, Alexander, VA. 22312.

Mary Stankievtz Mary (Slavich) Stankievtz, 89, of Kensington, widow of Joseph Stankievtz, died Sept. 16, 2009 at Ridgeview Healthcare in Cromwell. Born in Scranton, Pa., she was a former New Britain resident until moving to Kensington in 1955. She was employed at Topps Coats in New Britain for 30 years retiring in 1989. She was a member of St. Paul Church in Kensington, a member of the Ladies Guild at St. Paul, and the Women’s Auxiliary of the South Kensington Fire Department. Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Pasternak of Holyoke, Mass. and Mary Ann Stankievtz of Kensington; a brother, Donald Slavich of Cheshire; a sister, Josephine Kapachinski of Meriden; and two grandchildren, Samantha Pasternak and Michael Joseph Pasternak, both of Somerville, Mass. Besides her husband Joseph, she was predeceased

by a sister, Katherine Sylvester and a brother, John Slavich. Services were held Sept. 19, 2009 at Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maurice Church, New Britain. Burial was in South Burying Ground. Donations may be made to Special Olympics Connecticut, 2666 State Street, Suite 1, Hamden, CT 06517-2232. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lavery not forgotten in Berlin as ride draws hundreds By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor

The fifth annual Master Police Officer Peter J. Lavery Memorial Run, a police escorted motorcycle ride, was held under sunny skies Sunday Sept. 20. The event is the primary fundraiser for the Peter J. Lavery Scholarship Fund. Participants estimated between 800 and 900 motorcycles took part. “It’s a tribute to Peter…everyone who worked with him and knew him respected him. He was a great cop,” said Sgt. John McCormack who was Lavery’s best friend. Lavery began his career with the Berlin Police Department and later worked for the Newington Police Department. He grew up in Newington and after marrying his wife Pamela the family resided in Berlin. At age 47, he was killed in the line of duty Dec. 30, 2004, while answering a domestic complaint call. “Peter keeps an eye on us for the weather — every year it’s perfect,” McCormack said. The Operation’s Committee includes Newington police officers, family and friends who work together to hold the 30 mile motorcycle ride that makes it way through a number of area towns including: Berlin, Cromwell, Portland, Glastonbury, and Wethersfield to the Berlin Turnpike to Newington. This event was hosted by

McGuire’s Sports Bar located on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington and featured an opening ceremony, food donated by Stew Leonard’s and live music. “Pam rides with me on my bike,” McCormack said. “We had a very large turnout of motor officers for the escort detail — at least 50.” The escort detail consists of riders from police departments all over the state. A Berlin escort rode with McCormack and Pam Lavery. The Laverys’ daughter Samantha rides with her husband a New Britain police office, while the Laverys’ son Raymond rides his father’s bike. Deputy Chief John Klett was among those from the Berlin department who participated. He said typically four or five officers from Berlin ride every year. McCormack recalled that he, Klett and Peter Lavery were among local police that would ride every year to Washington D.C. for the “law ride” an event to honor police oficers killed in the line of duty, including Berlin police Officer Brian Aselton. In June 2002, Peter Lavery was promoted to master police officer at Newington and in August, 2002, he was assigned to motor officer. “This was the assignment he longed for, getting paid to do something he absolutely loved to do – ride a motorcycle while on police duty,” according to organizers. Peter

Lavery as an avid motorcyclist “always happily planning his next ride.” The Lavery organization states: “This event is a fitting tribute to Peter. He was an avid motorcyclist who participated in many rides throughout the years. Motorcycling was his passion both in his personal life and on the job. Peter participated as a police escort in the annual Americas 911 Ride to Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and New York City. He rode in Photo by Michael Rugens

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Obituaries Eugene Spada Eugene “ G i n o ” Robert Spada, 64, a resident of Berlin for 20 years before recently moving to N e w Britain, the loving husband of Gail Genevieve (Goldfuss) Spada for 37 years, died Sept. 19, 2009 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. Born in Middletown, the son of the late Salvatore and the late Santina (Gerbase) Spada, he attended St. Joseph’s School, graduated from New Britain High School, served in the U.S. Army, owned and operated Red Barn Radiator Company, and later owned Industrial

Hobbies with his son Tommy. A well-known race car driver, he was a member of Southern New York Racing Association, New England Antique Racers Association, and the Northeastern Midget Association. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Thomas, Cassandra, and Courtney Spada; his fatherin-law, George Goldfuss; a brother and sister-in-law, Salvatore and Eleanor Spada of Berlin; a sister, Ann Greco of Wallingford; two grandchildren, Lillian and Audrey Spada, who were the light of his life and his whole world; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins including Salvatore Greco Sr., Doreen Yanelli, Holly Ennis, and Michael Gerbase. He was predeceased by a brother, John Spada; and a niece, Sally Ann Greco. Funeral services will be



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held Sept. 25, 2009 at 9 a.m. from Porter‘s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, followed by a funeral liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Church, 101 North Street, New Britain. Burial will be in Wilcox Cemetery, East Berlin. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 from 5 to 8 p.m. Directions to the funeral home can be found at

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Janet Rose, 63, of West Hartford, died peacefully with her family by her side. She was the only child of Milton and Fannie (Lazarus) Rose. She is survived by three daughters, Alyssa Rose, Stephanie and Michelle Weinstein; a half-brother Joe Brown and his wife Wendy; grandchildren Travis and Rita Perlman; her ex-husband; a sister-in-law and nieces. A Memorial recital was held Sept. 17, 2009 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, West Hartford. Donations may be made to HFPG for the “Janet B. Rose Memorial Scholarship Fund” and mailed to the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, 10 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT. 06106 The Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington, served the family.


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Berlin resident ‘drops’ everything to fight MS tled the disease since 1998. But the story behind the event’s start in 2007 begins a decade earlier when the future husband and wife met each other while attending Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Fla. It was a coincidence that both grew up in Connecticut – Melanie Jortner in Harwinton, Mike Jortner in Berlin. The couple began dating in 1997 and, shortly thereafter, Mike Jortner would experience the first symptoms of multiple sclerosis. “We were in college and he told me that his eyes were a little fuzzy,” detailed Melanie Jortner. “We figured it was pink eye or maybe he needed glasses. He went to the eye doctor, who took one look and told him he needed to visit a hospital immediately.” Roughly two months later and after multiple tests, Mike Jortner was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It has not been easy for the family, with Mike Jortner suffering a rare grand mal seizure in 2004 and usually using a cane to aid in walking. He has gone through multiple medications before finally settling on Tysabri, which has helped with his mobility problems. “The hardest thing about MS is constantly adjusting our life,” Melanie said.


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As a result of her courage to “drop” everything in support of the love of her life, Berlin resident Melanie Jortner will be featured in the February issue of Ladies Home Journal. Several years ago, Jortner decided it was time to scale new heights but more astonishing, drop from those heights at high speeds, all for a worthy cause. Jortner combines her passion for free falling with her passion to find a cure for MS – a disease that threatens to rob her husband, Mike, of mobility and independence. For that, Ladies Home Journal has taken notice and has named her a “We Do Good” honoree. The award, also sponsored by WEtv, is accompanied by a $5,000 donation in Jortner’s name to her charity of choice – the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. “My husband nominated me and I was completely surprised when I found out,” said Jortner, who lives in Berlin with her husband and their 3 year-old daughter, Mattea. “It’s obviously an event that is a little outside the box. There aren’t too many skydiving fundraisers and that’s why we love it.” Jortner created the annual MS Jump fundraiser for her husband, who has bat-



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SATURDAY & SUNDAY: All day from Corbin & Russwin, Northeast Utilities, and Aetna Complex at the junction of I-91 & Rte. 372 in Cromwell.

Sponsored by THE BERLIN LIONS CLUB The Jortner family, with a jump instructor, poses for a photo after Melanie Jortner jumped out of a plane to raise awareness for MS.

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Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in rooms 1–3 at the community center. Troop 24 enjoys many activities and camping throughout the year. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boys Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored and chartered by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Bethany Covenant. Boys 11 years and older are welcome to join Troop 41. For more information, call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email Girls Soccer – BHS vs. Bristol Central at BHS, 7 p.m.



Meeting — The Berlin Connection Exchange Club networking meeting is scheduled for every Thursday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Route 72 Diner, East Berlin. Join local business owners in exchanging referrals and building their businesses. For more information, call (860) 680-2972. Library Family Fun Night - The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library’s Night at the Library, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the library building, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening is for children and their families. Activities include decorating cupcakes, party games, a scavenger hunt, decorating a party hat, face painting with UpBeat, Rocky the Rock Cats mascot, celebrity readers for storytime and more. Please register at the library. Golf tournament— The 20th annual St. Paul School

Golf Open is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25 at Timberlin Golf Course. Tee times are scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon. Fee of $125 per person includes registration, greens fees, shared golf cart, barbecue lunch, dinner at Timberlin Golf Club and open bar (beer and wine). All proceeds benefit the students of St. Paul School. For more information and to register, call Joe Kennedy at (860) 828-4560 or Michelle Barnes at (860) 829-8542. Football – BHS vs. Northwest Catholic at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS at Bristol Central, 3:45 p.m. Volleyball – BHS vs. Farmington at BHS, 5 p.m. Girls Swimming – BHS vs. Suffield at Platt H.S. Meriden, 4 p.m.



Berlin Historical Society Museum – The Berlin Historical Society Museum, 305 Main St., (at the corner of Peck Street), is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. New collections include vintage bridal gowns, antique dolls and art work by noted Berlin residents. Permanent displays include a collection of tinware, bricks and more. Admission is free. Library program— The Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library has scheduled a presentation titled N.C. Wyeth and Son, Andrew: An Intimate and Most Accurate Story of Two Great Figures in American Art for Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. The program will be presented by Inge Lukens and is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.



Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse and

camps monthly at a variety of places. For more information, call Ed Alicea, Scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. Boys 11 to 18 are welcome. For more information, call Troop Committee Chair at (860) 829-1832. Girls Soccer – BHS vs. Bristol Eastern at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS vs. Bristol Eastern at Sage Park, 5 p.m. Girls Swimming – BHS at Windsor, 3:45 p.m.



Cross Country – BHS vs. Maloney, Bristol Central at Sage Park, 4 p.m. Volleyball – BHS at Platt, 5:30 p.m.

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Girls Soccer – BHS vs. Platt at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS vs. Platt at Sage Park, 5 p.m. Volleyball – BHS vs. Bulkeley at BHS, 5 p.m.



Football – BHS vs. Weaver at Sage Park, 7 p.m.



Cross Country – Greater Hartford meet at Stanley Park, TBA.



MDA Pasta Dinner – New Britain Firefighter Local 992 has scheduled its

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annual MDA Pasta Dinner for Sunday, Oct. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the VFW on Veterans Drive, New Britain. Donation is $10, children 10 and under are free. Proceeds benefit “Jerry’s Kids – MDA.” Rescue and Shelter Awareness Day – Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled Rescue and Shelter Awareness Day for Sunday, Oct. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the New Britain Animal Control, 643 Christian Lane. Food, raffles, police dog demonstrations and local rescue groups are featured. Dog friendly, vaccinated dogs are welcome. Dirty Dog will donate $5 of every dog bath given at the event to the shelter. For more information, call (860) 828-0557.



Girls Soccer – BHS at Bulkeley, 3:45 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS vs. Bulkeley at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Volleyball – BHS vs. Middletown at BHS, 6 p.m.



All Night Grad party meeting – The Class of 2010 All Night Graduation Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater at the high school. All parents and volunteers are welcome. Cross Country – BHS vs. Bulkeley, Bristol Eastern at Page Park, 3:45 p.m. Girls Swimming – BHS at Manchester, 3:45 p.m.



Girls Soccer – BHS at Middletown, 7 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS vs. Middletown at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Volleyball – BHS vs. Maloney at BHS, 5 p.m.



Fundraiser – The Berlin High School Class of 2012 has scheduled a fundraiser at Bill’s Pizza, 1181 Farmington Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Class of 2012.



Football – BHS at Tolland, 6:30 p.m. Girls Soccer – BHS at Southington, 3:45 p.m. Boys Soccer – BHS vs. Conard at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Volleyball – BHS vs. New Britain at BHS, 5 p.m. Girls Swimming – BHS vs. Windsor Locks/Ellington at Platt H.S. Meriden, 4 p.m.



Clothing drive – The Class of 2010 Class of 2010 All Night Graduation Committee has scheduled a Clothing Collection on Saturday, Oct 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Berlin High School gym entrance. Clothes, shoes/sneakers, coats/jackets, hats, belts, handbags, backpacks, gym bags, sheets, blankets, quilts, towels, rugs and stuff animals will be accepted in large plastic bags. For more information or pickup requests, contact Irene Young at (860) 8292711 or m.



Turkey Shoot— The Mattabassett Rifle & Pistol Club has scheduled its annual Turkey Shoot for every Sunday until Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the club on Beckley Mills Rd. For more information, call Shon Hatcher at (860) 398-0018.


Thursday, September 24, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen

The Buzz Around Berlin

Berlin High School cheer captains The Berlin High School cheerleading captains are: Briana Calafiore, Tessa Cugno and Elizabeth Dunham.

Enzo’s All-Stars do it again Enzo’s All-Stars recently captured the Italian Political Independent Club Tuesday Night Bocce League for the second year in a row. Pictured, from left, are the champs: Mike Melillo, Rudy Bruno, Captain Enzo DeGasperis, Al Simeone and Dominic Scerrato.

Chamber scholars The Berlin Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of the 2009 “William S. Thomson” Memorial Scholarship. They are, from left: Jennifer Garcia, daughter of Migdalia and Margaro Garcia; Christina DelConte, daughter of Dominic and Joanne DelConte; Matt Kaliski, son of Zenon and Ewa Kaliski and Erica Barnes, daughter of Elvita and Jim Barnes.

Moving from Brownies to Girl Scouts

Garden Club says ‘See ya at the Fair’

Since August, members of the Kensington Garden Club have met to create floral arrangements, wreaths and crafts to sell at the Berlin Fair. Fall and Halloween themes created by members can add attractive wreaths and table displays to welcome guests into your home. Proceeds support scholarships, seasonal plantings and floral arrangements for public buildings and gardens in Berlin. The Kensington Garden Club welcomes the public to attend informational and educational programs on gardening, environmental Hubbard Elementary School Girl Scout Troop 66497 recently graduated from education and floral design during the year. For more Brownies to Junior Girls Scouts. The event was celebrated with friends and family. Troop members are, from left, Brianna Lennehan, Lauren Woznica, Madison Cuinformation, visit sack-Howatt, Kelly Johnson, Kelley Sparmer, Celi Flores, Kailyn DeGroff, Rianne Mayer, Cailin Barnes and Leah Rozanski. Troop leaders are Melissa DeGroff and Judy Rozanski-Schuler.


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Letters to The Editor Support for Cicchetti

To the editor: There have been several letters condemning Dr. Cicchetti’s decision about the President’s speech and very few in favor of it. Well, I agree with Dr. Cicchetti and applaud his decision! If this speech was so important to hear, why wasn’t it made after school hours? Or rebroadcast later in the day? The parents who feel so strongly that the speech should be watched by the children could have very easily recorded it and watched it with their child after school that day. Dr. Cicchetti’s a very hard working man who wants the best for our schools and the students. If your child not watching the President give this speech during school hours is the biggest complaint you have in your life, I am very happy for you! Now it is time to put this issue aside - it is over and done with - and to concentrate on other issues in town. Joanne Temple Berlin

Ragged Mountain needs a clean-up

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Government Meetings Thursday, Sept. 24 Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5 Historic District, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Public Health Nursing Services VNA, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Town Council, Council Chambers, 7 p.m.

Veteran’s Commission, American Legion, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 Board of Education, B.O.E. Room. 7 p.m.

To the editor: Last week’s article about Ragged Mountain was a fair warning for hikers of all levels who make their way to the mountain. Even if you’ve hiked there your whole life, there’s still a lot of danger within those woods; most of which is easily avoidable if you’re sensible and prepared. The one thing the article failed to touch on (maybe it wasn’t the right time to bring it up) is the current condition that Ragged Mountain is in. Though it still exists as an amazing escape into nature - it has seemingly become the popular place to smash glass bottles and leave garbage - on and off the trail. I’ve hiked this mountain for over 20 years, and never has it been so abused by people who obviously don’t care about the other people - and animals - that dwell on and off the trail; careless people who don’t understand such things as “leave no trace” and “pack out what you pack in”, etc. While my friends were out playing down at Dennehy or Sage, I was trekking the trails. I cut my teeth on this mountain. I grew up on this mountain - and I know I am not the only one. A mountain is a strange place to see familiar faces but over the years you start to know the “regulars” and these people are out there for the same reason I am - peace, solitude, discovery, etc. So, in short - This is unacceptable. I mean, it wasn’t a burden bringing that six-pack on the trail - what would be so hard to bring it back out? Oh, I get it it’s cool to smash glass on trees and around fire pits and on trails. I’m sorry, man. Stupid, mature me. Question: Is it cool when a dog steps on a pile of smashed glass? How about a deer - who doesn’t have the option of having someone bring it to a vet? How cool is that? I doubt there is one person who heads to Ragged for a bit of an escape who thinks “Oh boy, I can’t wait to see that pile of McDonalds food wrappers and bags scattered about the top ridge.” In fact, if anything - I think it’s keeping the people who go there because of its natural beauty away. Leaving the derelicts to destroy it.

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Is there anything we can do about this ecomony? Answers from an economist By Stephanie Wilcox Special to The Citizen Not only can you not escape what’s happening in the economy, you also can’t escape hearing about it every time you turn around. Since this is the case, we talked to Durham economist Don Klepper-Smith to have him explain the latest news in layman’s terms. This way we at least understand what’s going on, and maybe just maybe - our heads won’t spin as much. Where are things at in the economy right now? Let’s face it, good economic news has been hard to come by lately, so let’s start off with something that may be pleasing: My strong sense is that the U.S. recession could, from a technical perspective, come to an end in the second half of this year. By this, I mean that the gross domestic product (GDP) numbers are poised to turn positive later this year as the Federal Reserve, Congress, and the U.S. Treasury have all gone to extraordinary lengths to provide huge amounts of monetary and fiscal stimulus. What’s the latest news on stimulus money? Monetary aggregate, or how much money is put into the economy, and velocity, or how many times the money changes hands, combine to produce growth in our economy, and they are both on the rise.

Letters Continued from page 16 Why not bring up some spray paint? Really make it weird for everyone going up there to escape the daily grind. That’d be so awesome. Such a display of creativity... Sigh... Alright, so here’s the deal... I can’t hold anyone accountable for doing what has been done to the trail...

Last week, the Fed announced that it will be adding $1 trillion in monetary stimulus by buying $750 billion of guaranteed mortgage-backed securities, and another $300 billion in longterm treasuries. This could theoretically reduce long-term fixed rates on mortgages to less than four percent later this year, while creating another wave of refinancings that could free up discretionary dollars that could be used productively elsewhere in the economy. It could also help the housing sector put in a meaningful bottom. Additionally, the new plan to clean up toxic assets on bank’s balance sheets appears to have credibility at first glance. So monetary and fiscal stimulus, which take time to work into the economy, are poised to promote growth possibly later in 2009! That’s the good news! What’s the bad? I think the significant increase in the money supply also implies a decline in the U.S. dollar over the long run, and a reduction of spending power in the global marketplace. Moreover, it implies that inflation returns with a vengeance at some point, but exactly when, not one economist knows for sure. Finally, the devaluation of our currency means that foreigners can purchase hard U.S. assets (land, buildings, companies, etc.) at cheaper prices,

meaning a gradual and sustained loss of U.S. autonomy over time. That’s the tradeoff right there. Is this something that we just accept or can we try to stop it? I don’t think you can fix it once you start controlling the value of the dollar by printing more money. We will eventually lose influence in the global marketplace, but it won’t happen overnight. How can we have recovery if we’re still losing jobs? If we still lose jobs, then income and spending are likely to remain weak. Let me be clear, I see GDP turning positive later this year, meaning an end to the recession. However, recovery as defined by job growth is not expected to materialize until 2010. Hence, these mixed messages: recession ending, recovery pending, and no tangible signs of job growth, are apt to confuse some. I think it’s safe to say that many people would consider the recovery for real when, and only when, we start seeing tangible signs of job growth. Therefore, I see a jobless recovery emerging within the year, with employment lagging and unemployment topping well over 10 percent sometime in 2010. Moreover, given our concentration of finance sector jobs, my sense is that Connecticut is likely to lag in economic recovery

I can’t get all True Grit and stand at the entrance on West Lane with a baseball bat.. But I can go clean it up... I can try to make it better because I care... Because I want people to enjoy Ragged Mountain. So here’s what I am going to do - and I am asking all of you who find your way out there to do this as well bring a plastic bag up there and pick up the trash you see.. Enough of us doing this can make a difference.

Maybe some of you think it’s a waste of time - because it’s doubtful that this careless littering is going to stop. But it’s not. It’s a positive move in the right direction. Maybe people will get a clue and stop trashing the place?? Anyway. Give it a shot. If not, we’ll just have to bring bigger bags when we my wife, my dog and myself go for our hikes. Ragged and Free Nick LeFort Berlin

relative to the nation as a whole. Leading indicators, such as stocks and consumer confidence, are apt to show improvement first, with housing prices not bottoming until later in 2010 because of weakness in the domestic labor markets, meaning fewer dollars chasing available properties. Can you talk about the AIG mess? The AIG situation is symbolic in many ways. Taxpayers have become increasingly angry in recent months, and much of it, in my mind, has been justified. AIG almost single-handedly flipped our financial system into chaos. At the outset, the bailout of the banks was designed to restore and promote confidence in the financial system. Now, though, it has created more uncertainty because the process has not been equitable, or transparent, and has lacked accountability. Therefore, consumers today appear to be spending on the basics only and are not in a position to lead a robust expansion given existing debt levels. Remember, one out of every five after-tax dollars is now going to debt repayment, so this is still a very leveraged economy. And if taxpayers are responsible for 80 percent of a company, the company needs to rethink the way they do business, or this, in my mind, is the height of arrogance. How about Connecticut’s job losses? The Labor Department released data showing a loss of 14,300 jobs in February relative to January, and a cumulative job loss of 52,900 for Connecticut dating back to a new revised employment peak in March 2008. In my mind, the February job numbers are indicative of cautious business attitudes in the face of weaker consumer spending, continued uncertainty within the equity markets despite recent gains and a sluggish housing market. Job losses were wide-

spread in February, too. We saw losses in construction (1,500 jobs), manufacturing (2,300 jobs), financial services (-600 jobs), education and health (-1,500 jobs), and rather sizable declines in business and professional services (-6,400). This latter category is of concern because these are generally good paying jobs and the economic multipliers relating to indirect job creation are significant. What else do you see down the road? The current forecast on job losses has been upped to reflect a cumulative job loss of between 80,000 and 100,000. My prior estimate had been in the 60,000 to 80,000 range. Again, the true sign of economic recovery will be when Connecticut firms feel that business is sufficiently strong to warrant new hires and start adding workers. On the front end of recovery though, expect a rise in workweek hours before you see a gain in jobs. As I’ve said on many occasions, it’s all about increased productivity, namely doing more with less. What is the most important thing for an ordinary person to keep in mind? Number one is to reduce your level of debt wherever you can. Over the last few years we’ve forgotten what it means to live within our means, and we have to adjust our lifestyles to reflect what we’re capable of earning. Now we have this opportunity to start doing that individually, and as a country we’ll start to do that, too. Secondly, maximize savings during periods of economic concern. Each person needs to better their own financial situation. It would be in everyone’s best interest to keep up to date with workforce skills, get their own financial house in order and remember that life is more than the amount of money you have in the bank. It’s about finding ways to learn to live with less.





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training and a Master’s degree in kinesiology from Temple University. He is employed as the As-

sistant Athletic Trainer for the New York Jets. The couple resides in Florham Park, N.J.


Elizabeth Anne Gillard and David Carl Zuffelato were married June 27, 2009 at Knowlton Mansion, Philadelphia, Pa. The bride is the daughter of Gerald and Cynthia Gillard of Lititz, Pa. The groom is the son of Dennis and Judy Zuffelato of Kensington. The Rev. Robert Zimmerman officiated. The brides attendants were Jennifer Gillard and Melissa Gillard, sisters of the bride; Amy Kohs, Jill Palazzo, and Amy Salas, sister of the groom. The groom’s attendants were Lt. CMDR Matthew Salas, brother-in-law of the groom, currently stationed in Guam; Peter Zuffelato,

brother of the groom, Darren Pulito, Matthew St. Thomas and Dr. Richard Staller. After a reception at Knowlton Mansion, Philadelphia, the couple honeymooned in Jamaica. The bride is a graduate of Warwick High School in Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Science in psychological services from Ursinus College and a Master’s degree in psychological services. She is employed by the Morristown Memorial Hospital as the early intervention service coordinator. The groom is a graduate of Berlin High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Connecticut State University in athletic

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heady days, the band had struggled to break away from the pack. “We sacrificed, we did,” Brewer said. When the group made the commitment to become Grand Funk Railroad there was a clear focus. “We decided not to play cover material a lot — or if we did to make it our own. We wouldn’t play bars and would focus on concert-type shows. And we knew we needed to get out of Michigan and frame the band as a national act.” “Because of that, we didn’t get a lot of jobs,” Brewer said. But then came the Atlanta Pop Fest, a break-out show which brought the Grand Funk sound to a couple of hundred thousand fans. “When we went back to Michigan, after Atlanta, we were okay.” They weren’t a local act any more. While he’d envisioned how he wanted his life in rock to go, “I didn’t really think it would go where it did.” “It was really a very productive time in music,” Brewer said of that fertile time 40 years ago when music, politics, social and cultural sensibilities were changing. With all the great acts of the 1960s and 1970s “It really shows something was going on musically back then…there was a lot of creativity.” Brewer recalled how GFRR opened for superstars Led Zeppelin and ended up getting booted off the tour when they out shown the headliners. “We walked on as the opening act and got a standing ovation…we were tearing up the crowd. The next night in Cleveland, it happened again.” Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant didn’t like that dynamic and “threw us off the tour.” “These days, audiences expect two or more outstanding acts when they go to a concert, so headliners know

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen Of course, the audience was kids and they loved loud music and they were stoned so the louder the better…you don’t need to be loud any more to be powerful.” The performance “is not heavy or a lot of music they don’t know,” Brewer said. The band takes the same approach it has from day one. “I’ve been to many shows where the artists play all new stuff and make fun of their hits. But that’s what the people like…I feel that’s what we’re there for and that’s what they want — and we give it to them. We’re having a good time, we’re smiling and it’s contagious…the audience feels it and they’re with you and you take them on a ride. “First of all we’re entertainers and we want to know they had a great time —this is Grand Funk Railroad — that’s what I’m doing it for.”

Fair Continued from page 18 they’ll be in good company,” Brewer said. With bassist Schacher known as “The God of Thunder” and GFRR once dubbed “the world’s loudest band” — are the rafters going to shake at the fairgrounds? Brewer laughed and said “the loud reputation” was not really accurate anymore for a number of reasons. “We’re sensitive to who our audience is. There are three generations that come to see the show. I’m 61 and I know they can’t tolerate that screaming loud music anymore…I can’t. “We got that reputation back in the day when sound systems weren’t all that great and the only way to be impressive was to be loud.

We’re pleased to have these doctors join our medical staff

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Nirupama Anne, M.D. Breast surgery Practice: Connecticut Surgical Group, 40 Hart St., Building C, New Britain; 399 Farmington Ave., Suite 200, Farmington; and 85 Seymour St., Suite 415, Hartford, (860) 246-2071 Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.; internship and surgical residency, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, New Hyde Park, N.Y.; surgical oncology fellowship, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, N.Y.

Manmeet Kaur, M.D. Endocrinology Practice: Joslin Diabetes Center at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, (860) 224-5672 Education: Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India; internal medicine residency, Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport; endocrinology and metabolism fellowship, University of Connecticut Health Center.

Kirsten Kibler, M.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology Practice: New Britain Ob-Gyn Group, 40 Hart St., New Britain, (860) 224-2447 Education: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; obstetrics/gynecology residency, University of Connecticut Health Center.

Rachel LaMonica, D.O. Obstetrics/Gynecology Practice: The Hospital of Central Connecticut, (860) 224-5691 Education: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, N.Y.; obstetrics/ gynecology residency, University of Connecticut Health Center.

Arpana Mohnani, M.D. Pediatric Neonatal Medicine Practice: Hospital of Central Connecticut Department of Pediatrics, (860) 224-5691 Education: Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, India; pediatrics residency, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.; neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship, University of Connecticut Health Center.

Nissin Nahmias, M.D. General and bariatric surgery Practice: Connecticut Surgeons, LLC, 95 Woodland St., 2nd floor, Hartford, (860) 714-7447 Education: Anahuac University School of Medicine, Mexico; general surgery residency, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia; minimally invasive and bariatric surgery fellowship, Medical College ofVirginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

Berlin American Legion Post 68 will sell commemorative baseball apparel at the Berlin Fair. Items offered include hats, hoodies, sweatshirts, polo shirts, “Property of Post 68 Baseball” t-shirts and commemorative t-shirts. All items can also be purchased by contacting Tony Letizio at (860) 838-7480, or via e-mail at

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More favorite Fair memories The Annual Berlin Fair — year 61 — is now just one day and one week away. This fair takes place Oct. 2, Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 at the fairgrounds on Beckly Road. In next week’s Oct. 1 edition The Citizen will bring you all the news about the schedule, the events, the transportation options and more. The fair is sponsored by the Berlin Lions Club and is the premiere event of fall for Berlin and also for visitors from all around the state and beyond. Throughout September we have been publishing fair memories and that’s been a lot of fun. Thanks to all who participated. You have one more chance to share your memories with our readers. If you’d like to participate and tell your story or share your photo, please contact The Berlin Citizen: You can: stop by our office at 979 Farmington Avenue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday: email your story to (please put Fair Memories in the subject line); or you can write to us at The Berlin Citizen, 979 Farmington Ave., P.O. Box 438, Kensington CT. 06037.

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This week we feature memories from this year’s fair President Jeff Glatz and from The Citizen cartoonist Bob Dornfried Jr. The day I went to the Memorial Food Booth to bring back a few hamburgers and hot dogs to someone who needed a break at the grill so I offered (to work) a half hour of so. This person decided to enjoy the fair and not return. When I finally returned to my spot, at the beer booth, my father Warren Glatz, superintendent of the beer booth, had a few interesting things to say in front of the entire beer booth staff on my behalf seeing that I did not work in the Memorial Food Booth, I worked in the beer booth. It was pretty embarrassing especially at the age of 40. I forgive you, Dad. Another memory is bringing my friend’s son to the fair. Ryan Welch. At the age of three, he was simple to take care of. I would go to Marie’s candy trailer and buy a three foot piece of red licorice, hold one end and Ryan would nibble the other end. Never got lost, the perfect child leash. Also, pay atteniotn to the sheep and cattle barns. Folks

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Senior Happenings Health clinics

Meetings The Berlin AARP Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. The monthly Chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 1:15 at the Senior Center. Following the business meeting, Matt the Magician is scheduled to entertain. Refreshments will be served. Classes Safe Driver classes, sponsored by Berlin AARP Chapter 3035, are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 21 and 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community center. Both classes must be attended to receive the certificate that entitles a discount on car insurance premiums. Fee is $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Barbara Dixon at (860) 828-6295.

The Berlin Visiting Nurse Association and Central Connecticut Health Center offer monthly health clinics at the Senior Center. The clinics are free of charge and no appointments are necessary. The final clinic for September is blood pressure screening scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 12:45 to 1:45 . For more information, call (860) 828-7030.

Senior trips The Senior Center has scheduled the following trips. For more information and to sign up, call (860) 828-7006. Oct. 16-18 — Indian Head

Resort. Nov. 13 — Radio City, New York City. Dec. 2 — Williams Inn Christmas.

Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation Grant programs The Department of Community Services offers trips to Berlin seniors through a grant from the Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation. The grant pays for all transportation and 50 percent of the event admission/ticket fee for residents age 60 and over who qualify within the following guide-

lines: individuals $1,733/month; couple $2,333/month. Households requesting admission/ticket subsidy must complete an Annual Income Declaration Form. Pumpkin Festival — Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The trip will attend the 19th annual Pumpkin Festival in Keene, N.H. The festival involves substantial walking and includes craft and food vendors and live entertainment on three stages. After dark, over 20,000 pumpkins will be illuminated. All ages are welcome. Transportation is by deluxe motor coach. No refund after Sept. 30 unless a replacement is

found for your seat. Cost is Berlin residents (no subsidy), $32; Berlin residents (with subsidy), $16; non-residents (includes bus fare), $51.

AARP trips The following is the current trip schedule for the Berlin AARP. For details and reservations, call Phyllis Fecteau, (860) 828-4934. Oct. 15 — Lilly’s on the Pond. Nov. 15 — “Mame” at the Thomaston Opera House.

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Health and Wellness Briefs MILE: For Adults 50+

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Lyme disease The Greater Hartford Lyme Disease Support and Action Group, which includes Berlin, meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the

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Seven arrested for larceny By Olivia L. Lawrence Associate Editor Seven out-of-town men were charged with larceny of vehicle parts after a business owner spotted suspicious activity at 3:30 a.m. on a recent Sunday morning. According to the Berlin Police Department, the incident took place at Copart Salvage Auto Auctions, 138 Christian Lane, New Britain. The yard at the auto recycling business is in three jurisdictions, Berlin, New Britain and Newington. The incident took place in Berlin’s jurisdiction. Between 40 and 50 catalytic converters were cut out of cars located on the Copart lot. Police said these kinds of items are frequently targeted as they have good value as scrap for extracting certain metals. According to Deputy Chief John Klett, the owner of a construction company near Copart’s property came into work early. He noticed a pickup truck pulling out of his business and heading towards Route 9. He called state police and then followed the pick-up. The troopers stopped the pick-up in Plainville and in the back of the truck found the catalytic converters

Lavery Continued from page 12 the Suicide Run hosted by the Blue Knights of New York City, Rolling Thunder to honor U.S. veterans in Washington, D.C. and many local memorial rides, including the Brian Aselton Memorial Motorcycle Run. The Master Police Officer Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by family shortly after his death. Peter Lavery was a strong supporter of educational opportunity and encouraged youth and adult to further their education at the college level. This was an important goal for him as well. He earned his Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement from Middlesex Community

along with backpacks containing electric saws and extra battery packs. “They were still warm,” Klett said of the saws. Police made the following arrests Sept. 13 in regards to this crime. Sounperra Phien, 22, 2120 South 66th St., Philadelphia, Pa., first-degree larceny – vehicle parts, first-degree con/larceny vehicle parts, third-degree criminal trespass. Tavey Ly, 22, 5566 Upland St., Philadelphia, Pa., first-degree larceny – vehicle parts, first-degree con/larceny vehicle parts, third-degree criminal trespass. Chhonn Phien, 30, 2120 South 66th St., Philadelphia, Pa., first-degree larceny – vehicle parts, first-degree con/larceny vehicle parts, third-degree criminal trespass. Chhoeurn Phien, 25, 2120 South 66th St., Philadelphia, Pa., first-degree larceny – vehicle parts, first-degree con/larceny vehicle parts, third-degree criminal trespass. Sophath Chum, 24, 2120 South 66th St., Philadelphia, Pa., first-degree larceny – vehicle parts, first-degree con/larceny vehicle parts, third-degree criminal trespass. Chhoy Phien, 28, 2120 South 66th St., Philadelphia, Pa., first-degree larceny – vehicle parts, first-degree con/larceny vehicle parts, third-degree criminal trespass.

College in May, 1990 and a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies from Eastern Connecticut State University in December, 1996. He accomplished this goal just five months prior to his 40th birthday Eligibility is open to a child of a Newington police officer, or high school student attending Newington High School, Berlin High School, or other local area high school, who is entering the field of law enforcement or criminal Justice. To date the scholarship fund has distributed $13,000 to students in the fields of law enforcement or criminal justice. Donations to the fund are gratefully accepted and should be mailed to: Peter Lavery Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 44, East Berlin, CT 06023-0044.

CitizenSports Berlin rolls in CCC debut


The Berlin Citizen Thursday, September 24, 2009

’Coats Notes

Offense, defense strong in 35-7 rout

record 291 yards against Wethersfield, and tallied three TDs. Dave Campagna, Mason Powers and Taylor Tavarozzi reached the end zone, as well. DeLorenzo ran in a twopoint conversion. Devin Silverman knocked in a pair of extra-points. The Redcoats rushed for more than 400 yards on the

The Berlin High School boys soccer team headed into this week with a mark of 1-1. The Redcoats kicked off their 2009 campaign with an ugly 5-0 loss to Rockville, but bounced back to defeat defending Central Connecticut Conference-South Division champion Maloney, 1-0 in overtime. “The first game, we did not show up. We thought that we could just show up, hang out, pass the ball a little, and we could come out with a win. Needless to say, we did not work at all,” BHS coach Dave Francalangia said. But the loss served as a wake up call for Francalangia’s troops, who got refocused. “The next two practices we got down to the basic philosophy that I have for this beautiful game — work hard and good things will come.” Carter Scarrozzo marked Maloney’s top guy, and shut him down. Francalangia also liked the defensive work turned in by sweeper Zach Giaccone and keeper Kyle Kureczka against Maloney. The Redcoats broke the 0-0 tie some three minutes into the first OT. Berlin’s Chad Keyworth won a 50-50 ball at midfield and dished it to Kevin Stritch, who found Jared Silverman, who in turn knocked it past Maloney’s goalie. “It was a bang-bang play with a great finish at the end,” Francalangia said. “The boys were pumped about the victory. I was pumped because we started to play the way I know we can play. And the boys did not quit.” It’s clear that expectations are high when a team goes 20, wins one game by a 7-0 tally, and its coach calls the week “decent.” But that’s how Berlin High School girls soccer coach Steve Yanosy described his team’s performance in Week 1.

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By Nick Carroll Sports Editor Dan Hackett was the Berlin High School football team’s starting quarterback in 2008, and had a pretty productive season. But this year, during spring practice, Coach John Capodice informed Hackett that the QB job was up for grabs — it would not be handed to him. Hackett was unfazed. “I knew it was coming,” said Hackett. “I knew I had to work hard.” Hackett and fellow senior Zach Parsons battled for the quarterback spot throughout the preseason. Both guys looked good. But last week, Capodice informed Hackett that he would be behind center for the Redcoats’ seasonopener against Wethersfield. “I was excited,” said Hackett. “He’s played before and he knows the system. That’s one big advantage he had,” Capodice said of Hackett. So far at least, it looks like Capodice made the right move. After a shaky first half Saturday, Hackett settled in and helped navigate Berlin past host Wethersfield, 35-7, in a Central Connecticut Conference Division III matchup. “I thought the first half wasn’t a great half for him. We talked about it, and he bounced back,” Capodice said of the veteran QB. “And that’s what seniors do, and leaders do — they bounce back. He had a terrific second half.” After the break, the Hackett-led offense tallied four touchdowns. Hackett threw a TD strike in the fourth quar-

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Berlin High School quarterback Dan Hackett hands off to Max DeLorenzo during the Redcoats’ 35-7 Week 1 victory over Wethersfield. ter and stripped the ball from a Wethersfield player after a long kickoff return in the third to help Berlin turn a tie game at halftime into a rout. “Coach always tells us to finish,” Hackett said. “First half it was 7-7. Second half, we came out here and we finished the game off. We stepped it up.” Making the Week 1 win that much sweeter was the

fact that it was the Redcoats’ CCC debut. “Huge win for the kids,” said Capodice. “Any time you can start off with a win is a big confidence thing for high school kids. This is a different league. It’s not the Nutmeg. Every single week is going to be competitive. And confidence goes a long way with kids.” Berlin’s Max DeLorenzo, a junior, rushed for a school


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 24, 2009

Carlson suspended for Bronx brawl

Notes Continued from page 31

“Although the record is great, this team still has a lot of work to do,” Yanosy said. “We are continuing our work on ‘team play’ and working on playing together.” Berlin began its 2009 campaign with a 1-0 victory over Tolland. Blair Ferry scored. From there, the Lady Redcoats went on to pound Maloney, 7-0. Kerry Scalora had a hat trick. Jess Lavoie tallied two goals. Shannon Murphy and Kim Rasmussen knocked in one goal apiece. Ferry dished out two assists. “It’s been a good start, but we must continue to work hard and play together so that we can attain our goals,” said Yanosy. Berlin High School volleyball coach Bob Tarigo is content with his team’s earlyseason play. “Week 1, I’ll give it a ‘B’”, the veteran head man said. “I was pleased with the progress from Tuesday to Thursday.” The Berlin spikers kicked off their 2009 campaign with a 3-0 loss to Maloney. Two days later, the locals re-

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Krystie Luczynski, pictured, is off to a great start for the Berlin High School volleyball team. At press time, the Luczynski-led Lady Redcoats were 2-1. bounded to blank Plainville, 3-0. Maloney, a veteran club, should be one of top teams in the Central Connecticut Conference-South Division this

Kerry Scalora, left, made her Berlin High School debut last week. The senior went on to net three goals in a win over Maloney.

fall. “Maloney’s a good team,” Tarigo said. “Our girls were nervous to start with, I think.” Krystie Luczynski had 16 kills for the young Lady Redcoats, who had a poor showing at the service line that night. The locals looked much more cohesive all around in the Plainville match. Luczynski had another good showing, with 17 kills, 17 points, and 11 digs. Other notable performances against Plainville were turned in by Berlin’s Carina D’Amato (17 receptions, 6 digs), Lia D’Amato (13 receptions, 5 digs), Victoria Fagan (5 kills), Kaitlyn Contafi (5 kills) and Karissa Tirinzoni (21 assists). The BHS spikers began this week with a 3-0 victory over Bristol Central. Luczynski had 22 kills. Berlin High School cross country got off to a fast start last week, with both the boys and girls teams besting Plainville and Platt in a season-opening meet. The Berlin boys topped Plainville, 23-34, and Platt, 18-43. The Redcoats’ Ricky Lewandowski was the overall winner.

On the girls side, Berlin ran past Plainville, 19-44, and Platt, 18-43. The Lady Redcoats’ Kaylene Sylvain was first across the finish line that afternoon. Berlin went on to place seventh at the Blue Dragon Invitational in Middletown. Pacing the locals were Lewandowski (9th) and Sylvain (23rd). — Nick Carroll

Bulletin Board Ticket prices McGee Middle School students will now be charged $2 as an entry fee to Berlin High School home varsity athletic contests, and must be accompanied by an adult. Also, the entrance fee for adults has risen to $5.

Bears fundraiser For $20, a 5-foot tall Berlin “B” will be painted on your driveway or lawn. The “B” will last two to three months. All proceeds go to Berlin Midget Football and Cheer. Orders can be sent via e-mail to

Last week, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jesse Carlson was suspended three games and fined by Major League Baseball for his role in a fight with the New York Yankees’ Jorge Posada Sept. 15 at Yankee Stadium. Carlson, a Berlin High School alumnus, tangled with Posada after the Yankee catcher bumped the Carlson l e f t - h a n d e d reliever near home plate after scoring in the eighth inning. Once he made contact with Carlson, Posada was immediately ejected. Then, he and Carlson exchanged words, and went at each other. The dugouts cleared and a full-scale brawl ensued. Carlson sustained at least one blow during the fracas, and was left with a welt on his forehead. Tensions between Carlson, 28, and Posada, 38, began to brew earlier in the eighth inning when Carlson threw a pitch behind Posada. A pair of Blue Jays batters had been hit by pitches in the game, and Carlson’s way-offthe-mark pitch to Posada was viewed, by Posada at least, as retribution for that. After yelling to Carlson: “You don’t want to do that”, Posada was walked and eventually came around to score, setting up the melee. Toronto would win the game, 10-4. Like Carlson, Posada was suspended for three games. Carlson was fined $3,000; Posada $2,500. Punishments were handed out to others involved in the incident, as well. Carlson’s older brother See Carlson, page 34


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Youth Sports

Dynamic duo Soccer Scott Hamel, left, and Jack Banks finished first in their respective javelin age group at the 2009 Nutmeg State Games. Hamel won the 40-49 year-old division with a throw of 146-3. Hamel bested his nearest competition by 10 feet and finished three inches short of the division record. Banks won the 50-59 year-old division with his throw of 157-8. He holds the record in the division, but did not best that mark this year. Banks and Hamel train together at Powerhouse Gym.

Middle school varsity McGee falls to RHAM: Playing an aggressive game for McGee was full-back Lindsey Brochu, who halted RHAM’s offensive line. Sarah Bosco also was aggressive for the Spartans, stealing the ball several times and blasting it at RHAM’s keeper. Taylor Fascione scored for McGee, while teammates Bryana Colasanti and Alicia Maule added assists. McGee 4, Rocky Hill 0: Sarah Bosco netted two goals, Autumn Edelson and Kas Colasanti each added one and Bryana Colasanti and Alicia Maule dished out assists as McGee rolled. Defensively, Lauren Roe was a standout for the Spartans, winning the ball and making outlet passes. Rachel Silvia and Haley Jamrog also played well defensively for McGee. Kas Colasanti and

Rachel Chapman combined for the shutout in goal. Middle school JV McGee 1, Rocky Hill 0: Casey Rasmussen scored the lone goal, and was supported by Taylor Fascione, Olivia Jacques and Sammy Carbonell. U-14 boys Berlin 2, Enfield 1: Nick Vreeland and Jason Corriveau scored for the victors. Also playing well offensively for Berlin were Mike Vanderspek, Brian Kennure, Kevin Kennure, Ben Tencza, Brenton Cantliffe, Noah Bergren, Brandon Rocco, Michael Moriarty and Kevin Roberts. Holding down the defense for the locals were Nathan Ruscito, Geoffrey Damato, Matthew Heimlich, Richard Schlichting, Steve Petrario, Kenneth Beardsley and keepers Brian Bostrom and Nathan Aroian.

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Carlson Continued from page 32 Cory watched the Blue JaysYankees game and subsequent battle royal live on TV. “At first, I was pretty fired up. But when I saw it escalate, I got a little concerned until I saw Jesse come out of the pile,” Cory said. Pitchers retaliating for a teammate being hit by a pitch “unfortunately, is part of the game, and is here to stay,” Cory said. “I’m proud of the way Jesse handled the situation.” The elder Carlson got a call from his brother later that night. “I can’t really describe his mood,” Cory said. “He was more upset that he gave up a run. That’s what he said first.” The rumble in the Bronx thrust Jesse Carlson into the national spotlight, a place he is not comfortable being. “Jesse’s kind of a quiet guy,” Cory said. “He declined to go on ESPN and things like that (since the fight). He just wants to go about his business and finish the season strong.” “His teammates were really supportive of him; same with the coaches. He’s really happy about that,” Cory added. Carlson’s actions against Posada drew praise from local fans on Facebook. “The YES announcers are hands down the biggest collection of idiots to ever sit in a room together … It’s not Little League, but apparently it’s Jesse’s fault for crossing Posada’s path and being up the first base line, not Jorge’s fault for being a punk,” wrote one poster. “Thata boy, Carlson,” wrote another. Another supporter posted: “Jesse Carlson is the man!” Videos of the CarlsonPosada induced skirmish have generated tens of thousands of views on the website, YouTube. Generally, the comments posted to the videos favored Carlson and the role he played in the incident. “Posada deserves a bigger suspension than Carlson,”

wrote one poster. Another supporter said: “The umpire saw what happened and knew it wasn’t Carlson’s fault. Thus, he tossed Posada right before they threw punches.” But Posada has his online backers, as well. “Posada is a hero!,” wrote one fan. Heading into his threegame suspension, Carlson had a record of 1-5. He had appeared in 68 games, allowed 60 hits and had struck out 50. Carlson bounced around the minor leagues for several years before being called up by Toronto in the spring of 2008. The 6-foot, 160-pound lefty went 7-2 with a 2.25 ERA in a team-high 69 games out of the bullpen last season. His seven wins in relief are tied for the second-highest total in a season by a Blue Jays rookie. For his efforts, Carlson was named Blue Jays’ Rookie of the Year by the Toronto Chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Football Continued from page 31 day. “We ran the ball exceptionally well. The kids stuck with it,” said Capodice. “We out-worked them.” Berlin’s defense was formidable as well. Powers made 10 tackles. Parsons and Tavarozzi had five apiece. Wethersfield scored on its first drive, but was shut out the rest of the way. Wethersfield’s quarterback, Tyler Murphy, a NCAA Division I caliber player, ran for 106 yards and completed two of 11 passes. The plan against Murphy? “Two things: Don’t let him outside you; don’t let him behind you,” said defensive coordinator Josh Rosek. “We dodged a few bullets. Sometimes you need a little luck. But I thought we played well. I really did. Overall, I was really happy with the kids, defensively.” “It was a great CCC debut. Great crowd, a lot of fans,” Rosek added. “This is what we signed up for. It’s going to be a four-quarter week every week.”

Kings of the court The Sunday Night Basketball League recently concluded its third season with its championship game. The Westside Warriors defeated the Wonders, 8078, to win the title. Tom Liberda led the way for the champs finishing with 34 points and the game winning 3-point shot with six seconds left. The Warriors are, from left, Kyle Delvalle, Liberda, Tom Polaske and captain Andrew Delorm. Missing from the photo is Dave Reindl. The SNBL is composed of eight teams with close to 60 players (ages 18 and above) participating over the course of the summer every Sunday at McGee Middle School. If you are a post high school student interested in joining the league, contact league commisioner Tyler Catlin ( for details.

Youth Continued from page 33 U-10 girls Berlin 6, Wethersfield 3: Maeve McQuillan scored twice, and Macy Cohen,

Marissa Pettinelli, Julia Sisti and Nikki Xiarhos each added a goal as Berlin rolled. Sisti dished out two assists, as well. Jessica Gaetgens, Cara Wade and Libby Aroian anchored Berlin’s defense. Cameron Michalek and Wade were solid in goal.

Football This is how things went down for the Berlin Bears in Week 2: A Team, 31-6 victory; B1 Team, 20-8 victory; B2 Team, 19 -7 loss; C1 Team, 33-0 victory; C2 Team, 34-6 victory; D Team, 14-12 loss.

The Berlin Bears’ Dante Vasi dives over the goal line in a 31-6 Week 2 victory over Haddam-Killingworth. Vasi plays for Berlin’s A Team.


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Philip Corriveau of Berlin and Brian Freeland of East Berlin earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams at Xavier High School in Middletown.

Back to School Night

All parents of Berlin High School students are invited to Back to School Night tonight, Sept. 24 at 6:45 p.m. The evening begins in the Gibney Gym with a very brief presentation by the Principal and the Superintendent of Schools. 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, which are scheduled

Clothing Collection The 2010 Berlin High School Graduation Party Committee has scheduled a Clothing Collection for Saturday, Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Berlin High School gym entrance, 139 Patterson Way. Clothes, shoes, sneakers, coats, jackets, hats, belts, handbags, backpacks, gym bags, sheets, blankets, quilts, pillows, towels, rugs and

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Circle of Honor St. Paul Catholic High School is accepting nominations for its 2009 Circle of Honor. St. Paul Catholic High School’s Circle of Honor was founded to promote pride in St. Paul Catholic and to honor alumni, faculty, staff, past and current parents and friends who have made outstanding accomplishments in their lives and their communities. Accomplishments include excellence in scholarship, service, leadership, athletics, community involvement and education. Nomination forms can be found at or in the school’s Main Office. A dinner, honoring all 2009 recipients, is scheduled for Oct. 29 at the Aqua Turf. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the school’s website or call the Advancement Office at (860) 584-0911.

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Berlin High School Class of 1969 has scheduled its 40th reunion for Saturday, Oct. 3 at Par for the Course Restaurant at Timberlin Golf Course. For more information, call Paula Barretta-Carlson at (860) 828-3168, Bob Rosso at (860) 223-6913 or email Berlin High School Class of 1984 has scheduled its 25th reunion for Friday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Hawthorne Inn. Classmates are encouraged to forward their current email and mailing addresses to Berlin High School Class of 1989 has scheduled its 20th reunion for Friday, Nov. 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Aqua Turf. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Ceil Simone Biscoglio at or Jen Miller Chant at by Sept. 30. New Britain High School Class of 1969 has scheduled its 40th reunion for Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Pine Valley Golf Course in Southington. It will be a joint reunion with Pulaski High School Class of 1969. Tickets are $40 each. Seating is limited. We are also searching for many missing classmates. For more information, please contact Bob Wolf at (860) 225-1355 or email Plainville High School Class of 1960 is planning its 50th reunion. A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library. All classmates are encouraged to participate. Contact information is needed for missing classmates. Please contact Kathie Lickwar at (860) 5487489 if you have information for the following: Harlan Blaisdell, Dorothy (Chamberlain) Smith, Thomas Edwards, Gail (Fanion) Kraus, Elaine (Grendell) Schell, Clifton Holt, Sara (Neumann) Jones, Lynda (Little) Lanaro, Carol (Lloyd) Blaisdell, Judith (MacFarland), Fuelhart, Paul Moschini. Plainville High School Class of ‘84 is planning a 25th class reunion for Friday, Nov 27 and is looking for classmates. If you are from the PHS class of ‘84 or know others from the class of ‘84 please contact us via our Facebook group Plainville High School Class of ’84 or Danielle Coulombe Blanchette at (860) 828-1272 ( or Lisa Laferriere Perrotti at (860) 747-3560 (

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Library News Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

7:30 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Most books are only $1. Donations sought The Friends of the Library is looking for used book donations, especially children’s beginning to read and children’s chapter books. Museum passes The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library provides passes to various local museums at either a free or reduced rate. These passes may be checked out with a library card for a three-day loan period. Available museums passes include Beardsley Zoo, Eric

Carle Museum, Florence Griswold Museum, Imagine Nation, New Britain Museum of American Art, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Mystic Aquarium and more. Call (860) 828-7125 or visit the library for more details. Local history room The David and Ann Borthwick Local History Room in the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is open and staffed on a regular basis. Assistance with local genealogy, school projects and Berlin history is available on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, staffed by the town historian, Kay Murray, and a volunteer.

The Local History Room may be accessed at other times by appointment or with the assistance of the library’s reference librarians. Inquiries are also accepted by phone at (860) 828-7125 or by mail at 234 Kensington Road, Kensington, CT 06037. Investment info The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library provides a meeting place for patrons interested in investing. Sessions are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m., and the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m., September to May, in the Meeting Room.

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Night at the Library The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library’s Night at the Library, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the library building, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening is for children and their families. Activities include decorating cupcakes, party games, a scavenger hunt, decorating a party hat, face painting with UpBeat, Rocky the Rock Cats mascot, celebrity readers for storytime and more. Please register at the library. Friends of the BerlinPeck Memorial Library program The Friends of the BerlinPeck Memorial Library has scheduled a presentation titled N.C. Wyeth and Son, Andrew: An Intimate and Most Accurate Story of Two Great Figures in American Art for Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. at the library. N.C. Wyeth is famous for his classis storybook illustrations which can be found in Scribner’s Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Last of the Mohicans. His son Andrew is known as a painter of the people. His favorite subjects were the land people around him Chadd’s Ford, Pa and Cushing, Maine. The program will be presented by Inge Lukens and is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. Something missing Matthew Dicks, author of Something Missing is scheduled to speak Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at the library. Please contact the library at (860) 828-7125 or reserve a seat. Drop in Storytime Storytime is a series of 30 minute programs with stories, flannel boards, fingerplays and a short film. It is scheduled as follows: Tuesdays: 1:30 p.m. for 3 ½ to 6 years. Wednesdays: 10:30 for 3 years. Thursdays: 6:30 p.m. all ages. The story theme for the

week of Sept. 28 is The Berlin Fair. Playtime Playtime is an opportunity for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to play and socialize together with parents in the meeting room of the library. It is held every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. No registration is necessary. Book sale Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library sponsors an “almost new” book sale at the Community Center, located in the lower level of the library. The book sale is open Mondays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, noon to

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Parks and Recreation Programs

The 5th annual Scarecrow Festival, hosted by Berlin Park and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Fall Foliage Festival, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 11 a.m. in Volunteer Park on the corner of Farmington Avenue and Porters Pass. After the opening ceremony, children’s activities are offered in the park until 1 p.m. We encourage businesses, local volunteer, civic organizations, children organizations as well as

individuals and families to join us for the 4th annual Festival by creating their own unique scarecrow to enter into the Scarecrow contest. Scarecrow will take up residency on Main Street and Farmington Avenue from October 17 until Oct. 31. For more information and how to register, contact the Park and Recreation office at 828-7009. In case of inclement weather, call the information phone at (860) 828-7100. Halloween Monster Bash and Pumpkin Decorating Contest is scheduled

for Friday, Oct. 23 at McGee Middle School, from 6:30-8:45 p.m. The annual event is for ages pre-school through fifth grade and their families. There is a $2 fee per child, collected at the door. All children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The department is not responsible for children once they leave the building. Activities include ‘Twinkles”, “Stardust” and a DJ in the gym, various arts and crafts, games, Halloween Bingo and many more spooky activities. Come in costume and regis-

ter for a chance to win a prize, random winners will be picked throughout the night, from the following categories; infant-5 years, K and first grade, second and third grade and fourth and fifth grade. Everyone who shows up in a costume has a chance to win! The annual pumpkindecorating contest will also be held Friday, Oct. 23. Preregistration, in person, is required at the Parks and Recreation Department office by Wednesday, Oct. 21 to be eligible. The event is open

to all Berlin youth from preschool through fifth grade. Categories include Most Frightening, Most Amusing and Most Creative. Parents please remember this is a contest for the children, please keep any assistance with their pumpkin to a minimum. We will also have the People’s choice pumpkin, where everyone that attends can vote for his or her favorite pumpkin. Pumpkins must be dropped of that night at McGee Middle School between 5:45-6:15 p.m. Winners will be announced at 8:15 p.m.



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Language Signals

Punctuation Matters

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Have you ever had trouble figuring out what somebody’s writing meant? Maybe that was because the writer didn’t use proper punctuation (PUNK-chuh-WAY-shun). Punctuation marks, such as commas and periods, help us understand the written language. In honor of National Punctuation Day, Sept. 24, The Mini Page talked with Lynne Truss, author of three punctuation books for kids.

“Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make A Difference!” shows how punctuation can change the meaning of a sentence.

The phrase “eats, shoots & leaves” was supposed to be about what a panda eats, which is shoots* and leaves of bamboo. The phrase should have been “eats shoots and leaves.” But in a book about animals, the comma was put in the wrong place. This way, it looked as if the panda ate its dinner, took a shot at something, and then left. *Shoots are new stems and branches.

And along came technology

Who thought of punctuation, anyway? “Punctuation was invented mainly as a way of telling the reader, ‘These words go together’ and ‘These words need to be kept apart, otherwise the meaning isn’t clear,’” Lynne Truss said. “Without punctuation, the meaning of a bunch of words can be much harder to work out!” Since the beginning of writing, people have used different marks to add more information to written words. For example, ancient Greeks had a system of dots to tell actors how much breath to take before a word or a phrase in a speech.

After the printing press was invented almost 600 years ago, people started making more rules about punctuation. Readers needed to know where one idea ended and a new one began. Now, right before our eyes, technology is changing the rules again. Some people leave out capital letters and periods in e-mails and text messages. These writers invent their own rules. People also use a lot of exclamation points and question marks when texting and e-mailing. Lynne said: “I love the way people punctuate texts. One of the main features of punctuation is that it gives the reader the sound and rhythm of the writer’s voice — exclaiming, querying*, pausing, stopping or running on very fast.” *Query (KWIR-ee) means to ask questions.

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The Key to Understanding The importance of punctuation Even though rules may be changing for text-messaging and e-mailing, the rules have not changed for regular writing. If you are writing school papers, letters or a book, commas and other punctuation marks are still needed. Punctuation marks help the reader figure out your message in texts and e-mails too. Use the punctuation rules that fit what you’re writing.

Changing the meaning See how a comma changes the meaning of these two sentences:

If you put a punctuation mark in the wrong place, it can completely change the meaning of the sentence. For example, look at these two sentences. How does the comma change the meaning?

“Anya walked on her head, a little higher than usual.”

Call me Tom.

Call me, Tom.

Advice to kids “The main thing (about punctuation) is to notice it!” Lynne said. “Reading is not just getting the sense off the page; it’s also about hearing the words; following an argument; listening.” from The Mini Page © 2009 Universal Press Syndicate

More to Explore The Mini Page provides ideas for Web sites, books or other resources that will help you learn more about this week’s topics. At the library: s,YNNE4RUSSHASWRITTENTWOOTHERPUNCTUATION books for kids: “The Girl’s Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can’t Manage Without Apostrophes!” and “Twenty-Odd Ducks: Why, Every Punctuation Mark Counts!” s!NOTHERBOOKTOEXPLOREISh4HE7ORD3NOOPvBY Ursula Dubosarsky.

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Property Transfers

Berlin Briefs Blood drive St. Paul Church, 485 Alling St., has scheduled a blood drive for Monday, Oct. 12 from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. To make an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or visit

Repertory Theatre Repertory Theatre of New Britain, 23 Norden St., New Britain, is scheduled to present “The Trip to Bountiful” by Horton Foote, on Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17,18, 23, and 24. Friday and Saturday show time is 8:15 p.m.; Sunday show time is 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $18, $15, and $10. For more information, call (860) 223-3147 or visit

Flu clincs The American Lung Association continues to support flu vaccine administration later in season so protection is adequate during the regular flu season, December through March. Medical Director Richard Goldberg, M.D. offers guidance that the immunization has a two to three month protection span, 1130234

The following property transfers were recorded in the town clerk’s office. Capital City Markets Corp. to Lawrence J. Peck and Hanh N. Chau, 298 Main St., $156,500. Amy L. Audette to Stephen Brownlee and Melissa Kolodziej, 32 Brandegee Lane, $300,000. Dennis J. Mirante and Ellen T. Mirante to Justin E. Mirante, 8 Copper Beach Court, $253,700. Peter Costanzo to Jeanette Costanzo, 319 New Britain Road, Unit 110, $125,000. Ashtin Assoc. LLC of Berlin to Penton Jackpiner LLC, 850 Four Rod Road, Unit 850, $360,000. Piotr Z. and Amanda J. Wierzynski to Susan M. Salerno, 126 Blue Ridge Road, $420,000. Paul J. and Heather Coppolo to Katarzyna N. Wojtak and Marcin A. Grochal, 24 Evergreen Court, $325,000. Angelo F. Pascuzzi to Jeffrey E. and Alina B. Reut, 788 Kensington Rd., $535,000. Hermant M and Meeta H. Patel to Jason and Katherine Laughlin, 5 Patterson Way, $220,000. Ralph J. and Patricia M. Muli to Kimberly E. Dudzik and Ryan P. Kelly, 205 Patterson Way, $245,000. Loveley Dev. Inc. to Gregory E. Ryan to 170 Silver Island Way, Unit 170, $248,000. Earl Wicklund Inc. to Dennis R. and Michelle Demko Borselle, 243 Somerset Drive, $175,000. Denise A. Roberts to Thomas Buikus, 14 Tower Ave., $201,000. Harsha H. Panyadahundi and Roopashree Narasimhaiah to Justin D. Ligas, 132 Whispering Brook Road, $290,000.

after initial administration. The Berlin VNA will continue to offer flu vaccinations according the Center for Disease Control Guidelines, as well in late October and early November. Clinics are schedules for Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. the Town Hall. Cost of the immunization is covered by Medicare. The VNA will also bill Blue Cross and Connecticut. A fee of $30 will be charge to those without insurance. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call the Berlin VNA at (860) 828-7030, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BPD fundraiser The Berlin Police Association is conducting its fundraising drive in conjunction with the annual Policeman’s Ball, according to Sergeant Thomas Hodolitz, president. Among the causes which contributions have been made possible during the past year are: The UpBeat program, Fishing Derby, Pro-

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ject Graduation and youth sports, to name a few. All checks should be made payable to the Berlin Police Association.

The Berlin police reported the following arrests. Sept. 7 Valerie B. Lunden, 48, 857 Farmington Ave., violation of probation. Sept. 9 Joseph Sanzo, 40, 1310 Berlin Turnpike, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, failure to have lights lit ad devices illum, operating under suspension, failure to drive in proper lane, multiple. Timothy Odermann, 47, 575 Farmington Ave., Hartford, second-degree harassment non-threatening. Sept. 12 Daniel Oglesby, 26, 193-195 S. Colony Rd., Wallingford, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, failure to stop on right side of road. Steven M. Ficara, 44, 37 Bacon Lane, disorderly conduct/assaultive. Sept. 13 Michael Wrobel, 48, 147 Orchard St., Meriden, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, failure to drive in proper lane, multiple. Enza Ficara, 37, 37 Bacon Lane, third-degree criminal mischief. Sept. 15 Angel Luis Sanchez, 46, 107 Martin Luther King Dr., #606, New Britain, sixth-degree larceny of vehicle parts, theft of motor vehicle plate or insert, misuse of plates, operating unregistered motor vehicle.

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BMW 740i 1995 Beautiful car inside & out, white w/tan int., non-smoker. Well maintained & runs exc. KBB value $7,500. 1st $4,300 takes it. Call Stephen 203-889-8984

GMC SIERRA 1996 Extended cab with cap, rack & hitch. 350 V8. 164,000. AC, PW, PDL, car starter, new tires. $2000. 860747-0577 (h) or 860-416-8740 (c)

FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC. FORD Contour 1998 Sunroof, wheels, wing, Great. $1950. VW Wolfsberg 2001, 5 speed, Excellent throughout. $4250. Call 203-213-1142

DODGE Grand Caravan EX ‘01 124K, $3,485. Runs great! Please contact Jacob with any further questions (203)464-2487 Meriden, CT TOOLBOX for fullsize pickup truck. Good shape. $65. Call 203-238-0090

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

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BULLDOGS, Chihuahuas, Boxers, Boston Terrier, Yorkies, Beagle, Labs, Pit Bulls, Poms, Basset Hounds, Maltese. $150+ Call 860-930-4001 1994 Southwind 30’ motor home. AC, TV, patio & window awnings. Clean. Excellent condition. Must see! Asking $12,500. (203) 2376153 or 860-276-3230


2001 14’ Aluminum fishing boat with 2 swivel seats, trailer and 4 HP gas powered Johnson 2 cycle motor and extras. $2200. Call 203-634-8113 Days or Evenings 203-213-2661 eves.

FISH TANK, 100 gallon tank with cabinet stand, used for storage. Asking $75. Call Paul at (203) 379-6187 FREE Kitten Healthy, 7 weeks old, grey, male. Call between 1pm & 4pm. (203) 440-0102 FREE kittens (3) black & white. Call 203-464-2303 FREE Kittens Healthy, 7 weeks old. Call between 1pm & 4pm. (203) 440-0102 KITTENS - 8 Kittens, 6 weeks old, ready to go. Free to good Home. 203-237-1701



HORSE STALLS FOR RENT. 3 stalls, 12x12 each, available with pasture, Middlefield, easy access, rough board (self care). Refurbished barn. Each stall $200/mo. (860) 349-9558 HORSE Stalls Now Available in quiet, family-oriented barn bordering miles of trails in Durham. Grass ring & paddocks, quality feed & care. $350/month. (860)978-1726 OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG Puppies. AKC. Excellent dispositions. Ready October 21. Taking deposits. $700. Vet certified. 1st shots & wormed. (603) 835-8555 PUG PUPPIES - Purebred 1st shots. Parents on premises. Very lovable. Home raised. $850. 203-213-5189 RAGDOLL KITTENS- Blue eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, TICA registered. SBT. Vet checked. 1st shots. Taking deposits. $550. Please call 860-329-9893

12 TOMATO Plants Metal baskets. Tall size. $1 each. (860) 628-4496 38IN Agri-FAB lawn sweeper to hitch to tractor. Used 1 time. Brand new $260. Asking $200. U pick up. 860-828-3424 (9-5) CUB Cudet mower/thatcher. 1yrs old. Asking $250. Call 860229-7003 between 2pm-4pm

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES WHIRLPOOL Accubake smooth glasstop Whirlpool over the microwave. Both in color. Both exc cond. $275. 203-238-0190

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2 ADJACENT BURIAL PLOTS at St. Stanislaus Cemetary, Meriden. $800 each. Save $400! Call (603) 476-8299

10” ROCKWELL BANDSAW. EXTRA BLADES. $65. 203-238-2404

2 High Chairs, car seat & baby seat/carrier $100 for all. For more info, call (203) 235-9797

ALUMINUN ladder $30.00. Call 203 440 4348

2009 Mitchell collision estimating reference guides. $175. 860-224-7209

BELGIAN Block. 120 4” cubes$50. 8 4”x4”x8” rectangles-$7. 203-238-3166.

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES CHILD’S BOSOX Rocking Chair New in Box $50.00 Call 860-628-6948 COUNTRY LR SET- Sofa, loveseat, chair & table. Good condition. $200 or best offer. Call (203) 265-1108 END table set. 2 small 1 large. wood ex cond $30 b/o. Call 860-632-8666 FREE SOFA W/RECLINERS. HOLE IN 1 CUSHION. 203-2359988

FRIGIDAIRE stackable washer and dryer immaculate $500; Frigidaire 8,000 BTU window air conditioner $100; Sharp 10,000 BTU stand-up air conditioner, needs hose, vent, mounting bracket $100; Lakewood portable radiator $25. Aaron (860) 681-7632. GE REFRIGERATOR, new $900, 1 yr old, asking $350 or best offer. GE Spacemaker washing machine, reg. $740, 1 yr old. $350/best offer. (203) 440-1024 HUTCH Pecan 67” Excellent condition. Asking $75. Call 203-237-7174 LOVESEAT Double Recliner Queen Sofa Bed. Soft blue fabric. $325. Call (203) 237-9057. Must see. MAPLE Desk, dining table, and rocking chair. All for $100 (860)828-1761 PINE ENTERTAINMENT CABINET 77x37. Shaker style. $30. (203) 269-6459 QUEEN SIZE BEDROOM SET Also, Children’s Bunk Bed and All-night wood stove for sale. Good prices. Good condition. Please call (860) 329-5474

50 CLASSIC horror DVD’s. Most of the DVDs never opened. $80. Call 203-634-9336 CRAFTSMEN 16”Scroll saw and table. Used once. $90. Call 203-630-0841 FREE- Sectional Sleeper Sofa. Call (203) 630-1866 GROOVY GIRL Collection. Many dolls, 2 horses, canopy bed, day bed and carriage. $50 or best offer. Excellent condition. Call (203) 235-2784 INFANT Graco car seat Bermuda Pattern, LN. $65. Call 860-628-3144 JIG saw puzzles; various sizes, 18 boxes, $5.00. (203)235-5447 JUNIOR Ninja Quad with battery and charger. $80. Call after 5pm. (203) 237-0205

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. LEAPSTER L-Max with cable, backpack carry case and 4 cartridges. $40 or best offer. Excellent condition. Call (203) 235-2784

FIREWOOD $225 per cord delivered. Quick delivery. All hardwood cut & split . 203-439-1253 anytime. PELLET STOVE- Brand new. Gold door trim, incl. accessories. Used only 1 year. Exc cond. 48,000 BTU. Will heat 1500 sq. ft. $2800. Call (203) 686-1354

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH 90 LB. Bowflex Select Tech Dumbbells with stand and bench. 1 yr old. Like new. $500. Will include Bowflex Tread Climber for $100. Call (203) 440-4984 GOLF clubs, womans w/bag & cart. Like new! $50. Call 203634-1553 GOLFERS TAYLORMADE Driver - 360ti - R80 Bubble Shaft - VVG - $45 Firm. 203-269-8610

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

PISTOL PERMIT CLASS Call for schedule 860-828-6204. ROLLERBLADES-Youth size 1-4, wrist & knee pads incl. $15. 203-639-0835 WEIGHT BENCH. Exc Cond. $75 203-376-1684

MSN 2 Internet & email media player through TV. Keyboard, remote. $20. (203) 265-5910


OLDER camper in good cond. Sleeps 6. $950/BO. (4) 16in tires, less than 1000 miles, $250/BO. (4) Ladder back chairs, $15/each or best offer. Call 203-639-0221



SETH Thomas Chiming Grandfather Clock. Asking $350. Call 203-907-5224

ROCKING HORSE Like New - $25. (860) 828-6433

SOLID mahogany desk style cabinet w/sewing machine. Exc cond! $65. Call 203-269-6729

ROSETTA Stone CDs. Many languages available. $65. Call (860) 828-4884


WOODEN Swivel chair. Heavy solid wood. Very nice cond! $20 FIRM. (203) 269-9009



QUEEN sleep sofa, Broyhill, blue/tan plaid, exc condition, $75 203-269-6060

CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

WINEMAKING Equipment Barrels, bottles, jugs and much more. Call (860) 346-2427


$250 for 2 tickets to see the Red Sox & Yankees on Sun. Sept 27, 1:05pm. Grandstand Section 420c, side by side seats behind home plate. This game is at Yankee Stadium. Private seller. 203507-4259. Serious inquiries only!

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves

TV 36” TOSHIBA Picture in Picture w/remote. $100 Mahogany Dresser 1940’s - $100 (203) 630-3819

SCREENED TOPSOIL, 16YD MINIMUM, DELIVERED $25 PER YD CALL 203-272-3166 SHUTTERS, EXTERIOR WOOD. 18x51 (8pr), 12x35 (1pr). $30 203-379-0619

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

203-238-3308 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS HOT TUB 6 person 35 jets 3 pumps w/ all options, full warr, new in wrapper. Cost $7000 Sell $3800. Call 203-988-9915 HOT Tub Cover, 8’x7’, Thermo Spa, brown. Used 2 weeks. $75 203-238-2654

COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT COMPUTER Printer. Canon Pixma photo printer; unopened box. $85. 203-288-8790 after 6pm NEW HP deskjet printer. Never used. Black/color. $45 or best offer. Call 203-634-9149

STORAGE Cabinet-45” x 36” x 20”. Great for basement/garage. Wheels. $25. 203-235-3794

OFFICE mngr’s style chairblack. Exc.condition. $40. 203-671-0104.

44 ELECTRONICS BA-35 Solar Financial Calculator $20. 203-630-1666 DESAY CD PLAYER WITH REMOTE + CABLES. $15. CALL 203-687 5381 ANYTIME SUBWOOFER/Harman. Never used $40. Call 203-294-1872 TWO guitars and Guitar Hero games for PS2 $50 203-7151929

The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 24, 2009 WANTED TO BUY ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

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




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


Silverware, china, glass, furniture, 50’s items, whole estates.


Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.


860-828-6204 MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS TONER and drum for Sharp Z50 copier. $50/OBO 203-265-0881

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS PIANO Wurlitzer S/N 170959 1930-40’s. Ready to play, perfect condition. Left in house when purchased. Ivory keys, a classic piece to add to any home! $2,000 or best offer call 265-5125


PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS Drums & Percussion, Trombone, Euphonium, Baritone Horn, Trumpet, Piano, Improvisation. Consultation/First Lesson Free! Exp’d & certified teacher in convenient Kensington loc. Call Bob 860-357-2638 PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS. Many different instruments offered. Beginners to Advanced. Experienced music teachers. Call Sarah or Mark 203-235-1546 Fall openings available.


Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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


This was the paper that sold the house that Jack built. To speak with a Marketplace Advisor call today at (877) 238-1953.

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

The Berlin


MERIDEN Clean 2 BR Townhouse. Deck, carport. No pets. Laundry on premises. $825. Sec, last & 1st month req. 203-245-1937 or 203-481-7435 MERIDEN Crown Village 1 BR, 3rd flr. Heat & HW incl. $750/mo. Sec & refs. No pets. Call Andrea, Maier Property Management (203) 235-1000 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1 1/2 bath w/garage. $950/mo. 306 Brittania St. Call Alex 203-213-3162 or George (917) 696-2869 MERIDEN- 2BR, LR, DR, Kit., laundry room, 1 car gar., A/C, no pets, $950/Mo. plus 2 Mos. Sec. 203-235-9214 MERIDEN- Crown Village. Nice 2BR, heat & HW incl. $900. Sec. Refs. Call 860-250-1122 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR, access to courtyard. No pets. $900. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - 4 1/2 rooms, 2 1/2 Bedrooms, 3rd floor w/ appl. Off street parking. No pets. $750 plus dep. 203-605-5691. MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644 MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN 1 BR Remodeled, Beautiful, 2nd Fl. Huge sunny kit., brand new appls, floors & baths. $750+util. No pets. Days 860-635-2266 Eves 860-342-0880 MERIDEN 1st fl 3 furn rooms, $210/wk + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm. MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd flr. Appliances. $700 month. Lease required. Security & references. No pets. (203) 440-0349

APARTMENTS FOR RENT HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN 3BR, 1.5 bath, basmt W/Dhookup, $1200/m+utils. 1m sec. No pets. Avail 9/1. Call 203-631-8421 or 203-440-1303 MERIDEN. Small 2 BR recently remodeled home, no util, no pets, no smoking, w/d hookup. Section 8 OK. $950/mo plus 1 mo sec dep. 203-600-0988


MERIDEN- 1BR, sec bldg. No pets. Sec dep-credit check. $800 per month. 203-376-1259

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

MERIDEN 2BR, 1 bath, unfurnished. Clean, Large Off-street parking. Ready for you to move in! Free Heat! $795/month. No Pets. Betty 203-443-5548

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

MERIDEN 2BR, 1st lr, updated. Basement storage space. So. Colony St. Yard. No pets, separate utils, sec. $800. Call 203809-4627

MERIDEN - 3 & 4BR APT, 2nd flr, 1 mo. sec. + 1 mo. rent. References, no pets. Section 8 or other programs approved. $1175. (203) 464-6273

MERIDEN 2BR, 2nd Flr w/dishwasher. Nice yd. Grove St. $750 + util. Sec 8 approved. 203-265-4664

MERIDEN 54 North Ave. 1BR. No pets. $560. Call 203-223-3983

MERIDEN 4RM, 2BR, 2nd Fl. Hdwd fls, off st parking. No pets. $725/mo+sec. 203-639-1634

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2nd Floor. 2BR, 5 RMs. 45 S. Second St. Completely remodeled. Heat & appls incl. Washer hkup. No pets/smoking. $850 & 1 mo sec. 203-841-7591 MERIDEN 3 Bdrm, 2nd fl. No pets. No smoking. Available October 1. Large yard. Recently remodeled! $950/month & 1 month security. Call 203-317-0360

Meriden 3 BR Apt 1st floor, newly renovated, appliances, off st. parking. No pets. $950/mo. 203-815-8335

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3BR Off-st parking. Clean. Freshly painted. New carpet. Move-in condition. $950 +sec. (203) 237-4000 MERIDEN 3BR. 1 bath, unfurnished. 1st flr 1-yr lease. Wood St. New carpet & paint. Available now. Washer /dryer hookup. $950+ Sec. Call 203671-2672 MERIDEN Two 3BR Apartments. Fresh paint & carpet. No pets. $850 & $900. 1 month security. (203) 631-6236 MERIDEN- 1BR 1st flr apt w/ kit/LR combo w/wall to wall carpet/linoleum. Off st. parking. Exc cond/location. $650. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. 860-663-1229 MERIDEN- 1BR Summer Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires September 31. For info 203-639-4868


Thursday, September 24, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN- 2BR, 5 Rooms. 1st floor ($895) & 3rd flr 2BR, ($775). Stove and refrig. Storage area. Yard. Off st parking, quiet. Sec req. 860-841-6455.

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MERIDEN- 1BR, 2nd flr, 3 rms, small apt. Stove & refrig. Garage avail. No pets. Refs. & sec. dep. $500. (860) 276-0552

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MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016

Meriden - Enterprise Zone

MERIDEN- Wallingford line, Large, Luxury 1BR condo. Laundry. Rent - $650, no utils, no pets. 203-245-9493 x 2.

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

MERIDEN-1, 2 & 3BR for lease. Great specials! Income restrictions do apply. 203-686-1015

T he Berlin

MERIDEN-1BR apts starting at $705/mo. Heat & HW incld. Sec. Dep. & credit ck req. Call Galleria RE for details 203-671-2223.

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


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

SOUTHINGTON 24 High Street, 1st flr, 2 BRs. Stove, refrig, w/d hookups. $875/mo plus util & sec. 203-245-2388

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

SOUTHINGTON. LARGE 1 BR apt w/appls, lge jacuzzi, w/d hookup in bsmt, utils not included. Near Hospital of Central CT. Avail Oct. 860-621-2693

MERIDEN-2BR apt. Nice area w/parking. Reduced! $795/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hkup, coin op. w/d. Storage area. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Cr. check & refs. req’d. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348

SO. MERIDEN Updated 3-4BR 2nd floor. Off st parking. Washer/dryer hookup. No pets, no smoking. $975 per month. Call Sue Farone 203-235-3300

MERIDEN-2BR, 1st fl, 128 Reservoir Ave. Nice area. $875/mo (negotiable)+ utils (oil heat) & sec. Sect. 8 ok. 203-619-2877/203-630-3378 MERIDEN-3BR, 3rd flr. Off st parking. Newly remodeled. 52 Franklin St. Dead end. $900/mo. Section 8 approved. No pets. Call (203) 641-8483 MERIDEN-Completley renovated. 3BR or 4BR apts. Dead-end st., quiet neighborhood, 1 parking. Section 8 approved. No pets. $1300-$1350. 203-715-3494 MERIDEN-Large clean 5Rm, 2BR, 2nd flr. W/D hookup, stove, refrig front porch, lge fenced backyard. Off-st parking Must See! $825/mo + sec. 860-690-5555 MERIDEN-Newly renovated, 2nd flr, 2BRs, granite counter tops. Absolutely gorgeous. Offst-parking. No pets. $950+ sec. Refs. 20 Howe St. 203-676-7512 MERIDEN-Studio apt on busline, downtown, W/W carpet. $600/mo inclds heat & elec. No pets. 203-982-3042 MERIDEN: 2 BR apt. $800, off st park. Section 8 approved. 110 Colony St. Leave Message 860426-0658 MIDDLEFIELD- WATERFRONT 1 BR, 1 Bath in beautiful LAKEFRONT HOME. Spacious, clean, open flr plan. All applis. W&D, patio & dock. $900 plus utils. 860-349-1214 or 860-716-7995

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 5 RMs, 2 BR. WD hookup. Off st parking. No pets. Security. $900 per month. Call (203) 949-9976 WALLINGFORD- 1BR, 3rd flr, Large BR, kit., LR. No pets. Parking avail. $700/month + sec. Call Ed 203-376-0752. WALLINGFORD- So. Cherry St. 2BR, incl. all appls. AC, 10 ft ceilings. Like new - built 2 yrs ago! $1200/mo. 2 mos. sec. Call 203-464-8066 WALLINGFORD-1BR, 2nd Floor. Stove, fridge, heat & HW incl. $775 + sec. Call 203-430-4373 WALLINGFORD-2 BR, 1ST FLR Appliances included, new floors. No smoking/pets. Security, references. $850. Available now! 203-215-9077

WALLINGFORD - 1 bedroom, 3rd floor, unique layout, close to town and Route 5, off-street parking, washer/dryer hookup, appliances, trash and water. Security and references. No smoking or pets. Available now. $700 plus utilities. Call 203-269-6391 WALLINGFORD - 2 BR Large rooms, off-street parking. No dogs, 104 Meadow St. $925 including utils. 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd flr, appliances, central location, $750 a month, 1 month security. No pets. Call 203-317-9824

WALLINGFORD 2BR/5Rm, 1st Floor. Renovated. Wall to wall carpet. Fully Applianced. Quiet in town locale. Utilities not incl. Credit & Ref req. Lease, sec, no pets. $875/month. Negotiable with terms. 203-435-6790 pm

SOUTHINGTON - 5 room, 3BR apt, 2nd flr, off st. parking, no pets. For more information call (860) 621-1165 anytime.

WALLINGFORD 2nd FL, 2BR 1Bath 4RM. HDWD & Tile Kit. Newly Remdl. W/D hkup. New Appl + DW. 2 off-st. Weekly Garb. $975 + util. (203) 213-6829 Avail 10/08.

SOUTHINGTON 24 High Street, 1st flr, 2 BRs. Stove, refrig, w/d hookups. $875/mo plus util & sec. 203-444-9525 or 203-245-2388

WALLINGFORD 4 RMs, 3rd Flr. Stove & Refrigerator. $650 plus security. (203) 949-9196

WALLINGFORD-2BR, 1st flr, off-st parking. Nice location. $895/mo. Call 203-634-1881 WALLINGFORD-2BR, 1st flr, W/D hookup, carport. No pets. Super Clean! $950/mo + sec dep. Call 203-435-8333 WALLINGFORD-2BR, 2nd flr, 1 bath. Near Main St. W/D hookup, off-st parking. $900/mo inclds elec. No pets/smoking. 203-631-5744 WALLINGFORD-48 Allen Ave, 1st flr, 4Rm, 2BR, off street parking, coin-op wshr/dryer, $875/mo, 1-1/2month security. Easy access I-91/Merrit Pkwy. Open Oct 1st. 203 430 6896 WALLINGFORD. 3 BR, 2nd flr, lge rms, clean, off st parking, trash pickup, w/d hookup. Sec, credit ck. No pets. Section 8 approved. $1200. 86 Meadow St. (203) 265-5980, Lisa. WLFD- 2BR 2nd flr. Electric incl. Choate vic. Nice yard, off st parking. $850 + sec. Avail. 10/1. 203-640-6308

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-2 LG. 1BR apts in small complex, lg. kit, w/d in unit, A/C, off st. parking, convenient location. $900-$950 + utils. Yalesville Area. No dogs. Call Don at ERA Property World 203-272-6969

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

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

Call Now!

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

State incentives apply to this property zoned commercial C-1 for lease. Over 15,000 sq. ft. available. Valued at $8.00 sq. ft. Ideal for offices, Church w/ Day Care or light manufacturing.

For more details call R.E. Broker Harvey Criscuolo (203) 634-1864 (affiliated w/ The Home Store R.E.) or email: STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT


MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 203-671-2223

HOUSES FOR SALE APARTMENTS FOR RENT WLFD-2BR TH style end unit. E. side, new carpets, new paint, deck. Pets neg. $925/mo. 1st mo rent, 2mo sec. Credit check. Shawn 203-530-1757


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

WLFD-2BR, Choate area. W/D hkup. No smoking/pets. Credit check + refs. $950 + utils. Call 203-376-2007

WALLINGFORD Person to share home. $130 per week. No smoking. No drinking. 203-747-1612

WLFD. 1BR w/stove & refrig including heat & hw. Starting at $695. No pets. Lease, sec. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101


WLFD. 2 BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101. YALESVILLE - 1st flr, 2BR, appls, off st. parking, no hookups, laundry room, no pets. $875. 203265-3939 Wilcox Lane.

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Britannia St. Spacious room. Furnished or unfurnished. All utils. Parking. $125 weekly. Call 203-275-5881 MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-537-6284 MERIDEN 1 large & 1 small. All utilities including cable. Share kitchen & bath. No drugs. Sec. 203-440-0825 or 203-623-4396 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm

WLFD Gorgeous Colonial on a large level lot. Great loc. Home features 8rms, kit, LR, DR, 4 or 5BRs, 3 full baths, large deck, upper level balcony, large rooms. Much more $270,000. Sue or Sil for details 203-265-5618


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

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

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

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WALLINGFORD North Plains Industrial Rd. Storage/Manufacturing units. 600-3000SF. Some w/bathrooms. Call for prices. (203) 269-6023 ext 303 WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space-Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$58.29, 5’x15’-$68.89, 10’x10’-$94.33, 10’x15’-$116.59, 10’x20’$132.49, 10’x30’-$206.69. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.


MERIDEN-Room available. Utilis included! $115/week. Avail immediately. 203-213-8589

MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. Call MBI 203-671-2223

MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

YALESVILLE- Prime office space. 1200 sq. ft. 1st flr. Major intersection. Contact Jeff 203269-5703

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

DAWN HOYDILLA BUYERS YOUR $8,000 1ST TIME Homebuyers Credit is Expiring Call Prudential’s Meriden/Wlfd TOP PRODUCER 203-589-1278 or View my successes at FLORIDA - 40 acre parcels Only 10 remaining. 100% useable. MUST SELL. $119,900 ea. Owner Financing from 3 1/2% Call 1-800-FLA-LAND (3525263) Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic. RE Broker.

WLFD Put down the roots, move into a place of your own. Well maintained inside & out, 3BR Split on non-thru st. Only short distance to town. Gleaming HW flrs, level yd & curb appeal. $239,900. Call Sue 203-265-5618



The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 24, 2009


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


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

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



Fully insured & licensed Free estimates CT Reg. #573871


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


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


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


203-237-2122 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

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


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

203-237-4124 an LLC co. CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325


Free Consultation


Home Doctor Tiny repairs-Major renovations Custom Carpentry, plumbing, elec, painting. 42 yrs exp. 203-639-8389 CT #573358 REPAIRS done by carpenters free estimate to windows, doors, roofing, siding, hatchways, and cellar leaks. Complete home improvements, additions, finish Bsmnt, dormers, porches & decks 203-238-1449 #578107

T&E Construction & Remodel Additions, bsmts, kit. & bath, decks, roofing, siding, masonry. All types of remodeling. 203-272-4308 Ct Reg #0565380



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

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall cleanups and snow plowing! Book by Oct. 31 & save 15% on all your landscape needs! Comm/Resid. Top quality work. Lic & fully ins. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 WINDOWS, doors, decks, siding, rubber or shingle roof, kitchen & baths remodeled. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301

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

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

HOUSECLEANING SERVICE with a passion. Fully insured. 860-828-1338 or 860-796-5222 POLISH LADY with good cleaning exp. looking for more houses to clean. Refs. available. Call (860) 869-0876



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

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

UNITED FENCE Co. All types of fencing. Lic’d & ins’d. Free est. CT Reg 603790. (203) 634-1113 CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060

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


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

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

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

LANDSCAPING A & A Lawn Care-Cuts, hedge trimming, dumpster rental, tree shrub, debris removal, #584101. Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638 WESTFORT FARM Screened top soil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered.

203-237-7129 203-530-7041

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

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



Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. POWERWASHING SERVICE Res, Com. Quality work done. Gutters cleaned at time of power wash. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301 Driveways/parking lots/ concrete. Free estimates. 50+yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554 OMEGA - All paving, seal coating, hot tar crack filling. 10% off. Free est. All work guranteed #0624631. 203-627-2687

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

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

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

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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


Quality Landscaping, LLC


JUNK REMOVAL. 203-886-5110


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


Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

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

203-235-1383 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1



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

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


HALLMARK PAINTING Pressure Washing. Int/Ext Res & Comm. Fully Insured. CT REG HIC #0560720. 203-269-3369


T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

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

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

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

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


RICK’S AFFORDABLE Fall Clean-ups, brush/tree removal, curbside vac truck, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.


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

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


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


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


203-237-4124 an LLC co

Veneer (Brick, Stone, Block), Concrete, Stucco, Steps/Stairs, Repair. Free est. 203-982-3087 or 203-755-9469 CT Reg #577098


OMEGA ROOFING - Shingles, flat roofs, new & repair. $299 Leak Special! All work guaranteed. Free Estimates. CT Reg #0624631. 203-627-2687


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

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


Thursday, September 24, 2009 — The Berlin Citizen CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

Youth Outreach Worker 15 hours per week

HELP WANTED CLASS A DRIVER WANTED Clean Class A mandatory. Car Hauling Experience preferred, but not required. Great Pay, Health Benefits, Local Runs, Home Every Night. Please apply within:


203-294-9889 Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn

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

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Commercial snow plowing and sanding. Call (203) 630-2642

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991 WESTFORT FARM Screened top soil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered.

203-237-7129 203-530-7041 HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

East Side Service

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


32 N. Plains Industrial Rd. Wallingford, CT 06492 MERIDEN Lovely top flr remodeled 2BR Ranch, East side, open flr plan, remod bath, master w/walk in closet & dressing area, CAIR, sliders to deck & pool. $89,990. Kathy (203) 235-3300

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

Entry level customer service reps are now being accepted for interviews. Accepted applicants to begin immediately. Benefits avail, flexible hrs, paid vacations. Full corporate training provided.

Call today! Positions are being filled rapidly



LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.



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

IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

COOK Wanted- Apply in person or call for appointment. Zorba’s Pizza, 1257 East Main St, Meriden. (203) 238-2077

MERIDEN Spectacular Townhouse condo in a quiet private location. Features nice kitchen, living room, dining area, 2BRs, 2.1 baths, 1 car garage. Mint! Call Sil Sala for details. Priced right, $199,900. (203) 235-3300


DATA PROCESSING - Full Time position for Insurance Agency with benefits. Please fax resume: 203-630-1504. DRIVER - Class A. Hazmat, medical, 401k. Apply at TuxisOhrs, 80 Britannia St, Meriden. EMBROIDERER to work in embroidery shop located in Cheshire. Full time. Sewing exp. a plus. Will train the right person. Call 203-699-9805




MERIDEN $69,900-Clear open lot. .92acre a plot. Seller says, “make an offer”. Live next door to horses.

Call Dawn (203) 235-3300

Looking for person with skills using Solidworks and MasterCAD/CAM for forging corp. Knowledge in estimating product weights and use of (FEM) finite element method a plus. Degree and minimum 5 yrs exp. Send resume to: Personnel The J.J. Ryan Corp P.O. Box 39 Plantsville, CT 06479 FOURSLIDE

SO. MERIDEN. By Owner. Oversized Split Level boasts 3 BRs, office, fp in lge LR & FR, formal DR, 3 season porch, all SS kit w/island, 1 1/2 baths & all hdwd flrs. Master BR has his & her closets. Garage workshop. Home is located on private 3/4 acre lot with a great view. $259,900. 203-238-3706.

MERIDEN East side unique Duplex on non-thru street. Recently renovated w/new kitchens & baths, formal DR & casual LR w/hardwood floors, new windows & roof, 2 spacious BRs & ready to move in$249,900. Sue (203) 235-3300



MERIDEN “New Listing” Fabulous East side Duplex. Each unit offers 2BRs, casual LR & DR w/wood floors, updated kitchen & baths, new windows & roof, freshly painted and ready to move in. $249,900

Kathy (203) 235-3300

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

Call Sue (203) 235-3300

Buying, selling Marketplace is the answer.

AUTO PARTS COUNTERPERSONParts exp. required for busy NAPA store. Potential to earn over 40K, profit sharing and health benefits. Call Don at 203272-3704 weekdays, A.M. only.

BRIARWOOD COLLEGE Southington, CT ASSISTANT REGISTRAR Reqs: bachelor’s degree, exp working in a college registrar’s office, familiarity w/relational databases such as CampusVue.

Send resume and cover letter by October 5 to CALL CENTER Growing Wallingford call center looking for friendly & enthusiastic customer service reps to answer phones for inbound sales. Second shift. Must be able to work a weekend shift. Bi-lingual a plus. Please call 203-284-6040 Ext 1970. CLEANERS- Full time for janitorial account in Wallingford area. 7am-3:30pm. Must have own transportation. 1-800-6881707 ext. 6301.

We offer a clean, safe, air-conditioned work environment; well maintained machinery, competitive wages & an exceptional benefits package that includes paid time off for meeting production goals. Contact: Director, Human Resources Acme-Monaco Corporation 75 Winchell Drive New Britain, CT 06052 GENERAL HELP


20-30 motivated individuals for full & PT work. Must be 18 & able to start right away. No exp nec. WILL TRAIN!

$475-700/week base pay Call today for an interview

860-329-0318 HVAC LICENSED Installer/Service Tech Immediate opening. Residential. Minimum B/D/S license req. Excellent wages, benefits. Billy Carlson Heating & AC, LLC (860) 621-0556 LEGAL SECRETARY Min 5 yrs litigation exp for New Haven Area ins. defense firm. Comp. salary, med/dental.

Medical Assistant Full-time, 40 hours ProHealth Physicians is seeking a Medical Assistant to join us at our busy, 6 provider practice in Wallingford. Duties include scheduling appointments, taking messages, communicating with physicians and front staff, responding to patients, taking vitals, and assigning rooms to patients. Must have previous medical assistant experience with strong computer skills and the ability to multi-task. Prior experience with AllScripts Practice Management System is a plus. Please fax resume and salary expectations to the Practice Manager at (203) 265-0580. EOE M/F/D/V.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST/ OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST/ SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS FT/PT/Per Diem Visits available in Meriden/ Wallingford/Cromwell/ Middletown areas. Very Competitive Rates! Home care exp. preferred!

Family Care Visiting Nurse 1-800-946-6331 Fax: 203-380-3582 customerservice@ EOE


INSIDE SALES/ TELE-PROSPECTOR Immediate opening- Part Time 2 openings - Flexible Hours Great working conditions - Primary responsibilities will include booking appointments and closing sales over the phone. All the tools and training will be provided in this challenging position. We offer competitive hourly wages plus generous commission package. We also offer a great TEAM atmosphere. E-mail resume to:

lisa.cunningham@ INSTALLERS For gas, wood & pellet stoves/ fireplaces. Valid DL a must. Drug test req’d. Weekends a must. Benefit/retirement pkg. avail. Apply, Mon.-Thurs., at: Dean’s Stove & Spa 120 West Main St, Plantsville MAINTENANCE MECH.- 1st Shift HS Diploma req. 3+ yrs exp w/ HVAC, welding, elec, etc. Great pay & full benefits. BYK USA 524 S. Cherry St. Wallingford F:203.303.3286 PET GROOMER Mobile pet grooming service hiring experienced person. Refs. & exc. driving record necessary. Send applications to:

Southington Board of Education Personnel Office 49 Beecher Street, Southington, CT 06489. HELP WANTED OFFICE CLERK - Data entry exp. a plus. Customer service and ability to multi-task. PT, FT. Please send resume with salary requirements to: The Record-Journal, Box 76P, 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450. PT 20-30 hrs/wk ACCOUNTING CLERK & Sales Support (eg invoicing, order entry) for fast paced Meriden manufacturer; strong computer skills & attention to detail; $12-15/hr. Fax resume 203-237-2701 or email cpetersen@ RETAIL MANAGEMENT positions w/new shoe store, SHOE DEPT., at Meriden Mall. Exciting career opportunities. Retail exp. E-mail resume: EOE M/F SALES ASSISTANT P/T for a small office. Responsibilities include sales support, customer service and office management. Pleasant phone personality, willingness to learn, and computer skills are important. Email resume to: SALES SUPPORT & CASHIERS Positions available for fireplace & spa showroom. Weekends a must. Benefit/retirement pkg. Apply Mon-Thurs at: Dean’s Stove & Spa 120 West Main St, Plantsville. SHORT ORDER Cook & Waitstaff. Experienced. Flex hrs, all shifts. Good pay. Friendly atmosphere. Call 203-500-5259 WAREHOUSE Stock Person 1st shift. Good benefits. Must be able to lift at least 75 lbs. Come in to fill out application. Davidson Company 25 Research Parkway, Wlfd


Truck Drivers Wanted for routes in CT/MA $15.00 to start per hr plus Overtime and Benefits. Mon thru Sat. Full time positions available. Start ASAP. 18 ft Box truck driving experience required. Clean driving record required & CDL license preferred. Able to lift 100 lbs. Send resume to PO Box 815 Milldale, CT 06467

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“New Listing” $159,900-One of the least priced Townhouses in Mattabassett! 2BR, 6rms, 1 1/2b, LL, FR, sliders to deck, sunken LR, garage. End unit.


Established Spring Manufacturer has immediate openings for experienced performance driven Fourslide positions, both SetUp and Operators, on all shifts.


Work closely with Southington’s town-wide effort to promote success (S.T.E.P.S.) focusing on youth outreach in the school and in the community. BA in Social or Health Service or allied field, experience in substance abuse prevention and youth/community work desired. Application deadline is September 25, 2009. View the complete posting and download a Southington Board of Education application from our web page at:


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, September 24, 2009


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Largest Certified Jeep Selection in the Area.

David Archer General Sales Manager

“ONCE A CUSTOMER ALWAYS A FRIEND” We Will Be Closed Saturday, Sept. 26th Come See Us At The Fair For Our Model Year End Clearance Pricing!

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Berlin Fair patrons look forward to whirling rides, like the one pictured here, and many other attractions at the Berlin Fairgrounds. Berlin...