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At Good Cause Gifts, money isn’t everything By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

T he Un ited States Bureau of Labor statistics reports that just 28 percent of working age individuals with disabilities are employed, compared to 70 percent of those without disabilities. G ood Cau se Gi f ts i n Berlin was established to address that need. Founded in 2009, the retail shop, originally located on Mill Street, held a grand opening Thursday, Sept. 19, at its new, bigger location, 384 Main Street, the former site of Mommy and Me. Good Cause Gifts, LLC is a division of Futures, Inc., a non-profit organization that, among other services, specializes in creating employment opportunities for individuals with

Back row: Mayor Adam Salina, Karina Perry, GCG sales associate. Front row: Terrence Macy, Department of Developmental Services commissioner; Pamela DonAroma, executive director of Futures, Inc.; Jessie Foster, GCG sales associate; Andy Jortner, GCG assistant manager; Meggie Schreiner, GCG children’s department manager; and Sharon Faucher, GCG store manager. | (Citizen photo by Monica Szakacs)

disabilities. Te r r e n c e M ac y, commissioner of the state Depa rtment of Developmental Services, attended the grand opening. Macy said Good Cause Gifts has been known “for some time to be above average when it comes to innovating and building” a work-place environment for persons with developmental disabilities. “We are challenging private providers every day to do more with less. And I wish it wasn’t that way, but that truly is the fact,” Macy said. “I’ve been to a lot of stores like this around the state, but (Good Cause Gifts) is very different. This has a whole different feel to it. The spirit here See Cause / Page 12

Mooreland Hill School: ‘We are all friends’ By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

Students at the Mooreland Hill School in Kensington gathered in front of a new playscape the morning of Sept. 17 for a dedication ceremony. The school, previously serving grades four to nine, added Kindergarten to third grade to its offerings last year. The K-1 students assembled around the playscape to help hold the ribbon as it was cut by school Headmaster Michael Dooman, who pronounced the playground “officially open to the public,” — “symbolic,” he said, of the Mooreland Hill School Headmaster Michael Dooman, surrounded by students, cuts the recent expansion of the lowribbon at the school’s new playscape during a dedication ceremony Sept. 17. | (Citizen photo er-level grades. Last year the K-1 students by Monica Szakacs)

drew pictures of elements of a playground they envisioned would best suit the children of the lower grades, as well as future generations. Those features, such as slides, swings and monkey bars, were incorporated in the design. “We see a need, we make the move, and we get it done as a community,” said Dooman, who thanked the families who donated money, brought in equipment, prepa red t he g rou nds a nd helped put up the playscape over the summer. The school also received donations from the graduating class of 1973, which recently held its 30th reunion at See Mooreland/ Page 24

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On any given night in the next few weeks, a church in Connecticut will be hosting a worship service. The worship style will vary, depending on the church leading for the night. Different prayers will be said for repentance, thanks and petition. And while at first glance it may look like a group of churches have moved Sunday morning to every night of the week, the coordinators of the event said something “historic” is happening in Connecticut.

have any,” she said. Forty is a symbolic number in church tradition, Putnam said, as it symbolizes a time of preparation done by God, usually the time is filled with testing, trial and struggle. Other 40 days include times like Lent and the 40 days and nights of rain in the account of Noah’s flood. However, Putnam notes the 40 Days of Worship has been running smoothly. On Sept. 15, Valley Brook Community Church, a church in Granby, hosted a night of the 40 Days of Worship in the Granby High School auditorium. Three other churches also helped lead the service. Putnam said 600 people attended the event and sang along to a band compiled of members from the churches. Besides bringing church cong regations together, Putnam said, the events allows a place for congregations to meet each other. While the worship is different venue to venue — Wellspring kicked off its event with “exhilarating, exuberant, loud” music and a few days later the First Congregational Church followed with a more traditional worship service — each service ends with the same prayer, written by McKinniss.


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“Something is being launched,” said Joellen Putnam, 40 Days of Worship coordinator. Over 100 churches in the state are participating in 40 Days of Worship, a 40-day marathon of worship services every night from Sept. 4 to Oct. 14. The 40 days is an expression of a larger movement called Impact Connecticut. Joellen Putnam, 40 Days of Worship coordinator, said the 40-day event was designed to bring churches together through services of prayer and singing. “We’re waiting on God and waiting to hear what he’s going to say,” she said. The state-wide movement was started by Berlin-based church, Wellspring. Putnam said the church’s senior pastor, the Rev. Rick McKinniss is a “pastor to pastors.” McKinniss has led a network of pastors throughout the state for years. “The momentum has been very strong and it’s now being expressed through not only the pastors, but the congregations as well,” she said The churches and ministries come from many church traditions. Some are Baptist, Presbyterian, Anglican — even three Catholic churches are involved, Putnam said. “That’s a pretty big deal to


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$1.57 million in revenue returned to have enough money to operate the town well,” McNair said. Town departments’ unused budget funds also added to the surplus, McNair said during a recent Town Council meeting. “I really do have to applaud the department heads, as well as all of the staff, for really looking at what the needs for their departments were and not spending money even when they had it in their budget,” said McNair, adding that the town clerks office was among the departments with the highest returns, in the amount of $68,000. “Our work load is based upon transactions that occur on the land records, and by the fact that we did it, I think it shows that Berlin is still desirable and it has improved in the past few years,” Town Clerk Kathryn Wall said during the council meeting.

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The Town of Berlin will return $1.32 million into the unassigned fund balance, compared to $1 million in fiscal year 2011-12, according to Town Manager Denise McNair. “I’m pleased to announce that the financial report from the last fiscal year (2012-13) actually came in better than what we had anticipated,” McNair said. The total amount of returned revenue is $1.57 million. Of that, McNair said, $250,000 went to increase the fund balance assigned by the council to be used in the budget to offset the mill rate increase. The $1.57 million is a preliminary figure and is subject to change due to the town’s annual year-end audit, McNair said. The twoweek audit is taking place currently and is scheduled to be completed by the end of this week. “I do not expect the audit to significantly alter this number, but it is always a possibility,” McNair said. The town’s fund balance is $11.3 million. While part of the fund is considered “rainy day savings,” McNair said, the balance is what bond rating agencies use to determine a municipality’s credit quality. Agencies such as Standard

& Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch generally want to see between 11 and 15 percent of total revenue in a fund balance, according to McNair. “We are right in the middle of that percent. If the number is not changed after the audit, we will be at approximately 14.7 percent of total revenue,” she said. “We don’t spend the funds unless, God forbid, we absolutely had to with a major, major catastrophe.” The primary reasons for the “large amount returned” to the fund balance, McNair said, is due to successful expense management, having already budgeted contingency to handle the February blizzard, and conservative budgeting for state grant revenue. “It was a successful year,” McNair said. “We had a more than expected delinquent tax collection, both in taxes and in interest, which was unexpected. We received money from the state that we didn’t expect, and we also came through the blizzard better than we expected in terms of FEMA reimbursement.” While an end-of-the-year surplus is “good news,” McNair said, town off icials want to estimate a close-to-accurate budget because “a swing in either direction that is too large is not always good.” “We do not want to overtax the residents, but we need

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Democratic Party-endorsed candidates for Town Council Party affiliation: Democratic Why do you want to be a Town Council member? I believe that people of strong character and commitment to their community, as well as people willing to make difficult decisions need to serve. Mayor Salina and the people who have led this council over the past 10 years have made a huge sacrifice on behalf of the people of our community. I think it is Kevin Murphy important for all of us to do our best to help our community. I share with most of the Name: Kevin J. Murphy citizens of Berlin high values Age: 56 and love of our town and am Occupation: Prosecutor Are you an incumbent? willing to do whatever I can I am running for the first do to help. What will you bring -time as a candidate for Berlin skills, experience, etc. -- to Town Council. Best way for voters to the Town Council that will contact you: kevinjmur- enhance the council as a whole?

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My career has been as a prosecutor/litigator. I have had to make many difficult decisions. I believe I have three main skills: fairness, hard work and common sense. I have also always acted as a team player. I share the attribute that many others in this town have, which is wanting to live within my means and wanting my town to also live within its means. This will serve me well when serving on the Town Council. Finally, I have the skill of being an effective advocate and will use this skill to effectively represent our town. What is the biggest issue that the Town of Berlin faces? Berlin must maintain our community’s strong fiscal health while meeting increasing community needs. I believe the Democratic Town Council has successfully balanced these two difficult competing interests by, on one hand, providing road maintenance, trash pickup, police support, educational excellence, infrastructure maintenance and all of the daily requirements of town government and, on the other hand, getting by with reduced availability of resources in a difficult economic time. If elected, what will be your main goal? My main goal will be to

Name: Margaret Morelli Age: 53 Occupation: President of LeadingAge Connecticut, an association of not-for-profit providers of aging services Are you an incumbent? If so, how long have you sat on the Council? I am an appointed member of the council, having filled a vacant position. I will be running for election to the seat for the first time. Best way for voters to contact you: M.morelli@ c o m c a s t . n e t o r (8 6 0) 828-6658 Party aff iliation: Democratic Why do you want to be a Town Council member? I would be honored to be elected to the Council so as Continued on next page


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Democratic Party-endorsed candidates for Town Council skills, experience, etc. -to the Town Council that to continue to serve the peo- will enhance the council ple of Berlin and provide a as a whole? I have lived in Berlin for 18 strong voice for the families and businesses that make years and I currently manup our community. Our sys- age a not-for-prof it busitem of town government de- ness. I have been a working pends on an engaged and mother for 25 years and all informed Town Council. I three of my children rewould like to continue to ceived an excellent educabe a member of that coun- tion in the Berlin school cil so as to support policies system. I know how rewardthat will attract and encour- ing it can be to be a part of age local businesses, pro- a community that values edvide services for our aging ucation and family and how residents, ensure quality important it is to have reschools for our children, and sources in your town that almaintain the sense of com- low your children to access munity that makes our town recreation, athletics, and extracurricular activities. I so special. What will you bring -- believe that my business exFrom Page 4

perience and the personal perspective that I bring will be of value to the council. What is the biggest issue t hat t he Tow n of Berlin faces? Li ke most mun icipa lities, our town must ensure the health, safety, education and welfare of our citizens. The rising cost of providing these services is the biggest issue that faces us. The current Town Council has taken a fiscally responsible approach to the budgeting process and we must continue to do so. We must continue to make responsible funding decisions so as not to overburden the taxpayers. If elected, what will be

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Democratic Party-endorsed candidates for Town Council William.a.rasmussen@ampf. com or (860) 916-7973 Party affiliation: Unaffiliated Why do you want to be a Town Council member? I hope to continue serving the citizens of Berlin and continue the work we have done to improve our schools, preserve open space, maintain and improve our infrastructure and overall ensure a great quality of life for children, William Rasmussen families and seniors. What will you bring -skills, experience, etc. -- to Name: William A. the Town Council that will Rasmussen enhance the council as a Age: 53 Occupation: Financial whole? Having served as chairman Advisor Are you an incumbent? of the Budget Committee, I If so, how long have you feel I have learned a lot about sat on the Council? I have developing a budget and reserved two terms on the Town alistically managing the expenses and revenue sources Council B e s t way fo r vo t - for the town in a fiscally ree r s to c o n t a c t yo u : sponsible way.

What is the biggest issue that the Town of Berlin faces? Berlin, like many towns, is faced with an ever increasing responsibility for funding programs and initiatives that are mandated by our state legislature. The ability to finance these unfunded mandates has become more difficult as the state has decreased their funding to local municipalities. If elected, what will be your main goal? My main goal will be to see to completion the capital improvement projects we have initiated; high school renovation, police station. I would also like to maintain Berlin’s outstanding bond rating, which enables us to finance these and future projects at very favorable rates. Any hobbies or interests? I enjoy spending time with my family.

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Democratic Party-endorsed candidates for Town Council tive that the leaders of Berlin show restraint in spending, while continuing the forward momentum the current council has begun. I believe that I, along with the other candidates on the Democratic ticket, offer Berlin the best opportunity for progress. What will you bring -skills, experience -- to the Town Council that will enhance the council as a whole? Having served on the Town Council for the last six years, I believe that having the knowledge of current projects, such as the high school renovation and new police station construction will bring a level of consistency that is needed for

their successful completion. Additionally, having served on the Plan of Conservation and Development Committee will allow me to ensure that Berlin’s 10-year plan is top of mind when making decisions. Lastly, having been a member of the budget committee each year I’ve served, gives me insight to make fiscally-responsible choices for all taxpayers. What is the biggest issue that the Town of Berlin faces? The biggest issue facing Berlin is balancing the needs of our community while acting in a fiscally-responsible manner. I understand the importance of maintaining the quality of life that we are all accustomed to in Berlin, while at the same time en-

suring the decisions we make to spend your tax money are done in a thoughtful and responsible way. It is important to continue the progress we have made on our schools, our infrastructure and our economic development policies without overburdening the citizens of Berlin. If elected, what will be your main goal? My main goal if elected is to work hard on building a strong future for our community through strengthening our schools, improving our infrastructure and supporting local businesses. Any hobbies or interests? As a mother of middle school aged daughters most of my hobbies involve driving them to their hobbies! When

Turtle program The Berlin Land Trust, along with the New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park, has scheduled a “turtle crossing” for Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Program speaker Sigrun N. Gadwa will discuss the Eastern box turtle and the wood turtle. These Connecticut turtles are species of special concern. Both are becoming rare in large part because suitable habitat is steadily declining. For more information, call (860) 827-9064.

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Program introduces educational apps to children By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

A new interactive program at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library incorporates iPads into a traditional storytime format with books, music and fingerplay to introduce educational applications to caregivers and children. Th e P res cho o l A P P y Storytime is a six-week pilot program, held Tuesday afternoons, for children ages 3 ½ to 6 accompanied by a caregiver. The iPads are provided by the library. The session began Sept. 17. Cathy Nelson, assistant director and children’s librarian, said it is important to teach children how to use technology for development. “Technology is so much a Robina Habib and her son Ayyan, 3 1/2, and daughter Aiza, 2, play educational games part of our environment, es- during the second half of the preschool storytime program. | (Citizen photo by Monica Szakacs)

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time experience is enhanced by the hands-on, interactive nature of iPads and eBooks. Most storytime apps help increase language skills because children get to interact with the narrator by sounding out words and reading along at their own pace. During the first class, six children, alongside their mothers, sat in a circle with iPads in hand. Program instructor Mindy Morrison ran through the basic functions of the tablet. Once everyone was familiar with the basics, the group read its first story, “It Was a Cold, Dark Night,” which had the option for children to record their own narration. This function allows children to hear their literacy progression. While reading the story, preschoolers used their fingers to tap on pictures to reveal hidden characters, sound effects, and animation. “Some libraries are a little resistant to introducing new technology, like the iPads, to young children because people think this type of technology takes away from reality,” Morrison said. “But as long as the adults monitor the use, then I think it can really stimulate a child’s attention and enhance their learning experience.” According to two mothers who attended the program, Suzanne Helm and Maggie Castellani, when used in moderation, iPads and other

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tablets drive educational advancement. “I do admit that iPads are a useful learning tool,” Helm said, “but parents have to make sure they set time limits when it comes to technology so kids have time to socially interact with other kids outside and enjoy normal activities like running and playing with their friends.” One of the apps the children will be using during the sixweek program is called “Go Away Big Green Monster,” which is an adaption of Ed Emberley’s best-selling children’s book. Through the interactive app, a monster is progressively revealed with each swipe of a finger. When a child says, for example, “go away great big nose,” the nose will disappear, turning scary into silly. The child continues these phrases with every physical feature of the monster until it disappears completely, empowering children to take control of their fears. The hour-long class is split

into two parts. The first 20 minutes is traditional storytime, music and fingerplay. The remaining hour integrates the iPad app stories. During the last 20 minutes of the first class, the children were given time to explore the different interactive games on the library iPads, which include puzzles, numbers and counting, animals, spelling, and musical instruments. Earlier this year, Library Director Helen Aveline purchased eight iPads through a Newman’s Own Foundation grant, with one of the intentions being literacy services for children. “When Helen had gotten the grant, we talked with some of the area librarians, and, actually, the Southington library has been doing a program similar to this one for a year,” Nelson said. After the first six-week pilot program, another session will begin at the end of October. For more information, or to register, visit, or call (860) 828-7125.

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Boy Scout Troop 41 Meeting: 7 - 9 p.m. Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St. Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays. For information, call Scoutmaster KC Jones at (860) 829-1148 or email

Berlin Cabaret Theatre: 8 - 11 p.m. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster Square Road. “South Pacific” will be featured. For information, call (860) 829-1248. Football: 6 - 10 p.m. Sage Park, 1591 Berlin Turnpike. BHS vs. Tolland. Girls Volleyball: 6 - 8 p.m. Berlin High School, 139

Saturday Sept. 28 Berlin Cabaret Theatre: 8 - 11 p.m. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster Square Road. “South Pacific” will be featured. For information, call (860) 829-1248. Cross Country: Winding Trails, 50 Winding Trails, Farmington. BHS at Winding Trails Invitational. Berlin Historical Society: 1 - 4 p.m. 305 Main St. The society is open every

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Girls Volleyball: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Berlin High School, 139 Patterson Way. BHS vs. Plainville. Plainville Rotary Club Meeting: Noon - 2:30 p.m. J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. For information, call Guy Doyon at (860) 793-4113.

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Boy Scout Troop 41 Meeting: 7 - 9 p.m. Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St. Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays. For information, call Scoutmaster KC Jones at (860) 829-1148 or email Girls Soccer: 6 - 8 p.m. Sage Park, 1591 Berlin Turnpike. BHS vs. Tolland.

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Girls Volleyball: 6 - 8 p.m. Berlin High School, 139 Patterson Way. BHS vs. Bristol Central.

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Boy Scout Troop 44 Meeting: 7 - 9 p.m. Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St. Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays. For information, call the troop committee chair, Joann Sawyer at (860) 828-7767.

Sunrise Rotary Club of Kensington-Berlin: 7:30 8:30 a.m. Berlin Town Hall, 240 Kensington Road. The group meets Tuesdays. For international membership inquiries, contact Rtn. Gwen Valencis at (860) 229-3787 ext. 139. http://kensingtonr

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is phenomenal, and congratulations on what you achieved. It’s really wonderful, and it’s the support of this community that is helping to ma ke it that way. That is exactly what the state hopes to support as we go forward in building more community support for programs such as this one.” S t a t e S e n . Te r r y Gerratana (D-Berlin/New Britain), who attended the grand opening as well, said she shopped at Good Cause Gifts when it was located on Mill Street. “That’s where I’ve got all my Mothers Day gifts,” she said. “It’s always a pleasure to shop here and I am

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Sexton St., New Britain, sixth-degree larceny shoplifting. Sept. 12 C ra i g Ja c k s o n , 6 6 , 1 1 Randolph Ave., Meriden, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Alan Bellavance, 68 School Ho u s e Rd . , New i n g to n , DUI. Sept. 13 Grzegorz Supinski, 33, 23 John St., New Britain, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, operation while operator’s license is refused, suspended or revoked, failure to carry registration certificate or no-fault insurance card. Clifford Shuart, 51, 4163 Chimney Heights, Roswell, Ga., operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Sept. 14 S a m u e l C a r t e r, 2 4 , Hartford Ave., Newington, illegal possession, drug paraphernalia. Carlos Flores, 35, 1191 Berlin Tnpk., second-degree unlawful restraint, disorderly conduct/other, interfering with an officer. A i m e e Ly n n S a u c i e r, 33, 1366 Stanley St., New Britain, failure to have insurance, operation unregistered motor vehicle, failure to drive in proper lane. Sept. 16 Regina Cochran, 39, 38 Ashford St., Hartford, second-degree failure to appear, sixth-degree larceny shoplifting. Leann Morgan, 43,


DUI checkpoint results A Field Sobriety Checkpoint was conducted on Sept. 12 on the southbound side of the Berlin Turnpike, south of Deming Road. This was a multi-jurisdictional operation conducted in cooperation with the Cromwell, New Britain, Newington, Rocky H i l l a n d We t h e r s f i e l d Police Departments. The Mid-State Police Chief ’s Operating Under the Influence vehicle was deployed and utilized. A total of 307 vehicles were directed through the checkpoint. Of the 307 vehicles passing through the checkpoint, 11 motorists were flagged for DUI testing or other investigative interviews. The results are as follows. Number of arrests and charges (10): One motorist was cited for suspended registrations for operating motor vehicles without insurance. Two Motorists were arrested for Operating Under the Influence  Fo u r m o to r i s t s we re cited for operating unregistered motor vehicles. Three motorists were cited for operating a vehicle while license was suspended. Six motor vehicles were towed. Number of motorists detained for f ield sobriety testing: Four motorists were detained for DUI assessment. There were two arrests for DUI. A Field Sobriety Checkpoint was conducted Sept. 13, on the southbound side of the Berlin Turnpike, south of Deming Road. A total of 1,422 vehicles were directed through the checkpoint. Of the 1,422 vehicles, 17 motorists were flagged by the contact officers for DUI testing or other investigative interviews. The results are as follows. Number of arrests and charges (12):  Fo u r m o to r i s t s we re cited for operating with a suspended registration.  Fo u r m o to r i s t s we re cited for operating unreg-

istered motor vehicles. Two persons were arrested for illegal possession of marijuana and possession with intent to sell. One motorist was cited for illegal possession of marijuana. One motorist was arrested for driving under the influence. 1.40 ounces of Marijuana wa s s e i ze d a l o n g w i t h $4,030 in cash. Ten motor vehicles were towed. Number of motorists detained for f ield sobriety testing: A total of four motorists were detained for field sobriety testing. One was arrested for DUI. Arrests I n fo r m a t i o n p rov i d e d by the Berlin Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions. Sept. 2 Betsy Kwoczala, 43, 30 Seymour Rd., Terryville, second-degree reckless endangerment, sixth-degree larceny from building, misrepresenting a controlled substance, narcotic drugs not in original container. Sept. 9 Justin Patrick Coyle, 23, 187 Swain Ave., Meriden, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Sept. 10 Brendon Henry, 36, 353 Percival Ave., violation of probation. Sept. 11 Johnathon Harris, 41, 144


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Faith Kensington Congregational: An informational Confirmation class for ninth grade students and older will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m. Parent or guardians should attend. Class will be held in the

Parish Hall with Rev. Olivia Robinson. For more information, call (860) 828-4511. Berlin Congregational: Pa n c a ke b re a k fa s t - Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 to 11 a.m. A fee is charged. St. Paul Ladies Guild:

Meeting -- Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the St. Paul Church hall. A fashion show follows the business meeting. Members should wear hats. The monthly collection for the food pantry is tuna. For more information, call (860) 828-8248. Sacred Heart Ladies Guild: The group has scheduled a vendor and craft fair for Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the church hall. Tables are available for rent. For vendor information, call Joan Vancour, (860) 829-6024. Berlin Congregational:

College Bible study - Tuesdays, through Oct. 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Katie, Christian education director, (860) 538-0548; or the church office, (860) 828-6586. Berlin Congregational Yankee Peddler Fair -Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church. Only handmade items may be offered. Tables are available for rent. For more information or an application, contact Berlin Congregational: Free tot time -- Thursdays,

10:30 to 11:15 a.m., through Dec. 19, for children up to age 5. Craft time, play sessions, snack time and holiday parties. No pre-registration is required. Hope Lennartz, Diocesan representative for the Friends of St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Church in Port au Prince, Haiti will be at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church Sunday, Sept. 29. Persons interested in hearing about St. Vincent’s are invited to attend at 9 a.m. Eucharist and at a question and answer period will follow at the coffee hour.

Family dinners make a positive difference Press Release Did you know that the more often children have dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink, or abuse drugs? Over a decade of research conducted by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASAColumbia) at Columbia University shows that this is the case, and from that revelation, “Family Day” was born. This year, “Family Day” was celebrated nationally on Monday, Sept. 23. Archbishop

Henry J. Mansell encouraged families in Connecticut to participate. “In today’s fast-paced world when work days are longer, and after school activities take up so much time, it is very challenging for families to eat dinner together, but the effort needs to be made, because studies clearly show that family dinners are a vital tool in raising happy, healthy, drug-free children,” said Archbishop Mansell. “Chances are that one family dinner a week may turn into two, and maybe three. I pray 33734R


that all of your family dinners will be blessed by God’s love and help you appreciate your time together.” This is the third year that the Archdiocese promoted the national initiative. Every year it gets bigger. Last year’s Family Day inspired a Family Day Contest among Catholic school students, who were asked to create an original poster portraying what family dinner meant to them. The winner was Mikayla Naranjo whose poster was chosen to promote “Family Day” throughout the Archdiocese this year. She is a seventh grade student at St. Mary-St. Michael School in Derby. She won an iPod. The Office of Religious Education and Evangelization will coordinate the poster contest for 2014. The Office of Catholic Schools is sponsoring a video contest for Catholic elementary and secondary school students who want to produce a three-minute video. The video could feature a student or family member explaining the value of the family dinner, or something significant or memorable about their Family Day Dinner. One entry from each school, previewed prior to submission by the principal, may be sent to Deputy Superintendent of Catholic Schools Maria Maynard. Family Day Dinner video finalists will be featured on to the Office of Catholic Schools’ website under the Family Resources Tab.

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Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Sunday worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m. (860) 828-6586. Bet ha ny Covena nt Church, 785 Mill St., 9:30 a.m. worship. (860) 828-3637. Berlin Congregational Je h ov a h ’s W i t n e s s e s , 234 Farmington Ave. (860) 832-8700. Christian Life Church, 496 Kensing ton Rd., Sundays, Word and Worship S er v ice , 10 a . m . , M a i n Sa nct ua r y. Sm a l l g roup Bible study for adults, youth and heating impaired at 9 a.m. Children’s ministries at 9 a.m. Nursery care available for birth to age three. (860) 828-5105. Crossroads Church of God, 146 Hudson St. Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.; children’s service, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m.; Youth groups, 7 p.m. Nursery is provided. (860) 828-3822. Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Ave., Sunday worsh ip, 10 a . m . (8 6 0) 828-4511. Kensing ton Un ited Methodist Church, 103 Hotchkiss St., Sunday worsh ip, 9: 30 a .m . ; Su nday School, 9: 30 a .m . (860) 828-4222. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1 103 C h a mb erl a i n H i g hway. , Sunday worship, 10:15 a.m. Sunday school, 9 a.m. (860) 828-5079. Sacred Heart Church, 48 Cottage St., East Berlin, Mass: Saturday 8 a.m., Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m., 9:30, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesdays: 8 a.m., Wednesdays: 8 a.m., noon, Thursdays: 8 a.m., Fridays: 8 a.m. Confession: Every Saturday, from 3:15 to 4 p.m., and by appointment. (860) 828-0519. Saint Gabriel’s E pi s copa l Ch u rc h , 6 8 Main St., East Berlin, 9 a.m. Sunday Eucharist; 10 a.m. Sunday School, (860) 828-3735. St. Paul Church, 48 4 Alling St., Mass on Saturday,

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KENSINGTON – Dr. Edward Francis Hartney, 88, of Ke n s i n g to n , passed away T h u r s d a y, Sept. 17, 2013, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain with his loving family by his side. He was the son of the late John and Mary (Graham) Hartney, and the husband of the late Norma Hartney. He was the founder of Hartney Chiropractic Care offices in Plainville and Berlin. He was a member of the Connecticut Chiropractic Association, the American Chiropractic Association, a member of the Men’s League at the Timberlin Golf Course, a member of St. Paul Church and served in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. Dr. Hartney is survived by four daughters, Cathy Hartney, of Kensington, Corinne Hartney, of Kensington, Dr. Carrie Montague and her husband, John, of Burlington and Dr. Colleen Lanza and her husband, Daniel, of South Windsor; one sister, Irene Mute and her husband, Sal, of Farmington; and two grandchildren, Daniel and Erin Lanza. He was predeceased by three brothers, James, John, and George Hartney; two sisters, Mary Salomone and Dorothy Lipski. Services were held Friday, Sept. 20, at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, followed by burial in Maple Cemetery. To share memories and condolences, visit


KENSINGTON - Joanne (Michelini) Pigott, 78, of Kensington, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013) at Apple Rehab in Plainville. Born on Oct. 17, 1934, to the late Ronald and the late Frances (Fowler) Michelini, she grew up on the campus of the Westminster School in Simsbury, where her father taught Spanish and math and coached football, hockey, and baseball and served as the Director of Athletics. She graduated from the Northfield School for Girls and received her B.A. in English from Smith College in 1956, where she worked on the literary magazine with Sylvia Plath, and began her teaching career at Hamden Hall in New Haven, before teaching English, Latin, and history, and coaching for more than 30 years at the Mooreland Hill School in Kensington. A life-long animal lover, she became very active in Connecticut Canine Search and Rescue, an all-volunteer organization of dogs and handlers who are trained to search for lost and missing persons. Her love and knowledge of nature also led her to write a weekly column for a New Britain newspaper about her observations of the natural world. She was a devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox and cheered them on avidly, particularly during their excellent 2013 season. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Fowler, of Gorham, Maine and Martha Donelan, of Goleta, Calif.; and her grandchildren, Jed and Emily Donelan. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 2:30 p.m. at the Mooreland Hill School at 166 Lincoln St., Berlin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Connecticut Canine Search and Rescue, PO Box 6, Kensington, CT 06037 or at the website:, or to Mooreland Hill School. Porter’s Funeral Service in Kensington is assisting her family.



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Opinion Gun-control advocates assess Navy Yard impact By Charles J. Lewis WA S H I N GTO N — A leader of the Newtown Action Alliance and congressional advocates of stiffer federal gun rules Wednesday, Sept. 18, cautiously weighed the impact of the latest mass shootings at the nearby Navy Yard on prospects for new gun laws. NAA members, who rode the bus to Washington for a long-planned two-day lobbying blitz, have received sympathetic welcomes as they visited more than 40 House members or their aides to press for expanded federal background checks on would-be gun buyers, said Po Murray, co-chair of NAA. ”But the members have been non-committal” about voting for the background check bill introduced by Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and endorsed by 186 House members, she said. Thompson lamented that only three of the co-sponsors of his gun bill were Republicans. Murray and Thompson spoke at a massive Capitol Hill news conference where other speakers included Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Cheshire, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and family members of victims of gun violence, including Carlos Soto, the younger brother of

slain Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Victoria Soto. The NAA was organized in the wake of the Dec. 14, 2012 murders of 20 students and six educators at the school in Newtown, Conn. Murray said the Navy Yard killings of 12 people just blocks from Capitol Hill earlier this week were ”a tragic reminder that Congress is not doing enough to prevent gun violence. How many more must die before Congress takes action?” she asked. Murphy sounded the same note of frustration. ”What is it going to take?” he asked rhetorically. ”Either another mass shooting or an election.” Referring to polls showing 90 percent of the American public supports expanded background checks, Murphy said ”there’s one thing that can fix a broken democracy, and that’s elections. Voters won’t ”stand by and watch this slaughter continue and allow people to come back to Congress who have defied 90 percent of the American electorate.” Blumenthal and Murphy succeeded in getting 55 of the 100 senators to vote in April in favor of expanded background checks, but the legislation failed to achieve the required super-majority of 60 votes. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has promised to bring the bill up again. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has said he would allow the King-

Thompson bill to come to the floor if the Senate ever approves legislation expanding background checks. Murphy later told reporters that one way to win congressional approval of expanded background checks is to use elections to ”get rid of some people who voted the wrong way in April and who are prepared to do so in the House.” He said Blumenthal and he were canvassing senators to assess the impact of the Navy Yard shootings on their colleagues. Esty, who gave a hug to Soto, said she was concerned that ”we’ve almost become numb” to gun violence. Referring to family members standing behind her, Esty continued: ”You know, there’s a saying that time heals all wounds. Look at these people. Time does not heal wounds, action does. Action is what heals wounds, action to vindicate that we are responsive to their pain, to their loss, to our pain, and to our loss as a country, that we have stood by idly— elected leaders have stood by idly— in the face of this epidemic, in the face of this sickness, because it is a sickness that we allow this to happen when we know better. It is a sickness that we allow this to happen when we know background checks work. Why don’t we do them in Congress? We know these things work, and yet we don’t do them.” In a later interview, Esty

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said, ”We’re coming to the realization that this is a real long term battle. It’s like the battle for civil rights.” She predicted that there would be a future ”tipping point”

on gun control in Congress; that will come when lawmakers want to be ”perceived as being on the right side of history.”

Letters to the editor Vote for Berlin Dems To the editor: The state legislature recently voted to give Berlin $15,000,000 to go toward the cost of renovating the high school. Democratic members of the Town Council voted “yes” to accepting the funding. Republican members voted “no.” This $15,000,000 is not a loan, and would have gone to another town to pay for

school construction. Fiscal responsibility begins and ends with considering what is in the best interest of every citizen, regardless of political affiliation, and acting accordingly. I question whether the vote to turn down $15,000,000 (yes, million) was fiscally responsible or Republican grandstanding. Please vote Democrat November 5. Thank you. Bill Rasmussen

Government Calendar Thursday, Sept. 26 Planning and Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, BOE Meeting Room, 238 Kensington Rd., 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Town Council, Council Chambers, 7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 7 Historic District, Town Hall, Room 7, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 Conservation Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Library Board Room, 7 p.m. Housing Authority, Marjorie Moore Village Community Room, 5 p.m.

Letters policy for political season For Letters to the Editor regarding any candidates or issues that involve the political season, The Berlin Citizen will only accept and publish letters that are 100 words or less. This policy is in keeping with the policy of the Record-Journal and will be in effect starting with the next edition of The Citizen. The last edition for which we will publish letters of a political nature is Oct. 24. We ask writers to focus on their candidate’s worthiness for office and refrain from personal attacks on individuals. As always, we reserve the right to edit letters or to not publish a letter. Letters should contain contact information, including, full name, address and phone number. Only your name and town will be published. If you have a specific role in politics or the political process, please include that information. Letters on other topics will continue to be accepted up to a 300 word limit. Send letters to or The Berlin Citizen, P.O. Box 438, Kensington, CT 06037.

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No reason to get crossed up over the crossbow Kudos to the Connecticut DEEP, the DEEP Wildlife Division and the legislators responsible for the new hunting and trapping regulations that are now law in Connecticut. Heading the list is the use of crossbows in Connecticut. Crossbows are now a legal implement during the regular archery season for deer and turkey seasons on both private and state lands for all hunters with the proper permits. They have also removed obsolete crossbow specifications and amended definition of a loaded crossbow. Also keep in mind the fact that you still have to have a bowhunter safety course even if you do intend to use a crossbow. Crossbow use can be a controversial topic for some and this writer can’t figure out why. In our neighboring state of New York, I used to belong to the New York Bowhunters Association but resigned my membership because of their rabid stance against just about anyone using a crossbow in New York State. In fact, it is still virtually impossible to use a crossbow legally in New York State. I wrote letters to them trying to get them to understand that the more folks we had involved in our hunting, the better off we would be. My pleas fell on deaf ears. Maybe now with the intelligent decision made by Connecticut regarding crossbow use this will encourage a like change in the Empire State, but don’t count on it. Regarding crossbow use, your ancient outdoor writer has had to revert to crossbow use last year because of arthritic arms. I had to get a doctor’s certification to get it, but at least the Connecticut DEEP was extremely helpful in allowing me to use a crossbow. Not so in New York. I once asked a New York Conservation Officer what was required for an archer

to use a crossbow in the Empire State and he told me with a straight face, “Almost an inability to use your legs and arms!” What do they expect -or is it want -- a sportsman who could keep hunting if allowed to use a crossbow to do? Quit hunting? Follow Connecticut’s lead New York. Allow crossbows. It can only bring in more hunters, not less, although that seems to be what some selfish New York bowhunters want. Another regulation that has caused a lot of dissent in some areas is youth hunts for turkey and whitetailed deer. What better way to introduce a young hunter to the sport of hunting than with special days for just a young hunter with an adult mentor to go hunting? The new law now has expanded the youth hunt season to seven days prior to the regular seasons and has defined the level of mentor supervision. You can now use a muzzleloader during the regular firearms deer seasons. Over the years, many black powder (muzzleloader) hunters have lamented the fact that they could not use their muzzleloaders (considered to be a “lesser” hunting implement) during the regular shotgun/ rifle deer season on private land and shotgun season on state lands. Also, private land deer hunters are no longer limited to a 3-shell limit while hunting on said private lands for deer. There are a lot more new changes that will affect some hunters and they will all be updated and published in the 2014 Connecticut Hunting and Trapping Guide, but are now available in the hunting and trapping section at the DEEP website, HUNTING & FISHING APPRECIATION DAY SEPT. 28 It’s as free as the great outdoors and it celebrates our hunting, trapping and fishing heritage here in Connecticut. Activities that include field dog demos, rifle, BB gun, trap shoot-

ing and archery ranges, 3-D Archery, bait and fly casting instructions and skills challenge, live turtles and snakes, crafts for children and a silent auction. All this plus a host of outdoor representatives from various organizations (Yes, CT Shooting Sportsmen for St. Jude will be there), loads of free giveaways and just a great time to enjoy what our outdoor heritage is all about. t takes place at Sessions Woods, Route 69 (341 Milford St.), Burlington, CT. Free shuttle bus from Lewis S. Mills High School, 28 Lyons Rd. off of Route 4 in Burlington. Food will be available on site or bring your own picnic lunch. It is a free event and is a great way for all; whether you hunt, trap or fish, to see what Connecticut’s great outdoors is all about. I hope to see you there. CALLING ALL MOTORCYCLE RIDERS As many of you already

know, kids have a special place in my heart, especially kids suffering from catastrophic diseases like childhood cancer. Enter my very good friend Tom Raffile and his exciting motorcycle ride for kids with cancer, known better as The Sunshine Kids Foundation. As they have done in the past, Tom and his volunteer group of motorcycle riders are dedicated to providing exciting activities for kids with cancer. Raffile is a cancer survivor, so he knows full well the horrors attached to such a disease. Over the years Raffile and his volunteer bikers have taken “Sunshine Kids” that are able to ride as a passenger on a scenic country ride that ends up at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury. By taking kids that are able to ride on their motorcycles, this righteous event becomes a more than a benefit ride, it also becomes a participation ride.

This year’s ride is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5. Registration takes place from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. The ride begins at 11 a.m. sharp. It starts at Bartlem Park 500 South Main St., Cheshire and will end up at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury. It is a fundraiser for the kids and costs $25 per rider and $15 per passenger. You are encouraged to invite your family and friends to meet you at the ride’s end at Quassy. There will be food and fun for the whole family at Quassy Amusement Park. Questions? Call Tom Raffile at (203) 238-0199. That’s it gang, gotta run. See ya’ and God Bless America, the children suffering from the ravages of childhood diseases and watch over our troops wherever they may be serving our country. Mike Roberts ‘ Woods N’ Water column appears in the Record-Journal.


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Seniors Senior Tips Everyone ages differently, so there is no arbitrary cutoff as to when someone should stop driving. However, older adults are more likely to receive traffic citations and get into accidents than younger drivers. In fact, fatal crash rates rise sharply after a driver has reached the age of 70. What causes this increase? As we age, factors such as decreased vision, impaired hearing, or slowed motor reflexes may

become a problem. You may have a chronic condition that gradually worsens with time, or you may have to adjust to a sudden change, such as a stroke. Aging tends to result in a reduction of strength, coordination, and flexibility, which can have a major impact on your ability to safely control a car. For example: --Pain or stiffness in your neck can make it harder to look over your shoulder to

change lanes or look left and right at intersections to check for other traffic or pedestrians. --Leg pain can make it difficult to move your foot from the gas to the brake pedal. --Diminished arm strength can make it hard to turn the steering wheel quickly and effectively. -- As reaction times also slow down with age, you may be slower to spot vehicles emerging from side

streets and driveways, or to realize that the vehicle ahead of you has slowed or stopped. --Keeping track of so many road signs, signals, and markings, as well as all the other traffic and pedestrians, can also become more difficult as you lose the ability to effectively divide your attention between multiple activities.

You may have driven your entire life and take great pride in your safety record, but as you age, it is critical that you realize your driving ability can change. To continue driving safely, you need to recognize that changes can happen, get help when they do, and be willing to listen if others voice concerns.

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AARP trips Tuesday, Oct. 8 - Cranberry Bog Tour with buffet lunch at the Dan’l Webster Inn. Wednesday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct. 18 - Pennsylvania Dutch tour. Wednesday, Nov. 13 - Christmas at Salem Cross Inn. For more information, call Ann Gamelin, (860) 828-6700; or Phyllis Fecteau, (860) 828-4934.

Senior trips Oct. 8 - The Beacon Resort, Lincoln, N.H. Oct. 22 - Platzel Brauhaus Oktoberfest. Nov. 13 to 15 - Atlantic City. Nov. 20 - Radio City Show. Dec. 4 - New York City. Dec. 11 - Newport and Providence, Rhode Island. Dec. 17 - Christmas at the New York Botanical Garden.

Renter Rebate program The senior center is scheduled to help residents with Renter Rebate applications Wednesday, Sept. 25, 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are mandatory. Qualifying income may not exceed $33,501 for singles and may not exceed $40,900 for married people. For complete guidelines and documentation, or to schedule an appointment, call Jane at (860) 828-7006.

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The Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled its 9th annual Scarecrow Festival, in conjunction with the Fall Foliage Festival, for Saturday, Oct. 12. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 11 a.m. at Volunteer Park (the corner of Farmington Avenue and Porters Pass.) Free children’s activities are offered until 12:30 p.m. Businesses, local volunteer groups, civic organizations, as well as individuals and families, are welcome to create and enter a scarecrow. Scarecrows will be displayed along Farmington Avenue through Oct. 30. For more information, call (860) 828-7009 or visit

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Tough start for football, volleyball By Nate Brown The Berlin Citizen

Football It has been a difficult stretch for the Redcoats, to say the least. After making it to the Class M state finals a year ago, Berlin is attempting to reload after losing a pair of 1,000yard rushers and numerous other talented players. Unfortunately, the Redcoat offense still has yet to find its stride, and the locals find themselves at 0-2, with losses to Bristol Eastern (21-14) and Bloomfield (7-0). While the offensive line has been a valuable part of Berlin’s game, the Redcoats have struggled to get their ground game going. Eric Garcia is the team’s leading rusher with 95 yards through two games, while Dan McLeod has been the most efficient rusher, averaging a team best 3.8 yards per carry. Unfortunately for Berlin, the inability to move the chains has put more pressure on quarterback Mitch Williams. The man under center had a fantastic campaign last year, but defenses won’t be fooled as easily this season. Williams has passed for

Heading into Week 3, the BHS football team is still looking for its first win. | Photo by Matt Leidemer |

just 176 yards so far, and has thrown three interceptions. Regardless of the offensive woes, the Redcoat defense has been solid, led by junior Jack Strafstrom’s and McLeod’s 17 tackles apiece. Eight Redcoats are averaging five or more tackles per game. Berlin looks to get back

on track Friday at Sage Park against Tolland. Volleyball Starting 0-4 is not an ideal way to begin a season. Then again, starting a season against powerhouse programs such as Bristol Central, Conard, Bristol Eastern and Platt is not ideal, either. With the difficult stretch

of their season -- thankfully -- over, the Berlin girls can focus more on the heart of CCC South play, and working on their weaknesses: kill shots. “We’re not coming together as quickly as I’d hoped for, but we are coming together,” said coach Bob Tarigo, whose team was 1-4 at press time. “We’re bumping the ball well, we’re

passing the well pretty well to our setter, we have good serve reception, but right now, we’re not putting the ball away. We give the opposing team too many free balls to hit back at us.” Lack of solid production from the outside hitters has resulted in a small number of sets won. The Lady Redcoats have won just three sets, and all came against Bulkeley. Senior Amanda Patterson has successfully received 46 of 51 serves, giving the Redcoats great opportunities throughout each game. On the flip side of the ball, the team is serving 90 percent overall. Boys soccer It’s never fun to open the season with a loss, but for Berlin, it wasn’t an issue. Since a 4-2 loss to Conard, the Redcoats have won three straight and find themselves in a good spot moving forward. “We’re right where we want to be,” said coach Dave Francalangia. Conard is ranked seventh in the state. “That game, we learned a lot about ourselves, and that we can play with some of the better teams in the state,” See Start/ Page 22

Timberlin pro gets contract extension By Nate Brown

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Marc Bayram, head professional at Timberlin Golf Club, recently received a four-year contract extension to remain at his post. “Once the contract extension was approved by the Town Council, and signed, I felt great,” said Bayram, Timberlin’s third pro in its 44-year history. “I am very fortunate to be the Town of Berlin’s Golf Professional and to have the ability to share my success with my family.

“The amount of support I have received from the patrons of Timberlin in my first three years has been wonderful.” Bayram has helped Timberlin increase revenue and overall usage of the course. Also, he helped introduce an online system that allows players to set tee times from anywhere. That process has assisted in making the course a much more efficient venue for golfer on a strict schedule. The efficiency has been noticed, as requests to hold

events at Timberlin have been conveyed by the Connecticut State Golf Association, CT Section PGA, and the Southern New England Women’s Golf Association. The Town Council voted 5-1 in favor of keeping Bayram on as club pro. His new contract includes increased incentives, as well as a $40,000 per year stipend to help with the business end of the Timberlin pro shop. Bayram wants to make sure that a focus on the basics remains intact. He hopes to keep the course successful

not only through his recent changes, but by maintaining a friendly atmosphere and continuing the junior golf tradition. “Ultimately, people come to the golf course to have a good time. And it is our job as an overall golf operation to make sure they do indeed enjoy their time at Timberlin,” Bayram said. “So far, we have made large strides in our customer service, and I will keep working to better it year after year.” Also, working alongside Timberlin’s Director of Golf

Operations Jonathan Zuk, Bayram hopes to develop a full online store. Bayram also plans on generating ideas as to how practice facilities at the course can be improved and expanded. “I absolutely love what I do for a living and wouldn’t want to be the golf professional anywhere other than Timberlin,” Bayram said. “I just turned 30, and am still relatively young for my position, so I hope I can continue to do what I love at Timberlin for many years to come.”

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Francalangia said. With a swell of confidence, since that loss, the Redcoats rattled off win after win, outscoring their opponents 9-3. During the stretch, Berlin bested Bristol Eastern, 3-2, in overtime. Being challenged is nothing new to this group, as there are 12 seniors on the squad. With the likes of forward/ midfielder Alex Bednarek, midfielder Steve Burns, midfielder Andres Sanchez, and defender Matthew Heimlich leading a strong senior class, Berlin has incredible balance. Brian Bostrom is holding it

down in net. “He started off a little shaky in the first game, but he’s come back strong and has made a couple of amazing saves that have kept us in games and helped us win games,” Francalangia said. Girls soccer The Lady Redcoats are growing up rather quickly. After suffering a season-opening loss to Northwest Catholic, 3-0, the BHS girls slowly but surely started to turn their season around; first, with a 0-0 stalemate against Bristol Central, followed by a 3-1 win over Bristol Eastern, and a 5-0 blowout victory over Platt.

After losing a combined 12 seniors over the past two seasons, it has been a pleasant surprise for Redcoat fans to see the girls start the new season so strong. While the season is far from over, the 2-1-1 line to open the season has the girls in the thick of things in the CCC South. Girls swimming Head coach Jenn Atkins has been around Berlin swimming and diving for several years now. After spending eight years with the boys’ team as the diving coach, Atkins is getting her chance to show her stuff at the helm of the girls team.

“The transition [from the boys’ to the girls’ team] has been very good,” said Atkins. “Some of the girls already knew who I was…so it wasn’t anything too crazy. The girls have been awesome; they’ve been very excited about it.” The smooth transition is apparent. The BHS girls headed into this week undefeated, having bested Holy Cross and Plainville. Atkins and company understand that the competition will stiffen as the season continues, and they’re still working on trying to find the perfect fit for each individual Redcoat. Luckily, the coach has the luxury of a deep roster. “If we can nail that first place finish [in an event], then have our third or fourth place swimmer get into those higher places, it’s more points that we hadn’t initially accounted for,” Atkins said. “ G i rl s l i ke f re s h m a n Stephanie Humen and Arian

Salis have been helping a lot with scoring those points.” Atkins noted that Kelsey Kozikowski and Olivia DeGroff have led the way as top finishers. Cross country Both the BHS boys and girls cross country teams have had solid beginnings to the season. At the 3rd Annual Connecticut River Valley Invitational, the BHS contingent had impressive times, yet the stiff competition made the teams’ achievements seem less impressive. The boys finished seventh out of 10 teams with a 5K time of 18:15.18, just a minute off the pace of the event’s first place squad, E.O. Smith. Likewise, the girls finished seventh out of eight teams with a time of 22:23.08. The boys’ and girls’ top r u n n e rs , Ja m e s D w ye r (17:25.61) and Brittany Sullivan (20:59.20), finished 15th their respective races.

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Storytimes for Terrific Toddlers – Mondays, at 10:30 a.m., aged 18 to 36 months. No registration – drop-in. Storytimes for Little Ditties for Itty Bitties – Mondays, at 11:30 a.m., ages birth to 18 months. No registration Berlin-Peck – drop-in. Memorial Library Appy Preschool Storytime Sept. 30 – Foreign Film – Pilot Project – a six-week Night, at 6 p.m. Devils on the series. Tuesdays, at 1 p.m., Doorstep. Contact the library registration required for ages at (860) 828-7125 to reserve a 3 ½ to 6. Interactive program using iPad apps – equipseat. ment supplied. For children Friday Movie Matinées Movies are scheduled for and caregivers. Registration 1:30 p.m. Call (860) 828-7125 required. Family Storytimes to register. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. All Oct. 18 - After All These

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according to Director of Admission Justine Smith. The private institution is unique in how it operates. As the Mooreland Hill School song illiterates, “we are all friends and we all get along.” Mooreland Hill encourages close relationships among students, faculty and families. Most classrooms hold 10 or

fewer students, and desks are set in a family circle setting, Smith said, encouraging students to “interact and break down social boundaries.” Lunches are set up as a “family style dinner,” where each month, students are assigned a new seat at a round table, and dine with students from all grade levels. Each table has a teacher who helps



the school, as well as a grant from the Mabel F. Hoffman Charitable Trust Foundation. Mooreland Hill is an independent, co-educational day school serving central Connecticut students in grades Kindergarten through nine. Currently, 58 students are enrolled at the school,

steer conversation topics and teach proper etiquette. Leadership opportunities are provided to students in the upper levels, grades sixth through ninth, who act as mentors for the younger students. Responsibility is taught through the school’s chore program, where children help serve and clean up after lunch, among other tasks. The school also houses a greenhouse, which students help maintain. The tomatoes and lettuces produced are used for the school’s salad bar. Mooreland’s history dates back to the Great Depression, in the year 1930, when three local women, Alice Eddy, Dorothy Frisbie and Elise Hart, decided to provide their sons with a better quality education. The women hired educator Alexander Kern, a Yale graduate, to teach the four seventh graders in hopes they would be properly prepared to enter competitive boarding and day preparatory schools. Kern taught the boys reading, writing, Latin and arithmetic in a room in the Eddy home. The four students were also given free time for outdoor activities every day.

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the congregations involved. At the services, the churches The “closing liturgy,” have been praying for the Putnam said, is based off the state, the schools, parents and biblical passages of Psalm 24 children. “I don’t know if the goal is and Hebrews 10. Putnam said the worship- completely up to us,” he said. ers would like to see a revival, “I think our goal is to be a the “transforming power of church. Usually, our goal is Christ pouring out all over to be faithful and then God the state” in education, gov- blesses those things.” On Columbus Day, Oct. 14 ernment and marriages. “And obviously, that’s not — and the last day of the 40 going to happen in the week,” Days of Worship — Bethany Covenant Church will host a she said, Putnam said the congrega- worship service at 7 p.m. “It’s all in the works. It’s tions will then listen for God, going to be a good night,” Ek to see what he will do. “It’s not like we really said. For more information know,” she said. The Rev. Christopher Ek of about the event, and a calenBethany Covenant Church in dar of worship locations and Berlin said the goal of the 40 nights, visit www.impactcondays isn’t completely up to From Page 2


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Berlin Fair wristbands, good for all ages, for rides on Friday, Oct. 4, are available for purchase at all schools’ open houses and offices. Wristbands may also be purchased at Berlin High School front lobby as follows: Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (No refunds).

Members of the Berlin Congregational Church Handbell Choir performed during a Homecoming 2013 concert at the church recently. The selection was entitled “For Unto Us.” Pictured, from left, rear: Jean Pilletere, Susan Oates and James Lynch. Front: Rayne Lynch, Emma Wilcox, Jane Watershoot and Meghan Oates. Directing the group is Robin Wilcox. | Submitted by Paul Oates

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DELI Help, Full time experienced. Responsible, reliable and friendly. Weekends a must. Apply within Connecticut Natural Food Mart, 575 Washington Ave, No. Haven E-2 licensed Electrician and Apprentice with 1-2 yrs. experience. Residential, Industrial, Commercial. Competitive wages and benefits package. Call (203) 272-9521 EOE IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT AVAILABLE. Expanding Homecare agency seeking caring individuals To assist Elderly & Disabled in 24 hr., 12 hr. care or hourly. Excellent Pay, Benefits, Flex schedule PT/FT. Live-in/ shift Statewide, Immediate employment available. Spanish, Russian, or Polish speaking a plus. Email or fill out application Online w w w. c t h o m e c a r e . c o m (203)452-9629

Machine OPERATORS FT $13-14/hr + benefits, 2nd/3rd shift. Apply in person at Accel, 508 N. Colony St., Meriden or send app to careers@ PT/Time Office/Receptionist Wlfd Car Dealership. (203) 284-8989; Fax 203269-1114

Find everything at our Marketplace. Top electronics distributor Beyond Components seeks an Inside (60%)/ Outside (40%) Sales Professional, minimum 3 yrs experience, for Wallingford, CT office. Your primary responsibility will be to foster the development of long term business relationships with current and prospective customers. The position requires travel a few days/ month to the New York metro area. We offer a competitive Salary + Commission + incentives. Benefits include: Industry training, vacation/sick time, 90% single health care insurance and 401K 50% match up to 5%. Beyond Components is a company built on honesty, integrity and fairness. If you like an environment where you will love your job and the people you work with, send a cover letter & resume to Subject line Sales Pro/CT.


Condos For Rent MERIDEN East Side Condo 2 BEDROOMS Fully applianced No pets . No smoking. $900 (203) 235-4853

The Berlin Citizen | Apartments For Rent

Apartments For Rent

Pets For Sale

CHESHIRE 2 BR New Carpet, Bathroom, Paint & Appliances. Heat & HW included. On-site Laundry. $1250. (203) 927-9909

MERIDEN Nice 2 bedroom, deposit, credit reference, no pets. 25 Griswold St. $850. Call 203-675-0171 or 203317-7222.

FALL SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private Balcony. 203-639-4868

MERIDEN Rm For Rent. All Utils incl. Share Kitchen, Bath & Living Rm. Washer & Dryer. Off St Parking. $125/ Wk. 2 Wks Sec. $50 Key Deposit. 203 605-8591

Attention Dog Owners! Dog Obedience and Canine Good Citizen Classes starting October 7 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Giannetti, Phil Huntington & Kathy Queen - Instructors. Call 203-2722743 9am-4pm. After 6pm Call 203-235-4852.

MERIDEN. Sunset views of Castle Craig. 1 BR, West side. New carpet & floors. Off st parking. H & HW. Owner on premises. $650 + sec & refs. No Pets. 203-272-4279. MERIDEN 1 BR, 2nd Fl. Stove & fridge included. Ample parking. Washer & Dryer available. No pets. $725 + sec. (203) 376-1259 Meriden-2 & 3BR apts. 1st, 2nd & 3rd flrs. Hdwd flrs. $950 & up. No pets. Utils not incld. Section 8 appr. Call 860-983-6336 MERIDEN- 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, newly remodeled, appliances included, washer/dryer hookup, fenced in backyard. Section 8 welcome. $780. 203-671-3112. MERIDEN 2 BR Apartment for Rent 2nd floor. Off St. Parking Call 203-238-0106 or 203-213-4507 MERIDEN 2 BR, 5 Rms, 1st Fl All new windows, stove, fridge. Laundry rm/storage. Garage avail. No pets. Refs, Sec. $900. 860 276-0552 Meriden 2 BR, 1st Floor Brand New Cond. New Appliances. Off St Parking. $850 +Utilities. First, Last & 1 Mo Sec. No Pets. 860-663-1229 MERIDEN 2br townhouse, Sm. quiet complex, 1.5 ba, wall to wall, hookups, large closets, deck, assign parking, easy Hwy. access, NO PETS. Credit chk, $1,000. + util. 203-269-9755 MERIDEN - 3 bdrm, 2nd floor incl. heat/hot water, hardwood floors, appl, off St. prk. N/S/pets. $1,150/ mo. 203-444-5722 MERIDEN 3 BR, 3rd Floor. LR, DR, Kitchen, & Storage. Clean! $900/mo. Sec 8 Approved. Call (203) 440-0751 MERIDEN 4 BR, 2 BA, 2nd Flr. $995/mo. 1 BR $695 w/heat & hot water. Avail. immed. Sec & utils. 203-886-8808 MERIDEN 4 BR, 2 bath Single Fam Home, quiet area. Hdwd flrs. Huge 2 car garage. $1395. ALSO 2 BR apt. New island kit, many extras. $845. Call Jonah 203 430-0340 MERIDEN Clean 1 Room Efficiency 2nd Fl. Randolph Ave. Utils included. No pets. $450. 2 mos sec. Credit check required. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Cottage St. 2-3 BRs. Unique. 2 Flrs. Off St. Parking. No pets. Sec. $1000/mo. 203 715-5488 MERIDEN East Side 2 BR. 2nd Fl. All appliances, garage. No pets or smoking. $1050/mo + sec & refs. 860 919-1741

MERIDEN-WALLINGFORD Line Large 2 BR Modern Condo. Walk-in closets & Laundry. No pets. $900+ Utils. Call (203) 245-9493 PLAINVILLE Torrant House Apartments Located in Plainville, CT is accepting applications for HUD Subsidized Efficiency and One-Bedroom apartments. Please call the rental office at 860 747-4405 Between the hours of 10-2 Monday-Friday. Must be income eligible. Equal Housing Opportunity. SOUTHINGTON 1 BR, 4 Rm, 2nd FL, near hospital, A/C, stove & refrig, WD hookup. Utilities not incl. Ref & sec dep req. 860 621-2693 Southington 1BR, 136 Center St. Downtown. 1st flr. $700/mo. includes Heat, HW & garbage. No pets. 860-919-1908 Ask for Mike. SOUTHINGTON Immediate Occupancy 2 BR apt, large kit w/ref & range. Ample storage space, off st parking, safe, quiet residential neighborhood. 1st flr. No smoking, no pets. $875 plus utils. Call 860 628-8386 SOUTH MERIDEN-7 rooms, 3/4 bedroom, 2 full baths, off street parking, large yard, quiet/safe area. $1350. Call 203.238.0566 WALFD 2 BR, 2nd Fl, Glass Porch, Appli., WD Hookup, Storage, Off St. Parking, No Pets, Very clean. Owner/ Agent $850 203 269-7348 WALLINGFORD. 2 BR, spacious apt, quiet location, $850 + utils. 203-284-0212 WALLINGFORD 1 BR. New Bath/Kitchen. Off st parking. $775 includes appliances & utilities. 3rd Fl. No pets. Call Wallace Realty 203 269-4421

DID YOU READ THIS? Odds are in your favor that others will to. That is how good advertising works. Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Call us: (203) 238-1953 KITTENS 8 weeks old. Free. (203) 668-4179 text KITTENS Siamese Blue Point Mix. Grey with Blue eyes. 9 wks old. FREE. Call (203) 935-6344

LHASO-APSO PuPPieS for sale, great with kids, hair not fur, prior litter has gotten excellent feedback, $400, 860-335-0169. TOY Poodles, AKC, 9 weeks old, vaccines, breeder guarantee. $1200-$1700. 203-415-0488. YORKIES, Bulldogs, Chihuahua, Bostons, Beagles, Shih Tzus, Huskies, Schnoodles, American Staffordshire Terrier Bulldogs, Bengal Kittens. Mixed Breeds, Rescues Available. $150 plus. Call (860) 930-4001


Wallingford 4 Rms, 2 BRs. Off Street Parking. Duplex on cul-de-sac. No pets. $900+ utilities. (203) 284-1853 WALLINGFORD 5 Rms, 2nd Fl. Off street parking. Fresh paint, new carpets. Washer/ Dryer. Large yard. $900/mo. 203 675-8547 YALESVILLE-1St flr, 2bedrm apt, off st. parking, laundry room, big yrd, no pets, 6 mo. lease, Wilcox Ln. 203-265-3939

Rooms For Rent North Haven Meadowstone Motel Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/ Daily/ Wkly. On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

Furniture & Appliances

CRAFTSMAN 6 HP Air Compressor $70. (203) 238-4057 FIG TREE Full GoRwn, pRoducInG. $100 oR bEsT oFFER. (860) 621-1472 FISH TANK 30 gal w/Filter, Pump, Light & Heater. $100. Call (203) 694-9999 FREE Horse Manure Call Mike 203-599-8915 Cindy’s UniqUe shop ConsiGnMenT 32 norTh Colony sT WallinGford (203) 269-9341 2 levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home Decor & Furnishings. 30 Day Layaways Available. $5 Off a purchase $25 or more. $10 off a purchase $100 or more. Check us out on Facebook. Ample Free Parking in Our Lot. Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase. Summer Hours Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9:30-5 Thurs 9:30-6, Sat 10-5, Sun Closed MAPLE dinette set, table, 4 chairs, 2 leaves. Asking $60 or best offer. Call 203237-6497

Furniture & Appliances

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves. Appliance Repairs Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 WASHER and GAS DRYER Whirlpool Cabrio 5 Yrs Old, Used 4 Years Great Condition 203-214-9296 Or 203-809-0203

Miscellaneous For Sale 18 FT Pool Liner, Blue Pebble 54” Deep. With skimmer. Still in box. $99. (203) 272-3681 2 SEAT COUCH Good Cond. $30. (203) 514-9260 3 PIECE Twin Bedroom Set Bookcase Headboard, Nightstand and Bureau. Exc cond. $100. (203) 213-1537 3 SEATER Row or Trolling Fishing Boat. Good cond. $75. (203) 284-8936 AIR Conditioner 5200 BTU, Energy Star. $20. (203) 631-9953

Fall Package Riding Specials Birthday Parties Pony Rides Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden www. 203-238-1600 RAP A PONY FARM Wallingford. Family horses for lease or sale. English/Western. By week or month. Call for prices/ times. 203-265-3596.

Miscellaneous For Sale

AIR CONDITIONER Window Unit. $50. (203) 514-9260 ANTIQUE Oak Dresser. Real nice shape. $75. (203) 8865934

FREE Sony Color TV 25” (203) 235-3506

Ad#:CLASS FILLER (PLEASE CHECK) Pub:PERM Thursday, September Date:02/13/02 26, 2013 A29 Day:WED Size:1X4.5 Miscellaneous Cust: LasttoEdited Wanted Buy For Sale By:EALLISON on SECOND GENERATION 7/9/13 4:18 PM. WOOD Stove Fireplace Insert Buys Napier items, cosLe Marquis. 33”H x36”L. Salesperson: Tagintume jewelry, musical $100. (203) 238-4057 Line: Color Info: & struments, silver, estates 203-639-1002 CLASS FILLERWinchester. (PLEASE CHECK) - Composite WORK BENCH Steel Frame. 2x4 Foot. $15. (203) 235-6015

Wood / Fuel & Heating Equip EARLY SALE! Cleanest seasoned firewood in the state! $210 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. South Meriden. Mike 203 631-2211

HOME RAISED PARAKEET $10. (203) 634-0457

New 33 Ton Splitter, 2 Way Split, Tow, Honda Motor, TroyBilt, $2800 New; $2000 or best offer. Come Run it. Mike 203-631-2211

JUGS 20 Heavy, thick plastic jugs for water and other uses. $1 each. (203) 237-2117

Sporting Goods & Health

LARGE Screen house, new vinyl roof, folds for storage. $650. Call 203-269-0523

PISTOL PERMIT Or Long Gun Certificate Required for Connecticut Residents. 1 Session, $110. 203 415-1144


MAPLE Dining Set Table 56” extends to 76”. 4 chairs. $75. (860) 759-6044 MAPLE SYRUP 1 Quart Pure, From New Hampshire $10. (203) 237-2583 MEN’S Seiko Wrist Watch Brand New. $35. (203) 631-9953 MEN’S Size 13 Work Boots Worn twice. $20. (203) 631-9953 PATCHWORK Coach Wallet Tan w/purple, gold, white & silver patches. $50. (203) 634-0048

PETITE Clothes, size 4-6, shoes 6-6 1/2. Lace and cloth tablecloths. Copper and old lamps, old magazines. Call 203-237-4890. PICK UP Side boards. Used on F150 8’ bed. $60. 860 828-0631 PICNIC TABLE 38x60” with 4 chairs. Very good cond. $75. 860 877-6809 POTS, Pans, Dishes, Crock Pots, Frying Pans, Glasses. Take all for $40. (203) 514-9260 PRO FORM Treadmill Like New. Must pick up. $75. (203) 514-9260 SALON CHAIR Very good cond. No rips. $50. (203) 269-3377 STOVE GE with 2 ovens. 42” Wide. $60. (860) 830-9601

Antiques & Collectibles

THE Old brick factory, indoor & outdoor. Antique & vintage collectible. Sats only, 9-3, 387 So. Colony St, Meriden, 203-600-5075.

Swimming Pools & Spas HOT TUB: 5/6 person, 40 jets w/ all options. Never used. Cost $7000, Sacrifice $2950. Can Deliver. 203232-8778

Wanted to Buy 1, 2 or 3 Items or an estate $$$ CA$H $$$ 203-237-3025 ESTATE SALE SERVICE Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps 1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture, 50’s Items. Whole Estates 203 238-3499 ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate. 203-235-8431

THERMO PRIDE Oil fired hot air furnace. Good cond. $100 or best offer. (203) 237-9561

BROWN RECLINER $100 (203) 238-4057

VALLEY Stock horse Trailer 16Ft 1984 $800, Coleman generator 5000 watts $500, Honda pressure washer 2200 TSI 5 HP $350. Call 860-2769157

COMPUTER With Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, Speaker System, Printer. $40. 860 877-6809

WINDSOR ROCKER - Grandma’s Chair. Maple. Have to see. Good condition. $75 or best offer. (203) 634-7709

OLD TOOLS WANTED, always buying old, used hand tools, carpentry, machinist, & engraving & workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home! Please call Cory, 860-322-4367

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

Marketplace IMMEDIATELY by calling

203-238-1953 before 5pm Mon-Fri We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error. TRUMPET Wanted for elementary school child, gently used. Please call 203-265-5713

You name it with Marketplace, anything goes. WANTED Swords, daggers, helmets, medals etc. Call 203-238-3308

Music Instruments & Instruction

Music By RoBeRta PeRfoRMance & instRuction Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295 TRUMPET Wanted for elementary school child, gently used. Please call 203-265-5713

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Electrical Services T.E.C. ElECTriCal SErviCE llC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service SMALL JOBS WELCOME 203-237-2122

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves storm damage **JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

Attics & Basement Cleaned Pete In the PIckuP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-935-7208

Carpentry REPAIRS & Replacement Lg/ Sm, Int/Ext. Stairs, Railing, Decks, Entry, Door, Window, Finish Basement. Complete Home Improvements. I can fix it. Work done by owner. 40+ years exp. Free Est. Ins. #578107 (203) 238-1449

Hardwood Flooring PEREIRA Services Specializing in Laminate, Pre-finished hardwood & tile Installation. #636625. Joe 203 715-0660

All Your Remodeling & Construction Needs! Kitchs, Baths, Painting, Decks, Windows, Doors. No job too small, We do it all! Free Est., 40 yrs in bus. Lic & Ins. #539493 203-530-1375

WE HAVE DUMP TRUCK We do all the labor. Registered and insured. Free on-site estimate. Call Ed

Bathroom Remodeling Concrete, Carpentry Tile, Painting Patio & Sidewalk Paving Call 860-628-2236 CT Reg#559333

Kitchen & Baths

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 Years Experience All Types of Masonry CT #626708 203 235-4139

Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Insd. Call John Uvino 203-237GATE. CT Reg #601060

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


MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT #631942 203 886-8029

C&M ConstruCtion *THE BATHROOM & REMODELING SPECIALIST* 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

Painting, interior & exterior, power washing, repair/ removal of wallpaper, popcorn ceiling & drywall. Lic/ hic 0637346. For free est call Mike 860-794-7127.



admiral lawn care md Hedge Trimming, Grass Cutting, Fall cleanup. Free Est. Call (203) 630-9832

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

BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Certified Installer, Paver, Walks, Patios, Ret. Walls, Stairs, Shrub Replacement, Landscape Design/ Renov., Mulch/Stone, Waterfalls/Ponds, Lawn Repair/Install, Drainage/ Backhoe Work. Bus. 30 + yrs. We’re on Angie’s List! Free Est. HIC#0563661 203-237-9577


Excavating GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/ Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-2389846 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

ICE DAMAGE? Seamless Gutters. Gutter repairs. 100% no clog leaf guard system w/lifetime warranty. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

ROOFS R US LLC Fin. Avali. Remodeling, Windows, Repairs, Siding, Since 1949. Decks, Gutters, Additions. 203-427-7259 YALESVILLE Construction. Lic & Ins. #0631937. Additions, roofing, siding, decks, baths, kitchens, trim, floors, remodeling & plowing. (203) 535-2962

HOME Daycare has 2 openings. 24 years experience. Loving home environment. (203) 269-6248 Lic # 26338

BUSY MOM’S Cleaning Svc No job is too big/small. Free window svc w/wkly cleaning. Sr disc. 860-839-1707

It’s All Here! (203) 235-1953

ENHANCE Your Outdoor Living Space with Custom Decks. Also do Roofing, Siding & Gutters CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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

House Cleaning

CHLOE’S Home Solutions LLC Quality Products, Prompt Service and Excellent Installation at Fair Prices. Roofing, Siding, Decks, Paint, Home Repairs & Remodels. Licensed and Insured. HIC #631419 Credit Cards Accepted Call (203) 631-2991

Landscaping We Weed Gardens Norm the Gardener Where Gardening’s a Passion (203) 265-1460

Home Improvement

Child Care


Junk Removal

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

Handypersons A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call-WE DO IT ALL! Free Estimates. 203-631-1325

HOUSE Cleaning, Home, office, res/com. Insured Done by an exp’’d lady. Good refs. Call Ilda 203234-7958/ 203-848-4781

Junk Removal

HOME DOCTOR LLC Small-Major Work. Outside/ Inside, Plumbing, Remodeling, Roofing, Any Odd Job. Since 1949 203-427-7259 Lic #635370 MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT #631942 203 886-8029 T.E.C. ElECTriCal SErviCE llC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service SMALL JOBS WELCOME 203-237-2122

Painting & Wallpapering

CARL’S Plumbing & Heating 20% Sr Citizen Discount. 203 272-1730 Cell 860 6802395 Frontline Plumbing. One man company, fair price quote. Top quality installations & repairs. Plumbing, heating, fire sprinklers. Fully lic & ins. 203 213-0691

COSTAS Landscaping. Tree removal, chipper work, climbing, patios, comm/resid mowing mulch, stone, more. Free scrap removal. CT Reg #635676. 860-729-2971 or 860-358-9696. FALL Yard Cleanup, Mowing, Powerwashing, and Gutter Cleaning, Call Doug 860-621-7602 or 860-919-1519

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

Power Washing


POWER WASHING IS SPRING ClEANING On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279

CPI Home ImProvement Highest Quality-Kitchen, Bath, Siding, Roofing, Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions, Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

POWER Wash M.D Houses, Gutters, Vinyl, Aluminum, & Decks, driveways & sidewalks. Free Est. Call (203) 630-9832


C&M ConstruCtion *THE ROOFING SPECIALIST* 10% off 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CHLOE’S Home Solutions LLC Quality Products, Prompt Service and Excellent Installation at Fair Prices. Roofing, Siding, Decks, Paint, Home Repairs & Remodels. Licensed and Insured. HIC #631419 Credit Cards Accepted Call (203) 631-2991 CPI Home ImProvement Highest Quality- Kitchens/ Bath Siding, Roofing Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions. Credit cards accepted 203-6346550 CT Reg #0632415 Gonzalez ConstruCtion ************* Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling.

Gonzalez ConstruCtion Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. 203-639-0032 info@ Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

It’s so easy Pay for your Record-Journal subscription with your credit card. For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Call (203) 634-3933 to order your subscription today.

Siding, Roofing, WindoWS, deckS, Remodeling gutteRS ct Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

************* 203-639-0032 info@ Fully licensed/insured. Reg #HIC577319

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

Siding, Roofing Windows, Decks Sunrooms, Additions 203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

Snow Plowing JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes, Sheds, Estates, Attics, Basements, Garages & more. **Fall Yard Clean-ups.** FREE ESTIMATES*LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860575-8218 Pete In the PIckuP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-935-7208

JT’s Landscaping, LLC Top Quality Work. Full Lawn Maint. Grass Cutting. Comm /Res, Lic/ins #616311 Free est today 203 213-6528 RJ LARESE Landscaping Res/Comm Lawn Maint. Fall Clean-Ups. Sr Disc. Free Est. 203 314-2782

Now taking residential and small commercial accounts. Yalesville Construction. 203-535-2962

SIMPLY Devine Plumbing Highest quality installation & service. No job too big or small. 203-514-0434. simplydevineplumbing. com

Top Soil, Sand & Fill

Power Washing POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Ins. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699

Siding, Roofing Windows, Decks Sunrooms, Additions 203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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

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Ocean State

SALE DATES: Thurs. Sept. 26 -Oct. 2, 2013 Jumbo Flowering Bulbs Your Choice




Super Saver Spring Flowering Bulbs

Tulips (40 ct), daffodils (40 ct), crocus (50 ct), hyacinth (10 ct), allium (15 ct)....


6 Pack 48” Fiberglass Driveway Stakes

Tulips (10 ct), Daffodils (10 ct), Crocus (24 ct), Hyacinth (6 ct)


STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sunday 9am-8pm 5 Foot Scarecrow on a Stick OR Pumpkins 16-20 Lbs


Comp. $37.95



WELLCO® Military Boots Your Choice




Stadium Seat

6 position adjustable back Thick cushioned seat with steel frame Adjustable shoulder carry strap


30% Off Makeup 25% Off All Facial Care Mascara, Eyeliner & Eyeshadows, Nail Polish & Nail Treatment, Lipstick & Lipgloss, Foundations, Powder, Concealer & Blush, Cosmetic Kits

Moisturizers, Serums & Cleansers


$ Tan Hot Weather

Green Hot Weather Ripple




Electric Fireplace Entertainment

Center Chimney FREE. 46.25”x35.5”x29.25” Ash black finish. Optional corner extension. 4600 BTU’s. Heats 400 sq. ft.




6 Element Infrared Quartz Heater



2 remote controllers Included



20”x10.75”x23” Comp. $100

Remote control Comp. $130





Oil Filled Radiator



45 $ 35


Remote Control Tower Heater


Comp. $79.99

Comp. $49.99



Comfort Zone™ Heat-Wave®


Metal Utility Heater or Oscillating Heater/Fan

1.3 Gal Ultrasonic Humidifier Virtually silent. Variable mist. Auto shut-off Comp. $69.99

1500 watts. Thermostat Comp. $29.99


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Garment Dyed Sweatshirt



20lb Country Blend Suet Cake



Lawn & Leaf Bags


3/$ OR

Comp. $20

Above Ground Pool Covers

39.99 15' Round Pool (18’ cover) 29.99 16'x24' Pool (21’x29’ cover) 54.99 18' Round Pool (21’ cover) 39.99 16'x32' Pool (21’x37’ cover) 64.99 21' Round Pool( 24’ cover) 59.99 16'x36' Pool (21’x41’ cover) 69.99 24' Round Pool (27’ cover) 69.99 18'x36' Pool (23’x41’ cover) 79.99 28' Round Pool (31’ cover) 89.99 20'x40' Pool (25’x45’cover) 99.99 Winterizing Kits 25'x45' Pool (30’x50’ cover)129.99 10,000 Gal. .....8.99 30'x50' Pool (35’x55’ cover)159.99 20,000 Gal. ..14.99 Deluxe Water Tubes 30,000 Gal. ..19.99 1’x4’ Single .................3.49 1’x8’ Double ...............5.99 1’x10’ Double ............6.99 4’x5’ ..............................7.99 4’x8’ Heavy duty .13.99

STANDARD Grade Above Ground Round Pool Covers

90 Gram Microfiber Platinum Collection Sheet Sets


Includes all sidewalls. 2” steel frame with Dupont™ powder coated finish. UV & fire retardant treatments.


Cleanview Upright Vacuum Bagless Removes pet hair

Comp. $89





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1 Gallon Liquid Shock


$ Twin

59”...............Comp. $40........................... 18 68”...............Comp. $40...........................$20

Premium pvc



59”...............Comp. $50...........................$20 68”...............Comp. $50...........................$22


Down Alternative Microfiber Comforter

Contempo Collection Area Rugs

Latex or Memory Foam Pillows YOUR CHOICE

Comp. $14.99


Ladies Fleece Lined Tights


Footed & footless Comp. $7.99 - $9.99







Queen Supreme Airbed

Comp. $146

Self-Inflating Highrise Queen Size Air Mattress

with built in pump, 18” off the ground.

Comp. $106

Your Choice



Trico® Teflon Shield or RainX® Weatherbeaters Wiper Blades

Comp. $10.39-$14.39


30 $ 30 Fine Area Rugs by Mohawk $



Made in the USA. 1st quality overstocks

2 qualities of woven rugs

High quality area rugs

15 $ 30 $ 30 $ 75 $ 150 $



2’2”x7'7”................. 3’3”x 4'11”..........

SAVINGS! 50% Off Dept. Store Pricing

5’5”x 7'7”............... 7’9”x 11’2”....

2'1x3’8...........................$21 2'1x7’10......................$45 5'3x7’10.................$115 8'x10’............................$220

Exceptional quality area rugs

2'x3’4...................................... $12 2'3x4’.................................. $18 5'3x7’10............................ $80 8'x10’.................................. $150 ..



Made in Turkey



Marble Kitchenware

Comp. $15

Pastry Boards

OR Paper Towel Holder

Asst. sizes & colors Comp. $20 - $49



40 12



Comp. $18 White or Champagne



Rolling Pin Comp. $19.............$9

Champagne Fruit Bowl

6’ Folding Table




Enamel Multi-cooker

2199 2799

Optimum Pro

Available in most stores

Asst. sizes & colors Comp. $12 - $20

Comp. $49

Latex-ite® Driveway Sealers


Your Choice

Cheese Boards


Folding Chair

Airport Grade

SAVE 50-73%


416,000 points of yarn per sq. meter

As seen on tv!





15 $20 $22






Prints or Solid


Ahh Bra

68” Std Vinyl Comp. $12....................... $6

Deluxe Flannel Lined - Black

Full.............. 15 $ Queen ........ 18 $ King............ 20




Luxurious Synthetic Lambswool Blankets

Anti-Freeze 1 Gallon



$20........................... 10 $ $20........................... 10 $ $20........................... 10 $ $25........................... 14



21' Pool (24’ cover).......39.99


Grill Covers

53”...............Comp. 59”...............Comp. 68”...............Comp. 80”...............Comp.



12 15 18 20


18' Pool (21’ cover).......27.99

Winterizer 1 Gallon


3 in 1 Canopy 10’x20’

Flannel Lined - Green

Fleece Sheet Sets

Wrinkle Resistant

28' Pool (31’ cover).......59.99


Converts to an enclosed shelter or expands to a 24’x20’ event tent. Heavy duty 1 3/8” diameter steel frame. Dupont™ premium powder coat finish. Resists chipping, peeling, rust & corrosion.




24' Pool (27’ cover).......47.99


Comp. $348

Flannel & Knit Comp. $10 and more!


15' Pool (18’ cover) ......19.99

includes winch & cable

$ Comp. $549

Dorm Pants

Comp. $15

The closest you can come to a regular mattress!

2 in 1 Canopy 18’x20’


Thermal henleys or crew. Solids & stripes

12'x24' Pool (17’x29’ cover)

Ice Equalizers Pool Pillows



Comp. $50


Waffle Tops

In Ground Pool Covers

includes winch and cable


Holds full face cord of wood

Anti-pill 100% polyester. M - 2XL




Winter Pool Covers & Water Tubes



Winter Fleece Jackets


Comp. $40



Lawn Rakes

96” Outdoor Log Rack

Dept. Store Cancellation!

Comp. $40 & more!

Patriots® Hoody




26 $ 25 $ 23 850 $ 1

25lb Signature Blend

Patriots® Long Sleeve T

Comp. $30-50

50lb Black Oil Sunflower $ Seed Reg. $29.99........................... 25lb Nyjer Thistle Seed



Famous Label Bonded Fleece Tops

Comp. $59.99




Commercial Grade

1500 Watt Fan-Forced Utility Heaters Pivot

Comp. $49.99


Comp. $30 - $50


Heater Stove

Infrared Heater





Wide selection of styles

Comp. $30 & more!

Your Choice


Men’s & Ladies Better Knit Tops

Men’s & Ladies Sweaters

Compare $100-$200

Infrared Heater Cabinet

4 wrapped quartz elements. LED programmable controls. ECO mode saves energy. Comp. $299

Best-In-Class specifications, Comp. $249

Over 20 other styles to choose from Prices range from $20-$60

Men’s & Ladies Better Label Coats

Quartz Infrared Rolling Mantel Fireplace

Fully assembled. Built in Casters 5200 BTU’s. Digital Display.


2 remote controllers Included

Sage Hot Weather Leather

Cast Iron Teapots

With 6 qt insert for straining or steaming

Various sizes from 0.8 liter to 2.5 liter capacity. Fully enameled interior

Comp $34-$99

8 Quart Comp $38


$ Stockpots with Lids

8 Quart Comp $29.....................$16 12 Quart Comp $39..................$22 16 Quart Comp $49..................$29


14 to$24


We now accept Cash Benefit EBT Cards & All Major Credit Cards


We warmly welcome


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Berlin9 26  

Berlin Citizen Sept. 26, 2013