Berlin Citizen, Dec. 27, 2018

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Volume 22, Number 45

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Bicycle race returning in 2019 By Ryan Chichester Record-Journal staff

The Town Council unanimously approved a request by the Berlin High School Redcoats Cycling Club and the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program to again hold a bike race at the Hatchery Brook Conservation Area on May 5, 2019. The race, entering its third year, will begin at 9 a.m. Groups of 50 riders at a time will ride through designated trails at the Conser-

vation Area. The final group this year,” Arnold said. “We expect at least all of them will start at 1 p.m. back, plus more.” “It’s a great ride, and a lot Those competing for a secof fun,” Berlin High School ond or third time can exBike Club Coordinator Jim pect a new experience, as a Arnold said of the trails. slightly modified course is “It’s really nice there.” planned, adding two new Organizers told the Town areas with existing trails to Council last week that 120 make the trek just about riders participated in 2018 four miles per lap. Beginand they expect 150 to 200 ning riders usually ride the riders to take part in the trail once, while high 2019 race, given the posischoolers are expected to tive response they received ride it through twice, and after the last event. more experienced riders as many as four times. Specific “We got great feedback prizes for winners are not from everyone that raced

yet determined, but Arnold said local bike shops usually donate apparel, tires or pumps as prizes. The Conservation Commission approved the race back in November, under the condition that the trails will be fully restored after the race. The Town Council approved the race by a unanimous vote when it was discussed Tuesday night, Dec. 18. 203-317-2231 Twitter: @ryanchichester1

Liberty Bank, Rotary clubs team up to help the less-fortunate The CT Food Bank reports that one-in-eight adults and one-in-six children living in

Connecticut struggle with hunger, a sobering statistic. To offset this hardship, the

15th annual Liberty Bank/ Rotary Club Thanksgiving Drive raised a record-break-

Jennifer Ochoa, Community, Recreation & Parks Services; Elaine Pavasaris, KensingtonBerlin Rotary; Billy Peszynski, Liberty Bank Berlin; and Fr. Joseph Benicewicz, St. Paul Church.

ing $426,607 to supply holiday dinners and to fill shelves at local food pantries.


Late coach honored By Ajlal N. Khan Special to The Citizen

Don’t be ordinary. The familiar message highlighted the night, as friends, family and former athletes gathered in the Berlin High School B-Gym Wednesday, Dec. 12 to dedicate the space to the late Jim Day. In his decades at the helm of the BHS wrestling program, Day brought 19 conference championships and nine state championships to Berlin. He also coached many state champions, a few of whom were in attendance at the dedication.

In Kensington and Berlin, the Kensington Berlin Sunrise Rotary Club and the Berlin branch of Liberty Bank accounted for $1,083 of that grand total. The Liberty Bank Foundation provided matching funds of $371 for a total of $1,454. Funds will be used to support the Town of Berlin Food Pantry and the St. Claire Food Pantry.

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This year, 40 Rotary Clubs and the East Haddam Community Lions Club teamed up with the 55 Liberty Bank offices to raise funds. Since the drive began in 2004, it

Longtime Berlin High School wrestling coach Jim Day, pictured, passed away on Feb. 22. Earlier this month, the BHS B-Gym was named in his honor.

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Yoga-for-all program starts Jan. 7 CATS OF THE WEEK

Berlin Parks and Recreation is accepting registration for an all-level Yoga class scheduled for Mondays, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Jan. 7 through March 11, at the Community Center. The program focuses on connecting breath with movement and simple mindfulness practices. For more information and to register, visit or call 860-828-7009.

Mocha is a stunning, fivemonth-old Blue Point Siamese mix. She is a princess and will require spoiling. She was born in a barn, where fleas gave her a a life-threatening blood infection, but she is healthy now. She will be ready to go home just after the holiday season. Triscuit is also an exotic beauty with her large Bombay eyes! She is very sweet and has a special fondness towards men. Visit and remember to AmazonSmile us when holiday shopping. For more information, call 860479-5173 or email

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Wednesday PPT - SC: Jan. 2, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. St. Paul Parish, 485 Alling St., Kensington.

Thursday Calendar House Membership meeting: Dec. 27, 1 p.m. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. 860621-4416. Family Story Hour: Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain. NO RCIA: Dec. 27, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. St. Paul Parish, 485 Alling St., Kensington.

Six Degrees Business Networking - Gathering: Jan. 2, 7 a.m. Lodge at Cold Spring, Rocky Hill. Take: Dec. 28, 2 p.m. BerlinPeck Memorial Library, 234 Kensington Road, Berlin. Vacation Movie and Craft: Dec. 28, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain. 860-2243155.

Henna Program for Adults: Dec. 29, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain.

Pilkey Party: Dog Man Style: Dec. 27, 2 p.m. Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, 234 Kensington Road, Berlin.

JVA Boys and JVA/JVB Girls HOME Game: Dec. 29, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. St. Paul Parish, 485 Alling St., Kensington.

Friday Food Share Truck - Sacred Heart: Dec. 28, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. St. Paul Parish, 485 Alling St., Kensington.


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Mokey is a grey tabby who is very playful. He can be a bit feisty so a home without young children would probably be best. He is currently at Petsmart, 267 Berlin Turnpike, hoping to meet his new family. Sarah is a 5-year-old quiet and sweet cat. She lived alone with her owner until recently, and did not have a lot of company. So she is shy around new people and in new situations. A quiet home would be a dream come true for her. For more information, call Friends of Berlin Animal Control at 860-828-5287. Find an online application at

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The Berlin school system has scheduled a preschool screening for residents, between the age of 2 years, 6 months and 4 years, 8 months, by Jan. 20, 2019. Screenings will include language, motor and social skills and provide parents with information about their child’s development. The screening will also assist the district to identify children who may be in need of additional evaluation. The Preschool Roundup is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m. to noon, by appointment only, at the Community Center, 230 Kensington Road. Time will be dependent upon the child’s age. Appointments are on a first come, first serve basis. Call JoAnn or Sue at 860-829-6795 or 860-829-6792, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jan. 2 to 23.


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Library Briefs East Berlin Library Winter hours – East Berlin Library is open Mondays, 3 to 7 p.m., and Thursdays, 3 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

frey Archer; “Past Tense” by Lee Child; “You Don’t Own Me” by Mary Higgins Clark; “The Noel Stranger” by Richard Paul Evans; “Long Road to Mercy” by David Baldacci.

New books: “Master of His Fate” by Barbara Taylor Bradford; “Hazards of Time Travel” by Joyce Carol Oates; “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom; “Kingdom of the Blind” by Louise Penny’ “Beauchamp Hall” by Danielle Steel; “Tony’s Wife” by Adriana Trigiani; “Target : Alex Cross” by James Patterson; “Heads You Win” by Jef-

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Borrow the Internet – Check out a mobile wi-fi hotspot from the library. For more information, call 860-8287126 or visit Puzzle Exchange – Bring in a puzzle to exchange with one at the library.

Wildlife and Connecticut’s Changing Landscape – Thursday, Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m. Presentation discusses a brief natural history and addresses the current state of the wildlife in Connecticut. Sponsored by Berlin Land Trust. Registration is required. Sit & Knit – Thursdays, Jan. 3 and 17, 6 p.m., Jan. 10, 24 and 31, 1 p.m. Drop-in. Movie Matinee – Friday, Jan. 4, 1 p.m. “Blackkklansman.” Rated R. Stock Club – Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1:30 p.m. EBR





Movie Matinee – Friday, Jan. 11, 1 p.m. “Leisure Seeker.” Rated R. Book Club – Saturday, Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m. “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones. Bob Backlund – Monday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m. WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund was a professional wrestling star

for more than four decades. Program includes discussion of his book “Backlund: From All-American Boy to Professional Wrestling's World Champion.” Registration is required. Library hours – Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Berlin Free Library The Berlin Free Library accepts gently-used books for adults and children. Drop off at 834 Worthington St.



Make & Take – Thursday, Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m. “Embellished Trays.” Use paper, buttons, ribbons and more to turn a plain tray into something unique. All materials provided. Registration required.

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Senior Happenings AARP The Berlin AARP Board of Directors is scheduled Monday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m., at the Senior Center. The monthly Chapter meeting isa scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1:15 p.m., at the Senior Center. The Berlin High School Madrigal Singers are scheduled to present a holiday program.

Programs Winter program – A free program “Staying on Your Feet in Ice and Snow” is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1 p.m., at the Senior center. Quyntin Adams, exercise physiologist, plans to provide tips to make walking safer during the winter months. Seating is limited. Registration is required. To RSVP, call 860-828-7006.

Activities Wii Bowling – Fridays at 12:45 p.m. Call Tina or Jane at 860-828-7006. Reiki Healing Sessions – Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, 15-minute intervals. A fee is charged. Reiki is a gentle form of energy medicine which can improve overall health. Sign up at the front desk or call 860-828-7006.

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the Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded almost $12 million in grants to nonprofit organizations within Liberty Bank’s market area. The foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for people of low to moderate income by investing in three areas: education to promote economic success for children and families; affordable housing; and basic needs. Along with its grantmaking, the foundation strives to foster the convening and collaboration of nonprofits, funders, business and government to address community issues.

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has raised almost $2.5 million, including the Liberty Bank Foundation match. All donations are used to provide food in the communities where they were given. The following local Rotary Clubs participated in the 2018 Liberty Bank/Rotary Club Thanksgiving Drive: Bristol, Cheshire, Kensington/Berlin, Meriden, New Britain/Berlin, North Haven, Plainville, Southington and Wallingford.

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Central Café, 54 West Main St., Plainville, has again pledged to support PARC with its annual King of the Wing and Chili Challenge set for Sunday, Jan. 27. The popular event allows attendees to vote for their favorite chili as well as cheer on wing eaters. The chili cook-off is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.; wing eating contest at 3:30 p.m.


Chili cooks and contestants are encouraged to register soon. A fee is charged to enter. For more information or to register, call Central Café at 860-747-0405, or stop in.

Veterans dinner A veterans appreciation dinner is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, 4 to 7 p.m., at the Southington Elks Lodge 1669, 114 Main St. The dinner is free to veterans and military members. For more information, call Denise Johnson at 860-707-6838.


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Troop 41 tours Annapolis with former Boy Scout Members and friends of Boy Scout Troop 41 traveled to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, this fall to visit East Berlin resident and former troop member (and Eagle Scout) Midshipman First Class (MIDN 1/C) George Davis.

commissioning ceremony, but were close enough to get a good look at the ship decked-out in its ceremonial bunting.

After the tour, Troop 41 attended the Navy-University of Tulsa football game. -- Photos and writeup by Lee Roski

The visit coincided with the academy’s Scout Day, where all scouts are welcomed to tour the academy with assigned midshipman guides. Troop 41 toured John Paul Jones’ Crypt, the Academy Chapel, a museum dedicated to the building of wooden model ships, and many buildings where Davis attends class. Also, on the day of the scouts’ visit, the USS Sioux City (LCS 11) was commissioned at the academy. Scouts did not attend the

George Davis, Midshipman First Class (MIDN 1/C), from East Berlin, led Troop 41 members and friends on a guided tour of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

Conservationist to discuss Connecticut’s ‘changing landscape’ The Berlin Land Trust has scheduled “Wildlife and Connecticut’s Changing Landscape,” a presentation by Wildlife Conservationist Paul Colburn, for Thursday, Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m., at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Admission is free. The program provides a brief natural history of Connecticut and addresses the current state of wildlife in the state. Included is a discussion of major species, the factors affecting their habitats and the challenges faced in managing them and provide steps people can take to make a difference. Colburn is a graduate of the Master Wildlife Conservationist Program and is a certified master wildlife conservationist. The MWCP is a Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection adult education program that trains volunteers in the fields of wildlife management, natural history and interpretation. Colburn is an avid outdoorsman, a graduate of Wesleyan University, and served in the United States Army. The Berlin Land Trust

Troop 41 with MIDN 1/C George Davis in front of the Navy mascot.

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was established in 1988 by citizens concerned about the quickly disappearing openspace fields, wetlands and woodlands in Berlin and surrounding towns. BLT educates the community in the benefits of land conservation, develops educational programs, monitors zoning and land-use decisions, and manages land-acquisition projects. Each year, BLT presents the Cancellarini Service Award to a graduating Berlin High School senior demonstrating an active interest in conservation and environmental studies. For more information, visit or contact Tom Heisler at 860-8363638, -- Press Release

Scouting Boy Scout Troop 44, Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Sacred Heart Church, 66 Cottage St., East Berlin. 860-829-9879. Boy Scout Troop 256, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, 880 Farmington Ave. 860828-8693. Boy Scout Troop 24, Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Community Center, 230 Kensington Road. 860-8283611.

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Letter to the Editor Meeting house plan To the editor: Why doesn't the town put the Worthington meeting house to good use, with the Senior Center on the first floor and the Board of Education on the second. That way, the town, which has put a lot of money into preserving the meeting house while getting nothing back, would put it to use. Now, it’s just taking up space.


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Parishioners do some secret wrapping Parishioners at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and the non-profit organization Family Promise of Central Connecticut recently hosted a gift wrapping party.

Family Promise of Central Connecticut, based in New Britain, is a non-profit transitional housing program dedicated to serving homeless families in Connecticut.

Berlin residents were invited to stop by and wrap Christmas gifts where they didn’t have to hide from family and children.

Family Promise volunteers represented Prince of Peace, Berlin Congregational Church, Kensington Congregational Church and Wellspring.

Berlin Congregational Berlin Congregational Church schedules Sunday worship for 10 a.m., with communion on the first Sunday of the month. Nursery care is available. Call 869-828-6586. Tot Time – Thursdays, 10 a.m. Birth to age 5. For more information, call 860-828-6586.

Bethany Covenant Contemporary Worship: Sundays, 8:30 a.m.; Traditional Worship: Sundays, 11 a.m. Childcare provided. Call 860-828-3637 or visit 785 Mill St., Berlin.

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Kensington United Methodist Church, 103 Hotchkiss St., Sunday worship, 9 a.m. The church schedules a healing and music service the second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.

Prince of Peace The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1103 Chamberlain Highway, Sunday service at 10:15 a.m. Call 860828-5079 or visit

St. Paul Church

Mass is scheduled for Sundays, 9:30 a.m., 48 Cottage St., East Berlin. For more information, call 860-8280331.

Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 68 Main St., East Berlin, Sunday Eucharist, 9 a.m.

United Methodist Church of East Berlin The United Methodist Church of East Berlin, 139 Main St., schedules Sunday services for 10 a.m.

Mass schedule – Saturdays, 4 Wellspring Church p.m.; Sundays, 7:30, 9, 10:30 Wellspring Church, 222 Lina.m. and noon, 485 Alling St. coln St., Sunday service at 10 a.m, with children’s program Call 860-828-0331. Sunday worship – 10 a.m. for newborn to age 12. For Child care and Sunday more information, call 860school are available during 225-0661 or visit wellworship services. Bible Study – Wednesdays, 11 a.m.

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Headache relief – A free program about how physical therapy can help alleviate headache symptoms is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30, 1 p.m., at the Senior Center. Seating is limited. For more information and to register, call 860-828-7006.

Activities Wii Bowling – Fridays at 12:45 p.m. Call Tina or Jane at 860-828-7006.

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Menu Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Doretha Dixon at 860-670-8546, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A donation is requested. Monday, Dec. 31: No lunch served.

Reiki Healing Sessions – Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, 15-minute intervals. A fee is charged. Reiki is a gentle form of energy medicine. Sign up at the front desk or call 860-8287006.

Tuesday, Jan. 1: Senior center closed.

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The Senior Medicare Patrol program is looking for volunteers. For more information, contact Carol Walsh,

Wednesday, Jan. 2: Chicken Bruschetta, brown rice, Geneva blend vegetables, whole wheat bread, peaches. Thursday, Jan. 3: Pineapple juice, eggplant rolatini, ziti, salad, garlic bread, pudding. Friday, Jan. 4: Vegetables soup, white fish stew, Harvest rice, vegetables, pumpernickel bread, cake.

Dec. 14: Mike Koval, 195; Buzz Brazee, 190; Dennis Derose, 185; Gene Lemery, 170; Jan Bennett, 158; Ferd Brochu, 158. All seniors are welcome Fridays, 9 a.m., at Lucky Lanes, 1782 Berlin Turnpike.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018


By Glenn Richter Now that I’m officially a grumpy old man (so old that I now give my age — LXX — in Roman numerals), I have a few gripes to air:

• I used to go to Big Chain Pharmacy A, but they got swallowed up by Big Chain Pharmacy B, so now I go to B, right down the street, because B, through the miracle of modern infotechnology, inherited all the Rx records from A. Thing is, at A I could always chat with Chris the pharmacist, and sometimes he’d even come out from behind the counter and show me some OTC product in the aisles. But no more. And at B (having put A out of business), there’s almost always a line these days. • I don’t like those “eyebrow” lights on the new cars. Sometimes it’s just a line of high-intensity, coldas-ice little lights, but more often it looks (in your rearview mirror, where everything looks more sinister) like the eye of some bird of prey, or maybe a shark. Even creepier, when the driver signals a turn, the “eyebrow” light on that side goes out, as if the goshdarn car is squinting at you, derisively, and blinking its eye.

• Speaking of cars, then there’s the DMV. Have you looked at the back of your new license, with not one but two new mystery codes on it?

Connecticut and Massachusetts seemed to be competing with each other for the number of alleged witches they could bump off.

One’s a bar code and one looks like a stretched-out QR, with all those little black and white pixels. Purpose? Beats me. But if, as they say, Santa Claus knows if you’ve been bad or good, I’ll bet the Department of Motor Vehicles knows quite a bit more. (Anyway, Merry Christmas to all!)

These days, the rivalry has evolved into how many slot machines — how many onearmed bandits — they can inflict on the citizenry. This we call progress.

• More about cars: I sometimes buy my gasoline at the supermarket, where if you spend enough inside, you can get some cents off outside. But there’s been a change. Where once all you had to do was scan your “rewards” card, now you also have to push a button telling the machine you will graciously accept 10 or 20 cents off per gallon.

• And this isn’t a gripe; just some odd factoids from the Census Bureau. In 1968, the U.S. population was 201 million souls. Now, 50 years later, it’s 329 million. Yikes, you might say. And back then, the top five states by population were New York, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Ohio, in that order. Florida was in tenth place, just behind Massachusetts.

Today it’s California, Texas, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania. MasWho would say “no” to that? sachusetts is No. 15. Also, No one. But it stands to rea- the top countries sending us immigrants these days are son that a certain percentMexico (OK, you knew that), age of people won’t see the question and won’t push the China, India, the Philippines and Vietnam, in that order. “yes” button and thus will get no “reward” and the Now, isn’t that interesting? company will swallow those dimes. In other words, the house wins. Reach Glenn Richter at • And speaking of loaded dice, a few centuries ago,

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Joseph James Vlach BERLIN- Joseph (Joe) Vlach passed away in Berlin, Connecticut on December 8, 2018 at the age of 96 years. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 74 years Caroline (Carrie), his children Alan (Ann) and Karen, his grandchildren Jane (Bryan) and Daniel (Amber), and his great grandchildren Caroline and Carter. Joe graduated from Lindbloom High School in Chicago, Illinois in 1940. He also attended the Allied Trade School in 1940 for Tool and Die Making. He was part of the 9th Armored Division of the US Army during World War II that captured the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen, Germany. He has always been proud of his service. After the war he worked as a machinist and tool and die maker for RR Donnelly & Sons for 30 years in Chicago, Illinois and Old Saybrook, Connecticut. He received many awards for suggestions to improve the reliability of the presses that printed Time and Life magazines. After retirement, Joe worked as a consultant for RR Donnelly at plants in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Glasgow, Kentucky. Joe and Carrie later moved to Maine and owned and operated the Seabreeze

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in a financial crisis. For more information on Operation Fuel, or to make a donation, visit Donations also can be mailed to Operation Fuel, 75 Charter Oak Ave., Suite 2240, Hartford, CT 06106. Utility customers can donate to Operation Fuel through the nonprofit’s Add-a-Dollar program when paying their utility bills.

Motel in Bar Harbor, Maine for 14 years. In 1994, Joe and Carrie retired to Osprey, Florida. After several years in Crossville, Tennessee they moved to Berlin, Connecticut in 2015 to be closer to family. Joe was an exceptional craftsman as evidenced by the many improvements he made to the houses he owned. Joe and Carrie were avid dancers and always attracted attention when on the dance floor. Joe will be interred at the Veterans Cemetery in Middletown, Connecticut. Memorial donations may be made in his honor to: VA Hospital in Newington, CT, Attn: Voluntary Services, 55 Willard Ave., Newington, CT 06111 or Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607

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cannot afford the cost of basic needs; and as home living expenses continue to rise, Operation Fuel expects to see an increased need for energy assistance this winter.



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Thursday, December 27, 2018

This new year, resolve to get your finances in order A new year is a time when people resolve to change their lives, from getting in shape to improving relationships and achieving work or life balance. Financial goals are tops among New Year’s resolutions and are easier to keep than one might think.


Spring clean – in January: Clean your closets, the garage and basement, then list items for sale online. Decluttering will save money (and sanity). Sell gift cards: Trade in unused gift cards for cash and put that promptly into a savings account.

Tips for sticking to financial resolutions include:

John Mangifico of the Italian Political Independent Club of Berlin made a donation of $200 to the Berlin Veterans Commission. The funds were raised through a charity golf tournament. Berlin Italian Political Independent Club, from left: Bob Smith, Joe Casso, Bruce Trevethan, Richard Rampone, Peter Galgano, John Mangnifico, Charles Colaresi and Tom Uzanski.

Wait 24 hours: To mitigate impulse buying, wait 24 hours before making an unplanned purchase. It’s likely the impulse will likely wear off.

Budget: It tops the list of every financial to-do list for a reason. It works. Write down monthly income and expenses or seek an online program or budgeting app.

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Drop cable: It’s a monthly expense that can be replaced painlessly and inexpensively with several options.

Pay yourself: Build a line item for a savings account or emergency fund. Even $25 a month can make a difference over time.

Update your W4: While many look forward to a big tax refund, it’s better to adjust withholdings to ensure you are paying the correct amount of taxes. This may mean a few extra dollars each paycheck.

Make short term goals: Instead of resolving to save thousands in 2019, aim to save $20, $25 or even $100 a week or month – and celebrate each small victory.

Many Connecticut families and individuals will try to survive in dark, frigid homes because they can’t afford the high cost of energy.

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Operation Fuel will demonstrate what it is like to live in a freezing home at the Ice House, Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Old State House in downtown Hartford. The Ice House will be built the night before by professional ice sculptors.


There are approximately 500,000 Connecticut households that can’t afford the cost of basic needs, including their energy bills. This includes working families with young children, people living with disabilities and the elderly living on a fixed



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Why be ordinary when you’re given a chance to be so much more than that?”

From A1

Ken Pera and Sal Urso, who wrestled under Day, addressed the crowd, as did current senior and Class M state champion Dan Veleas. “He was insulted by the word ordinary,” Veleas said. “To him, that was the worst thing anyone could call him. He was absolutely right.

Berlin’s new head coach, Peter Veleas, wrestled for Day and shared some thoughts of his former coach, who passed away on Feb. 22. Day’s wife Lynne spoke of her husband’s humbleness and the joy he received from coaching. She said he would not think himself worthy of the praise he has received.

Christiana Morely picked up the first win of the night for Berlin. The freshman performed a flip reversal to end the match with a secondround pin.

Afterwards, the BHS wrestling team faced off against Wethersfield in its season opener. While the home team came up short, a few Redcoat grapplers saw great success in their first outing of the year.

Berlin’s next win came four matches later, when Dan Veleas dispatched his opponent in the first round. “I would like to be a State Open champion,” the senior said. “I have been a state champion twice now, but I haven’t seen the success as much in the State Open.”

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The Redcoats would go on to win two more matches against Wethersfield to make the final score 57-21.

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Belmont University, Tennessee – Alex Veronneau, Danielle Veronneau of Berlin. Coastal Carolina University, South Carolina – Jacqueline Saraceno, Emily Thibeault of Berlin. The Citizen prints achievements of local students. Policy requires verification from the school, i.e., a copy of the letter, email or certificate received by the student.

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The dedication concluded with Lynne Day and a few BHS wrestlers cutting a ribbon to reveal the “Jim Day Gymnasium” title on the hardwood floor.


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All persons liable to pay taxes on 2ND Installment Real Estate and/or Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes, (motor vehicles registered after October 1, 2017, but before Aug. 1, 2018) supplemental to the October 1, 2017 Grand List in and to the Town of Berlin, Connecticut, are hereby notified that they are due and payable in full January 1, 2019. Said taxes become delinquent if not paid on or before February 1, 2019. Interest at the rate of 1.5% per month shall be charged from January 1, 2019, on all 2nd Installment Real Estate and Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes not paid on or before February 1, 2019 subject to a minimum interest charge of $2.00. Any and all unpaid back Motor Vehicle Taxes must be paid in full, in cash or certified check, before payment may be made on the Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes. Any person liable for this tax who does not receive a bill should contact the Berlin Revenue Collector’s Office at once, as failure to receive a bill does not relieve one from liability of payment. Collection Place: Revenue Collector’s Office, Room 22, Berlin Town Hall, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, Connecticut 06037 Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays., Wednesdays, 8:30am-4:30pm; Thursdays, 8:30am7:00pm; Fridays, 8:30am-1:00pm Phone Number: 860-828-7023 Deborah Swan, CCMC Revenue Collector, Town of Berlin R207589 Autos Wanted

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

To the Sponsors of our 2017 Vintage Motorcar Festival

The Berlin Citizen |

The success of our annual Vintage Motorcar Festival rides on the generosity of businesses and corporations who sponsor this important fundraising event. Their support demonstrates the tremendous value each places on children and families. We hope you will join us in expressing our gratitude by patronizing these businesses and acknowledging their contribution to the community.



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To the Sponsors of our 2018 Vintage Motorcar Series


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