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Volume 17, Number 4

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, Januar y 24, 2013

Additional funding required for East Berlin pool repairs By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

Photo by Chelsea Farrington

Thousands of people gathered on the Capitol lawn for President Barack Obama’s second term inauguration Jan. 21.

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A sight never to be seen again By Chelsea Farrington Special to The Citizen Chelsea Farrington, of Berlin, is currently studying International Relations in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. Farrington attended the presidential inauguration and wrote about her experience. Standing on the Capitol lawn watching President Barack Obama take his second ceremonial oath on Inauguration Day was a moment that I will never forget. This was a day for Americans to suspend their partisanship, overlook their opposing views, and appreciate the moment that we were all experiencing. This inauguration cemented Obama’s influence on the country, showing that the breaking of boundaries can be a new standard for America. As the crowd chanted “USA,” an immense excitement and patriotism lingered in the air. It was cold and crowded, but we all took comfort in one another’s stories. The man next to me explained how he had climbed on a Port-O-Potty for a better view in 2008. Stories like his helped pass

the time. Anticipation rose as Clinton and Biden were escorted out, then an overwhelming and spine tingling roar erupted as each member of the Obama family made their way to the balcony. The president’s words were deliberate and inspiring. When he would take a pause in his speech, the echoes of his booming voice reverberated up and down the National Mall, filling the air with solemn serenity. A woman next to me bowed her head, clapped her hands, and whispered ‘amen’ as Obama spoke about caring for our elderly and children. A man behind me mirrored the president every time he said, “We, the people,” yelling it back in affirmation. To my left was a man holding his partner’s hand while waving a rainbow flag with jubilation as Obama insisted on marriage equality. Since I was born and raised in Connecticut, Obama’s call for environmental policy in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and his sober words on the tragedy in Newtown rang particularly poignant for me. See Inauguration, page 23

At a Town Council meeting in 2012, necessary repairs were authorized for the DeMore, Dinda, Bittner Pool in East Berlin to be performed by Connecticut Custom Aquatics. Initial restorations included repairs to the gutters, pressure washing and acid etching of the pool surface, hollow spot removal, application of scratch coating of the entire pool surface, and application of white plaster to the pool surface. As stated in town records, Superintendent of Public Grounds Art Volz indicated that once the repairs began,

more work might be required as additional problems could be uncovered. Connecticut Custom Aquatics performed some of the repair work in November of 2012 and owner Gregory Macmillen has submitted an “additional work pricing statement,” during a January town meeting, outlining additional work needed to complete the job. The total cost of all additional necessary repairs is $15,093. Every year, the town sets aside $350,000 in its contingency fund for unexpected costs, repairs, programs and emergencies, according to Finance Director James

See Pool, page 23

Snow day

Citizen photo by Monica Szakacs

Matthew Rossi enjoyed Berlin schools’ snow cancelation Jan. 16, by flying into the air while sledding down his makeshift snow ramp on the hill at Griswold Elementary School. See more photos on page 11.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 24, 2013

Q&A with new Board of Education member By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

to the interest of a single school. Prior to my being selected to the board, I was familiar with most of its members and I believe there is a mutual respect that exists among us. The members of this board do not have any hidden agenda other than the wellbeing of Berlin’s students and educators. How has your experiences been so far on the board? Thus far, the board has had a rather limited agenda. However, I expect the activity will increase as we get into the budget season. I found

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the same time, recognize the economic conditions in which our community finds itself. The high school renovation process will also be an interesting challenge for all involved. Have you voted on any programs or projects yet? If so, what are they and what were the outcomes? At this point, the most significant vote I made is to move the renovation project forward to the state. I’m confident that down the road there will be many more important votes to be made.


George Synnott was voted in the 2012 November election for one of the four open seats on the Board of Education. He was the only new comer on Synnott the ballot to be elected on the nine member board. Synnott has 40 plus years’ experience in the education field and is a retired principal of Berlin High School. Synnott lives in Berlin with his wife and they have five children together. He is an executive coach with the Connecticut Association of Schools and an assistant director of Unified Sports at

the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. Synnott participated in a Question and Answer segment with The Berlin Citizen. What is it like being a new member on a board with longstanding members? While an administrator at Berlin High School, I had the opportunity to attend Board of Education meetings on a regular basis. Sitting on the other side of the table is a different experience, in that my focus needs to take in a broader spectrum as opposed

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

Aresimowicz announces special bipartisan task force

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin) joined Democratic and Republican legislative lawmakers Jan. 15, to announce the creation of a special bipartisan task force on gun violence prevention and children’s safety. “Last month’s tragic events in Newtown have left all of us asking how it could have been prevented,” Aresimowicz said. “As a father of two elementary school age children and someone who works with children in the school system, I’m confident that Republicans and Democrats can work together to ensure that our schools and children are kept safe.” The task force, formed in the wake of the Newtown

tragedy, will conduct a review of current law and make recommendations on a range of potential legislation to prevent gun violence, enhance school security and ensure the availability of mental health services in Connecticut. The task force, which includes Democratic committee chairs and Republican

ranking members, will provide recommendations to Senate and House leadership with the goal of producing a bipartisan emergency certified bill in late February. The task force has designated three working groups which focus on the three core issues of gun violence prevention, school security and mental health.

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 24, 2013

CL&P reaches contract agreement

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Library News Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Adult programs Adult Winter Reading Club: Warm Up with a Good Book. Sign up online at Participants will be treated to a tea party in March. The Healing Art of Reiki - Monday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Learn about this form of Japanese energy healing used to help relieve stress and promote health and relaxation. Call (860) 828-7125 to reserve a seat. Income Tax Assistance -

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

Forum highlights women’s unique perspective on politics Photo by Daniel Jackson

By Daniel Jackson Special to The Citizen

From left: Rep. Elizabeth Boukus, Sen. Terry Gerratana, Noreen Carpenter, Commissioner of the DMV Earlier this month, state Melody Currey, President of the Plainville Woman’s Sen. Terry Gerratana (D-New Britain\Berlin) joined three Club Audrey Zack, Rep. Pam Sawyer. zens. While in school, she ran for class president and when she won, the teachers told her she was a first. “It never occurred to me that boys did this and girls did that,� she said, adding that she sees more women today looking toward public office as a career path. “I be-

political scene. In fact, she never felt discriminated against because she is a woman. “No, I never did,� Boukas said. “That’s why it’s amazing to hear other people’s stories.� As she was growing up, Boukas said she’d never experienced how women can be treated as second class citi-

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 24, 2013

Info, advice, food, exercise: That’s the Live Fit formula By Kimberly Primicerio Special to The Citizen

MERIDEN — A new business hopes to get people fit, active and healthy. The Live Fit Family Wellness Center, at 304 E. Main St. in Meriden, provides nutritional information, advice, meal supplements — in the form of shakes — and exercise. It is operated by husband and wife Ron and Jakelin Rasal, of Berlin. “We want people to be safe about losing weight,” Jakelin Rasal said. “We want to get their bodies in balance, so they can lose weight.” The Rasals got the idea for

Live Fit after a family member lost a lot of weight using meal supplements. On a trip to Florida, they visited a wellness center that provided services, but not much passion. “This is a place people can learn about health,” said Ron Rasal, a nurse at Hartford Hospital. “We don’t charge for nutritional advice.” The Meriden center opened in October. In November, the couple opened another center in Waterbury. Jakelin Rasal said she likes to talk to new customers right away about their goals, any health prob-

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lems and how they are feeling day to day. Once goals are established, Jakelin Rasal said, new clients try different supplements weekly. If they like a supplement, they can continue, she said. Most people take two a day, then eat a regular meal. Exercise and movement is also encouraged, she said. “You need to move and get the heart going,” she said. For $5, customers will be

prepared a meal supplement. They can talk about dieting plans as well, Ron Rasal said. In the evening, people can attend hour-long Zumba or belly dance classes. Juanita Torres, of Meriden, walked into the center a couple of months ago with a friend who was interested in getting healthy. Torres had no intention of getting involved, but has since lost 45 pounds. “They were so eager to


ly childhood education and afterschool programs “I don’t know if (male politicians) focused on them,” Sawyer said. For example, female politicians initiated a change in regards to how long insurance companies will pay for services for a women recovering from a mastectomy. In the past, insurance companies

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only paid for one-day recovery from the surgery. While the insurance companies were saving money, the amount of time in recovery was “appalling,” Sawyer said. Lawmakers could look out the windows of the Capitol and see the buildings of insurance companies like Aetna, Mass Mutual and United Healthcare. “Do you think they were happy?” Sawyer said. Sawyer, a Republican representative, was told to go into the Republican caucus and try to convince her male colleagues to vote for the bill. She went into the room and told her fellow representatives: go home and ask your wives and mothers what they think of staying in the hospital one day after a mastectomy. “I think I had one rabblerouser vote no,” she said. Sawyer said women can cross party lines and get things done. When she visited Ireland in the late 1990s,

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

Operating a vehicle in the winter less such vehicles load is secured to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, or leaking in such a manner as to constitute a hazard or nuisance to other users of the highway.” Let me give you an example; cleaning the snow off your vehicles roof may not seem important to you until you’re traveling down the road and someone stops in front of you. You apply your brakes, causing the snow to slide down onto your

your roof ? Please take these things into consideration before you put your vehicle on the road after the next snow fall. Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for my safe driving tips for the spring months. Thank you for your co-operation and remember to please Buckle-up. It not only saves lives, it’s the law.

windshield blinding you until you can find your windshield wipers to try and get it off. What if the snow is too heavy and the windshield wipers can’t push it out of the way? What if the vehicle that stopped in front of you was stopping because of a child trying to cross the road? Now can you see why it is so important to clean off

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Hello, my name is Officer Canto, I am the traffic officer for the Berlin Police Department. I would like to provide the community with some safety tips while driving this winter season. Today’s safety tip is operating your vehicle without cleaning off the snow that may have accumulated due to a recent snow fall. Not only is this dangerous because of the obstructed view that it may cause, it’s also illegal. I’m sure you all have seen the car or truck going down the road with just a small clearing on the front or rear window, and the rest still covered in snow or frost. Or perhaps you’ve even done it in the past when you are in a rush to be someplace. This could be very dangerous due to the lack of visibility that you are providing yourself. All windows on the vehicle should be cleaned off entirely to provide you with the most visibility available. It is also illegal in Connecticut to operate a vehicle with an obstructed view and is punishable by a fine. The law requires windshields to be reasonably free of defects and accumulations, inside and out, of snow,

ice, condensation and dirt. The windshield is not the only thing that should be cleaned before your vehicle travels down the roadways. You should also clean off the hood, roof and trunk of your vehicle. This is another common mistake that people make that is also a violation under Connecticut law. This falls under the securing of loads statute which states, “no vehicle shall be driven or moved on any highway un-


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Operating an uncleaned vehicle is one of the many hazards we face in the winter.

All persons liable to pay taxes on the Supplemental Motor Vehicle list (motor vehicles registered after October 1, 2011, but before Aug. 1, 2012) supplemental to the October 1, 2011 Grand List in and to the Town of Berlin, Connecticut, are hereby notified that they are due and payable in full January 1, 2013. Said taxes become delinquent if not paid on or before February 1, 2013. Interest at the rate of 1.5% per month shall be charged from January 1, 2013, on all Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes not paid on or before February 1, 2013, 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 Tax Collector’s Office at once, as failure to receive a bill does not relieve one from liability for payment.


Collection Place: Tax Collector’s Office Room 22 Berlin Town Hall 240 Kensington Road Berlin, Connecticut 06037 Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 8:30am - 4:30pm Thursdays 8:30am - 7:00pm Fridays 8:30am - 1:00pm Phone number:

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Bethany Covenant Music Series has scheduled pianist Corbin Beisner in concert “Chopin and Listz, Great Romantics of the Piano� for Sunday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. Beisner is an award winning musician who has participated in international piano academies in Germany,

Barcelona, Spain, Italy and Portugal. The concert, at the church at 785 Mill St., is free of charge and open to the public. A free-will offering will be received; childcare is available. For more information, call (860) 828-3637 or visit

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Berlin Congregational The Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, has scheduled its annual pasta dinner and auction for Saturday, Feb. 16, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Auction to follow. Tickets at the door or by calling (860) 828-6586. The Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, schedules Sunday worship, for 10 a.m., with a fellowship coffee-hour immediately following. An adult-staffed crib room for children three and under is offered. The sanctuary is

easily accessible for people with physical limitations and equipped with personalassist hearing devices. In addition to monthly communication, communion is offered Sundays, at 9:45 a.m., for anyone who wishes to participate.

Kensington Congregational Kensington Congregational Church offers a drop-in adult/child playgroup every Tuesday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. This is an unstructured time for children

to meet and play. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.

Moms in prayer

Bethany Covenant Church invites all mothers to join a newly formed interdenominational Christian prayer group called “Moms In Prayer.� The group is scheduled to meet weekly on Wednesdays, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Youth activities for grades three to eight are available during this prayer time. For more information, call Colleen at (860) 828-3637 or email

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

Obituaries Jean Bartose

Jean (Zendzian) Bartose, 96, passed away on Jan. 14, 2013, at The Hospital of Central CT, New Britain. Born April 14, 1916, to Frank and Stefania in New Britain, Jean was a resident of Berlin for over 60 years. She was an inspector at Fafnir Bearing and an active member of the Fafnir Girls’ Club and the Boys and Girls Club of New Britain, as well as a parishioner of St. Paul in Kensington. She is survived by her daughter Suzanne Yandow, of Farmington; son-in-law John Allison, of Berlin; three grandchildren, Michael Allison and his wife Natalia, of New Britain,

David Allison, of Berlin, and Christine Yandow, of Farmington; sister Helen Kozakiewicz, of Newington, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Michael Bartose; her brother Stanley Zendzian; sister Maryann Chadwick; daughter Geraldine Allison and son-in-law Edward Yandow. A special thanks to all her caregivers, especially Dora and Halena. Services were held Jan. 16, 2013, at the Burritt Hill Funeral Home, New Britain. She was laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to the Berlin VNA,

Faith news is welcome here

Helen Lisnewski Helen (Bezrutczyk) Lisnewski, 93, of Berlin, widow of Joseph Lisn e w s k i , passed away Jan. 15, 2013, at Apple Rehab, of Cromwell. Born in New Britain, she lived in Berlin since 1962. Helen was a caregiver at CCARC in New Britain for 14 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of St. Paul Church in Kensington. Helen loved quilting and crocheting along with other arts and crafts. Surviving are two daughters, Ellen Hemphill, of Berlin, and Karen Lisnewski, of Portland; a sister, Florence Bezrutczyk, of Oakdale, LI, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Joseph, she was predeceased by her twin brother Henry, and brothers, Stanley and Edward Bezrutczyk and a sister, Stella Mihon. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 19, 2013, at St. Paul Church,


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Michael J. Kozak Michael J. Kozak, 91, of Kensington, died on Jan. 14, 2013, at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Priscilla (Fleming) Kozak. He had been a resident of Berlin most of his life. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy and a member of St. Paul Church.

Besides his wife, Michael is survived by his loving family, two sons Daniel and daughter-in-law Carolyn Kozak, of Wethersfield, and Brian Kozak, of Kensington; a daughter Julie and husband Jeffrey Gerace, of Rocky Hill; five very special grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services were held on Jan. 17, 2013, at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul Church. Burial was in the family plot in Maple Cemetery, Berlin. Donations may be made to Interim Health Care, 231 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Of interest to adults Helen Aveline Special to The Citizen

For the next few weeks, we invite you to “Warm Up with a Good Book,” an online winter reading program sponsored by the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. This reading program is open to adult library patrons ages 18 and up. Between now and Feb. 25, read or listen to any books of your choice. You may also download books from the library website to your Kindle, iPod, MP3 player or other electronic device. Record your titles on your online reading program record. Weekly drawings will be held for prizes for which you are automatically entered when you register online. Participants in “Warm Up with a Good Book” will be

treated to a Tea Party, hosted by Peggi Camosci, of Tea Roses Tea Room in Cromwell, on Tuesday, March 5. Tickets are required for the event and can be picked up at the reference desk by Feb. 28. BYOT (bring your own teacup). The third program in our Wellness Series will be held on Monday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Come and explore the healing art of Reiki with Michelle Hartel, a seasoned Reiki professional and owner of Balance Works. Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing, using a hands-on technique, incorporating the body, mind and spirit. It is an ancient healing modality that has been increasing in

popularity as people search for more holistic and complementary approaches to their healthcare. After a Reiki session, you will feel calm, relaxed and recharged – and who among us couldn’t use a little of that! For those of you who have asked us for more daytime programming, we are happy to present “From HulaHoops to High Fashion: G. Fox in the 1950’s” on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. Do you have special memories of trips “downtown” to shop at G. Fox and Company? This presentation will bring you back to the heyday of the landmark G. Fox department store. Tour the famous emporium floor by floor –

Open Book

Government Meetings

Thursday, Jan. 24 Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 Commission for the Aging, Senior center, 7 p.m. Board of Education, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Kensington Fire District, 947 Farmington Ave., 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 Historic District, Town Hall Room 7, 7 p.m.

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Inlands/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 Parks & Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 Berlin VNA, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 7 p.m. Board of Education, Town Hall, 7 p.m.

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from the fabulous accessories on the first floor, up to every child’s dream on the 11th floor: Toyland! Learn about G. Fox president Beatrice Fox Auerbach, who became one of the most prominent executives in American retailing and was admired in the Hartford area for her civic and philanthropic efforts. This fascinating program is presented by Elizabeth Abbe, director of Pub-

lic Outreach at the Connecticut Historical Society, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Please call (860) 828-7125 to register. You can find information about additional programming at We hope you visit us soon. Helen Aveline is library director of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. To contact Aveline, email

Pie sale To the editor: We would like to thank all the people who helped make the pie sale for the Berlin High School Class on 2013 All Night Graduation party to be as successful as it was. We, as a committee, are all working hard to make this year a year to be remembered for our kids. We thank all of the families who sold pies and also the community

for fully supporting our fundraising efforts. Maria Simmone BHS Class of 2013 All Night Graduation pie sale committee

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

Adventures of a snow day Citizen photos by Monica Szakacs and Jay Ritter

On Jan 16, children and families headed to Griswold Elementary School to sled down the hill and play in the snow. Below, Dmitriy Vozvyshayeva and his daughters Mariha, 9, and Victoria, 5, rolled a snowball down the hill until they could not push it any futther. Bottom right photo: Natalya Kochneva and daughter Victoria Vozvyshayeva built a snow creature. Top two right photos: Kari Deegan and her three children Karissa, 9, Michael, 7, and Nathan, 5, spent most of the day sledding down the hill.




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Senior trips

The “Good Life Functional Fitness Group” is a free group exercise program for active seniors. Sponsored by the Jerome Home in New Britain, it is designed to improve health and help to achieve wellness. Level I classes are scheduled for Mondays and Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Level II classes are scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., both at the Community Center. Classes will run through March 29. The program is free. Space is limited, reservations are requested. For more information, call (860) 229-4707.

Feb. 2 - UConn vs. St. Johns, at Carnesecca Arena. Feb. 16 - UConn vs. Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J. Feb. 21 - CT Flower and Garden Show. Feb. 27 - “Newsies” on Broadway. March 13 - “My Wild Irish Rose,” at the Royal Manor, New Jersey. March 15 - Boston Flower and Garden Show.

Programs Exercise for Wellness – Meets Mondays and Tuesdays, from 10 to 11 a.m. The class follows exercises to maintain strength, flexibility, energy and mobility. Photography Group –

Fridays, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This informal group of beginners to experienced photographers for camera and photography questions and discussions. All kinds of cameras are welcome.

Catholic Charities Catholic Charities Counseling services are offered free of charge on Thursdays, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Senior Center. Appointments with Shelly Polo, LCSW, program supervisor, are required. The free service is made possible through a Marjorie Moore grant. For more information and to make an appointment, call (860) 225-3561.

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Senior Lunch Menu Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Doretha Dixon at (860) 6708546, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A donation is requested. Monday, Jan. 28: Roast pork with apple glaze, oven browned potato, diced carrots, whole wheat bread, cinnamon applesauce. Tuesday, Jan. 29: Escarole while bean, lasagna, peas, Italian bread, mandarin oranges. Wednesday, Jan. 30: Pineapple juice, cranberry glazed chicken, buttered noodles, Scandinavian vegetables, multi grain bread, rainbow sherbet. Thursday, Jan. 31: Cream of carrot soup, roast beef with mushroom gravy, rice pilaf, pumpernickel bread, banana. Friday, Feb. 1: Butternut squash soup, Philly cheesesteak, onions and peppers, coleslaw, banana.

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Strikette Bowling results from Jan. 15: High triple: Barb Patterson, 502. Barb Patterson, 179; Irene Willametz, 150. Senior Bowling results from Jan. 18: Craig Clarke, 197; Ferd Brochu, 191; Walt Wallace, 189; Ed Picard, 181; John Nappi, 171; Charles Snetro, 170; Gene Lemery, 166; Irene Willametz, 164; Chuck Leonhardt, 156; Liz Rugens 156; Rockwell Roberts, 155.


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at 1 p.m. The program, presented by Elizabeth Abbe, director of public outreach at the Connecticut Historical Society, will discuss the landmark department store. To register, call (860) 828-7125. Sit and Knit - Thursday, Feb. 7 and 21, at 6 p.m. Do you know how to knit, but following a pattern is difficult for you? Are you a beginner who can barely cast on? Would you like to meet some new people and sit and knit? Join Gina Kahn for a relaxing knitting session. Homebound Services: Volunteers will deliver library materials to those unable to get to the library due to disability, illness or advanced age. For more information, call the library at (860) 828-7125. Children’s programs Winter reading club Warm up with a good book, through Feb. 25. Read one book and add a mitten to the bulletin board. Children earn stickers and collect a prize. Take your child to the library day – Saturday, Feb. 2. Family activity, from 1 to 3 p.m., for all ages. Make a bookmark. Drop-in. Hourly drawings (must be present to win) and a guessing jar. This national event began right here in Connecticut.


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Gluten Free 101 The Central Connecticut Celiac Support Group has scheduled a chat group, Gluten Free 101, for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m., at the Community Center. All persons with celiac disease and their families and friends are invited to attend. Learn about the disease and alleviate the stress of living with the disease. For more information and to register, call Carm at (860) 426-1980 or Nancy at (203) 6340530.

Midstate Medical Center Midstate Medical Center, 61 Pomeroy Ave, Meriden, has scheduled Goal Setting for a Healthy Lifestyle in 2013 for Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. Registered dietician Anne Young will discuss setting goals that are realistic and achievable. The program is free of charge. For more information and to sign up, call (203) 694-5425.

Hospice volunteer training Masonicare Partners Home Health & Hospice has scheduled hospice volunteer training for February. Volun-

teers are needed to visit hospice patients, provide respite for weary caregivers, be a listening ear, assist with bereavement or spiritual support, share gifts of music or art, visit as a registered pet therapy team or help with clerical projects. Free training is scheduled for evenings, at 111 Founders Plaza, East Hartford. The training covers the history and philosophy of hospice, the role of the volunteer, clinical aspects of dying, communication skills, family dynamics, issues of spirituality and religion, and grief and bereavement. For more information, call John Roush at (860) 528-5195 or (860) 290-6737.

The Hospital of Central CT Support groups Support groups meet at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. For more information, call the contact number for each group. Breast Cancer Support Group - First and third Wednesday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Radiation Oncology treatment center, waiting room. For people newly diagnosed or in active treatment for breast cancer.

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Free parking in front of building. (860) 224-5900, ext. 6307. Gyn Cancer Support Group - Second Monday of each month, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Dining Room B. For women with all types of gynecological cancer. Facilitated by Maureen Bracco, APRN, and ovarian cancer survivor/advocate Cheryl Holmes. Parking in Quigley Garage validated. (860) 224-5299. Living with Cancer Support Group - Third Wednesday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Lecture Room 1.Facilitated by Diane DeFronzo, LCSW and Pastor Will

Baumgartner. Snacks provided; parking in Quigley Garage validated. (860) 2245299.

Nutrition class The Hospital of Central Connecticut has scheduled free classes on nutrition during cancer treatment for the third Thursday of each month, from 4 to 5 p.m., at the New Britain General campus. Registered Dietitian May Harter, M.S., R.D., CD-N, is scheduled to speak. Free parking and refreshments are provided. For more information,


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Stroke survivors

MidState Medical Center has scheduled a Stroke Support Group, an interactive group designed to assist stroke survivors and their caregivers in learning more about stroke and recovery issues, as well as share common challenges and experiences. The group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in conference room 7, at MidState Medical Center.

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Dean’s list

Keene State College, New Hampshire - Alex Agostini, Michelle Davy, Rebecca Farr and Jared Silverman, of Berlin. Lasell College, Massachusetts - Deanna Barrett, of Berlin. Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania - Jonathan Hauptfeld, of Berlin. Southern Connecticut State University - Nathaniel Blanchette, Jessica Dimattia, Juliana Farrington, Malgorzata Nawalaniec, Matthew Preece, Michelle Ritchie and Robert Sambat, of Berlin;

Shane Day, of Kensington. The Citadel, South Carolina - Ian VanderGulik, of Berlin. Tunxis Community College - Marcin Bakula, Lindsay Baldus, Patricia Bielinski, Michael Campisi, Lauren Casasanta, Jaycen Crisafulli, Chessie Fraello, Teresa Fuschino, Jenna Gosselin, Jason Greenwood, Seth Harris, Oksana Hrynyukh, Matthew Kordek, Benjamin Leiss, Monika Liberda, David Lunt, Matthew Machowski, Gregory Maerz, Karah McNamara, Sara Mitchell, Anesa Mrvoljak, Martha Neault, Michael Pavano, MaryEllen

Pavasaris, Sarah Paventi, Hanh Peck, Kevin Retano, Kristin Salimeno, Jennifer Sharpe, Maria Soaft, Ashley Steele, Wilfredo Tirado, Matthew Tran, Caitlin Winslow and Jennifer Wojtusik, of Berlin; Tomasz Dzierlatka, Allison Giove, Elizabeth Jolley and Robert Yorski, of East Berlin; Dianna Devivo and Eva Young, of Kensington. University of Connecticut - Andres Calleotero, Kelly Cantafi, Michael Condon, Timothy Cote, Monique Duong, Beata Kaminska, Sarah Kwon, Robert Morrin, Katrina Nygren, Vinit Patel,

The Berlin Citizen Thursday, January 24, 2013 Alexander Ramsey, Sean Roche and Daniel Slomski, of Berlin; Chrystina Christodlous, Amanda Maule and Colleen Schmalberger, of East Berlin; Shayne Anderson, Christopher Freeman, Emily Frigeri, Amanda Pac, Holly Robilard, Kaitlyn Synnott and Alyssa Yorski, of Berlin. University of Notre Dame - Brian Quinn, of Berlin. Western New England University, Massachusetts Zachary Chyra, of Kensington; Kelly Byrnes, Robert Straub and Alexander Joslyn, of Berlin.

BHS conferences

SAINT STANISLAUS SCHOOL SMALL CLASSES EQUAL BIG FUTURES Sunday, January 27 at 11AM Kindergarten Screening: February 6, 2013 HIGH ACADEMICS AND GOSPEL VALUES: • Catholic Values • Honors Program • High School level Algebra and PreAlgebra • Student Council • National Junior Honor Society • K-8 Spanish & Latin • Experienced, Qualified, Dedicated Faculty

• Sports (Basketball, Soccer, Cheerleading) • K to 8 Art & Music (Chime Choir) • Beginner and Advanced Band • Free Before School Program at 7:00 AM • Smart Boards in Every Classroom • Readiness Program for 3-4 Year Olds • After School Program until 5:30 p.m.

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Berlin High School has scheduled parent-teacher conferences for Thursday, Jan. 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 7, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Appointments are scheduled in 10-minute intervals. Appointments may be made, beginning Wednesday, using Canyon Creek online scheduling. Follow the link for instructions at For more information, call (860) 828-6577.

Scholarship Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced its 2013 ADHD scholarship program for peo-

ple diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school or technical school. The Shire ADHD Scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and offers a prepaid year of ADHD coaching services intended to assist the scholarship recipient with the transition to higher education. Fifty one-time scholarships will be awarded in June. Deadline to apply is March 27. For more information, eligibility requirements and more, visit

All Night Graduation Party

Meeting The All Night Graduation Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m., in the library at Berlin High School. Learn more about the Class of 2013 program to keep students safe on graduation night. Parents, guardians, older siblings and members of the community are welcome. Reflective address signs The Berlin High School Class of 2013 All Night Graduation Committee has blue reflective address signs for purchase. For more information, costs and to place an order, call Diane Deutsch at (860) 828-5791.

Casner ceremony The Berlin Police Department Honor Guard is scheduled to lay a wreath on the grave of Officer Jeffery Casner on Thursday, Feb. 1, the 28 anniversary of his death in the line of duty. The ceremony will be held graveside, at Maple Cemetery, at 9 a.m. The ceremony is held annually by the Berlin Police Department to pay respect to their fallen brother and his family. Following the ceremony, Officer David Cruickshank, the recipient of the 2012 “Jeffery Casner Award” for excellence in DUI enforcement, will be presented with the award. Cruickshank made 21 DUI arrests. This represents 22 percent of the total DUI arrests made by the Berlin Police Department in 2012.

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The Berlin Police Department has obtained a grant from the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Division to support increased DUI detection and enforcement efforts. This enforcement program is scheduled to run through Labor Day 2013. The grant provides funding to staff additional DUI patrols, as well as roadside sobriety checkpoints. As part of this program, a DUI sobriety checkpoint is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 25, on the Berlin Turnpike.


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Berlin dancer performs in Miami

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Margot Paul, a freshman at Berlin High School, and eight other dancers from CT’s Dance Challenge, joined over 460 dancers from across the U.S. to perform in Miami in the Orange Bowl’s Half-Time Show on Jan. 1. The event was broadcast live on ESPN. Front row: Kate Winters, Abbey Sheft, Megan Dandini and Delaney Rowe. Back row: Margot Paul, Hannah Gluck, Veronica Pomeroy, Mariah Davis and Emma Hallsworth.

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the Irish parliament contained nine political parties divided between Protestant and Catholic beliefs. The division made it difficult for the parliament to accomplish anything, Sawyer said, but there was only one Protestant and Catholic party—the Woman’s Party. But serving in office comes with its own challenges for the women. Part of the challenge is women start politics on average eight years later then men, and they leave earlier to care for aging parents, according to Sawyer. Currey got her start in politics at a young age, when her politically active mother would take her to rallies and other political events. She noted that female politicians who didn’t emphasize family during that time ran the risk of being accused of “sleeping around.” “I sort of served as the buffer,” Currey said. After moving to East Hartford as an adult, Currey began supporting various

politicians and participating in volunteer organizations. When a popular, young man ran for East Hartford’s representative seat, Currey looked all over for a candidate who could beat him. She couldn’t find the right person—until someone suggested that she give it a try. Currey went home that night and discussed it with her husband who also thought it was a good idea. She won, and served in the House of Representatives for 12 years. Currey said it never occurred to her to run for office before. While she was always around politics, she thought she would always serve in a support role. In 2005, she became mayor—or CEO as she put it—of East Hartford. In 2010, Gov. Dannel Malloy said he wanted to interview her about a position. “I said ‘okay.’ You don’t tell the governor ‘no,’” she said. Malloy wanted her to run the DMV. Currey said it was because she had experience in many areas; in the legislature, running an institution and having good customer service.

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Berlin girls down Plainville for 10th straight win By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

That makes it an even 10. The Berlin High School girls basketball team weathered a slow start and walked away with a 47-29 Central Connecticut Conference South Division victory over a game Plainville squad Friday night at Gibney Gymnasium. The win was the 10th straight for the Lady Redcoats (12-1), who received a game-high 14 points apiece from Ashley Malloy and Alicia Maule. “Very pleased with the record and streak right now,” said BHS coach Sheila King, pointing out that her team has rattled off 30-plus straight victories in the CCC South. “But the coaching staff and players know we have much more work to do.” “I am pleased that the girls recognize the importance of continuous improvement,” King added. “They

expect more from themselves and we expect more from them as well.” Along with her 14 points, Malloy manufactured seven rebounds and five steals. “It wasn’t one of our best,” the senior said of her team’s performance Friday night. “We had sick players that did their best, and we all played together as hard as we could.” Plainville, which headed into the matchup riding a two-game win streak, dropped to 6-7 on the year. The Lady Blue Devils were paced by Kelsey Clemens and Katy Dressel, who netted 11 and 10 points, respectively. “We were hot and cold,” said PHS coach Jen Micowski. “We made some runs offensively, especially at the start of the second half, then we turned around and in the next five possessions we turn the ball over. It was a series of executing and then falling short of executing.”

After spotting Berlin a 5-0 lead, Plainville tore off a 9-0 run. Clemens netted seven points during the spurt, including a trey. The Lady Redcoats soon regained their footing, however. Malloy halted Berlin’s scoring drought and Courtney Trzasko (6 points) followed with a 3-pointer to pull their team to within one, 13-12, at period’s end. The home team kept coming. Maule started the second quarter off with a 3 — her second of the night — and went on to score seven points in the frame. Malloy had a big second period as well, tallying nine points. By the time the Lady Blue Devils registered their first points of the second quarter the Lady Redcoats had rattled off 19 straight points and led 28-13. Berlin’s stifling press turned the game in its favor. “That half-court trap they do bet-

ter than any team I’ve seen. They definitely cause chaos right around half court,” said Micowski. “We need to work on dealing with their half-court pressure. If we can find some answers, the next time around could be a different outcome. There are things that are correctable with the mistakes we made tonight.” Plainville showed signs of life late in the half. Dressel and Clemens combined for four straight points and the visitors headed into the break trailing 29-18. The score remained the same until the 4:15 mark of the third period when Stephanie Martino (4 points) swished a 3. Dressel and Kelley Slabinski (2 points) followed with buckets of their own to slice the Lady Blue Devils’ deficit to 29-25. But the comeback stalled there. Trzasko served up her second 3pointer of the game and Maule

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Hoop team moves closer to .500; Wrestlers second at Classic By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

In a way, the boys basketball team “contained” the Maloney Spartans. But the Redcoats certainly did not stop them. Maloney was held to 21 points in the first half and leading scorer Jay Askew was limited to four for the game. No matter. The Spartans, with three other players scoring in double figures, tore the game open with 24 third-quarter points and went on to a 64-54 victory that kept them unbeaten atop the CCC South. The Spartans improved to 7-3 overall. Tyler Williams led the way with 17 points, including four 3-pointers. Dalan Duncun added 11 points and six assists. Dana Plantt came off the bench to score 11 points, with nine coming

in the pivotal second half. Berlin got a game-high 19 points from Brenden Vessichio and 15 from Darren Gilbert. The Redcoats capped the week with a 54-39 win over Plainville. The victors received 15 points from Tyler Stritch on five second-half 3pointers. Vessichio came through with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Eric Fischer netted 12 points and Shane Pugliese 10 for Plainville (0-11). Berlin improved to 5-6. “I am happy with the way we have played the last two weeks,” said BHS coach Mike Veneziano. “We are getting better, and I hope the kids continue to improve so that they can experience the tournament. They have done a nice job of giving themselves a chance to make the tournament if they can finish strong over

their last nine games.” The wrestling team dropped a 40-24 decision to Bristol Eastern, but rebounded to finish third at the Eagle Classic in Manchester. Earning wins against Bristol Eastern were Rich Schlitching (134 pounds, 8-2 decision), Kevin Perruccio (140, 5-0), Jake Eliades (147, 11-4), Rick Mullins (154, pin), Jordan Zima (172, 8-4) and Devon Rielly (184, pin). The Redcoats went on to place a solid third at the Eagle Classic, despite competing minus five starters who were absent due to illness. Windham claimed the Classic title, followed by South Windsor. Of the 12 Berlin wrestlers who competed that day, 10 placed: Riley Greider (108, second place), Jake Harris (fifth), Zach Veleas (115,

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Berlin’s Tyler Stritch floats a shot over Plainville’s Eric Fischer Friday night at Ivan Wood Gymnasium. Stritch netted 15 points on five 3-pointers to help lead the See Notes, page 19 Redcoats to victory. BHS improved to 5-6.


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Hockey team can’t hold early lead, falls 2-1 By Michael Guerrera Special to The Citizen

Tension was palpable for the packed crowd at Veterans Memorial Ice Rink Saturday, taking in a game billed as a big one between Division III’s top two teams. With sizzling play throughout between one-loss Hall/Southington and one-

loss Newington/Berlin/ Manchester, the play on the ice lived up to the billing. The Warrior Knights (8-1) battled from behind early to beat defending D-III champs N/B/M (7-2), 2-1, likely moving to the top of the D-III state rankings and making one thing known: “I think all the teams are going to take us seriously from here on

out,” said senior Southington defender, co-captain Will Thompson, “so they better be ready.” Hall/Southington quickly put itself in an early hole with penalties. It killed off their first one, but a second penalty with 6:13 in the first led to the game’s opening goal from Tyler Aldieri. “We spent nearly half the (first) period short-handed and you can’t keep surviving that,” said Warrior Knights coach Brian Cannon. But the deficit was shortlived. With a bum rush on offense as the seconds ticked away in the first, H/S worked the puck around the net, from Owen Kantor and Joe Gambardella eventually to junior defender Brian Mahon near the blue line, who slapped it in past a shielded goalie, knotting the score with 30 seconds to play. At the first intermission, it was 1-1.

“For us it was huge,” Cannon said of the equalizer. “I don’t know whether it deflated them much. If we went into the locker room down one on a power play goal, (we) would have come out more deflated in the second period.” Things were very businesslike in the second period, with neither team grabbing momentum - though it looked as if H/S scored the go-ahead goal at one point, as the puck snuck under the goalie and was tapped in, but it was waved off, the refs believing the play was dead before seeing it find daylight. In the final frame of regulation, H/S took control, capturing momentum, attacking the zone and getting what turned out to be the game-winner in a scrum in front of the net from Jesse Patterson. “Both teams kind of lulled down in the second period,

just kind of going through the motions, setting up the third period and somebody had to do something and thank God it was us,” said an exuberant Cannon. N/B/M head coach Dave Harackiewicz tipped his hat, looking toward at the least, one, at the most, three more matchups with the Warrior Knights before season’s end. “It was a really good hockey game,” he said. “I think they outplayed us most of the second period and we had some defensive breakdowns that led to both of their goals.” After the game, it was all smiles for the team that got beat all three times last year by then Newington-Berlin and two times the season before. “To me this is the most important game we’ve played this year,” said Cannon.


made a steal and a lay-in with 4:15 to play. Lady Redcoat Paige Young had four points in the final stanza. Young had a good game all-around, and finished with eight points, seven rebounds and five assists. Berlin’s scoring slate was rounded out by Kailene Ram-

pone (3) and Abby Underwood (2). While the Lady Redcoats have already punched their ticket to the upcoming state tournament, Plainville is still clawing its way there. Heading into this week, the Lady Blue Devils were two wins short of qualifying with seven games to go. “I’m happy,” Micowski said, looking back on the road her team has travelled. “We come and work hard every single day. We’ve shown improvement from Day 1 to now, and we have to keep that trend going. This can’t be our peak and our plateau, we have to push forward and make another round of improvement.” Berlin has a similar plan heading into the homestretch. “We just have to keep working hard, improving each game, and realize what we’re doing wrong and fix that in practice,” said Malloy, who won’t consider the season a success unless the Lady Redcoats play for a state championship. “Get to Mohegan,” she said of the team’s mindset; “all the way to Mohegan.”

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Three Berlin Minutemen traveled to Oxford High School for a beginner’s tournament: Bantam - Zachary Skinner took first with two pins and a technical fall, Intermediates - Rory Mayer took second (two pins), and Jacob Wagner was third. Seven older, more experienced Minutemen traveled to the Somers Tournament: Intermediate - Connor Gildeau took third, Novice - Vinny DeFrancesco and Serge Duquette each finished third, Novice - Joshua and Daniel Veleas placed first, Middle School - Tanner Parmelee and Dylan Daniels took fourth. In a recent dual meet with Southington, the Minutemen came up short, 20-13. Winning two matches apiece for Berlin were Vinny DeFrancesco and Braden Shea. Chalking up one win apiece were Minutemen Niko, Matthew and Daniel Koops, Eddy Lenz, Luke Maguder, Michael Lukaszewski, Rory Mayer and Zachary Skinner. Also wrestling tough for the locals were Camden Santiago, Marcus Kelly-Johnson and Zachary Fong.

Third/fourth grade Parks and Recreation Huskies 21, #1’s 17: Huskies scorers - Justin Pattavina (10), Jackson Roman (3), Jonathan D’Amore (3), Kasey Ouellette (2). #1’s scorers - Ben Schultz (5); Jonathan Lizzote (4), Matthew Lantere (4), Arben Astourian (2). Panthers 16, Tar Heels 8: Panthers scorers - Duncan Mute (9), Roman Wilson (2), Brett Williams (2), Nicholas Allen (2). Tar Heels scorers Connor Gileau (3), Kyle Carlone (3), Garrett Fallon (2), Jacob Lindsay (1). Blue Devils 22, Hoosiers 14: Blue Devil scorers Nathaniel Hurd (14), Austyn Gibson (4), Ryan McGowan (2), Justin Skates (2). Hoosiers scorers - Ryan Stec (6), Michael Lukaszewski (4), Benjamin Gomez (4). Celtics 34, Fighting Irish 21: Celtics scorers - John Gaffney (8), Dan Gaffney (6), Tim Lewis (4), Kyle Hyde (4). Fighting Irish - Khalil Gooden (11), Jake Smalley (4), Chase Lappiere (4), Nick Jutras (2).


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fifth), Drew Mals (122, third), Jeremy Eliades (126, third), Schlitching (132, third), Ryan Ogden (fourth), Perruccio (138, second), Jake Eliades (145, second) and Mike Burek (287, fourth). Perruccio, seeded seventh, knocked off the Nos. 2 and 3 seeds on his way to a second-place finish. The boys swim and dive team dropped to 3-2 on the year with a 103-78 loss to Manchester. The swimmer of the meet for Berlin was freshman John Long, who happened to be celebrating his birthday. Long dropped 20 seconds in the 500 freestyle, while also achieving best times in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle. Berlin’s Nathan Giaccone placed first in diving with a 192, which is a bit short of the school record of 197.6. Also turning in solid work against Manchester were Martin Rathousky and Dan Klotz.

tion, for her efforts, Bovee was selected Roger Williams’ Athlete of the Week and was named to the New England Women’s Basketball Association Division III Honor Roll, which highlights just five players. Through 13 games, Bovee led the conference in scoring with 15.1 points-per-game. Also, she was pulling down 7.4 rebounds-per-game. The New England Women’s Basketball Association announced that Western New England University’s Chelsea Vujs was selected as its Rookie of the Week recently. The freshman guard/forward, a Berlin High School alumna, averaged 12 points and 6.7 rebounds per-game during a 2-1 stretch. In a 59-46 win over Wentworth, Vujs scored 12 points

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Social Connections - Social Connections, a social club for singles, has scheduled a singles movie night for Saturday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m., at Rave Motion Pictures, 19 Frontage Rd. See the movie of your choice, meet afterwards for refreshments. For more information, call Gail at (860) 5828229. Hockey -NewingtonBerlin ice hockey vs. Rockville-Bolton-Coventry, at Newington Ice Arena, 8:30 p.m. Wrestling - Mass/Confusion Tournament, at Southington High School, TBA.


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Pasta supper - American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, serves pasta suppers every Tuesday, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. No reservations are required. The public is welcome. A fee is charged. For more information, call (860) 828-9102 after 5 p.m. Playgroup - Kensington Congregational Church offers a drop-in adult/child playgroup every Tuesday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. This is an unstructured time for children to meet and play. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.

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face the crowd one last time, as if he knew that as a secContinued from page 1 ond term president he would never see that sight again. In We sang along with Kelly return, I stared back knowClarkson as she belted “My ing that I too, would never Country, ‘Tis of Thee.” We have the privilege of seeing saluted the flag with tears in him being sworn-in for anour eyes as Beyoncé sang one other time. of the most powerful rendiMy love for politics tions of the “National Anbrought me to the polls, but them” that I had ever heard. my love for this country Then when it was all said brought me to the Inauguraand done, as Barack Obama tion. It was a political expeleft the balcony, he turned to rience, but even more so a

human experience. Obama reiterated many times in his speech that, “the journey is not over.” We as a country still have a debt ceiling to avoid, a glass ceiling to break, a border to fix and jobs to create, but we certainly have come a long way. And the fact that almost a million people can congregate peacefully for a man that was elected freely, is a great testament to how great our United States really are.

time to fix it.” There has been work done to the pool over the years, including changing the style of the plumbing from a system that utilizes a skimmer to a stainless steel gutter trough that goes around the pool. “When they did that, they cut off the top section of the pool called the beam, which is a steel structural member that wraps around the entire circumference of the pool that creates strength to the actual shell of the pool,” Macmillen said. When it was filled with a grout mixture, Macmillen said moisture got in from the front and the back and started to rot the structural steel that is holding the wall together, eventually expanding and breaking down the concrete. A section at the deep end of the pool, about 45 feet long, has rotted four to five inches into the wall. “There is only maybe four or five inches of actual wall left, and it’s also into the steel,” he said. “So what we want to do is make a repair that is not only cosmetic but also structural.” The only way to do that is to first remove the bad surface material to see what is

on the inside. A fresh area has to be created for the new concrete, which will then have to be pinned to the existing wall in order to create a new structural support that will hold. “It’s a long labor process,” Macmillen said. “You can only do so much at a time so that it doesn’t fall down and create another weakness in the wall again.” Another problematic area where new plaster can fail is the paint that was originally applied to the floor of the pool in the dive end. “We want to make sure we get that paint off and the only way to remove the paint is to sandblast it off.” Recommended repairs to the pool include installation of sealant between the gutter and top of pool wall and repair bottom rotting steps of both pool entry steps. Since the removal of rotted material is done, Macmillen said CCA is scheduled to begin preparation for wall repair and sand blasting by spring. Repairs to the pool still are slated to be done by the start of summer in order for the pool to open on schedule, Macmillen said.


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 31st Whether they're couch potatoes or fitness fanatics, readers of all shapes and sizes will be looking to our HEALTHY LIVING section for information on everything from low-fat meals, eye care, cancer prevention and vitamin information to specific women's and men's health issues.

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Wren. The money will be transferred from the “Contingency Account” to the “Refurbish East Berlin Pool Account” in order for CCA to continue the repairs. Macmillen and his crew already started the renovations of replacing the plaster finish that is protecting the shell of the pool, but CCA found an extensive amount of rotted material in the cement after removing the first layer. “Over the years it’s been patched, but the problem was never fully repaired and addressed,” Macmillen said. “It’s like putting a Band-Aid over it and it continues to rot.” CCA removed all the molded material that they found so that when a new surface is laid down, it will go over a solid surface. “It’s just like when you scrap peeling paint off the wall before you apply a proper primer and a new top coat of paint,” Macmillen said. “We are basically doing the same thing to the pool.” Macmillen said CCA uncovered every section that showed signs of rot and “chipped away at loose pieces until we got to solid material around the entire perimeter of the pool.” David Evans, Republican council member, asked Macmillen if he is confident all rotted material has been identified. “I’m fairly confident that we found all the problem areas,” Macmillen said. “Cement is a funny material. If you hit at it long enough, stuff that’s good starts to break. We identified all the really bad areas, now it’s

Soccercise The Berlin Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Soccer Madness Soccercise program for girls and boys 3 ½ to 5 years old. The program will explore a combination of soccer and exercise. Parents are welcome to participate. Former Newington High School girls’ varsity assistant soccer coach Dino Rocco will conduct the program. Soccercise is scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 4, for six weeks. Class size minimum is eight participants with a maximum or 15. A fee is charged. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (860) 828-7009.


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 24, 2013 SUV’S

SUV’S 2003 Chevy Tahoe LT, V8, 5.3 Liter, Power Windows, Leather Seats, CD Multi Disk Bose System, New Tires, Brakes, & Transmission. Non Smoking Vehicle. $9,000 Call 203-9278376 or (203) 949-0102

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MATTRESS SET Brand name Queen pillow top mattress and foundation. NEW, in plastic. Must sell! $150. Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667

CITY RECYCLING will PAY CASH for scrap steel, copper, aluminum, cars & trucks! Call 860-522-9273 30 Fishfry St, Hartford, CT


24 People Needed TO LOSE 5-100 POUNDS! DR. RECOMMENDED! GUARANTEED! (203) 715-2779 ELECTRIC Hot Water Heater 50 Gallon A.O. Smith. Like new. Four months old. Changed complete system to gas. $175. Will deliver. (203) 265-1070 MANY Prints Signed & Numbered, Air Show Posters, Antique Wood Bowls, Old Airplane Parts, Federal Duck Stamps, To Much Misc. Items to List. Call Rich 203-213-0003 PAVERS - BRICK TONE 20 sqft, square/rectangle $20. 203 265-0031

203-238-3499 2ND Generation buys anything Napier. Costume jewelry, old pocket watches and clocks, collectibles, toys, 1 item to entire estate. 203-639-1002 AARON’S BUYING Old Machinist Tools, Lathes, Bench Tools, Hand Tools, Much More. (203) 525-0608

ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

ALWAYS Buying Handtools, Old, used, and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers. Please call Cory 860-322-4367

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



DON’T SCRAP YOUR CAR Call Jeff. Will Pay Up To $1000 CASH for your CLUNKER! Damage, Rusted, Broken. (203) 213-1142

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$$$ CA$H $$$

203-237-3025 Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps.

WALLINGFORD House for Rent. 3 BR, 54 Lee Ave. New Capet/Paint, 1st flr laundry, Off St. Park, No smoking/pets. $1250/mo. Call 203-444-5722

MERIDEN 3 BR. 1st Fl. Clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold St. Lg BRs, Sunny Kitchen. WD hookup. $925. Avail March 1. Sec 8 appr. Call Will 860-834-2876

WALLINGFORD. 3 BR, 1 bath Cape, remodeled, 1 month’s rent & 1 month security. $1400. References. Tony 203-640-0343

MERIDEN Clean, spacious 3 Bdrm, 3rd flr apt, newly renovated, Foster St. Off street parking. Avail immed. $900. Pets considered. Call Walt 203-464-1863.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE - 4 Rooms Appliances, 1 Level, Deck. No Pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1225/Month. Includes Heat & Garage. Call 203-393-1117

Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable Housing for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older. Amenities Include: Computer Learning Center, TV/ Games Lounge, Laundry Facilities, Off Street Parking, Free Bus Service to local shopping ctrs. On site: Resident Serv. Coord. Small Pets Accepted Please call 860-621-3954 for information. TTY: 711

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat HW, Elec. 1 BR, 2nd Fl, $200/wk+sec. 2nd flr studio $780/mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm; MERIDEN - 1BR. Newly renovated. Private deck. Fenced-in yard. $575 per month + security. 203 464-3083

MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $895 per month plus security. L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808. MERIDEN Crown Village. Large 2BR Recently Remodeled w/ HW Floors. $900/mo. includes heat & hot water. Call 203-856-6472 MERIDEN Efficiency Apartment Available Now (203) 238-1045 MERIDEN FOUR 3 BR Apts $950-$1150 1st & 2nd Floor Recently Remodeled. WD hookups. Off st parking. (203) 417-1675 MERIDEN Large 2 BR, 1.5 Baths, 1st FL. WD hookup. Off st parking. Randolph Ave. $695 /mo. 2 mos security + application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Room Available. Deposit=$230 Utilities included! $115/Week. Available Now. Off Street Lighted Parking. 203-715-7866 MERIDEN Spacious 4 BR 2nd Floor, Flooring & Carpeting, Off St. Park, Sec 8 approved. 73 Twiss St. $1,000/mo. If Interested Call (203) 927-8215 MERIDEN Spacious 4BR, 2nd Flr Large Yard. Off St Parking. W/D hookup. 481 East Main St. $1175/mo. plus sec. Call 203294-1229

1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS 657 East Main Street Call 203-376-8114 or 203-630-9481

MERIDEN-1BR, 3rd Floor Remodeled. Separate utilities. References & good credit. $550 per Month. Call Jeff Owner /Agent 860-302-2987

MERIDEN 1, 2 & 3 BRs Starting at $580/mo. West Side - CLEAN Sec. & Refs a must. Off st parking. No dogs. Sec 8 approved. 1st Month FREE! 203-537-6137

MERIDEN-4BR 2nd & 3rd Floor. Liberty St. Recently Renovated Stove & Refrig, W/D hkup, OffSt Parking, Yard, Storage. Sec 8 approved. $1275 203 506-6398


APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN. 1 BR, Heat Included, $775. 9 Guiel Place. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175 MERIDEN. 3 BR, 1st Floor in 2 Family house. $950/mo. Newly Remodeled. No pets. Avail now! 203-500-9080 or 203-500-9090 MERIDEN. East side. Furn Clean 2nd flr 1 BR, heat, hw, electric. Hdwd flrs. $845/ mo plus sec. 12pm-8pm, 203-630-3823 SOUTHINGTON Two family Near 691. Renovated. 2nd floor. 2 BR, parking. Heat & HW included. $995 per month. 860 628-0175 or 860 919-6212

WALLINGFORD 1 + BR/5 Room Loc. + Clean. W to W. Fully appl. No Pets. Util not incl. Lease & Sec req. $800-$850 mo. 203-848-7955 WALLINGFORD 1BR 70 Center Street $695/mo. Call Mike 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Apt In 2 Family Home. Nice Area. Modern. Stove & Refrig. Nice yard. Off St parking. $1000. No Pets. 203-654-6190 WALLINGFORD 2BR Very Neat & Very Clean. Appliances, Laundry Hookups, Off St Parking. No Pets. No smoking. 1 Yr Lease. $875. 203-631-5219

WALLINGFORD 3 bdrm, 1.5 bths Garage, WD Hookup $1180. Rick 203-395-0302 WALLINGFORD 5 Large Rooms, 2nd Floor, Avaliable Now $995/mo. Call 203-213-6175 WALLINGFORD YMCA Area - 1 BEDROOM, 3rd FL Off street parking. $775 Including Heat & Hot Water. No pets. (203) 269-2575 Owner/Agent WALLINGFORD- 2 Room Apt. $675. No pets. 2 mo sec + refs. Call 203-265-0698

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 BR Available Ask About One Month Free! Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 2 & 3 BR Apartments Available Call for More Info 203 238-7777 860 214-8023 (Cell) MERIDEN 2 BR Apts Hubbard Park. Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main St. $945-$975/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203 935-6224 or Niki 203 992-5605


PETS & LIVESTOCK BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Chihuahua, Boxers, Shih-Tzu, Bostons, Pugs, Rotties, Hotdogs, German Shepherds, Labs, mixed breeds, rescues available. Kittens avail. $250+. 860-930-4001.



KENSINGTON 131 Main Street 5 Room, 2 BR Ranch. Lg Kitchen w/Dining Area. Lg LR w/FP. 2 Car Garage. Very Prvt, No pets. $1300. 860-306-0147

MERIDEN 2 BR Available Heat, Hot Water & Appliances incl. Off-Street parking. Available for immediate move in. Starting at $800 per month. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 Flr. Liberty St. Recently renovated. Stove & refrig. WD hookup. Off st parking. Yard. Bsmnt storage. Sec 8 approved. $875. 203- 506-6398 MERIDEN 92 Columbia St. 5 Rooms, Washer, Dryer, Stove & Refrigerator, $1000/mo + security. No pets. Off st parking. Pvt bsmnt, fenced-in yard. Duplex. Sec 8 approved. Available in February. Leave message after 6pm 860-347-2992 203 887-8805

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CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MO/24000 MI WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2001 $4,288 8 Cylinder, 4 Spd Auto 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm


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Thursday, January 24, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT


WALLINGFORD- No. Main St, large 1 bedroom apt, cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, w/d hookup, off st parking. No pets. $975/mo. Call 203 641-3182


WALLINGFORD-Duplex 2BR, LR. Tiled Bath. Kitchen w/stove & fridge. Laundry hookups. $950 + utils. 2 mos sec dep. Agents RE (203) 949-0500 WALLINGFORD. 2 BR, 5 rms, 1st flr, appliances included, no utils, no pets. $900/mo. Off st parking, avail Feb 1. Off No. Main St. (203) 269-9434 WALLINGFORD. 2 BR, 5 rms, 1st flr, appliances included, no utils, no pets. $900/mo. Off st parking, avail Feb 1. Off No. Main St. (203) 269-9434 WINTER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or WALLINGFORD Share home. No smoking. 860-478-5508

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT MERIDEN 20’x 40’ Space available with 14 x14 overhead door. (203) 237-5572


MERIDEN-Well maintained ranch on a quiet st. This home features 6 rooms, 3BRs, kitchen, LR & DR. 1.5 Bas, 2 fireplaces plus 1 car gar set on a nice lot. $155,900. Call Sue Farone for details 203-265-5618


Wallingford, CT Headquarters 20+ HOURS PER WEEK

Apply during our Open House WALLINGFORD. $189,900 Classic in town colonial well maintained 7 rm home. 3BRs, formal DR, walk up attic, family rm or den. Beautiful HW flrs, new roof, set on a nice large lot. Pride of ownership shows. CallSue Farone 203-265-5618

HOME CARE NURSE & PER DIEM NURSES Berlin VNA is seeking a full time R.N. Home Care Case Manager for its Licensed Home Care Program. YALESVILLE In Loring Court, an over 55 Adult Park. 28’ x 40’ home. 2 BR, 1.50 Bath. Screened Porch. Central AC. Many upgrades. Asking $89,900 Call Bill Loring, Park Owner at 203-269-8808


Business Development Sales Representative The Record-Journal is looking for an energetic, creative, forward thinking individual to work full time to help develop print & digital advertising at this family owned media company. You will provide: *Demonstrated sales experience with a history of attaining goals *Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while being mindful of making revenue goals for each *Ability to converse with advertisers about both digital and print-based advertising campaigns We will provide: *Team Atmosphere with members working towards common goals *Opportunity for growth *Competitive compensation package & benefits. If the opportunity to be a leader in our successful, community-minded organization excites you, forward your resume to: Attn: Kim Boath New Media Sales Position 11 Crown Street Meriden CT 06450 or email: kboath@

WALLINGFORD. Located in Yalesville Square unit #1, is just like new! Open fl. Plan, vaulted ceilings, MBR w/ full ba, beautiful kit. w/ dining rm area, 2 car paved drive & a 24x8 covered porch. $77,700. Call Nicky Waltzer 203-2655618

January 21st - January 25th, 2013 at 95 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 9:00am – 5:00pm Or visit our Careers page at EOE M/F/D/V

RN with home care experience is required. As an employee of the Town of Berlin, a full benefit package including 401 K, Health and Dental Insurance.

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DELIVERY CARRIERS WANTED Come join our fast growing team of contracted adult carriers who earn up to $13,000.00 annually delivering newspapers for up to 2 hours in the early morning. It is a great way to subsidize your annual income without interfering with your regular job or quality time at home. If you are interested in being contracted on a route or being a substitute in Wallingford, Meriden, Southington or Cheshire Please call Record-Journal Circulation

(203) 634-3933

* Also needed Per Diem Registered Nurses for* Weekdays and/or Weekends Please send resume to: Dept. of Nursing 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT Tel: 860-828-7030 Fax: 860-828-7420

HELP WANTED AUTO BODY/PAINTERS HELPER. Zoel’s Auto Body is looking for energtic painters assistant with experience. Call for appt. (203) 237-6464 AUTO CAD OPERATOR (mechanical drafter) F/T Small Manufacturing Company. Must be proficient with Auto Cad 2011 with 2 yr degree and/ or 2-3 yrs work exp. Proficient with 3d solid modeling. Please email MANAGEMENT, Access Rehab Centers, the largest therapy company in western CT & the third largest in the state, is seeking a licensed PT to fill a management position for an outpatient clinic in the Greater Meriden area which provides PT, OT, and speech services. The successful candidate fulfilling this management contract would be an employee of Access & carry a modified caseload. Solid management experience with proven success in program development and marketing preferred. Responsibilities include meeting the clinic's benchmarks & budget. Superior benefit package including competitive salary, 5 weeks total of paid vacation/personal time, educ. reimbursement, 401k with company match, rich insurance coverage options, and more. Access promotes a friendly, supportive team environment. EOE. Please forward your resume to Karen/HR at or (F) 203-5980747.

It's all here!

HELP WANTED COAST 2 Coast Communications is looking for Direct Sales Agents to market & sell Comcast XFinity. Full Time Position. No Experience necessary. We will train. To schedule an interview please email Paul Miller at CONNECTICUT GI is growing and looking for Full Time Receptionist and Per Diem Scheduler Must have medical office experience. Fax resume and cover letter to 203-886-0072 DENTAL RECEPTIONIST For oral surgery practice in Southington. FT position for energetic and reliable person interested in office work and dental assisting. Good telephone and computer skills necessary. Call for interview (860) 276-0225

POLICE OFFICER The Wallingford Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for Police Officer. $1,090.49 weekly (wages currently under negotiation) plus an excellent fringe benefit package. The initial exam phases consist of physical performance, written and oral exams. Other requirements for Police Officer can be obtained with the application materials at the following locations: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Wallingford Police Department 135 North Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492

A Marketplace Looking for ad is an easy a friend? way The Berlinto sell your Find litters merchandise, of critters in and it’s easy on Marketplace. your wallet, too.

South Central Criminal Justice Administration, 675 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511.

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C o m p l e t e d a p p l i c a t io n s a l o n g with a $40.00 application fee m u st be re t u rn e d t o t h e South Central Criminal Justice A d m i n i s tr at i o n b y T ue s d a y, February 12 at 4:30 P.M.

Marketplace Ads • (877) 238-1953

The Town of Wallingford is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please call for corrections at 203-317-2308 - after 5 pm call 203-317-2282 Ad#:BC LOGO Pub:S&R Date:09/02/05 Day:FRI Size:5X1.75 Cust:RJ/DONNA Last Edited By:BTRACY on 9/1/04 4:04 PM. Salesperson: Tag Line:LARGE OUTLINE Color Info: BC LOGO - Composite

MEDICAL CAREERS DENTAL Administrative Assistant Progresssive, centrally located general dental office looking for a front office administrative team member with the following qualifications: At least 3 yrs dental exp and an Eaglesoft background req. Multi-tasker, outgoing, enthusiastic, positive team player with a great attitude and strong work ethic. Insurance knowledge, dental terminology, professional telephone/ written/computer skills and financial arrangement ability required. Fax resumes to 860-628-8451 Visiting Nurse Services, Inc. of Southern Connecticut Established Home Care Agency is looking for experienced home care professionals to work in the Meriden area. RN Case Managers ● Excellent Salary and Benefits ● Manageable Case Load ● Bilingual Nurses a plus Please call Tracy at 203-281-5500 Fax Your Resume to 203-287-1203 email to

RN Supervisor 32 Hours 11pm - 7 am Miller Memorial Community, Inc., offers very competitive wages and benefits (including pension plan and non-contributory health and dental for the employee, life and disability insurances). Drug testing and criminal background check required. Applicants must be Connecticut licensed. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients and are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to: Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203-630-3714 or email: EOE



Job Opportunities Westaff is currently hiring for the following positions: Press Operators Assemblers Warehouse Admin Assistants Customer Service Reps All Shifts Apply at: 39 West Main St., Meriden

Requires E2 license with 5+ years' experience. Must have strong troubleshooting skills to diagnose and correct electrical and mechanical problems of high/low voltage manufacturing equipment.

MAINTENANCE MECHANIC 5+ years' of troubleshooting and repairing heavy manufacturing equipment is a must. Friendly, professional work atmosphere. Competitive compensation and benefits. Visit us at: Send resume to


HOUSECLEANING Mon-Fri 85pm. No nights & weekends. Car required. Wkly paychecks, Fax Resume to 203-272-2278 or Email to

PART TIME/FULL TIME Customer Service/Driver Servicing customers on route. Strong work ethic & great people skills. Excellent pay, W eek D a ys 7 am -4p m , Vechile Provided. Women & others encouraged to apply. Fax Resume to 877-777-4139

PLUMBER Licensed Residential Plumber for new homes and remodeling projects. Experience in this type work a must. Call Sheehy Plumbing Mon - Fri 8-4 (203) 284-9100


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, January 24, 2013

SALE DATES: Thurs. Jan. 24 -Jan. 30, 2013



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Berlin Citizen Jan. 24, 2013  
Berlin Citizen Jan. 24, 2013  

Berlin Citizen Jan. 24, 2013