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Volume 16, Number 43

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Berlin school district considers full-day kindergarten By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

Over 60 members of the public, mostly parents with young children, attended a Board of Education meeting Oct. 22, to hear about a half a million dollar full-day kindergarten program proposal. Berlin elementary school administrators and kindergarten teachers presented the reasons behind the possible ex-

pansion of hours. In an unusual presentation at the start of the meeting, Jamie Ligas, Mary E. Griswold Elementary School kindergarten teacher, and three of her students demonstrated their understanding of number sense through a short lesson activity. The three students sat in front of the board members

See Kindergarten, page 20

Berlin joins task force to target gun violence By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen When it comes to violent crimes involving a gun, the town has close to none on record. But in August 2012, Berlin police officers launched an investigation in search of two men who robbed a Burger King, on New Britain Road, at gunpoint. The fast food chain is located just inside the town line from New Britain. No one was shot or hurt during the robbery, but a gun was displayed. The suspects, who may have fled to New Britain, are still at large.

In an effort to combat violent crimes in the central regional area, Berlin police will join New Britain, Plainville, Bristol, Newington, Southington, Central Connecticut State University and Hartford officers, state corrections and probation officials and an inspector from the chief state’s attorney’s Office as part of the Greater New Britain Shooting Task Force. The organization, led by the state attorney’s office in New Britain, will build on the success of similar units in Hartford and New See Task, page 16

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Three kindergarten students from Jamie Ligas’ Griswold Elementary School class demonstrate their knowledge of number representation during a BOE meeting.

Town land records to be accessible to public By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen Berlin land records will be made available for access on any computer, by any person, via a portal link on the town’s website. During a meeting Oct. 16, council members voted for the town to enter an agreement with Cott Systems software. The Town Clerk’s Office already uses Cott Systems for indexing and scanning land records but before this new agreement,

records could only be retrieved on a public computer in Town Hall by title searchers, real estate agents, attorneys and any member of the general public. According to Town Clerk Kathryn Wall, since there is only one computer for public viewing of the index and document images, this causes a holdup in the office when multiple people want to obtain land records at the same time. When this happens, as it has in

See Records, page 11


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Families are welcome to stop by Town Hall Oct. 31, with their “little goblins,” to pick up Halloween treats available at various offices. Town Hall will be open until 4:30 p.m., and several staff will dress for the occasion. It’s a good way for youngsters to start off their trick or treating.


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Annual holiday assistance program helps families in need By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

Social Services and the Clergy Association also sponsor a Christmas shopping drive. Donors will get a name, an ID number and a gift list that a family in need supplies to the committee. The volunteer donor will do the holiday shopping for the household. “We will match up the gifts to the corresponding

family by the ID number a week before Christmas,” Truitt said, adding that it is the donor’s decision of how many items he or she will buy on the gift list. Anyone interested in donating or filling out an application for assistance can contact Truitt at Community and Social Services, (860) 828-7007.



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“It’s a generous community and even though the numbers of families we can help have been increasing for quite some time now, sometimes while we are in the middle of it all we are not sure if it will happen,” Truitt said, adding that the community meets the needs of donations every year. The Berlin Lions Club also pitches in with holiday assistance by delivering hot meals, which includes turkey, to elderly and disabled individuals who are not able to cook a Thanksgiving meal.

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Berlin Social Services and the Berlin Clergy Association will host its annual holiday assistance program for families in need, in which households are provided groceries for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Douglas Truitt, assistant director of Community Services, said last year the holiday assistance committee helped 250 families. The program is designed to help Berlin families who need extra help buying all the items to cook a holiday meal. Families eligible for programs must have already qualified for an established government needs base program such as SNAP, reduced school lunches or the state energy aid program. Each household looking for holiday assistance must fill out an application. Truitt said as long as there are enough donations and resources from the community, the committee will continue to add families to the list. “We need donations,” he said. “Usually we will get cash donations, which are then turned into gift cards for local grocery stores where families can buy eggs, milk, turkeys, stuffing, potatoes, vegetables or anything they will need for a holiday dinner.” It is ideal if an organization, group or family volun-

teer to adopt a certain number of households in need and put holiday baskets together themselves consisting of non-perishable items or grocery store gift cards. The committee will receive the donated gifts and hand them out to families. Robert Fisher, Youth Services Advisory Board service consumer, will be taking in supplies and setting up baskets for families. The distribution of gift baskets will be held on the Saturdays before Thanksgiving and Christmas, at the municipal garage complex.


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Name: Christopher Murphy Political party: Democrat Age: 39 Education: B.A., Williams College; Juris doctorate, University of Connecticut Previous occupation: Attorney, legislative aide Previous political experience: State Rep. 1999-2003; state Senate 2003-07; U.S. Congress 2007-present Platform: Reform tax code to encourage growth and eliminate loopholes that put small businesses at a disadvantage; promote and strengthen American manufacturing; support healthSee Murphy, page 6 1263790

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen

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Name: Joe Aresimowicz Po l i t i c a l party: Democrat Age: 41 Education: High school diploma Previous occupation: Union official Military: United States Army Reserve, 1990-97 Previous political experience: Berlin Town Council, state Rep. 30th District 2005present Website: www.housedems.

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U.S. Congress 1st District Candidates Name: John Decker Po l i t i c a l party: Republican Age: 45 Education: Oklahoma University Previous occupation: Financial advisor Previous involvement: Board of Directors of Business for downtown Hartford, Quest program through Leadership of Greater Hartford Platform: Wants to control federal spending and national deficit, reduce dependency on foreign oil, reform healthcare by supporting Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s healthcare plan and improve education. Website:

Name: John Larson Political party: Democrat Age: 64 Education: B.S. Central Connecticut State University Previous occupation: Public official, businessman Previous political experience: East Hartford Town Council, 1979-83; state Senate, 1983-95; U.S. Congress 1st District, 1999-present Platform: Supports American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, invest in education to compete in global economy, end reliance on foreign sources of fossil fuels, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy prices, sup-

Name: Matthew Corey Political party: Petitioning candidate Age: 48 Education: High school diploma Military: U.S. Navy 198287 Occupation: Business owner Platform: Encourage companies to grow and invest in America; supports purchasing health insurance across state lines and keep same benefits when switching policies with no discrimination on purchasing healthcare with pre-existing conditions; defend United States borders, not other countries’

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Local in theatre production Devin Orde, of Berlin, is scheduled to appear in the Newington Children’s Theatre Company’s production of Urinetown. The musical is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, by calling (860) 666-NCTC or online at

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the best interest of the town. Volz said his reasoning for an informal bidding was due to time. If the repairs are not done as soon as possible, the pool could remain closed for the summer season. Volz said CCA recommended the repairs start now in the fall, because there would not be


ten quotes for the specific scope of work that is required. Contractors were given a tour of the grounds individually by Volz and gave their proposal after evaluating the needed work. Instead of a formal process in going out for sealed bids, the four pool repair service providers were invited to an informal bidding by Volz. As for the charter, Town Manager Denise McNair, with council approval, has the option to waive the requirement for sealed bids if she deems it in


The town will hire Connecticut Custom Aquatics, of North Haven, to repair a public pool in East Berlin. The company submitted the lowest bid of $48,979 for all the necessary work. During a Town Council meeting Oct. 15, Superintendent of Grounds Art Volz said the DeMore, Dinda, Bittner Pool has been in “desperate” need of maintenance, which includes repairs to the gutters, pressure washing and acid etching of the entire surface, hollow spot removal and application of scratch coating to ensure proper adhesion of new plaster to the pool exterior. There is a leak around the gutters, so CCA will drill about six inches below the drain to seal off the leak. Another problematic area is the hollow spots under the plaster. “The old race lanes —

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Citizens William Edward Martin Katherine Ryan Martin and Brendon Martin, of Wallingford, are proud to announce the birth of their son, William Edward Martin. Liam was born at the Hospital of Central Connecticut on Aug. 2, 2012, at 5:54 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Kathleen and Edward Ryan, of Berlin. Paternal grandparents are Lori and Bill Martin, of Schenectady, N.Y. Paternal great-grandmother is Margaret Martin, of Albany, N.Y. Liam is a blessing to all.

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Jason and Erin (Maurer) Georgini, of Kensingtonm have announced the birth of their daughter Emma Elizabeth on Aug. 5, 2012, at MidState Medical Center. Emma’s grandparents are Robert and Maureen Maurer, of Meriden, and Robert and Jane Georgini, of Kensington. Her maternal great-grandparents are Robert and Jeanne Maurer, of North Haven, and her paternal great-grandfather is Harry Georgini, of Kensington.

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Bill and Annette Banulski, of Berlin, proudly announce the engagement of their son, Justin, to Diana Piquette, daughter of Tom and Helen Piquette, of Avon. Justin and Diana both are graduates of the University of Connecticut with degrees in accounting. They are both CPA’s employed by Deloitte in Hartford.


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The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled its annual craft fair for Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is for handmade crafts only. For more information, call (860) 2614321.

The Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, scheduled Sunday worship for 10 a.m., with a fellowship coffee-hour immediately following. An adultstaffed crib room for children three and under is offered. The sanctuary is easily accessible for people with physical limitations and

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equipped with personal-assist hearing devices. In addition to monthly communication, communion is offered Sundays, at 9:45 a.m., for anyone who wishes to participate. The Berlin Congregational Church scheduled Free Tot Time for every Thursday, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., beginning Sept. 6, for parents with babies up to 5-years-old. Craft time, play session, snack time and holiday parties. No pre-registration is needed. For more information, call (860) 828-6586.

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.

Taize The Kensington United Methodist Church, 103 Hotchkiss St., has scheduled a Taize service every third Tuesday of the month. Along with music, which begins the service at 6:30 p.m., Pastor Juhye Hahn will add an

anointing with oil during the service for those who need healing grace. In conjunction with the anointing, each person who attends will be given a card to write down those people that they would like us to pray for. The cards will be put in a basket at the altar and on the following Sunday the whole church will pray for those people listed on the cards. Taize service is held every Tuesday evening, from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m., except the third Tuesday, which begins earlier for the special music. If you would like to contribute your musical talent to this service, contact the church at (860) 828-4222 and leave a message for Corinne Terlecky.

St. Paul St. Paul has scheduled its Italian Night dinner for Saturday, Nov. 3. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Dinner is served at 5:45 p.m. BYOB. For more information and tickets, contact Jackie Stites at (860) 8286948 or jsssas@comcast. net.

Holiday fair The Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection, Stanley Street, New Britain, has scheduled a holiday fair for

Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor applications are being accepted. A fee is charged. For more information, contact Henrietta Kallajian at (860) 563-0065.

Saint Gabriel’s Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church has scheduled Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. The worship service is dignified but informal. Saint Gabriel’s includes children of all ages in worship and welcome their joyful noise. The services feature music from the 1982 Hymnal and on occasion they enjoy an anthem or instrumental offering from one of our congregation’s musicians, in addition to the prepared prelude and postlude offered by the organist.

Prayer shawls The Kensington United Methodist Church prayer shawl ministry meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. While most shawls are prepared independently, the group meets once a month for fellowship and prayer. Knitters and crocheters of all faiths are welcome. Call the church, (860) 8284222, for the meeting location.

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On top of the world Francis Pulito

Cub Scout Pack 5, of Willard Elementary School, hiked to the top of Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, N.H., on Columbus Day.

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Obituary fee The Berlin Citizen charges a $50 processing fee for obituaries. For more information, call The Citizen at (860) 828-6942.

Alan F. Joyce Alan F. Joyce, 65, of York B e a c h , M a i n e , passed away after a courageous battle with brain cancer on Oct. 6, 2012. Born in New Britain, Alan was the son of the late Francis and Marie (O’Brien) Joyce. He was also predeceased by his brother Donald Joyce. He graduated from Central Connecticut State College. During his working career he worked at Umbro, USA in South Caroline and later at Waban Project in


Maine. Alan was a member of Saint Christopher’s Church and the Maine Elks Lodge. He enjoyed music and was as avid Boston sports fan and enjoyed spending time with friends at the Union Bluff. Alan is survived by his wife of 30 years, Margaret, and by his children Raymond Joyce and his wife Stephanie, of Kansas, and Wayne Joyce and his wife Tracy, of Tennessee; his grandchildren Alexis, Jordan, Mason and Stella. He is also survived by his brother Michael Joyce and his wife Michele, of Bristol; his sister Erin Foy and her husband Thomas, of Berlin; his sisters-in-law and brothers-inlaw William and Clare Kolman, of Maine, Thomas and Kathy Fraser, of New Hampshire, George and Donna McLaughlin, of New York, and Joseph and Donna McLaughlin, of Massachusetts, and many nieces and nephews. At Alan’s request, there will be no public service and burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Camp Sunshine of Casco, Maine. To light a candle or send a condolence for Alan please visit www.FarrellFuneralHome.c om. For a printable version of obituaries, visit The obituaries section features, an online provider of obituaries, guestbook and funeral home information.

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the past, clerks allow the public to use a private work computer that can also index and scan documents from the database. This interrupts the clerks work and also is a security issue, since the computer allows changes to the land records. “This is a very exciting addition to the Town Clerk’s Office,” Wall said. “This proposal will allow people to access land records from the comfort of their own homes or offices.” Members of the public will have to pay a subscription fee to Cott Systems and a copy fee of $1 per page request that will be deposited to the town clerk’s account. A dollar is the normal fee already in place to print documents at Town Hall. Corporate counsel has reviewed the agreement and the portal link is ready to go live. Thirty five towns in Connecticut already use the software and Wall said “this is the future coming to Berlin.” According to Wall, the public portal access will generate more revenue because of the accessibility and people will no longer have to debate tak-

ing a trip to Town Hall to retrieve records. She also has talked to clerks from municipalities who use the portal and received good reviews. “The portal is user friendly,” she said. “I went online to see how easy it is to get in and access documents, and it was fairly simple.” David Evans, council member, had concerns regarding the security of the town’s private information, but Wall reassured the in-house server is “seamless” and cannot be altered by the public.

Francis “Frank” Pulito, 92, of Berlin, widower of J e a n ( L aw r e n c e ) P u l i t o , passed away Oct. 20, 2012, at his home. A lifelong Berlin resident, he graduated from Berlin High School, class of 1938. Frank served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the African and European Theatres and was a Silver Star recipient. He operated the Berlin Tile Company with his two brothers, Robert and James, for 25 years, retiring in the early 1970’s. A renowned regional artist, after his retirement, he traveled the east coast, displaying and selling his artwork. Frank was a member of St. Paul Church in Kensington; the Berlin VFW Post; was an active member of the Berlin High Boosters; and was a founding member of the Kensington Community Art League. Surviving are four sons, Randy Pulito and his wife Diane, of Naples, Fla., Roger Pulito and his wife Mary Ann, of Berlin, Derik Pulito and his wife Marisa, of Kensington, and Craig Pulito, of Berlin; a daughter, Betsy Dibble and her husband Gus, of Alcoway, N.J.; eight grandchildren, John, Jason, and Darren Pulito, Nicholas and Stephanie Dibble, Lindsey Moore, Kristen Pelkey and Alison Lubert; six greatgrandchildren, Samuel, Henry, Emma, Jack, Chase and Brooks. Also surviving are two brothers, Daniel Pulito and his wife Ann, of Rocky

Hill, and Robert Pulito and his wife Edith, of Kensington; two sisters-in-law, Ginger Pulito, of Glastonbury, and Dorothy Pulito, of Southington; several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife Jean, Frank was predeceased by three brothers, Alfred, Anthony and James Pulito. Services were held Oct. 24, 2012, at Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain, with a mass of Christian burial at St. Paul Church. Burial with military honors followed in Wilcox Cemetery, East Berlin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas Hospice Care, 628 Hebron Avenue, Suite 300, Glastonbury, CT 06033. Frank’s family wishes to thank his special caregivers, Jadzia, Marta, Ewelina, Marta, and Patty, also, Vitas Hospice Care and nurse Jean Signor. Please share a memory or note sympathy with Frank’s family at

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Grab the horns

To the editor: Note to the Berlin Fair “Ring of Fire” contestants: If you mess with the bull, you get the horns! As I stated here last year, the bulls shoud not have been at the fair in the first place. “Nuff ” said. David Lounder Kensington

Dunking success

To the editor: The Berlin High School Band Parents Association wishes to thank the many people who took part in the tradition of sitting on our dunk seat in this year’s Berlin Fair. We wish to thank the teachers from Berlin High School, McGee

Middle School, Willard Elementary School, members of the Board of Education, Town Council, Board of Assessment of Appeals, St. Paul Youth Minister, parents and students of our very own Redcoat Band. Thanks to all of your efforts the dunk booth had another successful year. Donna Bergren and Helen deRito Co-Presidents BHS Band Parents Association

Golfing day To the editor: The Friends of Berlin Golf committee members would like to thank everyone – the tee sponsors, the raffle prize donors and the golfers – who made our third annual tournament a success. The boys and girls of the Berlin High School golf teams greatly appreciate your support and generosity. Thank you again for a great day of golf. Friends of Berlin Golf Committee

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Keep welfare

To the editor: Now that the annual Berlin Lions Fair is history, it is time to publicly thank some of those that make it happen - Upbeat volunteers. Our Lions Memorial Food Booth was fortunate to have countless volunteers from the program during the weekend and even on Monday. The positive impact of the Upbeat Program is not always easily measured, but from my experiences and observations, it truly demonstrates a strong sense of community pride, as well as spirit. I know that I can speak for many other club members and fellow fair directors in thanking these wonderful volunteers for their dedication and commitment to the Berlin Lions and our community. We appreciate their assistance and look forward to another great fair next year. Roger Perno Berlin Lions Club

To the editor: This is in response to the “End Welfare” letter from David Milewski in last week’s Citizen. Yes, there are families that abuse the system and there should be a better system of checks and balance for weeding them out, but we cannot make a blanket statement to end welfare and unemployment, when there are in fact legitimate people using the system to get back in the game. Being downsized after 10 plus years with the same company, my husband’s recent job loss meant our one income was down to zero and our health care was gone. We were once a family of five with a household provider who never had downtime between jobs unless he chose it, now we were relying on unemployment and Husky Health Care so that the safety, health and

Government Meetings

Thursday, Oct. 25 Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 Historic District, Town Hall Room 7, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m.

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Veteran’s Commission, American Legion Post 68, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Youth Services Advisory Board, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 Kensington Fire District, 947 Farmington Ave., 5 p.m. Public Health Nursing Services VNA, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 7 p.m.

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welfare of our three children, not 10, was protected. Thankfully, my husband is working again, we are off Husky and no longer collecting unemployment, but I am not ashamed to say I am grateful it was there for us when we needed it. Be careful what you wish for, for if you aren’t, you may one day be faced with a similar situation and not be able to get the help you need. Welfare, unemployment and holiday donations are ways that all of society can help each other out, without the haves feeling condescending and the have-nots feeling shame and humiliation. Until we live in a totally egalitarian society that allows for a better distribution of wealth, welfare and unemployment are necessary, especially when someone with a recent job loss needs help from the very system they paid into for years. Suzanne Helm Berlin

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Relay For Life volunteers needed

The sixth annual Berlin Relay For Life planning committee is scheduled to meet Monday, Oct. 29, at the Community Center. Whether you have been a team captain in the past and looking to do more, or if this is your first year participating, the Relay For Life Planning Committee is looking for you. For more information, contact Lynn Kipphut at

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Autumn is beautiful, but the season can be deadly Tips on how to stay safe while driving By Officer Robert Canto Special to The Citizen Hello, my name is Officer Canto and I am the traffic officer for the Berlin Police Department. I would like to provide the community with some safety tips while driving. It’s now officially Autumn. The cool air and the colorful foliage remind us of that. With some simple driving tips, you will be able to enjoy the season with a smile on your face. Those colorful tree tops that we all love to look at and drive around admiring can also produce danger when leaves fall to the ground. When wet, the leaves can be very slippery and cause your car to slide, triggering you to lose control when you’re not expecting it. When leaves are dry, it can be a dangerous fire hazard. Be careful when parking your car. As you and your fellow neighbors start to pile the leaves along the curb for pickup, make sure that you don’t park on top of the mound. Catalytic converters can get extremely hot and could ignite a pile of dry leaves, causing your car to catch on fire. With the change in season also comes a change in the angle of the sun. Sun glare can quickly affect your daily commute. Be sure to prepare and have a good pair of sunglasses handy. I would also recommend taking a couple of minutes and clean the inside of your

windows. This will not only help with the sun glare but also help your windshield defog or defrost faster. With the warm days and cool nights, black ice is a dangerous possibility that can be found in the shadows, literally. Darker areas that don’t get as much sun to burn off the dew can freeze and become slippery. In areas such as bridges and overpasses, where air circulates above and below the driving surface, black ice is bound to develop quicker. Another safety item to remember is your vehicle tires. Tire pressure can also be affected by the weather change. With frequent weather and temperature changes, tires can expand and contract, causing them to lose air pressure. Make sure you check your tires regularly for proper inflation and plenty of tread. Keep a watchful eye out for pedestrians strolling and children playing in leaf piles. Scarves and hats can muffle people’s hearing and they may not notice a car coming. Let’s not forget about those cute and scary trick or treaters who will be walking around on Halloween looking for candy, and not cars. Fall is a beautiful time of year, and with some simple maintenance and precautions it can be one of the most colorful and enjoyable times of the year. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to please buckleup. It not only saves lives, it’s the law.

Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children has scheduled a mobile pack event for Nov. 1 through 3, in Berlin. The goal for this year’s effort is to pack over 278,000 meals for hungry children. Donations are needed to help reach this goal. FMSC produces nutritious meals designed to restore malnourished children to full health. Volunteers hand-pack the meals, which are then shipped to missions and humanitarian agencies in 70 countries around the world. In the past, more than 80 million meals distributed to families in Haiti, Kenya, Nicaragua, Swaziland and other developing nations. Each meal costs 22 cents to produce and 92 percent of all donations directly support the food program. FMSC receives no government aid. For more information, to make a donation and to volunteer, call (860) 7989825 or visit

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Ancient practices of superstition in modern times By Paul Colella Special to The Citizen One of the delightful incongruities of this age of technology and the scientific method is that most of us still harbor at least a few superstitions. We laugh at ourselves for resorting to these beliefs, but its place in the human psyche cannot be questioned — for many of those still in use originated in the dawn of history. Superstition undoubtedly functioned in the mind of primitive man in much the same way as it does in modern man’s mind. When the outcome of a situation is in doubt, superstition serves as a balance — it helps one to feel that he or she can make the difference between success and failure. Most familiar superstitions have multiple origins, for each culture has added its own meaning to inherited practices; a few are suggested below. We perform many actions completely unaware of its superstitious origin. There is hardly an American alive who hasn’t knocked on wood to insure continuing good luck. The custom comes to us from remote ancestors who, alert to tress’ seasonal changes, believed that they were the dwelling places of gods. If contacted properly, those generally benign deities would smile on one’s undertaking; another tap was a mark of thanks. People believe that if a dead person’s picture falls, he or she is haunting the house. Otherwise, poltergeists are at work. There is more to the clink of glasses than a friendly gesture — one must drive the evil spirits out of the alcohol. A groom carries his bride over the threshold lest she put her worst (left) foot forward; the ancient Romans thought that would bring on bad luck. Many wedding superstitions, in fact, prevail in the United States to this day. The bridesmaids and ushers, as close friends of the bride and groom, add happiness and a sense of community to the occasion today, but an ancient Roman law required 10 witnesses, dressed like the nuptial couple to frighten and confuse jealous and evil spirits. Many other superstitions that we indulge in have to do with avoiding bad luck. The black cat, a witch in furry clothing, is the embodiment of

the Devil himself. Watch out! The Egyptians believed life progressed up 12 steps to the 13th — the everlasting life (death). There were 13 people present at the Last Supper, and indivisible 13 represents the mysterious, the uncertain. In Biblical times, Friday was doomsday. It is said that Eve tempted Adam on Friday, and the flood started on that day. Jesus was crucified on Friday. So on Friday the 13th, one should be wary. Don’t walk under a ladder, because the space under it is considered the Devil’s territory. If you break a mirror, you will have seven years of bad luck as believed by the ancient Romans, who had a belief that life renewed itself on a sevenyear schedule. Salt, once a valuable preservative and a symbol of lasting friendship, was not to be wasted. If you spill it, throw a little over your left shoulder — the side on which the evil spirits dwell — as a bribe to them. A more positive approach to life is to court good luck. The rabbit is of course associated with fertility, which in ancient times was equated with prosperity. The magic of a rabbit’s foot can transfer abundance to a person. A home adorned with a horseshoe will keep away evil spirits and bring good luck to those who live inside. Some people pick up a pin for luck, others cross their fingers when they make a wish, and the rare four-leaf clover has been considered good luck in many societies. There are many other superstitions that have existed since the centuries, and there are people who are superstitious and there are those who are not. Some people believe there are circumstances that bring about good and bad luck, and others believe in their faith and the good deeds that come from the heart. But perhaps more interesting than any single belief is the fact that the body of superstitions has endured through the ages and will continue to be around long after we are gone. Paul Colella is a published author and North Haven resident. His novels “Patriots and Scoundrels: Charity’s First Adventure” and “The Undefeated” are available online at and, and can be checked out from the North Haven Library.



Health clinics

The Berlin Visiting Nurse Association and Central Connecticut Health Center offer monthly health clinics at the Senior Center. The clinics are free of charge and no appointments are necessary. The final clinic scheduled for November is blood pressure screening on Tues-

day, Oct. 30, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. For more information, call the Berlin VNA at (860) 828-7030.

Halloween Bingo The Senior Center has scheduled Halloween Bingo for Thursday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. Participants who dress in costume will be eligible to win a prize.

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events for heart failure patients & their families When: 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays Where: The Hospital of Central Connecticut New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St., Cafeteria Validated parking available in Quigley garage, next to hospital’s main entrance

Halloween parade The Kensington Nursery School has scheduled its Halloween parade at the Senior Center for Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Computer Center The Computer Center at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington, is accepting registration for its winter 2012 computer classes. Winter courses include basics for computer beginners,

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Senior trips Nov. 7 - Mt. Haven Resort. Dec. 5 to 7 - Christmas in Chocolate Town and Bethlehem. Dec. 6 - Christmas lights.

Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. 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, Oct. 29: Chicken Kiev with gravy, baked potato, carrot coins, oat bread, banana. Tuesday, Oct. 30: Vegetable soup, unsalted crackers, baked filet of sole, rice pilaf, red and white coleslaw, oat nut bread, vanilla and chocolate swirl pudding. Wednesday, Oct. 31: Stuffed cabbage with mushroom sauce, potato salad, sautéed vegetables, rye bread, Halloween cupcake.

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Senior Health & Wellness

The Berlin AARP has scheduled the following trips. For information or to make reservations, call Phyllis Fecteau at (860) 828-4934. Nov. 12 – Supreme Reflections. Diana Ross tribute at the Aqua Turf. Dec.12 – A Victorian Christmas at the Williams Inn in the Berkshires. Holiday cabaret style show, followed by buffet and entertainment.

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Strikette Bowling results for Oct. 16 Sue Rogers, 170; Marie Kaczynski, 158; Alice Ming, 151. Senior Bowling League results additions from Oct. 12: Ed Picard, 193; Walt Wallace, 175. Senior Bowling League results additions from Oct. 19: Irene Willametz, 187; Ed Picard, 186; Joe Sytulek, 176; Jan Bennett, 174; Walt Wallace, 169; Charles Snetro, 159; Gene Lemery, 157; Dan Rich, 156.

Senior bowlers

All senior citizens are welcome to participate in senior bowling, held every Friday, at 9 a.m., at the Berlin Bowling Center, 1782 Wilbur Cross Hwy. This is not a league; participants can bowl whenever they can. Free coffee and shoe rental. A small fee is charged. For more information, call the Berlin Bowling Center at (860) 828-4131 or email Avis at


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Clinical trials

MidState Medical Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society have scheduled a program on clinical trials for cancer treatment. Learn how to make informed choices when determining if a clinical trial is right for you. The program is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, at 5:30 p.m., at MidState Medical Center’s main campus, conference rooms 2 and 3. Presenter and oncologist Gerard Fumo, MD from MidState Medical Center, is scheduled to speak. Topics to

be covered include: questions to ask about benefits/risk of standard treatments; how new blood cancer treatments are developed and approved; how to sort out of the myths from the facts about clinical trials; how to locate clinical trials that may be right for you; how The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society can help. Complimentary dinner will be served. Registration is required. For more information and to register, call Jennifer McGarry at (203) 427-2046.

Flu clinics The Central Connecticut Health District has scheduled flu vaccination clinics in Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield as follows: Berlin - Thursday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Community Center, 230 Kensington Rd. Pneumonia shots are also available. No one will be denied due to his or her inability to pay. Participants are asked to wear short sleeves or loosesleeved clothes.

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Gluten Free 101 The Central Connecticut Celiac Support Group has scheduled a chat group, Gluten Free 101 for Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., at the Community Center. All persons with celiac disease and their families and friends are welcome to gain information and alleviate the stress of living with the disease. For

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School Briefs Scholastic achievements

We welcome these physicians to the hospital Arun Agarwal, M.D. • Cardiology Practice: Grove Hill Medical Center, 1 Lake St., New Britain, 860-223-0220 Education: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.; internal medicine internship and residency, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City; cardiology fellowship, Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Jonathan Aaron Cosin, M.D. • Gynecologic Oncology Practice: Central Connecticut Gynecologic Oncology, 40 Hart St., Building D, New Britain; as of early November, office will be at 440 New Britain Ave., Plainville, 860-826-1101 Education/Experience: New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y.; obstetrics and gynecology internship and residency, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass.; Galloway fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City; gynecologic oncology fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. Most recently, he was section director and before that, associate director of gynecologic oncology at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. Prior to that he was a gynecologic oncology staff member with University of Minnesota Physicians, Minneapolis, Minn. His teaching experience includes associate professor and before that assistant professor, obstetrics and gynecology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; assistant professor and prior to that instructor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, University of Minnesota.

Evelyne Sousa, M.D. • Pediatrics Practice: Grove Hill Medical Center, 300 Kensington Ave., New Britain, 860-224-6282 Education: Federal University of Alagoas State, Brazil; internship, Federal University of the State of Alagoas; pediatric internship and residency, Mount Sinai School of Medicine program, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, N.J.

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All Night Graduation Party

Pie sale The Berlin High School Class of 2013 All Night Graduation Committee has scheduled its annual holiday pie sale fundraiser. Choose from 10 Chef Pierre frozen pies. Orders will be accepted until Nov. 1. Pies will be available for pick up on Nov. 15, at the high school. For more information, cost and to place on order, call Lisa DeGroff at (860) 329-3460. 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.

Task Continued from page 1 Haven in an effort to lessen gun violence and improve public safety. Berlin Police Chief Paul Fitzgerald said State Attorney Brian Preleski requested a task force to handle the violent crimes in New Britain, but many criminals also leave the borders of New Britain and can commit crimes in adjoining towns or go into hiding. “That’s how a town like Berlin benefits,” Fitzgerald said. “We don’t have the number of officers like New Britain has, so if we have an armed robbery or a serious assault in town, that task force will come to help us and they will provide us with the man power to launch an investigation, especially if suspects flee to New Britain.” On Oct. 9, acting New Britain Chief of Police James Wardwell joined Preleski, New Britain Mayor Tim O’Brien and other state officials to announce the newly established force. “We are most appreciative of the contributions of all of these agencies, which have stepped up to the plate to join in this effort, which recognizes the reality that crime knows no geographical borders,” Wardwell said. There is a process for police departments to summon members of the task force. When a crime happens, ini-

tially a patrol officer is dispatched. If the patrol officer on scene declares the incident a violent crime, he or she informs the Berlin Detective Bureau. Once detectives assert the case as violent and gun related, they will notify Officer Hertzler, Berlin inspector for the task force, who will then notify the lead to dispatch other members of the force. In New Britain, one of Berlin’s neighboring towns, it was reported that gun violence led to five homicides over the last year; police investigating nearly 150 reports of gunfire or other incidents where a gun was displayed in the past nine months alone, according to a Division of Criminal Justice press release. Officers also will be able to assist municipal police departments, aligned with the Greater New Britain Shooting Task Force, with cold cases and other ongoing investigations that involve homicides and gun reports. “This task force is built on teamwork and the collaborative efforts of law enforcement at all levels of government, allowing us to achieve maximum results from the limited resources available,” Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane said in an announcement. Crystal Maldonado, The Plainville Citizen editor, contributed to this article.


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CCC Cross Country Championships

BHS girls repeat as division champs; boys settle for fourth By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen The Berlin High School cross country teams drove away from the Central Connecticut Conference championship meet with distinctly different emotions. The BHS girls were elated,

having bested their CCC South competition for the second straight year. Their male counterparts, on the other hand, were in no mood to celebrate their fourthplace showing at the meet, held Oct. 17 at Wickham Park in Manchester. “The girls ran a great

Senior runners looking to go out in style By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen Matt Kall sat alone, sweatshirt hood pulled over his head, following Berlin’s disappointing finish at the Central Connecticut Conference cross country championship meet. The Redcoats were eyeing a runner-up finish in the CCC South that day. They placed fourth. Kall, one of the team’s four seniors, shouldered some of the blame for Berlin’s poor showing. “I didn’t perform to what I normally do. And we lost to our rivals (Plainville) by six points. I feel like, for myself, if I had done that much better, I could have helped us get third. But I didn’t,” said Kall, who finished 28th in the South. Fellow BHS senior Ryan Kliszewski also was in a sour mood that afternoon. He landed in 23rd place. “Some of our varsity runners didn’t perform as well as expected; maybe they were under pressure or exhausted from the season,” Kliszewski surmised. Berlin’s senior contingent, rounded out by Brendan McLarty (8th) and Lawrence Betterini (15th), was hoping for a much

stronger performance, team-wise, at their final CCC meet. The group has been through a lot together. “We started off not as mature, obviously,” Kliszewski said, thinking back to freshman year. “And we’ve grown to know what being a team actually means, and about working together to achieve what we want. We’ve definitely put in the work. It’s been an incredible experience.” Kall echoed that. “When I was a freshman, I came in and there were only about 12 kids on the team. It grew to about 42 this year,” he said. “It feels just like a bigger family.” The BHS harriers finished the regular season in a three-way tie for second place in the CCC South. This weekend, they are shooting for a top 10 finish at the CIAC Class MM state meet, while also looking to break the school record they have flirted with. “I think we can hit that” goal of breaking into the top 10, said Kall. “We’re just going to have to work that much harder and put in more effort to get it done.” No matter how the Redcoats perform at the state meet, Kliszewski is proud See Runners, next page

race,” Berlin coach Steve Soucy said. “We knew going in that it would take a complete team effort to win. The girls all ran fantastic and took seven of the first 12 places in the race.” The BHS boys had no such pack to count on. “The division was strong this year and we went into the day tied (for second place) with Middletown and Plainville,” Soucy pointed out. “Both teams have strong pack teams and if you don’t get a really low number at the top, it is really hard to outscore them.” Bristol Central took home the division crown in the boys race. The champs were followed by Middletown and Plainville. “We knew it was a possibility,” Soucy said of finishing fourth in the seven-team division. “All three (top) teams had really strong packs. In a race like this, it could have gone either way; we could have finished second or we could have finished fourth. Unfortunately, we finished fourth.” James Dwyer (6th place, 18:18.8) and Brendan McLarty (8th, 18:29.61) were the first Redcoats to complete the scenic 3.1-mile course on this mild afternoon. Rounding out the Berlin slate were Lawrence Betterini (15th), Ryan Kliszewski (23rd), Connor Ladd (25th), Sam Papacoda (27th) and Matt Kall (28th). The BHS girls were paced by Brittany Sullivan (4th, 21:25.53) and Kristen Madeia (5th, 21:25.93). Next in line for the Lady Redcoats were Taylor Lupini (7th), Paige Young (8th) and Nicole Grieco (9th). Stef Parillo and Nicki Sylvain rounded out the Berlin slate, finishing 11th and 12th respectively. Soucy said “it wasn’t a surprise” the Lady Redcoats came out on top at Wickham Park. “I couldn’t be happier for

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Berlin’s James Dwyer, top, and Taylor Lupini, below, close in on the finish line at the Central Connecticut Conference cross country championships, held last week at Wickham Park in Manchester. the girls. They have worked extremely hard all season long to get to this point,” said the coach. “We still have work to do heading into the state meet, but things are looking good.” The Bristol Central girls were second in the CCC South. Middletown was third.

Because Bristol Central got the best of Berlin during the regular season, the teams will share the CCC South crown, as they did in 2011. Next up, the BHS harriers will compete in the CIAC Class MM state championship meet. That event is slated for Saturday, Oct. 27 at Wickham Park.


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Solid stretch for BHS athletics Last week, the girls soccer team played Bristol Eastern to a 2-2 stalemate, then bested Platt, 2-0, to improve to 7-3-3 on the year. Lady Redcoat Lindsey Brochu, pictured, gets her head on the ball against Platt. Scott McLeod, pictured, and the football team rolled over Rockville, 47-0, Friday, Homecoming night, at Scalise Field. The Redcoats improved to 6-0. The volleyball team started last week with a loss, but rebounded to defeat Bulkeley, 30, and Conard, 3-1. The Redcoats, who headed into this week with a mark of 10-5, have been led this fall by Giorgia Rossetto, pictured. Alex Bednarek, pictured, and the boys soccer team went undefeated last week. The Redcoats knocked off Bristol Eastern, 1-0, then played Bulkeley to a 1-1 tie. At press time, the locals were 6-4-2. Photos by Matt Leidemer and Paul G. Salina


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of the legacy the seniors are leaving behind. “From what I’ve heard, this is the best team from Berlin in at least 10 years,” he said. Pointing out the fact that Berlin’s entire varsity roster clocked sub-20-minute races this fall, Kliszewski said the program is “definitely better than I found it.”

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run made it 35-0. The Bear defense earned the shut out. Matt Reilly and Connor Giudice had interceptions for the victors, who manufactured multiple sacks. Berlin improved to 5-1 with the win and remains atop the division. A Berlin Bears 26, East Hartford 6: Berlin jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead on Jack Lynch touchdown passes to Matt Stapell and Mitch Maslowski. Ricky Nappi and Jack Hamel rushed for the Bears’ final scores. Marc D’Amore and Nathan Comstock also ran the ball well for the victors, who improved to 4-2. Berlin’s offensive line, anchored by Steven Bienkowski, Michael Pasczcuk, J.J. Moss and Noah Villella, turned in stellar work. The Bears’ defense was dominant, led by Cole Wendehack, Spencer Duke, Nick Lojko, Danny Labbadia, Nick Zuk and Quinn Burns, Nathan Graves and Andrew Wusterbarth. Berlin Bears 43, East Hampton 7: Berlin scored on its first three possessions and coasted to victory, improving to 5-2. The Bears’ offensive line dominated. Cole Wendehack, Spencer Duke, Nick Lojko, Quinn Burns, Nathan Graves all played well, creating space for Jarrett Gdovin, Marc D’Amore and Nick Zuk to run. The Berlin defense allowed just one score, that coming late in the fourth. The defensive line was anchored by Noah Villella, Dylan Friedman, J.J. Moss, Steven Bienkowski and Michael Pasczcuk.

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B1 Berlin Bears 32, East Hartford 6: The scoring began on the opening kickoff when Berlin’s Connor Giudice tore off a 70-yard touchdown run. Giancarlo Tufano split the uprights to make it 8-0. The next score came on a 10-yard pass from Sam Capodice to Giudice. Tufano once again knocked in the conversion kick to put the Bears on top 16-0. Patrick Ladas punched in the next score, from 15 yards out, capping a 12-minute drive. Tufano’s boot made it 24-0. Berlin’s final score came on a 10-yard pass from Capodice to Malachi Burby. Tufano then did his job. The Bears’ front line protected Capodice and opened up holes for the backfield. Linemen James Mazzarella, Kevin Stafstrom, Tyler Tralli, Ryan Terlecky, Greg Carson and Dominic Lattarullo turned in good work. Berlin’s defense had three interceptions. Tyler Cop, Kevin Dunn and Tyler Burek made the picks. Berlin Bears 35, East Hampton 0: Berlin took its first possession down the field and Alex Halkias ran one in from 18 yards. Giancarlo Tufano split the uprights to make it 8-0. Shortly after, Halkias ran for another touchdown, from nine yards. Tufano’s kick put the Bears up 16-0. Berlin’s next score came via the defense, when Kevin Stafstrom stripped the East Hampton running back of the ball and returned it for a 15-yard TD. From there, Sam Capodice hooked up with Tyler Cop on a 15-yard touchdown strike. Tyler Dinkins’ conversion

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Children’s programs Story time - Story times are half-hour programs with stories, finger-plays, songs and a short film. It is scheduled as follows: Mondays: 10:30 a.m., for 18 to 36 months. Tuesdays: 1:30 p.m., for 3 to 6 years. Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m., for birth to 18 months. Thursdays: 10:30 a.m., for all ages. Thursdays: 6:30 p.m., for all ages.

Mother Goose Time Wednesdays, at 11:30 a.m. A special story time for babies ages 0-24 months and their families. Share books, music, bounces and fun with babies. No registration is needed. Older siblings are welcome. Playtime - Fridays, from 10 a.m. to noon. Playtime is an informal gathering where babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can play and socialize together. Parents must attend. No registration is needed. Check us out:

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

Berlin Free Library Save the date Second annual Library Tea is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. Save the date.

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Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays, from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., at the church. For more information, call Scoutmaster KC Jones at (860) 829-1148 or email Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays, from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., at the Community Center. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255.



Theatre - The CT Cabaret Theatre, 31-33 Webster Square Rd., has scheduled The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) for Friday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. For more information and tickets, call (860) 829-1248 or visit Football - BHS vs. Plainville at Sage Park, 7 p.m. Boys Soccer - BHS vs. Maloney at Maloney High School, 3:45 p.m. Girls swim - BHS vs. Southington at Platt, 3:45 p.m. Girls volleyball - BHS vs. Plainville at BHS, 6 p.m.

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Boys soccer - BHS vs. Plainville at Alumni Field, 7 p.m. Girls soccer - BHS vs. Plainville at Alumni Field, 5 p.m.



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. No

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supper served Election Day, Nov. 6. 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) 828-828-4511. Boy Scout Troop 256 Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings, at the Kensington Firehouse. For information, call Ed Alicea, Scoutmaster, (860) 8288693. Boy Scout Troop 44 Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays, at 7 p.m., at Bethany Covenant Church. For information, call the troop committee chair at (860) 829-1832.


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Junior Woman’s Club – The Junior Woman’s Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, Nov. 1, at Sage Pond Place. Social is at 6:45 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. Land trust - The Berlin Land Trust board of directors is scheduled to meet on the first Monday of each month, at 7:30 p.m., in the board room at Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Meetings are open to the public.



Theatre - The CT Cabaret Theatre, 31-33 Webster Square Rd., has scheduled The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) for Friday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. For more information and tickets, call (860) 829-1248 or visit Football – BHS vs. Platt at Sage Park, 7 p.m.


Halloween bash - Azteca Restaurant has scheduled a Halloween party on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., for those 21 and over with proper ID. Costumes are encouraged. Free admission and live music. For more information, call (860) 899-4898.


Italian dinner - St. Paul School has scheduled Italian Night for Saturday, Nov. 3, at 5:45 p.m., in the St. Paul School gymnasium. BYOB. A fee is charged. The event features a raffle. For more information and tickets, call Diane Roncaioli at (860) 8287912 or dmroncaioli41@

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Connecticut Paranormal Research Society founders and senior investigators Orlando Ferrante and Joseph Franke presented a slide show and lecture about paranormal activity in Connecticut, recently, at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. This is the CPRS’s second visit to the library.

Holiday Extravaganza The Parents Club of Griswold Elementary School has scheduled the 2nd Holiday Extravaganza, a shopping event fundraiser, for Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the school, 133 Heather Lane. The event features vendors, artists, bake sale, raffles and more. Breakfast and lunch items will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Lindsay Duhaine Music Memorial Fund.


Girl Scouts of Connecticut will be selling cookies at a variety of locations start Saturday, Nov. 3, and running through Election Day to Sunday, Nov. 11. More than 600 cookie booths located throughout the state at schools, grocery stores, and other businesses will allow cookie lovers to stock up on their favorite treats for a limited time before the holiday season. Additionally, many of the booths will offer customers the opportunity to purchase cookies for Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Cookies for Heroes program. Girl Scout cookie favorites Thin Mints; Samoas; Tagalongs; Do-si-dos; Trefoils; Dulce De Leche; Thank U Berry Munch; and Savannah Smiles, the bite-sized lemonwedge cookies introduced last year for Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary, will all be available. For more information on the Girl Scout Cookie Program, visit

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The Berlin Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Winter Youth Basketball programs for boys and girls in grades three through eight. (Ninth grade for girls only). Deadline to register is Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., if space is available. Space is limited for all age groups. Completed forms, along with a check, can be dropped off in the yellow mailbox at the Community Center, after office hours. Girls Grades 3 and 4 - Player evaluations are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, at Willard Elementary School, from 11 a.m.noon. Players will be notified by coaches as to what team they are on and given a practice and game schedule. Games are played Saturdays, at Willard, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Limit of 60. Girls Grade 5 and 6 - Player evaluations are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, at Willard Elementary School, from 10 to 11 p.m. Players will be notified by coaches as to what team they are on and given a practice and game schedule. Games are played Saturdays, at Willard, from 9 to 11 a.m. Limit of 40. Girls Grades 7, 8 and 9 - Player evaluations are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, at Berlin High School B gym, from 8 to 9 a.m. Players will be notified by coaches as to what team they are on and given a practice and game

schedule. Games are played Saturdays, from 9 to11 a.m., at BHS B gym. Limit of 40. Boys Grades 3 and 4 - Player evaluations are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, at Griswold Elementary School cafeteria, from 8 to 9 a.m., 9 to 10 a.m., or 10 to 11 a.m. Players will be notified by coaches as to what team they will be on and given a practice and game schedule. Games are played Saturdays, from 8a.m. to 1 p.m., at Griswold Elementary School. Limit of 100 Boys Grades 5 and 6 - Player evaluations are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, at McGee Middle School gym, from 11 a.m. to noon, or noon to 1 p.m. Players will be notified by coaches as to what team they are on given a practice and game schedule. Games will be played Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Willard Elementary School gym and/or McGee Middle School gym. Limit of 60 Boys Grades 7 and 8 - Player evaluations are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, at McGee Middle School gym, from 8 to 9 a.m., 9 to 10 a.m., or 10 to 11 a.m. Players will be notified by coaches as to what team they are on given a practice and game schedule. Games will be played Saturdays, from 8 to 11 a.m., at the BHS B gym and/or McGee Middle School gym. Limit of 80.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 25, 2012


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Your Job Is Your Credit

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Automatic, RWD, 6 Cylinder Stock# BH749A $9,995

4 Door Sedan, Automatic Stock# B598A

4 Door Sedan, V6 Automatic Stock# 5593 $10,995

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2 Door Convertible, Deluxe, Auto Stock# P4102A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 235-1686 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 2006 ONLY $499 DOWN!* 4 Speed Automatic Stock # DCC91

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CHEVROLET Chevelle SS 1970 396/350HP, Original $7400 or Best Offer Email or Call for Details: 860-337-1990.

DODGE STRATUS 2003 $3,288 4 Cylinder, 4 Speed Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE Warranty BUY HERE - PAY HERE!

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NISSAN MURANO S 2009 ONLY $1699 DOWN!* CVT Transmission, 6 Cylinder Stock #121183A


DODGE NEON 2002 $2,788 4 Cylinder, 4 Speed Auto 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

24 Month/2400 Mile Warranty LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now 203-232-2600 Darrell

*Does Not Include Sales Tax, Registration or DOC Fee

Hyundai Sonata 2007

$3,488 - 5 Speed Stick 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

4 Door Stock# 13-077A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy HONDA ELEMENT 2006 ONLY $599 DOWN!* EX-P, AWD Stock #6707B

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

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

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Cars Starting At $199 Down

DODGE RAM 2001 ONLY $699 DOWN!* 1500, 2 Door, Reg Cab, 4WD Stock #11290B

HONDA CIVIC COUPE LX 2005 ONLY $799 DOWN!* 5 Speed AT, 4 Cylinder, 2 Door Stock #124374A

*Does Not Include Sales Tax, Registration or DOC Fee

INFINITI G35 2003 ONLY $699 DOWN! With Navi, 6-Speed Manual Stock #120910A

FORD ESCORT 2002 $2,988 4 Cylinder, 4 Speed Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE Warranty BUY HERE - PAY HERE!

IMMEDIATELY by calling

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We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.

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


before 5pm Mon-Fri

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JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 2004 ONLY $499 DOWN!* Leather, Heated Seats Stock #120216B

PONTIAC G6 2006 ONLY $399 DOWN!* 4 Door, 6 Cylinder, 4 Speed AT Stock #12257A

HONDA ACCORD LX MT 2006 ONLY $799 DOWN!* Very Clean. 1 Owner. All Power Stock #120661A

HYUNDAI SONATA 2005 $3,888 4 Cylinder, 4 Speed Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

NISSAN ALTIMA S 2007 Power Everything. Gas Saver! ONLY $799 DOWN!

LINCOLN MKZ 2008 AWD, Automatic, 4 Door Sedan Stock# 5696A

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen AUTOMOBILES HONDA Civic EX, 2001. 2 Dr, Exc Cond, Power Windows, Power Doors, A/C, Sliding Sunroof, 5 Speed Manual, 132K, $4,825.00. Tel: 860-347-6550




PONTIAC Grand Prix 2001 GT 68K Silver w/Black Leather Seats. PWSR, PWS, PWW, Auto. Bose Sound. Duel AC/Heat. 3.8 V6. Asking $6,575 Call Ale 860-6286929 No Answer Leave Message. SATURN S-Series 1997 Wagon 4-cyl. Auto. Green. Power Windows. Air Cond. ABS Brakes. Power Locks. Original owner. 97,000 Garage kept. $2,500 Call (203) 265-5025 after 5 pm


Apply Now 1-866-879-1616

NISSAN TITAN 2004 4WD, King Cab SE, Automatic Stock# P4080AA Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Chihuahua, Boxers, Beagle, Shih-Tzu, Bostons, mixed breeds, rescues available. Kittens avail. $250+. 860-930-4001.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE WILD & HOT Halloween costume items. Crates of intimates, club wear and lots more. Most Sm/Med sizes. $2 and up. Oct 25 - 27 Only! Please call (860) 667-4227 for info & dir. Bring a friend.

ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience Classes starting Oct 1st at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti, Phil Huntington, & Kathy Queen - Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm call 203-235-4852.

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

Nissan Altima 2009


WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT EXC Cond formal French Provincial sofa, tufted back, fruitwood trim. Elegant beige/ taupe fabric, xtras. $350.

CLEANEST Seasoned Firewood in state! $210 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. Mike 203 631-2211 FIREWOOD $225/cord. Sized for stove and fireplace. Multiple cord discount. Call (203) 439-1253

4 Door Sedan, I4 CVT 2.5 S, Auto Stock# 12-986A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SMART For Two 2008 Auto, 2 Door Cabriolet, 3 Cyl. Stock# P4094 Call Nick The Hyundai Guy


(203) 818-3300


SUBARU Legacy 1996 Sedan Original owner. 160K Runs great! AWD. Auto. $1700. Power windows. Moonroof. Call Wayne 203-848-0707

2 Door, 4 Cylinder, Automatic Stock# 13-442A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300

SUBARU Outback 1999 Runs good, 5 spd, AWD. $1950 OLDSMOBILE Sierra 1994 Low miles, 1 owner. $1750 CHEVY Blazer 2000 Runs good. $2850. Call (203) 213-1142

GERMAN SHEPHERD/ Husky Mix Puppy 9 months old. $400 Call (203) 815-5183

CHEVY Explorer Express 1998 Garaged, exc.cond Low hwy miles. Full power, reclining captain seats (2 removeable). Pwr bench/full bed. $5900 OR BEST OFFER 203-980-5344

DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SPORT 2001 127K, Well Maintained. New Tires. Good Condition. $2900/Best Offer. Call 203-634-0562

ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL AKC registered. Top quality. Males & females. 1st shots. Raised in home. Both parents on premises. Ready for adoption. $1200. 203-272-8692

Kia Sportage EX 2006 SUV. 6-cyl. Auto. Red w/gray interior. Power windows. Sliding rear window. Tinted windows. Pwr. locks. Tilt steering. Fog lights. Roof rack. Adult driven. Nonsmoker. Original owner. Recent state inspection. Very clean. Well maintained. 78,335 Excellent condition. $10,500 203-215-9346


FWD, 6 Cylinder, Automatic Stock# 5649A

4 Door Sedan, Touring, Automatic Stock# 12-396A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 235-1686

LABRADOR Retriever Pups AKC & OFA Registered. Vet certified. Health guaranteed. Parents used in therapy. $850. 860 681-5402 site/redriverretrievers1

(203) 818-3300


FORD F-150 XLT 2003 4WD SuperCrew, Styleside Stock# P4080BB Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

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

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver

203-284-8986 SATURN S SERIES SL1 2002 $2,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $788 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

CINDY’S Weekly Sale Event


10/24- 10/30

4 Door Sedan, Automatic Stock# 13-410A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300


GMC Sierra 1500 2008 4WD, Automatic, Crew Cab Stock# 269494

(cannot be combined with any other offer)

(203) 235-1686

Cindy’s Unique Shop SUZUKI XL7 2008 AWD, Premium with 3rd Row Stock# P4097 Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

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

CORVETTES Wanted 1953-1972 Any condition. Competitive professional. Licensed & Bonded. 1-800-850-3656

(203) 818-3300

Always a sale in Marketplace

FORMAL Dining Room Set for Sale. Good Condition. Comes with Table, 6 Chairs, Buffet with Hutch. All for $850 OBO Call 203-294-1617 or 203-988-7519 FURNITURE: 5 Piece Maple Bedroom Set $100. LR Tan Sofa with Coffee Table and End Table $100. Call (203) 238-3644 QUEEN Magnussen Cherry 5 pc bedrm set: 2 nghtstd, dresser & mirror, men’s chest, 4 post bed w canopy. Purch new 8/09, excellent cond. $1800. Pics avail. 203 464 0966.

TWO COCKATIELS Plus Large Ornate Cage on Wheels. $400. (203) 284-0635

Pontiac Grand Prix 2002

Brand new lge rectangle decorative gold frame mirror-$100. Like new modern white laminated double dresser w/brass trim. $100. 203 265-2056

CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 269-9341 Two levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home decor & Furnishings 30 Day Layaways Available $5 Off a purchase of $25 or more $10 off a purchase of $100 or more Check us out on Facebook Ample Free Parking in Our Lot Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-2

RECLINER, Lazy Boy. Brown Tweed $30. Call 860-677-6809. VICTORIAN Light Oak Dining Rm Hutch, Dry Sink, Pedestal Table 48” Round w/18” Leaf. 6 Carved wooden chairs. $400 Must pick up. Call Sharon (203) 631-9480 WHITE Bedroom Set: Twin Headboard, Desk, Dresser w/mirror, Chest & Night stand. In Cheshire. $500. Call 203-610-1836.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 23 People Needed TO lose 5-100 Pounds! Dr. Recommended! Guaranteed 877-586-2829


$$$ CA$H $$$

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

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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Buys costume & Napier jewelry, old bank items, collectibles, old lamps, old post cards, old tin toys old coffee grinders 203-639-1002 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. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

ATV--125cc 4 wheel, brand new, Test Driven. $450.

THINK CHRISTMAS! Call (860) 828-6934 CEMENT BLOCKS Average 100 lbs each. Use for fill or whatever. FREE. Call (203) 605-8591 HANDCRAFTED House, Furniture. 2 ft tall. $50. (203) 237-3371

JOURNEY Concert at Mohegan Sun Nov. 2nd. 4 tickets, Sec. 21, Row M, seats 1,2,3,4, Facing the stage in lower level. $365 --Far lower price then any ticket site! Call 203-630-3063 LADIE’S LEATHER JACKETS 2 sizes - Med & Large. $5 & $15 Call for more info 203 634-7709 STROLLER for Infant Car Seat. Excellent Condition $45 or best offer. (203) 238-3744

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

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

203-235-8431 DON’T SCRAP YOUR CAR Call Jeff. Will Pay Up To $1000 CASH for your CLUNKER! Damage, Rusted, Broken. (203) 213-1142


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 25, 2012

WANTED TO BUY MATERIALS, Appliances, Leftovers, etc to use in building/ renovation of home. If you have it, I probably need it! Cabinets, siding, hdwd floorings, tiles, lighting, fixtures, appls, plumbing (jet tub), whatever! Call with specifics & price (203) 634-3210 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641 WANTED By Private Collector. Bradley & Hubbard, Parker an Miller Parlor Heaters & Oil Lamps, Also Angle Lamps & Parts. Call 203-537-3941 WANTED TO BUY Junk Vehicles. Buying Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles. Paying Cash. 203-630-2510 or 203-631-0800

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS KINCAID Piano Purchased 1975 Asking $500. Call (860) 828-5402 before 6pm

APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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

NORTH HAVEN. 3 BR, Single Family Home, W/D hookup, Fire Place. No pets. $1350. No utilities. Call 203-265-3718 or 203-213-4818

MERIDEN - 1st flr, 2BR, kitchen, LR, DR, bath, recently remodeled. $750/mo. Ready to move in.203-886-6977 & 203-565-4719

Under New Management

MERIDEN 1 & 2 Br apts. Hdw floors, fridge & stove, off St prk, laundry rm. Clean & safe w/ fresh paint. Starting at $575. Call Jonah 203-430-0340.

MERIDEN 3 bdrm 1.5 bath East Side Single Family, Renovated, Private Yard $1300/mo. (203) 927-9909 MERIDEN. 2 BR house for rent, large sunporch, large yard. $1200/mo. (860) 828-0754


MERIDEN 1 BR 1st Flr. Apartment Available. LR, KItch & BA. Private & Clean. Off St Parking, Section 8 approved. $700 + utils Contact 203-379-0454

WALLINGFORD 1 BR, 2nd FLR Stove/Refridg, Off St Pkng. No Pets/Smking. $775 + utlis. 2 months sec. Call 203-265-6089 Available Dec 1st!

MERIDEN 1, 2 & 3 BRs - CLEAN Starting at $575. Security & refs a must. Off st parking. No dogs. Sec 8 approved. 1st Month FREE! 203-443-2299 or 203-537-6137

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Available Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Available Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 1BR Stove & Refrigerator, Heat & Hot Water incl. Lease, Sec & Refs. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2 BR, Large 3rd Floor Apartment. Appliances included. Off street parking. Freshly painted. $775 plus security. Cook Ave. (203) 314-4964

MERIDEN 1 BR Stove and refrigerator included. No pets. $750 + security. (203) 376-1259

MERIDEN 3 Bedroom Apt Eat-In Kitchen. Big Living Rm. Oil Heat. 9 Guiel Place. $1050. Call Mike 203-376-2160

MERIDEN Avallable modern 2 BR ranch unit. Stove, refrigerator, W/W carpet, garage, laundry. Off st. parking. $950/mo + utils. Sec & lease. Call 203-217-9229

MERIDEN 3 BR. 2nd Fl. Clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold St. Lg BRs, sunny kitchen. WD hookup. $900. Call Will 860-834-2876

APARTMENTS FOR RENT BERLIN-1 Bedroom, 1st Floor Heat & HW included. All appliances. Large yard. Porch. Parking. $785. 860-828-8114 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

WALFD 2 Bed, 2nd FL, Glass Porch, Appliances, WD hookup. Storage. Off st parking. No Pets. Very clean. Dead end st. Owner /Agent. $850. 203-269-7348

Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. Starting at $595 203-639-8751

HOUSES FOR RENT CHESHIRE Older country home. 2 BR, 3 Fireplaces on private lane. $1300/mo call 203 6712182

MERIDEN STUDIOS & 1 BRs We offering a special! 1ST Month’s Rent Free with a credit score of 650 or over. Please call 203-630-2841

WALLINGFORD 1 Bedroom Apts Nice Kitchen, Big Living Room. Gas Heat. $825 53 & 55 South Cherry St. Call Mike 203-376-2160


1 BR & Studios Available

Music By Roberta Performance & Instruction. Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295


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 Newly renovated 2 BR. LR, DR. Kitch, 1BA. NEW Appls, Off St. Parking. No pets, No Smoking. Hard Wood Flrs. Quiet Area, $900 Call 860-655-3888 MERIDEN Private & Clean. 1 BR, LR, Kit & pvt bath. 1st Floor. $750/mo. Lease & sec deposit required. No pets. (203) 235-2372 MERIDEN- Nice 2 BR. No pets. $795 per mo, deposit, credit & references. 25 Griswold Street. Please Call 203-317-7222 MERIDEN-2BR, 1st Flr. Brand New Cond. & New Appli. Off St. Parking. $850 + utils. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. No Pets. 860-663-1229

WALLINGFORD 1st fl. 2br/5rm. Good locale. Fully Appl. W to W. NO pets.Util not incl. Lease & sec req. $900mo. 203-848-7955 pm. WALLINGFORD 2BR 1st Floor $850 Per Month, No Pets Available Immediately. Call 203-284-0212 WALLINGFORD-3BR, 1st Floor Hdwd fls, newly renovated, new windows. WD hkup. Off st parking. $1175 + sec. No pets. Credit ck. Avail Now! Sec 8 approved. 203-535-1162 or 203-687-0083 WALLINGFORD. 5 rm, 2 BR, 1st flr, 2 family. No pets. Credit check. $850 + utilities. Call 203-284-1853

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110

BARGAIN BEAUTY SUPPLY For all Wigs, Hair Products, Hair Pieces & Hair Extensions. Human & Synthetic Hair Wigs! Come to Bargain Beauty Supply & you’ll leave with a Bargain! 523 Broad Street, Meriden 203-686-0100 or 203-308-7448


WLFD 2 BR Townhouse End unit. Beautiful yard. Quiet st. DW, WD hookups. Off st parking. Responsive mgmt. No pets. No smoking. $1050/mo+ sec. 203-626-2320

MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678

MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen/bath. $120 per week - plus security. MERIDEN Room For Rent, All Util, Share Kitchen, Bath & LR. Washer & Dryer, Off Street Parking. $125 Per Week. 2 Weeks Security. $50 key deposit. 203 605-8591

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions


Pay for your RecordJournal subscription with your credit card. For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover & American Express. Call (203) 634-3933 to order your Record-Journal subscription today.


MERIDEN. 2nd flr, 3 BR, w/d hookup, LR, DR, kit, $1025/ month. Call 203-284-5843

10’ x 20’ & 20’ X 45’ With electricity & heat Available Now. 203-751-1977


HOUSE CLEANING POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 3rd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885

HOUSECLEANING With a Passion. Small offices. Insured. Bonded Call Renata Home 860828-1338 Cell 860-796-5222

Give Your Bathroom A New Look! Partials or full, handicap upgrades, convert tubs into shower units. 1-888-456-6033


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


GUTTERS Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions


GUTTER CLEANING Seamless Gutters, Custom Gutter Covers, Lifetime no clog warranty. Comm & Resid. 1-888-456-6033


JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes*Sheds* Estates* Attics, Basements *Garages, & more. **Fall Yard Clean-ups.** Call for a Free Estimate 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

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

CT Reg. #516790

LANDSCAPING GARY WODATCH Landscaping Services. Fall Clean up Services. Quick & Courteous Service, Free Estimates. Call Gary 860-5585430 or 203-235-7723

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

WE HAVE DUMP TRUCK HANDYPERSONS MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678

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

Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110


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

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ALBERTS HOME REPAIRS Remodeling, Windows, Doors, Siding, Decks, Floors Lic & ins #623837 203-592-1148

HOUSE CLEANING RELIABLE, Trustworthy, Thorough. Many long term refs, 20+ yrs exp. Kathy (203) 235-5987

Brush, Branches, Leaves, storm damage...Make your yard shine!!

**JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 DE CA LANDSCAPING Patios & Walks Leave & Snow Removal Lawn Mowing, Mulching We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

HOME IMPROVEMENTS DE CA Home Improvement Kitchen & Bath Flooring, Painting Roofing & Siding We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716


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CT Reg. #516790






MERIDEN. 2 BR, off st parking, gas stove/hw, Refrig & stove included. $780/mo. plus security. Utilities not included. Call (860) 349-0819


HOME DOCTOR Since 1949. Small to large jobs. Complete carpentry, additions, kits, baths. Credit Cards. 203-715-8850 #573358

MERIDEN Room in Large Home. Utilities. No Pets. Must be Quiet. Credit Check, Sec. Deposit. $170 per wk. Call 203-715-8850

Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV. Short Stay/ Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


REPAIRS Large or Small. Stairs, railing, interior, exterior, entry door & window replacement done by owner. Also provide addition, finish bsmnt, decks & complete home improvements. Free est. 203-238-1449 #578107

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

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

GARY WODATCH DEBRIS REMOVALl OfAny Kind. Homeowners, Contractors. Quick, Courteous Service. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860-558-5430

WINTER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. No deposit w/2nd mo FREE w/good credit & landlord history only. 203-639-4868



BELCOO CONSTRUCTION One Relationship-We Do It All Professional & Responsive MCO.0902959 203 699-8387 BENJAMIN BUILDERS - Home Remodeling & Construction Best Windows, Cheapest Price. Windows, Flooring, Decks, Siding, Painting, Masonry, Carpentry, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Sunrooms, Additions. Credit Cards, Any/Bad Credit Payment Plans. (203) 623-6009 (203) 317-1002 CT#622755 10% OFF.

FALL Cleanup, Powerwashing, Gutter Cleaning, Leaf Raking, & Tree Cutting. Reasonable Rates Call Doug 860-621-7602 and 860-919-1519 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Renovations, Retaining Walls, Walkways, Patios, Drainage & Backhoe Work. Tree & shrub replacement. Free Est, Reas Rates. Lic 563661 203-237-9577

FALL CLEAN-UP Lawn Installations Curbside pick-up, Tree & Brush Removal. No job too big or small. 203-530-4447


Thursday, October 25, 2012 — The Berlin Citizen COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS MERIDEN- 8600 Sq FT w/ Loading Dock & Drive Overhead Doors, Showers, Skylights, Retail Exposure. $2K/mo. obo 203-443-0819




POWER WASHING Is Spring Cleaning JM LAWNCARE Fall Cleanups, Junk Removal, Snow Removal. Call for free est 860-796-8168 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC We specialize in Pruning, Fall Cleanups, Gutter Cleaning, Snow Removal. Comm/Res. Free est. Lic & ins. Give us a Call 203-213-6528 #616311

On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279 FALL Cleanup, Powerwashing, Gutter Cleaning, Leaf Raking, & Tree Cutting. Reasonable Rates Call Doug 860-621-7602 and 860-919-1519 POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Insured. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699



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

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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 Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

joe@ Fully license/insured. Reg #HIC577319


MNA Services. MASONRY work. CHIMNEY repair, relining & construction. Waterproofing. Inspections. Lic. & Insured. FREE estimates, SENIOR DISC. (203)714-7143 or (203)6009439. NAUGATUCK CT W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 27 yrs exp. Call for free est. Call 860274-4893 CT. Reg. #604498

ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899 BELCOO CONSTRUCTION One Relationship-We Do It All Professional & Responsive MCO.0902959 203 699-8387 ROOFS R US LLC All Roofing, Carpentry, Windows, Gutters, Siding. Since 1949. Financing. Credit Cards. 203-715-8850 #573358



(203) 639-1634

R&R Plumbing For All Your Plumbing & Drain Needs. Affordable. 24 hr service. You deserve a little R&R! Call 203 530-2436

BENJAMIN BUILDERS - Home Remodeling & Construction Everything-Roofing-Flat & Slope and Repairs. Windows, Flooring, Decks, Siding, Painting, Masonry, Carpentry, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Sunrooms, Additions. Credit Cards, Any/Bad Credit Payment Plans 203 623-6009 203 317-1002 CT#622755 10% OFF

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


Quality installation, service, drain cleaning. 203-514-0434 Discounts at www. plm. 0286649-p1

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

*THE ROOFING SPECIALIST* 10% OFF 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

J. HALL Construction Roofing, Siding, Decks, Windows, Remodeling. No Job Too Small. Contact Jeremy 203 537-2534 Reg#0575625

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

(203) 639-1634

General Assignment Editor Jeffery Kurz or to his attention at: Record-Journal 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450

Dry farm screened topsoil.

TREE SERVICES NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 570899. Call (203) 699-TREE

WALLINGFORD. $299,900 Charming 2 fam. Offers poss. of becoming a 3. All new windows, 3 new furn. & water heaters, bath & kit updates, high ceilings, porches, paved drive w/ off st parking. Call Nicky Waltzer 203-265-5618

GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Clean-Ups, Hedge Trim, Brush, Tree, Soil/Seed/Lawn Installation. No Job Too Big or Too Small. 14 Yrs Exp. 203-530-4447

CALL TODAY, START TOMORROW! $500.00 Base (860) 329-0316 DISHWASHER, Full time, $9/hr to start. Apply in person 9-3pm, Ask for Jim: Rustic Oak Restaurant, 165 Washington Ave, No. Haven, CT, 203-239-1107 General Labor HOLIDAY HELP NEEDED! Meriden Area/Nov-Dec Long term positions also avail. Conditions apply.

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 31 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 3 - General Kitchen Workers Floaters. 3.5 Hours Per Day Mon. thru Fri. General Kitchen Workers Substitutes. 3.5 Hours Per Day as needed. Do you like to cook? Come work with a terrific team preparing food in the kitchen and serving lunch to Cheshire’s future citizens. Follow the school schedule with summer, Weekends, and holidays off. The 3.5 hours fall between 9am-2:45pm. Must be available to come in earlier on short notice. Qualifications: High School Education or Equivalent. Closing Date: Until Filled To Apply:





Please send resume and three writing samples to:

Fall rush is here & we need you! 25 openings must be filled immediately. Customer Service/Appointment Setter. Manager Trainees Must be 18 or older w/ good attitude.


T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

Requirements: Ability to cover breaking news, plus develop stories from town beat, including regular meeting coverage. Requires an ability to develop sources and provide insightful coverage of a municipality. Also required are feature writing, the ability to take photos and video, contribute daily to web content, provide content for social media, including Twitter and Facebook, and the ability to write on deadline.

Customer Service/ MGMT

CT Reg. #516790


C&M CONSTRUCTION Simply Devine Plumbing

MERIDEN-$299,900 3BR, 2.5 bath Colonial on cul-de-sac in So. Meriden. Very spacious open fl plan is perfect for entertaining. Has walk-out bsmt, great size bdrms, & nice yard. Call Toni 203-235-3300


CT Reg. #516790

Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

Job description: Experienced reporter to cover Cheshire for the Record-Journal staff. Flexible schedule includes nights and weekends. This is a 32-hour position.



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


NORTH HAVEN 4 BR Ranch. 2 Full BA. Oversized Detached 2 Car Garage. Beautiful Sun Porch. $250,000 Call Jim 203239-7035 for appt.


AUTO TECH, Experienced, FT/PT, Excellent Wages & Benefits. Call 203-284-8989 or Fax 203-269-1114. BODY PERSON/PAINTER 3-5 yrs exp. Full Time. Great benefits. Apply in person. 12 North Plains Industrial Rd., Wallingford

Contact HCM @ 203-634-8427 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Full time maintenance tech for local manufacturer. Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by performing preventative maintenance and repair on motors, production machines. Will also be responsible for general plant maintenance as required. Experience driving forklift desired. Qualified candidates fax resume to 203-639-7070 or email to


INSTALLERS for Gas, Wood & Pallet Stoves. Not Afraid of Heights or Hard Work. FT Position. Call after 5pm 860-417-9379 MANUFACTURING OPEN HOUSE ADECCO/ Radio Frequency Systems There will be an open house taking place in the ADECCO on-site office at Radio Frequency System on Wednesday 10/31. This open house is only intended for individuals with previous manufacturing or warehouse experience. Qualified responders should have previous small parts assembly experience, warehouse experience, and mechanical abilities. Open house will take place on the hours of 2:00pm to 7:00pm. At Adec co/RFS location: 175 Corporate Court, Meriden, CT 06451 ROOFERS/SUBCONTRACTORS NEEDED. EXPERIENCED ONLY. 203-879-7551 OR 203-915-1810 SALES New England Drives & Controls is an Industrial Automation Motion Control Distributor based in Southington, CT. We are seeking an exp. Inside Salesperson that is organized & detail oriented. Applicants must have technical sales exp. in a related field. Well established computer skills are necessary. Excellent Benefits & Compensation Package. Email your resume to: SHEET METAL MECHANICS AND APPRENTICES STEADY WORK EXCELLENT BENEFITS CALL 860-828-3762 WAREHOUSE We are in need of a responsible, self motivated person who is proficient with computers and detail oriented. This is a multi tasking position with duties that include picking and packing orders, processing shipments via computerized Fed Ex and UPS systems, loading and unloading trucks and material storage. Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs. Fax resume to Ray 203-284-0886.


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Berlin Citizen Oct. 25, 2012  
Berlin Citizen Oct. 25, 2012  

Berlin Citizen Oct. 25, 2012