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Police department Drilling for new Elton purchases license Road water well begins plate scanner By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

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Local officers will no longer have to rely on the New Britain Police Department’s license plate reader during DUI spot checks. The Town Council recently approved the Berlin PD to purchase one MPH-900 License Plate Reader from ELSAG North America for $16,000. The new equipment will provide an automated means

to check motor-vehicle license plates, according to police Chief Paul Fitzgerald. “Electronically it will scan a license plate and compare it to the Department of Motor Vehicle files so we can determine if the vehicle is unregistered,” Fitzgerald said. “It also will compare it to wanted persons files that are in the criminal justice system and that can be anywhere from felony See License / Page 4

Town will offer prescription discounts to residents By Monica Szakacs

During a recent Town Council meeting, members voted unanimously in favor The C o n n e c t i c u t of participating in CCM’s Conference of Municipalities Discount Prescription Drug is offering a new, no cost Card program. The proprogram to provide unin- gram, McNair said, is adsured and underinsured ministered by ProAct, Inc., residents discounts on pre- a full-service pharmacy benscription medicines, accord- efit management company, ing to Town Manager Denise McNair. See Discounts / Page 8 The Berlin Citizen

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After multiple failed attempts, over the past 10 years, to redevelop and purge a well on Elton Road, the town has decided it will be in the best interest to drill a new production well, according to Town Manager Denise McNair. T h e Wa t e r C o n t r o l Commission has two wells on Elton Road, 1A and 2A, which are utilized to generate water to approximately 2,800 customers. Well 1A has been producing less water than what it normally should produce, according to Water Control Commission interim Director Anthony Ferraro. Over a period of years, he said “it has not being consistent with what it once produced.” “That level has been cut down to 40 percent,” Ferraro said. “That being the case, it’s time that we replace this well with one that will give us a greater productivity in water flow.” The town has hired Stephen B. Church Company, of Oxford, as the contractor for this project. SB Church is currently in the process of drilling a 100-foot-deep exploratory well near the current well sites on Elton Road. “All that does is analyze the area’s water flow,” Ferraro said. “We pick a location where we think there is an ample supply of water and we will drill down and test it out to see what the capacity of the site is.” At a recent meeting, the Town Council awarded SB Church a contract up to $36,400 for four pilot-monitoring test wells. At this time, there is only one pilot test taking place. According

to Ferraro, the quote for the first well is “a little under $10,000.” It will be paid through the Water Control funds that have been retained over the years, he said. If this pilot test turns out to be consistent with the Water Control Commission’s expec-

tations, then the town will begin the process of acquiring permits from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and local authorities to drill and install a permanent well See Drilling / Page 19

Stephen B. Church Company has drilled a 100-footdeep pilot test pump off of Elton Road, with its rig, to test the water flow and quality in the area for a new well. | (Citizen photo by Monica Szakacs)

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they think they are talking to is really who she says she is, Nesci said. Nesci said Meriden officers work closely with DCF and the schools, along with local, state and federal agencies. They also receive training on the workings of human trafficking, Nesci said. Monica Szakacs, editor of The Berlin Citizen, contributed to this report.



A nationwide sex trafficking sting operation by the FBI and local police departments rescued exploited children from Connecticut, during the week of July 22. The FBI in Connecticut, state police and municipal police departments ran operations as a part of the national initiative. In Connecticut, five sexually exploited children were rescued and their alleged pimps are being prosecuted, according to a release from Special Agent Daniel Curtin of the FBI ‘s New Haven office. Nationally, 105 sexually exploited children were rescued and 150 alleged pimps arrested, Curtin said. “The basic premise of these operations, first and foremost, is to safely remove these children from horrible situations,” FBI New Haven Supervisory Agent Sean Gordon said in the release. The initiative, called “Operation Cross Country 7” is designed to locate and identify underage prostitutes and help with their return to healthier environments, Curtin said. It is a part of the FBI ‘s Innocence Lost National Initiative, which supports the New Haven FBI ‘s child exploitation task force. FBI agents worked with other Connecticut departments including those in Berlin, West Hartford, Milford and Norwich, Curtin said. In Berlin, local officers went to the Days Inn on the Berlin Turnpike on July 25, Deputy Chief John Klett said. They made one arrest on a charge of promoting prostitution, but the main operation

about five arrests on prostitution solicitation or promotion charges, Nesci said. One of the issues the unit faces is that it is a time-consuming process to have a detective pose as a young girl online and attract a predator, Nesci said, adding that a growing number of predators are aware of police posing online, and they ask for more details and video to prove the person


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exploited. “It’s unfortunate it even exists,” Curtin said. “That there is even a demand is despicable.” Curtin said the pimps and networks will make false promises of a better environment, which appeal to children who are runaways or from broken homes or foster homes, Curtin said. Also, many of the children have a void in their lives that the pimps try to fill before exploiting them, he added. “They think they are wanted and loved,” Curtin said. “Next thing they know, they are mired in this horrendous lifestyle,” Curtin said the FBI works with the Department of Children and Families and local police on the investigations. Curtin said every police department the FBI has worked with has had the same goal and has done exceptional work. Meriden Police Sgt. Rob Nesci heads the department’s Special Crimes Unit, which deals with prostitution. Meriden police were not involved in the FBI operation, but have coordinated with state and federal agencies before, Nesci said. “Meriden police are committed to working in partnership with other law enforcement agencies to bring any perpetrator to justice,” Nesci said. Over the last year, the Special Crimes Unit has made


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was run by the FBI agents, and Berlin was there to assist, Klett said. Police arrested Amanda Roy, 26, of 229 Meetinghouse Lane in Middletown, at the hotel after she agreed to perform sex acts for payment, according to a Berlin Police Department arrest summary. According to police Chief Paul Fitzgerald, there has been a lot of notoriety to the Berlin Turnpike in media and literature. “ Th e F BI t hou ght i t would be a good location,” Fitzgerald said, “so they partnered with us and we did stay there throughout the day. We had no instances with children at the hotel, which was very good, but there were other cases of prostitution. The bulk of that operation was gathering intelligence and information.” State police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance said he could not comment on the operation due to its being an FBI investigation. The nationwide initiative was started in 2003 and has resulted in the identification and recovery of more than 2,700 children, according to the FBI website. Curtin said each operation is different and focuses on different areas. The five children rescued will not face charges, as they are victims, Curtin said. “They are forced into this lifestyle,” Curtin said. “The most important thing to remember is that they are victims, and we are fully committed to protecting them.” Curtin said once the children are rescued, they are placed into safe havens, and cases are initiated against their pimps and the networks that forced the children into prostitution. Curtin said the term “sex trafficking” is a broad term, and covers anything from human trafficking abroad to local children who are


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Local arrested during narcotics sting By Monica Szakacs

psilocybin mushrooms and packaging material used for sale and distribution. Jordyn was released on a July 25 was a busy day for justice in the Town of Berlin. $50,000 non-surety bond. His Not only did local officers first court date appearance is assist the FBI on the Berlin scheduled for Aug. 8, at the Turnpike during a prosti- New Britain Superior Court. Berlin has been part of the tution ring, but Berlin also aided state police in a nar- Narcotics Task Force on and off for about eight years, accotics arrest. The Statewide Narcotics cording to police Chief Paul Task Force’s North Central Fitzgerald. “When staffing Office — comprised of mem- is low, we can’t commit our bers from the Connecticut time to the program, so I have State Police, Department of to wait until my staffing gets Homeland Security and the up to level and then we get Hartford, Bristol and Berlin back into it.” Drug trafficking, Fitzgerald Police Departments — conducted a several month investigation involving drug trafficking in Berlin. Police arrested Chris Jordyn, of 188 Fairview Drive, on charges of possession of narcotics, possession of a hallucinogenic substance, two counts of possession of an illegal drug with intent to sell, illegal storage of narcotics and risk of injury to a minor. Officers seized 33 oxycodone 5mg tablets, 5 ounces of The Berlin Citizen

nal investigation that allowed the narcotics investigators to apply to the superior court for a search and seizer warrant, which the court did issue for that residence. “On July 25 we went to Fairview Drive and searched the residence and found numerous incriminating items and took Jordyn into custody,” Vance said. A lot of what the Narcotics Task Force does is undercover. Investigators develop information, Vance said, “whether it’s through a source or what have you, and we begin a criminal investigation

regarding that information to see where the investigation takes us.” “If facts and circumstances are recovered once you enough information is gathered and we have probable cause, we are able to get a search and seizer warrant or an arrest warrant depending on what investigators are doing in the case,” Vance added.

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said, is not a major issue in town but drug use is. He said illegal drugs have not decreased in town since the task force, but operations to reduce this issue will continue. “Most of our other crimes in town, like shop lifting and burglaries, that’s all driven by drug users who need to steel your jewelry, pawn it and buy their drugs,” Fitzgerald said. “So we will continue to crack down on drugs — it’s part of the battle.” State police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance said Jordyn’s arrest is a result of information that was developing a crimi-



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Q&A with the Democrat Town Committee chair After 10 years as the majority party in Berlin’s Town Council, will the Democrat party become the minority after the November election? One feature is sure to change — a new mayor will be elected. So who will it be? Both parties have announced the Town Council candidates up for election. Democrat candidates are: incumbents Margaret Morelli, Rachel Rochette, William Rasmussen Jr. and William Watson III, and new candidate Kevin Murphy. Republican candidates are: incumbent David Evans, Charles Paonessa, Brenden Luddy and Terry Tonina. Mayor Adam Salina, who has served five terms, recently announced he is not seeking re-election this November. Republican Councilor Eric Buhrendorf also will not seek re-election. In this week’s issue The Berlin Citizen spoke with Fred Jortner, Democratic Town Committee chairperson. Last week, Republican Town Committee Chair Anne Reilly talked local government, community, finances, debt and economic development in town. What is your position on the mayor deciding not to seek re-election this November? We’re very sorry the mayor is not going to seek re-election. He was always a very strong leader in the community. He was always the leading vote-getter on our ticket. He made my job very easy because he was such a popular figure; he was always able to bring the victory for the last five elections. And now we are all going to have to pitch in and work a little harder and we intend to do that. Are you satisfied with how town government is run currently and why?


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Q&A gets elected this November as mayor and why? Of course I do. It’s not necessarily the case that the top vote-getter has to become mayor. There’s nothing in the charter that says that. The charter merely states that the Town Council picks their mayor. Although it has always happened that way in the past, it’s not necessarily the case going forward. After the November election, what do you want to see happen in the community? We would like to see, first and foremost, the Berlin High School renovations brought to a satisfactory completion. We would like to see the development of the downtown area continue, first and foremost being the new police station and the upgrading of the train station and the completion of the Depot crossing development.

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Are you content with the Democrat candidates this year? We’re very confident in the slate of candidates we put forward. There is only one replacement; we replaced Adam with Kevin Murphy. Kevin is a very well-respected member of the community. He has a wealth of experience: he has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission, he currently serves on the Building Commission and I think he is going to hit the ground running. And we are going to take our case directly to the voters — we’re not taking anything for granted but we are fully prepared to run on our record. Essentially, the biggest vote-getter from the majority party becomes mayor. Do you hope a Democrat

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No end in sight to students’ loan woes While Congress voted to reduce the interest rate for federal subsidized and unsubsidized loans Wednesday, July 24, it may have only provided a short-term resolution for undergraduate students as the interest rates may increase by up to 7.25 percent in the future. Interest rates for subsidized loans doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1 after Congress was unable to come to an agreement on legislation. According to the Federal Student Aid website, to qualify for a subsidized loan, a person must be enrolled at least half-time in a university as an undergraduate student. The university determines

the amount a student can borrow and the U.S. Department of Education pays the interest on the loan while the student is in school; for the first six months after the student leaves school or during a period of deferment, the website states. The other option is for students to take out an unsubsidized loan, which are available to undergraduate or graduate students with the school determining the loan amount. Students also don’t have to demonstrate financial need and are responsible for paying the interest on the loan during all periods, the website states. The new bill, passed July 24, slightly increases the rate from 3.4 percent to 3.8 percent. While the new legislation is seen as a victory

by many, Dominic Yoia, director of financial aid at Quinnipiac University, believes otherwise. “We’re just kicking the can down the road,” Yoia said. “It’s not changing anything over the long haul.” In 2011, Connecticut was ranked fifth in the nation in student loan debt, according to the Project on Student Debt, an initiative organized by the Institute for College Access & Success. The average debt for the class of 2011 was $28,783, with 64 percent of students in debt. The Department of Education also included Trinity College, Connecticut College, Wesleyan University, Sacred Heart University and Quinnipiac University on its list of the nation’s most expensive colleges.

The interest rates will only increase each year, Yoia said, adding that “we’re so used to these low rates that we’re not wanting to believe they’ll go up, but they don’t have anywhere to go but up at this point.” With the new legislation, the interest rates are tied di-

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Loans With rising interest rates, area school guidance counselors have been working to educate students and their families about the financial aid process, scholarships and other options. At Cheshire High School, a book of local scholarships is given to seniors and they meet individually with their guidance counselors, said Vanessa Montorsi, the guidance department chairwoman. “We always want them to leave college with the least amount of money possible,” Montorsi said. At Platt High School in Meriden, Sue Vitcavage, director of school counseling,


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There is a cap for each loan in case rates for the Treasury note increase too much. For undergraduates, the loans are capped at 8.25 percent and graduate loans are capped at 9.5 percent. But for undergraduate students, based on projections made by the Congressional Budget Office for the Treasury note, this means the interest rate for their loans will increase to 6.95 percent by 2017 — a percentage higher than the original doubled rate that occurred on July 1. The following year, 2018, interest rates will increase to 7.25 percent. U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Democrats representing Connecticut, voted against the bill. “The Senate passed a bill that mortgages young people’s future by adding to the country’s $1 trillion in student loan debt and the federal government’s profit off students. I am extremely disappointed that young people are getting a raw deal,” Blumenthal said in a press release. “Ultimately, this makes college unaffordable for many younger brothers and sisters of high schoolers entering college this fall — deferring, for them, the American Dream.” Murphy said in a statement that he couldn’t support the bill because the federal government would continue to profit off of student loan interest rates, when it’s already difficult for many families to afford a college education. “Last year, the federal government made a $50 billion profit off the repayment of student loans. Why? Because the interest is higher than is necessary to run the program at a break-even basis,” Murphy said. “The bill ... actually makes the student loan program more profitable for the federal government, at the expense of students, and that’s why I can’t support it.”

Despite the rising interest rates, Mark French, director of financial aid with the state Office of Higher Education, said the federal loans are the best option for students because of the benefits that come with it. “Even if it’s high, it’s still a very low loan rate. The loan is made directly to the student so there’s no co-borrower, no credit check. They’re guaranteed to get it,” French said. “If they go to the market place to get a loan to pay for college, in most cases, students need to get a co-borrower because the non-federal loans look at income and repayment habits.”


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BERLIN - Doris G. Simons 85, of Berlin, passed into the arms of the Lord Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer Disease. Doris was the daughter of the late Burton and Florence (Dennery) Goodwin and was the wife of Robert Simons her devoted and loving husband with whom she made her home and was married to for 63 years. Born in Hartford and graduated from Buckley High School before going to work at the Travelers Insurance Company. She also worked for Crest Tractor Company and then for General Equities for 18 years before retiring. Doris was a faithful parishioner of St. Paul Church in Kensington, a member of St. Paul Ladies Guild, a member of the Berlin Fire Department ladies auxiliary and belonged to AARP for many years. Besides her husband, Doris is survived by her loving children, two daughters and son-in-law, Ruth Simons, of Coventry, Nancy and Alex Dlugolenski, of Meriden; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Debra Simons, of Berlin; one grandson, Mark Dlugolenski, of Meriden; two brothers and sisters-in-laws, Richard and Shirley Simons, of Berlin, Leroy and Polly Simons of East Hartford; a sister and brother-inlaw, Barbara and Peter Karoll, of Kensington. Doris’s nieces and nephews, Carolyn, Russell, David, Sherri Simons, Jeff and Randy Karoll, Debbie Massey and Linda Coulter. Services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 9 a.m. at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Kensington, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Saint Paul Church, 467 Alling St. Kensington. Burial at Maple Cemetery in Berlin followed. Donations may be made to St. Paul Church, 467 Alling St., Kensington or to the VNA of Berlin, 240 Kensington Road, Kensington. To share memories or express condolences online please visit



St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, East Berlin, is online at The website contain information about the life and work of the parish and includes the monthly newsletter. St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church has scheduled the parish Eucharist for Sundays, at 9 a.m. Sunday school will follow at 10 a.m. For more i n for m at ion , ca l l (8 6 0) 828-3735. evening, from 7 to 7:30 p.m., except the third Tuesday, which begins earlier for the special music. If you would like to contribute your muThe Kensington United sical talent to this service, Met ho d i st C hu rc h , 10 3 contact the church at (860) Hotchkiss St., schedules a 828-4222 and leave a mesTaize service every third sage for Corinne Terlecky. Tuesday of t he mont h . Along with music, which begins the service at 6:30 p.m., Pastor Juhye Hahn will add The Kensington United an anointing with oil during Methodist Church prayer the service for those who shawl ministry meets the need healing grace. Taize second Thursday of every service is held every Tuesday month, at 7 p.m. While most

Prayer group The 13th of the month prayer group at St. Paul Church, Kensington, meets at noon on the 13th day of every month to pray the 15 decades of the rosary. The prayer services begin with a personal consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the immaculate Heart of Mary. Within the rosary, the verses of the Fatima song are sung in remembrance to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. For more information, call John Simeone at (860) 828-0794.

Obituary fee The Berlin Citizen charges a $50 processing fee for obituaries. For more information, call The Citizen at (203) 317-2256.

The fourth annual Berlin Lions Club and Connecticut Street Legends Car Show is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17 (rain date is scheduled for Aug. 18), from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Berlin Fair Grounds, 430 Beckley Road, East Berlin. A fee is charged. No cut-off year. Antiques, street rods, customs, classics, old and new muscle welcome. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. The event includes food, music and free spectator parking. For more information, call Karen Wantek at (860) 828-1738, or Connecticut Street Legends at (860) 5681836 or

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short battle with cancer. He and his beloved wife, Donna, had recently moved into their new Myrtle Beach home. Besides his wife, Keith is survived by two brothers, his twin, Ken Kron and his wife, Kathy, of Ocoee, Fla., and George Kron and his wife, Shirley, of Ellicott City, Md.; and several cousins and relatives who live in central Connecticut and the surrounding areas. Keith graduated from Berlin High School in 1953, served in Korea from 1954 to 1957, and after serving in Korea he eventually became an independent manufacturer’s sales engineer. Keith was an avid golfer and a passionate Boston Red Sox fan. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 10:30 a.m. in West Lane Cemetery, High Road, Kensington, with the Rev. Olivia Robinson, pastor of the Kensington Congregational Church, officiating. Relatives, classmates, and friends are invited to a light lunch at the Congregational Church following the service. Anyone wanting to make a donation in Keith’s name should make it to their local American Cancer Society unit. Porter’s Funeral Home, Kensington, and the Myrtle Beach Funeral Home and Crematory are in charge of arrangements.

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Letters to the Editor New blood

found on church property. It had been in poor repair for several year, so the church To the editor: stepped forward. They About time we will hopecompletely did over the fully be getting some new entire area. For those that blood in town politics, bedon’t know, this park if you cause the old is just a buy will, is located on the cornow and then figure out how ner of Percival Avenue and you’re going to pay for all Sheldon Street. The monuthe things that really weren’t ment and cannon have been needed. Please vote your mind and in place for 150 years but the area, thanks to the church don’t fall victim to all the pomembership, has been litical manipulation which transformed into a thing has been prevalent in recent of beauty. It is now on the years. Jay Ritter National Historical Register and thus shall be there forBerlin ever. Many celebrates were Transformed beauty in attendance, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal To the editor: All I can say at this time, and Comm. Linda Schwartz. Of course, President In the photos on this page are several more examples of how native plants work in is wow. The Kensington Congregational Church Abraham Lincoln was also in harmony with nature. attendance. has really outdone itAll I can say is, thank you self this time. Sunday, July 28, the Pastor Rev. Olivia to all that made this happen. Richard A. Rampone, Robinson, and her congreUSMC By Diane St. John gation, re-dedicated the I garden and landscape they would move on. If every Kensington Special to The Citizen oldest permanent Civil War with native plants for two landscape is only planted monument in the country, main reasons. One: because with exotic plants, there is these plants are better suited nowhere for the wildlife to to our Connecticut environ- thrive. We have done this in Government Meetings ment when sited properly. the U.S. We clear the land, Native plants withstand our plants tons of grass and use Village, 5 p.m. climate better when sited trees and shrubs from other Thursday, Aug. 8 properly. Right plant, right places. These plants are like Parks and Recreation Commission, Monday, Aug. 19 place. Two: to give the local plastic to insects; they canCommunity Center, 7 p.m. not survive on them. Then we Board of Education, BOE Meeting Room, wildlife food and shelter. Public Building Commission, BOE 238 Kensington Rd., 7 p.m. The food chain starts with spray our landscapes and use Meeting Room, 238 Kensington Rd., 7 p.m. Economic Development Commission, the plants. Insects eat the chemicals on our lawns and Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. plants and many other things gardens and make the situaTuesday, Aug. 13 eat the insects. Without giv- tion worse. The plants from Conservation Commission, Town Hall Thursday, Aug. 22 ing the insects food and shel- other places are not always Room 8, 6:30 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission, Town ter, we would have way less suited to our environment. Here are some examples: Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. species of birds to enjoy. I Wednesday, Aug. 14 Public Building Commission, BOE have created a balanced yard; The Bradford Callery pear Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Library Meeting Room, 238 Kensington Rd., 7 p.m. the way nature intended it to tree that is overused today Board Room, 7 p.m. be. I do not spray my plants splits into pieces with ice Housing Authority, Marjorie Moore with pesticides to kill the and wind. It does not feed a Advertising Director – Kimberley E. Boath pests. I have encouraged the single insect. The river birch Sales Consultant – Annemarie Goulet beneficial insects to stay and tree, with the pretty bark, in turn, they take care of the is left alone by the bronze CONTACT US more destructive insects for birch borer, a destructive Advertising: (203) 317-2303 me, as do the birds that now sect that is now here in the P.O. Box 438 Fax (203) 235-4048 state and thrives on the palive here. Kensington, CT 06037 I can relax and enjoy the per white birches. This tree News and Sports: (203) 317-2447 yard. I am not in charge of is pretty in all seasons and Editor – Monica Szakacs Fax (203) 639-0210 keeping the plants healthy; a great landscape tree. The Sports Sports Reporter Reporter –– Ken NateLipshez Brown the organic soil and the ben- river birch also comes in News Editor – Olivia L. Lawrence eficial insects do that for me. smaller cultivar which is Assistant News Editor – Nick Carroll Marketplace: (203) 238-1953 We see all kinds of birds, good for plantings that are frogs, toads and turtles in our closer to the house. Executive Vice President and Assistant Published every Thursday by the RecordAlso the asclepias tuberosa yard. All of these are nature’s Publisher – Liz White Journal Publishing Co. Delivered by mail to all insect eaters. If I had all plants is one of the asclepias host Senior Vice President of Operations and of the homes and businesses in the two ZIP from other countries that in- plants for the monarch to lay Major Accounts – Michael F. Killian codes serving Berlin – 06037 and 06023. sects could not eat, I would eggs on. Any type of our naSenior Vice President have no food for the above and Editor – Ralph Tomaselli mentioned animals to eat and See Plants / Page 13

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Thursday, August 8, 2013


Plants feeds on a bit of plant, but not enough to ruin the plant tive asclepias is good. If you or make it look bad once it is have the asclepias syriaca established. The Eastern black swallowtype growing wild on your property-please do not mow tail butterfly lays eggs on dill, it down. Allow it to spread parsley, fennel and carrots. The native spicebush shrub somewhere on your property if you can and become a place has yellow flowers in early where monarchs can. We now spring and the spicebush mow and spray farmland and swallowtail butterfly lays eggs roadsides where this plant on this plant and caterpillars used to be found in great eat leaves. I learned about numbers, but it is greatly this native from the Regional diminished. Monarchs are School District 13 outdoor struggling and we as home- education teachers and then owners can help their pop- found it all around my yard. ulation to come back if we I cleared the invasive spegive their babies food to eat. cies from around any native I The monarch caterpillar could find and identify. From Page 12

Comics aid a healthy laugh a day By Barbara Parent

Take a recent strip, for in- starts tomorrow. “ In the sec- in day camp?” Hammie, the son. The baby Hammie is right on her is OK but doesn’t talk yet so stance. In the first frame the ond frame Hammie asks, “Are heels with his accusation, there’s not much going on mother is making peanut you going to miss us?” As any mother who is itch- “Yeah! Were all the prisons I’ve started to read the com- there. The thing I love about butter and jelly sandwiches, ics. It’s been a long time since the older kids is that I know I more than likely removing ing for the Mother of the Year booked up?” The mother, her eyes nearly I’ve turned to their pages, al- could hug them even though the crusts because God for- Award as I always was, she though I will admit to check- they can be very fresh. Yet bid you don’t. The kids are answers, “Sure, I’m missing closed, and I can hear the total giving-it-up in her voice, ing out Blondie and Hi and fresh and mischievous in a practically joined at her hip you already.” In the third frame red- and to heck with any Mother Lois every now and then. But likeable way and I never find as kids that age usually are. it wasn’t an intentional turn myself thinking, “Geez, what She looks down at them and headed Zoe pipes up with, says, “Remember day camp “Then why did you dump us to the strips but rather notic- brats.” See Comics / Page 16 ing them as I finished a section and before putting the paper aside, taking a looksee. Not since I was a child and my dad would bring home the Sunday papers, sit me on his lap and read Dick Tracy and Joe Palooka, have I been so engrossed with the everyday of make believe. Yet it is not really all the comics because I skip over most of them, well, except for Hi and Lois and Blondie and sometimes Zits but not usually. Close to Home will also get Plus: my attention. Are you think FREE Mobile Apps for iPad® and Smartphones ing I’m a literary whiz kid and  FREE Debit Card issued on the spot* even shudder to think what non-descript volumes my li FREE Online Banking, Bill Pay and eStatements brary contains? Nothing wrong with having a few laughs to begin one’s day. My return to the comic page is due to Baby Blues by Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman. I love all the characters but especially identify with the mother — she even has dark hair as I did when Call, click or stop by your local branch. my children were the ages of Toll-free 877-376-BANK | her three. The strip brings me back and, like her, I was struggling to keep my head above †No minimum balance requirement or monthly service fee to open or maintain the account. No maintenance or activity fees. Check printing charges apply and vary depending on style and quantity ordered. water. *Farmington Bank won't charge you for debit card use; however other banks may impose a surcharge fee. Terms and conditions may apply to instant issuance. iPad® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Member FDIC | Equal Housing Lender I love the two older kids, Zoe, the daughter, and Special to The Citizen

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the Senior Center. The clinics are free of charge and no appointments are necessary. The schedule for August is: Tuesday, Aug. 13 – 12:45 Ice cream social to 1:45 p.m. Blood pressure The Senior Center has screening. Tuesday, Aug. 20 – 12:45 scheduled its annual ice cream social for Wednesday, to 1:45 p.m. Blood pressure Aug. 14, at 1 p.m. Musical en- screening. Tuesday, Aug. 27 – 12:45 tertainment is planned. The program is limited to 100 to 1:45 p.m. Blood pressure people. Sign up at the Senior screening. For more information, Center. call the Berlin VNA at (860) Free manicures 828-7030. The Senior Center has Foot care scheduled free manicures for ladies on Tuesday, Aug. 27, Low cost foot care, profrom 10 a.m. to noon, at the vided by a specially trained Senior Center. Appointments registered nurse, is schedare required. For more in- uled for Thursday, Aug. 15 formation and to schedule and Friday, Aug. 16 by apan appointment, call (860) pointment only at the Senior 828-7125. Center. Services are provided by Health clinics Catherine Brennan, RN, and The Berlin Visiting Nurse include general assessment Association and Central of the feet and lower extremConnecticut Health Center ities, trimming, filing, and offer monthly health clinics at cleaning toenails, reducing Tu e s d ay, Au g . 2 0 “Calendar Girls” at 1 p.m. Rated PG-13.


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Diabetes support group The Hospital of Central Connecticut offers a free, monthly diabetes support group for people who have completed the hospital’s comprehensive diabetes group education program and seek ongoing support and continuing education. The program features a short presentation followed by open discussion. The group is scheduled to meet from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., in the diabetes classroom, third floor, New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St., as follows: Aug. 13 - Getting the most from an office visit. Sept. 10 - Living by the numbers: Looking at patterns. Oct. 8 - Easier living through technology. Nov. 12 - Enjoying the holidays with diabetes. Dec. 10 - Get up and go! Exercise and motivation. Jan. 14 - Medication and update: What’s new? Feb. 11 - Support services: Community, online and on TV. Registration is not required. For more information, call (860) 224-5900, ext. 2079.


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Health question, must my activities always lean toward bettering myself, enriching my soul and, oh, by the way checking out the latest surefire way to erase wrinkles, eliminate cellulite and spider veins in my legs? I ponder the suggestions, all of it which I can surely use. But then I think of a recent piece in AARP Magazine and it’s as if I’ve been given a free pass to eat chips and dip: Laughing at least once a day enhances a healthy lifestyle. Me, I’m all for it as I turn to the comics. Barbara Parent is a columnist for the Record-Journal, Meriden.

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Local basketball league hits the court for a cause By Nate Brown The Berlin Citizen

Tyler Catlin never had the opportunity to meet Ryan Lee. He heard many stories, and witnessed Lee’s athletic talent first hand, but never met Lee, who was fatally struck by a vehicle while away at college more than two years ago. Through Berlin’s Sunday Night Basketball League – where Catlin serves as the commissioner – he continued to hear about Lee: about his ability to make people laugh, and his kind-hearted nature. “All I hear is how funny of a kid he was and how wellliked this man was,” said Catlin. “It was obvious to me at that point that my league could do something good for the Lee Foundation. And my guys got behind the idea.” Catlin hatched the idea for the Ryan Lee SNBL Megabowl Night, designed to pay homage to Lee and to raise money for the Ryan T. Lee Memorial Foundation. Catlin was far from alone in putting the event together, however. Former friends and teammates of Lee’s, including Max DeLorenzo, helped make the night a success.

“We knew about the (foundation’s) 3-on-3 basketball tournament later in August, which I’m not a part of because I’m away at training camp,” said DeLorenzo, who plays football for UConn. “But Tyler and I both talked because we wanted to do something for Ryan because he was a good friend of mine.” Megabowl Night, held July 28 at McGee Middle School, coincided with the SNBL championship game. Aside from watching the finals, those in attendance were treated to a slam dunk contest, a 3-point shootout, a 2-ball competition, and a “Rock and Jock” All-Star game. While Catlin and DeLorenzo spearheaded Megabowl Night, they had plenty of assistance from Ray Pons, who deejayed the event, and comedian Rob Santos, the host for the evening. Christina Gorneault, scorekeeper for the SNBL, was recognized by the league that night for her dedication. “We had a great turnout,” DeLorenzo said. “All of the bleachers were filled at McGee Middle School. Ryan’s See Cause / Page 18

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Annual Linemen Challenge pushes forward By Nate Brown The Berlin Citizen

BHS football players take a breather during the 2013 Offensive Linemen Challenge.

Berlin High School played host to the fifth annual Offensive Linemen Challenge, where the emphasis on cohesion and overall skill held true Saturday, July 27. The Southington 1 squad walked away victorious in the yearly gathering, which has grown into a highly-anticipated preseason competition in central Connecticut. This year’s Challenge, which featured more than 30 teams from around the state, consisted of eight contests before a final tug-of-war battle decided the winner. P o i n t s a r e awa r d e d

through each competition based on a team’s finish; the lower point totals going to the higher placed finishers. Entering the tug-of-war double-elimination bracket, Southington trailed Guilford by six points for the Challenge crown. But a second-place finish by the Blue Knights in tug-of-war was just enough to help them claim first place overall. The host Redcoats walked away with the most first place finishes. The team, comprised of Anthony Duong, Dante Vasi, Connor Morrin, Mike Burek, Bill Conticello, Dan McLeod and Joe Chatlas, won, handedly, the crab sled relay, See Linemen / Page 18

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Linemen ing out in Texas and Florida in regards to high school linemen. And he saw that they were doing linemen challenges,” said Capodice. “So he started looking into what events they were doing, how was it being organized. And then we started to formulate some ideas and put our competition together.” Berlin’s f irst Linemen Challenge fielded 12 teams from across the state. Since then, the competition has grown to include nearly three dozen teams, including representatives from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. “The challenge gives us, as coaches, an opportunity to see how we compare to some

other teams,” said Demko. “It also gives the kids a chance to compete and evaluate themselves to see what they can work on the last few weeks of the summer to make themselves better.” Berlin won the CIAC Class M state championship in 2009, and made it back to the state finals last season, losing to Hillhouse, 34-12. The Challenge has seemingly had a positive impact on plenty of other teams as well, “We’ve been really fortunate to have teams from out of state come and participate,” said Capodice. “We’re always looking for more teams to come and increase the level of competition.”

The event proved to be a success, as friends were able parents were there and really to recount fun times they enjoyed it. His mom said it shared with Lee, who played was a pleasure to see all the basketball and golf at Berlin guys Ryan played with in high High. Lee continued his caschool, and for all of us to fo- reer on the links at Long cus on him on that night. She Island University. Megabowl Night raised loved it.”

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Move the Mountain, and the heavy bag fireman carry. Berlin finished seventh overall. Duong, Morrin, and McLeod were Berlin’s top finishers in the bench press, tire toss, and agility events, respectively. The Linemen Challenge was formed back in 2008 by the brain trust of Capodice and his offensive line coach, John Paul Demko, who had been looking for a way to get their trench men involved in summer training other than lifting. “Coach Demko went online and started doing some research on what they were do-



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Local Legion coaches unfazed by upcoming rule change By Nate Brown The Berlin Citizen

I n October of 201 1 , American Legion baseball announced that a rule change was in place for 2015 that would no longer allow freshmen returning from college to take part in Legion summer ball. The rule is still slated to go into effect, and that’s just fine with at least two Legion teams in the area. Both Berlin Post 68 and Plainville Post 33 voiced their support for the rule change, believing it will help to level the playing field around the state. “I like the new rule. I think other towns are much better teams because they have way more kids to pick from,” said Post 33 manager Jim Tufts. “But when you have more kids to pick from, that also means

that you have more college kids to pick from, too. So our opponents’ teams are usually a lot older than ours. And while we only have a couple of college players who come back, some teams usually have seven. And that makes a big difference.” Post 6 8 m a n ager Rob Manzo said the rule change will help younger guys ease into Legion ball. “I don’t think the game is going to be as fast for some of these guys,” he said. “Right now, for example, we have some kids who just finished their freshmen and sophomore years in high school who were playing against college kids. So you’re not going to see that now; you might see the sophomores against a senior in high school. “I think the younger kids will be able to compete more and the game won’t be as fast

for them right away. And I’m hoping that it will help our program a little bit where, if we are young, we can be competitive.” While the opportunity to allow returning college freshmen to play one last year of Legion ball may have sentimental value, it very rarely provides any new opportunities for players to further their careers at the collegiate level. However, this year, the rule allowed one former Berlin High School baseball player the chance to continue playing the sport he loves for at least for a couple more months. “This past summer we had Colin King play for us, and he’s trying to catch on at Springfield College next year,” said Manzo. “So he’s trying to use it as a platform to play in college. He was one of the top hitters on the team (this summer), and he was a leader.”

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The New Britain General Campus Auxiliary has scheduled its 2013 Chrysanthemum Ball for Saturday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 11:30 p.m., at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Tickets include dinner and dancing to the music of the Silver Streaks Band. Proceeds benefit the Auxiliary’s pledge to the hospital’s new cancer center, currently under construction. The event includes a silent auction and raffle. Tickets can be purchased in advance. For more information, call (860) 224-5502. The Auxiliary welcomes new members. For more information, call (860) 224-5502.

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American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, is planning to mail a comfort package to the 143th CSSB National Guard Unit from Waterbury. The unit is presently stationed in Kuwait. Items needed include, but are not limited to, toiletries, snack bars and any kind of stationary. Thank you cards from families to the troops are also being accepted. Legion members and the public are asked to donate to this cause by dropping off items at the Post by Sunday, Aug. 18. For more information, call (860) 828-9102 after 5 p.m.




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ANIMAL CONTROL Operates and maintains a municipal animal control facility in accordance with State statutes and local ordinances. Must be available to work evenings, holidays and weekends, and able to respond to calls within 30 minutes. Must have 4 years paid experience as an animal control officer with some bookkeeping and supervisory experience. This position requires a valid CT driver’s license with no violations over the past 3 years and the ability to lift and carry up to 100 pounds. The person appointed must undergo a series of rabies vaccinations. Salary range: $50,000-$55,000 annually, plus an excellent fringe benefits package. Closing date is August 19, 2013. Apply: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. EOE

MEDICAL Assistant/Receptionist, FT position for busy pediatric office. Candidates must enjoy working w/ children, be a team player, & be able to multi task. Exp a + Fax Resume: 203-265-3321

AUTO Parts Driver. GM Dealership w/ Lrg. wholesale bus. needs energetic parts delivery person. Must have clean driving record. Exec. opportunity for advancement. Call 203-272-0453 Mon-Fri Bookkeeper/FC QuickBooks exp necessary. Minimum 5 years exp. PT/FT Positions available. For a homecare agency in Berlin. Please email

2005 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV. Auto, DVD Ent. Sys., AM/FM/ CD, Sunroof, 4 New Tires (Jun. 13’), 160K Miles. Replaced Engine in 2011 & Current Motor has 30K mi. 1 Owner, Very Good Cond. $7800 OBO Call Ron 203704-0268

HARLEY Custom Super Glide, 2004 Vance and Hines pipes, stage 1 kit, excellent condition, $6500/ negotiable. 860-538-7651

Help Wanted Administrative Clerk 2 full time positions. Individual must have great data processing skills and typing skills. For a homecare agency in Berlin. Please email


Childrens Dance Instructor for Meriden YMCA. Tap, Ballet, Hip-Hop. Ages 3-11, Exp. Required Contact Carrie (203) 235-6386 X18 HORTICULTURAL Technician to give plant care in offices. Will train. 12 hours/wk during business hours. Email us at

JOB FAIR August 5th Cheshire School Bus Terminal 157 Sandbank Road Cheshire, CT 9 am to 1 pm Join us to learn about exciting opportunities to join the DATTCO driving team. DATTCO is hiring part time school bus drivers! If you are retired but not tired, or want to save on daycare costs you can bring your children to work with you, come see us and learn how you can join GROWING team. No experience necessary. We provide free training to get your CDL! Call Cheshire 203-699-8877 for more information CDL/ PS w/1 year exp. starts at $15.50 p/h, Non CDL starts at $14.00 p/h & Van drivers start at $11.30 p/h Routes also available in Plainville. Call 860-747-3018 for info. AA/EOE

MEDICAL ASSISTANT/ Receptionist. FT position for busy pediatric office. Candidates must enjoy working with children, be a team player, & be able to multi task. Exp. a plus. Fax Resume to: 203-265-3321 PART Time Driver. Wallingford location. Must have clean driving record. Apply in person: Town Fair Tire, 994 North Colony Rd. SOCIAL SERVICES CASEWORKER Processes applications for assistance and investigates resources to determine eligibility for social service programs for children, adults, and families. Must be able to exercise independent judgement and maintain confidential case and financial records related to assistance programs. Requires an A.S. degree in social work, psychology, or counseling and 3 years experience as a caseworker, social service worker or outreach worker with 2 years in determining eligibility for government financial assistance programs. Mush have a valid State of CT driver’s license. $24.51 to $29.63 hourly (wages under negotiation) plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. The closing date will be that date the 75th application form/ resume is received, or Closing date is August 16, 2013, whichever occurs first. EOE

You name it with Marketplace, anything goes. Southington Care Center Dietary Assistants/Wait Staff. The dynamic Five Star 130 bed facility provides exceptional skilled nursing care & rehabilitation service is seeking PT & FT Experienced Dietary Assistants/Servers/Wait Staff for out facility. Qualified applicants must have food service exp. & work weekends, holidays, & flex shifts. Long Term Care facility experience is a plus. Southington Care Center. Experienced RN. This dynamic Five Star 130 bed facility that provides exceptional skilled nursing care & rehabilitation services, is seeking an experienced RN for 24hr/wk on the 3p-11p shift. Long Term Care experience is a plus but not required.

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BUSINESSES & SERVICES Attics & Basement Cleaned


House Cleaning



GARY WODATCH Debris Removal Of Any Kind. Homeowners, Contractors. Quick, Courteous Svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-2357723 Cell 860-558-5430

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

Polish/English Speaking woman to clean house w/care. 3rd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885

COMPLETE Grounds Maintenance. Accepting New Accounts Comm/Res. Fully Ins. Sr Discounts. Call (203) 634-0211

ALEX MASONRY. 30 yrs exp. Patios, Retaining Walls Steps Brick Stone Chimneys. 580443 203-232-0257 / 203-596-0652.

Always a sale in Marketplace. GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-2357723/Cell 860-558-5430 Pete In the PIckuP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110 Pete In the PIckuP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110

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

If you can’t find it in Marketplace it’s not for sale.


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

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

Excavating GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes, Sheds, Estates, Attics, Basements, Garages & more. **Spring Yard Clean-ups.** FREE ESTIMATES*LIC & INS. 203-5359817 or 860-575-8218 Pete In the PIckuP Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110

Carpentry RepaiRs & Replacement Lrg/ Sm., Int/Ext. stairs, railing, decks, entry, door, window, finish basement, complete home improvements. I can fix it. Work done by owner. 40+ yr exp. Free Est., Ins. 203238-1449 #578107 www.

Junk Removal

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

Local. Local. Local. Your Marketplace.

Handypersons A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call-WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325 Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE. CT Reg #601060 HOME DOCTOR LLC Small-Major Work. Outside/ Inside, Plumbing, Remodeling, Roofing, Any Odd Job. Since 1949 203-427-7259 Lic #635370 T.E.C. ElECTriCal SvC llC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service SMALL JOBS WELCOME 203-237-2122

Home Improvement


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

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

Bathroom Remodeling, Concrete, Carpentry, Tile, Painting, Patio & Sidewalk Paving Call 860-8282236 CT Reg#559333

Gary Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430 HEDGE TRIMMING RICK’S AFFORDABLE Pricker Removal, Mowing, Soil/Seed, Cleanups. Brush, Tree. No Job Too Big or Small. 15 Yrs Exp. 203-530-4447

MNA Services MASONRY & CHIMNEY work. INSPECTIONS. Patios, walls, fireplaces. Chimney relining. Repointing and waterproofing. Fully lic. & ins. SENIOR DISC. FREE est. 203-714-7143 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry CT Reg # 0626708. 203-235-4139


D & G Paving Over 25 yrs exp. Paving seal, coating, concrete work. CT Reg #0577005 203237-6058 IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves storm damage **JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

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


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Roofing CPI Home ImProvement Highest Quality- Kitchens/ Bath Siding, Roofing Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions. Credit cards accepted 203-6346550 CT Reg #0632415 Gonzalez ConstruCtion ************* Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. ************* 203-639-0032 info@ Fully licensed/insured. Reg #HIC577319

Find everything at our Marketplace.

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


C&M ConstruCtion Find *THE BATHROOM & place. REMODELING SPECIALIST* RJ LARESE Landscaping Residen203-630-6459 tial/Comm Lawn MainteCT Reg #608488 nance. Spring Clean-Ups. Senior Disc. Free Estimates 203 314-2782

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We Weed Gardens Norm the Gardener Where Gardenings a Passion (203) 265-1460

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

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for your window on the world. POWER WASHING IS SPRING ClEANING On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279 POWER Wash M.D Houses, Gutters, Vinyl, Aluminum, & Decks. Free Est. Call (203) 630-9832

Siding Gonzalez ConstruCtion Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. 203-639-0032 info@ Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319 ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

DID YOU READ THIS? Odds are in your favor that others will to. That is how good advertising works. Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Call us: (203) 238-1953 ROOFS R US LLC Fin. Avali. Remodeling, Windows, Repairs, Siding, Since 1949. Decks, Gutters, Additions. 203-427-7259

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

JT’s Landscaping, LLC Top Quality Work. Full Lawn Maint. Grass Cutting. Comm /Res, Lic/ins everything ourtoday Market#616311 Freeatest 203 213-6528

Bill Rudolph Landscaping. Cert. Installer, Paver, Walks, Patios, Ret. Walls, Stairs, Shurb Replacement, Landscape Design/Reno., Mulch/ Stone, Waterfalls/Ponds, Lawn Repair/Install, Drainage/ Backhoe Work. Bus. 30 + yrs. We’re on Angies List! Free Est. HIC#0563661 203-237-9577

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Power Washing

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

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

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

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

Tree Services Gary Wodatch LLc Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE In business 31 yrs. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Est.. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

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The Berlin Citizen | Help Wanted Teaching Positions (Long-term Substitutes) Wallingford Public Schools Is seeking CT certified candidates for the following 2013/14 long-term substitute teaching positions: Elementary Level: School Social Worker (12 weeks) Middle School Level: School Psychologist (6 weeks) High School Level: English (Full year) English (12 weeks) Please fax resume and certification to (203) 949-6551. EOE

Local. Local. Local. Your Marketplace. Zoning Enforcement Officer Town of Southington. Appli. form & full job descrip. aval. at: www.southington. org. Appli. deadline: 4:30pm 08/20/13. Planning Dept. 196 N Main St., Southington, CT 06489. Fax/Email Submittals will not be accepted

Houses For Sale

Meriden For Sale By Owner 33 John George Drive Great Location! 3 Bedroom Colonial 3.5 Baths 2 Walk-In Closets Living Room, Dining Room Finished Basement w/Bar 2 Car Garage .35 acres $335,000 203 988-8133 203 599-5254

Mobile Homes For Sale

Apartments For Rent

MERIDEN/Wallingford Newer Double Wide. 2 BR, 2 BA, Central Air, Mint Condition in Up Scale Park. $79,900! Call 203-799-7731

MERIDEN 4 BR, private deck, fresh paint, separate utils, 36 Windsor Ave. $1100 + sec. Call Leaders Edge Realty 203-233-5327

Also available, Brand New 2 BR in Upscale Park. $59,900! Financing Available. Call 203-799-7731 PROSPECT Imm. Occ. 2 BR, 12”x16” Cov. Patio, $48,000. Liberty 860-7476881 or 203-592-7641

Condos For Rent MERIDEN 2 BR End Unit. Excellent Condition. On Site Laundry. No Pets $900/ mo. Call 860-620-9658 MERIDEN 2 BR RH, Avail Sept Quiet, Clean, 1.5 BA, Lg closets, wall to wall, hookups, deck, etc. No Pets. Credit Chk $1,000 + utils (203) 269-9755

Apartments For Rent M.D. Lawn Care. Hedge Trimming or Grass Cutting for $100. Free Est. Call 203-6309832 MER. Furn. Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 2nd flr. Studio, $180/wk+ sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MERIDEN. 2 BR, 1st flr $800. Appls incl. 1 mos rent, 1 mos sec. No pets. 46-48 Elliot St, nice st, off st parking. 203-836-4321 MERIDEN 1, 2, 3, & 4 BRs Starting at $580. West Side. CLEAN. Sec & Refs a must! Off St Parking. No dogs. Sec 8 Appr. 1st Mo. FREE! 203 6005105 or 203 537-6137 Meriden 1 & 2 BEDROOM APTS 657 East Main St. Call 203-376-8114 or 203-630-9481 MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Stove & Refrigerator, Heat & Hot Water included. Lease, Sec & Refs. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 16 Platt Ave. 1st FlL, 2 BR, 1 Bath. Lg Kitchen & Dining Rm. Dishwasher, WD Hookup. Remodeled. $875/mo. + Utils. Avail Sept 1st. Call Nat (203) 605-1616 MERIDEN 1 BR, Wash Hts Victorian Off st park, washer/dryer, walk-in closets, cable/wifi; all utils incl. Sec, refs, no pets. 203 317-1414

MERIDEN Nice Cape w/ In-Law Apt, Hardwood Floors, 9 Ft Ceilings, Whirlpool Tub, FP, 2 BR Downstairs & 1 BR Upstairs. Fenced-In Yard, 2 Car Garage. All Remodeled, Nothing to do but move in! Asking $165,000. Please Call 203 213-5000

MERIDEN ClEaN 1 Rm Efficiency 2nd Fl. Randolph Ave. Utilities included. No pets. $450. 2 months security. Credit check required. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Summer St. 2 BR, Fully Renovated. W/D, Refs, $950/mo.+ sec. Avali Now! Sec. 8 aprov. 203-213-5585

Buying? Selling? Marketplace is the answer. MERIDEN-WALLINGFORD Line Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Walk-in closets & Laundry. No pets. $925+ Utils. Call 203 c2415-9493 SOUTHINGTON. 2 BR apt, large kit with ref & range. Ample storage space,Find off st parking, safe, quiet residential neighborhood. 1st flr, avail approx early to mid Aug. No smoking, no pets. $875 plus utils. Call (860) 628-8386 WALLINGFORD- 3BR apt, 2nd flr, local to downtown Wallingford, no smoking/no pets, security & references. Paul 203-269-6348

Rooms For Rent MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS. Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv, East Side. Off-St Parking. $125/wk.+ sec. Call 128pm 203-630-3823 or

Garage and Storage Space WLFD Storage space for rent. 1200 sq ft, 14’ doors. Great price. Call 203272-4216.

Pets For Sale

MAL-SHI PuPPIeS Ready to go. Great w/ kids. White & White & Brown. $550. (860) 575-2122 YORKIES, Bulldogs, Chihuahua, Bostons, Beagles, Shih Tzus, American Staffordshire Terrier Bulldogs, Dachshunds, Poms, Bengal Kittens. Mixed Breeds, Rescues Available $150 plus. Call (860) 930-4001

Lawn and Garden JOHN DEERE “112” Lawn & Garden Tractor. Mowing Deck 38”. Many Many Extras! Call (203) 235 - 0888

MAL-SHI PuPPIeS ReAdy to go. gReAt wItH kIdS. wHIte And wHIte & BRown. $600. 860 575-2122

BOSTON RED SOX BUS TRIPS August 31st. Box Seats. Coach Bus. Convenient Parking. $90pp. 203 605-2087 CEMETERY Plots in West Lane Cemetery on High Rd, Berlin, 2, side by side, $1100 for both. 860-8283315

You’ll like the low cost of a Marketplace ad. Dog Crate, 36”L, 24”W, 26”H. All metal, Like new. Asking $45. 203-639-1248

MURRAY Lawn Tractor 12 1/2 HP. Excellent shape. No bagger. 40” Deck, Wide Body. Six Speed. 2008. $450 Firm. (203) 269-3837

PROFORM 390E ELLIPTICAL, I-pod hookup, bought in 2010. Great condition. Asking $275. 203-530-6113 $150 QUEEN MATTRESS SET: Brand name and brand Wood / Fuel new. Still in the plastic. & Heating Equip Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667

Furniture & Appliances

4 BRAND NEW 30” floor to SeaSoned Firewood. Deseat, Oak Windsor Swivel livered. Great price. Call Bar Stools. 3 in the origi(203) 272-4216 everything our Marketnal unopenedatboxes and 1 put together for photos place. Antiques and never used. Ordered & Collectibles the wrong height and don’t want to send them back. ALL CASH FOR Paid $135.00 each will sacMILITARY ITEMS rifice for $99.00 each TO 203-237-6575 BE SOLD AS A SET OF 4. Call (860) 983-4992


Find your dream home in Marketplace. BEAUTIFUL leathered top, Mahogany Executive Desk, $200. Large mirrored hanging display case, $100. Call 203-237-2629 COUCH & Rocker Recliner, Coffee Table & 2 End Tables, Entertainment Center, Double Bed Frame w/ 2 Dressers & Night stand, Desk w/ desk chair, Small wooden cabinet, & Several sm. Lamps. 203-237-2629 TAN COUCH with wood trim. 85” L x 36” H $300. Call 203-238-4057

Furniture & Appliances

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves. Appliance Repairs Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

MERIDEN-1BR, 3rd floor Apt, central location, W/D hookup, $675/mo, sec dep & credit check req. No pets. Call 203-715-7508. MERIDEN 2 BR Apartment for Rent, 2nd floor. Off Street Parking. Call 203-238-0106 or 203-213-4507

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

MERIDEN 5 BR, 2nd Flr., 1.5 BA, DR, W/D Hookup, Off St. Parking. $1,440/mo. + sec. Avaliable 09/01 (203) 515-2927 MERIDEN 5 Rooms, Appliances, Off Street Parking. Quiet Dead End. $925/ month + Security. (203) 6301102.

Miscellaneous For Sale

Pets For Sale

Maytag Front Loader Washer & Dryer, like new. Taking Offers. Also Air Condtion, 15000 BTU, $175 860-4179379 or 860-839-1707

Swimming Pools & Spas

Doughboy Above ground pool, with filter, new ladder, skimmer and vaccum robot. 24 foot, beige color. Only 7 years old in excellent condition. Must sell before September and must take down yourself. Price $700.00 or negotiable. Call Maria at 634-3720 before 8:00 PM. HOT TUB: 5/6 person, 40 jets w/ all options. Never used. Cost $7000, Sacrifice $2950. Can Deliver. 203-232-8778

Wanted to Buy

ALWAYS BuYing Hand Tools. Old, Used, and Antique Hand Tools. 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

1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture, 50’s Items. Whole Estates 203 238-3499 1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates. 203-238-3499

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ALWAYS Buying machinist tool boxes, tools & bench vises. (860) 985-5760

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

Please call for corrections at 203-317-2308 - after 5 DEE’S ANTIQUES pm call 203-317-2282 Buying Collectibles, Ad#:CLASS FILLER Jewelry & Silver, China, (PLEASE CHECK) glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Pub:PERM Single item to an estate. Date:02/13/02 203 235-8431 Day:WED Size:1X4.5 Cust: Last Edited WANTED Fishing Tackle By:EALLISON on & Hunting Items. Local Collector looking for old/ 7/9/13 4:18 PM. new rods, reels, lures. Salesperson: Tag highest prices paid. Call Line: Color Info: Dave 860-463-4359 CLASS FILLER (PLEASE CHECK) - Composite Music Instruments & Instruction

ElEctric Guitar - Epiphone SG Special Edition - Cherry Red, Mint condition, barely used, needs to be restrung. Carry bag included. Amplifier - Line 6 amp (spider 3- 15 watt8 inch). Asking $280 or best offer. Call 860-4165988 - Ask for Aaron

If you can’t find it in Marketplace it’s not for sale.

Wanted to Buy 1, 2 or 3 Items or an estate $$$ CA$H $$$ 203-237-3025 Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps

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We are seeking a mature, responsible, & dedicated caregivers for live-in & hourly positions caring for the elderly. Candidates must have personal care &/or homemaker companion experience, a car, & CT driver’s license. Visiting Angels believes our caregivers are as important as our clients. Serious applicants should call us at 860-349-7016.

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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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203-238-1953 Music By RoBeRta PeRfoRMance & instRuction Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295

YAMAHA Spinet piAno Maple Finish. Only 52 Keys. (203) 269-7845

before 5pm Mon-Fri We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.

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