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Volume 14, Number 19

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, May 13, 2010

VIP fishermen to converge on Sage Park By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

Sage Park Pond will be alive with activity Sunday, May 16 as Connecticut’s 2nd Annual Visually Impaired Persons Fishing Tournament comes to town. Senior fishermen — age 17 and up — will compete that day. Last month, a Junior tournament drew 15 young anglers to Sage Park. VIP fishing tournaments are sanctioned by Lions International and sponsored by local Lions Clubs. The two tournaments at Sage Park Pond are sponsored by The Berlin Lions Club. “VIP fishing tournaments provide visually impaired

and sighted fishermen an opportunity to share their enthusiasm for the sport,” said Berlin Lions Club member Bob Christensen, who oversees the local tournaments. “Fishing is a hands-on sport, and as such, heavily relies on an individual’s tactile senses.” Christensen explained that VIPs attend tournaments with a sighted guide — usually a parent, spouse or friend. Volunteers from various Lions and Leo clubs are on hand to assist the VIPs, as well. “Both Junior and Senior VIPs can hold their catch, sense the length and weight of the fish, and many times, our Senior VIPs can identify

the fish by its shape, scales, tail configuration and feel,” Christensen said. “Most participants do catch and release,” Christensen pointed out. “In a couple of cases, large fish destined for dinner have been brought home.” The Connecticut VIP Fishing Tournament is patterned after the North Carolina VIP Fishing Tournament, established nearly 30 years ago. The North Carolina tournament has blossomed into a three-day event, which includes educational programs, counseling and socialization. More than 530 VIPs participate.

Berlin is host of the 2010 Connecticut Visually Impaired Persons Fishing Tournament, a Lions Club event. The Junior tournament was held April 18 at Sage Park Pond. The Senior tournament also will take place there, on Sunday, May 16. Pictured: Junior fishSee Fishermen, page 29 ermen pose at Sage Park Pond.

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Town Council moves two major projects forward Beckley Road bridge and Town Hall cooling system to be fixed By Susan Kondracki Special to The Citizen For the first time since the 1970s the Beckley Road bridge and the Town Hall’s chiller and cooling tower will be worked on and replaced

thanks to a unanimous vote passed at the May 4 Town Council meeting. “After a 2008 investigation of the Beckley Road bridge, the town concluded that the bridge was deteriorating and operating at an insufficient low capacity,” said Art Simonian, public works director at a public hearing held before the meeting. The bridge, originally construct-

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DeFronzo proposes tough texting while driving fines Local police see cell phones as a likely cause of many crashes By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

A portion of the new “Secret Garden” mural in the children’s department at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. See story page 5.

State Senator Donald DeFronzo (D-New Britain) wants substantial fines levied on drivers who text mes-

sage on their cell phones while operating a motor vehicle. “Distracted driving is a major cause of accidents in Connecticut and across the country,” DeFronzo said. “Five years ago, we passed a cell phone bill to help curb the distracted driving problem that the use

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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Inside Calendar.................23 Marketplace............31 Faith .........................8 Health.....................26 Letters ....................14 Obituaries.................9 Opinion...................14 Real Estate ............30 Seniors ...................13 Sports.....................19

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen

Former pro brings jai alai to Berlin By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

The sport of jai alai — a variation of handball played with a curved wicker basket — was at its most popular in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. The ensuing years were not good ones for the centuries old Spanish game, however, as jai alai frontons throughout the northeast, and in the west, shut down. The most publicity jai alai has enjoyed recently was a brief appearance in a beer commercial featuring the “Most Interesting Man in the World.” Its heyday has long passed, but one former professional jai alai player is doing his part to prevent the sport from fading into obscurity. On May 1, Cromwell resident Matt DiDomizio opened

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Cromwell resident Matt DiDomizio, pictured with his daughter Katie, is the owner of Connecticut Amateur Jai Alai, located at 500 Four Rod Road in Berlin. the door to Connecticut Amateur Jai Alai. The building, located at 500 Four Rod Road in Berlin, includes a 112-foot,

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Moore’s long lost painting of red bridge emerges By Olivia L. Lawrence The Berlin Citizen

Derick Pulito, art collecter, dealer, and an artist himself, made a fortunate find this past January that has reunited art work by one of Berlin’s famed painters. Artist Edwin Augustus Moore, who along with his father Nelson Augustus Moore, found much of his inspiration in the rural scenes around Berlin. Pulito is a connoisseur of Nelson’s work and has handled a couple of hundred of his works as well as at least 100 of Edwin’s. An en plein air artist, one of Edwin’s subjects was a triangular red bridge, located on Glen Street, spanning the

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saw “there was a kid fishing in the water, just like in the sketch.” Of course, Pulito bought the painting. He also has a painting of a winter scene of the bridge, with an approach from the road looking through the bridge, dated 1902. A notation on the back says the picture is of “the road leading to the W.W. Warren property.” Local historians did not immediately have an answer as to where that property was located, so Pulito is still looking for more information. However, he does have the satisfaction that the collection now has a sense of completion, from the early sketches, to the red bridge painted in a winter scene, as well as a side view with the red triangular bridge in full summer.


Thursday, May 13, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen

‘Secret Garden’ at library features new murals By Nancy Driska Special to The Citizen

enthusiastically to the artwork, and the magical space Esselstyn has created for them. The space encourages children to explore, and Nelson reports that they are enjoying the new puppet theatre, as well as the new puppets. One youngster even

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Higganum artist Tedd Esselstyn joined library staff and Friends of the Berlin Peck Memorial Library board members in a May 5 ribbon cutting of the “Secret Garden” space he created in the children’s section of the library. The artwork was funded by the Friends. Esselstyn, the artist commissioned for the work, left a career in medicine after completing an internship in 1997. He has never looked back or regretted his decision to leave medicine for the arts. The diversity of his work is featured in a web gallery on his website, Appleloosa Artworks. His work graces the spaces of museums such as Kid City in Mid-

dletown, and the CCCRA Trash Museum, libraries throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as local hospitals such as Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. He describes using a combination of the functional and the eclectic, using ordinary objects in extraordinary ways. His goal is to stimulate people to see the world in a slightly different way, and to make them smile. Cathy Nelson, children’s librarian at the library, first saw Esselstyn’s work at an exhibition booth at a library conference a few years ago. She was attracted to his work because of his sense of whimsy, and watched him give his personal touch to nearby libraries and museums. Children have responded

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Down on the farm Citizen photo by Olivia L. Lawrence

The New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park brought some of its farm animals on a field trip to St. Paul School May 7. Staff from the museum talked to students about the many products made on a farm, from eggs to wool for yarn. Goats, chickens and snakes, which are found on farms, were among the guest animals students learned about during the “Down on the Farm” presentation.

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Berlin’s congregations join for National Day of Prayer By Daniel Jackson Special to The Citizen

About 30 people gathered at the Worthington Ridge War Memorial, on the evening of May 6, to simply pray. The event brought together four churches in Berlin — Bethany Covenant Church, Berlin Congregational Church, Kensington Congregational Church, and Wellspring Church — as members of the congregations observed the National Day of

Prayer. The participants prayed for seven areas of American life. There were prayers offered up for the wellbeing of the three distinct institutions in America today: government, churches and families. Guidance was sought for the areas of life which influenced those institutions: the military, the media, education, and business. When asked about the importance of the National Day of Prayer, Bob Switzer, a pastor at Wellspring Church


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who led the prayers for the media and churches said, “For me, it’s about relationships. There are the relationships with the churches; we are standing together and publicly saying we’re desiring a relationship.” Switzer also pointed out that in the act of praying for culture and government; the people are recognizing the relationship they have with those areas and institutions. Finally, he said that “It’s publicly showing the relationship we have with God.” The prayer group was a part of a national gathering of prayer services which have been officially occurring for the last 60 years. In 1952, President Harry

Truman signed a measure declaring a National Day of Prayer. Later, in 1988, Ronald Reagan made the National Day of Prayer the first Thursday of the month of May. This year, Governor Jodi Rell signed an official statement regarding the National Day of Prayer. It read, “It is fitting that we should give thanks for the freedom and prosperity enjoyed by this state and our nation and pray for continued guidance and comfort, which has been graciously bestowed upon this nation since its inception.” It continued, “I, M. Jodi Rell, Governor of the State of Connecticut… …urge all citizens to observe

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Mark and Linda Fongemie

Mark Dennis Fongemie, 55, and his wife Linda Susan (Insalaco) Fongemie, 50, of Kensington died May 1, 2010 as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Mark was born in Derry, N.H. and was the son of Simone (Chasse) Fongemie of New Britain. Mark and his mother moved to New Britain when he was a child. He was a long time former employee of Stanley Works in New Britain, and was most recently employed as a lab manager at Terracon Consulting Inc. in Rocky Hill.

Linda was born in New Britain and grew up in Newington. She was the daughter of the late Angelo and Maria (Guidace) Insalaco. Linda was employed at the Hospital of Central CT with ACS Health Solutions, and was formerly a pharmacy technician, also at the hospital. Mark and Linda were married on July 14, 1977 and had enjoyed nearly 33 years of marriage together. Family was of utmost importance to them. It brought them great joy to see their daughters mature into women and succeed in their endeavors. Their grandson was the center of their lives. Together, their favorite pastimes included fishing, boating, vacationing at Cedar Island, riding their motorcycle, and most of all spending time with their grandson.

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Mark was a hard working, compassionate, and genuine man who would – and did – do everything for his family and friends. He was savvy in anything mechanical or hands-on, and could fix anything you brought to him. Linda took pride in being a loyal friend, sister, aunt, mother, and grandmother. She opened her heart and home to all who needed her. She was a past president of CSHP, and served as a Girl Scout leader for her daughters for over 20 years. Linda’s hardest challenge was her battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She never let her illness control how she lived her life. Surviving are two daughters, Leah (Fongemie) Paone and her husband Tufic Adib of Portland, and Haley Fongemie of Kensington; a


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ed in 1920, was widened in 1970, but has never been replaced until the temporary bridge went up in 2008. “Right now the bridge holds less than 10 tons when the regular capacity is supposed to be 80,000 pounds, or 40 tons,” Simonian said. The council granted the project $500,000 for the planning acquisition and the construction of the bridge replacement to be paid back within five years of the project’s beginning. The replacement of the bridge is set to begin in late June and run through the entire summer. Although the $500,000 in bonds was approved, some council members did have budget concerns. “When the town first looked into the project, wasn’t the budget $200,000 to

$300,000?” asked Councilor David Evans. Upon taking a closer look at the project and the cost of permits and the temporary bridge, $500,000 seemed like a better estimate, according to Simonian. “We have to increase the budget for this project almost by 50 percent. This is why we hire professionals like yourself. We expect the interest rate to be low,” Councilor Robert J. Dacey said, adding, “It’s upsetting, but we will find the money.” The second item passed by the council, after an earlier public hearing on the matter, was $340,000 for the replacement of the chiller and cooling tower first installed in the Town Hall when it opened in 1973. “The average life of a unit is 25 years and we’ve gotten 37,” said John Pajor, public buildings supervisor. “After some periodical tests, we

found copper and steel filings, so that was the determination; we were on our last legs with the chiller.” The project had widespread support and is set to begin either the last week of September or the first week of October. The entire project should cost $378,000. The town has $340,000 bond with $38,000 being paid by another appropriation. “Our biggest concern is making it through the summer with the chiller and cooler, but with proper maintance it shouldn’t be a problem,” Pajor said. Other approved items at the meeting included transferring $8,000 from the radio maintenance account to the other funds account for the replacement of a video monitoring system in the police department and the purchase of a 2009 GMC Van for Animal Control. Also, Janet Jeknavorian,

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Berlin Briefs

Sobriety checkpoint

The Berlin Police Department has scheduled a DUI sobriety checkpoint on the evening of Friday, May 14 into Saturday, May 15. The checkpoint will be set up on Route 5 and 15 in the vicinity of Middletown Road. Patrols will specifically target DUI operation but will also enforce any other violations observed during the course of this operation. The purpose of these patrols and checkpoints is to reduce accidents and injuries related to DUI drivers and help provide safe travel.

Police commission to meet

The purpose of the meetings is a time for all citizens to be able to meet the five commissioners as well as the chief of police. Citizens will be able to speak on any subject that comes under the jurisdiction of the Police Commission, the police department in general, crime, motor vehicle matters, traffic signs, or anything dealing with safety and security for

citizens. The Police Commission is the legal traffic authority for all town roads in Berlin and can make requests to the State Department of Transportation dealing with any problems on state roads in Berlin. The commission encourages citizens to attend the meetings even if they have no questions or concerns.

jai alai

The town liked DiDomizio’s pitch. “In working with Matt to secure local approvals, and seeing him build his jai alai facility, we have been impressed by his tremendous passion for the game of jai alai,” Mayor Adam Salina said. “Clearly, he is looking forward to reintroducing the sport in the state, and in providing area jai alai players a long awaited venue to practice their sport.” For more information about Connecticut Amateur Jai Alai, visit To set up a free lesson, contact Matt DiDomizio at (860) 685-1353.

Continued from page 3 town officials, DiDomizio made sure to dispel the myth that the sport was solely a means for placing bets. “People associate it with gambling, and that was one of the things I had to talk to the town about, as far as trying to get this place up: ‘Yes, there are a bunch of us out there who just love the game a lot, and just want to play it,’” DiDomizio said. “I wanted them to understand that it didn’t have to do with gambling — not what we do. There’s another aspect to the game; it’s an art form.”


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What started out as a yearly book sale in the basement, has grown over the years. Initially the book sale was moved to a small space at the library entrance when the community center relocated into the basement space. Now

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Senior Happenings


Meetings The Berlin AARP monthly Chapter meeting is scheduled to be the annual banquet at San Souci Restaurant on Tuesday, May 18 at noon. Reservations with payment must be made by May 11. For more information, call Barbara Dixon at (860) 828-6295. Classes The next Safe Driver classes, sponsored by Berlin AARP Chapter 3035, are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Community Center. Both classes must be attended to

receive the certificate that entitles a discount on car insurance premium. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. For more information, call Barbara Dixon at (860) 828-6295.

Dental cleanings The Central Connecticut Health District has received a grant from the North Central Area Agency on Aging to provide free dental cleanings for seniors 60 and over on Tuesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 19 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call (860) 828-7006. The clean-

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Letters to the Editor

Police need space

To the editor: I have not spoken to the town leaders but, it’s just a thought. In the past the Berlin Police Department mentioned they needed to expand due to the town’s growing needs. With the town budget being passed, and now the high school renovation and expansion being considered for $83.25 million, let’s move the Board of Education into the renovation and that would open office space for the police department. John W. Hackett Kensington

Wallet found

To the editor: I wanted to thank the person that found my wallet and turned it into the Southington Police Department. Also, I would like to thank the Berlin and Southington Police Departments for their

help in the matter. I am so appreciative. Kendra Ellsworth Plainville

A job well done To the editor: The members of BHS Friends of Baseball would like to thank all that supported our golf tournament on May 2 at Timberlin Golf Course. The 5th annual event was a great success due to the tremendous support of all sponsors, players, donors, alumni and volunteers. None of it could happen without them. A special thanks needs to go to Jeff Coderre, Timberlin’s golf pro and his tremendous staff for their attentiveness and hospitality to all. Also, thank you to Timberlin’s concessionaire, Remzi and staff for their delicious food and willingness to satisfy all attendees. It is especially noteworthy to mention that without the overall support of the community at large the Friends

of Berlin Baseball could not successfully support Berlin High School baseball. Through the generous contribution of local businesses in terms of dollar contributions and gifts; Berlin High School alumni contributions and contributions made by family and friends helped greatly. In challenging economic times such as these, the Friends of Berlin Baseball is especially grateful in the overall generosity put forth. The Friends of Baseball committee will work closely with Coach Veleas in directing the funds raised to provide additional equipment and other items necessary to support the fine Berlin baseball program. On behalf of the team and Coach Veleas thanks for a job well done and they hope to see you at some of their games this spring as they march towards the state tournament. BHS Friends of Baseball committee

Government Meetings

Thursday, May 13 Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 6:30 p.m. Parks and Recreation Commission, Community center, 7 p.m. Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7:30 p.m. Youth Services Advisory Board, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 4 p.m.

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Best way to go To the editor: On Tuesday, June 8, 2010 there will be a “yes” or “no” referendum vote regarding the proposed bonding for the Berlin High School renovation. Voting will be at all five polling places and I urge everyone to get out and vote. As most may now know, this process began when the Town Council received a Statement of Need from the Board of Education identifying a need for a new high school. Subsequent to that Statement of Need, Berlin High School was placed on warning by NEASC (the entity that is the school accrediting authority for New England) and the Office of Civil Rights after those organizations’ respective inspections. Both cited a number of serious deficiencies regarding our current high school facility. Ultimately, if those cited deficiencies remain unaddressed, Berlin High School could lose its accreditation, which would be catastrophic not only for our school system and students, but also to our residential property values and commercial economic development efforts. In other words, it would be catastrophic for Berlin. Per the Town Charter, the

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original Board of Education Statement of Need was forwarded to Berlin’s Public Building Commission. Over the past several months, in part because of the difficulty and time involved in identifying, investigating and purchasing a suitable parcel of land to build a new high school, a plan to “renovate as new” has been developed by the Public Building Commission that will not only expand our current high school, but will also renovate the entire existing facility from the ground up. The end product will be, in essence, a new Berlin High School where it currently exists, and our needs will be addressed for decades to come. While other options were considered, this “renovate as new” proposal was recommended by the Public Building Commission, the architects and engineers (both town and outside consultants), the Board of Education, and ultimately unanimously by the Town Council as the best and most cost effective manner in which to address all the high school’s needs. When you elected the members of the Town Council, you placed your trust in us to make important decisions for Berlin and we take that responsibility very seriously. The Council looked at and considered all the other options, keeping in mind that with large, complicated projects such as this we must place great emphasis on the recommendations of those volunteer board members and professional consultants with greater expertise than we possess. Having done so, we have every confidence this is by far the best way to proceed. I urge all of you, Berlin’s voters, to support this by voting YES on June 8. Steve Morelli Deputy Mayor Berlin

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(The following is an open letter from Martin C. Boire, chairman of Support Our Troops®) May 15 is Armed Forces Day. Right now volunteer men and woman are everywhere protecting we civilians here at home. And in honor of the troops who do so much to protect us, hundreds of troop support groups across America ship thousands of care boxes each year to them all over the world. Over 90% of Americans have never served in the military. I am one of them, representative of the rest. And on behalf of all of those they protect, I thank the troops for preserving our liberties, livelihoods, and businesses. Even though the borders of this country are penned with their blood, and even though we don’t keep our national house in order, they go forth each day to protect it and give us more time. Let’s hope in the end we can all make them as proud of us as we are of them. Showings of support means a lot to them, and here is an inkling of their gratitude for the bonds between us. An Army sergeant writes: “I wanted to say thank you so much for sending out the care package to my airman. She received the box today and she was literally in tears and could not believe that there are people who cared enough to send her a box. She said she felt like it was Christmas or better because she has not had a Christmas since she was younger. It was great seeing her tell everyone who walked in the office about the box. Again, thank you and your team for taking the time to think of

(The following was submitted by the Berlin Board of Education.) On June 8, Berlin voters will have the opportunity to approve or reject the proposed and long overdue expansion and renovation of Berlin High School. While some have expressed concerns at how quickly this proposal has come about, in reality, it is the culmination of a process that the Board of Education began in 2005. In the fall of 2005, the BOE commissioned the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) to perform an independent study of the educational capacity of all of our five schools. Concerning Berlin High School, NESDEC concluded that they had “concerns

us over here and we truly do appreciate your support!” Since her inception America has been unique among nations of the world. We go further to do more good than any other nation on earth. As acts of freedom, not dominion. Which is why so many foreigners want their pictures taken with our troops when they encounter them in transit. I periodically receive emails from people in other countries pining that they wished their people did for their military community the way Americans do for theirs. You see, America is a charitable nation, with a majority who believes in the personal responsibility of doing good at the individual level. Hence a voluntary military. And hence the voluntary support for its members from us. Indeed, hundreds of charitable groups have arisen to support the troops’ morale and well-being while they are deployed. Are there amazing people in this country or what? You will find these groups listed at www.SupportOurTroops.Org. So for Armed Force Day this year go out and find an event to participate in. Or send a care package. Or make a donation. Find the core moral satisfaction in stepping up for those who step up for all of us. And to all the troops from all of us here at home, I say thank you, and may God bless and keep you safe.

What’s your story? Does your club, civic organization, charitable cause, youth group, or church have a story it would like to share with our readers? Did your organization host an event, have an adventure, travel, do a good deed, celebrate a milestone? Here’s a chance to turn the spotlight on what’s going on in your corner of Berlin. All you have to do is tell us about your group’s activities, in 500 words or less, and send it along with a photo to Questions? Call (860)829-5720.

Information meetings scheduled Two public informational meetings regarding the high school renovations/referendum are scheduled. The first is scheduled for Thursday, May 13 and the second for Wednesday, May 26, both at 7p.m. at the Berlin High School Media Center. Members of the Town Council, Board of Education, Public Building Commission as well as architects from Sil-

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A real solution to a real problem about the adequacy of space for the program(s),” specifically citing problems with classroom space, science areas, teacher work space, conference space, office areas, guidance space, special education areas, spaces for academic assistance and the cafeteria. In its July 2006 report NESDEC offered a series of recommendations to address all of our school facilities. In the fall of 2007, Berlin High School underwent an accreditation visit by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Following this visit, NEASC issued a report which found that the “facility was educationally inadequate to meet the learning needs of Berlin High

School,” noting that “the overall facility does not enhance student learning. The demand on the school plant and site has exceeded the original space that it was designed to support.” As a result of these findings, Berlin High School was placed on “warning” status because of facility concerns by NEASC. Finally, in the spring of 2008, Berlin High School and its athletic facilities were visited and underwent an inspection by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), which cited the high school and Sage Park for two dozen different violations, most dealing with handicap access and accommodation. As a result of the above, our community has spent the past four years exploring

the best means of addressing the myriad of concerns and shortcomings of a 57 year old high school facility that is clearly inadequate for the demands of educating students in and for the 21st Century. Our community, through the work and unanimous votes of the Board of Education, Public Building Commission, and Town Council, has settled on the current proposal set for a vote on June 8th, which involves an increase in the school’s square footage by 49,000 sq. ft., and a complete “renovation as new” of the existing building. Critics of this proposal have argued that the proposed additional space unnecessarily drives up the

cost of the proposal. Yet, all of the proposed additional space amounts to about $14 million, less than 25 percent of the actual construction costs. However, given that even opponents concede that the proposed additional space for science labs is absolutely essential, this new space actually accounts for about $8 million of the total construction costs. Opponents to the current proposal argue that it is not necessary, that it is overkill, that a less expensive option can “solve” the problems with the high school and remove its current “warning” status. Respectfully, this approach misunderstands the nature of the problem before

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Local teams perform well at Middletown Invitational By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen

Berlin High’s boys and girls track teams had good days at the Middletown Invitational Track and Field Meet held this past weekend at Skubel-Rosek Stadium at the new Middletown High School. Berlin joined 38 other high schools and 1,500 athletes in the two-day event that featured junior varsity competition Friday and varsity competition Saturday. Both girls coach Steve Soucy and boys coach Rick Hanbury said their teams competed well — both Redcoat teams are 6-1 in dual meets — and both praised the facility that features an eight-lane, all-weather track that surrounds a state of the art turf football/soccer field and includes extensive facilities for field events. “My runners did well,” said Soucy, who is in his first year at the helm of the Redcoats. “They ran good times.” Soucy singled out Nikki Kureczka, not only for her performances Saturday, but also for her season. “Nikki holds the school record in the 100, 200 and 400 meters,” he said. “She ran well today.” Kureczka won all three events Saturday. She took the 100 meter dash in a time of 12.75 seconds, the 200 in a time of 26.07 seconds and the 400 in a time of 1:00.20 to stand as the meet’s only triple-winner. Soucy also said that Kim Rasmussen is “getting better in her jumps and did a better job today than she has been doing.” Rasmussen took third in the high jump with a leap of four feet, 10 inches and just missed placing in the triple jump when she finished sev-

enth with a leap of 32 feet, four inches. Katherine Voelpel of Berlin took third in the 400 with a time of 1:01.87 and the Berlin 4x800 meter relay team of Alex Carbonell, Voelpel, Nicole Sylvain and Kaylene Sylvain was sixth with a time of 10:31.28. “We have a lot of young kids,” said Soucy. “We have a lot of sophomores, but we have a couple of outstanding seniors, too. But overall we’re a young team.” That’s not the case with the boys. The BHS boys team is senior-leaden with 17 seniors. “Next year will be a rebuilding season,” said Hanbury. “I’m very pleased with our throwers,” said the coach. “Nick DeLoia and Steve Nelson had good days. Nick had his best discus throw today. He was just a couple of feet short of the school record.” DeLoia won the discus with his throw of 141 feet, 11 inches and Nelson took fifth with a toss of 131 feet, one inch. Nelson also took fifth in the shot put with a toss of 42 feet, 11 and a half inches. DeLoia was just out of the money with a toss of 40 feet, 11 and half inches, good for seventh place. “I was also pleased with our two sprinters,” said Hanbury. “David Campagna and Ian Vandergulik had good days.” Vandergulik took third in the 100 meters in a time of 11.56 seconds and Campagna was right behind in fourth place with a time of 11.58 seconds. Mark Jolley also had a good day for the Redcoats, jumping six feet, two inches in the high jump to take second place. Hanbury said that Jolley tied the school record with that leap. “We had a few kids missSee Invitational, next page


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At press time, the Berlin High School girls golf team was undefeated on the year. Pictured: The Lady Redcoats’ Emily Stickel tees off at Timberlin last week. match likely will seThe future apcure the Central Conpears bright for the necticut Conference Berlin High School title. girls golf team. Sixteen Berlin High Last week, sophoSchool students and more Emily Stickel staff rode their bicyand freshman Emily cles 45 miles through Deutsch each shot a the streets of New 47 to tie for match York City on May 2. medalist honors BHS Bike Club coordiwhile leading the nators Jim Arnold Lady Redcoats to a and Morgan Hanna pair of victories at oversaw the BHS conTimberlin. tingent. In all, more Berlin carded a than 32,000 riders 197 that afternoon to made the bike ride easily defeat Northfrom Battery Park in west Catholic (215) Manhattan to Staten and Avon (216). Island. Following Stickel Along the way, ridand Deutsch were The Berlin High School Bike Club ers passed the Empire teammates Alyssa Scheyd (51), Victoria poses beneath the Brooklyn Bridge State Building and RaFagan (52) and Caro- on May 2. The group completed a 45- dio City Music Hall, line D’Attilio (55). mile ride through New York City that and rode through Central Park, the Bronx, The Lady Redday. Queens and Brooklyn. coats improved to 9-0 To train for the excursion, the BHS Bike with the wins. Club took some long rides, including to “I’m so proud of the chemistry this Wadsworth Falls in Middletown and over team has developed. They all pull so hard the Arrigoni Bridge into Portland. for each other,” BHS coach Jim Barnes The BHS Bike Club is comprised of said. “We have yet to have a match where Zachary Edwards, Victoria Gancarczyk, every girl is on their game, but everybody T.J. Jacobson, Hailia Shaw, Kristopher battles, and that is how we have remained Zabrensky, Karol Kolc, Will Vieira, Makayunbeaten. I’m still waiting for the match la Rochette, Elizabeth Brown, Barry where all of the girls bring their ‘A’ game. Alexander, Merrill Gay, Stephen Downes, That would be really special.” Brian Ramy, Jessica DeLaura and KathBarnes was hoping to see that happen leen Downes. on Wednesday. Berlin was slated to face Farmington that day. The winner of that — Nick Carroll


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The good times continue to roll for the Berlin High School softball team. The Lady Redcoats bested Maloney 6-3 Monday to improve to 11-2 on the year. Berlin plated five runs in the fifth inning to pull away from Maloney. Sarah Brochu tripled for the victors. Stephanie LaPierre had a double. On Friday, the Lady Redcoats bested Windsor 1-0 in nine innings. Windsor had lost just one game heading into that matchup. Monique St. Jarre was the winning pitcher against Maloney and Windsor. The Berlin High School baseball team improved to 11-4 on the year with an 8-1 victory over Maloney on Monday. Zach Parsons doubled and drove in three runs for the victors. Also coming through at the plate for the Redcoats were Bobby Mozzicato (2-for3, 2 RBI) and Sean Sylvester (3-for-4). Mike Cowperthwaite was the winning pitcher. On Friday, Berlin topped East Catholic 5-1. Winning pitcher Anthony Marzi went the distance, allowing just four hits. Kevin Jud and Connor Bowen each shot a 41 to earn

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“All of the coaches this year have been remarking about how high the scores have been for every team,” Line said. “It seems like every time we have teed it up this year, there has been significant wind or rain or punched greens. Today was no different.” The Berlin High School girls tennis team got victories from Jen Flannery and the doubles team of Kelly Josephson and Kristen Cavalerie Monday, but Bristol Central prevailed in the other five matchups. The Lady Redcoats fell to 5-3 on the season. — Nick Carroll

Berlin High School alumnus Sarah Hansen was named College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Track and Field Athlete of the Week recently. Hansen competes for North Park University. At the Hillsdale Relays in Michigan, Hansen, competing in her first heptathlon, recorded five personal records and two season bests en route to placing fifth in the field of 14. Her final score of 4,028 ranks third all time at North Park and is just 62 points from the national provisional qualifying standard. Berlin High School alumnus Cara Riley has been named a team captain of the Siena College women’s soc-

cer team. Joining Riley, an incoming senior, as captain will be Tabitha Tice, Jenna Placke and Shannon Clancy. “Our captains will provide strong leadership and direction as we look to capture our first MAAC Championship this fall,” Siena coach Steve Karbowski said. A center midfielder, Riley earned All-MAAC Second Team honors last season. She started all 17 games and tallied nine points on one goal and seven assists. Riley was a captain in 2009 as well. Do you know a local resident competing in college athletics? Share their successes with the community! E-mail information to

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Registration is open for the Berlin Youth Soccer Association’s fall season. Interested participants may register online at A late fee will be assessed after June 3. The fall season offers recreational soccer for children born in 1995 through 2005. The BYSA will sponsor boys and girls travel teams based on interest.

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Continued from page 19 ing today because they were studying for their AP Tests and we had another kid who had a soccer game,” said Hanbury, who has been the coach at Berlin for 16 seasons. “We might have done a little better had they been here, but I’m pleased with how the kids performed.” The Invitational does not keep team scores.

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Fines Continued from page 1 of mobile devices greatly contributes to. This is the first major change to that 2005 law, and this legislation will strengthen our law, help to increase enforcement and make the law more effective.” DeFronzo is co-chair of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee. May 3, he led the state Senate in approving legislation aimed at strengthening compliance and enforcement of Connecticut’s motor vehicle cell phone laws. The bill—approved in a 32to-1 vote in the Senate increases fines for violation of the state’s hands-free law to $100 for a first offense, $150 for a second offense and $200 for subsequent violations. It imposes a $500 additional fine on a driver who commits a moving violation if the driver commits the offense while engaged in an activity that interferes with its safe operation, like texting. The legislation specifies that it is illegal for a driver to

type, send or read text messages on a hand-held cell phone or a mobile electronic device while operating a moving vehicle. It also eliminates the requirement that a judge suspend the fine for a first-time offender who acquires a hands-free accessory before the fine is imposed. Six states, including Connecticut, as well as the District of Columbia now prohibit motorists from using hand-held cell phones while driving. Also, 19 states prohibit text messaging while driving. In general, cell phone use, while driving, has been a growing concern at the local police department. “It’s a problem. It’s a huge problem and the motoring public knows it,” said Berlin Police Department Lieutenant James Gosselin. Last week, a police operation yielded nearly three dozen cell phones infractions in just a short period of time. May 7, a police patrol was on the Berlin Turnpike at the intersection of Deming Road and the turnpike. That’s one

of six interesections identified as having a high crash rate. Patrol officers issued 46 citations for violations, and of those, 35 were for cell phone infractions. Those are $100 fines. But the legislature would like to make those $100 for the first offense, $150 for the second offense, and $200 for the third. And no free pass for the first mistake. “It’s going to get real expensive,” Gosselin said, adding that people have a lot of excuses. Gosselin listed a few: it was “just a quick call”, an emergency, or “I had to call the baby sitter.” People don’t seem to realize they can pull over, stop safely and “talk all they want,” Gosselin said. While talking on the phone and driving is a violation in itself, the “distracted driver” violation is also closely related to the issue. This may come in the form of running a red light, improper turns or following too closely (often resulting in a rear-end crash.) “People are just not atten-

tive to what’s going on,” Gosselin said. Often when police get to an accident scene they hear a complaint about “that guy was on the phone.” For example, last year, on the turnpike, out of 28 crashes, 18 were linked to the charge of “following too closely.” In police operations, this year, at the six targeted intersections on the turnpike, out of 228 motor vehicle citations, 136 were for cell phone use. Local police may soon get help with the cost of enforcement. The legislation requires the state to remit 25 percent of the amount it receives from a cell phone or mobile electronic device use fine to the municipality that issues the summons—offering local law enforcement, cities and towns greater incentive to fully enforce the law. The law does not apply to emergency situations in which police officers, firefighters, ambulance and emergency drivers or members of the military are performing their official duties.

It does not apply to handsfree devices. The bill—Senate Bill 427, An Act Concerning the Use of Hand-held Mobile Telephones and Mobile Electronic Devices by Motor Vehicle Operators—now moves to the state House of Representatives for consideration. The 2010 regular legislative session adjourned May 5. Governor M. Jodi Rell has also proposed stricter enforcement and increased fines. “This law has been in place for nearly five years now, more than enough time for Connecticut motorists to be familiar with its requirements,” Rell said. “Over and over again we see entirely preventable crashes caused by inattentive drivers, often because they are distracted by cell phones, text messages or other modern electronic distractions. The toll taken by these collisions – they cannot truly be called ‘accidents’ – is far too high in both human and financial terms.”

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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. Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meet Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the church. For more information, call Scoutmaster Joe Greco at (860) 828-8579 or email Decorating – The Class of 2010 All Night Graduating Party is scheduled to work on decorations Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Willard Elementary School basement. All adults are welcome. For more information, call (860) 8287425.



SVEA Social Club – A SVEA members meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 14 at 8 p.m.



Pasta supper – American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, schedules an all-you-can-eat pasta supper every Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit scholarships, the fishing derby, the baseball team and more. For more information and cost, call the Post at (860) 828-9102 after5 p.m. Decorating – The Class of 2010 All Night Graduation Party is scheduled to work on decorations Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Willard School basement. All adults are welcome. For more information call (860) 828-7425. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesday evenings at the Kensington firehouse. For more information, call Ed Alicea, scoutmaster, (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts — Boy Scout Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church. For more information, call Troop Committee Chair at (860) 829-1832.


20 Rocky and Rascal are two of the many orphaned kittens in need of permanent, loving homes. They are as sweet as can be and will be featured Saturday, May 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Labieniec’s. For more information about Rocky and Rascal or other animals available for adoption, call (860) 828-5287. No registration is required. Shingles vaccine clinic – Stop & Shop Pharmacy has scheduled a Shingles Vaccine Clinic for seniors, 60 and older, on Wednesday, May 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. A prescription is required. For more information, appointments and cost, call (860) 828-0772. Mooreland Hill School open house – Mooreland Hill School, 166 Lincoln St., has scheduled an open house

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Berlin Garden Club – The Berlin Garden Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, May 20 at noon at the Community Center to prepare for the June tag sale. Bring a sandwich; coffee and dessert will be provided. Amber Alert – The Kensington/Berlin Sunrise Rotary Club has scheduled an Amber Alert ID session for Thursday, May 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hubbard Elementary School. Parents have the opportunity to have their children photographed and their description entered into the secure State Police database. The first card is free; a fee is charged for additional cards. For more in-

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SVEA Social Club – A Ladies Night Fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at the SVEA Social Club. Margarita Mania from 6 to 7 p.m.; ladies gift sale from 6 to 8:30 p.m. A fee will be charged. For more information, call (860) 828-9447.



Steve Shore Recovery Trust– A benefit for the Steve Shore Recovery Trust is scheduled for Saturday, May 22 at at 7:15 p.m. at Bleachers, 300 Middle St., Bristol. Several musical performers are scheduled. A fee will be charged. For more information, visit

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Pet Meet & Greet Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled a Meet & Greet for Saturday, May 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at A.S. Labieniec, 945 Farmington Ave. Meet the friendly, beautiful cats that are in need of loving, permanent homes. Please bring vet and/or personal references. FOBAC will also accept food donations and applications for new foster homes. For more information, call (860) 828-5287. Berlin Historical Society – The Berlin Historical Society, at the corner of Peck and Main streets, welcomes all to the museum every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. View new displays of the Berlin trolley, street histories, the Leather Man and


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Thursday, May 13, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen June 8, you must vote NO to force the Town Council to take the $25 million option which yields the same accreditation results. Scott Veley Kensington

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Half the story

To the Editor, Board of Education Chairman Gary Brochu has a knack, or shall I say a PhD, in the art of churning out halfstories. I’m referring to his nippy counter, where he confrontationally mocks George Young’s letter to the editor questioning the new Superintendent of Schools salary and benefits. Mr. Brochu smugly retorts; “Apparently Mr. Young wasn’t listening this year. If he had been, he would have learned that both the teachers and paraprofessionals have agreed to salary freezes.” Well, that may be, but, as for the other half of the story, what Gary misleadingly omits is that this year, as usual, all the $100,000-plus BOE administrators negotiated a salary increase —and took it. Seems to me Mr. Young listened very well, particularly when he states his concerns that the same negotiation practices used for the superintendent/administrators will be used for the upcoming high school renovation project. Mr. Young’s concerns are well founded; Gary’s letter is full of inconsistencies, halfstories and bias. So why should we believe he’s telling the whole story on a $83,000,000 bill he wants to hand us, when in fact the renovation project could be successfully accomplished for $25 million, as presented in a tax payer funded study? On

Choose action To the Editor: Now that we are being limited in the length of our editorials, I am restricted to one topic (the new high school). I will have to leave my comments on the number of people voting on the budget and McGee air quality till next month. Do not be confused, we are getting a new high school. To obtain any state funding we must “renovate as new” which means everything gets updated/changed. I do not take issue with updating the building as it has become outdated. What I am questioning is adding an additional 50,000 square feet to the existing space. State reimbursement to Berlin would be 47 percent of what we spend under renovate as new program, but because our high school is significantly larger than state allowable square footage per pupil (by 60 percent after the additions) we will only receive a 30 percent reimbursement from the state. If we reduced the additional space being added to 25,000 square feet, the net project cost to the town would go from $58.6 million to $45.8 million (based on my estimates). But we need to look at the total project expense, as state reimbursement comes from our taxes as well. 0


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We are being told the $83 million includes everything on the wish list. Well I am not prepared to approve more money than is needed. We are being told this project is not being rushed, that we have been looking at this for five years — well than why don’t we have final numbers for us to vote on and not just a high end of the range estimate? I looked into Rocky Hill school building plans for this year. They are spending $91.9 million (before state reimbursement; $57.7 million after state reimbursement) to: “renovate as new” their high school; and an elementary school; and to build an additional new elementary school. So they are getting three “new” schools for $91.9 million and we are getting a new high school for $83 million. Looking at the description of work it seems very similar to our plans, but it covers three schools, not one. I wonder if our town has consulted with Rocky Hill to understand how they are being so efficient (I think it is because they are only adding 5,000 square feet to the high school). I need to obtain more details on the Rocky Hill plans, but I think we need to understand how they are doing it. I do not like to be scared into voting for something and that is what it feels like is happening in this case. I have seen a number of emails being circulated around town that say we will lose our accreditation unless we spend this money. This is an inaccurate statement. We

could spend a lot less (it was estimated to be $25 million to $30 million at one of the town meetings) and meet the accreditation standards. That may not be the right longterm answer for the town (which I agree with) but it is an important fact that people should understand. I finally read the NEASC report and the report states: “the current physical plant does not

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proves the petition, it has to go to town referendum to be approved or disapproved by town voters. This is the only way for citizens to have an opportunity to vote. I am not against the renovation of the high school, but I am against bonding the full amount of this project based upon one plan, without taxpayer input as to what is necessary7 and what is simply requested. The needs of all the townspeople must be balanced and we should be able to come up with a plan that fixes the problems at the high school. This plan must not bankrupt those who sim-

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ply cannot afford the large tax increase that will be necessary to complete the fall scope of this project. One plan presented and rejected by those in charge of the project called for a $25 million fix that addressed only the compliance issues. The other plan which was approved and voted on by the Town Council to bond is an $83 million “renovate as new” option with several additions of space. I believe, as do many other townspeople, that there is a ‘happy medium’ between these two options that will meet the school’s compliance and not to overspend. The Mayor states that this bond is the “high end” of the project and he believes that the project can be completed for less. He also states that he has no idea of how much this project will cost an average taxpayer. What I am concerned about is that once you give them the money, they will not come in any lower than the maximum. This “high end” bond is basically a blank check for $83 million without further input from the townspeople required. If the Mayor feels that the project can be completed for less, then I say less should be bonded so that there is not overspending later. It is very apparent all over town that there is an overwhelming lack of preventative maintenance, and inadequate planning for repair of our town buildings. The town has also tripled its debt in the past three years and there is more to come. John Kilian Berlin

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Solution Continued from page 15 us. The fact that the High School’s accreditation is at risk, the fact that it has been cited by OCR for multiple violations is not the problem, it is a result of the real, fundamental problem with the high school facility — in the words of the NEASC report: “the building, including the science labs, is not adequate to meet the teaching and learning needs of the school. Additional classroom space is required to meet the program needs of the school.” A proposal that only takes into account the problems with our science labs and air circulation system fails to address, in any meaningful way, the problems identified in both the NESDEC and NEASC reports. When one considers that approximately 80 percent of the high school’s classrooms would be completely untouched by the option advocated by opponents to the referendum, it becomes clear that a partial solution is no solution at all, but merely a way to delay the inevitable and unavoidable work that must be done. Resulting in a much more expensive project in a few years to fix the fundamental problems cited in the NESDEC and NEASC reports. That is why all of the NESDEC proposed options to address Berlin’s facility needs involved either the complete renovation of the current building or the construction of a new high school. After five years of study, after dozens and dozens of focus groups, meetings, building tours, and hearings, after exploring a number of different options, all of the elected and appointed officials in our community who were tasked with this work approved and advanced a solution that efficiently addresses the significant deficiencies of our 57 year old high school building. With a YES vote on June 8, our community can remedy these deficiencies, meet the needs of our children, and finally move forward.

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IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Clean Estates, home, attic, bsmt, gar, yd. Free estimate. Spring C/U. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218



DON’T Wait til it’s too late. Annual AC tune-up. Call Duane Co. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-379-8944 #400335-S1

EXCAVATING ATTORNEYS HOME IMPROVEMENTS NILES CONSTRUCTION Specialists in concrete work, garage & room additions foundations. Monolithic pouring. Fully insured. 50 years in business. #0625778 203-269-6240

Bankruptcy Free Consultation Keep home, auto, 401k, etc. STOP FORECLOSURES IRS & “Repos” Atty F.W. Lewis 439 Main St, Yalesville 203-265-2829 “Debt Relief Agency” We help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code

CARPENTRY DECK Building, sheds, lawn maintenance, power washing. Senior discount. Licensed & insured. Call Alan (860) 6815412 CT Reg. # 673428. ADDITIONS Decks, Garages Finish basement, complete home improvement & repairs. Free est. 203-238-1449 CT# 578107

JT CONSTRUCTION One call does it all. Siding, Roofing, Additions, Windows. Fully insured. No job too big or too small! (203) 379-0064 CT Reg #607116

CONCRETE & CEMENT NILES CONSTRUCTION Specialists in concrete work, garage & room additions foundations. Monolithic pouring. Fully insured. 50 years in business. #0625778 203-269-6240

Offers complete excavation services, drainage, underground utilities. 50+ yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554 K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193


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

GUTTERS HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Call today for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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

ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808

Home Doctor Minor to major renovations. Kit., baths, repairs. Since 1949. Using GREEN TECHNOLOGY. We Do It All! 573358. 203-639-8389


CLEANING SERVICE One Time Free Cleaning for new clients only. I’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 299-6611 POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885


Pete In The Pickup For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110

PROFESSIONAL landscaping service. We provide landscape design, planting, hedge trimming, mowing, clean ups & more. #0619909. 203-715-2301 LAWN Maintenance Residential/Commercial. Fully insured. Call for a free estimate in the Wallingford area. Powell’s Lawncare (203) 537-0738

DECK Building, sheds, lawn maintenance, power washing. Senior discount. Licensed & insured. Call Alan (860) 6815412 CT Reg. # 673428. NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950 SPRING CLEAN-UPS & LAWN CARE Now accepting new accounts. Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 Bill Rudolph Landscaping Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, landscape design, waterscapes, edging, mulch, stone, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577 STUMP GRINDING Multiple stump discounts. Fully insured. Call Mark at Eagle Stump Grinding 203-704-0821 JM LAWNCARE We Beat All Estimates Lawn mowing, trimming. Commercial & Residential. Call for free est 860-796-8168


FUDA All Paving , concrete & excavation needs. Driveways, parking lots, any concrete sidewalks, curbing. etc. New or repairs of water or sewer service, any excavation needs. Prompt free est. Fully licensed & insured. CT Reg #630230. Call 203-235-1030 or 203-537-7303

AMERICAN MASONRY Veneer (Brick, Stone, Block), Concrete, Stucco, Steps/Stairs, Repair. Free est. 203-755-9469 or 203-982-3087 CT Reg #577098 PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. Call 203-235-4139 Ct. Reg.# 0626708 Bill Rudolph Contractor Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577


On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279 Driveways/parking lots/ concrete. Free estimates. 50+yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

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

J.A. GOMES PLUMBING LLC Specializing in both small & large jobs. Water heaters, boiler repairs, garbage disposers, toilets & faucets. CT Reg #204060. Call John 203-500-5224 / 203-284-9744 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1

Fahey Plumbing & Heating Quality ● Clean/Neat ● Honest! A guaranteed job at a good price! Days, Nights, Wknds - Same Price

203-237-4124 an LLC co

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084 PROFESSIONAL roof clean service We remove unwanted black streaks mold mildew moss from your roof shingles. # 0619909. 203-715-2301

POWER WASHING A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES Call Dennis 203-630-0008

Quality Landscaping, LLC Spring clean-ups, Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. Jim. CT Reg #620306 WWW.QLSLLC.COM 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

MIRKEL PAINTING Exteriors from $899. Powerwashing decks. Popcorn ceilings. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446 PAINT PRO’S Interior/exterior painting. Powerwashing. Free estimates. (203) 537-7060 L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins


WE work well with com and res property owners. We wash decks, walls, walkways, vinyl siding, wood & alum siding. Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301

LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS 25% OFF ANY LANDSCAPE JOB Junk removal, Mowing, Rototilling 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511

Shamock Roofing

Roofing, Siding & Gutters

Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008





No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

OTHERS Wash - We Clean! Gutter black lines, green mold, black mildew, dirt, grease, grime gone! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000

POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning

MASONRY JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572



ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160

ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808

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


FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790

C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

PAYLESS ROOFING “We Do Everything” #572776 CALL BEN (203) 671-7415 CHESHIRE POWERWASHING Now made affordable. Full house or spot washing. Fences & decks. Olsen Powerwashing. Free estimates. (203) 272-2699

ROOFS R US Repairs Seamless gutters Get 30% Rebate up to $1,500 on NEW Cool High Tech Shingles. Since 1949. 573358. 203-639-8389


Thursday, May 13, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen AUTOMOBILES OLDS Cutlass Supreme 1998 V6, Automatic. Fully loadedEvery Option! Leather. Runs excellent. $1500 or best offer. (860) 621-6010 or 203-598-4674


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


FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

JT CONSTRUCTION Siding, Roofing, Additions & Windows. 25 yrs experience. Fully insured. No job too big or too small! (203) 379-0064 CT Reg #607116



NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950 PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216

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

YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159


FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.

CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Labs, Chi-Poos, Yorkie-Chu, Boston Terrier, Min-Pin Jack Russells, Yorkie-Poo. $250+. 860-930-4001 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833

CAMPER & TRAILERS 1995 Coleman Roanoke Pop-Up Sleeps 5. Battery, awning, screenhouse, camping gear. Excellent condition. $1800. 203-507-5195

DINING Room Table - 6 chairs, 2 leaves. Good conditon. $75 Bureau with 6 drawers. $35. (203) 634-7709

VOLVO S60 2.5T 2004 72K, One Owner. All Service done by dealer. Automatic, Loaded - Sunroof, Alloys, Cruise, Leather Heated Seats, Pwr Seats, Pwr Locks, Pwr Windows, Pwr Mirrors and more. #582 $10,500 (203) 634-7878

MERCURY Mystique 1997 Good condtion. $1,500 or best offer. Call 203-238-2502

FLEETWOOD 2000 MALLARD 26’ Super slide 12’, sleeps 6. Excellent condition. Many extras. Asking $6500. Call 203599-5656

203-238-3499 $ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Antiques ● Collectibles Costume Jewelry ● Furniture Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9-5. 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731

ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY Microwave oven, $20. Snow blower, $350. Kitchen table w/2 oak leaves, $15. Nordic Track Abs Works, $25. Recumbent bike, $20. Large patio table w/glass top, $25. (4) pc oak entertainment center, $150. Size 6-8 Wedding Dress w/veil, $150. Call 860-621-3301

Especially Napier 203-464-0477

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

203-235-8431 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

Sleeps 6-8. $9,500. Please call 203-996-6920

4 door sedan. AWD. 4 cyl, Auto. 36,578 mi #P1661 $16,995 (203) 949-1104

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

HUTCH. rock maple excellent cond. $75. 203-235-8229

29’ 2002 Forest River Bunkhouse SUBARU Legacy 2.5i 2007


$$$ CA$H $$$


Free Towing!

RIMS & TIRES 3 Sets for Chevy S10 or Blazer. $300. Call 203-537-4571

TOYOTA Corolla LE 2001 4 speed automatic. Excellent condition. One owner. 97k. AC. ABS, AT. Cruise Control. Power windows & locks. $5000. Call 203-237-4737


The Jewish Childrens Fund

AUTO PARTS SUBARU IMPREZA 2006 STATION WAGON 4 Door. AWD. 4 cylinder. Auto. 45,766 mi #P1659 $15,595 (203) 949-1104


RIVERSIDE TV ARMOIRE Distressed Antique White 76"H, 41"W, 21"D. Top cabinet has sliding pocket doors. Fits 37"W TV. Bottom cabinet has two doors and 2 adj shelves. Exc cond. $475. Cash only. 203-269-1573

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



Voice Lessons

FORD F150 2000 XCab. 4x4. Clean. $5500. Dodge Dakota1999 Sport Pickup V8. $1950 Ford Windstar 2003 New trans. Excellent $2950. 203-213-1142

SUBARU Legacy 2.5i Limited 2008 4 door, AWD. 4 cyl, Automatic. 17,421 mi #P1648 $19,995 (203) 949-1104


SUBARU FORESTER 2007 2.5 X LL Bean 4 Cylinder Automatic. AWD. 73,847 mi #S10155A $15,999 (203) 949-1104

DODGE Dakota 2001- New brakes, tires, tune-up, shocks, exhaust, etc. Tonneau cover, tool box, good condition. 112K miles. 2wd. $4300. Call (203) 238-1645

KEYSTONE ‘05 Cougar 290 EFS Mstr Queen bed, angled shwr w/skylight. Full slide w/dinette & pullout sofa, LG skylight in kitch. All STD amen. inc refrig/ freezer, microwave, surround sound system, heat & ducted A/C. Polar Cold Weather PKG. Death in family forces sale. $17,000/OBO Gerry at 860-620-3147


PLYMOUTH Voyager 1999. blown head gasket. $1500 or b/o. (860) 628-1081.

OLDSMOBILE Cutlass 1996 sedan. 6-cyl. Auto. Tan w/tan interior. Power windows. AM/FM/cassette. Very clean. 77,000 Low mileage. $1700.00 Call (203)235-6902

All Ages and Levels Welcome Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295

OAK Entertainment center. 45” high, 53” wide. Holds up to 25” TV. $100/best offer. 12,500 BTU Sleeve air conditioner. Fits all Carabetta apartment units. $200 or best offer. Call 860-324-3574

WURLITZER Spinnet piano Very good condition. Just tuned. $300. Meriden. (203) 599-8198



SEARS Pro Form 520X treadmill, $250 or best offer. Call (203) 671-1692

TOYOTA Avalon XLS 2002 V6, 116K. One Owner, Loaded. Automatic, Leather Seats, Heated Seats, CD & Cassette, Pwr Locks, Pwr Windows, Sunroof, Alloys, CC. #573 $9,995.00 (203) 634-7878

18 SPORT-Craft 1972, 1987 Johnson 110HP, Everything works, long long list of upgrades 2009, Load Rite trailer $3,500 OBO. 203-284-8094 MERCURY Mountaineer 2005 AWD 4.6L V8, Loaded. 45K. Black & Grey 2 tone int. Heated pwr seats, 6 Disk in-dash CD. Heated Mirrors. 3rd row seats. Mint. $13,900. (203) 980-7616

SEA HUNT 20Ft Center Console 2004. 140HP, 4 Stroke Johnson with trailer, In Mint Condition. Great Fishing Boat! Asking $19,000. Please Call 203-2650466

Piano Lessons

GUITAR HERO PS2 - 4 guitars, 5 discs. Everything works. $40. Baby exersaucer, great condition. $20. (203) 710-3648

To get your CT. Pistol Permit Sign-up by Sat. May 15th. Price: $110 Call 203-238-2564 203-235-7258


SUBARU IMPREZA 2.5i 2007 4 door AWD. 5 Speed Manual. 28,353 mi #P1654 $15,995 (203) 949-1104 PONTIAC Grand Prix 1995 Red 2 door, Low profile rims/tires less than 6 months old. $1000 cash OBO. Runs. 54 Tremont St 203-631-1986

SUBARU Forester XS 2003 sport utility 4D AWD auto, Exc cond. 88,000K $9,500. 203-265 0648


PET SITTING BY KAREN - Fully Insured. Affordable pricing. Call Karen @ 860-770-8731. TOYOTA CAMRY 4 Door Sedan #965B APLIQUE AHORA MISMO! LE GARANTIZAMDOS QUE SU APLICACION SERA APROVADA! Juan- 203-232-7939

GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430


Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.



OLDSMOBILE 88-LS 1997 81K miles, 2 owners, blue. Well taken care of. $2,400 negotiable. Call 860-349-0402

IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

LANDSCAPING AND MORE Tree Removal & much more. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511


ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111


203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790



SWORDS Helmets, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Flags, Medals, etc.


HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN 3 bdrm., 1 bath. Near Hubbard Park Ranch Avail June/July 1 $1650/month Min Credit score 660. Broker Owner 24 hrs notice to show..Chet Balint 203-250-9528 MERIDEN: 4BR. Spacious. LR & DR. 1 1/2BA, hdwd flrs, off st. parking, w/d hkup, lg. backyard, $1500 + 2 mos. sec 203-996-9810 MIDDLEFIELD - 2BR Cape. 12 Way Rd. Large quiet lot. Pets allowed. $1350/mo. Avail. 6/15. 860-349-7017 or 860-685-1548.

SOUTHINGTON 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. Well maintained ranch style duplex. Private deck and driveway. Central air. $1200 a month plus sec. dep. Call 860-919-0292


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, May 13, 2010

Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin For Active Adults 55 and better

Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included Central air! Intercom system! Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer range with self cleaning oven, workstation! dishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! Community room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! Secure three-story building with elevators!

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA HOUSES FOR RENT


CHESHIRE-3BR, 2 bath, 2 car gar No pets/smoking. Sec & refs. $1,300/mo. 203-758-4378


CHESHIRE - LOVELY 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath townhouse. Near I84. Unfinished basement with washer/dryer hookups. Fully applianced kitchen. $1025 plus utilities. Available June 1st. Call 203-464-7544. MERIDEN -Crown St. Studio, secure bldg.,off st. parking, heat and hot water incl.,1 mo sec., $600/mo. 203-639-8073. MERIDEN 2 bdrm., 1 bath. Broadview Condominiums. Washer/dryer, central air $800/mo Call Annmarie for details 203-631-5663 MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. (203) 235-4853 WALLINGFORD 2 BEDROOM 1 bath. Ranch Style. Fully applianced. $850/month plus utilities. Call (203)671-5181 Or (203)421-5941 WATERBURY/Wolcott Line 1 BR. Appliances, laundry, AC. No pets. Off street parking. Clean, secure building. $665/mo. (203) 264-2555 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, clean, CA. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR. No pets. $950. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

YALESVILLE On the Green 1BR, 1 bath. All appliances included. W/D, C/Heat & Air. Exercise Facility, Patio & BBQ Area. Pets OK. Call 203-464-8066

1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 CHESHIRE: 1BR Apt In quiet country setting. Near Rte 10, minutes from 1-691. $850, includes heat & hot water. Sec & ref. No pets. Call Lynne 203-213-5577

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - 1BR, 4Rms, Victorian. Broad St. Skylight, sunken DR & kit., very attractive & private. With garage. $750. 203-634-1515 or 203-213-8833.

MERIDEN 1BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1st & 3rd floor rent (203) 634-6064 MERIDEN 2 Bedrm, Many Updates, Hardwood floors & appls. Off St Parking, Heat/Hot Water Included, No pets. $950 Mo + Sec. 203-631-6057 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 st Fl. Liberty St. Recently renovated. Stove & refrig. WD hookup. Off st parking. Yard. Bsmnt storage. Sec 8 approved. $875. 203- 506-6398

MERIDEN 32 Cook Avenue

1 BR Apts & Studios $595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3BR - 2nd flr, clean, freshly painted. $950/mo. 2BR apt, 1st flr. $800. 2BR, $650 incl. utilities. All in move-in condition. (203) 630-2763 or (203) 237-4000 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841


Meriden Reduced Rent

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts

Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN- 1BR Spring Special $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 Offer ends May 31st. MERIDEN- 3/4BR, 2 full baths, FP, c/a, new paint & carpet. Great, safe, quiet location. Great for inlaw. $1300/mo. (203) 238-0566 MERIDEN- Small studio apt. $525/mo including heat & electric. Sec. No pets. 203-9823042 MERIDEN-1 BR APARTMENT In newly renovated building. $650 per month plus security deposit. 203-715-7508 MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency $650. 1BR, $750. Utils incld. Lease & sec req’d. Call 203-235-6988

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio apt. $595 + sec. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 KENSINGTON - 2bdrm 1 bth completely done over, Hwd flrs $750 860-205-5999 MERIDEN Lovely 4rm 1BR 2nd flr apt. FP in LR, dining area, galley kit & 1c det gar. Broad St., wood floors. $750/mo. Sec & refs req. NO PETS. Kathy (203) 235-3300

MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 2RMS 1st flr, $200/wk+sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $210/wk+sec. 203-630-3823, 128pm

PLAINVILLE 3 Bedroom Apt. Remodeled eat-in kitchen with dishwasher. Large bedrooms. Heat included. $1100 per month. Call (201) 805-2670

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT YALESVILLE Hartford Turnpike. 2 car garage with heat & water. Ideal for classic cars. Call 203-641-4746

HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN - 3 or 4BR apt in duplex w/private entrance. Newly renovated. Stove, fridge, w/d hookup. $1100/mo. Section 8 approved. Call (860) 930-4050 MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN - Hubbard Park 1-2 Bedrooms. Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $850-$950 mo. Call Chino 203-935-6224 or 203-296-4975 MERIDEN - WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 1 & 2BR Luxury condo. Laundry. $650-$850+util. No pets. Call 203-245-9493.

Flanders West Apts Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-3954 TTY 711


MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency. $525 mo + 1 mo. sec. & refs. Call 203213-5153 or 203-631-0105 WALLINGFORD -Remodeled, 2 BR., 2nd flr. Appliances included, pantry. Front & rear porches, off St. parking. 1 Month security, credit check. No pets, no smoking. $985 + util. Call 203-265-5171

WALLINGFORD 2 bdrm. 2nd FL. $900 Remodeled, Parking, Laundry. Dep, Ref, Credit Check. No Smoking/Pets. 203992-7133

WALLINGFORD 2 BR in apartment complex.WD Hookup. Carpet, hardwood & vinyl floors. $1200 /mo. Plus Utilities. Call Grace (203) 464-8066.

WALLINGFORD 20yr young Col. 3BR, 1 1/2b, wood flrs, CAIR, close to center of town. Babbling brook on side of property, applcd galley kit, 1st fl FR & more $229,0900, don’t miss out on the tax stimulus. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD 2BR Large apt. Close to Choate. 3rd floor. $875 + sec & utils. 203-671-0209 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 1 1/2 bath. Large, Immaculate, modern, secure unit in the Town Center. Fully applianced kitchen, Central Air, w/w carpet. Off-st Parking $995. Lease. Sec. No pets. 203-214-8819 WALLINGFORD 4 Rooms, 1BR, 1st Floor. Country setting. Heat & electric included. No pets. $850. References & security. 203-284-8890 WALLINGFORD-1st flr, 2BR, remodeled, glass porch, $900/mo. 3rd FL 4 Sm Rms Sec. $650/mo. No pets. Credit ck. Owner/Agent. 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD. Available now! 416 North Colony St, 1st floor, 2BR, off St. parking, Cent. air, $900/Mo. + 1 Mo. Sec. Credit Check. 203-631-7094

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-2BR, 2nd fl, lg rms, huge kit., (2)12x14BRs. New bathrm sun porch. No pets. $950/mo+dep. Refs. Quiet nghbord. 203-996-4281 leave msg WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101. YALESVILLE - 1st flr, 2BR, appls, off st. parking, no hookups, laundry room, no pets. $875. 203265-3939 Wilcox Lane.

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. Galleria RE 203-671-2223 MERIDEN-New Elevated Ranch. $349,900. 2,275 sq.ft., 3BRs, 3 full baths, finished bsmt w/FP. Galleria RE 203-671-2223

WALLINGFORD Take advantage of the tax credit w/this lovely 7rm, 3BR, 2b Raised Ranch. Fresh paint, FP in FR in LL, 2 sliders, one to deck and one in LL, gar & more. Great curb appeal $296,000! Kathy 203-265-5618


WALLINGFORD $309,900 Great income producer! 3 family home in excellent condtion. Remodeled kitchens and baths. Updated heating, plumbing and electric. Separate utilities. 2 car garage and CAIR. Linda 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD Desirable first level 1 bedroom corner unit. 1.5 baths with add’l bedroom. 1586 liveable sq. ft. Upgraded SS appls, lg master BR, amp closets. Pvt wooded back yard. $189,900. Al 203-265-5618

HELP WANTED AUTOMOTIVE TECH-Full-time. Clean, busy shop. Uniform supplied. Insurance offered. Mail reply to Record-Journal Box 86M 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450

BILLING ASSOCIATE We are seeking an experienced Billing Associate part-time 24 hours per week for our Wallingford Ancillary location. Applicants must be knowledgeable in insurance billing rules and regulations to ensure that financial information is processed accurately. Excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills. Allscripts billing system experience is desirable. High school graduate and one year billing experience is required. Please contact Sherry McGuane at 860-284-5234 or email CAREGIVER POSITIONS Comfort & Care of Wallingford, LLC HCA# 0000175 A non-medical agency seeking kind, caring & compassionate individuals to care for the “Older Adult” in their own homes. Individuals who apply must work flexible hours, Monday through Sunday. Overnight Hours and bilingual positions are available. Exp. preferred, however not a requirement. Valid Drivers License & contact numbers are required. Medical insurance is available. We currently have immediate positions available in the following areas: Meriden, Middletown, Wallingford and surrounding areas. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life, call for an appointment, Monday through Friday between 8:30am & 4:00pm. 1-866-350-CARE

Childcare Worker - PT For local preschool program. HS Diploma req., CDA & 1-3 yrs exp. pref. Send resume to:

HR Manager, WFC

MERIDEN Charming Cape on East side, offering 4BRs, 1.5ba, FP, LR, LL FR, 2 car det gar, new siding, new roof, new deck. Plenty of storage. Motivated seller says, “Bring all offers” $209,900. Daniellei 203-235-3300

MERIDEN $220,000 Newly built 1726 sq.ft Townhouses offering 3BRS, 2.5 BA, Formal DR, 2car gar, deck Very popular complex. Galleria RE 203-671-2223

MERIDEN: WINDINGBROOK 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 baths, garage, finished basement, f/p, deck, walk up attic. This private community offers pool, clubhouse, tennis, basketball, putting green, individual garden plots. $189,900. Call 203-506-1583

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-379-5125 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 128pm, MERIDEN Clean, Furnished Rm. Share kitchen, utilities. Bath w/Jacuzzi. Washer/dryer. On bus line. $140 per week. 203-537-1772


HELP WANTED MERIDEN Immaculate CB Cont w/3 car gar, lg bonus rm, finished walk-out bsmt, HWF & beautiful detailed molding throughout. New appls, HWH & oil tank. $349,900. Call Vicki 203235-3300

ASSEMBLERS, temp to hire, Meriden. EXPERIENCED, read blueprints, soldering. $11-13. Immediate needs. Send resume to or call AR Mazzotta at (203) 949-4242 AUTO A TECH Foreign car experience. Excellent wages & benefits. 203-284-8989 Fax: 203-269-1114

169 Colony St. Meriden, CT 06451 AA/EOE. No phone calls please.

CNC Punch Press Operator Immediate opening for operator of Amada style CNC punch press. Must have ability to read blue prints & work independently. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. For immediate consideration, please apply at Specialty Metal Fabrication 235 Cheshire Road So. Meriden, CT. M-F 8:30-4pm CUSTOMER SERVICE FT Position in busy office. Strong experience required. Supervisory experience a big plus. Heavy telephone. Advancement for quick learner. Apply in person: Kensington Place, Meriden, Call 203-2358536 for directions only.

DELIVERY DRIVERS AUTOPART INTERNATIONAL is seeking part time drivers. We are looking for highly motivated, self starters with a great attitude. Must be 21 or older and have a clean driving record. Apply in person only: Autopart International 10 Farmington Valley Dr., Plainville CT. Autopart International conducts pre-employment drug screenings and background checks. EOE. No Phone Calls Please!


Thursday, May 13, 2010 — The Berlin Citizen HELP WANTED

Technical Service & Customer Service Representatives


Secretary The Meriden Board of Education seeks applicants for a secretarial position in the Office of Curriculum and Professional Development. The hours for this position are 8am - 4pm, Monday - Friday, and the hourly rate is $15.30. Closing date is May 17, 2010.

Please apply online at An Equal Opportunity Employer

Employment Specialist AA in HS or related coursework or HS Dip. + 4yrs related exp. Resp to: recruit, assess, train and support clients in our training program. Cover letter/resume to:

MEDICAL CAREERS Housekeeper This position will perform all general housekeeping duties as required throughout the hospital. Previous floor care experience a plus, previous institutional cleaning experience a plus. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions required. Gaylord Hospital is a not-for-profit long term acute care hospital specializing in the treatment of medically complex patients, rehabilitation and sleep medicine. We offer a comprehensive salary and benefit package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please fax resumes to: 203-284-2733;

Email to: or mail to

Joan Miller, WFC 169 Colony St. Meriden, CT 06451 AA/EOE.

Engineering Manager Central CT ISO certified Mfg firm seeking an articulate, highly motivated, self starting Engineering Manager to design progressive dies, tools, and fixtures. Strong project management, organizational, and communication skills required. Must be a team player able to structure a strong cohesive business unit. Must have solid understanding of progressive and secondary tool design, manufacturing processes and techniques, tool and product material selection, and current CAD software. Ideal candidate will have 10+ yrs experience, a diversified background in medical, military, aerospace & other commercial industries, worked with various steel, and have a strong knowledge of KeyCreator. We offer excellent benefits and wages. Serious and Qualified Applicants Only! Apply in person, fax, resume to 203.269.1357 or e-mail

Component Engineers, Inc. 108 N. Plain Industrial Road Wallingford, CT 06492 FRY COOK/Drivers - PT. Drivers must have clean driving record. Apply at: Gulf Srimp, 240 Atwater St, Plantsville HAIR STYLIST & MANAGER. Part time or full time. Up to 50% commission. EOE. Call 203-537-5357 for more info

Machine Operator 1st & 2nd shift Seeking exp’d Secondary machine operators. Must pass drug test & background check. $10-$11/hr.

Contact HCM @ (203)634-8427

P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492

DENTAL Assistant-(Wallingford) We are looking for an outstanding person to provide extraordinary care to our patients, hours: Mon - Tues 7:15-6:30 Thurs 7:15-4:30 Fri 7:15 -12:30. STEP 1: Send your resume to our fax at 203-269-0828 OR email it to: fmlydntstry181 STEP 2: Go to the following pre-employment computer link, and TAKE THE TEST for this position: http://

DENTAL Hygienist - (Wallingford) We are looking for an outstanding person to provide extraordinary care to our patients, hours: Mon - Tues 7:15-6:30 Thurs 7:154:30 Fri 7:15 -12:30. STEP 1: Send your resume to our fax at 203-269-0828 OR email it to: fmlydntstry181 STEP 2: Go to the following pre-employment computer link, and TAKE THE TEST for this position: http:// Dental

DENTAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATE/RECEPTIONIST 25-30 hrs/wk. Exp. preferred. We use Practice Works software. Fax resume ASAP to 203-634-7519

20 Hour position for APRN or PA in Radiology Dept. BLS, ACLS Certified. Please call Patty at 203-694-8260 to schedule an interview.

HELP WANTED LABORER Wanted at Jawor Lumber, 1068 North Farms Road, Wallingford. Accepting applications between 6:30am-2pm MACHINE OPERATORS Min 3 yr exp (wire drawing, stranding, bobbins a +). Growing Meriden manufacturer; 2nd & 3rd shift only; reliable and fast learner w/own transportation; Start $12-$18/hr DOE +benefits. Fax resumes 203-237-2701 or email cpetersen@

MACHINE OPERATORS Now taking applications for Machine Operators on 2nd shift. Must have good mechanical background. Previous experience preferred but not necessary. 5 day work week with overtime as required. Full benefits. Successful candidate must be able to pass pre-employment drug and aptitude testing. Apply in person: Northeastern Shaped Wire 411 N. Main St. Southington, CT 06489 NEED EXTRA CASH? Temp to hire weekend packing, Wallingford, Sat & Sun 7 am to 7 pm. $9. Call AR Mazzotta 203-949-4242


HELP WANTED LEGAL SECRETARY - FT Benefits package. Salary commensurate w/exp. Fax resume with cover letter to Hiring Partner. 203-234-2974 Sales LOOKING FOR A CAREER CHANGE ?

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Realistic first year earnings of $ 45 - 55,000. Our Company has been in the maintenance products and service business for over 40 years. We are an innovative CT Company with a statewide customer base. We are looking for an ambitious person with strong discipline and work ethic to fill a Sales/Account Executive position. Position deals with new and existing customer base. Advancement potential for strong candidate. We provide in-depth training, car allowance, and full benefits.

Please Fax your resume to 203-238-7279 or e-mail to

The 3M Purification, Inc. division in Meriden, CT (formerly CUNO) is currently seeking a Technical Service Representative and a Customer Service Representative. These individuals will be responsible for coordinating and handling varied customer transactions. The Technical Service Representative responsibilities include but are not limited to: ● Providing outstanding service to customers. ● Providing technical & product support for end users, dealers, distributors & sales personnel for residential & commercial water & air filtration products. ● Providing product recommendations based on water analysis test results. ● Handling of customer inquiries related to orders, shipments, warranty and returned products. ● Reporting on performance trends and suggesting corrective action. ● Use of 3M systems to include JDE/Peoplesoft, Lotus Notes and other related systems. Basic/Minimum Qualifications: ● High School Diploma ● Minimum 3 years technical service experience Preferred Qualifications: ● Experience with water filtration and treatment systems a plus. ● Eighteen months or more of trade/technical school or an Associate's degree and relevant work experience in the plumbing or water treatment channel strongly preferred. ● 3+ years experience in a technical and high volume (50 calls/contacts per day) environment. ● Strengths in communication and interpersonal skills. ● Ability to adapt easily to rapid change, work well independently as well as with teams and possess strong problem solving skills. ● Ability to develop positive relationships with all internal clients, all levels of 3M leadership as well as our valued 3M customers.

Interested and qualified candidates should go to to apply for position #0902579. DENTAL OFFICE MANAGER Experienced, motivated individual needed. Ideal candidate will have computer experience, insurance, billing & patient relations skills. Competitive salary & benefits. Fax resume to: 203-686-0378

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HELP WANTED PART TIME TELLERS Friendly, personalized service in our Meriden branches. Min HS diploma & 1yr cashier exp req’d. Fax resume to 203-720-5304 or apply online EOE

PRESS BRAKE OPERATOR Immediate opening for experienced press brake operator. Must have ability to read blue prints & work independently. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. For immediate consideration, please apply at Specialty Metal Fabrication 235 Cheshire Road So. Meriden, CT. M-F 8:30-4pm PRESTIGIOUS Country Club looking for PT Locker Room Attendant. Weekends a must. Exp preferred. Apply in person at The Farms Country Club, 180 Cheshire Rd, Wlfd. or email resume: SALESPERSON Knowledgeable in construction and remodeling to sell remodeling, roofing, siding, etc. Must have 5 years experience. Please call (203) 639-1634

The Customer Service Representative responsibilities include but are not limited to: ● Providing outstanding customer service to customers. ● Providing accurate handling of high volume customer calls and transactions relating to order management, expediting, deduction/adjustment handling & exceptional response to customer inquiries in a timely, professional manner. Basic Qualifications: ● High School Diploma ● Minimum 3 years customer service experience in a high volume call-center environment (100 calls per day and 100 orders per day) Preferred Qualifications: ● A technical/vocational/trade school degree (2-3 years after high school) in an applicable field. ● Highly organized with attention to detail and ability to multi-task. ● Strong communication and interpersonal skills. ● JDE, EDI, Lotus Notes and other related office systems experience a plus. ● Ability to adapt easily to rapid change, work well independently as well as with teams and possess strong problem solving skills. ● Ability to develop positive relationships with all internal clients, all levels of 3M leadership as well as our valued 3M customers. ● Experience with water filtration and treatment systems a plus.

Interested and qualified candidates should go to to apply for position #1002680.


SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS Kelly Educational Staffing is currently hiring substitute teachers for Meriden Public Schools. Bachelor's Degree is required. Immediate openings.

Please call 203-288-3564 or email


CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS Ideal position for anyone looking for extra income. Must be willing to work on an as needed basis. Looking for substitute teachers for all grade levels. Ability to apply common sense and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to relate to students, staff and public in a courteous manner. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree

WAITSTAFF For Vi’s Pizza Restaurant. Apply in person. 1068 Old Colony Rd., Meriden. WE currently have the following opportunities at our Village at Kensington Place location. Driver-Part-time. Must have CDL license. Also Part-time Activity Assistant. Interested candidates apply in person at 511 Kensington Ave, Meriden. Call 203-235-0181

TO APPLY: Call the Job Opportunities Line at (203) 250-2411. Leave your name, complete address and an application will be mailed to you. You may also pick up an application at:

Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, May 13, 2010

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May 13, 2010 edition of the Berlin Citizen