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Officials, cops weigh in on heroin ‘epidemic’ dangers of recreational use of opiates. Murphy and Blumenthal called for legislation that U. S . Senators for would allow police officers Connecticut, Chris Murphy to carry and deliver an antiand Richard Blumenthal, held dote drug that Richards said a press conference March 17 is very effective in treating rein Hartford to discuss the spiratory depression caused “growing heroin epidemic” by both heroin and fentanyl. in the state. This antidote works by blockOver the last decade hering the chemical receptors oin use has nearly doubled for both opiates, quickly lift- The budget was the main topic of dicsussion at the March nationwide, and Connecticut ing patients out of respiratory 18 Town Council meeting. | (Charles Kreutzkamp / The Berlin Citizen) has seen a spike in the number depression and saving lives if of heroin-related deaths, the administered in time. senators said in a statement. Police officers are often the Deputy Chief John Klett of first on the scene when an the Berlin Police Department overdose is reported. said that Berlin has dealt “It’s an issue that we have, with some heroin cases on unfortunately, become inoccasion, but that he does creasingly more aware of, parnot personally know of any ticularly the transition from cases where heroin was found prescription drugs into heroin Public hearing have a zero-increase-budget,” mixed with the prescription use,” Justin Carbonella said. Deputy Mayor Kevin Murphy medication fentanyl, which Tuesday, April 8 Carbonella serves as co-chair (D) said. “The four of us may be responsible for the [Democrats] felt we couldn’t increased fatalities. By Charles Kreutzkamp cut it any further. We cut the “Fentanyl is a very powSee Heroin / Page 22 The Berlin Citizen Board of Education and town The budget was discussed budget significantly from heavily at the March 18 Town what was initially requested.” Murphy said the Council meeting, with both council members and citizens Republicans’ proposed budget would have eliminated weighing in on the matter. There was prolonged dis- the refuse rebate for condo cussion prior to the vote on owners. “We seriously considered whether to submit it, as voted upon during the budget com- [eliminating the rebate] but mittee meeting, to the public chose not to do it,” Murphy hearing, which will take place said. “No one is proud about Tuesday, April 8 at McGee raising taxes,” the deputy Middle School. Councilor David Evans mayor said, adding that he is (R) proposed an amendment proud, however, of the work to the item, which was de- done to make major reducfeated. The amendment was tions in the budget that have to change the budget being passed thus far. Eva n s s a i d t h a t t h e presented at the public hearing to $78,052,162, which is Republicans’ budget did not $707,000 less than the budget fund the rebate “in lieu of that passed, “which would lower taxes for all,” which is be a no-tax-increase budget,” something that would benefit condo owners. Evans said. Evans said he was “not This budget was previously rejected during the budget comfortable” presenting the budget as-is to the public, as committee meeting. State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz visited with kindergarten students from Griswold “I do want to indicate that it would include an increase. Elementary School during “Read Across America,” a nationwide reading celebration ... all seven councilors worked that takes place annually during the week of Dr. Suess’s birthday. | (Submitted by Liz Connelly) hard on our goal, which was to See Budget / Page 2 By Charles Kreutzkamp The Berlin Citizen

erful medication,” Victoria Richards, associate professor of medical sciences at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University said. Fentanyl, like heroin, is an opiate-derivative, Richards explained. Fentanyl is sometimes mixed with heroin to produce a more potent drug, but fentanyl carries with it a much greater risk of respiratory depression, which can be fatal. The mixing of the drugs may cause users to overdose by accident. The deaths are not being caused by a drug reaction, but by an overdose of two opium derivatives that both cause respiratory depression by the same chemical mechanism, Richards said. Fentanyl is very useful in surgical settings and for treating cancer pain, Richards said, but it is important that the public be educated on the


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“If we don’t stop growing government on a local budget, when will we stop growing government?� Councilor Charles Paonessa (R) said, arguing that the budget should not increase this year because “next year we are going to be saddled with some big increases� for projects including the high school renovation. “We are getting ahead of ourselves,� Councilor William Rasmussen (D) said. Rasmussen said that the motion to bring the budget to the public hearing should be passed, because rejecting it would be “saying that you don’t want to let the public voice their opinion. That is the only reason not to send it

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to public hearing.� “We want the public to have input,� Paonessa countered. “Our point is not to keep them from having input. My point is that the council is not obligated to make significant cuts if the budget is rejected by referendum.� Mayor Rachel Rochette (D) called for a vote and the motion to bring the budget as-is to the public hearing was passed unanimously, with all six councilors’ support. Rochette said that the budget process is “by no means over� and that the council will hear from citizens at the meeting. Town Manager Denise McNair said “For the [television] viewing audience, please consider attending the public hearing April 8 at McGee,� when the council will hear “questions and comments� about the budget. William Brighenti spoke during the Audience of Citizens, along with three other Berlin residents. Brighenti said Berlin residents in the private sector

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Resident Carole Brighenti said “Our pockets have a bottom to them.â€? “Our pockets do have a bottom to them,â€? resident Kara Salwocki echoed. Salwocki said she is retired and that her husband would like to retire soon, but that isn’t financially possible. “I believe you have to raise taxes,â€? Salwocki said. “To me, it is fiscal responsibility to raise taxes ‌ There are new things coming up in town; the police station, the schools. These will increase our taxes. That is a given. However, I would like consideration made with this budget to keep it to a minimum.â€?

Girl Scouts of Connecticut are looking for adult leaders for new troops forming this fall for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. Adult leader meetings are scheduled for Friday, April 4 and Friday, April 11, 6 to 7 p.m., at Berlin Congregational Church. For more information, call Wendy Tyburski, (860) 829-1366.

The water/sewer usage bills for April 1, 2014 are being mailed out. If you do not receive your bill, please call 860828-7106 so one can be mailed to you, thus avoiding delinquent interest charges. To avoid deliquent interest charges, bills MUST be paid by, or postmarked by May 1, 2014. ANY payment received in this office, or postmarked AFTER May 1, 2014 IS LATE and will be charged delinquent interest at 1½% per month as of April 1, 2014. NNECTICU CO TIRE T


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have been struggling since the economic downturn of 2008 and suggested that the high competition for desirable municipal jobs should drive the council to consider a wage freeze. “Why are raises being given to virtually all, already well-compensated public employees when Berlin citizens in the private sector are desperately trying to hold onto their jobs at Sikorsky, CL&P, and elsewhere?� Brighenti said. “I think taxes are too high. I don’t expect you to lower them, but I tire of them constantly going up,� resident Jim Kasulis said.



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vor song, a song that sounds like a 60’s girl group, and some more traditional music, Forty students at McGee Director Katie Griswold said. “I think it’s one of the most Middle School will be performing an adaptation of interesting shows we’ve Alice In Wonderland based done,” performer Anna on the Disney movie. The Woodin said. “I like that there’s three difshow’s music is updated with exciting twists on familiar ferent Alices when we change songs, including a Zip-A-dee- sizes,” Katie Rochette, who do-da rap performed by the plays the smallest Alice, said. “All of the costumes and caterpillar. There’s a Latin flaThe Berlin Citizen










sets definitely make it interesting,” Anna said. “It has a lot of fun parts, and I thought it would be familiar for the kids and a lot of fun to do,” Griswold said. Forty sixth, seventh and eighth graders will perform in the play, with an additional 10 participating as stage crew. Also, some former McGee

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Calendar Thursday, March 27 Boy Scouts - Boy Scouts Troop 24 is scheduled to meet Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Community Center, 230 Kensington Road. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boys Scouts - Boy Scout Troop 41 is scheduled to meet Thursday, 7 p.m., at Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St. For more information, call Scoutmaster K.C. Jones at (860) 829-1148 or email

Friday, March 28 Racing show - Racing Action Today, hosted by Berlin native Larry Mongillo, airs every Friday, 8 p.m., on Comcast cable channel 5.

Tuesday, April 1 Pasta supper - American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, schedules a pasta supper for every Tuesday, 5:30 to

7 p.m. A fee is charged. The public is welcome. For more information, call (860) 8289102 after 5 p.m. Boy Scouts - Boy Scouts Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, is scheduled to meet Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, 880 Farmington Ave. For more information, call Scoutmaster Ed Alicia, at (860) 828-8693. Boy Scouts - Boy Scout Troop 44 is scheduled to meet Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St. For more information, call Joann Sawyer at (860) 828-7767. Sunrise Rotary Club - The Sunrise Rotary Club of Kensington-Berlin is scheduled to meet Tuesdays, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at Town Hall, 240 Kensington Road. For more information, call Gwen Valencis at (860) 229-3787, ext. 139 or visit TOPS - TOPS, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, a non-profit,


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Saturday, April 5 Shredding event - Griswold Elementary School Parents Club has scheduled a Paper Shredding event for Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m. to noon, at Griswold School, 133 Heather Lane, rain or shine. A fee is charged. For more information, contact Lisa at Cleanup Day - Berlin Litter Committee has scheduled its spring cleanup day for Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m. to noon. Meet on Webster Square Road. All are welcome. For more information, contact Paul Chester (860) 471-3496 or

Eleanor Ann Salerno friends with welcoming and BERLIN — Eleanor Ann (DeGutis) Salerno, of Berlin, devoted mother and grandmother p a s s e d peacefully on Thursday, March 20, 2014 in her home. Eleanor was born in New Britain, graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School and New Britain General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a caring nurse and worked labor and delivery for 26 years at New Britain General Hospital. Many families were touched by her compassion. Ellie was a woman of great faith and a parishioner at St. Paul’s Church, participating in the Prayer Line, and a member of the Ladies Guild. With her dear friend Frank Bianco, Ellie enjoyed preparing food for the Lenten Lunch program and attending other St. Paul’s activities. She enjoyed surprising her grandkids and their

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Princess and Violet are Chihuahua mixes that were surrendered due to a medical emergency in the family. Princess, the mother, is one and half years old. Her daughter, Violet, is only four-months-old. The girls do not have to go home together. Both love people and attention. Online applications are available at www. For more information, call (860) 828-5287 or email

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Obituaries Become a firefighter T h e B e rl i n , E a s t Berlin, Kensington and South Kensington Fire Departments are looking for volunteer firef ig hters to joi n t he ranks. The dedicated volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, of good moral character, must reside or work in Berlin and be physically capable of performing the duties of a firefighter. For more information, stop by a fire house Monday evenings, speak with a member, or contact Assistant Chief Mike Blais at; (860) 329-7738.


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KENSINGTON — Margaret “Peggy” Ellen (Horn) Booth, 91, wife of the late Warren Lindsey Booth for 63 years, died peacefully at Covenant Village, Cromwell on March 13, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Dec. 24, 1922, to George B. and Vera Ethel (Pratt) Horn, she graduated from Roger Ludlow High School in Fairfield, and the College of William and Mary, and earned a teaching certificate from Eastern Connecticut State College. She resided in Cromwell, Kensington, South Windsor, East Hampton, Danielson and Fairfield, taught school in Colchester, and substituted in the South Windsor school system. She is survived by three daughters and two sonsin-law: Claire and Peter Grossi, of McLean, Va., Kathy and Bob Kutschera, of Loudon, Tenn., and Janet Booth, of West Hartford; one son, Walter and daughter-in-law, Delia Marshall, of Somerville, Mass.; seven grandchildren and their spouses, David (and Lori) Riordan, Nathaniel (and Denise) Booth, Eric (and Catherine) Booth, Amanda (and Patrick) Dwyer, Peter Grossi (and Jane Trinh), Thomas (and Emily) Grossi, and Sonia Booth;

one step-grandson, Todd Kutschera and his wife, Brandi; nine great-grandchildren, Hannah and Abigail Riordan, Jaya, Turner, and Henley Booth, Jackson and Oliver Grossi, and Isabella and Alexandra Grossi. She was predeceased by her son, Donald Booth; her sister, Marcelle Weber; and brother, Gerald Horn. She is also survived by her son’s widow, Dawn Carr, and her sister’s husband, Carolyn Gregory, both of Wisconsin. Peggy was active in Delta Delta Delta sorority, American Association of University Women, University Women Investment Club, Eastern Star, Girl Scouts, and women’s groups at East Hampton Congregational Church, Wapping Community Church in South Windsor and First Church of Christ Congregational in New Britain. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at the chapel at Covenant Village of Cromwell (CVOC), with a reception to follow at CVOC’s Hilltop Lounge from 3 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to CVOC Benevolent Care Fund, 52 Missionary Road, Cromwell, CT 06416. Porter’s Funeral Service in Kensington is assisting her family.


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KENSINGTON — Salvatore “Sam” F. Retano, 89, of Kensington and Old Saybrook, formerly of New Britain, passed into the next world Friday, March 21, 2014, to rejoin his beloved wife of 63 years, Yvette S. Retano. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Frank and Catherine (Peronace) Retano, of New Britain. Upon graduation from Goodwin Technical School, he entered the U.S. Army during World War II serving in the European Theater, fighting with the 717th Tank Battalion in the Battle of the Bulge. He was employed as a Tool & Die Maker for Landers, Frary, and Clark, retiring in 1984 from Emhart Corporation as a Methods Engineer, and then enjoyed 27 winters in Florida with Yvette, his children and grandchildren. He was a parishioner of St. Paul’s Church in Kensington and St. John’s Church in Old Saybrook, a member of VFW Post 10732 and a talented locksmith, wood carver, and story teller. His greatest joy came from being a grandfather and great grandfather. Survivors include two sisters, J. Louise Retano, of New Britain, and Lee Collomore, of St. Augustine, Fla.; a son, Paul Re-

tano and wife, Karen and their daughter, Nicole, of Old Saybrook; a daughter, Denise (Retano) McBride and her husband, Paul, of Newington, and their children, Scott McBride and his wife, Erin, of Newington, Keith McBride and his wife, Andrea, of Gorham, Maine, and Kristen (McBride) Wild and her husband, Kevin, of Newington; and a son, Thomas Retano and his wife, Linda and their sons, Michael, Kevin, and Nicholas Retano, of Berlin; six great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nephews, and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, wife, Yvette, and sister, Susan (Retano) Salem, of West Springfield, Mass. The family is specially thankful for his aide, Bridget. Funeral services were held Tuesday at from Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, with a funeral Liturgy at St. Paul’s Church, Kensington. Burial with full military honors followed in Maple Cemetery, Berlin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Middlesex Hospital Hospice Homecare, Office of Development, 28 Crescent St. Middletown, CT 06457 or Holy Family Passionist Retreat House, 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT 06107, or a random act of kindness. Directions to the funeral home can be found at www.portersfuneral. com.


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Obituaries Alfred J. Christiana BERLIN — Alfred J. Christiana, 84, of Berlin, beloved husband of Kathleen M. (Sullivan) Christiana of 50 years (predeceased), passed away T h u r s d a y, March 20, 2014 from a short illness. Mr. Christiana was born on April 14, 1929 in East Hartford, and was the son of the late Joseph and Florence (Carman) Christiana, also of East Hartford. He is also predeceased by his brother, Angelo, of Winter Park, Fla., and his wife, Phyllis; and sisters, Rosanna, of East Hartford and Dorothy Standish and her husband, Donald, of Orleans, Mass. Alfred attended East Hartford Schools and Cheney Technical School of Manchester where he learned the trade of carpentry. He served our country in the U.S. Marines during the Korean conflict in the early 1950s and also as a U.S. Marine Reservist until 1959. In 1950 he joined The United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union Local 43 of Hartford, where he mastered his trade, working on many construction jobs throughout Connecticut and retiring in 1992. He was a member of the

American Legion Post 68 of Berlin and a member of St. Paul Church in Kensington. He loved woodworking in his workshop at home, and helping his family and friends with home remodeling projects, crafting many pieces of furniture for them over the years. During his later years he enjoyed meeting with his friends for coffee at McDonalds in Kensington. Alfred is survived by four children, David J. Christiana and wife, Connie, of Moodus, Linda C. LaMay and husband, David, of Old Saybrook, Gary S. Christiana and wife, Nenette, of Kensington, Sharon C. LeCour and husband, Michael, of Old Lyme; his eight loving grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and their children. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 24, at 9 a.m. at Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Kensington, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at Saint Paul Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at the Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday, March 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. the funeral home. Donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450. To share memories or express condolences online please visit

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BERLIN — Angelo Victor Greco, 80, of Berlin, passed on to be with God on Saturday, March 22, 2014, after a short illness. Angelo was born in Middletown, On June 13, 1933, and was the son of Angelo and Josephine Greco of Sicily, Italy. He was the devoted and loving husband of 54 years to his wife and life partner Linda (DeGroff) Greco and a dedicated father to his children Andre and Linda. Angelo and Linda were married on Nov. 21, 1959, and after spending a few years living in Waterford, they relocated to Berlin where they lived until the time of his death. Angelo graduated from Middletown High School in 1951, and entered the U.S. Air Force. After serving four years he was honorably discharged in 1955, earning the rank of staff sergeant. Angelo then enrolled in the University of Hartford and graduated with a bachelor of music education degree in 1959. A consummate believer in education, Angelo, in addition to full time employment as a teacher, went back to school and earned a masters of arts degree from the University of Connecticut in 1966, and a masters of sciences degree from Central Connecticut State College in 1973. Additionally, he received a prestigious sixth year degree from Central Connecticut State College in 1975. Angelo proudly served as a professional educator in the New Britain, school system for 37 years. He was a music teacher as well as the choral and instrumental director at Slade Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School, and Pulaski High School. He finished his career shaping young minds and promoting the value of education as a guidance counselor at Slade Middle School. Angelo was a

music connoisseur and an accomplished pianist who excelled in all genres, but his passion was jazz. His love of music and his desire to brighten people’s lives through music was fulfilled weekly at weddings and other celebrations as he played piano and sang with his band the Four Plus Four for over three decades. He was inducted to the Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity and was an active member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks in New Britain, CT. Angelo’s second passion was golf; during the winter months he spent hours in his basement analyzing his swing and hitting golf balls into a net. The warmer months were spent at Timberlin Golf Course in Berlin. Angelo loved to hone his sand trap skills by practicing on the beach at his summer home in Old Lyme. He also loved his dogs Penny, Woton, Heidi, Kitaro, and Noxi and walked them faithfully in his neighborhood multiple times a day. Angelo is survived by his wife, Linda; his daughter, Linda (Cortesi) and her husband, John, from Middletown; and his son, Andre and his wife, Janet, from Enfield ; as well as four grandchildren, Kelsey, Anthony, Devin, and Nicholas. He is predeceased by his brother, Salvatore from Wallingford. Friends and family are invited to a Mass of Christian burial Friday ,March 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church 467 Alling St., Kensington, CT 06037. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. at the Farrell Funeral Home, 110 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT (860)225-8464. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Animal Friends of CT, P.O. Box 370-306 West Hartford, CT 06137-0306. To leave a condolence or to light a candle please visit


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Opinion Free Library remains a special place for many By Lorraine Stub (Part 1 of a two-part series.) Mention the “library” and most folks immediately think of the spacious Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, added to the town hall campus in 1989. A few still mistakenly show up looking for books at the old Peck Library on Main Street, a building occupied by the Historical Society Museum since 1993. While the newer, town-owned library has a greater presence, the Berlin Free Library on Worthington Ridge and the East Berlin Library in the fire- The first Berlin Free Library building, pictured, was built house have devoted followers in 1893. The building was demolished in 1955 when the library moved to its current location. | (Berlin Free Library archive) who get a taste of local history with each visit. books a year, and visitors to System from the drawers of Conversation about childthe library are sure to find all the wooden card file are exhood memories often stirs the latest best sellers. periences this library holds up stories of time spent at Meanwhile, in the basedear. That treasure chest a neighborhood library. For ment, Lorraine Clark overthose in Berlin, it was the red packed with 3×5 inch cards is sees the Wednesday morning so tangible, and it’s comfortbrick Berlin Free Library on book sale. She knows her The Ridge with its decorative ing to find a childhood place patrons’ tastes and has an eye white tower. That this historic has little changed. The solid for matching book to reader. oak tables and chairs, velvet building still exists is testaThe library is always looking ment to how a building can be upholstery, floral drapes and for donations to keep choices tall shelves evoke memories re-purposed through generaof hours spent hanging out in fresh. tions when a community valAmong other activities at that welcoming space. ues its history. the library, there is a jurDecades later, the library As a child, my focus was ied art show in the fall and still has a niche as a reading more on what I experithe annual high tea in April. library with its collection of enced inside the building. With artists, Skip and Jeanne general fiction and children’s Discovering books stirred a Munson and Carol Welz on books. Librarian Marsha curiosity for experiences beyond the provincial view of a Trotta, oversees the adult part the board, their paintings often decorate the library, or beof the library. She tells me child in rural Berlin. Having a library card on file and nav- the book club has a congenial come raffle prizes. This year’s tea is Sunday, circle of readers sharing 10 igating the Dewey Decimal Sales Consultant – Annemarie Goulet Office Assistant, Press Releases – Marsha Pomponio P.O. Box 438 Kensington, CT 06037 Sports – Nate Brown News Editor – Olivia L. Lawrence Assistant News Editor – Nick Carroll Executive Vice President and Assistant Publisher – Liz White Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer – Shawn E. Palmer Senior Vice President and Editor – Ralph Tomaselli Advertising Director – Kimberley E. Boath

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April 6, 2 to 4 p.m., and nothing is more cozy and relaxing than sharing high tea with friends, surrounded by stacks of books. For ticket availability, call (860) 828-3344. On Wednesday mornings the library hosts a popular program for young children. In 2004, the sunny upper floor was turned into the children’s room. Martha Neault is its creative force. With a different theme every week, kids listen to a story, sing songs, use finger play and work on crafts. On a recent visit, those activities were inspired by a small replica of a curbside mail collection box. Martha spotted it at a second hand store and built the morning’s activities around writing letters and sending mail. It struck me that the children were enjoying a part of our

collective experience that is rapidly fading into history. Librarians at this library still record borrowed books using a hand stamp and pad. No bar code scanning here. The experiences are low on tech and high on imaginative play. A vintage toy train set, donated and assembled by the Kiwanis Club, chugs its way along a circular track overhead. Parents and grandparents play with their children or talk among themselves. One mother tells me she prefers this library because story time includes a variety of related activities. Her son was often fidgety at traditional reading groups where one story follows another. After organized activities, there is no rush to leave and the free See Library / Page 23

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To the editor: Th e B e rl i n P ro p e r ty Owners Association has been meeting. All are welcome to attend. The BPOA is a nonpartisan association with no hidden agenda. Its mission is to be a constructive voice, advocating for improvements in Berlin -- including the control of town spending -- in order to make it a better place in which to work and live. There was a good showing at the BPOA’s first meeting. Attendees included both homeowners and small business people, committed to the town. Those in attendance introduced themselves and expressed various concerns about Berlin. One concern expressed was repeated by a number of attendees: the habit of Berlin’s town councilors virtually dismissing the results of town referendums on the annual town budget. An individual stated that he would not object to paying

higher taxes if the town referendum voted such. However, when the town referendums repeatedly reject higher taxes, and the Town Council nevertheless repeatedly approves increases in taxes, certain attendees expressed frustration and even outrage over the lack of a real voice in their town government. As of yet, no officers have been elected, no bylaws or articles of organization were drafted, and no decision was made regarding membership, including whether it should be private or public. The BPOA’s intention is to decide all of this democratically, allowing each participant a voice in the process. All those interested in the Berlin Property Owners Association are welcome to contact me at (860) 249-1571. Or, email the association at Comments and suggestions are welcome. William Brighenti Berlin Property Owners Association

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Sports Junior golf clinic The Timberlin 2014 spring junior golf clinic is scheduled for April 14 to 17, for ages 5 through 14, all skill levels. The clinic features full swing, chipping, putting and video analysis. Lunch is included. For more information and to sign up, call (860) 828-3228 or email timberlinhp@gmail. com. Umpire clinic Berlin Little League will host an umpire clinic April 6, 6 p.m., at the Bill Petit complex. The clinic is open to anyone age 13 and over wishing to umpire baseball and softball in Berlin this spring and fall. Returning umpires must contact Jim Marturano. The introductory clinic will be held inside, upstairs at the complex, lasting about one hour. A follow-up, onfield clinic will be held at a later date. For more information, contact Marturano, (860) 490-4152. Summer baseball Berlin baseball players age 16 to 19 interested in competing in the Senior Division of the Farmington Bank/ Vandiss Life Baseball League this summer should contact Dave, (860) 841-9620; or Mark, (860) 770-9980.

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CHESHIRE —The CIAC Football Committee announced Feb. 25 that the state playoffs will revert to a twotier system by eliminating the quarterfinal round for the 2014 season and will crown eight champions instead of four by dividing each of the four existing classifications in half. Using the prevailing CIAC point system, the top eight teams in Classes LL, L, M and S will be determined after the regular season concludes the week of Thanksgiving. The eight qualifiers in each classification will then be reseeded based on school population, divided into two four-team brackets and a champion of each bracket will be crowned. The semifinals will be played on the Saturday 10 days after Thanksgiving and the final on the following Saturday. With the quarterfinals in place as they were from 2010-13, teams had to

play three games in a 10day span, which state and national medical groups deemed unhealthy. “The meeting in January confirmed that we had health and safety issues,” said Paul Hoey, the CIAC’s associate executive director. “The new format is based on recommendations from the Connecticut State Medical Society committee.” The CSMS recommends a minimum of one week between games, a CIAC spokesman said. The Football Committee, chaired by Leroy Williams, determined that 32 teams will still qualify for the postseason. Williams said he didn’t feel that eight champions are too many, but said the committee will revisit the changes for 2015. “We don’t figure we’re watering it down too much,” he said. “We’ve had some mismatches at the quarterfinal level, but I think Connecticut can handle eight champions. “Some of the tech school teams are coming along. Our game has really grown even

if numbers are down at the youth level. The number of teams we have is higher than ever.” The committee continues to waver on tournament participation, something it’s done since establishing the state playoff system in 1976. For the first five seasons, one postseason game was played in each of the four classifications. In 1981, the committee did away with Class LL but cut Classes L, M and S into two divisions so six champions were crowned. The divisions were called L-I, L-II, M-I, M-II, S-I and S-II.

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That system lasted for 14 years when it reverted back to LL, L, M and S, and with participation becoming an issue, a semifinal tier was added so that a total of 16 schools qualified. In 2002, the committee went back to six divisions, inserting ‘MM’ and ‘SS’ divisions to bring the number of qualifiers up to 24. That was scrapped after the 2009 season. The weather wreaked havoc on the Class LL playoffs this past year. The final wasn’t played until Dec. 19,

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Golf benefit The ninth annual golf tournament to benefit the Berlin High School baseball team is scheduled for Sunday, May 4 at Timberlin Golf Course. The 18-hole tournament shotgun tournament begins at 12:15 p.m. The event includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, dinner and awards ceremony. Proceeds benefit the baseball program; new uniforms, bats, other equipment and upgrades to the field. For more information, cost and to register, contact Craig Norton at friendsofberlinbaseball@comcast net.

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Football That notion was rejected at the committee’s January after the start of the winter meeting. “We decided then that sports season. Some committee members the schedule would remain favored playing the quarter- the same, that Thanksgiving finals prior to Thanksgiving, would remain the same and rendering the holiday games the leagues that play champimoot in terms of the point onship games would remain system for qualification. the same,” Williams said. From Page 17

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tinued their strong play with a tightly contested 12-10 win over the Celtics. Jamie Palmese scored six points for the Hoosiers, while John Cofrancesco and Griffin Hilbie added four and two points, respectively. The C’s (5-3-1) were led by Zach Cancellieri and Brett Williams, who both scored four points apiece. Tanner Sparks added two more for the Celtics. The Tar Heels (7-1) returned from their week off with a dominating 29-14 victory over the Fighting Artichokes. The Heels’ Garrett Fallon led the charge with 12 points,

while Kevin Daley (eight), Michael Lukaczewski (seven), and Liam Peterson (two) all contributed to the win. Mario Fanelli and Ryan Hines scored four points each for the Artichokes (1-7), while Marco Marino (two), Joshua Plagg (two), Taiten May (one) and Aiden Staus (one) also contributed. The Bearcats (6-2) moved into third place in the standings with a strong 28-16 win over the Knicks. The Cats were led by Ryan Stec, whose 14 points were the most scored by anybody in the league this week. Max Wojtusik also reached double figures with 10 points, while Kyle Pinto


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2012 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report


Kensington Fire District Kensington, CT PWSID CT0070011 CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT JANUARY 1, 2012 TO DECEMBER 31, 2013 LEGAL NOTICE


Water Source Our water source consists of a consecutive supply from the New Britain Water Department, New Britain, CT. Our daily water production averages around 475,000 gallons, with an estimated yearly withdrawal of 173,439,000 gallons. We maintain approximately 44 miles of water main and our system serves a population of 9,180 residents and maintains 3,080 service connections. Our certified lab is New Britain Water Laboratory. Since we purchase our water from the New Britain Water Department, we are not required to treat our water. Over the past year we have completed some improvements to our system. They consisted of installing 1,000 feet of 8” ductile iron water main, 11 new hydrants and 600 drive-by water meters. Additionally a leak-detection survey was completed in 2013 leading to the detection and repair of several previously unknown leaks. In the future, we plan to install another 1,500 feet of water main and 500 more drive-by meters. We have meetings every Monday at 6pm at 947 Farmington Ave. (rear), Kensington, CT 06037. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water system, please contact Daniel McKeon, Superintendant, at mailing address PO Box 2, Kensington, CT 06037 or telephone 860-828-9781. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water system.

Source Water Protection Source water is untreated water from streams, rivers, lakes, or underground aquifers that is used to supply public drinking water. Preventing drinking water contamination at the source makes good public health sense, good economic sense, and good environmental sense. You can be aware of the challenges of keeping drinking water safe and take an active role in protecting drinking water. There are lots of ways that you can get involved in drinking water protection activities to prevent the contamination of the ground water source. Dispose properly of household chemicals, help clean up the watershed that is the source of your community’s water, attend public meetings to ensure that the community’s need for safe drinking water is considered in making decisions about land use. Contact our office for more information on source water protection, or contact the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 1.800.426.4791. You may also find information on EPA’s website at A source water assessment report was recently completed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Drinking Water Division. The completed Assessment report is available for access on the Drinking Water Division’s web site: The assessment found that this public drinking water source has a high susceptibility to potential sources of contamination. Additional source water assessment information can be found at the Environmental Protection Agency’s website:

Water Quality Kensington Fire District routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The following table shows any detection resulting from our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2012. It’s important to remember that the presence of these contaminants does not necessarily pose a health risk. The sources of drinking water include rivers, lakes, ponds and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and radioactive material and can pick up substances resulting from human or animal activity. All sources of drinking water are subject to potential contamination by substances that are naturally occurring or man made. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, can be naturally occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. Pesticides and herbicides may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems. Radioactive contaminants can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. The table below lists all of the drinking water contaminants that were detected throughout water quality monitoring and testing. The presence of contaminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk.

TEST RESULTS Unless otherwise noted, testing was done in 2013. Unit Measurement



Highest monthly # of positive samples

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Naturally present in the environment







Soil runoff

Barium (2012)






Erosion of natural deposits

Fluoride (2012)






Erosion of natural deposits









Inorganic Contaminants


AL=1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems



Corrosion of household plumbing systems

*The reported value is the calculated value using the 90th percentile method. Of the 20 sites sampled for lead and copper 1 site exceeded the Lead Action Level with a concentration of 54 ppb. Lead: Infants and young children are typically more vulnerable to Lead in drinking water than the general population. It is possible that Lead levels at your home may be higher than other homes in the community as a result of materials used in your home’s plumbing. If you are concerned about elevated Lead levels in your home’s water, you may wish to have your water tested and flush your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using tap water. Additional information is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).

Disinfection By-Products

TTHM (2012) [Total Trihalomethanes]


Unit Measurement

Likely Source of Contamination

Unregulated Contaminants (contaminants with a health advisory) Contaminant Sulfate (2006)

Level Detected

Unit Measurement


Likely Source of Contamination




Erosion of natural deposits, urban storm runoff

Note: The state allows us to monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently. Not all contaminants are tested for every year due to monitoring waivers and therefore we must use the most recent round of sampling. Some of our data is more than one year old, however, is limited to no older than 5 years. Units: Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) - one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000. Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter - one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000. Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) - picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water. Micrograms per Liter (ug/l) - a measure of radioactivity in water. Millirems per year (mrem/year) - a measure of radiation absorbed by the water. Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) - nephelometric turbidity unit is a measure of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person. Definitions: Action Level (AL) - The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. Treatment Technique (TT) - A treatment technique is a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. Million Fibers per Liter (MFL) - Million fibers per liter is a measure of the presence of asbestos fibers that are longer than 10 micrometers. Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) - The MCL is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) - The MCLG is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. Drinking Water Equivalent Level (DWEL) - A lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, non-cancer health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from a drinking water source. Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) - The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) - The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. Running Annual Average (RAA) - The average of all monthly or quarterly samples for the last year at all sample locations. Non Detect (ND) - The contaminant was not detected. Not Applicable, Not Established (N/A) IMPORTANT INFORMATION Lead - Major Sources in Drinking Water: Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits. Health Effects Statement: Infants and children who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level could experience delays in their physical or mental development. Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities. Adults who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure. Copper - Major Sources in Drinking Water: Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives Health Effects Statement: Copper is an essential nutrient, but some people who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over a relatively short amount of time could experience gastrointestinal distress. Some people who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over many years could, suffer liver or kidney damage. People with Wilson’s Disease should consult their personal doctor. Arsenic: The U.S. EPA adopted the new MCL standard of 10 ppb in October 2001. Water systems must meet this new standard by January 2006. Fluoride: Fluoride levels must be maintained between 1-2 ppm, for those water systems that fluoridate the water. Lead/Copper: Action levels are measured at consumer’s tap. 90% of the test must be equal to or below the action level; therefore, the listed results above have been calculated and are listed as the 90th percentile. Total Coliform Bacteria - Reported as the highest monthly number of positive samples, for water systems that take <40 samples per month. Coliforms are bacteria which are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful bacteria may be present. Our tests have all been negative. TTHM/HAA5: Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) and Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) are formed as a by-product of drinking water chlorination. This chemical reaction occurs when chlorine combines with naturally occurring organic matter in water. Turbidity: Turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.

For most people, the health benefits of drinking plenty of water outweigh any possible health risk from these contaminants. However, some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).



Level Detected

HAA5 RAA=7.18 [Total Haloacetic Acids] ppb By-product of drinking water chlorination (2.6-12.0) (2008) TTHM RAA = 30.68 ppb [Total Trihalomethanes] By-product of drinking water chlorination (8.1-48.0) (2008) **In 2007, under the EPA Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR) our water system was required to conduct an Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE). The IDSE is a one-time evaluation to determine the levels of disinfection byproducts (TTHM & HAA) in the distribution system for future requlations. Disinfection byproducts are the result of the disinfection of your drinking water. They form when the disinfectants combine with naturally occurring organic matter in the water. The IDSE data was not used for compliance purposes by the CT Department of Public Health-Drinking Water Section, and test results were not required to meet the MCL of 60 ppb for HAA and 80 ppb for TTHM.

Naturally present in the environment


HAA5 (2012) [Total Haloacetic Acids]

By-product of drinking water chlorination


1 positive

0 absent

RAA=0.65 (0.25-1.05) RAA=6.95 (1.7-12.2) RAA=24.5 (13.7-35.4)


All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Total Coliform Bacteria (2011) Total Organic Carbon (2012)



Likely Source of Contamination

Microbiological Contaminants

Chlorine (2012)

RAA=23.13 (9.23-43.10)




Water additive used to control microbes




By-product of drinking water chlorination




By-product of drinking water chlorination

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. We are responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for thirty (30) seconds to two (2) minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at httlp:// Water Conservation Tips Water conservation measures are an important first step in protecting our water supply. Such measures not only save the supply of our source water, but can also save you money by reducing your water bill. Water is a limited resource so it is vital that we all work together to maintain it and use it wisely. Here are a few tips you can follow to help conserve. Additional information on water conservation may be obtained by accessing EPA’s “Water Use Efficiency Program” webpage: • Check for leaky toilets (put a drop of food coloring in the tank, let it sit, if the water in the bowl turns color, you have a leak). A leaking faucet or toilet can dribble away thousands of gallons of water a year. • Consider replacing your 5-gallon per flush toilet with an efficient 1.6 gallon per flush unit. This will permanently cut your water consumption by 25%. • Run only full loads in dishwashers and washing machines. Rinse all hand-washed dishes at once. • Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth, or shaving. • Store a jug of ice water in the refrigerator for a cold drink. • Water lawn and plants in the early morning or evening hours to avoid excess evaporation. Don’t water on a windy, rainy or very hot day. • Water shrubs and gardens using a slow trickle around the roots. A slow soaking encourages deep root growth, reduces leaf burn or mildew and prevents water loss. Select low-water demanding plants that provide an attractive landscape without high water use. • Apply mulch around flowers, shrubs, vegetables and trees to reduce evaporation, promote plant growth and control weeds. Shrubs and ground covers require less maintenance, less water and provide year-round greenery. • Be sure that your hose has a shut-off nozzle. Hoses without a nozzle can spout 10 gallons more per minute. • When washing your car, wet it quickly, turn on the spray, wash it with soapy water from the bucket, rinse quickly. • Be sure sprinklers water only your lawn, not the pavement. • Never use the hose to clean debris off your driveway. Use a broom. • Rinse other items, such as bicycles or trash, on the lawn to give your grass an extra drink. We, at Kensington Fire District, work hard to provide top quality water to every tap. Water is a limited resource so it is vital that we all work together to maintain it and use it wisely. We ask that all our customers help us protect and preserve our drinking water resources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life, and our children’s future. Please contact us with any questions. Thank you for working together for safe drinking water. 80493R

Violation Level Detected Y/N


Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE) Data**

We’re pleased to present to you our Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report. This report, a requirement of the 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act, is designed to inform you about the quality of water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water.


TTHM [Total Trihalomethanes]

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Lease, arborist approved sult was that the lowest bid- difference in cost between der would have resulted in the bidders was lower than providing services that cost the amount of money saved No citizens spoke during the town more money than by allowing town personnel the public hearing prior to the the bidder that was selected. to assist in the tree removal An official letter was ob- process. Town Council meeting March During the Town Manager’s 18 regarding a proposal to tained from the lowest bidder lease a 2015 International 7400 confirming that they could report, Town Manager Denise Series truck with a Monroe not comply with the qualifi- McNair reported that the four-season dump body and a cations sought after, and that Berlin-Peck Memorial Library plow with a hitch. This vehi- town personnel would not be updated its website and that the town has linked to the new cle will replace a 24-year-old allowed at the site. After receiving a question, website, which she described truck that is currently in service. The proposal was passed Simonian confirmed that the as “clearer and simpler.” unanimously by the council following discussion. Councilor David Evans (R) asked about the interest on the lease, saying that he is “normally against interest, but in this case it makes sense.” Mayor Rachel Rochette (D) said that the town was able to get a better deal because of the recent increase to the bond rating. Rochette said Bill Scully, Master Electrician • Berlin, CT that if the replacement was Lic. #0197227-E1 860.637.7633 • 860.637.7632 put off, the town could run Insured into expensive maintenance issues. Public Works Director Arthur Simonian delivered a report to the council about the high school renovation on behalf of Tom Smith of Gilbane. Lic. #303265 The masonry and drywalling are now complete, and Servicing all major brands of central heating systems, roof replacement is ongoing boilers, central a/c systems & window units!!! as weather permits. Some of the adhesives involved do Call Today to Schedule & Save!!! not function in extremely cold or wet conditions. Simonian related Smith’s report, which said that the construction team is taking noise complaints and air quality concerns very seriously. Independent air monitoring is being performed on a daily basis to ensure the conditions are safe for students and staff. Furthermore, painting is now being scheduled such that it is not performed during school hours. The new cafeteria will be in use next fall. The town reviews the tree removal service every year. This year, the council selected the lowest qualified bidder. “We noticed in the last year or so that the contractor we have been using has had pub“Quality Service You Can Count On” lic safety issues,” Simonian said. “We have to wait until they are completely done before we can begin to do our CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED cleanup work. In an effort to save money, we try to utilize our own personnel.” The reBy Charles Kreutzkamp

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Trips April 10 - Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant. April 4 to 11 - Historic South Savannah, Ga. and Charleston, SC. April 15 - Hearts & Lights with the Rockettes. May 3 to 8 - Night Bermuda Cruise. May 8 - Westchester Broadway Theatre to see Mary Poppins. May 28 to 30 - Boothbay Harbor, Maine. June 16 - Suffolk Downs. June 24 - 911 Memorial and Museum.

AARP trips

May 6 through 8 - Pennsylvania Dutch with show “Moses” at the Light and Sound theatre, and show at Dutch Apple Theatre. July 9 - Twin lobsters at the Hukelau. For more information and reservations, call Phyllis Fecteau at (860) 828-4934.


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on the Middletown Substance Abuse Prevention Council as well as the Middletown Youth Services Coordinator. Carbonella said that the council is working on promoting awareness and prevention of prescription drug abuse, which is known to be a gateway to heroin use. In Middletown, efforts are being made to organize a prescription drug buyback, Carbonella said. In North Haven, there is a prescription drug take-back event twice a year, which allows people to dispose of prescription medications quickly, safely, and with no questions

asked. The next disposal drive will be April 26. North Haven has also seen some recent success in tracking down narcotics dealers. “The reason for that is the investment we have made in K-9 units,” North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda explained. The North Haven Police Department reported on Facebook Feb. 1 that it had apprehended an alleged North Haven heroin supplier with the assistance of the K-9, Zeus. “The men and women of the North Haven Police Department have done an outstanding job in breaking up potential drug distribution networks,” Freda said. “There is a problem in

North Haven as there is in other communities regarding drug abuse,” Freda said. Freda said it is important not to minimize the problem, because saving even one life through prevention or intervention is invaluable. In addition to prevention through prescription drug disposal and law enforcement, there are addiction services available in every community. Assistant Community Services Director in Berlin, Doug Truitt, said that he is able to connect residents to a wide variety of addiction treatment services, including private organizations that take medical insurance for treatment.

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BERLIN... Exceptional design in this oversized 2,507sq. ft. Cape. 5 BR & 3.1 bths. 1st flr. master suite w/vaulted ceilings. Large eat in kit w/island. Granite & SS appl. 4 season sunroom off kit. DR, great room w/gas FP. 1st flr. laundry, CA, part. fin. walk out bsmt and large unfin. bonus area above garage on almost 2 acre lot. $439,900 Angie Santoro 214-6384

KENSINGTON... Two beautifully remodeled homes on Paper Good Pond. Builders home-newer Cape-3BR 2BA. C/A. Deck & Patio. Gas utilities. Ranch is a 3 BR 1 bth, 3 season porch & patio. 20.17 LR. updated kit., newer wnds, roof & elec. Perfect for in-law or rent. 2 car garage. Rare opportunity to own. $399,900 Derek Jutras 883-7091


KENSINGTON... Spacious 3 bdrm Cape, with two-car garage, central air, hardwood flrs. Newer windows, LR w/ FP. Freshly painted. $219,900. Angie Santoro 860 214-6384

NEWINGTON... 2,129 sq. ft. ranch has 3 BR & 3 full bths. Open flr. plan. MBR with walk-in and full bth. Hugh LR and DR w/FP. FR opens to kitchen. Pantry, 2 car gar., greenhouse and tons of storage. Updated siding, windows, deck, electric and garage door. Interior updating will make this home shine. $279,900 Kathy Bialek 860 205-3351






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BHS conferences

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play goes on. The library is still a place, as it has always been, of comfort and imagination. Over the years I’ve come to treasure not only the memories inside that building, but its architecture and history. Next, we’ll explore why the building is an important part of our history and why help is needed to restore the belfry.



Berlin High School has scheduled parent-teacher conferences for Wednesday, April 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 9, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Appointments may be scheduled in 10 minute intervals. Longer appointments, for another time, may be made by special arrangement. To schedule a conference, visit

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Over the years I’ve come to treasure not only the memories inside that building, but its architecture and history. Next, we’ll explore why the building is an important part of our history and why help is needed to restore the belfry. Donations can be sent to The Berlin Free Library Association, P.O. Box 8187, Berlin, CT 06037. Lorraine Stub is vice chair of Berlin’s Historic District Commission and secretary of the Berlin Historical Society.

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NISSAN VERSA 2008 4 Cylinder, Automatic #13-1456A $7,999 203 235-1669

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Condos For Rent

NEW BRITAIN CONDO Near CCSU. 2 BR, 2 Bath C-Air, Appliances Balcony. $950/Mo. 860 538-9072


FORD RANGER 2002 #4054A $6,988

BRISTOL. SPRING SALE!!! 10% OFF. Call for details Liberty 860-747-6881

MERIDEN-WALLINGFORD Line Large 2 BR Modern Condo. Laundry. No pets. $900+ Utils. (203) 245-9493

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Help Wanted ASSISTANT TEACHERS/ SUBSTITUTES– On call/per diems needed for NAEYC accredited School Readiness Centers in Waterbury and Meriden. CDA +12 credits in ECE preferred, experience working with young children a must. Please send resume to or fax to Fil Montanye at 203597-9767. E.O.E.

Apartments For Rent KENSINGTON. Large newly renov 2 BR, 1 BA, 1st floor apt, hdwd flr, W/D, parking, walk to Main St, No pets, $950/ Mo. 860-628-4907 BERLIN 1BR. Heat & HW, Appliances. W&D. Hdwd Flrs. Large Yard. $825/mo. 860 538-9072

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Apartments For Rent

Apartments For Rent

BERLIN;/Kensington LARGE NEWLY RENO 2 Bdrm., 1 BA, 1st floor apt, hardwood floor, W/D, parking, walk to main St, No pets, $950/ Mo. 860628-4907

MERIDEN- 3 Bdrm, Newly painted, 3rd floor, off street parking, $750, 1 mo. Sec., no pets. 203-464-3083

SOUTHINGTON 2 BR, 2nd Fl in 2-Fam. Utils not incl. Off st parking for 2 cars. Quiet area next to walking trail. $875/mo. 1 1/2 mos sec. 860 628-9999

SPRING SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR $750/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private Balcony. 203-639-4868 MER. Furn. Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 3rd flr. Studio, $715/mo + sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MER. West side 1 BR, 2nd flr, includes heat, hot water & elec. Oak flooring, w/d in apt $1062/mo + sec. Call 12pm-8pm 203-634-1195 Mer-2 BRs at Tracy Gardens. $975 includes heat & hw. Limited time offer on some apts to $895. Ask about 1 mo free. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN-1 bedroom/2nd floor, kitchen, living rm, w/ office area/den. Enclosed porch in back. Quiet area-Comm. residential. Off st parking. No utilities/pets. $675/mo. 203-235-4830 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st Fl. Large rooms. WD Hookup. Close to Stores. Off st parking. No utilities. $900 + sec. 203 237-2583

MERIDEN 54 North Ave. 2 BR. No pets. $1,000 security. $650/mo. Credit ck & refs. 716 597-9287 MERIDEN 9 Guiel Place 2 BR apt. Spacious living rm. Updated Kit w/DW. Heat & HW incl. Coin-Op Laundry Rm. $985. Call Mike 203 376-2160 MERIDEN Clean 1 Room Efficiency 2nd Fl. Randolph Ave. Utils included. No pets. $450. 2 mos sec. Credit check required. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Crown Vlg 2 BR, renovated. H/HW incl. On site laundry. Pool access. $995/ mo + sec. Avail immed. L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808 MERIDEN Nice, Lg 2 BR, Top Fl. Balcony, Laundry facilities, off st parking. E. Main St. 2 mos sec, credit ck. $800. No pets. 203 284-0597 PLANTSVILLE 1 1/2 Rm Efficiency. Near I-84. $145/wk incl Heat, HW, AC & Appls. Seniors & others welcome. Sec & Refs req. 860 620-0025 PLANTSVILLE 1 BR 1 Bath Convenient 2nd FL. New windows & siding. Off st parking. Available now. $700/Mo + Security 203 439-2230

You’ll like the low cost of a Marketplace ad. WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd floor. Cheerful. Quiet neighborhood. off st prkg. W/D hkup. No smkg/pets. $800 + util & sec. 203-265-1070

Rooms For Rent MER Clean Safe Rms. Inclds. H, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. E side. off-st park. $125/wk.+ sec. 12-8pm 203-630-3823 NORTH Haven Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/Daily/Weekly. On Bus Line. Visa/MC/Discover 203-239-5333

Wanted To Rent WALLINGFORD Family of 3 with dog seeks 2BR apartment between $800-$875 a month. 203-915-5614 or 203-915-5890. Leave message if necessary.

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ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT If you are savvy with digital media and have a strong appetite for hunting & closing new business, then we should talk. We are The Record-Journal, Central Connecticut’s leading multimedia company and we are growing & adding to our sales team! A family-owned company, we publish The Record-Journal along with 6 community newspapers and websites that deliver the hyper-local news that citizens want, as well as the audience that businesses need. Plus, we have partnered with the biggest names in digital and social media to offer our advertisers unmatched reach and targeting capabilities – from the very local to the national scale. If you have a track record of meeting and exceeding monthly sales goals and have one to two years of outside sales experience selling to small businesses, then we want to talk to you. We offer a base salary with unlimited commission potential, paid vacation, full medical benefits and a 401K with company match. To apply, email your resume, cover letter & salary requirements to spalmer@record-journal. com.

Miscellaneous For Sale

Cindy’s Unique Shop CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St Wallingford (203) 269-9341 2 levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home Decor & Furnishings. 30 Day Layaways Available. $5 Off a purchase $25 or more. $10 off a purchase $100 or more. Check us out on Facebook. Ample Free Parking in Our Lot. Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase. Hours Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9:305 Thurs 9:30-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

Furniture & Appliances

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

Miscellaneous For Sale FREE Columbia Mattress & Box Spring. 74” Tall, 53” Wide, 8” Deep. 203-269-9195 MUST Sell small & large appliances. Furniture, exercise equipment & more. Call 203-317-9781.

BOSTON TERRIER PUPPY. Great markings, $1200. Call 860-898-0327 GORGEOUS AKC German Shepherd Puppies - black/ tan, sable, great bloodline, parents on site, ready in May, $1,200. 203-269-0637 PIT BULL Puppies, American & Blue Nose mix, mom & dad on premises. Males $200, Females $250. Call 203-317-9781 SIBERIAN Husky Puppies for sale. Born March 5. $1,000. 3 Males, 2 Females. 203-314-0004 YORKIES, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Boxers, Shepherds, Shih Tzus, Schnoodles, Mixed Breeds, Rescues Avail. $150+. 860 930-4001

ORIGINAL Harris Tweed Sport Coat - Brown Herringbone, Size 40-42. Absolutely Beautiful. $100. 203-634-4154

If you can’t find it in Marketplace it’s not for sale. SAMSUNG 61” HD DLP TV with stand. $500. Call 203715-6778 or 203-809-7265

Full Time Call Center Rep. Positions Now Available! Open House Now-4/4/14 40+ Hours per week Apply NOW at 95 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 9:00am – 5:00pm

SCHWINN Stingray Stealth 20-Inch Chopper Bike, blue, Low-riding chopper bike outfitted with chrome, Stylized V-back drag handlebars, Low-ride, flat-back riveted saddle, Signature 4.25-inch Big Boa back tire $130.00 Call 203-631-3052

Always a sale in Marketplace. VINTAGE 1947 Singer Sewing Machine. Orig cabinet w/ storage stool. Works. $200. Spinet Piano (Howard by Baldwin), Very good cond. $1,075. 203-235-1061

Wood / Fuel & Heating Equip AMAZINGLY CLEAN Cleanest Seasoned Firewood in the State! $230 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 & picked up. South Meriden. Mike 203 631-2211

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

ALWAYS Buying old tools. Wanted old, used and antique hand tools, machinist, woodworking, engraving and work bench tools. If you have any tools you are no longer using, please call with confidence. Fair offers made in your home. Call Cory 860-322-4367

Wanted to Buy 1, 2 or 3 Items or an estate $$$ CA$H $$$ 203-237-3025 ESTATE SALE SERVICE Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps 1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture, 50’s Items. Whole Estates 203 238-3499 AARON’S BUYING Old Machinist Tools, Lathes, Bench Tools Hand Tools, Much More. (203) 525-0608

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DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate. 203-235-8431


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CHESHIRE - 4 ROOMS, 1 Level, Deck. Hdwd flrs. No Pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. Lease. $1200/Mo. Incl. heat. Call 203-393-1117

MERIDEN - 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Hdwd Floors. Off st parking. Heat & Hot Water Included. No smoking/ pets. $1150/Mo. 203 444-5722.

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

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JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! 25% OFF We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes, Sheds, Estates, Attics, Basements, Garages & more. **Fall Yard Clean-ups.** FREE ESTIMATES LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

Spring Clean-ups 20% OFF IF YOU Mention This Ad Spring Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves, Storm Damage **JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES Sr. Citizen Discount LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

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Siding CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST QUALITY Kitchen, Bath, Siding, Roofing, Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions. Credit Cards Accepted. CT#632415 203 634-6550 Gonzalez ConstruCtion Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. 203-639-0032 info@ Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

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

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SIDING, ROOFING, Windows, Decks, Sunrooms, Additions. CT Reg. #516790 203-237-0350

Tree Services Gary Wodatch LLC TREE REMOVAL All calls returned. CT#620397 Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860-558-5430

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The Berlin Citizen |

Ocean State

SALE DATES: Thurs. Mar. 27 -Apr. 2, 2014 Garden Gloves


Your Choice

Choose from Textures, Jacquards, Heavy Faux Silk, Linens, etc! Lots of colors!


Our Reg 2.99

STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sunday 9am-8pm


2 Piece Window Panels

Stop paying $50

Assorted Styles!



Set of 2






Comp. $40-$80

Comp. $30-$40



Specialty Store Label Better Capris



50 OFF %


Storage Shed


Steel frame & waterproof cover protects plants & storage items Includes earth anchors


6 $ 15

* Off of MFG suggested retails









Begonia, Lillies, Caladium, Dahlia, Elephant Ear, Gladiolus



68” Std Vinyl Comp. $12........................

Flannel Lined - Green

4 6



59”...............Comp. $50.............................$20 68”...............Comp. $50.............................$22

15 lb. Landscaper Sun & Shade Blend

$ 1699 11

Weed & Feed Fertilizer 30-0-3 Covers 5,000 sq. ft.


Your Choice



Pelletized Lime 40 Lbs

Comp. $99 Famous Specialty


Peasant Tops


Stylish Prints, Smocked Neckline

Comp $36





2.2 Cu. Ft. Canadian Peat Moss

Hanes® T-Shirt

Premium heavyweight classic or super soft eco crew Comp. $6-$16

Bird Seed on SALE!

All Weather Outdoor Cushions

50lb Sunflower Seed

Our Reg. $29.99....................

25lb Signature Blend

Comp. $59.99



Stable high performance Multi-channel hull Molded in water bottle holder. Padded backrest. Capacity 295 lbs Comp. $349.99




Commercial Pop-up 10’x15’

Gazebo 99 Cirrus 10’x10’

Comp. $299.99

Comp. $89.99

12’ Angler Sit On Top Kayak

10’4” Quantum Sit In Kayak

Self bailing cockpit X-Large 12”x20” bow hatch 2 flush mount rod holders Comp. $749.99

Adjustable back rest & removeable seat cushion. Bow & stern hatches Comp. $389.99




Our Reg. $23...........................


Our Reg.



Comp. $89

Comp. $11.98



Outdoor Throw Cushion

Comp. $12.98

A. 5 Piece Patio Set 4 Chairs & 44” Square table



Comp. $9.99-19.99

In all weather textilene or oxford fabric

All weather textilene fabric

17”x16” Seat Pad

Folding Aluminum Sports Chair w/ Side Table


65 Oversized Sports Chair






Sports Chair

Comp. $29.99



Extra wide seat!







Selection varies by store

Resin Wicker Set

Deluxe 4 piece seating group Cushions sold separately



Sports Chair w/Folding Shade Canopy

Heavy duty frame



Comp. $79.99



B. All Weather

Your Choice


$ $6...................................

Zero Gravity Multi-position Recliner

Oversize Zero Gravity Multi-position Recliner w/ Canopy

Wicker Chair $ Cushions.............. 12 Wicker Settee $ Cushion................ 25

Resin Chair Pad


7lb Scotts Songbird





Our Reg. $8.50......................... 7

Comp. $39.99




20lb Country Blend

Hi Back Chair Cushions

Starbrite Marine Cleaners & Polish

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Chaise Lounge Cushions

8’6” Affinity Sit In Kayak

Fantastic Closeout. Blue, navy, purple - Petite & missy

50-75% OFF

Lawn Soil 1 cu. ft.

Seed Starter Mix 8 Qt

Cedar Mulch 2 cu. ft. Available in most stores


Store Label Silk Blouse & Cami Set

Gloves, Sticks, Pads, Heads & Shafts

Scotts® Turf Builder®





100% cotton twill.


Deluxe Flannel Lined - Black


Our Reg. $19.88


Stack Chair Cover Comp. $9...................... 4 $ Chair Cover 33”x27”x35” Comp. $12 ...... 5 $ 4 Stack Adirondack Cover Comp. $12 ..... 5 $ Round Firepit Comp. $12 ............................ 5 $ Chaise Cover 81”x27”x20” Comp. $15... 6 $ Lawn Mower/Snow Cover Comp. $18...... 6 $ Riding Lawn Mower Cover Comp. $24 .. 12

Mens Better Cargo Shorts

100% Cotton. 9 Island colors!


68”...............Comp. $40............................ $20

Premium pvc



Oldcastle Organic Garden Soil 1 cu. ft.

$20............................ 10 $ $20............................. 10 $ $20............................. 10 $ $25............................. 14


with turf revitalizer $5 MFG Rebate Details in Store NOT AVAILABLE on Long Island, NY



Famous Label Sanded Twill Shorts



24” Plastic Rake.............

Grill Covers

Comp. $9.......................................................




Furniture & Equipment Covers

Your Choice



Your Choice


27”x30” Kettle Grill Cover

53”...............Comp. 59”...............Comp. 68”...............Comp. 80”...............Comp.

Perennial Bulbs

Hosta, Phlox, Peony, Astilbe, Daylily, Liatris, Rudbeckia, Bleeding Heart, Lily of the Valley

30” Plastic OR 24” Spring Steel Rake

5/8”x75’ Reinforced Garden Hose 75ft for the price of 50ft


Comp. $30 or more!

100% polyester mesh Side pockets.

Advanced Season Long Grub Control

Your Choice

Summer Flowering Bulbs


OR Famous Label Active Shorts


Our Reg. 19.99


100% polyester. Workout dry with this performance product Comp. $20

3 Lbs

Soilite Premium Potting Soil 16 Qt

27 lb Organic Plant Food

Assembled size 63”Hx19”Dx27”

18 Year Warranty

Stronger & thicker; use around all plantings; Under stone, brick & block





4-Shelf Greenhouse

Pro-grade Weed Barrier & Landscape Fabric

Landscape Fabric 10 Year Warranty 3’x50’



Drawstring waist Cotton/Spandex

Famous Sports Label Mens Tech T’s



Knit Capris

Great colors! 100% cotton

Stylized pocket details

Turf Builder Sun & Shade Grass Seed


2014 Vegetable & Flower Seeds

6’x8’ x 6’6”



Sheeting Capris

Fashion Label Knit Capris


4.75 Lbs

Our Reg. $150

Your Choice


PatchMaster Sun & Shade All in one Lawn Repair

By Shelter Logic® Greenhouse &

Comp. $20-$24

Your Choice



Fits over prescription glasses - Polarized



8 Pro Shop brands to choose from


Famous Maker Sun Shields

Your Choice

Famous Maker Golf Shirts

6 famous labels

Values to $45

9 oz


34 oz

Comp. $50-$100



Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Famous Maker Swimsuits






Famous Maker Sunglasses


9 oz -11.5 oz

11.6 oz

Designed for the competitor. Perfect anytime Comp. $60-$78

Our price is $1 each Purchase $25 in artificial flowers & get a $25 CRAZY DEAL Gift Card**




Agave Nectar

Ladies Swimsuits

Choose from a selection of stems that usually retail for $5 each!

Reg $15-$50

4.4 oz


All varieties


Premium Quality Artificial Flowers

Sells nationally $19-$24


20 Ct Tea

We now accept Cash Benefit EBT Cards & All Major Credit Cards


We warmly welcome


** Excludes 3rd party gift cards & clearance items


Berlin Citizen March 27, 2014

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