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Volume 17, Number 6

Berlin’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Thursday, Februar y 7, 2013

Proposed school budget supports tech upgrades, full-day K By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

The Berlin Public Schools superintendent’s proposed budget calls for a 3.99 percent increase ($1,560,182), which is .99 percent higher than what was approved for the current fiscal year. The total FY 2013-2014 proposed budget is $40,648,461. According to a letter from Superintendent David Erwin, funding for salary increases represents the most significant driver and increases the budget by 1.87 percent. This is the first year of a new three-year contract for teachers, but the first year where administrators will not receive a salary increase. The increase to the benefits account represents 1.22 percent. The remaining .90 percent of the increase comes from all other expenditures. “To meet the needs of student course requests at Berlin High School, to implement full-day kindergarten and to foster continuous improvement, this budget contains requests for additional personnel,” Erwin said in his proposed budget summary. In the event full-day kindergarten is imple-

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Katie Schmalberger, 26, of East Berlin, recently went ice skating in Newport, R.I. Schmalberger is wearing her winter essentials: winter white J.Crew jacket, Kate Spade “Hi” mittens and some fur. We’d like to see you in your favorite hat, mittens, earmuffs, galoshes and scarves. Winter wear makes its own fashion statement and here’s your chance to show off yours. Did you knit your mittens, buy that snowsuit in the Alps or inherit those leg warmers? Do you have stylish snowshoes or whimsical Wellies (rain boots)? Tell us about it when you send in a photo of yourself or a family member decked out in their fashion forward snow gear. We’ll publish your submissions in an upcoming edition of The Berlin Citizen. Send to

mented, all three elementary principals are requesting the funds to revamp the kindergarten classrooms. They are also requesting six full-time teachers and one part-time educator to support the students learning the Common Core State Standards for full-day kindergarten. There are no new staffing requests for the McGee Middle School, but Berlin High School Principal Francis Kennedy is asking for funds to hire one full-time business teacher to address course enrollment concerns and a part-time science teacher to address program needs. During a recent special Board of Education meeting, Kennedy said the additional classes are necessary as a result of changes made to the program of studies. All three elementary principals also are requesting an additional full-time technology integration specialist to support having technology in each area of curriculum. Business Operations Director Roman Czuchta reported a $1,423,232 “Capital Equipment” budget request. Czuchta said 92 perSee BOE, page 11

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A view of 363 Middletown Rd. before EPA removed hazardous waste and materials.

Hazardous waste removed from Middletown Road By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen Those who have drove down Middletown Road the week of Jan. 21 might have seen several large Federal Environmental Protective Agency trucks, lined with plastic, removing soil from the area. Federal EPA emergency response crews are conducting a soil remediation, according to Public Works Director Arthur Simonian. Under federal regulations, he said EPA is allowed to conduct work without town approval. “It’s not necessarily a bad thing,” Simonian said. “It’s actually good because they are cleaning up hazardous waste material in the soil that has been there from years back.” The site is located at 363 Middletown Rd., and covers 6.5 acres. According to EPA site records, the area

encompasses five structures: a residential trailer, a barn and three livestock houses. It is zoned by the town as a residential area. In a preliminary report by Brent England, EPA onscene coordinator, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection conducted numerous investigations of the site and found abandoned, 55 gallon drums containing oil. CT DEEP also identified samples of the soil as molding sand (also known as foundry sand used in the process of sand casting). The report also states, “Local interviews conducted by CT DEEP indicate historically, one of the site’s former owners operated an unlicensed metals recycling business on the property that processed suspected foundry sand See Waste, page 6


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, February 7, 2013

Q&A with the mayor By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen


fall. The Town Council, Board of Education and the Public Building Commission are all working together to identify cost-saves as well as identifying funding sources to ensure the project is completed in a way that will satisfy the educational specifications and meet the needs of our students in the future.

What are some major topics on future Town Council agendas for fiscal year 2013-2014? The most pressing issue facing the council will be the upcoming budget. We are still feeling the effects of the See Q&A, page 7


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We are currently working with the state and Amtrak to coordinate our development with the renovation and improvements to the Berlin Train Station. How is the high school renovation project going? Has construction started? The Berlin High School renovation project is on schedule and the construction of Phase 1 is underway. Phase 1 consists of the construction of the new technology education wing, which will also serve as the swing space when the work within the existing school begins. We are aware additional funds will be required to complete the renovation of the school, but we are currently working with state officials to assist in the short-


It is the beginning of budget season when town departments and officials evaluate needs, salaries and requirements, and send budget proposals to Salina Town Council. It is a time to look ahead at the year to come regarding projects, renovations and programs. With Connecticut facing a projected $1 billion deficit, municipalities will see a decrease in state funding for fiscal year 2013-2014. Mayor Adam Salina participated in a question and an-

swer segment for The Berlin Citizen. Salina became mayor at the age of 28 - one of the youngest mayors elected in Connecticut history when he ran for public office in 2003. He is currently serving his fifth term. Are there any new/future development projects that will be discussed this year? Beyond the Berlin High School renovation project, the only other public project that is in the works is the new police department. The town purchased the former Kensington Furniture property and has taken ownership of the adjacent property as well. We received over $800,000 in Brownfields grant to clean up the property to prepare it for construction.


Thursday, February 7, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

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Hours before speaking at the state’s first Sandy Hook Advisory Commission meeting, Gov. Dannel Malloy appeared at the Hawthorne Inn the morning of Jan. 24, to give a brief talk to members

of the Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce. More than 100 people representing businesses from North Haven, Meriden, Wallingford and Cheshire mingled and ate a buffet breakfast before Malloy spoke. Malloy has been speaking

the advisory commission that was formed after 20 children and six adults were killed in the Newtown school on Dec. 14. The commission, which

includes educators, town leaders and first responders, will be looking into school security and how to handle

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at chambers throughout the state as part of his “On the Road” tour. He talked about the economy, the budget, the future of the state and only mentioned the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a few times. He also took a few questions from the audience. “The governor has a very important meeting after this,” Robin Wilson, president of the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, said. “We have faith in what’s going to come out of this.” Two hours after the chamber breakfast, Malloy was back in Hartford speaking to

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Rep. Abercrombie welcomes state poverty report

State Rep. Cathy Abercrombie (D-Meriden/Berlin), House chair of the Human Services Committee, joined the Connecticut Association for Community Action along with other partners, in releasing an in-depth study that outlines the dynamics of poverty in Connecticut and suggests basic solutions to

reers. I am confident that together we will be able to support our communities even through these tough economic times, because getting our friends and families out of poverty is a priority.”

and start focusing more on implementing changes that will help us move forward. Our community colleges, adult education and higher education programs are doing a great job at helping our young students prepare for bright and promising ca-

were living at or near poverty level. It also shows a staggering growth in poverty from 1990 to 2010. “Our best defense against poverty is education,” Abercrombie said. “Looking at these numbers forces us to re-evaluate our approach

employ more of the state’s residents. “Meeting the Challenge: The Dynamics of Poverty in Connecticut” provides statistical details about the effects of poverty and the impact it has statewide. The report found that as of 2010, 720,000 people or 21 percent of the total population

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Waste Continued from page 1 materials to recover slag metal. Since larger pieces of slag and other metals were removed for recycling, a large pile of fine, sandy material remains. This large pile has been documented as a source of heavy metals.” According to the 2000 Census data, 2,902 people live within a one mile radius, as well as four daycares, one public school and a nursing home. The site is abutted by privately owned wetlands and is adjacent to Spruce Brook, which feeds the Mattabesset River that runs east




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“It has nothing to do with any private entity, nor does the town have to pay any fees,” Simonian said. “Federal EPA is conducting this project completely on its own. We don’t have too much knowledge, not that they are trying to hide anything, but they are not required to get permits or approvals from the town.” Under the site description of the EPA report, it states, “The buildings show signs of broken windows, open doors, graffiti, and other evidence of trespass. The site is inactive, unattended, and is not adequately fenced to prevent access. The presence of recent food and beverage containers, evidence of recreational fires and graffiti indicate that unauthorized access continues to occur.”

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recession with reduced revenues. This combined with a projected reduction in municipal aid from the state and the fact that this is a re-evaluation year, will require added scrutiny with the budget. How is the budget process going? Will there be any major cuts for fiscal year 2013-2014? If so, in what areas and why? The town manager (Denise McNair) will be providing the Town Council her budget by March 1. Denise McNair understands the financial constraints we are facing this year and I am sure she will present a budget that reflects that. Because we will not begin our budget sessions until March, it is difficult to speculate on any cuts at this time. One new program for the community that has gained a lot of attention is the Board of Education’s proposal to offer full-day kindergarten beginning next fall. Due to the increased educational requirements placed upon our students, full-day kindergarten seems to be gaining momentum in Berlin and in several area communities. I suspect this will be a topic of much discussion during the budget process and we look forward to hearing from parents as well. Will there be any new changes to town government? In the fall of last year, the town manager proposed an early retirement program. With council support, this program was implemented and several employees took advantage of the opportunity. With these retirements, we are looking at the possibility of some reorganization and

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streamlining of departments. Though we have an extremely efficient Town Hall, now will be the time to see if any other improvements can be made. What would you like to see happen in town this year? As with any year, I would like to see an increase in our economic development. Last year, we were fortunate to welcome OKAY Industries, Fosdick Fulfillment, Kohlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and Schaller Subaru, to name a few. We would like to build upon last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success as these companies help our tax base and attract additional businesses to Berlin.


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New England’s cold winter months can be tough, leaving some families struggling to make ends meet. To help make times easier, Connecticut Light & Power is partnering with Operation Fuel to support the non-profit’s energy assistance programs. Through March 31, CL&P will donate $1 to Operation Fuel for every customer who enrolls in the

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Presenting the new Raising Berlin officers Raising Berlin kicks off 2013 with an introduction of new officers. Raising Berlin is a civic, non-profit organization of mothers collectively establishing and participating in local events benefiting the community. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month, at the Kensington Fire Station.

Library News Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Adult programs Adult Winter Reading Club: Warm Up with a Good Book. Sign up online at Participants will be treated to a tea party in March. The Healing Art of Reiki - Monday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Learn about this form of Japanese energy healing used to help relieve stress and promote health and relaxation. Call (860) 828-7125 to reserve a seat. Income Tax Assistance Tuesdays, starting Feb. 12. Tax Aide is a free program, providing income tax preparation assistance for low and middle-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Call the library at (860) 8287125 to schedule an appointment. The Senior Center is also providing this service on Thursdays, throughout tax season. Sit and Knit - Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. Do you know how to knit, but following a pattern is difficult for you? Are you a beginner who can barely cast on? Would you like to meet some new people and sit and knit? Join Gina Kahn for a relaxing knitting session. From Hula-Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox in the 1950’s - Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 1p.m. The program, presented by Elizabeth Abbe, director of public outreach at the Connecticut Historical Society, will discuss

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Scholastic achievements Daniel Dunham and Lindsey Paszczuk, of Berlin; and John Stepensky, of Kensington, were named to the first semester honor roll at Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford.

Scholarship Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced its 2013 ADHD scholarship program for people diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school or technical school. The Shire ADHD Scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and offers a prepaid year of ADHD coaching services intended to assist the scholarship recipient with the transition to higher education. Fifty onetime scholarships will be

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Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration forms have been mailed for eligible children (age five on or before Jan. 1, 2014, as well as any children already age five and not registered in school) for the 2013-2014 school year. Forms must be returned by Friday, March 8. If your child is eligible and you have not received a registration form, contact the Board of Education at (860) 828-6581.

All Night Graduation Party Reflective address signs The Berlin High School Class of 2013 All Night Graduation Committee has blue reflective address signs for purchase. For more information, costs and to place an order, call Diane Deutsch at (860) 828-5791.


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The Berlin, East Berlin, Kensington and South Kensington Fire Departments are looking for volunteer firefighters to join the ranks. The dedicated volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, of good moral character, be a resident or work in Berlin and be physically capable of performing the duties of a firefighter. For more information, stop by a fire house near your home on Monday evenings, ask any member how to join or contact Assistant Chief Mike Blais at or 860-329-7738.


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Faith news is welcome here

Celebrating 20 years of inspiring young minds Submitted by Paul Griswold

Berlin FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) team 155 the Techno-nuts is celebrating its 20th season this year. Technology education teacher Paul Griswold and Ms. Dennis, along with all of the current team members, invite any past mentor, parent or student to come and join Berlin FIRST for an open house celebration. The current team members will speak about their current game, Ultimate Ascent, and how the program has changed from years past. Whether a member of the team in 1994 or 2002, everyone is invited to join. The event will be held Sunday, Feb. 17, in Griswold’s Tech Ed room at McGee Middle School, 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by the Techno-nuts. For more information, contact Griswold at (860) 8280323 ext. 203. The F.I.R.S.T motto is: “As a FIRST participant or alum, you know firsthand how important FIRST was to you in high school, in college and beyond. Whether you are currently active or not, you can continue to add value to your FIRST experience. If we are to continue to positively transform culture by inspiring students, schools, and our communities to celebrate science, technology, engineering, and math, we need your participation to make a real difference. FIRST is For Life.”

BOE Continued from page 1 cent of the total capital requests for technology are related to replacing what is due to be replaced and enhancing what the district has. The elementary principals are requesting tablets for full classroom use. McGee Middle School Principal Scott Ratchford is requesting laptops for all students. Kennedy is requesting the purchase of advanced audio equipment and a digital panel for the music department, online database for the library, 12 document cameras for the science department,

an iMac for the technology department and four Apple labs for teachers to improve instruction and Northwest Evaluation Association testing. “We are fortunate to work in Berlin where people are committed to student success,” Erwin said. “We have seen steady gains in student achievement as a result of the wide array of programs we offer led by committed teachers, willing students, and parents who support us

The Berlin Citizen has a section dedicated to faith and we welcome a wide range of news from local churches, temples, meeting houses, mosques and other religious organizations. In addition to notices about services and programs, we know your organization is involved in community life in numerous ways. And so we ask, does your house of worship have a story to share with our readers? You may wonder, what are some of the topics of interest that we’d like to publish? Here are a few ideas. Has your church undergone renovations, received recognition, offered a new program, or grown its congregation? Do you have a new pastor, organist, choirmaster or religion teacher? Have you undertaken a social or charitable mission or traveled on behalf of your church? Have you written an essay or sermon that could inspire a wider audience? Does the church have an anniversary or celebration it would like to publicize? Are there traditions or practices you’d like the community to know more about? All of these activities are newsworthy and we’d like to publish submissions of this kind in our faith section. If you like to write and have a story to tell that involves your faith community, send it to and put “faith submission” in the subject line. In general, submissions should be no more than 500 words. Photos are welcome. Please include: your full name, a phone number, the name of your organization and in what capacity you represent it. Questions also can be sent to The Berlin Citizen email.

and their children.” Czuchta also reported $660,110 for the “Site and Building” budget request. Of that, $245,600 is projected for the all-day kindergarten room renovations. “The Board of Education remains steadfastly committed to quality education and we feel that the proposed increases will allow us to enhance our delivery of services to the students of Berlin,” Erwin said.

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Sacred Heart Church, East Berlin, has scheduled Light Weigh One King for Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. Light Weigh One King is a 12-week Bible study-DVD program devoted to helping those who struggle with food or other temptations. New research shows church based meetings increased people’s success rates. There are no weigh-ins. The program is free of charge. For more information, call Sacred Heart Church at (860) 828-0154.

Kensington Congregational

Kensington Congregational Church has scheduled Ash Wednesday services for Wednesday, Feb. 13, at noon and 7 p.m. Imposition of ashes and scripture. Lenten Pot luck dinner and programs - Pot luck dinners are scheduled for 6 p.m., followed by a program. The public is welcome. Bring a dish to share. Programs are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, Feb. 19 - Intergenerational music with Erin Roche. Tuesday, Feb. 26 - Music and Missions. Piano concert by Corbin Beisner. Tuesday, March 12 - Contemplating worship. Tuesday, March 19 - Scriptures by Rev. Olivia Robinson. For more information, call the church at (860) 828-4511. Kensington Congregational Church offers a drop-in adult/child playgroup every Tuesday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. This is an unstructured time for children to meet and play. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.

Forever Young Club The Forever Young Club is scheduled to meet tonight, Feb. 7, at Sacred Heart Church. A pasta dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m., with meeting to follow. Laurie Dauphin will present a program on the latest volunteer medical trip to South America.

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Bethany Covenant The Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St., has scheduled a Pizza/Chili Showcase fundraiser for Saturday, Feb. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sample various pizza restaurants and chili from several volunteers. A fee is charged. Proceeds benefit mission trips to Oaxaca, Mexico and Mound Bayou, Miss. For more information and tickets, call (860) 828-3637.

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

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

Moms in prayer Bethany Covenant Church invites all mothers to join a newly formed interdenominational Christian prayer group called “Moms In Prayer.” The group is scheduled to meet weekly on Wednesdays, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Youth activities for

children in grades three to eight are available during this prayer time. For more information, call Colleen at (860) 828-3637 or email

St. Gabriel’s

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church has scheduled the parish Eucharist for Sundays, at 9 a.m. Sunday school will follow at 10 a.m. For more information, call (860) 828-3735.


The Kensington United Methodist Church, 103 Hotchkiss St., has scheduled a Taize service every third Tuesday of the month. Along with music, which begins the service at 6:30 p.m., Pastor Juhye Hahn will add an anointing with oil during the service for those who need healing grace. Taize service is held every Tuesday, from 7 to 7:30 p.m., except the third

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Obituaries Frank M. Cammarota


Frank M. Cammarota, 67, husband of Cheryl (Geremia) Cammarota, of Middlefield, passed away Jan. 20, 2013, at the Middlesex Health Care Center, Middletown. He was born Dec. 29, 1945, in Kensington, son of Kathryn (Longo) Cammarota and the late Pasquale Cammarota. He was a member of St. Colman Church. Prior to his retirement he was employed by Pratt Whitney Aircraft for 27 yrs. He was a graduate of Berlin High School class of 1964, and was a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a regular overnight volunteer at the Wallingford Emergency Shelter, Inc. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son Matthew F. Cammarota and a daughter Carrie Reny; two sisters Elisa Zajac and Roseann Kozlowski; four grandchildren

Sophia and Stella Reny and Mateo and Maribella Cammarota; a niece Paula Zajac and nephews Steven Zajac, Todd, Scott and Sean McGrath. He was predeceased by his brother Patrick. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 24, 2013, at St. Colman Church, Middlefield. Burial was in Middlefield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Wallingford Emergency Shelter, Inc., 123 Quinnipiac St, Wallingford, CT 06492 or in Memoriam. D’Angelo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cammarota family would like to thank the nurses and aides at Middlesex Health Care Center for the kindness and care shown Frank during his stay. It is greatly appreciated.

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“adopted” family members who loved him as a brother or uncle, and for whom he was often mistaken. In addition to his mother, Dean is also survived by his brother and sister in-law, Arnold E. Pfeil Jr. and his wife Diane, of Bradford, New Hampshire. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut, 74 Cheshire Road, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492. Porter’s Funeral Home, Kensington is in charge of arrangements.

Mary I. Fangiullo

was happily married for 61 years, was a lifelong resident of Berlin and graduate of BHS Class of 1945. Mary spent many years enjoying her summer home in Clinton with family and friends. She will be greatly missed by her loving family. She is survived by a son, Anthony Fangiullo, of Berlin; two daughters, ChrisAnn Ruscio and her husband Richard, of Berlin, and Loraine King, of Tampa; four grandchildren, Julie Huggins and her husband Cleve, of Ohio, Janis Francalangia and her husband Dave, of Berlin, Jason Ruscio, of New York City, and Thomas King, of Tampa. Mary also leaves behind four beloved greatgrandsons, John and Matthew Huggins and Joseph and Thomas Francalangia. She also leaves behind several nieces and a nephew. The family wishes to thank The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Brittany Farms, and the Berlin VNA for their loving care and compassion. Services were held Jan. 18, 2013, at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, followed by a Mass at St. Paul Church. Burial was at the Veterans Cemetery, Middletown.

Tuesday, which begins earlier for the special music. If you would like to contribute your musical talent to this service, contact the church at (860)828-4222 and leave a message for Corinne Terlecky. Everyone is welcome.

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

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The Kensington United Methodist Church prayer shawl ministry meets the second Thursday of every month, at 7 p.m. While most shawls are prepared independently, the group meets once a month for fellowship and prayer. Knitters and crocheters of all faiths are welcome. For the meeting location, call the church, (860) 828-4222. For a printable version of obituaries, visit The obituaries section features, an online provider of obituaries, guestbook and funeral home information.

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Dean A. Pfeil, 61, of Kensi n g t o n , passed away unexpectedly Jan. 28, 2013, in Marco Island, Florida. Son of Mary (Rubitz) Pfeil and the late Arnold “Arnie“ Pfeil Sr., he was a longtime Connecticut resident, but also lived many years in the Naples, Fla. area, a place he loved and missed, and was planning to move there once again to start the next chapter in his life. A 1969 graduate of Berlin High School, Dean attended New England Technical Institute in New Britain, and worked as a lineman with SNET for 25 years, Sprint for eight years, and several other communications companies until his retirement. Dean loved the outdoors, traveling, NASCAR and was an avid, accomplished sportsman fishing, boating, golf, bowling, winter sports and more. However, he may best be known for his love of riding his Harley. Despite having survived a number of serious motorcycle accidents with tough recoveries, his passion for riding was unwavering as he continued to ride. Dean was also a proud former member of the Berlin Lions, Italian and Polish Clubs, Moose Lodge 183 and 1990 (Marco Island), Westbrook Elks Lodge, Unity Lodge 148 A.F.&A.M., New Britain Hibernians and the Hartford Shriners/Sphinx Temple Arab Patrol. Everyone who met Dean wanted to be his friend, and everyone who knew him loved him. He was fun-loving, lived fastpaced and without fear. He will be remembered for his big smile, contagious laugh and a playfully deviant personality, all of which have served him well through the years. Dean’s loss will leave a permanent void in many lives, as he was the epitome of one-of-a-kind. Choosing never to “settle down,” Dean devoted himself to his many longtime friends crossing several generations. He also dedicated himself to his

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Protecting your privacy: Library cards By Helen Aveline Special to The Citizen

Recently, some questions have arisen regarding borrowing library materials without a library card. Consistent with Berlin-Peck’s concern for intellectual freedom, the library affirms the right of library users to privacy. Library staff goes the extra step to ensure your records remain your business and no one else’s. To ensure this protection, we do not allow access to your li-

Open Book brary record without proper identification and/or your library card. This is to protect you from unauthorized uses of your library card and/or access to personal information on file with us. So how does this privacy policy affect your library visit?

Obedient dog

To the editor: I have been enjoying the walk ability of our downtown for nearly 10 years now. In that time I have had the opportunity to pass many other walkers who also take advantage of our sidewalks and newly improved cross walks. Some say “hi,” while others just smile as we pass, but there is one guy who I need to compliment with his black dog. I often pass by this guy and sometimes see him in the distance as he works with his black dog who behaves better than a lot of children I know. Whenever I pass this dog I am always impressed at how well he is trained. He is always one of the best examples of a wellmannered canine I ever have

had the pleasure of sharing our sidewalks with. I am thankful to live in a town with a walk able downtown and enjoy sharing our sidewalks with dogs and their owners who also enjoy going for a walk down the avenue as much as I do. I believe every good dog should have his day, and I just want to say that black dog and his owner are appreciated.

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If you forget your library card, you can check out and retrieve account information with a photo ID. This process helps us recognize you and avoids checkout discrepancies. If you have neither with you, we are happy to hold your materials for two days until you can return with your card. Your hold items will check out only to your card. If you want a friend or family member to pick up your hold items, be sure to give him/her your card. We give your hold/reserve information only to you. Specific details on your hold items will not be given to answering machines, roommates or anyone else. Someone else may pay your fines, but specific information will not be givSee Privacy, next page

Diagnosis: Movies

Violence in this year’s Oscar nominees By Tanya Feke, M.D. Special to The Citizen The Oscar race is on, and movies big and small are being recognized for their achievements. Some of these films are quiet and stoic, others aggressive and outspoken. In a post Sandy Hook world, violence in film has drawn more than its fair share of attention. Two of the year’s nominees stand out for their violent undertones, even as they rely on historical content (at least partially) to tell their tales. “Zero Dark Thirty,” so named for the military time (12:30 a.m.) of the

Navy S.E.A.L. mission, is a nearly documentary-style telling of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Director Kathryn Bigelow shows deft skill as she relays the highs and lows of government intelligence in the quest for the man who masterminded the horrific Al Qaeda terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. The very concept of terrorism sends chills through the spine, but the haunting sounds of 911 calls playing over a black screen at the start of the film remind the audience See Violence, next page

Government Meetings Thursday, Feb. 7 Parks & Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 Berlin VNA, Town Hall Caucus Room A, 7 p.m. Board of Education, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Kensington Fire District, 947 Farmington Ave., 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 Conservation Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 6:30 p.m.

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Economic Development Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Veterans Commission, American Legion Post 68, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 Housing Authority, Marjorie Moore Village Community Room, 5 p.m. Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Library Board Room, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 Planning & Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

State deficit is municipal budget buster

Ski trip

Kyle Swartz Special to The Citizen While crafting municipal budgets in upcoming months, civic officials must keep in mind that Connecticut faces a projected $1-billion deficit in fiscal year 2013-14. This significant shortfall almost certainly will mean that — unlike in the current fiscal year — state funding for municipalities will decrease. Each town and city must plan accordingly. “There will be some pain going around,” Gov. Dannel Malloy inauspiciously told town leaders at a recent con-

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The Citizen editors of the Record-Journal Company bonded during a recent ski-day trip to Mt. Southington. From left: Kyle Swartz, The North Haven Citizen; Monica Szakacs, The Berlin Citizen; and Julie Sopchak, The Southington Citizen.

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en to them. If someone returns or renews an overdue item for you, he/she may pay the fine, but your account history will not be disclosed. Children’s records are equally protected. We ask parents to use their child’s library card when checking out, renewing or paying fines on items for their child. We recognize the difficulties this may present for parents. We will do everything we can to help parents maintain their children’s accounts and avoid unnecessary fines. For example, we can provide print-outs of what you borrow at check-out. Your records are available to you. Although your library account is protected from others, you can access information about it by going online to “My Account.”

Safeguard your card. Report any loss or theft of your card to the Library immediately. The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library follows Connecticut General Statute Section 1125(b), which requires all public libraries to guarantee the privacy of patron records. All patron information is kept confidential and will not be disclosed to any third party unless the Library is compelled to do so under the law. At times, our commitment to confidentiality may be an inconvenience. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated by the staff and everyone who is protected by these laws. Helen Aveline is library director of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Aveline is a guest columnist for The Berlin Citizen and can be reached at haveline@town.

of the sheer helplessness and tragic losses of that fateful day. Bigelow then leads us to an interrogation room where a man, a suspected financier to Al Qaeda, is tortured by U.S. operatives — near drowning among other means of physical brutality — in an attempt to extract information. Enter CIA operative Maya. Jessica Chastain plays the sturdy female single-minded in her goal to seek justice and ultimately assassinate Bin Laden. At first, her character comes off very one dimensional, but the subtle gestures (turning her body away from the captor’s interrogation) and references to a past life (her high school recruitment into the CIA) add depth and purpose to her every action. The question remains, what will she do with herself once the mission is complete and she finds her ambition has left her utterly alone? Then there is “Django Unchained,” a deliberately controversial film about the atrocities of slavery in a preCivil War South. Scenes of the film were actually filmed on plantation land where slavery was once a way of life. The cast and crew have described the harrowing ex-

ference on Connecticut budgeting (The Connecticut Mirror, Jan. 17). In the last two years, Malloy and his peers avoided causing this pain with methods of fiscal relief largely other than municipal-money reductions. But with a red-ink gap the size of $1 billion to close, General Assembly has run out of alternative treatments. Tax increases are off the table this time, following the governor’s historic $1.5-billion tax hike of 2011. Moreover, when Malloy in 2011 commendably closed a $3.6billion deficit inherited from the previous administration,

he negotiated numerous concessions from state unions. In return, he guaranteed these organizations no layoffs or wage alterations for four years. Thus, another option unavailable in 2013. So who will feel the pain? Twenty-two percent of Connecticut’s current $20.5-billion budget is funding for towns and cities, including $3.5 billion in grants and $930 million in teacher-pension payments. Expect these numbers to decline. Unfortunately, big budget cuts could befall a public institution which can least af-

perience of filming on sacred ground. With director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino at the helm, however, blood and guts are par for the course with scenes of extreme violent content (two women actually left the theater during the showing I attended). Tarantino might as well have smeared ketchup bottles on every wall and on the body of every cast member. Maybe he did. But you have to give the man credit for a clever hook. Who else could have written a truly unique screenplay about a dentist-turned bounty hunter who buys a slave to hunt down an escaped criminal and then frees that slave to rescue his wife from a brutal plantation owner? The scenes play out with quick wit and crazed creativity. Easily, the violence could have been removed from the script, and “Django Unchained” would have stood on its own as an exceptional film. Thanks to the outstanding acting in the film. Jamie Foxx handled the lead well, but Christoph Waltz will take home the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actor” for his glorious depiction of German bounty hunter King Schultz. Schultz wears his humanity on his sleeve (he ironically kills people for a living but bris-

tles at the abuse of anyone not on his hit list). The audience may better identify with the man who refuses to shake hands with a scoundrel than the man who kills everyone in his path to save his wife. But Leonardo DiCaprio deserves equal recognition as the ruthless owner of “Candie Land,” Calvin Candie. Snubbed by the Academy Awards, his awesomely sleazy plantation owner oozes immorality so cruel and disturbing your skin crawls. In the end, both of these films show us that justice may be an ethical paradox. That is to say, if it is served only after injustice to other innocents, is it really justice? “Django” glorifies bloodshed in the name of revenge. Navy S.E.A.L.s killed unarmed bystanders, including women, living in the compound during the raid to kill Osama Bin Laden. If trained military personnel can make fatal errors, are we to believe that civilians without tactical training would not also risk innocent lives, say if they were placed in schools full of children? Violence is never the answer, but some films exploit violence in the name of entertainment. The entertainment industry must find

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The Berlin AARP Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Monday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m., at the Senior Center. The monthly Chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 1:15 p.m., at the Senior Center. Entertainment will be provided by Al Leone.

Senior Golf Association

The Timberlin Senior Golf Association has scheduled its annual breakfast meeting for Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 8 a.m., at the Senior Center (Snow date is Feb. 13.). All Timberlin Senior Golf Association members and prospective members, retired Berlin resi-

dents 60 years of age and over, are welcome to attend. For more information, call (860) 882-4445.

MILE Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education has scheduled an orientation program for Thursday, Feb. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Rd. The spring eight-week term is scheduled to begin Monday, March 4. Featured programs a series of presentations on the geographic origins and diffusion of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, as well as a series on China and its rulers as well as music, exercise, history,

food, health, literature and more. For more information or to receive a brochure, call (860) 4343-5863 or visit

Energy Assistance Program The Berlin Senior Center will accept Energy Assistance applications for seniors who heat with a deliverable fuel (oil, propane, or kerosene), gas and electric. Applications will be taken on Feb. 28. Appointments are required. For a complete list of required documentation and to schedule an appointment,

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Strikette Bowling results from Jan. 29: Barb Patterson, 172; Irene Willametz, 172; Sandy Schroeder, 186; Marie Kaczynski, 153; Sue Rogers, 153. Senior Bowling results from Feb. 1: Ed Picard, 178; Walt Wallace, 173; John Nappi, 170; Ferd Brochu, 169; Chuck Leonardt, 167; Irene Willzmetz, 163; Gene Lemery, 162; Al Pollard, 159; Stan Dziob, 155; Joe Sytulek, 152.

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which increases the likelihood of having a heart attack. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, African American and Hispanic women have high rates of the major risk factors for heart disease, including obesity, physical inactivity, high blood pressure and diabetes. In fact, African American women are 1.5 times more likely to die of heart disease than Caucasian women. Women generally have heart attacks about a decade later than men do and are more likely to die from them. This is related to the occurrence of menopause. The loss of estrogen is a major contributing factor in the development of heart disease in women. The reduction of estrogen also leads to an increased level of LDL cholesterol. The higher level of this unwanted cholesterol following menopause coincides with the age at which high blood pressure emerges as a significant concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, several medical conditions and lifestyle choices can put women at a higher risk for heart disease including: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, being overweight or obese, a poor diet, physical inactivity, alcohol use, having a family history of early heart disease and being over the age of 55.


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trauma situations. Committee members heard from Bill Ritter, a former governor of Colorado who was district attorney in Denver at the time of the school shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, in 1999. They also heard from University of Virginia law school professor Richard Bonnie, who was involved in a commission that reviewed the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings. Malloy began his address to the chamber members by talking about the deficit he inherited when he became governor and how he and his staff are trying to change the

“bad habits” Connecticut had fallen into. “If you’re not growing your economy or if you’re at the very least not laying tracks to grow your economy, then you’re going to be on the losing side of that equation forever,” Malloy said. The Department of Economic and Community Development and its programs are helping businesses and creating incentives for companies to grow, Malloy said. In six years, only 200 businesses benefited from grants and funds. Since making changes over the last two years, Malloy said the DECD has awarded grants to 550 companies. In the past, the state didn’t interact with many small

businesses but that’s changing, Malloy said. He said the state has to make small business loans and grants and help them as much as it helps big business. Malloy also talked about keeping good ideas and good businesses in the state. Goals include continuing to address the budget deficit, investing in transportation and following through with education reform, Malloy said. Earlier in the morning, DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith met with some of the chamber board members. Smith said they discussed how to get the voices of their businesses heard in the legislature. They also discussed ways for

small businesses to understand programs available to them. Switching responsibilities and realigning government is going to continue, Malloy said. “We’re reinventing who we are and what we are, that’s why DECD, education and transportation and all those folks have got to work with Meriden on that project,” Malloy said. “It’s a pretty complex project. Redirect a river, at the same time working with transit-oriented development and bringing back commuter services, which is dynamic and exciting. “We understand economic development involves energy, environment and DECD and transportation or educa-

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The Suburban Woman’s Club of New Britain/ Berlin is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m., at Portofino’s Restaurant, 246 New Britain Ave. The 40th anniversary celebration of the local chapter will be discussed as well as the “Flags for Veterans” project. For more information, call (860) 225-4446.


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Abuse victims’ advocate to perform in Berlin By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

Brian Walsh, a 61-year-old Meriden resident, has been writing songs and playing music for over 30 years. He grew up in New Jersey and attended Regis High

for almost 35 years with an amazing work ethic, nonetheless,” Walsh said. Battling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, he went on to attend Norte Dame University and said he healed himself through music and writing novels.

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Brian Walsh, singer, song writer and author, will be performing at the Pine Loft, on the Berlin Turnpike, Feb. 15. He will be signing his new book “Crumbling Empire,” available now on

suspense novel.” The novel draws on factual events from his life, he said. Walsh is now a member of two international advocacy organizations addressing sexual abuse: Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and Australian-based The Global Alliance. “Struggling with PTSD in the past, I was in a very dangerous place. I’ve done what I could to recover. The whole thing is to take your power back and be the person you were really meant to be,” Walsh said. “To me, it’s faith, family and career. That’s where I draw my strength from.” Walsh began his musical journey on the west coast in California and made his way to Nashville, Tennessee. Currently, he is recording a record called “Heal the Heart of the World,” with keyboard player Jonathan Chatfield. The two musicians plan to go to Africa and teach the song to children. “It’s something that we really believe in,” Walsh said. “It’s an anthemic song. Jonathan is a classically trained musician who adds a lot of thunder and passion to what we do.” Walsh said he is beginning

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Division champs, once again Berlin improves to 12-0 in CCC South By Mark Pukalo Special to The Citizen The mark of a winning team is being able to adjust in the middle of games and having the poise to battle through a rough night before finding a way to get a positive result. The Berlin girls displayed both characteristics last week to sweep Bristol Eastern and Bristol Central and close in on their third outright CCC South basketball title in four years. The Redcoats (17-1, 12-0 CCC South) opened this week by beating Platt 50-33 Monday to clinch at least a tie for the league championship and extend their win streak to 15. “What this team has is tremendous balance,” Berlin coach Sheila King said. “We don’t have great size, but we have very good perimeter players. Each night, if someone doesn’t get it done, somebody else will. We have a lot of players that you have to take seriously.” The Redcoats started slowly

against Eastern Jan. 31, leading 7-4 after one quarter and going to the locker room tied 21-21 at intermission. Berlin responded with 23 points in the third quarter to take control, draining five straight 3-pointers. The visiting Lancers battled back, but Berlin held on for a 50-43 victory as Kailene Rampone recorded 20 points. “I didn’t think we were playing with a lot of offensive confidence,” King said. “I just let the girls know there’s a green light, you have to shoot. We looked off quite a few shots in the first half … We got into a pretty good rhythm in the third quarter.” Alicia Maule and Ashley Malloy chipped in with 10 points each for Berlin. Rampone registered her sixth double-figure scoring effort in seven games and made all of her five free throws. “I can’t say that [Rampone] has had a bad game all season,” King said. “She just keeps getting better.”

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The BHS girls basketball team downed Platt, 50-33, Monday night to secure at least a share of the CCC South Division title. Pictured: Berlin’s Alicia Maule takes it to Bristol Eastern defenders last week. The Lady Redcoats prevailed in that contest as well, and at press time owned an overall record of 17-1. With leading rebounder Paige Young in foul trouble, Courtney Trzasko grabbed 10 rebounds and King praised the work of Kelsie Anderson (three rebounds, two steals) off the bench. “[Trzasko] does whatever the team needs her to do, so she picked it up on the boards,” King said. “She’s a tough kid.” Berlin had to come back two days later at home against Bristol Central and could never See Champs, next page

BHS cheerleaders’ five-year reign halted by Plainville By Matt Leidemer Special to The Citizen

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The Berlin High School cheerleaders’ quest for a sixth straight conference championship ended short of the glory, but the locals placed six girls on the All-Central Connecticut Conference South Division team. Berlin’s honorees are pictured, from left: Victoria Giaccone, Quinn McCrudy, Carly Vernacatola, Natalie Hornberger, Lauren Petry and Mayleen Perduta.

One streak continued, and another came to an end Saturday at the Central Connecticut Conference Cheerleading Championships. Eighteen teams competed for divisional titles and to be named Conference Grand Champion, awarded to the highest-scoring team across all four divisions. Bristol Eastern hosted the competition, now in its sixth year. For the fifth straight year, Southington won the West Division, while in the South Division, Plainville ended Berlin’s five-year winning streak (including a pair of championships in the nowdefunct Northwest Conference). The other divisions were won by Windsor

(North Division) and Tolland, who walked away with both the East Division and Conference Grand Champion titles. “I had really high hopes for us, and it paid off,” said Plainville coach Courtney Perrotti. “I’m really glad for the seniors. After four years, we never won, and I really wanted them to get a win because they really deserve it and they got it.” The Blue Devils outscored five other teams in the South Division, the most of any division at the competition. “We have the toughest division,” Perrotti said, “so I get the girls not to watch anyone, to psych themselves out. But then that also leads us to: ‘How did we do?’ I just want them to go out and to be the best they can be. I try

to watch [the other teams] as a coach and it was some tough competition. We never knew how it was going to turn out, just keeping our fingers crossed. Everyone said that everyone in our division did really well, but I’m glad it turned out the way it did.” Berlin had six cheerleaders selected to the 10-cheerleader All-CCC South team, the most permitted by a single school. Representing the Redcoats were seniors Natalie Hornberger, Quinn McCurdy, Lauren Petry, and Carly Vernacatola, sophomore Mayleen Perduta, and freshman Victoria Giaccone. It was the third all-conference selection for McCurdy, the second for Hornberger and Perduta.


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Giaccone sets diving record; Boys hoop punches ticket to postseason By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen

The boys swim and dive team came up short against the Bristol co-op and Avon last week, but Berlin coaches ended the stretch feeling just fine. “Although we came out of the week with two losses on the official record, coming out of that meet against Avon, everyone felt like it was a successful week,” said BHS co-coach Dan Thurston. “Anytime that you can look back on a week and say that your team broke a school record and had a meet with 72 percent best swims, you know something went right and everybody contributed to it. The team had an excellent week of practice and it showed in their swims at the end of the week. A meet like that doesn’t happen without everybody busting their butt and really giving it everything they’ve got.” The school record Thurston referred to came in diving, against Bristol. Nathan Giaccone set the new BHS standard with his

score of 203.075, shattering the previous six-dive record of 197.2. Ultimately, Giaccone broke the record with his final dive, a reverse one-somersault in tuck. Against Farmington, Berlin recorded best times in 60 of 84 swims. Highlights for the Redcoats included James Sanders posting a second consecutive personal best in diving, Nick Baruffi recording a best time in both the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle, Wojtek Kajzer clocking best times in the 100 backstroke and the 200 individual medley, and Eric Kemmling swimming to a best time in the 100 backstroke. Berlin’s Swimmers of the Meet honors were split between Adrian Wojtun and the 200 freestyle relays. Wojtun, a freshman, won the 500 freestyle and recorded four best times on the day, while the 200 freestyle relays chalked up 20 best splits out of 24 swims. It was a very good week for the boys basketball team, as Berlin dished out

some payback and punched its ticket to the upcoming CIAC Class M state tournament. Berlin bested Bristol Eastern (42-39) and Bristol Central (57-54) – squads that got the best of the Redcoats the first time they locked up this winter – to improve to 9-6. A team needs at least eight wins to qualify for the postseason. “Whenever you can get number eight, it’s something big off your back, and then you can focus on some other goals,” said BHS coach Mike Veneziano, whose troops prevailed in just one of their first six games. “After the start we had, eight wins seemed a long way away. I appreciate this one a little more than the other ones.” Nick Tara turned in a gut-

sy performance against Bristol Eastern. Playing sick, Tara netted nine of his team-high 11 points in the first half and had a bucket early in the third before retreating to the bench, spent. Tara drained a pair of treys on the night. “He was sick as a dog. I didn’t expect him to play more than a few minutes in the game,” said Veneziano. “He gave us everything he had and left it all on the court. He kind of willed us to win in a tough, physical game.” Darren Gilbert had 10 points for Berlin and went on to net 19 against Bristol Central, including nine fourth-quarter free throws. Brenden Vessichio paced the Redcoats in that one with 23 points, including

Youth Sports Basketball Third/fourth grade Parks and Recreation Fighting Irish 20, Panthers 18: Fighting Irish scorers Khalil Gooden (16), Jake Smalley (4). Panthers scorers Brett Williams (12), Capers Shaw (6). Hoosiers 18, #1’s 18: Hoosiers scorers - Michael Ciarcia (11), Benjamin Gomez (2), Jamie Palmese (2), Griffin Hilbie (2). #1’s scorers - Matthew Lantere (6), Johnny Iacubucci (4), Taiten May (4), Ben Schultz (2). Tar Heels 15, Blue Devils 7: Tar Heels scorers - Connor Gileau (6), Garrett Fallon (4), Jacob Ferland (2), Anthony Argazzi (1). Blue Devils scorers - Ryan McGowan (3), Nathan Paul (2), Michael Vignone (2). Celtics 33, Huskies 16: Celtics scorers - Dan Gaffney (8), Joseph Gaffney (6), Sal Dastoli (6), Alex Canzellarini (5). Huskies scorers - Zachary Cancellieri (6), Justin Pattavina (4), Jackson Roman (4), Sean Malone (2).

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quite get its offense going. The Redcoats led by 11 going into the fourth quarter and posted a 37-23 victory. “It was a choppy, unsettled game,” King said. “But to their credit, they gutted it out and got the win.” Maule led the way with 17 points, while Malloy recorded six points, 11 rebounds and six steals.

Young added nine rebounds, while Rampone had five points, four assists and three steals. It was Maule’s fifth straight double-figure scoring performance. “[Maule] is playing great defense,” King said. “That effort has poured over into her offensive game.” Berlin finishes the regular season with games at Bulkeley today, Feb. 7 and at Plainville on Monday. The CCC tournament begins on Feb. 14.

three 3-pointers. His stats don’t always jump off the page, but Tyler Bouchard has done yeoman’s work for Berlin in the paint. “The first seven, eight games he didn’t get much playing time,” Veneziano said of Bouchard, who was coming off a stellar football season. “But he kept working hard, and he’s a starter now and playing really well for us.” Veneziano listed his assistants, Joe Serfass and Bob Tarigo, as other unsung heroes. “They do an incredible job with the guys,” said the coach. “I’m fortunate to have those two guys. They’ve worked really hard with the kids all year long; when things weren’t going well, and when they’re going well.”

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Local baseball players age 16 to 19 are sought for a team which will compete in the Farmington Bank/Vantis Life league this summer. In the past, the league has been named Jaycee/Courant and Jaycee/T.D. Bank North. For more information, contact Dave (860) 841-9620 or Mark (860) 770-9980.

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The Timberlin Senior Golf Association will hold its Annual Breakfast Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Senior Center (Snow date: Feb. 13). Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. TSGA members and prospective members — retired Berlin residents age 60 and over — are invited to attend.

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Junior Woman’s Club The Junior Woman’s Club of Berlin is scheduled to meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at Sage Pond Place. Social is at 6:45 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Boys Basketball - Berlin vs. Bulkeley, at BHS, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball - BHS vs. Bulkeley, at Bulkeley High School Field House, 6 p.m. Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meets Thursdays, from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., at the church. For more information, call Scoutmaster KC Jones at (860) 829-1148 or email Boy Scouts – Boy Scout Troop 24 meets Thursdays, from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., at the Community Center. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255.


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Pasta supper - American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, serves pasta suppers every Tuesday, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. No reservations are required. The public is wel-

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call (860) 882-4445. Playgroup - Kensington Congregational Church offers a drop-in adult/child playgroup every Tuesday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. This is an unstructured time for children to meet and play. For more information, call (860) 828-4511. Suburban Woman’s Club - The Suburban Woman’s Club of New Britain/Berlin is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m., at Portofino’s Restau-

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Tag sale - Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled a tag sale for Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 309 Berlin St., East Berlin. Many household items as well as collectibles, old bottles, vintage vinyl records, tools, books and unique treasures will be available. All proceeds benefit animals in need. For more information, call (860) 828-5287. Blues Night - The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 68 has scheduled Blues Night for Saturday, Feb. 16, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. (dinner at 7:30 p.m.), at the American Legion Hall, 154 Porters Pass. Music and dancing provided by The Steve Polezonis Trio. Proceeds benefit programs of the Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion. A fee is charged. For more information, call Dave at (860) 529-7662 or Tom at (860) 906-6516 or email Pizza/chili showcase The Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St., Has scheduled a Pizza/Chili Showcase fundraiser for Saturday, Feb. 16, from 5:30 t0 7:30 p.m. Sample various pizza restaurants and chili from several volunteers. A fee is charged. Proceeds

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Town of Berlin Zoning Board of Appeals Recording Secretary The Town of Berlin is seeking applicants to serve as Recording Secretary to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The individual will be responsible for, but not limited to the coordination, preparation, distribution and f iling of agendas, minutes and other documentation/correspondence deemed necessary by the Chair person of the ZBA. Applicants must have s o l i d o r a l a n d excellent written communication skills, be committed to completing responsibilities within established timeframes, possess a positive can do attitude and the ability to exercise independent judgment. Applications and full job description are available at the Town Manager’s Off ice, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037 or on the Town’s website at .aspx. Applications will be accepted at the Town Manager’s Off ice, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037 until the position is f illed.


Literacy Volunteers Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut has scheduled a volunteer information sessions for Monday, Feb. 11, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the New Britain Public Library. For more information and to RSVP, call (860) 229-7323 or email

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Literacy Volunteers of Central CTY has scheduled its 11th annual Scrabble Challenge/Silent Auction for Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville. Pre-registration is required. A fee is charged. The event features dinner, cash bar and dessert. For more information and to register, call (860) 229-7323, email or visit

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Budget Continued from page 15 ford them — schools. “Education systems in the state are . . . where the greatest level of savings can be achieved,” curiously suggested Connecticut House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey. While there’s certainly a lot of money tied up in academics, we would urge any reductions here be made with utmost careful-

Violence Continued from page 15 ways to curb the exposure of these media to susceptible individuals. The MPAA ratings system alone seems to be insufficient as most cinemas do not enforce the letter of the law. But it would be outright irresponsible to blame Hollywood alone for

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Jan. 25 Robert Armstrong, 35, 20 Dunham Dr., second-degree robbery; second-degree larceny from building. Jan, 27 Jorge Bell-Hernandez, 27, 50 Barnett St., North Haven,

of developing an extensive Palliative Care program for patients, their families and members of the community. Bereavement volunteers will work closely with the chaplain to assist with the bereavement support group, provide bereavement materials for families and basically provide continuity for the family after the patient’s death. Office volunteers are needed for clerical and secretarial support to the Palliative Care program and the patient care volunteers are at the bedside to give comfort and support to patients and their families who are receiving Palliative Care. Extensive training for volunteers interested in joining the Palliative Care program is planned. There are several departments looking for volunteers to make follow up or reminder phone calls to patients as well as keeping physicians’ offices informed of patients who are admitted or discharged are available. For more information, visit, complete the volunteer application and background check and send to the volunteer office at MidState Medical Center.

ness and prudence. Shrinking school funding negatively affects student potential. Teacher layoffs cause increased class sizes, and pupils will receive fewer valuable, one-on-one interactions with instructors. Elimination of creative arts programs and electives removes educational avenues through which kids can become more-well-rounded adults. Maintaining high levels of

school funding is essential in allowing for a successful future for younger generations. One intriguing alternative proposed for red-ink reduction is changing a state law which limits municipal leaders from asking that employees contribute more to cover retirement and healthcare costs. This could save towns

the state of affairs in our country. Violence is also an extension of mental health disorders and surely an extension of ready access to guns and other weaponry. Our country is in crisis, and the Sandy Hook tragedy reminds us of that in the most humbling of ways. We need to open discussions to better protect our citizens, whether they are school-age or not.

We all deserve to live free and safe. “Zero Dark Thirty:” 4 stethoscopes “Django Unchained:” 4 stethoscopes Dr. Tanya Feke is a physician at Middlesex Hospital Primary Care. Feke is a guest columnist for the Town Times and writes movie reviews.

operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol; operation while operator’s license is refused, suspended or revoked. Miguel Sanchez, 23, 40 Schultz St., New Britain, fourth-degree larceny from building; third-degree burglary; carrying f/a under influence of liquor/drug; weapons in vehicles; carrying pistol/revolver

w/o permit; illegal possession; drug paraphernalia; operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol; engaging in police pursuit; disobeying the signal of an officer; traveling unreasonably fast. Robert Mendygral, 54, 445 N. Brooksvale Rd., Cheshire, violation of protective order/ non threat/non family.

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Wellness screenings Tunxis Community College has scheduled three wellness screenings. Free self-assessments, screeners, educational information and community referrals for treatment and support will be available. Screenings will take place in the Administration Building corridor. National eating disorder screening day - Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 5 to 6 p.m. A brief, anonymous self-assessment screening asks participants about their eating habits and body perceptions.

The Hospital of Central CT Support groups Support groups meet at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. For more information, call the contact number for each group. Breast Cancer Support Group - First and third Wednesday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Radiation Oncology treatment center, waiting room. For people newly diagnosed or in active treatment for breast cancer. Free parking in front of building. (860) 224-5900, ext. 6307. Gyn Cancer Support Group - Second Monday of each month, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Dining Room B. For women with all types of gynecological cancer. Facilitated by Maureen Bracco, APRN, and ovarian cancer survivor/advocate Cheryl Holmes. Parking in Quigley Garage validated. (860) 224-5299. Living with Cancer Support Group - Third Wednesday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Lecture Room 1.Facilitated by Diane DeFronzo, LCSW and Pastor Will Baumgartner. Snacks provided; parking in Quigley Garage validated. (860) 224-5299.

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut has scheduled free classes on nutrition during cancer treatment for the third Thursday of each month, from 4 to 5 p.m., at the New Britain General campus. Registered Dietitian May Harter, M.S., R.D., CD-N, is scheduled to speak. Free parking and refreshments are provided. For more information, contact Noa Mencher at (860) 2245187 or email

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Budget Continued from page 26 and cities millions in payments. Workers in private sectors have been in similar contribution systems for years. It’s time for public staff to accept a lessening of their still-generous benefits, a financial reality of the modern economy. Connecticut has a deep deficit to overcome. A steep

dip in state financing for municipalities is probable. Taking that into account, civic decision-makers must build budgets this year with circumspect consideration of what programs and services are essential — and what can be trimmed without severely damaging the community. Kyle Swartz is editor of The North Haven Citizen and columnist for the Record-Journal.

Homeowners who were 65 as of December 31st, 2012, and who meet specific guidelines may be eligible for the program. Those who are 100% disabled regardless of age may also be eligible.

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The Greater Hartford Lyme Disease Support and Action Group, which includes Berlin, meets on the third Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 p.m., in the FarmingtonUnionville Community Center, 321 New Britain Ave., Unionville. For more information, call Christopher Montes at (860) 673-8759; Randy Sykes at (860) 658-9938 or Tammy Szczepanski at (860) 793-1764.

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Town of Berlin - Assessor's Office Homeowners Tax Relief Program (For Non-Enrollees) The Berlin Assessor's Office would like to remind homeowners who are NOT ALREADY ON THE HOMEOWNERS PROGRAM in the Town of Berlin that the office is taking applications for the program. The filing period is February 1st to May 13th. Income limits for SINGLES is $33,500 and MARRIED COUPLES is $40,900. One person MUST BE 65 years old as of December 31, 2012 or 100% disabled and under 65 years old. Income includes Social Security, pension, bank interest, wages, etc. Copies of Income Tax 1040 showing Adjusted Gross Income and Form SSA1099 from Social Security MUST BE submitted if you are filing. Please call 828-7039 to make an appointment or if you have any questions.

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Necesitas Un Auto? Tenemos una gran variedad de camionetas y de carros nuevos y usados! Favor de llamar a Ryan Montalvo (203) 250-5949

2008 Cadillac CTS 4 DR SDN W/1SB


AWD, Automatic, 6 cyl. Stock# 5741A

Automatic, FWD, 4 Door, 8 Cyl Stock# 5667B

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Need an Automobile? We have a huge variety of new and used cars and trucks! Please call Ryan Montalvo at (203) 250-5949.

(203) 235-1686 CHEVY MALIBU LT 2012 4 Door, 24,000 Miles Stock# P4144 $18,990 Call Mike Russo Used Car Specialist

HYUNDAI ELANTRA 2006 Stock# 4014A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

TOYOTA CAMRY 2003 4 Door SE Sedan, Automatic $7988 Stock# 1241A

Contact Dan the “Five Star Auto Man” at Richard Chevrolet in Cheshire at 203-250-5952

(203) 935-0863 TRUCKS & VANS

Ford Econoline Wagon 2004 E 150 XL, Automatic. Only 41K $9,988 Stock#1289

2008 Lincoln MKZ

Chevrolet Malibu 2007

4DR SDN, AWD, 6 Cylinder, Automatic Stock# 5696A

4 Door LS w/1LS, FWD, Auto $10,988 Stock# 1292

(203) 235-1686 DODGE NEON 2003 $3,288 4 Cylinder, 4 Speed Auto 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

HYUNDAI SONATA 2002 $3,488 4 Cylinder, 4 Speed Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE Warranty BUY HERE - PAY HERE!

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Need A Car Loan? Bad Credit... Good Credit... Bankruptcy... Divorced.... No Problem!

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FORD F1650 2006 4 Wheel Drive, Automatic $12,988 Stock#9912B

BUICK Enclave CXL 2008 AWD, 3.6 L, 6 Cyl Fuel Injected Stock# 5707A

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Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2004 3.8L 6 cyl Fuel Injected Stock# 13-700A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

Hyundai Sonata GLS 2012

NISSAN SENTRA 2002 4 Door Sedan, Automatic $4,988 Stock# 3073A

Stock# P4085A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

Low Mileage, Remainder of Full Factory Warranties. Stock# SL129 $19,990 Call Mike Russo Used Car Specialist

(203) 818-3300

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CHEVY 1 Ton Dually Pickup 1999 142k mi. 350 Automatic. AC, All Maintenance is Current. Ready to Drive. Fifth Wheel, 2WD. Brake Control. Tall Fiberglass Cap, 8’ Bed. Extra Cab. $6,500. Joe 860 214-2078

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


Thursday, February 7, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen TRUCKS & VANS

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

FORD F250 2004


CHEVY IMPALA 2005 Stock# 13-675A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300

ARIENS SNOW BLOWER Model 8524, electric starter $550 or best offer Like new. Moving to Florida! Call (203) 235-2990 TROYBILT snowblower, year old, used 6 times, exc. machine. 2 stage, Storm 3090 XP, 357cc, 30” clearance width. Handwarmers. $675. 203-265-4674

GMC 1995 Jimmy 6 cyl, auto, 4 wd, 128 mi, leather interior, newer tires & battery, electric start. Well maintained. Asking $2,200 Call 203-235-8965

Plow Truck, 4 WD, Automatic ONLY 36K $11,988 Stock#1288


CHEVROLET HHR 2007 FWD, Automatic. Only 12K! $12,988 Stock# 1298

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS WOODWORKING EQUIPMENT Lumber, Metal Lathe, Table Saw, Drills, Routers, 6 Inch Jointer, Belt Sander, Planer and more. Call (203) 265-2652



SEWING MACHINE CABINET2 drawers; chair. Ex. cond. $60 DESK- 2 drawers; shelf; bookshelves; keyboard shelf. Ex. cond; 53"W x 54"H x 26 1/2"D. $75. 203-237-3396. WERNER 24’ EXT LADDER Type 1/Rating 250 lbs. $99. 203-237-3396.

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT EXCELLENT QUALITY Seasoned Hardwood, Cut, Split and Delivered. $200/cord; $125/half cord. 203-294-1775.


CARS Starting At $199 Down 24 Month/2400 Mile Warranty LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now 203-232-2600 Darrell

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver



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

CHEVY S10 BLAZER 1996 131K, Runs Well, Excellent Body, Leather. New Tires. $2750 860-378-5214

1-2 ITEMS Cindy’s Unique Shop

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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 Stock# 4104A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300 FORD ESCAPE 2004 4 Door, 103” WB XLT, 4WD $6,988 Stock# 9885A

Bad Credit? We help out people with bad credit and no credit! Please call Ryan at (203) 250-5949


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

NISSAN 1997 Pickup Truck. Extra Cab, 4 Wheel Drive, Low Miles, Moving, Must Sell! $1,900 Call (203) 907-7296


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

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CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 269-9341 Two levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home Decor & Furnishings 30 Day Layaways Available $5 Off a purchase of $25 or more $10 off a purchase of $100 or more Check us out on Facebook Ample Free Parking in Our Lot Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3 COUCH & Love seat, excellent condition. Blue & ivory plaid. $450. 203-641-1712. MATTRESS SET Brand name Queen pillow top mattress and foundation. NEW, in plastic. Must sell! $150. Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 24 People Needed TO LOSE 5-100 POUNDS! DR. RECOMMENDED! GUARANTEED! (203) 715-2779 55 GALLON TANK Cover, Stand for Reptiles only $55. 203 317-9896

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

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

WANTED Fishing & Hunting Tackle - Local Collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave any time 860-463-4359


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


(203) 235-1686


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


4WD, Automatic, Crew Cab Stock# 269494

Hybrid, 4 Cyl, FWD, Automatic $8988 Stock# 9965A

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


GMC Sierra 1500 2008

Ayudamos personas sin crédito o con mal crédito! Favor de llamar a Ryan Montalvo (203) 250-5949


ANTIQUE Oak Dresser $100. MAHOGANY Bed Frame, Tall Dresser, Night Stand. 1950’s Art Deco Style. $100. 203 623-7237

Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

203-238-3499 2ND Generation buys anything Napier. Costume jewelry, old pocket watches and clocks, collectibles, toys, 1 item to entire estate. 203-639-1002 AARON’S BUYING Old Machinist Tools, Lathes, Bench Tools, Hand Tools, Much More. (203) 525-0608 Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

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

COMPUTER DESK Glass Top; metal frame; Ex. cond. $59. (203) 237-3396 MANY Prints Signed & Numbered, Air Show Posters, Antique Wood Bowls, Old Airplane Parts, Federal Duck Stamps, To Much Misc. Items to List. Call Rich 203-213-0003 PIANO - Beautiful Baldwin Acrosonic Apinet $100. You pick up. Call 203 238-0211

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


MERIDEN Westside 2BR/1 BATH Garage, All Appliances W/D Included. 1-Year Lease. $1300 Plus Utils. Available Now No pets. 203-514-2010


CHESHIRE 2 Bdrm., 1 1/2 baths. Bayberry Knoll townhouse near I84. Country setting. Lovely 1200 square feet unit with patio. $975/month. Call 203-464-7544.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT BERLIN-1 Bedroom, 1st Floor Heat & HW included. All appliances. Large yard. Porch. Parking. $785. 860-828-8114 CHESHIRE - 4 Rooms Appliances, 1 Level, Deck. No Pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1225/Month. Includes Heat & Garage. Call 203-393-1117 CHESHIRE Huge Apt! 1BR, Pvt driveway, tankless sys. Fully appl’d kitchen/laundry. Easy access to hwys. Pets welcome. $900/sec Avail Now 203 439-1503

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT HOMES SWEET HOMES OFFERS: Meriden 1 BRs. Starting from $695, heat & hot wanted included. Call 203-886-8808. MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $895 + utilities Call 203 245-9493 MERIDEN 1 BR Apartment 3rd Floor, Cozy, Private, Clean, Newly Renovated! Convenient Loaction. $650/mo. Call 203-886-9830

MERIDEN 1 BR. Free Heat, Off St. Parking, Laundry. Good Condition. $700/mo. Call (203) 915-4310

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 BR Available Ask About One Month Free! Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 143 Veteran Street 2 BRs, LR, DR, Kitchen Garage Optional. $850/month (704) 497-4627 MERIDEN 2 & 3 BR Apartments Available Call for More Info 203 238-7777 860 214-8023 (Cell) MERIDEN 2 Bedrooms $925/mo. Heat included. 9 Guiel Place. Call Mike (203) 376-2160 MERIDEN 2 BR 1st Floor Beautiful. Stove, Fridg, Dishwasher, AC, Off St. Park. No Pets/Smoke. $825/mo + sec. Call 203-631-8694 MERIDEN 2 BR Apts Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main St. $945-$975/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203 9356224 or Steve 203 721-5215

MERIDEN 2 BR Available Heat, Hot Water & Appliances incl. Off-Street parking. Available for immediate move in. Starting at $800 per month. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2 BR Spacious Apt Appliances included. $750. Available now. Contact Larry Jenkins 860 857-3621 MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Floor Off street parking, freshly painted, washer/dryer. $850 per mo. Section 8 approved. Grant St. No dogs. Call 203-213-3951 MERIDEN 92 Columbia St. 5 Rooms, Washer, Dryer, Stove & Refrigerator, $1000/mo + security. No pets. Off st parking. Pvt bsmnt, fenced-in yard. Duplex. Sec 8 approved. Available in February. Leave message after 6pm 860-347-2992 203 887-8805 MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $845 per month plus security. L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808. MERIDEN Crown Village. Large 2BR Recently Remodeled w/ HW Floors. $900/mo. includes heat & hot water. Call 203-856-6472

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or

MERIDEN EFFICIENCY CUTE 2 ROOMS Off street parking. Broad Street. $550. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN - 1 1/2 room apartment for rent. H/H included. Off street parking. Security. Storage. $625. monthly. Call Scott at (203) 302-8760.

MERIDEN Large 2 BR, 1.5 Baths, 1st FL. WD hookup. Off st parking. Randolph Ave. $695 /mo. 2 mos security + application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, February 7, 2013 APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN THREE 3 BR Apts $950-$1150 1st & 2nd Floor Recently Remodeled. WD hookups. Off st parking. (203) 417-1675 MERIDEN. 3 BR, recently renovated, new carpets. Clean, spacious, off st parking. Avail immed. $875. Pets considered. 140 Foster St. Walt 203-464-1863.


GARY WODATCH Debris Removal Of Any Kind. Homeowners, Contractors. Quick, Courteous Svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430


REPAIRS & Replacement Large or Small, int/ext, stairs, railing, decks, entry, door, window, finish basement Complete home improvements. Work done by owner. 40+ yr exp. Free est. Ins. 203-238-1449 #578107

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


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


203-237-2122 FENCING

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



RESIDENTIAL Cleaning Meticulous and thorough.Experienced, reliable and affordable. Please call Teresa 203-485-6402. POLISH Ladies Will clean your house. Professional, friendly. Exc. refs. Aneta’s Cleaning 860-839-5339 CLEANING LADY Will clean your house with care. Experience & good references. Call 860-839-5020

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions


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

S. MERIDEN Quite Safe Area, Lrg 4 BR, 2 Full BA, 7 RMs, 1st Flr. Private Driveway. Great Yard. $1350/mo. (203) 238-0566

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

SOUTHINGTON Updated 1 BR, 1st fl. Very Clean. Appliances. Off st parking. No utilities. No pets. Sec & refs. $605/mo. (860) 621-4463 (860) 302-6051

CT Reg. #516790

SIDING WALLINGFORD 1 BR 3rd Flr In Town. Appliances Including W/D. No Pets, Sec & Refs. $725/mo. + utilities. Call 203-269-6391

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

WALLINGFORD Fully Furnished Private Office. Conveniently located in Wallingford Shopping Center. Utilities & Internet Included. 203-265-1226


OPEN HOUSE SUN FEB 10TH FROM 1-3PM Quality Built 8 yr old 2,000 + sq ft free standing Cape in over 55 condo development near Plantsville Center. New granite counters in Kitch & Master BA. LR, FR, DR, Kitch, Laundry, & Master BR on 1st Flr. A/C, Gas Fireplace & Furnace, 3 Season Porch and other upgrades including crown molding, SS appliance. BR & Loft/Office upstairs + bonus RM/Attic, 2 1/2 BA. Full Basement & 2 Car Garage. $354,900. Call 203910-8293 for directions or for private showing. 36 Buckland St Unit #33 Plantsville


WALLINGFORD 1BR, 1st FL. Downtown location. $750 Per Month Available Immediately. Call 203-284-0212

203-237-0350 Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887


A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325 HOME DOCTOR LLC Small to Major Work. Outside, Inside, Plumbing, Remodeling, Roofing. Since 1949. Credit Cards Call 203-427-7259 Lic #635370 MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! 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

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

ALBERTS HOME REPAIRS Remodeling, Windows, Doors, Siding, Decks, Floors Lic & ins #623837 203-592-1148 MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029


WALLINGFORD 2 BR/5 Room Loc. + Clean. W to W. Fully appl. No Pets. Util not incl. Lease & Sec req. $800-$850 mo. 203-848-7955 WALLINGFORD 5 Large Rooms, 2nd Floor, Available Now! $995/mo. Also 2BR $850/mo. Call 203-213-6175

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



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

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

(203) 639-1634 LANDSCAPING GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality- Kitchens/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415 ROOFS R US LLC. All types Roofing, Remodeling, Windows, Repairs, Siding. Since 1949. %100 financing, Credit Cards. Call 203-427-7259 Lic #635370

Gonzalez Construction IF YOU MENTION THIS AD SNOWPLOWING Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves STORM DAMAGE

**JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES*LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

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

203-639-0032 info@ Fully licensed/insured. Reg #HIC577319



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

CT Reg. #516790




STUFF ESTATE LIQUIDATORS Estate Clean-Outs One Piece to Whole Estate, Toys, Coins, Jewelry, Military, etc. 203 774-4830


Marketplace IMMEDIATELY by calling


MERIDEN. East side. Furn Clean 2nd flr 1 BR, heat, hw, electric. Hdwd flrs. $845/ mo plus sec. 12pm-8pm, 203-630-3823


Edwin Cordero

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

PAINTING Int/Ext. Local, Established, Reliable Craftsman. Call (203) 537-2411 CT#614827



WALLINGFORD Clean, updated 2 BR Apartment. Quiet neighborhood. Water & Garbage incl. $900-$950 Per Month. (203) 464-0766

WALLINGFORD- 2 Family, Walking distance to center, listed with town as multi but could be used as a single, 3 bed, 2 kit, 2 baths, walk up attic with 2 rooms, 1 car gar, new roof and newer furnace, needs updating. $159,900. Call Pat Burke 203-815-4181

WINTER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868

ROOMS FOR RENT Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

(203) 639-1634 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-Kitchen/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

Gonzalez Construction Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling.

203-639-0032 info@ Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

TREE SERVICES GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 0608736. Call (203) 699-TREE

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or SOUTH MERIDEN Furnished Room For Rent. Background & Reference check. $135 Per Week Plus Security 203 623-4396


NORTH HAVEN- $389,900 Enjoy your privacy in this well maintained custom built 4 level split. Gleaming HW floors, LG FR in LL w/ gas FP. New Furnace, Cvac & more. Call Roy Haynes 203-265-5618

MERIDEN 20’x 40’ Space available with 14 x14 overhead door. (203) 237-5572

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Thursday, February 7, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen

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(203) 634-3933

DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR (Full Time-40 Hours) Experienced journalist needed to oversee and manage flow and presentation of digital news content on and weekly web sites. This position requires the ability to build and maintain online and mobile news sections and manage social media presence and digital news alerts. You will work with reporters, photographers and other content producers on newsgathering, including video and leverage digital content for print use. You must have experience in writing and/or designing for the web; strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once; technical know-how for creation and production of graphics, photos, audio, video, web pages, and other online content.

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MERIDEN- 2 Family- 5rms, 3br on 1st fl- 2brs on second plus walk up attic. Some fresh paint & a manicured lawn adds to this home’s appeal. $153,900. Kathy Thuerling 203-265-5618


The Record-Journal is looking for an energetic, creative, forward thinking individual to work full time to help develop print & digital advertising at this family owned media company. You will provide: *Demonstrated sales experience with a history of attaining goals *Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while being mindful of making revenue goals for each *Ability to converse with advertisers about both digital and print-based advertising campaigns We will provide: *Team Atmosphere with members working towards common goals *Opportunity for growth *Competitive compensation package & benefits.

MERIDEN. For Sale By Owner: 3 BDRM Condo at 73 Mattabassett Dr., East side of Meriden. 1.2 Baths, Finished Basement, Garage. Completely new Flooring and Carpeting throughout. Completely New Kitchen with all New Cabinets. Many New Appliances, inc. W/D, Dishwasher, Microwave, Disposal. Central A/C. Gas Heat. Pool. Easy Access to all Highways. Please call owner at: 860-558-6286. Price Reduced to $159,900.

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If the opportunity to be a leader in our successful, community-minded organization excites you, forward your resume to: Attn: Kim Boath New Media Sales Position 11 Crown Street Meriden CT 06450 or email: kboath@

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HELP WANTED ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT For property management company. Full Time or Part Time. Must have knowledge of QuickBooks, Word, Excel, Outlook and excellent organizational skills. Position includes A/P, A/R and general office duties. Property Management Exp Preferred. email resume and cover letter to

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CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE GENERAL HELP APPOINTMENT SETTERS Entry Level MGMT Sign on Bonus for FT Positions STARTING PAY Ranges per DPT. $9/HR-$590/week, +45K/year Call for Details/Email Contact Info 860-329-0317 & Full time work & Immediate Start Availability! Come grow with our newly expanded office. All Departments to be filled this week! No experience Req’d!

CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE GENERAL HELP APPOINTMENT SETTERS Entry Level MGMT Sign on Bonus for FT Positions STARTING PAY Ranges per DPT. $9/HR-$590/week, +45K/year Call for Details/Email Contact Info 860-329-0317 & HOBSON & MOTZER, INC. A leading developer of progressive dies & precision metal stampings is currently seeking a GRINDING SPECIALIST for our VISUAL GRINDING DEPT. The candidate should have a minimum of 2 yrs general grinding experience with the ability to use sine plates, toolmakers vises, inspection equipment etc... Strong math & blueprint reading skills are also required. We offer a competitive salary & benefits package, including 401(k) & profitability bonus. Please send resume to: HOBSON & MOTZER, INC. Attn: Human Resources 30 Airline Drive, Durham, CT 06422 or apply in person between 9:00am 4:30pm daily M/F EOE


DQ KENSINGTON Now Hiring all shifts. Great Pay. Apply at DRIVER Wanted Tuesday-Friday Days. Neat appearance. Your vehicle for local pickup & delivery of paperwork. We pay gas. Call (203) 774-4916

Human Resources Associate Hunter’s Ambulance Service, Inc. has an ideal opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our team. The position will be responsible for a variety of HR duties, including but not limited to recruiting, training, payroll, and department organization. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience and excellent interpersonal and computer skills. Only resumes with a cover letter and salary requirements will be considered. Please forward your resume to: Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Employer. HUMAN SERVICES ACORD, Inc. has immediate openings for Program Instructors to support individuals with developmental disabilities. FT/PT/Subs All Shifts Email resume to or fax to 203 269-1980. EOE LOT ATTENDANT/ USED CAR ASSISTANT FULL TIME POSITION Looking for energetic person to help with lot and auction duties. Great pay and benefits. Experience preferred. Contact Harold Oliver at (203) 235-1669 PLUMBER/SPRINKLER FITTERS Licensed Required Apprentice Positions also available & experience a plus. Call Sheehy Plumbing Mon - Fri 8-4 (203) 284-9100

OPEN POSITIONS! Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential Healthcare services, has the following openings. RN Supervisor, 3 p-11 p, Full Time RN Supervisor, 11 p-7a, Full Time (Includes Every Other Weekend) Supervisory Experience Preferred MMCI offers very competitive wages and benefits (where they apply). Drug testing and criminal background check required. Applicants must be Connecticut licensed. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients and are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to:

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad Street. Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203-630-3714 or email: EOE

HELP WANTED POLICE OFFICER Looking for Police Officer to do Private Investigation work. Send information to PO Box 373, Middlefield, CT 06455

HELP WANTED INVESTIGATOR Police Officer looking for same for private investigation. Reply: PO Box 373, Middlefield, CT 06455

Secretary (P/T) The Central CT Health District is accepting applications for the position of part-time Secretary. This is a 15 hr/week position. Typical duties include phones, data entry, record keeping and filing. Knowledge of MS Office applications, FileMaker Pro database software, Peachtree accounting software, and e-mail applications preferred. Applications and a job description are available at the Central CT Health District office, 505 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109, ( 86 0) 7 21 -2 81 8 or o n l i ne a t and must be received by 4 pm on Friday, February 15, 2013.

UTILITY WORKER Temporary Part-time temporary position available. Responsible for a variety of tasks to include general cleaning of kitchen equipment, floor care, dishwashing, pot washing & delivery of food carts. Dependable & a responsible team player. Apply in person M-F, 8:00am – 7pm, Weekends 10 – 2p.m. 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT. No phone calls please. EOE, A/A, M/F, D/V.


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Berlin Citizen Feb. 7, 2013  

Berlin Citizen Feb. 7, 2013

Berlin Citizen Feb. 7, 2013  

Berlin Citizen Feb. 7, 2013