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Volume 17, Number 29

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Town’s bridges to be rehabilitated By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen Berlin has 37 road structures that are assigned a state bridge number. These are structures recognized by the state, but maintained by the municipality. In 2010 the town hired WMC Consulting Engineers, of Newington, to conduct a bridge evaluation survey, according to Public Works Director Arthur Simonian. As a result of the assessment, the Public Works Department replaced an 18-foot span of bridge on Beckley Road in 2011, with inhouse forces at a cost less than $300,000. After the Beckley Road bridge was rehabilitated, the town looked at where maintenance work could be performed on various passages, ranging from removal of vegeta-

tion from the inlet structures where the water enters the culvert, to crack filling of concrete. That work, Simonian said, is being performed “as needed on an ongoing basis by our Highway Department.” Since the 2010 evaluation, the town has identified four additional bridges that are in need of rehabilitation, located on Park Drive, Berlin Street, Farmington Avenue and Spruce Brook Road. Park Drive bridge The Park Drive bridge is a culvert structure, which suffered damage from Storm Irene in August 2011. The debris from the flooding of the storm lodged underneath the corrugated metal pipe and blocked the flow of the water through the culvert. Due See Bridges, page 6

Proposed driving range site conflicts with ordinance By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

The current driving range at Timberlin Golf Course faces challenges — golfers are only allowed to hit irons

with limited-flight range balls, according to Director of Golf Jonathan Zuk. In the past, regular-range balls have traveled to the abutting property, owned by Al and Judy Hall who run

A golfer receives lessons at the Timberlin driving range, which has an iron-only rule for the six stations.

See Range, page 16

Gov. Dannel Malloy, at podium, joined Berlin Mayor Adam Salina, left, and state Rep. Joe Aresimowicz, right, to announce Berlin will receive state funds to imporve the area around the train station.

Gov. Malloy visits Berlin to announce beautification grant By Daniel Jackson Special to The Citizen Gov. Dannel Malloy visited Berlin Town Hall July 11 to announce 14 municipalities would receive $5 million in grants to improve the town centers. Berlin will receive $259,000 of the Main Street Investment Fund to make the town center more pedestrian friendly. “This (grant program) is unique in that it builds a working partnership be-

tween state government and the smaller communities that are striving to strengthen their commercial centers and attract additional business,” Malloy said. “I applaud the leadership in Berlin, and in the other 13 towns, for their focus on creating accessible and livable downtowns.” Many of these grants will be used to beautify town centers by adding stonework, improving sidewalks, lining

See Malloy, page 7

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Ferndale Berry Farm, a pickyour-own blueberry farm on Southington Road. Because of this problem, which came to light in 2010, a new range has been proposed. A site that has been considered by town officials is located between the first hole and the Sam DiPietro Grove/ Majorie Moore Road area of Timberlin Park, which is a heavily wooded area. But an ordinance approved by Berlin voters — 5,348 to 3,037 — in November of 2000, states that “Timberlin Park shall be preserved and maintained for recreational activities other than golf.” A driving range is considered a golf activity. During a recent Town Council meeting, Berlin resident Jim Zaneski said in 2000, the Timberlin Coalition – a political action committee formed to protect undevel-

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Police department replaces outdated equipment By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

At a recent Town Council meeting July 9, the Berlin Police Department requested $67,676 worth of technology that includes laptops, Tasers and a fingerprint scanner. None of the equipment is new to the police department — it needs to be replaced as part of the normal five-year capital improvement plan, according to Deputy Chief John Klett. When suspects and criminals are processed at the department, officers use a Cogent AFIS LiveScan machine for finger and hand prints. The prints are processed in a system that checks for previous criminal records and information in national and state

databases. The current system was obtained through a grant from the Capitol Region Council of Governments in 2006. CRCOG negotiated a price for the new system, with installation, training and first year of maintenance, at a cost of $20,287. The Cogent AFIS LiveScan machine is being replaced because the current one is off-warranty, according to Klett. “It is cheaper in the long run to replace it with the newer model than pay the additional maintenance on the older obsolete model,” Klett said. “We have had a LiveScan machine since 2006.” The department requested 13 less-lethal weapons called Tasers, from Taser International Inc. The company

holds the state of Connecticut contract for this product and the cost of the equipment to the town is $14,999. There are more than one electronic controlled weapon, police Chief Paul Fitzgerald said, but Taser is a brand name and the sole supplier of the product. “Taser holds the state contract, as well as (produces) all of our existing holsters that our officers carry,”’ Fitzgerald said. “If we were to switch (products), then (the holsters) would have to be modified as well.” During the meeting, Mayor Adam Salina asked Fitzgerald what happens with the old Tasers. “Do you turn them in? Do you keep them?” Salina asked. “We will use them as a training aide for a while, but

(the Tasers are) losing their usefulness because it’s an electronic charge,” Fitzgerald said. “I don’t even think Taser wants them back.” Salina jokingly asked if he can have one. “No you can’t,” Fitzgerald laughed. The Tasers are tested every day in the department, Fitzgerald said, and there is

wear-and-tear on the officers’ gun belts because they wear them through shifts. “We have had these since 2005 and they are due for replacement,” said Klett, adding that the Tasers are off-warranty. “We will con-

See Replace, page 23

Republican caucus A caucus of all enrolled Republican electors of the Town of Berlin is scheduled for Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m., at Town Hall Council Chambers, 240 Kensington Rd. The caucus is to endorse candidates for municipal office for the November 2013 election including: town council members, board of assessment appeals, and police commissioners. If anyone is interested in running for any of these positions, contact Chairperson Anne Reilly at (860)829-0260. In addition, the BRTC will then hold its monthly business meeting immediately following the caucus.

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Former priest’s sentencing postponed By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

Miller’s home. Miller told police that he knew the boy was 13 and had offered to perform sex acts with the boy, but he never had physical contact with him. Miller was charged with five counts of risk of injury or impairing the morals of a minor and a single count of criminal attempt to obscenity. He was released after posting $150,000 bond and his fist court appearance was scheduled for July 26, 2011. He pled not guilty to all charges. The Berlin Police Department then arrested Miller a second time on June 14, 2012,

on three additional charges: two counts of obscenity, possession of child pornography and 10 counts of risk of injury to a minor. The warrants were issued after analysis on the cellphone and two computers that were confiscated, with Miller’s consent. He was released on a $300,000 bail which was posted by Miller’s order. Miller ministered to the 2,300 regular members of St. Paul’s Parish. He was with St. Paul for five years when the investigation into his case began. Miller also served as chaplain for the

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Sentencing for former St. Paul Church priest, Michael Miller, has been postponed for Aug. 15. As part of a plea bargain, he faces five years in prison followed by 20 years of probation as a sex offender. Miller, 43, plead guilty May 2 to possession of child pornography, publishing an obscenity and three counts of risk of injury to a minor during a court appearance at New Britain Superior Court. He will no longer function as a priest, according to the Archdiocese of Hartford and his order, the Franciscan Friars Conventual.

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Red Cross offers tips to safely beat the heat By Erin K. Butler Special to The Citizen

Schools are closed, waterfronts are open and summer is officially here. But, sadly, this joyous time of year can turn tragic, quickly. There have already been several deaths reported due to water or heat related injuries. The American Red Cross offers several tips for ensuring a safe and enjoyable season. “We first encourage people to learn how to swim. There are lots of facilities, from municipal pools to your local YMCA, that offer swimming lessons,” said Paul Shipman, spokesperson for the American Red Cross in Connecticut. “Don’t ever think you are too old to learn to swim. It can save a life.” For those who already know how to swim, it’s advised to never swim alone. Using a buddy system can help prevent a tragedy should trouble

arise in the water. Also, it’s best to use water facilities that have lifeguards. Once there, follow the rules and always keep an eye on children. “There is no substitute for watching your own child or those in your care,” Shipman said. “It just takes a second for a child to wander. Seconds count.” At a home pool, adults should practice reach supervision, which means always being within an arm’s reach of a child. It’s also advised to have life-saving equipment on hand, such as a ring to toss to a struggling swimmer, or a pole to reach them. For those spending time on the open water this summer, be sure the boat has enough life jackets and flotation devices for every occupant aboard. Also, it’s advised to be familiar with one’s surroundings. “You need to know the waters, the risks, and if the area is prone to riptides and currents. You should also

know if there are any steep dropoffs, or where it becomes deep, and what type of floor is below the surface,” Shipman said. Dressing for the heat is crucial during these scorching summer days. Light-colored clothing will help reflect the light. Wearing a hat helps the body stay cool, as well. But the best advice is to stay out of the heat all together if possible. “People should really avoid the outside, mid-day,” Shipman said. “Seek places with air conditioning such as the library, a shopping mall, and the movies. If you are in a place with no AC, stay in the lower floor or, in extreme heat, contact your town hall for a list of cooling stations that may be available in your town.” The elderly and young are particularly vulnerable to heat-related emergencies, so it’s advised to check on neighbors during times of extreme heat. In potential heat emergencies, look for extremes in the af-

flicted. “A person might feel cool or moist. They might look pale or flushed. Other symptoms include headache, nausea, and dizziness,” Shipman said. “Get them to a cool area and give them small sips of cool water. If symptoms worsen or can’t be controlled, call for medical help.” As the temperature rises, don’t forget about the well-being of pets. While it may sound like a fun idea to bring the dog along on an errand run, pets are safer at home. “It takes very little time for the temperature to skyrocket inside a car. Leaving a window cracked is not enough,” Shipman said. From people to pets, all it takes is a little preparedness and awareness to fully enjoy all the summer season has to offer. For more tips on summertime safely, including water and heat related emergencies, visit redcross. org.

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Bridges Continued from page 1

to the blockage, water flowed over the roadway on Park Drive and caused damage to some down street properties. The flooding also created a 3feet-wide by 500-foot-stretch trench into the side of the roadway, which the town rebuilt. “The bridge itself needs to be replaced because of the damage to the culvert and we are upgrading the size of it to handle a 50-year storm event that the current state codes require.” A consultant was hired by the town and is now in the process of finalizing the construction plans. The project, Simonian said, will “hopefully go out to bid sometime late this summer.” Since the damage was due to Storm Irene, Simonian said, FEMA will fund 75 percent of the project and the rest will be by the town. The Park Drive bridge was installed in 1955. Berlin Street bridge The Berlin Street bridge is a culvert structure that crosses Berlin Street by Redwood

Lane. The bridge is a fieldstone abutment wall with steel beams and concrete that takes storm water from the south to the north side of Berlin Street. According to Simonian, the culvert has “deteriorated quite significantly over the last five years.” Three years ago one section of the fieldstone abutment wall had collapsed and the town installed a steel plate over the top of the roadway to help support that section. “This project will actually replace the entire structure with new metal piping that will span the entire length and be able to handle a 50year storm event as well,” Simonian said. “That is in the design phase right now and we plan on going to construction this summer with the highway crews.” The town hired WMC Consulting Engineers to begin the desing work and permitting for the bridge. The Berlin Street bridge was built in 1930. It handles 4,500 vehicles per day. It’s 12 feet long. Farmington Avenue bridge

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Library News Berlin Free Library New books “Inferno” by Dan Brown; “Zero Hour” by Clive Cussler; “Triumph” by Janet Dailey; “Kill Room” by Jeffrey Deaver; “Classified” by Fern Michaels; “Bad Monkey” by Carl Hiaasen; “Sweet Salt Air” by Barbara Delinsky; “Last Original Wife” by Dorothea Frank; “Heist” by Janet Evanovich; “Second Honeymoon” by James Patterson; “Island Girls” by Nancy Thayer; “Beautiful Day” by Elin Hilderbrand; “Tell Me” by Lisa Jackson; “Lemon Orchard” by Luanne Rice; “Her Last Breath” by Linda Castillo; “9th Girl” by Tami Hoag; “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini. Story time Story Time, a 45-minute program featuring stories, crafts, songs, and short

movies, is scheduled for Wednesdays, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., for ages 2 to 6 years old. No registration is needed. Book store Visit the Berlin Free Library’s discount bookstore every Wednesday, from 9 to 11 a.m. A large collection of books, including children’s adult fiction and non-fiction, cookbooks and more, are available. For more information, call (860) 828-3344. Hours Adult hours: Monday, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 2:30 to 5 p.m. Children’s hours: Wednesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. (preschool program 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.); 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Kindergarten through grade five program 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.); Friday, 3 to 5 p.m. (monthly program.)

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orities make it easier for the town to receive grant money from the state. While the town has worked on the revitalization of the downtown for over 10 years, Salina said the town has received more support from the state in the last two and a half years from the Malloy administration. Malloy, in an interview with The Berlin Citizen, praised Salina’s leadership in the town, saying the mayor has accomplished a lot for the community. “I think Berlin is a community on the move, which has great potential,” he said, “and actually, the whole leadership team, the town manager, the economic development director — everybody, and I’ve been involved in education issues — everybody seems to be pulling in the same direction. That doesn’t always happen.” When asked what would happen if Malloy lost the upcoming election, Salina hoped the state would support Berlin’s projects into the future. “It would be a shame to see all this hard work put on the back burner,” he said.

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ety - Berlin Historical Society, 305 Main St., is open every Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m. Free admission. View new exhibits including a collection of vintage lunch boxes, newly expanded displays on Berlin Iron Bridges, Simeon North’s mill and treasures from the archives. Permanent exhibits on Berlin bricks, tin, toys and much more. For more information, call (860) 828-5114. Musical – The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31-33 Webster Square Rd., has scheduled the musical “The Andrews Brothers” for Saturday, July 20, at 8 p.m. For more information, call (860) 829-1248 or visit www.ctcabaret.com.

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Bristol and Zunieko are adorable little rescues found in Berlin when they were just four-weeks-old. They are now eight-weeksold and ready for their permanent homes. They are just two of the many kittens that will be featured at the pet met and greet, Sunday, July 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., at PetSmart, 278 New Britain Rd., Plainville. View them all at www.fobac.org. Remember that many adult cats are also waiting for a home. For more information, call (860) 828-5287.

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Christian Life Church

Christian Life Church, 496 Kensington Rd., has scheduled Sunday Word and Worship Service for 10 a.m., in the main sanctuary. Small group Bible study for adults, youth and hearing impaired is scheduled for 9 a.m. Children’s ministries are also scheduled for 9 a.m. Nursery care for birth to age three is available.

Kensington Congregational Kensington Congregational Church has scheduled an early worship service, Chapel in the Woods, at 8:30 a.m., through Aug. 25. The half hour casual service includes scripture, hymns and homily. All are invited. If it rains on Saturday or Sunday, service is in the Parish Hall.

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Regular service in the sanctuary remains at 10 a.m., with Sunday school and child care. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.

Wellspring Wellspring Church has scheduled the following summer events for children: Outdoor Kids Church programs during the month of August. Fun activities and snacks. Sunday, Sept. 8 - Back to School Party. Celebrate with activities, games and snacks. For more information, See Faith, next page

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Services Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Sunday worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m., (860) 828-6586. Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St., 9:30 a.m. worship. (860) 828-3637. Berlin Congregational Jehovah’s Witnesses, 234 Farmington Ave. (860) 832-8700. Christian Life Church, 496 Kensington Rd., Sundays, Word and Worship Service, 10 a.m., Main Sanctuary. Small group Bible study for adults, youth and hearing impaired at 9 a.m. Children’s ministries at 9 a.m. Nursery care available for birth to age three. (860) 828-5105. Crossroads Church of God, 146 Hudson St. (860) 8283822. Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Ave., Sunday worship, 10 a.m. (860) 828-4511. Kensington United Methodist Church, 103 Hotchkiss St., Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. (860) 828-4222. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1103 Chamberlain Highway., Sunday worship, 10:15 a.m. Sunday school, 9 a.m. (860) 828-5079. Sacred Heart Church, 48 Cottage St., East Berlin, Mass: Saturday 8 a.m., Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m., 9:30, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesdays: 8 a.m., Wednesdays: 8 a.m., noon, Thursdays: 8 a.m., Fridays: 8 a.m. Confession: Every Saturday, from 3:15 to 4 p.m., and by appointment. (860) 8280519. Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 68 Main St., East Berlin, 10 a.m. Sunday Eucharist; 10 a.m. Sunday school, stgabrielseastberlinct.org (860) 828-3735. St. Paul Church, 484 Alling St., Mass on Saturday, 4 p.m. Vigil Mass, Sunday 7:30, 9 10:30 a.m. and noon, Weekdays 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. (860) 828-0331. United Methodist Church, 139 Main St., East Berlin. Sunday worship, 10 a.m. Wellspring Church, 222 Lincoln St., Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m. (860) 225-0661.

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Clay Cuisine: Tuesday, Let’s talk about the NutJuly 30, at 2:30. Registration meg Books. Pizza will be Continued from page 7 begins July 15. served. Register to particiMosaic Monster: Tues- pate. Foreign Film: July 29, at 6 day, Aug. 6, at 2:30 p.m. RegisWednesday, July 31, at p.m. “O’Horten.” Rated PG- tration begins July 22. 5:30 p.m. Registration begins 13. Call (860) 828-7125 to rePrint-Making: Tuesday, July 15. serve a seat. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Aug. 20, at 2:30 p.m. RegistraHomebound Services: tion begins Aug. 5. 5:30 p.m. Registration begins Volunteers will deliver liCool movies for summer Aug. 5. brary materials to those un- afternoons. All ages. No regConstruction Club: able to get to the library due istration. Drop-in. Tuesdays, Grades one to four. Build to disability, illness or adwith Legos. Thursday, Aug. at 2:30 p.m. vanced age. For more infor15, 1 p.m. Registration begins Movies mation, call the library at Tuesday, July 23 – Chicken Aug. 5. (860) 828-7125. Playtime: Fridays, from Run. – G – 84 min. DreamSenior Center Boon Dis10 a.m. to noon. Playtime is cussion: July 31, 1:30 p.m. “A works an informal gathering where Tuesday, Aug. 13 –IncrediYear on Ladybug Farm” by babies, toddlers, and bles. –PG action violence -115 Donna Bell, at the Senior preschoolers can play and soCenter. Call the library at min. cialize together. Parents Messy Fun: Kinder(860) 828-7125 to register. must attend. No registration Children’s department is needed. garten through grade three. special programs Gorgeous Garden Zentangle for teens workshop: July 23, 30, at Stones: Wednesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m. Zentagnle is an 1 to 2 p.m. Registration beeasy and relaxing way to cre- gins July 15. Hours Dino-mite Dinosaur ate images by drawing patThe East Berlin Library, terns. The program is for Eggs: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1 to 240 Main St., East Berlin, is teens in grades eight and up. 2 p.m. Registration begins open Mondays and ThursWorks will be exhibited at the July 22. days, from 3 to 5 p.m., and New Britain Museum of Nutmeg Book Discus- 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The library American Art. Space is limit- sion: Parents and students, can be reached at (860) 828ed. For more information, grades four to six. 3123. call (860) 828-7125. Duct Tape Craft program: July 24, at 3:30 p.m. Duct tape crafting for children grades five and up. Call The Connecticut Higher Education Trust is sponsor(860) 828-7125 to register. ing a “Reading Makes Cents$” summer learning promoFun with Fossils & Dition, through Aug. 16, to encourage children grades nosaurs: Wednesday, Aug. kindergarten through eight 14, 1:30 p.m. Ages four and up. to read through their local Registration begins July 29. library’s summer reading Embassy Animals – Digprogram. Parents of particging into Nature: Wednesipants will have a chance to day, Aug. 21, 1:30 p.m. Ages win a $250 contribution to a four and up. Registration beCHET 529 college savings gins Aug. 5. Meet a tortoise, account; eight winners will snake, turtle, toad, ferret, be chosen. salamander and more. Entry forms are availWeekly Programs able at local libraries and Storytimes for infants also online at and toddlers: Mondays, www.aboutchet.com/library. CHET has partnered with through Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. the Connecticut State Library and Connecticut Library Birth to age three. No regisConsortium in this state-wide effort. tration, drop-in. Family Storytimes: Thursdays, through Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. All ages, no registration, drop-in. Storytimes at 10:30 www.portersfuneral.com • (860) 223-0981 only on August 15 and 22.

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Berlin Congregational The Berlin Congregational Church has scheduled its Yankee Peddler Fair for Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church. Only handmade items may be offered. Tables are available for rent. For more information or an application, contact Tinagagner@aol.com. The Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, schedules Sunday worship, for 10 a.m., with a

Foodshare

Mobile Foodshare is scheduled to be at Sacred Heart Church, 48 Cottage St., East Berlin, Friday, July 19, from noon to 12:30 p.m. The mobile pantry program provides fresh fruit and vegetables to people in need. Volunteers over 18- years-old are needed. For more information, call Father Nadolny at (860) 8280154.

Obituary Antoinette Baccaro Antoinette “Toni” Baccaro, 92, of Ke n s i n g t o n , passed away peacefully at home. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rita (Daversa) Baccaro. Toni has been a lifelong resident of Kensington, attending local schools, and was a graduate of Berlin High School, Class of 1940. She worked in office administration for Graham Advertising for many years, and for New Britain Machine for 20 years. Toni was a charter member of the Timberlin Golf Club. She was a member of Ladies Knights of Columbus and a lifelong member of St. Paul Church. Toni enjoyed extensive trav-

eling, golfing and bowling with her friends. Surviving is her brother, Victor Baccaro, of Berlin; her cousin Victor Baccaro, of Southington; two sisters-inlaw, Pauline Baccaro and Louise Baccaro and several nieces and nephews. Toni was predeceased by two brothers, Peter and Steven Baccaro and a sister-in-law, Veronica Baccaro. Services were held July 11, 2013, at St. Paul Church followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. The family would like to thank Toni’s caregiver, Olha McDonald for the wonderful care she extended to Toni. Memorial Donations may be made to the Berlin VNA, 240 Kensington Rd., Berlin, CT 06037. Please share a memory of Toni in the on line guest book at www.ericksonhansen.com

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CitizenOpinion

Do as they please

To the editor: The month of July is a time when Americans celebrate our freedoms. This freedom brings with it many responsibilities, one of which is the right to vote. We then expect our elected officials to listen to our vote. I recently attended a Town Council meeting to speak during the audience of citizens and heard the mayor and fellow democrats express joy as the town attorney explained they had overruled the High School Referendum (public vote). We the voters of Berlin set a definite budget for our high school renovation project through that referendum. Our current leaders clearly stated at informational meet-

ings that the project could be completed with the bond limit set by referendum. Regardless of how they raise the money needed, they have ignored the clear message from the voters. The leaders of Berlin definitely do not care what the voters want. They will do as they please because they can. Charles Paonessa Berlin

into my driveway and bolted out of her patrol car and asked if I was alright. I said “yes, thank you for your alertness and concern. I am getting the boat ready for the season.” She is still with the Berlin Police Department, patrolling Berlin and putting her life on line for us. Hank Pustelnik Kensington

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Keeping Joe’s memory alive

To the editor: Our Berlin police officers look out for us 24/7. They are helpful and polite with any problem that faces them, even when off-duty. I have an 18-foot boat. Some years ago I was getting the boat ready for the boating season in my driveway. The boat was stored all winter so when I started it for the first time, the motor smoked for a few minutes to burn off the additive oil that was put in the motor for storage. Berlin’s first female police officer was driving by on patrol, saw the smoke, wheeled

To the editor: The Joseph Manzi Foundation’s 11th annual tournament held at the Timberlin Golf Course on June 28, was a huge success. The tournament committee and the Manzi family would like to thank all the golfers, volunteers, sponsors and dinner guests who participated this year. We are very grateful for the support that has been given to our family over the past 11 years. Through the generosity of many, we have

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Commentary

Save lives and drive safe this summer By Officer Robert Canto I would like to provide the community with some summer tips while driving. July is here and as the summer heat kicks in, many of you will be traveling to beaches and taking road trips to fun and exciting places before the kids go back to school. Remember to take frequent breaks and rest your eyes. Relaxing every 20 minutes will make you a more alert driver. Fatigue is a preventable cause of accidents during the year. Traveling to vacation sights can be fun and exciting, but requires more attention to the road. There may be road construction that you are

not aware of or hidden driveways with vehicles entering or exiting. While cruising at highway speeds, remember to give yourself enough room to stop. A good rule of thumb is to give yourself a two seconds distance from the vehicle in front of you. Average perception reaction time for a healthy adult during the day is 1.6 seconds. What that means is it takes 1.6 seconds from the time your eyes see a threat on the road to your body reacting. At 60 miles per hour you will travel approximately 140 feet before your foot hits the break. By

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Government Meetings

Monday, July 22 Kensington Fire District, 947 Farmington Ave., 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 Town Council, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m. Water Control Commission, Town Hall Caucus Room, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25 Planning and Zoning Commission, Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 p.m.

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Public Building Commission, BOE Meeting Room, 238 Kensington Rd., 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 Historic District, Town Hall Room 7, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall Room 8, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Center, 7 p.m.

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Commentary

Dewey? In teens’ section, now we don’t! By Helen Aveline The fiction section in the young adult department is now a genre-based collection. What does the word genre mean? A genre is simply a fancy name for a group of books which share style, form, or content. For example, books that have characters who may have special powers, magic, talking animals, mythical beings, or are set in a medieval universe, are some of the typical elements of fantasy books. So now our teen department looks a lot more like a bookstore than a traditional library. If you like mystery

Open Book books, you can come in to the library, walk to the mystery shelves and find all of our mystery books in the same place. They are still in alphabetical order by the author’s last name, like a regular library, but they are also shelved by genre. Color coded signs and labels will point out the various sections. Other genres we are using are teen life, sports, historical literature, action/adven-

ture, paranormal, fantasy/sci-fi, romance/relationships and classics. So why are we doing this? For several reasons, actually. Reorganizing young adult resources in a bookstore fashion is meant to help patrons ease of use within the library and alleviate confusion by using words and signage that are relatable and easily understood. Statistics are showing that around 75percent of patrons come into the library to browse. Genre shelving creates a browsing atmosphere by keeping all resources with the same theme together. Also, research shows that

teens are more likely to check out a book if they find what they are looking for in a relatively quick manner. Many of them spend 10 or 15 minutes in the library and are frustrated if they have to go to a card catalog and get the number. They are embarrassed to ask for help. This Dewey-free system takes out the middle man. We are also hoping to learn which genres are most popular with teens to support our purchasing policy, as well as increasing our circulation to justify those buying patterns. It was especially important for us to complete this

project this summer with the high school renovations taking place. Teens will be able to find their pleasure reading here, and find it easily, while their school library is being rebuilt. So, with our reorganized collection, a coffee machine, comfortable chairs and a chess table, you may think you’ve entered Barnes and Noble. But it’s just us, even better! See you at the library. 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. berlin.ct.us.

The men on the monument Part 2: Irish immigrants, prison camps and ‘swamp fever’ By Sallie Caliandri

Six men who died within two months of each other in 1862 had certain aspects in common. They all claimed Berlin as their home, and more specifically, Kensington. Many had ties to the Kensington Congregational Church, and some of them were related. James L. Bailey may not have been related that we know of, but he worked for Anner Gladden as a hired man in 1860. Anner’s late husband, Jedidiah, was probably related to others in the Gladden family. James was the first Berlin soldier to die in battle Aug. 9, 1862, at Cedar Mountain, Va. Leverett Gladding and George Horton were friends, and George was present when Leverett died from swamp fever (possibly malaria) on Aug. 8, 1862. They were both members of the 9th CT Volunteers, stationed in New Orleans. Leverett had lived on what we now call Gladding Place, in a house no longer standing, while George lived in the same vicinity. Henry Allen’s family also lived nearby, according to the 1860 census. He was in a different regi-

ment, the 6th CVI, and both would follow Leverett to the grave in October. George Horton also died of disease Oct. 22, 1862, also in New Orleans, while Henry died trying to blow up a bridge at the Battle of Pocataligo in South Carolina. The Allen/Allyn/Alling family is interwoven into several old Berlin families, including the Cole and Upson families who also had sons in the military. George’s mother, Emeline Williams, was probably connected to the Gideon Williams family who lived on the corner of Kensington Road and Norton Road. John Leverett Kent also lived in Kensington. He was a mechanic, living with his wife, Matilda, and son, Leverett. I have no proof (yet), but I have to think that with a name like Leverett in common, there might have been a relationship between John and the Gladden/Gladwin/Gladding family. John died at Antietam on Sept. 17, 1862. Birdsey Judson Beckley was born in 1841, and was named for his maternal aunt’s first husband. He was orphaned as a small child. His mother’s sister, Emeline

Roberts, adopted him and married as her second husband, Samuel Langdon. They lived in the area of Grove Hill and Farmington Avenue in Kensington. Birdsey was a direct descendant of Richard Beckley, Berlin’s first settler. He enlisted in the 14th CVI in August of 1862, saw action at Antietam just one month later, and was promoted to Corporal less than three weeks later. He died at Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862. He is buried in West Lane Cemetery with his adoptive parents. Not all of the Kensington men who fought for the union were native born sons. Richard Ringwood was born in Ireland around 1825. He came to America some time before 1850, probably to escape the potato famine, when he appears in Berlin renting a home in South Kensington with his wife Catharine, son James, and mother Margaret. A map drawn in 1855 shows them living at the corner of Edgewood Road and Orchard Road. By 1860, Richard and Catharine are in the same location, but are now property owners. Richard became a U.S. Citi-

zen in 1855, and enlisted in the 14th CVI in August of 1862. This regiment fought at Gettysburg, so it is likely that he saw action there. He was captured in Virginia in May of 1864, and died of diarrhea in Andersonville on Aug. 25, 1864. He is buried at Andersonville. His son, James, also born in Ireland ca. 1846, enlisted in the same regiment. He was killed at Cold Harbor, Va., June 7, 1864. Catherine

Ringwood received pensions for her dual loss. She remained in Berlin for a time as she is still found on an 1868 map of Berlin at the same location, and again in the 1870 census. She died in 1873 and is buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Meriden. Did any of these young men live in your back yard? Sallie Caliandri is a member of the Berlin Historical Society.

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ganizations that our foundation donates to. We look forward to our annual tournament next year that will be held in June. We thank the Berlin community, friends and family for their continued support. Beverly Manzi, Joseph Manzi Foundation

Continued from page 12 been able to give back to the Berlin community, and thereby keep Joe’s memory alive. Our wish and our goal is to continue to do so. Visit our website at www.joemanzigolf .com for a complete list of or-

Tax payments The Town of Berlin revenue collector’s office has implemented a lockbox service for mailing property tax payments. A lockbox is a post office box that the town’s bank has access. In-person payments should be made at Town Hall, 238 Kensington Road. Payments for the upcoming 2012 grand list property taxes made by mail must be sent to: Town of Berlin, PO Box 150410, Hartford, CT 06115-0410.


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Health clinics

The Berlin Visiting Nurse Association and Central Connecticut Health Center offer monthly health clinics at the Senior Center. The

clinics are free of charge and no appointments are necessary. The schedule for July is as follows: Tuesday, July 23 – 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Blood pressure screening. Tuesday, July 30 – 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Blood pressure screening. For more information, call the Berlin VNA at (860) 828-7030.

Renter Rebate program The Senior Center is scheduled to help residents with Renter Rebate applications on Aug. 7, 14, 21, and 28 and Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are mandatory. Qualifying income may not exceed $33,501 for singles and may not exceed $40,900 for married people. For complete guidelines and documentation, and to schedule an appointment, call Jane at (860) 828-7006.

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AARP trips Sunday, Aug. 4 to Monday, Aug. 5 - Boston Pops and Cape Cod with Hyannis Harbor Cruise. Friday, Sept. 13 to Friday, Sept. 20 - Mackinaw Island. Michigan. Tuesday, Oct. 8 - Cranberry Bog Tour with buffet lunch at the Dan’l Webster Inn. Wednesday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct. 18 Pennsylvania Dutch tour. Wednesday, Nov. 13 Christmas at Salem Cross Inn.

Senior Lunch Menu Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Doretha Dixon at (860) 670-8546 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A donation is requested. Monday, July 22: Grilled orange chicken with orange sauce, mashed potatoes, winter blend vegetables, whole wheat bread, pears. Tuesday, July 23: Cranberry juice, turkey noodle casserole, Tuscany blend vegetables, whole wheat dinner roll, Boston cream pie. Wednesday, July 24: Asian beef strips with ginger sauce, brown rice, oriental blend vegetables, pumpernickel bread, pineapple chunks. Thursday, July 25: hearty vegetables soup, macaroni and cheese, Scandinavian vegetables, 12 grain bread, fudge brownies. Friday, July 26: Pulled pork with BBQ sauce, cornbread stuffing, Capri blend vegetables, watermelon.

For more information, call Ann Gamelin at (860) 828-6700 or Phyllis Fecteau at (860) 828-4934.

Senior trips Aug. 8 - Saratoga. Aug. 20 - Wickford Village. Sept. 5 - The Intrepid, New York City. Sept. 16 - Williamsburg, Va. and Washington, D.C. Sept. 18 - Connecticut Day at the Big E. Oct. 8 - The Beacon Resort, Lincoln, N.H. Oct. 22 - Platzel Brauhaus Oktoberfest. Nov. 13 to 15 - Atlantic City. Nov. 20 - Radio City Show. Dec. 4 - New York City. Dec. 11 - Newport and Providence, Rhode Island. Dec. 17 - Christmas at the New York Botanical Garden.

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Weight loss surgery

The Hospital of Central Connecticut Center for Metabolic Health has scheduled a free weight-loss surgery information session for July 23, at 6:15 p.m., at the Bradley Memorial campus, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington. Bariatric surgeons from the hospital are scheduled to lead the session. For more information, call (866) 668-5070.

Diabetes support group

The Hospital of Central Connecticut offers a free, monthly diabetes support group for people who have completed the hospital’s comprehensive diabetes

group education program and seek ongoing support and continuing education. The program features a short presentation followed by open discussion. The group is scheduled to meet from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., in the diabetes classroom, third floor, New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. as follows: Aug. 13 - Getting the most from an office visit. Sept. 10 - Living by the numbers: Looking at patterns. Oct. 8 - Easier living through technology. Nov. 12 - Enjoying the holidays with diabetes. Dec. 10 - Get up and go! Exercise and motivation. Jan. 14 - Medication and update: What’s new? Feb. 11 - Support services:

Community, online and on TV. Registration is not required. For more information, call (860) 224-5900, ext. 2079.

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;

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parking in Quigley Garage validated. (860) 224-5299. 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, 100 Grand St. 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) 224-5187 or email nmencher@thocc.org.

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oped land within Timberlin Park from golf course expansion – “believed the expansion of Timberlin Golf Course, while simultaneously destroying the forested areas within Timberlin Park, was not the majority opinion of Berlin’s citizens. Consequently, we pursued an initiative and referendum,” he said during the audience of citizens. “With a voter turnout of 71 percent, “An Ordinance to Preserve Timberlin Park” was overwhelmingly approved by a margin of 2 to 1.” “Timberlin Park means all town-owned land in Timberlin Park not presently used for golf course functions,” the ordinance states. “This includes the town-owned land north of and including the access road that runs east to west from the Chamberlin Highway to the Timberlin Golf Course parking lot; the San DiPietro Grove area, including Majorie Moore Road; the picnic pavilion area; and all undeveloped town-owned land surrounding DiPietro Grove.” Zaneski, who has served as a member of the Berlin Open Space Committee, an Inland Wetlands commissioner and cochairman of the Timberlin Coalition, asked council

members if the public should pursue another initiative and referendum to protect a previously established ordinance. The Timberlin Park ordinance came about back in 2000 when there was a proposal to construct an additional nine holes, according to Town Manager Denise McNair. “That was going to span over a larger acreage,” McNair said. “I think there was quite a bit of concern with where it was going to be because there is a watershed, and the chemicals that are used on golf courses and lawns could run off into the watershed. That was an environmental concern. Whether that’s relative or not, I don’t know at this point in time.” “We are certainly cognize of the ordinance, and we’re trying not to violate it, we just haven’t gotten very far,” she added. “The high school has been taking precedence to be quite honest.” Timberlin Golf Course has already contracted architects Stephen Kay and Doug Smith, from a New Jersey/New York based firm, to run a feasible study and a site analysis. But McNair said the town is still in the process of reviewing sites, proposals and the ordinance. “It hasn’t been determined yet whether the new propos-

al, or any proposal for the new driving range, will move forward or not,” McNair said. Zuk previously told The Berlin Citizen in April that the current driving range, which has six stations, has been in operation since the golf course opened in 1970, making the range 43-yearsold. During Berlin High School golf practices, Zuk said, the range becomes crowded. On average, the range generates $16,000 to $20,000 of revenue annually.

A new driving range with 20 stations has the potential to increase the annual revenue to $85,000, while also increasing the number of golfers who can practice at the same time. “The architect that we contracted with is currently doing trajectories and looking at different scenario, such as if we can expand the driving range in its current location,” McNair said. “We are trying to get an interpretation and figure out how to satisfy everybody, even

though I don’t think that’s possible. We’re not trying to ignore the residents and the ordinance. Things take time to investigate and there are so many different interests that have to be addressed.” “What’s a driving force for the range is that we are aware of traveling golf balls to the property on Southington Road,” she added. “We are looking at different solutions such as netting, but I’m not sure if that would completely solve the problem.”

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your tires for the proper air pressure. With summer the air will expand and could possibly cause your tires to be over inflated. This will cause an uneven wear on the treads making them wear out faster and affect the handling of the vehicle. If you have pets or children, please don’t leave them in your vehicle for any length of time. During the summer months deadly temperatures inside your vehicle can escalate over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes. Thank you for your co-operation and remember to please Buckle-up. It not only saves lives, it’s the law. Robert Canto is a traffic officer for the Berlin Police Department.

Continued from page 12 the time you stop you would have traveled 301 feet. At 35 miles per hour, which is an average speed around town, you will travel approximately 82 feet prior to breaking and 137 feet before stopping. At night your reaction time increases to approximately 2.5 seconds, which would further you’re distance for stopping. Texting while driving is extremely dangerous for this reason. Studies have shown that the average person takes their eyes off the road for approximately 4.6 seconds, which equals 235 feet at 35 miles per hour because of texting. Another thing you may

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Post 68 doesn’t go down without a fight By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen Sea level. That’s where Berlin’s American Legion team found itself at the conclusion of its regular season. The club was 12-12 in Zone 3 and 15-15 overall; the definition of sea level. That might be good enough for a fifth place finish in the zone, thus a berth in the state playoffs that open this weekend. But coach Rob Manzo said that his team’s record just might fall short. “We’re in trouble,” he said. “East Haddam and Guilford [the two teams with which Berlin is competing for the fifth spot] hold tiebreakers over us. East Haddam has two games left and they could finish tied with or ahead of us. Guilford is 10-11 and has two games with Westbrook so if they finish with 12 wins, they beat us on the tiebreaker.” Cheshire won the zone, Middletown finished a solid second and Meriden came in third. So Berlin, Guilford and East Haddam are all competing for the fourth and fifth spots. “We played a lot of very young kids and our pitching staff had really no experi-

ence at the varsity or Legion level before this season,” Manzo said. “So while the expectations are high in Berlin, I thought our season was successful. We got a couple of big wins, including one over Cheshire and one over Middletown, and we developed some young players that will serve as our core moving forward.” Manzo, who has won a state and regional championship, said that Taylor Luciani became his team’s No. 1 pitcher, high school freshman Andrew Charbonneau has grown into the job — he beat Middletown — and that Kyle Wollman and Hunter Tralli, reliever, improved and contributed as the season developed. “We threw these guys out there and watched them develop,” Manzo said. “Luciani played for Cory Carlson at Northwest Catholic, but didn’t pitch. He developed before our eyes. The younger kids are still developing, but improved all season long. I’m not kidding myself, we still need a couple more arms to contend for a zone championship, but we have a core.” Manzo also said that shortstop Tralli played well as did Alec Norton, who played

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Berlin’s Hunter Tralli puts a tag on Wallingford’s Philip Perrino June 19. both third and second. “I can’t say enough about our veterans who played hard every day,” Manzo said. “Colin King, Jeff Sylvester, Dante Vasi and Jordan Zima gave us everything all season. Zima did a lot of catching both in high school and for us and did a nice job.” At the end of the day, whether or not the “Baseball Gods” allow Berlin one of those up-for-grabs playoff

spots, Manzo liked what he saw. “Our record is better than I thought it would be,” he said. “We improved throughout the year and are on the right track. We’re going to have a tough time making the playoffs, but you never know. I think the kids learned a lot about baseball at this level and maybe learned a few life lessons along the way.” The state Legion playoffs

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Youth Sports

Strong character awarded Lauren Petry is the 2013 recipient of the Connecticut Youth Football League cheerleading division scholarship. Petry’s involvement in the Berlin Bears youth cheerleading program led to her eligibility. The scholarship was awarded to Petry for her strong character, work ethic and leadership while in the program. Petry, daughter of Bill and Carla Petry will attend Seton Hall University in the fall. She will study to become a physician assistant.

begin Saturday. There will be four rounds of games in two 20-team sectionals tourneys through Tuesday, all single elimination. The teams that qualified, but did not finish either first or second in the state’s eight zones, will play Saturday and Sunday. Those pairings will be announced by the state Legion on its website ctalbb.com.

Baseball 12-year-old All-Stars Berlin 12, New Britain 7: Nick Carroll, Ryan Hyde and David Biscoglio had solo homeruns for Berlin, and Carroll picked up the win on the mound. Berlin 6, Southington North 0: David Biscoglio earned the pitching win. He went 5 2/3 innings, struck out 10 and allowed just 2 hits. Ryan Hyde had a 3-run homerun in the first inning. Tyler Cop also homered. Berlin 13, Southington West 3: David Biscoglio hit 2 homeruns, and Andrew Leary, Ethan Skinner and Nick Carroll also went long to power Berlin. Malachi Burby, Carroll, Skinner and Leary took care of the

pitching duties for the victors. Berlin 12, McCabe Waters 6: Malachi Burby and Nick Carroll were solid on the mound, and David Biscoglio hit two home runs and drove in 7 runs as Berlin rolled. Carroll tallied a 3-run homerun, and teammate Ryan Hyde came through with a 2RBI single. Minor league All-Stars Berlin 6, New Britain 2: Alex Canzellarini allowed no hits, and Sal Dastoli, Kasey Ouellette, Garrett Fallon and Sam D’Addabbo turned in solid work at the plate to lead Berlin. 10-year-old All-Stars Berlin 15, Yalesville 6:

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The survivors of those two rounds — there will be four in each section — will play the second place finishers on Monday. The winner of the Monday games will play the zone champions on Tuesday. The four survivors in each of the two sections of that marathon will go to Torrington and Stamford for three to four days of double elimination play and the two winners of that will play a best-ofthree series for the state title. The state champion will advance to the Northeast Regional at Middletown’s Palmer Field on Aug. 8. The Connecticut champion will play the New Hampshire state champion at 4:30 p.m. on opening day. That game will be followed by the game between the Maine state champion and host team Middletown (24-8-1 overall; 17-6 in Zone 3). The winner of the regional, which runs through Aug. 12, will advance to the Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C.

Zach Hrubiec had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, Mark Addamo also tallied 3 hits, and Camden Murphy and Nick Melville added 2 hits apiece as Berlin bested Yalesville. Also coming through at the plate for the victors were Justin Piskorski, Ben Plaag, Connor Gileau and Patrick Lukens. Mark Addamo earned the victory on the mound. Melville, Murphy and Piskorski cleaned up in relief.

11-year-old All-Stars Berlin 13, Edgewood 9: Berlin was led by a gutsy pitching performance from Tyler Lappe, who tossed a complete game and made several clutch defensive plays from the mound. The victors tallied 12 hits. Tommy Hyjek led the way with 3 hits. Kevin Dunn, Timothy Heinke and Jeff Kuzoian had 2 hits apiece. Berlin 13, Wallingford 2: Berlin’s Zach Murray cracked a solo home run to start the third, putting his team ahead 3-1. With the bases loaded in the fifth, Timothy Heinke belted a grand slam to make it 7-2. The hits continued, with Berlin adding 4 more runs in the stanza.

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Tommy Hyjek contributed four hits, while Heinke (5 RBI), Tyler Lappe (4), and Murray (3) drove in 12 runs. Game-winner Kevin Dunn pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up just 5 hits. Daniel Veleas turned in good glove work at 3rd base for Berlin. First basemen Giancarlo Tufano and Vince Dastoli also played well defensively for the locals. Berlin 6, Southington South 2: Game-winner Alex Halkias went 4 and 2/3 innings, allowing just 1 earned run. Jeff Kuzoian came in to pitch the final 1 and 1/3 innings. Daniel Veleas and Halkias powered Berlin at the plate, each driving in 2 runs apiece. Berlin 17, Yalesville 0 (4 innings): Berlin started the scoring early, plating 4 runs in the first inning. The highlight of the frame was a 3-run home run from Kevin Dunn. Berlin added 2 more runs in the second and tallied another pair in the third. The locals brought the hammer down in the fourth, scoring 9 times. Alex Halkias blasted a 3run homer in that decisive frame. Halkias and Tommy Hyjek finished with 3 hits apiece and drove in multiple runs. Tyler Lappe, Jeff Kuzoian, Tyler Tralli and Dunn also had multiple RBI.

Game-winner Lappe held Yalesville to 3 hits in 3 and 2/3 innings of work. Hyjek solidified the shutout. Berlin 14, Plainville 4 (5 innings): Berlin pitchers Tommy Hyjek and Kevin Dunn combined to hold Plainville to 6 hits. Dunn contributed offensively as well, tallying 3 hits, in-

cluding his second home run of the tournament. Zach Murray, Tyler Lappe, Daniel Veleas, and Hyjek also had multi-hit games for the victors. Timothy Heinke, Jeff Kuzoian and Adam Bilinsky also came through at the plate for Berlin.

Racing series

The McGee Middle School and Berlin High School cross country team coaches and the Recreation Department are cosponsoring a series of cross country races at Pistol Creek this summer. Upcoming race: Wednesday, July 24. Races are free and open to Berlin residents. Boys and girls age 12 and under will race for one mile. Start time is 6 p.m. Boys and girls plus12 to seniors in high school will race 2.2 miles. Start time is 6:30 p.m. Post-high school runners may participate in the 2.2 mile run. Participants receive times and ribbons. Runners should gather in the Pistol Creek parking lot before the race. Registration forms can be found at the Town of Berlin web site under the Recreation Department tab. Forms will be available on site as well.

Megabowl Night

The Ryan Lee SNBL Megabowl Night will be held Sunday, July 28, 5 p.m. Festivities include: slam dunk contest, 3-point shootout, 2-ball competition, deejay, comedy, “Rock and Jock” All-Star game, SNBL Megabowl Championship. For more information, or to donate to the Lee Foundation, contact Max DeLorenzo, Maximillian.delorenzo@uconn.edu, or Tyler Catlin, TCatlin37@gmail.com.

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Peter Czepiga Peter Czepiga recently received the Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank awarded by the Boy Scouts of America. Before achieving this rank, Czepiga had to complete an Eagle Scout Service Project, which is the opportunity for a Scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of a religious institution, school, or the community. Czepiga’s Eagle Project involved blazing a 1/4-mile hiking trail, part of the Blue Blazed Hiking trail system, which Czepiga is part of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association’s hiking trails. His work included organizing volunteers and, using pick mattocks, rakes, shovels and hoes, cleared, side-hilled, leveled and marked the new hiking trail. In addition to scouting, Czepiga competed in soccer, track and varsity football, and is an experienced snow boarder. Peter received a Distinguished Service citation from the Interact Club of Berlin Rotary and is a member of the Berlin High School National Honor Society.

Robert Edward Hall Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete an communityrelated service project to earn his Eagle. Hall’s project was work at the Kensington United Methodist Church. He removed shrubbery and landscaped the front and side of the church in an effort to enhance the beauty and charm of the church. Hall attends the University of Rhode Island.

Assumption College, Massachusetts - Heather Goglia, of Berlin. Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia - Jeremy Mellon, of Berlin.

Dean’s list Colgate University, New York - Kevin DeVivo, of Berlin. Marist College, New York - Matthew Algiere, of Kensington; Hannah Furlong, of East Berlin. Paul Smith College, New York - Joshua Paradis, of Berlin. Salve Regina University, Rhode Island - Alison Brochu, of East Berlin; James Connelly, of Berlin, Lauren Lisitano, of Berlin; Meaghan Trzasko, of Kensington. Western Connecticut State University - Jenna Carlone, Kelly Shemeth, Alyssa Zipadelli, all of Kensington.

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Shake, rattle and roll By Glenn Richter

Is it just me, or have events taken a turn toward the retro in the past weeks or so? First we learned that Uncle Sam, for whatever reason, has decided it’s time to start digging around again in the odd hope of finally finding the remains of Jimmy Hoffa, the Teamsters union leader who disappeared in 1975 from a diner where he was having a little chat with alleged Mafia figures Anthony “Tony Jack” Giacalone and Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano. The FBI found nothing, so the mystery remains: Was the body dumped at Giants Stadium? No. Was it fed to alli-

gators in the Everglades? We may never know. Then it was reported that portly Kim Jong Un (grandson of North Korea’s Great Leader Kim Il Sung and son of Dear Leader Kim Jong Il, so let’s call him the Great Big Leader) has given his inner-circle toadies and bootlickers copies of “Mein Kampf,” an inspiring book by that other great leader, Herr Hitler. The title means “my struggle,” but it’s not clear exactly what Mr. Kim is struggling with, except that he’s clearly losing the battle of the bulge. Closer to home, plans have been revealed for glamorous new train depots in Meriden, Berlin and Wallingford that may dispel,

once and for all, the funky, threadbare, rattletrap image that rail transportation in this zone has always had. Well, maybe not always, but at least for the past half century, during which ownership of the same shabby rolling stock, trundling along at a leisurely pace on the same rusty rails — and the same gloomy stations, with baggage rooms that probably haven’t been used since Eisenhower was in the White House — passed from the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Co. to Penn Central and then to some newfangled thing called Amtrak. OK, maybe it’s just Yrs Trly who’s going all retro, but here’s a scene I remem-

ber from the early 1960s: After visiting relatives here, a couple from England were in the waiting room at the Berlin station, on their way back to New York, when a large chip of custard-colored paint, having hung on to the ceiling for as many years as it could, finally let go, landing on the lady’s head. Nice first impression of America. But at least there was a waiting room. And benches. And steam radiators that made that banging noise that steam radiators always seem to make. Oh, and restrooms. Nothing fancy, but there they were. And that’s what’s so brilliant about the current $647.3 million plan to up-

grade rail service between Springfield and New Haven: No bathrooms, so no bathrooms to clean; no ticket window, so nobody on the payroll to staff it; maybe no benches; and certainly no radiators, because, as it turns out, there’s actually no waiting room at all. These new “stations,” it turns out, will be “boarding platforms” only, with kiosks to sell tickets. They may look like buildings, but there won’t be much to keep the icy wind from blowing right through them. None of the stations will have restrooms, said John Bernick, the project manager for the rail line. And who can argue with that? Without an attendant — without somebody right there and “in charge” — any public

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Pictured, serving a customer named Tom who brought along his 1970s Chevy, is Erin Ferris, as well as Noah Neault, Jake Neault, Julia Gdovan, Meghan Oates and Emma and Taylor Wilcox.

Mellon-Mears Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Mellon, of Berlin, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay to Ricky Mears, son of Beverly Collier, of Hudson, N.H. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Catawba College with a degree in psychology and sociology and a master’s degree from the University of Hartford. She is employed as a school psychologist for Regional School District 1. Her fiancé is a 2009 graduate of the University of Hartford with a degree in structural engineering and a master’s degree also in engineering. He is employed at CME Associates as a structural engineer. An August wedding is planned.

Drive-in car hop Members of Berlin Congregation’s youth group recently sponsored is annual 50s Drive-In fundraiser, turning the church grounds into a car hop and serving hamburgers, hotdogs, French fries and other items to customers at their cars. A number of area antique car enthusiasts attended. The Rev. Mark Pillitere, pastor of the Berlin Congregational Church, served as DJ spinning tunes from that era on a turnstile.

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Tis the season for horsefly bites By Suzanne Helm Horseflies slice open your skin with their mandibles and then drink your blood. They are attracted to dark colors and shiny surfaces with contrasts, moisture and carbon dioxide. So if you are a pool-goer or weekender by the water, and wonder if the season is particularly bad this year, the answer is yes and no. It’s only that you and the water provide all that horseflies need to thrive. If you swim at the East Berlin Pool these insects also live and breed in the marshy areas that surround the pool there.

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restroom is bound to become a nightmare of filth and crime, and the decision apparently has already been made that these places won’t be staffed. The open design, with lots of glass, will at least let the police see inside easily. It’s all about security, you see — not to mention cost. How much, after all, were we expecting to get for our $647.3 million? Glenn Richter is a senior copy editor and columnist at the Record-Journal, Meriden. Reach Glenn at grichter@ record-journal.com or (203) 3172222.

tinue to deploy the older ones until they are no longer serviceable.” The third and most expensive equipment requested is the purchase of 15 replacement Mobile Data Transmitters (laptops), with power supplies and three year warrantees from CDW-Government under the National Joint Powers Alliance contract, at a cost of $32,389. “We are replacing our current cruiser MDTs because they are all off-warranty,” Klett said. “The current ones have been deployed in the cars for three years and they take a beating so they need replacement. We have had

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bridge is a fieldstone abutment wall structure with steel beams, which has deteriorated due to erosion of the underlying drainage structure. However, Simonian said, the roadway was enforced with a concrete structure slab in 1970, so there are no concerns about the roadway structure holding up. “The underlying structure, underneath where the water travels through, is starting to deteriorate quite rapidly so that is scheduled to be replaced. We just hired a consultant (Milone & MacBroom, Inc., of Cheshire) for that project.” There is a historical component to this bridge — it’s on the national registry for historic places. The former Simon North Mill Factory was located just north of the bridge. “Part of the bridge’s abut-

Continued from page 6 The project will cost about $3.5 million project, which will be funded 80 percent from the federal, 10 percent from the state and 10 percent from the town. “The bridge is currently open and there’s not an issue of safety with vehicles driving over it,” Simonian said. “Because of the deterioration that has occurred, it is becoming in need of replacement. As conditions deteriorate further we’ll do minor repairs if we need to, to make sure the structure stays open.” The Farmington Avenue bridge was built in 1928. It handles 6800 vehicles per day. It’s 52 feet long by 28 feet wide. Spruce Brook Road bridge The Spruce Brook Road

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

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

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

203-639-0032 info@ gonzalezconstructionllc.com Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-Kitchen/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

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

(203) 639-1634 TILE, MARBLE, GRANITE FLAGGE TILE COMPANY All phases of ceramic tile, wood/laminate installations. TUB/TILE GLAZING. Please call 860-302-4525 CT HIC # 0626897

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

203-237-2122 Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

SIDING

203-237-0350

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

TREE SERVICES

CT Reg. #516790

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

HEDGE TRIMMING

IF You don’t have time to clean your house, call me. I will do everything you wish for a great price. Good job, fully insured. Call Renata (860) 538-7963 or Email: roniowa@wp.pl

Gonzalez Construction

SERVICES OFFERED

PLUMBING

BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Cert. Installer, Paver, Walks, Patios, Ret. Walls, Stairs, Shrub Replacement, Landscape Design, & Renovations. Mulch & Stone. Waterfalls & Ponds. Lawn Repair & Install. Drainage & Backhoe Work. Bus. 30 + yrs. WE’RE ON ANGIE’S LIST. Free Est. HIC #0563661 Call (203) 237-9577

SIDING

On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279

A-1 QUALITY PAINTING

PAVING

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Top Quality Work. Full Lawn Maint. Grass Cutting. Comm /Res, Lic/ins #616311 Free

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

POWER WASHING Is Spring Cleaning

HANDYPERSONS

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

ROOFS R US LLC. We will beat any quote! Remodeling, Windows, Repairs, Siding. Since 1949. Decks, Gutters, & Additions 203-427-7259 Lic #635370

WE WILL BEAT ANYONE’S PRICE BY 10% Free Est. Call (860) 798-6221 shamshieldpowerwashing.com

EDDIE’S Total Home Exp HousePainting, Powerwashing, Decks, Int. Condos, Apts, ceilings, Sheetrock Repair. We do it all! CT#569864 203 824-0446

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES

ROOFING

ROOFING

ELECTRICAL SERVICE

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

POWER WASHING

R IC K’ S A F F O R D A B L E

S I M P L Y DE V I NE P L U MB IN G. Highest quality installation and service. No job too big or small 203-514-0434. Lic #P10286649

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE

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

IN BUSINESS 33 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 lavignestreeservicellc.com

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

Looking for a friend? Find litters of critters in Marketplace.

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

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

VILLA’S Tree Removal and Stump Grinding. Free est. Guaranteed lowest prices. Owner operated. Fully insured. Senior Disc. Call 860 777-7914 COSTA’S Landscaping. Tree removal, chipper work, climbing, patios, comm/resid mowing, mulch, stone, more. Free scrap removal. CT Reg #635676. (860) 729-2971 or (860) 358-9696. BOUSQUET LANDSCAPING Stump Grinding and or Removal.


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, July 18, 2013 SUV’S

AUTOMOBILES WANTED

PETS & LIVESTOCK

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES $150 QUEEN MATTRESS SET: Brand name and brand new. Still in the plastic. Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667

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

AFFORDABLE CHEVY Suburban 1991 4 WD. Good motor & trans. With hitch. Needs some work inside mostly windows (up & down). Book Value $2,800. Sell for $1,500. Call John (203) 440-3358

DON’T JUNK YOUR OLD CAR Mechanical Problems, Body Damage I Will Buy Your Car CASH at Market Value Jeff (203) 213-1142

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

AQHA Registered 16 Hands, Gelding, 14-years old. Family horse. Can be ridden Western or English $3,500. 860-302-3314 ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience Classes starting July 8 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Giannetti, Phil Huntington, & Kathy Queen - Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm Call 203-235-4852.

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

WANTED TO BUY

ELECTRIC Wheel Chair, motorized. Hospital bed. $1500 for all. Call 203-238-2473. HOT Water baseboard heating units 4’ and 8’. Call Dolores 203-238-1977 PFALTZGRAFF linea salad bowls set of 12 - $12. Call Dolores 203-238-1977 PILATES Rower $35. Dolores 203-238-1977

Call

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

BEDROOM SET BRAND NEW Contemporary, stain green & blonde wood incl twin bed, 8 pc set, $850. Youth bed w/mattress $100. Call 203-284-8423.

PROFORM 390E ELLIPTICAL, I-pod hookup, bought in 2010. Great condition. Asking $275. For info call 203-530-6113 PYTHON 2 overhead garage door opener - $35. Call Dolores 203-238-1977

Hyundai Santa Fe 2003

SOLID core doors 24x79, 30x79, 24x80,30x80, $25. Call Dolores 203-238-1977

Stock# 13-976A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT

Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed

Cindy’s Unique Shop GREAT PYRENEES 8 mnths old, Nutered, All Shots, Loves people & kids, Been to obiance classes. Having a fenced yard would be a +. Asking $800. (203) 284-0536

Ask for Darrell

Kia Sportage LX 2006

1 888 207-3682

Stock# 13-978A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300

HARLEY-DAVIDSON 2011 Sportster 48, 1200 cc, garage kept, under 200 miles, mint - $6500. call 203-237-7121 bet. 9 am & 8 pm

PAPA Is a 9 yr old, 11 pound active Terrier Chihuahua mix. Very lovable, housebroken and up to date on vaccines. Looking for forever home. $150. (203) 269-9483

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 SUMMER HOURS Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9:30-5 Thurs 9:30-6, Sat 10-5, Sun Closed COUCH with lounge. Coordinating Upholstered Chair with foot stool & ottoman. Very Good Condition! Asking $400 OBO Call 203-715-0815 up until 7pm. ELECTRIC STOVE 30”. White. Good condition. $100. Call (203) 415-8161 QUEEN ANNE Dining room set. 6 chairs, plus 2 captains chairs, table pads, extensions, glass hutch $1,500. 203-634-1881

Nissan Pathfinder 2004 LE Platinum 4WD $8,988 Stock# 1382A

HONDA CIVIC LX 2010 $13,994 Loaded 4 Cyl ● Stock # 2719AAQ Ask for Darrell

1 888 207-3682 Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed

CAMPER & TRAILERS

PUREBRED Maltese Puppies. 1 Female & 1 Male. 3 month old, Ready to Go! $700 negotiable. Free Kittens. Call 860-302-5371

LAWN & GARDEN

CRAFTSMAN Lawn Tractor. 15.5 HP, IC, Electric Start, 42 inch Mower, 6 speed. Good Condition! Asking $800 Call 203-314-8181

SOMETHING For Everyone Consignment is having a One year anniversary Sale. Everything in the store is 25-50% off. We carry all types of furniture, home goods, appliances, antiques, jewelry and much more. We are located at 95 Main Street in South Meriden CT. Open Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 9-5, and Sun 9-3. Phone 203-440-3604.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 12 FT Aluminum Sears Boat. Trolling Motor, Oars, Life Jackets, & Dolly. Asking $500 OBO. Call (860) 828-4063 or (860) 989-0478 20 SERIOUS PEOPLE TO LOSE 5-100 LBS! Affordable Programs Available! DOCTOR RECOMMENDED! www.healthylife4youtoo.com (203) 715-2779

Toyota Highlander 2005 Stock# 13-779A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300

BOSTON RED SOX BUS TRIPS August 4th & 29th Box Seats, Coach bus, Convenient Parking. $90 pp. Call 203-605-2087

Always a sale in Marketplace

26’ TRAVEL TRAILER 2004 With Heating and Air Conditioning Stove & Refrigerator, Shower. Sleeps 6. $7,400 Firm. Call (203) 235-2372

TORO 5100-D ReelMaster $2,600 TORO 4000-D Reelmaster 4x4. $5,000 TORO 5400-D $2,600 Gulf Tractors, Very good Machines Call for more info 203 535-9817

FRIGIDAIRE DRYER White, Electric. 5 yrs old. Working perfectly $50. (203) 634-4372

20% OFF SUMMER SALE! Cleanest seasoned firewood in the state! $190 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. South Meriden Mike 203 631-2211 20% OFF SUMMER SALE! Cleanest seasoned firewood in the state! $190 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. South Meriden Mike 203 631-2211

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS HOT TUB: 5/6 person, 40 jets w/ all options. Never used. Cost $7000, Sacrifice $2950. Can Deliver. 203-232-8778

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

HOUSES FOR RENT

Will Deliver

SAMSONITE folding card table with 2 chairs - $25. Call Dolores 203-238-1977

BUICK LACROSSE 2012 $24,998 6 TO CHOOSE FROM SAVE UP TO $11,000 of MSRP STK 27184AQ

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

Appliance Repairs

203-284-8986

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

203-235-8431

MERIDEN 4 BR, 2 Full Bath, WD Hookup. $1300/mo. No pets. (203) 464-3083 WALLINGFORD 6 RM Colonial 3 BR, 2 Full Baths. HW Flrs, DR, W/D Hookup. Double Driveway. Beautiful Yard! No Pets. Available July 1st. Call 203-654-6190

CONDOMINIUMS WANTED Fishing Tackle & Hunting Items. Local Collector looking for old/new rods, reels, lures. highest prices paid. Call Dave 860-463-4359

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

ELECTRIC GUITAR - Epiphone SG Special Edition Cherry Red, Mint condition, barely used, needs to be restrung. Carry bag included. Amplifier - Line 6 amp (spider 3- 15 watt- 8 inch). Asking $280 or best offer. Call 860-416-5988 - Ask for Aaron

FOR RENT

MERIDEN 2 BR End Unit. Execellent Condition. On Site Laundry. No Pets $925/mo. Call (860) 620-9658 MERIDEN East Side Condo 2 BEDROOMS Fully applianced No pets. No smoking $900 (203) 235-4853

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WANTED TO BUY 1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

$$$ CA$H $$$

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

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

203-238-3499 ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

ALWAYS Buying Hand Tools. Old, Used, and Antique Hand Tools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench Tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers. Please call Cory 860-322-4367 ALWAYS Buying machinist tool boxes, tools & bench vises. (860) 985-5760 BUYING COINS and Currency Collections of Any Size. Private Collector Giving Honest Appraisals and Fair Offers. mgba98@gmail.com 860-384-4053

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT

ROOMS FOR RENT

BERLIN 2 BR, 1.5 Bath ( 1232 Sq Ft.) In 2-Family House. WD Hookup. Granite. Clean. Great Loc. Back Yard, Deck. $1300. 860 736-1169 or 860 502-5619

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 www.Meridenrooms.com

Flanders West Apts

MERIDEN Rm For Rent. All Utils incl. Share Kitchen, Bath & Living Rm. Washer & Dryer. Off St Parking. $125/Wk. 2 Wks Sec. $50 Key Deposit. 203 605-8591

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

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 2nd floor Studio, $180/week+security. Call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm or www.meridenrooms.com MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Walk in Closet, & Laundry. No pets! $925 + utilities Call 203-245-9493

MERIDEN 1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS 657 East Main Street Call 203-376-8114 or 203-630-9481

MERIDEN 1ST FLOOR Pleasant 1 BR. Clean, quiet. Walk-in Kitchen. New Appls. Heat, HW included. Bus line. $700. 199 E. Main. 727-565-8362 MERIDEN 2 BR Apartment for Rent, 2nd floor. Off Street Parking. Call 203-238-0106 or 203-213-4507 MERIDEN Clean 1 RM Efficiency 2nd Fl. Randolph Ave. Utilities included. No pets. $450. 2 months security. Credit check required. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $945/mo plus sec. Avail immed L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808. MERIDEN Spacious 2 BR, 5 Room, 1st Flr Apt. New kitchen & Paint. Located in Bradley Park Section of Meriden. Call Doug for information 203 235-0840 MERIDEN. 2 BR, 1st flr $800. 1 BR, 3rd flr $650. Appls included. 1 mos rent, 1 mos sec. No pets. 46-48 Elliot St, nice st, off st parking. 203-836-4321 SOUTHINGTON. 2 BR apt, large kit with ref & range. Ample storage space, off st parking, safe, quiet residential neighborhood. 1st flr, avail approx early to mid Aug. No smoking, no pets. $875 plus utils. Call (860) 628-8386 SUMMER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868 WALFD 2 BR, 2nd Fl, Glass Porch, Appli., WD Hookup, Storage, Off St. Parking, No Pets, Very clean, Dead end St., Owner/Agent. $895. Call (203) 269-7348 WALLINGFORD Historic District, 1 BR, Newly Remodeled, Quaint Apt! BR & BA on 2nd Flr, Off St. Park. No Smoking/Pets, Heat Incld. $900/mo. (203) 488-7163

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS WALLINGFORD Hair Dressing Studio. $600/mo. Call (203) 376-2160

Requirements: ●High School Diploma/GED ●Three years related experience

and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

●Connecticut EMT Certificate preferred ●State of Connecticut Telecommunications

Certification (or

equivalent) ●EMD Certification ●Medical Priority Dispatch System ●State of Connecticut Motor Vehicle

Operator's License Please email resume with cover letter and salary requirements to sloanep@huntersamb.com or apply in person at: 450 W. Main Street, Building 3, Meriden. EOE

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE HELP WANTED MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD Newer Double Wide. 2 BR, 2 BA, Central Air, Mint Condition in Up Scale Park. $79,900! Call 203-799-7731 Also available, Brand New 2 BR in Upscale Park. $59,900! Financing Available. Call 203-799-7731

HELP WANTED CAR LOT HELP Multiple Used Car Dealerships in New Britain and Waterbury looking for Office Help. Duties include answering phones, vehicle sales, some paperwork involved, dealing with customers in general and helping out where needed. Must have clean driver’s license, be energetic and motivated. Computer skills helpful. Call John 860 801-6217 or fax resume to 860 225-1546 CAREER COUNSELOR (PART-TIME) Wallingford Public Schools is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Career Counselors at the high school level. Job responsibilities include working with certified staff, business leaders & community members to develop & support students’ career goals. Position does not require teacher certification. Combination of business experience, business teacher or guidance counselor. Good networking skills, works well with students. $30.00 per hour/19.5 hours per week. Work year: School year plus additional 10 days. Apply on-line at: www.wallingford.k12.ct.us EOE CDL DRIVER Needed! Outdoor Work, Landscaping a Plus, Training Available. Call 203-284-0707 or email to: mulchworksllc@gmail.com CONSTRUCTION SUPER For Immediate Consideration: Developer/Construction Co seeking indiv. w/min 10 yrs exp in commercial construction. Must be highly organized and self-motivated w/knowledge of all phases of construction, including light estimating. Fax res w/ sal req (201) 327-8780. DQ Is looking for cooks/ cashiers/ice cream makers Nights & wknds. Apply in person only: DQ, 956 Broad St., Meriden

ELECTRICIANS Apprentice Must be a state trade school graduate or equivalent. Full time work. Hourly based on experience. Great benefits! EOE/AA. Fax Resume to 203.639.1525 or email to angiacco@aol.com QUALITY ENGINEER The Quality Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation & continuous improvement of all necessary equipment, tools, documentation, training and processes required for the successful execution by the Quality group. E S S E NT I AL DU IT E S AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Analyze & champion internal process improvements, Assist the Quality Control on technical quality related issues and related training, Insure company compliance with internal & ISO procedures, Assist Engineering & Productions with FMEA’s. Risk Planning/Analysis and Validations (IQ,OQ & PQ’s), Perform training as required, Assist in determining Root Cause &, Corrective/Preventive Actions, Capable of writing Procedures & Work Instructions, Responsible for supporting QC & other internal groups, Responsible for auditing QC processes, Liaise with & prepare any customer required technical documentation, Carry out any other assigned projects related to Quality QUALIFICATIONS: 5 years experience in Quality Engineering position, Must possess a significant portion of the following experience attributes: Gauging techniques, including GR&R’s, Inspections Methods, GMP’s, Investigation & implementation of Corrective & Preventive Actions, Ability to perform inspection. COMPUTER SKILLS: Offices Suites, Excel, Visio, Word & Minitab are preferred. C E R T I F IC AT E S , L I CE N S E S , & REGISTRATIONS: ASQ, CQE, CQA, CBA, Black Belt is preferred but not required. WORK ENVIROMENT: TOMZ Corporation is a modern, clean, state of the art machine shop. AS 9100, ISO 900l, & ISO 13485 Certified. Excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, 401K Plan. Send resume to: TOMZ Corporation, 47 Episcopal Road, Berlin, CT 06037 or apply in person.

HELP WANTED DRIVER Wanted, Class A CDL Required with Paving Experience. Good pay. Please Call (203) 284-1501 F/T & P/T Certified Nursing Assistants position available 11pm-7am with a minimum of 1 year experience in a 60-bed premier LTC facility. Please apply in person Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm CT Baptist Homes, 292 Thorpe Ave. Meriden, CT 06450 or send resume to jobs@ctbaptisthomes.org

Coming to Cheshire! EDAC Technologies is a recognized leader in supplying the Aerospace, Commercial, Medical, Industrial and Machine Tool markets. For more than 60 years, EDAC has been manufacturing and delivering highly engineered products to a global customer base. We are presently transitioning and expanding our Connecticut operations into a single 293,000 square foot, optimally configured, conveniently located facility in Cheshire. Our business growth and expanding operations have created exciting opportunities for talented individuals who have good visual acuity and manual dexterity, the ability to work and communicate with others, and have a strong commitment to teamwork and operational excellence.

CNC TURNING MACHINISTS Set up & operate controlled horizontal and vertical lathes to perform difficult machining operations, such as turning, boring, facing and threading parts such as castings, forgings, and bar stock. At least 2-4 years of work experience, trade/vocational education, and/or apprenticeship and specialized experience with aerospace machining processes are required.

CNC MILLING MACHINIST Set up & operate machining centers to perform various functions such as cutting, drilling, milling, reaming & boring utilizing knowledge of machine tool capabilities, machineability of materials and shop math. At least 1-2 years of work experience, trade/vocational education and/ or apprenticeship is required. We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental & prescription drug coverage; life and disability coverage, generous paid holidays and vacation; 401(k) plan and more. Send your resume to Human Resources, EDAC Technologies, 5 McKee Place, Cheshire. EOE.

info@edactechnologies.com • fax 203.250.3866

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MERIDEN 1, 2, 3, & 4 BRs Starting at $580/mo. West Side - CLEAN Sec & Refs a must! Off St Parking. No dogs. Sec 8 approved. 1st Month FREE! (203) 537-6137

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

Transportation/Dispatch Supervisor The Transportation Supervisor position is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Telecommunications (Emergency and Non Emergency), Hospital Liaisons and Pre-Scheduling personnel. Works collaboratively with other operations, supervisory, coordinator and management staff for the overall efficiency of operation. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Successful candidates must have working knowledge of computers and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

GENERAL LABOR

BEAT THE HEAT!! ALL DEPTS HIRING! $ potential We are ahead production & behind on staff. We are putting 20 people to work this week!! We will place & train motivated individuals into the following depts:

SETUP & DISPLAY MANAGEMENT CUSTOMER SERVICE FT/PT available-come beat the rush & join our team!!!! Setting up interviews Mon & Tues. 860-329-0317 ctjobfair@gmail.com

LICENSED ELECTRICIAN: Available Immediately - Full Time Position, Commercial & Industrial Work, 5+ Yrs Experience Preferred. Please Respond with Previous Experience & References. Benefits Include: Medical Insurance, 401k, Paid Vacations & Holidays. Please Reply to peter@beaconelec.com No Phone Calls! TEACHING POSITIONS Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for the following 2013/14 teaching positions: Elementary Level: World Language (Spanish), (2) Bilingual/ELL/ESL (endorsment #009 or #902 & #111 required), Physical Education / Health (.7), Special Education. High School Level: English, Math, Math/Math Interventionist, Psychologist, Elementary Level, Vocational Agriculture (Aquaculture). Apply on-line through our website www.wallingford.k12.ct.us EOE

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DELIVERY CARRIERS WANTED Come join our fast growing team of contracted adult carriers who earn up to $13,000.00 annually delivering newspapers for up to 2 hours in the early morning. It is a great way to subsidize your annual income without interfering with your regular job or quality time at home. If you are interested in being contracted on a route or being a substitute in Wallingford, Meriden, Southington or Cheshire -

Be the first to get on the list to contract a route Please call Record-Journal Circulation

(203) 634-3933 HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

INSTALLERS: FULL TIME Commercial Overhead Doors, Exp. Only FT w/benefits. 860 347-1507 x12.

PH ARMACY Clerk: Wknds 8-2:30 & 2:30-9. Apply in person Hancock Pharmacy 840 East Main St, Meriden 203 235-6323

RESTAURANT Experienced Line Cooks, Sous Chefs Wanted for busy downtime Southington Restaurant. Great Pay! Apply in person: Anthony Jacks 30 Center Street or Fax Resume (860) 426-1487

RETAIL Associate/Direct Service Provider for human services oriented individiual providing support svs to individuals w/developmental disabilities in retail setting. 8-10 flex hrs/wk. Good Cause Gifts. Resume to careers@futures-ct.org

HELP WANTED

PRESS & SETUP OPERATOR. Mechanical Ability, Operates Machine, Fork Lift Experience is a plus! Apply in person at 336 Woodford Ave., Plainville. RETAIL ASSOCIATE/Direct Service Provider for human services oriented individual providing support svs to individuals w/developmental disabilities in retail setting. 8-10 flex hrs/wk. Good Cause Gifts. Send Resume to careers@futures-ct.org


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SALE DATES: Thurs. July 18 -July 24, 2013 Sunblock lotion for baby. SPF 45+, 3 oz.

2

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Holds all standard water jugs (not included) Comp. $129

Comp. $6.99

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Suncare Sprays & Lotions

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3 oz - 5 oz Assorted SPF’s

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FREE BOOKS?

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Hot/Cold Water Cooler

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

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Cookbooks, Novels, Kids books, Activity/Coloring books, Books on CD, How-To Books, Sports Books...you name it...EVERY BOOK IN STOCK! Buy $25, $50 up to $100 in Books and get a Job Lot Gift Card equal to your Book Purchase FREE! Are the Books FREE? If they’re not, then the Gift Card must be FREE! Something must be FREE!

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3” Jumbo Tabs •Quick Tabs •8 oz Sticks Your Choice

1899

7’ Beach Market Umbrella OR 7 Position Backyard & Beach EZ In EZ Out Aluminum Chair

8’ Wood Shaft Market Umbrella Comp. $90

OR Zero Gravity Multi-Position Recliner Comp. $89

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Dept. Store Embellished Knit Tops

Trendy Junior Tops

4 Position High Back EZ In EZ Out Aluminum Chair

99

8

$

8

$

5 Position Lay Flat Aluminum Beach Chair

Comp. $24

$

35

35

Long rayon challis or regular length poly spandex

Drawstring waist Comp. $24 YOUR CHOICE

Your Choice

Your Choice

$

Print Dresses

Garment Dyed Sheeting Capris or Bermuda Shorts

2

99

Your Choice

4

99

24

$

888

Comp. $8

4

$

1 Gal. Liquid Shock 1 lb. Powdered Shock

1 Gal. Clarifier • 1 Gal. Algaecide

Comp. $29

From some of your favorite stores! Tees & tanks

Your Choice

Dept. & Pro Shop Golf Shirts

Famous Maker Cargo Shorts

Wicks moisture

Comp. $30-$45

Comp. $36

INTEX

12

$

®

18

12

$

$

5 Position Aluminum Chair

5 Position Folding Beach Chair

10

$

449

$

Beach Sand Chair

16’x48” Ultra FrameTM Pool

279

$

•Includes filter, ladder, maintenance kit & instructional DVD

Rash Guards 7’ Sun Block Tilting Beach Umbrella

10

29

18

70

$

3 $ 5

6’ Heavyweight Jacquard • • • • •

10

10

$

Twin Size

Waterproof flocked top & 2 in 1 valve Comp. $20

Compare $300

Chatham Hard Top 10’x12’

• • • • • •

39

$

5’ Fancy Bamboo Patio Torch

10

4/$

5’ Metal Patio Torch

10

2/$

2’ Bamboo Torch

1

$

Citronella Torch Fuel 50 oz

Citronella Bucket

Airport Grade

Shafts, unstrung heads, pinneys, shorts & jerseys

999

Assortment varies by store! Shop early for best selection!

Propane $

Compare $1799

18

Exchange with gas

45

$

Spare

with gas

Your Choice

2

$

24

$

Cutter® Backwoods or Skinsations®

9’ Adjustable Tilt Aluminum Market Umbrella

7” Window Fan 2 Speeds Comp. $34 $

8” 3 Speeds Comp$40...

32

$

Your Choice

4 $ 5

25

$

12

Comp. $69.99

20

$

50

Kayak Cart

•Lightweight aluminum construction •10” tread tires •Capacity 150 lbs

$

8

$ WE RARELY LIMIT QUANTITIES!

98

$

12’ Vector Sit In Fishing Kayak

2 flush mount rod holders, adjustable back rest & removable seat cushion

Comp. $799.99

299

$

Ahh Bra

HOLDS

As seen on tv!

880 lbs!

3000 S.F Oscillating ® Lawn Sprinkler Seahawk 400

39

99

$ Comp. $80

Comp. $14.99

Inflatable Boat

Fits 4 people, includes double quick air pump, 1 pair of aluminum oars, two cushions Comp. $147

40

$

6 Ft Folding Banquet Table

Comp. $100

30

Kayak Paddle

$

20

$

$

* Available in most stores

Bug Zapper

50’ - 5/8” Premium Rubber-Vinyl Garden Hose

Uses standard 16.4 oz cylinder. Comp. $29.99

$

Cast Iron Umbrella Base

*9” Comp $21 ...... 15 $ *18” Comp $60 ... 39

50

Portable Propane Grill

27” high cook surface Comp. $39.99

60

Comp. $49

32

18” Charcoal Grill

$

14” High Velocity Fan

7.5 oz Pump spray

75’............... 20 100’............$25

Optimum Pro

Gait® Mens Lacrosse

6.5 oz

3Pk Replacement Wick....$2

Latex-ite® Driveway Sealers

Aluminum & steel construction Durable powder coated finish Resistant to rust, corrosion & chipping Zippered mosquito netting Center light hook Curtain rod for optional privacy panels

7

99

LOOK FOR MANAGER’S UNADVERTISED SPECIALS IN ALL OUR STORES EVERY WEEK!

1284394

4 3/$ 10

Ladies Field Hockey Sticks

$

Wasp & Hornet Killer or REPEL® Sportsmen Insect Repellent

50

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200

®

All terrain cart. Holds 4 chairs, large cooler, towels & umbrellas. Comp. $79

2199 2799

Double roof construction Rust resistant powder coated steel frame Weather resistant/fire retardant canopy Mosquito nettings • Ground stakes Trellis design panels

$

WONDER Wheeler Plus

with built in pump, 18” off the ground. Comp. $106

SAVE 50-75%

Compare $110

$

46

Shafts, heads (strung & unstrung), full sticks, gloves, shortsleeve game jerseys, reversible pinneys, landyard, game kilts, mesh practice shorts.

Regency 10’x12’

6’ Oversized Heavyweight

$

5

$

Ladies Lacrosse

Sierra II 10’x10’

$

Self-Inflating Highrise Queen Size Air Mattress

8

10

5’ Standard

Comp. $20

$

$

BEACH TOWELS

Famous Label Shorts

100% polyester mesh

Comp. $20 & more

37” Body Board

$

99

$

Great styling & quick drying microfiber Regular & Big Man sizes

15

Comp. $34.99

10

$

Mens Swimsuits

$

Mens, ladies & youth

8’ Beach Umbrella with sand anchor

•Includes: filter, ladder, ground cloth, cover, & instructional DVD

41” Hard Slick Performance Board

Body Glove® SPF 100+

15’x48” Metal Frame Pool

Padded Folding Chair

30” Slate Surround Fire Pit

Assorted colors

1299

Insulated Coolers from North Peak Soft Sided Rolling Cooler 60 Can Extra thick insulation leak proof liner Comp. $49

22

$

18

$

40 can Comp. $39....

6 can Comp. $9.......... 4 $ 12 can Comp. $10.......... 6 $

50

30 can Comp. $15.......... 9 $ 48 can Comp. $24...... 12 $

Tide® Pods Laundry Detergent $ 62 Ct Special Pack Comp $19.99................ 15 Bounty® Select a Size $ Paper Towel 6 Big Roll Pack .................... 10 $ Bounty® 200 Ct Napkins .......................... 3 $ Puffs Plus® Facial Tissue 56 Ct................ 1

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Berlin Citizen July 18, 2013