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Locals ‘March for Babies’ By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen Jennifer Jurgen and her husband Jay Jurgen have been supporting the “March of Dimes” for years, not ever expecting that one day they would need the support of the non-profit organization. March of Dimes’ mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality through research and education. On June 13, 2009, Jennifer Jurgen gave birth to Abigail at 27 weeks. She only weighed in at two pounds, two ounces and measured 15 inches. “She was so tiny and so sick, too,” Jennifer Jurgen said. “Not even a month af-

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Abigail Jurgen at age 3. ter she was born she developed pneumonia and had a collapsed lung. To come out of that after being a twopound baby is just amazing and we are so thankful and we are really lucky to have her in our lives.”

On April 28, Jennifer Jurgen and her husband will “March for Babies” in honor of their daughter ‘Abby’ who is now 3½ years old. According to Jennifer Jurgen’s March for Babies site, they will also be walking in memory of their son Andrew and their nephew Matthew, both “born too soon and too small to survive, but always close to our hearts.” “We walk in their memory, but also in hopes that the work of the March of Dimes will continue to decrease infant mortality rates so fewer families will have to endure the sadness of losing a baby,” Jennifer Jurgen wrote. According to he blog, See March, page 27

Town to purchase Depot Crossing property and sell to developers By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

Town Council will pursue a CHAMP grant for $850,000 to purchase the Depot Crossing property, according to

Economic Development Director Jim Mahoney. “The deadline to submit the application to the State Department of Economic and Community Development was April 7, but it has

been pushed back because (town officials) are still working through the details because we are asking for additional funds to finish the exterior siding of the building,” Mahoney said. The Depot Crossing building, located at 848 Farmington Ave., is a major cornerstone in the town’s Farmington Avenue revitalization effort. The building has sat idle

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Winter’s impact on the town By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen With spring officially here, it’s time to reflect on the impacts of all the winter storms the town endured from snow removal to road damage. PubSimonian lic Works Director Arthur Simonian participated in a question and answer with The Berlin Citizen. What was the total cost so far of storm cleanup this year? Approximately $350,000 was spent so far this year on winter snow storms (including the blizzard) for overtime, outside contractors and materials. Approximately $300,000 of this is budgeted for this year. What is the anticipated

fiscal relief from emergency/FEMA funds? If we receive the declaration and are granted reimbursement for the entire storm, Public Works including Grounds expect a reimbursement of 75 percent of eligible costs. We estimate the eligible costs to be approximately $375,000 under Public Works including Grounds and Fleet Maintenance. Additional reimbursement for other departments are also expected but be minimal. The actual eligible costs and reimbursement amount is not known until FEMA has performed and audit of the expenses. FEMA does not reimburse for straight time labor costs already covered by the town or any equipment purchase costs incurred by the town. Were there any storm

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A view of the unfinshed Depot Crossing building on Farmington Avenue before the foreclosure sale in June 2012. There were no interested buyers at the time.


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The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, March 21, 2013

Community and state remember Army Ranger’s legacy By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

First Lt. Christopher Rogan. in Kentucky, where he was stationed. Rogan graduated from Berlin High School in 2006 and from West Point Military Academy. He served a seven month deployment to Afghanistan and returned to the states in November 2012. Rogan was pursuing his goal to become a mem-

country. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Chris’s parents, family and all of his friends.” Congressman John B. Larson also met Rogan early on in his career when Larson’s office nominated him to See Legacy, next page

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had a strong character, and was destined for success. Chris embodied all of the finest qualities that one would look for in a young man,” Salina said. “I was shocked to hear of this tragic news and know that our entire community is in mourning for a young man that had contributed so much to his

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Family, friends, town officials and politicians all continue to mourn the death of First Lt. Christopher Rogan, a 24-year-old Army Ranger and lifelong resident of Berlin. “He was my beautiful boy. He was a great student, a great man, a great son. A man of faith and a man of intelligence. His love for his country and for God, there was no measuring it,” said his mother, Grace Rogan. “He was the most beautiful person you would have ever met.” Grace said with 19 countries stamped in her son’s passport, he enjoyed traveling around the world and immersing himself in other cultures. Rogan was found dead in his Tennessee home March 10, over the border from Fort Campbell Army Base

ber of the US Army Special Forces. Clarksville police found Rogan’s body after they received a call about a deceased person at his home around 7 p.m., March 10, police spokesman Jim Knoll told the Associated Press. The cause of death is under investigation, Knoll said. Fort Campbell spokesman Robert Jenkins said Rogan was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Jenkins said he could not provide more details while the death was under investigation. Berlin Mayor Adam Salina said he had the “distinct pleasure” of meeting Rogan in 2005 when the young student began the process to apply for a Congressional nomination to West Point Academy. “I knew early on that he had all of the qualities the Academy was looking for. He was an outstanding leader,



The gift of literacy Submitted by Elaine Pavasaris

Rotarians Michele Tine and Elaine Pavasaris, recently visited Andrea Kozyrski’s third grade class at St. Paul School. As part of the Gift of Words Dictionary Project, each student was presented with a Scholastic dictionary. As part of Rotary’s commitment to literacy, all third graders in Berlin will receive a dictionary. The Kensington-Berlin Rotary Club raised funds through donations from the community to make the program possible.

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Continued from page 2 West Point Academy. “My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and community coping with the loss of Christopher Rogan. A West Point Graduate and Army Ranger, First Lt. Rogan served his nation with integrity and courageousness. One of the kindest men my office has ever nominated to West Point, this news is

Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled an open house at the Berlin Municipal Shelter, 600 Christian Lane, for Sunday, March 24, from noon to 3 p.m. Meet the friendly, beautiful cats and dogs that are waiting for loving, permanent homes. Food donations are needed as well as foster homes for the upcoming kitten season. For more information, call (860) 828-5287 or visit

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share resources with our other departments in town to help keep costs down. As with (Blizzard Nemo) it was “all hands on deck” and we pulled resources from Building Maintenance, Grounds, Water Control and Fleet Maintenance. In addition, we utilized 10 outside contractors who responded quickly to our request for assistance. Without the hard work of our crews and commitment to the town from our outside contractors, I don’t believe we could have had our roads and schools opened when they were. Were there any com-

plaints from the public about property damage? If so, how many and what were the complaints about? i.e. mailboxes and curbs? Most of the calls that came in during the blizzard, or that week, were due to snow clearing issues on streets and sidewalks. Mailbox complaints were fairly minimal compared to years where we have a greater number of snow storms. How many mailboxes is the town replacing, if any? During this winter to date we have processed 32 requests for mailbox/post replacements. The town policy adopted by Town Council in 1997 indicates that when a

mailbox is damaged by physical contact with town plow equipment (not from snow being plowed) residents can request reimbursement from the town by contacting the Public Works office. The determination of whether physical contact with the town’s equipment is made by the Public Works office after an investigation. If it has been determined the damage occurred due to contact from the town’s equipment, then

reimbursement is set at $15 for mailboxes and $25 for posts. How will this years’ experience impact strategic planning for next winter? Although we responded to the blizzard in a manner that we felt was not only efficient, cost effective and responsive to the town, we do understand improvements can always be made. We are looking into various equipment that can be placed on stand-

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Obituaries Christopher Rogan

gan; his maternal grandmother, Anne-Marie Sasseville, and several aunts, uncles, and many first cousins in the Rogan, Sasseville, Banks, and Monikowski families. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Andre Sasseville who served in the Canadian Army in the Korean War. Christopher will forever remain an enormous source of pride for his entire family, and there are no words to express the unfathomable chasm left by his passing. Services were held March 18, 2013, from Porter’s Funeral Home, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at St. Paul Church. Burial was March 20, 2013, in West Point Cemetery, New York. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations in his memory be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256. The entire Rogan family sincerely appreciates the outpouring of love and support extended by so many friends in the saddest of times.

Angela Larson Angela Lynn “Angie” (Pirrone) Larson, 47, of Berlin, loving wife of Timothy W. Larson, passed away March 8, 2013, at home. She was born in Maryland the daughter of Sally (Gaylord) Cullemper and the late Vincent David Pirrone. The devoted wife and mother, Angie devoted her life to her family. She leaves behind her children Raycheal, 21, Alexander, 19, Zachary, 16, Gabrielle, 14 and Niko, 12; two brothers, John Dennison and David Pir-

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First Lieutenant Christopher Hunt Rogan, 24, beloved son of David and Grace Rogan, a lifelong resident of Berlin, died unexpectedly March 10, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Born in Hartford, he was a 2006 graduate of Berlin High School. Beginning as a young boy and with the deep love and guidance from his parents and paternal grandparents he reveled in learning American history, and developed a wide range of interests including a keen sense of the importance of altruism and civic mindedness. However, his intense thirst for knowledge did not detract from his early love of baseball, scouting, and football. From Little League and continuing as a pitcher in the AAU ranks with the Connecticut Bombers and Connecticut Blaze, to becoming an Eagle Scout and a high school football letterman, his devotion in those areas ranked only second to his lifelong aspiration to serving in the U.S. Army which

ultimately lead to a relatively short but remarkable career. Garnering nominations from Senator Joseph Leiberman and Congressman John Larson, Christopher attended West Point Military Academy where he excelled in his academic pursuits and gained awards and recognition for his senior thesis on defense and strategic strategies, and was a member of The Knights of Columbus and the Calvary Club. He successfully completed Ranger School, proudly served a tour of duty in Afghanistan, and was pursuing his goal to become a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces. His commendations included the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. He always maintained his modest demeanor and displayed unending respect toward all he encountered. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving and proud brother Brian Rogan; his paternal grandparents, Mary and Joseph Ro-


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The Women’s Guild of the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection has scheduled its annual bake for Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., sale in Abrahamian Auditorium, 1910 Stanley St., New Britain. Armenian and American foods and baked goods will include choereg (Armenian sweet rolls), paklava and cheese boereg, simit cookies, talanchi (stuffed grape leaves), breads and more. For more information, call (860) 223-7875. Open to the public.

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Easter egg hunt Christian Life Church has scheduled an Easter egg hunt for March 31, following the 10:45 a.m. Easter service. The event is for children up to 11 years old and includes games, bounce house, prizes and more. For more information, call (860) 828-5105.






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To the editor: The Town Council recently voted on Feb. 26 to pursue a grant through the Recreational Trails Grant Program administered by the CT DEEP to assist in purchasing a portion of the Janota Farm property at 2104 Chamberlain Hwy. The Berlin Land Trust is proposing the installment of trails from Heritage Drive to Edgewood Road with a goal of connecting to the Metacomet Trail. Town Council member David Evans questioned if any of the homeowners had been contacted about this plan, as trails next to residential neighborhoods have resulted in concerns in the past. Despite the disclosure

by Dennis Kerns, of the Land Trust, and James Mahoney, economic development director, that there had been no public participation in the discussion and no homeowner had been informed of the plan, all councilmembers, except Evans, voted in favor of pursuing the grant. The homeowners of Heritage Drive and its extension, Chippens Hill Drive, learned of this project days after this vote and stand strongly against the installation of trails along the side and backyard property lines of their homes. A special public information session has now been scheduled to provide information and receive comments from nearby property owners and other general public members for tonight, March 21, at 6:30 p.m., Berlin Community Center, room 4. Kathleen Roman Berlin

Tyvek building To the editor: Why doesn’t the town of

Berlin buy the Tyvek building at the underpass and finish building it and use that as the police station? In the long run, that would save the town a great deal of money since no cleanup or a number of things that the previous idea would have caused. Jay Ritter Berlin

Pancake breakfast To the editor: On behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Berlin, I would like to take this time to thank each and every person, business, and sponsor that contributed to making the 19th Annual Kiwanis-Upbeat Pancake Breakfast a success. This year’s event generated a windfall in excess of $4,000, all of which will be forwarded to the Berlin Upbeat program for use in their programs which help develop the minds and com-

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Foreign films: bridging cultural gaps while entertaining By Helen Aveline Whether you call it a movie, film, película, cinéma, filmów or filmuotos med•iagos, foreign films have certainly grown in popularity. In the past, Americans of all ages seemed willing to forgo even outstanding films that just happened to be made in a foreign language. The reasons were varied… “Foreign movies tend to be art-house.” “They’re just too boring – not enough action.” And this librarian’s favorite, “I can’t watch a movie and read at the same time.” (Hmmmm, then how do you read the road signs when you’re driving?) But as popular Huffington Post blogger John Farr mentions, “Reading subtitles is a lot like riding a bicycle. Practice not only makes perfect, soon enough it’s second nature so you don’t even notice you’re doing it. This particularly holds true when you’re watching something great.” So should you give foreign films a try? Sure! Many foreign films around the world are geared towards you, the

Open Book movie fan who just wants to be entertained after a hard day at work or school. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be stuck-up or artsy in order to appreciate world cinema. The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library presents a Foreign Film series once a month on Monday nights. March’s offering is “All About My Mother,” directed by Pedro Almodovar. This film won both the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. It is the story of a mother who returns to her birthplace, Barcelona, after the death of her son and resumes relations with various characters from her past. The film will be shown on Monday, March 25, at 6 p.m. It is rated R and runs 101 minutes. And if you already love foreign films, you’ll be happy to know that the library just joined a media circuit,

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Town trivia: Part 4 By Sallie Caliandri The Friends of the Worthington Meeting House is dedicated to raising awareness and support for the Worthington Meeting House, a prerevolutionary treasure in need of preservation. We need your voices. Who was the first Berlin soldier to die in battle in the Civil War? Berlin lost a number of men during the Civil War; some from wounds, some from disease. A list of those who fought during the war can be found at the BerlinPeck Memorial Library website, in the local history section. Much of the information is there thanks to the research of Cathy Nelson.

The first Berlin soldier to die from any cause in the Civil War was August Brandt, who died of dysentery Sept. 20, 1861. He left a wife and four children. The first to die in battle was James L. Bailey, a young man who was born around 1840. His father, Lester Bailey, died in 1844. He and his brother Oliver worked to help support the household. In 1860 he was 20 years old, living and working as a laborer in South Kensington with two elderly women, Hulda Elton and her sister, Anner Gladwin. Their house is no longer standing, having burned in the early 20th century, but it was in the vicinity of 1356 and 1398 Kensington Road.

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FLIC, coordinated by the Connecticut Library Consortium. FLIC allows the library to share a collection of about 100 DVDs with 22 other libraries to use for three months. All the titles can be found in our catalog. One last thought, all Americans need to understand other cultures. We live in an increasingly interdependent world system and films can help to bridge the gaps in our understanding

and appreciation of other cultures. So instead of plunking down $10 to watch another bad romantic comedy or sub-par action flick, come to the library and choose something from our newly enlarged collection. You’ll enjoy, you’ll think, you’ll cry, and don’t forget the popcorn. 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.

James was an early enlistee, joining the 5th regiment CT Volunteer Infantry in June of 1861.He sent part of his pay home to help his mother, but was killed in battle at Cedar Mountain, VA, a year later, on August 9, 1862. His mother Elizabeth Clark Bailey applied for a pension, which was granted in 1865. She received $8 a month until her death in 1892. James’ brother, who also enlisted, survived the war and settled in Maryland. He married and named one of his sons after his brother. Three days later, Leverett Gladding died of Swamp Fever. The following month, Sept. 17, 1862, a battle was fought at Antietam Creek, Maryland. It has the dubious distinction of being the bloodiest battle of the war. Some of Berlin’s brightest and best died that day, including John S. (or L.) Kent, of Kensington, who probably lived in the vicinity of Chamberlain Highway or High Road, where other Kent family members lived. George Horton, who lived near Percival Avenue and Glen Street, died three weeks later in New Orleans. Across town, other fatalities occurred. Sgt. Wadsworth Washburn, son of Rev. Asahel Washburn, minister of the Berlin Congregational Church died at Antietam, as did William North, of East Berlin. Washburn’s grief-stricken father could not bear to have his

Letters Continued from page 14 munity spirit of our local students into becoming well respected young adults. The Upbeat students have always been there to assist the Kiwanis Club in our various fundraising endeavors in which we have truly enjoyed their participation. A very special thanks also goes out to the American Le-

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A photo of Percival’s Glen. son remain so far away, so he went to Maryland to bring his son home to Berlin. His funeral was held at the church in October. He is buried in the Bridge Cemetery. During the American Revolution, lead was mined in town for bullets. Where? I remember, when I was a child, hearing a story about a place in Kensington where lead was mined for bullets during the revolution. The site was pointed out to me by my mother, and then I forgot about it for the next forty years or so. Well, I didn’t really forget, but I got distracted by other things, like life,

gion of Berlin, and its members, for donating their banquet hall and kitchen facilities, at no charge, for two days each and every year over the last 19 years, which in turn has allowed for such a substantial donation to be made to the Berlin Upbeat program. Once again, thanks to all who contributed to making this a successful annual event. Jim Horbal Kiwanis Club of Berlin

family, etc. The area 235 plus years ago was considered quite beautiful, and carries the name of Percival’s Glen. It lies on the west side of the Mattabesset River, off Glen Street (Now you know how the street got its name!), near the bottom of the hill. In May of 1776, the General Assembly appointed Col. Selah Hart to a committee authorized to “contract for purchase, and take the lead ore that is or may be raised out of the lead mine found in the possession of Mr. Matthew Hart.” The amount of ore obtained was not

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Blood drive The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive in memory of Tina DeGrandi for Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call Nancy at (860) 305-6293 or Susan (203) 271-7917.


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A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls, an 8-week course, is scheduled at the Senior Center beginning April 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression

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The Central Connecticut Health District has scheduled free dental cleanings for Berlin adults, 60 and older, for March 27 and 28, from 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The cleanings are scheduled at Apple Rehab, 45 Elm St., Rocky Hill. Appointments are required. No walkins. For more information, call Hilary Norcia at (860) 6658571.

Classes A Senior Safe Drivers class, sponsored by Berlin AARP Chapter 3035, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Community Center. Attendance at the class provides a certificate that entitles a discount on car insurance premium. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. For more information, con-

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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 March is: Tuesday, March 26, 2:45 to 1:45 p.m. Blood pressure screening. For more information, call the Berlin VNA at (860) 8287030.



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The Central Connecticut Celiac Group has scheduled a chat group, Gluten Free 101 for Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m., at the Community Center. All persons with celiac disease and their families and friends are welcome. For more information and to register, call Carm at (860) 4261980 or Nancy at (203) 6340530.

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Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Doretha Dixon at (860) 6708546, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A donation is requested. Monday, Mar. 25: Roast turkey with gravy, cranberry stuffing, country blend vegetables, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, peaches. Tuesday, Mar. 26: Orange juice, meatloaf with mushroom gravy, baked sweet potato, green and gold beans, whole wheat bread, rainbow sherbet. Wednesday, Mar. 27: Ham with orange raisin sauce, loaded potatoes, peas and pearl onions, Rudi roll, Easter cake with jelly beans. Thursday, Mar. 28: Cream of broccoli soup, herb grilled chicken breast, brown rice pilaf, succotash, 12 grain bread, mixed fruit cup. Friday, Mar. 29: Good Friday. Senior Center closed.

The series, sponsored by the hospital’s Wolfson Palliative Care Program and Pastoral Care Department, is intended for those who have lost a loved one. Lectures will be led by Karen Caplan, LCSW and the Rev. Ron Smith. The lecture schedule is: Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “What’s Happening? Lost and Off the Map.” Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Is there a Spiritual Path?” Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “The Hills and Valleys: Steps to Healing.” Registration is required. For more information or to register, call (860) 224-5900, ext. 6573.


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Adult programs Sit and Knit: Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. Do you know how to knit, but following a pattern is difficult? Are you a beginner? Who you like to meet new people? Join Gina Kahn for a relaxed knitting session. Drop-in. Foreign Film: Monday, March 25, at 6 p.m. “All About My Mother.” Rated R. No registration necessary. Book club: Tuesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats,” by Sendker, will be discussed. All are welcome. The Battle of Gettysburg - Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. David Koch, assistant professor of history at Housatonic Community College, is scheduled to discuss the Battle of Gettysburg, the armies and leaders, weapons and tactics. To reserve a seat,

call the library at (860) 8287125. Author Kristan Higgins Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. Higgins is scheduled to discuss her book, “The best Man.” To register, call the library at (860) 828-7125. Income Tax Assistance Tuesdays through April 9. Tax Aide is a free program, providing income tax preparation assistance for low and middle-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 60 and older. To schedule an appointment, call the library at (860) 8287125. Children’s programs Storytime - Storytime is a half-hour program featuring stories, fingerplays, songs and a short movie. No registration is needed. Monday - 10:30 a.m., for toddlers 18 to 36 months. Tuesday - 1:30 p.m., for preschoolers 3 to 6 years old. Wednesday - 11:30 a.m., for babies from birth to 18 months. Thursday - 10:30 a.m., for all ages. The theme for the week of March 11 is pet stories, cats, dogs and more. Family movie - Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 p.m. “Wreck-It Ralph” (rated PG). All ages, drop in. Tails of Joy - Read to me dogs: Saturday, March 30, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, for grades one to five. Registration is required. Dogs, are patient, non-judgmental listeners, and allow children the opportunity to practice their reading skills.

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Swimmer Klotz goes out in style BHS star defends State Open titles, sets record By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen He’s the fastest high school athlete to ever swim the 100 yard butterfly in the history of the State of Connecticut. When Berlin High’s All-American Dan Klotz hit the pad after his butterfly swim Saturday at the State High School Open at Yale University, his time of 49.34 seconds was the fastest time. As in ever. He broke the record of 49.75 seconds, which was set by Dan Madwed of Westhill High of Stamford in 2005. Earlier in the meet, Klotz became the State Open champion in the 200 yard freestyle, winning that race in a time of one minute, 40.31 seconds. In so doing, he successfully defended the Open titles he won in both races in 2012.

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Klotz “There was a lot of pressure on him because he won both titles last year,” said his

coach, Eileen Thurston. “But he handled it all very well.” That’s an understatement. “He swam a perfect fly,” said Thurston. “It’s his favorite race and he swam an amazing race. He hit his turns exactly right. His time makes him an automatic AllAmerican in the fly and qualifies him for Junior Nationals in California this summer.” He wasn’t too shabby in the 200 freestyle either, an event he candidly admits is one of his least favorite races. “He swam that so well that his time for the first 100 yards would have been good enough for second in the Open had he been in that race and turned in that time,” said Thurston. “That’s how fast he went out. That performance earned him All-American consideration in that event.” Klotz is headed to Brown

Once again, Newington/Berlin is tops in D-III NEW HAVEN — The co-op of Bolton, Coventry and Rockville entered Saturday’s Division III final with plenty of hype surrounding its defense after nine shutouts this season. But once again, it was Newington/Berlin’s defense that stole the show at Ingalls Rink in the Division III Final. Led by another memorable performance from goalie Drew O’Leary in net and a second period goal from Marco DiPaola, the coop of Newington/Berlin defeated Bolton/Coventry/Rockville 1-0 in the Division III championship for back-to-back titles. “Our motto all year has been to play real strong defense, and it has gotten us this far,” Newington/Berlin coach Dave Harackiewicz said. “I said to the boys before the game if we get that first goal we are going to hold it up.” He was right. It was the second straight season Newington/Berlin (17-4-2) has put together an impressive defensive display in the biggest game of the season. Last March, Newington/Berlin stopped an equally dynamic offense in Northwest Catholic to claim its first state title.

But on Saturday, the co-op, which added Manchester during the off-season, was even better. O’Leary made 16 saves and his defense did a great job of shutting down the Bolton/Coventry/Rockville offense, which was averaging 4.8 goals a game. “It was just a great team effort,” O’Leary said. “We shown a lot of heart. I couldn’t be happier to call these guys my brothers and say I went to battle with them today.” After surviving a flurry of activity from Bolton/Coventry/Rockville (20-2-2) in the first six minutes, Newington/Berlin turned the tide. They played tighter on defense and made sure to limit quality chances on net. And then took the lead with 2:34 left in the second period when DiPaola scored off a low shot to the near post on a 4-on-4 opportunity. “I shot right where I wanted to shoot and it was a hard shot,” DiPaola said. Bolton/Coventry/Rockville wouldn’t get any closer. Newington/Berlin stopped BCR on three power plays and held it to just two shots in

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University in the fall. “I’m excited about going to Brown,” said Klotz. “I’m getting a little bit tired of high school, which I guess is typical of seniors this time of year. That will be swimming at a whole different level. Everybody’s times there are nuts and most of them are coming in with great times. I hope to be able to work with them.” Klotz had a bumpy regular season. He participated in Junior Nationals, which set back his training for the regular season. Then he was in-

jured, so he just began to round into shape at the Central Connecticut Conference South meet. He was better in the Class M trials, started to hit his real form in the Class M championship meet, then blew folks away in the Open. “I just started my tapering in the trials a little bit,” said Klotz after he won double Class M championships, smashing the Class M record in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:40.86. The old M record of 1:41.24 was set by

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Energy drinks and athletics a potentially dangerous combination By Nick Carroll The Berlin Citizen The CIAC used its February newsletter to warn of the dangers of mixing energy drinks and athletics, focusing mostly on 5-hour Energy, the little bottle that packs quite a punch. “It seems to me that every generation has some quick-fix to make athletes bigger, faster, stronger or more alert. If not a product, then something else to beat the competition, even products or systems that might have a long term negative impact on the body,” Dr. Bob Lehr, editor of the CIAC newsletter, wrote. “In our own time we have seen creatine, HGH, caffeine and a host of other products become embroiled in the legality and ethics of competition. “I suppose we will never be able to successfully combat the attempt to circumvent the incredibly hard work that is demanded of the elite level athlete, but as coaches of high school

student-athletes, we do have an opportunity to maintain a high standard for their athletic endeavors.” The National Federation of State High School Associations made it clear where it stands on the subject of combining energy drinks and athletics. “Energy drinks should not be consumed before, during See Drinks, next page


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, March 21, 2013

BHS Athletic Hall of Fame Press Release Entering the Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame in the spring will be BHS athletes Wilfred R. Guite (Class of 1938), Charles Vigra (1948), Todd Marble (1977), Jon Veneziano (1989), Tony Santoro (1991), Jason Maule (1995), Amanda Rival (1997) and Anthony Reynolds (1999). Also, BHS baseball coach Leo Veleas will be enshrined, as will Arthur Powers Sr., in recognition of his contributions to sports in town. The BHS team being highlighted this year is the 1986 softball squad. This week The Citizen takes a look at that team’s accomplishments.

1986 BHS softball team The 1986 softball team was the first girls team at Berlin High to capture a

state championship in any sport. This started a streak of four state titles in a fiveyear span for the softball squad. The ’86 softball team finished with a record of 23-1 and along the way captured the Northwest Conference championship. The Lady Redcoats were coached by BHS Hall of Fame inductee Ken Parciak and assisted by Rick Hanbury. Nancy D’Agata was the team manager. The team captains were Kim Stankowsi and Hall of Fame inductee Pam Wallace, who set a national record that year with 30 homeruns. She also com-

piled 163 RBI. The team included BHS Hall of Fame inductees Robyn Trevethan, Deb Larson and Tammy Borkowski, as well as Michelle Bedard, Stacey Squires, Jill Quarello, Nicole Bozzuto, Lucy Daddabbo, Kelly Ingalls, Jody Gryzbek, Sharon Kaszycki, Judie Maxwell, Kerry McCormack, Sandy Pajor and Claire Reibiling. The Hall of Fame induction dinner is scheduled for Sunday, April 28 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. For ticket information, contact Diane Egazarian at (860) 402-1169 or e-mail

Hockey Continued from page 21 the second period. And the Indians only got better as the game went on. “I thought [Newington/ Berlin] played a great game bottling us up and taking time and space away,” BCR coach Chris Stevenson said. Still, BCR had its chances, including a power play opportunity with 5:36 left in the third period. But O’Leary and his defense was ready. They managed to get in the way of nearly every great chance and limit any shots from be-

low the slot. BCR would eventually pull Cam Earle with nearly a minute left but it wouldn’t be enough. It was the second shutout for Newington/Berlin against BCR this season. Three Manchester kids were part of the title for Newington/Berlin after playing with Rockville last season. Rockville joined with Bolton/Coventry/Lyman Memorial this offseason to save its program and then helped the Manchester kids find a team. -Matt Conyers/


high levels of sugar. Plainville High School Continued from page 21 football coach Chris Farrell forbids his players from conor after physical activity,” the suming energy drinks on NFSHSA wrote in a stategame day. That mandate ment. came down in 2010 after two Along with 5-hour Energy, of his guys had energy the big dogs in the multi-bildrinks before a game, became lion dollar energy drink indehydrated and could barely dustry are Red Bull, Monster perform. and Rockstar. “ The two players Energy drinks generally contain caffeine, B vitamins and herbs. Some contain See Drinks, next page

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cramped up pretty bad and had to come out of the game and miss some significant amount of time during the game,” Farrell said. “After the game we told all the players that they are not allowed to drink them at all on game day.” “That rule still stands in our football program,” the coach added. Farrell tells his players to reach for water or a Gatorade when they need a drink. Berlin High School football coach John Capodice says the same. “I’m not an advocate of energy drinks,” said Capodice. “I’m, I guess, a purist; some-

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Both Thurston and her son Dan, who is the Redcoats’ co-coach, said they told Klotz they had never seen him cool down and get to the winners’ podium as fast as he did after setting the new all-time state record. “He’s a very down to earth

drinks have become more popular in recent years, emergency room visits by people who have consumed such beverages spiked: “From 2007 to 2011, the government estimates the number of emergency room visits involving the neon-labeled beverages shot up from about 10,000 to more than 20,000. Most of those cases involved teens or young adults, according to a survey of the nation’s hospitals” released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. “The report doesn’t specify which symptoms brought people to the emergency room but calls energy drink consumption a ‘rising public health problem’ that can cause insomnia, nerv-


Robby Harder of the co-operative team of Joel Barlow/Immaculate in 2011. “I was really trying to get ready for Opens and to get my place set in both races,” he said. Klotz’ achievements include All-Conference status for the last three years and All-State in all three years — in the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard freestyle as a sophomore, 50 free and 100 butterfly his junior year and 200 freestyle and 100 fly his senior year. Then he was Class M and Open champion in the 100 fly and the 200 freestyle in both his junior and senior years.

one who believes in having the correct diet, hydrating yourself, and taking care of yourself naturally to make the body function at a high level.” During the preseason, Capodice and the BHS athletic trainer talk to the football team about such things. “We speak to the kids in regards to those energy drinks being very negative on the body,” said Capodice. “We supply tons of Gatorade and water to the kids through our program — before the game, halftime, after the game — and we try to educate them as much as possible, while making sure they’re ingesting the correct things.” According to an Associated Press report, as energy



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great, but it is noteworthy that the citizens here supported the war effort even before the declaration of independence. Matthew Hart was the builder of the stately saltbox home at the corner of Sheldon Street and Glen Street. He and Selah Hart were cousins. Matthew’s daughter Elizabeth married Dr. James Percival. The Percival family bought or built a number of mills at or near the lead mine, in partnership with the Winchell family. Later this property came into the hands of the Moore family and was the subject of several paintings by noted artist and Berlin native Nelson Augustus Moore. James and Elizabeth Percival had four children, the most notable of whom was

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Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m., at Berlin High School. Tickets are available at the door. Proceeds benefit Berlin High School chapter of the National Honor Society. Garden Club - The Kensington Garden Club is scheduled to meet, Thursday, March 21, at 6:45 p.m., at the Community Center. Steve Silk is scheduled to present “The Crazy MixedUp Border.” The program is free, the public is welcome. For more information, call Debbie at (860) 828-5187 or visit

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Concert - The New Britain Chorale has scheduled its annual spring concert on Saturday, March 23, at 6 p.m., at Holy Cross Church, Farmington Avenue, New Britain. They plan to present Verdi’s “Requiem,” accompanied by the Paderewski-Polonia Chorus of New Britain and singers from the Connecticut Lyric Opera. All are welcome. Family and friends are welcomed.


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Send us your spring photos Who will see the first signs of spring? When your bulbs come up or a robin stops by send us a photo and we’ll publish it on our website or in our weekly edition. The first day of spring was March 20, so we’re guessing the early signs of the season will show up any day now. Send your photos, with your name and phone number (not for publication) to Please include any pertinent information such as what the photo is of as well as where and when it was taken.

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scheduled an open house for Sunday, March 24, from noon to 3 p.m., at the Berlin Municipal Shelter, 600 Christian Lane. Meet the friendly, beautiful cats and dogs that are waiting for loving, permanent homes. Food donations are needed as well as foster homes for the upcoming kitten season. For more information, call (860) 8285287 or visit


Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, serves pasta suppers every Tuesday, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. No reservations are required. The public is welcome. A fee is charged. For more information, call (860) 828-9102 after 5 p.m. Playgroup - Kensington Congregational Church offers a drop-in adult/child playgroup every Tuesday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. This is an unstructured time for children to meet and play. For more information, call (860) 828-4511.

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Pasta supper - American

Property Continued from page 25 first floor, 6,000 square feet had initial commitments for a restaurant, a spa and an office. On the second floor, a medical office was planned to occupy 4,500 square feet of the 9,000 square feet area.


The third floor, 6,000 square feet, did not have any commitments during the construction of the building, but it was planned to be converted into office space and subdivided to residential suites. Ray and Ryan Kavarsky even had plans for a second, 1,000square-feet building.


Dominic Colamussi Dominic “Dick” Colamussi, entered into rest March 10, 2013, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Born in New Britain on May 3, 1929, he was the son of the late Vito and Laura (Martino) Colamussi. He was the beloved husband for 52 years of Sophie (Valenti) Colamussi and father of his loving and devoted daughter, LouAnn Mercadante and her husband Vincent. He was a communicant and usher at St. Paul Church in Kensington for many years. He had been employed for many years as an engineer at Stanley Works. A graduate of

N.B.H.S. class of 1947, he played in the band and was very involved in many high school reunions. Dick was very active in the Berlin Lions Club, superintendent of the flowers and won many awards for his outstanding entries and his love of roses. He was a member of the Rose Society and was a meticulous gardener where his flowers were second to none. Dick was very involved in the “Forever Young Club” at Sacred Heart Church, serving as president for many years and running casino trips for the club for many years. He also ran trips for Friendship Tours. He was a member of AARP Chapter 3035, the Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Greylish Council No. 3676 and was a Korean War Veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force. Dick was also a member of the Cabaret The-

ater enjoying their shows and weekly gatherings of card playing with his friends and he was an avid UCONN fan. Besides his loving wife and daughter, he leaves a loving sister, Marilyn and her children and many devoted family and friends. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law. Services were held March 14, 2013, from the Farrell Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul Church. Burial followed in Maple Cemetery, Berlin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Rose Society P.O. Box 30,000 Shreveport, LA 71130-0030 or visit www.ARS. org. To light a candle or send a condolence, please visit www.FarrellFuneralHome. com.

March Continued from page 1


Abigail was given lifesaving care during her three-month stay at UCONN Health Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Farmington. “Abby is so strong and we’re just so thankful to all the people who helped her,” Jennifer Jurgen said. “She surprises us all the time and the experience makes us value the gift of life every day.” Abigail has no long-term developmental problems and Jennifer Jurgen wrote that her daughter “continues to develop and thrive, doing all the normal things a 3 1/2 year old does (and sometimes driving mommy and daddy crazy too). She loves her Pre-K3 “family” at St. Paul’s School in Kensington. She is an amazing little girl, who teaches us every day to take time for the simple things.” The Jurgen’s will be marching in their friend Concetta Rotondo’s team, “Stepping Out for Babies-Hartford Hospital.” Rotondo is a nurse in the labor and delivery unit of Hartford Hospital. “Concetta and her colleagues at Hartford Hospital’s labor and delivery floor are constant reminders of

Photo submitted by Jennifer Jurgen

Abigail Jurgen, born June 13, 2009, weighing in at two pounds and two ounces. the special hands that help bring our little miracles into this world,” Jennifer Jurgen said. Stepping Out for BabiesHartford Hospital team will march in the Greater Connecticut Division Chapter on April 28, in East Hartford, 615 Silver Lane. The walk distance is three miles. Registration is at 9 a.m., start time is 10 a.m. For more information, call (860) 815-9365. Anyone who would like more info about the Jurgen’s walk can go to her March for Babies site at marchfor or can email her directly at jay- “Everyone is welcome to join our team. The more the merrier and, of course, we welcome sponsorship of any amount,” Jurgen said. “All support makes a difference. Gifts will support the March of Dimes research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies by educating them and the organization also help babies begin healthy lives through their research. Funds also will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.”


The Berlin Citizen — Thursday, March 21, 2013


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TREE SERVICES GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 0608736. Call (203) 699-TREE PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216

MERIDEN East Side, 1 BR Bright, Modern End Unit. All Appliances + Dish Washer. Off St. Parking. $730/mo. Call (203) 269-0763 MERIDEN EFFICIENCY CUTE 2 ROOMS Off street parking. Broad Street. $525. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Fully Furnished, Central Location. 1BR, LR, Kitch, BA. $675/ mo. Lease & Sec. Deposit Required. No pets. Call (203) 235-2372

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


Thursday, March 21, 2013 — The Berlin Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN. Studio apt, private entrance, on bus line. $500/mo plus util. No pets. Sec & ref. Call (203) 982-3042 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Apt .Clean w/ New Carpet & Paint. Quiet Neighborhood. Water & Garbage incl. $900-$950/mo. Refs & Credit Chk Req. 203-464-0766 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 2nd fl, lg rooms, huge kitchen. Two 12x14BRs. New bathroom, sunporch. No pets/smoking. $900/ mo+dep. Refs. Quiet neighborhood. 203-996-4281 lv message. WALLINGFORD 2nd Floor, 4 RM, 2 BR North Main St Victorian. Credit Check Req. $1000/mo. + 2 month sec. No smoking. No pets. Avail 5/01. 203-269-5973 WALLINGFORD 5 + Rooms Stove & Refrig. $950/mo. Also 2 BR $875/mo. Call (203) 213-6175 WALLINGFORD Centrally located 1st Fl, 5 rms. W/W, W/D, appliances, freshly painted. No pets. No smoking. Lease, security, credit check. 203 269-3411 WALLINGFORD Studio Apt 1st Flr. Stove & Refrig, HW Flr, Private Yard & Driveway. Newly Decorated, Nice Area. Avali 4/01 $650 203-654-6190 WALLINGFORD. 3 BR, 1st Flr, Off St Parking, Hardwood flrs, W/D Hookup. 239 Center St. $1200 + sec. Call 203-294-1229

ROOMMATES MERIDEN House Share 71Warren St. $65 per week. Includes all. 203 440-2745

ROOMS FOR RENT 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

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

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

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT ONE Bay Garage for Rent 10’ Overhead Doors. Yalesville Area. Call (203) 641-4746

WANTED TO RENT STUDIO, In-law apt or room w/bath in private residence. Semi-retired prof. woman, willing to do handy work around the house. Non smoker. Please Call Sissy 860 308-4756


MOONWALK BUSINESS FOR SALE- Selling 6 inflatables, 2 popcorn machines, 1 cotton candy machine, 1 snow cone machine, 1 generator, 1 6x12 enclosed trailer, and all related supplies. Asking $20,000. If you’re interested in starting your business, please call: 203996-9866.



Account Clerk Part time - 15 hours per week. Performs a wide variety of accounting clerk duties for the Town Engineer’s office. The position requires 3 years office work of a responsible nature and a H.S., G.E.D. or business diploma. $16.00 to $20.00 hourly depending on qualifications. Apply by March 22, 2013 to the Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 EOE ADVANCED HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY, INC PER-DIEM POSITIONS: HOME HEALTH AIDE Current CT C.N.A Lic required PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS REGISTERED NURSES Medical & Behavioral Health Contact Alina (860) 236-7701

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

AIDES needed in the Plainville/Bristol/ Waterbury area. Good housekeeping and home management skills req. MUST HAVE 6 mo. recent aide exp; own reliable transportation and valid Driver’s License. Position pays $11+/hr. mileage, orientation, and travel time. Must be able to work at least one weekend per mo. Apply at our new location! VNA HealthCare, 300 Queen St., Southington or 50 Brookside Road, Waterbury, or email: FAX to 860-493-5945.

Auto Technician Hunter’s Ambulance Service, Inc. Be a member of our team! Work in our new state-ofthe-art vehicle maintenance center. Applications are now being accepted by Hunter’s Ambulance Service, Inc. for a full time/second shift Auto Technician. The primary function will be the servicing and maintenance of cars, light duty trucks and mini-buses. Applicants must have a valid CT driver’s license, personal tools, and job-related experience. ASE certifications and training a plus. Hunter’s offers excellent health & dental insurance packages. Apply in person at 450 West Main St., Meriden, CT V i s i t w w w . h u n t er s a m b . c om Or call 204-514-5126 CAREGIVERS Excellent position for retirees & others. Looking for compassionate reliable people to provide companionship & home care services to seniors. Extensive training provided. Must have own vechile. Home Instead Senior Care Call (860) 788-2810 or visit our website: CARPENTER 5 years exp. Must have own tools & transportation. Pay based on exp! Call Sharon (860) 268-9254

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HELP WANTED CDL Class A Driver Position. Min 1-2 years experience, Good pay & benefits, Local! Call 203-692-4439

CT PP2, G8 or P2 Licensed Process and Mechanical Journeyperson Immediate Positions available Experienced with Stainless Steel Piping in the Food and Beverage lndustry preferred but not necessary. Project in the Hartford CT area. All Work is inside under Roof and on concrete. Project duration is Mid-March thru June (opportunity on other projects after June) 20 - 30 hours of overtime a week available. EOE/ Drug Free Workplace email resume to

Delivery Driver The Record-Journal Circulation Department Is in need of an early morning employee to assist in staging newspapers at our distribution depot and making deliveries to our customers. Hours are 2:00am - 8:30am Wednesday through Sunday. Reliable vehicle and ability to read a map needed Apply in person at Record-Journal 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT during normal business hours

DRIVERS Wanted Geremia Green House is looking for FT & PT Drivers. CDL prefered, but not needed. Retirees welcome. Apply in person to Joe or Phil at Geremia Green House 415 Barnes Rd, Wallingford. GRAND OPENING! All depts hiring in Southington and New Office in Meriden. Full Company Training FT & PT WorkAvailable CUSTOMER SERVICE SALES SERVICE PACKING GENERAL LABOR ENTRY LEVEL WORK $240-$550/Week Start Immediately 860 329-0326

HELP WANTED GROWING CO. Has Several Openings for Office Help & Route Service Technicians. Must Have Good Comm. Skills and Be Well Organized. Hourly Rate + Benefits. 860-747-0088

LEGAL POSITIONS Nuzzo & Roberts, LLC is seeking a Litigation Paralegal, a Litigation Legal Assistant and a Workers’ Compensation Legal Assistant. The ideal candidate for the Paralegal position will have a four year college degree with a concentration in Legal Studies and one to three years of experience in a law firm. Candidates should possess a solid understanding of the Rules of Practice for both state and federal court and be able to draft motions/pleadings, answer discovery, prepare detailed correspondence and analyze/summarize documents including medical records. Applicants must have strong writing, verbal and computer skills, and must be detail oriented, organized and able to multi-task if they wish to keep pace with this busy workgroup. Legal Assistant positions include handling all incoming/ outgoing mail, scheduling, docketing, filing, preparing correspondence/court forms, short calendar, opening/closing files, electronic filing, typing /data entry, copying/scanning, etc. Proven record of strong administrative, organizational, prioritizating and multi-tasking skills are a must. Must be tech-savvy to keep up in these fast-paced positions. Ideal candidates will possess Legal Studies degree as well as some legal experience. Both positions are full time with benefits including health insurance, life insurance, short term disability insurance, long term disability insurance, 401(k), paid holidays and leave time, and free parking. Email resume to or fax to PLM at 203-250-3131 No phone calls please


HUMAN SERVICES ACORD, Inc. has immediate openings for Program Instructors to support individuals with developmental disabilities. FT/PT/Subs All Shifts Email resume to or fax to 203 269-1980. EOE HVAC LICENSED INSTALLERS Immediate opening. Residential. Minimum 5 years experience required w/ B, D or S license. Exc wages, benefits. Send resume to No phone calls please. JANITORIAL/MAINT Meriden, FT, self-motivated, independent worker for cleaning, minor repaircos & light maint of bldg & grounds. Exp req. Resume/cover to: Jeff Raboin, Easter Seals, 22 Tompkins St., WTBY, CT 06708, No phone calls please. EOE

We are expanding our family business and we are seeking a career minded individual who recognizes the difference between the grueling corporate world and a growth oriented locally owned and operated business. In other words, you can help shape the future for our business and yourself. We are open to new ideas and new ways. Our ideal candidate must understand the business community and can relate to small business owners one on one. You will need a pleasant professional manner and possess even better listening skills as well as a creative mind; be organized to a fault and are able to work alone or with others. A background in identifying, contacting and selling concepts is key to success. Knocking on doors must be ingrained in your mindset. Training will be provided. Experience in yellow pages or radio sales is preferred. In this new position you can chart your own direction. It all starts with sending us your resume. Please mail resume to: Record-Journal Box 29P 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450 Or email resume to:

HELP WANTED HVAC. D-2 service technician with 5 or more years experience. Light commercial work and residential with great benefits. (860) 793-2686

MACHINE OPERATORS w/exp. Wire Drawing. FT All shifts 2nd and 3rd preferred. Good pay + benefits. Apply: Accel 508 N Colony St. Meriden EOE

Sitework Foreman Physical Therapist Come join the Elim Park Rehabilitation team! Our state of the art Short-term Rehabilitation and Health Care Center provides inpatient, outpatient and aquatic therapy services. Fulltime position and per-diem opportunities available. Must possess CT license. Please send resume to Elim Park Baptist Home 140 Cook Hill Road Cheshire, CT 06410, fax resume to 203-271-7794 or e-mail to: EOE, A/A, MF, DV.

R-8 CT License Journeyperson or Equal License Immediate Positions available Preferred Experience in Installation of Conveyor and Equipment in the Food & Beverage Industry, but not necessary. Project Mid-March through June with 20 to 30 hours overtime a week available. All work is indoors. (opportunity on other projects after June). EOE/ Drug Free Workplace email resume to

Immediate opening for experienced foreman for sitework company. Good communication and organization skills a must. Must be able to read blueprints, perform site layout, operate equipment, schedule and supervise construction crews. CDL and P6 or P7 License preferred. Please fax resume to 203-630-1998 email to or apply in person at LaRosa Earth Group 163 Research Parkway Meriden, CT. AA/EEO

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MEDICAL CAREERS CERTIFIED DENTAl ASSISTANT Bilingual. Must have 2 yrs exp, XRay Cert & be a team player Send Resume to HOME HEALTH AIDES Wlfd Company seeking Live-in Caregivers. Also seeking Personal Care Aides and CNAs for P/T work. Flex Sched and transportation required. Call 203-697-1030 for more information. You can also complete app online at http:// c k7 4 9 . e r s p . b i z / e m p l o ym e n t


Middle School Principal (Dag Hammarskjold Middle School) A n ti c i p a t e d V a ca n c y - S t a r t Date: On or about July 1, 2013 Intermediate administrator’s certification and experience as a teacher and administrator at the middle school level preferred. Regionally competitive salary and benefits package. Apply on-line @ Deadline: April 10, 2013 EOE

L AND S CAP I NG Professional needed. Reliable & experienced with valid CDL. Great pay. Call 203-272-4216. ROOFER Commercial, must have 5 years exp in Modified and EPDM. Phoneable references, must pass drug test, clean driving record required. Top Pay/Benefits. New England Masonry, 146 Sheridan Dr., Naugatuck. 203729-2266 AA/EOE


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Energy, Living Essentials LLC, was quick to respond to the claims made in the article. In a statement, Living Essentials noted that the act of submitting a report to the Food and Drug Administration “is not considered by the FDA as an admission that the dietary supplement was involved, caused or contributed to the adverse event being reported, or that any person included in the report caused or contributed to the event.” “Living Essentials LLC, distributor of 5-hour Energy, takes reports of any potential adverse event tied to our products very seriously. We fully comply with all of our reporting requirements. “Living Essentials, LLC is unaware of any deaths proven to have been caused by the consumption of 5-hour Energy.” Monster reportedly is being investigated by the FDA for its link to five deaths and one heart attack. The family of 14-year-old Anais Fournier filed a lawsuit against the Monster Beverage Corporation alleging the girl died of caffeine toxicity after consuming two cans of Monster Energy in one day. Monster denies its beverage had anything to do with the teen’s death, or any others.

Berlin Citizen March 21, 2013  
Berlin Citizen March 21, 2013  

Berlin Citizen March 21, 2013