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Town receives grants to develop vacant lots By Monica Szakacs

both grant applications in order to receive the state finance assistance. Once the town receives The state has offered the Town of Berlin two brown- the state aid, demolition will field grants in a total amount begin. The 889 Farmington Ave. of $882,500 to assist in the building demolition site reme- property is the site of an indiation related to property lo- dustrial factory, formerly cated at 889 Farmington Ave., owned by Pioneer Precision according to Town Manager Products. The town foreclosed on the property, which Denise McNair. In April, McNair applied for spans 1.6 acres of land bethese grants, but there have tween two buildings, back in been delays in the execution 2010. Earlier this year, Economic of the grant agreements because additional information Development Director James Mahoney said the town plans was required. At its Oct. 1 meeting, the to demolition both buildings Town Council approved a new and conduct an environmenauthorization resolution for tal remediation of the site. The Berlin Citizen

The majority of the property, Mahoney said, will be sold for development. The remaining land will be used for the police station project as a boulevard connector to the train station. The state plans to spend more than $500 million to install the high speed New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail, which includes track and cable upgrades to Berlin’s train station, as well as a new parking lot to accommodate expected increases in ridership. The proposed boulevard will curve past the police station (once constructed), continue behind businesses on See Grants / Page 25


Fundraiser barks up the right tree By Julie Sopchak and Monica Szakacs

Fortunately for dogs, that hasn’t been overlooked. Record-Journal weeklies staff Since many consider their furry friends to be just as Relay for Life is a important to their well-bemuch-decorated fundraiser ing as any human relative for the American Cancer or friend, American Cancer Society. The event com- Society’s Bark for Life was memorates the memories of created as a quasi-Relay all who have died from can- for Life, focused solely on cer, and honors the will and those four-legged balls of fluff who demonstrate unstrength of survivors. The relay also pays trib- conditional love no matter ute to the caregivers who the cancer survivor’s abiligive endless love and sup- ties or appearances. “The premise behind the port to patients going whole thing is we’re celethrough treatment. Berlin has had much brating care-giving qualisuccess over the past six ties of our canine friends,” years with its annual Relay Robin Guzauckas, Bark for for Life. But dogs aren’t allowed. See Fundaiser / Page 7

Rainy weather on Sunday kept the Berlin Lions Fair from breaking attendance records. Still, fair president Andy Blasco feels great about the 65th installment of the event. He said the weekend was ‘absolutely fabulous.’ More fair coverage inside. | Photo by Lee Roski |

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A long time coming

BHS groundbreaking held Oct. 1 School Construction Grant Program to help pay for the budget shortfall for renovations to the 60 year-old building, which includes replacement of the entire roof. “I’m thrilled to finally

see construction underway. I would like to thank the many people who have worked so hard and so long to get us here today, includSee Groundbreaking/ Page 3

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be able to do so much more through education. This will not only make the overall education better, but we, as students, will enjoy learning even more.” “This renovation will benefit our community and all of the students that will receive an education here at BHS,” he added. “When we look back at this project, this construction will be a minor blip on the radar screen.” The budget for the renovation was originally appropriated at $69.95 million during a town referendum in March of 2011, but the Town Council increased the budget due to a revised estimated budget that came in at $85 million. This left the town $15 million short for the high school project, because of an increase in construction and building costs. The town was also penalized by the state because the size of the renovated building is expanding. Once the project is complete, the square footage of the building will go from 250,000 to 264,000. House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz, a Democrat who represents Berlin and Southington in the General Assembly, worked alongside fellow Democrats, state Rep. Cathy Abercrombie and state Sen. Terry Gerratana on legislation to secure $19.3 million through the state’s


It was a beautiful, sunny morning Oct. 1 at Berlin High School as local and state officials stood alongside students, parents, and educators to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of the BHS renovation project. It’s been a long time coming, seven years to be exact, since the Board of Education began the planning process of upgrading the high school back in 2006. “After many years of planning, it feels great to finally be standing here this morning,” Mayor Adam Salina

said at the groundbreaking. “Though we are calling this a ground breaking ceremony, the reality is that phase one is complete, with construction of our new technology education wing, as well as the demolition within the existing school that began on July 1.” Superintendent of Schools David Erwin said the final project will afford this generation of students and the students to follow, the opportunity to work at “a stateof-the-art facility with an excellent curriculum led by dedicated and diligent staff members. Cheers to the new renovate-as-new BHS,” Erwin said. The 2017 BHS class president, Ben Kall, said school is the biggest part of his life. The class of 2017 are the students who will see the transformation of the school from start to finish. As the generation of advanced technology, Kall said, the students “absolutely love modernized equipment, whether it’s the new iPhone or the new laptop.” “This school excites everyone at BHS,” Kall said; “not only because we can tell friends out of town how nice the building is, but because all of the educational advancements we will have in the building. With new modern equipment, we will

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lessly over two different referendums to finally get an overwhelming consensus that this is something we need to do,� he added.

“Today is not about the Board of Education or the Town Council. Today is about Berlin; it’s about our community. Today isn’t about where


our schools are today — this ceremony is about where our community is going in the future, and to that, I thank all of you who supported that.�

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erything in the high school would be gutted and renoing Mayor Adam Salina, vated as new. “Today is a special day, Schools Superintendent David Erwin, and Board of and while I don’t suggest it Education President Gary marks the beginning of the Brochu,� Aresimowicz said. end, I would suggest that “I would also like to thank today marks the end of the Senator Terry Gerratana beginning and that we are and Representative Cathy proceeding forward,� Brochu Abercrombie who worked said. “Thanks to those parents with me to obtain the muchneeded state dollars to en- out there that worked tiresure that Berlin High School is transformed into the stateof-the-art school that our students deserve.� First opened in 1953, the high school has been showing signs of wear and tear. In 2011, a ceiling collapsed in a classroom because of water leaking through the roof, which resulted in the town voting in favor of the $69 million renovation project. The project is called buildas-new, which means evFrom Page 2

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Local elections typically pull few voters By Maura Gaffney

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Like dandelions in early spring, political lawn signs have started popping up everywhere in the past few weeks. As the November elections draw near, the lawn signs will multiply, but evidently, the majority of citizens will ignore them. Scores of potential voters will disregard the local election clutter, the notices in the newspapers, candidates knocking on doors, and even the updates on social media sites. W hile most registered voters do participate in national elections, the same cannot be said for local races; the difference between national and local

elections is sizable. In the 2012 presidential election, 80 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in Berlin. Neighboring towns reported similar numbers: 74 percent in Plainville, 76 percent in Southington. The percentages were slightly higher for the 2008 presidential election, but the numbers have genera lly hovered in the 80 percent range in recent years. Jump down to the local elections which determine (among other things) who will control the town purse strings, and the numbers drop into the 30 percent range. In the 2011 municipal election, 29 percent of registered Berlin voters went to the polls. It was 26 percent in Plainville. The num-

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In a press statement, Connecticut House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz said he is “disappointed” and “disgusted that NU is slashing good-paying Connecticut jobs.” “I can see it now — this will probably result in top executives receiving bonuses while middle class families suffer,” added Aresimowicz, a Democrat who represents

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ing to the statement. “We spent a great deal of time over the last year studying our combined, post-merger IT department and determined we had two very distinct business models,” the statement said. “In order to meet growing customer expectations and deliver the latest IT solutions, we have designed one integrated, forward-looking, technology-savvy organization. We will be utilizing the services of two business partners in this effort — leading, global firms who will conduct some of our IT work going forward.” The two IT firms NU will be working with are Infosys a n d Ta t a Co n s u l t a n c y Services — both based in India.


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Employees suspended after child left on bus By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

A bus driver and monitor were suspended Sept. 30 after failing to find a Griswold Elementary School second grader asleep on the bus that morning. Th e 7-ye a r - o l d b oy boarded the school bus at 7:40 a.m. in Hartford — as he does every morning, under the supervision of his mother — to be transported to the Berlin school as part of the Hartford Region Open Choice Program. When the attendance came in to the main office at Griswold that the child was absent — following procedure — staff called the child’s mother. That is when the school discovered the child was not where he was supposed to be, according to Griswold Assistant Principal Christian Strickland. “Our first priority with students is safety, so the Griswold team did a nice job to check with all the other schools. At the same time, we contacted (the Capitol Region Education

Council) and worked with them to locate the child as quickly as we possibly could,” Strickland said, adding that the child’s mother was, of course, worried about her son. “It was a group effort between the office staff and three teachers we had available, and we are very proud that we were able to safely locate the child and bring him back,” Strickland added. Dattco is the bus company contracted with Berlin to transport choice students. The Dattco driver found the child sleeping on the bus back at the storage yard in South Windsor, according to Dattco CEO Cliff Gibson. The child was then brought back to the school, he said. “In our investigation into this matter, our driver did

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Fundraiser signed up and the amount raised was at $4,876. Berlin’s Bark for Life had a booth set up at the Berlin Fair over the weekend. “Before the Berlin Fair we were over our initial goal, which was $3,000,” Ceruti said. “We haven’t calculated out results yet from the fair, but we are hoping it’s over $5,000. The support in the community is truly amazing.” There will be plenty to do at the Berlin Bark for Life event. There will be a bounce house, face painting, music, and a raffle. Among the entertainment planned are contests such as smallest and largest dogs, a tricks contest and best costume in show, Ceruti said, “to get into the spirit of Halloween.” The Berlin Police Department is scheduled to do a K-9 demonstration and owners can receive a portrait of their dog courtesy of a professional photographer. An amateur agility course complete with a tub tunnel,

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Life of Southington committee member said. “If you don’t feel good, your dog always knows it — your dog’s always there for you.” In Southington, the first Bark for Life was held in 2012. It came back for year number two at the Southington Drive-In over the weekend. But don’t worry Berlin community, there is an event coming up right here in town. The A.S. Labieniec Store is hosting its first Bark for Life on Saturday, Oct. 19. Holly Ceruti, Bark for Life of Berlin committee member, attended the Southington event last year and said it inspired her to host one at the store, because “it’s a wonderful event.” “My mother is a breast cancer survivor and there a lot of people who signed up who are survivors or know someone that has been affected by breast cancer,” Ceruti said. As of Oct. 3, there were 34 participants and four teams

ramp and jumps will be set up in the parking lot. Bark For Life of Berlin will take place at the A.S. Labieniec Store, 817 Farmington Ave. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. The walk starts at 1 p.m. with a survivor lap. There is a cost to register dogs for the event, which benefits the American Cancer Society. For more information, or to pre-register, contact Ceruti at (860) 828-3633, email aslabieniec@sbcglobal. net, or visit www.relayforlife. org/barkberlinct. Also, people can register at the store.


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A Berlin man died Oct. 1 after a fatal motor vehicle accident on Route 9 in Middletown, near the Arrigoni Bridge. Mark Lemanski, 56, of Berlin, was traveling south bound on Route 9, on exit 16, when he lost control of a 2003 Harley Davidson shortly after 6 a.m., according to a police statement. The motorcycle collided with a 2013 Toyota Prius that was stopped for traffic at the Hartford Avenue exit. The Toyota was operated by

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Limo driver robbed pumping gas By Monica Szakacs

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The Berlin Police Department is investigating a strong-arm robbery that occurred early Wednesday morning, Oct. 2, at a Citgo Food Bag, located at 109 Berlin Turnpike in Berlin, according to BPD Deputy Chief John Klett. A limousine driver pulled into the Citgo station, at 1 a.m., to pump gas, Klett said. According to the limo driver’s report, another car with four passengers, one white male

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have any money and Klett said the suspect replied, “What do I got to do, pull my gun?” No gun was shown at the time of the robbery. According to Klett, the driver proceeded to give the suspect $2, at which time the male suspect said, “You got

to have more than that?” The driver then gave the robber $5 more and the suspects left the gas station. The driver did not call the police at that time and drove back to the limousine base.

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Once again, crowds flock to fair By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

Children and families enjoyed the many rides and games at the fair, courtesy of Dreamland Amusements. | Citizen photo by Monica Szakacs

As always, the games drew a crowd. | Citizen photo by Monica Szakacs

The Xtreme Team Bullriders always draw in a large crowd. | Citizen photo by Monica Szakacs

Adam Mulholland finishes his carving of an eagle head that was auctioned off, proceeds benefited the American Legion. | Citizen photo by Monica Szakacs

Despite not having record-breaking attendance at the fairgrounds due to rain Sunday, Berlin Fair President Andy Blasco said the 65th annual Berlin Fair was “absolutely fabulous,” with thousands in attendance each day. “People really came out and supported -- the Berlin Lions and the community -- on opening day. It was packed here. One of the main events on opening day was the fireworks, and people I talked to said they really enjoyed it,” Blasco said, adding that the rain held off over the fairgrounds Friday. “Although we didn’t have record crowds on Sunday, we always look at the positive; it was a great day for our frog jumping competition,” he added. And children still lined up for rides and games, Blasco said. The “rain didn’t seem to bother them much.” At least this year the parking lots and fairground were not rained out, which has happened in the past. In the summer of 2012, the Lions Club installed a drainage system in the north parking lot to secure approximately 300 spaces. New drainage was also installed in Kiddieland to keep the ground from becoming mucky and to allow families with carriages to pass through. Business was brisk at the food booths. Commander John Hackett, of the American Legion, said “sales were fantastic” the first two days of the fair. “Customers seemed to enjoy themselves regardless of rain or shine,” Hackett said. “Sunday was slow in the beginning, but it began to speed up by the afternoon, especially in the sales of our clam chowder on a wet and cold day.” Hundreds of fairgoers were lined up in front of the north gate by 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, waiting to enjoy food, games, rides, entertainment, animals, and more. “I think the Berlin Lions and all of our church groups and nonprofit civic organizations did a great job putting on a phenomenal fair this year,” Blasco said. Upbeat Director Alice Mitchell said the Berlin Fair is the program’s major fundraiser of the year. Each year the Lions Club and Dreamland Amusements allows Upbeat to sell the ride wrist bands for Friday. “I think everybody in town bought a wrist band, which is fantastic,” Mitchell said. During the fair, Upbeat peer leaders volunteered their time at the Lions Club fried dough booth. “We were cranking out lots and lots of fried dough; I think people were eating it as fast as we could make it,” Mitchell said. “We also had kids helping out with the ticket sales at the gates.” Every peer leader in the program, which boasts more than 300 students, volunteered three hours at the fair, starting a day before the gates opened. A group of peer leaders returned to the fairgrounds Monday afternoon to help clean up, Mitchell said. Saturday, Oct. 5, was another successful day. With the fairground parking lots so packed, Blasco wasn’t sure if there would be any parking spaces left by the evening. “It was unbelievable,” he said. “We were parking them all the way to the edge of the woods and buses were running nonstop.” From the world-class midway to the concert stage, every demonstration and show attracted onlookers the entire weekend. “We had a nice flow of people from one act to the next,” Blasco said.

Visitors at the poultry barn get a chance to hold baby chicks. | Citizen photo by Monica Szakacs

Volunteers maintain a sheep’s coat and answer questions to those passing by. | Citizen photo by Monica Szakacs

Looks like safe driving classes may be in order. | Citizen photo by Monica Szakacs

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Calendar Thursday Oct. 10 Boy Scout Troop 24 Meeting: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Community Center, 230 Kensington Road. Troop 24 meets Thursdays. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boy Scout Troop 41 Meeting: 7 - 9 p.m. Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St. Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meets on Thursdays. For information, call

Scoutmaster KC Jones at (860) 829-1148 or email

Saturday Oct. 12

Friday Oct. 11

Boys Soccer: 2 - 4 p.m. Sage Park, 1591 Berlin Turnpike. Berlin vs. Platt.

Cabaret Theatre: 8 11 p.m. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster Square Road. “South Pacific” will be featured. For information, call (860) 829-1248.

Cabaret Theatre: 8 11 p.m. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster Square Road. “South Pacific” will be featured. For information, call (860) 829-1248.

Football: 6 - 10 p.m. Sage Park, 1591 Berlin Turnpike. Berlin vs. Weaver.

Historical Society : 1 4 p.m. 305 Main St. The Berlin Historical Society

is open every Saturday and admission is free. For information, call (860) 828-5114.

Sunday Oct. 13 Berlin Plainville Animal meet and greet: 1 - 3 p.m. PetSmart, 278 New Britain Ave. The Friends of Berlin Animal Control has scheduled a meet and greet for the friendly, beautiful kittens awaiting permanent homes. To view all of the adoptable pets, visit www. or call (860) 828-5287.

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Tuesday Oct. 15 Boy Scout Troop 256 Meeting: 7:00 - 9 p.m. Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, 880 Farmington Ave. Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesdays. For information, call Ed Alicea, scoutmaster, at (860) 828-8693.

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Wednesday Oct. 16 Girls Volleyball: 6 - 8 p.m. Berlin High School, 139 Patterson Way. Berlin vs. Maloney. New Britain Mt. Laurel Skiers Open House: 7 - 9 p.m. Whinstone Tavern at the Stanley Golf Course, 245 Hartford Road. For information about this meet and mingle event, call (860) 632-1280 or visit www.


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Mill St., Berlin. Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays. For information, call the troop committee chair, Joann Sawyer at (860) 828-7767.

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Thursday Oct. 17 Boy Scout Troop 24 Meeting: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Community Center, 230 Kensington Road. Troop 24 meets Thursdays. Stop in or call Joe Tedone at (860) 828-0255. Boy Scout Troop 41 Meeting: 7 - 9 p.m. Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St. Troop 41, sponsored by Bethany Covenant Church, meets on Thursdays. For information, call Scoutmaster KC Jones at (860) 829-1148 or email Kensington Garden Club meeting: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Community Center, 230 Kensington Road. Business meeting and a tour of the CRRA Trash Museum and Recycling Center has been scheduled. Bring a bag lunch.

Friday Oct. 18 Boys Soccer: 6 - 8 p.m. Sage Park, 1591 Berlin Turnpike. Berlin vs. Maloney. Cabaret Theatre: 8 11 p.m. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster Square Road. “South Pacific” will be featured. For information, call (860) 829-1248. Berlin Girls Volleyball: 6 8 p.m. Berlin High School, 139 Patterson Way. Berlin vs. Bloomfield. New Britain “The Rocky Horror Show”: 7 - 9 p.m. Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St. The Phoenix Theater Company will have their production on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 18 through Nov. 2. There is a charge for tickets.

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has scheduled the dog walkathon. Cabaret Theatre: 8 11 p.m. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster Square Road. “South Pacific” will be featured. For information, call (860) 829-1248. Historical Society : 1 4 p.m. 305 Main St. The Berlin Historical Society is open every Saturday and admission is free. For information, call (860) 828-5114. New Britain “The Rocky Horror Show”: 7 - 9 p.m. Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St. The Phoenix Theater Company will have their

production of “The Rocky Horror Show” on Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 18 through Nov. 2. There is a charge for tickets.

Monday Oct. 21 Girls Soccer: 6 - 8 p.m. Sage Park, 1591 Berlin Turnpike. Berlin vs. Middletown.

Volunteer Fire Department, meets Tuesdays. For information, call Ed Alicea, scoutmaster, at (860) 828-8693. Boy Scout Troop 44 Meeting: 7 - 9 p.m. Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St., Berlin. Troop 44, chartered by the Berlin Lions, meets Tuesdays. For information, call the troop

Tuesday Oct. 22 Boy Scout Troop 256 Meeting: 7 - 9 p.m. Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, 880 Farmington Ave. Troop 256, chartered by the Kensington

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committee chair, Joann Sawyer at (860) 828-7767. Sunrise Rotary Club of Kensington-Berlin: 7:30 8:30 a.m. Berlin Town Hall, 240 Kensington Road. The group meets every Tuesday. For information, contact Rtn. Gwen Valencis at (860) 229-3787 ext. 139 or visit htt p://

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For vendor information, call 2 p.m., at the church. Only Joan Vancour, (860) 829-6024. handmade items may be offered. Tables are available for Berlin Congregational: rent. For more information College Bible study - - or an application, contact Tuesdays, through Oct. 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more Berlin Congregational: Free information, call Katie, Christian education director, tot time -- Thursdays, 10:30 Sacred Heart Ladies Guild: (860) 538-0548; or the church to 11:15 a.m., through Dec. 19, for children up to age 5. Craft The group has scheduled a office, (860) 828-6586. time, play sessions, snack vendor and craft fair for Berlin Congregational time and holiday parties. No Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the church hall. Yankee Peddler Fair -- pre-registration is required. Tables are available for rent. Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to S t . Ma r y’s U k ra i n i a n Orthodox Church: Ukrainian Harvest Festival - Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 54 Winter St., New Britain. Free parking behind church. For more information, call (860) 229-3833 or (860) 677-2138.

Spiritual Ensemble The New England Spiritual Ensemble has scheduled a concert for Sunday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m., at Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill St. The ensemble, comprised of 10 classically-trained vocalists, is devoted to “preserving the art and tradition of Negro spirituals” and is modeled after the classically-trained Fisk Jubilee Singers who, in the late 19th century, enthralled Europe with their renditions of spirituals. All concerts in the Bethany Music Series are open to the public. The concert is free, but a free-will offering will be accepted. Child care is provided. For more information, visit

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second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. While most shawls are prepared independently, the group meets once a month for fellowship and prayer. Knitters and crocheters of all faiths are welcome. For the meeting location, call the church, (860) 828-4222. Taize service The Kensington United Met ho d i st C hu rc h , 10 3 Hotchkiss St., holds a Taize service the third Tuesday of the month. Along with music, which begins the service at 6:30 p.m., Pastor Juhye Hahn will add an anointing with oil during the service for those who need healing grace. Taize service is held Tuesday evenings, 7 to 7:30 p.m., except the third Tuesday, which begins earlier for the special music. If you would like to contribute your musical talent to this service, contact the church at (860) 828-4222 and leave a message for Corinne Terlecky. Everyone is welcome. See Faith / Page 15

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Healing service Kensington Cong regat ion a l holds a healing service the second Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m. The service is intended for those who are unable to attend Sunday services. Service is a half hour, with prayers and hymns. Play group Kensington Con g regat ion a l hosts a pa rent/child play group Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11:15 a.m., in the crib room in the Reeves Center, 185 Sheldon St. The group, for infants to pre-school age, is open to the public on a drop-in basis. For more information, call Gwen McCann, (860) 828-0064. Prayer shawls The Ladies Guild Prayer Shawl Group at Sacred Heart Church is looking for interested individuals to make prayer shawls for hospital and nursing home patients. Experience is not required. Participants can work from home. For more information, call Maureen Guite, (860) 828-9614. The Kensington United Methodist Church prayer shawl ministry meets the

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ship, 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) 828-0519. Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal C h u rc h , 6 8 M a i n St . , East Berlin, 9 a.m. Sunday Eucharist; 10 a.m. Sunday School, (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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BERLIN — Frances H. Burg, 101, of Berlin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Richard Burg Sr. Born in Chicopee, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Nellie (Lafarr) Martin. Frances was a former Newington resident and was formerly employed at Royal Typewriter. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in East Berlin, the Ladies Guild at Church, and represented the State of Connecticut in the Ms. Senior Pageant. Frances was active in her community in scouting, little league, PTA, religious education, St. Mary School Library in Newington, and at the Berlin Fair working at the Sacred Heart Booth. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Frances is survived by two daughters, Barbara True and her husband, Dale, of Berlin, Mary Aurigemma and her husband, Roger, of Cromwell; three grandchildren, Francine Latham, Joseph Bogoslofski III, and Krystopher Aurigemma; and seven great-grandchildren, Rebecca Latham, Douglas Latham, Joseph Bogoslofski IV, Amanda Bogoslofski, Madisyn Aurigemma, Lily Bogoslofski and Brooke Aurigemma. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Richard Burg Jr.; and three sisters, Mildred, Gladys and Evelyn. Her family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to CCCI for providing home care and to her caregivers, Linda Minnis, her great-granddaughter Becky, and Ali for their loving and compassionate care extended to Frances. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, 411 S. Main St., New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at Sacred Heart Church in East Berlin. Burial was held in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 35 Cold Spring Road, Suite 411, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Please share a memory of Frances with the family in the on line guest book at .

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of Jesus and the immaculate Heart of Mary. Within Prayer group The 13th of the month the rosary, the verses of the prayer group at St. Paul Fatima song are sung in reChurch, Kensington, meets membrance to three shepat noon on the 13th day of the herd children in Fatima, month to pray the 15 decades Portugal, in 1917. For more information, of the rosary. Prayer services begin with a personal conse- call John Simeone, (860) cration to the Sacred Heart 828-0794.

KENSINGTON - Barbara (Sirotnak) Dorbuck, 76, widow of the late James H. Dorbuck, of Guilford and Kensington passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at Smilow Cancer Center in New Haven, surrounded by her loving family. Barbara enjoyed spending time at Jacobs Beach in Guilford, watching sunsets at the town marina, the UCONN Huskies Women’s Basketball, shopping, and dining out. She leaves behind two daughters, June Ryan and her husband, Michael, of Newington, Karen Dorbuck, of Kensington, and a loving family friend, Clif Walton. She also leaves three grandchildren, Dylan, Chris, and Heather, all of Newington. Barbara also leaves her “grand dogs” Gracie, Sammie, Nikki, and Zandy, and her two cats, Buttercup and Mango. The family would like to thank Dr. Mario Sznol and the 9th floor ICU nurses at Smilow Cancer Center for their care. Funeral services are private and she will be laid to rest at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to The Smilow Cancer Center, c/o Yale-New Haven Hospital, 20 York St., New Haven, CT. 06510. To share a memory, please visit us at


Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Sunday worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m. (860) 828-6586. B e t h a ny Cove n a n t Church, 785 Mill St., 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship. (860) 828-3637. Berlin Congregational Je h ova h ’s W i t n e s s e s , 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 heating 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. Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.; children’s service, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m.; Youth groups, 7 p.m. Nursery is provided. (860) 828-3822. Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Ave., Sunday worship, 10 a.m. (860) 828-4511. Kensington United Methodist Church, 103 Hotchkiss St., Sunday wor-

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Opinion Letters to the editor Time for a change To the editor: It is ironic that the current liberal majority Town Council members are roaming about the town soliciting votes. These “politicians” are the same council members that have raised your taxes year after year while offering little benefit to the tax payer. As viable businesses are being driven from town, the “Tyvek” building is heralded as an accomplishment. The Berlin High School renovation cost has spiraled out of control, while the very reason for the renovation -- the science and math wing -- have been eliminated. It’s time for us to tell this irresponsible council majority how we feel. Vote for change. Vote Republican. Joan Veley Berlin

has been instrumental in ensuring that our students are safe in our schools. Mr. Annunziata served as a member of the Berlin Board of Education prior to serving as a Police Commissioner. He knows the security needs of our schools and our students and works to ensure safety for all. I hope you will all join me in voting for Joe Annunziata for Police Commission on Nov. 5. Kristin M. Campanelli Berlin

Vote GOP To the editor: When Berlin citizens approved $69 million to renovate our high school, $47 million was to come from Berlin taxes. Dave Evans feels this commitment should be honored. In June this year David offered an amendment to the resolution accepting $15 million from the state that would ensure the town’s net cost of Support Annunziata the project did not exceed $47 To the editor: I am writing in support of million. David’s amendment Joe Annunziata for Police was rejected by the Democrat Commission. In his career as a majority, so he rejected this public servant, Mr. Annunziata added taxpayer exposure.

Was David grandstanding as Mr. Rasmussen purports in his Sept. 26 letter? The Dems do not honor the commitment or hold themselves accountable. I’m voting Republican. Andra Millerd BRTC Member Taxes are high enough To the editor: The November elections are approaching and I find myself thinking about the issues we face as taxpayers in Berlin. The nation as a whole is struggling to make ends meet. Americans have to live on budgets that meet their needs, as should the town of Berlin. The residents of Berlin approved a budget, yet the Town Council went over the budget on the high school. Enough overspending. Have a sensible plan before you present it to the residents of Berlin. Let’s be more responsible with taxpayers money. Please, no more high taxes. Melissa Simard Berlin

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Health reform measures pushing Conn. to innovate By Susan Haigh Associated Press

WALLINGFORD (AP) — While Connecticut embraced setting up a health insurance exchange and expanding Medicaid eligibility faster than many other places, the state has lagged behind when it comes to modernizing how health care is delivered to patients. But with the new health care overhaul law and a growing push in the state to cut costs while improving patient care, Connecticut is now moving toward a streamlined and better-coordinated, patient-centered system of medical treatment. “Connecticut has been a little bit slow to adopt many of these things, but I see it happening very quickly over the next five years,” said Ken Lalime, CEO of the new nonprofit health insurance company HealthyCT. The Wallingford-based HealthyCT offers small group and individual plans in the state’s new online insurance exchange, known as Access Health CT, as well as outside the exchange. Using money from a loan from the federal government, HealthyCT is providing hundreds of thousands of dollars to 75 medical practices across Connecticut, representing a total of 440 clinicians. The grants will enable them to become certified as a patient-centered practice. They’re also referred to as patient-centered medical homes, a concept that’s been embraced in neighboring Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Once certified, these medical practices will take a new and more holistic team approach to treating their patients and an-

ticipating their individual needs. For example, a primary care practice would plan ahead and have other practitioners, such as a diabetic nurse clinician or nutritionist, on hand for a patient’s appointment. “So when the patient comes through the door, we manage that event differently than we managed it before,” Lalime said. “You are getting the right care at the right time, at the right place — for the first time, more often.” Once these 75 practices are trained and certified — a process that takes about eight months — Lalime estimates that about 40 percent of the state’s primary care doctors will operate using a patient-centered approach in Connecticut. “I think 10 years from now, there will be much more integration of care, and care coordination will be the standard,” Lalime said. “And consumers should be looking for practices that actually function that way.” Su c h a n a p p ro a c h , Lalime said, should eventually reduce the amount of times a patient might visit a hospital emergency room or inappropriately go to a specialist, both costly scenarios. Lalime estimates that the price of one emergency room visit, about $2,000, would cover the cost of 20 coordinated office visits, while the cost of a typical hospital visit, about $30,000, would cover 300 coordinated office visits. Unlike managed health care, where insurance companies tend to be the gatekeepers that decide which procedures to cover, this new concept “puts the patient at the hub” while the practitioners and the patient’s primary care doctor See Reform / Page 17

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Rev. Thomas Hooker feted with eccentric parade By Ralph Lord Roy Special to The Citizen

The Rev. Thomas Hooker is generally recognized as the founder of Connecticut and his statue is on the grounds of the Old State House in Hartford. Since there were no photos or portraits of him, the sculptor used pictures of various descendants as a guide in creating his likeness. Hooker was well educated at Cambridge but soon ran afoul of ecclesiastical authorities in England. He wanted to purify the church - hence the word Puritan - and felt that the Reformation there had not gone far enough in removing liturgical and creedal accretions that, in his view, had corrupted the Church over the centuries. Like many other Puritans he first fled to Holland, where religious freedom flourished, and then immigrated in 1633 to the new Massachusetts Bay Colony. He lived in New Towne (later renamed Cambridge) where he became pastor of its historic First Parish Church. Soon he was involved in a heated dispute over whom should be permitted to vote

in matters effecting both church and state. Hooker argued for universal manhood suffrage, at odds with John Cotton, an influential Boston minister, who insisted that only faithful church members who owned property were qualified. As a result, in 1636 Hooker and about 100 followers traveled west and settled in Hartford. Soon the towns of Wethersfield and Windsor were organized, and in 1639 freemen in the three communities ratified the “Fundamental Orders of Connecticut.” Some historians have declared this document to be the first written constitution known to history and a major cornerstone in the gradual development of American democracy. Its impact upon our national Constitution, adopted nearly a century and a half later, helps explain why Connecticut is known as the Constitution State. These early Puritans were affiliated, of course. with what we know today as Congregationalism, and in many Connecticut communities a Congregational church, often constructed of wood, painted white, with a steeple pointing heavenward, stands

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dependent but have access to resources available for large medical groups, such as electronic health records, patient management tools, group purchasing discounts and data sharing and quality management. Tracking systems will make sure people don’t get duplicative tests or procedures they don’t need and will remind them of upcoming appointments and tests. Thomas Raskauskas, the organization’s president and CEO, said a lot of independent practitioners are busy and find it overwhelming to understand all the complexities of health care reform, and they don’t have the money to handle patient population management. “This allows them to stay in solo practice without having to join a group,” he said.

State House reflects the waggishness of the occasion. It reads: “Hartford was founded by a Hooker.” How ironic that a Puritan minister is being used to kickstart such a worldly celebration. The parade is sponsored by the Hartford Business Improvement District. Thomas Hooker’s descendants have included many distinguished citizens. A son, Samuel Hooker, became the minister in Farmington. A grandson, John Hooker, served as a judge in the state’s supreme court and as Speaker of the Connecticut Assembly. Another grandson, James Hooker, married the daughter of William Leete, moved to Guilford, and also served as Speaker of the Assembly. A granddaughter, Mary Hooker, married the Rev. James Pierpont. Their daughter, Sarah, married the famed Rev. Jonathan Edwards. Other direct descendants of Thomas Hooker include Timothy Dwight, Aaron Burr, William Gillette, J. P. Morgan, and William Howard Taft. My interest in Thomas Hooker has been heightened by at least three personal connections. My mother was of old Puritan stock, raised a Congregationalist, and joined the local Methodists after her

marriage to my dad. A set of our ancestral grandparents, Thomas and Margaret Bliss (Mom’s mother’s maiden surname was Bliss), lived in Hartford during some of the Hooker years, and Thomas Bliss, Sr. and Jr., both were among the original land proprietors there. Finally, after I officially retired, I served as pastor at five different parishes. One of them (from 2004-2005) was South Congregational Church in Hartford, organized in 1670 when 32 members of Center Church, founded by Hooker himself, broke away over several issues that seem trivial today. Each church claimed that it was being faithful to Hooker’s legacy. In 1638, while Rev. Hooker was leading his flock in Hartford, other Puritans, also from the Boston area and led by Rev. John Davenport, settled in New Haven and elsewhere along the shoreline. In 1664 the two groups merged to form the Connecticut of today. From 1701 to 1873 Hartford and New Haven served as co-capitals of the state. Ralph Lord Roy of Southington is a retired United Methodist minister. Email:











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are the spokes, Lalime said. The state of Connecticut has received a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop an application for a $45 million grant to design a new health payment system in the state that will support coordinated patient-centered care. In Fairfield County, a new group is trying to make it easier for solo practitioners to provide patient-centered care. St. Vincent’s Health Partners Inc. is a new physician-hospital organization created in 2011 by St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport and a group of doctors trying to determine how best to respond to federal health care reform efforts. The concept allows the member doctors to remain in-

alongside the village green. These edifices are a continuous reminder of those early settlers who courageously crossed the treacherous Atlantic in fragile vessels nearly 400 years ago to freely practice their faith. Sadly, they were not always tolerant of religions differing from their own. Even so, the Puritans bravely faced the dangers and rigors of frontier life and established, however flawed, the principle of government of, by and for the people. The large majority of these congregations, each independent, joined with the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1957 to form the United Church of Christ, regarded by many as the most progressive of the mainline Protestant denominations. Humor now characterizes Hartford’s observance of Thomas Hooker Day each autumn. The parade in the afternoon has been described by one local observer as “hands down the weirdest, most made-up, rag-tag, cut loose, high-spirited, Mardi Gras bead and candy filled parade … to celebrate ourselves, our city, our creativity and our people.” The 2013 parade is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 to 4 p.m. A T-shirt sold in the Old

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Seniors A healthy diet packed with vital nutrients can help ward off potential health problems that are common in senior citizens, like constipation, heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Nutritious foods will also help you maintain a healthy weight and can work wonders for your energy level. Even if you’ve never followed a nutrition-based diet before, healthy eating isn’t difficult. The National Institute on Aging suggests two options for seniors:

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is designed to help reduce blood pressure and emphasizes foods that are heart healthy. These are recommended daily serving amounts: --Grains: 7 to 8 ounces --Meat and beans: 6 ounces or less of chicken, meat, and fish plus 4 to 5 servings of nuts, seeds, and/or dried beans per week --Milk: 2 to 3 cups --Vegetables: 2 to 2.5 cups --Fruit: 2 to 2.5 cups --Oils: 2 teaspoons


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Meetings The Berlin AARP monthly Chapter meeting is scheduled for noon Tuesday, Oct 15, for a pot luck luncheon. Members should bring a dish to share, either hot or cold, salad or dessert. Following the lunch, a silent auction of donated items, new or in new condition, is scheduled. Additional auction items may be donated on arrival. Members are asked to remember food for the town food pantry. For more information, call Ann Gamelin, (860) 828-6700.

Driver program A Seniors Safe Driving Class, for drivers age 60 and over, sponsored by Berlin AARP Chapter 3035, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the community center. The class provides a certificate that entitles a discount on car insurance premium. Pre-registration is required. Contact Barbara Dixon, (860) 828-6295. Contact your car insurance provider to verify a premium discount.

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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) 670-8546, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A donation is requested. Monday, Oct. 14: Columbus Day. Senior Center closed. Tuesday, Oct. 15: Cranberry juice, lasagna rolette, peas and carrots, Italian bread, tangerine. Wednesday, Oct. 16: Grilled chicken breast, broccoli cheese sauce, rice pilaf, stewed tomatoes, oatmeal, peaches. Thursday, Oct. 17: Pineapple juice, beef stew, garden salad, whole wheat dinner roll, oatmeal cream pie. Friday, Oct. 18: Roast turkey with gravy, stuffing, Geneva blend vegetables, cranberry sauce, rye bread, tropical fruit cup.

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Turtle program The Berlin Land Trust, along with the New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park, has scheduled a “turtle crossing” for Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Program speaker Sigrun N. Gadwa will discuss the Eastern box turtle and the wood turtle. These Connecticut turtles are species of special concern. Both are becoming rare in large part because suitable habitat is steadily declining. For more information, call (860) 827-9064.

medicines can keep you awake. No matter the reason, if you don’t get a good night’s sleep, the next day you may: --Be irritable. --Have memory problems or be forgetful. --Feel depressed. --Have more falls or accidents. --Feel very sleepy during the day. Do you have insomnia? Insomnia is the most common sleep problem in adults age 60 and older. People with insomnia have trouble falling and staying asleep. Insomnia can last for days, months or even years. If you’re having trouble sleeping, you may: --Take a long time to fall asleep. --Wake up many times in the night. --Wake up early and be unable to get back to sleep. --Wake up tired. --Feel very sleepy during

the day. There are many causes of insomnia. Some of them you can control, but others you can’t. For example, if you are excited about a new activity or worrying over your bills, you may have trouble sleeping. Sometimes insomnia may be a sign of other problems. Or it could be a side effect of a medication or an illness. Often, being unable to sleep becomes a habit. Some people worry about not sleeping even before they get into bed. This may even make insomnia worse. Older adults who have trouble sleeping may use more over-the-counter sleep aids. Using prescription medicines for a short time might help. But remember, medicines aren’t a cure for insomnia. Developing healthy habits at bedtime may help you get a good night’s sleep.

The Central Connecticut Health District has scheduled family flu clinic for Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2 to 5 p.m., at the Community Center, 230 Kensington Rd. Pneumonia shots will also be available. A fee is charged. Many forms of insurance are accepted. Bring you insurance card. No one will be denied vaccination for flu or pneumonia because of inability to pay. For more information, call (860) 721-2822 or visit

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A good night’s rest helps you stay healthy and alert. But many older people don’t sleep well. If you’re always sleepy, it may be time to see a doctor. You shouldn’t wake up every day feeling tired. Sleep and aging Older adults need about the same amount of sleep as young adults — 7 to 9 hours each night — but they tend to go to sleep earlier and get up earlier than when they were younger. Older people may nap more during the day, which can sometimes make it hard to fall asleep at night. There are two kinds of sleep — REM (rapid eye movement) sleep and nonREM sleep. We dream mostly during REM sleep and have the deepest sleep during nonREM sleep. As people get older, they spend less time in deep sleep, which may be why older people are often light sleepers. Source of sleep problems There are many reasons why older people may not get enough sleep at night. Feeling sick or being in pain can make it hard to sleep. Napping during the day can disrupt sleep at night. Some


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Sports Gridders trounce Rockville; Boys soccer proving difficult to beat By Nate Brown The Berlin Citizen

Football After two crushing defeats to begin the season, Berlin now finds itself with a respectable 2-2 record after defeating Rockville 43-14 Friday night. The Redcoats were led by another outstanding performance from the man under center, Mitch Williams. The senior finished 11-of-15 for 234 yards and three touchdown strikes. After getting off to a rough start this year (0 touchdowns, 3 interceptions), Williams has rebounded very well, throwing for a combined 405 yards and five touchdowns the last two games. The ground game was also in sync against Rockville, as the ‘Coats ran rampant over the Rams, compiling 157 yards on the ground and another three scores. Senior Dan McLeod (9 rushes, 48 yards, 1 touchdown) and junior Anthony Sisti (3 rushes, 44 yards, 2 touchdowns) led the Redcoats, while senior Jacob Eliades, junior Eric Garcia, sophomore Trevor Gagnon, and Williams helped the squad average 5.8 yards per carry. For the second straight game, Berlin’s defense was stout, not allowing its opponent to score until the game was well in hand. Rockville didn’t get on the scoreboard until the third quarter, by which point Berlin had already amassed its 43 points.

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Eliades led the defensive stand with nine total tackles (1 sack), while juniors Tyler Giangrave (7 tackles) and Jack Strafstrom (6 tackles, 1 sack) helped keep Rockville panicked all night. Berlin will look to move above .500 when it hosts Weaver at Sage Park Friday night. Boys soccer The Redcoats continue to impress after posting a 2-1 mark last week to improve to 7-2 on the year. With wins over Plainville, 2-0, and Bulkeley, 6-0, Berlin stayed in the thick of things in the CCC South. Led by seniors Alex Bednarek, Steve Burns, Ben Tencza, Nate Ruscito, Adnan Hanidoviz, and Brian Kennure, the offense was in true midseason form against rival Plainville and Bulkeley. The defensive unit, led by seniors Matt Heimlich, Kevin Langevin, Steve Petrario and Tencza turned in stellar early-week performances that helped senior Brian Bostrom post two more shutouts in goal. On the sidelines, BHS coach David Francalangia earned his 100th career victory. Girls soccer The Lady Redcoats have had a challenging yet rewarding season. The locals reached the halfway point with a 5-3-1 record, after going 1-1 last week. The Lady Redcoats defeated Plainville, 3-1, before dropping a See Redcoats / Page 24

Commentary: Change we can believe in By Nate Brown The Berlin Citizen

Maybe it’s time for a change. No, I’m not referring to shorts and t-shirts changing over to flannels shirts and denim jeans. And despite the headline, this has nothing to do with politics (side note: vote Whig Party 2016). I’m talking about the good ol’ pigskin. UConn football has decided to make a few changes these past couple of weeks. It began with the long-overdue dismissal of head coach Paul Pasqualoni, as well as letting go of the associate head coach and offensive line coach George DeLeone.

ing yards on 57 attempts Now T.J. Weist in the new (3.5 yards/carry), with two head Husky. touchdowns. Receiving, he Now Tim Boyle of hasn’t fared much better: 35 Middlefield is the new startyards on 12 receptions (2.9 ing quarterback. yards/reception) with one And now is the time that touchdown. UConn should name Berlin’s By comparison, own Max DeLorenzo as the DeLorenzo’s numbers arnew starting running back. DeLorenzo en’t any better. He has only This isn’t me trying to gained 45 rushing yards on play favorites due to where 18 attempts (2.5 yards/carry) and my loyalties as a local writer lie. had one reception for 11 yards, with This is me viewing the big picture no touchdowns in either category. of UConn football, as looking to the Yet it’s difficult to place much of past, present, and future of the team the blame for the less-than-adequate can give great insight. running numbers on the halfbacks. Connecticut’s current startDeLeone had this idea to use a zone ing halfback, Lyle McCombs, has block scheme for his offensive linehad a less than stellar season. He men, rather than having them pick has only accumulated 200 rush-

up and block a single individual. The results were not the greatest (disastrous), and was one of the key factors in UConn having, literally, one of the worst running games in all of Division I this year. With DeLeone gone, the backs should, hopefully, be able to find better running lanes. Now this is where the argument for DeLorenzo starts to get serious. McCombs is a relatively small athlete. At 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds, it makes it difficult for him to pick up blitzing defenders. That, and McCombs is just plain bad at it. So when defenses see DeLorenzo See DeLorenzo / Page 22

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come out onto the field, they automatically think “pass,” giving away the element of surprise. Lastly, and this is the only argument I really need, McCombs doesn’t fit the history of UConn’s running style. For as long as I can remember, Connecticut football has been built upon a strong and powerful running game; not one of finesse. Terry Cauley, Donald Brown, Andre Dixon, Lou Allen; all of these backs achieved success because they weren’t afraid to stay between the numbers and fight for the tough yardage. The big yardage gains came when they finally broke

down the defense. McCombs isn’t that kind of runner. He tries to make a big play every play, which has resulted in a lot of “no gains” for the starting halfback. DeLorenzo is different; he puts his head down and runs, going with what the offensive line and defense give him. DeLorenzo also has deceptively good speed, which can lead to some big plays. Connecticut fans are used to a ground and pound game. The finesse that McCombs attempts is not what the UConn offense needs. They need to get back to what the team is built for. They need to start Max DeLorenzo.

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Thanks for the memories, Mo On Sept. 26, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi visited the mound, where his players were already waiting, and signaled for a righthanded pitcher in the top of the eighth inning during the Yankees’ final home game of the season, against the Tampa Bay Rays. And just like he’s done since his Major League debut in 1995, Mariano Rivera trotted out from the bullpen at Yankee Stadium, accompanied by his signature tune, Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” The fans in Yankee Stadium knew what to expect from Mo every time he emerged from that bullpen, so the cheers were always there. The Yankees were already eliminated from playoff contention Sept. 26, and they would lose to the Rays 4-0, but even so, the cheers were a little louder this time. This particular moment meant everything for a player who has firmly cemented his legacy into the history books of baseball, for all the fans who watched him over the years, and for all the players who had the incredible honor

to share the field with him or face him on the mound. I didn’t get to watch Mo’s final game live, but I watched the clips of it afterwards, and I humored myself by looking up the play-by-play to see what it said when Mo exited the mound: “Pitching change: Matt Daley replaces Mariano Rivera. Coaching visit to mound. On-field delay.” Just a simple “on-field delay” to denote the final exit of the greatest of all time. It didn’t even matter if you were a Yankees fan. Heck, even Red Sox fans tipped their caps and wished the best for Mo, a guy who showed up and simply did his job with near-infallible

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yet the end result was this powerful message that would shake your perspective on everything you thought you knew about baseball. How did he do that again? Why do these batters never catch on? What the heck is this guy’s secret? You’d think after 19 years in the majors, hitters would have figured out the mystery behind that cutter, but they didn’t, and even in his final season Mo’s output didn’t change. He put up 44 saves this year out of 51 opportunities. Over that 19-year stretch, 652 saves out of 732 chances. Walks? 286. Strikeouts? 1,173 (pretty nice ratio, if you ask

me). In his career, he’s never blown more than nine save opportunities in a season, and those nine happened in 1997, where he still made 43. So it’s no wonder, really, that as Mo traveled to different stadiums this season, he was lavished with praise and gifts from other organizations – yes, even the Red Sox. You likely won’t see another player in any other sport receive the recognition he did throughout the year. Wayne Gretzky didn’t get it. Heck, Michael Jordan didn’t even get it. Gretzky and Jordan are See Mo / Page 24

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Members of the Berlin Congregational Church Handbell Choir performed during a Homecoming 2013 concert at the church recently. The selection was entitled “For Unto Us.” Pictured, from left, rear: Jean Pilletere, Susan Oates and James Lynch. Front: Rayne Lynch, Emma Wilcox, Jane Watershoot and Meghan Oates. Directing the group is Robin Wilcox.

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz, State Rep. Cathy Abercrombie, State Sen. Terry Gerratana and Berlin Mayor Adam Salina joined local residents at a ceremony renaming the Beckley Road Bridge over Route 9 the Berlin Lions Club Memorial Bridge.

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The Sept. 1 worship service at Kensington United Methodist Church was interrupted by a fire alarm, sending parishioners outdoors. Determined by the Kensington Fire Department to be a false alarm, the congregation continued the service out of doors, concluding with hymns and communion. Pictured, Rev. Juhye Hahn prepares to serve Holy Communion as firefighters inspect the church.


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16. Publication of Statement of Ownership for a Requester Publication is required and will be printed in the October 10, 2013 issue of this publication. 17. Signature and Title of Editor, Publisher, Business Manager or Owner. ELIOT C. WHITE, Editor and Publisher Date: 9/30/13. I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this form or who omits material or information requested on the form may be subject to criminal sanctions (including fines and imprisonment) and/or civil sanctions (including civil penalties).

SATURN ION 2 2006 Stock # 13205PB $5,500 Don’t Miss... Call Chris 203 271-2902

ASSISTANT -Person who is good with numbers. AM hours - Detail oriented. Call Lois or Lou (860) 747-1621 CNC OPERATORS AND SETUP INDIVIDUALS FOR SWISS, LATHE, MILLS & SCREW MACHINES. 1st & 2nd shifts - Full & Part time positions available. Pay rate based on experience. Our team members enjoy a safe working environment & good benefits such as paid personal and sick days after 6 months and vacation time after one year. PETER PAUL ELECTRONICS CO., INC. Applications will be taken from 10-2 at 480 John Downey Drive, New Britain. 860.229.4884 HOUSECLEANERS WANTED MAIDPRO Southington. Must be available M-F, 8-5, need Driver’s Lic, reliable car. Up to $13/hr starting wage, plus tips, gas reimb. Hours will vary. Call 203-630-2033 ext. 118. Hablamos Espanol.





See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace.

CHEVY TRAVERSE LT 2012 Stock #1376 $26,988

JOB HUNTING?? LOOK NO FURTHER! NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! $450-$550/wk base If you’re motivated, neat in appearance, have reliable transportation and need to start yesterday, then we need you TODAY!!! We’re hiring all departments. Multiple positions need to be filled. GREAT EARNINGS POTENTIAL Monthly bonuses and benefits available after 90 days. For an interview call: 860-506-5865 Call Today, Start Tomorrow! PIZZA Delivery Drivers Full or part time, day hours needed. 203-265-2379 PT/FT Groomer Needed Experience required. Saturdays a must. 203 269-6600

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15 Westerly terrace Meriden, ct $228,000 Looking for an updated home that is ready to move-right in?! Well look no further! Fabulous 4 BR Cape near Highways, Schools, Buses, Shopping and Hubbard Park. Remodeled & Gorgeous! Close to Southington/ Cheshire Lines! Newer Furnace, Hot Water Heater, Circuit Breakers, and windows. Roof ‘06. ADT Security System. Large flat yard. This one will move fast, don’t wait! Please contact LouAnn Brannan, Your Favorite Real Estate (203) 203237-4971 or louann@ YourFavoriteRealEstate.

Local. Local. Local. Your Marketplace.

Condos For Sale

WALLINGFORD 2BR, 2 Bath in Well-Maintained, Secure Complex With Handicap Entrance, Elevators, Community Room & Plenty of Parking. Central Heating/Cooling Sys. Large MBR w/Large Double Closets and Own Bath. $132,000. Renters Considered. Call Josie Kamansky (860) 966-0569 Executive RE


Condos For Rent MERIDEN - 1BR Condo 1st FL W/D, Secured Building, Spacious. No pet. $775 plus Security. Available November 1st. 203-376-1259 MERIDEN East Side Condo 2 BEDROOMS Fully applianced No pets. No smoking. $900 (203) 235-4853

SOUTHINGTON. 40 Cornerstone. List Price $169,900. Beautiful townhouse located in the heart of Plantsville CT. A small complex conv to everything. Updated kitchen, baths, c/a, and natural gas. Move right in! Contact listing agent for information. Rob Marucci 203-756-2520.

Apartments For Rent

Apartments For Rent

MER. Furn. Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 2nd flr. Studio, $180/wk+ sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm

MERIDEN 2 BRs Heat & hot water included. Off street parking. $900/mo. 203-639-8751

WLFD. 2 BR, 3rd flr, electric heat, gas hot water. $900/ mo plus util, washer & dryer included. Off st parking. No pets. 203-915-6183

White solid core doors $25 call 203-238-1977

MERIDEN - 3 BR, 2nd FL. Heat & HW Included. Hardwood floors. Appliances, Off Street parking. No smoking. No Pets. $1,150/ mo. 203-444-5722

YALESVILLE - 1st flr, 2 bedrm apt, off st. parking, laundry room, big yard, no pets, 6 mo. lease, Wilcox Ln. 203-265-3939

MERIDEN 3 BR, 2 full baths and 2 BR, 1st floor. Franklin St. 2BR - 116 Hobart St. Very nice units, w/d hookup, off st parking. (203) 634-6550


EARLY SALE! Cleanest seasoned firewood in the state! $210 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. South Meriden. MikE 203 631-2211

MERIDEN 1, 2, 3, & 4 BRs Starting at $580. W. Side. Sec & Refs a must! No Pets. Sec 8 Appr. 1st Mo. FREE! 203 600-5105

Meriden 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 BR Avail. Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $795$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203 935-6224 or Niki 203 992-5605 MERIDEN 1 BR, East Side. 1st Fl. Bright & Modern. Large Kitchen. All Appliances + Dish Washer. Off St. Parking. $725/ mo. Call 203 269-0763

Apartments For Rent

MERIDEN 2/3BR, 2nd Fl. Spacious, Modern. Appliances incl. Off st parking. Sec 8 Approved. $800 + sec. Interested? Call Judy 203 927-8215

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

MERIDEN 2 BR, Lg 5 RM. All refinished hdwd flrs. New windows, fresh paint. Off st parking, WD hookup. Porch & deck. $995. 203 599-5130

MER. 1 BR, 2nd flr, new carpet, W. side, prvt backyard & 2 attic rms, w/d, stove/refrig incld. $865/mo. + sec. 203-634-1195 12pm-8pm

MERIDEN 2 BR. clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold St. Lg BRs, sunny kitchen. WD hookup. $725. Call Will 860-834-2876

MERIDEN Clean 1 Room Efficiency 2nd Fl. Randolph Ave. Utils included. No pets. $450. 2 mos sec. Credit check required. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Cottage St. 2-3 BRs. Unique. 2 Flrs. Off St. Parking. No pets. Sec. $1000/mo. 203 715-5488 MERIDEN Nice 2 bedroom, deposit, credit reference, no pets. 25 Griswold St. $850. Call 203-675-0171 or 203317-7222.

BERLIN Clean, trustworthy, responsible housemate to share 3 bedroom home. Private bedroom, shared bath and living space. $700 per month plus shared utilities. Must be employed, a non-smoker, no pets. Refs. 860-518-0600

MER Clean Safe Rms. Inclds. H, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. E side. off-st park. $125/wk.+ sec. 12-8pm 203-630-3823 Meriden-Clean safe furn 1st flr rm, utils incl. Share kit & bath. $110/wk. 203238-3369. Leave message. North Haven Meadowstone Motel Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/ Daily/ Wkly. On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

PLAINVILLE-31 Tyler Ave. Just renovated 3 BR, 3rd flr. $1050/mo + sec & utils. Avail immed. 203-886-8808

Stores & Offices for Rent

SOUTHINGTON 1 BR, 4 Rms, 1st Fl . Appls. Off st parking. Newly renovated. No smoking. No pets. $760. (860) 6214463 or 860 302-6051 SOUTHINGTON Immed Occup 2 BR apt, large kit w/ ref & range. Ample storage space, off st parking, safe, quiet residential neighborhood. 1st flr. No smoking, no pets. $875 plus utils. Call 860 628-8386 SOUTHINGTON - Lrg. 5 rm. 1BR, C-Air, Appliances, WD Hookup. Utilities not incl. Near hospital. Refs., Double security req. 860-621-2693 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 1st Floor. 5 RMs Eat-In Kitchen, Hdwd Flrs. 2 Porches, WD Hookup Off-Street Parking Heat, HW and Trash Pickup Included No Pets/No Smoking $1350. 203-464-1847

KENSINGTON. 650 sq. ft office or retail space for lease, prime location. $900 negotiable. Call 860-8281848 or 860-930-4772.

Pets For Sale Attention Dog Owners! Dog Obedience and Canine Good Citizen Classes starting October 7 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Giannetti, Phil Huntington & Kathy Queen - Instructors. Call 203-2722743 9am-4pm. After 6pm Call 203-235-4852. BEAUTIFUL PUPPIES FOR SALE! Father: Italian Cane Corso Mastiff - Blue Bloodline. Mother: American Pitbull Terrier, Razors Edge Blue Bloodline. Blue & fawn male and females available now! Exceptional family dogs! Priced $600-$800. Call Jason - 203-980-6186 LOVING PUPS Reduced puppies for adoption. To view the puppies & notice of our next adoption day event, visit us at www.LOVINGpups.cOm Or Call 828-208-0757

It’s so conveInent! WALLINGFORD - Clean 2Br APT, W/D Hookup, off street parking, No Smoke/ pets, $900, 203-464-0766 WALLINGFORD Cute 2 BR Townhouse, end unit. Full bsmnt. WD hookup. Private entrance. Off street parking. Walk to school. $875/mo 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. 203-284-0597

Wood / Fuel & Heating Equip

Fall Package Riding Specials Birthday Parties Pony Rides Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden www. 203-238-1600

Lawn and Garden

Rooms For Rent

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

SOUTHINGTON 1 BR, 4 Rm, 2nd floor, near hospital, A/C W/ Appl, utilities not included, ref and sec dep req. 860-621-2693


Miscellaneous For Sale

Apartments For Rent


Houses For Sale

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LAWN MoWer, Ariens, Wide Area Walk Mower, Model WAW1034, 34 inch cut. Exc Condition. $1100. Please Call: 203-235-4640

Furniture & Appliances DINING TABLE Dark Wood, 60” plus 18” Leaf. With 6 Chairs 2 Captain, 4 Regular. 2 Years Old. $300 or Best Offer. Call 860 620-0892 or 860 205-2952

Furniture & Appliances

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves. Appliance Repairs Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 Moving MUST SELL Six months old Frigidaire Black Gas stove, asking $550. Call after 3 p.m. Call (203) 907-9758

Miscellaneous For Sale BED Frame, Twin, Maple $95. Mitre Saw, Manual, Metal $25. Pet Cage $40; Micrometers, 1” $20. Baby Dresser, Maple $30. (203) 235-1154 CANNISTER VAC - Kenmore. Qith tools. Very good condition. $60. (860) 621-6746 ELECTRIC HANDICAP SCOOTER Like new, New Battery runs for Hrs, Will easily climb hills, Great on dirt as well as paved rd, asking $700/OBO. Phone Cookie 203-272-5009 GENERATOR - G.E 13KW, Brand New, Never Used. 200 Amp, Auto Breaker, Runs on LP Gas. Battery & Manual Included. $2500. (203) 710-6439

SEASONED FIREWOOD Cut & split. 18-20” Delivery or Pick Up $200/cord - $125/half cord 203-294-1775

Sporting Goods & Health PISTOL PERMIT Or Long Gun Certificate Required for Connecticut Residents. 1 Session, $110. 203 415-1144

Antiques & Collectibles THE Old brick factory, indoor & outdoor. Antique & vintage collectible. Sat & Sun, 9-3, 387 So. Colony St, Meriden, 203-600-5075.

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

Wanted to Buy 1, 2 or 3 Items or an estate $$$ CA$H $$$ 203-237-3025 ESTATE SALE SERVICE Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps 1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture, 50’s Items. Whole Estates 203 238-3499 AARON’S BUYING Old Machinist Tools, Lathes, Bench Tools Hand Tools, Much More. (203) 525-0608 ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575 ANYTHING OLD WE BUY! (Call Us) FRANK’S (203) 284-3786

HOT Water baseboard heating units.(2) 4’ $20;(1) 8’ $30. Call 203-238-1977 VALLEY Stock horse Trailer 16Ft 1984 $800, Coleman generator 5000 watts $500, Honda pressure washer 2200 TSI 5 HP $350. Call 860-2769157

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver, China, glass, Military, Musical. Anything Old & Unusual. Single item to an Estate. 203 235-8431

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BUSINESSES & SERVICES Attics & Basement Cleaned Gary Wodatch Debris Removal of Any Kind. Homeowners, contractors. Quick, courteous svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203 2357723 Cell 860 558-5430

If you can’t find it in Marketplace it’s not for sale. GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-2357723/Cell 860-558-5430

Carpentry REPAIRS & Replacement Lg/ Sm, Int/Ext. Stairs, Railing, Decks, Entry, Door, Window, Finish Basement. Complete Home Improvements. I can fix it. Work done by owner. 40+ years exp. Free Est. Ins. #578107 (203) 238-1449

Child Care HOME Daycare has 2 openings. 24 years experience. Loving home environment. (203) 269-6248 Lic # 26338


ENHANCE Your Outdoor Living Space with Custom Decks. Also do Roofing, Siding & Gutters CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

Electrical Services T.E.C. ElECTriCal SErviCE llC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service SMALL JOBS WELCOME 203-237-2122

Excavating GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/ Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-2389846 MC/Visa Accepted

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


ICE DAMAGE? Seamless Gutters. Gutter repairs. 100% no clog leaf guard system w/lifetime warranty. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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

Handypersons A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call-WE DO IT ALL! Free Estimates. 203-631-1325 HOME DOCTOR LLC Small-Major Work. Outside/ Inside, Plumbing, Remodeling, Roofing, Any Odd Job. Since 1949 203-427-7259 Lic #635370 MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT #631942 203 886-8029 T.E.C. ElECTriCal SErviCE llC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service SMALL JOBS WELCOME 203-237-2122

Always a sale in Marketplace. YALESVILLE Construction. Lic & Ins. #0631937. Additions, roofing, siding, decks, baths, kitchens, trim, floors, remodeling & plowing. (203) 535-2962

Home Improvement



YALESVILLE Construction. Lic & Ins. #0631937. Additions, roofing, siding, decks, baths, kitchens, trim, floors, remodeling & plowing. (203) 535-2962

admiral lawn care md Hedge Trimming, Grass Cutting, Fall cleanup. Free Est. Call (203) 630-9832

LENA’S MASONRY Family tradition, Over 25 yrs experience. Walkways, stone walls, veneer, brick, concrete, stucco & repairs. Free estimates. Lic. & ins. CT#600890 203 732-4544

House Cleaning BUSY MOM’S Cleaning Find Svc No job is too big/small. Free window svc w/wkly cleaning. Sr disc. 860-839-1707 HOUSE Cleaning, Home, office, res/com. Insured Done by an exp’’d lady. Good refs. Call Ilda 203234-7958/ 203-848-4781

Local. Local. Local. Your Marketplace. 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 ins. Renata (860) 538-7963 or Email:

Junk Removal

BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING PAUL’S MASONRY Certified Installer, Paver, Walks, Patios, Ret. Walls, New & Repairs. Stone everything our MarketStairs, Shrubat Replacewalls, arches, chimneys, ment, Landscape Design/ sidewalks, fireplaces. Free place. Renov., Mulch/Stone, est. #614863. Waterfalls/Ponds, Lawn 203-706-9281 Repair/Install, Drainage/ Backhoe Work. Bus. 30 + yrs. We’re on Angie’s List! Free Est. HIC#0563661 203-237-9577

Find your dream home in Marketplace. Gary Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trimming. Trim overgrown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #620397. Office 203-2357723 Cell 860 558-5430

PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaces. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

HEDGE TRIMMING RICK’S Affordable Pricker Removal, Mowing, Soil/Seed, Cleanups. Brush, Tree. No Job Too Big or Small. 15 Years Exp. 203-530-4447

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 Years Experience All Types of Masonry CT #626708 203 235-4139


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

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

Home Improvement MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT #631942 203 886-8029 ROOFS R US LLC Fin. Avali. Remodeling, Windows, Repairs, Siding, Since 1949. Decks, Gutters, Additions. 203-427-7259

Painting & Wallpapering EddiEs Total Home Painting Ext/Int, powerwashing, decks, sheetrock repair, ceilings. 203 824-0446 #569864 Painting, interior & exterior, power washing, repair/ removal of wallpaper, popcorn ceiling & drywall. Lic/ hic 0637346. For free est call Mike 860-794-7127.

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


Hardwood Flooring PEREIRA Services Specializing in Laminate, Pre-finished hardwood & tile Installation. #636625. Joe 203 715-0660

See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace.

WE HAVE DUMP TRUCK We do all the labor. Registered and insured. Free on-site estimate. Call Ed

Kitchen & Baths

JT’s Landscaping, LLC Top Quality Work. Full Lawn Maint. Grass Cutting. Comm /Res, Lic/ins #616311 Free est today 203 213-6528 RJ LARESE Landscaping Res/Comm Lawn Maint. Fall Clean-Ups. Sr Disc. Free Est. 203 314-2782

CARL’S Plumbing & Heating 20% Sr Citizen Discount. Cell 203 272-1730, 860 680-2395 Frontline Plumbing. One man company, fair price quote. Top quality installations & repairs. Plumbing, heating, fire sprinklers. Fully lic & ins. 203 213-0691


SIMPLY Devine Plumbing Highest quality installation & service. No job too big or small. 203-514-0434. simplydevineplumbing. com

Power Washing POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Ins. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699

Find everything at our Marketplace. POWER WASHING IS SPRING ClEANING On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279 POWER Wash M.D Houses, Gutters, Vinyl, Aluminum, & Decks, driveways & sidewalks. Free Est. Call (203) 630-9832


C&M ConstruCtion *THE ROOFING SPECIALIST* 10% off 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CHLOE’S Home Solutions LLC Quality Products, Prompt Service and Excellent Installation at Fair Prices. Roofing, Siding, Decks, Paint, Home Repairs & Remodels. Licensed and Insured. HIC #631419 Credit Cards Accepted Call (203) 631-2991 CPI Home ImProvement Highest Quality- Kitchens/ Bath Siding, Roofing Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions. Credit cards accepted 203-6346550 CT Reg #0632415

Masonry C&M ConstruCtion *THE BATHROOM & REMODELING SPECIALIST* 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair & much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. #601857 203 7545034 or 203-565-7129

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

Roofing, Siding, Windows & More. Free Est. Fully Insured Reg #604200 Member BBB Call 860-645-8899


Roofing, Siding, WindoWS, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

Siding CPI Home ImProvement Highest Quality-Kitchen, Bath, Siding, Roofing, Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions, Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

You name it with Marketplace, anything goes.

Siding, Roofing, WindoWS, deckS, Remodeling gutteRS ct Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

Siding, Roofing Windows, Decks Sunrooms, Additions 203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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

Tree Services Gary Wodatch LLc Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 LAVIGNE’S Tree Service In business 31 years Tree removal. Stump grinding.Crane Service. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

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Food As Art

a culinary celebration

Sunday, November 17, 2013 12:00 - 5:00 Aqua Turf, Southington, CT Get high visibility for your business at the region’s new premier food event.

Food As Art... combines the region’s best culinary delights with nationally acclaimed culinary stars, The Hearty Boys and Susan Heaton, from the Food Channel and Connecticut’s own Kevin Cottle. Hundreds of guests will sample your delicacies or spirits before, during and after our afternoon demonstrations.

Indulge your business BE A SPONSOR. Receive heavy online, print and social media promotion and event visibility. BE A VENDOR. Sell, sample and promote your wares to hundreds of food enthusiasts. REGISTER TODAY IF YOU ARE A: Bakery Caterer Cheese Emporium Coffee Roaster Confectioner Cookbook Author Cooking School

Farm Food Market Kitchen Store Specialty Food Producer Winery/Brewery/Distillery Wine and Beer Merchant And More.


TO LEARN MORE, CALL: Alyssa Calvanese at the Aqua Turf 860-621-9335, email, Or Leigh-Ann Fletcher - 860-877-4324.


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