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Weekend weather report looks promising Berlin Fair opens Friday By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

Each year, the success of the Berlin Fair boils down to one important concern — the weather. “It’s looking fairly good for this weekend,” Berlin Fair President Andy Blasco said. “Friday night looks great and Saturday looks like another great day as well.” Temperature for opening day of the 65th annual fair, Friday, Oct. 4, is expected to be 74 degrees during the day, partly cloudy, with a 10 percent chance of rain and a low temperature of 59 degrees during the late evening, according to And there’s no need to worry about Friday night’s planned fireworks; the website predicts a zero

percent chance of rain for the night, with clear skies. Although humidity is expected to be around 75 to 89 percent Friday, dress accordingly, as it may become a tad bit chilly in the evening. A sweater or sweatshirt is the safest bet. Saturday’s chance of rain is slightly higher, in the 20 percent chance range, with partly cloudy skies predicted throughout the day and night, but Blasco said he’s holding out hope it will be a beautiful day. Saturday’s daytime temperatures should be in the upper 70s with humidity in the low 80s. sees temperatures cooling down to 57 degrees at night, but the humidity is expected to rise to 90 percent. No use beating around the bush when it comes to Sunday’s See Weekend / Page 7


Police Commission: Case handled properly By Monica Szakacs The Berlin Citizen

Evan Hale, pictured in a win over Middletown Sept. 26, and the Berlin High School boys soccer team are off to a hot start this season. At press time, the Redcoats owned a record of 6-1, and were riding a six-game win streak. More on page 27. | Photo by Matt Leidemer |

After interviewing five officers during a special meeting Sept. 25, the Police Commission dismissed a case concerning allegations that Chief Paul Fitzgerald mishandled an investigation involving a child sex predator. Berlin resident Michael Rogan, in a letter he addressed to the police commissioners, alleges Fitzgerald has a “personal vindictive agenda” against him. Rogan’s letter stems from an investigation that involved his 8-year-old daughter, which led to the arrest of a 29-year-old Wallingford man, Charles Ofori, of 13 Brookview Ave., on Aug. 29. “Based on our discussion and the questioning of the witness, we (the police commission, in an unanimous decision) find that the allegations submitted by Mr. Rogan against Chief Fitzgerald are baseless, and this matter is closed,” said Joseph Annunziata, Police Commission chairman.

Rogan asserts the investigation was not handled in a timely manner. Also, he alleges there was a department cover up. According to an arrest warrant, on the evening of July 17 the Berlin Police Department was notified by Rogan after he and his wife were made aware of an exchange of text messages between Ofori and the juvenile girl. The predator attempted to entice the child into sending pictures of herself after she made it clear she was only 8-years-old. According to the arrest warrant, Officer Scott Calderone responded to the call. After speaking with Rogan and his wife, the case was taken over by the detective bureau for further investigation. The juvenile’s cell phone was retrieved and brought back to the department where detectives began texting Ofori disguised as the child. “From there Officer Calderone worked expediently and tirelessly in unison with Detective Doug Bartolomeo and Detective Shawn Solek,” Rogan’s letter states. “In a matSee Case / Page 28

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With the winter season just three months away, the Town Council secured a contract for up to 2,000 tons of treated road salt for snow and ice control through the end of June 2014 with Cargill Deicing Technology. The current price is $76.48 per ton, which is purchased through a contract with the Capitol Region Council of Governments, Town Manager Denise McNair said during a council meeting Sept. 17. Last year the state recommended that all municipalities purchase treated salt from a list of sponsored companies. Cargill Deicing Technology was the lowest state bidder. Berlin committed with Cargill for fiscal year 2012-13 for the same annual quantity and price. Public Works Director Arthur Simonian said the contract is not a financial commitment by the town to purchase the entire 2,000 tons of salt.

Cargill Deicing Technology “would like to get an idea of tonnage commitments from the towns so they can calculate their quantities,” Simonian said. The town has 600 tons of salt remaining from last year’s inventory, according to Simonian. With the February blizzard, he said, crews were mostly clearing snow, not salting. “We typically like to start anywhere from 600 and 800 tons at the beginning of the year,” Simonian said. “We had that really bad winter last year and we didn’t have to go for any transfers for salts, just for some overtime. I think we have enough to start the year; this is usually enough to go through two major storms...We’ve been using this product fairly successful for the last four or five years.” However, there has been some concern about treated salt corroding town vehicles and equipment. “I know James Simons (municipal garage fleet manager) expressed some concerns during our (capitol improve-



The beginning of the 2013-14 school year not only marked the implementation of the Common Core State Standards throughout Connecticut, it also marked the start of full-day kindergarten in the Berlin public school system. Last year when the Board of Education discussed the idea of implementing full-day kindergarten into the school district some parents were concerned children would have a hard time adjusting to the longer school days, since most preschools are halfdays. But kindergarten teachers at Griswold, Willard and Hubbard elementary schools said, so far, they have not heard any complaints. “Parents see (the teachers and school administrators) are keeping the needs of our youngest learners at the fore-

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front of our focus and making sure we are doing everything we can to make them comfortable while still working hard and working on the Common Core State Standards,” said Jamie Dlugokinski, kindergarten teacher at Griswold. “During the day we set aside time for social interaction and for the children to play and get their hands into playdough and puzzles and all of the things five- and four-yearolds need.” Allie Dunn, Hubbard kindergarten teacher, echoed Dlugokinski’s comments and said “students have picked up quickly on the routines of a full school day.” Eileen Cutler, Willard kindergarten teacher, said the first two weeks were a little more difficult because the concept of time is abstract for young children. “Mr. (Sal) Urso, our principal, stopped by my room during the first week of school and one little guy


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and sewer systems). If elected, what will be your main goal? See that the voice of the voters is represented in our Town Council. Any hobbies or interests? I’m a re-use activist. I’ve always been a “scrapper” and needed to make good

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parks, golf course, and open space. If elected, what will be your main goal? Update policies and train employees to be fairer to our citizens and attract more quality businesses. Any hobbies or interests? Devoting time to my family, serving in my church, photography, and family history. What music is on your iPod? A mixture of Country, Christian, Christmas, 80’s Pop, and Veggie Tales.

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Commercial and nonprofit businesses in Berlin will now have the opportunity to access affordable, long-term financing for energy efficient upgrades and clean energy improvements through a program the town recently signed on to with the state’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority called C-PACE. Town Manager Denise McNair said in June of 2012 the special session of the Connecticut General Assembly established a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program to facilitate loan financing for energy efficiency enhancements to a property owner’s building by placing a benefit assessment to provide security for repayment. A property owner can receive 100 percent up-front

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It has been estimated that as many as 4,200 religions exist in the world. From time to time, The Citizen will take a look at the beliefs of some lesser-known faiths. This week: Shinto Shinto (or kami no michi,

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Faith “way of the k a m i ,” o r gods) is a prehistoric religious tradition indigenous to Japan, which has been influenced by Buddhism and Chinese re-

ligions and provides a worldview that has become central to Japanese culture and national identity. Shinto recognizes no all-powerful deity and is a diverse set of traditional rituals and ceremonies, rather than a system of dogmatic beliefs or ethics. The kami are the powers of nature primarily associated with such things as animals, trees, mountains, springs, boulders, the sun, and so forth. They also sometimes include the earliest ancestors of the Japanese, as well as the souls of the dead, and are

revered in matsuri, or celebrations that seek to ensure continued order in the cosmos. Offerings such as fish, rice and vegetables are presented to the kami and later eaten. Music, dancing, and praise are also offered, and Shinto priests bless all with the branch of the sacred sakaki tree dipped in holy water. A n o t h e r, s h a m a n i s t i c type of Shinto ritual exists in rural areas, in which miko (women shamans) speak for the kami by falling into a trance. Shinto shrines can be

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EAST BERLIN – William “Bill” H. Warren, 94, of Main St., East Berlin entered eternal rest on Monday Sept. 23, at Apple Rehabilitation Center in Cromwell with his family at his side. He was proud to be the beloved husband of Dorothy Nelson Warren and cherished their 68 years of marriage. Bill was born in New Britain on Oct. 12, 1918, son of the late Peter Eugene Warren and Ann Elizabeth Ryan Warren. He was a member of the first graduating class of Berlin High School in 1936. He proudly served his country during World War II, as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed by First National Stores, and was a Senior Buyer for Stanley Chemical Co., of East Berlin, and Stanley Works, of New Britain. He was a dedicated and loyal employee and very proud of his attendance record, having missed only two weeks of work in 46 ½ years of service. He was deeply religious and spiritual and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in East Berlin, where he was a past member of the Sacred Heart Men’s Club. He read every morning at Daily Mass when the late Fr. Carroll’s health deteriorated. Bill was a Charter Member of the Kensington Fire Department, a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He was the Treasurer of the East Berlin Library for many years. He was an avid setback player, enjoyed golfing and bowling. In the sunset of his life, he became a fiercely competitive Bingo player as a resident of Apple Rehabilitation Center where his sparkling eyes, inviting smile and gentle ways endeared him to all who knew him. In addition to his beloved wife, Dorothy Nelson Warren, he is survived by his cherished sons, James Warren and his wife, LouAnn, of Kensington, Dr. Paul N. Warren and his wife, Katherine, of East Berlin; his devoted daughter, Susan Harlan, of Berlin; grandchildren, Michael Adanti, Major Jason Warren, Ph.D. and his wife, Lisa, Adam Warren and his wife, Jenny, Charlie Kunzelman and his wife, Julie, and Dustin Crawford; great-grandchildren, William, Alice, and Taygan Warren, and Kyle and Colin Kunzelman. He is also survived by his devoted brother-in-law and sisters-inlaw, Richard and Alice Vierus, and Virginia Schreiber. Bill was predeceased by his brother, Raymond (Jerry) Warren; sisters, Katherine Bacon, Mary Warren, Ruth Skinner, Ethel Finance, and Laura Meskill. He was also predeceased by his beloved son-in-law, Tom Harlan and his loyal black lab, Smokey. Interment with full Military Honors was at Wilcox Cemetery, East Berlin. The Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Berlin, were entrusted with the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to Sacred Heart Church or the East Berlin Library 80 Main St., East Berlin. Bill’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff of the Apple Rehabilitation Center of Cromwell for their compassion and never ending dedication. Directions to the funeral home can be found at

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EAST LONG MEADOW, MASS. - Joseph Vinci 84, of East Long Meadow Mass., formerly of New Britain, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at the Redstone Rehab Center. Joseph was the son of the late Luciano and Maria (Nisi) Vinci. He served with the U.S. Army Band in the 1st U.S. Cavalry Division during the Korean War, he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal (Japan). He was employed by Diamond and Empire Upholstery in New Britain and later formed his own business Vinci Upholstery and antiques in Florence, Mass. He was proficient with musical instruments such as trumpet, drums and the piano. He had a love for the music of Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra and loved dancing in his youth. Joseph is survived by two sisters, Pauline Soltis and her husband, John, of Forestville, Delores Urso and her husband, Carl, of Arizona; two sisters-in-law, Lorraine and Zinet Vinci, of New Britain; and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by four brothers, Benjamin, Frank, Chester and Vincent, James, Vinci; and four sisters, Rose Williams, Sophie Zipadelli, Lucy Bighinatti and Joan Pulcini. Friends and family are invited to call on Monday, Sept. 30, at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Kensington. Burial with military honors in Saint Mary’s Cemetery will follow. To share memories or express condolences online please visit

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Malloy voices support for Conn. organized labor whether he plans to run for re-election next year, he Associated Press sounded a lot like a candidate at the annual Connecticut MASHANTUCKET (AP) AFL-CIO convention as he — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy spoke about his commitment re m i n d e d m e m b e r s o f to a higher minimum wage, Connecticut’s largest labor the passage of paid sick leave organization Wednesday, legislation and his support for Sept. 25, that he supports the rights of day care workers many of their issues, such as and personal care attendants protecting collective bargain- to unionize. His address at Foxwoods ing rights, even though the Democrat has periodically Resort Casino came a little been at odds with the state more than two years after Malloy had threatened to lay employee unions. While the one-term gov- off thousands of unionized ernor has yet to announce state workers if they didn’t By Susan Haigh

approve a labor concessions deal needed to balance the state budget. The process strained relations between Malloy and the unionized workers who helped to get him narrowly elected in 2010. Malloy appeared to acknowledge that strain last Wednesday. “I grew up in a house where I was the youngest of eight kids. That gives rise to some sharp elbows, I know. And sometimes I don’t always use them appropriately,” Malloy See Malloy/ Page 9

State health care exchange opens Associated Press Open enrollment began Tuesday, Oct. 1, for Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, known as Access Health CT. It runs through March 31. The following are some key facts about the new program: — Individuals and small businesses interested in buying health insurance through the exchange can use the exchange’s website at www. The site includes an online calculator that helps people determine whether they’re eligible for financial assis-

tance or Medicaid. They can also apply for coverage by calling the health exchange at 855-805-4325. — Navigators, community-based organizations assigned to six regions of the state, and about 300 assisters, trained and certified individuals from nonprofits, small businesses, faith-based and other community organizations, will be available during open enrollment to help educate and enroll residents for health care coverage. Trained brokers can also sign up individuals and small businesses. — Access Health CT plans to open a storefront in

New Britain by mid-October. Another is planned for New Haven, and more are expected to open. Those locations will be stocked with computers and staffed with trained experts to help people enroll. Mobile enrollment events are also being planned. Upcoming events will be listed on the Access Health CT website. — Access Health CT officials have a target of enrolling about 100,000 people in health insurance plans, including the state’s expanded Medicaid program, during this first enrollment round. See State / Page 9

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Letters to the Editor Leadership concerns To the editor: In Deputy Mayor Rochette’s Sept. 12 Letter to the editor; she wrote: “The Republican’s past and current philosophy of slashing funding is penny wise and pound foolish.” This is nothing more than a stereotypical partisan statement, and a falsehood. Fiscal responsibility and living within our means is the philosophy of the Berlin Republican Party. Potentially, Rochette could be the next mayor of Berlin. Will she bring her partisan mentality and false beliefs with her into office? I hope that our Town Council will embrace all good ideas that benefit the town of Berlin, regardless of origin.

Is she the leadership we want? George Millerd Vi c e C h a i r m a n – Berlin Republican Town Committee

Make your vote count To the editor: If you want to have your vote count more than once in the next two years, give the four Republicans your vote and you will be pleasantly surprised. Not only will your vote matter on election day, but also in any referendum that comes up during the year, including the annual budget, or any large sum or monies being proposed by town officials. That, in itself, would be a great change over the last several years. Bob Peters Fo r m e r M ayo r of Berlin

Letters policy for political season For Letters to the Editor regarding any candidates or issues that involve the political season, The Berlin Citizen will only accept and publish letters that are 100 words or less. This policy is in keeping with the policy of the RecordJournal and will be in effect starting with the next edition of The Citizen. The last edition for which we will publish letters of a political nature is Oct. 24. We ask writers to focus on their candidate’s worthiness for office and refrain from personal attacks on individuals. As always, we reserve the right to edit letters or to not publish a letter. Letters should contain contact information, including, full name, address and phone number. Only your name and town will be published. If you have a specific role in politics or the political process, please include that information. Letters on other topics will continue to be accepted up to a 300 word limit. Send letters to or The Berlin Citizen, P.O. Box 438, Kensington, CT 06037.


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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.

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— Connecticut’s exchange is offering three levels of plans from three companies for individuals and small business. Individual coverage is being offered by ConnectiCare Benefits, Anthem Health Plans Inc. and the new nonprofit HealthyCT. Small group plans are being offered by United Healthcare Insurance Co., Anthem Health Plans Inc. and HealthyCT. — With the newly expanded eligibility, an individual with income up to $15,856 can qualify for Medicaid coverage, while a family of four with income up to $32,499 can qualify. Meanwhile, an individual with income from $15,857 to $45,960 can qualify for a federal insurance sub-

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said. “But more often than not, I’ve used them on your behalf.” Salvatore Luciano, executive director of AFSCME Council 4, said some rankand-file members are still smarting from the contentious 2011 battle and aren’t big fans of the governor. Should Malloy run for re-election, Luciano said he plans to bring in AFSCME members from elsewhere to explain what’s happening in other states to change collective bargaining rules. Luciano said his out-of-state colleagues are often surprised to hear that some Connecticut union members don’t like Malloy, telling him, “Are you kidding me? You may not like this guy, but from Wisconsin, we’d give our right arm for him.” Luciano said the level of Malloy’s vulnerability among union workers in the 2014 election will likely depend on whoever the Republicans pick as their candidate. While he doesn’t expect the 2010 Republican nominee, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, to garner much support, he acknowledged that if Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield were the candidate, “It wouldn’t be as easy, that’s for sure.” McKinney has already an-

sidy, while a family of four with income from $32,500 to $94,200 can qualify. Actual eligibility will depend on actual income and household size. — For the least expensive individual plan, the monthly base rates for premiums approved by Connecticut’s Department of Insurance range from $215.17 to $245.45. For small businesses with fewer than 50 employers, the monthly base rates for premiums for the least expensive plans range from $271.91 to $298.05. Those rates, however, will differ based on individual circumstances and any eligibility for subsidies. — Re ce n t ly re l e a s e d census data estimate that 284,000 of the state’s nearly 3.6 million residents were uninsured as of 2012. Other estimates put the figure at 344,000 uninsured. nounced his candidacy. Foley has formed an exploratory committee to determine whether he will run. Other possible GOP candidates include Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Wilton state Sen. Toni and others. Connecticut AFL-CIO P re s i d e n t Jo h n O l s e n , whom Malloy credited last Wednesday with helping win the election, said labor leaders will need to educate members about Malloy and his accomplishments. Despite the fight over labor concessions, he said members need to be reminded that “we have pensions, we have health care, people didn’t get laid off; he turned around and funded government, not found ways to cut.” “Clearly, we need to point out all those good things he’s done,” said Olsen, who retired from the labor umbrella group Friday, Sept. 27, after 25 years at the helm. Malloy, who said he expects to announce his plans for the election next year, said he would hope labor and other groups would help him, despite any lingering bad feelings. “This is a tough business we’re all in, labor and in politics. You don’t grow up the youngest of eight kids without learning how to fight,” he said. “On the other hand, you don’t grow up in a family of eight kids without learning how to come back together.”


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Tips to avoid return trips to the hospital 1. Work with the hospital to plan ahead Before leaving the hospital, make sure to ask your doctors and nurses if the hospital has special planners who can help you prepare to leave the hospital. Work with the hospital staff so they know the name of the doctor you see regularly. Ask if the hospital will be calling your regular provider to inform them when and why you were in the hospital. Ask them to give the results of any tests or other relevant information so your regular provider can better understand how to continue your care. 2. Understand your illness and ask questions about your health care Make sure you understand the doctor’s written instructions. Ask questions if you don’t understand something! Sample discharge checklists that can help you ask questions are available from

the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 3. Have a written discharge plan It is best to create a detailed, written plan, often called a discharge plan, that includes important information about your hospital stay and how to continue feeling better after you leave the hospital. 4. Understand your medications Problems with medications are often the cause for returning to the hospital, so

it is important to take extra time to talk to your doctor or other appropriate staff about your medications. It’s important to understand what medicines you should take after you leave the hospital and when you should take them. If you were taking medications when you were admitted, you should work with the doctor, nurse, or pharmacist in the hospital to understand which of these medications should be continued and which should be stopped. Make sure that you have a written medication list before you go home. 5. Don’t go it alone Having a family member or loved one help you when leaving the hospital can make it easier for you to get better after leaving the hospital. By being in the hospital room when the doctor is explaining things or giving instructions, your loved one can understand how to help you get better once you

are home. Make sure your loved one has a copy of your discharge plan, including a medication list, and talk about it with them. 6. Follow through with follow-up care Follow-up appointments with a primary care provider or a specialist shortly after leaving the hospital reduce the chance that you will need to go back to the emergency room or hospi-

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Senior Menu Senior meals are provided by CW Resources. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling Doretha Dixon at (860) 670-8546, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A donation is requested. Monday, Oct. 7: Roast pork au jus, Sesame noodles, country blend vegetables, applesauce, whole wheat

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tal. Be sure that you have an appointment for follow-up care before you leave. 7. Find out how good the care is in your community for patients leaving the hospital In a recent report, we found that in 2010, nearly one in eight Medicare patients who went home after surgery ended up back in

bread, mandarin oranges. Tuesday, Oct. 8: Grilled chicken with honey mustard sauce, mashed potatoes, summer blend vegetables, 12 grain bread, mixed fruit cup. We d n e s d ay, O c t . 9 : Orange juice, spaghetti with turkey meatballs, Romaine salad, Italian bread, banana. T h u r s d ay, O c t . 1 0 : Pineapple juice, meatloaf with onion gravy, sweet potato, peas, potato, bread, rice pudding. Friday, Oct. 11: Cream of broccoli soup, chicken salad, macaroni salad, pickled beets, mutligrain bread, pears.

Senior Bowling Sept. 17: Norma Flynn, 164; Marie Kasczynski, 163; Irene Willametz, 159; Barb Patterson, 151. Sept. 24: Jo Pa n i co, 1 5 1 ; B a r b Patterson, 151. Sept. 20: Craig Clarke, 202; Ferd Brochu, 177; Gil Williams, 1 7 2 ; Jo e Sy t u l e k , 1 70 ; Rockwell Roberts, 168; Irene Williametz, 167; Ed Picard, 161; Chuck Leonhardt, 161. Sept. 27: Ferd Brochu, 230; Joe Sytulek, 204; Jim Nishioka, 183; Gene Lemery, 180; Irene Williametz, 176; Marge Sherman, 162; Gil Williams, 160; Craig Clarke, 156; Liz Rugens, 154; Ed Picard, 153; Sam D’Amato, 150.


Exercise tips for busy people Healthy foods are one half of a healthy lifestyle; exercise is the other. At least 30 minutes a day of moving activity, even in three 10-minute bursts, can boost your energy and help reduce the risk of heart disease. Going to the gym every single day isn’t a requirement. There are easy ways to add activity to every day: --Waking up first thing to a few minutes of sit-ups, push-ups or other simple exercises --Parking at the far end of malls and shopping cen-

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ters to get extra steps in --Hopping off the bus one or two stops before your usual stop to enjoy the walk --Choosing the stairs over elevators and escalators --Bending, squatting, digging and pulling while gardening count as physical activity --Dancing counts as

great exercise too --Parks and trails are great for walking alone or with family for low-impact exercise --Taking 10-minute brisk walks several times a day in or out of parks --Exercising with one or more friends adds motivation and enjoyment --Large community centers or malls accommodate walking routines in bad weather --Turning household chores into calorie burners by moving with purpose

Diabetes support group The Hospital of Central Connecticut offers a free, monthly diabetes support group for people who have completed the hospital’s comprehensive diabetes group education program and seek ongoing support and continuing education. The program features a short presentation followed by open discussion. The group is scheduled to meet 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., in the diabetes classroom, third floor, New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St.: Oct. 8 - Easier living through technology; Nov. 12 - Enjoying the holidays with diabetes; Dec. 10 - Get up and go! Exercise and motivation. Registration is not required. For more information, call (860) 224-5900, ext. 2079.

Flu clinics The Central Connecticut Health District has scheduled family flu clinics for Thursday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon, and Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Community Center, 230 Kensington Road. Pneumonia shots will also be available.

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and demonstrations,” Blasco said. “And as I said a couple weeks ago, just stick together and have a lot of fun. See you at the fair. It’s show time!” As a reminder, the Berlin Fair runs Oct. 4 to 6. The fair is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. There is on site parking at the fairgrounds, located at 430 Beckley Road in East Berlin, but the Lions Club recommends using the free shuttle bus services. Shuttle services will run continuously to and from Corbin and Russwin Architectural/ Emhart, 225 Episcopal Rd., and Northeast Utilities, 107 Selden St.


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Why do you want to be a Town Council member? So I can bring a thoughtful conservative, and a respectful, voice into Town Hall that will listen to the opinions, ideas, and votes, of all our town residents. What will you bring -skills, experience, etc. -- to the Town Council that will enhance the council as a whole? I have lived in Berlin almost 40 years, attended the local schools, graduating BHS in 1984. I grew up working in the family business, KenneyLuddy Funeral Home, moving into construction as a project

manager/estimator, and also a project engineer for one of the largest construction companies in the USA. I am currently a chief estimator at a small family-owned business. I have learned how to be respectful of both union and non-union employees, and to communicate on a daily basis with our team members so that we can try to be successful on every project. What is the biggest issue that the Town of Berlin faces? The rising costs of everything, whether it’s, healthcare, college tuition, mortgages, rent, utilities, unfunded mandates from the state and federal level, and, especially, over-spending, which may force us to

make decisions that may not be popular, but necessary to make sure we can stabilize our standard of living. If elected, what will be your main goal? To stress a balanced budget approach, and be fiscally responsible to make sure people of all walks of life can continue to live here so as not to become Central Falls, Rhode Island, a town of similar size as Berlin, which filed for bankruptcy in 2011. Any hobbies or interests? I enjoy spending time with my family, especially with the kids. Wow, they grow up so fast! Outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, attending Little League baseball games, and charity golf events. I also

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Tonina Committee. I want to be a Town Council member because I want to be the voice of the people. When we go to the polls and vote, we are not heard. When the current council votes issues down, they do what they want and not what the people want. What will you bring -skills, experience, etc. -- to the Town Council that will enhance the council as a whole? I have been a resident of Berlin for 48 years and have been in business for 23 years. I listen to their problems and do what they want us to do, no extras. We have to do for the people, not for just doing what costs a lot of money. We do things that are going to make them safe. The council now does not listen to the people. I have been a past president of the Mother’s Club for K.G.S., Griswold School, St. Paul School and St. Thomas Aquinas; past president of the Little League for the Town of Berlin; and a past member of parish councils at St. Paul Church and St. Ann’s Church. What is the biggest issue that the Town of Berlin faces? The Town of Berlin now only likes to spend money. We cannot do this; times are bad, people are losing jobs and

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homes. We have to be more alert for what is best for the people in these times. If elected, what will be your main goal? My main goal is to stop spending and do for the people, from children to seniors, to find out what their needs are and help them and listen when they have a problem. We have to bring more business to this town to defray the tax increases, from the Berlin Turnpike to Webster Square to Farmington Avenue. Thank God I have been in business for 23 years and a lot of people walk through my door. They are always complaining about taxes. A lot of people have lost their jobs, have children in college, illness in the family, things to be done in their homes, and cannot make ends meet. We have to help by not making our taxes go up, and see if we can help them with their needs. Any hobbies or interests? My interests include helping people. My daughter had a terrible accident and is in a wheelchair since she was 13 years old. The people in Berlin put my daughter back into society. They made her the special person she is by standing behind her, so therefore I would like to stand behind them. What music is on your iPod? I like Lady Antebellum music.

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Carnival games ... they ain’t what they used to be By Daniel Jackson Special to The Citizen

As fair-goers walk through the midway of one of the fairs in the area, in the deepening dusk lit by the lights of the carnival and perfumed with the smell of fried food, carnival worker Perry Graham calls out to them, inviting them to play his game. Perry Graham has been to many of the agricultural fairs in the area as a carnival game worker. During opening day of the North Haven Fair Sept. 5, he was at his booth, a game where contestants tried to throw a basketball into a hoop a few feet away. A sign nestled among the stuffed animal prizes said every child was guaranteed to win. “Come on, Dad! Let him

play!” he told a father with his young son. They walked over, the man gave Graham a few dollars. The boy missed the first few times, but Graham gave him a few more tries. The boy couldn’t quite make the basket, so his father held him up and finally, his shot landed in the hoop. Graham awarded the boy a stuffed dog. A few weeks later, Graham was working the Durham Fair. Fair workers bustled to and fro, making last-minute preparations as he sat down with The Citizen before the fair opened Sept. 26. The state was inspecting the games on the midway, and he didn’t want to get in anyone’s way, Graham said. He sat in the shade of the cow barn.

Twenty, thirty years ago, the carnival environment was very harsh, Graham said. “People hated when the carnival came into town with the exception of the kids who saw only teddy bears and rides,” he said. Some carnival workers were con men and thieves, he said, and people started complaining that they paid $100 for a stuffed animal. The State Gaming Division got involved and now, there is more consumer protection, more guarantees that people will walk away with a prize. “It’s retail sales. You’re Perry Graham interacts with fair-goers during a recent fair selling teddy bears,” Graham in central Connecticut. | (Dan Jackson/The Citizen) said. He got into the carnival business after 9/11. As a New worried about the next at- who was in the carnival, sugYorker and a survivor of the tack. Maybe he would not be gested he try the business. terrorist attack, he became as lucky, he thought. A friend, To d ay, G ra h a m t ravels with the carnival five to seven months out of the year. During the rest of the year, he works for the Pizza Hut, training cooks every time a new franchise location opens. He likes the business because of the interaction with people, of the way people smile after they win and they walk away with a prize. “And for me, that’s what brings a lot of inspiration,” Graham said. “For me, that’s what keeps me around. I don’t think it’s really about the money any more because I don’t think you’re going to get super wealthy.” He doesn’t recommend the business to anyone who has a family, but as he worked the business, he met other workers who left family to work at the carnival, who neglected DESIGN • COPY • PRINT • BLUEPRINTS • FAXES education and hygiene to live COLOR COPIES • WEDDING INVITATIONS the carnival life. “That’s not good,” he said. 947 Farmington Avenue • Berlin, CT 06037 Carnival workers need to Brian Prytko, Owner • E-Mail: be good at retail sales. If they Phone/Fax (860) 828.0202 • have that skill, they can succeed in the carnival, Graham said. Also, carnival workers should ask anyone — anyone — to play their game. The industry has a saying, he said: “Don’t be afraid to ask anyone, 8 to 80, blind, TH crippled or crazy.” He has helped blind carnival-goers win his game. “Just because you can’t see doesn’t mean you can’t have fun,” he said.




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Berlin Fair rules and regulations Information • The Berlin Fair will open Friday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m., and close on Sunday evening, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. • Exhibits will be open after judging on Friday. Sheep, cattle and swine will be on exhibit on Friday, judging will take place on Saturday. • A public address system will be in use on the grounds all three days for official fair business. No paging will be allowed. • Police and fire protection will be afforded, but the Berlin Fair will not be responsible for cars or personal property left with the car. • Profits derived from this fair support the Berlin Lions Club, Inc. in its humanitarian projects. • All vehicles must be off the grounds by 9 a.m., on Friday. • No vehicles will be allowed on the fairgrounds until 7 p.m., Sunday evening. • Beer and wine will be sold at the beer booth from 10 a.m. until no later than 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. No other alcoholic beverages will be permitted on the fairgrounds or fair parking lots. • Only service animals will be allowed on the fairgrounds. • The Berlin Fair reserves the right to refuse any exhibit and/or exhibitor found to be unsuitable or in poor taste. • Trucks and trailers displaying Berlin Fair parking permits, used as living quarters will be parked in an area designated for same in a separate area on the grounds – per orders of the State Fire Marshal. Concessions • The Berlin Fair reserves the right to refuse space to any person when it deems it to be in the best interest of the fair. • Concessionaires are liable to strict supervision by the fair management, who reserves the right to enforce whatever rules appear necessary for the regulation of concessions. • The Berlin Fair will not be responsible for any damage to property. Behavior at the Fair • Disorderly conduct means eviction from the fairgrounds and parking lots. • Horse play will not be tolerated. • The Berlin Police Department will enforce the behavior rules on the fairgrounds. • The fair officers will consider it a great favor if visitors report any mistreatment or extortion practiced by any employee of the fair concessionaires. Do not wait until the fair is over to file a complaint. Report incidents immediately to the police, the rentals office, or at fair headquarters. • All of the above per the Berlin Fair Officers and Board of Directors.

It’s fairgoer tradition to try the many food choices offered at the fair from various vendors. Walking around the fairgrounds visitors can find delicious temptations from deep fried Oreos to the classic hot dogs and hamburgers and the savory tastes of the sea such as lobster rolls and clam chowder. With so many options, who can go hungry? Below is a list of food vendors. Those in italics are signature fair foods and favorites. American Legion – Clam chowder – Hot dogs – Hamburgers

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Ghastly ghouls visit the museum barn that are both entertaining and educational. It is a lot of work for a small group of volunteers, but we are gratified by the positive feedback from those who visit the museum barn during those three days in October. This year we took inspiration from columns printed in The Berlin News between 1893-1901. Since Victorian times, the Halloween spirit has enticed us to decorate our homes and play host to spooky-fun parties. Stories reported elaborate parties

at a particularly elegant new mansion in East Berlin and other 19th century homes. Unlike the dry news stories characterizing modern reporting, the vivid detail in these accounts is fascinating. Not only do we know who attended a party, but what they wore, what they ate and how the hosts decorated. Branches of evergreen hang over windows, star strewn gauze drapes doorways, “jack-lanterns” throw a “ghastly glimmer” and corn stalks stand in cor-


The Berlin Historical Society will sponsor a temporary U.S. Postal Service Substation in it’s building at the Berlin Fair on Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A commemorative postcard, pictorial cancellation, and medallion honoring the 150th Anniversary of the 1st permanent Civil War Monument in the United States will be offered for sale. The Museum will also feature exhibits including A Victorian Halloween, The Civil War, and The American Flag: Honor and Glory. Visitors may enjoy other fair activities. The Berlin fairgrounds are located on Beckley Road. For more information, call the Berlin Historical Society Museum at (860) 828-5114 or email at

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ners. Guests arrive dressed in an array of costumes — an Egyptian princess, Red-Riding Hood, Mexican Caballero, Milk Maid and Mephistopheles. Curiously, guests are required to communicate in sign language while games of whist, apple bobbing and fortune telling fill the evening. Another party described was The Berlin Social Club’s Hop where costumed couples processed in a grand march followed by dancing. This event was held at Brandegee Hall, a town community center and theater on Worthington Ridge. The building would later become Berlin Town Hall. We’ve recreated much of the decoration and food they had at these parties

along with the games played. Victorians were obsessed with divination games and so the display includes a veiled fortune teller who may at times come to life and share her visions with visitors. We’ll provide free handouts on how Halloween has been observed throughout history. Perhaps our display will inspire your own Halloween party. In another area of the museum barn we continue to commemorate The American Civil War years with a soldiers’ encampment scene and a display reflecting on the Battle of Gettysburg, 150 years ago. We also pay tribute to the oldest permanent Civil War See Museum / Page 23

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Friday, Oct. 4 Band Concert, Children’s Day, Lions Day 9 a.m. – All exhibits in place 9 a.m. – Beef cattle judging 10 a.m. – Judging begins, exhibits open after judging 11 a.m. – Gates open to public - school children admitted free until 4 p.m. 11 a.m. – BMX Bike Stunt Show, behind horse ring 11:30 a.m. – McGee Middle School Spartan Marching Band, black top stage 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. – WKA Kart Racing by the Nutmeg Kart Club, Exhibition Racing, World of Wheels track 12:30 p.m. – Berlin High School Redcoat Marching Band, drill team and color guard, black top stage 12:30 p.m. – The Marvelous Mutts, behind horse ring 1:30 p.m. – Baby Contest, blacktop stage 2 p.m. – BMX Bike Stunt Show, behind horse ring 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Red Work Demonstration (Embroidery made into Quilt), Kaminski Building 2:30 p.m. – Blueberry pie eating contest, blacktop stage 3 p.m. – The Marvelous Mutts, blacktop stage 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Children’s Tractor Pull, blacktop stage 4 p.m. – Xtreme team Bull Riders, horse ring 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Easy Baby, Lower Beer Booth

4:30 p.m. – Backstage Academy of Dance Demonstration, blacktop stage 5 p.m. – BMX Bike Stunt Show, behind horse ring 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – So What Band, Concert stage 5:30 p.m. – The Marvelous Mutts, behind horse ring 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Deception Fades Band, Blacktop Stage 6:30 p.m. – Pony Draw, pull ring 9 p.m.– Fireworks Spectacular (rain date on Saturday) 10 p.m. – Fairgrounds close Saturday, Oct. 5 9 a.m. – Gates open 9 a.m. – Dairy cattle judging 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Spinning Demonstration, Kaminski Building 10 a.m. – Connecticut State Tractor Pull, tractor pull rink 11 a.m. – Children’s Tractor Pull, blacktop stage 11 a.m. – BMX Bike Stunt Show, behind horse ring 12 p.m. – Horse Draw, pulling rink 12 p.m. – Dan LaRosa’s Comedy Hypnotist Show, blacktop stage 12 p.m. – The Marvelous Mutts, behind horse ring 1 p.m. – Xtreme Team Bull Riders, horse ring 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – WKA Kart Racing by the Nutmeg Kart Club, practice and heat races, World of Wheels Track

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Dan Stevens, Lower Beer Booth 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra, Blacktop Stage 2 p.m. – BMX Bike Stunt Show, behind horse ring 2:30 pm – The Marvelous Mutts, Behind Horse Ring 3 p.m. – Children’s Frog Jump and Turtle Race, blacktop stage 4 pm – Jon Pardi, country recording artist, Concert Stage 4:30 p.m. – Dan LaRosa’s Comedy Hypnotist Show, blacktop stage 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Joe Blues Review, Lower Beer Booth 5:30 p.m. – BMX Bike Stunt Show, behind horse ring 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – WKA Kart Racing by the Nutmeg Kart Club Championship Features, World of Wheels Track 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Stephanie Hansen Band, Blacktop Stage 7 p.m. – The Marvelous Mutts, Behind Horse Ring 10 p.m. – Fairgrounds close Sunday, Oct. 6 9 a.m. – Gates open 10 a.m. – Oxen and Cattle Draw 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Quilting Demonstration, Kaminski Building See Events / Page 23

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Polka comes to the Berlin Fair An international sensation in the polka world will be hitting the stage at the Berlin Fair Saturday, Oct. 5. Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra has over 106 recordings, which have been recognized and rewarded throughout the music industry, and rumor has it that Sturr has a big following in Connecticut. The fact that Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra is on the top 10 list of the all-time Grammy Awards, has won 18 Grammy Awards and has received more consecutive Grammy nominations than anyone in the history of musical awards, has made the music industry sit up and take notice. B road ca s t M us i c I n c . has awarded Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra the Commendation of Excellence — the only one ever awarded in the polka field. Their popularity has resulted in not only numerous Grammy Awards, but also being voted the number one polka band in the coun-

try for the past 10 years. Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra just completed their fourth recording with country superstar Willie Nelson. They also have recorded with other artists such as The Oak Ridge B oys , C h a rl i e D a n i e l s , Boots Randolph, Mel Tillis, Brenda Lee, plus banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck and and folk legend Arlo Guthrie. One of the major events in Jimmy’s career came when the Orchestra was asked to appear on The Grand Ole Opry. They were not only the only polka band to all appear, but the only band to appear with brass. Sturr has his own television show on the RFDTV network on Fridays and on Family Net on Sundays. He also has a syndicated radio show on Sirius XM rural /radio Channel 80 on Saturdays. Sturr, 72, lives in the house he grew up in the upstate village of Florida, New York, with a population of 1,800. His hometown re-

cently honored Sturr by placing a Star of Fame in the walkway on Main Street. They also display Hometown of polka king Jimmy Sturr signs at each entrance to the village. Five gold albums, each representing five million dollars in sales, are displayed on his office walls, inside his home, where he runs his various businesses which include United Polka Artists, Starr Record Co m pa ny, Ji m my St u r r Travel Agency, a publishing company and his syndicated radio show. A full scholarship gave Ji m my t h e o p p o r t u n i ty to attend and g raduate from Valley Forge Military Academy. Among his many accolades, and something Jimmy is very proud of, is his selection by The Valley Forge Military Academy as Man of the Year, he was honored with a full-dress parade in front of the Corp of Cadets at VFMA. Information provided by

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Stephanie Hansen and her band are in their fifth season of performing throughout New England. Her shows have included fairs and festivals, along with opening for country music stars Sammy Kershaw, Josh Gracin, Lonestar and Sara Evans. Hansen participated in a Q&A with The Berlin Citizen. When did you first got into music and singing and what inspired you? I guess I’ve been singing my whole life, but I was given my best opportunity in the first annual, Plainfield Ro ta r y/ WCT Y Co u n t r y Music Talent Show where I took first place in 2006. From there, my band was formed with the help of my cousin and his good friend who had

a studio at the time. I’ve had some amazing people in my corner, whom I can’t thank enough. As a group we’ve played all over Connecticut, Rhode Island, and South Eastern Massachusetts, in venues like the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Newport Grand

music tells the stories of my life even though I’ve never met the writers of the songs; somehow you feel they were meant for you. What would you like the public to know about you and your band? My band is compiled of some of the most amazing talent in Eastern Connecticut. And I don’t just say that because I have to. This is a group that is like my family. I can ask them to play almost anything and they always deliver their best. They are, in no particular order: Mike Barrette- lead guitar, Robin Aubin - keyboards, Louise Muller - fiddle and mandolin, Stan Forostoski - rhythm guitar, Richard Ribb - bass, and Chris Arundel - drums. We are high-energy entertain-

sic rock from Led Zeppelin to The Beatles. I love Frank Sinatra to Metallica and everything in between. Country music, however, speaks to me the most. It’s so real life, no excuses. I love artists like George Straight and Gary Brooks, and can’t get enough of Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean. Country music is, to quote Toby Keith, “Songs About Me.” It’s the good times and parties, to falling in love and having your heart broken. It’s worrying about your brother defending our counCasino, and Toby Keith’s I try, and praying to God when you hear the most important Love This Bar and Grille. Can you describe the woman in your life has cantype of music you play and cer. It’s toughing it out when what the genre means to everything else has failed, dusting yourself off, pickyou? I love music and singing, ing up the pieces, and startfor as long as I can remember. ing all over, because that is I grew up listening to clas- just how it’s done. Country

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ther. At 10, my mom left for reasons to this day I can’t comprehend, and my father and his parents raised me and my two brothers from there. My family is my biggest support system of all as it was hard growing up without

Competition. I will also be attending my first invitational competition later this month in Mississippi at the Sawdust and Splinters Festival. What would you like the public to know about your artwork? Chainsaw carving for me is both performance art and creating sculptures. I enjoy carving in front of people so they can see the process. I often discover what a carving is going to look like as I am carving it, so it is great when people are watching me decide what cuts to make and see the carving take shape. What is your favorite sculpture to carve? Although I do carve bears, which is a traditional chainmy mom there. It was rough through school, and I wasn’t always happy being part of a small town, but, ironically enough, no matter how many times I’ve sworn I’d never come back, I have. And while maybe not in the same zip code, I’m only five minutes away from my family and the street I grew up on. It’s home.

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11 a.m. – BMX Bike Stunt Show 12 p.m. – Xtreme Team Bull Riders, horse ring 12 p.m. – Children’s Tractor Pull, blacktop stage 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Spinning Demonstration, Kaminski Building 1 p.m. – Stock Truck Pulls, pulling rink 1 p.m. – BMX Bike Stunt Show, behind horse ring 1 p.m. – Miss Caroline’s Dance Demonstration, Blacktop Stage 1:30 p.m. – The Marvelous Mutts, Behind Horse Ring 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Tom Sanders Band, Lower Beer Booth 2 p.m. – Adult Frog Jumping Contest, blacktop stage

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Graham speaks three languages, English, Spanish and Russian, and he can help “carry you through the game” in those languages. While the carnival may have changed over the last few years, he said consumers still need to be mindful. “Everyone in there isn’t’ all on the same page,” he said, adding that people should

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3 p.m. – Dan LaRosa’s Comedy Hypnotist Show, Blacktop Stage 3 p.m. – BMX Bike Stunt Show, Behind Horse Ring 4 p.m. – Jeff Pitchell, J. Geils, G. Beaudoin with Texas Flood and the Jeffetts, Concert Stage 4:30 p.m. – The Marvelous Mutts, Behind Horse Ring 5:00 p.m. – Nail Driving Contest, Blacktop Stage 6 p.m. – Exhibit buildings close 7 p.m. Fairgrounds close Racing Pigs / Wacky Rubber Ducks - 5 Shows Daily C h a i n Saw Sickline Carving demonstrations – six hours of carving daily Circus Smile & Aerial Thrill Show – 3 times daily Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show – 3 times daily All programs subject to change without notice walk around the fair, compare prices, to find the best deals. A fried dough booth may be offering a lower price than one a few rows away. Behind the curtains of the carnival, there is politics, various companies vying for locations, everyone trying to get a few dollars of the fair-goer’s money through entrance fees, shuttle fees, food and ride tickets. “The carnival looks good through the eye of a child,” he said.

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monument erected in the country. The war had such an impact on our town that a memorial to those lost was built before the war ended. The Kensington monument was recently added to The National Register of Historic Places and rededicated in a day long celebration of its 150th year on July 28. Commemorative medallions and postcards of the monument will be available for sale. The United States Postal Service will be on site Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., to hand cancel postcards and other mail for collectors with a one day indicia stamp featuring the monument. We’ll also be selling copies of Lyman B. Wilcox’s Civil War let-

ters and Cathy Nelson’s history of the Kensington Monument. “The American Flag: Honor and Glory” celebrates the history and customs of our national flag. Among the displayed items is a photo collage of the annual flag retirement ceremony held every Flag Day on the grounds of The American Legion Hall. The new DVD on view in the hay bale theater area is entitled “Heritage Routes, Exploring our Roots” — a driving tour of over 100 of Berlin’s historic sites. Copies of this DVD and others we’ve produced will be for sale. Plans are evolving to create a companion booklet and map for the tour in the future. In the Country Store area we offer an array of homemade goods, confections, Berlin pottery, decorations and flea market treasures.


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Football After two disheartening losses to open the year, the Redcoats came across that elusive first win. After thrashing Tolland 41-6 at home, Berlin can finally breathe, as the team moved to 1-2 on the year. “Our goal is continuous improvement,” said BHS John Capodice. “We’re going to get better on a weekly basis. Our young, inexperienced team started out with two very competitive games, and I think, in the long run, that’s going to help them out. They’ve been in the fire, they’ve competed, and they went out [against Tolland] and executed.” After managing to score just 21 points in their first two games, combined, against Tolland, the Redcoats surpassed that number by halftime. They led 28-0 at the break. BHS senior quarterback Mitch Williams found his receivers all night, as he threw for 171 yards and two touchdowns. The ground game was also effective for the Redcoats. They amassed 191 yards rushing -- averaging 6.6 yards per carry -- and scored four times with the run. Both Berlin’s offensive and defensive lines had a

BHS’s Kris Langevin takes it to a Middletown player last week. | Photo by Matt Leidemer | big night, providing gaps and lanes for the running game, and keeping pressure on Tolland. “They’re getting comfortable. They’re starting to understand the scheme, and techniques; the more they play, the better they’re going to get,” said Capodice. Connor Morin, Dante Vasi, Anthony Duong, Joe Chatlas, and Joe Inturri provided great line play on both sides of the ball. Berlin travels to Rockville Friday night. Boys soccer Berlin began the season well; the team’s only slip up coming against Conard, one of the top teams in the state. Closing in on the midway point of the regular season, the Redcoats continue to thrive.

Heading into this week, the locals were 5-1. “I thought we were going to put the ball in the back of the net more, but we accomplished our goal of winning those games,” said coach David Francalangia, referring to recent wins over Maloney and Middletown. BHS goalie Brian Bostrom has been impressive so far, posting two shutouts, while allowing just six goals all year. Things would be a lot more difficult on the keeper was it not for the defensive unit that fronts him. Led by Matt Heimlich, N i c k Vr e e l a n d , S t e v e Petrario and Nate Aroian, the back line has eased some of the pressure on Bostrom and allowed the offense to focus on scoring to win,

rather than trying to play catch-up. Berlin’s foes, though, will have a hard time keying in on a single offensive threat. While no one BHS player has dominated the box scores this season, all of the players have given great effort. Girls swimming The Berlin girls keep on swimming, and the wins keep on coming. The Lady Redcoats went 2-0 last week to improve to 4-0. With impressive performances from a slew of swimmers, the girls were able to come away victorious against both East Hartford (94-87) and the Maloney and Platt co-op (104-82). Sophomore Olivia DeGroff and freshman Stephanie Humen had impressive weeks. DeGroff notched wins in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke, while Humen had strong-second place finishes in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke against East Hartford. In other action, junior Kelsie Anderson set a personal best in the 500 freestyle against East Hartford, then bested her time by 20 seconds against Maloney/ Platt. Volleyball After losing their first four matches by a set count of 120, the Lady Redcoats looked like a team that may suffer

blowout losses the entire season. Not so. The girls posted a record of 1-2 last week and look to be turning things around. In last week’s matchups, the Lady Redcoats won six of 13 sets. One of the team’s strengths this season has been serving. Five girls who have attempted 30 serves or more hold a serve percentage of 85 or better. Seniors Olivia Dellaquila and Amanda Paterson lead the way with 98 and 100 percent serving accuracy, respectively. The Lady Redcoats have averaged 19.2 digs per set. Unfortunately, though, putting opponents away is a weakness. Berlin averages just 5.4 kills per set. Cross country The boys’ and girls’ teams had solid starts to the season, and added to their successes at the Winding Trails Invitational Saturday, Sept. 28. The girls finished first in the team competition with a total of 47 points. Freshman Lisa Grieco finished second overall in the race with a time of 20:38.02. The girls also had two other top-10 finishers in junior Kristen Madeia (seventh, 21:32.07) and senior Nicole Grieco (ninth, 21:41.33). See Notes/ Page 28

Hall of Fame Class of 2013 unveiled standing class of inductees going into the Hall of Fame this year,” The Berlin Citizen said Jerry Siegal, nominee comLa st week , t he B erl i n Hig h mittee chairman. Spanning more than 50 years of School Athletic Hall of Fame anRedcoat tradition, the incoming nounced the fifth ever class to be enshrined alongside Berlin’s best. class includes: Jack Cooney (BHS Te n i n d i v i d u a l s , a n d o n e Class of 1945), Carl Ciarcia (‘53), Redcoat team, will be inducted Frank Marturano (’65), Richard in April during a ceremony at the McKeon (‘75), Mark Buckley (‘84), Michelle Bedard Pascetta (’87), Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. “I believe we have another out- Scott Wenzel (‘89), Josh Clifford (‘92), Lynne Orlowsky Finn (‘94), By Nate Brown

a nd David Fra nca la ngia (’ 96), as well as the 1962 BHS football team, which compiled a 7-0 record and won the Northwest Conference championship. Francalangia, who played baseball and soccer during his time at BHS, was honored to hear that he was selected. “It ’s def i n itely a n honor to be i nducted i nto t he Ha l l of Fame,” said Francalangia, who has served as the BHS boys soc-

cer coach for 14 seasons. “It felt a little awk wa rd being in the school, and finding out I was selected. But a lot of people said, ‘You have to get rid of that feeling. You’ve done a lot, not only as a player, but the success of the soccer program has been great, and you’re definitely a deserving candidate.’” For more information on the incoming class, and previous inductees, visit

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The BHS boys weren’t as successful as their counterparts, but still managed to finish fourth in the field of 12, with a team score of 114. Berlin’s top finisher was senior James Dwyer, who completed the 5K course in 18:01.11. Also finishing in the top 25 for the Redcoats were soph-

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Middletown, which took over sole possession of first place in the CCC South. BHS sophomore Michaela Dehm played well in goal, stopping seven shots. Prior to being shut out, the girls had been on an offensive tear. The locals had scored 14 goals in their previous three matches alone, and had tallied 17 goals on the year. Berlin headed into this week with a record of 4-2-1.

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ter of days they were able to track down the identity of the suspect as well as make contact with him. Truly outstanding and amazing work by these devoted professionals.” According to Rogan, that is when the case began to slow down. Rogan claims Fitzgerald, Lt. James Gosselin and Sgt. Christopher Tralli pressured Calderone to “alter” his initial police report by adding a supplement that states “DCF was not notified at this time.” Fitzgerald said he did not order any of his officers or detectives to contact the Department of Children and Families. But Calderone was instructed by Tralli and Gosselin to add the supplement to the report. “It was a strange request,” Calderone said, adding that in all of his 30 years (as a police officer) he was never asked, “did you contact DCF?” Calderone said when he initially spoke with Rogan on scene, nothing led him to believe DCF needed to be notified. However, Calderone said he initially felt the child was in danger, since the child gave Ofori her real address and name. After further investigation by Solek and Tralli, both said they did not believe the child

was in danger. Solek, lead investigator, said he contacted DCF for general information, and if the police department should seek proper counseling for the child. According to Gosselin and Tralli, the call to DCF was anonymous and no names were used. Solek said he felt there was no need to file a report with DCF. “It wasn’t a referral to DCF,” Solek said. Calderone, Tralli said, was advised to add the supplement in order to document every step of the investigation. Fitzgerald said it is not uncommon for an officer to be ordered to add a supplement to a report by a supervisor. Detective Solek filed for a warrant for the arrest of Ofori with the New Britain GA 15 courthouse before Solek left for vacation. Due to information that needed to be corrected, the warrant was held up in court. Solek refiled for a warrant once back from vacation on Aug. 17. In his letter, Rogan asked why Fitzgerald did not intervene and assist with the warrant. “An active child predator had not yet been arrested and still was on the loose....Absolutely deplorable and unconscionable, that the chief of police would further endanger the safety and life of my 8-year-old daughter, just so that he could See Case / Page 29


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get the satisfaction of striking back at me once more,” Rogan wrote. When asked by the Police Commission why he did not intervene to expedite the arrest warrant, Fitzgerald said “In 37 years of law enforcement I never intervened on a warrant.” During the special meeting, Solek said only the detective who filed for the warrant can sign off on any changes. On Aug. 29, Ofori was charged with attempt to commit enticing a minor by computer and risk of injury to a child, according to the arrest warrant. Ofori entered a notguilty plea to the charges. He was released on $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on Oct 29. Commissioner Bradford Parsons said he is disappointed the letter misrepresents the overall professionalism and conduct of the department and the chief, “which we feel is a grave injustice.” “We apologize for you hav-


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said during the special meeting, adding that several years ago Rogan testified in front of the police commission regarding a neighborhood dispute. “He’s been upset with the police department and possibly myself directly ever since,” Fitzgerald said. “With Mr. Rogan threatening a lawsuit, I really don’t want to get into a contest of my statements versus his statements. I have no animosity towards the man. He

ing to go through this,” Parsons said to Fitzgerald, “but the refreshing result of all the interviews we conducted is that we know resolutely that proper procedures were followed with the utmost professionalism, and care and concern for that young child was demonstrated throughout this entire case.” “Obviously he has animosity towards me and I think the letter indicates that,” Fitzgerald



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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.

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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

Berlin Fair: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Berlin Fairgrounds, 430 Beckley Road. For information, call (860) 828-0063.

Girls Soccer: 6 - 8 p.m. Sage Park, 1591 Berlin Turnpike. Berlin vs. Tolland High School.

Berlin Fair: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Berlin Fairgrounds, 430 Beckley Road. For information, call (860) 828-0063.


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CHEVY Trailblazer 2004 LT, 4WD, 4 Door, 6 Cyl Stock #AL100 $8,995 CADILLAC CTS 2009 3.6L, V6. All Wheel Drive Stock # 5776A $21,900

Stepping up to a bigger bike? Sell the smaller one with a Marketplace ad. CHEVY BLAZER 1999 4WD, 4 Door, 6 Cyl. $1000 203 379-6082

CHEVY COBALT LS 2006 Stock #12764A $5,850 Don’t Miss...Call Chris 203 271-2902

CHRYSLER Mark Cross 1982 Convertible, 69,000 miles, very good condition. No rust. $4200. 860-637-8066.

DODGE Grand Caravan 2001 Sport, 4 Spd, Auto $2,988 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace.

HYUNDAI Elantra 2011 GLS, 4 Door Sedan Automatic Stock #P4130 (203) 235-1669

The Berlin Citizen | Automobiles

Hyundai Sonata GLS 2001 $3,288 6 Cyl, 4 Spd Auto BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106


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

Thursday, October 3, 2013 Automobiles

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 2 Door GLS Turbo Manual Coupe Stock #13-992A 203 235-1669


CHEVY TRAILBLAZER 2004 4 Door, 4WD, LT, Auto Stock# 3124A $7,988

We Accept All Trade-Ins Including Boats, Campers, Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Commercial Vehicles and More! Don’t miss... Call Chris at 203 250-5952

JEEP LIBERTY SPORT 2004, 121K miles, original owner, very good condition, good tires, newer brakes, maroon, $6,800. 860-621-1417 SATURN VUE 2004 Stock# P4144 Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300


HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2003 GLS, 4 WD, 4 Door Automatic (203) 235-1669

JEEP LIBERTY 2010 4 WD, 4 Door Sport Automatic (203) 235-1669 CHEVY TRAVERSE LT 2012 Stock #1376 $26,988

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

GUARD Looking for someone to patrol private property. Reply: PO Box 373, Middlefield, CT 06455

Top electronics distributor Beyond Components seeks an Inside (60%)/ Outside (40%) Sales Professional, minimum 3 yrs experience, for Wallingford, CT office. Your primary responsibility will be to foster the development of long term business relationships with current and prospective customers. The position requires travel a few days/ month to the New York metro area.

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! Part-time Teacher’s Aides needed at child care ctr in Southington. Center exp/ ECE credits pref. Call weekdays 860-628-5524

LINCOLN 1988 Towncar, excellent condition, 43,000 orig miles. $2500/neg. 203235-9360, ask for Paul


MERCURY SABLE 2000 LS PREMIUM $2,988 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

Toyota Highlander 2005 Stock# 13-779A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

SUBARU IMPREZA 2011 2.5i Premium 4 Door, Automatic Stock#3316B $17,988

Your “Back to School” tranSportation ExpErt New or Used Your Best Car Buying Experience No Pressure - No Haggle No Kidding! 21 yrs at Meriden Hyundai Mike Russo 203 935-0863

Harley Davidson 1984, sportster, 1000cc. Runs great, new battery.Must see to appreciate. Asking $2200. or best offer. 203269-4156 or 203-430-1623

TOYOTA COROLLA 2001 4 Door Sedan, 4 Cylinder, Automatic Stock #13-474A 203 235-1669

TOYOTA Solara SLE 2008 Convertible, 40k miles Traction/Stability Control Loaded. $13,500 Call (203) 238-3496

GMC CANYON 2006 4 WD, Crew Cab SLE2 Stock # 1404 $14,988

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Campers & Trailers SOUTHWIND 1999 35’ Motor Home Side Aisle Sleeps 6 (860) 628-9545

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MITSUBISHI GALANT 2007 Stock # 18784 $8,500 Don’t Miss... Call Chris 203 271-2902

Motorcycles & ATVS CHEVY TRAVERSE LT 2012 Stock #1376 $26,988

Local. Local. Local. Your Marketplace.

CHEVY UPLANDER 2006 4 Door, WB FWD, LS, Auto Stock# 1424 $10,988

We offer a competitive Salary + Commission + incentives. Benefits include: Industry training, vacation/sick time, 90% single health care insurance and 401K 50% match up to 5%. Beyond Components is a company built on honesty, integrity and fairness. If you like an environment where you will love your job and the people you work with, send a cover letter & resume to Subject line Sales Pro/CT.

Mobile Homes For Sale

Kia Sportage LX 2006 Stock# 13-978A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300 SUBARU Impreza 2010, all wheel drive, good cond. 15,000 remaining miles on factory warranty. $14,500. Call George 860-256-7161


Help Wanted AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Richard Chevrolet has an immediate opening for an experienced G.M. Technician. We have a busy service department with consistent work flow. Work with state-of-the-art equipment in an immaculate shop. We offer excellent income and benefits, including 401k plan. All calls are confidential. Apply to Jamie Gray Service Director 203-272-3000 Fax resume to 203-272-3387 or email RICHARD CHEVROLET

RETAIL HELP WANTED P/T - Thurs-Fri 12pm-6pm, Sat. 12pm-5pm. Please apply at The Gulf Shrimp Company, 240 Atwater St., Plantsville SHOP Worker for industrial rubber and vinyl fabricator in Durham. Full & Part time. Exp in blueprint reading, math comprehensive, forklift and inspection is necessary. 860-349-8988 SPRAY FOAM INSTALLER and INSULATION INSTALLERS needed. Experienced only. Starting salary negotiable. Call (860) 829-8881 Technologies Specialist. Full time. Install wireless technologies that promote safety for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Must possess excellent communication skills. Experience with phone systems, sales, alarm systems preferred. Contact Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. 203-634-8668 or email assisted-living@sbcglobal. net

MERIDEN - 1BR Condo 1st FL W/D, Secured Building, Spacious. No pet. $775 plus Security. Available November 1st. 203-376-1259

Apartments For Rent CHESHIRE 2 BR New Carpet, Bathroom, Paint & Appliances. Heat & HW included. On-site Laundry. $1250. (203) 927-9909 FALL SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private Balcony. 203-639-4868 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 MER. Furn. Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 2nd flr. Studio, $180/wk+ sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MER Clean Safe Rms. Inclds. H, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. E side. off-st park. $125/wk.+ sec. 12-8pm 203-630-3823 MERIDEN: 2 ROOM efficiency $600/mo+ security, 186 Grove St. No Dogs. Call 203-887-4032 MERIDEN. Sunset views of Castle Craig. 1 BR, West side. New carpet & floors. Off st parking. H & HW. Owner on premises. $650 + sec & refs. No Pets. 203-272-4279.

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Apartments For Rent

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 Nice 2 bedroom, deposit, credit reference, no pets. 25 Griswold St. $850. Call 203-675-0171 or 203317-7222.

Moving MUST SELL Six months old Frigidaire Black Gas stove, asking $550. Call after 3 p.m. Call (203) 907-9758

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

Miscellaneous For Sale

PLAINVILLE-31 Tyler Ave. Just renovated 3 BR, 3rd flr. $1050/mo + sec & utils. Avail immed. 203-886-8808 WALFD 2 BR, 2nd Fl, Glass Porch, Appli., WD Hookup, Storage, Off St. Parking, No Pets, Very clean. Owner/ Agent $850 203 269-7348

It’s so conveInent! 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 2/3BR, 2nd Fl. Spacious, Modern. Appliances incl. Off st parking. Sec 8 Approved. $800 + sec. Interested? Call Judy 203 927-8215 MERIDEN 2 BR, 5 Rms, 1st Fl All new windows, stove, fridge. Laundry rm/storage. Garage avail. No pets. Refs, Sec. $900. 860 276-0552 Meriden 2 BR, 1st Floor Brand New Cond. New Appliances. Off St Parking. $850 +Utilities. First, Last & 1 Mo Sec. No Pets. 860-663-1229 MERIDEN 2 BRs Heat & hot water included. Off street parking. $900/mo. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN - 3 BR, 2nd FL. Heat & HW Included. Hardwood floors. Appliances, Off Street parking. No smoking. No Pets. $1,150/ mo. 203-444-5722

Placing a marketplace ad is an easy and affordable way to whip up some interest amoungst potential buyers. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start turning the stuff you don’t want into something you do want!


WALLINGFORD. 2 BR, spacious apt, quiet location, $850 + utils. No pets. 203284-0212 WALLINGFORD 1st Fl. Oversized 1 BR. So. Main St. Brand new applis, carpeting. Off st parking. WD Hookup. No pets. 2 mos sec. $895. 203 623-0987

WALLINGFORD 60 Center Street 1 BR Apartments $650-$800 Call Mike (203) 376-2160

Rooms For Rent

MERIDEN 4/5 Rms. Stove & Fridge. Off street parking. No pets. Call between 5-8pm. (203) 376-2003

Pets For Sale

MERIDEN Great 2 BR. 2nd Fl. Remodeled. $750-$800. Q uiet area. No pets. Sec 8 welcome. 860 305-1642

Lawn and Garden

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

Furniture & Appliances BRAND NEW Full Size Bed Mattress, Box Spring Headboard & Footbard Incl Asking $500. Call (860) 539-5770

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. YORKIES, Bulldogs, Chihuahua, Bostons, Beagles, Shih Tzus, Huskies, Schnoodles, American Staffordshire Terrier Bulldogs, Bengal Kittens. Mixed Breeds, Rescues Available. $150 plus. Call (860) 930-4001

LARGE Screen house, new vinyl roof, folds for storage. $650. Call 203-269-0523 VALLEY Stock horse Trailer 16Ft 1984 $800, Coleman generator 5000 watts $500, Honda pressure washer 2200 TSI 5 HP $350. Call 860-2769157

Wood / Fuel & Heating Equip

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

OLD TOOLS WANTED, always buying old, used hand tools, carpentry, machinist, & engraving & workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home! Please call Cory, 860-322-4367

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

SECOND GENERATION Buys Napier items, costume jewelry, musical instruments, silver, estates & Winchester. 203-639-1002

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


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

Wallingford 4 Rms, 2 BRs. Off Street Parking. Duplex on cul-de-sac. No pets. $900+ utilities. (203) 284-1853

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

MERIDEN Clean 1 Room Efficiency 2nd Fl. Randolph Ave. Utils included. No pets. $450. 2 mos sec. Credit check required. 203-284-0597

RAP A PONY FARM Wallingford. Family horses for lease or sale. English/Western. By week or month. Call for prices/ times. 203-265-3596.

WALLINGFORD 2BR Very Neat. Very Clean. Applis, Laundry Hkups, Off St Parking. No Pets/Smoking. 1 Yr Lease. $900. 203 631-5219

MERIDEN 3 BR, 2 Baths. Spacious. Two Floors. Off-street parking. $1200. Avail October 15. Please call 203 440-1003.

MERIDEN-4 BRs, 7 rooms, 2 full baths, off street parking, large yard, quiet/safe area. $1350. Call 203.238.0566

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

CADCO Commercial Counter Top Convection Oven. 3 Shelves. 23Wx21Dx14H. Used 1 year. $375 or best offer. (203) 235-4741 Ask for Paul

Wanted to Buy


MERIDEN - 100 Paddock Ave, 5 room $1200/Mo 1 Month rent & Sec to move in, 1st floor large rooms, Heat, water,trash included, Off St parking, no pets, Conv. to 91, 691 & 84. Immed occup. 203269-4156 or 203-430-1623


Furniture & Appliances

Apartments For Rent

Wanted to Buy

Cindy’s UniqUe shop ConsiGnMenT 32 norTh Colony sT WallinGford (203) 269-9341 2 levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home Decor & Furnishings. 30 Day Layaways Available. $5 Off a purchase $25 or more. $10 off a purchase $100 or more. Check us out on Facebook. Ample Free Parking in Our Lot. Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase. Summer Hours Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9:30-5 Thurs 9:30-6, Sat 10-5, Sun Closed

Furniture & Appliances

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

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 ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575

You name it with Marketplace, anything goes. ANYTHING OLD WE BUY! (Call Us) FRANK’S (203) 284-3786

MARKETPLACE Call 203-235-1953 to place your ad today!

WANTED Swords, daggers, helmets, medals etc. Call 203-238-3308

Music Instruments & Instruction

Music By RoBeRta PeRfoRMance & instRuction Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295 TRUMPET Wanted for elementary school child, gently used. Please call 203-265-5713

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Home Improvement

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

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

Fencing IF YOU MENTION THIS AD 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

Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Insd. Call John Uvino 203-237GATE. CT Reg #601060

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

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 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

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

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

Hardwood Flooring

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

Always a sale in Marketplace.

Local. Local. Local. Your Marketplace.

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

BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Certified Installer, Paver, Walks, Patios, Ret. Walls, Stairs, Shrub Replacement, Landscape Design/ Renov., Mulch/Stone, Waterfalls/Ponds, Lawn Repair/Install, Drainage/ Backhoe Work. Bus. 30 + yrs. We’re on Angie’s List! Free Est. HIC#0563661 203-237-9577

House Cleaning HOUSE Cleaning, Home, office, res/com. Insured Done by an exp’’d lady. Good refs. Call Ilda 203234-7958/ 203-848-4781 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

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 860575-8218

Home Improvement

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

Masonry PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaces. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 Years Experience All Types of Masonry CT #626708 203 235-4139

Painting & Wallpapering 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

Plumbing Frontline Plumbing. One man company, fair price quote. Top quality installations & repairs. Plumbing, heating, fire sprinklers. Fully lic & ins. 203 213-0691

FALL Yard Cleanup, Mowing, Powerwashing, and Gutter Cleaning, Call Doug 860-621-7602 or 860-919-1519

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

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

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

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

RJ LARESE Landscaping Res/Comm Lawn Maint. Fall Clean-Ups. Sr Disc. Free Est. 203 314-2782

C&M ConstruCtion *THE ROOFING SPECIALIST* 10% off 203-630-6459 Find 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 Gonzalez ConstruCtion ************* Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling.

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


Power Washing

JT’s Landscaping, LLC Top Quality Work. Full Lawn Maint. Grass Cutting. Comm /Res, Lic/ins #616311 Free est today 203 213-6528


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

COSTAS Landscaping. Tree removal, chipper work, climbing, patios, comm/resid mowing mulch, stone, more. Free scrap removal. CT Reg #635676. 860-729-2971 or 860-358-9696.

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

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

All Your Remodeling & Construction Needs! Kitchs, Baths, Painting, Decks, Windows, Doors. No job too small, We do it all! Free Est., 40 yrs in bus. Lic & Ins. #539493 203-530-1375

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

ROOFS R US LLC Fin. Avali. Remodeling, Windows, Repairs, Siding, Since 1949. Decks, Gutters, Additions. 203-427-7259

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

Kitchen & Baths

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

CPI Home ImProvement Highest Quality-Kitchen, Bath, Siding, Roofing, Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions, Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415 Gonzalez ConstruCtion Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. 203-639-0032 info@ Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

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


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

Find your dream home in Marketplace.

Snow Plowing Now taking residential and small commercial accounts. Yalesville Construction. 203-535-2962

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


Find something that belongs to someone else? Find the owner with a Marketplace ad.

FOUND ADS ARE FREE Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Call us: (203) 238-1953

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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Comp. $59


14 $16 $20 $22


12'x24' Pool (17’x29’ cover) 39.99 16'x24' Pool (21’x29’ cover) 54.99 16'x32' Pool (21’x37’ cover) 64.99 16'x36' Pool (21’x41’ cover) 69.99 18'x36' Pool (23’x41’ cover) 79.99 20'x40' Pool (25’x45’cover) 99.99 25'x45' Pool (30’x50’ cover)129.99 30'x50' Pool (35’x55’ cover)159.99

1’x4’ Single .................3.49 1’x8’ Double ...............5.99 1’x10’ Double ............6.99 Ice Equalizers Pool Pillows 4’x5’ ..............................7.99 4’x8’ Heavy duty .13.99

Your Choice

Cheese Boards


TRAVELER’S CLUB Premium Hard-sided Luggage





Winter Pool Covers & Water Tubes



Choose from 12


Comp. $18 White or Champagne

Rolling Pin Comp. $19.............$9

Imported Bath Sheets


24” Comp. $69......32 99 28” Comp. $79......39 WE RARELY LIMIT QUANTITIES! 99



5 lbs, 3 hour burn

From Basic to Premium Construction



Anti Microbial Fill

OR Paper Towel Holder




Microfiber Mattress Pad

Comp. $15

Asst. sizes & colors Comp. $20 - $49

Champagne Fruit Bowl

7’9”x 11’2”....


6 Pk Enviro-Log Fire Logs


Indian Tapestry Rugs

Comp. $150

5’5”x 7'7”...............

41” Outdoor Log Rack

Holds half cord of wood

Grill & Furniture Covers


Comp. $60

3’3”x 4'11”..........

12.25 oz.........

.............................................. ....





Lawn Rakes




Lawn & Leaf Bags

Chair Comp. $30........$12 Loveseat Comp. $40...$16 Sofa Comp. $50..........$20



Pastry Boards

Super Saver Spring Flowering Bulbs

Tulips (40 ct), daffodils (40 ct), crocus (50 ct), hyacinth (10 ct), allium (15 ct).......



Marble Kitchenware

20 $22

25 $ 13




416,000 points of yarn per sq. meter

Comp. $7-$19








Tulips (10 ct), Daffodils (10 ct), Crocus (24 ct), Hyacinth (6 ct)

Furniture Protectors

Contempo Collection Area Rugs


14 24




100% Synthetic

Non stick coated Available in assorted styles & colors



26 25 23 850 3$50 1


Jumbo Flowering Bulbs

Heavyweight Microfiber

Lambswool Throws



25lb Signature Blend

Suet Cake

Bristol Bay Super Plush Blankets

10 to $ 13


Various sizes from 0.8 liter to 2.5 liter capacity. Fully enameled interior


Woodpecker Seed Brick


Cast Iron Teapots

25lb Nyjer Thistle Seed 20lb Country Blend

Heavyweight Sherpa Reversible Throws

1499 1999


50” x 60” Throws

6’ Folding Table

2.25 Qt.


15 $20 $22



Heat resistant handle. Assorted colors.




Padded seat

Porcelain Enamel Tea Kettles


Your Choice



2 -3



King Comp. $100

Comp. $7.99$9.99


50lb Black Oil Sunflower $ Seed Reg. $29.99................................


Twin Comp. $60

For windows, doors, pipes & vents


King Comp. $60

Queen Comp. $50


Daptex Plus®

Electric Shoe & Boot Dryer

Full Comp. $40

Luxurious Synthetic Lambswool Blankets


Ladies Fleece Lined Tights

Comp. $15






Twin Comp. $35




Full.............. 15 $ Queen ........ 18 $ King............ 20

16 20 25 25


1.3 Gal Ultrasonic Humidifier


Mens 3pk Casual Crew & Diabetics



Oscillating.2 heat settings. Electronic thermostat.

Comp. $9.99


Fleece Sheet Sets

Remote Control Tower Heater

Mens & Ladies Merino Wool


Flannel & Knit Comp. $10 and more!

Comp. $15 - $50


Men’s Slippers

Dorm Pants

Wide selection of styles

Comp. $30 & more!



Comp. $12-$15

Dept. Store Labels Better Knit Tops

Men’s & Ladies Sweaters

Comp. $12


Comp. $40


Pre-shrunk heavyweight, 100% cotton.


Patriots Hoody




Men’s Longsleeve T-Shirt

Comp. $15


Comp. $20


Infrared Heater


Over 20 other styles to choose from Prices range from $20-$60

Thermal henleys or crew. Solids & stripes



Sage Hot Weather Leather

Waffle Tops

6 Element Infrared Quartz Heater End-table with Drawer

Heats up to 1800 sq. ft. Commercial grade elements. LED display, programmable thermostat control. Comp. $249

1.75 Qt.

Tan Hot Weather

Green Hot Weather Ripple


Infrared Quartz Tower Heater

Comp. $59.99-$79.99



SALE DATES: Thurs. Oct. 3 -Oct. 9, 2013

15' Pool (18’ cover) ......19.99 18' Pool (21’ cover).......27.99 21' Pool (24’ cover).......39.99 24' Pool (27’ cover).......47.99 28' Pool (31’ cover).......59.99

Winterizing Kits Comp. $37.95



Stadium Seat

6 position adjustable back Thick cushioned seat with steel frame Adjustable shoulder carry strap


10,000 Gal. .....8.99

20,000 Gal. ..14.99 30,000 Gal. ..19.99

Winterizer 1 Gallon


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


Anti-Freeze 1 Gallon

449 We warmly welcome



Berlin Citizen Oct. 3, 2013


Berlin Citizen Oct. 3, 2013