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Volume 22, Number 21

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Generations unite, discuss high school life

Lab seeks return of nuclear gauge

By Jack Carroll Special to The Citizen

By Devin Leith-Yessian The Citizen

As the school year was winding down, students in Berlin High School’s Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society gave a presentation on the high school’s renovation at the Senior Center.

A materials testing lab in Berlin is asking residents to be on the lookout for a Honda Accord containing a nuclear density gauge stolen Sunday, June 30 in Tolland.

Students opened by addressing the recently-updated main entrance, auditorium, library media center, gymnasium and guidance office. While presenting, a slideshow with photos of each of these sections of the high school was displayed for the audience. In addition to the physical changes at the high school, members of Rho Kappa also discussed the updated academic resources and course offerings provided at BHS to help students better prepare for college. Throughout the course of the presentation, members of the audience engaged with the students and compared their high school experiences with those of current teenagers.

Berlin High School’s Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society visited the Senior Center in June.

Discussing the Senior Center event, Rho Kappa advisor David Bosso said, “The students and advisors of Rho Kappa had an enjoyable afternoon with members of the Berlin Senior Center as we examined changes that have taken place (at BHS) over the years and with education in general. The opportunity “The audience provided for students and seniors to great information about connect and interact was what it was like to be in high school 50 to 60 years welcomed and memorable. ago,” Rush added. “Many We look forward to ongoing collaboration in the new members of Rho Kappa did not realize how many school year.” opportunities they have -- Jack Carroll is a rising sein comparison to those who attended high school nior at BHS and a member of Rho Kappa. in the past.” Rho Kappa advisor Brendan Rush said, “I truly enjoyed seeing students discussing experiences in high school with members of the Senior Center. I believe everyone left with a new understanding of what life was and is like in high school.”

Shawn Chaudhary, director of strategy and business development for Tri State Materials Testing Lab, said the gauge does not emit radioactivity unless tampered with. It was in a locked yellow storage case marked “Troxier” inside the trunk of the technician’s Accord when the car was stolen. The white 2009 Accord has a Connecticut license plate – “244-RJL.” If opened, a mild amount of radiation could be emitted from the gauge. “Unless someone cuts the lock open they won't be able to free the gauge,” Chaudhary said. “Due to the radioactive source in the gauge, it is imperative that no one handles the device outside of the storage case.” A press release from the Nu-

clear Regulatory Commission said they have been informed of the theft and requested that anyone who comes in contact with the device call their 24-hour operations hotline at 301-816-5100.

“The gauge, which is stored in a yellow protective transportation case, consists of a shielding container with a plunger-type handle protruding from the top. The handle is used to manually extend and then retract the radioactive sources from the shielded position,” the release said. As long as the sources remain shielded the device poses no hazard, the release added. “However, any attempt to tamper with the radioactive sources in the device could subject a person to radiation exposure. Handling of the unshielded sources outside the container would carry a risk of potentially dangerous radiation exposure.” The company, located at 60 Woodlawn Road, is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the recovery of the gauge.



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CATS OF THE WEEK Cappy and Andy are adorable 12-week-old kittens. Two young mother cats were put in the hallway of an apartment building with 12 kittens between them. Unsure of which kittens belonged to which mom, the two shared a foster room and caring for the kittens. There are four black, four orange and four brown tabbies. Andy, top, charmed the staff at his vet appointment by purring and flipping through the whole visit. Cappy on the other hand did not like the visit but was a good boy anyway. Visit, call 860-479-5173 or email




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Tips on Creating an Estate Plan that Benefits a Child with Special Needs Parents want their children to be taken care of after they die. But children with disabilities have increased financial and care needs, so ensuring their long-term welfare can be tricky. Proper planning by parents is necessary to benefit the child with a disability, including an adult child, as well as assist any siblings who may be left with the caretaking responsibility.

Special Needs Trusts The best and most comprehensive option to protect a loved one is to set up a special needs trust (also called a supplemental needs trust). These trusts allow beneficiaries to receive inheritances, gifts, lawsuit settlements, or other funds and yet not lose their eligibility for certain government programs, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The trusts are drafted so that the funds will not be considered to belong to the beneficiaries in determining their eligibility for public benefits. There are three main types of special needs trusts: • A first-party trust is designed to hold a beneficiary’s own assets. While the beneficiary is living, the funds in the trust are used for the beneficiary’s benefit, and when the beneficiary dies, any assets remaining in the trust are used to reimburse the government for the cost of medical care. These trusts are especially useful for beneficiaries who are receiving Medicaid, SSI or other needs-based benefits and come into large amounts of money, because the trust allows the beneficiaries to retain their benefits while still being able to use their own funds when necessary. • The third-party special needs trust is most often used by parents and other family members to assist a person with special needs. These trusts can hold any kind of asset imaginable belonging to the family member or other individual, including a house, stocks and bonds, and other types of investments. The third-party trust functions like a first-party special needs trust in that the assets held in the trust do not affect a beneficiary’s access to benefits and the funds can be used to pay for the beneficiary’s supplemental needs beyond those covered by government benefits. But a third-party special needs trust does not contain the “payback” provision found in first-party trusts. This means that when the beneficiary with special needs dies, any funds remaining in the trust can pass to other family members, or to charity, without having to be used to reimburse the government. • A pooled trust is an alternative to the first-party special needs trust. Essentially, a charity sets up these trusts that allow beneficiaries to pool their resources with those of other trust beneficiaries for investment purposes, while still maintaining separate accounts for each beneficiary’s needs. When the beneficiary dies, the funds remaining in the account reimburse the government for care, but a portion also goes towards the non-profit organization responsible for managing the trust.

The Berlin U12 girls soccer team won its division in the Newington Wrap Up Tournament in June. The champs are, front row: Madelynn Sadowski, Madisen McBride, Izabella Jamrozek, Marissa Bellizzi, Katherine Zibell. Back row: Charley Carlson, Grace Ramirez, Madeline Mota, Ava Desmarais, Katelynn Tierney, Zoey Pajor, Gianna Barile. The team was coached by Jeff McBride, Craig Desmarais and William Pajor.



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Historical Society presents ‘Old Houses of Berlin’ If you grew up in Berlin, a newsreel plays in your mind as you travel about town. A walk down Worthington Ridge, for example, summons memories of the barnlike Community Grounds building and the Victorian era Wilcox mansion, both long gone.

We picture Frank Brandegee living in a converted chicken coop and Dr. Foster making house calls. People feel nostalgia for their neighborhoods, and when speaking of old houses, they are inclined to reference the name of a prior owner or function. The “Dr.

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With so many old homes in the town’s inventory, it is impossible to cover them all in one session, so we will begin with the Historic District area. In preBerlin Turnpike days, Worthington Ridge was, in effect, the turnpike. This means a Greek Revival style home from the 1830-39’s (repurposed as the batting cages and Subway store) once had a Worthington Ridge address, as did the Worthington Lodge, now the front of the Islamic Association of Greater Hartford’s mosque.

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Depending upon the audience’s response, this could turn into a series of Story Shares on old houses. If you have memories to share, the give and take of these gatherings is what makes them so much fun, even for newcomers. The event is free and light refreshments will be served. Phone the Senior Center at 860-8287006 to register. If you have pictures to share, we can scan them at the event.


One of our mystery houses was on what was long ago the far northern end of Worthington Ridge. We often refer to it as the “Blue Lobster House” due to its location behind that eatery. Although it was recently torn down, we hope to learn more about who lived in this early house over time. Old house history is the most frequent request made at the library’s History Room and at the Historical Museum.

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Berlin High School Honor Roll Berlin High School has named the following students to its honor roll for the fourth term. Grade 9, high honors: Bailey Baclaski, Saige Beatman, Lyla Bennett, Morgan Biello, Abigail Caliandri, Sephora Cote, Gabriella Crossley, Kiley Cullen, Ryan Cyr, Jonathan D’Amore, Isabella DeFrancesco, Taylor Desmarais, Jocelyn DiMatteo, Garrett Fallon, Sophia Fazzina, Jacob Ferland, Samantha Ferrero, Benjamin Fisher, Juliana Garcia-Chinchilla, Nina Garofalo, Ryan Garrity,

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JANUARY 1, 2018 TO DECEMBER 31, 2018 The Worthington Fire District was established in 1920 by Special Act of the Connecticut Legislature, with an effective date at which to begin operation of July 1, 1922. Its sole objective is the transmission and distribution of potable water to approximately 2,875 water customers with approximately 1,042 residential connections. This bulletin has been prepared to provide Worthington Fire District’s customers with the confidence that the water they drink meets and, in most cases, exceeds all State and Federal Drinking Water Requirements. In 1967, the Worthington Fire District entered into an agreement to purchase all of its water from the Berlin Water Control Commission. During the period covered by this report, January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, the Worthington Fire District provided water purchased from the Berlin Water Control Commission that included water from the Elton production wells, water purchased from the New Britain Water Department, and water purchased from the Cromwell Fire District. The Berlin Water Control Commission supply, excluding that provided by the New Britain Water Department and the Cromwell Fire District , comes from two (2) sources: Elton Rd: Production Well #1A; and Elton Rd: Production Well #2A. Report by:

Worthington A third (3rd) well,Fire EltonDistrict Rd: Production Well #2 (installed in 1973, a well with a depth of 102 1400and Berlin Turnpike – Berlin 06037 was replaced by Well #2A in 1996. feet a capacity of 550 gallonsCT per minute) Date: Rd: May 21, #1A 2018 was installed in 1973 and rehabilitated in 1994 Page #21997; of 9 Pages Elton Well and Well #1 was replaced in 1998 and reclassified as Well #1A.




Elton Rd: Well #2A (with a depth of 105 feet and a production of 350 gallons per minute, as stated above)Pwas O Tplaced A B LinEservice W AinT1996. ER CONFIDENCE REPORT Water from Wells #1 and #2A are blended prior to entering distribution system. JANUARY 1, 2018together TO DECEMBER 31,the 2018 As required by the Connecticut State Department of Health, the Berlin Water Control Commission has two Water Treatment Plant Operators, Class 1, and one Water Treatment Plant Operator, Class 2. As required by the Connecticut State Department of Health, the Worthington Fire District has two Class 3 certified treatment operators, certified as Distribution System Operators and Water Treatment Plant Operators. Monthly testing of the water supplied by the Worthington Fire District has shown that the water has met or exceeded every standard set by the State and Federal Agencies for quality and safety.






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In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establishes limits for contaminants in bottled water that must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800426-7491). However, some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. Report by: These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and Worthington FireonDistrict other Berlin microbial contaminants 1400 Turnpike – BerlinareCTavailable 06037 from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-4264791). Date: May 21, 2018 Page #6 of 9 Pages Continuous monitoring is also being carried out to provide further protection for our drinkers.




Please Note: The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health has performed an PO TA B L E water W Asources. TER C ON F I D E Nassessment C E R Ereport P O RisTavailable for assessment of our drinking The completed access on the Drinking Water Division’s web site address of: JANUARY 1, 2018 TO DECEMBER 31, 2018 WATER CONSERVATION: Water is our most valuable natural resource. It is essential for life as we know it. Although we in the Northeast have been blessed with, at least until now, what appears to be an unlimited supply of pure, safe drinking water, the preservation of this valuable resource is the responsibility of all. Following are just a few of the many steps that we can all take to prevent the waste and, perhaps loss, of this most valuable gift: 1.

Detect and repair leaky faucets and toilets.


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4. Berlin Water lawns –and gardens when needed, and then only early (or late) in the day to 1400 Turnpike Berlin CTonly 06037 prevent water loss by evaporation during the hot period of the day. Add mulch when possible to prevent evaporation. Date: May 21, 2018 Page #7 of 9 Pages 5.

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JANUARY 2018 TOthat DECEMBER 31,of, 2018 If we all take these steps as well as1,any others you may think we will be able to assure ourselves and future generations of a safe, potable drinking water supply for many years to come.

Table I includes all of the REGULATED contaminants that were detected during the 2018 sampling season. Although all were well below Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs), the following lists their significance and possible reasons:

The Worthington Fire District is proud to offer this report to its customers and to report that all of the State and Federal requirements for Public Water have not only met but in most cases, exceeded every standard set by the State and Federal Agencies for quality and safety.

Haloacetic Acids (HAA5s): are formed as a result of chlorine, used in the disinfection process, reacting with natural occurring organic acids. Levels well above the MCL (Maximum Report by: Contaminant Level) mayDistrict cause cancer. Worthington Fire

1400 Berlin Turnpike – Berlin CT 06037 Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) are those compounds created by the chlorination of drinking water by the reaction the chlorine or organic matter. A Maximum Contaminant (MCL) of Date: May 26, of 2018 Page #3 of Level 9 Pages 0.080 milligrams per liter (mg/L) has been established. Some people who drink water containing Trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL, over many years, DISTRICT may experience problems with their WORTHINGTON FIRE liver, kidneys or central nervous system, or may have an increased risk of getting cancer. POTABLE WATER CONFIDENCE REPORT Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness of water. It is monitored because it is a good indicator 1, 2018 TO DECEMBER 31, 2018 of water quality. High JANUARY turbidity levels can also hinder the effectiveness of disinfection. The news of high lead levels in the water in Flint, Michigan illustrated the vital importance to public health of appropriate monitoring, sampling, and testing for lead and copper. Federal regulations require that homes be sampled every three years by having the homeowner collect a one-liter sample from the cold-water kitchen tap as a “first draw” (after the water has been standing motionless in household pipes for at least six hours). Samples were collected from the Worthington Fire District in 2018 and will be due again in 2021. Table II of this report summarizes the results of lead and copper testing conducted in 2018. During this round of sampling, none of the ten homes sampled were above the action levels set by the EPA. The EPA requires 90% of samples taken in a sampling period fall below the action levels, therefore, the Worthington Fire District remains in compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule. Please note the following information concerning lead and copper in public drinking water.


Northeast Laboratories, Inc.

If you have any questions concerning the Worthington Fire District and the water that it supplies, please contact Mr. Joe Pagliaruli at 205-7011. Mr. Pagliaruli will be most happy to answer any Date: Maythat 21, you 2018may have, or supply you with any additional information Page #8 you of 9may Pages questions need. .






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REGULATED COMPONENTS Regulated Component Coliform Bacteria

Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) <5% Positive; no more than 1 Positive per Month


Average ABSENT = 0 / 100 mL

0 per 100 mL

ABSENT = 0 / 100 mL

4.0 mg/L


<0.05 to 0.30 mg/L

0.15 mg/L

15 Color Units

0 Color Units

0 units

0 units

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Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG)

6.4 to 10.0 6.4 to 10.0 pH 7.6 to 9.0 8.6 Copper: Copper is an essential nutrient, but some people who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over a relatively short amount of time could experience 5 NTU 0 NTU Turbidity 0.10 to 1.74 NTU 0.34 NTU gastrointestinal distress. Some individuals who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over may years may suffer liver or kidney damage. People with Wilson’s disease Haloacetic Acids = HAA5s 0.060 mg/L 0.060 mg/L 0.0066 to 0.0162 mg/L 0.0128 mg/L should consult their personal health provider. During the lead and copper monitoring period (Disinfection By-Products) Northeast Laboratories, Inc. conducted in 2018, there were no samples detected above the copper action level at any of the Total Trihalomethanes first draw samples collected by the homeowners. 0.080 mg/L 0.080 mg/L 0.0370 to 0.0768 mg/L 0.0533 mg/L (TTHMs) Date: May 21, 2018 Page #9 of 9 Pages Report by: Lead: If present, Fire elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for Worthington District Abbreviations Used in This Chart: pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and 1400 Berlin Turnpike – Berlin CT 06037 - = Less Than µg/L = micrograms per liter WORTHINGTON FIRE DISTRICT components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The Worthington Fire District is mg/L = milligrams per liter pCi/L = Picocuries per Liter responsible variety Date: Mayfor21,providing 2018 high quality drinking water, but cannot control thePage #4 of materials 9 Pages POTABLE WATER CONFIDENCE REPORT used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting in the residential plumbing for Results Certified by: Northeast Laboratories, Inc. (129 Mill St., Berlin CT 06037) -- Lab Cert.: PH-0404 JANUARY 1, 2018 TO DECEMBER 31, 2018 several hours, you canWORTHINGTON minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 FIRE DISTRICT seconds to two minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about OTA BL E wish W AtoThave E R your C Owater N F Itested. D E N Information C E R E PonO lead R T in drinking lead in your P water, you may T A B L E I I water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe 1, 2018 TO DECEMBER 31, 2018 Drinking Water HotlineJANUARY or at .

Another simple way to reduce the possible exposure to lead is to regularly clean your faucet screens to remove material that may become trapped in the screen. Some of that material may be lead particles from your home’s internal plumbing. Finally, do not use hot water from the tap to make infant formula or for cooking. Hot water may have higher mineral content than the cold water supplied by the Worthington Fire District. Infants and young children who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level could experience delays in their physical or mental development. Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities. Adults who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level over many years can develop kidney problems or high blood pressure. Infants and young children are typically more vulnerable to lead in drinking water than the general population. While the Worthington Fire District uses no lead pipes in its distribution system, it does not have ownership or responsibility for the materials used in your home’s plumbing. If you are concerned about the plumbing materials used in your residence or the lead levels in your home, you can contact the Worthington Fire District for further information. The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.



Sample Proj. # 10392

Street Address 59 Skyview Drive

Result (mg/L) <0.001

Rank 1

Result (mg/L) <0.02

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229 Middletown Road





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Lead: Copper

90th Percentile = 90th Percentile =

0.001 <0.02

mg/L mg/L


(Action Level-0.015) (Action Level 1.3)


Results Certified by: Northeast Laboratories, Inc. (129 Mill St., Berlin CT 06037) -- Lab Cert.: PH-0404 Abbreviations Used in This Chart:

< = Less Than ND = None Detected pCi/L = Picocuries per Liter

Northeast Laboratories, Inc. 129 Mill Street Berlin, CT 06037

Telephone: 860-828-9787

Toll Free (In State) 800-826-0105

CT Cert. #PH-0404

mg/L = milligrams per liter UG/L = micrograms per Liter

(Out of State) 800-654-1230

EPA Cert. #CT-024 USDA Cert. #0976

Fax: 860-829-1050

FDA Reg. #086650488 CT #624


Contaminants that may be present in source water include: • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or resulting from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming. • Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses. • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. • Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.


Northeast Laboratories, Inc. 129 Mill Street Berlin, CT 06037

Telephone: 860-828-9787 State) 800-826-0105 (Out of State) 800-654-1230 Fax: 860-829-1050 MONITORING PERIOD:Toll Free 3RD(In QUARTER = 2018 CT Cert.SOURCE: #PH-0404 EPA Cert. DRINKING #CT-024 USDA Cert. #0976 FDASOURCES Reg. #086650488 CT #624 SAMPLE WATER: 10 TAP COLLECTION DATE: September 21, 2018


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Burnham project Burnham Street is closed to through traffic between the intersections with Farmington Avenue and Briar Patch Drive due to a project to replace the bridge. Terms and conditions of the project require the work to be completed by Nov. 30, which includes closure of the roadway through the bulk of that time-frame. Updates will be provided on the town website.

Fundraising program The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is proud to partner with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Connecticut Chapter to offer the 2019 Principles of Fundraising Certificate Program. Workshops will be offered Tuesdays in October and November from 9 a.m. to noon at Arbor Rose in New Britain. To register, visit For more information, contact Joeline Wruck, Director of Community Initiatives & Program Services, at 860-229-6019 ext. 307 or This season, both the boys and girls McGee Middle School track and field teams went undefeated at 10-0. The teams boasted a combined roster of 150. The Spartans were coached by Samuel Dix, Jan Zagorski, Andrea Gallo and Jim Keefe.

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honors : Fikret Abidovic, Abdulmohaimen Al Karawi, Micah Alphonso, Connor Berardi, Joshua Bois, Joseph Caracoglia, Tyler Cloutier, Joseph Coccomo, Luca DiMaio, Simon Frakl, Kendal Gagnon, Connor Gileau, Thomas Grant, Arianna Hender, Kylie Lanteri, Abigail Leavenworth, Kevin Lin, Jacob Lindsay, Nicola Marino, John McGeever, Nicholas Melville, Jessica Nappi, Cameren Nelson, Devon O’Leary, Jai Patel, Rajan Patel, Nathan Paul, Megan Perrotta, Sarah Perrotta, Justin Piskorski, Stefanie Poulin, Catharine Ritchie, Marco Scarano, Benjamin Schulz, Zachary Smith, Ryan Sweitzer, Daria Szarwacki, Rachel Varley, William Watson, Emily Wisniewski, Susan Wisniewski, Emma Yacovino. Grade 11, high honors : Amanda Albert, Ashley Alkas, Morgan Arute, Jordan Barber, Jeffrey Bengiovanni, Lillian Bierwirth, Stephanie Boice, Cortney Braga, Maria

Butrimas, Lea Cabral, Jack Carroll, Andrew Celella, Justin Chyra, Julia Cocozza, Olivia Cyr, Julia Daddario, Alexis Dascher, Matthew Dennis, Derek Desmarais, Audrey Feldman, Amanda Foertsch, Paige Gagnon, Evan Greenwald, Michael Greenwald, Nathaniel Hansen, Ryan Holland, Jake Holmes, Ryan Hunt, Qaisar Hussein, Audrey Jankovich, Kiernan Jennings, Adam Kajzer, Mahad Khan, Ryan Langlois, Daniel Lynch, Grace Machata, Joshua Malcarne, Ryan Munch, Gabriel Negrao, Monica Padykula, Nicholas Parzych, Muzayna Pulatova, Andrew Roberti, Emma Roski, David Russell, Emily Rutledge, Anna Sarrazin, Jenna Smalley, Karly Tomasi, Matthew Uryga, Gregory Wadinger, Hunter Wicklund, Michael Williams, Marcel Wolanin, Joshua Wood, Alexander Yeung; honors : Nicholas Accarpio, Caley Balaban, Olivia Biscoglio, John Bogacz, Danielle Boscolo, Kelly Brett, Juliana Cancellieri, Vicente Carbonell, Paul D’Amore, Kyle Daley, Hollie David, Joshua DeGroff, Tyler DeGroff, Jake Dubuc,

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Sydney Duke, Taylor Edman, Antonino Fazzina, Christopher Gendron, Tiana Hayek, Ali Hussein, Matthew Jakiel, Morgan Jones, Kyle Krupa, Amy Kuckel, Justin Lamoureux, Rory Leite, Benjamin Lincoln, Jeffrey Madeia, Onariya Manomaiphan, Isabella Marino, Marta Mazurek, Abriana McClain, Carli Michaud, Vincenzo Miele, Ashlynn Montanez, Zachery Murray, Jillian Pampuro, Michael Parzych, Praimgamon Perkins, Noah Reed, Abigail Rochette, Alicia Rolfe, Aaron Senz, Rebecca Stanton, Timothy Stapell, Kathryn Starace, Jayela Sutton, Samantha Tralli, Dawson Trotman, Anthony Undercuffler, Jessica Weber, Marcus Winiarski, Dylan Yoder, James Zovich.

Olivia Dybinski, McKenna Evans, Rebecca Ferrero, Meghan Fox, Julia Gdovin, Jenna Girouard, Hannah Grega, James Grieco, Ian Guite, Alexander Halkias, Maisie Hayes, Thomas Hebert, Nadia Humen, James Karam, Maria Karoni, Benjamin Labadia, Joshua Ladd, Julia Ladd, Michael Lamoureux, Ani LaPointe, Abigail Larkin, Matthew Lavoie, Emily Leite, Jackson Lombardi, Sebastian Malespini, Mikayla Mancini,


Michelle Matug, Marek Midura, Alexa Monroe, Madison Monroe, Holden Murphy, Zachary Nielsen, Kyle Parisi, Jillian Parmelee, Nicholas Paszczuk, Madhav Patel, Suhanee Patel, Gabriella Pattavina, Jordyn Pekarovic, Nicole Pinto, Mikaela Reyes, Aidan Rich, Maxwell Rosinski, Dillon Roy, Madison Schlein, Max Schlein, Hannah Smolicz, Joanna Sobilo, See Honors, A10

Grade 12, high honors: Dominic Arborio, Colin Asklar, Kurt Bauer, Jared Beatman, Sarah Bellizzi, Adam Bilinsky, Kyle Bisson, Matthew Boucher, Andrew Brochu, Rachael Cavanagh, Patryk Chorzepa, Robert Daniels, Vincenzo Dastoli, Christopher DePinto, Taylor Droste, Kevin Dunn,

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Schools Book award The College of the Holy Cross Book Award was presented to Sacred Heart Academy student Ashley Plochocki of Berlin. This award is presented to a junior who has demonstrated consistently demonstrated high academic achievement in a competitive class level and is an active participant in her school community.

Locals in college American International College, Springfield, Mass., has named Andrew Bernucca to its dean’s list for the spring semester, Lasell College, Newton, Mass., has named Lauren Trzasko, Allison Brown,

Alexis Cabral and Briana Muller to its dean’s list for the spring semester.

destroyed when the data are no longer relevant.

Sacred Heart University, College of Nursing, Fairfield, has named Erica Veley to its dean’s list for the spring semester. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa has awarded Lee Ann Pelletier a degree. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass., has named Matthew Tomasko to its dean’s list for the spring semester.

The confidential records of students who were, at any time, members of the graduating class of 2013 will be destroyed on July 31. Upon receipt of a written request, an appointment will be made for a staff member to

Honors From A9

School files The Berlin Public Schools procedures relative to Confidentiality of Education Records require that students' confidential records be

Nikki Strobino, Sherilyn Tyburski, Samuel Veronesi, Lindsay Walsh, Abigail Wendehack, Olivia Wezdenko, Alina Whiteside,

Luke Wininger, Maya Wrob-

explain and interpret all educational data. If desired, a copy can also be made available to the student. Send written requests to the Director of Pupil Personnel Services, Berlin Public Schools, 238 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037.

lewski, Kelsei Zliczewski; honors : Mark Bednarczyk, Jacob Biello, George Bittel, Brent Catan, Kyle Chant, Sarah Cintron, Paul Coccomo, McKenzie Cyr, John Downes, Alexander Dumas, Erin Ferris, Aaron Gauvin, John Gorneault, Ryan Hyde, Danyella Kaplan, Shanna Lennehan, Zenae

Class reunion New Britain High School 50th class reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, 6 to 11 p.m., at The Back Nine Tavern at Stanley Golf Course, 245 Hartford Road, New Britain. For more information, contact Joyce Gagnon McAloon,

Lewis, Jordan Lovett, Nicholas Martinez, Trevor May, Rachael Meade, Sarah Mourabit, Isabella Nardi, Ishanee Patel, Maya Patel, Angela Perrelli, Connor Recck, Devon Richards, Francheska Rivera, Domenic Scarano, Sarah Steck, Alberto Swan, Courtney Trinh, Daniel Veleas, Shei-Lin Vick.

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This is for the birds

Gift comes with strings attached

So I’m driving down Farmington Avenue in Berlin, toward the light where you turn into what I think of as the driveway to Stop & Shop, except that it actually seems to be a public road, so, as far as I know, the “driveway” is actually Veteran’s Way.

Anyway, there’s not much traffic this time, which is unusual because this is the main commercial drag in town, stretching from the Dairy Queen in the Kensington section, past the train station and the fire house and the former A&P and the Walgreens and the CVS and a Chinese restaurant and a Dunkin’ Donuts and a bank or two and at least one pizza house and at least one saloon and whole bunch of other businesses, eventually turning into Mill Street and taking you past a vacuum cleaner shop before you bump into the Berlin Turnpike. But then I have to hit the

So I stop and put on my emergency flashers and take a gander at the goose family as they waddle and toddle their way across the perilous pavement, showing not a sign that they understand the danger they’re in. And, of course, sometimes they don’t make it; all they have to do is misjudge the chassis language of one car and they’re dead ducks, so to speak. So then I think, why aren’t there signs, or something? They put up those yellow signs where deer cross, they See Richter, A12


Barbara and Ray Dalio, owners of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, have pledged to give $100 million to Connecticut for public education, and state officials have agreed to match that gift with $100 million in taxpayer money and to seek another $100 million from other donors.

But there’s a problem, and it’s a big one. The donation would come from the Dalios’ foundation, Dalio Philanthropies, and state lawmakers have agreed that the operation of the new partnership is to be overseen by a nonprofit entity called Partnership for Connecticut Inc., not by a government agency — making it exempt from the state’s Freedom of Information Act and state ethics rules.

This is a huge donation, and the Connecticut couple, with an estimated net worth of $16.9 billion, have startled the state with their generous offer. Gov. Ned Lamont called it “a historic investment to support, encourage, and mentor our young people so they can achieve their greatest potential.” The fund would

In effect, $100 million of the taxpayers’ money would be disbursed under a shroud of secrecy. This is anathema to the very idea of open government as enshrined in the FOI Act, which was created on the principal “that secrecy in government is inherently inconsistent with a true democracy ..."

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According to the old adage, we should never look a gift horse in the mouth. But this time we should make an exception.


And I’m driving along at my usual serene, prudent and lawful pace, because I’m the sort of solid citizen who never tears the tags off pillows or mattresses and always (OK, make that usually) returns his grocery cart to the cart corral.

brakes because a small gaggle of geese is honking its way across the street: a couple of adults and a Richter bunch of goslings. This is commonplace, because the Stop & Shop driveway (oops, I mean Veteran’s Way) passes between two ponds that have been there forever, probably long before the Deephouse Equipment Co. went into business where the Stop & Shop now is, then went into bankruptcy in 1984.

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Friday Mother Goose on the Loose: July 12, 10:30 a.m. Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, 234 Kensington Road, Berlin. Movie Matinee: A Dog's Way Home: July 12, 1 p.m. Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, 234 Kensington Road, Berlin.

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put up signs where horseback riders roam, they even put up signs where people in golf carts are likely to cross a street to get from the 18th green to the 19th Hole. Why not some signs for the little goosies? This would probably keep a few more of them alive as they make their rounds from the two ponds to Veterans Memorial Park to the open field between the park and the American Legion hall, or in the other direction to the hazardous Farmington Avenue crossing.

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Really it’s up to the town (and the state, I guess, because Farmington Avenue is part of Route 372) to do something about this. It’s not Stop & Shop’s problem, that is, but it would be a nice gesture of community support if the local outlet of Ahold Delhaize — a multinational company that operates thousands of stores in 11 countries and made $794 million last year — would put in a word for our feathered friends.


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This would not only protect our fowl friends; it would also protect us local motorists from accidentally bumping off one or more of the little critters while we’re innocently bringing home the bacon.



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House of Heroes Connecticut recognizes, honors and serves military and public safety veterans and/or their surviving spouses for their sacrificial service to America. The organization provides one-day, no-cost home improvements with a priority placed on safety and accessibility. For more information about House of Heroes Connecticut, to nominate a veteran, volunteer for a project or donate to the cause, visit

Hope and Support Groups provide a safe and confidential space for parents, guardians and all others dealing with a loved one’s disease of substance abuse or addiction. The group is led by two trained facilitators, a licensed professional and a para-professional with lived experience. Recognizing that this disease affects entire families, the group provides a forum to share openly while receiving peer support, information and compassion, thus breaking the stigma and isolation created by the disease. The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Middlefield Federated Church, 402 Main St., Middlefield.

Klingberg Family Centers has scheduled Foster & Adoptive Parent Information Sessions for the first and third Wednesday, and the second and fourth Monday of each month at the main campus building, 370 Linwood St., New Britain. For more information, contact Nicolin Carr at 860-832-5536 or or visit

Mattress disposal

Wall of Honor The Berlin Veterans Commission dedicated the Berlin Veterans Digital Wall of Honor on Nov. 15, 2018. The wall, located in the rotunda of Town Hall, is “Dedicated To All Who Proudly Served To Protect Our Country." Berlin residents and/or their immediate family members who have served, or who are currently serving in the


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military, are welcome to be included on the Veterans Digital Wall of Honor. Bring information to the Town Manager’s Office, or call Peter Galgano at 860-6047258.

Heroes Walk Memorial bricks are being sold for the “Heroes Walk” at the Berlin Veterans Memorial Park on Veterans Way. Each brick honors a veteran, living or deceased, who served in the nation’s military. The honoree’s name, military branch, unit or post and time of service are engraved on each brick before the brick is placed into the walkway of the park. Anyone who is interested in ordering a brick to bear the

name of a veteran who has served can get an application on the Town of Berlin’s Veterans Commission web page. Applications are also available at the Town Clerk’s and the Town Manager’s office. Mail the form and check to: Town of Berlin, Attn: Veterans Commission, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037.

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Option 2 – Public Works has contracted with Bye/Bye Mattress and the Mattress Recycling Council to provide for disposal of mattresses and box springs at the

Transfer Station, 19 Town Farm Lane. Residents are responsible for the transport of the bedding. There is no charge for disposal at the Transfer Station. For more information, call The Public Works Department at 860828-7022 or visit


Option 1 – Curbside collections will be assessed a $15 charge per mattress and/or box spring. Payment must be made prior to collection at Town Hall, room 8. Following payment, Trash Away will be notified. A collection sticker for each mattress and/or box spring will be provided for visual inspection by Trash Away.

Italian Political Independent Club Monday Night Bocce champions are pictured. Front row: Pam Pattishall, Francine Ciccarillo, Amy Ciccarillo, Joe Tufano. Back row: Dave Pattishall, Dan Ciccarillo.

The Stepping Forward in Grief Study tests two evidencebased online/app programs created by scientists and clinicians to address grief-related challenges. These programs were developed in response to earlier research suggesting that grief-related challenges can occur among bereaved military survivors, and that many surviving loved ones desire additional support. The study is now open to close friends and family members of those who died before or after Sept. 11, 2001 while serving in the military or as a result of their military service. For more information, contact or visit


The Berlin Public Works Department has revised the curbside bulk pick-up of bedding mattresses and box springs.

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