Berlin band camp is reborn   Published Jul 22, 2014
Summer band camp is back, thanks to the Joseph Manzi Foundation. The two-week program brought local middle-schoolers and high-schoolers together and culminated in a concert nearly 100 people attended July 17 at McGee Middle School. “This could really change instrumental … more ...
Fish head back to long-lost habitat   Published Jul 21, 2014
The StanChem Fishway at the High Pond Dam in East Berlin opened last May and is already seeing a huge amount of use from fish and lampreys according to reports from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). The … more ...
Kids left in cars: Is problem growing?   Published Jul 17, 2014
A woman was arrested in North Haven July 10, accused of leaving her 7-year-old alone in a car. It was just three days after a 15-month-old baby in Ridgefield died as a result of being left in a hot car … more ...
Hearing delayed for new police station   Published Jul 15, 2014
The preliminary cost for the new police station to replace the cramped 40-year-old facility currently in use is $21 million. The council has not yet taken action on the police station, but scheduled a public hearing to begin the process … more ...
Summer fun a boon for local economy   Published Jul 14, 2014
During the summer months, crowds of people from neighboring towns flock to the Berlin Turnpike for the wide variety of recreational activities businesses offer: everything from go-karts to miniature golf. Businesses like these are “an attraction in and of themselves,” … more ...
The Town of Berlin volunteer fire departments and the Rotary Club of Kensington-Berlin have scheduled a joint charity golf tournament for Friday, Sept. 12, at Timberlin Golf Course. The joint venture proceeds benefit the four Berlin volunteer fire departments, which … more ...
Berlin limo company must pay $500,000   Published Jul 9, 2014
A federal court judgement announced July 9 has determined that a Berlin limousine service, S.D. Transportation Services LLC, known as Premier Limousine at 76 Fuller Way, must pay $500,000 in back wages and liquidated damages, according to US Department of … more ...
Kensington Grammar School demolition   Published Jul 9, 2014
After more than 100 years standing, the demolition of Kensington Grammar School has officially begun. As The Citizen reported last year, the school was purchased by the adjacent St. Paul Catholic Church, which plans to turn the site into a … more ...
OPINION: Police station may be costly   Published Jul 7, 2014
Tax Payers of Berlin, In the next few months you will be asked to support the building of a new Police Station on Farmington Avenue. This is an important decision and will affect your tax payments for years to come. … more ...
Sweet fund-raiser   Published Jul 4, 2014
Six Hubbard Elementary School students raised $68 for the “Love for Leah” fund with a lemonade stand last weekend. The stand, located at the corner of Cobblestone Road and Brownstone Road, charged 75 cents for a cup of fruit punch … more ...
Fireworks safety for the 4th of July   Published Jul 3, 2014
The American Pyrotechnics Association says Americans use more than six times the amount of fireworks now than they did less than 40 years ago. In that same time period, fireworks-related injuries in the United States have plummeted, according to the … more ...

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High school coming together   Published Jul 2, 2014
Construction on Berlin High School continues, with painting underway on the walls and ceilings as sections are finished, according to a report from Gilbane Construction. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing work under the main gym is almost finished, light fixtures have … more ...
First Willard picnic a success   Published Jun 30, 2014
The first annual picnic at Willard Elementary School, held June 17, was a great success, with a high turnout of students’ families, according to Principal Al Souza and grade 2 teacher Lisa Rouleau. Rouleau approached Souza with the idea for … more ...
The first-ever Support CT Veterans Car Show held at the American Legion Post 68 June 28 was a great success according to its organizers, with an unexpectedly high turnout despite the hot weather. “It was a good turnout for the … more ...
Joe Lagosz was 12 years old in 1960, listening in to his father recounting to his mother the scene of a train accident at Norton’s Crossing that killed a woman and seven children earlier that day. Emily Whitaker lived and … more ...
American Warrior veterans reunite   Published Jun 27, 2014
The dreams of 1,000 World War II veterans have been fulfilled thanks to American Warrior, a non-profit organization founded seven years ago. On April 26, 78 WWII veterans and 20 Korean War veterans made the Day of Honor trip to … more ...
Ready to hit the books   Published Jun 26, 2014
The June 21 summer reading kick-off event at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library was a huge success, according to Head of Children’s and Teen’s services Jennifer Needham. “We couldn’t have asked for a better day weather-wise,” Needham said. Turnout for the … more ...
Outdoor movie draws a crowd   Published Jun 25, 2014
The fourth annual movie night, showing The Lego Movie, put on by Raising Berlin, at Sage Park June 21 had the best turnout the group has ever seen, with a crowd arriving well in advance of showtime. “It was an … more ...
Graduates advised to ponder success   Published Jun 23, 2014
“06222014,” is how Valedictorian Nicole Grieco began her speech at the Berlin High School graduation held in Welte Auditorium at Central Connecticut State University June 22. Grieco, first among 240 graduates this year, plans to become an engineer. She said … more ...
A trio of juniors from Berlin High School prepared to embark on a week-long adventure of a lifetime recently. Chosen by their peers at last year’s Rotary Youth Leadership conference in Springfield, Olivia Jacques, Mitch Pitkin and Erin Goodwin earned … more ...
Pronounce it “to-MAY-toes” or “to-MAH-toes,” there are so many varieties of this fruit. Tomatoes differ in size, shape, color, flavor, texture (how meaty or watery they are), time to maturity, resistance to disease, adaptability (how sensitive they are to different … more ...
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