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Berlin Parks and Recreation Santa’s Parlor

By at November 16, 2017 | 4:45 pm |

Berlin Parks and Recreation Santa’s Parlor

Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves invite all Berlin youth in Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade to visit them at Santa’s Parlor, Berlin Community Center, 230 Kensington Road on the Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Please do not arrive before 5:45 p.m. Santa is also asking everyone to bring a donation that will be used for the more...

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Berlin Police Take Part in No Shave November

By at November 9, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Berlin Police Take Part in No Shave November

Chief John Klett has authorized members of the Berlin Police Department to participate in “No Shave November” and has waived the standard grooming policy during the month of November in order to allow officers to grow facial hair in support of this national campaign. Members of the Berlin Police Department will be participating in #NoShaveNovember and are asking for more...

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Get Ready For Another Great Berlin Fair!

By at September 14, 2017 | 4:45 pm |

Get Ready For Another Great Berlin Fair!

Start marking your calendar, because the Berlin Fair returns for its 69th year September 15th – 17th, 2017. Operated as always by the Berlin Lions Club, the 2017 edition promises to be more fun and exciting than ever. Best of all, in addition to all you get, you also have an opportunity to give back, as many of Connecticut’s charitable organizations benefit from more...

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Berlin Welcomes Its Newest Creative Business – Cuts of Wood

By at September 7, 2017 | 4:30 pm |

Berlin Welcomes Its Newest Creative Business – Cuts of Wood

Dave Cavedon, the owner of Cuts of Wood, recently celebrated a ribbon cutting at his Berlin location. Cuts of Wood is a provider of unique and custom wood creations that has been in business since October 2016. Cuts of Wood joins the Berlin Driving School, Sigmawear, Happy Garden, and Anna’s Tailor Shop at 202 New Britain Road. Dave has been a lifelong artisan who more...

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Citizen’s Police Academy Coming to Berlin

By at August 17, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Citizen’s Police Academy Coming to Berlin

Berlin Police Chief Paul Fitzgerald is proud to announce that the department will be hosting a Citizen’s Police Academy beginning in September 2017. The Citizen’s Police Academy affords members of the department an opportunity to positively interact with our community and teach them about what the job entails. We hope to strengthen our relationship with the more...

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A Job or A Career – Which Would You Choose?

By at June 29, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

A Job or A Career – Which Would You Choose?

The Town of Berlin has seen some great changes in the form of new construction and development – Forrest Machine on Christian Lane and the ACURA dealership on the Berlin Turnpike, but behind the scenes things are also changing. One change is that firms in town are in need of workers. In particular, individuals to work at clean, high-tech manufacturing and service more...

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Lobster Roll/Strawberry Shortcake Festival in Kensington

By at May 25, 2017 | 4:45 pm |

Lobster Roll/Strawberry Shortcake Festival in Kensington

The fourth annual Festival on the Hill, a Lobster Roll/Strawberry Shortcake Festival, will be held at Kensington Congregational Church (KCC), 312 Percival Avenue in Kensington, on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. This is a community outreach event and fundraiser that supports youth mission work including: providing and serving lunch at the New more...

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Porter’s Funeral Home Keeping Up With Societal Changes

By at April 27, 2017 | 6:15 pm |

Porter’s Funeral Home Keeping Up With Societal Changes

After five generations, you might think they had “seen it all.” But Chris and Peggy Porter still find families can come up with new twists when it comes to funeral services. Great-great Grandfather Bryan Porter founded Porter’s Funeral Service in a three-story building on Main Street in 1869. In 1984, Christopher H. Porter represented the fifth generation and more...

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Put Your Phone Away or Get Ready to Pay

By at April 6, 2017 | 7:00 pm |

Put Your Phone Away or Get Ready to Pay

From April 4 to April 30 the Berlin Police Department will be out in force looking for distracted drivers as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay, campaign, a high-visibility effort to enforce distracted-driving laws. “Everyone knows texting and driving is illegal and dangerous, and everyone knows they shouldn’t be doing it—but we see it happen all the time,” more...

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Berlin Holds “Coffee From A Cop”

By at March 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Berlin Holds “Coffee From A Cop”

On Thursday, March 16, two Berlin Police Department Officers spent the late morning at the Dunkin Donuts on Farmington Avenue for a “coffee from a cop” event. Sergeant Todd Lentini and Officer Dave Cruickshank spent an hour and a half buying coffee and other beverages for patrons of Dunkin Donuts. The Officers came up with the idea as a way to thank the patrons more...

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