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AROUND TOWN: Groundbreaking, senior party, Legion drive

Field project breaks ground

The Town of Berlin announced recently that the Biscoglio Field project had broken ground. Located behind Berlin High School, the grass field inside the track is being converted into a synthetic turf surface. The town said this is a highly-anticipated project, as it will add another multi-use, year-round field to the community for both high school teams and youth organizations to utilize. Construction will continue through the fall, and the field is expected to open in the spring of 2024.

Funding for this project was provided by an Urban Act Grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Strawberryshortcake fest

Members of the Senior Center came together to celebrate the summer with a Strawberry Shortcake Festival, held June 27.

The afternoon event started with music performed by The Willie and Jan Band, featuring Jan Scruggs and Willie Nininger, and after the show, seniors were treated to delicious strawberry shortcake with whipped topping.

Legion funds

The American Legion Post 68 Auxiliary announced recently that $90,000 had been raised to make improvements to the Post home on Porters Pass.

The Auxiliary said it’s now looking forward to hitting its goal of $100,000.

Over the last several years, the roof at American Legion Post 68 deteriorated, causing damage to the inside of the building.

For a time, a tarp was placed on the roof to prevent water from seeping in. On Nov. 20, 2022, Post 68 hosted a Community Open House to show appreciation to all who donated toward the building fund. Following that event, the local Legion said, “With the help of Berlin’s wonderful community, Post 68 has been able to replace the roof and start a facelift on the building. Although there is much more to do, Legion members wanted to express their sincere gratitude to everyone who has made the building fund a success so far.”

At the open house, Post Commander Vin Trigila said he wanted to make the building more modern and appealing to the new generation of veterans.


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