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About Berin, CT

In 1659, Sergeant Richard Beckley purchased 300 acres from the Mattabasset Indians to become the first settler in what was to become Berlin. Other families followed in 1686 from Farmington to begin the first settlement on Christian Lane. In 1785 the Town was incorporated and was renamed Berlin (was known as Kensington on the west side and Worthington on the east side. New Britain was part of Berlin until 1850.). In the middle of the 18th century, emigrants from Ireland set up the first winware business pedaling their wares from house to house. Therefore Berlin became the birth place of “The Yankee Peddler”. In 1886, the State Legislature granted a charter for what became the Berlin Fair to be held annually in the first weekend in October. The Town council-Town Manager form of government was instituted with a charter revision in 1995-96.    For more Berlin, CT history, visit:http://www.town.berlin.ct.us/category/subcategory.php?categoryid=14

Essential Information & Contacts:

Town Hall:  240 Kensington Rd., Berlin

Population:  19,694

Form of Government ~ Town Council-Town Manager

Town Website ~http://www.town.berlin.ct.us/

Town Manager ~ Denise M. McNair, 860-828-7003

Mayor Rachel Rochette, 860-828-7003

Town Clerk ~ Kathryn J. Wall, 860-828-7036

Economic Development Office ~ Chris Edge, Director, 860-828-7005

Police Department ~ Chief Paul D. Fitzgerald, 860-828-7080

Fire Marshall Steve Waznia, 860-828-7053

Electric Company ~ Eversource - 800-286-2000

Gas Company ~ Connecticut Natural Gas, 860-727-3000 (General Number)

Housing Authority ~ Marjorie Moore Village, 860-828-4500

Cable Company ~ Comcast by Xfinity - 800-934-6489

Board of Education ~ Sup. Mr. David Erwin, 860-828-6581, http://www.berlinschools.org/

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library ~ 234 Kensington Rd., Berlin, 860-828-7125

Berlin Senior Center ~ Tina Doyle, Director, 33 Colonial Drive, 860-828-7006


The following link will get you quick access to the many resources found in the community of Berlinhttp://


CERC (Connecticut Economic Resource Center) Town and City Profiles provide extensive demographic information.  Find them all at: https://www.cerc.com/

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