Editor’s Note 2/9/2017

By at February 9, 2017 | 6:00 pm | Print

Isn’t it fun that we are in budget season for the City and State. I feel like I am trying to stay on budget 365 days a year.

It will be interesting to see what happens with taxes in our City this year, but first we will deal with it at the State level.

For New Britain, it could mean more money for our schools. I am cautiously optimistic. New Britain desperately needs more money in the schools for programs. More money from the State also helps City taxpayers.

We will see where we are when this all finishes, but so far all looks to finally be going our City’s way. See story on page 1.

Recycling is not only good for the community, but saves the City plenty of money. A new plan includes recycling textiles.

I’m not sure how much the City can make on this plan. One cent a pound does not seem like much. It does however mean we aren’t paying for that as trash.

I think it is going to be an interesting program. I would like to see in a year how much the City believes it generated. If this is implemented, I am sure we will hear much more on it. See story on page 1.

The City was in desperate need of a new playscape at Walnut Hill Park. I am glad a creative way to pay for that was chosen. See page 1.

Do you want to see New Britain a powerhouse in sports again? After all that is why we are called Hard Hittin’ New Britain. Agility training at an early age is planned for students at no charge. Many towns do these activities. A new person will be hired to oversee and help students. It is also meant to keep students from leaving New Britain to go to other sports schools. See story on page 2.

Time for a joke.

A man entered a pet shop, wanting to buy a parrot. The shop owner pointed out three identical parrots on a perch and said, “The parrot to the left costs $500.”

“Why does that parrot cost so much?” the man wondered.

The owner replied, “Well, it knows how to use a computer.”

The man asked about the next parrot on the perch.

“That one costs $1,000 because it can do everything the other parrot can do, plus it knows how to use the UNIX operating system.”

Naturally, the startled customer asked about the third parrot.

“That one costs $2,000.”

“And what does that one do?” the man asked.

The owner replied, “To be honest, I’ve never seen him do a thing, but the other two call him boss!”

Until next week, be the boss, and keep reading New Britain’s #1 Most Trusted Newspaper!



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