Editor’s Note 11/16/2017

By at November 16, 2017 | 4:00 pm | Print

Veteran’s Day is always such a special holiday. This year I watched veterans at the Hospital for Special Care be honored by the New Britain Elks. It was a great idea and was nice to see a new program. The City held its great program as well. I hope you were able to attend at least one event and take the time to thank a service person whether they served in the past or are now serving. Where would we be without them? See story on page 1.

Our Question of the Month was quite interesting this time. It was on whether or not to shop on Thanksgiving. I must admit I have gone shopping in the evening, after all the festivities are over, on Thanksgiving night. I will never wait in long lines and ruin the day over getting something at the stores. I certainly do hope those that have to work are paid holiday pay. If it is not a law, it should be. I’ve worked many a Thanksgiving Day. My family always arranged dinner around schedules. As much as I love the holidays, life goes on and people have to work if their job calls for it. I am glad though stores seem to only be having sales at night. The early Thanksgiving Day sales were over the top. I did not go to those. See page 3.

I watched the swearing in ceremony on Tuesday. Most speeches were about working together. I feel pretty sure that meant Democrats and Republicans and the Mayor. Wednesday night’s Council meeting was a good start. I am hoping the two sides continue to work together. I will continue to keep tabs on it.

I especially liked what Mayor Erin Stewart said about Washington. New Britain is not Washington. I took it as don’t take the president’s actions locally. Leave your national political views out of what is best for our City.

I have been told there will be a movie showing of “A Very Merry Christmas Store” on Nov. 26 from 6-11 p.m. on a big screen. Cost is $10. Look for more details on Facebook.

I have another joke this week sent in by a reader.

What’s the difference between a poorly-dressed man on a unicycle and a well-dressed man on a bicycle?

Attire.

Until next week, dress well, and keep reading New Britain’s Most Trusted Newspaper!

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