I’ve had a lot of questions from people the last few weeks about how my diet is going. The answer is lousy.
Quitting smoking was easy compared to dieting. There are so many good summer foods I like and can’t resist. But, then again there are so many holiday foods I like in the winter.
It’s tough to diet. Maybe, I will try again late summer once I stop eating things like Martin Rosol Kelly Dogs and ice cold frappes.
It was an eventful week in New Britain. It seemed everyday something was going on. I could have written more stories than we have pages.
On page 1 we have the latest on education reform. It appears they gave our board of education only a few days to decide on if we want a Network School. I guess the state was hoping no one would apply this year. No one can make a decision that quickly. More information is needed, but it appears our schools may have no choice. If any are in the bottom tier in CMT scores and the school board does not cooperate, board members will be replaced. I would say that is not giving City’s an option.
On Monday New Britain High School students had the chance to meet the authors of “The Pact”. What a great thing for New Britain.
New Britain also has a new budget and I am thrilled not to have a tax increase. I would love to give more money to the board of education, but right now I really can’t afford it.
The Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival is planned for June 16. Are you bringing your father? See story on page 2.
The OIC had its awards dinner last week. Read page 3 to see who was honored.
Last week I walked with Gov. Dannel Malloy and other officials around Peter Paul Electronics. There were employees who have spent most of their lives there. You know it’s a good company when so many people are devoted to it. Read about its new well deserved grant on page 7.
Remember when manufacturing really was the heart of New Britain? My dad had his own small centerless grinding company. Everybody seemed to either own or work for a manufacturer. It would be wonderful to see some of that return to our great City.
My Funny Joke from Facebook appears to be a Letter to the Editor that appeared in a paper. It goes something like this, “A lot of deers are getting hit on Route 231. Too many deers are crossing the road. Can we move the deer crossing sign to an area with less traffic?”
Until next week, cross safely and keep reading YOUR #1 Weekly Newspaper!