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Get Ready For Another Great Berlin Fair!

By at September 14, 2017 | 4:45 pm |

Get Ready For Another Great Berlin Fair!

Start marking your calendar, because the Berlin Fair returns for its 69th year September 15th – 17th, 2017. Operated as always by the Berlin Lions Club, the 2017 edition promises to be more fun and exciting than ever. Best of all, in addition to all you get, you also have an opportunity to give back, as many of Connecticut’s charitable organizations benefit from more...

Town Journal

Pigskin Predictions

By at September 14, 2017 | 4:30 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

I opened the season at 11-4. Was the Patriots loss shocking? I was shocked, but now at least no one can wonder if they will have a perfect season. They certainly did not look Super Bowl bound. In fact, they fall from Number One in my power rankings to Number Five. Cincinnati 30, Houston 20 – Bengals play better this week Arizona 23, Indianapolis 10 – Colts more...

The Sports Journal

Editor’s Note 9/14/2017

By at September 14, 2017 | 4:15 pm |

Editor’s Note 9/14/2017

When it comes to having a dog park in the City, I have mixed feelings. I own a dog and frequently bring her to dog parks in other cities. Most of the time, it is very nice. Occasionally, a bigger dog is aggressive towards my little Schnocker (Schnauzer/Cocker Spaniel mix). Sometimes I will see two dogs growl and go after each other. It is not too often, but it does more...

Commentary

We Will Get There!!!

By at September 14, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

We Will Get There!!!

What is the main factor people used in choosing what city they move to? How good are their schools? For years, the schools in New Britain were the reason people either didn’t move here or why they moved out. We consistently were rated one of the worst in the state. One of our schools came in last for test scores for the entire state and needed state intervention. more...

Commentary

Tax and Spend Republicans

By at September 14, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Tax and Spend Republicans

We hear a lot from New Britain Republicans these days about how they brought our financial house in order. First, remember that for 12 out of the last 14 years we have had a Republican mayor. The two years when we had a Democrat, there was No Tax Increase. Our opposition told everyone that we had raised taxes. When we called people before that election, we had the tax more...

Commentary

11th Annual Downtown New Britain/TD Bank Car Show on September 23

By at September 14, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

11th Annual Downtown New Britain/TD Bank Car Show on September 23

The New Britain Downtown District (NBDD) is sponsoring the 11th annual 2017 New Britain/TD Bank Downtown Car Show on Saturday, September 23 from 9a.m. – 3 p.m. The show will take place at Central Park in front of City Hall and from Chestnut Street to Columbus Boulevard. Residents of Hartford, West Hartford, Elmwood and Newington can take the CTfastrak to the 11th more...

Local

What Should Be Done About the State Budget?

By at September 14, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

What Should Be Done About the State Budget?

This month in our Facebook group Question of the Month, we asked two questions directly related to each other. They were, “Since we have no new State Budget, what should legislators do to fix it? How do you feel about not having a budget?” Group members had plenty to say on the subject. “US government is deep in debt, the state is broke, most cities are more...

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Place for Pups

By at September 14, 2017 | 2:20 pm |

Place for Pups

City Looks to Make Dog Park Reality After getting an influx of requests by citizens for a dog park, the Common Council has approved moving forward with one at Washington Park. “This is the Top 5 category of questions I am asked on a constant basis,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “Everyone wants to know when New Britain will get a dog park. Two months ago when I more...

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The Legacy Foundation: Kids, Sports and Life Skills

By at September 14, 2017 | 2:10 pm |

The Legacy Foundation: Kids, Sports and Life Skills

October marks the first anniversary for the New Britain Legacies Youth Development and Basketball Program. Founded by Deivone Tanksley of New Britain, the organization runs after school youth and adult basketball leagues along with coaching sessions in the gym at St. Matthews Lutheran Church on Franklin Square. But the design of the unique program seeks to do much more more...

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Main Street USA Grows Bigger and Better

By at September 14, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Main Street USA Grows Bigger and Better

More rides, more music and more activities meant more people, as Main Street USA is in the third year of the event at Walnut Hill Park. “We had a record crowd, it was a great day with wonderful weather showcasing all that New Britain has to offer,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “The entertainment was great and we ended the night with us spectacular fireworks more...

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