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Pinstripe Press

By at June 22, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Pinstripe Press

It was very depressing to see the Yankees have such a bad road trip last week. The team lost 6 in a row and first place is in jeopardy. Losing 4 straight to an awful Oakland team is disheartening. Every team has a losing streak, so hopefully it is a fluke. The pitching has been sketchy. The hitting has also dropped. The Yanks are now ranked 4th in batting average more...

The Sports Journal

Editor’s Note 6/22/2017

By at June 22, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 6/22/2017

The Rose Garden Festival was so much fun this year. I loved the food and the music. The singer from Avenue Groove had an amazing voice. I think she needs to go on The Voice. I tried to test a little bit of all the food. I split meals with friends so that I could get a taste of almost everything. It was definitely a great time. I wish more people showed up as the more...

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City Going Downhill? Not New Britain!!!

By at June 22, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

City Going Downhill? Not New Britain!!!

I was talking with someone from the eastern half of the state, and I told them that I lived in New Britain. They then said, “New Britain, that town is going downhill!” I politely said, not my town. I’m a history buff, and I’ve done a lot of research over the years about New Britain history. Yes, New Britain had a golden age where downtown was packed, our more...

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Watergate…New Britain Style

By at June 22, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Watergate…New Britain Style

Last summer I was at a City Council meeting, packed with regular voters who were outraged at the idea of selling one of our wells. Early New Britain leaders bought watershed property all over the region, to make sure we never ran out of water. The City was proposing to sell a well, without even having it appraised. At that time we were in a severe drought, and people more...

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New Britain Named All-America City Second Year in a Row

By at June 22, 2017 | 2:45 pm |

New Britain Named All-America City Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, the National Civic League has named the City of New Britain an “All-America City” in recognition of the community’s efforts to boost school attendance, stem summer learning loss, and increase grade-level reading skills—particularly among low-income families. “We are extremely excited that the National Civic League has more...

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New Britain High School Graduation Speech

By at June 22, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

New Britain High School Graduation Speech

Faculty and staff, friends and family, members of Administration and the Board of Education, distinguished guests, and undistinguished guests, yeah you know who you are, thank you all for being here on this momentous day. You know, I was nervous about writing and giving this speech, but after a nap; it was one of the best naps I’ve had; I woke up and realized, most more...

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Crowd Sings and Dances at Rose Garden Festival

By at June 22, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Crowd Sings and Dances at Rose Garden Festival

Misty rain and clouds tried to hinder another City event on Saturday night, but hundreds of people still attended the Rose Garden Festival at Walnut Hill Park despite threatening clouds. Upon entering women were given a single rose donated by Scott’s Florist. The event began with a Happy Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Five restaurants lined the interior of the rose more...

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Nothing Could Dampen the NBHS Graduation

By at June 22, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Nothing Could Dampen the NBHS Graduation

As the procession wound its way from the high school down Mill and South Main Street, you could tell this was going to be an unusual graduation event. From Nicholas Mercier, President of the Board of Education, in the front, to graduate Isaac Torres, the last man in back of the long line, there were comments of anticipation, celebration and apprehension about the more...

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Pinstripe Press

By at June 8, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Pinstripe Press

Although I love my Yankees, I always find there are players that just make my skin crawl. This year that player is Tyler Clippard. Each time he goes to the mound I cringe. Occasionally he pitches fine. Most days I watch him and he blows the game or puts men on base or blows up someone else’s game. His line looks fine, but he just is so unpredictable. The Yanks more...

The Sports Journal

Editor’s Note 6/8/2017

By at June 8, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 6/8/2017

The budget for 2017-18 passed this week with no tax increase. It wasn’t much of a meeting as everything seemed to go along party lines. I have to say I was disappointed that Democratic Alderpersons Manny Sanchez and Shirley Black voted against it, yet didn’t speak during the meeting as to why. This is their opportunity. If you place a vote without explaining it, it more...

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