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Pigskin Predictions

By at January 18, 2018 | 4:20 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

And now we are down to four teams. What great games took place last weekend. Each one I enjoyed better than the previous one. Minnesota’s unbelievable last second play topped them all. I am still in disbelief. I went 3-1 and am 131-66 for the season on my picks. I never saw Jacksonville beating Pittsburgh coming. I knew the Jaguars were good and ha beaten more...

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Editor’s Note 1/18/2018

By at January 18, 2018 | 4:15 pm |

Editor’s Note 1/18/2018

I went to see the movie “The Post” this week. It was very good. It really showed the importance of newspapers. Many people seem to forget the reasons newspapers exist. Today, with all the talk from the president about fake news, newspapers are being downgraded. That should never be the case. Newspapers work for the people and not the government. I recommend more...

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Workshops Offered to Strengthen Local Non-Profit

By at January 18, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

Workshops Offered to Strengthen Local Non-Profit

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) and American Savings Foundation are working together to offer a series of in-depth capacity building workshops for local non-profit organizations during 2018. The workshops are designed to help organizations address the increasingly difficult challenge of sustaining programs and services during lean fiscal more...

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Sweetwater Juice Bar and Deli Officially Opens

By at January 18, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Sweetwater Juice Bar and Deli Officially Opens

Mayor Erin Stewart, Economic Development Director Bill Carroll, owner Mark Schand, and others held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Jan. 16 to mark the opening of Sweetwater Juice Bar and Deli, a new downtown business offering healthy drink and food options. Established in January 2018, Sweetwater Juice & Deli is a new business in downtown New Britain offering fresh more...

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Shaker Funeral Home Celebrates 25 Years in Business

By at January 18, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Shaker Funeral Home Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Unlike many other funeral homes Paul Shaker Jr. did not get it handed down from one generation to another. After gaining much experience at other funeral homes, Shaker started his business from scratch 25 years ago. “I started in the funeral business in 1984 driving limos and hearses for area funeral homes. I used to be a freelance embalmer and funeral director,” more...

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Students Share Their Special Memories

By at January 18, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Students Share Their Special Memories

Students recently had the opportunity to tape a broadcast of a “Special Memory” from their attendance at Sacred Heart School in New Britain. As part of the wide range of activities taking place during the upcoming Catholic Schools Week, students in grades 5-8 wrote a short essay on an event that stands out in their memory from their attendance at SHS. The essays more...

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Tax Season

By at January 18, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Tax Season

As the new year begins so does tax time. Tax preparers said there are a few changes that will take place this year that people need to be aware of “The tax changes for 2017 are small and there are only five changes that will affect your returns,” said Sara Garcia of New Britain’s H&R Block.” Your standard deduction will go up a smidge in 2017. Individual more...

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Top 10 Places to Get New/Used Tires

By at January 18, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Top 10 Places to Get New/Used Tires

Town Fair Tire, New Brite Plaza, New Britain won first place - Town Fair Tire first opened this store in New Britain back in 1983. They have been servicing the New Britain area since then with excellent customer service. Facebook Group member Darlene Ferone Marquis said, “I go to Town Fair. Great prices and they will fix them if you get a flat for free anywhere. more...

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City Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By at January 18, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

City Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For the 32nd year, the City of New Britain held a celebration to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unlike many past years, the celebration Monday was held at Trinity on Main in order to open it to the public. “Some will say not much has changed and they will keep fighting to further promote the legacy he left behind and keep hope alive,” said Jessica more...

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City Launches New Online Water & Sewer Bill Payment System

By at January 11, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

City Launches New Online Water & Sewer Bill Payment System

The City of New Britain has launched a new service that allows property owners to conveniently and quickly pay for their water and sewer bill online through the City’s website at newbritainct.gov. To access the secure payment processing service—provided by InvoiceCloud, visit newbritainct.gov and click on the “How Do I” tab on the left menu bar. From the pop more...

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