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ALNB Presents “Un Año después de Maria” Puerto Rico–Before and After Maria

By at September 6, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

ALNB Presents “Un Año después de Maria” Puerto Rico–Before and After Maria

The Art League of New Britain at 30 Cedar Street (rear) in New Britain, will present “Un Año después de Maria” Puerto Rico--Before and After Maria: an exhibit commemorating Puerto Rico and the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria. There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 15, from 5:30-9 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. This more...

Entertainment

Pigskin Predictions

By at September 6, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

The NFL is ready to begin and my picks for the week are ready. But, I want to start off with my Superbowl prediction. I believe it will be Houston against Minnesota in the Superbowl. I will take Minnesota to win it all. I don’t see my Patriots winning it all this year. I think their time dynasty is over. Atlanta 23, Philadelphia 27 – Eagles still flying more...

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New Business Opens on West Main St.

By at September 6, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

New Business Opens on West Main St.

Mayor Erin Stewart, Economic Development Director Bill Carroll, and owner Jesus Ruiz held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the recent opening of J’s Auto Sales & Repair on West Main Street in New Britain on Aug. 29. Jesus Ruiz, who is a graduate of E.C. Goodwin Technical School, has over 20 years of experience in auto repair for both domestic and foreign cars. more...

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Editor’s Note 9/6/2018

By at September 6, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Editor’s Note 9/6/2018

School is back, football is back and it is almost time for Halloween. I want to thank the New Britain EMS for their kind $1,000 donation to the Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone. We need all the donations we can get and this jump starts our cause. Besides cash and candy, we need people to help line the streets with decorated cars and hand out candy at the event for more...

Commentary

Youth Theater Announces Ninth Season Activities

By at September 6, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Youth Theater Announces Ninth Season Activities

No Boundaries Youth Theater, which began in 2010 as New Britain Youth Theater, begins its ninth season with another ambitious offering of classes and auditions. The new season kicks off with auditions this month for a December production of an original musical adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit. Based on the 1922 classic children’s book by Margery Williams, the more...

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First Phase of Multi-Use Trail at A.W. Stanley Park

By at September 6, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

First Phase of Multi-Use Trail at A.W. Stanley Park

The City of New Britain has completed the first phase of the “Stanley Loop Trail,” which is a new multi-use trail at A.W. Stanley Park that will be extended to Stanley Quarter Park within the next two years—creating multiple miles of paved walking and cycling trails. The City’s contractor, Tobacco & Sons, recently finished paving a 10-foot wide bituminous more...

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Pat Rutkowski: The Guest Who Never Left

By at September 6, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Pat Rutkowski: The Guest Who Never Left

When Pat Rutkowski first started working at the New Britain Public Library she was in high school and her job was to shelve books. “I remember we had so many books that we had to shove books on the shelf. To this day, people do not throw books out. People are always donating them,” said Rutkowski, who has been the library director for nine years. “I was a page more...

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Election 2018

By at September 6, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Election 2018

State Senate District 6 (D) Theresa Gerratana (incumbent) Government Experience: HOUSE, 1993-2003, SENATE, 2011-present, Majority Whip (2013-14), Assistant Majority Leader (2015); commissioner, State Elections Enforcement Commission, 2007-2010 Community Experience - President, League of Women Voters; president, Junior League of Greater New Britain; former board more...

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Editor’s Note 8/23/2018

By at August 23, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 8/23/2018

It seems that a large number of people I speak with are thinking about running for Mayor next year. Almost every event I go someone asks what I think. For a long time residents didn’t want to run for any office. All of sudden everyone is interesting in running the City. I am amazed. A few weeks ago we put out an edition naming a few people we think may run. I more...

Commentary

Conquer Technology!

By at August 23, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Conquer Technology!

My first memory of computers in the library was when a Mac was brought to the office area, parked on a desk and staff was told to have at it. Not quite the technology of today, but back then it was very foreign to us. We found ourselves baffled. I can’t say this Mac got much use. Nor was it unusual we had to figure it out on our own. With limited resources, there more...

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