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Editor’s Note 7/27/2017

By at July 27, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 7/27/2017

I’m very disappointed in our State Representatives. Not just locally, but across the State. The State Budget needs to be a priority. There should be no reason one is not passed by July 1. Municipalities across the State could suffer without needed funds. It is our representatives’ job to make those funds available with a budget. Next year I am set to vote them more...

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As Close as Your Fingertips

By at July 27, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

As Close as Your Fingertips

Whether you want to learn a new language, combat fake news, put together a resume, prepare for job interviews, practice for your driver’s test, SAT, GED or citizenship test, we have an online database that can help you do it. The best part, you can do this at your own pace at the library or in the comfort of your home. The most recent one that the library added is more...

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Public Information Meeting Planned for Eddy Glover Blvd

By at July 27, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Public Information Meeting Planned for Eddy Glover Blvd

The City will hold a public information meeting on Eddy Glover Boulevard safety improvements to get input from residents on Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Room 504. “We did a preliminary design of safety improvements. It will reconfigure the area,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “It is very confusing. We have a lot of accidents and near misses on Eddy Glover more...

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New Britain Commission on Arts Awards $38,000 to Local Arts Organizations

By at July 27, 2017 | 2:45 pm |

New Britain Commission on Arts Awards $38,000 to Local Arts Organizations

The New Britain Commission on the Arts recently made awards totaling $38,380 to 16 New Britain arts organizations. Funding for these awards was made possible with the support of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Office of the Arts. “The City is proud to support these arts organizations, which help make New Britain a vibrant more...

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New Britain Pride Group Organizing LGBT Events

By at July 27, 2017 | 2:43 pm |

New Britain Pride Group Organizing LGBT Events

A new group is forming and planning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) events for next June which is Gay Pride Month. Among the events being planned are a proclamation and a Gay Pride Parade. “I was in New York Pride in June and it popped into my head that we in New Britain don’t have anything,” said John Board, who has been organizing the event more...

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Gay, Stewart Chosen as Political Parties Finalize Endorsements

By at July 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Gay, Stewart Chosen as Political Parties Finalize Endorsements

The Democrats endorsed Merrill Gay for Mayor on July 20 while the Republicans supported incumbent Mayor Erin Stewart on July 24. “I am humbled and honored to receive the Democratic nomination for mayor of New Britain,” said Gay. “The people of New Britain deserve to know what both mine and my opponent’s vision for New Britain are and whether or not we are more...

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Car Tax Bills to Go Out Sept. 1

By at July 26, 2017 | 7:58 pm |

Car Tax Bills to Go Out Sept. 1

Whether or not the State approves a budget, car tax bills are set to go out on Sept.1 and will be due by Oct. 1. “Because we cannot wait any longer we have to issue bills. We were holding out hoping it would be done in July. They were in session this past week and did not pass a State budget. We are hearing rumors they may not pass a budget until August or more...

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2017 Recommendations for DTC Endorsement:

By at July 21, 2017 | 1:37 pm |

2017 Recommendations for DTC Endorsement:

MAYOR: Merrill Gay TREASURER: Ron Jakubowski TOWN CLERK: Mark Bernacki TAX COLLECTOR: Lanette Spranzo Macaruso COUNCIL AT LARGE Emmanuel Sanchez Eva Magnuszewski Yvonne Muniz Katie Breslin Richard Reyes BOARD OF EDUCATION Daisy R. Sanchez Violet Sims Annie S. Parker CONSTABLE Tom Shields Willie Justiniano Patrice more...

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Pinstripe Press

By at July 20, 2017 | 4:30 pm |

Pinstripe Press

Nothing could make me happier than waking up Wednesday morning to find the Yankees traded Tyler Cliippard. The Yankees acquired infielder Todd Frazier and right-handed pitchers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for right-handed pitcher Tyler Clippard, left-handed pitcher Ian Clarkin and outfielders Blake Rutherford and Tito more...

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Preece Finishes Second at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

By at July 20, 2017 | 4:15 pm |

Preece Finishes Second at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Ryan Preece, of Berlin, has been racing his whole life. Preece is a Whelan Modified Series Champion with an extensive career in that series and last year had the opportunity to run full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for JD Motorsports. Since his stint at JD Motorsports Ryan put all of his focus an attention back into his Modified series car but wasn’t sure if, or more...

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