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The Hive Offers “Experience the New” Clothing

By at June 28, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

The Hive Offers “Experience the New” Clothing

If you are looking for clothes featuring the City, you need to make a stop at The Hive at 42 West Main St. Steven Ayala and Damon King opened the new retail business in the last year and held a ribbon cutting on June 7. The new store features New Britain-branded clothing, two independent clothing lines, along with electronics, jewelry, footwear, sunglasses, and more...

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Editor’s Note 6/28/2018

By at June 28, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 6/28/2018

This week I am glad to bring you a positive update on the downtown district. For years I have heard negative comments around it. Dirty, barren and unsafe were just a few of the adjectives used. Now, those in the area are actually seeing a real positive change. It is not as vibrant like 50-60 years ago. It is not dead either. It is coming into its own with new more...

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Take Refuge

By at June 28, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Take Refuge

It’s a fast paced, ever changing world in which we live in. I invite you to step away from it and take a break at the perfect refuge – your library. Stop by, step inside and step aside from all the fast moving energy out there in today’s world – good, bad and sometimes draining. Take a breather. Relax, escape and unwind, if only for a brief time, you will enjoy more...

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When Your Parents Die With Debt

By at June 28, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

When Your Parents Die With Debt

At any age, the death of a parent is a difficult experience. But these days more adult children are dealing with an added stressor: the realization that Mom or Dad died with debt. In the past decade, there’s been a steep increase in debt among senior households. According to a report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, half (49.8 percent) of families age 75 more...

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Damon Pearce is New Britain High School Principal

By at June 28, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Damon Pearce is New Britain High School Principal

On June 20, the New Britain Board of Education voted to approve the appointment of Mr. Damon Pearce as the next principal of New Britain High School. Pearce, a familiar name in the district, stood out as a candidate that could positively impact the students and the community at NBHS. Pearce previously served as Associate Principal at NBHS from 2005-2014. Prior to his more...

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State of Downtown: Finding an Identity

By at June 28, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

State of Downtown: Finding an Identity

For many years downtown New Britain saw empty buildings, a diminishing population and memories of what it used to be. Those that work and invest there are saying a turnaround is finally happening as the City works to find a new identity. “I believe for the first time, in my time here, we are actually seeing effects truly hit downtown,” said Gerry Amodio, downtown more...

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Drew Fraser Among New Shows Coming to DMTSradio

By at June 28, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Drew Fraser Among New Shows Coming to DMTSradio

[media-credit id=1 align="alignnone" width="580"][/media-credit] Deivone Tanksley of DMTS (Directing Musicians to Success) Radio is bringing five new shows to it’s downtown venue at 105B West Main St. including three well-known artists. “We have professional independent artists from Connecticut and three celebrities from out of state,” said Tanksley. “They more...

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Great American Boom Set for Wednesday

By at June 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Great American Boom Set for Wednesday

One of the biggest firework displays in the State will return on Wednesday, July 4th as the City presents The 26th Great American Boom at Stanley Quarter Park in honor of Independence Day. “We expect anywhere from 25-30,000 people within the park that night,” said Craig A. Bowman, Recreation Services Coordinator. “The CCSU parking garage and surrounding more...

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New Britain Memorial-Sagarino Funeral Home Local for 111 Years

By at June 14, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

New Britain Memorial-Sagarino Funeral Home Local for 111 Years

Whether you need to plan ahead or whether it is a sudden emergency, New Britain Memorial-Sagarino Funeral Home - formerly Blogoslowski Funeral Home - has been around for more than a century providing a commitment to a high standard of funeral services in New Britain. Service Corporation International acquired New Britain Memorial from the Blogoslawki family and 6 more...

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Editor’s Note 6/14/2018

By at June 14, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 6/14/2018

Budget cuts made on Saturday were certainly very interesting, but the controversy surrounding it was unnecessary. While the details on the budget are on page 1, the political nonsense behind it are disturbing. After two months of having the Mayor’s budget proposal, the New Britain Democrats could not produce a budget on the night it was due. Instead they tabled more...

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