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Editor’s Note 7/20/2017

By at July 20, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 7/20/2017

I hope nobody reads the paper this week because you are all on vacation. Obviously if you are reading this then you are not one of the lucky ones. In the summertime, I really wish I was a kid and had July and August off. It seems too hot to work. Not a lot is happening in the City this month, but we’ve brought you what we can. Are you attending the summer concert more...

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Democrats Want to Cooperate

By at July 20, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Democrats Want to Cooperate

Anyone who is trying to follow the state budget negotiations in Hartford knows how difficult they have been. Our budget shortfall is caused by the income tax receipts from rich people in this state decreasing temporarily, as they wait for the market to top out before they sell their stocks. Their overall wealth is UP, but their income is less as they hold assets without more...

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LIAR, LIAR…

By at July 20, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

LIAR, LIAR…

I was hoping that we could begin this year’s local elections on a positive note, but unfortunately, I am seeing the lies from the local Democratic party beginning already. I’ve been reading Facebook posts from potential candidates running for office on the other side, and it’s no surprise that I’m reading lies, and twisted truths. Where to begin? First, The more...

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City of New Britain Finalizes Annual Fleet Report

By at July 20, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

City of New Britain Finalizes Annual Fleet Report

$184,000 reduction in fuel; 7 percent reduction in vehicles The City of New Britain’s Department of Public Works has finalized its Annual Fleet Report, which details the City’s 7.8 percent reduction in the number of City vehicles on the road and a $184,000 reduction in fuel costs, among other changes. In February 2016, Mayor Erin Stewart issued a memorandum more...

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Veteran Stadium Park Improvements Benefits Those with Disabilities

By at July 20, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Veteran Stadium Park Improvements Benefits Those with Disabilities

Mayor Erin Stewart and Craig Bowman, of the parks and recreation department, led a group of about 20 in a tour of Veteran’s Stadium on Tuesday to show off the $774,000 worth of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) renovations at Willow Brook Park. “This was fully funded by the City to improve ADA facilities in all of our parks,” said Stewart. “Last year we more...

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Pets Have Night of Their Own

By at July 20, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Pets Have Night of Their Own

All kinds of breeds of dogs turned out Wednesday at Walnut Hill Park for the City’s 3rd Annual Pets-A-Palooza held during the Concert in the Park Series. Pet grooming, a mobile dog service, New Britain animal control “take me home zone”, City of New Britain dog licensing, inflatable amusements, a cartoon artist, a photo booth, cat & dog food collections and more...

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School District Reminds Parents of Universal Uniform

By at July 20, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

School District Reminds Parents of Universal Uniform

The Consolidated School District of New Britain will have a new universal dress code for the 2017-2018 school year for all elementary and middle schools. The departments wants all residents to be reminded of it so they can buy their child’s clothing appropriately. Previously, schools had the option of which colors to wear. The new universal uniform will consist of more...

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New Details Emerge on Bees Across New Britain

By at July 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

New Details Emerge on Bees Across New Britain

New sketches are ready, a timeline has been set and ideas for Bees have been established as the City prepares for Bees Across New Britain. In 2008 West Hartford began the Cow Parade with life size cows scattered throughout their town. In 2017 New Britain began a similar venture with 6 foot Bees. “This is indigenous to our City,” said Stephen Hard, director of more...

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New Britain Republicans Announce 2017 Candidates for Common Council in Wards 4 & 5

By at July 12, 2017 | 2:19 pm |

New Britain Republicans Announce 2017 Candidates for Common Council in Wards 4 & 5

The 2017 candidates running on the Republican line for Common Council in Ward 4 will be incumbents Don Naples and Robert Smedley. In Ward 5, the candidates will be current Board of Education member Miriam Geraci and Carmelo Rodriguez—president of the New Britain Latino Coalition. “Alderman Naples and Smedley have done a phenomenal job over the last four years more...

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New Britain Republicans Announce 2017 Candidates for Common Council in Ward 1, Tax Collector, Town & City Clerk, and Treasurer

By at July 6, 2017 | 6:52 pm |

New Britain Republicans Announce 2017 Candidates for Common Council in Ward 1, Tax Collector, Town & City Clerk, and Treasurer

The 2017 candidates running on the Republican line for Common Council in Ward 1 will be incumbents Wilfredo “Willy” Pabon and Jamie Giantonio. “Jamie and Willy have been instrumental in crafting solid, bipartisan policies that have helped reinvigorate our community,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “I am proud of the work they have done to help spur economic more...

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