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Manuel Rivas, New Britain High School Salutatorian

By at June 14, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Manuel Rivas, New Britain High School Salutatorian

Plans to Attend CCSU Manuel Rivas has been named salutatorian of the New Britain High School Class of 2018. After earning the second highest title in the class, Rivas plans to attend Central Connecticut State University this fall as a Biology major. After narrowing his choice of university down to CCSU and University of Connecticut, Rivas chose CCSU because of the more...

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Gabriella Roy, New Britain High School Valedictorian

By at June 14, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Gabriella Roy, New Britain High School Valedictorian

Credits Success to Hard Work and Unique Opportunities Gabriella Roy has been awarded the title of valedictorian of the New Britain High School Class of 2018. Graduating at the top of her class, Roy intends to major in Nursing at the University of Connecticut. After being accepted to seven 4-year colleges, Roy narrowed her college search down to two schools, Boston more...

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Arch Street Community Gets Together to Build a Better Block

By at June 14, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Arch Street Community Gets Together to Build a Better Block

Various businesses and community groups got together Saturday holding a vendor fair to get the Arch Street community together to highlight the positive qualities of the neighborhood. “This is the first year. We are partnering with New Britain Neighborhood Housing Services and St. John’s Lutheran Church,” Elaine Lechowicz from the Arch Street NRZ. “ It’s more...

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YWCA New Britain Youth Theater Presents Premiere Performance

By at June 14, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

YWCA New Britain Youth Theater Presents Premiere Performance

A new youth theater program has begun at the New Britain YWCA. The YWCA Youth Theater formed in May and will be putting on Mary Poppins Jr. at Trinity on Main Friday June 29 at 7 p.m. and Saturday June 30 at 2 p.m. Christine Kuzia, YWCA Performing Arts Director, said Katie Desjardins, director, is the brainchild of the program. “It is something that I have more...

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Project Begins to Bridge Two Parts of Downtown

By at June 14, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Project Begins to Bridge Two Parts of Downtown

One of the biggest, if not most important, parts of the City’s Streetscape Project is finally coming to fruition. One June 1, state and local officials gathered near the Route 72 bridge to celebrate the beginning of the Beehive Bridge reconstruction. As part of the Streetscape Project, begun under former Mayor Timothy Stewart, a way of connecting the two ends of more...

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Democratic Budget Cuts Could Be Costly

By at June 14, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Democratic Budget Cuts Could Be Costly

On Saturday the Democratic Council majority released a budget proposal ammendment cutting various City Hall positions and programs amounting to about $1.7 million. Democratic Alderman Carlo Carlozzi presented the cuts saying that cutting the budget sets a precedent. Several cuts such as the senior center director, human rights officer and director of community more...

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Pinstripe Press

By at May 31, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

Pinstripe Press

As this team progresses talk about a new core four to replace Derek Jeter, Andy Pettite, Jorge Posada and Mariana Rivera seems to always be a question. Time will tell but there could be a cour five. Of course it depends on who is kept and who is traded. Most likely the two not traded will be Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. The other possiblilities are Greg Bird, more...

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A Yankee Peddler Pawn Shop Still Going Strong

By at May 31, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

A Yankee Peddler Pawn Shop Still Going Strong

  After 22 years, A Yankee Peddler & Pawn is still drawing customers at its Main Street location. Owner Jason King said in August of 2017 the shop moved a bit down the street to an over 3,000 square foot storefront with another 3,000 square feet in the basement. “We use that for storage,” King said. “Fall River went out in December or January. I more...

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Editor’s Note 5/31/2018

By at May 31, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 5/31/2018

I’m not one to focus on national news, but I was outraged by Roseanne Barr’s comments this week on twitter. I will not repeat them because they were racist and uncalled for. I didn’t realize how racist this country has become until the last few years. Shame on me. I guess many people hid it until recently when it seemed to become okay in this country to be more...

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Kicking Off Summer

By at May 31, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Kicking Off Summer

Get ready for a summer full of things to do at the library. Its official – summer arrives Thursday, June 21 at 6:07 a.m. and we are kicking off our summer activities on June 20 with our annual Summer Reading Bash on the lawn and inside, too. There will be day long activity as we promote sign up for all our summer reading clubs - with clubs for kids, teens and adults. more...

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