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Stanley Golf Course voted “Best Golf Course”

By at May 18, 2011 | 1:59 pm |

Stanley Golf Course voted “Best Golf Course”

Mayor Timothy T. Stewart and Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Jamie Giantonio announced today that Stanley Golf Course was voted “Best Golf Course” in the Advocate’s Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll 2011.  The Hartford Advocate polled their readers in search of the best of the best and this year received a bigger response than ever before.  Voted number more...

Recreation

NB Officials Respond to Gov. Malloy’s Bioscience Plan

By at May 17, 2011 | 4:32 pm |

NB Officials Respond to Gov. Malloy’s Bioscience Plan

On Monday Gov. Dannel Malloy announced an $864 million Bioscience Connecticut research and education plan. Malloy says his Bioscience Connecticut proposal would create about 16,400 permanent jobs by 2037. About $340 million for the proposal is already available in state bond money approved last year. Malloy is asking Connecticut lawmakers to approve another $254 more...

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New Britain Board of Education Saves All Day Kindergarten

By at May 16, 2011 | 9:04 pm |

New Britain Board of Education Saves All Day Kindergarten

Using a two percent set aside available from the state, the board of education set aside $1.478 million Monday night, which would give the school board over $3 million in funds from it for the 2011-12 budget. The two percent set aside saves 18.5 all day kindergarten positions allowing an unemployment saving realization of $490,000; the ability to fund 10 all day more...

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NB Police Explorers Win 1st Place for Best Overall Post

By at May 16, 2011 | 8:00 am |

NB Police Explorers Win 1st Place for Best Overall Post

The New Britain Police Explorers competed in the “ Connecticut – Stations Day 2011” at the Police Academy in Meriden, on Saturday May 7th, 2011. At Stations Day, 35 Explorer Posts competed with approximately 400 attendees. The Posts were from the State of Connecticut and New York. Our Explorers did a great job and represented our Department in the best light more...

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Come 4 Fun to Open Again for Area Seniors

By at May 15, 2011 | 1:00 am |

Come 4 Fun to Open Again for Area Seniors

Are you over 50 and looking for something new to do outside in the months of May and June? The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back for its second year “Come4Fun”, a program designed to introduce new and exciting opportunities for seniors ages 50 and older. “Last year when we started it, the initial thought was to allow opportunity for more...

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Avery’s Beverages Introduces “So Long, Osama”

By at May 13, 2011 | 9:34 pm |

Avery’s Beverages Introduces “So Long, Osama”

Throughout the year’s Avery’s Beverages of New Britain has come out with many memorable soda flavors like, “Jingle Juice”, “Yellow Snow” and “Dick Blu-menthol”. But, its newest brand is one resident’s will be happy to drink. Avery’s just introduced “So Long, Osama” which is a blood orange flavor. “It was an historic event,” said Rob Metz, more...

Business

Children’s Author Hosts Book Signing

By at May 13, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Children’s Author Hosts Book Signing

In 2003 New Britain resident Trinene Davis was very sick after going into cardiac arrest. Soon after that she became pregnant and worried that her daughter may not understand how much she truly loved her. “I wanted to leave her a legacy to treasure if anything should happen to me,” said Davis. “It was just words placed on my heart.” So Davis began writing a more...

Entertainment

Language Students Bring Poetry Honors to NBHS

By at May 13, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Language Students Bring Poetry Honors to NBHS

The Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (CT COLT) recently held its 30th annual COLT Poetry Recitation Contest, hosted this year by Lewis Mills High School in Burlington. This year, thirteen students from New Britain High School (NBHS) participated in the native and non-native language categories, with seven of these students receiving medals. Public and private more...

New Britain Polish Life

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: You Never Saw It Coming

By at May 13, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: You Never Saw It Coming

Several months ago in Waterbury, a carbon monoxide (CO) outbreak sent 32 elementary school students and faculty to the hospital. The school is now installing CO detectors and taking precautions to avoid this from happening again. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America ; it is also one of the most preventable. The Centers more...

Health

Oktoberfest Important for City

By at May 13, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Oktoberfest Important for City

Many residents say there isn’t anything to do in New Britain. This September, Oktoberfest will change that for at least one weekend. This event, under the guidance of Nick Augustino and Avner Krohn, as part of their organization Plan So Grand, is an event that could put the City in the spotlight. Hopes are for 30,000-50,000 people from across the state to attend. more...

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