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Trinity Loses Grants for 2 Positions

By at June 17, 2011 | 8:55 am |

Trinity Loses Grants for 2 Positions

Grant money has run out leaving two job positions vacant at Trinity on Main (TOM). Executive Director Anne Pilla and Fred D’Aprile, production manager, will no longer be at TOM. “The reason is clearly financial,” said Gary Robinson, member of the board of directors at Trinity on Main. “A lot of the jobs here are grant driven. As long as we receive the grants more...

Business

HITW New Season Announced; “Rough Crossing” Rough Viewing

By at June 17, 2011 | 8:35 am |

HITW New Season Announced; “Rough Crossing” Rough Viewing

On Friday June 10, during the intermission of Hole-in-the-Wall’s current production of Tom Stoppard’s comedy “Rough Crossing”, tongues were already wagging and spirits already soaring as patrons and ushers alike were eagerly anticipating the blockbuster season that the company had announced for 2011-2012. Things kick off in September with Shakespeare’s beloved more...

Entertainment

“The Who’s Tommy” Rock Musical Coming To New Britain

By at June 17, 2011 | 8:30 am |

“The Who’s Tommy” Rock Musical Coming To New Britain

The Rock Musical “The Who’s Tommy” will be presented by the Phoenix Theater Company at Trinity-on-Main June 17-25. The show premiered on Broadway on April 22, 1993 and played for 899 performances. Book and music and lyrics are by Peter Townshend. Additional music and lyrics are by Keith Moon John Entwistle. The heart of the story is that Tommy’s dad, presumed more...

Entertainment

Let’s Get the Facts on Costco

By at June 17, 2011 | 7:15 am |

Let’s Get the Facts on Costco

This week the New Britain Republican Town Committee started a petition to let the Costco project move forward before making a final decision on the project. Many have the perception that the petition favors the project. Maybe, it is meant to, but what the petition really calls for is further discussion. Some facts have been released, but we need to hear more before more...

Commentary

Editor’s Note 6/17/2011

By at June 17, 2011 | 7:10 am |

Editor’s Note 6/17/2011

Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of news happening this week? I’m sure I’m not the only one who wishes there was more hours in the day. This week our edition is jam packed with as much news as I could fit. At least people can’t say nothing is happening in New Britain. Costco continues to be a hot topic. Everyone in the City seems to have a strong more...

Commentary

Juvenile Review Boards Help Families While Saving Taxpayer Dollars

By at June 17, 2011 | 7:08 am |

Juvenile Review Boards Help Families While Saving Taxpayer Dollars

There is a startling fact that permeates the Connecticut juvenile justice system. One in five youth in urban areas are arrested and go to court by the time they are 16 years old. The cost to each municipality in terms of police time and associated expenses coupled with state costs for court, probation officers, and other judicial branch services is staggering. To make more...

Health

How About Planning a Tag Sale?

By at June 17, 2011 | 7:00 am |

How About Planning a Tag Sale?

Did you ever look at photos in magazines and wonder where did the homeowners put all of the books, china, exercise equipment---“the clutter” in the house? Everything might be hidden away in another room, or maybe the homeowners got organized and had a tag sale and now are celebrating being clutter-free. If you live in a disorderly environment, your emotions can more...

Commentary

Residential Transfer Station Scheduled to Open June 27

By at June 17, 2011 | 6:10 am |

Residential Transfer Station Scheduled to Open June 27

On June 25 the landfill on Deming Road will close. On June 27 a new transfer station will open on Christian Lane. “Everything that used to happen there, will occur here,” said Mark Moriarty, public works director. “Only commercial waste will be allowed at the old site.” At the end of 2013 the old site will close for good through state and federal more...

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Petition Asks Costco Process to Continue

By at June 17, 2011 | 6:05 am |

Petition Asks Costco Process to Continue

At a meeting last week the Friends of A.W. Stanley Park handed common council members a petition with over 1,100 signatures of people against the building of a Costco on Hartford Road that would use land from the Stanley Golf Course. This week, the New Britain Republican Town Committee has begun a petition that asks residents to let the process play out before more...

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Bernacki Makes it Official

By at June 16, 2011 | 7:44 pm |

Bernacki Makes it Official

Republican Mark Bernacki officially announced his intentions to run for mayor Thursday night at the Falcon’s Club. “When Mayor Stewart announced he was not running for a fifth term I began receiving phone calls and people started showing up at our business asking what my plans were,” said Bernacki. “Amazingly, people asked me two simple questions. Some asked more...

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