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Costco Releases Info; Residents Speak Their Mind

By at June 8, 2011 | 9:01 am |

Costco Releases Info; Residents Speak Their Mind

Officials representing Costco brought a few power point discussion pieces before the common council Tuesday night followed by resident reactions to their plan. Joseph Montesano, regional director of Costco’s real estate division, told the council that Costco is the second largest retailer in the United States. He said it provides convenient shopping for high quality more...

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Arts MiniMarket Planned at DOWNTOWN GALLERY

By at June 7, 2011 | 7:26 am |

Arts MiniMarket Planned at DOWNTOWN GALLERY

New Britain’s Downtown Gallery at 66 West Main Street has hosted 25 exhibitions and featured works by over 50 artists. The shows have been seen by thousands of visitors and many works have been sold. As a fundraiser for the Alliance and the artists, the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance will host its first weekend “Arts MiniMarket” in the Downtown Gallery featuring more...

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New Britain High School Students Learn Forensic Science

By at June 5, 2011 | 10:00 am |

New Britain High School Students Learn Forensic Science

New Britain Academy for Health Professions (NBAHP) students got a chance to learn about forensic science from an expert on May 12 at New Britain High School (NBHS). From the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven (UNH), Elaine Pagliaro talked to students about the various task and different crime scenes one faces in the field of more...

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Become Aware of the Autism Spectrum Disorders

By at June 3, 2011 | 8:23 am |

Become Aware of the Autism Spectrum Disorders

It seems as though we are hearing more and more about Autism lately. Is it because there is more Autism occurring in the general population than ever before? Or, is it because we are paying more attention to autism, diagnosing it more frequently and effectively? Both have been said to be true, however the latter seems to be the most generally accepted among those in the more...

Health

The Information You Need to Know Behind the Pink Ribbon

By at June 3, 2011 | 8:20 am |

The Information You Need to Know Behind the Pink Ribbon

October is Breast Cancer awareness month, but that doesn’t mean it should be the only month people need to think about this disease. The National Cancer Institute reports that one out of every eight women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer during their lifetime. What many don’t know is that 1% of all breast cancer cases are found in Men. This means that awareness more...

Health

Editor’s Note 6/03/2011

By at June 3, 2011 | 8:18 am |

Editor’s Note 6/03/2011

I can’t stop talking about how wonderful Monday’s parade was. I’m not sure I have ever enjoyed a parade more. The crowd was good, the music and ensembles were fantastic and the weather held out for us. The gun salute was loud, but made everyone stop for a few seconds. Hopefully, it helped them remember why there was a parade. We have two photo pages of the event more...

Commentary

Memorial Day Important to City

By at June 3, 2011 | 8:00 am |

Memorial Day Important to City

Due to lack of funds, the City may not be able to afford a Memorial Day Parade next year. It will be a shame as we need to keep the remembrance of our veterans any way we can. The day, however, should not be just about a parade. We should keep in mind the things veterans have done for us and those that are now serving are doing for us. For some of us, we need a more...

Commentary

Housing Planned For Aquinas Site

By at June 3, 2011 | 7:01 am |

Housing Planned For Aquinas Site

The City has entered into a purchase and sales agreement for the former Aquinas building, at 74 Kelsey Street with Community Builders Inc. of Boston, MA. The City is looking to sell the property for $145,200. The company is looking to build housing development, based on the assessment of residential market potential consisting of about 50 mixed income rental more...

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Voter Canvass Progressing

By at June 3, 2011 | 6:04 am |

Voter Canvass Progressing

If you have recently moved and plan to vote in the upcoming election, you may want to call or visit the registrar’s office to be sure you are registered. In January, the department started putting together an annual list from the post office and its own records to find data on who is registered and who moved from their previous location. “We match both lists and more...

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Parade Celebrates Memorial Day

By at June 2, 2011 | 11:00 pm |

Parade Celebrates Memorial Day

New Britain honored its veterans in many ways Monday, but nowhere was there more buzz than Main Street as a large crowd turned out to view the Memorial Day Parade in the evening. “The parks and recreation department puts on this event. The department is top shelf,” John Melecsinky, master of ceremonies told the crowd. “I’m so proud of all our kids from the ROTC more...

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