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Democrats File SEEC Complaint Against Mayor

By at September 28, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Democrats File SEEC Complaint Against Mayor

Democratic Town Chairman Bill Shortell filed a complaint to the State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday (September 13) alleging use of public funds by Mayor Erin Stewart to promote her candidacy for re-election. Shortell, cited a state law barring incumbents from using city funds to promote candidacies close to an election. He filed the complaint in more...

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City Seeks Military Veterans For Medal Ceremony

By at September 28, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

City Seeks Military Veterans For Medal Ceremony

If you are a military veteran, the City if New Britain is seeking to honor you with a commemorative City of New Britain Veteran’s Commission recognition medal in honor of your service. Mayor Erin Stewart and Veteran’s Commission Chairman Peter Scirpo have announced that there will be a City of New Britain veterans medal ceremony recognition event on Saturday, more...

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Soft Recycling Coming Closer to Fruition

By at September 28, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Soft Recycling Coming Closer to Fruition

The firm of “So Simple Recycling” is leasing a building from the City at 33 John St. in order to have operations to recycle the City’s soft recyclables including textiles such as clothing, blankets, towels and other similar items. “This is the final agreement we needed with them to finalize the recycling,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We hope to launch the more...

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Car Show Gets Perfect Weather for Perfect Show

By at September 28, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Car Show Gets Perfect Weather for Perfect Show

The 11th annual 2017 New Britain/TD Bank Downtown Car Show on Saturday could not have asked for a better day. The weather was warm and maybe the biggest crowd ever turned out to see vintage and antique cars line New Britain’s downtown. “It’s a beautiful day. We have fantastic cars. Probably the best we ever had,” said Gerry Amodio, downtown district director more...

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Get Ready For Another Great Berlin Fair!

By at September 14, 2017 | 4:45 pm |

Get Ready For Another Great Berlin Fair!

Start marking your calendar, because the Berlin Fair returns for its 69th year September 15th – 17th, 2017. Operated as always by the Berlin Lions Club, the 2017 edition promises to be more fun and exciting than ever. Best of all, in addition to all you get, you also have an opportunity to give back, as many of Connecticut’s charitable organizations benefit from more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at September 14, 2017 | 4:30 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

I opened the season at 11-4. Was the Patriots loss shocking? I was shocked, but now at least no one can wonder if they will have a perfect season. They certainly did not look Super Bowl bound. In fact, they fall from Number One in my power rankings to Number Five. Cincinnati 30, Houston 20 – Bengals play better this week Arizona 23, Indianapolis 10 – Colts more...

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Editor’s Note 9/14/2017

By at September 14, 2017 | 4:15 pm |

Editor’s Note 9/14/2017

When it comes to having a dog park in the City, I have mixed feelings. I own a dog and frequently bring her to dog parks in other cities. Most of the time, it is very nice. Occasionally, a bigger dog is aggressive towards my little Schnocker (Schnauzer/Cocker Spaniel mix). Sometimes I will see two dogs growl and go after each other. It is not too often, but it does more...

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We Will Get There!!!

By at September 14, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

We Will Get There!!!

What is the main factor people used in choosing what city they move to? How good are their schools? For years, the schools in New Britain were the reason people either didn’t move here or why they moved out. We consistently were rated one of the worst in the state. One of our schools came in last for test scores for the entire state and needed state intervention. more...

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Tax and Spend Republicans

By at September 14, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Tax and Spend Republicans

We hear a lot from New Britain Republicans these days about how they brought our financial house in order. First, remember that for 12 out of the last 14 years we have had a Republican mayor. The two years when we had a Democrat, there was No Tax Increase. Our opposition told everyone that we had raised taxes. When we called people before that election, we had the tax more...

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11th Annual Downtown New Britain/TD Bank Car Show on September 23

By at September 14, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

11th Annual Downtown New Britain/TD Bank Car Show on September 23

The New Britain Downtown District (NBDD) is sponsoring the 11th annual 2017 New Britain/TD Bank Downtown Car Show on Saturday, September 23 from 9a.m. – 3 p.m. The show will take place at Central Park in front of City Hall and from Chestnut Street to Columbus Boulevard. Residents of Hartford, West Hartford, Elmwood and Newington can take the CTfastrak to the 11th more...

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