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Editor’s Note 11/16/2017

By at November 16, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 11/16/2017

Veteran’s Day is always such a special holiday. This year I watched veterans at the Hospital for Special Care be honored by the New Britain Elks. It was a great idea and was nice to see a new program. The City held its great program as well. I hope you were able to attend at least one event and take the time to thank a service person whether they served in the past or more...

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Don’t Cry, Everything Will Be All Right

By at November 16, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Don’t Cry, Everything Will Be All Right

How often do we hear people running up to console a person grieving with, “Don’t cry? Everything will be all right.” It is true in the future things will become better, but at the present time, it hurts. It is a consuming pain that is there at bedtime and in the morning, requiring attention. Each person deals with grieving differently. There is no right or more...

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Editor’s Note 11/09/17

By at November 9, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

Editor’s Note 11/09/17

Tuesday night was certainly at interesting Election night. Coming into the night I knew the Democrats worked hard and were going to make some changes. Last year I saw the Republicans take the Super Majority, but I realized it is never good for one Party to have so much power. It is always better to have it evenly split. It was not a surprise to see the aldermen go to more...

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If Only, I . . .

By at November 9, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

If Only, I . . .

Fortunately, not many of us have to experience often the lost of a loved one, but when it happens, our lives are thrown into a total spin. There are so many painful feelings and it is impossible to do justice to explain these in one article; therefore, I will be addressing these individually, and other bereavement topics in future columns. One of the problems people more...

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Editor’s Note 11/2/2017

By at November 2, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 11/2/2017

It was so nice to see such a big turnout on Tuesday night for the New Britain Halloween Safe Zone. We put our heart and souls into that each year. The children are so adorable. I would like to thank everyone involved in making it a success including our Master of Ceremonies Sharon Beloin Saavedra who did an outstanding job. This year we raised over $7,000. Most of that more...

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Choosing the Next Mayor

By at November 2, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Choosing the Next Mayor

The 2017 vote for Mayor is an easy one. Mayor Erin E. Stewart is the choice to lead New Britain. There are more reasons as to why her leadership is vital than can fit into this endorsement, but we will name as many as we can. Number one, she not only brought New Britain out of bankruptcy, but has led it to a financial surplus despite not having a State budget for more...

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Editor’s Note 10/26/2017

By at October 26, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 10/26/2017

I try to let people speak and have a voice. But, I will not tolerate misinformation. In a letter on this page and on our Facebook page, people have said that Mayor Erin Stewart’s predecessor did not try to sell the water department and she has done it. That information is false. Mayor Stewart did try to sell a well in Patton Brook well. Never did she attempt to sell more...

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Unleash Your Inner Musician

By at October 26, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

Unleash Your Inner Musician

Borrow an acoustic guitar at the library! We’re thrilled to announce that musicians at any level, from novice to virtuosos, will be able to borrow a guitar in our pilot program, starting in November. Thanks to a very generous donation from an anonymous donor, a new collection has been added to the library. We now have several guitars to borrow for adults, teens and more...

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Editor’s Note 10/19/2017

By at October 19, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 10/19/2017

Halloween is getting here quickly. Tonight is our Halloween Pizza Party Fundraiser. We need to raise at the least $5,000 for the event. Please consider coming to the fundraiser on Thursday, Oct 19 at 6 p.m. at Grand Pizza, 136 Main St. Cost is $10 per person and includes pizza and beverages. Of course, we have a great raffle as well. All money goes toward the NB Halloween more...

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Marco Costa and Team Rubicon

By at October 19, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Marco Costa and Team Rubicon

This fall, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaked havoc in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Many of us have family and friends living in these areas -- especially in Florida and Puerto Rico -- who experienced firsthand the devastation wrought by these storms. Anyone who has seen news footage of the aftermath of these storms could not help but empathize with those who more...

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