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Editor’s Note 9/6/2018

By at September 6, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Editor’s Note 9/6/2018

School is back, football is back and it is almost time for Halloween. I want to thank the New Britain EMS for their kind $1,000 donation to the Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone. We need all the donations we can get and this jump starts our cause. Besides cash and candy, we need people to help line the streets with decorated cars and hand out candy at the event for more...

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Editor’s Note 8/23/2018

By at August 23, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 8/23/2018

It seems that a large number of people I speak with are thinking about running for Mayor next year. Almost every event I go someone asks what I think. For a long time residents didn’t want to run for any office. All of sudden everyone is interesting in running the City. I am amazed. A few weeks ago we put out an edition naming a few people we think may run. I more...

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Conquer Technology!

By at August 23, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Conquer Technology!

My first memory of computers in the library was when a Mac was brought to the office area, parked on a desk and staff was told to have at it. Not quite the technology of today, but back then it was very foreign to us. We found ourselves baffled. I can’t say this Mac got much use. Nor was it unusual we had to figure it out on our own. With limited resources, there more...

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Editor’s Note 8/9/2018

By at August 9, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 8/9/2018

The primary is Tuesday and I would love to see our New Britain connections take higher office. Democrat Mary Glassman, New Britain native, should be New Britain’s choice for the 5th District congress. She will be a great voice for our City. She will be a force in Washington DC. I have complete confidence in her abilities. And the City needs to vote for Republican more...

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Coach Carter’s Apparel Customizes The Basics and More

By at July 26, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Coach Carter’s Apparel Customizes The Basics and More

About 8 years ago Coach Jerry T. Carter, president of V.I.B.E. Athletics, Inc. tried to cut his sports teams costs by customizing uniforms. “I found out that by doing it myself I could cut costs by half. So I did the uniforms,” said Carter. “Then I got my business license and started getting things wholesale and they were really cheap.” Once he started more...

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Editor’s Note 7/26/2018

By at July 26, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Editor’s Note 7/26/2018

It has been a very hot and humid summer in New Britain this year. A few times I did some odds and ends outside my house and sweat so bad it seemed as if I was in the shower. I think we forget how hot summer is and how cold winter is until it is here. I’m not complaining about the heat as I prefer it over snow. Everyone just has to remember to take it easy and more...

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The Library has exciting news!

By at July 26, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

The Library has exciting news!

Digital magazines have returned. We are excited to offer downloadable magazines which can be downloaded to any Internet capable device anytime, anyplace. This is a collection of 50 magazines including titles such as Newsweek, Bloomberg Business Week, Seventeen, Field and Stream, Lonely Planet, O, House Beautiful, Taste of Home, Glamor, Esquire and many more. There is more...

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Editor’s Note 7/12/2018

By at July 12, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 7/12/2018

It is so nice to see summer here again. No more cold days for a while and so much to do. The summer concerts at the Darius Miller Shell at Walnut Hill Park have begun. The Farmer’s Market at Central Park on Wednesdays started this week (see story on page 2). The New Britain Bees are back in town. There are various shows going on across the City. There are just a lot more...

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Buying Long Term Care Insurance for Your Parents

By at July 12, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Buying Long Term Care Insurance for Your Parents

Are your parents adequately prepared for retirement? If not, are you planning to help them out? In many families, one or more adult children will step up to help Mom and Dad when they can no longer safely take care of themselves. That could mean time away from your family and job or pitching in financially to cover a variety of expenses. Your parents will more...

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Editor’s Note 6/28/2018

By at June 28, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 6/28/2018

This week I am glad to bring you a positive update on the downtown district. For years I have heard negative comments around it. Dirty, barren and unsafe were just a few of the adjectives used. Now, those in the area are actually seeing a real positive change. It is not as vibrant like 50-60 years ago. It is not dead either. It is coming into its own with new more...

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