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Editor’s Note 1/25/2018

By at January 25, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 1/25/2018

Last week’s planned meeting on the debt that never occurred has sparked quite a bit of controversy across the City. I wrote a little bit about it on page 4, but I have much more to say about it. This is all more party politics from both sides. First, it is not right to cancel a meeting an hour before it is to be held. There is no reason members of the Democratic more...

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Editor’s Note 1/18/2018

By at January 18, 2018 | 4:15 pm |

Editor’s Note 1/18/2018

I went to see the movie “The Post” this week. It was very good. It really showed the importance of newspapers. Many people seem to forget the reasons newspapers exist. Today, with all the talk from the president about fake news, newspapers are being downgraded. That should never be the case. Newspapers work for the people and not the government. I recommend more...

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Editor’s Note 1/11/2018

By at January 11, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 1/11/2018

It is nice to have warm weather after such cold temperatures. I was beginning to feel the need to just hibernate. If you feel that way, be sure to read our story on page 1 on the Winter Blues. For many of us it is just a slight depression of cold, dark weather. For many others it can turn into a deeper depression. If you want to stay away from the dark sadness it is more...

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Editor’s Note 1/4/2018

By at January 4, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 1/4/2018

It is hard coming back from two weeks off. I want to thank readers for giving me a chance to take time off for the holidays. I went to Cancun for Christmas and had a great time. I hope your holiday was just as fun. I am back and ready to bring you the best news from the City. We will work hard this year to give you a different take on the City. It is always our more...

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How Will the New Tax Law Affect You?

By at January 4, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

How Will the New Tax Law Affect You?

While most of the new tax law – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – has to do with reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, some provisions relate to individual taxpayers. Before we get into the details, be aware that almost everything listed below sunsets after 2025, with the tax structure reverting to its current form in 2026 unless Congress acts more...

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Reflections of a Successful Year

By at January 4, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Reflections of a Successful Year

As we say goodbye to 2017, it’s a good time to take a look at the past year. It was, most certainly, a productive and successful one for the library. We offered a wide variety of programs for all ages; many of which were new ones; including legal, historical, musical and STEAM programs. We enjoyed going out into the community for events and were thankful for the use more...

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New Britain in 2018

By at December 14, 2017 | 2:45 pm |

New Britain in 2018

What will 2018 bring to New Britain? The answer is simple. A lot. If you just look at downtown you will see changes taking place to the landscape. The Beehive Bridge is expected to be completed. It will bring a bevy of colors and add a shimmer to our city. The New Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge Lights Illuminates New Haven. It is impressive. New Britain will follow more...

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Editor’s Note 12/7/2017

By at December 7, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 12/7/2017

Can you believe how close it is to Christmas? December seems to fly by. Santa Claus came to New Britain Tuesday night and helped light our Christmas tree. The same tree seen in the movie “A Very Merry Toy Store”. It’s a fun time of year. I enjoy all the hoopla around the holiday. It makes me feel jolly. There is a lot in our paper this week. The first more...

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Bee Seen Around New Britain: New Britain Pride

By at December 7, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

Bee Seen Around New Britain: New Britain Pride

New Britain Pride, the city’s 501(C)3 LGBT nonprofit, has been busy at work since our  founding back in August - establishing ourselves as an organization, recruiting members,  and starting to plan events and educational opportunities. Over the next five months  we have are in the process of planning multiple events leading up to our June Pride  Month more...

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Editor’s Note 11/30/2017

By at November 30, 2017 | 4:15 pm |

Editor’s Note 11/30/2017

I could not be prouder than to name Sheri and Steve Amato as our Persons of the Year for 2017. I have seen these two continually do whatever they can to help the residents of New Britain and beyond. Besides bringing in the movie (A Very Merry Christmas Store), raising money and goods for the Salvation Army and helping needy children with toys, they have been on City more...

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