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Animal 411

By at May 25, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Animal 411

When I was seven years old, a skunk wandered into our backyard one summer afternoon and began staggering around our willow tree. My mother watched in horror from the window as I walked towards the sick animal calling, “Here kitty kitty.” This was the same year I thought our canister vacuum cleaner was thirsty and I fed it three glasses of water. Luckily my mother is more...

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Editor’s Note 5/18/2015

By at May 18, 2017 | 5:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 5/18/2015

You will see on this page a column from Democratic Town Committee Chairman Bill Shortell. We are happy to report that there was a miscommunication and that we will get a column. We are hoping that this does indeed mean more news from the New Britain Democrats and that they indeed are trying to serve us all. On Monday I went to the presentation for the CT Next grant. I more...

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What the New Britain Democratic Party Stands For

By at May 18, 2017 | 5:15 pm |

What the New Britain Democratic Party Stands For

I have been New Britain Democratic Party Chair for about a year. I’m excited by the enthusiasm from people of all kinds to help make our Party bigger, better, and stronger. We have lively meetings, the third Thursday of each month, Room 504, City Hall, 27 W Main St. New Britain. Our next meeting is May 18 at 7 p.m. All Democrats are welcome. We are especially eager more...

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Editor’s Note 5/11/2017

By at May 11, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 5/11/2017

Over and over I hear the Democratic party of New Britain say this paper is partial towards the Republicans. About a month ago, I gave both party chairmen an opportunity to write a column about their party. The Democratic party never responded. I am saddened that leadership of the party remains to be the same-old, same-old. I was hoping for something new, but it appears more...

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I’m A New Britain Republican

By at May 11, 2017 | 5:45 pm |

I’m A New Britain Republican

  Since I registered to vote when I was 18, people always ask me why I’m a Republican.  “You’re not rich!”, they always say. Yes, I’m not rich.  I’m not a member of the 1 percent.  I live in a small house in New Britain not some mansion in Greenwich.  My parents were hard working and my grandparents immigrated here from a foreign country with more...

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Editor’s Note 5/4/2017

By at May 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 5/4/2017

Everyone in New Britain was Polish on Sunday. The Little Poland Festival survived the rain and was very successful. It is amazing how big and important this event has become to our City. I listened to some fun music and bought some stuffed cabbage. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. A big congratulations to all involved. It was another great year for the more...

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Editor’s Note 4/27/2017

By at April 27, 2017 | 5:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 4/27/2017

Isn’t it great that Mayor Erin Stewart is engaged? I wonder if any other City mayor has been engaged or married while in office. A big congratulations to Erin Stewart and Dominic Mutone. A lot seems to be happening this week. I think it is the nicer weather. I am hoping the cold weather is finally gone. I am so ready for summer. The City will not be selling the more...

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Mango is Coming!

By at April 27, 2017 | 5:15 pm |

Mango is Coming!

No, not the fruit, but Mango Languages, an online language learning system is a new service the library will be offering to the residents of New Britain starting in May. All you need is a New Britain Public Library card. Mango offers 70 plus languages from Arabic to Yiddish. In addition, it has over 20 English Language Learners courses taught completely in the user’s more...

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Editor’s Note 4/20/2017

By at April 20, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 4/20/2017

Guess what? April the Giraffe gave birth. And I missed it. After waiting for so long I felt cheated. Fortunately, the baby boy was healthy and that is what really counts. Congrats April! It seems political season has started early. Rumors are flying high and somehow I am always involved. I guess when you own a paper you have to accept people are going to have unfounded more...

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Early Voting vs. No Excuse Absentee Balloting

By at April 20, 2017 | 5:45 pm |

Early Voting vs. No Excuse Absentee Balloting

Voting is one of America’s most precious rights. Voting gives citizens the ability to voice their opinion on who should lead their town, state and country. Connecticut’s town clerks play an integral part in local government including the election process. Over the centuries, town clerks have worked closely with local registrars of voters and the Secretary of more...

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