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Editor’s Note 4/5/2018

By at April 5, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 4/5/2018

With the cold weather we are having, it seems premature to write about potholes, but the warm weather will arrive. As it does the potholes in the City will grow in both number and size. Residents need to be aware of how to report them. This week the City announced SeeClickFix is ready as an app on your phone. See it, click and send it to be fixed. This idea will more...

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Editor’s Note 3/29/2018

By at March 29, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 3/29/2018

Do not be surprised to hear more disparaging remarks about me and the paper in the next few weeks. Every few years people who do not like my opinions come out to smear me. It is part of the job. We will not allow bullying or threats or bad behavior on our Facebook group. It is up to the page administrator’s discretion to remove comments and block offending more...

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All the April Celebrations!

By at March 29, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

All the April Celebrations!

To start, April brings National Library Week, April 8 – 14. Sponsored by the National Library Association, this is a week celebrating libraries, acknowledging all the important work that they do and the valuable contributions they make and to encourage new users. New users who sign up for a card during this week will receive a keychain mini flashlight. On Tuesday, more...

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Editor’s Note 3/22/2018

By at March 22, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 3/22/2018

I am so happy to report that it appears an agreement has been reached on debt consolidation. I knew if the two parties worked together this could be done. A big thank you to the leadership group. It is vital to get this done quickly. I wish it didn’t take so long, but better late than never. On Wednesday night more details will be released. Next week we will fill more...

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Keep In Touch

By at March 22, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Keep In Touch

My mother died July 12, 1980, and my father, March 21, 1982. I still find myself from time to time, driving for fifty minutes to the cemetery in Derby, where they are buried. I will spend perhaps as little as five minutes there, then turn around and return home. After almost twenty years what is the attraction that pulls me there? I know they are not there because I more...

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Editor’s Note 3/15/2018

By at March 15, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 3/15/2018

Have you read the page 1 story on the State of the City? I found it very interesting. I don’t recall another time a Mayor asked for bi-partisanship in order to get things accomplished. It reminded me of Mayor Erin Stewart’s inauguration speech. Then, she asked for everyone to work together as well. Most of us have seen all that has been accomplished in the past more...

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Fitting Fitness Into a Busy Schedule

By at March 15, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Fitting Fitness Into a Busy Schedule

I’ve always loved the old saying “If you want something to get done, ask a busy person to do it”, but sometimes, there just seems to be no time left in the day. When endless “to do” lists and important commitments to family, work and community seem to leave you with no time for personal fitness, try these tips to carve out time to make maintaining or achieving more...

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Estate Planning and Retirement Considerations for Late-in-Life Parents

By at March 15, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Estate Planning and Retirement Considerations for Late-in-Life Parents

Older parents are becoming more common, driven in part by changing culture and surrogate motherhood. Comedian and author Steve Martin had his first child at age 67. Singer Billy Joel just welcomed his third daughter. Janet Jackson had a child at age 50. But later-in-life parents have some special estate planning and retirement considerations. The first consideration more...

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Editor’s Note 3/8/2018

By at March 8, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 3/8/2018

Snow! Even though we haven’t had too much this year, I have had enough. This latest storm was not needed. Bring on Spring. I am looking forward to long days and hot weather. This week we opened up the paper about properties the City is selling. It would be nice to see properties turned into taxable income. If you can afford to buy the property and build your own more...

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The Do-Nothing Council

By at March 8, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

The Do-Nothing Council

In 1948, President Truman was faced with reelection and a Congress dominated by the opposition party. Congress stalled on many major pieces of legislation. Truman labeled this Congress the “Do-Nothing Congress”. Well, here in New Britain we have the “Do-Nothing Council”. Rather than debate and act on 2 major initiatives, the Democrats are just doing nothing. more...

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