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Editor’s Note 8/3/2017

By at August 3, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 8/3/2017

National Night Out is always fun, but I think this year’s was the best. I enjoyed watching people dance and kids cheerleading. There were plenty of booths and not long lines for food. I think having it at Central Park was a great idea. I couldn’t estimate how many people took part, but I don’t think it was as much as past years. It was previously at two places. more...

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Editor’s Note 7/27/2017

By at July 27, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 7/27/2017

I’m very disappointed in our State Representatives. Not just locally, but across the State. The State Budget needs to be a priority. There should be no reason one is not passed by July 1. Municipalities across the State could suffer without needed funds. It is our representatives’ job to make those funds available with a budget. Next year I am set to vote them more...

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As Close as Your Fingertips

By at July 27, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

As Close as Your Fingertips

Whether you want to learn a new language, combat fake news, put together a resume, prepare for job interviews, practice for your driver’s test, SAT, GED or citizenship test, we have an online database that can help you do it. The best part, you can do this at your own pace at the library or in the comfort of your home. The most recent one that the library added is more...

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Editor’s Note 7/20/2017

By at July 20, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 7/20/2017

I hope nobody reads the paper this week because you are all on vacation. Obviously if you are reading this then you are not one of the lucky ones. In the summertime, I really wish I was a kid and had July and August off. It seems too hot to work. Not a lot is happening in the City this month, but we’ve brought you what we can. Are you attending the summer concert more...

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Democrats Want to Cooperate

By at July 20, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Democrats Want to Cooperate

Anyone who is trying to follow the state budget negotiations in Hartford knows how difficult they have been. Our budget shortfall is caused by the income tax receipts from rich people in this state decreasing temporarily, as they wait for the market to top out before they sell their stocks. Their overall wealth is UP, but their income is less as they hold assets without more...

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LIAR, LIAR…

By at July 20, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

LIAR, LIAR…

I was hoping that we could begin this year’s local elections on a positive note, but unfortunately, I am seeing the lies from the local Democratic party beginning already. I’ve been reading Facebook posts from potential candidates running for office on the other side, and it’s no surprise that I’m reading lies, and twisted truths. Where to begin? First, The more...

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Editor’s Note 7/6/2017

By at July 6, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 7/6/2017

It was definitely a festive 4th of July. The crowd at Stanley Quarter Park for the Great American Boom was the biggest one I’ve seen yet. I was there around 6 p.m. and the place was getting full already. Around 9 p.m. it was very crowded as people were everywhere. People could be found in every pocket of the park. The City holds one of the best events around. more...

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Relief from Medicare’s Part B Late-Enrollment Penalty Offered to Some

By at July 6, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Relief from Medicare’s Part B Late-Enrollment Penalty Offered to Some

Medicare is offering relief from penalties for certain Medicare beneficiaries who enrolled in Medicare Part A and had coverage through the individual marketplace. For a short time, these individuals will be able to enroll in Medicare Part B without paying a penalty for late enrollment. Individuals who do not enroll in Medicare Part B when they first become eligible more...

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Editor’s Note 6/29/2017

By at June 29, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 6/29/2017

It’s almost one of my favorite times of the year in the Fourth of July. I love this patriotic holiday as well as watching the Great American Boom. This year I am asking those out there to please not use illegal fireworks. Only sparkler type fireworks are allowed. Each year I hear blasts from illegal fireworks. Many people have lost limbs and been injured by these more...

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On the Road Again

By at June 29, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

On the Road Again

It’s happening again - that Willie Nelson song is playing in my head. For the second summer, thanks to DATTCO Bus, the library will be on the road again to spread the library word. This summer, we will be out in the community three days a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July and August. Stops are scheduled at Walnut Hill Park, the Farmers’ Market in more...

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