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State Budget Cuts Alarms City

By at June 9, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

State Budget Cuts Alarms City

The State cut of $20 million from municipal budgets this week, is a big concern to New Britain. “He (Governor Dannel Malloy) used his line item veto power, which is rarely used by Governors, to put Cities and towns in a precarious predicament,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “He line item vetoed $20 million of cuts to municipal aid. The cities and towns are reliant more...

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Candidates Qualify

By at June 9, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Candidates Qualify

Both Lucian Pawlak and Sharon Beloin-Saavedra have picked up enough signatures to force a Democratic Primary on Aug. 9. The official count took place Tuesday. Saavedra is vying against Democratic Incumbent Theresa Gerratana for the state Senate 6th District seat, which covers New Britain, Berlin and part of Farmington. “I am humbled to have received the more...

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Central Park Concert Series Begins With a Bang

By at June 2, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Central Park Concert Series Begins With a Bang

Papa Lapa has been a New Britain resident for 12 years, but hasn’t spent much time in the City. “I’ve been to CVS, Stop and Shop and Town and Country Pizza. Besides that I never ventured into New Britain,” Lapa said. “New Britain has never had much to offer.” On Wednesday during the Central Park Concert Series, Lapa a member of the State Judicial Court more...

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Three Questions For the Public

By at June 2, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Three Questions For the Public

Only two people spoke Wednesday night during the public hearing of the Charter Revision Commission. The Commission reviewed all the recommendations from the Council and chose three recommended ballot questions to be added the November ballot. They are: “Shall the term of Office of the Mayor be changed from a two year term to a four year term commencing in the more...

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Time for Dog Licenses, Clinic Planned

By at June 2, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Time for Dog Licenses, Clinic Planned

June 1 officially began the dog licensing and dog clinic season. This year in New Britain there will have a low cost rabies clinic on June 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oak Street Substation, 99 Oak St. Dogs can get both rabies and parvovirus shots for $30. According to City ordinance dogs in the City are required to have both rabies and parvo shots in order to more...

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Weekly Farmers Market Coming to City’s Central Park

By at June 1, 2016 | 8:09 pm |

Weekly Farmers Market Coming to City’s Central Park

Mayor Erin E. Stewart has announced that a weekly farmer’s market will take place Wednesday afternoons in the city’s recently renovated Central Park beginning in July and running through October. The market will be the state’s newest farmer’s market and will be certified by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture. “Our expanded Central Park is an ideal more...

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Two to Primary

By at May 26, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Two to Primary

Former Mayor Lucian Pawlak has joined Sharon Beloin Saavedra to force Democratic Primaries on Aug. 9. Both are presently getting signatures to be allowed to be on the primary ballot. Pawlak is running against former Alderman Michael Trueworthy for Democrat registrar of voters. “When I heard Juan Verdu was not running, I got pretty excited because it is more...

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Schools Struggling With State Cuts

By at May 26, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Schools Struggling With State Cuts

With the state budget deficit wreaking havoc on local education aid, New Britain schools are looking at a reduction of at least $1.6 million in 2016-17. “The board is still waiting on a final analysis of the state budget as it relates to education,” explained Sharon Beloin Saavedra, the President of the New Britain Board of Education, late last week. “Will more...

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Going Green and Saving Money

By at May 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Going Green and Saving Money

The City has approved two new measures that will both help New Britain go green and save money. New Britain High School is getting a fuel cell as part of the energy innovation project. “We meet monthly for ways to save money in green technology. Fuel cell technology is popping up across the State and nationwide,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “New Britain High more...

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No Oktoberfest Downtown

By at May 19, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

No Oktoberfest Downtown

Due to scheduling conflicts Oktoberfest will once again not happen this year in downtown. In January Mayor Erin Stewart announced Main Street USA will take place on Saturday. Sept. 17 at Walnut Hill Park. As it turned out, that is the only weekend Oktoberfest Organizer Nick Augustino had available for Oktoberfest. “They will run Main Street USA. I did not tell the more...

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