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New Baseball Team Coming in August

By at July 2, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

New Baseball Team Coming in August

Although we still don’t know what team and what league will come to New Britain, Mayor Erin Stewart said a decision should be made in August. “There are three independent leagues that are interested in the stadium,” said Stewart. “There is one option I like the best and I am pursuing it and meeting about that, but they have not made a final decision more...

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SGC Red Nine Ready This Year

By at June 18, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

In about 10 weeks golfers may soon get a taste of the new more difficult Red Nine at the Stanley Golf Course on Hartford Rd. On Tuesday Mayor Erin Stewart had a chance to check out the progress and was very happy. “It was absolutely incredible. I was floored at the amount of progress that has been made at the new holes,” said Stewart, who is a golfer. “The more...

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New Greenhouse Opens at NBHS

By at June 18, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

New Greenhouse Opens at NBHS

A new greenhouse at New Britain High School will expose students to urban farming and some very valuable hands-on learning. In fact, over the last two years, students (and teachers) installed the 20x20 structure, which cost about $20,000, but was paid for entirely through grants and partnerships. “Urban farming is a significant component of our health and more...

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23rd Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival Saturday

By at June 18, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

23rd Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival Saturday

It’s that time of year to go to the top of the hill and view some of the best motor vehicles you will ever see. The 23rd Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival will kick-off Saturday with more than 300 antique cars on display. “Thanks to our sponsors, scores of volunteers and more than 300 antique car owners that will show their works of art, not only will this more...

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Council Adopts Budget with Zero Tax Increase

By at June 11, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Council Adopts Budget with Zero Tax Increase

By a vote of 13-2 the Common Council voted to approve mostly what was Mayor Erin Stewart’s budget for 2016 on Wednesday night. The tax rate will remain at 49 mills. “We made a concerted effort to keep taxes where they are. There is a concern if they are absorbing last year’s 11 percent tax increase or not,” said Mayor Pro Tem Suzanne Bielinski (D). “I more...

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Frisbies Ice Cream, Noble Gas Nearing Completion

By at June 11, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Frisbies Ice Cream, Noble Gas Nearing Completion

Those who drive by Farmington Ave. on a regular basis have seen the corner near Slater Road developing each day. Michael Frisbee of Hunter Development has been building multiple businesses on the site and plans call for their opening in about one month. “Mike Frisbie has been a Godsend. I do not know where he came from,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “He came to more...

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Mayor Needs Many Qualities

By at June 11, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Mayor Needs Many Qualities

This week the City Journal asked its Facebook group members “Which qualities are most important in a Mayor for our City?” Honesty and transparency topped the list, but according to residents there are many other qualities needed for a good mayor. Here are a few of the comments. “Communication, compassion, vision, connections at federal and state levels more...

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Homeless Program Gaining Momentum

By at June 4, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Homeless Program Gaining Momentum

The mayor’s taskforce to end homelessness, “Building Hope Together”—formerly known as “The Mayor’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness”—has been working hard to snuff out vagrancy, and get at its root causes. The plan, which got started under Mayor Timothy Stewart, is now in its seventh year and its goals focus on three areas (and each has its own more...

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Ahead of Schedule

By at June 4, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Ahead of Schedule

Gaffney Renovation Project Progressing The current academic year isn’t quite over, but schools officials are already eagerly anticipating the start of the 2015-16 school year, when the renovated, state-of-the-art Gaffney School, located at 322 Slater Rd., will reopen. According to New Britain Board of Education President Sharon Beloin Saavedra, the $30 million more...

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Stewart, Bernacki Speak Frankly at CPOA Annual Meeting

By at June 4, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Stewart, Bernacki Speak Frankly at CPOA Annual Meeting

The Citizen Property Owners Association (CPOA) held their annual meeting Sunday at the Police Department Community Room. The group opened the meeting by donating $1,400 for a training suit to the K9 Division of the New Britain Police Department. The division introduced the group to two dogs including a hound dog and a German Shepard. The hound dog will be used to more...

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