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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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Berkowitz Project Delayed

By at May 19, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Berkowitz Project Delayed

Douglas Bromfield of Capital Restoration Inc., a Hartford-based developer, will have to wait a little longer to start restoration of the Berkowitz Building. This month the project did not receive money from the CHAMP Fund, a state grant. “They did not get the money, but met with the state and are going to re-apply,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “They may change more...

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Downtown District Holds Annual Meeting

By at May 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Downtown District Holds Annual Meeting

Mayor Stewart Talks of New Events Downtown The New Britain Downtown District held its 32nd Annual Meeting at the Timothy T. Stewart Community Room at the police department Wednesday. Guest speaker Mayor Erin E. Stewart told district members about what has taken place downtown as well as new happenings. Central Park, which is Phase 3 of the Streetscape plan, was more...

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Family Fun – Shells

By at May 19, 2016 | 9:00 am |

Family Fun – Shells

Bliss!! Sunshine and warm weather! The birds are singing the flowers are blooming and people are sneezing. Ah, Spring! Welcome! The warm sunshine brings me thoughts of things to do outside. We love hiking in the forests and watching the plants bloom and unfurl their tender leaves. The bugs are starting to fly around your head in the swampy areas. We enjoy getting out more...

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Family Fun – Butterflies

By at May 13, 2016 | 9:00 am |

Family Fun – Butterflies

Where oh where is Spring?! The flowers are blooming and the grass is growing but what happened to the warm sunshine? We would like to help Spring along with these fun butterflies. You don’t need many supplies to make them but if you need more coffee filters or pipecleaners we have lots of them here at the shop! Basic materials: Coffee filters Pipe more...

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Charter Revision Endorses 4 Year Mayor Term

By at May 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Charter Revision Endorses 4 Year Mayor Term

The Charter Revision Commission Tuesday night unanimously voted to change the term of the Mayor from 2 years to 4 years. After listening to Mayor Erin Stewart explain that a Mayor could get more done in four years, because there is no need to campaign every other year, the commission decided to endorse the idea. “Two years is not long to establish yourself,” more...

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Management Company to Look at Parking

By at May 12, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Management Company to Look at Parking

Eighteen years ago the City did a parking study. Much has changed since then. This City Council Wednesday night approved hiring Desman Design Management (DDM) of Rocky Hill to determine future City parking demands expected to be obtained at parking garages and on-street locations. DDM is a national specialist in parking planning, design and restoration. “As we more...

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Family Fun – Mother’s Day

By at May 6, 2016 | 9:00 am |

Family Fun – Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day and Spring are both upon us! Both events bring flowers to mind. While fresh flowers are absolutely wonderful and brighten and fragrance the room they do pass in about a week. Our craft this week will last much longer than a week and with your choice of colors and flowers can be made perfectly appropriate for every season and every reason! It’s really more...

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Mayor Stewart: “Take Ownership of This Park”

By at May 5, 2016 | 6:45 pm |

Mayor Stewart: “Take Ownership of This Park”

About 200 people came out Tuesday morning, despite intermittent rain, to mark a new chapter at Central Park. After over a year of changes at the park which included making it 33 percent larger, new landscaping, removal of trees, new granite sitting areas, newly cleaned monuments, and more, Mayor Erin Stewart held a re-dedication ceremony asking residents to “take more...

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Change Coming

By at May 5, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Change Coming

City Expects Old PD Proposal Soon Residents are one step closer to seeing something new happen on Columbus Boulevard. The City expects to receive a letter of intent from a developer this month for the purchase of the old police department. “We went thru the RFP (request for proposal) process and now are waiting for letter of intent from a single developer,” said more...

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