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New Britain High School Graduation Speech

By at June 22, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

New Britain High School Graduation Speech

Faculty and staff, friends and family, members of Administration and the Board of Education, distinguished guests, and undistinguished guests, yeah you know who you are, thank you all for being here on this momentous day. You know, I was nervous about writing and giving this speech, but after a nap; it was one of the best naps I’ve had; I woke up and realized, most more...

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Crowd Sings and Dances at Rose Garden Festival

By at June 22, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Crowd Sings and Dances at Rose Garden Festival

Misty rain and clouds tried to hinder another City event on Saturday night, but hundreds of people still attended the Rose Garden Festival at Walnut Hill Park despite threatening clouds. Upon entering women were given a single rose donated by Scott’s Florist. The event began with a Happy Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Five restaurants lined the interior of the rose more...

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Nothing Could Dampen the NBHS Graduation

By at June 22, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Nothing Could Dampen the NBHS Graduation

As the procession wound its way from the high school down Mill and South Main Street, you could tell this was going to be an unusual graduation event. From Nicholas Mercier, President of the Board of Education, in the front, to graduate Isaac Torres, the last man in back of the long line, there were comments of anticipation, celebration and apprehension about the more...

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Aquinas Project Heads to State

By at June 8, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Aquinas Project Heads to State

Chrysalis Center Real Estate Corporation applied for $6.5 million of Champ 11 Funding on Monday, if approved would start the process for apartments to be built at the former Aquinas High School on Kelsey St. Maryellen Shuckerow, the chief development officer at Chrysalis Center Real Estate Corporation, said the group put a package together in four more...

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School District Bringing Graduation to the Internet

By at June 8, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

School District Bringing Graduation to the Internet

Whether or not you can physically attend the New Britain High School graduation on June 16 this year, you can see all the activities live and much more. Matthew Cannata, school board public relations specialist, is setting up many different types of Internet views for the public using social media. “Anyone not there can still experience it. You can view it first more...

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Holmes School Gets $120,000 for New Playground

By at June 8, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Holmes School Gets $120,000 for New Playground

It was a bit rainy and dark on Tuesday, but Holmes School students had much reason to see a bright future. With the entire school gathered in the gymnasium, Mayor Erin E. Stewart gave a check for $120,000 to Holmes School for a new playground. “I’m here to make your day a little bit brighter,” Mayor Stewart told the excited children. “A playground cost more...

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City Still Waiting for State Budget

By at June 1, 2017 | 2:45 pm |

City Still Waiting for State Budget

It appears the City may once again be forced to pass a budget not knowing how much funds it will get from the State. The city will pass a budget on Tuesday, June 6. “It is very difficult year due to the financial difficulties at the State,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “We have heard nothing about the state budget. Will they have one by the time we pass more...

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Rain Holds off for Annual Memorial Day Parade

By at June 1, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Rain Holds off for Annual Memorial Day Parade

Cold weather led to a smaller than usual crowd for Tuesday’s Annual Memorial Day Parade. Despite the gloomy weather the parade lasted nearly an hour featuring city school veterans, bands, leaders, local organizations, fyfe and drum corps and more. Milton Ward, US Army WWII Veteran from the Battle of the Bulge, led the parade as the Parade Marshall. Ward said he more...

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Skaters to Get Better Park

By at June 1, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Skaters to Get Better Park

Skateboarding park improvements are coming to Stanley Quarter Park. “The skate park at Stanley Quarter Park gets a lot of use. Skateboarders having been asking for improvements for quite some time,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “It is getting to the point where it is dangerous to be skateboarding in there. It is definitely unsafe.” The City has hired an more...

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Water Rising

By at May 25, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Water Rising

Mayor Explains Rate Increases A mix of state mandates and the use of water from MDC during the drought, will cause water rates to increase by 5 percent this year in all towns which receive New Britain water. According to Mayor Erin E. Stewart the water rate has not increased in 10 years, but sewer bills have gone up recently. “When you get your water bill, the more...

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