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Changes Take Shape at A.W. Stanley Park

By at February 22, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Changes Take Shape at A.W. Stanley Park

Work began at A. W Stanley Park to renovate the park bringing in a new pool, paths, parking lot, basketball hoops, baseball fields and more began last Fall, but the cold weather has slowed it down. “We attempted to start before it got really cold, but once the ground freezes we can’t do anything,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “The cost of the project is not for more...

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Is the Democratic Council Holding Up City Business?

By at February 22, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Is the Democratic Council Holding Up City Business?

When the Democratic majority led Council delayed moving forward with debt restructuring and then delayed the Beehive Bridge Project, some Republican Council members said they began to fear the Council was halting City business under Mayor Erin Stewart. “I believe it to be true,” said Alderman Robert Smedley, who first brought up the issue at a Council meeting more...

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TRIAD Annual Pancake Breakfast Set for March 18

By at February 22, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

TRIAD Annual Pancake Breakfast Set for March 18

New Britain TRIAD holds many events each year including an Intergenerational Senior Prom. In order to raise money for various events, the TRIAD Annual Pancake Breakfast takes place in March. This year it will be held on Sunday, March 18 from 8-11 a.m. at the New Britain Senior Center, 55 Pearl St. The cost is $6 in advance at $7 at the door. It includes pancakes, more...

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DMTS Radio Coming Downtown This Summer

By at February 15, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

DMTS Radio Coming Downtown This Summer

Deivone Tanksley started DMTS Radio seven months ago in his basement, and this summer will open a studio on Main Street. He first connected with 18 local businesses to sponsor the radio station. “That is how it kicked off. Then I decided to implement the show with it and download the free radio app,” said Tanksley. “I am trying to give entertainment that is more...

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Sticking Out in A Male Oriented Profession

By at February 15, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Sticking Out in A Male Oriented Profession

Being a young female can be difficult in many professions. Mackenzie Angels, at age 26, is not letting that stop her from becoming a first class attorney. Angels, a new associate for GB Law Group, has seen difficulties in the field. She has done family, criminal, bankruptcy and real estate law. “As you walk into the courthouse and are not an attorney you have to more...

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Beehive Bridge Project Bid Sent to Committee

By at February 14, 2018 | 10:34 pm |

Beehive Bridge Project Bid Sent to Committee

The Common Council Wednesday night sent the Beehive Bridge Project back to a meeting of the Admin, Finance and Law Committee in March rather than sending it out to bid to Martin Lavierio Construction Company of Bristol for $7.49 million. Ald. Carlo Carlozzi said that due to the present financial situation he wants more thought before approving money for the project. more...

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Debt Delay Costly

By at February 8, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Debt Delay Costly

As the delay to decide on a debt restructuring plan continues, Mayor Erin E. Stewart said interests rates have risen causing increased costs of $1.9 million. Since the initial debt restructuring meeting interest rates have increased several times. On Jan. 10 the 10-year treasury rate was at 2.56 percent. On Feb. 2 it went up to 2.72 percent and on Feb. 6 it more...

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Snow Budget Depleting

By at February 8, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Snow Budget Depleting

About 70 percent of the over $470,000 budgeted for snow removal has been used. “It’s not out of the ordinary. When you have a lot of little storms, we call people in to get ice off the roads,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “Every time it has snowed it has been during the day during work hours so that is great.” There are over $4 million in contingency more...

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City Grand List Increases By 6 Percent

By at February 1, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

City Grand List Increases By 6 Percent

The 2017 Grand List is in and it is a good sign for the City. Mayor Erin E. Stewart and City Assessor Michael Konik announced Wednesday that the City’s 2017 Grand List has increased by 6.27 percent. About $165,912,500 was added in new assessments to the City’s list of taxable property. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Grand List has had positive more...

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SMART City Initiative: Managing the City Vehicle Fleet

By at February 1, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

SMART City Initiative: Managing the City Vehicle Fleet

Amarone will write a 3-part series highligting some of the work the City is doing under Mayor Stewart’s SMART City Initiative. In Part II of the New Britain City Journal series covering Mayor Erin Stewart’s SMART City Initiative, we look at our city vehicle fleet. Like every city, New Britain spends a significant amount of taxpayer dollars on managing and more...

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