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Rocky Horror Show Returns

By at October 23, 2015 | 10:15 am |

Rocky Horror Show Returns

The Phoenix Theater Company is bringing The Rocky Horror Show back to Trinity-On-Main in New Britain, Connecticut from October 16 to October 31. Come see the 40th anniversary of the movie spectacle! Sing and dance to the great music! Come dressed as your favorite character! Enjoy the wedding and the creation! Participation bags will be available. There will be nine more...

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Difference of Opinions

By at October 22, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Difference of Opinions

Democratic Mayoral Candidate John McNamara and Republican Incumbent Mayor Erin Stewart had very different opinions during the League of Women Voters debate last Saturday. The two candidates discussed issues for about 25 minutes as a crowd of about 100, mostly partisan viewers, watched. The debate began with one minute opening statements. “It has been an more...

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Downtown to be Nominated as Historic District

By at October 22, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Downtown to be Nominated as Historic District

On Dec. 7 the Downtown Historic District will be reviewed in order to become a member of the National Register of Historic Places. The meeting will be at the State Historic Preservation Office in Hartford. The nomination includes areas of Arch St, Basset St., Columbus Blvd, Court sat, Franklin Square Park, Franklin Square, Glen St., High St. Main St. South Main more...

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Local Group Seeks “Koats for Kids”

By at October 22, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Local Group Seeks “Koats for Kids”

It may seem way early to be thinking about cold weather, but Welcome to my World Autism —a New-Britain-based support group for families with an autistic child—already has winter on its mind. That’s because the group is currently holding its 6th annual “Koats for Kids” drive (it started Sept. 1) through Dec. 15, and is seeking new or gently-used coats, more...

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Attracting Business: Top Issue

By at October 15, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Attracting Business: Top Issue

Homelessness, Schools also Important Topics It is obvious. Residents want new business in New Britain. In a Facebook question this week many residents said continuing to add new business to the City is the most vital issue facing the next Mayor of the City. Resident Catherine Nyhan Cheney started the posts stating her answer as, “continuing to attract more...

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BOE to Conduct Super Search

By at October 15, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

BOE to Conduct Super Search

The Board of Education (BOE) last week appointed itself as the “superintendent search committee” and voted not to utilize the services of a search firm, which can cost $20,000-$24,000. The BOE hopes to have a replacement for current Superintendent Kelt Copper - who will be leaving at the end of the 2015-16 school year - hired by April 2016. “The BOE will more...

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Allen Street Project Nearing Completion

By at October 15, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Allen Street Project Nearing Completion

A section of Allen Street has concluded paving, but expect work to continue to the end of the year. “There are a couple of different projects going on there,” said Rob Trottier, City Engineer. “One project is Oak Street to Farmington Avenue and the other is Oak to Stanley Street.” The Oak Street to Farmington Avenue parcel will finish paving in the next more...

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Sports Complex Honors William A. DeMaio

By at October 8, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Sports Complex Honors William A. DeMaio

William A. DeMaio, who was hired by the City of New Britain in 1985 as Superintendent of Recreation, was promoted to Director of Parks and Recreation in January 2006, and retired from the City in July 2015. Now, his name will never be forgotten as the City named new fields at Chesley Park the William A. DeMaio Sports Complex on Wednesday. “This is kind of more...

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Halloween Safe Zone Coming, Needs Donations

By at October 8, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Halloween Safe Zone Coming, Needs Donations

The Fourth Annual Halloween Safe Zone Celebration is planned this year downtown on Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31 from 3-6 p.m. The event is meant as a safe place for children to Trick or Treat in New Britain. It has become one of the biggest events for children in the City. In order to make it a success, the Halloween Safe Zone Committee is looking for more...

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Resident in Mix for Martha Stewart Awards

By at October 8, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Resident in Mix for Martha Stewart Awards

New Britain resident Kristin Davis is in the running to win two Martha Stewart American Made Awards—and your vote could help earn her one of them. Davis’ business, Krissy Dhibi Designs, designs and creates “couture bridal veils and specialty hats for the discerning bride and fashionista.” The business, which Davis started three years ago, is a 2015 Style more...

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