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Arsenic And Old Lace Opens CT Theatre Company’s 2016 Season

By at February 26, 2016 | 8:30 am |

Arsenic And Old Lace Opens CT Theatre Company’s 2016 Season

Connecticut Theatre Company, recently named Best Connecticut Community Theatre in the 2015 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards, is opening their 2016 season with the comedic play Arsenic & Old Lace. The play, originally written in 1939 by Joseph Kesselring and turned into a movie released in 1944, tells the story of the Brewster family. Two spinster aunts, Abby and more...

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Sarra Chosen as Next Superintendent

By at February 25, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Sarra Chosen as Next Superintendent

[caption id="attachment_12526" align="alignnone" width="580"] Nancy Sarra makes an acceptance speech Monday night to a crowd of over 200 after being named the new Superintendent of Schools.[/caption] A crowd of over 200 people stood up and applauded as Nancy Sarra walked into the lecture hall at New Britain High School before the final approval of being named new more...

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AW Stanley to Get Makeover

By at February 25, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

AW Stanley to Get Makeover

Bonds of about $8 million were approved Wednesday night by the Common Council that calls for a new pool facility in a different area of A.W. Stanley Park, a new bath house, additional playing fields and improvements to both Veteran’s and New Britain Stadiums. “Each year we get a capitol improvement list. It can be a five year plan,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. more...

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Grand List Shows Signs of Growth for Second Straight Year

By at February 25, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Grand List Shows Signs of Growth for Second Straight Year

The City’s Assessor has signed off on New Britain’s October 2015 Grand List, but the document is far from finalized due to an error by the state Department of Motor Vehicles that is affecting all Connecticut municipalities. The $2,481,435,866 Grand List represents an increase of 0.79 percent over the 2014 Grand List—the second year in a row of growth for the more...

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Family Fun – Snowflake

By at February 19, 2016 | 9:15 am |

Family Fun – Snowflake

Winter has finally arrived! Snow pants and boots and mittens and hot chocolate! When the kids have had enough outside and are looking for something fun and warm to do, this might just be it! Make your own snowflake! This super easy, peaceful craft is super satisfying when you see it complete and hanging in the sunshine. Materials: A nice variety of more...

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“Making Dreams Happen” Through Art!

By at February 19, 2016 | 8:30 am |

“Making Dreams Happen” Through Art!

Simsbury Bank has graciously invited CCARC to display some very special artwork throughout the month of February at its Dale Road location in Avon. The artists are individuals served by CCARC’s dayservices programs. Headquartered in New Britain, CCARC’s Mission is to “Make Dreams Happen” for men and women who face the daily, lifelong challenges of living with more...

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Art League of New Britain New Spring Classes

By at February 19, 2016 | 8:00 am |

Art League of New Britain New Spring Classes

The Art League of New Britain (ALNB) will hold the following new Spring classes starting Feb. 24 at 30 Cedar St/ You can register on-line at alnb.org or by phone or by emails listed below. Still Life Painting - Feb. 24, March 2, March 9 and March 16 – Oil/acrylic painting class Wednesdays 2-5, p.m. Paint the still life! Learn to see the details of texture, color more...

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Peterson Poetry Exciting Youth

By at February 18, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Peterson Poetry Exciting Youth

New Britain Poet Laureate Michael Peterson, 35, first discovered the power of poetry when he was a youngster in school. “I have been writing since high school, maybe college,” recalled Peterson, the Dean of Students at New Britain High School who is also a 1998 NBHS grad. “And in college I went through the bitter break up blues, and at that point, I had to more...

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Residents Weigh-in on Charter Revision Commission

By at February 18, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Residents Weigh-in on Charter Revision Commission

In the next few months a charter revision commission will be reviewing the City charter to see if it needs updating. Members of the commission are Adrian Baron (D), Michael Carrier (D), Catherine Cheney (R), Michael Davis (U), Peter Gostin (R) , Efrain Rosado (R) and Mary Pokorski (D). The Council has highlighted several areas it would like the commission to more...

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City, Tilcon Plan Creates New Reservoir

By at February 17, 2016 | 9:51 pm |

City, Tilcon Plan Creates New Reservoir

The City and Tilcon are seeking to have new legislation approved that will, in 40 years, result in a new clean water reserve. Mayor Erin Stewart, Tilcon President Gary Wall and Water Department Director Gil Bligh spoke to about 80 residents Wednesday night at Lincoln School to propose the plan and get feedback. The plan calls for the City to lease 131.4 acres of more...

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