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Family Fun – Fireworks

By at May 26, 2016 | 7:30 pm |

Family Fun – Fireworks

Memorial Day is almost here. Parades to honor our service men and women, flag waving and even a few fireworks to mark the occasion. After running around all weekend here’s a fun and quiet painting activity to enjoy! Materials needed: Thick paper for painting on. 3 Cardboard tubes Scissors forks straws toothbrush or pot scrubber 3 Paper more...

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Two to Primary

By at May 26, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Two to Primary

Former Mayor Lucian Pawlak has joined Sharon Beloin Saavedra to force Democratic Primaries on Aug. 9. Both are presently getting signatures to be allowed to be on the primary ballot. Pawlak is running against former Alderman Michael Trueworthy for Democrat registrar of voters. “When I heard Juan Verdu was not running, I got pretty excited because it is more...

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Schools Struggling With State Cuts

By at May 26, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Schools Struggling With State Cuts

With the state budget deficit wreaking havoc on local education aid, New Britain schools are looking at a reduction of at least $1.6 million in 2016-17. “The board is still waiting on a final analysis of the state budget as it relates to education,” explained Sharon Beloin Saavedra, the President of the New Britain Board of Education, late last week. “Will more...

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Going Green and Saving Money

By at May 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Going Green and Saving Money

The City has approved two new measures that will both help New Britain go green and save money. New Britain High School is getting a fuel cell as part of the energy innovation project. “We meet monthly for ways to save money in green technology. Fuel cell technology is popping up across the State and nationwide,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “New Britain High more...

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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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