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Nearly 73 Percent of Residents Vote; Question 3 Passes

By at November 10, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Nearly 73 Percent of Residents Vote; Question 3 Passes

A large number of registered voters took part in this year’s election as it was an extremely controversial presidential year. Officials said it was about 10 percentage points higher than normal presidential elections at about 73 percent. Approximately 30,500 people in the City are registered to vote. Around 800 were same day registration. “It (same day more...

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Lexington St. Christmas House Tribute

By at November 10, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Lexington St. Christmas House Tribute

When New Britain resident and legend Rita Giancola passed away last August 15, many thought it was the end of the Christmas House on Lexington St. But before Giancola died she had one last wish - that the family decorated the house one more time. The family agreed and this will be the last year as her family is doing it. It will be done as a tribute to her more...

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City Looks to Sell Land in Burlington

By at November 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

City Looks to Sell Land in Burlington

The Board of Water Commissioners Tuesday night voted to send to the Common Council a proposal to sell 15.08 acres of land owned by the New Britain Water Department for a cost of not less than $252,500. Northwest Asset Management LLC is looking to buy the property for housing as the surrounding property has homes on them. It is also close to town center. The town more...

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Family Fun – Turkey

By at November 3, 2016 | 4:00 pm |

Family Fun – Turkey

November! Can you believe the year is going so fast? The heat has gone on at least once by now and I’ve sadly pushed my flip flops to the back of the closet. Where did I put those gloves? The steering wheel is cold now first thing in the morning! With the change in the month and the weather thoughts of holidays fast approaching come to mind. Here’s a nice more...

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East Culture Arts Show at Trinity-on-Main

By at November 3, 2016 | 3:15 pm |

East Culture Arts Show at Trinity-on-Main

East Culture Arts, Inc. (ECA) and Trinity-On-Main of New Britain will present a Multi-Cultures Celebration of Music and dance from around the world. Fun for all ages! The event will be on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. A $5 donation is suggested for the group’s expenses. The event will be at Trinity-on-Main at 69 Main Street in New Britain, more...

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Downtown Flocked with Trick or Treaters

By at November 3, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Downtown Flocked with Trick or Treaters

Halloween was a night to remember in downtown New Britain as about 5,000 ghost, goblins, princesses and super heroes roamed the streets reciting ‘trick or treat’ as bags filled with candy. “Halloween night we produced the 5th installment of the Downtown Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone, well over 5,000 children and their parents safely walked the streets, and more...

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Time to Vote for One of Four Slogans

By at November 3, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Time to Vote for One of Four Slogans

The Mayor’s Marketing and Branding Roundtable narrowed down the City slogans to four this week and now residents are asked to vote on their favorite. “We wanted to have some fun on the slogans and we could not agree on three, so there are four,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “They encompass a lot of things. Some are a nod to the past but some also encompass the more...

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Many Choices Available in Election 2016

By at November 3, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Many Choices Available in Election 2016

Election Day is Nov. 8 and residents will not only have the opportunity to vote for a new President of the United States, but for many local positions as well. In the 6th District there are three candidates. Incumbent Democrat Theresa Gerratana, Republican nominee Charles Paonessa and Sharon Beloin-Saavedra who is running unaffiliated. Gerratana has been in office more...

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Family Fun- Dry Bones!

By at October 27, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Family Fun- Dry Bones!

While I was making this skeleton the only song I could hear in my head was Dry Bones! Do you know it? Here’s a little bit of it so it can be in your head too: Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones Now you know I watched a You Tube video that was pretty funny! Things sure have changed more...

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City’s New Brand

By at October 27, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

City’s New Brand

On Wednesday the Mayor’s Marketing and Branding Roundtable reviewed the first version of the Branding Initiative City Profile. “It’s a very useful document. It is important for us to gather this information to see where we have come from and where we are today. That will help us find the answer to what we want to be as a City,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. more...

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