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Board Asks Union to Reconsider Concessions

By at June 24, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Board Asks Union to Reconsider Concessions

Although the teachers union agreed to concessions saving 15 jobs, the clerical and custodial union did not approve concessions. The Board of Education is asking Local 1186 to reconsider concessions over the summer. “I think people look at it as they are giving the board something. The board is not getting anything,” said Sharon Beloin Saavedra, president of the more...

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Dog Licenses Due by June 30

By at June 21, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Dog Licenses Due by June 30

It’s that time again. Dog owners are required to get any dog over six months old licensed by June 30. “This is the month everyone should head to the town’s clerk office (on the first floor of City Hall, 27 West Main St). and get their dog licensed,” said Jim Russo, animal control officer. “You need to produce a valid rabies certificate when more...

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NBHS Firefighting Students Teach Effects of Drinking and Driving

By at June 20, 2011 | 8:00 am |

NBHS Firefighting Students Teach Effects of Drinking and Driving

New Britain High School (NBHS) students from the Fire Fighting class are providing the school with a unique look at the effects drinking and driving can cause after a night at the prom. The students from the class wrote a script to mimic a mock crash and acted it out last week in front of 500 seniors demonstrating the impact of drinking and driving. The New Britain fire more...

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Holy Trinity Undergoing Beautification

By at June 19, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Holy Trinity Undergoing Beautification

Another New Britain gemstone, the small but beautiful Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, is undergoing renovations just in time for its 100th anniversary in 2013. It is in phase three of the plan having previously fixed water problems on the roof, repainting and carpeting the downstairs hall. This coming week it will begin the last phase by repainting, repairing and redoing more...

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Pope John Paul II School Bazaar Starts Wednesday

By at June 17, 2011 | 9:05 am |

Pope John Paul II School Bazaar Starts Wednesday

Each year as the weather gets warmer and school ends, youth and adults alike anxiously await the Pope John Paul II Bazaar. This year, the bazaar will open on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with rides, games and other carnival attractions at 221 Farmington Ave. “Bowdoin amusements will be here and they are bringing two new rides,” said John Tully, bazaar chairman. “We are more...

Recreation

HITW New Season Announced; “Rough Crossing” Rough Viewing

By at June 17, 2011 | 8:35 am |

HITW New Season Announced; “Rough Crossing” Rough Viewing

On Friday June 10, during the intermission of Hole-in-the-Wall’s current production of Tom Stoppard’s comedy “Rough Crossing”, tongues were already wagging and spirits already soaring as patrons and ushers alike were eagerly anticipating the blockbuster season that the company had announced for 2011-2012. Things kick off in September with Shakespeare’s beloved more...

Entertainment

“The Who’s Tommy” Rock Musical Coming To New Britain

By at June 17, 2011 | 8:30 am |

“The Who’s Tommy” Rock Musical Coming To New Britain

The Rock Musical “The Who’s Tommy” will be presented by the Phoenix Theater Company at Trinity-on-Main June 17-25. The show premiered on Broadway on April 22, 1993 and played for 899 performances. Book and music and lyrics are by Peter Townshend. Additional music and lyrics are by Keith Moon John Entwistle. The heart of the story is that Tommy’s dad, presumed more...

Entertainment

Juvenile Review Boards Help Families While Saving Taxpayer Dollars

By at June 17, 2011 | 7:08 am |

Juvenile Review Boards Help Families While Saving Taxpayer Dollars

There is a startling fact that permeates the Connecticut juvenile justice system. One in five youth in urban areas are arrested and go to court by the time they are 16 years old. The cost to each municipality in terms of police time and associated expenses coupled with state costs for court, probation officers, and other judicial branch services is staggering. To make more...

Health

Residential Transfer Station Scheduled to Open June 27

By at June 17, 2011 | 6:10 am |

Residential Transfer Station Scheduled to Open June 27

On June 25 the landfill on Deming Road will close. On June 27 a new transfer station will open on Christian Lane. “Everything that used to happen there, will occur here,” said Mark Moriarty, public works director. “Only commercial waste will be allowed at the old site.” At the end of 2013 the old site will close for good through state and federal more...

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Petition Asks Costco Process to Continue

By at June 17, 2011 | 6:05 am |

Petition Asks Costco Process to Continue

At a meeting last week the Friends of A.W. Stanley Park handed common council members a petition with over 1,100 signatures of people against the building of a Costco on Hartford Road that would use land from the Stanley Golf Course. This week, the New Britain Republican Town Committee has begun a petition that asks residents to let the process play out before more...

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