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Who is Caring for the Caregiver?

By at June 10, 2011 | 7:15 am |

Who is Caring for the Caregiver?

Who is a caregiver? It could be a child, family member, family friend, or a paid professional. Today, many find themselves as a caregiver for a loved one. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving with the AARP more than 65 million people in America provide care for a family member or friend during any given year. On average, 20 hours a week is spent giving care. more...

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Many Questions Surround Two City Little Leagues

By at June 10, 2011 | 7:10 am |

Many Questions Surround Two City Little Leagues

About 800 children in New Britain play Little League baseball, but not all of them get to play together. New Britain is one of the rare City’s were two different leagues play under different rules. According to Matthew Cannata, president of New Britain Little League since 2007, his group formed in 1958 as the Bronson Heights Little League under the Little League more...

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Bernacki to Announce Run for Mayor

By at June 10, 2011 | 7:05 am |

Bernacki to Announce Run for Mayor

Alderman Mark Bernacki (Republican) is expected to announce he will run for mayor at a June 16 event at Falcon’s Club, on Washington St. Bernacki, a business owner of Sir Speedy Printing in downtown New Britain for the past 20 years, has been an Alderman on the City Council for the past 18 years. He has served as Mayor pro tempore for ten years, a post to which he more...

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Newly Designed Raphael Building Gets Tenants

By at June 10, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Newly Designed Raphael Building Gets Tenants

It didn’t take long for Jasko Development to make huge progress to a City eyesore. This past March, the building at 87-105 West Main St. known as the Raphael Building was foreclosed upon. Many long time businesses occupied the property, but the building was in bad shape with little heat, leaking roofs and windows and siding falling apart. “We pursued the more...

Business , Feature

Pat Benatar – A Polish-American Rock Singer

By at June 9, 2011 | 5:00 pm |

Pat Benatar – A Polish-American Rock Singer

There are more singers, film stars and sports figures of Polish descent than commonly known as most often they end up changing their names. Another to add to this list of famous individuals is Pat Benatar, who was born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953, in heavily-Polish Greenpoint, New York to Andrew and Mildred Andrzejewski, a sheet-metal worker and a more...

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Pools, Splashpad Open; “Big Boom!” Canceled

By at June 8, 2011 | 8:47 pm |

Pools, Splashpad Open; “Big Boom!” Canceled

New Britain Mayor Timothy Stewart has announced that funding will be made available to open two of New Britain’s swimming pools as well as the splashpad at Willow Street Park. All of New Britain’s pools were slated to remain closed this summer due to city budget cuts. “I, like many in our community, was concerned about the consequences, particularly to our more...

Feature , Recreation

Costco Releases Info; Residents Speak Their Mind

By at June 8, 2011 | 9:01 am |

Costco Releases Info; Residents Speak Their Mind

Officials representing Costco brought a few power point discussion pieces before the common council Tuesday night followed by resident reactions to their plan. Joseph Montesano, regional director of Costco’s real estate division, told the council that Costco is the second largest retailer in the United States. He said it provides convenient shopping for high quality more...

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Arts MiniMarket Planned at DOWNTOWN GALLERY

By at June 7, 2011 | 7:26 am |

Arts MiniMarket Planned at DOWNTOWN GALLERY

New Britain’s Downtown Gallery at 66 West Main Street has hosted 25 exhibitions and featured works by over 50 artists. The shows have been seen by thousands of visitors and many works have been sold. As a fundraiser for the Alliance and the artists, the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance will host its first weekend “Arts MiniMarket” in the Downtown Gallery featuring more...

Entertainment , Feature

New Britain High School Students Learn Forensic Science

By at June 5, 2011 | 10:00 am |

New Britain High School Students Learn Forensic Science

New Britain Academy for Health Professions (NBAHP) students got a chance to learn about forensic science from an expert on May 12 at New Britain High School (NBHS). From the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven (UNH), Elaine Pagliaro talked to students about the various task and different crime scenes one faces in the field of more...

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Become Aware of the Autism Spectrum Disorders

By at June 3, 2011 | 8:23 am |

Become Aware of the Autism Spectrum Disorders

It seems as though we are hearing more and more about Autism lately. Is it because there is more Autism occurring in the general population than ever before? Or, is it because we are paying more attention to autism, diagnosing it more frequently and effectively? Both have been said to be true, however the latter seems to be the most generally accepted among those in the more...

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