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Lyme Disease – Know the Facts

By at May 20, 2011 | 7:10 am |

Lyme Disease – Know the Facts

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. While ticks can be active in nearly every month of the year, the month of May seems to be the time when they are the most prevalent in the Northeast. In Connecticut, the epicenter of what is now called a pandemic, Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness. What we now know as Lyme disease was first reported in 1977 as Lyme more...

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Liturgical Artist Speaks at CCSU Recently

By at May 20, 2011 | 7:10 am |

Liturgical Artist Speaks at CCSU Recently

Mark Czarnecki, Polish-American iconographer (liturgical artist) recently presented a lecture on one of the most revered images in Poland – the Black Madonna, known also as “Our Lady of Czestochowa.” The lecture was sponsored by the Godlewski Evening of Polish Culture through CCSU’s Stanislaus A. Blejwas Endowed Chair of Polish and Polish American Studies. more...

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Mayor Details ‘Drastic’ Cuts

By at May 19, 2011 | 5:05 pm |

Mayor Details ‘Drastic’ Cuts

On April 13, Mayor Timothy Stewart announced that there would be a 10 percent cut ($10.4 million) across the City side of the budget. This week, he detailed where those cuts would occur. “I asked department heads for their recommendations for implementing a 10 percent across-the-board cut to their departments,” Stewart said in a memo to the Common Council. “Many more...

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Council, BOE Discuss Budget

By at May 19, 2011 | 3:03 pm |

Council, BOE Discuss Budget

  There may have been a few moments of disagreements, but overall the Board of Education and Common Council agreed on the most important thing, ‘there just isn’t enough money for everything needed’. “This is a difficult situation, but we are all in it for the right reasons” said Mayor Pro Tempore Michael Trueworthy at a joint meeting Tuesday night between more...

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Green Faire Plans Daylong Events

By at May 19, 2011 | 1:45 am |

Green Faire Plans Daylong Events

If you are looking to learn about the green resources, eat, dance and have fun, the perfect event is set for Saturday. The ReCONNstruction Center, Urban Oaks Organic Farm, and the First Lutheran Church of the Reformation will host a Green Faire Saturday from 10am -4pm, at Urban Oaks Organic Farm, 225 Oak St. There will be over 44 vendors featuring such things as a more...

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Stanley Golf Course voted “Best Golf Course”

By at May 18, 2011 | 1:59 pm |

Stanley Golf Course voted “Best Golf Course”

Mayor Timothy T. Stewart and Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Jamie Giantonio announced today that Stanley Golf Course was voted “Best Golf Course” in the Advocate’s Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll 2011.  The Hartford Advocate polled their readers in search of the best of the best and this year received a bigger response than ever before.  Voted number more...

Recreation

NB Officials Respond to Gov. Malloy’s Bioscience Plan

By at May 17, 2011 | 4:32 pm |

NB Officials Respond to Gov. Malloy’s Bioscience Plan

On Monday Gov. Dannel Malloy announced an $864 million Bioscience Connecticut research and education plan. Malloy says his Bioscience Connecticut proposal would create about 16,400 permanent jobs by 2037. About $340 million for the proposal is already available in state bond money approved last year. Malloy is asking Connecticut lawmakers to approve another $254 more...

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New Britain Board of Education Saves All Day Kindergarten

By at May 16, 2011 | 9:04 pm |

New Britain Board of Education Saves All Day Kindergarten

Using a two percent set aside available from the state, the board of education set aside $1.478 million Monday night, which would give the school board over $3 million in funds from it for the 2011-12 budget. The two percent set aside saves 18.5 all day kindergarten positions allowing an unemployment saving realization of $490,000; the ability to fund 10 all day more...

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NB Police Explorers Win 1st Place for Best Overall Post

By at May 16, 2011 | 8:00 am |

NB Police Explorers Win 1st Place for Best Overall Post

The New Britain Police Explorers competed in the “ Connecticut – Stations Day 2011” at the Police Academy in Meriden, on Saturday May 7th, 2011. At Stations Day, 35 Explorer Posts competed with approximately 400 attendees. The Posts were from the State of Connecticut and New York. Our Explorers did a great job and represented our Department in the best light more...

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Come 4 Fun to Open Again for Area Seniors

By at May 15, 2011 | 1:00 am |

Come 4 Fun to Open Again for Area Seniors

Are you over 50 and looking for something new to do outside in the months of May and June? The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back for its second year “Come4Fun”, a program designed to introduce new and exciting opportunities for seniors ages 50 and older. “Last year when we started it, the initial thought was to allow opportunity for more...

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