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Crowds Come Out for Memorial Day Parade

By at May 31, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Crowds Come Out for Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Services were held Wednesday and the feature program - The Memorial Day Parade – took place as residents lined the street for the celebration. A longer parade, lasting nearly an hour, took place compared to recent years. “We had a big crowd today. More community groups than ever signed up. They wanted to march and be a part of the parade,” said more...

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DMTS Open Doors on West Main Street Saturday

By at May 31, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

DMTS Open Doors on West Main Street Saturday

  After bringing a crowd around downtown to promote businesses who are sponsoring DMTS (Directing Musicians to Success) Radio, Deivone Tanksley gathered in front of his new studio building at 105B West Main St, to cut the ribbon for his new radio station on Saturday. “We just did our community walk and entered into sponsors establishments to show love in turn more...

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Should New Britain Residents Vote on an Annual Budget?

By at May 31, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Should New Britain Residents Vote on an Annual Budget?

  Although the City is not considering changing the charter to have residents vote on the budget, other towns such as Berlin do vote on that issue. The City Journal this month asked residents if they would like to vote on approval of the budget. Most residents said “no” for a variety of reasons. Bill Weber said, “No. It is not working well in more...

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NBYT Plans Magical Spring and Summer Performances

By at May 24, 2018 | 4:45 pm |

NBYT Plans Magical Spring and Summer Performances

Looking toward warmer days and school vacations, New Britain Youth Theater has announced programs and performances. Events in June include an interactive circus-themed mystery party, Murder Under the Big Top, for ages 10 through 18 on Saturday, June 9. Participants who register by May 27 will be given roles to improvise, and they must work together to find the killer more...

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Listen up Musicians: City Sponsoring Jingle Contest

By at May 24, 2018 | 2:33 pm |

Listen up Musicians: City Sponsoring Jingle Contest

Are you good at making up words to a song? Can you write a catchy tune about New Britain? The city is looking to tap local talent in creating a jingle that can encapsulate its new tagline “Experience the New”. In January of 2017, New Britain embarked on a branding and marketing campaign to promote and highlight all that is new and changing in the city. The more...

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City Officials Celebrate Smalley Renovation

By at May 24, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

City Officials Celebrate Smalley Renovation

Renovations at Smalley Elementary School, 175 West St., started earlier this year, but on Wednesday various City Officials held a celebratory grounbreaking ceremony. Smalley Elementary School is undergoing an extensive $50 million in renovations and it is anticipated that the school will be ready to open in August 2019 for the start of 2019-2020 school year. more...

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Clinic Helps to Vaccinate, License Your Pet

By at May 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Clinic Helps to Vaccinate, License Your Pet

New Britain Town & City Clerk Mark H. Bernacki has announced that Town Clerk’s Offices throughout the state will begin licensing dogs for the new fiscal year between June 1st to June 30th. Existing dog licenses expire June 30th. This year there will be a Rabies and Parvovirus Clinic on Sunday, June 3rd from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oak Street Police Substation more...

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Quarters for Stanley Quarter

By at May 17, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Quarters for Stanley Quarter

The City is looking to raise between $12,000 (the amount the City is short in funds) and $100,000 for this year’s Great American Boom on July 4. Alderman Brian Keith Albert came up with the idea of raising money through quarter donations for the event. “Initially I was thinking we couldn’t afford the fireworks in the City. Most people were looking at it as a more...

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Facade Uncovered

By at May 17, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Facade Uncovered

Watching the facade removed at 222 Main St., a five story 66,570-square foot building that was built in 1885, was bittersweet for Christopher and Peggy Porter. The building was formerly owned by B.C. Porter, who used it primarily for retail purposes. Before the Porter family sold the property in 1985, it was known as the B. C. Porter and Sons Furniture Store, whose more...

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Political Convention Brings Surprise

By at May 17, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Political Convention Brings Surprise

Mayor Stewart Chooses to Run for Lt. Governor New Britain Mayor Erin E. Stewart survived the GOP nomination weekend, but she will not be running for Governor this year. In what many people called “a surprise” on Friday, Stewart announced she had decided to run for Lt. Governor instead. On Tuesday she made her first live broadcast on Facebook to explain to her more...

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