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School District Bringing Graduation to the Internet

By at June 8, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

School District Bringing Graduation to the Internet

Whether or not you can physically attend the New Britain High School graduation on June 16 this year, you can see all the activities live and much more. Matthew Cannata, school board public relations specialist, is setting up many different types of Internet views for the public using social media. “Anyone not there can still experience it. You can view it first more...

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Holmes School Gets $120,000 for New Playground

By at June 8, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Holmes School Gets $120,000 for New Playground

It was a bit rainy and dark on Tuesday, but Holmes School students had much reason to see a bright future. With the entire school gathered in the gymnasium, Mayor Erin E. Stewart gave a check for $120,000 to Holmes School for a new playground. “I’m here to make your day a little bit brighter,” Mayor Stewart told the excited children. “A playground cost more...

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City Still Waiting for State Budget

By at June 1, 2017 | 2:45 pm |

City Still Waiting for State Budget

It appears the City may once again be forced to pass a budget not knowing how much funds it will get from the State. The city will pass a budget on Tuesday, June 6. “It is very difficult year due to the financial difficulties at the State,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “We have heard nothing about the state budget. Will they have one by the time we pass more...

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Rain Holds off for Annual Memorial Day Parade

By at June 1, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Rain Holds off for Annual Memorial Day Parade

Cold weather led to a smaller than usual crowd for Tuesday’s Annual Memorial Day Parade. Despite the gloomy weather the parade lasted nearly an hour featuring city school veterans, bands, leaders, local organizations, fyfe and drum corps and more. Milton Ward, US Army WWII Veteran from the Battle of the Bulge, led the parade as the Parade Marshall. Ward said he more...

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Skaters to Get Better Park

By at June 1, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Skaters to Get Better Park

Skateboarding park improvements are coming to Stanley Quarter Park. “The skate park at Stanley Quarter Park gets a lot of use. Skateboarders having been asking for improvements for quite some time,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “It is getting to the point where it is dangerous to be skateboarding in there. It is definitely unsafe.” The City has hired an more...

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Water Rising

By at May 25, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Water Rising

Mayor Explains Rate Increases A mix of state mandates and the use of water from MDC during the drought, will cause water rates to increase by 5 percent this year in all towns which receive New Britain water. According to Mayor Erin E. Stewart the water rate has not increased in 10 years, but sewer bills have gone up recently. “When you get your water bill, the more...

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Residents Enjoy Housing and Health Fair

By at May 25, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Residents Enjoy Housing and Health Fair

Booths filled with information on health and homes filled the New Britain High School cafeteria on Saturday during the Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, Inc., regional housing and health fair. “The HRA of New Britain is a community action agency. I am outreaching to the community to let them know what we do. We help people apply for department of social more...

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Unified Sports Program Thriving at High School

By at May 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Unified Sports Program Thriving at High School

During Monday night’s Board of Education meeting the Unified Sports Capstone Project presented information on its program by students Nicole Tyc and Danielle DeSimone. “People from unified sports involved are from across the state,” said Tyc “We back each other and see how we can do more.” Some of the projects being done include Feed My Starving more...

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United Way Summer Smarts Helps City Youth

By at May 18, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

United Way Summer Smarts Helps City Youth

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is championing for kids and families this summer by bringing together resources needed for Summer Smarts programs. “We feel it is critically important that every young person and family has the opportunity to succeed,” said Paula S. Gilberto, president and Chief Executive Officer of the United Way. “Our job is more...

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Board Hears Presentation for Innovation Grant

By at May 18, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Board Hears Presentation for Innovation Grant

The CTNext board of directors listened to details for the Innovation Place grant request for New Britain, Berlin and Farmington on Monday. The grant, which can be up to $1 million a year for 5 years, will impact downtown New Britain, the Route 4 corridor and UConn Health Center in Farmington and the Berlin Train Station in Berlin. The proposal, made by the Central more...

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