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NBYT Stages Original Comedy The Gnome

By at April 19, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

NBYT Stages Original Comedy The Gnome

What do a lemon tree, a dank closet, and a nine-headed dragon have in common? All three are important to the plot of New Britain Youth Theater’s new original comedy The Gnome! Based on a lesser known fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm and adapted by Matthew Austin and Anthony DePoto, The Gnome includes three princesses, three knights, a nine-headed dragon, a king and more...

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New Fire Chief Takes the Reins

By at April 19, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

New Fire Chief Takes the Reins

It may have been rainy outside on Monday, but in the New Britain Fire Department Headquarters at 225 Beaver St., there could not have been a brighter place to be. Mayor Erin Stewart, Fire Commissioners, and a group of nearly 50 gathered for a welcoming and swearing in ceremony for newly-appointed Fire Chief Raul Ortiz. “It has been a long road for the New more...

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Fishing Frenzy

By at April 19, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Fishing Frenzy

Over 300 Come out to Derby The weather was perfect Saturday as the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department held its annual Fishing Derby at the pond in Stanley Quarter Park. “We have over 300 fishers which is more than usual. It is a weather driven event,” said Craig Bowman, Recreation Services Coordinator. “Everyone is itching to get outside because of more...

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Volunteers Help Prepare Rose Garden for New Season

By at April 19, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Volunteers Help Prepare Rose Garden for New Season

Spring is on its way as on Saturday new roses were planted at the Rose Garden at Walnut Hill Park, near the World War I Monument, by a number of volunteers. “We are opening up the garden for the season. We do that every year,” said Michelle Malinowski, a board member of the Friends of the Walnut Hill Rose Garden. “Our first planting was on April 10, 2010. What more...

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Mayor’s Budget Calls For No Tax Increase

By at April 12, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Mayor’s Budget Calls For No Tax Increase

Mayor Erin E. Stewart on Wednesday presented to the Common Council a $237.72 million budget for 2018-19 that calls for no tax increase and an overall reduction in spending. The $237,729,089 budget represents a 1.58 percent decrease from the current year’s $241.53 million budget. The Mayor received the Board of Finance and Taxation’s budget proposal on March 8. more...

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“Theo” Intrigues Children

By at April 12, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

“Theo” Intrigues Children

Children at the New Britain Public Library last Thursday night, April 5, had a special treat as they had the opportunity to meet and pet “Theo” the Llama from Country Quilt Llama Farm in Cornwall. Debbie Labbe brought “Leo”, who is 7 years old, to teach the children about the camelid during “Hooked on Llamas” at the children’s library. “Llamas are more...

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NBMAA Celebrates 115th Birthday with Community Day

By at April 12, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

NBMAA Celebrates 115th Birthday with Community Day

The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) celebrated its 115th year Saturday, April 7, hosting Community Day with free admission and a variety of activities for both adults and children. Guests enjoyed art inspired by the exhibition American Post-Impressionists: Maurice and Charles Prendergast. Maurice Prendergast was interested in what people did for leisure more...

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A History of Urban Renewal in New Britain

By at April 5, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

A History of Urban Renewal in New Britain

Last Wednesday, March 28, graduate student, Anthony J. Vinci majoring in Public History at CCSU, held an opening reception for about 50 people at Gallery 66 for his “New Britain Urban Renewal” Exhibit. Images were on display that help illustrate the history of urban renewal in New Britain. Copies of documents and an array of images from the urban renewal project more...

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Report Blight: SEECLICKFIX App Launched

By at April 5, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Report Blight: SEECLICKFIX App Launched

Now when you see blight, you too can take a picture and report it. Mayor Erin Stewart announced Monday that the City of New Britain has officially launched a mobile application and compendium website called SeeClickFix that allows individuals to report potholes, graffiti, blight and other issues right from their mobile phone. This was one of Mayor Stewart’s Top more...

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Permanent Asphalt Coming for Potholes

By at April 5, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Permanent Asphalt Coming for Potholes

Those pesky holes that form when the asphalt fails because the cold weather freezes and then warms up again, better known as potholes, have been a menace across City roads this year. But now instead of a cold patch, a more permanent asphalt will be used to repair them. “We have been repairing them with reclaimed asphalt and cold patch. That is why they have been more...

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