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DMTS Radio Coming Downtown This Summer

By at February 15, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

DMTS Radio Coming Downtown This Summer

Deivone Tanksley started DMTS Radio seven months ago in his basement, and this summer will open a studio on Main Street. He first connected with 18 local businesses to sponsor the radio station. “That is how it kicked off. Then I decided to implement the show with it and download the free radio app,” said Tanksley. “I am trying to give entertainment that is more...

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Sticking Out in A Male Oriented Profession

By at February 15, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Sticking Out in A Male Oriented Profession

Being a young female can be difficult in many professions. Mackenzie Angels, at age 26, is not letting that stop her from becoming a first class attorney. Angels, a new associate for GB Law Group, has seen difficulties in the field. She has done family, criminal, bankruptcy and real estate law. “As you walk into the courthouse and are not an attorney you have to more...

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Beehive Bridge Project Bid Sent to Committee

By at February 14, 2018 | 10:34 pm |

Beehive Bridge Project Bid Sent to Committee

The Common Council Wednesday night sent the Beehive Bridge Project back to a meeting of the Admin, Finance and Law Committee in March rather than sending it out to bid to Martin Lavierio Construction Company of Bristol for $7.49 million. Ald. Carlo Carlozzi said that due to the present financial situation he wants more thought before approving money for the project. more...

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HALS Student Wins VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s Les Paul Legacy Contest

By at February 8, 2018 | 4:45 pm |

HALS Student Wins VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s Les Paul Legacy Contest

Alice Bidoae, student at HALS Middle School, has been named the winner in the VH1 Save the Music Foundation’s national Les Paul Legacy Contest. HALS will now receive a Les Paul Epiphone Electric Guitar and Amplifier for their music program. The VH1 Save The Music Foundation partnered with The Les Paul Foundation to create a unique contest using a curriculum based more...

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Bees Across New Britain Needs More Sponsors

By at February 8, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

Bees Across New Britain Needs More Sponsors

Stephen Hard, director of the Greater New Britain Art Alliance (GNBAA), said the group is working hard to get more sponsors for Bees Across New Britain. “We are still short of sponsors and are working the phones. That’s what it takes and I was away and sick for most of January,” said Hard. “We are very close and I am confident we’ll get the number we more...

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Debt Delay Costly

By at February 8, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Debt Delay Costly

As the delay to decide on a debt restructuring plan continues, Mayor Erin E. Stewart said interests rates have risen causing increased costs of $1.9 million. Since the initial debt restructuring meeting interest rates have increased several times. On Jan. 10 the 10-year treasury rate was at 2.56 percent. On Feb. 2 it went up to 2.72 percent and on Feb. 6 it more...

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Snow Budget Depleting

By at February 8, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Snow Budget Depleting

About 70 percent of the over $470,000 budgeted for snow removal has been used. “It’s not out of the ordinary. When you have a lot of little storms, we call people in to get ice off the roads,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “Every time it has snowed it has been during the day during work hours so that is great.” There are over $4 million in contingency more...

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Comedy Night at Trinity-On-Main; Cold and Crisp

By at February 1, 2018 | 4:15 pm |

Comedy Night at Trinity-On-Main; Cold and Crisp

Crisp-Cold-Comedy will be at Trinity-on- Main.at 69 Main Street in New Britain on Saturday, February 10. The show will be from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. We offer a Full Bar, Concessions, Plenty of Free Parking in the Chestnut Street Parking Garage right across the street next to the Police Station or on the street. Trinity is a 300 seat theater. This event has adult more...

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City Grand List Increases By 6 Percent

By at February 1, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

City Grand List Increases By 6 Percent

The 2017 Grand List is in and it is a good sign for the City. Mayor Erin E. Stewart and City Assessor Michael Konik announced Wednesday that the City’s 2017 Grand List has increased by 6.27 percent. About $165,912,500 was added in new assessments to the City’s list of taxable property. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Grand List has had positive more...

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SMART City Initiative: Managing the City Vehicle Fleet

By at February 1, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

SMART City Initiative: Managing the City Vehicle Fleet

Amarone will write a 3-part series highligting some of the work the City is doing under Mayor Stewart’s SMART City Initiative. In Part II of the New Britain City Journal series covering Mayor Erin Stewart’s SMART City Initiative, we look at our city vehicle fleet. Like every city, New Britain spends a significant amount of taxpayer dollars on managing and more...

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