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Gadomski to Run in 25th District

By at April 29, 2016 | 8:30 am |

Gadomski to Run in 25th District

Republican Richard Gadomski has announced he intends to run in the 25th District against Democratic incumbent Robert Sanchez. “Everyone is complaining and wants change and nobody wants to stand front and center to make things change,” said Gadomski. “Someone has to stand up and make it happen. Being a father I want to set an example for my kids and other more...

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It’s Electric

By at April 28, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

It’s Electric

City Looks to Buy Electric Poles In order to save funds and put in better LED lights, the City has made an offer to Eversource to purchase all the streetlights in the City. “Right now Eversource owns our streetlamps, so if someone crashes into a pole Eversource is responsible for coming out and fixing them,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We pay a lot of costs to more...

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Hatch Building Sold for $25,000

By at April 28, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Hatch Building Sold for $25,000

Another long standing vacant downtown building has been sold. Mayor Erin Stewart announced Wednesday that Opportunity Real Estate Equites, LLC has offered to purchase the Hatch Building at 24 Washington Street for $25,000. This is the same group that purchased the old New Britain Herald building. “They know they are going to have to put a few million into fixing more...

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Record Crowd Attends Annual Little Poland Festival

By at April 28, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Record Crowd Attends Annual Little Poland Festival

Everywhere you looked on Broad Street Sunday was a line of people. Nearly 20,000 were in attendance to celebrate what may be the biggest event held in the City in this century. The Fifth Annual Little Poland Festival featuring Polish foods like pierogi and potato pancakes, music and dancing, a Packzki contest, a carnival and nearly 100 booths. It was an event that more...

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Central Park Re-dedication Ceremony May 3

By at April 27, 2016 | 10:43 am |

Central Park Re-dedication Ceremony May 3

A ribbon cutting, lunch with Mayor Erin Stewart, music, art, food trucks and more are a few of the things that will be happening at the Central Park Re-dedication Ceremony on Tuesday, May 3. “We just want folks, especially the business community that works downtown, to come out to the park and utilize it,” said Mayor Stewart. “There have been numerous issues in more...

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Budget Not Set in Stone

By at April 21, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Budget Not Set in Stone

After listening to speakers and talking to constituents, Common Council members said there is a lot of work to be done and a one and one-half mill increase in taxes is not necessarily going to happen. “I got some phone calls from people who could not come to the meeting who were worried about seniors especially ones with fixed and low incomes paying more taxes,” more...

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New Housing Project Named Howey House

By at April 15, 2016 | 8:00 am |

New Housing Project Named Howey House

City officials Tuesday announced that an 11-unit permanent supportive housing building, meant for the City’s homeless population, at the intersection of North Street and Erwin Place, will be built at a cost of $2.9 million. “We are here today to mark a major housing project for some of our most vulnerable residents. At any given time there are over 40 of our more...

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Mayor Proposes Mill Rate Increase

By at April 13, 2016 | 8:08 pm |

Mayor Proposes Mill Rate Increase

Calling it a SMART budget, Mayor Erin Stewart proposed a one and one half mill tax increase for 2016-17, putting the budget at $239.2 million, to the Common Council Wednesday evening. The 2015-16 budget is $226.4 million with a mill rate of 49 mills. The new budget increases 5.64 percent to 50.50 mills. One mill is $2.48 million. The original budget presented to more...

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Smalley School in Need of $50 Million Renovation

By at April 7, 2016 | 6:02 pm |

Smalley School in Need of $50 Million Renovation

In the next few months the Common Council will be looking over a feasibility study showing 12 additional classrooms, 2 science labs, a greenhouse, an additional computer lab, about 70 more parking spaces and much more to Smalley Academy School. The school district approved authorization to request Common Council funding and filing of ED049 for the renovation and more...

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New Director Leads Parks & Rec

By at April 7, 2016 | 5:55 pm |

New Director Leads Parks & Rec

[caption id="attachment_12716" align="alignnone" width="580"] Director of Parks & Rec, Erik Barbieri and Former Director, Bill DeMaio[/caption] As the new Director of Parks & Recreation, Erik Barbieri oversees an expansive department that provides leisure, entertainment and other services to thousands of residents each year. “The Parks & Rec staffs more...

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