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What Should Be Done About the State Budget?

By at September 14, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

What Should Be Done About the State Budget?

This month in our Facebook group Question of the Month, we asked two questions directly related to each other. They were, “Since we have no new State Budget, what should legislators do to fix it? How do you feel about not having a budget?” Group members had plenty to say on the subject. “US government is deep in debt, the state is broke, most cities are more...

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Place for Pups

By at September 14, 2017 | 2:20 pm |

Place for Pups

City Looks to Make Dog Park Reality After getting an influx of requests by citizens for a dog park, the Common Council has approved moving forward with one at Washington Park. “This is the Top 5 category of questions I am asked on a constant basis,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “Everyone wants to know when New Britain will get a dog park. Two months ago when I more...

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The Legacy Foundation: Kids, Sports and Life Skills

By at September 14, 2017 | 2:10 pm |

The Legacy Foundation: Kids, Sports and Life Skills

October marks the first anniversary for the New Britain Legacies Youth Development and Basketball Program. Founded by Deivone Tanksley of New Britain, the organization runs after school youth and adult basketball leagues along with coaching sessions in the gym at St. Matthews Lutheran Church on Franklin Square. But the design of the unique program seeks to do much more more...

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Main Street USA Grows Bigger and Better

By at September 14, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Main Street USA Grows Bigger and Better

More rides, more music and more activities meant more people, as Main Street USA is in the third year of the event at Walnut Hill Park. “We had a record crowd, it was a great day with wonderful weather showcasing all that New Britain has to offer,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “The entertainment was great and we ended the night with us spectacular fireworks more...

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Haunted Bar

By at September 7, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Haunted Bar

Investigators Find Spirits at Frosty Mug For years, tales were told about dead bodies being hidden in the basement of a city bar. But in the past few years the stories have not been the only unusual thing taking place at the Frosty Mug, 269 Beaver St. The tavern has experienced some very odd happenings and an investigative team has come to see exactly what is going more...

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Round 3 of New High Voltage Art Decorates City

By at August 31, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Round 3 of New High Voltage Art Decorates City

The third round of High Voltage Art is in the works and will see 14 traffic control boxes painted around the City. The Arts Commission will be doing another Call for Artists (round 4) in a few weeks. The program by Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the New Britain Commission on the Arts, calls for artists to help beautify the City by turning traffic light control boxes into more...

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SEEC Complaint Filed Against Gay Firm

By at August 31, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

SEEC Complaint Filed Against Gay Firm

Republican Town Committee Chairman Anthony Cane filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) this week that there are questions surrounding donations to Democratic candidate for Mayor Merrill Gay’s campaign. Gay is running for Mayor against Republican incumbent Erin Stewart. According to Cane, seven students from Waterbury, who are not more...

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Karwan to be Missed as Senior Center Director

By at August 31, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Karwan to be Missed as Senior Center Director

For 24 years, seniors have seen a familiar face leading the senior center. On Aug. 31, Mike Karwan, senior center director, will no longer be at the helm as he retires. The Commission on Aging originally hired Karwan, who is from Glastonbury. “It was an exciting opportunity for me. It was different from anything I had done before,” remembers Karwan. “When I more...

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Main Street USA Grows with More Vendors, Music, Ferris Wheel

By at August 31, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Main Street USA Grows with More Vendors, Music, Ferris Wheel

This year Main Street U.S.A. will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9th, from noon to 10 p.m. at Walnut Hill Park as new events continue to help the celebration expand. (rain date is Sept. 10). “We expanded the kids zone due to popular demand,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “We have all the food vendors. A beer and wine garden and we are going to have a 100 foot slide. more...

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Dozynki Gears up for 37th Annual Harvest Festival

By at August 24, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

Dozynki Gears up for 37th Annual Harvest Festival

The harvest is complete and it is time to celebrate at the 37th Annual Dozynki Harvest Festival. Each year in Poland a celebration takes place at this time to thank God for the bounty of the season. On Saturday and Sunday people will come together at Falcon’s Field on Farmington Ave. to celebrate the harvest in New Britain. This year’s festival in the City more...

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