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Annual Downtown District Meeting Projects Positive Outlook

By at May 25, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

The New Britain Downtown District’s 33rd Annual Meeting on Tuesday elected new officers and approved a new budget while presenting a positive outlook of the future for the downtown. Mayor Erin E. Stewart gave opening remarks commenting on all the great businesses that have opened up downtown. “That doesn’t happen by chance. That happens by putting a lot of more...

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Annual Greek Festival Set for This Weekend

By at May 25, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Annual Greek Festival Set for This Weekend

It is time to set your sights towards Greece as the Annual Dionysos 2017 will be held this weekend at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 301 West Main St. This year it opens on Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m. and lasts until midnight. On Saturday it will be from 11 a.m. to midnight. and on Sunday noon to 10 p.m. “It’s not always busy, but there will be people all 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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Pay Attention to the Women Behind the Curtain

By at May 18, 2017 | 5:00 pm |

Pay Attention to the Women Behind the Curtain

The Suburban Woman’s Club of New Britain The Wizard of Oz said to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. But you should pay attention to these ladies who are behind many curtains. Intelligent, self-fulfilling and very active ladies who cause things to happen in the New Britain area. Yet most residents don’t know about them. The Suburban Woman’s Club 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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Bike to Work Day in New Britain Friday

By at May 18, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Bike to Work Day in New Britain Friday

If you’re into bicycle riding, you will want to participate in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19. The event is part of Bike Walk Connecticut. Bike Walk Connecticut is changing the culture of transportation through advocacy and education to make bicycling and walking safe, feasible and attractive for a healthier, cleaner Connecticut. On Friday, New Britain more...

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A.W. Stanley Pool Project Set to Move Forward

By at May 11, 2017 | 5:00 pm |

A.W. Stanley Pool Project Set to Move Forward

A renovation of A.W. Stanley Park including a new pool, bath house, parking lot and baseball field has been approved and will move forward at a cost of $5 million. “We got word back from the architect that it is anticipated that we are going to send the project out to bid later this month,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We are aiming for construction to start more...

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