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First Phase of Multi-Use Trail at A.W. Stanley Park

By at September 6, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

First Phase of Multi-Use Trail at A.W. Stanley Park

The City of New Britain has completed the first phase of the “Stanley Loop Trail,” which is a new multi-use trail at A.W. Stanley Park that will be extended to Stanley Quarter Park within the next two years—creating multiple miles of paved walking and cycling trails. The City’s contractor, Tobacco & Sons, recently finished paving a 10-foot wide bituminous more...

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Pat Rutkowski: The Guest Who Never Left

By at September 6, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Pat Rutkowski: The Guest Who Never Left

When Pat Rutkowski first started working at the New Britain Public Library she was in high school and her job was to shelve books. “I remember we had so many books that we had to shove books on the shelf. To this day, people do not throw books out. People are always donating them,” said Rutkowski, who has been the library director for nine years. “I was a page more...

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Election 2018

By at September 6, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Election 2018

State Senate District 6 (D) Theresa Gerratana (incumbent) Government Experience: HOUSE, 1993-2003, SENATE, 2011-present, Majority Whip (2013-14), Assistant Majority Leader (2015); commissioner, State Elections Enforcement Commission, 2007-2010 Community Experience - President, League of Women Voters; president, Junior League of Greater New Britain; former board more...

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Mayor Veto’s Department Residency Vote

By at August 23, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Mayor Veto’s Department Residency Vote

Mayor Erin Stewart, August 17, vetoed the Democratic majority Common Council vote to reinstate a residency requirement for department heads. By an 8-4 vote, the Common Council voted Aug. 8 that departments heads hired live in New Britain or move to New Britain within one year. In February of 2017 by a 12-1 vote the Council removed residency requirements for more...

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Main Street USA Schedule Set for Sept. 8

By at August 23, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Main Street USA Schedule Set for Sept. 8

The summer is going by quickly and Main Street U.S.A. is only a few weeks away. This year’s annual event has been set for Sept. 8 from noon to 9 p.m. at Walnut Hill Park. Each year the event grows as thousands come out to enjoy the day filled with a variety of cultural foods, adult beer and wine garden, craft and vendor booths, a “kids zone” with rides and more...

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Student Immunization Before School Starts

By at August 23, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Student Immunization Before School Starts

Before school begins, students entering New Britain schools for the first time or those who are new to the middle school or high school are required to get various immunizations. According to the City health department, getting children all of the vaccines recommended by the center for Disease Control’s immunization schedule is one of the most important things more...

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Halloween Safe Zone in Need of Major Sponsor

By at August 23, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Halloween Safe Zone in Need of Major Sponsor

The Halloween Safe Zone committee is seeking one or more major sponsors for it’s annual Oct. 31st event. The event costs about $10,000 to put on each year. A major sponsor could have their name be part of the event title. “Each year we get donations from $2 to $1,000. While we appreciate every penny, it would be nice to have one sponsor donate $5,000 or more more...

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Tilcon Quarry Proposal Withdrawn

By at August 22, 2018 | 3:20 pm |

Tilcon Quarry Proposal Withdrawn

On Wednesday Mayor Erin E. Stewart withdrew her support for the Tilcon Quarry Project that would have allowed the company to mine 74 acres of protected watershed owned by the New Britain Water Department but located in Plainville. It possibly would have also created a new water storage area. This followed a $350,000 study by Lenard Engineering that was very more...

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Recapping the School Year, What’s Ahead

By at August 9, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Recapping the School Year, What’s Ahead

The 2017-18 School year saw a lot of changes in the school system and in the coming school year many more are planned. So what happened last year and what is coming? One of the biggest events last school year was The Consolidated School District on New Britain (CDSNB) partnering with Central Connecticut State University and the Ana Grace Project to welcome families more...

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Many Classes Other than the Basics are Essential

By at August 9, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Many Classes Other than the Basics are Essential

While the Consolidated School District of New Britain adds STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) classes as a regular to its curriculum this year, the City Journal asked group members “What class in high school, other than your basics of math, english and science, did you take that were most useful?” One of the most useful people said was typing, more...

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