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Dog Licenses Due by June 30

By at June 21, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Dog Licenses Due by June 30

It’s that time again. Dog owners are required to get any dog over six months old licensed by June 30. “This is the month everyone should head to the town’s clerk office (on the first floor of City Hall, 27 West Main St). and get their dog licensed,” said Jim Russo, animal control officer. “You need to produce a valid rabies certificate when more...

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NBHS Firefighting Students Teach Effects of Drinking and Driving

By at June 20, 2011 | 8:00 am |

NBHS Firefighting Students Teach Effects of Drinking and Driving

New Britain High School (NBHS) students from the Fire Fighting class are providing the school with a unique look at the effects drinking and driving can cause after a night at the prom. The students from the class wrote a script to mimic a mock crash and acted it out last week in front of 500 seniors demonstrating the impact of drinking and driving. The New Britain fire more...

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Holy Trinity Undergoing Beautification

By at June 19, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Holy Trinity Undergoing Beautification

Another New Britain gemstone, the small but beautiful Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, is undergoing renovations just in time for its 100th anniversary in 2013. It is in phase three of the plan having previously fixed water problems on the roof, repainting and carpeting the downstairs hall. This coming week it will begin the last phase by repainting, repairing and redoing more...

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Residential Transfer Station Scheduled to Open June 27

By at June 17, 2011 | 6:10 am |

Residential Transfer Station Scheduled to Open June 27

On June 25 the landfill on Deming Road will close. On June 27 a new transfer station will open on Christian Lane. “Everything that used to happen there, will occur here,” said Mark Moriarty, public works director. “Only commercial waste will be allowed at the old site.” At the end of 2013 the old site will close for good through state and federal more...

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Petition Asks Costco Process to Continue

By at June 17, 2011 | 6:05 am |

Petition Asks Costco Process to Continue

At a meeting last week the Friends of A.W. Stanley Park handed common council members a petition with over 1,100 signatures of people against the building of a Costco on Hartford Road that would use land from the Stanley Golf Course. This week, the New Britain Republican Town Committee has begun a petition that asks residents to let the process play out before more...

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Bernacki Makes it Official

By at June 16, 2011 | 7:44 pm |

Bernacki Makes it Official

Republican Mark Bernacki officially announced his intentions to run for mayor Thursday night at the Falcon’s Club. “When Mayor Stewart announced he was not running for a fifth term I began receiving phone calls and people started showing up at our business asking what my plans were,” said Bernacki. “Amazingly, people asked me two simple questions. Some asked more...

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First Anniversary of Walnut Hill Rose Garden Celebrated

By at June 15, 2011 | 8:54 pm |

First Anniversary of Walnut Hill Rose Garden Celebrated

A group of over 200 people showed up Wednesday night to help celebrate the first year anniversary of the Walnut Hill Rose Garden. “People have been rolling up their sleeves and doing a lot of work on something that was okay, but now spectacular,” said Bill DeMaio, parks and recreation director. Kate McCue, who was the founder of the project, said that “ Walnut more...

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Foundation Donates $25,000 to Save Fireworks

By at June 15, 2011 | 4:04 pm |

Foundation Donates $25,000 to Save Fireworks

It’s not too late for New Britain to light up the night sky on the Fourth of July with the biggest and best fireworks display in Connecticut. The American Savings Foundation has pledged a $25,000 challenge grant to help make sure the annual celebration goes on in 2011. “This pledge gets us half way home,” said Mayor Timothy Stewart. “If businesses and more...

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School Board Looks at 42 Position Cuts

By at June 13, 2011 | 8:49 pm |

School Board Looks at 42 Position Cuts

The Board of Education Budget Workshop Monday night looked at where cuts would take place in the school system with the existing budget. The school board received $10.5 million in ECS Funds and $107 from appropriated funds totaling $118.060 million. The board looked at the following procedure in analyzing $11 million in cuts from its proposed budget more...

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First Anniversary Celebration of the Rose Garden

By at June 13, 2011 | 9:56 am |

First Anniversary Celebration of the Rose Garden

The Friends of the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden and the City of New Britain are holding their First Anniversary Celebration of the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden. Join hundreds of volunteers, community members, students and rose garden lovers they gather to recognize the hard work put into this landmark. Hors D’oeuvres with cash bar will be available, along with a musical more...

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