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City Wins Liberty Fireworks Contest

By at June 24, 2011 | 7:10 am |

City Wins Liberty Fireworks Contest

Festivities Scheduled for July 4th New Britain took another step towards making this year’s fireworks celebration as sparkling as ever. On Wednesday it was announced New Britain won $10,000 from the Liberty Mutual Announces Bring Back the 4th Contest. “I was absolutely speechless when I received the news this morning,” said Mayor Timothy Stewart Wednesday. more...

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Council Delays Costco Decision

By at June 24, 2011 | 7:05 am |

Council Delays Costco Decision

Due to a request from State Attorney General George Jepson for more information from the city about a possible Costco purchase, the Common Council postponed a vote on the project Wednesday night. Costco is looking to purchase about 15 acres of land on the Stanley Golf Course. Alderman Larry Hermanowski said the Council needs to know the results concerning the more...

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Board Asks Union to Reconsider Concessions

By at June 24, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Board Asks Union to Reconsider Concessions

Although the teachers union agreed to concessions saving 15 jobs, the clerical and custodial union did not approve concessions. The Board of Education is asking Local 1186 to reconsider concessions over the summer. “I think people look at it as they are giving the board something. The board is not getting anything,” said Sharon Beloin Saavedra, president of the more...

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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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