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Parade Celebrates Memorial Day

By at June 2, 2011 | 11:00 pm |

Parade Celebrates Memorial Day

New Britain honored its veterans in many ways Monday, but nowhere was there more buzz than Main Street as a large crowd turned out to view the Memorial Day Parade in the evening. “The parks and recreation department puts on this event. The department is top shelf,” John Melecsinky, master of ceremonies told the crowd. “I’m so proud of all our kids from the ROTC more...

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Gerratana Urges Businesses, Homeowners Shop Around for Lower Electric Rates

By at June 1, 2011 | 7:00 pm |

Gerratana Urges Businesses, Homeowners Shop Around for Lower Electric Rates

On the heels of a new report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that predicts New England electricity costs could rise by 10 to 18 percent this summer, state Sen. Terry Gerratana (D-New Britain) is urging business owners and homeowners to shop around for lower electricity rates by visiting: http://www.ctenergyinfo.com/display_rates.htm. “There are about a more...

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NBHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian Class Of 2011 Named

By at June 1, 2011 | 7:00 am |

NBHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian Class Of 2011 Named

Hard work, studying endless amounts for exams and an overall desire to learn more is reflected in Valedictorian Katherine Varga and Salutatorian Husein Becirovic of New Britain High School (NBHS) graduating class of 2011. Becoming valedictorian and salutatorian does not come easy. Their academic motivation and interest to learn by both is evident through their academic more...

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NB Leads the Way With New Standards-Based Report Cards

By at May 31, 2011 | 7:00 am |

NB Leads the Way With New Standards-Based Report Cards

In preparation for when the CMTS will be a thing of the past in 2014 and the Common Core Assessments will be the main form of assessment for student achievement of the future, the Consolidated School District of New Britain is taking a proactive approach to professional development. The buzz words for teachers and administrators of late has been ‘Common Core,’ more...

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McNamara Receives College Excellence Award

By at May 30, 2011 | 7:00 am |

McNamara Receives College Excellence Award

John McNamara, Capital Community College’s Director of Institutional Advancement, was named the recipient of the 2011 Board of Trustee Educational Excellence Award from the college. “It’s an unexpected honor to be recognized with the College Educational Excellence and Distinguished Service Award this year by the leadership and colleagues here at the College,” more...

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District Sees City’s Mattabassett Vote as Big Step

By at May 28, 2011 | 9:30 pm |

  The Mattabassett District, the agency that processes the wastewater from New Britain, Cromwell and Berlin, is hailing the endorsement of the New Britain Common Council for the expansion of The District’s wastewater treatment facility and inclusion of Middletown as a constituent community.  “We were very encouraged that the New Britain council has become the more...

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Council Sends Mayor Zero Increase Budget

By at May 27, 2011 | 7:49 pm |

Council Sends Mayor Zero Increase Budget

After looking at the budget, the Democratic Majority Council Friday night agreed to send a zero percent increase budget back to the mayor for approval. It would keep the mill rate at 36.63. Through sales of property, the council added back $1 million to the police department budget in order to keep funds of $2 million from a federal appropriation for officers. “By more...

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Commissioner Seeking Atrium, Solar Power at Senior Center

By at May 27, 2011 | 6:05 am |

Commissioner Seeking Atrium, Solar Power at Senior Center

Arnold Schwartz, chairman of the Commission on Aging, is always thinking of new ideas. Schwartz is hoping some new grants will come in that will help the commission look at the possibility of having an atrium and a solar greenhouse at the New Britain Senior Center on Pearl Street. “It’s all a matter of dollars,” said Schwartz. “The back of the building is more...

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Memorial Day Parade Plans

By at May 27, 2011 | 6:00 am |

Memorial Day Parade Plans

Mayor Timothy T. Stewart, Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Jamie A. Giantonio, Vice Chairman Paul Shaker, Sr., and Veterans Commission Chairman William B. Coyle announced today that the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 2011 Memorial Day Parade in honor of all the brave men and women who served and are currently serving in the United more...

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Pinnacle Heights Purchased – Magnet school coming to city

By at May 26, 2011 | 6:10 am |

Pinnacle Heights Purchased – Magnet school coming to city

The Connecticut Region Education Council (CREC) entered into an agreement with the City Wednesday to look at purchasing 17 acres of land on the Pinnacle Heights property known as 34 Marimac Road for a Magnet School. “We are very excited about the prospect about building a magnet school on this site,” said Don Walsh, deputy executive of CREC. “This would be one of more...

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