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Little Poland Festival This Sunday

By at April 26, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Little Poland Festival This Sunday

If you are attending this year’s 7th Annual Little Poland Festival on Sunday you will have an extra hour of fun as the event has been extended to 7 p.m. You can spend that extra time dancing, drinking, eating, enjoying arts and crafts or riding the carnival rides as Broad Street will be filled with over 20,000 people enjoying all that New Britain’s Little Poland has more...

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Columbus Commons Project Funding Gains Approval

By at April 19, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Columbus Commons Project Funding Gains Approval

The New Britain legislative delegation, welcomed approval of funds for the Columbus Commons project to assist with the first phase of its development last Friday. The Connecticut State Bond Commission approved a $6 million loan to the project stakeholders that will help with the construction of 80 new units of rental housing with 64 income-restricted affordable more...

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New Fire Chief Takes the Reins

By at April 19, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

New Fire Chief Takes the Reins

It may have been rainy outside on Monday, but in the New Britain Fire Department Headquarters at 225 Beaver St., there could not have been a brighter place to be. Mayor Erin Stewart, Fire Commissioners, and a group of nearly 50 gathered for a welcoming and swearing in ceremony for newly-appointed Fire Chief Raul Ortiz. “It has been a long road for the New more...

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Fishing Frenzy

By at April 19, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Fishing Frenzy

Over 300 Come out to Derby The weather was perfect Saturday as the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department held its annual Fishing Derby at the pond in Stanley Quarter Park. “We have over 300 fishers which is more than usual. It is a weather driven event,” said Craig Bowman, Recreation Services Coordinator. “Everyone is itching to get outside because of more...

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Volunteers Help Prepare Rose Garden for New Season

By at April 19, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Volunteers Help Prepare Rose Garden for New Season

Spring is on its way as on Saturday new roses were planted at the Rose Garden at Walnut Hill Park, near the World War I Monument, by a number of volunteers. “We are opening up the garden for the season. We do that every year,” said Michelle Malinowski, a board member of the Friends of the Walnut Hill Rose Garden. “Our first planting was on April 10, 2010. What more...

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Republican Party to Honor Tim Stewart, Peter Gostin

By at April 12, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Republican Party to Honor Tim Stewart, Peter Gostin

The Second Annual Republican Committee Annual Award dinner will honor two of the party’s most well-known members. Former Mayor Timothy Stewart will receive the Linda Blogoslawski Award and Peter Gostin will get the Mary Chaponis Award. Town Committee Chairman Tony Cane said when he became the chairman of the party two years ago, he knew he wanted to have an more...

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Mayor’s Budget Calls For No Tax Increase

By at April 12, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Mayor’s Budget Calls For No Tax Increase

Mayor Erin E. Stewart on Wednesday presented to the Common Council a $237.72 million budget for 2018-19 that calls for no tax increase and an overall reduction in spending. The $237,729,089 budget represents a 1.58 percent decrease from the current year’s $241.53 million budget. The Mayor received the Board of Finance and Taxation’s budget proposal on March 8. more...

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“Theo” Intrigues Children

By at April 12, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

“Theo” Intrigues Children

Children at the New Britain Public Library last Thursday night, April 5, had a special treat as they had the opportunity to meet and pet “Theo” the Llama from Country Quilt Llama Farm in Cornwall. Debbie Labbe brought “Leo”, who is 7 years old, to teach the children about the camelid during “Hooked on Llamas” at the children’s library. “Llamas are more...

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NBMAA Celebrates 115th Birthday with Community Day

By at April 12, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

NBMAA Celebrates 115th Birthday with Community Day

The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) celebrated its 115th year Saturday, April 7, hosting Community Day with free admission and a variety of activities for both adults and children. Guests enjoyed art inspired by the exhibition American Post-Impressionists: Maurice and Charles Prendergast. Maurice Prendergast was interested in what people did for leisure more...

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Many Readers Say Rep. Esty Should Resign

By at April 5, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Many Readers Say Rep. Esty Should Resign

According to various news sources, Rep Elizabeth Esty, CT 5th Congressional district including New Britain, entered into a nondisclosure agreement with her former chief of staff Tony Baker and wrote a reference letter for him even after learning of allegations that he had threatened and physically assaulted another aide of hers with whom he was once in a more...

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