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Lobster Roll/Strawberry Shortcake Festival in Kensington

By at May 25, 2017 | 4:45 pm |

Lobster Roll/Strawberry Shortcake Festival in Kensington

The fourth annual Festival on the Hill, a Lobster Roll/Strawberry Shortcake Festival, will be held at Kensington Congregational Church (KCC), 312 Percival Avenue in Kensington, on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. This is a community outreach event and fundraiser that supports youth mission work including: providing and serving lunch at the New more...

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Porter’s Funeral Home Keeping Up With Societal Changes

By at April 27, 2017 | 6:15 pm |

Porter’s Funeral Home Keeping Up With Societal Changes

After five generations, you might think they had “seen it all.” But Chris and Peggy Porter still find families can come up with new twists when it comes to funeral services. Great-great Grandfather Bryan Porter founded Porter’s Funeral Service in a three-story building on Main Street in 1869. In 1984, Christopher H. Porter represented the fifth generation and more...

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Put Your Phone Away or Get Ready to Pay

By at April 6, 2017 | 7:00 pm |

Put Your Phone Away or Get Ready to Pay

From April 4 to April 30 the Berlin Police Department will be out in force looking for distracted drivers as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay, campaign, a high-visibility effort to enforce distracted-driving laws. “Everyone knows texting and driving is illegal and dangerous, and everyone knows they shouldn’t be doing it—but we see it happen all the time,” more...

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Berlin Holds “Coffee From A Cop”

By at March 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Berlin Holds “Coffee From A Cop”

On Thursday, March 16, two Berlin Police Department Officers spent the late morning at the Dunkin Donuts on Farmington Avenue for a “coffee from a cop” event. Sergeant Todd Lentini and Officer Dave Cruickshank spent an hour and a half buying coffee and other beverages for patrons of Dunkin Donuts. The Officers came up with the idea as a way to thank the patrons more...

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Berlin Police Department’s K9 Titan has Received Body Armor

By at March 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Berlin Police Department’s K9 Titan has Received Body Armor

Berlin Police Department’s K9 Titan has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Titan’s vest is sponsored by Winter Wyman of Waltham, MA and embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Winter Wyman”. Titan is an 8-year veteran of the Berlin more...

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UpBeat Pancake Breakfast

By at March 16, 2017 | 5:45 pm |

UpBeat Pancake Breakfast

It’s that time of year to get hungry for pancakes. The Kiwanis Club of Berlin will be holding the 23rd annual Upbeat Pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 18 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall on Porters Pass in Berlin. All the proceeds from this event all go to the Berlin High School Upbeat program. The students get the hall ready, setting up more...

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Bringing “Care” Back into Homecare

By at March 9, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Bringing “Care” Back into Homecare

When families go through the process of getting help for the first time many don’t know what kind of questions to ask to protect themselves and their loved ones. There are many risks that families may overlook when looking for a caregiver on their own. This is why it is crucial to find the right and trustworthy agency to take care of your loved one. Earlier this more...

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New Britain Youth Theater Moves to Berlin

By at March 2, 2017 | 6:15 pm |

New Britain Youth Theater Moves to Berlin

The New Britain Youth Theater (NBYT) has moved its office, classroom, rehearsal space, and a small studio performance space to Berlin. NBYT is now sharing space in the New Britain-Berlin YMCA Program Center at 362 Main St. “We were at the YMCA in New Britain for a couple of years, but they wanted our space for another purpose,” said Darren Farrington Executive more...

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Ramen Ya: Traditional Japanese Food and Hospitality

By at February 23, 2017 | 6:15 pm |

Ramen Ya: Traditional Japanese Food and Hospitality

Open for less than a month, Ramen Ya has already gotten the notice of Japanese-American families in the area for having good, “homemade,” traditional Japanese food. Now other people are quickly finding they like it too. Owner Sarah Tigrett has over 21 years experience in traditional Japanese cooking and chooses dishes she herself likes for the menu. While many of more...

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News from The Center

By at February 16, 2017 | 6:15 pm |

News from The Center

This is Chris Edge, Economic Development Director for the Town of Berlin. The New Britain City Journal has been nice enough to allow me to write a small article each month to highlight business happenings in Berlin. Since I came on board in January of 2015, Berlin has seen small but not always visible changes. The ones you can see, such as the construction of the new more...

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