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Editor’s Note 3/27/15

What is with the name “Hartford Yard Goats”? I have been thinking about it for a week now and it has to be a joke.

Would you wear a hat or t-shirt promoting that name? I mean seriously the Rock Cats can do better. Now they have a goat as the mascot.

The team needed a name that sounded cool. How about Hartford Hound Cats? That at least meant they could keep their old mascot. Even just Hartford Hounds is acceptable.

I thought of a few others like Hartford Hive, Hartford Hunters, Hartford Hot Shots, Hartford High Flyers, Hartford Hot Dogs, Hartford Hungry Hippos and even Hartford Hungry Heifers.

On Facebook many New Britain residents had their own names like Hartford Snakes and Hartford Rats. There were worse names although I suppose they were referring to the way New Britain was treated rather than appropriate names for the team.

Instead of Rocky, will they call their mascot Yardy? This new name, however, has made some national news as the team name is a joke nationwide. I guess publicity is good at any cost.

Another Democrat has announced she will not be running for Mayor this year. It appears we are down to two that we know of in Robert Sanchez and Michael Trueworthy. It will certainly be interesting to see what will happen here. I suppose we will get an announcement sometime in May or June. Election year looks like it might get very interesting.

We held our first Safe Zone Halloween meeting this week and plans are looking good. I’m excited already. We need ideas for fundraisers so let me know if you can help.

Last week we ran a wonderful article on Mr. Carlos Gonzalez. We received sad news shortly after publication that he passed on. I am glad we had the chance to honor this terrific man. Our condolences to his family and friends.

This week’s joke is not necessarily true.

“Today I plan on being as useless as the “G” in lasagna.”

Just why is there a “G” in lasagna? Does the word lasana read the same. Some how the “G”, no matter how useless it seems, does make the word sound different than lasana.

Until next week you might as well eat some lasagna rather than worrying about its spelling and keep reading YOUR #1 Most Trusted New Britain newspaper!