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Editor’s Note 1/11/2018

It is nice to have warm weather after such cold temperatures. I was beginning to feel the need to just hibernate.

If you feel that way, be sure to read our story on page 1 on the Winter Blues. For many of us it is just a slight depression of cold, dark weather. For many others it can turn into a deeper depression. If you want to stay away from the dark sadness it is best to keep active.

In the story we listed a number of things you can do to keep yourself motivated. Take a dance class, play dodgeball, see a show or visit a museum.

It is best to plan activities and not fall into a rut. I tend to plan a trip for the Spring or look up summer ideas. It keeps me thinking ahead rather than focusing on the winter. I have never been a fan of winter.

Restructuring our debt was delayed. It is an important issue. See page 1 for more information.

On page 2 is a story about more solar panels helping people save money in our City. I still believe in solar. This is a good example of why everyone should get it.

On page 3 is an update on the school budget. It is a difficult time because the State is not giving enough money to our City. I don’t know the answer but $4 million is quite a bit to ask. I really think we need something new in our State. A new governor will certainly help, but Connecticut is becoming too difficult to live in. Taxes go up. The economy goes down. Jobs go down. Top officials get raises and the rest of us just trying to survive.

I’m starting to think about getting out of the State. I love New Britain, but this State is a mess. Everyone I speak with has had it here.

But, I digress. The schools definitely need the money. I just don’t believe residents can afford a tax raise to make that happen. It is a catch-22.

On this page we have an interesting letter from Mayor Erin Stewart. Please check it out.

I have 1 joke left from people sending me jokes. I really need more. Email me at nbcityjournal@yahoo.com. Here it is.

The temptation to sing ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ is always just a whim away a whim away a whim away a whim away.

Until next week go out and be active and keep reading New Britain’s Most Trusted Newspaper!