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Editor’s Note 2/22/2018

I did not write about it because it felt like old news, but in case you missed it, Mayor Erin Stewart was called to the White House last week. She met President Donald Trump and was involved in a round table discussion on investing in the Opportunity Act, proposed by a bipartisan coalition from Senate & Congress. It can funnel private dollars into our urban areas.

Since I am not a fan of Mr. Trump, at first I wasn’t thrilled to hear our Mayor went to speak with him. But, soon I realized she went for a good reason. Helping New Britain in any way she can is a good thing. That is her job and she must do everything she can for our City. If our City can get additional funds for the poor, it is her obligation to try to get them.

Mayor Stewart has now met with Pres. Trump and Pres. Barack Obama. That is impressive. It also shows that she is not partisan to one party or train of thought. This is the kind of leader we need in our City and State.

This week, on page 1, is a sketch of the design for A.W. Stanley Park. I have had many people ask me about what is going there. See the sketch and read the story to learn more.

We have a little bit of a controversial political party story on page 1. Are the Democrats delaying City business? I really do not know.

I understand most Democrats on the Council are new. What I don’t understand is, if you are running for Council why don’t you know about the issues facing the City in advance? Did these Councilman learn anything about what was happening before running? Please attend meetings or watch them on TV before becoming a member. This learning curve may be delaying the city from moving forward. Most people know as much about a job as possible in advance. It seems these new Councilmen do not.

If this is not the issue, then yes the Democrats are deliberately delaying City business.

TRIAD’s annual Pancake Breakfast is March 18. I go every year. Read the story on page 2.

The City is looking for vendors for the Farmer’s Market. Crafters are especially needed. See page 3 for details.

I had the following joke emailed to me.

I decided to stop calling the bathroom the “John” and renamed it the “Jim”. I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.

Until next week, use the Jim and keep reading New Britain’s #1 Most Trusted Newspaper!