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Editor’s Note 9/6/2018

School is back, football is back and it is almost time for Halloween.

I want to thank the New Britain EMS for their kind $1,000 donation to the Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone. We need all the donations we can get and this jump starts our cause. Besides cash and candy, we need people to help line the streets with decorated cars and hand out candy at the event for our Trunk or Treat section. We need 10 cars plus. Please help us out. Call me at 860-505-7612 if you are interested. We supply the candy. You just decorate your car in the most Halloweeney way possible. It is a great way to spend your Halloween. Last year police estimated that we had about 8,000 people in attendance at the event. It could be even larger this year. Come help make this tradition amazing!

This week the first phase of the “Stanley Loop Trail” was completed. I really enjoy walking at our City parks. This is just another addition that will benefit residents. It is being done through a grant. See page 1 for more details.

We also have a feature on New Britain Public Library Director Pat Rutkowski. She is just another awesome resident of this City. Our library is so important and she is helping to keep it one of our City’s treasures. See page 1.

Did you see the new City jingle? I thought is was quite catchy. If you haven’t viewed it yet, become a member of our Facebook group.

It may seem early, but before you know it, it will be time to vote. On pages 2-3 is our Election 2018 candidate profiles. Please give them a look.

I wrote a Pigskin Predictions this week. Who did I pick for the Superbowl. Hint: Not the Patriots! See page 7.

I must also add that I have not written a Pinstripe Press in a while. The Yankees are not playing well and I find it difficult to be optimistic. I can’t see them getting past the wildcard game. Still, I am hoping for a turnaround.

Instead of a joke, I have a list of some silly laws in this country.

It’s against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas.

In Natoma, Kansas, it’s illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits.

It’s against the law in Chicago to eat in a place that is on fire.

It’s illegal to slurp soup in New Jersey.

Until next week don’t slurp in public and keep Reading New Britain #1 Most Trusted Newspaper!