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Editor’s Note 2-10-2012

It was not just the Superbowl itself I did not enjoy. Being a Patriots fan, I must admit I did not enjoy the result. But, I was not thrilled with the commercials this year either. I love my Coca Cola Polar Bears, but no commercial really stuck out as special to me.

The reason, I think, is because so many were released beforehand that I didn’t see much new.

It was very disappointing. I can’t even pick out a favorite. Next year, I’m not watching any commercials in advance.

The one saving grace of the game was the half-time show. Other than the obscene gesture by MIA, the show was fun to watch. Madonna was certainly not as flexible and quick as she was in her youth, but I would take half of her energy and talent.

I was also disappointed that I had a bad cold and could not join the Roma Superbowl party. Maybe, next year.

This week we have news from all over the place. The Mayor insists he is not going to raise taxes. I am very happy to hear that. No one in New Britain can afford it. I think people, however, should be prepared for a raise in taxes when the economy gets better. We can’t stay at a standstill forever.

A lot of news this week seems to involve the schools, from the budget to the robotics team it is here.

This week on page 7, be sure to read our new column from our “In Our Schools” page. Two great writers from HALS plan to put an article together once a month for us. It should be very informative. It’s interesting to get something from the middle school level. If other schools are interested in participating, drop me an email at

We must congratulate the five individuals who helped save a boy’s life at New Britain High School. Read the story on page 2.

Our “What’s in a Name?” is back this week. Do you now how Jubilee St. was named?

Don’t miss our business feature on Miss Washington Diner on page 6. We certainly have a lot of excellent restaurants in the City.

This week my Funny Thought from Facebook is for women. Originally this had a top 10, but I narrowed it down to my favorite top 5.


5. You’re adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet.

4. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.

3. Everyone’s head looks like an invitation to batting practice.

2. You’re convinced there’s a God and he’s male.

1. You’re counting down the days until menopause.”

I like the one about chocolate chips the best. Give me my chocolate.

Until next week, be careful what you put in your omelets, and keep reading YOUR #1 Weekly Newspaper!