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Editor’s Note 11/2/2012

As I write the Editor’s Note, due to deadline, the Halloween Safety Zone event has not yet taken place. Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. I will write all about it next. I want to thank everyone involved now. See those who helped by donating towards candy on page 2. If you see a name more than once, it is because they donated more than once.

What I can talk about is the hurricane. After last year’s devastating Storm Alfred, I feared the worst. I was without electricity for 7 days from that storm. This year, I had just a few off and on flickers. I think a lot of that was due to all the lines cut down by CL&P last year. It really kept New Britain from suffering too much from Hurricane Sandy.

I was sick of watching weather on television. Good thing I was able to communicate with so many people on Facebook. It kept me connected. Join the New Britain City Journal group on Facebook and stay connected as well. We have some great conversations.

Of course, I also feared the Hurricane would stop our downtown Halloween event. We were very lucky.

Are you paying attention to this debate between the landlords and the City? It appears that this is going to stick around for awhile. It will certainly be interesting to watch.

Our website poll is “Are you in favor of the new $150 fee on landlords?” Please go to to vote. ‘No’ is presently winning with over 82 percent.

Nov. 6 is Election Day. I covered the League of Women Voters Debate on page 2. It had some interesting topics and is worth watching. I wish we could have more than 1 of these each year. We will have full coverage of the results next week.

Central’s Competition for a Cause has started. If you haven’t heard about it, see page 3. It is a food drive that will definitely help our food pantries. Think about making a donation. Great idea Central Connecticut State University student Simms Sonet! Ideas like this help make New Britain great.

We have 4 Letters to the Editor this week. I’ve been encouraging people to send them in. We want to publish everyone’s point of view.

My Facebook joke this week should start out ‘How poor are you?’ It is quite cute.

“I’m so poor, a thief broke into my house last night. He started searching for money so I woke up and searched with him.”

It gave me quite a chuckle. I heard some good ones concerning the hurricane. Unfortunately, they are not publishable. I’ll have to leave those to your imagination.

As the candidates would say, “I am Robin Vinci and I approve this message.”

Until next week, find your money and keep reading YOUR #1 Weekly Newspaper!