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A Great Beginning!

Christmas in September… or at least it felt that way! In spite of the heat and humidity of the evening, spirits were running high and joyous as members of the Sacred Heart School Family gathered for an Open House, Meeting…

Available Business Space in City Dwindling

If you are thinking about owning a business in New Britain, you might want to do it fast, as space is filling up quickly. “Right now there is a lack of industrial space,” said Bill Carroll, economic development director. “On…

12th Annual Downtown New Britain/TD Bank Car Show on September 22

The New Britain Downtown District (NBDD) is sponsoring the 12th annual 2018 New Britain/TD Bank Downtown Car Show on Saturday, September 22 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The show will be in memory of New Britain Downtown District Commissioner,…

ALNB Presents “Un Año después de Maria” Puerto Rico–Before and After Maria

The Art League of New Britain at 30 Cedar Street (rear) in New Britain, will present “Un Año después de Maria” Puerto Rico–Before and After Maria: an exhibit commemorating Puerto Rico and the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria. There will…

Pigskin Predictions

The NFL is ready to begin and my picks for the week are ready. But, I want to start off with my Superbowl prediction. I believe it will be Houston against Minnesota in the Superbowl. I will take Minnesota to…

New Business Opens on West Main St.

Mayor Erin Stewart, Economic Development Director Bill Carroll, and owner Jesus Ruiz held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the recent opening of J’s Auto Sales & Repair on West Main Street in New Britain on Aug. 29. Jesus Ruiz,…

Commentary

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…

Youth Theater Announces Ninth Season Activities

No Boundaries Youth Theater, which began in 2010 as New Britain Youth Theater, begins its ninth season with another ambitious offering of classes and auditions. The new season kicks off with auditions this month for a December production of an…

First Phase of Multi-Use Trail at A.W. Stanley Park

The City of New Britain has completed the first phase of the “Stanley Loop Trail,” which is a new multi-use trail at A.W. Stanley Park that will be extended to Stanley Quarter Park within the next two years—creating multiple miles…

Pat Rutkowski: The Guest Who Never Left

When Pat Rutkowski first started working at the New Britain Public Library she was in high school and her job was to shelve books. “I remember we had so many books that we had to shove books on the shelf….