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Feature News

Police Station Making Progress

Construction of the new police department, on the corners of Chestnut and Main St., is right on schedule. “Right now we are look for finishes on what the flooring, ceiling and other specialties will be like,” said Ed Moriarty of…

Feature News

State Releases Strategic Profile

In New Britain 16.5 percent of K-12 students are not fluent in English. This was one of the statistics the state released in an outline of the 2009-10 profile on the school district. At a recent Board of Education meeting,…

Fun with Science Takes Place at PJPII

Children are naturally curious about the world around them. This was apparent as eager young faces watched every move that Richard Reacto of Mad Science made while engaging them in a fun evening of science exploration at Pope John Paul…

Recreation

Draft Tryouts Scheduled May 24

Mayor Timothy T. Stewart, Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Jamie Giantonio and Vice Chairman Paul A. Shaker Sr. have announced that the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled baseball draft tryouts for the Larry Mangan League and J.C….

Commentary

Editor’s Note 05/06/11

I can’t help, but be excited about our new website. If you checked it out Tuesday evening, then you know we were the first one to get the news that Mayor Timothy Stewart was not running for re-election. Sometimes, knowing…

Resident Donates Winning Photography to NBMAA Auction

Donors to the New Britain Museum of American Art’s (NBMAA) Party of the Year, (the Spring Gala fundraiser on April 30) were treated to a party of their own on April 28. As a “thank you,” Gala committee members, chaired…

Health

Get Rollin’ & Check Your Colon

One of the top fears in society is being diagnosed with cancer; however, what if I told you that some cancers can be detected early or prevented before harm? Most would see this as wonderful news and jump for the…

Las Caribbenas Offers Prom Dresses, Hair Styling

If you’re looking to shop for special occasion dresses such as proms, weddings and Sweet 16 there is no need to look outside of New Britain. Las Caribbenas, 417 Main St., holds all you need.   The cute little salon…

Health

Discipline that Makes Sense: Natural, Logical, and Imposed Consequences

Quite often we hear a parent warning a child about the consequences of his or her behavior. Sometimes we watch and listen as frustrated moms and dads try to handle unruly children in the grocery store, only to make matters…

Commentary

Wanted: Good Mayor for New Britain

As Mayor Timothy Stewart made the long awaited announcement that he would not run for re-election Tuesday night, City residents can only wait to see in what direction our future will go. We will have a number of options. Already…