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Quarters for Stanley Quarter

The City is looking to raise between $12,000 (the amount the City is short in funds) and $100,000 for this year’s Great American Boom on July 4. Alderman Brian Keith Albert came up with the idea of raising money through…

Facade Uncovered

Watching the facade removed at 222 Main St., a five story 66,570-square foot building that was built in 1885, was bittersweet for Christopher and Peggy Porter. The building was formerly owned by B.C. Porter, who used it primarily for retail…

Political Convention Brings Surprise

Mayor Stewart Chooses to Run for Lt. Governor New Britain Mayor Erin E. Stewart survived the GOP nomination weekend, but she will not be running for Governor this year. In what many people called “a surprise” on Friday, Stewart announced…

KAMF to Donate Bikes to New Britain Students

The Kevin Adorno Memorial Fund Inc. (KAMF) has chosen New Britain Elementary Schools for this year’s bike giveaway from the Bikes from Bambino Program. KAMF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by the family and friends of Kevin Adorno and…

Council Resolution Has “No Authority”

Although a new resolution was approved by the Democratic led Council to execute a hiring freeze, the Corporation Counsel said the resolution has “no authority”. According to City Charter §5-1 – The Authority of the Mayor. (a) There shall be…

Little Poland Festival This Sunday

If you are attending this year’s 7th Annual Little Poland Festival on Sunday you will have an extra hour of fun as the event has been extended to 7 p.m. You can spend that extra time dancing, drinking, eating, enjoying…

New Fire Chief Takes the Reins

It may have been rainy outside on Monday, but in the New Britain Fire Department Headquarters at 225 Beaver St., there could not have been a brighter place to be. Mayor Erin Stewart, Fire Commissioners, and a group of nearly…

Fishing Frenzy

Over 300 Come out to Derby The weather was perfect Saturday as the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department held its annual Fishing Derby at the pond in Stanley Quarter Park. “We have over 300 fishers which is more than…

Volunteers Help Prepare Rose Garden for New Season

Spring is on its way as on Saturday new roses were planted at the Rose Garden at Walnut Hill Park, near the World War I Monument, by a number of volunteers. “We are opening up the garden for the season….

Mayor’s Budget Calls For No Tax Increase

Mayor Erin E. Stewart on Wednesday presented to the Common Council a $237.72 million budget for 2018-19 that calls for no tax increase and an overall reduction in spending. The $237,729,089 budget represents a 1.58 percent decrease from the current…