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Become Aware of the Autism Spectrum Disorders

It seems as though we are hearing more and more about Autism lately. Is it because there is more Autism occurring in the general population than ever before? Or, is it because we are paying more attention to autism, diagnosing…

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The Information You Need to Know Behind the Pink Ribbon

October is Breast Cancer awareness month, but that doesn’t mean it should be the only month people need to think about this disease. The National Cancer Institute reports that one out of every eight women will be diagnosed with Breast…

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Housing Planned For Aquinas Site

The City has entered into a purchase and sales agreement for the former Aquinas building, at 74 Kelsey Street with Community Builders Inc. of Boston, MA. The City is looking to sell the property for $145,200. The company is looking…

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Voter Canvass Progressing

If you have recently moved and plan to vote in the upcoming election, you may want to call or visit the registrar’s office to be sure you are registered. In January, the department started putting together an annual list from…

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Parade Celebrates Memorial Day

New Britain honored its veterans in many ways Monday, but nowhere was there more buzz than Main Street as a large crowd turned out to view the Memorial Day Parade in the evening. “The parks and recreation department puts on…

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Gerratana Urges Businesses, Homeowners Shop Around for Lower Electric Rates

On the heels of a new report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that predicts New England electricity costs could rise by 10 to 18 percent this summer, state Sen. Terry Gerratana (D-New Britain) is urging business owners and homeowners…

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NBHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian Class Of 2011 Named

Hard work, studying endless amounts for exams and an overall desire to learn more is reflected in Valedictorian Katherine Varga and Salutatorian Husein Becirovic of New Britain High School (NBHS) graduating class of 2011. Becoming valedictorian and salutatorian does not…

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NB Leads the Way With New Standards-Based Report Cards

In preparation for when the CMTS will be a thing of the past in 2014 and the Common Core Assessments will be the main form of assessment for student achievement of the future, the Consolidated School District of New Britain…

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McNamara Receives College Excellence Award

John McNamara, Capital Community College’s Director of Institutional Advancement, was named the recipient of the 2011 Board of Trustee Educational Excellence Award from the college. “It’s an unexpected honor to be recognized with the College Educational Excellence and Distinguished Service…

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Rabies is a Virus Everyone Should Look to Prevent

Recently a woman in New Britain was bitten by a raccoon in her back yard. This animal was caught and killed by the animal control officer. Analysis of the brain at the state health department revealed that the animal was…