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Feature Recreation

New Hours for Golf Course Driving Range

Stanley Golf Course has extended the hours of the driving range. The nineteen station covered, heated and lighted driving range is open weekdays and weekends at 7 a.m. and will stay open until 9 p.m. on weekdays and until 8…

Feature Recreation

Walnut Hill Tennis Courts Closed

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department have announced that the tennis courts at Walnut Hill Park will be closed for construction starting April 18th and will not re-open for approximately one month.  Please consider using the tennis courts at Stanley Quarter…

Entertainment Feature

Blumenthal, Foot Guard Lead 4-year Civil War Ceremony in New Britain

The Governor’s Foot guard and the National Guard led the procession that saw US Senator Richard Blumenthal among the speakers ushering in the beginning of the Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Ceremonies Saturday morning at Central Connecticut State University. Hundreds of…

Health

Love Them, Protect Them, Immunize Them

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is scheduled…

Entertainment

City Native, NY Times Bestselling Author Recalls NB

It is quite an accomplishment when an author has published 29 novels, 22 of which have become New York Times bestsellers. This success has been attained by New Britain native, Luanne Rice. Her 29th novel, “The Silver Boat,” brought her…

New Britain Polish Life

A Traditional Polish Easter Basket Consists of Many Items

Easter baskets of various sizes were probably spotted in stores around the area the day following Valentine’s. In the world of business, these things happen quicker than we ever expect. These Easter baskets are themed in many child-oriented ways, with…

Feature Recreation

Golf Course Boasts State of the Art GIS System

Stanley Golf Course has something many courses in the area are sure to envy. This season it has installed the latest and greatest golf technology in the country. Stanley Golf Course, a 27-hole public golf course, features a fleet of…

New Britain Polish Life

Surviving Russian Deportation During WWII

Kazimierz Barut, now in his 86th year, stood tall throughout the lecture he gave recently at the Sloper Wesoly House on Grove Hill St. He shared in detail experiences regarding his and his family’s deportation to Siberia in February 1940….

Feature News

Mayor’s Budget: Zero Tax Increase

Mayor Timothy Stewart presented the Common Council with his budget Wednesday night showing a zero percent increase in taxes. Stewart said that this is his eighth budget and this year, “the picture is even gloomier.” He proposed a cut of…

Feature News

Tax Situation Highlighted at CPOA Annual Meeting

The Citizens Property Owners Association, Inc. (CPOA) held its 87th annual meeting Sunday with three speakers including Mayor Timothy T. Stewart, Susan Kniep, President of the Federation of CT Taxpayer Organizations and Nicholas Mercier, Chairman of the Board of Finance…