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Fifty Years Later Leo A. Milewski Park, Roundabout Rededicated

Mayor Erin Stewart unveiled a new roundabout and rededicated the Leo Milewski Park on Columbus Blvd. on Oct. 29, which signaled the end of the fourth phase of the “Complete Street Masterplan.” “I’m so happy to rededicate the park and…

Made in New Britain: Peel Liquers

The American Dream, some would say, would be to move from terrible living conditions in another country to the United States. Some would say it would be to come up with an invention and go into business for yourself and…

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…

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….

Election 2018

State Senate District 6 (D) Theresa Gerratana (incumbent) Government Experience: HOUSE, 1993-2003, SENATE, 2011-present, Majority Whip (2013-14), Assistant Majority Leader (2015); commissioner, State Elections Enforcement Commission, 2007-2010 Community Experience – President, League of Women Voters; president, Junior League of Greater…

Mayor Veto’s Department Residency Vote

Mayor Erin Stewart, August 17, vetoed the Democratic majority Common Council vote to reinstate a residency requirement for department heads. By an 8-4 vote, the Common Council voted Aug. 8 that departments heads hired live in New Britain or move…

Main Street USA Schedule Set for Sept. 8

The summer is going by quickly and Main Street U.S.A. is only a few weeks away. This year’s annual event has been set for Sept. 8 from noon to 9 p.m. at Walnut Hill Park. Each year the event grows…

Student Immunization Before School Starts

Before school begins, students entering New Britain schools for the first time or those who are new to the middle school or high school are required to get various immunizations. According to the City health department, getting children all of…

Halloween Safe Zone in Need of Major Sponsor

The Halloween Safe Zone committee is seeking one or more major sponsors for it’s annual Oct. 31st event. The event costs about $10,000 to put on each year. A major sponsor could have their name be part of the event…