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Mayor Seeks Concessions

City departments may get an overhaul as Mayor Timothy Stewart fights to find ways to cut over $6 million from its budget. Stewart met with unions Thursday to talk to separate bargaining unions about concessions and early retirement incentives and…

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Malloy Talks Jobs

Gov. Dannel Malloy visited New Britain Wednesday stopping at the corner of Chestnut and Main St. to talk with Iron Workers Local 15 who are constructing the new police station. He spoke with about a dozen workers concerning what they…

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Fireworks Light Up City Skies

For a while it appeared New Britain would not be celebrating the Fourth of July. But, thanks to various donations, the City held its biggest fireworks celebration ever Monday night at Stanley Quarter Park. “We had the best weather and…

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Rep. Tercyak Named “Children’s Champion”

State Representative Peter Tercyak, who represents New Britain in the Connecticut General Assembly, has been honored with a “Children’s Champion” award by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance. The organization selected Tercyak for this recognition because of his support of legislation…

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Helicopter Rescue Life Star Team Lands at NBHS

Over 90 New Britain Academy for Health Profession students gathered outside of the New Britain High School football stadium to receive Hartford Hospital’s LIFE STAR helicopter on Thursday, June 9. Paramedics and respiratory therapists from Hartford Hospital’s LIFE STAR, a…

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Great American Boom Schedule

Monday, July 4, 2011 (Rain Date July 5th) 5-9 p.m.; Fireworks around 9:15 p.m. Stanley Quarter Park. Parking is at Central Connecticut State University off Ella Grasso Boulevard in front of University Student Center 11 Different Food Vendors Selling Delectable…

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Superintendent Search Firm Chosen

The Board of Education has announced that Ray and Associates, Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa has been chosen as the search firm for a new superintendent. Three vendors responded to the Board’s request for proposals. “After careful review of all…

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Kurtz Controversial 10 Years Moves District Forward

When Dr. Doris Kurtz became superintendent of schools 10 years ago, one of the first things she realized was there was no continuity in classrooms across the City. “The system needs to have the ability, skills and knowledge to move…

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State Cuts Funds; Tax Bills Sent

As house and car tax bills were mailed out Thursday, word came in that no supplemental tax bills would need to be sent to residents this year. Mayor Timothy Stewart said earlier in the week that if Gov. Dannel Malloy…

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Chefs and Farmers Support New Britain Schools to Stay Healthy

You can bring the people to the farms but you can’t make people eat from the farms, but on Wednesday, June 15 at the Healthy Food Fair and Chefs and Farms to School Culmination event held at New Britain High…