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New Britain Public Library Celebrates Its Birthday

The New Britain Public Library celebrated Saturday as the main Erwin Library turned 110 and the Mary Richardson Hawley Children’s Library turned 80. Library Director Pat Rutkowski presented to those in attendance a brief history of the origins of the…

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New Roses Planted for Summer

About 60 people turned out for the 2nd Annual Planting Day to take care of the roses at Walnut Hill Park on April 9. “It was a great turnout,” said Kate McCue, project coordinator and founder of the Friends of…

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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…

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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…

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New York Bully Crew Gives Advice on Handling Pit Bulls

Those dealing with dogs – in particular pit bulls – at the city pound were given a number of tips on handling the dogs as well as ways to get them adopted. The New York Bully Crew made a visit…

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Busway Project Drives Forward

A project New Britain officials see as key to the future of the City received the go ahead by Gov. Dannel Malloy on Monday. Malloy gave approval to the $572 million Hartford to New Britain Busway Project, committing $113 million…

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Malloy Listens to Resident Concerns

In the 15th of 17 town hall meeting stops, Gov. Dannel Malloy listened to concerns of New Britain residents at Trinity-On-Main Tuesday night. Mayor Timothy Stewart thanked Malloy for coming to New Britain. “It’s an honor to welcome Gov. Malloy…

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Major Crimes Drop

New Britain Mayor Timothy Stewart and Police Chief William Gagliardi have released the latest major crime statistics reported by the Connecticut Department of Public Safety. The latest statistics indicate a significant drop in major crime index for the City for…

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No Carnival This Year

Those waiting for the Coleman Brothers Carnival will be a bit disappointed. Officials say there will be none this year. The state would not give permission for the right of way for the property where the carnival is held. The…

Thousands of Materials for Sale at the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the New Britain Public Library are going through thousands of books this week in preparation for the Spring Book Sale April 13-16. “We start our sale with a window theme,” said Brenda Bemben, standing in front of…