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Tilcon Quarry Proposal Withdrawn

On Wednesday Mayor Erin E. Stewart withdrew her support for the Tilcon Quarry Project that would have allowed the company to mine 74 acres of protected watershed owned by the New Britain Water Department but located in Plainville. It possibly…

Recapping the School Year, What’s Ahead

The 2017-18 School year saw a lot of changes in the school system and in the coming school year many more are planned. So what happened last year and what is coming? One of the biggest events last school year…

Many Classes Other than the Basics are Essential

While the Consolidated School District of New Britain adds STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) classes as a regular to its curriculum this year, the City Journal asked group members “What class in high school, other than your basics…

National Night Out Set for August 7

For the second year, National Night Out will be located at Central Park on Main St. It will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 7 and is open to the public. “This is a free event organized by the New Britain…

Dog Bites on the Rise, Pound Almost Full

With warmer weather many people are taking their dogs out more often. It may be one reason why dog bites are on the rise in the City. “There are always dog on dog bites, but we are inundated with dogs…

Fundraiser for Rusty

The animal control presently has a fundraiser happening for Rusty. Rusty was dumped off at the pound and nobody has called for him. Sgt. Keller said he is a pit mix and has been neglected. He has hypothyroidism that has…

Who Could Be The Next Mayor?

The Election for Lt. Governor is not until November, but residents across the City are wondering, if Mayor Erin Stewart were to win, who would be the next mayor? According to Registrar of Voters Peter Gostin, “If Erin wins the…

Farmer’s Market Has Perfect Season Opener

With perfect summer weather, the 2018 New Britain Farmer’s Market opened it’s third season to a good crowd at Central Park on Wednesday. About 10 food and non-profit vendors, a band and several food trucks were scattered around the park….

State of Downtown: Finding an Identity

For many years downtown New Britain saw empty buildings, a diminishing population and memories of what it used to be. Those that work and invest there are saying a turnaround is finally happening as the City works to find a…

Drew Fraser Among New Shows Coming to DMTSradio

Deivone Tanksley of DMTS (Directing Musicians to Success) Radio is bringing five new shows to it’s downtown venue at 105B West Main St. including three well-known artists. “We have professional independent artists from Connecticut and three celebrities from out of…