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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…

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Editor’s Note 8/23/2018

It seems that a large number of people I speak with are thinking about running for Mayor next year. Almost every event I go someone asks what I think. For a long time residents didn’t want to run for any…

Conquer Technology!

My first memory of computers in the library was when a Mac was brought to the office area, parked on a desk and staff was told to have at it. Not quite the technology of today, but back then it…

Joby Rogers is “The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience”

As the Mirror Image of Michael Jackson “The Ultimate Michael Experience” (UMX) is both entertaining and electrifying. Trinity-on-Main at 69 Main Street in New Britain presents the Ultimate Michael Experience “on Saturday, August 25 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. After…

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…

Tilcon Quarry Proposal Withdrawn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…

Children’s Charity Classic Held Last Saturday

The 40th Children’s Charities Tennis Classic finished up play on Saturday at The Newington Tennis Center in 6 different divisions. Morning play hosted the parent/child doubles division with Sean Hussey and Tyler Hussey of Rocky Hill defeating Ed Chyra and…