‘Recovery Friendly’ New Britain offers hope and help to those with addictions

Cheers echoed throughout the Common Council chamber Wednesday as the city announced that it is officially a “Recovery Friendly Community.” With over 400,000 deaths by overdose in the state from 1999 to 2017, there is a need to address this public health crisis with a plan to build prevention efforts, promote awareness about opioid misuse, and to reduce deaths and injuries, a resolution stated. By…

Projects old and new on New Britain mayor’s to-do list for 2020

Bold New Year’s resolutions for ongoing and upcoming projects are what Mayor Erin Stewart will be focusing on for the year ahead. “It’s going to be full steam forward,” said Stewart. “There’s new energy in the air and it’s a good feeling to have a fresh start toward a new decade for New Britain.” Several goals are on the mayor’s list that she hopes to…