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Wednesday 06/20/2018
Newington valedictorian is UConn-bound
icon Posted: 20 June 2018 [07:38 PM]

@drzewieckinbh NEWINGTON - The senior class’ top student credits teachers and family with anchoring his academic and personal success. Class…

ABC graphic reports false news of Manafort manslaughter pleas
icon Posted: 20 June 2018 [07:25 PM]

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC News is apologizing for a graphic that incorrectly said that former Trump campaign manager and New Britain native Paul Manafort had pleaded guilty to five charges of manslaughter. The graphic aired Wednesday during live coverage…

PayPal shoots down online sales of controversial game
icon Posted: 20 June 2018 [07:24 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell its products online after being dumped by PayPal. Acid Software said Tuesday that purchases of “Active Shooter”…

Bill means Puerto Rico can privatize its power company
icon Posted: 20 June 2018 [07:21 PM]

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico’s governor signed a historic bill on Wednesday to privatize the U.S. territory’s troubled power company in a move many hope will help minimize power outages that have followed Hurricane Maria and stabilize…

Tariffs meet bipartisan outcry in Congress
icon Posted: 20 June 2018 [07:20 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pointing to damage done to home-state companies, lawmakers from both parties Wednesday criticized tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security. The Trump administration has turned to…

In reversal, Trump signs order halting family separation
icon Posted: 20 June 2018 [07:18 PM]

WASHINGTON - Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump,…

YOUR VIEW: It's not about water, it's about a quarry
icon Posted: 20 June 2018 [07:07 PM]

By To The Editor: I read with interest the comments of Ramon Esponda, New Britain’s Acting Deputy Director of Public Works-Utilities Division, in response to the Water Plannning Council’s finding that the Lenard…

THEIR VIEW: Trump Foundation is the president's piggy bank
icon Posted: 20 June 2018 [07:06 PM]

They say no good deed goes unpunished. But what if the deeds weren’t good at all? The New York attorney general’s office is no stranger to going after charities that have behaved badly. But current Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s extensive,…

Keep your guard up while driving this summer
icon Posted: 20 June 2018 [07:03 PM]

At this time of the year, drivers are accustomed to hearing the plea “drive safely and defensively.” Of course, that reminder is appropriate every day of the year. But information contained in a June 1 Wall Street Journal article adds…

Domino's fixing potholes is an ominous sign
icon Posted: 20 June 2018 [07:02 PM]

I recently noticed a string of interesting news stories, all with the same theme. Domino’s Pizza is donating money to 20 U.S. cities, to be used for fixing potholes and cracked roads. Salesforce has donated $1.5 million to reduce homelessness…

'Space Force' label brings back 'separate but equal'
icon Posted: 20 June 2018 [07:00 PM]

The Washington Post The latest policy proclamation from President Donald Trump: “We are going to have the Air Force and we are going to have the ‘Space Force’ - separate but equal, it is going to be something so important.”…

Amy Susan Pedemonti
icon Posted: 20 June 2018 [06:52 PM]

Amy Susan Pedemonti, 48, of Berlin, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, June 17, 2018. Amy was born September 19,…

Tuesday 06/19/2018
Verizon, AT&T to end location data sales to brokers
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [10:06 PM]

Associated Press WASHINGTON - Verizon and AT&T have pledged to stop providing information on phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data…

New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border - but with parents
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [09:47 PM]

WASHINGTON - Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the Trump administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting on a new plan to keep children in detention longer than…

Yemeni officials say fighting rages
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [09:44 PM]

SANAA, Yemen - Fierce fighting raged Tuesday outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida, pitting thousands of pro-government fighters…

Arizona man sentenced to prison for cyberattack in Wisconsin
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [09:43 PM]

PHOENIX - An Arizona man has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for his hacking conviction in a cyberattack three years ago that interrupted communications equipment for emergency workers in Madison, Wisconsin. Randall Charles Tucker of Apache Junction…

Sacred Heart Parish Festival opens Friday
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [08:59 PM]

Special to The Herald NEW BRITAIN - Sacred Heart Church’s annual Parish Festival will take place Friday and Saturday, June 22 and…

Council to discuss ordinance to ban gas sales for ATVs
Updated
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [07:13 PM]

@SFrazerNBH NEW BRITAIN – The Consolidated Subcommittee of the Common Council will meet Thursday to discuss an ordinance aiming to prohibit the sale of gasoline in all-terrain vehicles and other similar vehicles. The resolution to be discussed Thursday would add…

GPA Substrate company expands
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [07:10 PM]

@brianjohnsonBP PLAINVILLE - The new building being constructed on Northwest Drive is an expansion for GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions says Plainville Economic Development Director Mark Devoe. GPA, a specialty paper distributor, is currently located at 10 Farmington Valley Drive.The…

Fox News is No. 1 thanks to Trump
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [06:57 PM]

By: Michael Reagan You wonder why Fox News is Number One in cable? It’s because CNN, MSNBC, NBC and the rest are so relentlessly negative about Donald Trump they force people to watch Fox to find out…

Yet another Russia contact with the Trump campaign
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [06:56 PM]

By: The Washington Post Hardly a day goes by in which President Donald Trump fails to call the Russia probe a “witch hunt.” Yet barely less frequent are the reminders of his damaged credibility on the subject.…

We should be talking about suicide
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [06:55 PM]

By: The Providence Journal Two much-admired celebrities took their lives this month, a stark reminder that emotional pain isn’t bound by class, fame or wealth. It can disable anyone among us, persuading us that our lives aren’t…

YOUR VIEW: Regionalization would save state money
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [06:53 PM]

By: William Wixon, Kensington To The Editor: Everyone knows and realizes that our state government is in a downward spiral of financial disaster. Why is this happening? In simple terms, spend more than you receive. The submissive…

THEIR VIEW: Cruelty at the border
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [06:51 PM]

By: The Washington Post President Donald Trump’s policies at America’s southern border are cruel and unnecessary. This is widely recognized: Many Republicans are now among those objecting to the measures. For once, the president needs to heed…

Ada Thomas
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [06:46 PM]

Ada Thomas, 74, New Britain, Conn., died June 14, 2018. Arrangements: Funeral Friday, 7 p.m. Bethesda Apostolic Church, New Britain. Calling hours 6 to 7 p.m. Burial: New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Montezuma, Ga. SHAKER- FUNERALHOME.COM…

Carl J. Bienkowski
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [06:45 PM]

Carl J. Bienkowski, 73, of Berlin, died on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Born in New Britain, to the late Stephen and Mary…

Rachel Schnabel
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [06:43 PM]

Rachel Schnabel, 101 ½ years old, of Newington, died at home peacefully Tuesday morning, June 19, 2018. Cheers to the life…

Francis J. Barrett
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [06:42 PM]

Francis J. Barrett, 95, of New Britain, passed away peacefully at Southington Care Center, on Monday, June 18, 2018, with his family…

Arthur Johnson
icon Posted: 19 June 2018 [06:41 PM]

Arthur Johnson, 77, of New Britain, Conn., entered into a birth of eternity Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Hospital of Central…