Every Thursday, New Britain Herald and Bristol Press reporters Catherine Shen and Matt Hornick will give you a closer look at one of the newspaper's biggest stories from the previous week. You will meet reporters from across our newsrooms to bring you greater insights into how these stories come together as well as information that did not make the final deadline.
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Episode 30: Newington tennis player Michelle Novikova
Michelle Novikova and Newington girls tennis coach Sean Hussey join the podcast this week to discuss Michelle starting her season with a 12-0, as well as how she adjusted to playing her first high school tennis season in two years.
Episode 29: Buddy the Beefalo
Buddy the Beefalo is the topic of this week's podcast as his story in the Plymouth area comes to an end. Matt and Catherine speak with Plymouth Police Captain Ed Benecchi about his involvement with tracking down Buddy over the past eight months and everything that has transpired with the whereabouts of this rambunctious animal since his arrival in central Connecticut.
Episode 28: Tamara Bross and D'Andre Esposito of the Bristol Boys and Girls Club
Matt and Catherine check in with Tamara Bross, President of the Bristol Boys and Girls Club, and D'Andre Esposito, the club's director of community partnerships, about the clubs upcoming plans for this summer as well as what they learned from running the club during the pandemic. Tamara shares how her first month and a half as club president have been and what is next for the club in the coming months.
Episode 27: Daniel O. Tully Esq.
This week's podcast topic is responsibility as Daniel O. Tully of Kilbourne and Tully Connecticut Elder & Disability Law Firm joins the podcast to discuss the importance of keeping one's affairs in order and having a will ready. He provides tips on how to discuss these matters with loved ones and mistakes to avoid when planning for what's next.
Episode 26: Tim Barrette and Sean Wininger
The CCC Champion Bristol Central boys basketball team joins the podcast this week, represented by head coach Tim Barrette and senior captain Sean Wininger. They discuss defeating three top-five teams in the state to earn the ranking as the No. 1 team in Connecticut at the end of this season.
Episode 25: New Britain Boys and Girls Club Executive Director James Jones
James Jones joins the podcast to discuss his first year as Executive Director of the New Britain Boys and Girls club. He shares some highlights of what he's been able to accomplish amid the pandemic and what some of his plans are with more freedom and warm weather approaching.
Great Pocast for Central Connecticut
This podcasta is conducted in interview format. Matt and Catherine - will intervew local news makers in Central Connecticut. Mayors, Health Professionals, Coaches, Educators etc. It is always twenty minutes well spent.
In the weeksw follwoing the storming of the US Capitol, they inveirviewed many of our Congressional Representatives about their experience. These were gripping interviews, so well done. I encourage tall to listen to them
One last thing. The New Britain Herald & Bristol Press is a gem. We are so fortunate to have this paper in our community. And the reason is cause it has a wonderful publisher, and very solid reporters such as Matt and Catherine