OP-ED: Mayor Stewart’s First Year

It seems like yesterday. A year ago, I pledged to bring a new style of leadership to our city. To move New Britain forward, I promised to reach across party lines, restore fiscal sanity and do whatever I could to make New Britain a place we are proud to call home. I said I would never lie to the taxpayers. There would be no sugarcoating the realities we face. We would have to take bitter medicine now in order to make our city healthy over the long haul. So, a year later, how are we doing? Surely challenges remain, but much progress has been made.