New Britain Leader Steps Down After Drunken Encounter

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NEW BRITAIN — The leader of the common council announced Monday afternoon that he’s stepping down after showing up at city hall intoxicated last week and loudly berating Mayor Erin Stewart.

Michael Trueworthy acknowledged he’s had trouble with alcohol before and plans to seek help.

“For my well-being, the good of my family and the best interests of the city, I’ll be stepping down as president pro tem,” Trueworthy said Monday.

He is staying on as alderman, but relinquishing the post of president pro tem, which gave him the power to serve as acting mayor in Stewart’s absence.


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