Obituaries: R. Patrick McGinley

R. Patrick “Pat” McGinley, 82, of Plainville, Connecticut, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in his home. He was born November 29, 1934 in Anthon, Iowa to William and Eileen (Galvin) McGinley and was raised in Northern Vermont. Pat was…

Obituaries: Dayle Ballash

Dayle Ballash, 63, of Bristol, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, early Monday morning, March 27, 2017.  She was the beloved wife of Rudy J. Ballash.       Dayle was born in Bristol on August 8,…

Rep. Petit joins fight against human trafficking

State Representative William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) March 27 joined legislative colleagues and advocates in the fight against human trafficking. A press release from House Republicans said Petit voiced his strong support for comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation, which had a public…

60 years of transformation

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER What began as a group of parents of children with disabilities 60 years ago has transformed into a family-centered organization that offers program activities, respite care, a supported employment program—and more. For Plainville resident Peggy…

Time to think kindergarten

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Children who will be 5 years old on or before Jan. 1, 2018 are eligible to begin kindergarten – a full day program – in September 2017. Plainville Superinten-dent of Schools Maureen Brummett said that…

Police blotter for March 24

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Wednesday, March 15 to Sunday, March 19: Thomas D. Browdy, 168 Nilan St., Hartford, was arrested on March 15 and charged with second degree forgery, third degree identity theft,…