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Police: Couple charged in abuse of 3-year-old girl

September 2, 2015
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Police: Couple charged in abuse of 3-year-old girl

PLAINVILLE, Conn. (AP) _ Authorities say a Connecticut couple has been charged in the alleged abuse of their 3-year-old daughter. Police began investigating 23-year-old Richard Martel and 28-year-old Danielle Wells, both of Plainville, after Wells reported a domestic incident July 6. Police say she told them Martel had been abusing their child. Martel was arrested…

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Balloons arise with the dawn

August 30, 2015
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Some spectators came armed with blankets to watch. Some spectators came armed with cameras or their smartphones to record the moment. The moment they were waiting for was the sunrise launch of the hot air balloons on Sunday as the annual Plainville Fire Co. Hot…

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Town receives $1.3 million FEMA grant award

August 29, 2015
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER From home improvement projects to flood prevention to energy, Plainville is the recipient of at least several awards that will benefit the town in a variety of areas. FEMA has awarded Plainville $1.3 million to fund the acquisition of nine…

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All ‘bad things’ end pretty well at Motley Crue show

August 29, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re going to go out, you might as well do it big and go out with a bang. And that’s exactly what metal merchants Motley Crue did on Aug. 16 at the Mohegan Sun. Out on the road for…

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Nominees sought for Memorial Wall of Honor

August 29, 2015
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The Plainville Board of Education is seeking nominations for the Memorial Wall of Honor, a permanent tribute to honor individuals who have contributed significant volunteer service to the educational community. According to the school district policy regarding recognition of meritorious services to education through the…

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Court rules against capital punishment for death row inmates

August 28, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER In an Aug. 13 ruling, the Connecticut Supreme Court declared capital punishment unconstitutional, claiming that the punishment no longer fits ethical standards in the state. The 4-3 decision in the case of State of Connecticut v. Eduardo Santiago ruled that…

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Success expected in Plainville

August 28, 2015
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By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – When the Plainville Post 33 squad of the Farmington Bank/Vantis Life Baseball League of Hartford made its run in the junior division this past summer, the team expected to be a postseason participant. But, when putting on a…

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Dems plan fund raiser dinner Sept. 18; Dems meet Sept. 10

August 28, 2015
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The Plainville Democratic Town Committee has announced that its fall fund raiser will be a Pasta Dinner on Friday, Sept. 18 at Lola’s Bistro and Grill at 161 Woodford Ave. in Plainville. A silent auction will also be featured. The dinner will take place 6…

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Wind Ensemble gearing up for rehearsals, performances

August 28, 2015
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Ken Bagley, Music Director, Plainville Wind Ensemble, photo courtesy of Kyle Tito-Marinelli

Twenty eight years ago, a small group of adults met with the singular interest of playing their instruments again in a band. They became the founders of a community band now known as the Plainville Wind Ensemble, members ranging in ages from 18 to 80…

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