School board okays new teacher evals

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Plainville Community Schools now has a new teacher evaluation plan that provides more flexibility for educators. Last Monday, the Board of Education approved a revised teacher evaluation plan, which brings more flexibility and opportunities for…

Step up to ‘The 39 Steps’ this weekend

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR This weekend experience the thrills— overwhelmed by laughter— of “The 39 Steps” as Southington Community Theatre offers its rendition of the award-winning show. The show, which opens Friday night, according to press materials, is a…

PHS spikers are a work in progress

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Plainville volleyball team is young, inexperienced and a work in progress. The team heads into the third week of the season still looking to break into the win column but first year head coach Bob…

Police blotter for Sept. 22

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Monday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Sept. 17: Richard P. Luzietti, 44, of 10 Beckwith Dr., Plainville, was arrested on Sept. 11 and charged with driving under the influence of…

Race car driver Ted Christopher dies in plane crash

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER NASCAR short track racing legend Ted Christopher died in a small plane crash near the North Branford-Guilford border last weekend. According to NASCAR officials, Christopher, 59, along with the plane’s pilot, 81-year-old Charles Dundas of…

River watershed cleanup Sept. 30

The Plainville Conservation Commission will be holding its 17th annual Pequabuck River Watershed cleanup. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.. The location is behind West Cemetery on Route 177. Signs will…

Local legislators praise budget that passed

State Representatives Whit Betts (R-78), Cara Pavalock D’Amato (R-77), and William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) applauded passage of a bi-partisan budget that avoids new tax increases, preserves core social services, keeps commitments to education,…

Support group listings, starting Sept. 22

ONGOING BRISTOL NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS FAMILY AND FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP. Last Wednesday of every month. Bristol Senior and Community Center, Room 101, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 205-9542, (860) 830-2129.   NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30…

Senior listings, starting Sept. 22

MONDAY, SEPT. 25 BRISTOL MOHEGAN SUN CASINO TRIP. Held by St. Stanislaus Golden Agers. Casino bonus of a food ticket and one Big Wheel ticket. (860) 589-5597.   TUESDAY, OCT. 10 BRISTOL JIMMY STURR THE POLKA KING. Held by the…

Performance listings, starting Sept. 22

SEPT. 22-23 SOUTHINGTON ‘THE 39 STEPS.’ Performed by Southington Community Theatre. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., Southington. $15 for children under 18 and seniors 65 and old. $20 for adults. Tickets at Just…