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Gridiron preview for Oct. 31

October 30, 2014
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Gridiron preview for Oct. 31

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – There are some good things in store for the Plainville football team over the second half of the season. And sometimes, it just takes a major win over a program with a strong tradition and a winning record to jump-start things. That’s what you could call the Blue…

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Miss Southington pageant seeks contestants for Dec. 6 pageant; info meeting Nov. 8

October 30, 2014
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Miss Southington pageant seeks contestants for Dec. 6 pageant;  info meeting Nov. 8

Would you like to earn scholarship money? Do you have a passion to give back to your community and help others? Would you like to improve your self-confidence, public speaking and interview skills? Have you ever wonder what a pageant or being a part of…

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Knights of Columbus offering informational meetings about membership

October 30, 2014
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Knights of Columbus offering informational meetings about membership

Being part of the Knights of Columbus means being part of not only the world’s largest Catholic family service organization, but also an organization that fills the heart and the mind with the joys of giving to others and the feelings that come with making…

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Marvel unveils slate of films through 2019

October 30, 2014
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By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) _ “Doctor Strange,” `’Black Panther,” `’Captain Marvel” and the “Inhumans” are joining the Marvel cinematic universe. The studio unveiled the titles and release dates of its upcoming superhero films through 2019 during a Tuesday event…

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Taylor Swift: Growing up and going pop

October 30, 2014
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By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ When Taylor Swift released the Grammy-winning, banjo-tinged “Mean” in 2010, haters fired shots at the then-20-year-old. Four years later, Swift says she’s grown and was able to write her new single `Shake It Off’ about…

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Monday’s council meeting cancelled

October 30, 2014
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Monday’s council meeting cancelled

Due to the lack of an agenda, Monday’s Plainville Town Council meeting has been canceled. The next regular meeting will be Monday, Nov. 17.

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Dems holding open house; meet the candidates

October 30, 2014
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Dems holding open house; meet the candidates

On Saturday morning Nov. 1, the Plainville Democratic Town Committee will host an open house featuring two Plainville residents for the state legislature: Rob Michalik, who is running for the state senate in the 31st district, and Betty Boukus, who is running for re-election as…

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Social Security emerges as issue in House race

October 30, 2014
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By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ In Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District, where more than one-fourth of residents rely on Social Security, Rep. Elizabeth Esty has moved the issue sensitive to seniors close to the top of her many disputes with Republican challenger…

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Poll: Connecticut governor’s race still deadlocked

October 30, 2014
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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) _ The latest Quinnipiac University (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) University poll shows the race for governor in Connecticut remains deadlocked. The poll released Wednesday shows Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley tied with 43 percent each of likely voters surveyed. That’s little changed…

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