14-year-old wiz kid on the guitar

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Fourteen-year-old guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer has had a career in music and entertainment that exceeds what people twice his age might ever hope to achieve. He recently took the Broadway stage as Zack Mooneyham in…

Republicans hold majority in 2017 election

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Plainville Republicans once again will hold the majority on the Town Council and Board of Education. On Election Day last Tuesday, Plainville saw a total 25 percent voter turnout, just slightly lower than the last…

Blue Devils make it 4 straight

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The streak continues for the Blue Devils football team as they ran their record to 5-4 on the season winning their fourth in a row last Saturday 28-21 over Avon. Junior quarterback Frank Griffin had a…

Police blotter for Nov. 17

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Monday, Nov. 6 to Saturday, Nov. 11: Michelle M. Jernigan, 21, of 59 Northampton Ln., Plainville, was arrested on Nov. 6 and charged with driving under the influence of…

Holiday listings, starting Nov. 17

NOV. 17, 18 BRISTOL ASBURY UNITED METHODIST PEDDLER CHURCH FAIR. 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Apple fritters, auction, bakery, cemetery boxes, cookies, Ye Olde Craft Shopper, Peddlar’s Grille. 17 vendors selling fall…

Kids listings, starting Nov. 17

SATURDAY, NOV. 18 PLAINVILLE INSTITUTE FOR AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES. 2 p.m. Interactive presentation on “Life in the Eastern Woodlands,” going from 10,000 years ago to present day. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450. ebajrami@libraryconnection.info

Performance listings, starting Nov. 17

NOV. 17-19 SOUTHINGTON ‘LULLABY OF BROADWAY: MUSIC FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF BROADWAY.’ Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. The Arts at Angeloria, 223 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Southington. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. theartsatangelorias@gmail.com, (860) 426-9690.…

Meetings listings, starting Nov. 17

ONGOING OTHER CASTLE CRAIG CAMERA CLUB. First and third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, 460 Broad St., Meriden. Monthly competitions. Programs to enhance your photographic skills and knowledge. New members welcome. www.castlecraigcamera.org

Support group listings, starting Nov. 17

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 p.m.…

Miscellaneous listings, starting Nov. 17

FRIDAY, NOV. 17 BRISTOL COLORING CRAZE PARTY. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your coloring books and supplies. Wine and cheese will be provided. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $5 entrance fee. Pre-register but walk-ins welcome. For mail requests,…