Author: jgoralski

Football: Defense paves the way in win over Spartans

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT Lewis Mills began the game with a 60-yard kickoff return from Josh Martinotti to set up the Spartans with a first-and-goal at the 9-yard line, but the Plainville defense slammed the door shut. Lewis Mills clawed…

Former Bristol Blues standout dies at 23

Ryan Costello, 23, a former player for the Bristol Blues, died last Sunday in Auckland, New Zealand, just days after joining a team in the Australian Baseball League.  The Blues made an announcement Monday morning. “It is with very heavy…

Police blotter for the Nov. 22 edition

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Friday, Nov. 8 to Thursday, Nov. 14: Matthew S. Etre, 36, of 40 Talcott Ave., apartment 2, Rockville, was arrested on Friday, Nov. 8, and charged with operation of…

Learning about government

Rep. William Petit Jr., talks to a Louis Toffolon Elementary School fifth grade social studies class about the Constitution and his role as a state representative. SUBMITTED

A ‘super’ day in kindergarten

Kindergarten students in Erica Kriscenski’s class at Wheeler school were visited by superintendent Steven LePage, who joined the students in using Play-Doh letter stamping to practice letters, letter sounds, and words. SUBMITTED

Election Day 2019: Roads, taxes, and schools; residents drawn to the polls

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Democratic and Republican Town Committee headquarters were abuzz with excited chatter as poll results began to trickle down. Just after the polls closed, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, four women sat in a makeshift…

Obituary: Lorraine (Litke) Woerz, 103

Lorraine (Litke) Woerz, 103, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 8, 2019. Born on April 4, 1916 to the late Gustav and Angela (Sirko) Litke, Lorraine is now reunited with her beloved husband of 70 years, Arthur, who predeceased her…

Obituary: Lena Morante Gawrys, 96

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Mother Lena Morante Gawrys on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Lena was born in Plainville, in the house that her father built on Shuttle Meadow Rd, on August 31, 1923…

Veterans Day offers teaching opportunity in the schools

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER All throughout Plainville, the community came together on Monday in observance of Veterans Day. The Plainville Community Schools—one of the few districts that met on Monday, Nov. 11—used the day to teach their students about the…