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Obituary: Vivian Mae (Hunter) Nielson, 89

Vivian Mae (Hunter) Nielson, 89, of Plainville, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Touchpoints of Farmington. Born in Hartford on July 31, 1929, she was the last surviving of four children…

Council hears about budget trends of past 10 years

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville town manager presented information to the council regarding the budget, and reviewed budget information for the past 10 years as well as projects for the upcoming 10 years. At the Jan. 7 council meeting, Town…

Petit, Martin get state assignments

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Plainville’s state legislators have announced their committee assignments for the Senate and House of Representatives session, which began on Jan. 9. State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) has been named by Senate Republican leader Leonard Fasano…

Kristen’s Kloset kicks off prom shopping

The Southington community is once again coming together to support “Kristen’s Kloset,” the prom program sponsored by Southington youth services (SYS). Kristen’s Kloset is named to honor the memory of Kristen Warner, a middle school student who died in a…

Resident gets Humanitarian Award

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER A Plainville resident, and the animal rescue organization she founded five years ago, have been bestowed the 2018 Betty Kroher Humanitarian Spirit Award. Jennifer Anderson Humphrey, who now lives in Southington, accepted the award on…

Boys Basketball: Blue Devils still on track for tournament

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Plainville boys basketball team came into the season with a lofty goal of qualifying for the state tournament for the first time in eight seasons. Through the first 10 games, the 5-5 Blue Devils are…

Fun at the library

Wyatt, 2, and his mother, Elisa Wharton, put together a puzzle at the Plainville Public Library last Friday. Photo by JANELLE MORELLI

Wheeler Clinic gets $465K state grant

SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Gov. Dannel Malloy announced last week that approximately $30.8 million in state grants are being awarded to 92 nonprofit organizations throughout Connecticut as part of the state’s Nonprofit Grant program, which assists organizations with the costs…

Obituary: William Smith, 91

William Smith, 91, of Plainville and formerly of Prospect, surrounded by his family passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Hartford Hospital. For over 68 years, he was the loving husband of Mildred Smith who passed on October 25,…