Author: jgoralski

Remediation plans considered for former construction site

SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER The White Oak parcel of land next to the municipal center in downtown Plainville has been a subject of conversation as plans for remediation continue. Town staff acknowledge the potential of the parcel and hope that…

Town Council recognizes firefighters for their service

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Town Council awarded eight Fire Department Service Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 23, and three recipients were presented with proclamations from the Connecticut General Assembly, by State Senator Henri Martin and State Representative Dr. William…

Singer Livingston Taylor flourishes as he moonlights

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Livingston Taylor first garnered attention in the public eye as a singer-songwriter. A member of the famous Taylor clan (James, Kate, Alex, and Hugh), Livingston Taylor – Livingston Taylor’s first album came out in 1970…

The ‘Oscars’ of education: Toffolon teacher receives prestigious state award

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Michael Zaba, a Plainville art teacher, was presented with a $25,000 unrestricted Milken Educator Award on Wednesday, Jan. 23, by Connecticut Commissioner of Education Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell, and Milken Family Foundation Senior Vice President Dr.…

Obituary: Mark E. Lounder, 56

Mark E. Lounder, born 8/11/1962, of Plainville, son of the late Donald and Terese (Maleo) Lounder, died  unexpectedly December 26, 2018 in New Britain. Mark was a lifelong Plainville resident and a graduate of St. Paul Catholic High School. He…

Obituary: Marc J. Boucher, 31

Marc J. Boucher, 31, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, January 25, 2019. He was born on October 7, 1987, son of Michael J. and Anne (Kratzert) Boucher. Marc was a loving, giving and caring person. He enjoyed…

Archdiocese sexual assault list includes former area clergy

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Archdiocese of Hartford released a list of 48 names, clergymen “accused of credible sexual abuse claims.” Archbishop Leonard P. Blair of the Archdiocese of Hartford released a statement that outlined a…

Boys Basketball is poised for a postseason return

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Plainville boys basketball team inched closer to their goal of reaching the state tournament for the first time in eight seasons when they upended Conard, 59-45, on Jan. 22 to even their record at 6-6.…

Plainville sports wrap up; football to face new foe

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Plainville boys swimming and diving hosted next-door neighbor Southington on Jan. 25 at Plainville High School. The teams share a diving coach—Jan Zagorski, mother of Blue Devil coach Chris Zagorski—and they share the Plainville facility…

Police blotter for the Feb. 1 edition

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Friday, Jan. 18 to Sunday, Jan. 20: Kyle Staff, 27, of 17 Glenmore Dr., Farmington, was arrested on Friday, Jan. 18, and charged with creating a public disturbance. Robert…