Author: jgoralski

Para-Olympian inspires middle schoolers

Chris Waddell, athlete and founder of One Revolution Foundation, visited Plainville Community Schools to share his life story with students. While speaking at the elementary schools and Middle School of Plainville, Waddell shared his story and focus on the belief…

Obituary: John Anthony ‘Jack’ Susco, 92

John Anthony “Jack” Susco, 92, of Plainville, beloved husband of Rita (Simone) Susco, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Born on August 29, 1927, he was a son of the late John and Christine…

Obituary: Patrick J. Lennon, 21

It is with great sadness we announce that Patrick J. Lennon, age 21, of Plainville passed suddenly at his home on January 6, 2020. The son of Katherine Lennon, Patrick was born in New Britain on September 4, 1998 and…

Obituary: Brian D. Arndt, 61

Brian D. Arndt passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020 after a long battle with metastatic prostate cancer. He was the husband of Marcia (Marnel) Arndt of Southington. Brian was born in New Britain, CT on June 8, 1958 to…

Obituary: Marie A. (Beaudry) Poulaino, 84

Marie A. (Beaudry) Poulaino, 84, of Southington, formerly of Meriden, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Apple Rehab.  She is now reunited with her husband of 56 years, Richard J. Poulaino, who predeceased her in 2011. Born in…

Budget talks focus on capital improvements

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville officials are now working diligently on the town budget, on which residents will be voting on Tuesday, April 28. During the first presentation held on Tuesday, Jan. 7, the town manager and superintendent of schools…

Community theater is alive and well at the Arts at Angeloria’s

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER It’s hard to miss the twinkle of fairy lights sitting back from Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike in Southington near the Meriden border. The property is unassuming to the unsuspecting passerby, but once you venture into the Arts at…

State makes a PACT with Tunxis Community College

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER In December the Pledge to Advance Connecticut (PACT), the state’s free community college program, was officially adopted as a policy by the Board of Regents for Higher Education. According to Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU)…

DEEP clears Clean Earth facility after New Year’s Eve fire

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Officials briefed the public at the Monday, Jan. 6 town council meeting regarding the fire that took place at the Clean Earth facility at 58 N. Washington St. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, and health officials said…

Open for business: TWM breathes new life into abandoned property

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Starting fresh is something Tabitha Wazorko Manafort is all too used to. After a decade long career as a mathematics teacher, she decided to try her hand at flipping houses. House flipping brought her to get…