Author: jgoralski

Youth theater finds a new home in Plainville: The performance is ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER No Boundaries Youth Theater, formerly “New Britain Youth Theater,” journeyed to Plainville for their upcoming production, Disney’s “Mary Poppins Jr.” The theater program itself attracts young performers from over 60 cities and towns around the…

Local wrestler reaches national championship bout in Fargo, N.D.

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Plainville native Dakota-Marie Dinielli showed what she can do at the national level in wrestling this past weekend in Fargo, N.D. Dinielli wrestled in the 2019 United States Marine Corps/USA Wrestling 16U Nationals at 152…

Plainville Senior Center needs Meals-on-Wheels drivers

The Plainville Senior Center and CW Resources are looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound older adults in Plainville. Meals are delivered between 10 a.m., and noon, Monday through Friday. Volunteers would use their own vehicles, however, mileage…

Police blotter for the July 19 edition

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Wednesday, July 10 to Sunday, July 14: Mitchell R. Heinrichs, 37, of 14 Mercy St., New London, was arrested on Wednesday, July 10, and charged with sixth degree larceny.…

Kids’ listings for the July 19 edition

FRIDAY, JULY 19 BRISTOL FORMER NASA ASTRONAUT KEVEN MANNING. 2 p.m. “Look Up to the Stars.” Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. RSVP. (860) 584-7787 ext. 3.  …

Election: GOP caucus July 17, Dems hold July 23 meeting

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Republican and Democratic Town Committees will be hosting endorsement meetings, as they prepare for the 2019 municipal elections. The Republicans will be holding a caucus to select their slate of candidates, while Democrats…

CT Tool and Manufacturing: Blumenthal visits Plainville factory

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Connecticut Tool & Manufacturing, a Plainville branch of Whitcraft, LLC, was visited by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on July 2. The local branch is responsible for the production of flight safety parts, complex assemblies…

Obituary: Celestina (Bianchi) Martin, 84

Celestina (Bianchi) Martin, 84 of Plainville, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain.  She is now reunited with her husband, James Martin who predeceased her in 1960. Born in New Britain on…

Obituary: Roland Deschaine, 69

Roland Deschaine, 69, of Plainville, passed away on Sunday (July 7, 2019) at Avon Health Center. Roland was born in Fort Kent, Maine on October 1, 1949 and was the son of the late Donald and Laurie (Bleir) Deschaine. Roland…

‘Last Fair Deal’ kicks off Independence Day celebrations

On Tuesday, July 4, Last Fair Deal, featuring, from left, Tom Hagymasi, Paul Howard and Phil Zimmerman, kicked off Independence Day festivities in town with a concert at Norton Park. The trio performed a mix of old-time string-band, bluegrass, swing,…