Author: jgoralski

Obituary: Maria Dolores (Vazquez) Forcella, 82

Maria Dolores (Vazquez) Forcella, 82, formerly of Plainville, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Livewell in Plantsville.  She is now reunited with her beloved husband of 45 years, Ermanno, who predeceased her in 2003. Born in Puerto Rico…

Plainville Sports Hall of Fame announces Class of 2019

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Plainville Sports Hall of Fame has announced its induction class for 2019, along with details for the 21st annual induction banquet to be held in October. Individual inductees into the Class of 2019 are…

Mia’s Mission brings play time to the K-9s

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Eight year old Mia Phinney is on a mission: Mia’s Mission. Mia and her father Denny are making waves around the state and beyond by making and donating dog toys to police K-9 units. Back…

Bristol courthouse to close; Plainville cases will shift to New Britain

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Effective Friday, Aug. 30, Bristol Courthouse, 131 North Main St., will be closing. All cases from Bristol will be heard at the New Britain Judicial District Courthouse, effective Tuesday, Sept. 3, 20 Franklin Sq., New…

Plainville Family Festival: Fun for all ages

Residents swarmed to Linden Street School last Saturday for the Plainville Family Festival. Photos by JANELLE MORELLI Shark sighting at Linden Street School Kids and grown ups danced to the “baby shark” song at the Plainville Family Festival at the…

Baseball: Devils are hitting on all cylinders

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The 1-4 start to the baseball season has become a distant memory. The Plainville Blue Devils have assembled a successful stretch, winning eight of their last nine contests to qualify for the Class M state tournament.…

Blue Devils round-up: Golf, tennis, track

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Plainville softball ended a tough week with a positive note in a 17-0 mercy-rule victory over Bulkeley on May 10 at Plainville High School. The Lady Devils had lost their first two games of the…

Toffolon 5th grader wins for essay at the symphony

All Plainville Community Schools’ fifth grade classes attended the annual children’s concert presented by the New Britain Symphony on Wednesday, April 3. The concert also included a poster and essay contest with the theme “What Music Means to Me,” and…

Celebrating a Plainville hero

Close to 50 volunteers, including representatives from House of Heroes Connecticut, the Plainville Rotary Club, the Plainville VFW, and the Blue Devils football team gathered at the home of Mike Hall last Saturday. The volunteers helped paint and make renovations…

Police blotter for the May 17 edition

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12: Deanna A. Arneth, 26, of 72 Whiting St., Plainville, was arrested on Monday, May 6, and charged with violation of probation, and…