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Kids’ listings for the Feb. 8 edition

FRIDAY, FEB. 8 BRISTOL MAKE VALENTINE CRAFTS. Paper, glue, and more available for creations. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787 ext. 6, BristolLib.com   MOMMY SON VALENTINES DANCE. 6:30 to 9 p.m. For boys 5 to 12.…

Support listings for the Feb. 8 edition

ONGOING SOUTHINGTON TWILIGHT TOPICS. For wellness professions, second Monday, 7 to 8 p.m. For LGBTQ+ adults, second Wednesday, 6 to 7 p.m. For teachers, first Monday, 5 to 6 p.m. For teens, third Monday, 6 to 7 p.m. For parents,…

Performance listings for the Feb. 8 edition

FEB. 8-9 SOUTHINGTON THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. Performed by the Steeple Players. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., Southington. www.FCCSouthington.org. Rated PG-13 due to some…

High school names new assistant principal

Plainville High School announced that PHS mathematics teacher and instructional leader, Jennifer DeLorenzo, will be taking over the assistant principal position. She was appointed during the Monday, Jan. 14, Board of Education meeting. DeLorenzo is replacing Carl Johnson, who became…

Officials discuss local watershed

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Pequabuck River Watershed Association invited community members to gather at the Bristol Public Library for the third annual water awareness event, on Saturday, Jan. 26. The event was themed around a central question, “Do we…

Workshop explores process for buying firetrucks

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Town Council and Fire Department Chiefs held a workshop to discuss the purchasing of two new fire trucks—one tower and one pumper engine—authorized by referendum to cost no more than a total of $2.1…

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.…