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Performance listings for the Feb. 1 edition

FEB. 1-2 SOUTHINGTON ‘CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG JR.’ 7 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2 at Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville. Presented by the Strong PTO Drama Club. Tickets are $5 at strongpto.dramaclub@gmail.com. Tickets may be available at the door.  …

Meetings listings for the Feb. 1 edition

SUNDAY, FEB. 6 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT GRADUATION MEETING. 7 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.   TUESDAY, FEB. 12 SOUTHINGTON AMERICAN LEGION KILTONIC POST 72 ANNUAL MEETING. 7 p.m. at the American Legion post, 64 Main…

Seniors’ listings for the Feb. 1 edition

SATURDAY, FEB. 19 PLAINVILLE UCONN LADY HUSKIES. Bus trip offered by the Plainville Senior Center. Leave center, 200 East St., Plainville at 10:30 a.m. Game starts at 1 p.m. at Gampel Pavilion. Against Temple University. $28 due at signup. (860)…

Kids’ listings for the Feb. 1 edition

SATURDAY, FEB. 2 BRISTOL ‘TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY’ DAY. 10 a.m., 2 p.m. Big brown bear visits for two Teddy Bear Picnics. Hear bear stories, make bear crafts, enjoy snack. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860)…

Officials discuss a decade of growth in Plainville budgets

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Town Council and Board of Education members heard a presentation from Town Manager Robert Lee and Superintendent Dr. Maureen Brummett on the history and future of Plainville’s budget. Both presentations took a big-picture view of…

Happy birthday to ‘The Wizard…’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “The Wizard of Oz” starring Judy Garland is one of those films that was declared a classic upon its release and is still considered a classic by fans and critics decades later. The film, which…

Town officials share the ‘state of the town’

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER From a financial perspective, it’s all about balance, Town Council chair Kathy Pugliese shared at the “state of the town” meeting last week. Looking at a 10-year span, she said both intergovernmental and other revenues…

Obituary: John E. Swets, 80

John E. Swets, 80, of Plainville, husband of Roberta Lemire, died on Wednesday (January 16, 2019) at Bristol Hospital. John was born in Norwalk on December 21, 1938 and was a son of the late Jacob and Myda (Barker) Swets. …

The Blue Devils’ week in review

Wethersfield-Middletown-Rocky Hill-Plainville ice hockey has won three straight games and improved its record to 8-2. Two of those wins came last week, with several Blue Devils shining in one of the victories. The Wethersfield co-op took down Hall-Southington 3-1 on…

Caitlin Barker: One in a thousand

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT Plainville senior Caitlin Barker has achieved what most find impossible. On the surface it may not seem so improbable as teams across the state have had players break the coveted 1,000 point mark. What Barker accomplished…