Author: jgoralski

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…

Girls Basketball: Celebration bittersweet for Blue Devils girls

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Plainville girls basketball team had a lot to celebrate as senior Caitlin Barker broke the 1,000-point career mark on Jan 16 in a game against East Hartford. Fans held up signs with 1,000 written on…

Water awareness event for Pequabuck watershed on Jan. 26

The Pequabuck River Watershed Association will host a water awareness event on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Bristol Public Library, 5 High St. This free event will begin at 10:30 a.m., with table displays of information. At 11:00 a.m., there…

Officials to discuss rail-trail gap in on Jan. 29

Capitol Region Council of Governments and the City of New Britain will host a public meeting regarding the gap closure study, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at New Britain City Hall, 27 Main St. “CRCOG and…

Police blotter for the Jan. 25 edition

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Friday, Jan. 11 to Wednesday, Jan. 16: Jennifer L. Capo, 38, of 4 Kari Dr., Plainville, was arrested on Jan. 11 and charged with disorderly conduct and third degree…