Author: mchaiken

Mill rate increases .69

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER As state lawmakers continue finalizing the budget, the Town Council set the next fiscal year’s mill rate last week to 32.68 mills. During a special meeting held last Monday, the council unanimously approved the tax…

Police blotter for June 23

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 18: Santino Pompei, 19, of 8 Lovers Lane, Bristol, was arrested on June 9 and charged with possession of less than one half…

Let them entertain you as they seek the crown

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There will be two new representatives in the Miss America Organization crowned this weekend. But the two days worth of events to declare the next Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen is about more…

Check your gut and laugh with ‘Leading Ladies’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Time to strap on your girdle to keep your side from splitting this weekend as Southington Community Theatre tackles a comedy from laugh-meister Ken Ludwig, “Leading Ladies.” We caught up with director Peter E. Pristic…

Happy birthday to this NB Bee

GILBLAIR CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH 4TH SAVE OF SEASON BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: Bees hit back to back homers for 2nd time in 4 games en route to a 6-4 series clinching win over Sugar Land #ItsBetterWithTheBees The…

Bees win over Sugar Land

BEES SCORE 5 RUNS IN 8TH INNING IN WIN OVER SUGAR LAND BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: Bees battle back, come from behind in the 8th, scoring 5 runs in a 5-2 win over Skeeters. Series finale tomorrow…

Plainville High graduates celebrate their next step

Minutes before the processional, 176 Plainville High School graduates spent their final moments together inside the school. They posed for pictures. They conversed with teachers and faculty. Some were helping each other fit those caps just right. It was a night of true celebration for students, along with their families and friends.

Even with a VIP seating area and two sets of bleachers, Tinty Stadium was standing room only by the time everyone filtered in for the ceremony.

While salutatorian Jared Demmons delivered his address, laughter rippled through the stadium as he began singing a tune made up by his Linden Street School music teacher John Smayda. Demmons grabbed the microphone and sang “I was running in the hall,” while fellow Linden grads joined in.

Party with a Purpose coming June 30

Queen Ann Nzinga Center will host a Party with a Purpose on Friday, June 30 in the Rotunda at Trinity-on-Main, 60 Main St. to support the nonprofit’s arts enrichment programs for children and teens. The party, held from 5 to…

Kids listings, starting June 23

JUNE 23-AUG. 18 PLAINVILLE PICTURE BOOKS AND POPSICLES. Fridays at 11 a.m. Bring a towel and enjoy a popsicle provided by the library while listening to a picture book story outside in the garden area. Registration not required. Plainville Public…

Meetings listings, starting June 23

ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of concern. Plainville Public Library, lower level, 56 East Main…