Author: mchaiken

Back to school means watch for lice

The beginning of the school year is peak season for head lice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, infestation with head lice is most common among preschool children attending child care, elementary school children, and the household…

Petit, Martin collect worn flags

State Rep. William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) presented two boxes of worn American flags to Plainville’s American Legion Post 33 for proper retirement last week. The worn flags were turned in by local residents…

Quilt show at campgrounds this weekend

Quilter Arlene (Sandy) Merker of Port Ewen, N.Y., a summer resident of the historic Plainville Campgrounds, will display 40 of her creations at the campground dining hall Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.…

Bees weekend roundup for Aug. 21

BEES SECURE SERIES VICTORY WITH DOUBLEHEADER SPLIT GAME 1 BOX SCORE GAME 2 BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: Maddox drives in a pair in game 1, Simon spins 4th complete game of season in game 2 as Bees…

Obituaries: Reginald ‘Reggie’ Cyr

Reginald “Reggie” Cyr, 80, of Plainville, Connecticut, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 15.   Born and raised in Madawaska, Maine, Reggie moved to Connecticut in the 1950s and spent most of his adult life in New Britain.…

Woman’s Club seeks new members

The Woman’s Club of Plainville is looking for women who want to be part of the organization. The Woman’s Club of Plainville is part of the General Federation of Women’s Club, nationally and internationally. The Connecticut GFWC project for the…

PARC rededicates tree honoring founder

PARC, which for 60 years has provided family centered services for people with developmental disabilities, is continuing its anniversary celebrations by rededicating a tree planted to honor one of its founders. Helen Coughlin and other Plainville residents had the vision…

Blumenthal visits Wheeler’s Bristol clinic to address opioid crisis

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER As this week marks National Health Center Week, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) visited health centers statewide on Monday to address the opioid epidemic. One of Blumenthal’s stops was the Wheeler Health & Wellness Center…

Civilian patrol officer hired by town

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Riding on a mountain bike with a yellow shirt and dispatch radio, Tom Kane makes himself visible at Norton Park several days a week. As he makes his way around the park Thursday through Saturday,…

Police blotter for Aug. 18

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Monday, Aug. 7  to Monday, Aug. 14: Giuseppe V. Vitarella, 40, of 95 New Britain Ave., Plainville, was arrested on Aug. 7 and charged with two incidents of second…