Author: mchaiken

Season 3 underway for MSP robotics

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Middle School of Plainville recently kicked off its third robotics season when four teams competed at Manchester High School. In the program, which was initiated thanks to a grant from the Petit Family Found…

Obituaries: Audrey L. Posadas

Audrey L. (Holmes) Posadas, 89, of Plainville, passed away on Thursday February 23, 2017 at Apple Rehab of Farmington Valley in Plainville. She was the loving wife of the late Philip “Gank” Posadas, with whom she shared 63 years of…

Paradis Pools receive honor

The Northeast Spa & Pool Association has recently named its winners in the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards – Builders Competition. In the aboveground pools category, local company, Paradis Pools, LLC of Plainville has been awarded the Merit Award for their…

Local GOP legislators holding coffee hour for constituents Feb. 28

State Rep. William A Petit, Jr. (R-22) and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) invite Plainville residents to join them for a Coffee Hour on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Bolo Bakery & Café, 33 Whiting St., Plainville. The public is invited…

Bring a mask when you celebrate Mardi Gras

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Behind a mask, you can be anybody you want to be. And at Mardi Gras, the anonymity is all the better. According to MardiGrasNewOrleans.com, “In the beginning, masks worn during Mardi Gras allowed wearers to…

Keeping a resolution, even if it’s not for the new year

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Statistic Brain Research Institute released a study on Jan. 1 that reported the number 1 New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and eat healthier. Of those surveyed, 21.7 percent wanted to lose weight and…

Hartford County Tattoo unveils new art gallery tonight

By GRACE GAGNON CORRESPONDENT The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is on display at the Musee du Louvre in Paris. Michelangelo’s artwork is painted upon the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Oil paintings by Claude Monet line the walls…

Less than 2% hike sought by schools

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER School officials are requesting a budget increase of less than 2 percent for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. During its monthly meeting last Monday, the Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the Superintendent’s requested operating budget…

Police blotter for Feb. 24

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Tuesday, Feb. 14 to Friday, Feb. 17: Roger Jackson, 46, of 66 Whiting St., Unit 2, Plainville, was arrested on Feb. 14 and charged with third degree assault, interfering…

Blue Devils place 19th in Class M

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After competing in at the Class S championship last year, the Blue Devil wrestling team switched gears and moved up to Class M. Plainville traveled to Guilford High School and competed against some of the…