Author: mchaiken

Republicans offer state budget proposal with no new taxes

HARTFORD- State Representative William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) stood arm-in-arm with their House and Senate Republican colleagues and put forward a balanced, no tax increase budget which sets the Connecticut on a new fiscal…

Bees head to Long Island for 1st road series

NEW BRITAIN BEES (2-4) VS. LONG ISLAND DUCKS (3-4) ========== In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees open up their road schedule with a weekend series at Long Island! First pitch is tonight at 6:35 PM! #ItsBetterWithTheBees Series: New Britain…

Legislators meet with seniors

State Rep. William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) recently paid a visited the Plainville Senior Center and met with area seniors. The lawmakers gave a legislative update on the latest happenings at the State Capitol,…

That trash is pretty pretty… and fashionable

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR It’s become a yearly tradition of fun and creativity. But Trashion Fashion, which will be presented Sunday, is about more than just letting artists and fashion designers put their creativity to the test. “Our main…

Bees welcome record crowd

BIERFELDT HOMERS, BEES SWEPT IN DOUBLE HEADER BOX SCORE GAME 1 BOX SCORE GAME 2 In 140 Characters or Less: Bees entertain 9,211 fans across 2 games; set attendance record of 6,501 in game 1of doubleheader! #ItsBetterWithTheBees ATTENDANCE: In game…

Chamber hands out honors at dinner

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The spirit of volunteerism lingered throughout Nuchie’s Restaurant last week, as the Plainville Chamber of Commerce honored several community members and a local business. Last Tuesday, the Chamber hosted its 109th Annual Awards Dinner to…

Planning resumes to close trail gap

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER After being put on hold temporarily, public outreach for the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail Gap Closure study is returning in full swing this spring. Last year, the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) began a…

Police blotter for April 28

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Monday, April 17 to Saturday, April 22: Tracy L. McCrory, 46, of 17 Plum Tree Rd., Plainville, was arrested on April 17 and charged with second degree reckless endangerment,…

Choral society presenting best of Motown May 12-13

Motown is coming to Plainville. “Reach Out”, “Superstition”, “Ain’’t No Mountain High Enough” and many more are included in the program to be presented by the Plainville Choral Society. Artistic Director Thomas Buckley and the Board of Directors decided to…