Author: mchaiken

Authorities search for missing hiker in Connecticut

PLAINVILLE, Conn. (AP) _ Search crews with bloodhound dogs on Monday scoured trails in central Connecticut for signs of an experienced, 64-year-old hiker who was last heard from two days earlier. The hiker, Arthur Williams, was wearing jeans and a…

Rep. Petit joins fight against human trafficking

State Representative William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) March 27 joined legislative colleagues and advocates in the fight against human trafficking. A press release from House Republicans said Petit voiced his strong support for comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation, which had a public…

Obituaries: Jeanne D’Arc Blanchard

  Jeanne D’Arc (Nadeau) Blanchard, 90, of Bristol, widow of Philias Blanchard, died on Friday (March 24, 2017) at The Pines at Bristol.  Jeanne was born in New Brunswick, Canada on September 6, 1926 and was a daughter of the…

60 years of transformation

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER What began as a group of parents of children with disabilities 60 years ago has transformed into a family-centered organization that offers program activities, respite care, a supported employment program—and more. For Plainville resident Peggy…

Scarlett: The next generation of SWANs

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the beginning of SWAN Day CT, 10 years ago, musician Jennifer Hill’s oldest child was doing what children do—playing around as mom went about her business organizing an arts festival and making music But…

10 years of SWANs celebrated Saturday

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Ten years have passed since Jennifer Hill launched the first SWAN Day. And what started out as an arts festival designed to not only pay tribute to film and music but include other art forms…

Time to think kindergarten

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Children who will be 5 years old on or before Jan. 1, 2018 are eligible to begin kindergarten – a full day program – in September 2017. Plainville Superinten-dent of Schools Maureen Brummett said that…

Police blotter for March 24

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Wednesday, March 15 to Sunday, March 19: Thomas D. Browdy, 168 Nilan St., Hartford, was arrested on March 15 and charged with second degree forgery, third degree identity theft,…

Eagle ice hockey sees their foe go to finals

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A goal separated the second-seeded Eagle ice hockey team from making their first-ever appearance in the championship of the Division III tournament as a co-op after making their first trip to the semifinals. Instead it…

Grand opening for Rebel Dog Coffee, JV’s Taproom on March 28

Two new businesses in Plainville are hosting their grand opening event on Tuesday, March 28. Rebel Dog Coffee Co. and JV’s Taproom are both located at 393 Farmington Ave. Plainville, in the former Confetti restaurant building. Rebel Dog Coffee Co.…