Author: mchaiken

Petit meets with constituents

To keep residents updated on the latest happenings at the State Capitol, State Rep. William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) hosted a coffee hour at Bolo Café & Bakery in Plainville. The early morning event allowed residents the opportunity to speak…

Preschool program expands to 5 days, full-days

The Plainville Community Preschool Program, now in its third year, will expand to a five day / full day model for the 2017-18 school year. Currently the program serves more than 100 four year olds in seven full day sessions,…

Tunxis holding registrations for summer, continue ed.

Registration for summer 2017 credit courses is in progress at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at 860.773.1490, or visit tunxis.edu/apply. Approximately 140 traditional classroom and online courses are…

Plainville Wind Ensemble takes stage May 7

“Day and Night: a canticle of the sun and moon” comes to Plainville on Sunday, May 7. Conducted by Kenneth Bagley, the Plainville Wind Ensemble bursts into their spring concert season with this free, family friendly concert. The concert begins…

Obituaries: Dr. Edward J. Zebrowski

  Dr. Edward J. Zebrowski, M.D. died peacefully at his home Saturday after a brief illness. He was 91. Born the youngest of eight children of Polish immigrants, he was raised in Enfield in the height of the Depression. He…

Bees open three game set against Lancaster

In 140 Characters or Less: New Britain’s opening home stand continues with a 3 game set vs. Lancaster! Game 1 is tonight, first pitch at 6:35 PM! #ItsBetterWithTheBees Series: The Lancaster Barnstormers will visit New Britain for the first time…

Comedian speaks about resurgence of humor as commentary: Paul Mecurio brings stand-up act to Mohegan

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Social media is the new water cooler. And comedy and comedians suddenly have surged forward to become the new talk around the water cooler. When comedian Melissa McCarthy transforms herself into White House spokesperson Sean…

Opening weekend action for the Bees.

4/23/17 RECAP: BEES VICTORIOUS IN OPENING WEEKEND FINALE In 140 Characters or Less: Stellar Bees pitching and Maddox’s 4 RBI give New Britain the opening series victory over York with a 7-2 win! #ItsBetterWithTheBees The Game Changed When…:…Craig Maddox hit…

Petit to speak with constituents over pizza

State Rep. William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) has announced that he will be hosting a Pizza and Politics event on Monday, May 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Gaffney Elementary School in the school cafeteria, 322 Slater Rd., New…

Rain to celebrate 50th anniversary of ‘Sgt. Pepper’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Five decades ago, The Beatles released an album that changed rock music, proving that the music could be serious and complex… and can address more than boy meets girl. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”…