Author: mchaiken

Police blotter for Jan. 4

Plainville police reported the following arrests: Fatima Nelson, 43, of 6 Beech Dr., Norwich was arrested Dec. 26 and charged with three counts of second degree harassment. Jason Desanzo, 29, of 18 Mountain View Dr., Plainville was arrested on Dec.…

Town businessman arrested by ICE, deported

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER A Plainville man was arrested by Immigration and Custom Enforcement officers while running errands with his wife on Dec. 7 and was deported on Dec. 27. He was being held at a detention facility in…

Planner heading to newer pastures

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Plainville’s director of planning and economic development Mark DeVoe is leaving the town of Plainville, where he has worked for nearly 19 years. He began charting new waters in his new position as the planning…

Plainville players key for WMRP 3-1 start

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The WMRP boys ice hockey co-op is off to a 3-1 start this season, and several Plainville natives are contributing to the winning effort. Those Plainville players are Devin Norton, Connor McNamara, Cole McNamara, Branden…

Obituaries: Stephen Longfellow

Stephen H. Longfellow, 79, of Bristol, widower of Rowena C. (St. Pierre) Longfellow, died on Tuesday (January 1, 2019) at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford.  Steve was born in East Machias, Maine on June 5, 1939 and was a son…

Kesha back to having fun

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR On her latest album “Rainbow,” pop singer Kesha sings “Don’t let (them) get you down” (slightly paraphrased for a family newspaper). And the New Year’s Eve performance at the Mohegan Sun Arena proved hands down…

Fire report published Jan. 4

The Bristol Fire Department reported the following incidents: Friday, Dec. 14 511 Emmett St., carbon monoxide detector activation, no CO. West St., and School St., accident, potential accident. 38 Davis Dr., passenger vehicle fire. 22 Pine St., smoke detector activation,…

Stand-off then arrest at Connecticut Commons last Friday

A report of a handgun being fired at Connecticut Commons last Friday led to a stand-off with a suspect, an arrest, and the ultimate revelation that the handgun was plastic. Police arrested Eduardo Rivera, 44, of New Britain and charged…

Suspect at Connecticut Commons apprehended

Plainville police posted on their Facebook page that the suspect who barricaded himself at Dick’s Sporting Goods at Connecticut Commons on New Britain Avenue earlier Friday afternoon has been apprehended. Police provided no other details, only urging people to stay…

Suspect barricaded at Dick’s on New Britain Ave.

The Plainville Police Department reported around 3:30 p.m on Friday that a suspect is barricaded at Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Connecticut Commons. Police said there is no other information but people are advised to avoid the area. Update: Plainville…