Author: mchaiken

Alice and Bob, a macabre musical partnership

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Alice Cooper and producer Bob Ezrin were a hit-making dream team in the 1970s. With Ezrin behind the production board, the original Alice Cooper group stormed up the charts with “School’s Out,” “I’m Eighteen,” “Billion…

Obituaries: James A. Nolan

James A. “Jamie” Nolan, 48, of Plainville, formerly of Bristol, left us far too soon on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Born in Bristol on March 23, 1971, he was the son of Beverly (Nolan) Tanuis.  He attended Bristol Central High…

Obituaries: Todd W. Magyar

Todd W. Magyar, 52, of Plainville, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Born in Toms River, NJ on August 5, 1966, he was one of three children of Judith (Sortino) Greene of Longs, SC and…

Plainville High seniors celebrate graduation

More graduation photos   By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Plainville High School celebrated the achievements of the graduating Class of 2019 during commencement exercises on Tuesday, June 18. The event was moved indoors due to rain, but students’ spirits were…

Council holds three hearings in one evening

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Town Council met on Monday, June 17, and hosted three public hearings – one, an ordinance establishing fourth quarter transfers for the end of the 2019 fiscal year; one on an additional appropriation…

Municipal closings for July 4

The Plainville Municipal Center, Senior Center, and Library will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. All offices will re-open Friday, July 5. No trash or recycling collection will occur on Thursday, July 4, Independence Day. Collection…

GOP seeking candidates for November elections

The Plainville Republican Town Committee is seeking candidates for the upcoming November Municipal election. Plainville residency is required for candidates. Positions to be endorsed include Board of Education, Town Council and Constables. The meeting will be Wednesday, July 17, 7:00…

‘Family, Fun and Fathers’ supports Men and Boys Fund

More than 100 people gathered at Lessard Lanes in Plainville, for a night of bowling, mini-golf and food, while attending “Family, Fun and Fathers,” hosted by the Men and Boys Fund of the Main Street Community Foundation, on Friday, June…

Sipping some cocktails where it’s all a ‘Wonder’

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR For those who love a good cocktail, and who are always on the look out for a new taste to add to their repertoire, Foxwoods Resort Casino’s “The Wonder of the Cocktail” was the place…