Author: mchaiken

History will be made when circus comes to town

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When fans of the circus head into Hartford next week they will be witnessing history. They will see the first ever female ringmaster of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus. Unfortunately, they also will…

Police blotter for April 21

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Tuesday, March 28 to Monday, April 10: Janusz Pawlowski, 47, of 94 Northampton Ln., Plainville, was arrested on April 10 for driving under the influence of liquor or drug.…

Wildflower project planned to help bees

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The Conservation Commission is bringing a first-of-its kind project to Plainville to raise awareness about the current threats that pollinators face. During a recent Town Council meeting, Roberta Lauria, the vice chairperson of the Commission,…

Public to get say on school projects

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Residents will soon weigh-in about the proposed capital improvement projects at Wheeler Elementary School and Plainville High School. During a recent meeting, the Town Council set a public hearing on Monday, April 24, at 7…

Blue Devils headed in right direction

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Those two-out hits can certainly be as simple as deciphering between winning baseball games and losing them, according to Plainville coach Lou Mandeville. But although the Blue Devil baseball team split the week with a…

Household hazardous waste collection happening May 6

On Saturday, May 6 a regional household hazardous waste collection day will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Roadways Facility on Granger Lane. This is the 23rd year this event is being conducted by Bristol Resource…

United Way looking for help on Day of Caring

The United Way of West Central Connecticut, serving the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth and Terryville, will be holding its 26th Annual Day of Caring on Friday, May 19th (with a rain date of Monday, May 22nd). United Way…

Dining listings, starting April 21

SATURDAY, APRIL 22 BRISTOL EASTER SUPPER ‘SWIECONKA.’ 5 p.m. Begins with the sharing of the Blessed Easter Eggs. Dinner is roast pork, kielbasa, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, babka bread, dessert, etc. St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. Advance tickets are…

Health listings, starting April 26

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 BRISTOL THE ANNUAL HIV EDUCATIONAL FORUM. Registration at 8 a.m. Day ends at 3 p.m. Workshops on medication-assisted treatment and benefits for patients with HIV, working with clients/ patients on the LGBTQ spectrum, and the rise in…

Kids listings, starting April 21

FRIDAY, APRIL 21 BRISTOL ‘THE CINDERELLA PROJECT.’ 10 a.m. Presented by the New Britain Youth Theatre. As Cinderella runs from the ball, she meets the characters from other Cinderella-like folk stories from around the world. Bristol Public Library, 5 High…