Author: mchaiken

New Britain Bees weekend round-up, July 17

CROUSE HITS 3 RUN HOMER, HINSHAW HITS 3 TIMES IN 5-4 WIN BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: Bees win 2nd straight series at home over Blue Crabs behind Crouse’s 3 run shot and Bierfeldt’s walkoff single 5-4 #ItsBetterWithTheBees…

Register for recreation programs

Registration for summer programs is being held at the Recreation Office at 50 Whiting St. The Recreation Office hours are:  Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 8  a.m. to…

Obituaries: Paul E. King

Paul E. King, 75, of Southington, died on Thursday (June 29, 2017) at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in West Haven.  Paul was born on August 16, 1941 and was a son of the late Ernest King and Yvette (Brousseau)…

Are you prepared to make your ‘Escape?’

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Escape rooms are the newest trend in date nights, family nights, social gatherings, and corporate team building. Locations continue to appear across the map, the newest being right here in Plainville. Forbidden Escape opened its…

Local officials cite progress during chamber breakfast

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Although the impact of the state budget remains uncertain for six Central Connecticut communities, progress in economic development and infrastructure is certain. Last month, the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce held the State of the…

Police blotter for July 14

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Wednesday, June 28 to Saturday, July 8: Shelby L. LaMothe, 42, of 30 Maxine Rd., Plainville, was arrested on June 28 and charged with second degree larceny. Timothy P.…

Rod Argent of The Zombies is more interested in today than yesterday

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Rod Argent isn’t interested in dwelling in the past. Argent is the keyboardist for The Zombies, which was part of the British Invasion and gave the world hits like “Tell Her No,” “She’s Not There,”…

Singer for HSO concert seems destined to sing Bowie

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Tony Vincent seemed destined to be part of a musical tribute to David Bowie. Vincent performs with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra on Friday night in “The Music of David Bowie.” Vincent’s career found him singing…

‘Priscilla…’ pumps out your favorite dance hits

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The score for the musical “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” is like a dance party jukebox. The stage show, which is being performed this weekend and next by Connecticut Theatre Company, includes such infectious favorites…

Health listings, starting July 14

SATURDAY, JULY 15 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE AT THE ORCHARDS AT SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Independent and assisted living community. The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.   WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 SOUTHINGTON MANAGING CHRONIC BACK PAIN…