Author: mchaiken

On-demand bulk pickup begins Monday

The Town of Plainville has an on-demand policy for bulk pickup. Residents who currently have curbside rubbish and recycling collection from the town can request one bulk pickup per calendar year free of charge for large items that do not…

Dems plan Sept. 12 Pizza Party fund raiser

The Plainville Democratic Town Committee will hold a Pizza Party fundraiser on Friday Sept. 12. The event will also include a silent auction. The location is Capri Restaurant at 161 Woodford Ave. in Plainville. The fundraiser will take place from…

Library resumes Saturday hours this weekend

The Plainville Public Library will resume Saturday hours on Sept. 6. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the fall, winter and spring. All library services will be available during Saturday hours including reference service, book…

Library participates in Passport to CT Libraries

The Plainville Public Library is participating in the first Passport to CT Libraries program (sponsored by in the Connecticut Library Association), running in all participating public libraries now through through Sept. 30. Based on the Wine Trail Passport Program in…

Volunteers sought for hospice of Bristol Hospital

The Hospice of Bristol Hospital is looking for individuals who are interested in joining its team as hospice volunteers. Individuals in volunteer roles have the chance to interact with patients for a variety of reasons. Hospice volunteers provide companionship to…

Meetings listings for Sept. 5

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10 BRISTOL THE EDGEWOOD WOMEN’S CLUB. 6:45 p.m. Guest will be Sherry Gray, dietician, from UConn Health Center. The Giamatti Little League Center, Mix Street, Bristol. Open to the public. New members welcome. Call Jane. (860) 583-8463. ONGOING…

A painful lesson on NASCAR track

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER Accidents in the auto racing world occur just about in every race. Whether it’s a full blown NASCAR event or a 125 lap challenge from the old Plainville Stadium, mishaps can happen anywhere. When you…

Rise and shine

The annual Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival was held at Norton Park this past week. The balloons were seen taking off early Saturday morning. PHOTOS by TAMMI NAUDUS   [portfolio_slideshow id=5447]

Police blotter for Aug. 29

The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Diane K. Murray, 52, of 27 Dudley St., third unit, Bristol, was charged on Aug. 8 with driving under the influence of liquor or drugs and failure to have headlamps. Bond…