Author: mchaiken

Breaking records: Warm enough for you?

 AccuWeather.com reports while the Midwest dug out from heavy snow, ice brought down trees and power lines from Michigan to Maine, much of the East Coast experienced temperatures representative of September or May this past weekend. Some locations tied or…

Cute, styling stocking stuffers

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re looking for some pretty baubles as a stocking stuffer for the women in your life, Rachel DeCavage of Sugarplum in Southington has introduced a line of colorful, fun, whimsical earrings for the season.…

Rotary continues fight to wipe out polio

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER In 1979, Rotary clubs banded together to help immunize millions of children with polio in the Philippines. By 1985, Rotary International launched PolioPlus, the first and largest internationally coordinated private-sector advocacy of a public health…

Blue Devils look to put last season in the past

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER The Plainville boys basketball team wants to forget just about everything that happened during a very trying 2012-13 campaign last season. It’s always trying going through a tough preseason and a very difficult slate of…

Turnaround for Blue Devils

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – Last season, the Plainville girls basketball team started the season in a bit of a hole. Through the Blue Devils finished the campaign strongly, Plainville wanted a better start this time around than…

Town hopes to fill in the gap

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Plainville is the only town in Connecticut that lies along the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail that has not been able to construct any portion of its part of the trail. However, it isn’t giving up.…

Police blotter for Dec. 20

The Plainville Police have reported the following arrests. •Alyssa N. Douyard, 18, of 392 Milfrod St., Burlington, was charged on Dec. 6 with second degree breach of peace. Bond was set at $1,000 with a Dec. 9 court date. •Jose…

Listings for Dec. 20

Miscellaneous listings SUNDAY, DEC. 22 SOUTHINGTON SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Held by Social Connections. 11 a.m. After the walk, go for lunch at a nearby restaurant. FarmingtonCanal Greenway, Mill St., Southington. No charge for walk. (860) 582-8229.   SATURDAY, DEC.…

Felines behaving badly

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR You may not look at your cats the same way again after viewing the family friendly film “Animal Behavior” this weekend. The film, featuring the puppetry of Connecticut’s own Elmwood Productions, will be screened at…