Author: mchaiken

Expansion celebration to benefit child with cancer

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER In October, Ethan McGettigan was hospitalized for the third time because of vomiting. After receiving a head scan minutes later, a Life Star helicopter transferred the 2-year-old boy to Yale New Haven Hospital, where an…

Potholes may be in New England’s future, says AccuWeather

The crazy swings in temperature in the northeast make it a ripe season for a bumper crop of potholes, explains AccuWeather. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 17 January 2014 — AccuWeather.com reports another round of frigid air is moving into the United States,…

Town to host tech challenge

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Ever wonder about the technician who was working on your car? There is a good chance he or she was one of the top technical students who competed in the CAR Association State High School…

Snow possible for holiday weekend in New England

There are no monster storms on the horizon this weekend, but snow is in the forecast, says AccuWeather AccuWeather.com reports folks wanting a big snowstorm in the Northeast will have to wait a while longer. However, there will be enough cold…

Plainville still can’t halt Eastern

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – The Plainville girls basketball team hasn’t hung too many losses on Bristol Eastern over the last few years. But this year, the Blue Devils were looking for a reversal of fortunes. On Thursday,…

CT musicians on a mission called Mission Zero

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’ve been patrolling the original music scene of Connecticut, you may have run into, listened to, or seen the band Mission Zero. The duo of brother and sister duo of David and Chenot has…

Local legislators map out priorities for coming General Assembly session

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER With the General Assembly scheduled to convene on Feb. 5, state officials representing Plainville have reflected on their top priorities and goals, which focus on enhancing the business climate, assisting municipalities, and providing relief from…

Listings for Jan. 17

  Kids listings SATURDAY, JAN. 18 OTHER TEDDY BEAR PICNIC. 2 p.m. Children will hear teddy bear stories, make bear crafts, create and eat bear treats, go on a bear hunt, and meet a big teddy bear. Bristol Public Library,…

Police blotter for Jan. 17

The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Jesse T. Strouse, 22, of 164 Hickory Hill Rd., New Britain, was charged on Jan. 5 with third degree robbery, second degree threatening, reckless endangerment, second degree breach of peace, sixth…

Blue Devils keep up the fight

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – There’s this never die attitude that the Plainville boys basketball team emulates and when coach Marc Wesoly’s troops approach each game in that light, the squad won’t be winless for long this season.…