Author: mchaiken

Chamber listens as town leaders reflect on past year

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Town leaders addressed the public during the annual “State of the Town” breakfast sponsored by the Plainville Chamber of Commerce, speaking at length about a variety of local issues while acknowleding a number of accomplishments…

Walking the halls of legislature with Plainville’s Rep. Boukus

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER HARTFORD– Even though it was only about three weeks before the first day of the legislative session, the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Hartford was buzzing with forums, economic development sessions, and other discussions where…

Listings for Jan. 31

  Dining listings FRIDAY, JAN. 31 BRISTOL PASTA SUPPER FUND RAISER. 4 to 7 p.m. Held by Celebrate Recovery of Bethel Christian Church. Pasta, homemade sauce, meatballs, Italian sausage, garlic bread, garden salad, beverages, desserts. Dinner provided by Seasonings Catering/…

CT’s Sarah Barrios brews up a quiet storm on local music scene

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you look at the performance calendars around Connecticut, 19-year-old singer songwriter Sarah Barrios seems to have come out of nowhere to become a fixture on the local music scene. Sarah, who is coming to…

School chief seeks 1.81% budget hike

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Kitching presented his proposed budget for the next fiscal year to the Board of Education last week. Kitching’s budget calls for a 1.81 percent increase over this year’s allocated budget, which…

Police blotter for Jan. 31

 The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Anthony M. Damico, 24, of 92 Whiting St., unit 5, Plainville, was charged on Jan. 21 with disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $2,500 with a Jan. 22 court date. •Juan…

Blue Devils can’t stop Lancers

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – The Plainville wrestling squad has been a competitive bunch this past season. And against Class S competition, the Blue Devils have been double tough to stop. But on Wednesday, Jan. 22, Plainville took…

Girls storm over opposition

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Once again, the Plainville girls basketball picked up critical victory after critical victory in its quest to return to state tournament play come the completion of the regular season. The Blue Devils have…

Heating bills might get a break, says AccuWeather

Warmth is coming, but at a prices, says AccuWeather. AccuWeather.com reports there is good news for folks hoping for a little break on heating bills and hoping to clean up the ice and snow that has accumulated in the Midwest, East…

Area gym hosts gymnastics competition at XL Center this weekend; Alicia Sacramone appears Friday

HARTFORD – One of the most prestigious and one of the biggest co-ed New England regional youth gymnastics events will be held in Connecticut as American Gymnastics of Southington will host the 21st annual American Invitational at the XL Center’s…