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Help needed to pack Michaela’s Garden Seeds

Volunteers are needed at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., on Monday, Feb. 10 at 9:30 a.m. to package Michaela’s Garden Seeds. Call (860) 747-5728 if you are able to help.

Gov. to second shift state employees: You should stay home, too

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all second-shift state employees who are designated as non-essential to stay home on Wednesday, Feb. 05, in response to winter storm conditions across the state.  State employees are encouraged to…

Miss Connecticut asks residents to give blood in Feb.

American Red Cross is partnering with the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation and Miss Connecticut 2013 Kaitlyn Tarpey, the former Miss Southington, to sponsor a Blood Donation Challenge during the month of February to help raise awareness about the need for…

It’s a ‘mess,’ says AccuWeather

AccuWeather boils down the weather situation pretty succinctly, it’s a mess all over. AccuWeather.com reports another winter storm is blasting through the Midwest and Northeast, following quickly on the heels of Monday’s weather mess. Roads are a mess and travel is…

Governor: ‘Stay home’

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all first-shift non-essential state employees to stay home on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in response to winter storm conditions across the state, according to a press release from his office. The…

State workers asked to come in at 10 a.m. tomorrow

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered a delayed opening for state offices on Wednesday morning, directing all nonessential state employees to report to work at 10 a.m. The delayed opening will allow extra time for transportation crews to clear the roads…

Emergency operations center to go into partial activation for impending storm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at midnight tonight to monitor storm conditions across the state and prepare for the heavy snow forecasted to begin overnight and continue into the late afternoon Wednesday,…

Gov. wants to push minimum wage even higher

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release that he is introducing legislation during the upcoming regular session of the General Assembly that will increase the state minimum wage to $10.10, mirroring recent national efforts by President Obama…

Gov. delays General Assembly session because of coming snow

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release that legislative leaders have agreed to push back the start of the joint legislative session one day due to the pending snow storm.  The joint session will begin at noon…

Children can still sign up for synchronized swimming program

The Plainville Recreation Department still has openings in its synchronized swimming program for ages 8 to 16. The eight week class will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. beginning Feb. 11 at the Plainville High School…