Author: mchaiken

Police blotter for Oct. 11

The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Christopher Esnard, 60, of 61 Mitchell St., New Britain, was charged on Sept. 29 with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to drive in the proper lane and…

Sacred Heart sinks Plainville, 92-80

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – The Plainville swimming team dropped a tough 92-80 decision to Naugatuck Valley League foe Sacred Heart 92-80 on Thursday, Oct. 3 from the high school pool in Plainville. The Blue Devils managed to…

Domino effect of economy touches United Way efforts

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER If families, businesses and even the government have been affected by the downturn in the economy, then an organization that fund raises in order to give to other organizations certainly has as well. The United…

Listings for Oct. 11

Miscellaneous listings FRIDAY, OCT. 11 SOUTHINGTON PREMIERE SCREENING OF ‘ANIMAL BEHAVIOR.’ Starring Jim Williams and Mike Finland. A story of Tugger and Ripper, two seemingly normal house cats. But Tugger has a plan. He’s in love with his owner’s girlfriend.…

Season in the balance for Blue Devils

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER This past week, the Plainville volleyball team played a former squad from Northwest Conference, an unreal squad from the CCC South, and a former CCC South member of days gone by. The Blue Devils played…

Columbus Day closings

The MunicipalCenter, Library and SeniorCenter will be closed Monday, Oct. 14, in observance of Columbus Day. All municipal offices will open again on Tuesday, Oct. 15.  There will be no change in the weekly refuse collection.  

Town’s leaf collection begins Oct. 21

Leaf collection in the Town of Plainville will begin on Oct. 21 and will continue to December 5, 2013.  Listed below is the schedule of areas to be covered on the first collection (schedule of areas are subject to change):…

Tunxis hosts screening for depression Oct. 10

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER An estimated one in 10 adults in the U.S. has reported feeling depressed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of the 19 million Americans who suffer from depression each year, many…

CT accessories designer finds style that soars

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Connecticut-based fashion accessories designer Jillian Lyons got a boost to her career last year when she was tapped as a finalist for the Rawards—an arts-based competition organized by Raw Natural Born Artists in Hartford. Since…

Make plans for movie matinee at library

A movie nominated for the 2012 Best Picture Award will be the next feature at the Friends of the Plainville Public Library movie matinee series on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the library.  “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”…