Author: mchaiken

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…

Christmas tree drop-off at transfer station to start Dec. 26; roadside collection begins Jan. 13

Residents will be allowed to drop-off Christmas trees ONLY to the town’s transfer station located at Granger Lane starting on Dec. 26 and continuing through January free of charge. The roadways department (weather permitting) on Jan. 13 will do a…

Town announces holiday trash schedules for 2014

The following holiday schedule will be observed for trash and recycling collection by Latella Rubbish Removal during 2014. New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday pickups delayed one day. Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014: Pickups…

Library brings back Sunday hours starting Jan. 5

The Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., will add Sunday afternoon hours to its schedule starting on Jan. 5 and running through April 27. The hours are 1 to 5 p.m. The additional Sunday afternoon hours were very popular…

CL&P issues warning about scam

Scams targeting utility customers nationally continue to affect Connecticut Light & Power customers, with the most recent version targeting Spanish-speaking customers, reports a press release from the utility. The scam involves prepaid “Green Dot” VISA credit cards, said the release.…