Author: mchaiken

Blue Devils have hands full with BC

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – Every game for the Plainville boys basketball team has been better than the last. And against Bristol Central in the first round of the 15th annual David T. Rybczyk Memorial Tournament, the squad…

Listings for Jan. 10

  Music listings FRIDAY, JAN. 10 OTHER GIRLS GUNS AND GLORY. 9 p.m. Café Nine, 250 State St., New Haven.   DJ JOSHUA CARL. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Shrine Nightclub, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. Free admission for women.…

Hole in the Wall takes on iconic play, ‘The Boys in the Band’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Mart Crowley’s play“The Boys in the Band” was written and performed originally in 1968. As press materials from New Britain’s Hole in the Wall Theater explained, the play offered ”frank treatment of its homosexual characters…

Police blotter for Jan. 10

The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •John T. Zevoteck, 52, of 492 East St., unit 14, Plainville, was charged on Dec. 29 with having a weapon in the vehicle, second degree breach of peace, driving under the…

Minimum wage hike will impact workers, businesses alike

By KAITLYN NAPLES, LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITERS Minimum wage workers throughout the state will see an increase in their paychecks. As of Jan. 1, the state raised the minimum wage from $8.25 to $8.70, the first of two scheduled increases…

Theft of shopping cart leads to arrest at Big Y

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Plainville Police arrested a New Britain man Sunday, after they said he stole a shopping cart with groceries from the parking lot of Big Y on New Britain Avenue. Sgt. Nicholas Mullins said Jesse Strouse,…

Tournament proves successful

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER   PLAINVILLE – Once again, the Plainville holiday basketball tournament was a complete success and for the 50th consecutive year, it was dedicated to the memory of David T. Rybczyk. Rybczyk was a teacher and…

Blue Devils struggle with, and lose to, Sacred Heart

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITERPLAINVILLE – When the Plainville girl basketball team drew Sacred Heart Academy in the opening round of the 15th annual David T. Rybczyk Memorial Tournament from Plainville High School on Friday, Dec. 27, the locals tangled…

‘All You Can Eat’ breakfast Sunday

The “All You Can Eat” Monthly” Breakfast of the Our Lady of Mercy Parish Life Committee will be held Sunday, Jan. 12 at 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the OLM Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville. The menu…

Presentation on Access Health CT next Thursday

Connecticut has a new health insurance marketplace called Access Health CT. Open enrollment began Oct. 1 and continues through March 31, 2014. It brings the benefits of Health Care Reform to individuals, families, and small businesses. Stephanie Soucy, assister through…