Author: mchaiken

Health district releases flu info

 Each year in the United States, on average 5-20 percent of the population gets the flu, and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. As flu activity begins in Connecticut, the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District would like…

Nzinga’s Daughters to perform Jan. 19

On Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m., a program by Nzinga’s Daughters called “Breaking the Chains” will be presented at the Plainville Historic Center on Pierce Street Through song story and prose, they will take the audience from Africa to…

Spice up your reading this winter

Win prizes and chase away the winter blues with the Plainville Public Library’s adult winter reading club. Escape the winter cold with a good book. On Jan. 22, Plainville Library will launch its Hot & Spicy Adult Winter Reading Club.…

Christmas tree pick-up set

Residents will be allowed to drop-off Christmas trees only to the Town’s Transfer Station located at Granger Lane, thru January, free of charge.  If you transport the tree in a plastic bag to contain pine needles, please remove the tree…

Police blotter for Jan. 3

The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Diane J. Doner, 59, of 33 Basswood St., Plainville, was charged on Dec. 22 with second degree threatening and disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $5,000 with a Dec. 23 court…

PARC to present John Sullivan Award

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER PARC, Family Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities, will honor two local organizations with the John Sullivan Award Jan. 8 to recognize their commitment to community service. Frank Robinson Sr., president of the PARC…

Plainville girls on a roll heading into their tourney

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER MANCHESTER – Going into the annual Rybczyk Memorial Tournament last week, the Plainville girls basketball squad carried a healthy 3-1 ledger into the affair. The Blue Devils fell to East Catholic 56-37 in a CCC…