Category: business

Plainville’s bike shop

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER For many Plainville residents the property at 151 East St. will always by synonymous with Parsons Buick, but as of Thursday, Jan. 16, the property will be known for its extensive inventory of used power sport…

DEEP clears Clean Earth facility after New Year’s Eve fire

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Officials briefed the public at the Monday, Jan. 6 town council meeting regarding the fire that took place at the Clean Earth facility at 58 N. Washington St. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, and health officials said…

Open for business: TWM breathes new life into abandoned property

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Starting fresh is something Tabitha Wazorko Manafort is all too used to. After a decade long career as a mathematics teacher, she decided to try her hand at flipping houses. House flipping brought her to get…

CT non-profit organizations merge to strengthen client impact

LISA Inc. (Living in Safe Alternatives) announced that they would be merging with Community Solutions Inc. (CSI) in order to increase organizational capacity, and increase service accessibility for the people in their care. “We started this journey as a way…

Cutting ribbons, cutting taxes

State Rep. Dr. William Petit Jr. presents a citation from the general assembly during a grand opening celebration last Friday at Jackson Hewitt tax services at 275 New Britain Ave., Suite C1. Petit, right, welcomes Bill Brown, center, and Lanette…

Lisa, Inc. receives $35K furniture grant from Bob’s Discount Furniture

SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER LISA, Inc.’s residential home in Plainville was bustling with action on Friday, Dec. 13 as movers from Bob’s Discount Furniture carried in over $35,000 worth of new furniture. LISA, Inc. program director Christina Cicero couldn’t believe…

Town manager weighs in on growing state pension crisis

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER In late November, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) released information regarding Connecticut’s state and local pension liability costs, referring to them as “astronomical.” Gordon Hamlin, president of Pro Bono Public Pensions, presented to CCM and…

Debt management keeps budget on track through 2025

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Over the past several years, Plainville has been budgeting their debt management fund around $4.4 million annually, and Town Manager Robert Lee projected that the town should be able to stay within that number through 2025.…

Council approves conservation and development plan

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville recently adopted the 2019 Plan of Conservation and Development, which went into effect on Saturday, Dec. 7. During the previous meeting of the town council, Town Planner Garrett Daigle discussed the plan and how the…

White Christmas comes early at Mt. Southington

SPENCER DREHER STAFF WRITER Connecticut saw its first snowfall of the season this past Sunday, a sign that skiing and snowboarding season is upon us.  The crew at Mount Southington could not be more excited to see the snow and…