Category: business

Town awarded $1.5M through housing grant

Gov. Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Selia Mosquera-Bruno announced that $13 million will be awarded to 13 municipalities in Connecticut. Funding, provided through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) small cities program will allow municipalities to…

Plainville business owner honored as an ‘emerging leader’

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Professional Young Visionaries of Tomorrow and the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce held the inaugural emerging leaders event on Wednesday, Sept. 18, where 19 young professionals were recognized for their dedication to their professional…

Puppy power…

Plainville businesses have turned their attention towards the canine residents with a couple of doggy events. On Saturday, Sept. 7, Plainville’s Crossfit, below, held a WOOF-apalooza to raise money for the Meriden Humane Society. Last Saturday, Agway on the Plainville-Southington…

Grants available at Main Street foundation

Main Street Community Foundation (MSCF) is accepting grant applications from area nonprofit organizations. Visit mainstreetfoundation.org/apply-for-grant to search the foundation’s various grant-making programs. The Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes memorial trust is available to nonprofits supporting the health and wellbeing…

Lake Compounce: ‘Venus Vortex’ water slide to open next summer

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Lake Compounce, the family theme and waterpark located on the Bristol and Southington town-line, will soon have a new, exciting six-story-tall water attraction. “Venus Vortex” will be open to the public in the 2020 season.…

Human Resources Agency of New Britain is accepting energy assistance applications

Community action agencies (CAAs) across Connecticut are now accepting energy assistance applications for the 2019-20 heating season. Connecticut residents struggling to pay their utility bills can apply for home heating assistance at their local agency. CAAs are the only nonprofit…

Local businesses adjust to plastic bag law

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Last week retailers in Connecticut stopped offering free single-use plastic checkout bags to shoppers. Starting Aug. 1, these bags now cost customers 10 cents apiece. Many retailers are getting rid of single-use bags entirely. By…

Nico’s Lemonade: Delivering wishes for 10 years

Imagine a four year old deciding to open a lemonade stand to raise money and give back to children with critical illnesses. Ten years ago, Plainville resident Nico Fasold did just that and raised $65 for Make-A-Wish Connecticut. Fasold’s Lemonade…

CT Tool and Manufacturing: Blumenthal visits Plainville factory

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Connecticut Tool & Manufacturing, a Plainville branch of Whitcraft, LLC, was visited by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on July 2. The local branch is responsible for the production of flight safety parts, complex assemblies…

For this 9-year-old, summer break is a great time for ice cream…fundraisers

Nine year old Plainville resident Michael Ahern is supporting injured veterans and their children from the Travis Mills Foundation with his very own campaign, “Scoops for Troops.” Because of Ahern’s appreciation for the service and sacrifice of military veterans, he…