Category: business

Plainville Grand List increased $7.7 million

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER The town of Plainville assessor Ann Marie Heering announced the 2018 net taxable grant list at $1,396,621,830, featuring an increase of $7,726,971 above last year’s total. “Based upon the current mill rate of 33.84, the…

Crowley competition challenges tech students

Last Wednesday, technical school students from across the state converged on Crowley Ford for an automotive competition sponsored by the Plainville dealership. Photos by JANELLE MORELLI

Town Council enters into an agreement for augmented reality programs

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Town Council and Nucleus Augmented Reality entered into an agreement during the Monday, Feb. 4, meeting, allowing Nucleus AR to “represent the town in all matters relating to augmented reality advertising.” Plainville is the…

Plainville council discusses town’s fiber optics upgrade

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville Councilors and town staff held a discussion on the proposed fiber optics network that would connect multiple town-operated buildings, with a projected savings of $42,460 in the first year. In June 2018, director of information…

For Goodness Sake Serves 1,000th Client

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER For Goodness Sake, a non profit organization that provides furniture and other household items to the formerly homeless, served their 1,000th client on Saturday, Jan. 26 at their new facility at 123 Whiting St., Unit A,…

Remediation plans considered for former construction site

SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER The White Oak parcel of land next to the municipal center in downtown Plainville has been a subject of conversation as plans for remediation continue. Town staff acknowledge the potential of the parcel and hope that…

Officials discuss a decade of growth in Plainville budgets

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Town Council and Board of Education members heard a presentation from Town Manager Robert Lee and Superintendent Dr. Maureen Brummett on the history and future of Plainville’s budget. Both presentations took a big-picture view of…

Town officials share the ‘state of the town’

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER From a financial perspective, it’s all about balance, Town Council chair Kathy Pugliese shared at the “state of the town” meeting last week. Looking at a 10-year span, she said both intergovernmental and other revenues…

Officials to discuss rail-trail gap in on Jan. 29

Capitol Region Council of Governments and the City of New Britain will host a public meeting regarding the gap closure study, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at New Britain City Hall, 27 Main St. “CRCOG and…

Council hears about budget trends of past 10 years

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville town manager presented information to the council regarding the budget, and reviewed budget information for the past 10 years as well as projects for the upcoming 10 years. At the Jan. 7 council meeting, Town…