Category: business

BOE approves final 2019-20 budget; 2.43% increase

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Board of Education held a special meeting on Tuesday, May 28 to finalize the reduction of $100,000 from their budget, as well as some realized savings from this school year’s budget freeze. After…

Central Café closed by state agency after gang violence

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Central Café in downtown Plainville, located at 54 West Main St., has been suspended indefinitely by the Department of Consumer Protection’s liquor control division. The decision comes on the heels of a motorcycle gang brawl…

BOE budget passes at second referendum

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The revised Plainville Board of Education budget passed the second referendum, held on May 14 at the Plainville firehouse. Residents overwhelmingly approved the $38,229,105 school budget. About 11 percent of the 11,578 registered Plainville voters…

Mia’s Mission brings play time to the K-9s

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Eight year old Mia Phinney is on a mission: Mia’s Mission. Mia and her father Denny are making waves around the state and beyond by making and donating dog toys to police K-9 units. Back…

Bristol courthouse to close; Plainville cases will shift to New Britain

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Effective Friday, Aug. 30, Bristol Courthouse, 131 North Main St., will be closing. All cases from Bristol will be heard at the New Britain Judicial District Courthouse, effective Tuesday, Sept. 3, 20 Franklin Sq., New…

BOE budget failed; officials scramble to reduce school costs

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. On Tuesday, Apr. 30, residents voted down the board of education budget ($38,329,105) by just 12 votes, so officials scrambled for another attempt this Tuesday, May…

Petit brings health care coverage info session to senior center

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER State Rep. William Petit (R-New Britain, Plainville) and the office of the Healthcare Advocate invited older adults to the Plainville Senior Center on Tuesday, April 30 to discuss many aspects of health care coverage that seniors…

Four-part series to assist non-profit professionals

The Main Street Community Foundation is partnering with , in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Connecticut Chapter announced education opportunities available in 2019. The foundation will offer four web/audioconferences on topics of interest to enhance the development and…

Euro Homecare re-opened May 1

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Euro Homecare, a non-medical caregiver organization in Plainville that serves clients around the state, has recently undergone several changes in order to expand and improve services to clients. A ribbon cutting with the Plainville Chamber…

‘Tissues for Teachers’ collects over 200 boxes

Big Y of Plainville recently held a “Tissues for Teachers” drive, collecting over 200 boxes of tissue donations from customers to supplement supplies in Plainville schools. Above, Big Y assistant service manager Spencer Deegan, left, and employee services representative Lynn…