Category: business

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…

Pour étudier le commerce

The French Businessmen Association handed out five $2,000 scholarships to high school graduates of French descent. From the left, President Michael Simard, Jacobi Bouchard (Bristol Eastern High School), Caitlyn Barker ( Plainville High School), Jonathan Letourneau ( Bristol Eastern High…

Main St. foundation reports strong fiscal year in 2018

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER The Main Street Community Foundation, serving the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott, reported a strong year of service to its communities in its 2018 annual report with over $1.7 million awarded…

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…