Category: business

Norton trust grants support Plainville programs and initiatives

Due to grant funds from the Elizabeth Norton trust, Plainville Community Schools will be able to provide a number of programs and initiatives to all students. “Our faculty, administrators, and staff members understand the importance of accessing grant funds that…

If you teach a man to fish…

Last Saturday, fishermen flooded to Connecticut’s rivers and lakes for trout season opening day (rain early left some anglers as wet as the fish they caught). After a long search at Tag’s Tackle and Bait store in Plainville, 7-year-old fishermen…

A penny for your thoughts

Val Dumais, left, greets visitors to Plainville High School on Saturday, April 6 for the annual Penny Sale. Vincent Riccardi, right, purchases a raffle ticket for a large screen TV at the Plainville Rotary Club’s fundraising event. Photos by JANELLE…

Stop and Shop strike could affect Plainville shoppers

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Approximately 500 employees from the Southington and Bristol Stop & Shop grocery stores went on strike Thursday, April 11 at 1 p.m., joining around 31,000 employees at 249 stores across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.…

Moped Warehouse closing after 40 years

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER After 40 years in business, owner of the Moped Warehouse, LLC is looking to retire. Located at 1 Townline Rd. in Plainville, the shop has been a one-man show keeping up with the times through…

Plainville student to be honored by United Way

Middle School of Plainville student  Dale Neyra has been selected to receive the United Way of West Central Connecticut’s “Youth Live United Award” for Plainville, according to United Way’s President, Donna Osuch. Each year during the United Way of West…

Chamber dinner to honor 7 individuals and local businesses

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Chamber of Commerce will present seven awards at the 111 Awards Dinner on Tuesday, Apr. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Forestville. The annual awards celebrate individuals and…

Main Street Community Foundation is seeking grant applications

Main Street Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from area nonprofit organizations through its competitive general grant cycle as well as the Plainville community fund. Applications for the general grant cycle may be received through March 29. These are available…

Run the Course: Fundraiser for Special Olympics

STAFF WRITER Just across Plainville’s border, a starting line has been drawn to raise money for the Special Olympics Connecticut, and the Law Enforcement Torch Run that benefits it. A 5K run or walk, “Run the Course,” is being planned…

The best pizza in Plainville

Rose Borges, right, the daughter of D’Marie’s Pizza owner Danielle Borges, serves slices to patrons after the Pizza Feud competition. On March 14, the Plainville Chamber of Commerce attracted over 100 hungry guests to the VFW, hoping for a taste…