Category: business

Food pantry could use help

SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Budget cuts hit the Plainville Community Food Pantry, at 54 S. Canal St., pretty hard last year. As a result, PCFP officials said that they need some help to try to keep up with demand. “We’re…

BOE approves budget; 3 percent increase

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER At the Monday, Feb. 11, meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Maureen Brummett updated the board regarding the fiscal year 2019-20 budget, proposing a 3 percent increase over the current year. With the increase,…

Let there be light: Plainville company debuts at business expo

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Light Hangar Company appeared at the 34 annual Bristol Home and Business Expo, Feb. 16 and 17, and the founders described the event as a great way to see a lot of people. Laura and…

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…