Category: business

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…

Wheeler Clinic gets $465K state grant

SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Gov. Dannel Malloy announced last week that approximately $30.8 million in state grants are being awarded to 92 nonprofit organizations throughout Connecticut as part of the state’s Nonprofit Grant program, which assists organizations with the costs…

MSP auditorium scrutinized by BOE

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Middle School of Plainville music teacher Todd Helming took members of the Board of Education on a tour of the MSP auditorium during a special meeting held on Tuesday, Dec. 4. As of this meeting, the…