Category: Community news

Community rallies around victims of home fire

A local family narrowly escaped a house fire on Hardwood Road, above, in the early morning hours last Wednesday. According to reports, the family was forced to climb out a window to escape the blaze. The family of five, including…

‘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…

Mental health forum on May 13 at New Britain Museum of Art

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), in partnership with local organizations and communities, will kick off National Prevention Week 2019 with a forum on May 13 at 5 p.m. at the New Britain Museum of American Art…

Mr. Plainville High School 2019

Daniel Szymula, center, was recently crowned Mr. Plainville High School 2019 during a Plainville High School Project Graduation fundraising show at the Plainville YMCA. the annual show featured senior male students, accompanied by senior Black Dress Girls. Szymula is flanked…

Best western: Interact Club brings a country theme to the senior citizen prom

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville High School Interact Club hosted their seventh annual senior prom on Thursday, Apr. 25, at Plainville High School. Assistant superintendent of Plainville Community Schools, Steve LePage, was the original advisor of the Interact…

Locals recognized by PARC

PARC celebrated the incoming of spring with its annual spring dance on March 30. Each year, awards are given out, honoring one business and one community member with the John P. Sullivan award along with a shining star award honoring…

Senior center honors the late Betty Boukus

The Plainville Senior Center honored the late Betty Boukus recently as part of their month of service celebration. The former state representative inspired the event with her long legacy of doing good deeds for others. Boukus’ family members were in…

Police report mailbox break-ins

The Plainville Police Department announced that between the hours of 3:30 p.m. on April 27 and 7:30 a.m. on April 29, the United States Postal Service collection mailboxes on the corner of East Main Street, at Hough Street and Whiting…

Church offers new options for religious education

Our Lady of Mercy Church in Plainville announced it will offer new options in its religious education schedule. “Running to sports, dance, music and school while juggling work, family and friends can be trying. We hear you,” said officials in…

Plan of conservation and development info session on April 30

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Town officials will host an information session on Tuesday, Apr. 30, to review the draft of Plainville’s 2019 plan of conservation and development (POCD). The plan is an advisory document used by the planning and zoning…