Category: Local News

Wheeler Clinic recognized as a healthy workplace

Wheeler Clinic is a platinum-level award-winning healthy workplace, the Business Council of Fairfield County announced on Feb. 14. The healthy workplace employer recognition program was established 11 years ago to highlight the efforts of employers who understand the competitive advantage…

Plainville Funeral Home wins beautification award

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Economic Development Agency announced that on Tuesday, March 5, The Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St., will be presented with the 2018 Kristian Jensen Jr. Memorial Beautification Award. According to a release from the…

Council discusses town budget, school budget, and library

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER On Thursday, March 7, the Plainville Town Council will hear from residents during a public hearing regarding the town manager’s proposed budget. The decision was approved unanimously at the council’s Feb. 19 meeting. The public hearing…

Plainville hosts Special Olympians

Connecticut’s Special Olympics are underway, and Farmington Valley Gymnastics in Plainville welcomed dozens of the state’s top gymnasts last Sunday. The group of athletes gathered during opening ceremonies, above, to celebrate the 2019 Winter Games. Let the games begin… Photos…

U.S. Rep. Hayes appointed to 2 subcommittees

Democrat congresswoman Jahana Hayes, representing Connecticut’s fifth congressional district, announced that she has been selected to sit on the subcommittee for early childhood, elementary, and secondary education, and the subcommittee on civil rights and human services. “It is not an…

Preschool registration begins on March 1

The Plainville Community Schools preschool program will begin accepting registrations on Monday, March 1 for children who reside in Plainville and will be age four by Dec. 31 of this year. Students born between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31,…

Sweeping up the competition

Plainville High School’s Italian National Honor Society hosted a Scopa Tournament on Monday, Feb. 4. Scopa, which means broom in Italian, is a popular card game in southern Italy. The game is played with a special deck of cards and…

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…

Petit speaks out against regional school districts

SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER In a public Facebook post to his official State Representative page, Rep. William Petit Jr. (R-22) said transportation costs associated with bussing students further than just a few blocks away could be “quite expensive.” The Plainville…

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,…