Category: Local News

Plainville welcomes new librarian

BY TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Stepping away from her welcome party to show 8-year-old John Anderson  where he could find a picture book on the Titanic, Ericka Bajrami’s smile beamed, showing her excitement for joining the team at Plainville Public…

Police release detours for the GE 5K road race on July 19

On July 19, Plainville hosts the GE 5K Road Race. General Electric is the signature corporate sponsor supporting this event, along with several other corporations, small businesses, civic organizations, and individuals. All proceeds will benefit the Petit Family Foundation. The…

Friends of Norton Park reschedules concerts

Due to inclement weather The Friends of Norton Park Concerts have rescheduled two concerts that were cancelled. On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Kenn Morr Band will perform original folk rock music. Kenn Morr’s smooth and resonate voice will sing his…

Plainville unveils pavilion renovation at Paderewski Park

BY LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Plainville recently unveiled renovations to its pavilion at Paderewski Park. Town staff and officials gathered under the newly renovated pavilion to celebrate the completion of the project during a dedication ceremony. Funding for the project…

Lake Compounce announces new roller coaster

BY TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Lake Compounce visitors will begin to see orange tracks piling up through the park’s midway this month, when construction will begin on the new roller coaster, Phobia. The new coaster is the first of its…

Council to discuss road bond project tonight

The Town Council will discuss a possible referendum tonight to appropriate $5 million to fix a number of roads that have not been repaved in many years. During a tonight’s meeting, Town Manager Robert Lee will introduce an ordinance to…

Council considers moving probate court to Farmington

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER The discussion continues among the Town Council about moving to a probate court in a different district. Recently, several council members toured the probate court in Bristol and Farmington. Located on the third floor of Bristol…

Large Turnout for Chamber’s 5th Annual Pizza Feud

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Plainville Chamber of Commerce’s 5th annual Pizza Feud on March 10 was another well attended event for the chamber. “The turnout was excellent, we got close to 200 people,” said Operational Manager for the Plainville…

Thousands expected at Shamrock Run and Walk this weekend

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Over the past 12 years, the cold temperatures and snow on the ground have not stopped thousands of people from participating in the annual Shamrock Run and Walk. This weekend, a crowd of participants are expected…

DOT to launch CTfastrak transit system with 9 days of free service

NEWINGTON—The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will be offering free rides for all passengers during the initial nine days of service. The free service, from March 28 to April 5, is available…