Category: Local News

Metro-North trains suspended in wake of storm

The governor has now shut down Metro-North trains. The governor’s office issued the following update. Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that due to current storm conditions and projections of heavy snowfall accumulations, Metro-North Railroad will suspend service tonight beginning…

Governor issues travel ban as of 4 p.m.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that there will be a ban on motor vehicle travel on limited access highways in the State of Connecticut beginning at 4PM.  These prohibitions do not extend to emergency response and recovery vehicles, including…

Transit buses shutting down at 6

This just in from the governor… Governor Dannel P. Malloy this afternoon announced that CT TRANSIT bus service will begin shutting down service at 4PM today, and all buses will stop running by 6PM. This shut down will be in…

Town gives update on how it plans to handle storm

 Plainville posted the following on its municipal website The Plainville Emergency Operations Center (not the shelter) at the Police Department will open today at 5pm.  Emergency Management will continue to monitor the snowstorm and will determine if a shelter is needed.  In the event…

State of emergency declared by governor

The governor’s office issued the following news release: Governor Dannel P. Malloy will declare a state of emergency in preparation for the coming blizzard which is anticipated to heavily impact the state Friday and Saturday. In addition, the Governor announced…

Police blotter for Feb. 8

 The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Cindy D. Freeman, 46, of 169 Barker St., Unit 12, Hartford, was charged on Jan. 27 with having no insurance, misuse of plates, and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. Bond was…

Openings on boards and commissions

 The Town of Plainville has openings on the following Boards and Commissions:  •Board of Assessment Appeals – hears appeals filed by taxpayers regarding the valuation placed on their property. •Plainville Area Cable Television Advisory Council (PACTAC) – advises the Cable…

2.39% budget hike proposed for schools

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Plainville’s Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Kitching proposed a modest increase of 2.39 percent for his 2013-14 school budget request, which he said is expected to “reprioritize, reinvest, and reallocate.” Kitching went to the Board of…