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Wishbone Ash born in ‘perfect storm’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Fifty years ago, the bands began to play. And along the way, they built a template that still survives today. Last year and this year are notable for representing the 50th anniversary for a large…

Police blotter for the April 19 edition

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Wednesday, Apr. 3 to Sunday, Apr. 14: Joan A. Dias-Largie, 59, of 422 Allen St., New Britain, was arrested on Wednesday, Apr. 3, and charged with sixth degree larceny.…

Stop and Shop strike could affect Plainville shoppers

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Approximately 500 employees from the Southington and Bristol Stop & Shop grocery stores went on strike Thursday, April 11 at 1 p.m., joining around 31,000 employees at 249 stores across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.…

Police blotter for the April 12 edition

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Monday, Apr. 1 to Sunday, Apr. 7: Mikal A. Salmon, 21, of 56 Coolidge St., Hartford, was arrested on Monday, Apr. 1, and charged with second degree breach of…

United Way holding Day of Caring May 17

The United Way of West Central Connecticut will hold its 28th annual Day of Caring on Friday, May 17. The rain date is Monday, May 20. The Day of Caring is an annual event that the United Way sponsors. On…

Update: Fatal accident on Route 72

Connecticut State Police Troop H reported that a fatal motor vehicle accident occurred on Route 72 on Thursday, Apr. 4., involving a four door sedan. The vehicle was headed “eastbound, two-tenths of a mile east of exit 3,” on Route…

Fatal accident reported on Route 72

Connecticut State Police Troop H reported that a fatal motor vehicle accident occurred on Route 72, involving a four door sedan. “The accident reconstruction team is in route to the scene,” according to Troop H officials. “Route 72 east to…

Anthony Gomes redeems Johnson, elevates B.B.

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The story goes that blue guitarist Robert Johnson acquired his considerable reputation at the “crossroads” in Mississippi. At this junction, the legend says Johnson met up with the devil and signed away his soul in…

Police blotter for the April 5 edition

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Monday, Mar. 25 to Sunday, Mar. 31: Tatiana S. Mullins, 23, 2 Vine Hill Rd., Farmington, was arrested on Monday, Mar. 25, and charged with sixth degree larceny. Alyssa…

Pequabuck River cleanup in Bristol, Plainville, Terryville April 27

The Pequabuck River Watershed Association seeks volunteers to help clean the river Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This year’s river cleanup will cover areas in Terryville, Bristol, and Plainville. “The Pequabuck River Watershed Association is dedicated…