Category: News

Betts, Petit want Assembly to reconvene to address Medicare Savings Plan cuts

State Representatives Whit Betts (R-78) and William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) have joined their Republican legislative colleagues in the House of Representatives in calling for an immediate convening of the Connecticut General Assembly to restore funding to the Medicare Savings…

Holiday schedule for municipal services

The Town of Plainville offices will observe the following hours: Friday, Dec. 22, the Municipal Center and Senior Center will be closed. The library will close at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 and will also be closed Saturday, Dec. 23.…

Train derails; major town arteries closed, plan for detours

Plainville police reported this morning via Facebook that a train has derailed in town Friday morning. “Rt 10, East Street is closed between Woodford Ave and New Britain Ave “Rt 372, East Main Street is closed between Pine Street and…

Time to take a stroll and celebrate

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER The Town of Plainville is gearing up for the annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Stroll, set for Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9. Downtown businesses have tons of activities planned to get residents into…

Police blotter for Dec. 8

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Tuesday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Dec. 3: Daequawnt Rudolph, 20, of 434 Park St., Bristol, was arrested on Nov. 14 and charged with creating a public disturbance. Calvin Nickerson,…

Lessons learned for girls hoop team

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Plainville girls basketball team found out a lot about themselves last season and along the way learned a valuable lesson in overcoming adversity. That may be the catalyst that carries the Lady Blue Devils back…

“The Color Purple” touches the heart

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you left “The Color Purple” at The Bushnell without a touch of a tear in your eye and a smile on your face, all I can say is you must be dead inside. To…

Plainville High students explore career options

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Last Thursday, Plainville High School hosted its 6th annual Career Day event for students in grades 9-12. There were over 70 speakers representing more than 40 fields and careers including but not limited to all…

Renter’s Rebate program checks on way

The Office of Policy and Management announced that residents enrolled in the state’s Renter’s Rebate program should anticipate obtaining their much anticipated checks within the next several days. Beginning this week, batches of approximately 8,000 checks per day were mailed…