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New title sponsor, new route for race

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The Petit Family Road Race will return next month with a new start location and title sponsor. On Sunday, Aug. 6, the 10th Annual Petit Family 5K Road Race will kick off at Plainville High…

Woman or man, it doesn’t matter in a monster truck

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As a woman driver in the fairly male dominated monster truck universe, Kayla Blood has found herself evolving into a role model for women everywhere. And she’s glad to take on that job. “I’ve been…

Facade from Linden Street School back on school grounds

The original elements displaying the name ‘Linden Street School’ are once again present on school grounds. This part of the façade from the historic Linden Street School used to be over the entrance on the East Maple Street side of…

‘Plainville: The Crossroads of Connecticut’ now on display at Historic Center

“Plainville: The Crossroads of Connecticut” continues at the Plainville Historic Center

From Native American trails and the canal to covered bridges, trolleys, bicycles, railroads and highways, Plainville has been a hub for transportation. Visitors are invited to the Historic Center at 29 Pierce St. to see how the town was shaped by the ways in which people and goods have moved from one place to another. This summer display is open Saturdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from noon through 2:30 p.m.

Have some dessert, help the children at Dairy Queen July 27

Thursday, July 27 is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen on East Street. Miracle Treat Day is put on by all Dairy Queens to help the Children’s Miracle Network, which runs Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The local Dairy Queen collects…

Family Fun Day coming next month

The Plainville Recreation Department will be hosting Fun Day on Friday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. at Norton Park. Fun Day is the grand finale to the summer programs. Activities include face painting, spin art, thumbprints, tattoos, a dunker, tissue…

New Britain Bees weekend round-up, July 17

CROUSE HITS 3 RUN HOMER, HINSHAW HITS 3 TIMES IN 5-4 WIN BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: Bees win 2nd straight series at home over Blue Crabs behind Crouse’s 3 run shot and Bierfeldt’s walkoff single 5-4 #ItsBetterWithTheBees…

Register for recreation programs

Registration for summer programs is being held at the Recreation Office at 50 Whiting St. The Recreation Office hours are:  Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 8  a.m. to…

Obituaries: Paul E. King

Paul E. King, 75, of Southington, died on Thursday (June 29, 2017) at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in West Haven.  Paul was born on August 16, 1941 and was a son of the late Ernest King and Yvette (Brousseau)…