Category: News

Season 3 underway for MSP robotics

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Middle School of Plainville recently kicked off its third robotics season when four teams competed at Manchester High School. In the program, which was initiated thanks to a grant from the Petit Family Found…

Paradis Pools receive honor

The Northeast Spa & Pool Association has recently named its winners in the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards – Builders Competition. In the aboveground pools category, local company, Paradis Pools, LLC of Plainville has been awarded the Merit Award for their…

Local GOP legislators holding coffee hour for constituents Feb. 28

State Rep. William A Petit, Jr. (R-22) and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) invite Plainville residents to join them for a Coffee Hour on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Bolo Bakery & Café, 33 Whiting St., Plainville. The public is invited…

Keeping a resolution, even if it’s not for the new year

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Statistic Brain Research Institute released a study on Jan. 1 that reported the number 1 New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and eat healthier. Of those surveyed, 21.7 percent wanted to lose weight and…

Less than 2% hike sought by schools

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER School officials are requesting a budget increase of less than 2 percent for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. During its monthly meeting last Monday, the Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the Superintendent’s requested operating budget…

Police blotter for Feb. 24

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Tuesday, Feb. 14 to Friday, Feb. 17: Roger Jackson, 46, of 66 Whiting St., Unit 2, Plainville, was arrested on Feb. 14 and charged with third degree assault, interfering…

Choral society staging two shows in next 4 months

Plainville Choral Society is celebrating 47 years of bringing music to the community by offering two shows in the next four months. In May, the group will be performing music from the Motown era of music called “Motown Madness”.  There…

Prog-rock lives, and lives well, with Steve Hackett

by MIKE CHAIKEN If you mention Genesis to a music fan under a certain age, you’re likely to be met with a glassy stare. They might, just might, know Phil Collins from the soundtrack to the Disney film, “Tarzan.” Maybe.…

College search and selection process discussed March 15

Plainville High School juniors and their parents/guardians, as well as underclassmen are invited to an information session hosted by the Plainville High School Counseling Department. This event will address the college search and selection process as well as strategies for…

Library offering access to hoopla digital

The Plainville Public Library has begun to offer thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and Comics, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital to Plainville residents with a valid Plainville…