Category: News

Obituaries: Reginald ‘Reggie’ Cyr

Reginald “Reggie” Cyr, 80, of Plainville, Connecticut, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 15.   Born and raised in Madawaska, Maine, Reggie moved to Connecticut in the 1950s and spent most of his adult life in New Britain.…

Woman’s Club seeks new members

The Woman’s Club of Plainville is looking for women who want to be part of the organization. The Woman’s Club of Plainville is part of the General Federation of Women’s Club, nationally and internationally. The Connecticut GFWC project for the…

PARC rededicates tree honoring founder

PARC, which for 60 years has provided family centered services for people with developmental disabilities, is continuing its anniversary celebrations by rededicating a tree planted to honor one of its founders. Helen Coughlin and other Plainville residents had the vision…

Blumenthal visits Wheeler’s Bristol clinic to address opioid crisis

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER As this week marks National Health Center Week, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) visited health centers statewide on Monday to address the opioid epidemic. One of Blumenthal’s stops was the Wheeler Health & Wellness Center…

Civilian patrol officer hired by town

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Riding on a mountain bike with a yellow shirt and dispatch radio, Tom Kane makes himself visible at Norton Park several days a week. As he makes his way around the park Thursday through Saturday,…

Police blotter for Aug. 18

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Monday, Aug. 7  to Monday, Aug. 14: Giuseppe V. Vitarella, 40, of 95 New Britain Ave., Plainville, was arrested on Aug. 7 and charged with two incidents of second…

Dining listings, starting Aug. 18

AUGUST PLAINVILLE ‘TASTE OF PLAINVILLE.’ With a $5 ticket, you receive 20 percent off your dinner at 17 local restaurants (excludes alcohol, tax, and tip). Benefits the Plainville Town Committee and Plainville Community Fund. Tickets available at Gnazzo’s Food Center…

Meetings listings, starting Aug. 18

ONGOING PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE LIONS CLUB. 6:30 p.m. Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month. Central Café, 24 Whiting St., Plainville. (860) 747-9402.   OTHER CASTLE CRAIG CAMERA CLUB MEETINGS. First and third Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Monthly programs, techniques…

Town Republicans to sell mums Sept. 9

The Plainville Republican Town Committee announced it will be hosting a Mum Sale Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. at 27 Sherman St., Plainville. The flowers are from Karabin Farms and are nine inch plants available in a variety of…