Category: News

State of Plainville High discussed by BOE

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER At the Jan. 8 meeting of Plainville’s Board of Education, Plainville High School’s principal Roberto Medic and his staff discussed the state of the school, the addition of new classes, and how reshaping the curriculum…

Eat those wings, make that chili- and help PARC

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER PARC’s annual King of the Wing and Chili Cook-Off is just around the corner. It’s one of the nonprofit organization’s biggest fundraising events of the year. PARC is a family-oriented organization that provides support services…

Police blotter for Jan. 19

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Friday, Jan. 5 to Sunday, Jan. 14: Winder J. Jimenez, 22, of 38 Norton Pl., Plainville, was arrested on Jan. 5 and charged with second degree failure to appear.…

Music and politics: The threads that bind John Hall’s life

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There have been two threads running through John Hall’s life. There has been music. This thread propelled him to the record charts with his bands Orleans (“Dance With Me,” “Still the One”) and the John…

Martin, Petit meet with constituents at Bolo

On Tuesday, State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) and State Representative William Petit (R-22) met with constituents at Bolo Bakery in Plainville. “We had a nice turnout and I always appreciate the opportunity to listen to people’s ideas and concerns,” Martin…

Obituaries: Jacqueline R. Pratt

Jacqueline R. (Waterson) Pratt, 78 of Plainville, passed away Friday January 12, 2018 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. She was the loving wife of Gerard J. Pratt with whom she shared over 60 years of marriage.…

Athletic Backers offer advertising opportunity at PHS fields

The Plainville Athletic Backers organization is offering an advertising opportunity at the Plainville High School Athletic Complex in the form of sponsorships via customized signage for local businesses, according to Backers President, Ben Gediman. The Tinty fields within the complex…

Officer recorded using racial slurs during DUI arrest fired

HARTFORD– A Connecticut police detective caught on camera using racial slurs while being arrested on a drunken driving charge has been fired, his department announced. Robert Lanza, 44, of Wolcott, was fired Monday, Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said.…

January presentation to focus on Historical Society itself

In recognition of its 50th anniversary year, the Plainville Historical Society’s January program will focus on the history of the group and the Historic Center. “This Is Us” will tell the story of how a small group residents got together…

Police blotter for Jan. 12

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Saturday, Dec. 30 to Monday, Jan. 8: Calvin Nickerson, 39, of 59 Buckley Ave., Bristol, was arrested on Dec. 30 and charged with first degree failure to appear. Alex…