Category: News

Suspect barricaded at Dick’s on New Britain Ave.

The Plainville Police Department reported around 3:30 p.m on Friday that a suspect is barricaded at Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Connecticut Commons. Police said there is no other information but people are advised to avoid the area. Update: Plainville…

Police blotter for Dec. 28

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Saturday, Dec. 15 to Wednesday, Dec. 19: Floyd R. Martin, 41, of 4 Elaine Dr., Simsbury, was arrested on Dec. 15 and charged with possession of a controlled substance,…

Update on nails

Police Chief Matthew Catania gave the town council an update at last week’s meeting regarding the screws and nails found in the streets of Plainville. Catania said that even though it seems like “such a simple crime of mischief,” it…

New officer hired

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER During the Monday, Dec. 17, meeting of the Plainville Town Council, residents had an opportunity to witness the swearing in of a new police officer, Justin Barrington. “I’m very grateful for this opportunity, I’ve been…

Students who ‘simply do the right thing’ saluted

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Plainville High School celebrated the leadership of two students, Ryan Espinoza-Ortiz and Zoe Leider, in the ninth “Students Rock” ceremony that PHS has held. Twice a year, faculty members discuss and nominate two students for…

Tough lessons for Blue Devils

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Plainville boys basketball team began the season snapping a 17 game skid by dominating Oliver Wolcott Tech to the tune of 68-33 on Dec 13. A couple of tough lessons have followed in a 75-70…

Bring your Christmas trees to transfer station starting today

The Town of Plainville recently released that “residents may bring their Christmas trees to the Transfer Station on Granger Lane., beginning Thursday, Dec. 27, through Friday, Jan. 18, free of charge.” Plainville residents using a bag transport their tree should…

Malloy leaves with low popularity but national following

HARTFORD, Conn. — A two-term Connecticut governor who struggled throughout with low popularity, Dannel P. Malloy says he was surprised himself by the victories he pulled off in the 2010 and 2014 elections. As the Democrat leaves office his approval…

Police respond to murder-suicide Dec. 22

The Plainville Police Department released that “officers responded to a report of two deceased individuals inside a vehicle at Robertson Airport,” on Saturday, Dec. 22. The individuals were identified as Plainville residents and brothers, 66-year-old Byron Anderson and 68-year-old Nils…

Helping the ‘Army’

The Salvation Army held a bell ringing at Gnazzo’s last Friday night. From the left are state Representative Dr. Bill Petit, Jr., who is holding his son William, Lt. Shareena Echavarria, and state Senator Henri Martin. Photo by JANELLE MORELLI