Category: News

Police blotter for Oct. 20

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Friday, Oct. 6 to Monday, Oct. 16: Dallas O. Artis, 22, of 15 Crown St., Plainville, was arrested on Oct. 6 and charged with violation of probation. Elzbieta J.…

Council expected to vote on program to repair MSP boiler

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The town is moving forward with an energy savings program to replace the Middle School of Plainville’s (MSP) boilers—one of which failed unexpectedly earlier this month. On Oct. 2, the Town Council approved a $580,000…

‘Modest’ pay hike for administrators

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The Board of Education approved a collective bargaining agreement for Plainville administrators, who will receive a “modest” salary increase over the next several years. Last Tuesday, the board unanimously approved the new contract, which will…

Obituaries: Louis Bernard Harkins

Louis Bernard Harkins, Sr., 83, of Plainville, passed away Wednesday October 18, 2017 at Amberwoods of Farmington. He was the husband of the late Barbara (Dorbuck) Harkins.   Louis was born June 6, 1934 in Hall Quarry, Maine a son…

Finding his calling in a stand-up desert

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Ryan Hamilton is a stand-up comedian. But he’s a stand-up comedian who came of age in a place where stand-up comedians were very, very, very sparse. “I grew up in very rural Iowa,” said Hamilton…

Arson dog visits PHS class

Trooper and State Arson Investigator David Makuc and arson dog Cora from the Connecticut State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit recently visited Jill Miller’s Forensics Science class at Plainville High School to share information on Forensic investigations with the…

Students at Wheeler celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with art

Students in all grades at Wheeler School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) by learning about Hispanic artists and art traditions from Hispanic countries. Kindergarten students learned about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and created a self-portrait. First grade students learned about Mexico’s Day of the Dead and made sugar skulls. Second grade students learned about Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and made cubist guitars. Third grade students learned about a traditional art form called Molas from the Kuna Indian women of Panama/Columbia and created Molas made out of paper. Fourth grade also learned about Mexico’s Day of the Dead, and made skeletons doing everyday activities. Fifth grade students learned about the importance of the sun to the Mexican culture and made suns in a piece of aluminum using a metal tooling technique.

Get your Girl Scout cookies for Election Day

Girl Scouts in area towns will be hosting statewide cookie booths at a variety of locations starting on Saturday Nov. 4 to Sunday, Nov. 12. At the Election Day Booth Sales, cookies include all of your favorites this year: Thin Mints,…

Legislators meet with constituents Oct. 17

State Rep. William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) invite Plainville residents to join them for a morning Coffee Hour on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Bolo Café & Bakery, 33 Whiting St., Plainville. The public is…

Travel basketball try-outs

Plainville Boys’ Travel Basketball has announced its try-out schedule. Grade 8 try-outs will be Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Middle School of Plainville from 8 to 9 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 20 at Kegal Gym at Plainville High School from…