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Red Cross, Walmart team up on training for entry-level healthcare careers

The American Red Cross will help 2,500 students across the U.S. receive training for entry-level healthcare careers through the Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) program thanks to a $3.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation. The program is available…

After the snow, break out the shorts

After this week’s snow, AccuWeather is reporting the region should expect record breaking warm temperatures this coming weekend. AccuWeather.com reports a brief, but major shift in the weather pattern will send warm air northward and will produce a zone of…

Faith-affirming film comes to Plainville

The faith-affirming film, ‘Christmas Candle,’ will be making its Connecticut premiere at theAMC Loews theater on Farmington Avenue. The Hometown Connection, the all-volunteer monthly newspaper of Plainville, is serving as the conduit for tickets, working with local churches whose parishioners…

Malloy partially activates Emergency Operations Center; Urges caution for p.m. commute

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 1:00PM today to monitor storm conditions across the state heading into the afternoon rush hour. “After talking with my emergency management officials and assessing the situation,…

Expect 3 to 6 inches of snow, AccuWeather says

    Snowstorm Targets New York City to Boston     AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 17 December 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports after a snowstorm dropped as much as 14 inches of snow in New England this weekend, another round…

Plainville’s policy regarding mailboxes and snow plows

The Town’s policy regarding damage to mailboxes during snow plowing operations is as follows: (1) Mailboxes and/or posts will be replaced only if they are actually struck by the snowplow. There must be physical contact between the plow and the…

Gov. urges caution during weekend storm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a press release urged residents to avoid travel during the first significant snowstorm of the season. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Watches for most of the state from tomorrow afternoon until Sunday morning. “Although…

Looking back at the Blue Devil’s gridiron season

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – At 4-6 this year, the Plainville football squad put together a quality campaign, to say the least. Being one of the smallest schools in all the Central Connecticut Conference, it’s always a battle…

Girls hoops set to rebuild

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – The Plainville girls basketball team is back in action on Wednesday, Dec. 11 and open up against a very tough outfit in the form of Rocky Hill in a CCC Interdivisional game from…