Category: News

Adult ed., continuing ed. classes now registering

Plainville Adult and Continuing Education will offer programming, free of cost, this spring in the following areas: Adult Basic Education (math and reading/writing); Adult High School Credit Diploma Program, Citizenship Preparation, English as a Second Language, GED Preparation, and PARC…

Register for winter/ spring programs

The Plainville Recreation Department Winter/Spring program registration is in progress starting Thursday, Jan. 3 at 8 a.m. The Plainville Recreation  Dept. uses an online software system, RecDesk. To sign up for a  RecDesk profile and register for programs, visit plainvillect.recdesk.com. This…

Town’s holiday office hours

The Town of Plainville offices announced the following holiday business hours. On Dec. 24, the municipal center will close at 11:30 a.m. The senior center will close at 1 p.m., and the library will close at 1:30 p.m. All offices…

In all too short set, Backstreet Boys still hold sway over fans

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR They once sang, “Backstreet’s Back.” And now it is truer than ever before for the Backstreet Boys. Earlier this year, the “boy band” — who are now husbands and fathers—released its first new single in…

Appice brothers pound the skins in ‘Drum Wars’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The percussion war cry will be sounded. And it will be brother against brother this Friday night. That’s when Drum Wars comes to the Milford Performance Center in Milford. The centerpiece of the concert is…

Obituaries: Richard ‘Dick’ Saucier

Richard “Dick” Saucier, 81 of Bristol, left this world to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ on November 28, 2018.  Richard was born in Fort Kent Maine on July 7, 1937. He was the son of the late Theodule and…

One other way to snag your ‘Hamilton’ tix

Producer Jeffrey Seller and The Bushnell announce a digital lottery for “Hamilton” tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (Dec. 11) in Hartford at The Bushnell.  Forty tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. …

Town seeks volunteers for boards and commissions

The Town of Plainville is looking for volunteers to serve on a town board or commission. To be considered for a position, applicants must be a resident of Plainville and currently be registered to vote. Below is a list of…

Committee forming for town’s 150 year celebration

In 2019, the Town of Plainville will be celebrating 150 years since its inception. The Plainville Town Council is looking to form a committee of interested Town residents to discuss possible celebratory events to honor Plainville’s 150th Anniversary. To be…

Transfer station closes for winter Dec. 8

Plainville’s Transfer Station on Granger Lane will close for the winter season on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. If you have any questions, call Physical Services at (860)793-0221 ext. 208 Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday,…