Category: News

Refuse To Be A Victim class offered this month

The crime-prevention and personal safety seminar, Refuse To Be A Victim, will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday April 24 and 25 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Bristol Hospital Wellness Center. This four-hour course includes safety recommendations while…

PARC makes plans for annual Poker Run event May 5

PARC’s 2018 Poker Run fundraiser is set for Saturday, May 5 in honor of Ed Mercure, a former Plainville resident, who died in a motorcycle accident in 2010. Mercure was a retired West Hartford police officer and an avid biker…

Plainville Mystery Night April 17

Your opportunity to be an historical detective for a night is coming on Tuesday, April 17 when the Plainville Historical Society hosts Plainville Mystery Night at the museum. Participants will be able to view, study, and try to identify fascinating…

Police blotter for April 6

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Friday, March 23 to Wednesday, March 28: Teresa D. Bartoli, 56, of 500 Pleasant St., Unit 44, Southington, was arrested on March 23 and charged with illegal possession of…

The tale of a slave who escaped from George Washington’s mansion

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti, a living history artist, told the tale of Oney Judge Staines, one of George Washington’s slaves who escaped the Executive Mansion in Philidelphia in 1796 and fled to New Hampshire. In a one-woman…

Farmers Market due to operate June 29-Sept. 14

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Farmers Market is prepping for their seventh season, set to run from June 29 – Sept. 14, in a new location. Lena Pietri is a long time Plainville resident and art teacher, who…

Looking to overcome inexperience

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER 2017 REGULAR SEASON Overall Record—7-9 (7-4 home, 0-5 away). CCC South Region Record—3-7. CCC South White Division Record/Ranking—2-2, 4th/5. CCC South White Champion—Berlin (12-6, 9-0). CCC South White Runner-Up—Middletown (9-6, 7-2). 2017 POSTSEASON Class M…

Punk rockin’ Screaming Females riding wave of accolades

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The punk rock trio known as Screaming Females released its latest album of punk rock, “All At Once” in February. The effort quickly picked up a slew of kudos from press and fans. For instance,…

The Americans are coming: Pianist showcases Gershwin

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Thoughts of classical music often turn to thoughts of the Germans, such as Beethoven and Mozart. Or, if you look farther to the east, Russians such as Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff come to mind. But, American…

Tunxis launches website for veteran students

Tunxis Community College has launched a new website for veteran students to help better connect them with information they need to apply to the college. The website offers one-stop assistance for veterans who need information on educational benefits and the…