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.

Obituaries: Gary Paul Davis

Gary Paul Davis, 59, of Plainville, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Britain after a lengthy illness. Gary was born on May 8, 1958 in Hartford, son to Mrs. Shirley Roberts.…

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…

Pumpkins on parade

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER From pumpkin carvings to a kid’s costume parade to local vendors and live music, downtown Plainville will soon become a Halloween party later this month. The Third Annual Plainville PumpkinFest will take place downtown rain…

Police blotter for Oct. 13

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Monday, Oct. 2 to Thursday, Oct. 5: Desmine P. Smith, 23, of 71 Pratt St., Bristol, was arrested on Oct. 2 and charged with driving under the influence of…

Effort gives foster kids something of their own

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER Wheeler Clinic and Mott Corporation came together to decorate and assemble 200 “Sweet Cases” for youth in foster care on Monday, Oct. 9 using generous donations from Project Linus and coordinating with the nonprofit organization…

Southington artist comes home for latest exhibit

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Visual artist Clinton Deckert has shown his work all around Connecticut and the world. But the Southington-based artist is coming home with his latest work, exhibiting at Southington Community Cultural Arts for the month. The…