Not your grandfather’s United Way

By DONNA OSUCH UNITED WAY OF WEST CENTRAL CONNECTICUT Over a decade ago, the United Way of West Central Connecticut, which serves the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville and Plymouth/Terryville, decided to change how we do business. Through this transformation…

Policy subcommittee members sought by schools

The Plainville Board of Education is seeking additional members for its Policy Subcommittee. The subcommittee meets two to three times annually to review Board policy. Interested citizens are asked to contact the superintendent’s office at (860) 793-3210 X202.

State troubador at Historical Societ Oct. 15

On Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m., the Plainville Historical Society will present “Brother Against Brother,” a program by Tom Callinan, the official state troubador, doing songs, tales, and tunes about the Civil War. For more information, call (860) 747-6577.…

Halloween party fo children planned Oct.31

The Plainville Recreation Department and The Plainville Public Library in conjunction with The Rotary Club of Plainville Annual Halloween Party will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Recreation Department parking lot. (50 Whiting St.). The party will begin…

‘Enough is enough’ as MSP fights bullying

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER When Evelyn Agustin-Lopez, a seventh grader at the Middle School of Plainville, witnessed her friends and peers experience name-calling and other types of bullying, she decided that “enough was enough.” Evelyn said she wanted to…

Listings for Oct. 4

Dining listings FRIDAY, OCT. 4 BRISTOL ANNUAL WINE TASTING. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Benefit for Bristol Community Organization’s Dial-A-Ride program. Includes silent auction, Italian table, hors d’oeuvres. Nuchie’s Restaurant, Central Street, Forestville. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. (860)…

Police blotter for Oct. 4

The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Gregory S. Love, 48, of 1634 Farmington Ave., Farmington, was charged on Sept. 22 with disorderly conduct and walking in road while intoxicated. Bond was set at $5,000 with a Sept.…

Putting the stop on distracted driving

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Recently, state officials declared Sept. 19 to be “Don’t Text and Drive Day in Connecticut,” because of the hazards of using a handheld mobile device while driving. According to a press release from the governor’s…

PHS stunned by BC, 5-1

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – Off a 5-0 start to its season, everyone has been gunning for the Plainville boys soccer team. And with pesky Bristol Central in town to try to knock off the Blue Devils, it…