Author: mchaiken

50 years of housing town’s history saluted

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER The Plainville Historical Society celebrated its 50 year anniversary at a reception and open house on Sept. 15 with a full house and several guest speakers to help commemorate the society’s longevity. Fifty years ago,…

Police blotter for Sept. 21

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Saturday, Sept. 8 to Friday, Sept. 14: Kimberly L. Streater, 41, of 378 Ferry St., New Haven, was arrested on Sept. 8 and charged with third degree assault, second…

Kristyna Miller scores up a storm; x-country wins

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Plainville girls soccer sophomore Krystyna Miller put up a scoring barrage in an 8-3 victory over Bristol Eastern on Sept. 11 at Tinty Stadium. She scored not one, not two, not three, not four, but…

Resilient Blue Devils overcoming adversity

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Plainville football team couldn’t have started the season in any worse shape than they have. In a span of two weeks, the Blue Devils lost both of their senior captains. Starting quarterback Frankie Griffin is…

Alonzo Bodden makes a point about current events

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Comedian Alonzo Bodden does not shy away from poking at the powers-that-be in America and the issues of today. Social commentary is his raison d’etre. But even for someone like Bodden who takes great delight…

Darik and the Funbags bring the fun to the Mum

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Darik and the Funbags will serve as the climax to a day’s worth of music at the Mum Festival this Saturday. The Connecticut-based rockers are headlining on the musical stage from 8:30 to 11 p.m.…

Jim Breuer’s fan boy lives on as he rocks on

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Comedian Jim Breuer is living the ultimate metal fan experience. He’s touring with Metallica, providing a laugh-filled warm-up for the legendary heavy metal band. Breuer comes to Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday, Sept. 22. Breuer,…

Witch’s Dungeon opens for season Sept. 28

The Witch’s Dungeon returns for another spooky season starting Sept. 28—accompanied by a few boos. The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum, now housed at the Bristol Historical Society at 98 Summer St., Bristol, is over 50 years old. It is…

Obituaries: Janice L. Simons

Janice L. (Adolfson) Simons, 77, of Plainville, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, September 16, 2018.  She is now reunited with her husband, Bruce, who predeceased her in 2015. Born in New Britain on January 8, 1941, she…

Obituaries: Jane Thomas

Jane (Rathbun) Thomas, “Honey”, 89 of Southington passed away Monday September 17, 2018 at her home holding the hands of her family.  Born in East Orange, New Jersey on June 13, 1929, she was the daughter of Alma (Lasher) and…