Category: Commentary

PARC to honor first responders at annual walkathon on Oct. 5

Community first responders will be recognized and honored by PARC, Inc. at the 19th Helen and Danny Coughlin annual memorial walk on Saturday, Oct. 5. The event, which will be held at Norton Park, is one of the major fundraisers…

Run the Course: Fundraiser for Special Olympics

STAFF WRITER Just across Plainville’s border, a starting line has been drawn to raise money for the Special Olympics Connecticut, and the Law Enforcement Torch Run that benefits it. A 5K run or walk, “Run the Course,” is being planned…

PARC dinner, dance, awards to celebrate Plainville volunteers

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Plainville’s PARC, a coalition that supports people of all ages who live with disabilities with educational programs and activities, is gearing up for their annual spring dance on March 30 at Nuchies Restaurant, 164 Central…

Commentary: This summer had me singing the Blues

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was Wednesday evening, June 10 at Muzzy Field in Bristol. The time was 6:30 p.m. and the Southington Blue Knights baseball team is getting ready to play the Amity Spartans in the semifinals of the…

Library offering summer reading fun

The Plainville Public Library has announced summer reading fun. Readers can track their summer reading progress beginning, June 22 through Friday, Aug. 14. Registration begins, June 22. Every Hero Has a Story (pre-readers and independent readers up to grade 5)…

Commentary: How I learned to just ‘speak up’

One day at St. Mary’s Hospital Child Development Center, a 3-year-old girl was just playing around on the monkey bars when all of a sudden she got stuck. In a sudden panic, she froze, and no one could hear a…

Commentary: What an American is… from an Italian perspective

The goddesses of abundance and good health surrounded Neptune in a sense of quiet happiness as dozens of tourists snapped pictures around one of their stone ledges. As some took snapshots, others threw coins in the Trevi Fountain: one to…

Commentary: Look out for pets on the road

I clenched my jaw as I ran as fast as I could down the street with tears falling from my twelve year old eyes. “He’s my first puppy, I can’t lose him,” I cried to my sister. I was trying…