Category: Local News

Wind Ensemble ‘summons heroes’ at winter concert

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Wind Ensemble and Central Connecticut State University will once again hold a free concert in honor of Veterans Day, but this year the program will offer a special twist. As part of a…

A bus ride through time

Plainville offered a historical tour through the community last Saturday. The event, led by the Plainville Historical Society, had been rescheduled from Plainville’s 150th Anniversary celebrations over the summer due to heat. The trolley took community members through town and…

Pizza and politics: Lawmakers share a slice, discuss tolls and taxes

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER State Sen. Henri Martin and State Rep. William Petit Jr. shared a slice with their constituents last week and discussed what has been happening at the state capitol. Of the many topics discussed, Plainville residents…

Team building through STEM challenges

As part of the Plainville Community Schools summer school program, a group of middle school students in Karen Troiano’s class participated in a variety of team building exercises through a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related activities.…

Veterans workshop helps solve benefit problems

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Jason Coppola, veterans service officer from the State Office of Advocacy and Assistance, addressed a room full of veterans on Thursday, Sept. 12, breaking down how to access their service-sworn benefits for defending the nation…

Guided tours this weekend close out 150th celebration

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER This weekend, Plainville residents will conclude their celebration of the 150th anniversary of the town’s incorporation, with a guided tour of historical sites, held from 10a.m., to 4p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 5. Ben Gediman, chair…

Pequabuck River clean-up is ‘tiring’ work

Volunteers load a tire that they found in the woods onto a trailer to be hauled away during a clean-up behind West Cemetery, near the Pequabuck River. The clean-up was organized by the Plainville Conservation Commission. Volunteers, from left, Jessie…

Town awarded $1.5M through housing grant

Gov. Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Selia Mosquera-Bruno announced that $13 million will be awarded to 13 municipalities in Connecticut. Funding, provided through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) small cities program will allow municipalities to…

Plainville business owner honored as an ‘emerging leader’

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Professional Young Visionaries of Tomorrow and the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce held the inaugural emerging leaders event on Wednesday, Sept. 18, where 19 young professionals were recognized for their dedication to their professional…

Public hearings on Oct. 7 for sewer fees and flood ordinance

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Two public hearings were scheduled for Monday, Oct. 7, during last week’s meeting of the town council. The Oct. 7 hearings will cover topics such as the sewer user fees related to the phosphorus removal…