Local News for Plainville, Connecticut


Survey of college students suggests they fear the effects of COVID-19 vaccine

This month, I completed a study titled, “College Students’ COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy.” Students at a midsized university in Connecticut were surveyed to determine the extent of their vaccine hesitancy regarding coronavirus vaccines. The random sample consisted of 592 undergraduate and graduate students – 378 (64%) female students and 206 (34.9%) male students. The survey question READ MORE.

First, plan for repayment

Many components of Connecticut’s economy have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some legislators hope state government will borrow money to assist the beleaguered sectors, the Connecticut Mirror reported in a story the Republican-American carried Jan. 13. Reporter Keith M. Phaneuf indicated Gov. Ned Lamont is “wary” of charging more to the state’s credit READ MORE.
Victor H. Leidel01/17/2021

Victor H. Leidel

WOODBURY – Victor Leidel, 98, of Woodbury, passed away New Year’s Eve morning, Dec. 31, 2020. Always living with a zest for life, his goal was to live to 100, but sadly he was taken early by the coronavirus. He was the husband of the late Violet (Holmgren) Leidel. Mr. Leidel was born March 23, READ MORE.
Robert Charles Bova01/17/2021

Robert Charles Bova

IRVINE, Calif. – Robert Charles Bova (Bob) passed peacefully to the next great adventure on Dec. 28, 2020, at the age of 90 after a short battle with COVID-19. It took the pandemic of our lifetime to steal his final breath. He was born on Aug. 9, 1930 to parents Peter Charles Bova and Jeanette READ MORE.
State municipalities request same aid, no new costs01/16/2021

State municipalities request same aid, no new costs

GOSHEN — Elected officials from the 21 municipalities represented by the Northwest Hills Council of Governments are braced for a legislative session they are calling pivotal with the COVID-19 pandemic showing no sign of slowing down. The council’s virtual meeting Thursday featured a discussion with Joseph DeLong, executive director of the Connecticut Council of Municipalities. READ MORE.
State deficit erased, according to new projection01/16/2021

State deficit erased, according to new projection

HARTFORD — New revenue estimates Friday erased a projected budget deficit for the current fiscal year and slashed a previously estimated $4.3 billion shortfall almost in half for the upcoming two-year budget cycle. The updated revenue projections represent a significant improvement in the state’s fiscal outlook as Gov. Ned Lamont prepares to submit his recommended READ MORE.
Plymouth presents $25.4M budget01/15/2021

Plymouth presents $25.4M budget

PLYMOUTH — Interim Superintendent Sherri Turner presented her proposed $25.4 million budget for 2021-22 to Board of Education members Wednesday. The plan includes a spending increase of $627,992, or 2.5%, over the current $24.7 million budget. “Since March, we’ve lost time with our students,” Turner said, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m impressed and inspired READ MORE.
Today in History, Jan. 1501/15/2021

Today in History, Jan. 15

Today is Friday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2021. There are 350 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 15, 2020, Chinese officials said they couldn’t rule out the possibility that a new coronavirus in central China could spread between humans, though they said the risk of transmission appeared to READ MORE.