Local News for Plainville, Connecticut

Southington Elks Club turns 7503/27/2020

Southington Elks Club turns 75

The Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669 is celebrating 75 years of charity work in the town of Southington. With over 550 members, the organization is known locally for engaging in a variety of fundraisers and community projects. In May, the Southington Elks will celebrate the anniversary at the Aqua Turf Club. Programs over the years READ MORE.
Learning continues during virus outbreak03/27/2020

Learning continues during virus outbreak

As schools around the state have closed due to COVID-19, St Paul Catholic High School is making sure their students are still getting an education by introducing them to distance learning, reported a press release from the local parochial school. On Wednesday, March 18, students began their school day at 7:57 a.m., logging in to READ MORE.
03/27/2020

Plainville Fire Co: If you need to …

If you need to call 911, please let our Dispatchers know if you or someone in your household has Covid-19, or you have been exposed to it. We want to be prepared to respond in the most appropriate manner. Thanks! Our lives and your life depend on it. #InThisTogether Read the article on twitter.com READ MORE.
Area libraries provide escape from boredom03/26/2020

Area libraries provide escape from boredom

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, events and venues are closing their doors in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, but the public libraries are reminding residents that “having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card.” The Bristol, Plainville, and Southington public libraries are closed to the public until READ MORE.
Bristol restaurants try to stay open as rules change03/26/2020

Bristol restaurants try to stay open as rules change

With Gov. Ned Lamont having signed an executive order limiting restaurants to non-alcoholic beverages and take-out/delivery services only, Bristol restaurants are being forced to close down, which is leading to lost income for employers and employees. Numerous Bristol restaurants have resorted to providing residents with take-out and delivery options to still serve the public, such READ MORE.
Write to city seniors isolated by pandemic03/26/2020

Write to city seniors isolated by pandemic

The City of Bristol has created an”All-Heart Pen Pal” program in an attempt to reduce social isolationism in the Nursing Care-Convalescent Home communities that have banned visitors, and to encourage literacy for the children doing school work from home, as well as for anyone from the community in general. The Mayor’s Office has received permission READ MORE.
Ice Skating on thin ice: Season ends03/26/2020

Ice Skating on thin ice: Season ends

It’s the one thing that all coaches hope for, to win the last game of the season. The result being, your team is crowned champions. The WMRP Eagles did just that and were rewarded the following day with the announcement, that in spite of all their success and hard work, their season was over. “The READ MORE.
Ice Hockey: 4 towns, 1 team03/26/2020

Ice Hockey: 4 towns, 1 team

It takes a village so they say, but in the sport of ice hockey sometimes it takes four towns as it did to create the WMRP Eagles. Following the 2016 high school hockey season the Wethersfield-Middletown-Rocky Hill co-op team had finished 4-14-2 and was looking for a jump start to turn the program around. Along READ MORE.
Locals celebrate World Down Syndrome Day03/26/2020

Locals celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

Even though students are working from home as a safety precaution amidst the coronavirus outbreak, that didn’t stop them from participating in World Down Syndrome Day. World Down Syndrome Day was celebrated on Saturday, March 21. Samantha Pavano, a member of Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress and a mother of a child with Down syndrome, had READ MORE.
State offers loan guidance during COVID-19 outbreak03/26/2020

State offers loan guidance during COVID-19 outbreak

Facing uncertain financial markets during a quickly-slowing economy, banking commissioner Jorge Perez issued guidance to Connecticut state-charted financial institutions on ways to provide relief to assist Connecticut consumers and small businesses in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The guidance comes in response to Gov. Ned Lamont’s directive to state agencies to identify ways to assist READ MORE.