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Plainville reveals rail-trail gap closure plan

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Representatives from the Connecticut Department of Transportation provided an update on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail gap closure during the Aug. 19 Plainville council meeting. Last year, Plainville’s  council voted to support trail alignment ‘C’…

Giving Back Girls recognized by town council

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER At the August town council meeting, councilor Chris Poulos introduced a group of charitable middle-and-high-school aged volunteers, the “Giving Back Girls,” and celebrated their most recent achievement. Earlier this month, the Giving Back Girls participated…

Superintendent applauds growth in annual report

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER The Superintendent of Schools, Tim Connellan, released his 2018-19 annual report, highlighting many of the school year’s programs and initiatives throughout the district’s various subjects, departments and services. Each school within the district provided a…

Obituaries: Mary Ann Reynolds

Mary Ann Reynolds, 86, of Bristol, CT passed away on August 18. Born in New Haven to Bronislaw and Catherine Topor and raised in Meriden, she graduated from Meriden High School.  Mary Ann met Patrick Reynolds of Naugatuck, CT as…

Grants available at Main Street foundation

Main Street Community Foundation (MSCF) is accepting grant applications from area nonprofit organizations. Visit mainstreetfoundation.org/apply-for-grant to search the foundation’s various grant-making programs. The Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes memorial trust is available to nonprofits supporting the health and wellbeing…

Art classes for local veterans

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA) and the American Legion Auxiliary Kiltonic Unit 72 have teamed up to provide free art classes for Southington veterans. Up to a dozen veterans can sign up for a seven…