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  • Surprise Reunion: Wounded Marine Greg Caron Welcomes His Company Back From Afghanistan

    The last time Cpl. Greg Caron's fellow Marines saw him was Nov. 11, 2011, in Afghanistan when he was horribly wounded by a roadside bomb that tore off both his legs below the knee and sliced off part of a finger.     Thursday night, Caron, 25, stood...
  • Plainville Police Search For Missing Teens

    Plainville Police Search For Missing Teens
    Plainville Police are looking for the public's assistance locating two teenagers missing since Friday night. Police say 12 year old LiAnn Hall and her sister, 14 year old Tianna Hall, were last seen in their home at 8 o'clock Friday night. The teens were...
  • Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Plainville Neighborhood

    Residents of one Plainville neighborhood dealt with a massive interruption of their normal routine Wednesday when a gas leak forced them to evacuate. The Plainville Fire Department says the leak was caused by an excavator on West Main Street shortly...
  • Judge OKs DNA Sample From Plainville Suspect

    Conn. judge OKs DNA sample from Plainville suspect NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut judge has approved a prosecution request for a DNA sample from the suspect in the Valentine's Day killing of a Plainville woman. Investigators got the sample...
  • Health Care Big Issue For Plainville Bookstore Owner

    Maureen Flynn's health is OK, and she has medical insurance. But to Flynn, the owner of a used bookstore, health care is a paramount issue this election. From her perch at the counter of her Books And Music store on East Street, Flynn hears customers'...
  • Marines Need Volunteer Santas

    Giving toys to kids is something Charlie Company has been doing a lot of. The Marine Corps Reserve unit based in Plainville is only recently back from Iraq, where its members hit the streets of Fallujah several times a week to hand toys out to Iraqi...
  • On The Ground With Charlie Company: Home At Last

    Long before dawn, the Marines gather in a parking lot beside their tall hill of identical sea bags. At the start of the last day of deployment on Wednesday, Plainville's Charlie Company waits. Sometimes it seems to them as if a Marine exists to wait,...
  • Marine From New Jersey Killed In Iraq Blast; Another From Connecticut Wounded

    A Marine from New Jersey serving with the Plainville-based Charlie Company died Sunday when a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint in northeast Fallujah, Iraq. A second Marine, from Connecticut, was wounded in the blast. Lance Cpl. Christopher B. Cosgrove...
  • Stoic In Devotion `Marines Don't Cry'

    Marines don't smile. It's strength they want to show now, as they stand in this field of white marble markers. Strength for Cpl. Jordan Pierson. Strength for his family. Utterly unruffled. So they watch without expression as their friend's casket is...
  • Too Close To Home

    The young men stood in the funeral home parking lot, telling tales. Ill at ease in their shirts and ties, they smoked and laughed, recounting a series of remember-that-time stories set in the streets and backyards of Milford. But the main character of...
  • Charlie Company Marine's Death Leaves His Family Reaching For Meaning

    The photos on the coffee table are like puzzle pieces, a thick stack of 4-by-6-inch hints about the Jordan Pierson his family couldn't know. There's one that shows the street that runs past the main cemetery in Fallujah, Iraq. Next, the view from the...
  • Marines At Home: Guard Of Honor

    The guard doesn't move a muscle. He stands rigid, white-gloved hands clasped in the small of his back. His quiet is a reflection of this place, a room where the slightest whisper thunders. The silence is so powerful it seems to seep outside into the dark...