| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:02 PM
After four rounds of competition and a lot of leftover chicken bones, J. Timothy's in Plainville has announced the final total of its "Wings for Wishes" fundraiser. The wing-eating competition brought in $19,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a sum...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 11:41 AM
A 16-year-old boy is dead after a crash in Rooks County Tuesday morning. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, it happened just west of Plainville on K-18 at around 5:25 am.
KHP says a pickup, driven by 16-year-old Acetin Benedick was headed east when...
| Aug 16, 2013
Can you believe Arsenio's back on the air? -- Johnnie Martinelli, Quincy, Mass.
No one's going to tamper with our water supply while I'm on the job! -- Ed Bonilla, Meriden
I'm staying well-hydrated, just in case. -- Lewis Shilane,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:05 AM
The Connecticut Department of Corrections claims the right to ban violent, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable books and magazines from prison libraries if they do not have any "redeeming literary, educational or scientific value." Last month,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:43 PM
You can buy a T-shirt in London that says "Mind The Gap," the popular message of caution to London Underground riders. In Connecticut we need to produce a T-shirt that says "Close the Gap," a message of hope to Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway bicycle...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:27 PM
50 West, 50 West Main Street, Plainville, partners with its neighbor in town, Relic Brewing, for an Oct. 2 beer dinner. Three seatings are available, at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The menu includes six courses, paired with five Relic beers.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:57 PM
The Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway is the most important recreational asset developed in the state in the past two decades. Or so I thought, despite never having been on the trail south of Farmington. Saturday, I got to bike the southern corridor....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Bartender Buddha was at The Faith Middleton Food and Booze Schmooze Martini Competition last week. The mixology event was held at Farmington Gardens and featured 37 bartenders from area bars and restaurants. Summer cocktails seemed to be on everyone's...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:04 AM
It’s the weekend. You’re at an outdoor fair, yukking it up with pals, eating bad food and eyeballing that handmade shawl made out of alpaca-fertilized lawn clippings (the alpacas are local). But it’s $89, and you don’t have that...
| Apr 5, 2013
Those cold, dead hands were delicious! -- Lewis Shilane, Joplin, Mo.
You still don't think you need better background checks? -- Pat Foley, Homer Glen, Ill.
Personally, I think there's just too many people. -- Mike Wambolt,...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Post-Modern Panic CD Release Party
w/ Farewood, Wess Meets West, June 21, 10 p.m., $7-$10, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610, archstreettavern.com
Bands fronted by singers who haven't been doing it long have a certain...
| Jun 2, 2013
Plainville, Conn.: George “Butch” Bauman, 73, of Plainville and formerly of Sisseton, passed peacefully from this earth on Thursday, May 16, 2013.
His family and friends back in South Dakota were blessed to have him living at his mother&...