| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:15 AM
It's probably wrong, way off base, and totally not even fair, to say that — to some people — Plainville hasn't been a destination spot for dining. After all, there's J Timothy's, and right near that intersection at Main Street there's El Paso,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:57 AM
It's never been a better time to be a beer lover in Connecticut. In the past few years, breweries, brew pubs and contract brewers have popped up all over the Nutmeg State, bringing a fresh approach to craft beer and giving aficionados several new...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:35 AM
PLAINVILLE — For someone who stumbled into the costume shop business, Harvey Ricard sure has a heck of a stock.
From the parking lot, Connecticut Stage Supply looks like a modest house converted into a commercial space, but once inside, you go...
| 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,...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 6:54 AM
NEW BRITAIN — A 39-year-old woman was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for her role in the death and dismemberment of her drug dealer, according to court records.
Sherri Clarke and her boyfriend, Michael LaBarge, were convicted in the...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:00 AM
NEW BRITAIN — Michael LaBarge was sentenced to 65 years in prison on Wednesday for what was described in court as the callous and heinous slaying of a 34-year-old man three years ago.
New Britain State's Attorney Brian Preleski said the only...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 6:57 AM
NEW BRITAIN — Sherri Clarke pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony murder for her role in the stabbing death of a drug dealer three years ago.
She will be sentenced Dec. 5 to 25 years in prison, according to an agreement with prosecutors.
| Sep 30, 2012
Sheryl Simoni had been a runner until her knees gave out — she used to walk around the neighborhood with friends. Darlene Dukes used to work out regularly until fatigue overcame her. Linda Finlay never bothered to put on sneakers, "I don't like to...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Plainville has apparently been invaded by belligerent turtles. Resident Dan Spisak told the Bristol Press he witnessed two 40-pound snapping turtles chasing ducks at a town park. He says he picked them up by the tails, stashed them in a cooler and...