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July 19, 2018 by David Rude (Register to contact)

David Rude, Class of 1960, has recently published an early teen mystery novel. The setting is the John Atwood estate in Wauregan known as Fairlawn. The books is called "The Mystery of Fairlawn."

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VJ Day Parade to honor WWII vets - News - The Bulletin - Norwich, CT  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD — Moosup's most famed tradition was days away, and Jeff DeClerck was still fielding phone calls.World War II veterans, and relatives of some too, ...

Recently Expelled Plainfield High School Student Arrested, Accused of Making Threat  NBC Connecticut

Police have arrested a student who was recently expelled and is accused of making a threat to Plainfield High School on Friday.

New Canaan Named CTs 2nd Best Public High School: New Ranking  New Canaan, CT Patch

CT's Top Public High Schools: New Ranking - New Canaan, CT - recently released its annual list of the 100 best public high schools in Connecticut.

Darien Named CTs 3rd Best Public High School: New Ranking  Darien, IL Patch

CT's Top Public High Schools: New Ranking - Darien, CT - recently released its annual list of the 100 best public high schools in Connecticut.

Photos: GALLERY: PIMA rehearsal at Plainfield High School  Norwich Bulletin

[1/47] Aaron Flaum/ PIMA contestants rehearse their dance numbers Monday night at Plainfield High School.

Photos: GALLERY: Sasha Smallridge crowned Miss Plainfield Rotary Pageant queen  Norwich Bulletin

[1/98] John Shishmanian/ Sasha Smallridge was crowned Miss Plainfield Saturday during the 63rd annual Miss Plainfield Rotary Pageant ...

'Newsies' Resonates For Plainfield Drama Students  Hartford Courant

Cast members of Plainfield High School's production of "Newsies" reflect on how its message of social activism resonates with them in the present day.

Photos: GALLERY: Griswold football beats Plainfield 13-6 - The Bulletin - Norwich, CT  Norwich Bulletin

[1/53] Aaron Flaum/ Griswold's Logan Chappell makes the catch between Plainfield's Lucien Dube left and Henry Russell during the first ...

Plainfield Memorial Staff, Students Prep For Move Home  Hartford Courant

Displaced by a fire in August, Plainfield Memorial School students and staff prepare to move back to their renovated school building.

Photos: GALLERY: Tour of old Plainfield High School  Norwich Bulletin

[1/24] John Shishmanian/ Paul Yellen, Plainfield fire marshal, looks a broken windows and other debris on second floor at the former ...

Photos: GALLERY: Plainfield girls soccer advances to second round  Norwich Bulletin

Plainfield girls soccer beats Bacon Academy 4-0 during the first round of the Class M CIAC 2018 State Girls Soccer Tournament at Plainfield High School.

Photos: GALLERY: Plainfield Girls Soccer advance to Semifinals  Norwich Bulletin

[1/77] Aaron Flaum/ Plainfield's Izzy Newbury left, Hannah Dagenais and Kate Carelson react after Alexis Price scored the last penalty kick ...

Suspect Brought BB Gun to Plainfield High School: Police  NBC Connecticut

Plainfield High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday when a juvenile came in with a BB gun, according to Plainfield police.

Photos: GALLERY: Plainfield girls soccer beats Bacon Academy 3-0  Norwich Bulletin

[1/79] Aaron Flaum/ Bacon Academy's Maile Blumberger and Plainfield's Olivia Digiacomo battle for the ball during the first half at ...

Finance Board Approves $48.4 Million Budget for 2019-20  Hartford Courant

Plainfield's Board of FInance approves a $48.4 million budget for fiscal 2019-20 to go to referendum.

Plainfield High School Launches 153 Graduates  Hartford Courant

Plainfield High School celebrates graduation for 153 members of the Class of 2018.

Photos: GALLERY: 2nd annual Plainfield Rotary Club Cornhole Tournament  Norwich Bulletin

[1/28] John Shishmanian/ Kim Walker of Brooklyn tosses a bean bag during practice at the second annual Plainfield Rotary Club Cornhole ...

Plainfield food pantry finds new facility near Moosup

Some good news concerning an eastern Connecticut food pantry that was in danger of closing!

Photos: GALLERY: Plainfield Girls Soccer falls to Lewis Mills in overtime  Norwich Bulletin

[1/124] Aaron Flaum/ Plainfield's Cassie Carelson and Lewis Mills Grace Kryzanski collide as they go for the ball during the CIAC 2018 ...

Photos: GALLERY: Plainfield volleyball advances to ECC finals  Norwich Bulletin

Plainfield volleyball beats Montville 3-0 in the ECC Volleyball Semifinals at Plainfield High School. Buy Photo. [1/37] Aaron Flaum/

Questions Swirl As Plainfield Switches Out Financial Officer  Hartford Courant

PLainfield's selectmen abruptly replace Kelly Cahon, the town's longtime financial officer, with Ron Cicatelli.

Plainfield Schools Locked Down After Threat Against Indiana Schools  NBC Connecticut

Two schools in Plainfield were locked down Thursday morning for a threat that was actually aimed schools in Indiana..

Residents Brainstorm Moosup Revitalization Ideas  Hartford Courant

Moosup residents and officials brainstorm revitalization ideas for the village at a town meeting.

Police to be Present at Plainfield High Prom After Threatening Comments  NBC Connecticut

Plainfield police officers will be on scene at Plainfield High School prom after a 17-year-old student was accused of making a threatening comment regarding the ...

Decaying Plainfield school buildings future getting another look  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield officials are again revisiting their options concerning the abandoned and disintegrating former high school annex building.Several ...

Photos: GALLERY: Plainfield football beats Bacon Academy 13-7 - The Bulletin - Norwich, CT  Norwich Bulletin

[1/91] Aaron Flaum/ Plainfield's Kyle Holt runs for a touchdown against Bacon Academy during the first half at Plainfield High School.

Jets and Gatorade Name Gary Cassio of South Plainfield High School Coach of the Week

The New York Jets have named Gary Cassio of South Plainfield High School in South Plainfield, NJ this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School ...

New Plainfield school principal coming home  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD — Kristen Trahan's life and career came full circle last month when the Plainfield High School alum was named principal of Shepard Hill ...

Holt gives Plainfield football a jolt of leadership  Norwich Bulletin

By Marc Allard. For The Bulletin. PLAINFIELD – The Plainfield Panthers have only nine seniors on their roster this season. It could have been less. Two years ...

Photos: GALLERY: Plainfield High School graduation - The Bulletin - Norwich, CT  Norwich Bulletin

[1/97] John Shishmanian/ Plainfield High School graduate Jack Goebel is all smiles after getting his diploma Tuesday during graduation ...

Morgan Truck Opens Plainfield Manufacturing Facility  Hartford Courant

Morgan Truck holds a ribbon-cutting at its new Plainfield chassis manufacturing facility.

PIMA bringing circus fun to stage  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD – Big top action is coming to the Plainfield High School auditorium this weekend as the 63rd Annual Miss Plainfield Rotary Pageant rolls back into ...

Plainfield High Celebrates 10 Years Of Drama With "Grease"  Hartford Courant

"Grease" is the word at Plainfield High School. From May 3 to May 5, more than 100 students and 50 PHS alumni will celebrate 10 years of drama productions ...

GIRLS SOCCER: Late heroics lift Plainfield; Panthers advance to state semis  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD – There was more than a hint of desperation in the voice of Plainfield girls soccer coach Jon Zielinski as the final seconds ticked off the clock.

Girls Soccer: Plainfields Cardiac Kids earn spot in Class M final  Norwich Bulletin

NEW BRITAIN - There have been many teams dubbed “Cardiac Kids” for the ability to come through when the chips are down and somehow find a way to win.

Plainfield grads told: Cherish lifes experiences  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield High School graduating seniors on Friday were urged to recognize and work to exceed their limits, to become heroes and to cherish the ...

Charges Filed Against Former Plainfield High School Science Teacher  NBC Connecticut

Charges have been filed against a former Plainfield High School science teacher accused of inappropriate behavior with the student and he turned himself in to ...

Plainfield gets best of old rival  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD – Whenever a team clad in the blue-and-white steps into the Plainfield High School gym, it brings back memories for veteran Panthers coach Bob ...

Plainfield students attend walk-in to draw attention to school safety  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD — One week after a gunman slaughtered 17 students and faculty at a Florida school, hundreds of Plainfield students gathered in their own high ...

Local roundup: Lee, Saint Bernard roll past Plainfield  Norwich Bulletin

Boys Basketball PLAINFIELD — Max Lee scored a game-high 19 points to lead St. Bernard to a 47-36 ECC Division III victory over Plainfield at Plainfield High ...

Plainfield High School principal suspends football team for inappropriate behavior  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD — Plainfield High School principal James C. Worth suspended the school's football team Tuesday for Friday's game against Waterford High after a ...

Photos: GALLERY: Plainfield High School Senior and Junior Prom  Norwich Bulletin

[1/131] John Shishmanian/ Nicholas Burlingham and Sonia Ferragatta dance Friday at the Senior and Junior Prom at the Mashantucket ...

PIN Food Pantry Move Sparks Community Generosity  Hartford Courant

A rent hike and an unplanned move for Plainfield's PIN Food Pantry spark donations of time, talent and resources from community members.

Plainfield Budget Narrowly Rejected, Nominal Cuts Made  Hartford Courant

Plainfield officials make nominal cuts to the town and school budgets after the proposed spending plans are rejected by a narrow referendum margin.

H.S. FOOTBALL: Plainfield's Class S playoff prize is trip to No. 1 Ansonia  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD – It's a nice consolation prize for the Plainfield Panthers.Despite a 13-6 loss to arch-rival Griswold yet again, this time on Thanksgiving eve, the ...

Planet Fitness founders give back to alma mater  Norwich Bulletin

By Marc Allard. For The Bulletin. PLAINFIELD – Plainfield senior running back Kyle Holt said the anticipation of what the new weight room had in store for the ...

School-By-School Vaccination Rates In CT Released | Across Connecticut, CT

CONNECTICUT — The State Department of Health released a school-by-school list of vaccination rates in Connecticut. The decision comes after a number of ...

Photos: GALLERY: Plainfield High School walk-in marking the 1 week anniversary of the Parkland shooting  Norwich Bulletin

[1/15] Aaron Flaum/ Plainfield High School students have a silent sit-in after a gathering at the Plainfield High School on Wednesday ...

Heres How Every CT High School Ranks By County: U.S. News

Here's How CT High Schools Rank: U.S. News - Across Connecticut, CT - See how your high school compares to others nearby in this new list from U.S. News ...

Plainfield graduates reminded to remain kind  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD — Again and again on Tuesday, the graduation Plainfield High School Class of 2017 were urged to cherish and nurture their most admirable ...

Plainfield Football Team Suspended Over Inappropriate Group Chat  NBC Connecticut

A Connecticut varsity football team has been barred from its Friday night game after some members were caught sharing sexually explicit photos and videos in a ...

Look up how your school performs under Connecticut's annual statewide assessment  Hartford Courant

The Connecticut State Department of Education has released the latest results from the Next Generation Accountability System. See how your school did.

Ledyard Police Department welcomes two new, local officers

The town police department has added two new, local officers to the force.

Plainfield Bus Line Project Back To Square One  Hartford Courant

Plans for the resumption of bus *service* in Plainfield are back to square one, with the Northeast Connecticut Transit District again seeking input from the public on ...

Former Plainfield teacher gets three-year suspended sentence  Norwich Bulletin

DANIELSON - A former Plainfield High School science teacher accused of sending hundreds of inappropriate text messages to a student was given a three-year ...

Plainfield Marching Band Wins Regional Title  Hartford Courant

Plainfield High School's marching band wins its fifth New England championship.

Plainfield High graduates leave with long-lasting prize  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD – In addition to the speeches, music and laughter typical of most commencement exercises, Thursday's Plainfield High School graduation ...

Southern Sky Plans Solar Farm In Plainfield, Sterling  Hartford Courant

Representatives from Southern Sky Renewable Energy gave an informational presentation at the Plainfield Town Hall on March 7. The company will file an ...

Class M softball: Plainfield falls short in tourney opener  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD – It was a memorable last at-bat for Plainfield High School senior Madison Kelley. “I wanted to go out of my senior year with a bang,” Kelley said ...

Plainfield teen top Young Marine of division  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD – A casual glance at a newspaper advertisement 10 years ago by a Plainfield family led a local teen down a road that would see him named ...

Pat Smith has seen it all during time coaching Plainfield football  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD — There is little that Pat Smith has not seen at Plainfield High School.The Panthers football coach was around when the old high school was torn ...

Solar project plan could save Plainfield millions - News - The Bulletin - Norwich, CT  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD — Plainfield officials are contemplating moving ahead with a massive solar panel installation project expected to save the town millions in electric ...

High School Options Discussed At Pomfret BOE  Hartford Courant

Much of the discussion at the Pomfret Board of Education meeting on Aug. 29 centered on the work of the High School Options Committee. It was formed in April ...

Photos: GALLERY: Plainfield football beat Woodstock Academy 44-6 - The Bulletin - Norwich, CT  Norwich Bulletin

[1/91] Aaron Flaum/ Plainfield's Dylan Glennon runs aheads of teammate Kyle Holt as they gain yards against Woodstock Academy during ...

Girls basketball: Windham upsets top-seeded Putnam  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD – The Windham Whippets girls basketball team is young. One senior, three sophomores and a freshman make up the starting lineup for the ...

Plainfield Budget Proposal Would Spell Mil Rate Drop  Hartford Courant

The proposed Plainfield budget for fiscal 2018-19 would lower the tax rate by .43 mills.

Turning 'darkness into light': Students share Holocaust survivors' stories

Area students shared Holocaust survivors' stories in a ceremony at Waterford High School on Wednesday as part of the Jewish Federation of Eastern.

Former Plainfield teacher in court for alleged inappropriate relationship  WTNH Connecticut News

Two days before he turns 27 years old former Plainfield teacher Ryan Clair makes his first appearance in Danielson Superior Court. A 12 page arrest warrant ...

Plainfield High School Chamber Choir Takes A Bow At Carnegie Hall  Hartford Courant

The Plainfield High School Chamber Choir performed as part of a 170 member choir at Carnegie Hall.

Police: Plainfield teacher was ‘inappropriate’ with student  FOX 61

PLAINFIELD — A Connecticut high school teacher is facing charges after police say he engaged in inappropriate behavior with a student. Plainfield police say ...

Plainfield Apologizes To New London For Racist Taunts After Football Game  Hartford Courant

A racially charged fight after a football game at Plainfield High School Friday has prompted a criminal investigation, arrests, a hand-delivered apology and a ...

Plainfield Woman Creates Prudence Crandall Book  Hartford Courant

Plainfield resident Kendall Smith is working on a book for middle-schoolers telling the story of Prudence Crandall.

State Outlines Plans To Restore Moosup Valley Trail  Hartford Courant

State officials and engineers present a $2.6 million plan to restore and improve a six-mile stretch of the Moosup Valley State Park trail.

In Connecticut, Army National Guard faces uphill battle to meet recruiting goals

Today's recruiting environment comes with its challenges. More than 70 percent of Americans ages 17 to 24 are ineligible to serve. And with a growing.

Ledyard Police Welcome New Officers  Ledyard, CT Patch

Ledyard Police Welcome New Officers - Ledyard, CT - Meet Noah Concascia and Kyle Dugas, the Ledyard Police Department's two new officers.

Jets and Gatorade Name Anthony Odita of Midwood High School the 2018 Jets High School Coach of the Year

The New York Jets have named Anthony Odita of Midwood High School in Brooklyn, NY the recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Year award ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: ECC suffers a Black Friday in crossover series with SCC-SWC  Norwich Bulletin

The ECC drew compliments around the state last season for its competitive performance in non-league games, punctuated by Killingly dominant run to the Class ...

Alternative education pioneer speaks out against racism: 'If we’re true educators, we have to teach to everyon  Chicago Tribune

Ken Freeman, retired District 218 administrator, recently spoke in Plainfield District 202 about looking beyond race to engage all students.

Photos: GALLERY: Griswold beats Plainfield in football - The Bulletin - Norwich, CT  Norwich Bulletin

[1/71] John Shishmanian/ Griswold's Bryce Mileski gets by Plainfield's Izaiah Thompson Thursday during their game in Griswold.

Meet Plainfield's duCret School of Art Former Pottery Instructor Sabatino Costanzo

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Eight residents from Brandywine Living in Princeton took a trip to The Clay Pot, a pottery studio in Spotswood, on Thursday. One of them ...

Plainfield marching band earns top 10 spot at national competition  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD — The Plainfield Panthers High School Marching Band capped off a string of victories this year at local and state competitions with an impressive ...

More tornadoes are touching down east of the Mississippi River. If the Midwest is the dartboard, ‘the bull’s-e  Chicago Tribune

Experts say trend could foreshadow more costly disasters and higher death tolls as more tornadoes approach expanding suburbs and densely populated city ...

Marching band competition to be held Saturday at Fitch High School

Several area marching bands are scheduled to perform Saturday evening at the Fitch Falcon Marching Band's 7th Annual Marching Band Competition.

Plainfields Sweet says its time to go  Norwich Bulletin

After a political career that has spanned more than two decades and 11 terms in office, Paul Sweet, 62, said he's ready to move on. He said his decision was ...

Photos: GALLERY: Plainfield coach Bob Arremony gets 500th basketball win over Montville  Norwich Bulletin

[1/94] John Shishmanian/ Bob Arremony, Plainfield High School boys basketball coach, is given a ball and a sign by team members Chris ...

Quake Expert: Plainfield's Rumblings Still A Mystery  Hartford Courant

PLAINFIELD — Hundreds of curious residents packed the high school auditorium Friday night hoping to learn why about a dozen small earthquakes have ...

71-year-old man arrested for sex assault in Plainfield

A 71-year-old man was arrested on sexual assault charges in Plainfield Monday after an investigation into his alleged inappropriate conduct towards a juvenile.

Plainfield Prepares For Charter Revision  Hartford Courant

The Plainfield Board of Selectmen tabled the appointment of members to a Charter Revision Commission at their March 12 meeting.

Plainfield School District 202 to consolidate gifted classrooms  Chicago Tribune

Several third-graders in the gifted program at Plainfield's elementary schools will switch schools next year.

Where Does Bethel High School Rank Among CTs Top Schools?  Bethel, CT Patch

You may be surprised to see how well Bethel did, and what neighboring CT schools rank among the nation's best. By Rich Kirby, Patch Staff. May 1, 2019 12:11 ...

Plainfield High grads sent off with praise, advice  Norwich Bulletin

PLAINFIELD — Speakers offered congratulations and advice to members of the Plainfield High School Class of 2015, as the 140 graduates received their ...

Plainfield Skaters Prepare For Championship Competitions  Hartford Courant

Members of Plainfield's roller skating team plan an exhibition to prepare for regional and national championships.

Troubled schools on trial: When poverty permeates the classroom  The CT Mirror

Struggling to cope with past sexual abuse and a mother who works long hours at a low-wage job, Alex regularly breaks down while at school. The screaming ...

Discovery Bus Brings Stories, Books To Neighborhoods  Hartford Courant

Plainfield School District's Discovery Bus makes stops in different neighborhoods during the summer months, bringing books and storytelling to families.

Plainfield alum Garet Griffin shines for Mitchell College baseball  Norwich Bulletin

One can simply look at the numbers and accolades to see how good Garet Griffin is.The Moosup native had a historic season last year, setting Mitchell College ...

Plainfield Officials Discuss Inter Royal Mill With EPA, DEEP  Hartford Courant

Congressman Joe Courtney, EPA Regional Administrator Alexandra Dunn and several other EPA and state officials met with Plainfield First Selectwoman Cathy ...

Marine Corps veteran suits up for 7000-mile hike across the country

It will take Marine Corps veteran Steven Lesage about 18 months to hike The American Discovery Trail. He is doing it to raise awareness about veteran.

See Where Greenwich High School Ranks Among States Best: List  Greenwich, CT Patch

CT's Best High Schools: U.S. News & World Report - Greenwich, CT - U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the best high schools in the nation and CT For ...

Photos: GALLERY: Plainfield Girl's Soccer loses to Tolland 6-0 in Class M Second Round  Norwich Bulletin

[1/50] Aaron Flaum/ Plainfield's Shannon Sweeney and Tolland's Jessica Barry battle for the ball during the CIAC 2016 State Girls Soccer ...

Former Plainfield teacher turns himself amid criminal investigation  WFSB

A former Plainfield High School science teacher has turned himself in amid allegations of inappropriate behavior with a 15-year-old student.

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