Chamber & Community Calendar
Jan
20
Wed
7:15 am Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI...
Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI...
Jan 20 @ 7:15 am
Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI Radio
  Listen in to WILI Radio Station 1400 AM or 95.3 FM at 7:20 AM to hear Chamber President, Donna Copeland of Country Living at Westview Commons introduce Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Members who …

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Jan
21
Thu
4:00 pm Annual Meeting @ Zoom
Annual Meeting @ Zoom
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Annual Meeting @ Zoom
Please join us for this modified virtual event as we celebrate and recognize our members, share Chamber news, updates and enthusiastically welcome everyone into 2021.  The meeting is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January …

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Jan
23
Sat
10:00 am TLGV – Bald Eagle Hike
TLGV – Bald Eagle Hike
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
TLGV - Bald Eagle Hike
Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid on a ramble in Plainfield where we traditionally spot bald eagles.  While on the walk, Bill will update participants on the numbers of eagles nesting in The Last Green Valley …

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Jan
24
Sun
10:00 am Acorn Adventures – Bald Eagles, ...
Acorn Adventures – Bald Eagles, ...
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Acorn Adventures - Bald Eagles, Big Eyes and Big Nests
Children and their families are invited to join Chief Ranger Bill Reid to experience just how long a bald eagle’s wings are, how huge their eyes are and how big their nests are.  The group …

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Plainfield

plainfieldwww.plainfieldct.org

In 1653, John Wintrop Jr., later Governor of the Connecticut Colony, acquired the land from Hyems, a sachem of the Quinebaugs. Three decades later, Owaneco, son of the Mohegan Uncas, gave the same land to James Fitch, Jr. Despite a bitter struggle between these two powerful families over the land, settlers successfully petitioned to become a town in 1699. The land was named Plainfield and included the land on both sides of the Quinebaug River.

As the 19th century began, half a dozen woolen and cotton spinning mills along the Moosup River were established at sites once occupied only by grist and saw mills. One railroad opened in 1840 and another 14 years later, making Plainfield an important transportation center.

The textile mils brought revolutionary changes in the lives of residents, transforming patterns of work and redefining the nature of the community. In 1800, most adult males in town were farmers. By mid-century, French Canadians and other ethnic groups came to join the work force in the mills. By the century’s end, the town had four village centers, Plainfield, Central Village, Moosup and Wauregan, each with its own identity.

PROFILE
Incorporated: 1699
Area: 42.3 square miles
Form of Government: Board of Selectmen
Mill Rate: 28.36

IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Animal Control(860)564-8547
Fire Marshall(860)230-3013
First Selectman(860)230-3001
Library(860)564-8760
Parks & Recreation(860)564-1819
Police(860)564-0804
Tax Collector(860)230-3018
Town Clerk(860)230-3009
Town Hall(860)230-3000
Transfer Station(860)376-7121
SCHOOLS
Early Childhood Center(860)564-6400
Moosup Elementary(860)564-6430
Plainfield Central(860)564-6437
Plainfield High School(860)564-6417
Plainfield Memorial(860)564-6440
Shepard Hill Elementary(860)564-6432
Superintendent of Schools(860)564-6403

 

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Chamber & Community Calendar
Jan
20
Wed
7:15 am Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI...
Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI...
Jan 20 @ 7:15 am
Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI Radio
  Listen in to WILI Radio Station 1400 AM or 95.3 FM at 7:20 AM to hear Chamber President, Donna Copeland of Country Living at Westview Commons introduce Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Members who …

Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI Radio Read More »

Jan
21
Thu
4:00 pm Annual Meeting @ Zoom
Annual Meeting @ Zoom
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Annual Meeting @ Zoom
Please join us for this modified virtual event as we celebrate and recognize our members, share Chamber news, updates and enthusiastically welcome everyone into 2021.  The meeting is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January …

Annual Meeting Read More »

Jan
23
Sat
10:00 am TLGV – Bald Eagle Hike
TLGV – Bald Eagle Hike
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
TLGV - Bald Eagle Hike
Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid on a ramble in Plainfield where we traditionally spot bald eagles.  While on the walk, Bill will update participants on the numbers of eagles nesting in The Last Green Valley …

TLGV – Bald Eagle Hike Read More »

Jan
24
Sun
10:00 am Acorn Adventures – Bald Eagles, ...
Acorn Adventures – Bald Eagles, ...
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Acorn Adventures - Bald Eagles, Big Eyes and Big Nests
Children and their families are invited to join Chief Ranger Bill Reid to experience just how long a bald eagle’s wings are, how huge their eyes are and how big their nests are.  The group …

Acorn Adventures – Bald Eagles, Big Eyes and Big Nests Read More »

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