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The history of Plainfield officially began with its incorporation by an act of the General Court of Connecticut in May 1699. In the year it was accepted by the legislature as a township and in the five decades preceding it, the area where Plainfield is located was known to European settlers as the Quinebaug country, an English transcription of the Indian name for the tribe or band of Native Americans inhabiting the area, and for the river which flows through eastern Connecticut before joining the Shetucket River at Norwich. Plainfield Town Hall

Migrants to the lands along the Quinebaug River, whether Native American or European, were attracted by the same physical features and natural resources - fertile land consisting of meadows and upland, and abundant water from the area's springs, streams and rivers. The very name Plainfield, bestowed by Governor Fitz-John Winthrop in 1700, testifies to the importance placed on those fertile open fields along the Quinebaug which yielded heavy crops of Indian corn to the Quinebaug Indians as well as abundant harvests of wheat and rye to European farmers who first came to work the land in the late 1680s and 1690s.

Town Notices

The Registrars of Voters and Town Clerk of the Town of Plainfield have determined that, due to the fact that the Referendum results were so close, a recount is in order. A recount of the Referendum will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 2pm in the Plainfield Town Hall. The public is welcome to attend.

Nominate your favorite Plainfield Business for "Business of the Year"!

  • Join HealthQuest Partner "Senior Resources" at this Free and Fun Walk: Monday, May 20, 2019, 3:00 PM Plainfield Recreation & Senior Center 482 Norwich Road, Plainfield CT

    NEW TO THE RESIDENTS OF PLAINFIELD

    "One on One" with Cathy

    Meet the First Selectman

    Bring your questions, ideas and stories to share.

    Thursday, May 16th, 2019

    10am-12pm and 5pm-6:30pm

    (In the Selectman's office)

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    Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much...

    Plainfield High School Annex Feasibility Study May 23rd - Final Report Presentation

    There are open positions on Boards and Commissions that need to be filled as soon as possible. Interested parties shall email the First Selectman at ctendrichselectman@plainfieldct.org

    Term ends 1/3/22 - Open to any party

     Conservation Commission has one Alternate vacancy

    Term ends 1/3/22 - Open to any party

    Housing Authority has an opening for a Resident Commissioner

    Must be a Republican - Term ends 1/3/22

    Economic Development Commission has one opening

    Term ends 1/5/2020  - Must be a Republican

     Ethics Commission has two openings

    Both terms end 1/4/2021 - One must be a Democrat, one can be any party

     

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