8 Community Ave, Plainfield, CT 06374   •   Town Hall: 860-230-3001   •   Fax: 860-230-3033

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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.

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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.

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New to the Residents of Plainfield !
One on One with Cathy
Cathy Tendrich
Meet the First Selectman
Bring your questions, ideas and stories to share.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
10am-12pm and 5pm-6:30pm
In the Selectman's Office
Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much..



Attention Residents of Plainfield!


There have been a number of phone calls in the area that are coming up with a phone number that caller ID is identifying as "Town of Plainfield" when it is, in fact, a scam.  Please be vigilant when answering your phone and hang up if it is someone trying to sell you something.  Do not give them any information about yourself.  The Town of Plainfield will never call you to sell you something or offer you a credit card, etc.  Also, please call the Plainfield Police at 860-564-0804 and let them know that this has happened to you.

Town of Plainfield Annual Report is now available here and in the Town Clerk's office.

Is your street light out?
Call Eversource
at 1-800-286-2000 with the address and pole number or
report it to Eversource online.

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



Agriculture Commission has one Alternate vacancy

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

 Conservation Commission has one Alternate vacancy

Term ends 1/7/19 - Open to any party

Housing Authority has an opening for a Resident Commissioner

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


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