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Police blotter for Aug. 1

August 1, 2014
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The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Martin M. Kusy, 31, of 151 Oakland Ave., New Britain, was charged on July 20 with sixth degree larceny. Bond was set at $5,000 with a July 28 court date. •Tagen L. Legnani, 22, of 134 Berlin Ave., Southington, was charged on July 20 with second…

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Town’s probate court may be moving

August 1, 2014
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The city of Bristol is looking to relocate its Probate Court in an effort to provide more space for legal matters handled in the three communities it currently serves. Currently located on the third floor of Bristol City Hall, Probate…

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Plainville Legion thwarted by Bristol defense

August 1, 2014
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By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – In the seventh inning of Plainville’s American Legion game against Bristol on Saturday, July 19, it looked as if Sam Lindgren was going to drop a hit into centerfield. But Bristol’s Jake Martel somehow, someway tracked down the…

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Obituaries for Aug. 1

July 30, 2014
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The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For more information, go to our print edition or e-edition on Friday. Anilda (Beaulieu) Ouellette, 79, of Plainville, died on Saturday, July 19, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was the wife of Maurice Ouellette, with…

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After the World Cup, will soccer fervor survive?

July 25, 2014
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By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER Can I ask all of you a question? Now that the FIFA World Cup is over, with Germany holding on to defeat Argentina 1-0 for the championship, are you going still going to watch and follow soccer anymore? Do you…

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Melanoma survivor to ride 100 miles to give back

July 25, 2014
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Melanoma survivor to ride 100 miles to give back

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Several surgeries, blood transfusions, and chemotherapy treatments later, a Plainville woman will ride 100 miles in a charity ride on Sept. 6. In 2008, Rebecca Delong was diagnosed with stage four melanoma on her ear. “You could go to bed…

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United Way seeks community’s help with Adopt-A-Child; 538 children signed up

July 25, 2014
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United Way seeks community’s help with Adopt-A-Child; 538 children signed up

The first day of school can be a tough time for needy children whose parents cannot afford a nice outfit and/or appropriate school supplies. A child’s self-image has a dramatic effect on performance in the classroom and the lack of a positive self-image can create…

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Hearing rescheduled for old Linden Street School demolition

July 25, 2014
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The Public Hearing for the ordinance regarding the demolition of the old LindenStreetSchool has been changed from Monday, Aug. 4 to Monday, Aug. 18. The start time remains at 7:30 p.m.  

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Stormy weather washes out any results

July 25, 2014
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By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – Getting baseball doubleheaders in during the summer months is sometimes a challenge with the unpredictable Mother Nature at the helm. On Monday, July 7, the Plainville American Legion Baseball team was in the early stages of its second…

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