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Helping you understand Plainville’s budget proposal

March 4, 2015
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by ROBERT E. LEE TOWN MANAGER Under the Town Charter, the town manager is required to make a budget recommendation to the Town Council in March of each year. On Monday, March 2, 2015, I presented a budget proposal for the fiscal year beginning on July 1. This budget outlines the priorities and plans to…

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Rotary’s Pizza Challenge to be held March 15; restaurants can still sign up

March 3, 2015
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The Bristol Rotary Club Great Pizza Challenge is on and pizza shops from all over the Mum City are ready to rumble. “Because of the overwhelming success of last year’s inaugural event, most of the spots available for pizzerias are already taken, but there are…

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Carousel Museum open for season

March 3, 2015
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The New England Carousel Museum is now open for the season. It is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5.50 for seniors ages 65 and…

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Obituaries for March 6

March 3, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer. For additional information, look to our print or e-edition on Friday. Joseph Franklin Aivaz, 81, of Plainville, husband of Barbara (Chapman) Aivaz died on Thursday, Feb. 19. Yvonne (Corriveau) Berard, 78, of Plainville, wife of…

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Miss Relay pageant fund raiser scheduled

March 3, 2015
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The 2015 Miss Relay, a fund raiser for the Relay for Life for Plainville will be held May 1. Registration is underway now through March 25. Age divisions  (as of April 1, 2015) are:  Petite Miss – Age 5 – 7; Little Miss – Age…

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Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

March 3, 2015
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By MARY ESCH Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston.…

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Local free throw winners compete in district

March 1, 2015
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Winners of the Plainville local level of competition in the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship competed last week in the district level hosted by the local Knights Council 3544.  Front row left to right are Morgan Levesque, Laren Matteo,  Kyle Gelt, Aiden Payne, and Daniel Emmendorfer. Back row left to right are Olivia Heslin, Casey Roberge, Cheyenne Emmendorfer, and Joseph Capozzi.  Missing from the photo is Ryan Snyder.

The local winners from the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship held in January competed at the district level contest hosted by the Plainville Knights Council on Feb. 8. The Plainville winners competed against sharpshooters from Southington and Cromwell. District champs advance to a…

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PHS can’t pull off victory at final home game

February 27, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – The Plainville Blue Devils (4-14) boys basketball team hosted the Bulkeley Bulldogs (9-8) in their last home game of the regular season on Tuesday, night, Feb. 17 in the Ivan L. Wood Gymnasium at Plainville High School, but…

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Celebrating Queen will rock the Boulevard this April

February 27, 2015
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They will rock you at the Memorial Boulevard School theater this April. It’s official, the Queen tribute band, Celebrating Queen, featuring Bristol residentsd Joe Archambeault (aka J.J. Midnight) and Shawn Fitzgerald will be the first musical act to take the stage at the boulevard since…

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