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A painful lesson on NASCAR track

August 29, 2014
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By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER Accidents in the auto racing world occur just about in every race. Whether it’s a full blown NASCAR event or a 125 lap challenge from the old Plainville Stadium, mishaps can happen anywhere. When you mix high speed with force, gravity, and gasoline, you’re headed for a combustible situation that…

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Rise and shine

August 29, 2014
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Rise and shine

The annual Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival was held at Norton Park this past week. The balloons were seen taking off early Saturday morning. PHOTOS by TAMMI NAUDUS  

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Police blotter for Aug. 29

August 29, 2014
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The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Diane K. Murray, 52, of 27 Dudley St., third unit, Bristol, was charged on Aug. 8 with driving under the influence of liquor or drugs and failure to have headlamps. Bond was set at $1,000 with…

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NCCC may be where it’s at for PHS

August 29, 2014
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By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – After another scholastic campaign went sent into the book in 2013-14 and another about to commence in September, Plainville High School returns to another Central Connecticut Conference, Southern Division grind. Over the past few weeks, the Plainville Observer…

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Senior housing proposed for old Linden

August 29, 2014
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Plainville voters will decide the fate of the Old Linden Street School, as the Town Council voted last week to put the item on referendum this November. During a meeting held last Monday, the Town Council also voted unanimously in…

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BOE ponders turf field at PHS

August 29, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Plainville Board of Education hosted a special meeting to discuss the possibility of replacing the current athletic fields with synthetic turf. Plainville secured a $950,000 from grant from the state, which was sought out by State Rep. Betty Boukus,…

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Candidate Michalik said he opposes CL&P rate hike

August 27, 2014
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Democratic State Senate candidate for the 31st district, Robert Michalik announced in a press release his opposition to Connecticut Light & Power’s proposed $232 million electric rate increase. Michalik said in his press release he will speak out against the rate hike Wednesday at a…

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Organization presidents invited to PARC’s Helen Coughlin Memorial Walk

August 26, 2014
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Presidents of organizations, businesses and boards or committees will be guests of honor at PARC’s 14th Helen Coughlin Memorial Walk on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Norton Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the ceremony at 10 a.m., followed by the walk. This event is…

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Plainville Democrats meet Thursday

August 25, 2014
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The August meeting of the Plainville Plainville Democratic Town Committee will be held Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Plainville Municipal Center.

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