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Obituaries for Oct. 24

October 22, 2014
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer. For further details, look to our print or e-editions on Friday. Irene Marie Giguere, 97, of Plainville, born Feb. 9, 1917 in Newark, N.J., on Sept. 28.

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In Connecticut: FBI agent alleges abuses

October 22, 2014
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By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ FBI bosses retaliated against an agent for complaining about personnel decisions, managed by fear and were so dysfunctional that the bureau’s director apologized to the Connecticut staff for problems with local leadership, according to a lawsuit…

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Michalik, Nicastro tour businesses in district

October 21, 2014
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Calling Main Street businesses critical to the success of Bristol’s economy, State Senate Candidate Rob Michalik touted his plans to invest in the local economy while on a tour of small businesses with state Representative Frank Nicastro (D-Bristol), according to a press release. The tour…

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Addition of 11,500 jobs in Sept. cuts jobless rate

October 21, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Employers in Connecticut added 11,500 jobs in September, cutting the unemployment rate to its lowest in nearly six years, the state Labor Department announced Monday. The unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent, from 6.6 percent in August, the lowest since November…

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Volleyball squad supports fight against breast cancer

October 21, 2014
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Volleyball squad supports fight against breast cancer

The Plainville High School Girls Volleyball Team once again supported the fight against breast cancer at their ‘Dig Pink’ event held at their home game against Sports Medical and Science Academy on Oct. 3, raising over $1,000, towards their goal of $1,500. The team raised…

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Mentors needed in Plainville schools

October 21, 2014
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The Plainville Community School district is looking for volunteers to serve as mentors to students in grades 1-12. Mentors serve as an adult friend and role model to student mentees, and typically spend approximately one hour a week meeting with their mentees. If you are…

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Bristol woman tries to stab staff at Kohl’s

October 21, 2014
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By ED HARRIS Editor  A Bristol woman was arrested on an assortment of charges after she tried to steal a few hundred dollars worth of jewelry from Kohl’s and then attempted to stab the store’s loss prevention personnel when confronted. According to police, on Saturday,…

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All the ‘Newsies’ that’s fit to entertain

October 21, 2014
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All the ‘Newsies’ that’s fit to entertain

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Extra, extra, read all about it. The Disney musical “Newsies” is making its maiden voyage on the road. And it arrives at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on Oct. 23 for a run that continues through Oct. 25. As “Newsies” makes its…

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Radio play to be presented at Plainville library Oct. 21

October 19, 2014
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Actors from the East Haddam Stage Company will present “Adventure of the Speckled Band” featuring detective Sherlock Holmes on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library. Become part of the “studio audience.” The play is sponsored by the Plainville Historical Society…

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