New ass’t principal picked

By TAYLOR MURCHISON- GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Melissa Orfitelli has been named with assistant principal of Linden Street School and the Middle School of Plainville, according to a press release from the Plainville Board of Education. Orfitelli, first joined the Plainville…

A ‘Monster’ of a family tradition

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Monster trucks are in Ryan Anderson’s blood. But that’s to be expected from the son of Dennis Anderson—better known as the veteran monster driver for legendary Monster Jam favorite, Grave Digger. Monster Jam with its…

Obituaries: Theresa G. Michaud

Theresa G. Michaud, 86, died on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. She was born May 27, 1932 in Frenchville, Maine to the late Leonard and Emma (Martin) Gagnon. Theresa is survived by her two daughters: Joyce Bouchard of Bristol, Cynthia Berardinelli…

A rest gives the Blues a boost

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER Did a little rest bit do the Bristol Blues of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League any good in the middle of July? The Blues had a majority of the week off as the squad was…

Kids listings, starting July 20

SUNDAY, JULY 22 BRISTOL PRINCESS TEA. 1 to 3 p.m. Cookies and juices, guest princess, storytelling, balloon animals. Princess dress and tiara encouraged. Carousel rides. Princess wand craft. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Reservations. $20 per child.…

Health listings, starting July 20

MONDAY, JULY 23 PLAINVILLE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Presented by Wheel Clinic’s Connecticut Center for Prevention, Wellness, and Recovery. Connecticut Clearinghouse, 334 Farmington Ave., Plainville. Register. www.ctclearinghouse.org/registration   ONGOING SOUTHINGTON FREE BALANCE SCREENINGS. Sponsored…

Miscellaneous listings, starting July 20

SATURDAY, JULY 21 BRISTOL BRISTOL BLUES MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION DAY. 1:30 p.m., gates open for pre-game activities. 4 p.m., game time. The Blues will play the Sharks. Event includes an array of exhibits and military vehicles in tribute…