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Raising awareness on health: Grace Lutheran educates public through ministry

October 24, 2014
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by LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Sudden weakness on one side of the body, sudden difficulty understanding speech, and trouble speaking serve as several warning signs of a stroke, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On Oct. 27, the public will have an opportunity to learn more about the signs and symptoms of…

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Candidate profiles for Campaign 2014

October 24, 2014
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The Observer asked each of the candidates for the town’s 22nd district house seat three questions of interest to Plainville residents. — Compiled by Lindsay Carey Richard Broderick Independent 22nd district How do you think the budget has been handled and what would you do…

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Police blotter for Oct. 24

October 24, 2014
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 The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Barbara C. Kellems, 29, of 101 Melrose St., Bristol, was charged on Oct. 14 with driving under the influence of liquor or drugs and unsafe backing. Bond was set at $5,000 with an Oct. 27 court…

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Senior night emotions overflow as Plainville falls to visiting BC

October 24, 2014
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Senior night emotions overflow as Plainville falls to visiting BC

PLAINVILLE – Senior night is always an occasion of high emotion. And for the Plainville volleyball squad, senior night saw plenty of emotion but also some spirited play as the Blue Devils gave Bristol Central a real run for their money. But in the end,…

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Gridiron preview for Oct. 24

October 23, 2014
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Gridiron preview for Oct. 24

PLAINVILLE – A Plainville football game against pesky Rocky Hill is never an easy challenge and after a tough one against undefeated Berlin, it’s out of the pan and into the fire for the Blue Devils. After that showdown against the Redcoats, Plainville is eager…

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United Way seeks volunteers for income initiatives

October 23, 2014
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United Way seeks volunteers for income initiatives

The United Way of West Central Connecticut is seeking volunteers to help with two of its income initiatives: its free tax preparation site and financial coaching programs. The programs serve the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville and Plymouth/Terryville. Volunteers make a real difference in people’s lives.…

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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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