Author: jgoralski

Thousands expected at Shamrock Run and Walk this weekend

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Over the past 12 years, the cold temperatures and snow on the ground have not stopped thousands of people from participating in the annual Shamrock Run and Walk. This weekend, a crowd of participants are expected…

Lake Compounce announces May 9 opening

Opening day for Lake Compounce is around the corner – May 9. Lake Compounce, which bills itself as the oldest amusement park in the nation is starting its 2015 season off with a bang, reported a news release from the…

DOT to launch CTfastrak transit system with 9 days of free service

NEWINGTON—The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will be offering free rides for all passengers during the initial nine days of service. The free service, from March 28 to April 5, is available…

Obituaries for March 20

The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Plainville Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: David R. “Shoemaker” Desmarais,74, of Bristol, died Friday, Jan. 30 at Bristol Hospital. Ronald Paul “Butch” Distin, Sr., 75, of…

Commentary: Worrying does not solve problems

I’ve always been kind of a “worry wart,” and I’m actually the worst kind—the silent and deadly kind. When I become overwhelmed about something, it’s not uncommon for me to internalize it and try to deal with the obstacle the…

Commentary: I dread those bad stereotypes

Its award show season, so every other weekend I find myself hunkering down to watch the red carpet footage of the events—because I’m just that kind of girl I guess. I only care to actually watch a handful of the…

Sperry is the February artist at The Gallery at The Orchards

Diane Sperry, of Plainville, will be exhibiting her paintings in February at The Gallery at The Orchards.  The title of her show is “Expressions in Art.” Sperry is an award-winning painter, known for her work in watercolors and acrylics. Sperry…

DOT holds local open house for CTfastrak

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will begin operating on March 28. CTDOT has scheduled a free open house in Plainville as part of a series of open houses. The local meeting will be…

New ENT seeing patients in Southington

Dr. Todd Falcone, a general otolaryngologist or ear, nose, and throat specialist (ENT), is now seeing patients at UConn Health in Farmington and Southington. Falcone treats patients suffering from nasal/sinus disease and allergies; salivary gland and swallowing disorders; thyroid and…