Author: mchaiken

Getting fashion-ready for this weekend’s steampunk event

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Steampunk is often described as what would happen if the future happened in the 19th century. The style of Steampunk often offers a mash-up of Victorian England and a steam-driven science fiction. Movies such as…

Police blotter for Jan. 12

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Saturday, Dec. 30 to Monday, Jan. 8: Calvin Nickerson, 39, of 59 Buckley Ave., Bristol, was arrested on Dec. 30 and charged with first degree failure to appear. Alex…

Citizens address proposed dog park

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The first Plainville Town Council meeting of 2018 began with a public hearing regarding the proposed location of a dog park; Norton Place Extension. Most of the citizens that attended and spoke fell into one…

Observer sports writer honored by Legion baseball

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Observer’s sportswriter Michael Letendre received the Media Award for 2017 from the Connecticut American Legion Baseball Committee. The ceremony was held Jan. 5 at the Aqua Turf. The veteran reporter has long been a…

Lady Blue Devils fall short vs. Knights

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT Plainville head coach Jessica Neuweiler knew that there would be occasions when the Lady Blue Devils wouldn’t match up well under the boards. Last Tuesday was one of those occasions as Plainville was outrebounded 47-31 and…

Dr. King’s legacy saluted

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be commemorated in the area and across the state this weekend and Monday. Here are some of the activities scheduled to allow you to celebrate the…

Petit, Martin to meet with constituents over coffee Jan. 16

State Rep. William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) invite Plainville residents to join them as they host their first morning Coffee Hour of the New Year on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Bolo Café & Bakery,…

Plainville chamber hosting ‘The State of the Town’ Jan. 18

The State of the Town, hosted by the Plainville Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development and Legislative Affairs Committee will be held Thursday, Jan. 18 from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. at the Plainville Public Library. 56 East Main St., Plainville. Key…

Miscellaneous listings, starting Jan. 12

SATURDAY, JAN. 13 BRISTOL LECTURE: BALD EAGLES. 11 to 12 p.m. Learn about the ongoing story of the once endangered Bald Eagle and Connecticut’s healthy eagle population comeback with Ginny Apple. Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol. Members,…