Author: mchaiken

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,…

Dining listings, starting Jan. 12

SUNDAY, JAN. 14 BRISTOL AMERICAN LEGION POST 2 MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 to 11 a.m. American Legion Post 2, 22 Hooker Ct., Bristol. $7. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 35 FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST. 8 a.m. to noon. Menu: Eggs (any style), omelet, sausages,…

Music listings, starting Jan. 12

FRIDAY, JAN. 12 OTHER GUITARIST BEPPE GAMBETTA. 7:30 p.m. Presented by GuitartownCT Productions. Master of acoustic guitar who has performed with many greats on the folk scene. Best Video Film and Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden. $25 at the…

Kids listings, starting Jan. 12

SATURDAY, JAN. 13 BRISTOL CREATE YOUR STORYBOOK ADVENTURE FOR FAMILIES. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children will enjoy book-readings with a variety of children’s authors including local author Donna LeBlanc, storytellers from the Bristol Public Library and more. Imagine Nation,…