Author: mchaiken

Open Air Stereo bounces back from too much, too soon

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Legendary punk band The New York Dolls dubbed their final album, “Too Much Too Soon.” It was an allusion to the band’s history of burning brightly and then burning out. It’s a title that pretty…

Listings for Sept. 20

  Kids listings TUESDAY, SEPT. 24 BRISTOL PRE-SCHOOL DANCE PARTY. 10:30 a.m. For children 6 and under. Music, dancing, refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free but registration required. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.  …

Plainville schools put call out for community volunteers

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER With the start of a new school year, Plainville Community Schools are in search of adult volunteers for a variety of programs. Adult volunteers have the opportunity to become mentors, tutors and reading partners. They…

Police blotter for Sept. 20

The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Michael R. Sandowsky, 21, of 7 Federal Court, Bristol, was charged on Sept. 8 with first degree burglary, conspiracy to commit first degree robbery, third degree criminal mischief, conspiracy to commit…

Blue Devils could be a surprise

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – The Plainville football team could be the surprise of the Division III-East league this year. The Blue Devils have to fill several key positions and some inexperienced players will have to step up…

Miss Connecticut reaches semifinals

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— For pageant aficionados, the final night of competition of Miss America is the Super Bowl of pageants. And Kaitlyn Tarpey, the former Miss Southington and the reigning Miss Connecticut, showed she could…

Shredding event set for Oct. 5

The City of Bristol will host a Tunxis Recycling Document Shredding Event on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. (or until the truck is full). The event is open to residents of Bristol, Berlin, Burlington, Meriden, New Britain,…

‘A Moveable Feast’ topic at book discussion Sept. 24

    One of the most famous literacy reminiscences will be the topic of the Friends of the Plainville Public Library Book Discussion Group.  “A Moveable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway, sketches of the author’s life in Paris in the 1920s, will…

Obituaries for Sept. 20

The following obituaries will be published in the Sept. 20 Observer. For further details, look to Friday’s print edition or e-edition. Daniel F. Oparowski, 64, of Bristol, husband of Nancy (Mosser) Oparowski, died on Monday, Sept. 9 at Bristol Hospital.

Fall library hours resume

The Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., resumed its fall schedule starting after Labor Day. In addition to weekday hours, the library also will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The regular hours now are:…