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Listings for March 7

  Dining listings SATURDAY, MARCH 8 BRISTOL PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER. Benefit for Charity: Water. Raising money to fund a drinking water well in Kenya. 5 to 7 p.m. Ziti, meatballs, salad, bread, coffee. $10 donation. Children under 10, $5…

Police blotter for March 7

The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. Katje M. Thompson, 38, of 52 Northhampton Lane, Plainville, was charged on Feb. 23 with assault on an officer/fireman/EMT, interfering with an officer, driving under the influence of liquor or drugs…

Locals loom large in tourney

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – This week begins state tournament action in girls scholastic hoops and the locals will be right in the thick of things. It’s never easy navigating in the unpredictable CCC South during regular season…

Foundation issues reminder about scholarship application deadlines

Application deadlines are quickly approaching for more than $160,000 in scholarships available through funds managed by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB). Scholarships are available to 2014 high school senior class students in New Britain, Berlin, Plainville and…

PHS students to perform A.R. Gurney play; opens March 20

PlainvilleHigh School will present the play “What I Did Last Summer” by A. R. Gurney. The performances are March 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. The play takes place during the waning days of World War II in a…

Students asked to ‘Dream Big!’ for competition; March 29 deadline

State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier announced the launch of the sixth annual CHET Dream Big! Competition, aimed at getting kindergarten through fifth grade students across the state to think about their education and careers. Nappier, trustee for the Connecticut Higher…

Historical society presents program on poet Anna Granniss

On Tuesday, March 18 at 7 pm, “More Than a Poetess” will be presented by Dolores Martin. Anna Granniss lived in Plainville and was a published poet, known both in the United States and England. She also wrote music and…

Obituaries for March 7

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For further information, look to our print or e-editions published on Friday. Annette (Ayotte) Nadeau, 95, of Laurel Street, died Feb. 23 at Bristol Hospital. She was the widow of Rene…

From the depths of cold to above freezing… maybe… says AccuWeather

If you’re tired of freezing your … off, AccuWeather says there may be some signs of rising temperatures as the weekend approaches. AccuWeather.com reports the coldest weather is likely behind much of mid-Atlantic and the Ohio Valley until next winter. However,…