Author: mchaiken

Obituaries for Aug. 23

The following obituaries will be published in the Aug. 23 Observer. For further details, look to the e-edition or print edition on Friday. Margaret F. Acevedo, 73, of Plainville, died at home on Saturday, Aug. 10. Jeannette Marie (Ramsdell) Matthews,…

Modern English for a modern age

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In 1982, 1983, if you were into the 1980s’ new wave music scene, you couldn’t get away from—and probably didn’t want to get away from— Modern English’s monster track, “I Melt With You.” The song…

Listings for Aug. 16

Miscellaneous listings FRIDAY, AUG. 16 BRISTOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL. 1 p.m. For adult patrons. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestivlle. No charge. Register. (860) 584-7790.   SATURDAY, AUG. 17 BRISTOL ROCKWELL PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL. Presented by the West End…

Balloons ready to rise over town

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER It’s that time of the year again when summer is beginning to wind down. But summer won’t come to an end before hot air balloons take over Norton Park for the 29th year. Next weekend,…

Blue Devils ready for some volleyball

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – When Aug. 24 finally arrives, the fall scholastic teams will be able to finally hit the practice court. And in terms of the Plainville volleyball team, the girls are certainly ready to go.…

Police blotter for Aug. 16

The Plainville Police Department reported the following arrests. •Zachary S. Noll, 29, of 27 Hough St., second floor, Plainville, was charged on Aug. 2 with two counts of impairing the morals of a child, third degree assault, criminal trespass, and…