Author: mchaiken

Rumors of Fates Warning’s death were greatly exaggerated

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR You’re excused if you thought the band Fates Warning had called it a day. After all the band’s last album was nine years ago, 2004’s “FWX,” and their profile in the U.S. has been pretty…

Gridiron Preview: Thanksgiving-style

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – Since 1958, the Plainville football team has only won 11 times on Thanksgiving. This coming Turkey Day, the Blue Devils want to add a 12th victory to its belt but it will have…

Suffield continues to make Plainville suffer

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER MIDDLETOWN – Without a shadow of a doubt, the top-ranked Suffield boys soccer team has been the bane of Plainville’s existence in state tournament play over the past few seasons. But the Blue Devils had…

Town announces Thanksgiving closures, changes

The Municipal Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and  29, in observance of Thanksgiving. The Senior Center will open Thursday at 11:30 a.m. for lunch* only and will be closed Friday.  (*You must call the Senior Center…

Municipal leaf collection nearing its end

The final leaf collection is underway and residents are asked for their continued cooperation by raking their leaves to the curbside as soon as possible. Only leaves will be collected. Please remove all large sticks and debris. Bagged leaves are…

Obituaries for Nov. 22

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For more information, go to our print edition or e-edition published Friday. Herman Alfred Kirschner, 87, of Bristol, died Monday, Nov. 11. He was the widower of Elizabeth Kirschner, who died…

Volunteers sought for Plainville’s cable advisory panel

The Plainville Board of Education is seeking a community representative to attend PACTAC Meetings. PACTAC (Plainville Area Cable Television Advisory Council) is the Advisory Council for the cable television operators in this area. This individual will represent the cultural, educational,…

Volunteers for Wall of Honor naming committee sought

The Plainville Board of Education is seeking an additional member to serve on its Naming Committee. The board’s Naming Committee is in charge of reviewing nominations for the Meritorious Wall of Honor induction, which is a permanent tribute to honor…

Holiday lights to illuminate Compounce starting Nov. 29

LakeCompounce has announced its second annual “Lake Compounce Holiday Lights,” a seasonal holiday themed family event taking place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings beginning on Nov. 29. The park gates will open at 5 p.m. on Fridays, and at…

Volunteers sought for boards

The Town of Plainville is looking for residents to serve on the Conservation Commission; Inland Wetlands Commission; and the Zoning Board of Appeals. If you are a registered voter and would like more information or an application, contact the Town…