Author: mchaiken

Eugene Millerick to be honored on Plainville’s Memorial Wall of Honor

The Plainville Board of Education and the Plainville Community Schools’ Naming Committee will hold an induction ceremony on Monday, April 21 at PlainvilleHigh School for the Memorial Wall of Honor, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jeffrey Kitching via a…

Woman charged with identity theft

 A Bridgeport woman was charged with identity theft after police determined she opened a fraudulent account with Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P). According to Plainville Police Captain Brian N. Mullins, Isabel Melendez-Ramos, 35, of 530 Kossuth St., unit b, in…

Obituaries for March 21

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For further details, look to our print or e-editions published on Friday. Joseph Rushkowski Jr., 68, husband of Susan Rushkowski, died Friday, March 7 at St. Francis Hospital. Nellie (Brunetto) Nadeau,…

Another heap of trouble from Mother Nature, reports AccuWeather

A storm brewing for this weekend could mean travel delays, says AccuWeather   AccuWeather.com reports a complex and multi-faceted winter storm will take shape across Texas on Saturday, and then slowly move through the Southeast and mid-Atlantic Sunday into Monday. While there…

In a game up for grabs, Blue Devils falter

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – When you have two 13-7 squads face-off in the first round of a scholastic girls basketball tournament game, the contest is an affair that is truly up for grabs. Hopefully, a long bus…

‘Exceptional’ women to be honored at celebration

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Many local women have made positive contributions to the community but do not always receive recognition for what they do. Through its 5th Annual Exceptional Women Celebration, the Queen Ann Nzinga Center has discovered a…

Listings for March 14

  Meetings listings MONDAY, MARCH 17 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Group makes quilts for people who undergo cancer treatment. HaroldLeeverRegionalCancerCenter, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com   TUESDAY, MARCH 18 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30…

Police blotter for March 14

 The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Andrew J. Kosokovich, 22, of 62 Warner Rd., East Haddam, was charged on March 2 with second degree threatening and disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $10,000 with a March 3…

Sparse attendance at budget hearing

The small turnout of residents at last week’s public hearing on the proposed town and Board of Education budgets could mean that voters are pleased with this year’s proposed increase of 1.93 percent. The combined Town Manager and Board of…

Cheerleaders’ Class M performance sends them to regionals

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR You could call them the Class M “Comeback Kids.” After a less than satisfying 11th place showing in 2013 due to circumstances beyond their control, the Plainville High School Blue Devils cheerleaders found themselves in…