Author: mchaiken

Blue Devils have all they can handle at duels

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER SOUTH WINDSOR – The Plainville wrestling team had its hands full at the Groundhog Duels from South Windsor on Saturday, Feb. 1. The Blue Devils lost to host South Windsor. However, against Canton, Plainville gave…

No mystery here, this comedy will get you laughing

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Expect guffaws, gasps, and giggles because “A Game’s Afoot” at the Thomaston Opera House this weekend and next. Southington’s Meghan Rickard plays Aggie, one of the colorful characters on stage in this comedy from playwright…

Blue Devils pick up win no. 2

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – The Plainville boys basketball gym has turned the Ivan Wood Gymnasium into a venue opposing teams are more than wary of nowadays. The Blue Devils fight, scratch and claw for the full 32…

AccuWeather shares timeline on impact of storm

The snowstorm currently underway in Connecticut has been causing trouble across the states, according to AccuWeather.   AccuWeather.com report a snowstorm is spreading in the Northeast, creating travel nightmares and widespread power outages. “An area from northwest of Washington, D.C., to…

United Way offers tax return assistance

Want to know how you can get your taxes done for free… with no hidden fees or strings attached? United Way of West Central Connecticut will again be hosting a free tax preparation site for individuals residing in Bristol, Burlington,…

Snow day for 1st, 2nd shift state workers today

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced in a press release he has ordered all first and second shift, non-essential state employees to not report to work on Thursday, Feb. 13, in response to winter storm conditions across the state.  State employees…

Obituaries for Feb. 14

The following obituaries will be published in the Feb. 14 Observer. For further details, turn to our print or e-editions on Friday. Roseanna (Chartier) Plasczynski, 68, of Bristol, wife of Don Plasczynski, died Friday, Jan. 31 at Hartford Hospital.  Debra…

Conn.-based artist James Prosek subject of NBMAA exhibit

The New Britain Museum of American Art announced the opening of “James Prosek: Wondrous Strange” in the McKernan Gallery for changing exhibitions. The largest survey of Prosek’s work to date, this exhibition brings together his multi-faceted, multi-media works-over 50 in…

Low income families can make homes more energy efficient

Competitive Resources Inc. (CRI) recently was awarded a contract to offer the Home Energy Solutions-Income Eligible program (HES-IE) statewide to Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) customers who meet specific income criteria. In addition, CRI will continue to offer this…