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Omar Abdelsame wraps up stellar x-country season

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER MANCHESTER – Plainville cross country standout Omar Abdelsame had one heck of a season in 2013. And to top it all off, Abdelsame took 69th place in a big finish of 17:26 at the CIAC…

Listings for Nov. 8

      Music listings FRIDAY, NOV. 8 BRISTOL DUDE YOUR MOM CALLED. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. No cover charge. (860) 516-4601.   THE NORTHSTAR SESSION. 9 p.m. Barley Vine, 182 Main St.,…

Police blotter for Nov. 8

The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Michael Ropiak, 39, of 2 Whiting St., Plainville, was charged on Oct. 29 with operating under suspension. Bond was set at $5,000 with an Oct. 29 court date. •Michael Steeves, 58,…

Blue Devils swept away by SMSA

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER HARTFORD – Maybe it wasn’t the way the Plainville volleyball wanted to end its campaign – with a 3-0 sweep in a loss to Sport Medical Science Academy – but the Blue Devils went down…

Food pantry collection at Gnazzo’s starting Nov. 22

The United Methodist Church will hold a “Fill the Truck” benefit for the Plainville Food Pantry Nov. 22 to 26 at Gnazzo’s in Plainville. Food will be collected around the clock, with volunteers manning the effort, even sleeping in the…

Rec. Dept. offers Do-Re-Mi’s

The Plainville Recreation Department offers a class called Do-Re-Mi’s. Classes are held at the Recreation Department located at 50 Whiting St. This program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 to participate in activities designed to increase music ability…

Town offering co-ed youth b-ball

The Plainville Recreation Department, the Plainville Police Association, and the Plainville Recreation Department are sponsoring a co-ed youth basketball program for grades 4, 5, and 6. Participants will be taught fundamentals and will participate in league play. All individuals will…

Rec. Dept. offering hoop for kids in grade 2, 3

The Plainville Recreation Department is offering a basketball program for boys and girls in grades 2 and 3. Rules and equipment including lower baskets and smaller balls are used to adapt to the abilities of this age group. Participants will…

Applebee’s to treat veterans on Nov. 11

Applebee’s will continue its tradition of free thank you meals to veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. Applebee’s is also encouraging Guests to show their gratitude by leaving a message for current and former military…

Transfer station to shut down for season, Dec. 7

  The Town’s Transfer Station on Granger Lane will close for the winter season on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. If you have any questions, call (860)793-0221 ext. 208, Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, 8…