Author: mchaiken

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…

T. Mills excited for ‘All I Want to Do’ to drop

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When it comes to his new single “All I Want To Do” and the EP of the same name, Travis Mills, leader of the band T. Mills is short, sweet, and to the point. “It’s…

Gov. announces plans to ban sale of e-cigs to minors, tighten anti-smoking laws

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release the introduction of legislation to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and strengthen Connecticut’s anti-smoking laws. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are currently not regulated in the State of…

Some ‘O’Mazing’ racing this weekend

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The Wheeler YMCA plans to kick off its 5th Annual O’Mazing Race this weekend to benefit its Annual Campaign. A two-hour scavenger hunt with a theme of St. Patrick’s Day, the O’Mazing Race provides a…

Obituaries for March 14

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For further details, look to Friday’s print or e-editions. Alphonse J. DeFillippi, 91, of Rensselaer, N.Y. died Thursday, Feb. 27 in New York. He was the husband of Virginia (Ciaciolo ,Brennan)…