Author: mchaiken

Couple works to teach joys of hens as pets

By MARGARET WAAGE CORRESPONDENT When the Plainville Planning and Zoning Commission voted against a zoning regulation change requested by Roberta Lalama, allowing her to keep chickens on her property, Roberta and Carmine Lalama had no choice but to relocate their…

Police blotter for May 31

The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •William C. Savage, 33, of 44 Woodland St., Plainville, was charged on May 19 with three counts of violation of probation. Bond was set at $75,000 with a May 31 court…

Listings for May 31

Miscellaneous listings SATURDAY, JUNE 1 BRISTOL KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION COLLECTING DONATIONS. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a new bridge behind the Korean War monument on Memorial Boulevard. Stop and Shop, 597 Farmington Ave., Bristol.   FAREWELL PARTY UNDER…

Former PHS pitcher excels in Maine

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER Former Plainville High School standout D.J. Voisine is having another sensational season for the Maine Black Bears’ baseball team and the chucker has been one of the team leaders for this highly successful squad, whose…

The undead arise… and get funky

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A long, long time ago—5,000 years ago to be more precise—the members of the group now known as Here Come The Mummies found themselves cursed for a life as the undead and, subsequently buried for…

Obituaries for May 31

The following obituaries will be published in the May 31 Plainville Observer. For further details, turn to our print edition or e-edition on Friday. Leo A. Michaud, 78, of New Britain, former Bristol resident, died Friday, May 17, at home…

Volunteers take the day to show how they care

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER While passing through Plainville and surrounding towns last Friday, you may have noticed people scattered about in green shirts picking up trash, pruning bushes, painting, and more at various locations. Those people were participating in…