Category: Local News

Town to start reconstruction of Maple Street and Park Street

The town of Plainville will be starting the reconstruction of Maple Street and Park Street from Maple Street to Broad Street. According to a press release from the Plainville Engineering Department, the town and its subcontractors will begin construction activities…

Lake Compounce’s fireworks display this Saturday

On Saturday, July 2, Lake Compounce will host its annual fireworks display over the lake in celebration of Independence Day. Produced by Pyrotecnico, the show, beginning with the laser show, starts at 9 p.m., and fireworks will be launched from…

Council scheduled to set mill rate next Tuesday

Now that state lawmakers passed a $19.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, the Town Council can move forward with setting the mill rate. The state budget was approved on May 13, passing the House of Representatives by a 74-70…

Meet the winners of Junior Miss Southington

The Junior Miss Southington pageant crowned its latest collection of queens in a pageant held May 15 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. The girls were judged on private interview with judges, talent, casualwear, and evening gown. This year’s winners…

Local woman takes home the Mrs. CT crown

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR A Southington resident was thrust onto the national stage when she was crowned Mrs. Connecticut earlier this month. Allyson Genovese, who has held several local titles and competed twice before for Mrs. Connecticut, where she was first…

The ‘mob’ hosting a wacky wedding April 9

The mob’s most anticipated wedding is coming to town. Danny and Donna’s wedding date has been set for Saturday, April 9 and you are cordially invited. That is if you are not packing heat. You can walk in the steps…

Spring Street closed by fire and downed line

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A fire sparked on Spring Street this morning when heavy snowfall brought down a power line. A main line beside The Step Saver building at 213 Spring St., home to The Observer, came down just before 11…

St. Paul planning open house; placement exam Jan. 16

St. Paul Catholic High School will host an open house next month. The scheduled date is Saturday, Jan. 9 with the tour beginning at 10 a.m. A tour of the Bristol building, meeting the faculty, and visiting the family are…

Lincoln College of NE announces Dental Hygiene program

Lincoln College of New England, formerly Briarwood College, is now accepting students for the fall semester in their brand new bachelor of science program for dental hygiene. Registration is underway at the admissions office at 2279 Mount Vernon Rd. in…

Plainville welcomes new librarian

BY TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Stepping away from her welcome party to show 8-year-old John Anderson  where he could find a picture book on the Titanic, Ericka Bajrami’s smile beamed, showing her excitement for joining the team at Plainville Public…