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Municipal closings for Veterans Day

The Municipal Center, Library and Senior Center will be closed Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. All Municipal Offices will open again on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Refuse collection will take place as usual.

Meet the candidates: Chris Wright

The Observer asked the candidates three questions. They were given the option of answering one to three of them as long as their total word count did not exceed a number assigned by paper. The questions were: A: What should…

Meet the candidates: Henri Martin

The Observer asked the candidates three questions. They were given the option of answering one to three of them as long as their total word count did not exceed a number assigned by paper. The questions were: A: What should…

The Church shows some spit and vinegar as it revisits ‘Starfish’

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you cue up The Church’s seminal album, “Starfish,” the sound is languid and dreamy. It’s a gentle river current that takes your consciousness downstream (to borrow a metaphor from the Summer of Love.) Although…

The Church celebrates 30 years of ‘Starfish’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Before grunge flaunted its guitar muscle and after technopop’s robotic rhythms were losing steam, the music yet to be dubbed alternative found inspiration in a dreamy, languid sound that could be dubbed psychedelic—yet hardly too…

Meeting listings, starting Oct. 26

THURSDAY, NOV. 1 OTHER THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF NEW BRITAIN. 2 p.m. Program will feature comedian Jane Condon, who has appeared on ABC’s “The View,” Lifetime’s “Girls Night Out,” Fox’s ” 24,” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” First Church of…

Meet the candidates of the 22nd: Richard Ireland

The Observer asked the candidates three questions. They were given the option of answering one to three of them as long as their total word count did not exceed a number assigned by paper. The questions were: A: What should…

Meet the candidates of the 22nd: Dr. William Petit

The Observer asked the candidates three questions. They were given the option of answering one to three of them as long as their total word count did not exceed a number assigned by paper. The questions were: A: What should…

Town manager talks to students about municipal government

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER “Ask not what your town can do for you, but what you can do for your town,” a talk by Plainville Town Manager, Robert Lee, was hosted by the Tunxis Community College Civic Engagement Institute,…

Council hears about updates, expenses

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER Plainville’s Town Council met on Oct. 15 and shared some updates, events, expenses and other communications with residents. A major project saw a groundbreaking, chair Kathy Pugliese said. The water pollution control project, a $15…