Category: News

As 2013 slides to an end, Jennifer Hill is picking up steam

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Honors, accolades, exhibits, and albums. It’s all in the works as the musical career of Bristol native Jennifer Hill—and the founder of SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day CT— seems to be heating up as…

New residency officer, monitor hired for schools

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER As part of one of the safety upgrades in the Plainville school district, Lowell Humphrey has been hired to be the district residency officer and Plainville High School monitor. Humphrey is the former chief of…

Another academic year begins in Plainville

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Plainville Community Schools opened its doors for elementary, middle, and high school students last week to kick off the new 2013-2014 school year. School administrators and teachers greeted students outside Linden Street Elementary School, as…

Listings for Sept. 13

DINING SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 SOUTHINGTON ANNUAL BARBECUE DINNER. 6 p.m. Chicken and/or ribs, baked potato, cole slaw, dessert, and beverage. Mary Our Queen Church, Savage Street, Southington. Call Vinnie or Gloria at (860) 276-0654.  OTHER CHICKEN BARBEQUE. 4 to 7…

Obits for Sept. 13

The following obituaries will be published in the Friday, Sept. 13 Observer. For further details, look to our e-edition or the print version on Friday. Mary G. (Jensen) Witkovic, 59, of East Haven, widow of Richard A. Witkovic, died Thursday,…

School board meetings change location

The Plainville Board of Education monthly meetings now will be held in the Mel Perry Auditorium at the Middle School of Plainville,150 Northwest Dr., beginning with the Sept. 9 and all subsequent Board of Education meetings. The board previously met…

Summer break’s over for students

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Plainville Community Schools kick off the new school year on Tuesday, Sept. 3, with a full day of school. Below is a list of schools along with their addresses, phone numbers and times. Start and…

Council honors quarter midget driver

At the age of just 5-years-old, Caterina Labella, of Plainville, was introduced to her first racing car. Last week, she was recognized by the Plainville Town Council for earning the title of Heavy World Formula National Champion at this year’s…