C’mon down to gov’s house for holidays

The following press release arrived from the governor. Governor Dannel P. Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy are inviting Connecticut residents to attend the annual open house and tour of the Governor’s Residence, located at 990 Prospect Avenue in Hartford,…

Police blotter for Nov. 29

The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Christopher M. Tighe, 33, of 72 Loomis Ave., Plainville, was charged on Nov. 17 with third degree assault, interfering with an emergency call, disorderly conduct and carrying/sale of a dangerous weapon.…

Blue Devils experience marked improvement

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER HARTFORD – Plainville volleyball coach Steve Compson saw some improvement during the 2013 scholastic season. And it was a big lift from the two-win 2012 campaign in which the only squad the Blue Devils could…

Still effective in blight fight

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Like other towns and cities, blight is a common issue that frustrates residents. Blight is the vacant buildings and old businesses with overgrown bushes and grass and blown out windows, or the neighbor who won’t…

Dipping into the holiday cheer, burlesque-style

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Scrooge was never quite like this. But then again, he never hung out with a cast of characters quite like the ones who populate Burlesque-A-Pades’s “Holiday Spectacular!” In this burlesque performance, led by one of…

Listings for Nov. 29

Miscellaneous listings FRIDAY, NOV. 29 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1983 30TH REUNION/ GET TOGETHER. 6 p.m. Central Café, 24 Whiting St., Plainville. (860) 919-1985.   NOV. 29-DEC. 22 BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON LAKE COMPOUNCE HOLIDAY LIGHTS. Gates open at 5…

One heck of a season for PHS

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER The Plainville boys soccer team had one heck of a season in 2013 and finished up as one of the top eight teams in all of the CCC, qualifying for the new CCC boys soccer…

Obituaries for Nov. 29

The following obituaries will be published in the Nov. 29 Observer. For further details, look to our print edition or e-edition published on Friday. Yvonne (Violette) Masse, 84, of Plainville, died on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Apple Rehab. She was…

Financial aid night at Plainville High Dec. 10

The Plainville High School Counseling Department is sponsoring a Financial Aid information program for parents / guardians of juniors and seniors planning to continue their education upon graduation from high school. The event will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10…