Obituaries for Nov. 15

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For further details, look to our print or e-editions published on Friday. Evelyn (Fraser) Dowd, 92, of Plainville, died on Saturday, Nov. 2. She was the widow of Francis Dowd, who…

What are you going to do GivingTuesday

For the second year, GivingTuesday, a campaign for a national day of giving to celebrate and encourage charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations, will take place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – Dec. 3. To recognize GivingTuesday and the end of…

Access Health center opens in N.B.

 Access Health CT unveiled the nation’s first health care enrollment center last week in New Britain. The enrollment center offers in-person assistance to guide consumers through the process of enrolling for health care coverage, and individual computer work stations where…

Planning agency tagged for merger

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Over the last 14 years, the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (CCRPA), which started with five staff members and has grown to 14, has brought $50 million to the seven towns it covers. “In the…

Volunteers provide guidance for taxes

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Over the course of the last four tax seasons, the United Way of West Central Connecticut, along with its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, has been able to bring $1.1 million in state and federal…

Listings for Nov. 8

      Music listings FRIDAY, NOV. 8 BRISTOL DUDE YOUR MOM CALLED. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. No cover charge. (860) 516-4601.   THE NORTHSTAR SESSION. 9 p.m. Barley Vine, 182 Main St.,…

Police blotter for Nov. 8

The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Michael Ropiak, 39, of 2 Whiting St., Plainville, was charged on Oct. 29 with operating under suspension. Bond was set at $5,000 with an Oct. 29 court date. •Michael Steeves, 58,…