Snow on its way; could impact travelers

Latest update from AccuWeather on this week’s storm. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 30 December 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports two storms will converge on the Northeast on Thursday with the potential for snow. How quickly they get together and strengthen will…

Snow storm expected to hit northeast Thursday

Just in time for 2014, AccuWeather is predicting major snowfall this Thursday. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 30 December 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports two storms will converge on the Northeast on Thursday with the potential for snow. How quickly they get…

Rybczyk tournament doesn’t scrimp on talent

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – This year’s Rybczyk Memorial Basketball Tournament, taking place on Dec. 27 to 28 from Plainville High School, should once again highlight some of the best local scholastic squads. This year’s boys slate includes…

Listings for Dec. 27

  Miscellaneous listings SATURDAY, DEC. 28 SOUTHINGTON RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. St. Dominic Church in The GeraghtyParishCenter, 1050 Flanders Rd., Southington. Appointments. 1-800-Red-Cross.   TUESDAY, DEC. 31 BRISTOL THE CHAPPARALS. 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.…

Police blotter for Dec. 27

The Plainville Police Department has reported the following arrests. •Felix Lozada, 38, of 25 Liberty St., second floor, New Britain, was charged on Dec. 25 with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to signal, illegal possession of…

Challenges await those who serve children, families

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER  A recent “state of the community” study shows emerging trends of children and families in Greater New Britain, providing insight for local communities, service providers and grantmakers. The study, funded by the Community Foundation of…

Arrest made in ATM larceny

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Plainville police arrested a New Britain man last week after they said he was depositing empty envelopes into the UBI Federal Credit Union. Police arrested 23-year-old Willie Darby III, of 58 Buell St., New Britain…

Obituaries for Dec. 27

The following obituaries will be published in the Dec. 27 Observer. For further details look to our print or e-editions published on Friday. Shirley J. (Gromoshak) DeFilippo, 78, of Naples, Fla. and formerly of Bristol, died Monday, Dec. 16 in…

Breaking records: Warm enough for you?

 AccuWeather.com reports while the Midwest dug out from heavy snow, ice brought down trees and power lines from Michigan to Maine, much of the East Coast experienced temperatures representative of September or May this past weekend. Some locations tied or…