Brazilian company to locate plant to town

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Plainville soon will become the new location of one of the largest steel recycling companies worldwide: Gerdau Steel. Headquartered in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Gerdau Steel recently signed a lease with Neal Court, LLC to utilize…

State workers being sent home early

The governor’s office issued the following information regarding today’s snow: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy directed Executive Branch agency heads to release their employees early in stages this afternoon in order to better manage the evening commute given the inclement conditions. …

Performance listings for Jan. 2

JAN. 6-11 OTHER ‘PIPPIN.’ Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Tickets start at $21. Bushnell.org, (860) 987-5900.…

Free throws toss Plainville over the top

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – When a scholastic basketball game comes down to free throws, your squad better have the ability to make them. And in the case of the Plainville girls basketball squad, in first round action…

Obituaries for Jan. 3

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For further details, look to our printed or e-edition published on Friday. Francis M. “Frank” Listro, 89, of Plainville, husband of Marjorie (Stuart) Listro, died on Saturday, Dec. 21 at the…