Presentation on Access Health CT next Thursday

Connecticut has a new health insurance marketplace called Access Health CT. Open enrollment began Oct. 1 and continues through March 31, 2014. It brings the benefits of Health Care Reform to individuals, families, and small businesses. Stephanie Soucy, assister through…

Warm up could cause woes, says AccuWeather

AccuWeather is saying the area can expect a quick warm-up Saturday as a follow-up to this week’s single-digit temperatures. But the warm-up could cause issues in its wake.   AccuWeather.com reports following a buildup of ice this week, rain accompanying…

Obituaries for Jan. 10

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For further information, turn to our print edition or e-edition published on Friday. Juliette (Labbie) Lavoie, 92, of Bristol, widow of Joseph Lavoie, Sr., died on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at Bristol…

MLK Day closings announced by town

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his spirit of service to the community, Greater Bristol Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will be collecting non-perishable food items to support area soup kitchens and food pantries. Please bring…

Listings for Jan. 3

Health listings TUESDAY, JAN. 7 BRISTOL COMMUNICATING WITH TODDLERS. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and ChildCenter, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Funded by grants from the Petit Family Foundation and the Fuller & Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education at the Main…

Cut-A-Thon will benefit boys who lost dad

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER In early November, Plainville resident Patty Lapila and her twins Matthew and James lost their husband and father unexpectedly. Now, all of Patty’s co-workers at Great Beginnings have organized a Cut-A-Thon to be held at…