Author: mchaiken

Flooding possibility for New England

Accuweather is saying flooding is a possibility. Severe Weather, Flooding, Coastal Concerns Next Week  State College, Pa. — 15 March 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports a complex storm heading eastward next week will bring the potential for severe thunderstorms, flooding from…

Not in their house

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Beating an opponent in basketball the first time around is one thing. But trying to do it a second time – in the same building, on the same opponent’s floor – is never…

Obituaries for March 15

The following obituaries will appear in the March 15 print edition and e-edition of the Observer. Arthur J. Legere, WWII vet fought in Normandy Arthur J. Legere, 93, of Bristol, died at Vitas Hospice at St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, on…

Deadline approaches for grant, scholarship applications from Main Street Foundation

Application deadlines are quickly approaching for grants and scholarships from funds administered by the Main Street Community Foundation. Grant applications are due on April 5, 2013, and scholarship applications are due on April 1 by 4 p.m. Information is available…

Busway meeting today at 3 p.m.

CTFastrak issued the following press release: We look forward to seeing all Bristol resident at this Monday afternoon’s CTfastrak Open House event.  Here are the event details: The Connecticut Department of Transportation today announced a series of open house meetings…

The Zoe Effect

Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe continues to branch out into the world of fashion design. The fall-winter 2013 collection unveiled Feb. 13 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center had a touch of the 1970s, meets rock and roll flare.…

Police blotter for March 8

Bristol police reported the following arrests: •Zoila B. Buchelli, 46, of 119 Jacobs St., Apt. No. 1, Bristol was arrested on Feb. 24 and charged with second degree breach of peace and third degree assault. •Michael Burns, 45, of 7…

Obituaries for March 8

Obituaries for March 8. See the e-edition on Friday or the print edition for complete details. Leona Busse, worked for Careb Cleaners Leona “Lynn” (Kupiec) Busse, 89, of Bristol, widow of Howard Busse, died on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Bristol…

Classic metal with a ‘Mob’ twist

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The members of Adrenaline Mob come from bands celebrated for their original material. The band’s singer Russell Allen comes from Symphony X. Drummer Mike Portnoy arrived from Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold. And guitarist Mike…

Classic metal with a ‘Mob’ twist

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The members of Adrenaline Mob come from bands celebrated for their original material. The band’s singer Russell Allen comes from Symphony X. Drummer Mike Portnoy arrived from Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold. And guitarist Mike…

Entertainment for a cause

Brooke Cyr of Bristol,Miss Plainville’s Outstanding Teen 2013, hosted the Love Is The Movement Benefit Talent Show, a benefit for Sandy Hook victim’s and the TWLOHA organization on Saturday. It was held at Rockwell’s Banquet Hall. There were 27 talent…