Author: mchaiken

Group has plan for MBS

A group of Bristolites are still making an attempt to save the former Memorial Boulevard Middle School from being sold to a developer. The school is currently in the middle of an RFP, or request for proposal, process with one…

Listings for June 28

  Miscellaneous listings JUNE 28-29 OTHER GRAVEYARD SHIFT GHOST TOURS. 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $20 for adults 17 and up, $16 for members of the museum, $13 for children…

Obituaries for June 28

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For more details, look to our print or e-editions on Friday.  William Theodore Christopher, 80, of Bristol, formerly of Plainville,died on Wednesday, June 19. Anthony “Tony” Reposa, 94, of Bristol died at the…

Central Connecticut excels at Miss CT

You can say central Connecticut’s towns of Southington, Bristol, and Plainville did well at the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant Saturday. Miss Southington Kaitlyn Tarpey is the 2013 Miss Connecticut. And Krystiana Bouchard of Southington, competing as Miss West Hartford’s Outstanding…

One down… another tonight… and finals Saturday for Miss CT pageant

The first night of preliminary competition is history for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen scholarship pageants. Thursday night, the contestants hit the stage of the Garde Arts Center in New London for on-stage interview, talent, evening gown,…

Police blotter for June 21

Bristol police reported the following arrests: •Jeremy Bouthillier, 28, of 121 Curtiss St., Bristol was arrested on June 9 and charged with operation while under the influence and failure to signal sign. •Jason A. Dionne, 21, of 288 Wolcott St.,…

Listings for June 21

Music listings FRIDAY, JUNE 21 BRISTOL DROP DEAD. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com   THE PATRONES. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.   OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER, JOINED FORCES. 9:30 p.m. Allstars…

Hard work has its own rewards for

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Bristol Eastern High School’s top two students are happy to see all of their hard work has finally paid off, especially when they received their acceptance letters to college. Mitchell Lipka, this year’s valedictorian, will…