Monthly Archives: May 2010

Burgess Robert Burns salutes a new street sign that honors the late Franklin E. Johnson, Sr. as Johnson;s family, looks on at right.

Street dedicated to Johnson’s memory

NAUGATUCK — Franklin Johnson Sr. lived his 85 years serving God, family and country, said Naugatuck Veterans’ Council Vice Chairman W. Francis Dambowsky. Dambowsiy told a crowd of more than…

State tournament matchups released

Pairings for the spring state tournaments were released by the CIAC Friday morning and most area squads will be in action when the tourneys start Tuesday. In baseball, Naugatuck (12-8…

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CN wins 13 Excellence in Journalism awards

The staff of Citizen’s News was honored with 13 Excellence in Journalism awards by the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at an awards dinner Thursday night. CN’s…

CN Headlines 05-28-10

This week’s CN Headlines features the debut of our two summer interns: Alexa Gorman in news and Kyle Brennan at the sports desk. Tune in for reports on this week’s…

Katie Alfiere is swarmed by her teammates, including Kaiti Lembo, after the Hawks won their first-ever NVL championship with a 4-2 win over Seymour Thursday afternoon in Naugatuck.

Hawks win first-ever NVL softball title

NAUGATUCK – Starting her third game in four days, Katie Alfiere allowed just two runs—one earned—and provided all the offense she needed with a two-run double and a two-run home run Thursday to lead Woodland to its first-ever Naugatuck Valley League softball championship in a 4-2 win over defending champion Seymour.

Naugatuck's Danielle Charette's athletic net play helped her and doubles teammate Rebeka Mitchell win a silver medal in the NVL tournament.

Garnet and Grey duo wins doubles silver

BEACON FALLS — They almost did it. The soccer players who, as Naugatuck Athletic Director Tom Pompei paraphrased, said, “Eh, I think I’ll play tennis this year” darn near won…

Board Chairwoman Kathleen Donovan, left, and Vice Chairwoman Barabara Lewis said a subcommittee may have found a way to close the school board's budget gap without closing a school.

Subcommittee says Salem School not at risk

NAUGATUCK — It appears Salem Elementary School will be saved from the chopping block along with several teaching positions in next year’s school budget. The finance subcommittee of the Board…

Ralph Liquori competes in the four-by-400 meter relay for Naugatuck. The Hounds finished fifth with a time of 3:36.56

Naugy girls win track title; local boys share

BEACON FALLS — Rosa Moriello staged yet another three-win performance to lead the Greyhounds girls to a Naugatuck Valley League outdoor track and field championship, and Brandon Fowler and Amanze…

Homeowner Edith Gotlibowski, left, talks with Deborah Dozier, project construction manager with NauVEL

Getting the lead out: grant funds renovations

NAUGATUCK — Edith Gotlibowski had 52 windows in her three-family home replaced, along with some doors and flooring. Overall, the work was valued at $32,600. Chris Mancini had his single-family,…

Golfers enter NVL tourney tied for 7th place

NAUGATUCK — As the Greyhounds golf team prepared for the Naugatuck Valley League tournament, which was scheduled for Wednesday, head coach Craig Blanchard reflected on the season. Naugatuck finished match…