Monthly Archives: June 2010

Prospect must raise funds to secure grant

PROSPECT — The town is looking to put in a two-mile waterline on New Haven Road (Route 69). Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) contacted Mayor Robert Chatfield in January and April…

The vacant parking lot known as Parcel B is seen in this Republican-American archive photo as a commuter train passes in the distance. A developer is talking with borough officials about creating a mixed-use development on this land.

GDC, Mezzo to sign agreement on site access

NAUGATUCK — The borough will begin its long-awaited search for contamination on privately owned property downtown where a Fairfield-based developer wants to build the first phase of the$710 million revitalization…

Diver’s former team reigns in PJF league

NAUGATUCK — At Peter J. Foley Little League’s opening day ceremony, league President Bob Dibble announced the season would be dedicated to the memory of the late Dustin Diver. It…

Marlins win second consecutive UCLL crown

NAUGATUCK — Ryan Dykes picked a good time to pitch his best game of the season. The Marlins won the Union City Little League Major Boys’ championship for the second…

One-time Greyhound and Post 17 player Steve Hiscock recently signed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

MLB hopeful Hiscock earns win in pro debut

FISHKILL, N.Y. — Steve Hiscock remembers growing up in Naugatuck, playing in the Union City Little League and dreaming of becoming a big leaguer. That vision just got a little bit…

Thomaston team fields local talent

WATERBURY — Around this time of year, I like to travel around the area in the evening and try to catch a baseball game or two. I work my way…

PBF offense can’t find its stride

MONROE — Prospect-Beacon Falls American Legion Posts 194-25 took a lead late into Tuesday’s game at Monroe, but surrendered a pair of unearned runs in the fifth to waste a…

Zac Hertel quietly but convincingly carried Post 17 to victory over Bethel Tuesday night.

Hertel propels Post 17 to upset victory

BETHEL — Zac Hertel is a quiet kid. In fact, he doesn’t say much at all. On Tuesday night, though, he didn’t need to. His arm did all the talking for him.

The righty hurler’s performance, like his persona, wasn’t loud or flashy. He didn’t tally up double-figure strikeouts—in fact, his first ‘K’ of the night didn’t come until the fifth inning— and he didn’t breeze through the game, but what Hertel did do was quietly put forth a gutsy complete game outing that handed one of the state’s best teams their first loss of the season.

Ingala used electronic tools to create backing tracks and support his one-man effort to create a smooth jazz album.

From pots and pans to smooth jazz

WATERBURY — He may have just released his debut CD, but Vincent Ingala’s musical genesis was decidedly more humble than his current success might suggest. “My parents bought me a…

The contractor who has been working to remediate Parcel C has discovered contaminants that cannot be cleaned by oxidization.

Coal contamination a wrench in the works

NAUGATUCK — The contractor that has been working to clean soil contaminants from Parcel C, the 2.2-acre, borough-owned tract at the corner of Maple and Water streets, has run into…