Monthly Archives: February 2012

Woodland's Ryan Angeloszek lays in a basket during the first round of the boys NVL tournament Saturday afternoon at Wilby High School. –RA ARCHIVE

Free throws nearly carry Hawks to upset over Wilby

WATERBURY — Three-pointers and alley-oop dunks are nice but the most effective shot in any tournament, winner-take-all scenario occurs at the free throw line. Games are won or lost at…

Robert G. Burns

Obituary: Robert G. Burns

SEYMOUR — Robert G. Burns, 74, beloved husband of Doris Dripchak Burns of Seymour, died Feb. 27, 2012, at Griffin Hospital surrounded by his family. Born in Derby on Dec….

John M. Sheedy Sr.

Obituary: John M. Sheedy Sr.

NAUGATUCK — John M. Sheedy, Sr., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital VITAS Unit surrounded by his family to begin his heavenly journey. He was husband…

Naugatuck's Gabe Pulliam, right, defends Watertown's Chaz Oates, 1, during the first round of the boys NVL tournament Saturday afternoon at Wibly High School.  Watertown won 71-62.-RA ARCHIVE

Greyhounds look to states after NVL tourney loss

WATERBURY — For almost three quarters, the Naugatuck boys stayed with higher-seeded Watertown. Then the game got away. No. 3 Watertown defeated No. 6 Naugatuck, 71-62, in a Naugatuck Valley…


Legislators talk issues over breakfast

NAUGATUCK — From the state budget to the death penalty, local lawmakers touched on a myriad of topics during the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Breakfast. “I don’t think…


Prospect’s grand list drops 5.9 percent

PROSPECT — The combination of a sluggish economy and a recently completed property revaluation contributed to a 5.9 percent drop in Prospect’s 2011 net grand list from 2010. The total…

The Naugatuck police and fire departments presented their budget requests to the Board of Finance Monday night. –FILE PHOTO

Police, fire departments present budget requests

NAUGATUCK — The police department requested a 6.1 percent budget increase for next fiscal year in a presentation to the Board of Finance Monday night, while the fire department asked…

Naugatuck girls basketball head coach, Jodie Ruccio, right, high-fives Emma Colucci during a practice drill Friday afternoon at Naugatuck High School. –RA ARCHIVE

Greyhounds’ girls hoop family deals with real life test

NAUGATUCK — The players on every high school team think of themselves as a big, supportive sports family. In Naugatuck, that belief was put to the test in the 2011-12…

Naugatuck firefighters work at a structure fire on Prospect Street early Saturday afternoon. No one was injured in the fire at the two-family home. The fire is being investigated as a possible arson, fire officials said. –RA ARCHIVE

Investigation into borough fire looks at possible arson

NAUGATUCK — A fire Saturday in a Prospect Street apartment is being investigated as a possible arson. Ann Goss, 75, had been evicted from her first-floor apartment at 504 Prospect…

Prospect commission to hold hearing on new regulations

PROSPECT — The Planning and Zoning Commission will consider new regulations for construction of subdivisions at a public hearing in March. The new regulations would require more checkpoints during a…