Monthly Archives: March 2012

Health district receives funding for lead programs

BOSTON — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $7,067,857 in grants to local projects in Connecticut recenlty including $2.48 million to the Naugatuck Valley Health District. Out…

Lion’s Club hosting 5K run and 2 mile walk

PROSPECT — The Prospect Lion’s Club will hold its 6th annual 5K Run and 2 Mile April 7. The registration fee for the event is $25 and the proceeds will…


Algonquin parents seek answers from school board

PROSPECT — Dozens of parents of Algonquin School children came before the Board of Education seeking answers following two recent incidents that have disrupted the atmosphere at the pre-kindergarten through…

An artistic rendition shows what the new natatorium at Naugatuck High School could look. Work on the natatorium, which is included in an $80.9 million overhaul of the high school and athletic facilities, is expected to be complete by the end of the summer 2013. -CONTRIBUTED

Fields of Dreams

Renovation plan for NHS athletic facilities taking shape

NAUGATUCK — The scene at Naugatuck High School last Monday was splendid. Every spring athlete enjoyed the near-perfect weather on the first full day of practice, which usually necessitates a jacket and a wool hat.

Of course, not everything was picturesque. Those fields and that track the Greyhounds use are by no means the best around. But if this scene is fast forwarded to just three years down the road, everything — without exaggeration — will be perfect.

That’s because in spring 2015, the Naugatuck athletic complex will finally be totally complete, according to the latest timeline of athletic director Tom Pompei.


Letter: Open space vital in borough

To the editor, The greatest need in Naugatuck concerning land is passive open space, that is land with no impervious surfaces, no hard surfaces. Some people have mentioned the need…


Borough woman sentenced to 8 ½ years for bank fraud

BRIDGEPORT — Susan Curtis, a Naugatuck woman who worked with her husband and ex-husband to defraud Webster Bank out of $6.2 million, was sentenced to eight and half years in…

Krystal Daymonde of Naugatuck trains for the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim March 19 at the YMCA. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Naugy swimmer taking the plunge for charity

NAUGATUCK — Krystal Daymonde has been swimming marathons for charity since she was 11 years old. Now, the former Naugatuck Greyhound long-distance swimmer and Southern Connecticut State University student is…

Obituary: Arthur F. Boulanger Jr.

OCALA, Fla. — Mr. Arthur F. Boulanger, Jr., 84, of Ocala, Fla. and a former resident of greater Waterbury, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Ocala Regional Medical…

Ken Morse

A different kind of madness

With all the basketball hoopla, I almost forgot about my favorite form of March madness. Baseball’s spring training is as mad as it gets — especially when you add Bobby…

Naugatuck High School baseball coach Tom Deller gives senior Zac Mercer, 18, some pointers at the high school March 19. The Greyhounds open their season April 4 at Wolcott. RA ARCHIVE

Naugy returns experienced roster to the diamond

NAUGATUCK — After a respectable 14-8 season in 2011, this year’s Naugatuck baseball squad is thinking about long-term goals. Last year ended with opening-round losses in the Naugatuck Valley League…