Monthly Archives: August 2012


Letter: Time for a change

To the editor, Our state and national government is out of touch and out of control. We know that Linda McMahon has a common-sense plan to cut taxes on the…

Naugatuck Mayor Robert Mezzo, left, presents Domingos Branco with a certificate after naming him the Portuguese Mayor of the Day Friday morning at Town Hall. The ceremony officially started the Sao Paio Festival, which will run through Sunday. The festival includes a 5K race, soccer games, and food. –LUKE MARSHALL

Mayor for a day

Borough honors Branco to kickoff Sao Paio Festival NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck had a new mayor on Friday. Domingos Branco was named Portuguese Mayor of the Day during a ceremony at…

William F. Ford

Obituary: William F. Ford

BEACON FALLS — William F. Ford, 86, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Dolores (Ruppe) Ford. Mr….

Naugatuck High School’s marching band practices for the annual Thunder in the Valley competition last week at the high school. Marching bands from 10 high schools in the state will compete Sept. 22 in Naugatuck.-LUKE MARSHALL

NHS marching band ready to bring the thunder

NAUGATUCK — Let the Thunder roll. Thunder in the Valley, an annual marching band competition hosted by Naugatuck High School, will take place later this month and the NHS band…

Theresa Conroy

Conroy receives election grant

SEYMOUR — The State Elections Enforcement Commission approved a public campaign grant for Democrat Theresa Conroy of Seymour last week. Conroy is challenging state Rep. Len Greene in the 105th…

Administrators at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls are working to establish an alternative education program for the 2013-14 school year. –FILE PHOTO

Woodland working to give students alternative

BEACON FALLS — If a student at Woodland Regional High School is having trouble succeeding in the larger, traditional high school setting, the only recourse currently available for school administrators…

Faythe Thibodeau of Shelton takes aim during the National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day event at the High Rock shooting range in Naugatuck this past weekend as her sister, Cassie, looks on. –CONTRIBUTED

High Rock event gets daughters to the range

NAUGATUCK — The High Rock Shooting Association held its first celebration of National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day last weekend at the club’s site in the Naugatuck State…

The Wings of Freedom Tour is coming to the Oxford-Waterbury Airport this weekend. -CONTRIBUTED

Area briefs

Wings of Freedom Tour coming to Oxford OXFORD — The Wings of Freedom Tour will touch down at the Oxford-Waterbury Airport for four days next week. The Wings of Freedom…

Friends collecting books for sale

NAUGATUCK — The Friends of the Whittemore Library is collecting books, DVDs, and CDs to sell at its annual book sale next month during the Harvest Moon Festival on the…

Ken Morse

The thin line between right and wrong

There are civil rights, the Bill of Rights and The Price is Right. You’ve got the wrong side of town, two wrongs don’t make a right and what’s wrong with…