Monthly Archives: February 2013


NHS softball team holding clothing drive

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck High School softball team is holding a clothing drive Saturday. Items that will be accepted include new and used clothing, linens, belts, purses and shoes.  Donations…

John MacDonald of Naugatuck does some wood burning at his home in Naugatuck Wednesday. MacDonald is the grand marshal at the St. Patrick's Day parade in Waterbury on Saturday.  –RA ARCHIVE

Borough man to lead St. Patrick’s Day parade

WATERBURY — One day, while helping his father fix televisions and radios, a young John MacDonald picked up his dad’s handmade soldering iron and began using it like a pen…


Region 16 to create grant writer position

REGION 16 — School officials are hoping to capture additional funds for Region 16 schools with the hiring of a grant writer. Superintendent of Schools Tim James presented the Board…

Irene F. (Broff) Lusas

Obituary: Irene F. (Broff) Lusas

PROSPECT — Mrs. Irene F. (Broff) Lusas, 86, of Prospect passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the…

Borough employees Mike Caron, left, and Chris Jones work on renovations in the pro shop at Hop Brook Golf Course in Naugatuck Tuesday. –RA ARCHIVE

Changes under way as golf season approaches

NAUGATUCK — The Hop Brook Golf Course is still blanketed in snow, but preparations are under way for what resident pro Bob Clark hopes will be the first season in…

Andrea Piccolo (22) led Woodland with 8 points as the Hawks fell to Plainfield, 58-30, in the opening round of the Class M state tournament Tuesday. -FILE PHOTO

Hawks can’t overcome slow start

PLAINFIELD — A slow start hampered the Woodland girls in the opening round of the Class M state tournament Tuesday as the No. 25-seeded Hawks fell to No. 8 Plainfield, 58-30. Five…

A payloader works to clear snow from Center Street in Prospect Feb. 11.-RA ARCHIVE

Council approves transfers to cover snow cleanup

PROSPECT — Like snow being moved off a road, the town had to move money from one account to another to pay for the work done during the February blizzard….

Obituary: David R. Lanouette

PROSPECT — Mr. David R. Lanouette, 40, of Prospect died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. He was the husband of Katherine “Katie” (Weissman) Lanouette. Mr. Lanouette was born in Bridgeport on…

Wayne McAllister, borough controller and the Board of Education’s business manager, will retire June 30. –RA ARCHIVE

Borough’s financial guru to retire

NAUGATUCK — Wayne McAllister, the man widely credited with resolving the financial woes of the borough and its schools, will retire June 30 from his dual position as borough controller…

Comments sought as part of reaccreditation process

NAUGATUCK — Community members are invited to comment on the Naugatuck Police Department as part of its reaccreditation process, conducted by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council. Comments can…