Monthly Archives: May 2013

Letter: Finance chairman requests support for budget

To the editor, I would like to update the citizens of Beacon Falls on the proposed budget, provide them with some facts that are important for them to consider, and…

Prospect Mayor Robert Chatfield, left, and resident Robert Hiscox show the Town Council a special thank you tribute to all of the silver and gold star donors to the Prospect Flag Fund at the beginning of a special council meeting May 22. The tribute, which was printed by Fisher Signs, recognizes nearly 240 individuals and businesses. It will be permanently displayed in Town Hall and a supplemental display will be added to honor future silver and gold donors to the flag fund. The flag fund was started by Hiscox last year and raises money to mount American flags on utility poles throughout downtown as a way to honor current and past members of the military. Donations can be dropped off or sent to Town Hall, 36 Center St., Prospect, CT 06712. Checks should be made payable to ‘The Prospect Flag Fund.’ –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Rebimbas urges resident to take advantage of trails

HARTFORD — State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas (R-70) reminded residents that this weekend is Connecticut Trails Day Weekend and nearly every town and every trail in Connecticut is ready for use….

Woodland pitcher Tanner Kingsley started on the mound for the Hawks Sunday versus Plainville in the Class M state qualifying-round game in Beacon Falls and gave up four hits and two earned runs in a 6-0 loss. –FILE PHOTO

Hawks’ season ends in Class M qualifier

BEACON FALLS — For a state tournament qualifying-round game, the Woodland baseball team had the odds stacked against them. The No. 32-seeded Hawks hosted No. 33 Plainville, the defending Class…

Obituary: Gene Francis Blanchard

WATERBURY — Mr. Gene Francis Blanchard, 71, of Waterbury, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Waterbury Hospital. He was the Husband of Patricia Ann (Fosdick) (Longo) Blanchard. Mr. Blanchard was…

Zupkus votes against licenses for undocumented immigrants

HARTFORD — State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) voted against legislation creating special drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants who have lived in the state for just 90 days. According to a…

Letter: Honor our heroes

To the editor, “The children come first.” I read the above statement in the newspaper. Mr. Montini, present principal of Cross Street Intermediate School and newly appointed assistant superintendent, spoke…

Naugatuck High’s Julian Milek, an exchange student from Germany, returns a shot during the semifinals of the NVL tournament against Woodland's Matt Murphy May 22 at Wolcott High School. Milek won the match but lost in the finals to Woodland’s Kyle Beynor. Milek, the Greyhounds’ top singles player, posted the only win for Naugatuck Tuesday in the opening round of the Class L state tournament. -RA ARCHIVE

Naugy boys face stiff competition at Class Ls

WILTON — The competition was fierce at the Class L opening round of the boys tennis tournament on Tuesday. The Greyhounds finished the day 1-7 with top singles player Julian…

Naugatuck Deputy Mayor Tamath Rossi trains for a marathon last September. After checking a marathon off her list, she now has her sights set on the Pat Griskus Triathlon and is raising money for the Whittemore Library. –RA ARCHIVE

Tackling a triathlon

Deputy mayor training and fundraising NAUGATUCK — A year after running a marathon to raise money for the Naugatuck Ecumenical Food Bank, Deputy Mayor Tamath Rossi has set her sights…

Region 16 Board of Education Treasurer Sheryl Feducia of Beacon Falls looks over referendum results Thursday night outside of Laurel Ledge Elementary School in Beacon Falls. Voters in Beacon Falls and Prospect rejected the $38.58 million budget proposal by 45 votes. Feducia is flanked by Beacon Falls Selectman Chris Bielik, left, and Beacon Falls Treasurer Michael Krenesky. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Voters reject Region 16 budget again

REGION 16 — For the second time in as many tries, Region 16’s proposed budget failed to make the grade with voters. Voters in Beacon Falls and Prospect rejected the…