Monthly Archives: January 2014

Sokol’s Taekwondo recently honored students during its annual powerful words awards ceremony and pizza party. The ceremony is held for students who completed all 12 months of the powerful words character building lessons. Twenty-seven students were recognized and 19 gold metals and eight silver medals were awarded. –CONTRIBUTED

Unreserved funds add up for Region 16

REGION 16 — An audit of the Region 16 Board of Education 2012-13 budget showed the district finished the fiscal year with an unreserved year-end balance of $744,191. The results…

Conroy announces legislative agenda

HARTFORD — State Representative Theresa Conroy (D-105) said enhancing the quality of life for Connecticut’s seniors will be a top priority for Democrats during the upcoming 2014 legislative session, which…

State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas (R-70) speaks at a press conference on the proposed ‘Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Bill’ Jan. 30 in Hartford. –CONTRIBUTED

Legislators support bill to address sexual assault on college campuses

HARTFORD — State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas (R-70) joined colleagues from both sides of the aisle this week in support of proposed legislation to address sexual assaults on college campuses and…

Ion Bank Foundation sets personal giving record

NAUGATUCK — The Ion Bank Foundation awarded grants totaling a record $498,860 in 2013. The 2013 total represents a 19 percent increase from the $419,098 in grants the foundation awarded…

Naugatuck’s CJ Wall (3) soars past Holy Cross’ Dom Mascolo (35) for a layup Jan. 23 at Holy Cross in Waterbury. The Greyhounds lost the game, 41-28. -LUKE MARSHALL

Overtime with Kyle Brennan

As many of you already know and the rest of you found out in these pages, my grandfather Roger Brennan passed away last Thursday. I extend my family’s heartfelt thanks…

Naugatuck's Mark Zamani and Watertown's Seamus Rafferty battle during their leg of the 4-by-800-meter relay at the NVL indoor boys and girls track championships Jan. 28 at the Floyd Little Athletic Center at Hillhouse High School in New Haven. The Naugatuck boys came in sixth at the meet. –LUKE MARSHALL

Hawks impress with second place finish

NEW HAVEN — A second-place finish for a Woodland boys indoor track program that is no stranger to winning the Naugatuck Valley League title might seem disappointing, but Hawks coach…


Officials hopeful review process coming to an end

REGION 16 — Officials are optimistic that a contract addendum can bring closure to a drawn-out review process for the planned renovations to Laurel Ledge Elementary School in Beacon Falls….

Naugatuck High School junior Sabrina Barbosa, left, practices the basics of Filipino Kung Tao with physical education teacher Anthony Loomis Jan. 24 during class. Loomis was named the 2014 Northeast region high school physical education teacher of the year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators of America. –LUKE MARSHALL

Getting physical

NHS P.E. teacher receives regional honor NAUGATUCK — Anthony Loomis got his start at Naugatuck High School 10 years ago as a long-term substitute. A decade later, Loomis has been…

Lawrence Soisson

Obituary: Lawrence Soisson

SEYMOUR — Lawrence “Larry” Soisson, 71, of Seymour, entered peaceful rest Jan. 28, 2014 in Derby. He was the beloved husband of 48 years to Carol (Oglethorpe) Soisson. Mr. Soisson…