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Letter: Gun club is best kept secret

To the editor, Calling all Prospect residents. The club is looking for men and women that are interested in joining Prospect’s best kept secret. Did you know that Prospect has…

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Exchange Club to honor Community Champions

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Exchange Club will recognize four outstanding members of the community at its 13th annual Community Champions Dinner. The annual dinner will be held March 11 at…

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Dramatic collaboration

Naugatuck High, Western students to present the Wizard of Oz NAUGATUCK — High school students, elementary school students and a musical. Oh, my! The Naugatuck High School and Western Elementary…

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YMCA kicks off capital campaign

NAUGATUCK — Standing in the Neary Ballroom Room on Church Street Feb. 7, Naugatuck YMCA CEO Susan Talbot told supporters of the organization she treasures the Y because it’s a…

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A studio to call home

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School digital media teacher Ralph Riello used to always tell his students that one day the high school would have its own TV studio….

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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…

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Wilde named Elk of the Year

NAUGATUCK — Playing cards first attracted David Wilde to the Naugatuck Elks Lodge 11 years ago. Since then, the borough native has played his cards right. The Naugatuck Elks Lodge…

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Hillside moves to head of the class

NAUGATUCK — A local school with a history of poor performance on standardized tests has risen to become the district’s shining star. Hillside Intermediate School, which was labeled a “failing”…

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Old, new schools collide at first Ruccio game

NAUGATUCK — The stars came out in Naugatuck last Saturday for the first Josh Ruccio Scholarship basketball game and the Greyhounds’ gymnasium was filled to capacity. It appeared as though…

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Project Purple takes huge strides forward

BEACON FALLS — Project Purple continues to reach new heights. When Beacon Falls Resident Dino Verrelli founded Project Purple, a nonprofit organization, in 2010 he hoped to raise awareness about…