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Obituary: Ronald Joseph Churko

OXFORD — Ronald Joseph Churko, 67, of Oxford, the beloved husband of 26 years to Patricia Jordan Churko, entered into rest peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family…

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Contestants sought for decorating contest

BEACON FALLS — The Friends of Beacon Falls Library is sponsoring a cupcake bank decorating contest. The cupcake bank kit, which is included in the $15 registration fee, can be…

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DOT announces bridge closure in borough

NAUGATUCK — The state Department of Transportation announced that the Route 68 bridge is scheduled to be closed this weekend. The bridge, which connects Bridge Street to Prospect Street, is…

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Town awards contract to design new sidewalks

PROSPECT — New sidewalks downtown are on their way. The town recently signed a contract with the Cheshire-based engineering firm Milone & MacBroom to design new sidewalks, according to Mayor…

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Obituary: Charlotte Couch

NAUGATUCK — Charlotte Couch, 85, passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. She was the wife of the late Marvin M. Couch. Mrs. Couch was born June 7, 1931 in Callao,…

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Obituary: Thomas E. Sodloski

NAUGATUCK — Thomas E. Sodloski, 46, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. Tommy was born in Waterbury on Oct. 16, 1969, son of the late Thomas…

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Company wants to install ‘data poles’ in Prospect

PROSPECT — Prospect is one of many towns across the state where officials are displeased with a California-based public utility company’s plans to build cell phone towers. Earlier this summer,…

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Obituary: Alyce (Van Der Maelen) Erickson

SOUTBURY — Alyce (Van Der Maelen) Erickson, of Southbury, passed away peacefully on Sept. 21, 2016. Alyce was born Feb. 1, 1922 to Benjamin and Katherine Van Der Maelen in…

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Investigation yields charges against husband of daycare provider

NAUGATUCK — The husband of a woman operating an illegal home daycare in the borough is facing charges after multiple girls reported they were inappropriately touched by the man. Police…

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Brush fire burns woods

BEACON FALLS — A brush fire burned more than an acre of woodlands off of Skokorat Road Monday. Beacon Hose Company No. 1 members, who were in the area, noticed…