Category Archives: News

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Vandalism of fountain suspected

NAUGATUCK — Borough officials suspect that vandals damaged the recently-refurbished fountain on the town Green earlier this week. The ball on the left side of the historic fountain was found…

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Grant targets homes with lead-based paints

SEYMOUR — More than 100 low-income homes with lead-based paints will be renovated this fall with funds from a $2.9 million federal grant. The Naugatuck Valley Health District received the…

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Obituary: John R. Draves

NAUGATUCK — John R. Draves, 89, passed away at Waterbury Hospital on Wednesday July 27, 2016. Mr. Draves was born on Aug. 6, 1926 in Norwalk, son of the late…

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Obituary: Brian Lindsay Denyer

NAUGATUCK — Brian Lindsay Denyer, of Naugatuck and formerly of Watertown, died at his home on July 25, 2016, just three days shy of his 69th birthday, following a long…

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Soil concerns lead to contract addendum

NAUGATUCK — Potentially contaminated soil may hold up the redevelopment of the former Prospect Street School. The borough has agreed to sell the former school at 100 Prospect St. to…

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Technology gives NFD access to traffic light

NAUGATUCK — Last week, the Naugatuck Fire Department responded to a house fire on New Haven Road and needed to cross the Whittemore Memorial Bridge on Maple Street. The bridge…

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Missing man found safe

BEACON FALLS — An 83-year-old Beacon Falls man who was reported missing has been found. Police issued a Silver Alert for David Scott early Wednesday morning after he hadn’t been…

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Obituary: Joseph P. Oliveira

NAUGATUCK — Joseph P. Oliveira, 81, the loving husband for 56 years of Mary (Moura) Oliveira, died peacefully on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Waterbury Hospital. Mr. Oliveira was born…

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Obituary: Joseph Carlson

NAUGATUCK — Mr. Joseph “Jay” Carlson III, 53, of Naugatuck, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. He was the husband of Lisa J. (Curina) Carlson. Mr. Carlson was…

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Camp exposes children to farm life

PROSPECT — Five-year-old Steve Cota held on tight as a 4-day-old calf tugged to get the milk from a bottle at Kelly Cronin’s farm-based summer camp last week. Nearby, Jeremiah…