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Letter: VA snubs its nose at Congress

Raymond G. Melninkaitis is a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran who is an advocate for changing a decision made under the Agent Orange Act of 1991. He submitted the following…


Church settles abuse case

The Archdiocese of Hartford has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle sexual abuse allegations against a Roman Catholic priest who served at parishes in the Naugatuck Valley. The settlement was…


Church seeks vendors for flea market

PROSPECT — The Evening Women’s Association of Prospect Congregational Church is calling all vendors for its annual flea market. The market is March 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m….


Chief proposes 12 percent budget increase

Spending plan calls for restoration of three officer positions NAUGATUCK — Police Chief Christopher Edson presented a budget proposal Monday night that would restore three officer positions and increase department…


Obituary: Maria Cremelinda dos Santos Bras

NAUGATUCK — Maria Cremelinda dos Santos Bras, 73, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 7, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital VITAS Unit surrounded by her loving family. She was widow…


Retirements drive up proposed budget

NAUGATUCK — Upcoming retirements have had a profound effect on the Naugatuck Fire Department’s budget request. The department presented a proposed $4.77 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year last…


Road race running solo

NAUGATUCK — For the first time since its inception, the sixth annual Ion Bank St. Patrick’s Day Road Race will be the only game in town on race day. Every…


Man killed in accident in Prospect

PROSPECT — A 23-year-old Wolcott man was killed when his SUV swerved off Summit Road in Prospect early Saturday morning, state police said. Dustin Paolino, of 38 Colonial Court, was…


Obituary: Elaine Hackett

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Elaine Hackett, 85, formerly of Naugatuck, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 in Fairlawn, N.J. after a brief illness. Elaine was born Feb. 24, 1930 in…


Fire damages borough home

NAUGATUCK — A fire damaged a home at 70 Melbourne Court in Naugatuck Saturday afternoon. The homeowner reported the fire at 2:43 p.m. after pulling into her driveway and noticing…