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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…