Category Archives: News


Obituary: Frederick J. Retkowsi

NAUGATUCK — Frederick J. Retkowsi, 76, of Summerfield Street, Naugatuck passed away at Glendale Center on Monday, Jan., 26, 2015. He was the loving husband of Jean (Sloss) Retkowski. Fred…


Letter: Common Core, full-day K should be stopped

To the editor, The United States went to the moon and back with education gained before 1965. That year the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was passed under…


Among the 40 Under 40

Clinical director at nonprofit recognized by Connecticut Magazine NAUGATUCK — Each year, Connecticut Magazine honors the best of the best of a new generation in its 40 leaders under the…


Draft blight ordinance under further review

PROSPECT — The town’s proposed blight ordinance could undergo some changes before coming to the public again. The Town Council held a public hearing on the proposed ordinance on Jan….


Mother of fall victim suing borough

NAUGATUCK — The mother of a 24-year-old Stratford man who died after falling from the fourth floor of an apartment in Naugatuck two years ago is suing the borough and…


Library to feature artwork

PROSPECT — The Prospect Library will feature artwork by Jean Hofier in February. Hofier will display her artwork, which utilizes a variety of mediums. Her paintings of animals feature the…


Fantasy becomes Super Bowl reality

BEACON FALLS — A local man’s skills at fantasy football made a trip to the Super Bowl a reality. Federico Martinez, 19, of Beacon Falls is going to Super Bowl…


Obituary: Albert W. Burt

NAUGATUCK — Albert W. Burt, 86, formerly of Naugatuck and the husband of the late Catherine A. (Triano) Burt, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Albert…


Letter: Schools should enable young minds

To the editor, A new year has started and maybe a new attitude or outlook for some people. One person from Newtown says they “want peace.” Another blames the media…


Obituary: John J. Palmer Sr.

NAUGATUCK — John J. Palmer, Sr., 84, of Naugatuck, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, peacefully at his home with his wife Emily and his son Patrick at his side….