Category Archives: Beacon Falls

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Drawing swastikas lands students in trouble

PROSPECT — Eight Long River Middle School students faced disciplinary action after drawing swastikas in their peers’ yearbooks on the second to last day of school. Superintendent of Schools Michael…

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Back taxes subject of proposed ordinances

BEACON FALLS — Selectman Michael Krenesky has proposed two ordinances that would target specific groups of taxpayers who owe outstanding taxes. Krenesky raised the proposals during the Board of Selectmen…

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Selectmen move forward with building committee

BEACON FALLS — The Board of Selectmen set the wheels in motion to formalize a Community Center Building Committee. The board discussed forming the committee, which would look into the…

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League collecting donations for family

BEACON FALLS — The Robert A. Cole Baseball League is holding a donation drive Sunday to benefit the family of Roy Gruner. Gruner, a 35-year-old Beacon Falls resident, was killed…

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New office brings project to a close

PROSPECT — Region 16 school officials symbolically put to bed a three-part school building project Saturday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new district office. “For me this…

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Woodland grads display resiliency

BEACON FALLS — As Woodland Regional High School Principal Kurt Ogren stood on stage last week flanked by students and educators donned in black and gold with the late afternoon…

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Transfer station to open in Beacon Falls

BEACON FALLS — The town’s transfer station will be open on June 25. The transfer station, located at 401 Lopus Road, will be open from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m….

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Region 16 hires assistant director of special ed

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education this month appointed Jennifer Stewart as the assistant director of special education. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Jennifer and are…

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Slideshow: WRHS graduation

The Woodland Regional High School Class of 2016 graduated June 16 during a ceremony at the school in Beacon Falls. –PHOTOS BY ELIO GUGLIOTTI

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Education a second career for Region 16 torchbearer

REGION 16 — Region 16’s 2016 Teacher of the Year traded a corporate office for a classroom nearly 20 years ago and never looked back. Lisa Olivere, a 51-year-old West…