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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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….


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…


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


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…