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Vendors sought for Fall Festival

BEACON FALLS — Vendor spots are available for the upcoming Fall Festival in town. The festival is Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Michael Church’s…

State’s request irks municipal leaders

A request from the state for financial information from municipalities isn’t sitting well with local leaders. In an Aug. 2 letter to Office of Policy Management Secretary Benjamin Barnes, Gov….

Survey to gauge interest in building project 

BEACON FALLS — Officials want to know whether residents want a new library and community center. The town bought the house and land at 35 Wolfe Ave. — known locally…

Region 16 offering classes for adults

REGION 16 — Region 16 is offering a host of adult education courses beginning in September. The classes are open to anyone 16 years old or older, who live in…

Selectmen fill finance board vacancy  

BEACON FALLS — The Board of Selectmen on Monday appointed Steve Leeper to the Board of Finance. Leeper is filling the unexpired term of Joe Dowdell, who is facing criminal…

New health plan for town workers hits local pharmacy

BEACON FALLS — The owners of the local pharmacy felt miffed when the town’s new health insurance plan cut them out of the loop last month. “It’s very frustrating when…

Beacon Falls receives grant for loan program

BEACON FALLS — The town was among 11 communities awarded $11.5 million in federal housing grants distributed through the state government. Beacon Falls received a $400,000 grant to continue its…

Car tax cap in doubt

While legislators in Hartford continue to struggle to craft a state budget, local municipalities are left wondering if they will see the money they were promised from the state. State…

State releases SAT scores

Across the state, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding the achievement standard on the SAT climbed slightly in math and English language arts. The same can be said, for…

Lawsuit against drug makers attracting interest

Like many first responders, Prospect Mayor Robert Chatfield keeps a dose of Narcan, a drug to combat opiate overdoses, in his vehicle. Chatfield, who is also a member of the…