Category Archives: Naugatuck

Naugatuck news

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Emerald ash borer leaving its mark

PROSPECT — When Mayor Robert Chatfield peeled away the bark of a stately ash tree on Old Log Town Road on Friday, a 5-foot section fell, revealing a network of…

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Foundation hosting Give Local challenge

The Connecticut Community Foundation’s annual online giving challenge kicks off Tuesday. Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills is a 36-hour online community giving challenge to support nonprofit organizations within…

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Society ready for museum debut 

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Historical Society’s new temporary museum is ready for its debut. The society is hosting a museum debut May 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at its…

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Whittemore offering computer academy for adults

NAUGATUCK — The Whittemore Library is offering basic computer classes for older adults on Mondays through June. Participants can learn how to use the internet, email, or type documents. For…

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Boards OK budget proposal

Mayor encouraging referendum to buy more time NAUGATUCK — Borough officials are moving forward with a budget proposal that would increase the mill rate more than 4 mills. After deliberating…

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Capital briefs

Legislators praise opioid bill HARTFORD — The House of Representatives this week approved a bill designed to stem the rising opioid epidemic in the state. The legislation, HB 5053, would,…

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Prayers answered with suspect’s arrest

NAUGATUCK — The family of murder victim Torrance Dawkins hoped and prayed for nearly three years that police would one day capture the person responsible for killing the affable young…

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DOT rehabilitating Route 68 bridge

NAUGATUCK — A bridge rehabilitation project on Route 68 that began this month is expected to last until November 2018. The $12.8 million state Department of Transportation project includes replacing…

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School boards set graduation dates  

Graduation ceremonies for Naugatuck High School and Woodland Regional High School have been set for June 16. The Naugatuck Board of Education and the Region 16 Board of Education, which…

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Schools to host music festival

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck school system’s annual town-wide Borough Music Festival is April 28. The festival features over 200 students from grades four through 12 performing instrumental selections from a…