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Golf tournament to benefit United Way

NAUGATUCK — The 32nd annual John E. Letts, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament is planned for August. The tournament, which is Aug. 29 at the Watertown Golf Club, benefits the United…

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Initiative seeks nominations for tribute

The Valley Women’s Health Initiative is seeking nominations of area women who have made positive contributions to the community to be honored at its Annual Women Making a Difference in…

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Superintendent earns good grade

Performance evaluation comes with 2.5% raise NAUGATUCK — Superintendent of Schools Sharon Locke’s second year at the helm of Naugatuck public schools has been a positive one, according to her…

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Spending increase irks residents

BUDGET WATCH: Naugatuck Combined town and school 2015-16 approved: $115.2 million 2016-17 proposed: $120.7 million Increase: $5.5 million, or 4.8 percent Current tax rate: 45.57 mills Proposed tax rate: 47.56…

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Blossoming business

NAUGATUCK — When Margi Vance couldn’t find the type of store she wanted, she created one. Vance opened Peach Blossom Boutique and Gifts at 175 Church St. The store, which…

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Mahoney resigns from school board   

NAUGATUCK — After just over a year on the Board of Education, Jill Mahoney has stepped down. Mahoney announced her resignation during the board’s July 14 meeting. Mahoney, a Democrat,…

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Labriola qualifies for CEP grant

HARTFORD — The State Elections Enforcement Commission has approved a public campaign grant under the Citizens’ Election Program for state Rep. David Labriola. Labriola, a Republican, is running for re-election…

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Shooting suspect shoots self as police close in

Editor’s note: This story has been updated from the original post to reflect that James Michael Batista died Friday. NAUGATUCK — A man who police believe shot his estranged wife…

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New contract in place for dispatchers

NAUGATUCK — After prolonged negotiations, the borough and the union that represents 911 dispatchers have reached an agreement on a new contract. The contract with the United Public Service Employees…

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Work to close Route 68 bridge again

NAUGATUCK — The state Department of Transportation announced that the Route 68 bridge will be closed again this weekend. The bridge, which connects Bridge Street to Prospect Street, has been…