Category Archives: News


Towns to commemorate Memorial Day

Naugatuck, Prospect and Beacon Falls will honor Memorial Day this weekend. Naugatuck’s annual Memorial Day parade will step off, rain or shine, at 9:15 a.m. on North Main Street. World…


Letter: Organ donations desperately needed

To the editor, About seven years ago I was diagnosed with an hereditary form of liver disease. For a long while the disease was not acute, and so I spent…


New school nearly finished

PROSPECT — The new Prospect Elementary School is ready to make its public debut. Punch-list items are the only things left to be done at the new school at 75…


Joint boards approve bond authorization

NAUGATUCK — The Joint Boards of Mayor and Burgesses and Board of Finance approved a resolution May 14 to bond $2.16 million to begin upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant….


Pilot program aims to prepare students

NAUGATUCK — The number of students not prepared to enter kindergarten has school officials concerned. Board of Education Curriculum Director Caroline Messenger said of the 194 students registered to enter…


Packing up

Historical society, NEDC preparing to leave train station Editor’s note: This story has been updated from the print version to include new information about the proposed sale of the former…


Police charge Waterbury man with sexual assault

NAUGATUCK — A 77-year-old Waterbury man was arrested Monday after police say he inappropriately touched a Naugatuck woman last summer. Police reported Richard Wood, of 62 Avalon Circle, Waterbury, was…


Letter: Postmaster asks customers to safely handle dogs

To the editor, Dogs attacked 5,851 postal employees on the job last year. In preparation for National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 16 to 22, Naugatuck city carriers want to…


WWII vet to lead Memorial Day parade

NAUGATUCK — Joining the Navy at the young age of 17 didn’t seem out of place for Jules Andes Brinchman. “I was 17 when I went in. World War II…