Category Archives: News


Letter: Political correctness has gone awry

To the editor, As expected, another example of political correctness gone awry. Athletic teams are being asked to eliminate the use of names associated with American Indian groups. What is…


Best Buddies to get full prom experience

BEACON FALLS — For students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, attending a prom can be a high school experience they miss out on. That won’t be the case this year…


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…


Prospect Library announces artist for May

PROSPECT — The Prospect Library will feature the paintings of local artist Judy LaMadeleine during May. LaMadeleine, a Prospect resident, has painted with many mediums and her favorites are watercolors…


Proposed regulation changes draw concerns

PROSPECT — Proposed changes to the zoning regulations elicited an outcry of concern from the business community in town. The Planning and Zoning Commission is reviewing potential changes that would…


Crash sends three to hospital

BEACON FALLS — Three people were taken to hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries following a two-car accident at the corner of South Main Street and Bethany Road Sunday night….


Obituary: Lucille Mezzio

NAUGATUCK — Lucille Mezzio, 82 of Naugatuck, the wife of Vincent “Jim” Mezzio, died peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Waterbury Hospital. Lucille was born on August 13, 1933…


Obituary: Leonard G. Bratchell

NAUGATUCK — Leonard G. Bratchell, 90, of Naugatuck, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2016, at Beacon Brook Health Center. He was the husband of the late Molly (Russo) Bratchell….


Obituary: Elietta (Ruby) Picanso

NAUGATUCK — Elietta (Ruby) Picanso, 85, died Friday, April 22, 2016 at Beacon Brook Health Center surrounded by family. Elietta was born in Cerreto, Italy, on July 8, 1930 and…


Obituary: Thomas George Pohorilak

NAUGATUCK — Thomas George Pohorilak, 77, of Naugatuck, passed away peacefully at Glendale Health Center on Sunday, April 17, 2016. He husband of the late Kathryn Pohorilak. Mr. Pohorilak was…