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Program eyed for gifted students

REGION 16 — In an effort to ensure all students are given an opportunity to reach their full potential, Region 16 is moving toward the implementation of a talented and…

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Hearing held on FOI complaint

Officials argued their cases Monday related to a Freedom of Information complaint filed by Beacon Falls First Selectman Chris Bielik against the Region 16 Board of Education. The complaint centers…

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Youth group experiences homeless night

PROSPECT — As temperatures dipped below freezing Saturday night, members of the Prospect Congregational Church’s Youth Group got a small taste of what life is like being homeless. The group…

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Region 16, teachers union agree to contract

REGION 16 — Teachers in Region 16 have a new three-year contract. The Region 16 Board of Education, which oversees schools in Beacon Falls and Prospect, approved the contract with…

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Prospect woman in organ donation dilemma

PROSPECT — Patricia Zappone knows the pain of hopes dashed since she learned she has terminal liver disease. She hoped her husband could donate a portion of his liver and…

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Audit shows $1.4M school budget surplus

REGION 16 — For the second straight time, the Region 16 school budget ended with an unreserved year-end balance of more than $1 million. An audit of the $39.7 million…

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Police charge woman in jewelry theft

PROSPECT — Police charged a 59-year-old Waterbury woman last week with stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from Prospect Jewelers. Police responded to the store on Waterbury Road Jan….

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Prospect agrees to Region 16’s terms

PROSPECT — After months of contract talks, town officials have acquiesced to Region 16 to move forward with the purchase of Community School. The Region 16 Board of Education, which…

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Fire department elects officers

PROSPECT — The Volunteer Fire Department of Prospect recently elected officers for 2016. Jason Kolodziej and William Lauber were re-elected as chief and assistant chief, respectively, the department announced on…

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No definitive cause for burst sprinkler

REGION 16 — Although officials don’t know why a sprinkler head burst in the pump house at Woodland Regional High School early this month, they are adamant that something has…