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Fishing line clogs fountain in pond

PROSPECT — Mayor Robert Chatfield is asking people that fish at McGrath Park pond to not cast near the fountain. In the spring, the town dredged the pond and finished…

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Special permit for drive-thru gains approval

PROSPECT — The Planning and Zoning Commission this month approved a special permit to allow a restaurant to operate with a drive-thru at 64 Waterbury Road. The building, which used…

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Errors on tax bills causing headaches

Fears over mistakes with car tax bills have come to fruition for local officials. The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles switched to a new computer system last August. The change…

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Prospect Library announces August exhibit

PROSPECT — The Prospect Library will display the art of Gail Streigle throughout August. Streigle studied graphic design and illustration at the New England School of Art in Boston and…

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Police make arrest in arson cases

PROSPECT — Prospect police arrested a female suspect Thursday in connection with arsons from 2008 and 2015. The female, whose identity wasn’t released by police because she was under 18…

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Churches facing possible closure

NAUGATUCK — Parishioners at two Roman Catholic churches in the Union City section of the borough are hoping to save their beloved parishes from possibly being closed by the Archdiocese…

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Mortgage burning to mark last firehouse payment

PROSPECT — Firefighters in town will rejoice in the lighting of a fire on Saturday. The town will hold a mortgage burning ceremony at 1 p.m. in front of the…

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Camp exposes children to farm life

PROSPECT — Five-year-old Steve Cota held on tight as a 4-day-old calf tugged to get the milk from a bottle at Kelly Cronin’s farm-based summer camp last week. Nearby, Jeremiah…

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Prospect woman among speakers at convention

PROSPECT — Erica Lafferty Smegielski, of Prospect, will be a guest speaker at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 27. Smegielski, a Naugatuck native, is the daughter of…

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Two anniversaries, one year

Prospect Library has two reasons to celebrate in 2016 PROSPECT — In an ever-evolving digital age where most communicate via social media, it’s a rarity to have a place that…