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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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….


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…


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…


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…