Category Archives: Schools

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Start of a renovation

Budget overrun leaves board with decisions to make BEACON FALLS — Construction began this week at Laurel Ledge Elementary School, but some aspects of the project remain to be decided…

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Superintendent on a meeting mission

NAUGATUCK — The borough’s new superintendent of schools is on a mission to meet as many people as possible over the next month. Sharon Locke, who began in the district…

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Board awards bid for roof repair

BEACON FALLS — The Region 16 Board of Education awarded a $51,575 bid last week to a West Hartford company to repair and replace the roof over the art wing…

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Workers rip up asbestos with carpet

PROSPECT — Long River Middle School is closed for the time being after workers removing carpet exposed asbestos while a summer camp was going on at the school. Workers from…

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New superintendent presents vision

NAUGATUCK — Superintendent of Schools Sharon Locke came into her first Board of Education meeting with a vision in place. “During the time between the time I was appointed and…

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NEF elects new board members

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Education Foundation elected Lori Czajkowski and Anna Merrill recently to the board of directors for a three-year term. Czajkowski of Naugatuck is the healthy initiatives director…

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Back to where it all began

Career comes full circle for new Western principal NAUGATUCK — Western Elementary School’s new principal will be headed back to the place her career started 18 years ago. Brenda Goodrich,…

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New school chief starts in borough

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck’s new superintendent of schools is hoping to combine a passion for working with youth and a strong vision for the future to lead the district. Sharon Locke,…

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Board OKs plan for budget balance

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education has approved a 2013-14 year-end budget plan that spends roughly $450,000 in projected surplus on 11 items. Director of Finance and…

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Borough launches summer lunch program

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck schools food services department kicked off its annual summer lunch program this week. The department held a ceremony Monday for the program, followed by volunteers who…