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Petitions for referendum submitted

NAUGATUCK — Volunteers handed in petitions Friday morning in an effort to force a second budget referendum. Matthew Katra, a former Board of Finance member who has organized the petition…

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Foley earns local support

Local Republicans sided with the majority of their party last week in choosing Thomas Foley to challenge for the governor’s seat. Foley defeated State Sen. John McKinney in the GOP…

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Board addresses parking issues

BEACON FALLS — Officials voted to add one no parking zone and emphasize another in town. The plan is to implement a no parking zone along North Main Street from…

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A blast from the past

Prospect hosting annual Sock Hop and Car Show PROSPECT — Prospect will turn back the hands of time this weekend. The 29th Annual Sock Hop and Car Show is Sunday…

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Search continues for missing man

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck police continue to search for a 30-year-old man who has been missing since July 24. Andrew Barker of Thomaston was last seen in Naugatuck, where he had…

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Another referendum likely

NAUGATUCK — A second budget referendum looks to be in the cards for Naugatuck. Former Board of Finance member Matthew Katra, who spearheaded the first petition effort, confirmed that he…

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Budget foe elicits conflicting views

NAUGATUCK — To angry taxpayers, he’s a champion fighting bloated budgets. To residents who support elected leaders, he’s an opportunist. Matt Katra stands at the forefront of two recent petition…

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Family starts nonprofit

Organization works to combat obscure disease NAUGATUCK — Four years after a little-known disease impacted their lives, a family has come together to help the most vulnerable. The Morgan Leary…

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Business as usual at Long River

PROSPECT — Long River Middle School has reopened completely, a month after the school was forced to close due to asbestos exposure. As of Aug. 11, it was business as…

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Oak Drive subject of talks

BEACON FALLS — The town is negotiating legal terms with residents of a private road in hopes of resolving a conflict surrounding their street. Homeowners on Oak Drive filed a…