Category Archives: Top Stories

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Quick response saves boy

2-year-old nearly drowned in pool in Beacon Falls BEACON FALLS — Labor Day weekend got off to a frightening start for a family in Beacon Falls. A 2-year-old by nearly…

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Brews bring praise to old tavern

NAUGATUCK — A year ago, two friends quit their jobs and bought Naugatuck’s most historic tavern, the former Old Corner, in the Union City section. Tara Mirto and Ryan Whipple…

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Treasured Time grants wish

NAUGATUCK — A Naugatuck woman will be going on a long-awaited vacation thanks to the help of an area nonprofit organization. Stacey Aresta, 42, was diagnosed with stage four metastatic…

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Changes to greet NHS students

NAUGATUCK — Changes await Naugatuck High School students when they head back to school Wednesday. The majority of the changes come as part of the $81 million high school renovation…

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Project progresses as school approaches

BEACON FALLS — As the first day of school gets closer, construction crews are hard at work at Laurel Ledge Elementary School. The crux of the renovation and addition project…

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Telephone scam claims two victims

PROSPECT — Two elderly Prospect women became the victims of the same telephone scam this month. The way the scam works is the caller, who claims to be from the…

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Program provides passport to libraries

Books can take people to other worlds and get their passport stamped as well. The Public Libraries Section of the Connecticut Library Association is sponsoring the Passport to Connecticut Libraries…

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Tenure ends for superintendent

REGION 16 — After more than two and half years at the helm of the Region 16 school district, Superintendent of Schools Tim James is passing the torch. Aug. 29…

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Mother’s bravery inspires family

NAUGATUCK — She has battled a relentless disease for years and hasn’t complained once. That’s what family and friends say about Naugatuck resident Debra Lennon, 57, who has battled a…

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Vandals strike at rec complex

BEACON FALLS — Vandals caused significant damage at the Pent Road Recreation Complex Sunday. Doors to two of the announcer’s booths behind the fields were kicked in, locks on two…