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Candidate profiles: Region 16 Board of Education (Beacon Falls)

The Citizen’s News asked candidates running for Region 16 Board of Education in Beacon Falls in the Nov. 7 municipal election four questions. Their responses are below: Name: Christine M….

Candidate profiles: Beacon Falls selectman

The Citizen’s News asked candidates running Beacon Falls selectman in the Nov. 7 municipal election four questions. Their responses are below: Name: Peter John Betkoski Age: 56 Party: Democrat Education:…

Developers hope to break ground before winter

NAUGATUCK — A large sign on the corner of the vacant Parcel C in downtown shows a drawing of the proposed building and announces, in all capital letters, that it…

Schools collaborating to share cultures  

BEACON FALLS — Laurel Ledge Elementary School is participating in an urban-suburban collaborative with Clinton Avenue School in New Haven. Laurel Ledge Principal Regina Murzak last week told the Region…

Region 16 defers towns’ payments  

REGION 16 — In the absence of a state budget, the Region 16 Board of Education has revised the state education aid payment schedule for Beacon Falls and Prospect. “We…

Town eyes properties up for auction 

BEACON FALLS — Officials are considering whether to pursue a few properties set for a tax auction next month. “There are several pieces of property that are on the tax…

Officer suspended for ‘unbecoming’ conduct

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Police Department suspended an officer for 10 days without pay after he called a woman a racial slur on Facebook while off-duty, according to Chief Christopher…

DEEP determines sewage spill killed fish

NAUGATUCK — An electrical problem at Waterbury’s sewage treatment plant spelled problems for fish downstream. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection spokesman Dennis Schain said the treatment plant experienced…

Borough school chief gets good grade

NAUGATUCK — Superintendent of Schools Sharon Locke earned high marks on her evaluation for the 2016-17 school year. The Board of Education gave Locke an overall score of 4.14 out…

Project to provide ‘access for all’

BEACON FALLS — The Beacon Falls Congregational Church parish wants everyone to be able to access the church, something that isn’t the case right now. On Sunday, the parish broke…