Category Archives: Top Stories

Awards highlight annual YMCA dinner

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck YMCA will shine the spotlight on individuals and a business that have supported the organization and community at the YMCA’s Annual Dinner in June. The annual…

Commission OKs zone change for residential property   

PROSPECT — The Planning and Zoning Commission last week narrowly approved a controversial zone change for a residential property on Clark Hill Road. By a 3-2 vote, the commission OK’d…

Woman sentenced to 8 years for arson

WATERBURY — A former stripper from Naugatuck was sentenced to eight years in prison on Thursday for lighting a fire that consumed two businesses in Prospect in 2015. Willow Martin,…

‘Helping Hands’ event back for encore

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School’s DECA chapter organized its first “Helping Hands” event last year as way to help a local family and assist the fledgling club to…

Events to commemorate Memorial Day

Flyovers, parades and ceremonies are in store for the three-day weekend as Beacon Falls, Naugatuck and Prospect observe Memorial Day. Naugatuck’s annual Memorial Day parade steps off, rain or shine,…

Slideshow: Downtown Spring Festival

Naugatuck’s Downtown Spring Festival was held May 20 on Church Street. –PHOTOS BY ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Second time the charm for school budget

  PROSPECT — Voters overwhelmingly approved Region 16’s 2018-19 school budget the second time around. The roughly $40.73 million budget passed by 664 votes, 926 to 262, at a referendum…

No fare hikes, rail cuts in state budget

WATERBURY — The $20.8 billion budget Gov. Dannel Malloy signed last week eliminates the need for cuts to train service and public transit fare hikes scheduled to begin July 1,…

Naugatuck budget increases spending, reduces tax rate

Budget breakdown 2017-18 budget: $120,436,078 2018-19 budget: $121,936,357 Increase: $1,500,279, 1.25 percent 2017-18 school budget (Included in overall budget): $61,683,651 2018-19 school budget (Included in overall budget): $62,000,000 School budget…

Focused on ‘Buy American’ in Naugatuck

NAUGATUCK — Michael Machura, chief executive officer of The Phoenix Company of Chicago, grew up working in the company founded in 1969 by his father, Benjamin Machura. Last Friday, Palco…