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School budget plan keeps spending flat

NAUGATUCK — For the second straight year — and the third time in the last seven years — the Board of Education will request a budget that doesn’t increase spending….

Robots go from program to curriculum

NAUGATUCK — A group of three Hop Brook Elementary School fourth-graders crowd around a computer and small gray robot, eagerly making suggestions to each other. Suddenly the robot shouts “forward”…

Selectmen hear another option for plant

BEACON FALLS — The town’s ongoing discussions on how to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant continued this week with a new method laid out for officials. Engineer David Prickett, of…

Blaze in borough displaces family

NAUGATUCK — A family is temporarily displaced following a fire that had spread near the chimney of a two-floor colonial house at 122 Field St. Thursday night. Firefighters reported no…

Attorney provides opinion on residency language   

PROSPECT — The directors of public safety, the Recreation Department and the Prospect Public Library don’t have to be town residents, according to Town Attorney John Yarbrough’s interpretation of the…

Malloy wants towns to cover program’s cost

HARTFORD — Towns and cities that rely on state troopers for local policing, including Beacon Falls and Prospect, are again facing the possibility of having to pay the full cost…

Prospect’s grand list goes up slightly

PROSPECT — Development at the Regency at Prospect and the new CVS on Waterbury Road were the driving factors behind a modest increase in the town’s grand list. The town’s…

Custom car show coming to borough

NAUGATUCK — After five years without a winter-season custom car show in Connecticut, the borough will host the Connecticut Indoor Custom Car and Motorcycle Show. It will fill a void…

Firm to determine best way to clean site

NAUGATUCK — The borough and a private developer are moving forward with plans to remediate and redevelop parcels A and B, having hired an environmental firm to perform testing to…

School times staying the same

NAUGATUCK — While some officials believe a later start to the school day would be beneficial for older students, the Board of Education won’t pursue a proposal to make the…