Category Archives: Top Stories

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Food program kicks off in borough

NAUGATUCK — The community is coming together to ensure no child goes hungry over the summer. A federally-funded free summer meals program, which serves lunch at no cost to children…

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NEDC chairman abruptly announces resignation 

NAUGATUCK — The longtime chairman of the Naugatuck Economic Development Corp. resigned Monday night due to what he says are fundamental differences with borough leaders over the fate of a…

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Whittemore Bridge work begins

NAUGATUCK — Drivers traveling through downtown Naugatuck will face detours as work on the 104-year-old Whittemore Bridge is under way. The $6 million reconstruction project on the bridge, which connects…

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Taxpayers urged to check car bills

PROSPECT — As area residents start receiving their motor vehicle tax bills in the coming weeks, officials are warning them to check the bills for accuracy. “Open it when it…

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Permit paves way for work at former school

NAUGATUCK — A Southington-based developer has been granted permission to begin the transformation of the former Prospect Street School into a mixed-use development. The Zoning Commission June 15 unanimously approved…

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Back taxes subject of proposed ordinances

BEACON FALLS — Selectman Michael Krenesky has proposed two ordinances that would target specific groups of taxpayers who owe outstanding taxes. Krenesky raised the proposals during the Board of Selectmen…

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Career started on a whim for fire chief

NAUGATUCK — Ellen Murray’s ascension to chief of the Naugatuck Fire Department may never have happened if she didn’t act on a whim a more than 35 years ago. Murray’s…

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Plan calls for bringing back restaurant

PROSPECT — Nine months after a fire destroyed the Golden Wok, the Chinese restaurant may soon have a new home in town. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a…

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New office brings project to a close

PROSPECT — Region 16 school officials symbolically put to bed a three-part school building project Saturday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new district office. “For me this…

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Medical office plan gains approval

NAUGATUCK — After months of back and forth, the Zoning Commission last week narrowly approved plans for a proposed medical center on Parcel C. The commission voted 3-2 June 15…