Category Archives: Top Stories

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Scores show small steps taken forward

Naugatuck and Region 16 students in grades three through eight followed their peers across the state in making small gains in English language arts and math. The Connecticut Department of…

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Portuguese fest on tap for weekend 

NAUGATUCK — As summer begins to wrap up, the Naugatuck Portuguese Club is planning one more party. The club is hosting its 66th annual Sao Paio Festival this weekend. “For…

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Fire engulfs vacant Beacon Falls home

BEACON FALLS — An early morning fire destroyed a vacant single-family home on Beacon Valley Road. Beacon Hose Company No. 1 responded to a structure fire at 127 Beacon Valley…

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Ordinance would offer seniors tax credit

PROSPECT — The Town Council last week approved sending a proposed ordinance that would provide property tax credits to senior citizens and totally disabled homeowners to a public hearing. The…

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New year, no construction

NHS students, staff looking forward to a complete school NAUGATUCK — When Naugatuck High School students head back to school on Monday they won’t have to worry about whether their…

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Students not the only ones starting fresh

PROSPECT — The start of a new school year can be an anxious time for students — particularly those entering a new school for the first time. Long River Middle…

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Tractor Supply gains approval to build

NAUGATUCK — The Zoning Commission has cleared the way for a Tractor Supply Company to be built on New Haven Road. The commission unanimously approved last week special permits for…

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Split board OKs 2-year deal for chief

NAUGATUCK — Police Chief Christopher Edson will remain at the top of the Naugatuck Police Department for another two years. A divided Board of Mayor and Burgesses approved a two-year…

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Car show cruising into town  

PROSPECT — With revving engines, unique paint jobs and shiny chrome, classic cars will descend on Prospect this weekend. The town’s 31st annual Sock Hop and Car Show is Sunday…

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Arts Festival offers interactive experience

NAUGATUCK — The Town Green will be the go-to spot for art in the borough this weekend. The 6th annual Naugatuck Arts Festival is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6…