Category Archives: Top Stories

Enthusiastic about education

Burns named Naugatuck’s teacher of the year NAUGATUCK — After 16 years teaching in Naugatuck schools, Jodie Burns hasn’t lost any energy or enthusiasm for the job. “When I come…

A teacher of many talents

Region 16 taps Amato as teacher of the year BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School English teacher James Amato likes to maintain a mystique around his age within the…

Council sets mill rate

Towns playing guessing game with state revenue PROSPECT — Weeks after the town’s budget was approved, the Town Council on Monday set the mill rate for the 2017-18 fiscal year…

Slideshow: NHS graduation

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck High School Class of 2017 graduated June 14 on Veterans Field at the school.

Slideshow: WRHS graduation

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland Regional High School Class of 2017 graduated June 19 inside the gym at the school.

NHS grads ‘ready to take on the world’

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High School Class of 2017 Valedictorian P.J. Morrissey draws motivation from a desire to see a positive outcome in everything he does, and there have been quite…

WRHS Class of 2017 ‘always came through’

BEACON FALLS — As the weather turned stormy outside, laughter, cheers and tears filled the Woodland Regional High School gym on Monday as the members of the Class of 2017…

A first for festivals in Naugatuck

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck police officers are looking to fill some bellies while raising money for a good cause this weekend. The Naugatuck Police Union is hosting its first Food Truck…

Beacon Falls nonprofit gets assist from Patriots

BEACON FALLS — Ryan Matthews, the founder of The Susie Foundation and a Beacon Falls native, used to feel the same way about the New England Patriots as just about…

Budget passes on 2nd try

Recount needed to confirm results of vote BEACON FALLS — The town’s $6.75 million municipal budget for 2017-18 passed by a razor-thin margin at a referendum on Tuesday. Voters approved…