Category Archives: Top Stories

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Officials propose third budget

NAUGATUCK — Borough officials went back to the budget drawing board last week after the 2014-15 spending plan was rejected at a referendum for a second time. After hours of…

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Theater alumni return to lead play

NAUGATUCK — Two childhood friends and Naugatuck natives have returned to the stage where they fell in love with theater. James Goggin, Jr., and Jean-Marie McGrath, both 22, have known…

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Region 16 expands technology

REGION 16 — Region 16 wants to reinforce and expand its students’ technological skills by integrating new media tools, both inside and outside the classroom. This school year, Region 16,…

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Architect brings artistic vision

NAUGATUCK — Joseph Migani is no stranger to downtown redevelopment. Migani, an architect and owner of the Seymour-based O’Riodan Migani Architects, played a large role in the redevelopment of downtown…

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Parents air concerns at forum

PROSPECT — Parents spoke out last week on the loss of flex time at Long River Middle School and the impact the change has had on their children. A new…

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Administrators unveil strategic plan

NAUGATUCK — The borough got its first look at the new, three-year strategic plan to improve schools. Superintendent of Schools Sharon Locke and Assistant Superintendent of Schools Christopher Montini unveiled…

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Board rejects grant for charging station

NAUGATUCK — Officials said no thank you to a state grant to install an electric vehicle charging station in the borough. The Board of Mayor and Burgesses voted Oct. 7…

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Voters say no to budget again

NAUGATUCK — For the second time in as many referendums voters turned out to voice their displeasure with the 2014-15 budget. Voters overwhelmingly rejected the adopted municipal and school budgets…

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A stitch in time

PROSPECT — The Prospect Historical Society hopes to tell the tale of the town through its clothing. The society is hosting a Victorian tea and fashion show on Oct. 19…

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Project Purple picks up the pace

BEACON FALLS — A local man is going the extra mile to raise money for his nonprofit organization this year. Dino Verrelli, a Beacon Falls resident and founder and CEO…