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Grant offers global opportunity

NAUGATUCK — The Beacon Falls Rotary Club has never presented a global grant in its four-year history. That changed Monday night when the club lent a big helping hand to…

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Superintendent on a meeting mission

NAUGATUCK — The borough’s new superintendent of schools is on a mission to meet as many people as possible over the next month. Sharon Locke, who began in the district…

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Commission hears plan for building

NAUGATUCK — Plans for a new commercial development on Prospect Street came before the Zoning Commission for a public hearing July 16. The owners of Vinny’s Restaurant and Pizza plan…

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Board awards bid for roof repair

BEACON FALLS — The Region 16 Board of Education awarded a $51,575 bid last week to a West Hartford company to repair and replace the roof over the art wing…

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Demolition awaits state OK

NAUGATUCK — The approvals are in, the money is allocated, now it’s just a matter of waiting for the oft-slow process of state government to run its course. In a…

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Board seeks to curb dumping

BEACON FALLS — Officials want to close a road in the Pines Bridge Industrial Park in response to illegal dumping. During the July 14 Board of Selectmen meeting, First Selectman…

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Workers rip up asbestos with carpet

PROSPECT — Long River Middle School is closed for the time being after workers removing carpet exposed asbestos while a summer camp was going on at the school. Workers from…

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Budget cut leads to higher fee

NAUGATUCK — A small cut to the budget has had a large impact on some borough residents. During deliberations for the 2014-15 budget, the Joints Boards of Finance and Mayor…

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Suspected arson under investigation

PROSPECT — State police are investigating an arson that occurred Tuesday in Prospect. Investigators identified two points of origin of a fire in the basement of 104 Cook Road after…

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OSHA cites Naugatuck company

NAUGATUCK — A Naugatuck blasting company faces $47,600 in fines from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 17 workplace health violations. OSHA states in a…