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New year, new school

Region 16 marks opening of Prospect Elementary, work continues on Laurel Ledge and district office REGION 16 — The first day of school in Region 16 isn’t until Monday. Nevertheless,…

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Town, residents settle on road plan

BEACON FALLS — The town is moving forward with the original reconstruction plan for Highland Avenue. About 10 Highland Avenue residents, Town Engineer Jim Galligan and Selectman Peter Betkoski met…

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Usage fee at center of debate

REGION 16 — An ongoing discussion on the school usage fee for a before and after-school program at Laurel Ledge Elementary School was once again a topic of debate among…

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School board adds kindergarten class

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education has approved hiring another kindergarten teacher at Prospect Elementary School to reduce class sizes. The board, which oversees schools in Beacon…

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Special permits sought for projects

NAUGATUCK — The Zoning Commission opened public hearings last week on three proposed projects seeking special permits. Iftikhar Ahmad, of the Naugatuck-based HZM Petroleum Corp., has applied to build a…

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Summit focuses on technology

NAUGATUCK — Students were teachers and teachers were students during a daylong seminar Tuesday intended to improve the way technology is implemented in classrooms across the Naugatuck Public School district….

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Tournament honors longtime coach, teacher

NAUGATUCK — Fred Scheithe started coaching middle school girls basketball as favor to a fellow teacher who stepped down to start a family. That was 32 years ago. Scheithe has…

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Zoners close, continue hearings

NAUGATUCK — The Zoning Commission last week closed a controversial public hearing on a proposed zone change to the property where the Crystal Room is on School Street. In July,…

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Finish line in sight

NHS renovations near completion NAUGATUCK — As summer winds down, so too is the renovation work at Naugatuck High School. The $81 million renovate-to-new project at Naugatuck High School, which…

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Full-day K on the horizon

REGION 16 — When Region 16 students return to class Aug. 31, the first day will be more than the start of another school year — it will mark the…