Category Archives: Top Stories

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NHS garners honor from Education First

NAUGATUCK — Although they come from two different countries, Naugatuck High School exchange students Matteo Bushi and Timm Maertens can agree on one fact: New York City is the best…

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Voters OK transfer of surplus funds

BEACON FALLS — Residents approved a resolution last week to transfer $93,700 from the general fund to pay for capital projects. First Selectman Christopher Bielik said the 14 residents who…

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More details coming on fuel cell park

BEACON FALLS — Town officials and the public will get another opportunity next month to ask questions about the proposed largest fuel cell park in the world. The 66.3-megawatt fuel…

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Flyover a dream come true

NAUGATUCK — Massachusetts Air National Guard Major Matt Woodfield remembers clutching an American flag outside his grandfather’s computer shop on Church Street and staring in awe. Two A-10 fighter jets…

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New school nearly finished

PROSPECT — The new Prospect Elementary School is ready to make its public debut. Punch-list items are the only things left to be done at the new school at 75…

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Pilot program aims to prepare students

NAUGATUCK — The number of students not prepared to enter kindergarten has school officials concerned. Board of Education Curriculum Director Caroline Messenger said of the 194 students registered to enter…

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Packing up

Historical society, NEDC preparing to leave train station Editor’s note: This story has been updated from the print version to include new information about the proposed sale of the former…

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WWII vet to lead Memorial Day parade

NAUGATUCK — Joining the Navy at the young age of 17 didn’t seem out of place for Jules Andes Brinchman. “I was 17 when I went in. World War II…

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Piperpalooza to benefit foundation

NAUGATUCK — Rhonda Lord ran her first half-marathon in Cheshire in June 2012 to raise money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, even though she knew very little…

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Former train station back on the market

NAUGATUCK — The plan to sell the former Naugatuck Train Station to a restaurateur has fallen through. Naugatuck Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Ron Pugliese said Umberto Morale, who…