Category Archives: Top Stories

NEDC board chooses Zandvliet as chairman

NAUGATUCK — A longtime member of the Naugatuck Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors is taking the reins. Rebecca Zandvliet was elected chairman of the NEDC board on Nov. 28….

Ceremony celebrates Woodland history, community

PROSPECT — A lot can happen in 16 years — two state football titles, one Connecticut teacher of the year, 14 graduating classes, an endearing tradition of the spirit shovel…

Region 16 ready to roll out one-to-one program

REGION 16 — When the 2018-19 school year begins in Region 16, every student in grades six through 12 will have their own Chromebook to use in class — that’s…

Service lands Burns in Hall of Fame

NAUGATUCK — Two months after turning 18 years old in 1944, Robert Burns enlisted in the U.S. Navy. “I joined the Navy because we were at war and that was…

Scheithes to receive Citizenship Award

NAUGATUCK — The borough is honoring a couple who has given back to the youth of Naugatuck for more than three decades. Lifelong borough residents Fred and Jeanne Scheithe are…

Towns to kick off the holiday season

The towns of Prospect, Beacon Falls, and Naugatuck are planning to ring in the holiday season this weekend. Beacon Hose Company No. 1 will get Beacon Falls in the holiday…

Borough may use aerial images to help with assessments

NAUGATUCK — The borough may employ a new way of viewing taxable properties — from the sky. The Board of Mayor and Burgesses is considering hiring Pictometry, a Henrietta, N.Y.-based…

Festival to light the night

NAUGATUCK — The borough will ring in the holiday season with a downtown festival. Naugatuck is hosting the first Light the Night Festival on Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m….

Drama club takes cue from history

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland Regional High School drama club will take audiences back to a time when accusations of witchcraft led to hysteria and death. The club’s production of…

Fire damages Beacon Falls home

BEACON FALLS — A kitchen fire Monday morning left a home on Pines Bridge Road uninhabitable for the time being. Beacon Hose Company No. 1 responded to a structure fire…