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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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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….


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…


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,…


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…


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…