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Camp exposes children to farm life

PROSPECT — Five-year-old Steve Cota held on tight as a 4-day-old calf tugged to get the milk from a bottle at Kelly Cronin’s farm-based summer camp last week. Nearby, Jeremiah…

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Susie Classic continues growing

BEACON FALLS — In 2009, Ryan Matthews got life-changing news from his mother, Susan. She was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Just as…

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Superintendent earns good grade

Performance evaluation comes with 2.5% raise NAUGATUCK — Superintendent of Schools Sharon Locke’s second year at the helm of Naugatuck public schools has been a positive one, according to her…

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Spending increase irks residents

BUDGET WATCH: Naugatuck Combined town and school 2015-16 approved: $115.2 million 2016-17 proposed: $120.7 million Increase: $5.5 million, or 4.8 percent Current tax rate: 45.57 mills Proposed tax rate: 47.56…

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Mahoney resigns from school board   

NAUGATUCK — After just over a year on the Board of Education, Jill Mahoney has stepped down. Mahoney announced her resignation during the board’s July 14 meeting. Mahoney, a Democrat,…

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Shooting suspect shoots self as police close in

Editor’s note: This story has been updated from the original post to reflect that James Michael Batista died Friday. NAUGATUCK — A man who police believe shot his estranged wife…

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New contract in place for dispatchers

NAUGATUCK — After prolonged negotiations, the borough and the union that represents 911 dispatchers have reached an agreement on a new contract. The contract with the United Public Service Employees…

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Officials revise borough budget

NAUGATUCK — Less than a week after voters rejected the proposed municipal and school budgets at a referendum, borough officials approved a revised budget that increases spending over the previous…

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Borough official found dead in car

WATERBURY — A prominent area businessman and well-known Naugatuck public figure was found dead in a commuter parking lot here Wednesday. Police found Joseph “Jay” Carlson, 53, unconscious in his…

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Familiar faces in race for 105th

The race for the state’s 105th District features two candidates who are no strangers to politics. Democratic incumbent state Rep. Theresa Conroy has received the endorsement from her party to…