Category Archives: Top Stories


Beacon Falls set for River Fest

  BEACON FALLS — The town is preparing to bring ‘yaks and quacks together again for the annual River Fest. The event combines the 17th annual Beacon Falls Lions Club’s…


Libraries decry proposed cuts

Libraries across the state are bracing for budget cuts. Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed budget contains $2 million worth of cuts to library programs, including a $950,000 cut to the ConnectiCard…


Voters to decide budget, appropriation

Referendum forced on Region 16 spending plan REGION 16 — Voters will have the final say on the proposed Region 16 school budget and a supplemental appropriation next week. The…


Plans for fuel cell plant unveiled

BEACON FALLS — A former sand mine may become the largest renewable energy fuel cell project in the world. CT Energy & Technology, LLC wants to build a fuel cell…


Grants open door to innovation

NAUGATUCK — The inability to sit still in class may lead to a detention for some students. For Hillside Intermediate School sixth-grader Jay Barth it led to a $3,500 grant….


Bronko announces bid for top spot

NAUGATUCK — Seth Bronko has made it two Republicans vying for the mayor’s seat. Bronko, 26, announced his candidacy for mayor Tuesday night at Jesse Camille’s Restaurant. “I’m not satisfied…


Teen theater to present musical comedy

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Teen Theater will take audience members on a trip back to ancient Rome. The theater’s adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way…


Borough honors activist on Earth Day

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck’s 2015 Earth Day Mayor for the Day has a message for all borough residents: you can make a difference. “I once heard about a state representative who…


Prospect budget passes at town meeting

PROSPECT — Residents unanimously approved the town’s $7.8 million 2015-16 budget last week. The budget, which is an increase of $233,000 over the current budget, was unanimously approved at a…


Town budget sent to vote

BEACON FALLS — About a dozen people turned out for a public hearing last week on the proposed 2015-16 municipal budget. The budget proposal is $6.23 million, an increase of…