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Perugini named Elk of the Year

NAUGATUCK — A lifelong Naugatuck resident has been named the 2015 Elk of the Year. David Perugini, 56, will be honored at a celebration March 7 at 6 p.m. at…

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Fire chief requests third inspector

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck fire marshal’s office is currently behind by more than two years on inspections of multifamily buildings, businesses and municipal properties. In an effort to curb that…

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Budget plan increases state trooper cost

Towns that take part in the resident state trooper program would have to shoulder the entire financial burden under Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed budget. Malloy, in his proposed budget released…

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Former train station eyed for restaurant

NAUGATUCK — The next stop for the former Naugatuck train station is shaping up to be a restaurant. Trumbull resident Umberto Morale, who used to own Tula Restaurant and Lounge…

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Honoree delivers powerful message

NAUGATUCK — Sylvia Mashinini Morse stood before more than 100 students at Naugatuck High School Tuesday morning and encouraged them to always follow their dreams. “This is what I’ve learned:…

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School board backs spending plan

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent of Schools Sharon Locke’s proposed 2015-16 school budget last week. The proposed total operating budget is $69.2 million, which includes grant…

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Council approves blight ordinance

PROSPECT — The town will soon have a way to address blight concerns. The Town Council unanimously approved a blight ordinance at its Feb. 17 meeting. The ordinance defines blight,…

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Fire destroys Prospect home

PROSPECT — Two people and their dog were displaced when their house was destroyed by fire Monday night. Flames were shooting from windows, doors and the roof when firefighters arrived…

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Graduation moving back to high school

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck High School Class of 2015 will graduate on its home turf. Graduation was held at the Palace Theater in Waterbury the last two years due to…

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Burst pipe closes Woodland

BEACON FALLS — A pipe in the sprinkler system at Woodland Regional High School burst forcing the school to close on Monday. Region 16 Superintendent of Schools Michael Yamin said…