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Six decades and counting

Couple carries on legacy at Prospect Dairy Bar PROSPECT — A handful of people were eating at the Prospect Dairy Bar shortly before lunchtime Nov. 19. Old Coca-Cola ads and…

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Town recoups back taxes

BEACON FALLS — The town has taken another step forward in collecting delinquent taxes. In October the town recouped over $30,000 in delinquent taxes with the sale of two properties…

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Fundraising with facial hair

NAUGATUCK — The firefighter and the mustache have a long and storied history. Like the lumberjack and the long beard or the surfer and the long locks, the mustache on…

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Full-day K focus of forum

BEACON FALLS — Parents, teachers and community members from Region 16 came together last week to hear about full-day kindergarten. The Region 16 Board of Education, which oversees schools in…

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Zoners close hearing

Commission to decide on medical marijuana regulations PROSPECT — The Planning and Zoning Commission has closed the public hearing on proposed amendments regarding where a medical marijuana dispensary or production…

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Borough constructing plan for repairs

NAUGATUCK — Now that money has come in for Naugatuck to repair the Whittemore Bridge on Maple Street, the borough must devise a plan for construction. The more than $6.2…

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Oliveira resigns from school board

REGION 16 — After seven years on the Region 16 Board of Education, Wendy Oliveira has resigned citing personal reasons. Oliveira, a Democrat from Beacon Falls, submitted her resignation letter…

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Filling the need

Volunteers step up to help local families NAUGATUCK — Dozens of volunteers from a variety of community groups on Sunday began a two-day process of filling cardboard boxes with meals…

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BOE, teachers agree to new deal

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education has approved a new three-year agreement with the teachers’ union that includes yearly raises and modifications to the health care plan. Under the terms…

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An encore for Beacon Falls actress

BEACON FALLS — When Rebekah Derrick glided onto the stage at the Warner Theater in Torrington it marked the end of a five-year performance hiatus for the actress. Her voice…