Category Archives: Top Stories

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DECA taking hold at Woodland

BEACON FALLS — Some Woodland Regional High School students are finding out first-hand exactly what it takes to get a business up and running. The school’s fledgling DECA chapter began…

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Prospect cleaning popular pond

PROSPECT — The town plans to have a local pond cleaned and stocked by fishing season. The town began dredging the pond at McGrath Park, which is next to Long…

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Church settles abuse case

The Archdiocese of Hartford has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle sexual abuse allegations against a Roman Catholic priest who served at parishes in the Naugatuck Valley. The settlement was…

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Chief proposes 12 percent budget increase

Spending plan calls for restoration of three officer positions NAUGATUCK — Police Chief Christopher Edson presented a budget proposal Monday night that would restore three officer positions and increase department…

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Retirements drive up proposed budget

NAUGATUCK — Upcoming retirements have had a profound effect on the Naugatuck Fire Department’s budget request. The department presented a proposed $4.77 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year last…

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Road race running solo

NAUGATUCK — For the first time since its inception, the sixth annual Ion Bank St. Patrick’s Day Road Race will be the only game in town on race day. Every…

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Goodwill seeks new site for donation station

NAUGATUCK — A Goodwill Industries donation station on Water Street has been moved, leaving a void that the nonprofit organization is looking to fill. The drop-off location, at the site…

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Program eyed for gifted students

REGION 16 — In an effort to ensure all students are given an opportunity to reach their full potential, Region 16 is moving toward the implementation of a talented and…

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Hearing held on FOI complaint

Officials argued their cases Monday related to a Freedom of Information complaint filed by Beacon Falls First Selectman Chris Bielik against the Region 16 Board of Education. The complaint centers…

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Desmarais named Elk of the Year

NAUGATUCK — For James Desmarais being an Elk has always been about helping the community. “I’ve always been involved in community service and I thought the Elks was an avenue…