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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…