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Boards OK budget proposal

Mayor encouraging referendum to buy more time NAUGATUCK — Borough officials are moving forward with a budget proposal that would increase the mill rate more than 4 mills. After deliberating…

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Work resumes on Scott Road reconstruction

PROSPECT — Work on the $2 million project to reconstruct Scott Road started Tuesday, according to Mayor Robert J. Chatfield. In the second phase of the three part project, workers…

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Best Buddies to get full prom experience

BEACON FALLS — For students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, attending a prom can be a high school experience they miss out on. That won’t be the case this year…

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Prayers answered with suspect’s arrest

NAUGATUCK — The family of murder victim Torrance Dawkins hoped and prayed for nearly three years that police would one day capture the person responsible for killing the affable young…

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Proposed regulation changes draw concerns

PROSPECT — Proposed changes to the zoning regulations elicited an outcry of concern from the business community in town. The Planning and Zoning Commission is reviewing potential changes that would…

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DOT rehabilitating Route 68 bridge

NAUGATUCK — A bridge rehabilitation project on Route 68 that began this month is expected to last until November 2018. The $12.8 million state Department of Transportation project includes replacing…

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Couple to lead March for Babies

BEACON FALLS — A local couple wants parents of premature babies to know there is support out there. Beacon Falls residents Lauren Hill and Daniel Lapinski will serve as ambassadors…

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Council sends budget to a vote

PROSPECT — The Town Council Tuesday night approved a proposed $8.27 million municipal budget that will now go to a vote at a town meeting. The 2016-17 spending plan is…

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Plan cuts ECS grant to Beacon Falls, Prospect

REGION 16 — With Region 16’s proposed 2016-17 school budget set for a vote in just over a week’s time, the impact of the spending plan on Beacon Falls and…

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Proposal spares borough’s ECS grant

NAUGATUCK — As municipalities across the state react to proposed cuts in state education funding, Naugatuck is one of a handful of municipalities that would have funding restored under the…