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The gold standard

Woodland Student Council earns national recognition BEACON FALLS — After a year’s worth of work, the Woodland Regional Student Council has earned an accolade that only 200 schools across the…

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Officials send budget to hearing

BEACON FALLS — Town officials have approved a 2014-15 budget proposal to send to a public hearing later this month. The proposed 2014-15 municipal budget is $6.21 million, which is…

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Slideshow: Play ball

The Robert A. Cole Little League in Beacon Falls and Naugatuck’s Peter J. Foley Little League celebrated opening day with ceremonies on April 12 and April 13 respectively. PHOTOS BY…

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Award winners

Naugatuck couple to be honored for work with youth NAUGATUCK — For this year’s Raymond K. Foley Award winners volunteering is a family tradition. David and Sandra Heller of Naugatuck…

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Slideshow: Gone fishing

NAUGATUCK — The 23rd Annual James Hennessey Sr. Memorial Fishing Derby was held at Baummer’s Pond in Naugatuck April 12. A crowd of people lined the pond hoping to catch…

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Burgess proposes community garden

NAUGATUCK — A plan to build a community garden in Naugatuck is beginning to sprout. Burgess Alex Olbrys has proposed a plot of land that used to be a pool…

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A traveling band

NHS students bring American music to France NAUGATUCK — Last year, students from Louise Michel High School in Gisors, Normandy, France came to Naugatuck to participate in a cultural exchange…

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Voters OK appropriation for upgrades

REGION 16 — By a 60-vote margin, voters in Beacon Falls and Prospect approved the appropriation of $1,955,000 for security improvements in Region 16 at a referendum April 10. The…

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PE teacher named nation’s best

NAUGATUCK — At the beginning of every school year, Tony Loomis shows Naugatuck High School students a picture of a rain cloud. Inside every raindrop is the name of an…

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Renovations breathe new life into NHS

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High School athletes used to run on a track that had long stretches of rubberized material missing; they tried to avoid those areas so as to prevent…