Category Archives: Top Stories

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Gunntown novel tells two tales

NAUGATUCK — Borough author Len Yannielli’s most recent novel is a tale of two Gunntowns. The novel, “Hurry Down Gunntown,” ties together two important chapters in the history of Gunntown…

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Financial share for trooper program grows

Towns that take part in the resident state trooper program won’t have to bear the full financial burden of the program this fiscal year, but that burden got heavier. The…

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Dems endorse Bielik for another term

BEACON FALLS — First Selectman Christopher Bielik will lead the Democratic ticket in the November election. The Democratic Town Committee nominated its slate of candidates Tuesday, with Bielik taking the…

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Republican slate mostly empty

BEACON FALLS — The Republican Town Committee last week endorsed a mostly vacant slate of candidates for the November election. Most notably, the committee did not endorse a candidate —…

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Update: Teens found safe

NAUGATUCK — Two teenage girls who were reported missing Wednesday have been found safe, police said. Police reported Friday morning that Alyssa Viveiros, 13, and Annabella Misteroni, 14, were located…

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BOE chair switches parties

NAUGATUCK — Board of Education Chairman David Heller says politics should take a back seat to the business of educating children and that his main allegiance is to what he…

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Residents petitioning for referendum

NAUGATUCK — Resident Catherine Mieth sat behind a folding table at Super Stop & Shop Sunday collecting signatures to force a second referendum on the proposed $115.26 million town and…

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Republicans back Chatfield for 20th term

PROSPECT — The Republican Town Committee last week unanimously endorsed a full slate of candidates for the November election, with Mayor Robert Chatfield once again topping the ticket. Chatfield, who…

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New regulations in place

BEACON FALLS — The Planning and Zoning Commission adopted new zoning regulations last week to dictate where methadone clinics as well as medical marijuana dispensaries and production facilities can be…

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Requested zone change elicits concerns

NAUGATUCK — A proposed zone change to the property where the Crystal Room is located on School Street has drawn concerns from neighbors. Attorney Michael McVerry came before the Zoning…