Category Archives: Top Stories

State’s request irks municipal leaders

A request from the state for financial information from municipalities isn’t sitting well with local leaders. In an Aug. 2 letter to Office of Policy Management Secretary Benjamin Barnes, Gov….

Elementary students to get new-look report cards

NAUGATUCK — Elementary school students will still be learning their ABCs this coming school year, but the familiar letters will no longer be found on their report cards. The district…

Survey to gauge interest in building project 

BEACON FALLS — Officials want to know whether residents want a new library and community center. The town bought the house and land at 35 Wolfe Ave. — known locally…

Slideshow: Summer Festival

Naugatuck held a Summer Festival Aug. 13 downtown. The festival featured live music, a car show, vendors and fireworks. –LUKE MARSHALL

Former train station’s transformation complete

NAUGATUCK — After nearly a year and half of work, The Station is open for business. More than 100 people crowded into the former Naugatuck train station at 195 Water…

Borough hires new controller

NAUGATUCK — The borough has a new controller and some familiar faces in new positions. The Board of Mayor and Burgesses this month hired Allyson Bruce as the borough’s next…

New health plan for town workers hits local pharmacy

BEACON FALLS — The owners of the local pharmacy felt miffed when the town’s new health insurance plan cut them out of the loop last month. “It’s very frustrating when…

Rescued dog facing surgery for tumor

NAUGATUCK — When Oreo’s owners surrendered their 6-year-old poodle mix to Poodle Rescue Connecticut last week, a tumor on his chest was so big, it dragged on the ground, causing…

Car tax cap in doubt

While legislators in Hartford continue to struggle to craft a state budget, local municipalities are left wondering if they will see the money they were promised from the state. State…

Calling carries Prospect doctor to Dominican Republic

PROSPECT — Ronicha Azard has always felt a calling to help others. “I grew up in a Christian home,” Azard said. “From the beginning, [my parents] have rooted values in…