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Naugatuck Superintendent of Schools Sharon Locke talks with fifth-grader Alyse Stauffer, 10, on the Green Aug. 5. Locke, who started as superintendent in July, held a meet and greet before the weekly concert to introduce herself and talk with members of the community. Locke will hold another meet and greet from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 20 on the Green before a family movie night. –LUKE MARSHALL

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The Naugatuck Emblem Club recently donated a book to the Whittemore Library. The club has been donating a non-fiction book, written by a female author, in honor of each club president annually. Pictured from left, Library Director Jocelyn Miller, club members Deb Levasseur, Annette Balog, Laurel Rek and Kim Best. –CONTRIBUTED

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Naugatuck resident Peter Jurzynski, right, shakes hands with Town Mayor Councillor Alan North of Folkestone, England July 19 in Folkestone. Jurzynski, who had 14 successful solo swims across the English Channel through his retirement in 2010, still swims in the Channel when he visits the United Kingdom. –CONTRIBUTED

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Erica Atchison of Naugatuck was awarded a scholarship by The Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation at a reception at the hospital June 25. Atchison is a medical assistant at Saint Mary’s Urgent Care Center in Naugatuck and has been accepted into the nursing program at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Pictured with Atchison is Chad Wable, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Saint Mary’s Health System. –CONTRIBUTED

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Amber Brown, RN, of Prospect was awarded a scholarship by The Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation at a reception at the hospital June 25. Brown has been a nurse for more than 23 years and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Franklin Pierce University. Pictured with Brown is Chad Wable, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Saint Mary’s Health System. –CONTRIBUTED

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Prospect resident William Flormann, a student at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls, completed the two-week Norwich University Future Leader Camp July 12 at the senior military college in Northfield, Vt. The camp is designed to develop the leadership skills of current high school students and includes physical fitness training, basic first aid training, orienteering and leadership classes. To qualify for the camp, applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and submit a letter of recommendation. All applicants had to demonstrate involvement in leadership-driven organizations outside the classroom. –CONTRIBUTED

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Beacon Falls First Selectman Christopher Bielik, right, presents former Beacon Hose Company No. 1 Fire Chief Michael Pratt with a silver money clip engraved with his initials in honor of his years of service to the town Aug. 11. Pratt served as chief from 2010 until 2014. Before presenting Pratt with the gift, Bielik told Pratt that the entire town appreciates the time and effort he put in as chief. ‘It’s a responsibility that nobody enters into lightly and everybody who takes it takes it seriously and helps to move this town forward and keep this town safe. We can’t say enough to express our gratitude. Words fail us in trying to do that,’ Bielik said. Pratt thanked the community for their support of him during his years as chief. –LUKE MARSHALL

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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn) talks with Carmen Rodriguez of Waterbury during Naugatuck’s farmers market Aug. 6 on the Green while Tom Giamattei of The Flower Farm in Prospect bags vegetables for Delauro. DeLauro visited Naugatuck as part of her ‘Rosa on the Road’ tour to meet with constituents. In addition to Naugatuck DeLauro visited Prospect. –LUKE MARSHALL

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Employees of All About You! Home Care Services participated in the annual Griffin Hospital Golf Classic June 10 and donated money they won to Treasured Time. Treasured Time is a non-profit foundation that helps grant wishes of parents with life-threatening illnesses who want to create a lasting memory for their children. ‘Instead of taking that money as their own, they chose to support us on our journey of ‘Giving the Gift of Moments’ program,’ said Treasured Time founder and CEO Suzanne Major in a press release. ‘They truly exemplify what being a humanitarian is. We look forward to our future partnership with All About You and greatly appreciate their generous contribution.’ –CONTRIBUTED

Naugatuck Superintendent of Schools Sharon Locke talks with fifth-grader Alyse Stauffer, 10, on the Green Aug. 5. Locke, who started as superintendent in July, held a meet and greet before the weekly concert to introduce herself and talk with members of the community. Locke will hold another meet and greet from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 20 on the Green before a family movie night. –LUKE MARSHALLThe Naugatuck Emblem Club recently donated a book to the Whittemore Library. The club has been donating a non-fiction book, written by a female author, in honor of each club president annually. Pictured from left, Library Director Jocelyn Miller, club members Deb Levasseur, Annette Balog, Laurel Rek and Kim Best. –CONTRIBUTEDNaugatuck resident Peter Jurzynski, right, shakes hands with Town Mayor Councillor Alan North of Folkestone, England July 19 in Folkestone. Jurzynski, who had 14 successful solo swims across the English Channel through his retirement in 2010, still swims in the Channel when he visits the United Kingdom. –CONTRIBUTEDErica Atchison of Naugatuck was awarded a scholarship by The Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation at a reception at the hospital June 25. Atchison is a medical assistant at Saint Mary’s Urgent Care Center in Naugatuck and has been accepted into the nursing program at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Pictured with Atchison is Chad Wable, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Saint Mary’s Health System. –CONTRIBUTEDAmber Brown, RN, of Prospect was awarded a scholarship by The Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation at a reception at the hospital June 25. Brown has been a nurse for more than 23 years and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Franklin Pierce University. Pictured with Brown is Chad Wable, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Saint Mary’s Health System. –CONTRIBUTEDProspect resident William Flormann, a student at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls, completed the two-week Norwich University Future Leader Camp July 12 at the senior military college in Northfield, Vt. The camp is designed to develop the leadership skills of current high school students and includes physical fitness training, basic first aid training, orienteering and leadership classes. To qualify for the camp, applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and submit a letter of recommendation. All applicants had to demonstrate involvement in leadership-driven organizations outside the classroom. –CONTRIBUTEDBeacon Falls First Selectman Christopher Bielik, right, presents former Beacon Hose Company No. 1 Fire Chief Michael Pratt with a silver money clip engraved with his initials in honor of his years of service to the town Aug. 11. Pratt served as chief from 2010 until 2014. Before presenting Pratt with the gift, Bielik told Pratt that the entire town appreciates the time and effort he put in as chief. ‘It’s a responsibility that nobody enters into lightly and everybody who takes it takes it seriously and helps to move this town forward and keep this town safe. We can’t say enough to express our gratitude. Words fail us in trying to do that,’ Bielik said. Pratt thanked the community for their support of him during his years as chief. –LUKE MARSHALLU.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn) talks with Carmen Rodriguez of Waterbury during Naugatuck’s farmers market Aug. 6 on the Green while Tom Giamattei of The Flower Farm in Prospect bags vegetables for Delauro. DeLauro visited Naugatuck as part of her ‘Rosa on the Road’ tour to meet with constituents. In addition to Naugatuck DeLauro visited Prospect. –LUKE MARSHALLFEAT_NEWS_BFPrattEmployees of All About You! Home Care Services participated in the annual Griffin Hospital Golf Classic June 10 and donated money they won to Treasured Time. Treasured Time is a non-profit foundation that helps grant wishes of parents with life-threatening illnesses who want to create a lasting memory for their children. ‘Instead of taking that money as their own, they chose to support us on our journey of ‘Giving the Gift of Moments’ program,’ said Treasured Time founder and CEO Suzanne Major in a press release. ‘They truly exemplify what being a humanitarian is. We look forward to our future partnership with All About You and greatly appreciate their generous contribution.’ –CONTRIBUTED
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