Community snapshots

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Adam Siemenski, left, pins a medal on the chest Matthew Rau during the Beacon Falls Board of Selectmen meeting Aug. 11. Rau was sworn in as Beacon Hose Company No. 1’s new assistant secretary.-LUKE MARSHALL

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Connecticut Irish dancers from the Horgan Academy of Irish Dance in Naugatuck portray a scene from the final moments on the Titanic at the 2014 North American Irish Dance Championships in Montreal, Canada July 4. They won second place. The performance also won first at the New England regional competition and eighth at the world championship recently. This original dance drama had a cast of 20 Irish dancers, including dancers from Naugatuck and Prospect. The cast included Maura Beltrami, Brianne Bergin, Christian Cairone, Kailey Collins, Christopher Denslow, Lauren Dierdorff, Megan Doyle, Abigail Dugan, Michaela Forbes, Sarah Fosdick, Alyssa Gaskin, Amy Izzo, Ashley LeClerc, Michaela McMahon, Patrick McMahon, Regan Molsick, Lindsey Pappas, Meghan Roche, Leah Strachan and Jianna Vaccarelli. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Waterbury-Naugatuck Umpires Association awarded its first Softball Scholarship to Woodland Regional High School graduate Samantha Lee, who will attend Becker College in Worcester, Mass. this fall. Pictured, from left, Dana Lee, Samantha Lee, Ellen Lee, and Woodland softball coach Loren Luddy. –CONTRIBUTED

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Sgt. Christopher Wilson (second from left) received his associates degree in criminal justice from the Community College of the Air Force June 13. On June 26 he was notified he is being promoted to the rank of technical sergeant. Wilson, a Beacon Falls native, graduated from Emmett O'Brien High School in Ansonia in 2001. He enlisted in the Air Force Oct. 16, 2006 and is currently stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. He is the son of Jay and Joanne Wilson of Beacon Falls. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Green Machine, from left, Mike Genua, Chris Mondack, Nick Clemente, Emmett O'Connor and Bez Martishi, won the Prospect men’s basketball league this season. –CONTRIBUTED

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Prospect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALL

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Prospect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALL

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Prospect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALL

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Prospect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALL

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Prospect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALL

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Prospect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALL

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Prospect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALL

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Prospect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALL

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Prospect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALL

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Professor Kelly Downing reads The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister at the Whittemore Library Aug. 14. Downing was at the library along with Former NFL tight end and current motivational speaker Benjamin Troupe and author Corey Parks as part of Success is a Journey, a program the provides motivational speaking and advocates for academic and social change. -LUKE MARSHALL

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Former NFL tight end and current motivational speaker Benjamin Troupe compares his coloring with Kayla Kelly, 9, of Naugatuck at the Whittemore Library Aug. 14. Troupe was at the library along with professor Kelly Downing and author Corey Parks as part of Success is a Journey, a program the provides motivational speaking and advocates for academic and social change. -LUKE MARSHALL

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Adam Siemenski, left, pins a medal on the chest Matthew Rau during the Beacon Falls Board of Selectmen meeting Aug. 11. Rau was sworn in as Beacon Hose Company No. 1’s new assistant secretary.-LUKE MARSHALLConnecticut Irish dancers from the Horgan Academy of Irish Dance in Naugatuck portray a scene from the final moments on the Titanic at the 2014 North American Irish Dance Championships in Montreal, Canada July 4. They won second place. The performance also won first at the New England regional competition and eighth at the world championship recently. This original dance drama had a cast of 20 Irish dancers, including dancers from Naugatuck and Prospect. The cast included Maura Beltrami, Brianne Bergin, Christian Cairone, Kailey Collins, Christopher Denslow, Lauren Dierdorff, Megan Doyle, Abigail Dugan, Michaela Forbes, Sarah Fosdick, Alyssa Gaskin, Amy Izzo, Ashley LeClerc, Michaela McMahon, Patrick McMahon, Regan Molsick, Lindsey Pappas, Meghan Roche, Leah Strachan and Jianna Vaccarelli. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Waterbury-Naugatuck Umpires Association awarded its first Softball Scholarship to Woodland Regional High School graduate Samantha Lee, who will attend Becker College in Worcester, Mass. this fall. Pictured, from left, Dana Lee, Samantha Lee, Ellen Lee, and Woodland softball coach Loren Luddy. –CONTRIBUTEDSgt. Christopher Wilson (second from left) received his associates degree in criminal justice from the Community College of the Air Force June 13. On June 26 he was notified he is being promoted to the rank of technical sergeant. Wilson, a Beacon Falls native, graduated from Emmett O'Brien High School in Ansonia in 2001. He enlisted in the Air Force Oct. 16, 2006 and is currently stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. He is the son of Jay and Joanne Wilson of Beacon Falls. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Green Machine, from left, Mike Genua, Chris Mondack, Nick Clemente, Emmett O'Connor and Bez Martishi, won the Prospect men’s basketball league this season. –CONTRIBUTEDProspect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALLProspect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALLProspect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALLProspect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALLProspect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALLProspect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALLProspect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALLProspect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALLProspect hosted its annual End of Summer Fun Week on the Town Green Aug. 18-22. The annual fun week featured different events and themes for each day. -LUKE MARSHALLProfessor Kelly Downing reads The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister at the Whittemore Library Aug. 14. Downing was at the library along with Former NFL tight end and current motivational speaker Benjamin Troupe and author Corey Parks as part of Success is a Journey, a program the provides motivational speaking and advocates for academic and social change. -LUKE MARSHALLFormer NFL tight end and current motivational speaker Benjamin Troupe compares his coloring with Kayla Kelly, 9, of Naugatuck at the Whittemore Library Aug. 14. Troupe was at the library along with professor Kelly Downing and author Corey Parks as part of Success is a Journey, a program the provides motivational speaking and advocates for academic and social change. -LUKE MARSHALLFEAT_COMM_Dancers
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