Category Archives: News


Obituary: Rita M. (Smith) Getchell

WOLCOTT — Rita M. (Smith) Getchell, 86, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the VITAS Innovative Care Unit at Saint Mary’s Hospital. She was the widow of…


Police issue silver alert

NAUGATUCK — Borough police are seeking help to locate 23-year-old Stephanie Lucisano of Naugatuck. Police said Lucisano was last seen Wednesday in New York City. Lucisano is white, about 5…


Western principal submits resignation

NAUGATUCK — Western Elementary School Principal Laura Main will resign after this school year. Newtown resident Main tendered her resignation during a special Board of Education meeting April 24. Board…


Obituary: Raye Virginia Reale

MIDDLEBURY — Raye Virginia Reale, 69, of Middlebury, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014 in the VITAS Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital. Raye was born Dec. 18, 1944 daughter…


Student finds knife in locker

NAUGATUCK — School officials have launched an investigation after an 8-year-old girl discovered a knife in her locker at Hop Brook Elementary School Monday. The girl took her backpack out…


BOE to appoint new superintendent

NAUGATUCK — The borough’s school system is poised to be under new leadership. The Board of Education will meet Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tuttle Building, 380 Church St….


Obituary: Antoinette Mary Magda Farrell

BEACON FALLS — Antoinette Mary Magda Farrell, 94, of Beacon Falls, beloved wife of the late George W. Farrell, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at…


Second suspect charged in sexual assault case

NAUGATUCK — Police have made a second arrest in a case involving the sexual assault of a minor. Joseph Villafane, 23, of 397 Atlantic St., Bridgeport, was arrested April 23…


Hearing set on privatizing collections

NAUGATUCK — A public hearing will be held Wednesday night on proposals received by the borough to privatize trash and recycling collection. The hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. in…


Obituary: Robert Lewis Slater

SEYMOUR — Mr. Robert Lewis Slater, 85, of Seymour, passed away early Monday morning April 28, 2014, at Griffin Hospital in Derby. He was the husband of the late Dorothy…