Tag Archives: blizzard


Towns weather storm

With the blizzard winding down towns have begun the process of digging out. Prospect Mayor Robert Chatfield said the town had no medical emergencies, no fires, and no injuries thus…

A payloader works to clear snow from Center Street in Prospect Feb. 11.-RA ARCHIVE

Council approves transfers to cover snow cleanup

PROSPECT — Like snow being moved off a road, the town had to move money from one account to another to pay for the work done during the February blizzard….

The late Mary McCormack, of Prospect, right, talks with Sister Mary Frederick during the 90th anniversary dinner for Saint Margaret's School at the Villa Rosa in Waterbury in 2006.  McCormack died last Friday in a hit-and-run accident while she was snowblowing her driveway on Straitsville Road. –RA ARCHIVE

Community remembers life of hit-and-run victim

PROSPECT — Community members, friends and town officials remembered the local woman who was killed in a hit-and-run accident during the winter storm last Friday as honest, meticulous and loving….

Residents of Tudor Lane in Naugatuck came together Monday morning to clear their street. –CONTRIBUTED

Letter: Neighborhood comes together in snowstorm

To the editor, Talk about cabin fever. I’m certain many of us experienced the irritability and restlessness of not being plowed out of their roads after an incredible 30-inch hit…

Region 16 heading back to school

REGION 16 — Schools bells will be ringing again Thursday in Beacon Falls and Prospect as Region 16 students head back to school following this weekend’s blizzard. Region 16 schools…

James Anthony Wood Jr. with his mom, Lauri Wood, and dad, James Wood Sr., of Naugatuck at Waterbury Hospital Monday. James Wood Sr. and neighbors used half a cargo pod to sled his wife to the end of their street on Sunday while she was in labor with their fifth child at their home in Naugatuck. Their street wasn't plowed at the time. –RA ARCHIVE

A special delivery for borough parents

WATERBURY — Necessity is the mother of invention, and thanks to her quick-thinking husband, Lauri Wood is the mother of a healthy seven-pound, two-ounce baby boy. Wood, 42, went into…

Snow falls in downtown Naugatuck Friday afternoon. Naugatuck schools have been canceled the rest of the week as the borough works to clear streets of snow. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Naugatuck cancels school the rest of the week

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck schools will be closed Thursday and Friday as the borough continues to clean up in the wake of this weekend’s blizzard. “Borough and Board of Education officials…

Snow removal to close Whittemore Bridge

NAUGATUCK — The borough will be doing extensive snow removal Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in the downtown and Union City areas. Mayor Robert Mezzo said the Whittemore Bridge over…

Eric Figueroa and Jonathan Morreno of Green Construction work to shovel a 5-foot snowdrift from the top of Community School in Prospect Monday. Schools in Naugatuck and Region 16, which serves Prospect and Beacon Falls, have been closed since Friday when a blizzard dumped about 3 feet of snow in the area. –RA ARCHIVE

Naugatuck, Region 16 schools closed on Wednesday

The unexpected vacation for Naugatuck and Region 16 students will continue at least one more day. Naugatuck schools will be closed on Wednesday, Naugatuck Mayor Robert Mezzo announced. “We still…

Many streets in Naugatuck, like Cherry Street, are only plowed to one lane making it hard for cars to pass. –RA ARCHIVE

Focus of cleanup now on widening roads

As the massive cleanup from this weekend’s blizzard continues, the focus has shifted to making roads wide enough for two lanes. Naugatuck Mayor Robert Mezzo, who has posted continuous updates…