Tag Archives: Bob Veillette


Recitals carry on borough man’s legacy

NAUGATUCK — The 12th year of the Bob Veillette Summer Piano Recitals are set for Sept. 8 at the Whittemore Library. The recitals were started by Veillette, a Naugatuck man…

Bob Veillette and Tim Andrew in 2010. –RA ARCHIVE

Runner competing in race to aid friend

NAUGATUCK — Former Naugatuck firefighter Tim Andrew is facing an uphill climb, yet again, to help a friend. Andrew, 63, is participating in the Mount Washington Road Race in New…


5K to raise funds for Naugatuck man

WATERBURY — The 10th annual Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk is Sept. 12 at Library Park at Grand and Meadow streets. The event, which includes a 5K running…


Engineers work to unlock syndrome

NAUGATUCK — Two California engineering professors and a graduate student visited the Naugatuck home of a paralyzed, mute man last week, trying to create a device that would allow him…


Working to unlock syndrome

College students developing technology in effort to help Naugatuck man Engineering students in California have spent the last three months trying to create a new way for a mute, paralyzed…


Runners brave weather for Veillette 5K

WATERBURY — High humidity and threats of thunderstorms did not deter runners and walkers Saturday morning from pounding Waterbury pavement in honor of a beloved musician and journalist. About 240…


5K to aid borough man

WATERBURY — The annual Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk is Saturday. The race was moved from its traditional Sunday afternoon start time in response to participants’ requests. The…


Paving the way

Naugatuck man leaves ground-breaking brain implant study NAUGATUCK — Bob Veillette, a Naugatuck man who suffers from locked-in syndrome, has ended his participation in a study to determine if a…

5K to benefit Naugatuck man

  WATERBURY — The 2013 Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk will be held Saturday at Library Park at Grand and Meadow streets. The race begins at 1:30 p.m….

Emily Lungarini plays piano to a roomful of people in 2013 at the Howard Whittemore Memorial Library in Naugatuck. The annual recital is a tribute to Bob Veillette, an accomplished piano player who hasn't missed the event since a stroke left him paralyzed in 2006. –RA ARCHIVE

Students sought for music recitals

NAUGATUCK — Music students are being sought for this year’s Bob Veillette recitals at the Howard Whittemore Memorial Library on Church Street. Separate recitals will be held Aug. 26 at…