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Company looks to grow in Beacon Falls

BEACON FALLS — A screen printing company will expand into a new home in Beacon Falls. Holly Sumner and her partner Monica Sumner currently run Liberty Screen Printing Company out…

J&M Automotive is expanding into the former Dodge dealership on New Haven Road in Naugatuck. -LARAINE WESCHLER

Used car dealer expanding at former Dodge dealership

NAUGATUCK — The Bob’s Dodge dealership, which has sat empty on New Haven Road for the past two years, will soon see new life. J&M Automotive, a used car dealer…

Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Catherine Smith talks about the state jobs bill during the Naugatuck Economic Development Corporation's annual meeting Nov. 28.

Business growth highlights annual NEDC meeting

NAUGATUCK — Some small businesses are flocking to the borough, thanks to the efforts of the Naugatuck Economic Development Corporation. Noel Rutherford, sales engineer at Vitek Research Corporation, said the…

Elsa Peat, an Oliver’s customer since 1964, shops at the Prospect grocery Monday after power was restored. The store had to ditch $100,000 worth of perishables when power went out for three days last week.

Storm slams area merchants

The Nor’easter that slammed the state Oct. 29 was boom or bust for local businesses. Those without power suffered when they shuttered their doors, while others were overwhelmed with customers…

Mayor Robert Mezzo talks business at the Mayoral Luncheon Oct. 27. - LARAINE WESCHLER

Mezzo addresses business community

NAUGATUCK — Local business leaders got an update on everything from Renaissance Place to the high school referendum at the Mayoral Luncheon Oct. 27. Mayor Robert Mezzo spoke to members…

Randy Bushka, left, and Eric Bushka stand in front of a pile of lumber at their 550 High Street store. H.J. Bushka & Sons plans to move to a bigger location in the Naugatuck Industrial Park in the next two years.

Borough company begins expansion in industrial park

NAUGATUCK — One company is moving forward with plans for expansion despite what its owner described as a “tepid” economy. H.J. Bushka & Sons bought property on Great Hill Road…


Borough baker takes the cake

NAUGATUCK — Edward Hughes carefully places a colorful chocolate Buzz Lightyear atop a boy’s green birthday cake as his assistants pipe white frosting around the base of another cake in…

From left, Naugatuck High School senior Ruben Ferreira, senior Alisha Casiano, sophomore Lauren Blum, and junior Christina Costa were among 10 NHS students to attend a DECA leadership conference in Florida last week.

DECA trip all business

Ten Naugatuck High School students joined another 15,000 blue-blazered students in Orlando, Fla. last week at the International Career Development Conferences. The event was hosted by the Distribution Education Clubs…

From left, receptionist Ashley Rodrigues, Naugatuck Mayor Bob Mezzo, salon owner Christine Rodrigues, and stylist Carly Stotz cut the ribbon to signify the opening of Maxim Salon at 26 Church Street in Naugatuck. The salon opened March 4 and offers hair styling, tanning, waxing, natural nails, and eyelash tinting.
Beacon Falls Pharmacy owner Bob Bradley, right, and his wife Marion, a pharmacist, celebrated the fifth anniversary of the business in November.

Pharmacy couple is delivering right prescription for Beacon Falls

For Beacon Falls Pharmacy owner Bob Bradley, charity just makes good business sense. Although a life-long resident of Beacon Falls, Bradley started getting more involved in the community when he…