Tag Archives: demolition

The old Thurston building at 410 Rubber Ave. is nothing but rubble now. The company plans to rebuild after the building's roof collapsed from winter snow.

Rubber Avenue landmark comes down

NAUGAUTCK — On one frigid morning in early February, heavy snow doomed a building designed to make ice. Now, Thurston Energy is ready to rebuild. The ice-maker-turned-energy-provider has made its…

A Naugatuck landmark is leveled; Peter Paul factory is now just rubble

NAUGATUCK — The abandoned Peter Paul factory, a community landmark that was once an integral part of borough life, is gone.   A foundation and piles of rubble are the…

Workers demolish the Peter Paul building on New Haven Road.
Workers demolish a building at 1198 New Haven Road in accordance with a notice from the Building Department. Snow on the roof of this vacant building in Naugatuck caused the roof to collapse Jan. 20.

Ackerman continues struggle to save her home

NAUGATUCK-Former burgess Lois Ackerman is still fighting to keep her family home, despite a demolition order upheld by the Building Code Board of Appeals and the Board of Mayor and…

Crews work on demolishing the Peter Paul factoruy on New Haven Road. PHOTO BY LARAINE WESCHLER

Chocolate king crumbling

Demolition of Naugatuck’s chocolate giant has commenced. For 88 years, Peter Paul on New Haven Road produced endless supplies of candies such as Mounds, until 2007 when the factory closed…

The Peter Paul building may no longer be a Naugatuck landmark once Hershey Foods demolishes it in the coming months.

Peter Paul leaves family legacy

Naugatuck may be known as “Rubber City,” but for over 80 years, a sweeter product played a major role in the borough. Peter Paul shuttered its doors in 2007, but…

Letter to the editor: Don’t raze Wolfe Avenue property until new plan is in place

Dear Sue Cable, Mike Krenesky, and Dominick Sorrentino I understand the property on Wolfe Avenue that was purchased by the town for public use a few years ago is under…

Letter to the editor: Beacon Falls can’t afford demolition

It is distressing to find that the Beacon Falls Board of Selectmen, at their December 13th meeting, voted 2 to 1, along party lines, to “IMMEDIATELY” tear down the town-owned…