Tag Archives: economy


Beacon Falls grand list grows 1.6 percent

BEACON FALLS — Given the troubling economy, town officials weren’t anticipating much if any growth in the town’s Grand List. So, when the 2010 Grand List rose 1.6 percent, it…

Borough’s bond rating upgraded

NAUGATUCK — The bond rating agency Standard & Poor’s has upgraded the rating on the borough’s long-term general obligation bonds, meaning the borough could pay less in interest when it…

The now-defunct Naugatuck Peter Paul candy plant survived the Great Depression—and a local author says its story holds lessons modern businesses should heed

Peter Paul: How to weather economic woes

When times got tough during the Great Depression, some companies found ways to flourish. Take the Peter Paul candy company. Peter Paul, which made its famous Mounds bars in Naugatuck…