Tag Archives: Franklin Johnson Sr. Citizenship Award


Borough to honor Martins

NAUGATUCK — For Marcelo Martins, volunteering is about making his hometown a better place. “I just thought, if we all did a little, it would make our community so much…


Honoring citizenship

NAUGATUCK — There is a lot of discussion on social media and in general conversation about what is wrong with the country, the state of Connecticut and the Borough of…


DeBisschop earns Citizenship Award

NAUGATUCK — A lifetime of volunteering has brought one Naugatuck resident an award named after his mentor. John DeBisschop III, a Naugatuck native and lieutenant with the Naugatuck Fire Department,…

Naugatuck Elk Jim Desmarais and the lodge are preparing for the sixth year of its Senior Home Work Program. –RA ARCHIVE

Elks leader chosen for citizenship award

NAUGATUCK — Decades ago, James Desmarais Sr. said, his wife inspired him to become more active in the borough. “My wife got tired of me being a couch potato and…

Joan Doback

Borough to honor Doback with citizenship award

NAUGATUCK — Joan Doback, chairwoman of the Naugatuck Education Foundation, has won this year’s Franklin Johnson Sr. Citizenship Award, given every fall to a borough resident who carries on the…