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Mother’s bravery inspires family

NAUGATUCK — She has battled a relentless disease for years and hasn’t complained once. That’s what family and friends say about Naugatuck resident Debra Lennon, 57, who has battled a…

A fundraiser will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Cook's Café, 203 Church St., to benefit two families who lost everything in a Dec. 7 fire at the Southwood Apartments on Rubber Avenue in Naugatuck. –RA ARCHIVE

Fundraiser to benefit families affected by fire

NAUGATUCK — When their apartments went up in flames Dec. 7, 35-year-old Rosie Melendez and 29-year-old Anais Gonzalez lost nearly everything. “All my stuff, to me it’s valuable,” Melendez said….

Teachers Amy Zappone, top row left, Kathy Mucha, top row right, and members of the student council wore pajamas to school Feb. 3 to raise money to support children with cancer. - CONTRIBUTED
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Cross Street students don pajamas to give back

NAUGATUCK — For one day, students at Cross Street Intermediate didn’t have to worry whether their t-shirts matched their jeans. They simply rolled out of bed and went to school…

Naugatuck High School senior Molly Walsh shaved her head early this month to raise money for cancer research.
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Borough girl goes bald for a good cause

NAUGATUCK — Many people make New Year’s resolutions. Not many can say they followed through on their resolution the day after New Years. Naugatuck High School senior Molly Walsh has…

Project Purple  members Tony Minopoli, Tony Wiezler, Scott Smith, Laura Smith, Loretta Lesko, Genie Triccarico, Leo DiSorbo, Jenine Motasky, Robert Lesko, Tony Piccarillo, and Dino Verrelli pose for a group picture at the Shelton Thanksgiving Race Nov. 25.
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Running to beat cancer

Just a few short months after Beacon Falls resident Dino Verrelli pledged to run 13 half-marathons (13.1 miles) in 13 months to raise money for pancreatic cancer research, his father…

Whittemore Library staff, from left, John Wiehn, Rosalie Cummings, Pam Bogert, Marissa Ciullo, Diana Scalzi, Jocelyn Miller, and Gina Owens sport jeans last Friday to raise money for books.
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Fridays in blue jeans

by Laraine Weschler NAUGATUCK — The formal old building in the center of the borough has been getting a bit more casual lately. Staff at the Howard Whittemore Memorial Library…

Students and faculty competed in volleyball and badminton tournaments at Naugatuck High School as part of the 'Wish Upon a Net' fundraiser Nov. 17. Money collected at the event went to the Kids Wish Network, a nonprofit that grants wishes to children with life-threatening conditions.
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Wishing upon a net

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High School faculty might have slammed students in a faculty versus student volleyball and badminton tournament last Thursday, but the real winners were two children with life-threatening diseases.

As part of her capstone project, NHS senior Andrea Neagu organized the “Wish Upon a Net” tournament to raise money for the Kids Wish Network.

The funds she raises will help send five-year-old McKenna, who suffers from mitochondrial DNA deletion syndrome, and three-year-old Aiden, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, to Disneyland and Disney World, respectively.

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Naugatuck family hosts courageous fundraiser for girl with cancer

NAUGATUCK — In honor of her friend who is losing hair to chemotherapy, 8-year-old Kayla Couch wore a bandanna every day during a family gathering last month in Rhode Island….

A girl feeds her little brother through a food program in Haiti. The program feeds about 200 children in a weekend.
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Naugatuck students on a mission to help Haiti

Although it’s been over a year since an earthquake devastated Haiti, the Haitian people are still suffering from the aftershocks. Already an impoverished country before the earthquake, the outpouring of…

Maya Dias peddles around the parking lot of Tender Years Preschool in Naugatuck during the annual Trike-a-Thon May 20.