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The house on the island in Carrington Pond in Matthies Park once belonged to the late Bernard H. Matthies, who donated the land for the park in Beacon Falls. –FILE PHOTO

Keeping up with park a matter of money

BEACON FALLS — Take a trip to Matthies Park. Smell the pines, see the landscape, dip a toe in the water. Then sit on the cement bridge that faces the…

Joe Rodorigo, right, and Domenick Sorrentino paddle their cardboard boat last July on Carrington Pond at Matthies Park during Beacon Falls’ first Cardboard Boat Regatta.  -FILE PHOTO

Inaugural cardboard boat race sets sail

BEACON FALLS — The town’s inaugural Cardboard Boat Regatta pushed off from being a dream to a reality last Saturday. The race, which took place on Carrington Pond at Matthies…

Beacon Falls’ first Cardboard Boat Regatta will be held July 6 on Carrington Pond at Matthies Park. –FILE PHOTO

Sink or race

Cardboard Boat Regatta coming to Beacon Falls BEACON FALLS — The Parks and Recreation Commission wants to see if it can float a new kind of boat race. On July…

The Matthies House in Matthies Park in Beacon Falls belonged to Bernard H. Matthies, who was a prominent business owner in town. Town Historian Steven Ruhl has submitted an application to have the house placed on the State Register of Historic Places. –FILE PHOTO

Town seeks historic recognition for Matthies House

BEACON FALLS — Matthies Park offers residents a chance to hike, boat, escape civilization, and view an old house on a lake. That house, which belonged to Bernard H. Matthies,…

The Connecticut Forest & Park Association is hosting a family bicycle ride June 2 at Matthies Park in Beacon Falls. –FILE PHOTO

Trails day includes bike ride at Matthies Park

BEACON FALLS — On Saturday, the Connecticut Forest & Park Association is hosting a family bicycle ride at Matthies Park. The event is one of many events going on around…

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A look ahead – what to expect in Beacon Falls in 2011

Town leaders in Naugatuck, Prospect, and Beacon Falls all echoed the same manta – We’ll do the best we can with what little we have. With the economy seemingly at…

The TPA study officials presented to the public Tuesday did not recommend anything for the manmade island, which is slowly sinking into the pond, or the hosue that sits upon it.

Pond will dry up without repairs

BEACON FALLS — Town officials fear Carrington Pond at Matthies Memorial Park will become a swamp if hundreds of thousands of dollars are not invested into repairs of the artificial…