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Naugatuck Portuguese Club members from left Armando Rodrigues, Fred Valente and Maria Emador prepares eels Thursday morning at the club on Rubber Avenue for the 63rd annual Feast of Sao Paio Festival, which begins on Friday. The club bought and prepared 800 pounds of eels for the festival.  –LUKE MARSHALL

Sao Paio fest back for 63rd year

NAUGATUCK — Eels, soccer tournaments and live music will all come together this weekend for the 63rd annual Feast of Sao Paio Festival. The three-day festival is put on by…

Newly-elected Naugatuck Portuguese Club President Mariana Branco-Barnes, center, talks with Vice President Alberto Janeiro, right, and club member Carlos Ramos, left, Sunday morning at the club on Rubber Avenue.  Mariana Branco-Barnes is the club’s first woman president. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Portuguese Club swears in first woman president

NAUGATUCK — There’s a first time for everything, even after eight decades. On Sunday morning, Mariana Branco-Barnes was installed as the Naugatuck Portuguese Club’s new president and the first woman…

David Silva of Naugatuck chops eels for the Sao Paio festival in Naugatuck last year. This year’s festival will take place this weekend. –RA ARCHIVE

Annual Sao Paio festival set for 62nd year

NAUGATUCK — As the end of August draws nearer, borough residents turn their thoughts to soccer, Portuguese music, and eels. The annual Sao Paio festival is set to take place…