Tag Archives: Naugatuck River


Volunteers wanted to clean river

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck United Methodist Church is sponsoring a cleanup of the Naugatuck River. Volunteers are wanted to help in the effort. The cleanup, which will be led by…


A River Fest runs through it

BEACON FALLS — The high water levels in the Naugatuck River May 3 led to the cancelation of the annual Naugatuck Valley River Race, but the Beacon Falls River Fest…


Firefighters pull body from river

BEACON FALLS — Firefighters pulled the body of the man, who ran from Waterbury police Friday night, out of the Naugatuck River Saturday afternoon. A couple of kayakers spotted what…


River Fest ready to return

BEACON FALLS — Kayaks, canoes and rubber ducks are getting ready to share the Naugatuck River again during the annual River Fest. The festival will take place May 3. The…

Sewage spills in the Naugatuck River in Seymour on Wednesday. CONTRIBUTED BY STEVE CHERHONIAK

Sewage spilling into Naugatuck River

SEYMOUR — Thousands of gallons of raw sewage have spilled into the Naugatuck River after a siphon carrying the wastewater ruptured on the river’s edge in Seymour. Seymour resident Steve…


Police, firefighters pull fugitive from river

NAUGATUCK — Police officers and fire fighters pulled a bloody fugitive out of the Naugatuck River Monday. Police spokesman Lt. Robert Harrison said two 14-year-old boys were fishing near the…

A view of the Naugatuck River from the Depot Street bridge in Beacon Falls. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Website promotes transition of Naugatuck River

A river runs through the Naugatuck Valley and it’s clean. It wasn’t always that way. A new website, www.naugatuckriver.net, has been created to promote the Naugatuck River’s transition from eyesore…

A Connecticut Light & Power worker takes branches from an osprey nest atop a utility pole at the intersection of Cold Spring Road and Lopus Road Extension in Beacon Falls Friday morning to be used in a new nest several feet away built by CL&P. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

A new nest to call home

BEACON FALLS — Connecticut Light & Power has given a pair of ospreys a new home in Beacon Falls to call their own. On Friday morning, CL&P crews erected a…

A male osprey lands Monday with a stick for his nest, two days after Connecticut Light & Power workers removed a nest on the pole, citing safety concerns. –CONTRIBUTED

Work order raises questions regarding nest removal

BEACON FALLS — A Connecticut Light & Power Co. work order appears to indicate that a line worker found eggs in an osprey nest atop a utility pole in Beacon…

A male osprey sits atop a utility pole Monday in Beacon Falls in the act of rebuilding a nest taken down by Connecticut Light & Power. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is investigating whether there were eggs in the nest when the utility company removed it, which would constitute a violation of state and federal law. –CONTRIBUTED

Environmentalists cry fowl over nest removal

BEACON FALLS — On his way to an Audubon Society fundraiser called “Return of the Osprey” on Saturday, Keith Thomas noticed that a prominent osprey nest, visible from Route 8,…