Tag Archives: Naugatuck River


Nonprofits partner to fish trash from river

From an aerial view high above the Naugatuck River, dozens of round black spots that dot the water might be perfectly shaped boulders, part of nature’s mural. A closer look…


Girl drowns in Naugatuck River

NAUGATUCK — A 12-year-old girl drowned after swimming with friends in the Naugatuck River after school Monday. Emergency responders received a call just after 4:30 p.m. after friends of the…


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…