Tag Archives: Naugatuck River

Study looks at state of Naugatuck River

NAUGATUCK — What most surprised Courtney McGinnis once she began to study the state of the Naugatuck River were the letters she received from people who lived near its banks….

Sewage spills faster than information flows

Nearly a month after millions of gallons of raw sewage from Waterbury’s sewage treatment plant was dumped into the Naugatuck River local leaders are left scratching their heads. A prolonged…

DEEP determines sewage spill killed fish

NAUGATUCK — An electrical problem at Waterbury’s sewage treatment plant spelled problems for fish downstream. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection spokesman Dennis Schain said the treatment plant experienced…

Festival replacing river race

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Valley River Race hasn’t been held the past two years, but those looking to celebrate the Naugatuck River can do so during a new event at…

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…