Tag Archives: Waterbury


Naugatuck man killed in Waterbury crash

WATERBURY — A Naugatuck man was one of two men killed Tuesday after the pickup truck he was driving crossed into opposing traffic on Watertown Avenue on and slammed into…

John MacDonald of Naugatuck does some wood burning at his home in Naugatuck Wednesday. MacDonald is the grand marshal at the St. Patrick's Day parade in Waterbury on Saturday.  –RA ARCHIVE

Borough man to lead St. Patrick’s Day parade

WATERBURY — One day, while helping his father fix televisions and radios, a young John MacDonald picked up his dad’s handmade soldering iron and began using it like a pen…

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Borough man arrested for poisoning boss

WATERBURY — A former employee in the city’s parks department was arrested Wednesday after police say he laced his boss’s oatmeal with a gritty chemical substance that’s normally used for…

State and local police investigate an accident involving a car and a tractor trailer on the off I-84 off ramp at exit 17 and Chase Parkway in Waterbury on Friday. Pamela Winston, 61 of Naugatuck, died from injuries caused during the accident. –RA ARCHIVE

Borough woman identified as victim in fatal crash

WATERBURY — A 61-year-old woman from Naugatuck died after a tractor trailer crashed into her car on Route 64 shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, police said. The woman, identified as…

Metro-North Railroad has extended the substitute bus service on the Waterbury line until Sept. 23 while maintenance is done on the track. –RA ARCHIVE

Work to interrupt train service on Waterbury line

WATERBURY — Train service on the Waterbury Branch of Metro-North Railroad will be suspended for a month and replaced with buses while maintenance is performed on the 28-mile, single-track route….


Waterbury woman killed in Prospect crash

PROSPECT – A Waterbury woman was killed when her car veered from the road and struck a tree Monday, state police said. Troopers said Mildred Smith, 78, of 130 Byam…

Waterbury cops: Medical problems cause fast-food drive-thru crash

WATERBURY — A Beacon Falls man had medical difficulties as he was entering the Burger King drive-thru on Thomaston Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, causing him to drive over…

Runners take off during the start of the Bob Veillette 5K Road Race in downtown Waterbury last September. The race was held to honor Bob Veillette, who was left paralyzed following a stroke in 2006. Veillette was an avid runner, and journalist for the Republican-American. - RA ARCHIVE

Rossi running for a good cause

When Deputy Mayor Tamath Rossi laces her running shoes Sept. 11, she will be checking off an item on her bucket list. She will also be raising money for Naugatuck…

Wrong-way driver injures members of borough family

A Naugatuck family survived a head-on collision with a wrong-way driver on Route 8 late Sunday night. Police say 59-year-old Jonathan Whitlock was driving his SUV north on the southbound…

Saint Mary’s accepting applications for nursing scholarships

WATERBURY – The Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation is offering scholarships to students who are pursuing associate or bachelor’s degrees in nursing. The scholarships will be awarded this spring. Each year,…