Monthly Archives: December 2009

BOE’s ‘good news’ about scholarship

NAUGATUCK — The “good news” Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Tindall-Gibson had promised to deliver Thursday was not about the Board of Education’s more-than-$2 million budget shortfall but rather about…

Naugatuck kicks off the holiday season

NAUGATUCK — The Parks and Recreation Department held its sixth annual holiday kickoff Monday night on the Green with hundreds in attendance to enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, visits from Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman, and the lighting of the borough tree.

CLISE: Time for an athletic intervention

I’ve got it: A way to block the verbal haymakers being launched back and forth between Town Hall and Tuttle House. Maybe even a way to help fund the Board…

Six seniors lead the way for NHS ladies

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls basketball team has plenty to look forward to this season, led by its super six seniors. The Greyhounds come into the season wanting to show…

Post play will make Hawks girls contenders

BEACON FALLS — The secret to the success of the Woodland girls’ basketball squad this winter will be no secret at all: low-post domination. Look no farther than senior Katie…

Naugy fellas must overcome inexperience

NAUGATUCK — Most coaches would not be thrilled to have a team that lacks experience. Consider Naugatuck boys’ boss Kevin Wesche the exception to the rule. The 2009-10 version of the…

Woodland boys don’t plan to be doormats

BEACON FALLS — Woodland boys’ basketball and success have not been exactly synonymous in the seven-year history of Hawks varsity hoops. In fact, the Black and Gold have posted only…

Local artist holds fast to traditional media

BEACON FALLS — Kiki Michalek likes to work with her hands. By day, the Naugatuck resident maintains gardens for a landscaper. By night, she is a working painter—but she deals…

BOE proposes insurance shift for employees

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education has begun its campaign to persuade all school employees to buy in to a new health insurance plan that it says will save almost…

Mayor: BOE healthcare switch not a solution

NAUGATUCK — Two top municipal officials say the school board’s proposal to revamp the school employees’ health insurance plan will not achieve any savings to combat the school system’s projected…