Church garden harvests help for those in need

BEACON FALLS — Ann Hopkins is a self proclaimed advocate for vegetables. “I’m a spokesman for vegetables shall we say,” said the Beacon Falls resident...

Annual Sao Paio festival set for 62nd year

NAUGATUCK — As the end of August draws nearer, borough residents turn their thoughts to soccer, Portuguese music, and eels. The annual Sao Paio festival...

Street’s alternative name to honor Johnson

NAUGATUCK — After all the pomp and circumstance of the annual Memorial Day parade, a solemn ceremony honoring deceased veterans is held on Division...

Local author publishes childrens’ book

PROSPECT — What do coatis, aardvarks and okapis have in common? Not much, but Prospect author John Altson is sure he’s found a common...
Area winners of the Maura Horgan Memorial Championship Trophy competition held April 9, from left, Lindsey Pappas, Christain Carione and Jennifer Zollo presented by Horgan Academy director, Dr. Maureen Horgan.

Irish feis grows larger with each year

NAUGATUCK – Four hundred dancers from 14 states and two Canadian provinces jigged their way to the Continental Room earlier this month for the...

Actors take a theatrical trip “Into the Woods”

BEACON FALLS — Sports enthusiasts colloquially refer to Woodland Regional High School as “the Woods,” so it appears theater director Susan Cinoman’s latest selection,...
From left, Genie Tricarico, Dino Verrelli, Shane Behrle, Leo Disorbo, and Loretta Lesko pose after running with Team Project Purple at the Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon on June 5th in Simsbury.

A runner with a cause

Beacon Falls resident Dino Verrelli wants to run 13 half-marathons (that’s 13.1 miles) in 13 months to raise awareness and $130,000 for pancreatic...
Jerry Labriola

Borough writer releases 11th book

NAUGATUCK — Dr. Jerry Labriola hasn’t stopped writing prescriptions since he retired 14 years ago. Only now, he prescribes thrillers. The Naugatuck native has written...

Eagles name Mezzo mother of year

The Fraternal Order of Eagles chose Sande Mezzo, mother of Naugatuck Mayor Robert Mezzo, as Naugatuck’s Mother of the Year. “I was totally surprised. I...

Local Creations: Quilts gone wild

NAUGATUCK — Terri Takacs’ studio is crammed with color-coded thread, hand-dyed ribbon, and beads, all arranged in neat little holders along the wall, drawers,...

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