Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment


Ripping up the runway

NAUGATUCK — When it comes to the runway, Naugatuck High School knows how to rip it up. More than 100 students and faculty from the school took to the stage…

Phoenix Stage Company presents ‘Kill Me Deadly’

NAUGATUCK — Phoenix Stage Company will present seven performances of “Kill Me Deadly” by Bill Robens beginning Saturday. The play follows the character of Charlie Nickels, a gumshoe in the…


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…


Model wants to show beauty comes in all sizes

NAUGATUCK — Jenise Durant wants America to see her beauty and confidence as a full figured model and beauty pageant winner. Durant, 26 of Naugatuck, won the title of Miss…


Journal writings become tale of hope

BEACON FALLS — What started out as one woman’s journal to help deal with the emotions of multiple miscarriages is now a published book. In October Ann Pasko, a Beacon…


A midsummer night in December

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School actors will transport the audience from the holiday season to a midsummer’s night. Woodland Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”…


Naugatuck native doesn’t let disease stand in his way

On the first glance, it’s not apparent Joseph Torello suffers from an unusual disease that affects the nerves that stimulate movement. That’s critical for Torello, a 31-year-old dancer, actor and…


Beacon Falls artist’s work rolling into museum

BEACON FALLS — From Archie Comics to classic cars, one Beacon Falls resident has drawn it all. Joseph Pepitone has been interested in cars since he was a young boy….


Metal band with borough guitarist wins award

NAUGATUCK — Winning awards one day. Touring another day. Dead by Wednesday. Dead by Wednesday, a heavy metal band based out of New Haven, has won the first Connecticut Music…


Warped Tour reenergizes Naugatuck band

NAUGATUCK — With their performance at the Warped Tour still fresh in their minds, the Naugatuck-based band A Will Away is back in the studio working on a new album….