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School officials to try new plan to curb vaping 

PROSPECT — Region 16 officials are trying a new tactic to curb the use of vaping products and e-cigarettes by students. At the recommendation of the Region 16 Community Prevention…

Longtime guard provides security with a smile

BEACON FALLS — Each morning, the smiling face of Fred Smith greets students as they get off school buses in front of Woodland Regional High School. Rain, snow or shine,…

Board puts off action on changes to non-resident student policy

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education has tabled action, for now, on proposed changes to a policy that would allow students that don’t live in Beacon Falls or…

Board OKs budget transfers for capital improvements

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education last week approved transfers totaling $249,684 from contingency to help pay for capital improvements. The bulk of that money — $194,793 —…

Proposed ordinances submitted to selectmen

BEACON FALLS — Officials are reviewing proposals for new ordinances submitted by a resident, including one that would prevent someone from running or holding an elected office if the person…

State releases Next Generation scores for schools

The scores for the Naugatuck and Region 16 school districts under the state’s Next Generation Accountability System went down slightly overall in the 2018-19 school year from the previous year,…

Eversource conducting aerial inspections

Eversource is conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment on rights of way throughout Connecticut, including in Beacon Falls and Naugatuck. The work involves a helicopter equipped with heat-sensing, infrared…

Lioness Club offering scholarship

BEACON FALLS — The Lioness Club of Beacon Falls is now accepting applications for its $1,000 college scholarship. The scholarship is open to female high school seniors who live in…

State blocks access road to forest due to dumping 

BEACON FALLS — Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials have closed an access road to High Rock State Park in the Naugatuck State Forest due to illegal dumping….

Senior project brings message of acceptance to stage

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School senior Mary Pelkey wants to spread a message of love and acceptance through her senior project. Pelkey is directing a production of “The…