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School board transfers funds to absorb cuts

REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education last week transferred $939,279 to contingency to cover cuts in state education funding. A prolonged state budget stalemate came to an…

State cuts turn out to be tolerable

After a few anxious months, municipal leaders now have a state budget in their hands, and its impact isn’t as bad as once feared. The state legislature approved a $41.3…

State denies reimbursement for school land

REGION 16 — School administrators are hoping that a meeting with state officials will change their minds on a decision to deny any reimbursement for the land bought for Prospect…

Town recoups back taxes at auction

BEACON FALLS — The town sold three properties at a tax sale last week. The owners of the properties up for sale all owed back taxes to the town. The…

Inspection of school’s sprinkler pipes underway  

REGION 16 — School officials will soon know the extent of an issue with sprinkler pipes rusting at Woodland Regional High School. Between June 6 and Oct. 9, seven different…

Cause of house fire undetermined

BEACON FALLS — The cause of an Oct. 31 house fire on Kaleas Way is still undetermined. The early-afternoon fire destroyed the home at 38 Kaleas Way and displaced the…

Towns to commemorate Veterans Day

Beacon Falls, Naugatuck and Prospect will mark Veterans Day with ceremonies The Naugatuck Veterans Council is planning observances to commemorate Veterans Day on Saturday. The day is highlighted by the…

Food trucks to raise funds for Project Purple

BEACON FALLS — Project Purple is hoping great food will raise money for a great cause. Project Purple is hosting “The Great Food Truck Fund-raise” from 12 to 5 p.m….

Bielik wins first selectman race

(Full Beacon Falls election results) BEACON FALLS — Voters backed Democratic First Selectman Christopher Bielik for a third term in office. Bielik defeated Republican challenger Ken George, 894 votes to…

Driver facing charges after toddler ejected from car during crash

BEACON FALLS — A toddler and two drivers escaped serious injuries in a crash on Route 8 North Friday afternoon. State police said a 19-month-old boy was ejected from a…