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A look ahead – what to expect from Region 16 schools in 2011

Region 16 Schools New elementary to replace outdated buildings A newly-formed building committee will look at options for a new school on Talmadge Hill off of Route 69 in Prospect….

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A look ahead – what to expect in Beacon Falls in 2011

Town leaders in Naugatuck, Prospect, and Beacon Falls all echoed the same manta – We’ll do the best we can with what little we have. With the economy seemingly at…

Giving’s in vogue for Beacon Falls clothing company

WATERBURY — Room after room, the routine was the same Dec. 22 at Wilson Elementary School. Santa Claus — also known as Robert Birrell — charged in wearing his trademark…

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Vet shares story with Region 16 students

BEACON FALLS — Every veteran has his or her story. Vietnam veteran Rev. John Clarke shared his story with Region 16 students, parents and residents on Dec. 16 as part…

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Decision to raze Lewis house faces opposition

The battle over the future of the Tracy Lewis house in Beacon Falls rages on despite a 2-1 vote Monday by the Board of Selectman to demolish it immediately. Selectman…

Bond package vote soon

The Board of Selectmen will vote to pass a resolution to send a bond package totaling about $6.5 million to the Board of Finance on Dec. 13. The package would…

Region 16 launches new reading program

BEACON FALLS — Region 16 has kicked off its newest reading program, “One Region, One Book.” The program was brainstormed over the summer and earlier this fall by Woodland Regional…

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Woodland, Naugy show spirit

Woodland spirit finally propelled the Hawks to a win against Seymour Wednesday. Before the game, a war of the classes reverberated through the walls of the Woodland gym.

Black and gold warriors at Woodland Regional High School gathered Wednesday morning to psyche up for the game in the loudest way possible – with a screaming contest between the sophomore and senior finalists.

After battling for 10 days, the seniors emerged triumphant at the pep rally proceeding Wednesday night’s Thanksgiving football game.

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Food bank making holiday brighter

NAUGTUCK — The Ecumenical Food Bank is gearing up for Thanksgiving in a big way. Last Monday, volunteers gave out 252 holiday baskets to the needy in Naguatuck and Beacon…

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Local residents pay respect on Veterans Day

BEACON FALLS – Veterans Day isn’t just another day off from school, said Bruce Carlson, commander of the Beacon Falls Legion Post.

“We’re trying to bring the community back involved with our ceremonies and to let the kids know a little history. We start out with the youngest age in the cub scouts and try to get as much participation as possible with the high school,” Carlson said.

Boy Scout troop 104 participated in the ceremony. Chris Zmuda, a member of the troop, played taps on his father’s trumpet.

He said that the ceremony made him think about what the day means. “I come out of my way to come here. I’d probably be home doing homework or something, but I came here to really think and meet these people,” Zmuda said.

The day was especially emotional for Paul Drabicki, whose father, Chester “Benny” Drabicki, a WWII veteran passed away a few weeks ago.