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Beacon Falls news

Aliciene named region’s Teacher of the Year

PROSPECT — Work hard and you can become a star. That message is one which Karen Aliciene, a sixth-grade language arts teacher at Long River Middle School, communicates to her…

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Business owners speak out in support of bill

Cameras like politicians; politicians like cameras. If you can get in the middle of the love affair, you may just get noticed. At least that’s what some local business owners…

VFTM: Speaking of education …

View From the Middle is Editor Brendan Cox’s semi-regular news column. It contains pertinent state and national news in additional to local news, the occasional glimpse into the reporting process,…

Region 16 cuts back on unhealthy foods

Local students will have to go outside of their schools if they hope to satisfy their junk food fixes. Region 16, along with the state of Connecticut, is cracking down…

Owner of schoolhouse ponders future

BEACON FALLS — One of the oldest buildings in town has a new owner, and town officials say he may want to donate or sell it to the town. Nadeem…

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Pond will dry up without repairs

BEACON FALLS — Town officials fear Carrington Pond at Matthies Memorial Park will become a swamp if hundreds of thousands of dollars are not invested into repairs of the artificial…

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Committee recommends demolition

BEACON FALLS — A committee charged to explore municipal uses for property that the town bought in 2008 has recommended tearing down the former home of Tracy Lewis, president of…

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Local officer part of Red Dirt Road Band

BEACON FALLS — The man who might give you a ticket for speeding in Beacon Falls is the same man who will be rocking the bass this weekend at the…

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State mandates new graduation standards

Sweeping new state legislation intended to reform public education could cause big headaches for local students and administrators when it comes to graduation requirements. Public Act No. 10-111, which Gov….

Woodland updates evaluation model

BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School administrators have developed a new teacher evaluation model in hopes of better assessing the competency and performance of the district’s teachers. The model…