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Bielik seeking 4th term as first selectman

BEACON FALLS — After a career in the U.S. Navy, First Selectman Christopher Bielik found another avenue to serve the public — local politics. “Whether you’re wearing a uniform or…

Smith eyes return to first selectman’s office

BEACON FALLS — Six years have passed since Gerard Smith last sat in the first selectman’s seat. Smith has thrown his hat back in the ring for the town’s top…

United Way preparing for Festival of Trees

NAUGATUCK — The United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls is seeking groups and individuals to participate in its 13th annual Festival of Trees. The United Way will provide trees…

Beacon Hose holding Octoberfest

BEACON FALLS — Beacon Hose Co. No. 1 will host its second annual Beacon Hose Octoberfest on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the firehouse, 35 North Main…

Officials want to convert computer lab into auditorium

PROSPECT — The days of Long River Middle School students using the school’s computer lab to do work online are over. Now, officials are hoping to repurpose the lab so…

Show of support for fire school

Firefighters, officials call for state to release funds BEACON FALLS — In a strong show of support, firefighters and officials from the Naugatuck Valley and beyond came together Thursday afternoon…

State DOT plans to purchase new rail cars

WATERBURY — The state Department of Transportation plans to purchase 110 new rail cars to replace its aging fleet of coaches on four of its commuter branches, but so far…

Town, school officials take precautions to protect against EEE

Local officials are taking precautions to protect people against Eastern equine encephalitis, a virus spread by mosquitoes that has killed three people in the state this year. On Tuesday, state…

Hazardous waste, paint to be collected

The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments and participating towns are sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Day on Saturday. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m….

United Way campaign building momentum

NAUGATUCK — The United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls kicked off its annual campaign with a full head of steam. The United Way’s goal this year is to raise…