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Plots available in community garden

BEACON FALLS — Applications are available for plots this season in the Beacon Falls Community Garden. The community garden is located on town property on Wolfe Avenue. The 10-foot-by-20-foot plots…

Company to salvage parts of historic home

BEACON FALLS — The town is saying goodbye to portions of one of its historic houses. The Board of Selectmen last week approved an agreement with Salvage Works that allows…

Region 16 board sends budget to voters

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education last week approved sending a roughly $40.73 million budget proposal for the 2019-20 fiscal year to a vote at a district meeting….

Students find knife on playground

BEACON FALLS — Two kindergarten students found a folding knife on the playground at Laurel Ledge Elementary School earlier this month, leading school officials to start locking the gate again…

Region 16 facing complex AC project at middle school

PROSPECT — Long River Middle School is the only one of Region 16’s four schools that isn’t fully air conditioned, and it’s likely to stay that way in the short…

United Way campaign hits the mark

NAUGATUCK — Stephen Pretto’s first assignment as a volunteer for the United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls was serving on the allocations committee — a group of people tasked…

Region 16 budget goes to hearing

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education will hold a hearing on its 2019-20 budget proposal Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Woodland Regional High School in…

Committee chooses Beacon Falls woman for Caring Heart Award

BEACON FALLS — For Elizabeth “Betty” Montefusco, volunteering is a family trait and a way of life. “I had a mom and dad who were always willing to lend a…

Long River student issued juvenile summons

PROSPECT — Police referred a 12-year-old Long River Middle School student to Waterbury Juvenile Court following an incident involving another student at the school on March 22. Police said the…

Towns dealing with shift in recycling industry

In 2018, Naugatuck received $16 a ton for recyclables. This year, the borough won’t receive any money or pay any money to dispose of recyclables. Naugatuck is one of the…