Shortage of workers impacting industries

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By Andreas Yilma, Staff Writer PROSPECT — Senor Pancho’s owner Andy Adames had to close the doors at his restaurant in town at least half...

Application for bridge project approved

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NAUGATUCK — The Inland Wetlands Commission on Aug. 4 approved an application for a project to repair the Beacon Valley Road Bridge. The stone bridge,...

PURA approves rate changes

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NEW BRITAIN — The state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has approved rate changes for Connecticut Water Company that are expected to increase customer’s bills...

Selectmen postpone hearing on marijuana ordinance

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BEACON FALLS — The Board of Selectmen has postponed a hearing scheduled for Monday on a proposed ordinance that will prohibit people from smoking...

Order requires coronavirus testing for nursing home workers

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD — After weighing the possibility, Gov. Ned Lamont has decided not to order nursing home workers to get vaccinated against...

School chief hosting community forum

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PROSPECT — Region 16 Superintendent of Schools Michael Yamin has scheduled a community forum on returning to school. The forum is set for Aug. 9...

Lamont eyes mandatory vaccinations, testing for nursing home workers

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American MANCHESTER — Gov. Ned Lamont inched closer Wednesday to invoking his emergency powers to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations or testing for...

Mutual aid EMS calls from Naugatuck ‘too much’ for area providers

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By Elio Gugliotti, Editor NAUGATUCK — Four area EMS providers have stopped responding to non-life threatening mutual aid calls in the borough, citing a “failing...

State’s counties all reach recommended mask threshold

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American SOUTHINGTON — All Connecticut counties have now reached the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommended threshold for wearing masks...

Legislators to explore possible changes in laws for juveniles

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD — A bipartisan working group of six state legislators is exploring how state laws and policies might be changed to...

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