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Beacon Falls news

Love of learning drives Region 16 teacher of the year

BEACON FALLS — On her fifth birthday, Michele LoRusso’s kindergarten teacher at Gilmartin Elementary School in Waterbury gave her a copy of “Holly Hobbie’s Answer Book.” Thirty-five years later, she…

Commission approves public funding for candidates

HARTFORD — The State Elections Enforcement Commission recently approved public grants under the Citizens’ Election Program for candidates in the November general election. The commission approved grant payments for state…

Recycling goes from profitable to costly

As China slams the door on many recycled materials imported from the U.S., some Connecticut towns that used to turn a profit on their recyclables are now going to have…

Changes on the horizon for alternative education program

PROSPECT — Woodland Regional High School’s alternative education program will have a new home and expanded hours next school year. The Helping All Woodland Kids Succeed (HAWKS) alternative program started…

New fire marshal, finance manager in town

BEACON FALLS — The town has a new fire marshal and finance manager. Keith Griffin started working as the fire marshal on June 1. Griffin is also the fire marshal…

Officials eye excess funds to pay for storm cleanup

BEACON FALLS — The town is planning to move forward with cleaning up some debris left over from a storm in May without federal financial assistance. During a special joint…

Beacon Falls cancels Family Day fireworks

BEACON FALLS — Officials canceled the town’s summer fireworks show after plans to move the annual Family Day event downtown fell through. Traditionally, Family Day has been held in July…

Equipment stolen from bucket trucks

BEACON FALLS — Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment from the trucks of a tree company. Police reported a lengthy list of equipment was…

Beacon Hose reports service calls

BEACON FALLS — Beacon Hose Company No. 1 responded to 51 emergency medical service calls and 23 fire calls in April, the company reported. The company also provided fire mutual…

Board transfers management of Toby’s Pond

BEACON FALLS — The Board of Selectmen this month unanimously approved passing the management responsibility of Toby’s Pond to the Parks and Recreation Commission. Until this month, Open Space and Land…