Firefighters find smoke, no blaze after report of car fire

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NAUGATUCK — Where there’s smoke, there’s not always fire. Firefighters responded to a report of a car fire before exit 25 on Route 8 south...

Students likely not returning to classrooms soon

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By Elio Gugliotti and Paul Hughes, Staff The earliest schools will reopen is April 20, but state and local officials are preparing for the possibility...

State launches loan program for businesses

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD — The Lamont administration is launching a promised emergency loan program to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. The Connecticut...

State warns of coronavirus-related scams 

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD — State officials are warning consumers about scammers marketing and selling fake at-home testing kits for coronavirus. The Office of Attorney...

COVID-19 cases, deaths surge

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD — The COVID-19 outbreak continued surging Wednesday as nearly 260 more infections and seven more deaths were reported in Connecticut. The...

BOE names Cooney assistant superintendent

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By Andreas Yilma, Staff Writer NAUGATUCK — A familiar face is moving up the administrative ranks in the Naugatuck school system. The Board of Education this...

Mayor announces first confirmed case of coronavirus in borough

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By Elio Gugliotti and Paul Hughes, Staff NAUGATUCK — A Naugatuck resident has tested positive for COVID-19 — the first confirmed case of the coronavirus...

Dean’s list

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Nazareth College ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Matthew Corona of Naugatuck and Cassandra Dupre, Sarah Dupre and Andrea Gutierrez, all of Prospect, were named to the dean’s...

School board approves $64.4M budget proposal

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By Andreas Yilma, Staff Writer NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education is seeking a 3.6% increase in education spending from the borough. The Board of Education...

Unemployment claims skyrocket

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By Michael Puffer, Republican-American WATERBURY — Applications for unemployment compensation in Connecticut skyrocketed last week as the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses to close and residents...