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Failure of solar panels means replacing school roof

NAUGATUCK — A catastrophic failure of the solar panels built into Naugatuck High School’s roof has the borough looking at a costly, emergency project to replace the roof just nine…

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…

Naugatuck High accepting applications for scholarship

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High School is accepting applications for the Chip Aldrich Memorial Scholarship. Aldrich, who died in 2016, was a special education teacher in the Naugatuck school district from…

Downed wire knocked out power to thousands

NAUGATUCK — A downed wire in Naugatuck caused about 5,600 people to lose power Wednesday afternoon. The issue affected a circuit that runs through Naugatuck, Waterbury and Prospect, causing outages…

Commission looks to expand design district

NAUGATUCK — The Zoning Commission is considering expanding the Rubber Avenue Design District to include four additional properties. The four properties, located at 828, 824, 816, and 780 Rubber Avenue,…

Police charge man in connection with car break-ins

NAUGATUCK — An 18-year-old Naugatuck man is facing multiple charges in connection with car break-ins over the weekend. Police said officers responded to Horton Hill Road at about 11:30 p.m….

Whittemore Memorial Library hosting exhibit

NAUGATUCK — The Whittemore Memorial Library is featuring an exhibit by landscape artist Janis Hogan through April 29. The exhibit is a collection of landscapes depicting East Coast scenes in…

Departments present capital requests

NAUGATUCK — Borough officials are eyeing some large-ticket items in the 2019-20 budget. The Board of Finance last week moved forward with a $2.84 million capital projects budget proposal. The…

Founding board member of Jane Doe No More to be honored

NAUGATUCK — The first Dr. Henry C. Lee Award that Donna Palomba’s organization presented was to Lee himself, the man whose DNA research identified her attacker. A decade later, and…

Naugatuck man pleads guilty to mail fraud in coupon case

NAUGATUCK — A borough man waived indictment March 26 and pleaded guilty to mail fraud in connection with a coupon scheme that netted him $193,000, according to federal authorities. Thomas…