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Police closing Naugatuck park after visitors trash area

NAUGATUCK — Police plan to close Platts Mill River Park this weekend after large groups of visitors trashed it over the last few weeks. It appears that people were using…

Store participating in backpack giveaway

NAUGATUCK — The Verizon Wireless store at 1007 New Haven Road is taking part in The Cellular Connection’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Between 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday,…

Motto inspires Naugatuck girl to help others

NAUGATUCK — “Be brave, be strong” has been a motto of Lauren Kropo since she was in kindergarten. As a student at Cross Street Intermediate School, the 10-year-old used that…

Residents hang rainbow pride flags to support neighbor

NAUGATUCK — Rainbow-colored flags sprouted on several Hillside Avenue homes over the past week as residents there send a message of support for a neighbor targeted by hate speech. Naugatuck…

Students design new logo for Naugatuck Public Schools

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck Public Schools announced a new logo for the district following a year-long project involving students from every school. The Board of Education was using the Tuttle house…

Borough, white collar union agree to contract

NAUGATUCK — The borough and the white collar union have reached terms on a new, four-year contract. The contract with the United Public Service Employees Union, Local 424 Unit 15…

School roof, solar projects on tap in borough

NAUGATUCK — Two school roof projects are on tap for this summer in the borough. The larger project of the two is replacing City Hill Middle School’s roughly 60,000-square-foot roof….

Big Y to eliminate plastic bags

NAUGATUCK — Regional supermarket chain Big Y announced Thursday it will eliminate single-use plastic bags at all of its stores on Aug. 1, the day a state-mandated 10-cent fee for…

Borough officials, union clash over hiring new fire marshal

NAUGATUCK — Borough officials and the firefighters union found themselves at odds over how to hire a new fire marshal to replace former Fire Marshal Robert Weaver, who retired June…

Hazardous waste, paint to be collected

WOLCOTT — The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments and participating towns are sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Day on Saturday. The event will run from 8 a.m….