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Police seek help locating teen

NAUGATUCK — Police are seeking help to find a teen who was last seen by his family last week, but had contact with them Wednesday. Police said Lance Lydem Jr.,…

Entrepreneur starting company at former YoCrunch plant

NAUGATUCK — Months after Danone closed the YoCrunch plant in the borough, an entrepreneur is breathing new life into the facility on Spring Street. Work is underway to turn the…

Borough board authorizes deal for Lanxess land

NAUGATUCK — The borough is closing in on a deal to buy nearly all of a roughly 88-acre parcel from Lanxess Corporation for the proposed “Port of Naugatuck.” The Board…

Police charge man after report of suspicious person near school

NAUGATUCK — Police arrested a 37-year-old Naugatuck man Wednesday after investigating a report of a suspicious person near the Early Childhood Center at Central Avenue. Police responded to the school…

Gas leak cause of hazmat incident

NAUGATUCK — A gas leak Sunday at a plant on Spring Street closed the street for several hours as officials dealt with the hazardous materials incident. Deputy Fire Chief Paul…

Police launch initiative to combat opioid addiction

NAUGATUCK — As of Sept. 3, the number of confirmed opioid-related overdose deaths in Naugatuck stood at eight this year — four less than all of 2018 — with another…

Elks hosting 9/11 ceremony  

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Elks Lodge is holding a ceremony to remember those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks as part of the lodge’s observance of Patriots Week. The…

Naugatuck, Waterbury fire departments receive grant

WATERBURY — A nearly $300,000 federal grant will provide equipment and training for both the Waterbury and Naugatuck fire departments. The allocation is part of $33.6 million in direct assistance…

Fire displaces Naugatuck family

NAUGATUCK — A fire displaced a mother and her two children from their home on Highland Avenue over Labor Day weekend. Firefighters responded to a structure fire at 163 Highland…

Police investigate report of suspicious person near school

NAUGATUCK — Police investigated a report of a suspicious person with an object, possibly a firearm, in the woods outside Salem Elementary School on Thursday afternoon. Officers responded to the…