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Partnership to help student transition

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck Public Schools is partnering with the Rise Network, a non-profit organization, to help make the transition from middle school to high school easier for students. Under the…

Hunt completes ascension to police chief

NAUGATUCK — As a child attending the former St. Francis School on Church Street, Steven Hunt would often walk down to the police department on the bottom level of Naugatuck…

Borough schools show growth on state accountability index

NAUGATUCK — Student performance improved at seven of the borough’s nine schools under the state’s latest assessment. The state Department of Education’s grading program, the Next Generation Accountability System, was…

Road closed to repair utility pole

NAUGATUCK — Police are advising drivers to steer clear of a section of Route 63 near Middlebury after a tractor-trailer snagged utility wires and pulled down a utility pole. Police…

NHS Class of ’59 seeking classmates

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck High School Class of 1959 is preparing for its 60th reunion and seeking help to locate several classmates. The reunion is planned for Sept. 15 at…

Pretto to receive Community Caring Award

NAUGATUCK — The United Way of Naugatuck & Beacon Falls will honor Stephen Pretto with the organization’s Mary H. Connolly Community Caring Award. The award recognizes an individual or individuals who…

Borough schools hosting music festival

NAUGATUCK — The 38th annual Borough Music Festival sponsored by the Naugatuck Public Schools music department is Tuesday night. The festival, which features over 250 Naugatuck students from grades four…

Public works budget request seeks to bring back a position

NAUGATUCK — Public Works Director James Stewart is looking to bolster his staff by filling a position that was cut several years ago. Stewart presented a budget request of $5.38…

Dinner to help former bus driver battling cancer

NAUGATUCK — Whenever anyone needed help, friends and family of Rita Withee say she was there to lend a hand. “She does everything for everybody without a thought. If she…

Landlord pleads guilty to tax evasion

NAUGATUCK — A borough landlord who owns a large apartment complex pleaded guilty Monday to a federal tax crime after he admitted to dodging more than $300,000 in taxes. Anthony…