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At left, Austin Scatena, 16, of Naugatuck looks over historical documents with classmates at Naugatuck High School in Naugatuck Wednesday. A group of about 20 high school students are producing an online museum for the Naugatuck Historical Society. They are photo-documenting and archiving documents from the society's Civil War collection including letters, artifacts, and entries from the Grand Army of the Republic memory book that documented veterans living in Naugatuck in the 1890s. - Steven Valenti Special to the Citizen's News

Bringing Civil War vet into the computer age

NAUGATUCK — Austin Scatena, a tenth-grader at Naugatuck High School, will have spent 40 hours transcribing the journals of a borough Civil War veteran by the time this school year…

Jesse Camille’s hosting beer fest

NAUGATUCK — The 17th annual CT Craft Brewers’ Beer Festival will be held May 21 at Jesse Camille’s Restaurant. The festival will feature about 60 different breweries and brew pubs…

Probe leads to animal-control shakeup

NAUGATUCK — Borough animal control officer Kristy Sturges has resigned and a part-time officer has been fired based on the results of a state investigation into the mishandling of an…

Hartley pushes emergency planning for children

HARTFORD — State Senator Joan V. Hartley (D-Waterbury) emphasized the importance for the state’s disaster plans to cover the needs of children in times of crisis during a recent emergency…

Borough couple charged with leaving daughter home alone

NAUGATUCK — A borough couple is facing risk of injury charges after police said they left their 5-year-old daughter home alone. Diana Tackie, 34, and Ezekiel Alamu, 38, both of…

Eagles name Mezzo mother of year

The Fraternal Order of Eagles chose Sande Mezzo, mother of Naugatuck Mayor Robert Mezzo, as Naugatuck’s Mother of the Year. “I was totally surprised. I feel very honored and I’m…

Jeff Chipokas, President of the Naugatuck YMCA board and Michele McDougallm also from the YMCA, talk during the Naugatuck Savings Bank Awards reception May 11. The YMCA received $3,037 in grants from the bank.

Customers vote on how charity should distribute grants

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation announced last week it would give $53,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations as chosen by the bank’s customers.   The bank’s customers…

Ronald Pugliese

Borough detective tops in his class

NAUGATUCK — Det. Ronald “Jay” Pugliese scored in first place at the Fairfield County Detective Conference. The training course, which was held May 10 in Fairfield, is an intensive two-week…

Naugatuck Student Government Day was held May 17. Twenty-two Naugatuck High School students participated in the annual event, learning from Town Hall officials and department heads about the roles they play in town government. Pictured above, Naugatuck High School students Chris Gombos, left, and Thomas O'Connell visit with Registrar of Voters, Louise Sheedy and Janice Dambowski during Student Government Day. O'Connell, who turns 18 before the next election, took the opportunity to register to vote. -CONTRIBUTED
From left Gerhard Roland of the Ecumenical Food Bank, Steve Rimkus of Integrity Landscaping and John Tardette, manager at Stop & Shop load shopping carts on a trailer. Stop & Shop donated the carts to the food bank.

Rolling donations

The Ecumenical Food Bank of Naugatuck recently received a donation of eight shopping carts from the Naugatuck Stop & Shop. Through the combined efforts of store Manager John Tardette, food…