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Naugatuck news

Parents worry about class sizes

NAUGATUCK — Even though enrollment in the borough’s public school system is at a low ebb—it has dwindled by about 15 percent since 2001—the closure of Salem school, which has…

BOE votes to keep Salem open, for now

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/BOE-package-042210.mp3″ text=”Board rescinds Salem vote, approves budget request”] NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education voted, 4-3, Monday to overturn its March 30 vote to close Salem School, but members…

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Diver honored at PJF opening ceremony

NAUGATUCK — The sky above Peter J. Foley Little League Stadium alternated between sunshine and cloudiness Sunday afternoon, a sort of organic reflection of the sentiments shared by the venerable building’s several hundred patrons.

The opening ceremony of the league’s 61st season showcased both ends of the emotional spectrum: Joy in the baby-toothed smiles of ballplayers bounding across the diamond for the first time this spring, and sorrow in the wistful tears of almost everyone who knew Dustin Diver, the former borough baseball standout, who died unexpectedly in December, at age 31.

CN Headlines 4-16-10

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/CN-Headlines-4-16-10.mp3″ text=”CN Headlines April 16″] State Rep. Theresa Conroy (D-15th District) announces her reelection bid, and the Naugatuck Board of Education budget situation continues to intensify.

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Some support tax hike to fund education

NAUGATUCK — “More taxes, please.” That was the plea of several borough residents who spoke at the Board of Education’s 2010-11 budget hearing last Thursday; they said they’d rather see…

Lieberman backs Renaissance Place

NAUGATUCK — Those who envision a day when the now-dreary downtown business district is booming again received a major boost from a high-ranking government official Friday. U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman…

School chief will retire in 2012

NAUGATUCK — Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Tindall-Gibson, who has long been blamed, at least partially, by the public, borough officials and even subordinate teachers for the school system’s fiscal…

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Board to consider shortening school year

NAUGATUCK — The school board will consider increasing student activity fees by 50 percent and lopping two days off the school year—cutting its length to the state-minimum 180 days—in an…

Taxpayers, students decry school closure

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/BOE-package-040810.mp3″ text=”‘Save Salem School!’”] NAUGATUCK — Borough taxpayers and their children turned out in force at the Board of Education’s regular meeting last Thursday to voice their objections to…

Save Salem School petition circulating

NAUGATUCK — The first organized effort to save the historic Salem Elementary School is under way. The two top members of the school’s Parent School Association are organizing a petition…