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At left, Austin Scatena, 16, of Naugatuck looks over historical documents with classmates at Naugatuck High School in Naugatuck Wednesday.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…

Region 16 survey discovers teens want to be heard

BEACON FALLS — Building self-esteem. Encouraging parents to talk to their children. Improving student relationships with the community. These key steps and more came out of a survey taken of…

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…

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Beacon Falls moving forward with streetscape plan

BEACON FALLS — A streetscape project nine years in the making may finally be coming to fruition. The Joint Board of Finance and Selectmen voted May 17 to fund the…

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Save Prospect wants town to help pay legal bills

PROSPECT — After a lengthy fight against the Wind Prospect project, Save Prospect Corp. has racked up some hefty legal fees. According to Save Prospect President Tim Reilly, the group’s…

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…

Prospect police cracking down on seat belt use

PROSPECT — The Prospect Resident Trooper’s Office announced that it has joined the 2011 Click It or Tick It campaign, a national effort to enforce the use of seat belts…

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…